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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Friday, 15 September 2017 21:00

7 Checklist Items for Your Next Church Search

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September 16, 2017 by: Brett McCrackenimage

Searching for a New Church?

Most Christians face, at some point or at many points in their life, the challenge of finding a new church. Perhaps it’s because they move to a new city and have to start fresh in a new church, or maybe they are looking...

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imageSeptember 14, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Stopping the Cycle of Discontent

We live in an age of constant dissatisfaction. Because of our digital connectedness and access to everything all the time, we have never been more aware of the “other options” at our disposal and how what we...

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September 13, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

A Man on a Mission

There should really be a movie made about William Tyndale. His is an adventure story. This is not the story of some scholarly, ivory-tower theologian. Tyndale had a singular desire, and that was to see the Word of God available in...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 21:00

How to Journal through the Psalms

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September 12, 2017 by: Lydia Brownbackimage

Getting Real and Drawing Near

Let’s face it—we are emotional creatures. And we don’t have to apologize for that fact. After all, God designed us that way, and in the Psalms we see that God works through our emotions to draw us closer...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Journaling Psalter’

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September 11, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Record Your Personal Journey through the Psalms

The Psalms are the one extended part of the Bible written directly to God as prayers—providing comfort and encouragement, modeling heartfelt repentance as well as worship. The ESV Journaling Psalter allows...

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 21:00

How to Make Time for Your Family as a Pastor

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September 10, 2017 by: R. Kent Hughes

Your Schedule Is Different, Not Bad

It’s easy to feel as a pastor that you don’t have time for your family like you ought to. You certainly don’t have your weekends like everybody else. During the year, it’s very difficult to take...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 21:00

Why I Believe in the Doctrine of Justification

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September 09, 2017 by: Gregg R. Allison

Galatians 2:16

People want to know how they can gain right standing before God, how they can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Paul answers this question in Galatians 2:16:

We know that a person is not justified by works of the law but...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 23:19

Why Youth Ministry Can't Function Like Little League

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September 08, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

A Youth Pastor's Leadership Responsibilities

Historically, youth ministry has had too small of a role in the life of the church. There’s been too small a conceptualization of what a youth ministry is supposed to be. In the past, it has been a pastor...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 21:00

What Does God Think of My Pain?

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September 07, 2017 by: Nancy Guthrie

Anticipate Suffering

To be a Christian doesn’t mean that we will never have to suffer. Sometimes we have the idea that once we join ourselves to Christ, somehow he is on our team, and he’s going to protect us from anything hard happening....

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 21:00

An Open Letter to the Sexual Sufferer

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September 06, 2017 by: David Powlisonimage

Dear friend,

How do you rebuild after sexual victimization? To experience such evil devastates so many aspects of who you are. Your expectations about life are forever darkened. Primal fears of danger awaken. In time they will ebb; they may even go...

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September 05, 2017 by: Thabiti Anyabwile

The Opportunity before You

A pastor who is in a church in which he can’t find another qualified elder has a wonderful opportunity. The most basic part of a pastor’s job description is to make disciples. We want to disciple people toward...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 21:00

Introducing 'The Biggest Story ABC' Board Book

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September 04, 2017 by: Crossway

The Bible's Story . . . from A to Z

From Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden to Zion and the new creation world, the Bible is telling one big story—the story of God's promise to deliver his people.

Kevin DeYoung, best-selling author of The Biggest Story:...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 21:00

Help for Thinking Wisely about Health Care

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September 02, 2017 by: Bob Cutillo, MD

Health Care Can’t Save You

When I think about how healthcare is perceived wrongly, it’s not so much that we pursue health as if healthcare is not good. It is good. We think wrongly when we think it’s too good.

If we put all of our hope...

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September 01, 2017 by: Thabiti Anyabwile

Start with Scripture

In the case of a pastor who wants to introduce a focus on church planting in his church and doesn’t know where to start—first of all, amen. Just start. Pick a place. The best place to start is Scripture. I'd encourage...

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August 31, 2017 by: Jen Wilkin

Give Yourself Some Grace

Perhaps most women feel like they don’t have enough time to study the Bible, except for maybe one small patch of nerdy people (that I am probably a part of) who think it is the best thing ever. Most women are constantly aware of...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 21:00

What Churches Should Look for in a Missionary

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August 30, 2017 by: Andy Johnsonimage

Select with Care

Given the seriousness and obligations entailed in sending out missionaries, we should carefully select whom we would send and support. Local churches should take an active and thoughtful role in encouraging and equipping members to go to the...

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August 29, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Getting Back to the Bible

The Bible is God’s revelation to man. It’s words are living, effective, and clear. Differing methods for reading, memorizing, and studying Scripture each have their own merits. There is need to both dive deep into study of...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 21:00

Introducing the 'ESV Reader's Letters of Paul'

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August 28, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

13 Letters, Inestimable Value

It's unquestionable that the apostle Paul is the most significant theologian in church history. He solidified his theology in letters to early churches—texts that remain as challenging and relevant today as they were to their...

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August 27, 2017 by: Andy Johnsonimage

1. The mission of missions is primarily spiritual.

As we turn to the global mission of the church, I hope we can agree that the church should especially care about eternal suffering. The church is that unique gospel community chartered by Jesus Christ...

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Friday, 25 August 2017 21:00

Women in Society: The Challenge and the Call

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August 26, 2017 by: Dee Jepsenimage

A Surprising Phone Call

I was working as an unsalaried assistant in my husband’s senate office when, one day in 1982, I was surprised to receive a call from the White House. President Reagan wanted to know if I would accept an appointment as special...

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August 26, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

3 Things All Youth Pastors Should Do

Youth pastors should focus on three things in terms of the way they use their time.

1. Grow Their Faith

First, they should be spending their time furthering their relationship with Christ. One of the most important things...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 21:00

God Keeps His Promises

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August 25, 2017 by: Kevin DeYoungimage

God Made a Promise

Once upon a time, there lived a man and a woman in the garden Paradise, where they were terrifically happy. Their names were Adam and Eve, and God made them. He made them in his image—like little mirrors to reflect his glory. And...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:00

What Is the Ultimate Goal of Sexual Renewal?

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August 24, 2017 by: David Powlison

Not Goal but Goals

The goal of sexual renewal is going to vary based on a person's struggle. For someone who has been victimized, where sexuality is fraught with fear and anxiety, the development of faith may involve struggling against one's inward spiral....

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August 23, 2017 by: Thabiti Anyabwile

Every Neighborhood, Every Neighbor

I believe it’s important that every local church, in some way, focuses on church planting. As local churches, we don’t want to be concerned with the gospel only in our context. We actually want to see the...

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August 22, 2017 by: David Powlisonimage

Dear friend,

Sex is like fire. When it blazes in the fireplace, a good fire warms and brightens the room, enhancing joy and companionship. But when fires ignite in the wrong places, the house burns down. Is your sexuality igniting in the wrong places? Are...

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