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02.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
02.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 42
02.26.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
02.26.21New USBs Include Latest CD and New Single
02.26.21Bible Reading Update: John 7-Acts 28
02.22.21New Single: '72 & '82
02.22.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
02.22.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
02.20.21Jimmy Becomes a Grandpa for the Third Time
02.19.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Weeks 38-41
02.10.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.27.21Fan Will Match Donations This Week
01.23.21ApX Weekly Radio Show Celebrates Third Anniversary
01.23.21Prayer Request from Jeff Pakula
01.23.21Bible Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.22.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 37
01.21.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.21.21New CD Bogo Ends Sunday
01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
01.17.21In Case You Didn't Know, There's a New Studio
01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show

Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
Thu., Oct. 22. 2020 1:50pm EDT

Here's a great email we got about our new single from a longtime fan, author, and Bible teacher in California:

Thank you so much for these songs. I praise God that He has blessed you and the band with them, and that you and the band have been so faithful to serve him. They are great. I loved them both. "If You Don't Look at Numbers" was so perfect to encourage us to read on even when the passages are difficult.

In addition to the Fred List daily devotional I write, I've undertaken a one year through the Bible e-mail series. I put together three or four chapters a day from the Bible and then I write what God is showing me or saying to me through these passages each day. There have been some days that have been really hard and the motivation is low; but God reveals things to me. Your song caught all of that perfectly.

But "Lonesome Leper" — Wow! I really liked it, but when i saw the verse you used as reference, God spoke to me and gave me the message for my Fred List daily devotional today, so I want to send it along. Thank you so much.

Dennis Knotts
Moreno CA
Dennis shared the devotional with us, so we wanted to share it with you:
"I Am Willing"

Mark 1:41
"Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed.""

I just broke with a ten-year practice right here. I think that this is the first time I have used something other than the King James Version for the Fred List entry. This is the New King James Version, and I did not alter any words in it.

I have to give credit for today's entry to Jackson of the music group Apologetix []. They take secular songs and they re-verse them. They write Christian verses to the music. They redeem the music I grew up loving. He sent me their newest song, Lonesome Leper, and he cited this verse for his lyrics. As I read it, God spoke to me and said, "This is the message people need to hear today." So here it is.

This is Mark's account of a leper coming to Jesus and asking Jesus to heal him. The leper said, "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

I want to focus on this comment, "If You are willing." We do not fully understand the compassion of God. I think that because we do not understand the compassion of God, we do not come to God when we should.
So many times we do not come to God until there is no place left for us to go. We have suffered as much as we can. This poor leper had lost everything. Being a leper he was unclean. He could not live with his family. He could not visit his friends. He could not touch anyone, hug anyone or kiss anyone. He could not go to the Temple – sounds a lot like our current Pandemic.

In addition to this, he was dying. We are all dying. We all live in a body that is slowly dying with us inside of it; but leprosy is worse. Your skin rots with you in it. Leprosy is a picture of sin because sin goes hand-in-hand with death. If there is sin in our lives, then we are dying. We are trapped by death.

But Jesus had compassion on us. There was no way to escape sin and death in our lives. So Jesus came and died on the cross to break the power of sin and death. He gave us an alternative to our fate. Through Him, we can now escape sin and death, and inherit eternal life in Heaven. [Wow! What a deal.]

Each of us needs to come to this point in our lives. When our life is not what we want it to be; we can come to Jesus and we can say, "Lord, if You are willing, You can change me."

I believe that when we bring our problems to Jesus, when we present our condition to Jesus and say, "If You are willing…" Jesus will smile and say, "I am willing…"

Notice what Jesus did. He touched him. Jesus did the unthinkable. He did what was forbidden. He touched the leper. Jesus was willing to be a part of him despite the risk – despite the danger. Jesus made contact with him. Jesus wants to make contact with us.

We need to understand that this desire on the part of Jesus is not just for salvation. Jesus is so much more effective in our lives than just for the one-time touch of salvation to save us. Jesus is there each and every day. Whenever we have issues, whenever we have problems; we can come to Him and say, "Lord, if You are willing…"

Jesus is willing. Jesus is ready, willing and able to help us in the daily crisis we face. He cares about us like none other. He can fix it. He can help us. He can touch us and make us feel accepted once more. He can restore what we have loss. But we need to come to Him. We need to ask. We need to bow before Him and say, "Lord, if You are willing…"

And then we can look into His face, see Him smile with all the love of God behind that smile, and hear Him say, "I am willing…" And that's when miracles happen.