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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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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Friday, 06 July 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Infertility

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July 07, 2018 by: Matthew Arboimage

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

1. Infertility is a common experience.

According to the CDC, approximately 7–10% of couples experience some form of infertility—a very considerable number. To make that figure slightly...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 21:00

6 Ingredients of True Friendship

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July 05, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

The Marks of True Friendship

What essential ingredients do we mix together to make true friendship?

You won’t find personality types on the list. Our extroversion or introversion will influence the flavor of our friendships, but neither personality type is...

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July 04, 2018 by: Francis A. Schaefferimage

Lex Rex

The Founding Fathers of the United States (in varying degrees) understood very well the relationship between one’s world view and government.

John Witherspoon (1723-1794), a Presbyterian minister and president of what is now Princeton...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 21:00

Is It OK to Call God My Friend?

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July 03, 2018 by: Drew Hunter

No Longer Servants But Friends

It’s true: Jesus is our friend.

However, it may be helpful to note what friendship with God doesn’t mean. This isn’t a relationship of equals. We don’t think of Jesus as our buddy. Jesus is—and will...

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July 02, 2018 by: Kathleen Nielson, Happy Khambuleimage

Evangelism Grows Out of the Church

Jesus told the disciples to follow him and he would make them fishers of men (Mark 1:17), and then he sent them out two by two to preach to people to repent, turn from their sinful ways, and put their faith...

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July 01, 2018 by: Crossway

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

God Stands Ready

Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, or overwhelmed with life’s demands?

God stands ready to support you . . . with rest and hope. By his Spirit, he promises that we are being...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 21:00

Why Sin Wasn’t Humanity’s First Problem

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June 30, 2018 by: Drew Hunter

Created for Relationship

God made us for friendship. He made us for deep, rich, close friendships. The first hint we get about this in the Bible is from Genesis 2. God has created the whole world. He’s filled the sky, land, and sea with communal life, and...

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June 29, 2018 by: Gloria Furmanimage

The Fear Cycle

Any number of fears may creep into your heart when it comes to sharing the gospel. Are you afraid of a raised eyebrow? Raised complaints? Raised taxes? Raised fists? Raised swords? Or are you afraid of not knowing how to raise the issue of the...

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June 28, 2018 by: Jamie R. Loveimage

Fleeting Summer Days

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year.1 It takes us past the blistery cold and blanketing snow of the winter. Summer gets us beyond the heavy rains and muddy grounds of spring. But better than this, is the opportunity to spend...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Evangelism

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June 27, 2018 by: Kathleen Nielsonimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Evangelism is something I do myself.

The call to carry out the Great Commission feels heavy when we picture ourselves alone, laboring away to share good news. Anything in the Christian life feels heavy if...

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June 26, 2018 by: Jon Nielsonimage

The Importance of Biblical Literacy

There is no substitute for parents and church leaders presenting the clear, simple, powerful Word of God to the children in their midst. We need to be reading the Bible to the children in our families and church congregations....

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June 25, 2018 by: Melanie Lacyimage

1. Teaching theology to kids is teaching Scripture.

The charge to raise children in the knowledge and love of God is clearly given in the Bible (Deut. 6:6-7; Ps. 78:1-8), and teaching theology is one of the ways to fulfill that charge. The most pressing concern...

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June 25, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Practical Tool for Your Faith

Throughout the history of the church, Christians have used catechisms—collections of questions and answers designed for memorization and recitation—to teach others the core doctrines of the faith. The New City Catechism is...

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 21:00

Introducing ‘The New City Catechism Curriculum’

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June 24, 2018 by: Crossway

A New Resource for the Church, the Classroom, and the Home

The New City Catechism Curriculum features 52 engaging lessons developed from the questions and answers of The New City Catechism, designed to help children ages 8–11 learn the core doctrines of the...

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