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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October 07, 2018 by: Denny Burkimage

This article is part of the Tough Topics series.

Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. -1 Timothy 2:15

The interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:15 has been an item of great debate among...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 21:00

Envy Forgets Eternity

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October 06, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

When Pain Is Inescapable

It’s hard for us. Suffering is so real, so physical, so emotional, and so life-dominating that it’s hard to think of anything but the present moment of pain. Pain in your body can be heart- and life-dominating. It...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 21:00

4 Traps to Avoid When You Suffer

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October 05, 2018 by: Paul David Tripp

The 2 Kinds of Doubt

As I thought about my own experience, I wanted to organize my thoughts and experience for others in these two categories of traps that every sufferer faces and the comfort that is offered to every sufferer in the gospel.

The traps are...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 21:00

Paul Tripp’s Story of Unexpected Suffering

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October 04, 2018 by: Crossway

When God Works through Weakness

Four years ago, Paul David Tripp entered the hospital with what he thought was a minor issue and began a journey with pain and suffering for which he felt completely unprepared. Through his weakness, he grappled with his loss of...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Heirloom Study Bible’

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October 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

An Heirloom Edition

The ESV Study Bible—created by 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers—contains a wide array of study tools, including 20,000+ notes, maps, articles, and more. The ESV Heirloom Study Bible features a premium goatskin cover and...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 21:00

The Best Marriage Ever

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October 03, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

The Beautiful Bride

God is bringing a bride to his son, the second Adam, and presenting her to him. One day we are going to wake up from one of the best naps ever, to be a part of the greatest gift ever, to feast at the richest banquet ever, to gaze at the...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 21:00

The 2 Battles Every Minister Fights

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October 02, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.

Soldiers for Christ

Charles Spurgeon said that the minister is called to be a good soldier of Christ. By that, he means that as a minister, you’re going to constantly fight a war on two fronts. There’s going to be the external war that we...

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October 02, 2018 by: Julie Melilliimage

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

1. God has called us to make disciples of all people no matter their intellectual capabilities.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19

It’s...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 21:00

Why Kids Can and Should Learn Theology

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October 01, 2018 by: Julie Melilli

Theology over Morality

Theology is a big, scary, intimidating word to some people, but really theology is just the study of God. So, theology is ultimately important for children to understand. When you understand theology—when you understand...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 21:00

3 Barriers to Sharing the Gospel with Your Kids

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September 30, 2018 by: Julie Melilli

Sharing with Intentionality

I think three areas where parents, in particular, are challenged in teaching the Bible and theology to their children is with time, temerity, and technology. So, parents often just don’t take the time to do it. As with...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 21:00

Be the Teen God’s Calling You to Be

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September 29, 2018 by: Jaquelle Croweimage

We’re All Distracted

The teen years have been hijacked.

They’ve been hijacked by pleasure–fashion, sex, music, movies. They’ve been hijacked by pressure–from school, peers, and society. And they’ve been hijacked by dist...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:00

David and Goliath Is about More than Having Courage

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September 28, 2018 by: Greg Gilbert

The Larger Narrative of Scripture

Every story in the Bible can be better understood through the lens of Christ and the gospel. One of the most famous ones, for example, is David and Goliath. So, if all you’ve got is the story of little David killing...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:00

The Most Epic Tale of All

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September 27, 2018 by: Crossway

Epic Proportions

It is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is the most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written. It spans the entire history of humanity, from Adam’s first breath in the garden of Eden to the final song of the redeemed...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:00

Stop Looking to the Bible for Fortune-Cookie Wisdom

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September 27, 2018 by: Greg Gilbert

The Bible Is More than a Manual

I think a lot of times we approach the Bible as a self-help manual for the human life; we’ll treat it as little pieces of fortune-cookie wisdom. I’m going to dive into Proverbs and pull out this piece of truth,...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Story of Redemption Bible’

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September 26, 2018 by: Crossway

A Guided Tour Through the Gospel

The Bible is the epic story of the unfolding plan of God over the course of the history of the world. The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through this...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 21:00

You’re Not Just a Sinner

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September 25, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

You Are a Sinner

When it comes to introspection and self-examination, C. S. Lewis is very mindful of the danger that he associates (and not wrongly) with certain strands of Puritanism. This is a view of the Christian life that says the holier you get, the...

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Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:00

What Is Scientism?

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September 24, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

Are Science and Theology Mutually Exclusive?

I was in the middle of a nine-day stay in the hospital following the removal of a cancerous tumor in my colon on April 27, 2016. During that time, several different shifts of nurses had come and gone. On this...

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:00

How Suffering Reveals Your True Self

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September 23, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

Trust Issues

Here’s what happens in times of suffering. When the thing you have been trusting (whether you knew it or not) is laid to waste, you don’t suffer just the loss of that thing; you also suffer the loss of the identity and security...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 21:00

3 Privileges of Intimacy with the Father

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September 22, 2018 by: Tim Chesterimage

1. We can talk to God like a child talks to its father.

‘The Spirit . . . calls out, “Abba, Father” ’ (Galatians 4:6). The Spirit gives us the confidence to address God as our Father. We’ve a number of friends who have adopted...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 21:00

Why Do We Sometimes Feel Empty?

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September 22, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Formless and Void From the Start

There is a phrase I want to teach you because it adds such dimension to the story the Bible tells, beginning with the first sentence in the Bible. And besides, it’s kind of fun to say. Ready? Here it is: Tohu wabohu (...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Science

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September 21, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

1. Science gives us more certain knowledge than philosophy or theology.

Consider these two claims: (1) Electrons exist. (2) It is wrong to torture babies for the fun of it. Which do we know with greater...

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September 20, 2018 by: Tim Chesterimage

Faith Alone in Christ Alone in Our Churches

How did you first become a Christian (if you are one)? Remind yourself of the story. Now ask yourself this: did I become a Christian after I’d sorted my life out, or by putting my faith in Christ?...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Scientism

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September 19, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

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

1. Scientism is a philosophical thesis that comes in two forms.

Scientism is a position in philosophy, not science. The claims of scientism are assertions about science, not of science.

Strong...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 21:00

Are Authority and Submission Inherently Flawed?

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September 18, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

The Great Dance

One of the beautiful things that C. S. Lewis describes both in his nonfiction essays and in novels like Perelandra is the beauty of the Great Dance.

The Great Dance is his way of talking about the patterning, ordering, structuring, and...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:00

The Biggest Detriment to Longevity in Ministry

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September 17, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.

Ministry Like No Other

Jesus said it best in John 15:5: Apart from me you can do nothing. As a pastor, you either learn early to write that over the door of your heart or you don’t last long in ministry. It’s really just that simple. One...

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