But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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May 27, 2018 by: W. Robert Godfreyimage

A Faithful Life

Calvin’s health was never very good in the latter part of his life. His overwork had certainly contributed to his physical decline. He died at age fifty-four, worn-out. Yet he had worked with great energy, faithfulness, and...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 21:00

What Is Progressive Revelation?

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May 26, 2018 by: Alec Motyerimage

Progressive Revelation

Instead of Columbus “discovering America,” suppose the American Indians had journeyed east to tell us about themselves and about the marvelous land to the west where they lived.

The Old Testament is like that: it is not the...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:00

How Jesus Sets Us Doubly Free

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May 25, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

A Cultural Narrative

I think our culture’s understanding of freedom, in large part, is a narrative that says when you break from the oppression of an external force, then you’re free to be who you want to be.

That’s the cultural narrative that...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 21:00

Are You Intimidated by the Old Testament?

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May 24, 2018 by: Alec Motyerimage

The Word of God: Old Testament and New

Do you find the Old Testament more than a little bit daunting? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many, many people do. And really, it’s no wonder.

The first part of our Bibles is a large book; it often seems remote...

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May 23, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Table Fellowship

My weekly rhythm is organized around table fellowship. There are many ways to practice hospitality. This is my way. It really happened, because, as a homeschool mom, I’m home all day from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and the kitchen is...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 21:00

The Problem with the Self-Help Movement

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May 22, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Second-Best to Sanctification

Self-help is really the best that the world has to offer us. Self-help cleans up the outside and either hopes that it works its way into the inside or at least covers up what’s going on in the inside. It’s what the...

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May 21, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The ESV Thinline Reference Bible features the same portable trim size and readable type as the popular ESV Thinline Bible, but also includes a robust complement of more than 80,000 cross-references in the lower right-hand corner of each page—making it a great...

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May 20, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Tangible Realities

One of the benefits to reading the Bible is to understand the culture behind the text. For example, when I am reading a text, I’ll read about somebody drinking, and I immediately think of the cups that I would drink out of or the...

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May 19, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

The Time In Between

There’s this terrible thing that happens in Genesis 3. It’s a very familiar story to us, but I think that sometimes we can get so sunk down into what happens in the fall, that we lose sight of the beautiful vision that is created in...

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May 18, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Digging Through Layers

When you think of an archaeological site, you need to think in terms of layers, kind of like layers on a cake. And each layer is a different time period, so as you’re digging down—especially in cities—through the...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:00

Free Ebook: ‘The Keys to Spiritual Growth’

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May 17, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

It is God’s Will that You Grow

In Christ, we are new creations, made perfect in God’s sight by the blood of Jesus, but that doesn’t mean we are without sin. We are perfectly positioned before the Father, but practically we still have plenty of room...

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May 16, 2018 by: David W. Chapmanimage

1. Real archaeology is not like Indiana Jones.

Rarely do we actually run across a Nazi or space-alien nemesis, and I have not needed my whip in years. More to the point, a couple hundred years ago people calling themselves archaeologists did indeed break...

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May 15, 2018 by: Jen Wilkinimage

1. While we can’t become God, we can become like him by imitating his communicable attributes.

God is holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, truthful, patient, and wise. When we talk about being “conformed to the image of...

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May 14, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Inviting Strangers In

Hospitality, biblically speaking, means love of the stranger. It transliterates from a Greek word philoxenia. What hospitality is not is fellowship. There’s nothing wrong with fellowship. We love having our friends over, who...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:00

The Gospel Is Good News for Mothers

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May 13, 2018 by: Gloria Furmanimage

Every Mother’s Only Hope

We sound like broken records sometimes with the things we always say. I bet if people hung a voice recorder around your neck and played it back at the end of the day, they’d track some interesting patterns. What we always...

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May 12, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Understanding Context

There are a lot of ways that archaeology benefits the pastor. For one, it encourages them as they read about Scriptures to see connections between texts that they’ve read for years and things that have actually been found in the...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Hospitality

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May 11, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfieldimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Only people with the “gift” of hospitality are expected to practice it.

Hospitality is not a gift unto itself, but a means through which other spiritual gifts are displayed: mercy, serving,...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 21:00

Do You Struggle to Discern God’s Will?

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May 10, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Asking the Wrong Question

So often when we think about What is God’s will for my life? we’re wanting to know What should I do? That’s the question most of us are asking in the back of our minds or even screaming out to the heavens, What should I...

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May 09, 2018 by: John Piperimage

Making the Fullest Use of Our Natural Powers

How do the supernatural and the natural intersect in the act of preaching? The emphasis will be on the fact that God intends for preachers to make the fullest use of their natural powers in preaching, even though the...

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May 08, 2018 by: John D. Currid

The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone, which Napoleon's troops found in 1799, was really the first and greatest archaeological find because on it were three languages: Demotic (which is a more modern type of Egyptian) Greek, and ancient hieroglyphics.

The...

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May 07, 2018 by: Jen Wilkinimage

Discerning God’s Will

For the believer wanting to know God’s will for her life, the first question to pose is not “What should I do?” but “Who should I be?”

Perhaps you’ve tried to use the Bible to answer the question...

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May 06, 2018 by: John D. Curridimage

How Archaeology and Preaching Collide

In addition to my seminary teaching, I was a Senior Pastor of a church for seven years, and I often preached both morning and evening, and now I serve as a Pastor of Preaching and Teaching at another church. I am often...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 21:00

How the Gospel Speaks to Motherhood

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May 05, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Help from God’s Word

A mother’s life is filled with responsibilities and concerns, and the stress that can arise from helping to support a family can be overwhelming. But God offers wisdom and strength from his Word.

When you’ve had a rough day,...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 21:00

Yoda and Our Search for Wisdom

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May 04, 2018 by: J. Mark Bertrandimage

The Search for Wisdom

The reason we have a hard time talking about wisdom is that we have a very misguided notion of what it is. For modern people the pursuit of wisdom sounds like something you’d have to travel to Tibet for. To us, wisdom is mystical...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 21:00

How to Pray

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May 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Teach Us to Pray

“Lord, teach us to pray,” Jesus’s disciples asked. This simple prayer, which Jesus taught his disciples, can also show us how to talk with God in prayer.

“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come,...

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