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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July 30, 2018 by: Edward T. Welchimage

Equipped for the Work

I remember hearing a pastor of a fairly large church saying—at a counseling conference no less—that he wasn’t going to hire any more counselors on the church pastoral staff. What he meant was this: he had hired fine...

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July 29, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

We Don’t Have to Choose

I’m convinced that the idea that we sometimes have to choose the lesser sin because all our choices are sinful is a dangerous and deeply harmful idea for the Christian life. I’m aware that several evangelical ethics...

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Friday, 27 July 2018 21:00

34 Ethical Issues All Christians Should Know

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July 28, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Covering an Array of Important Topics

The purpose of Wayne Grudem’s Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning is to help readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues, including wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce,...

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Friday, 27 July 2018 21:00

How God Called Wayne Grudem to Serve the Church

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July 28, 2018 by: Crossway
So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church. —1 Corinthians 14:12

In this video, professor and best-selling author Wayne Grudem shares about his early years and the story of how God led...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 21:00

5 Inspiring Stories about Evangelism

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July 27, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Spread the Joy

You can be a part of the spread of the gospel in the world. And you don’t need specialized training or a particular personality type. However, we all need role models we can follow in the task of evangelism.

As Kathleen Nielson explains in Joyfu...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Depression

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July 27, 2018 by: Michael S. Lundyimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: It won’t happen to me.

As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed. (Psalm...

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July 26, 2018 by: Edward T. Welchimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear believer,

The body of Christ needs you. It needs your words and deeds. That is simply part of the deal when you follow Jesus. The apostle Paul wrote, “encourage one another and build one another up,...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:00

Trading Anxiety for Patience

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July 25, 2018 by: Betsy Howardimage
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God....

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July 24, 2018 by: Wayne Grudemimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Christian ethics teaches us how to live.

Christian ethics asks what the whole Bible teaches us about which acts, attitudes, and personal character traits receive God’s approval and which...

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July 23, 2018 by: Lewis Allenimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear fellow preacher,

I want to say one thing to you today as you work on your sermon. You maybe won’t like it, and perhaps you won’t think much of it. I have a hunch you’ll push it away because...

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 21:00

Infographic: How Do You Read the Bible?

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July 22, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Bible Reading Habits

When do you read the Bible? How often? What portions of Scripture do you tend to gravitate toward, and are there particular extra-biblical resources you use alongside your Bible to help you process and study it?

We recently surveyed over 6,000...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 21:00

Introducing ‘ESV Proverbs: Daily Wisdom’

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July 21, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Wisdom for Daily Living

The book of Proverbs is a unique and treasured part of the Bible, rich with timeless wisdom. It is meant to be read slowly and meditatively, yet most reading plans require a whole chapter of reading at a time.

The ESV Proverbs: Daily Wisdom p...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Preaching

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July 20, 2018 by: Lewis Allenimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Preaching is a wonderful privilege.

Preaching is declaration of the gospel—what the Apostle Paul calls in Ephesians 3:8 “the unsearchable riches of Christ.” C. H. Spurgeon...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:00

A Brief Biblical Theology of Friendship

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July 19, 2018 by: Drew Hunter

The Biblical Storyline of Friendship

Friendship is a whole-Bible theme. You can summarize it this way:

In the beginning, we walked with God in friendship. But then we walked away. Now, God is befriending us again.

This story flows from the heart of God himself....

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 21:00

Lessons from 7 of History's Greatest Theologians

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July 18, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Pursuing Likeness to Christ

The Bible calls us to be conformed to the image of Christ, our greatest example of godly living. Yet God has also given us examples of faithful Christian living throughout the history of the church—examples we would do well to...

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July 17, 2018 by: Stephen J. Wellum, Peter J. Gentryimage

How Biblical Covenants Relate

Throughout church history, Christians have differed on their understanding of the relationship between the biblical covenants—hence one of the reasons why different theological systems have developed....

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:00

43 Questions for Preachers

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July 16, 2018 by: Lewis Allenimage

The Value of Catechesis

Catechisms are almost as old as Christianity. In the early Christian centuries a catechism (from the Greek word meaning “teaching”) was a body of Bible truths to be taught to children and new converts. The form developed into...

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July 15, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

Under the New Covenant

The question of how we should understand and relate to Old Testament’s moral laws is one of the most complex questions in Christian ethics, and, in my opinion, many people throughout history have made mistakes in this area that have...

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July 14, 2018 by: Stephen J. Wellum, Peter J. Gentryimage

Why a Revision?

Our purpose in the revision of Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants has not changed from the first edition, but we believe our argument and presentation has been strengthened.

As...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 21:00

Why Study the Book of Numbers?

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July 13, 2018 by: Michael LeFebvreimage

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series.

Stubborn Unbelief

It is one of the great ironies of Scripture that the generation that saw God’s works most vividly became the epitome of those who refuse to believe him.

The generation of the...

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July 12, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

Creation’s Exodus Journey

Our future hope as Christians is effectively that our personal exodus journey will also happen to the whole of creation.

We are not just individually liberated from the things that we have done and the things that have happened...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:00

Community vs. Friendship

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July 11, 2018 by: Drew Hunter

Both Important . . . But Not the Same

We certainly need community. We live in an individualistic age. We have isolationist tendencies that we should flee. God’s purpose from the beginning to the end of history is to create a people for himself: Israel in...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 21:00

A Costly But Blessed Way

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July 10, 2018 by: Mary Willsonimage

Walking in the Way of the Cross

Beloved sojourners, resist evil and do good for the glory of God. As we relate to fellow believers, we abstain from things that divide us (1 Pet. 3:8). We always bear in mind that we are siblings in Christ Jesus. So we have...

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July 09, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Brother,

I’ll challenge you in moment, but first, an encouragement: if you are aware that you struggle to forge friendships, then you’re further along than you may feel. Our culture is experiencing a...

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July 08, 2018 by: Josh Moodyimage

This article is part of the This Day in History series.

Important Background

On July 8, 1741, Jonathan Edwards started a sermon that he would not finish.

The fires of Great Awakening revival were burning brilliantly throughout New England. Iain Murray notes,

As...

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