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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Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:00

The Danger of Wrongful Comparison

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August 17, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Knowledge of God and Self

John Calvin, in the opening lines of Institutes of the Christian Religion, expresses this idea: The knowledge of God and the knowledge of self always go hand in hand. There is no true knowledge of self apart from the knowledge of God.


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August 15, 2018 by: Crossway

Going Deeper Is Simpler Than You Think

As Christians, we share a common Father and are called to care for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. But sometimes it’s hard to know where or how to start.

How do we get beyond just discussing the weather...

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August 14, 2018 by: Cameron Cole

Getting God Off the Hook?

When bad things happen and tragedies occur, many people feel like they need to get God off the hook. One of the ways they try to do that is by saying things like, "God didn't have anything to do with this tragedy," or "the devil is...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 21:00

Why Healing Requires More Than Self Help

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August 13, 2018 by: Michael S. Lundyimage

The Mess We’re In

Self-help, or more pointedly, helping ourselves, is what got us into the mess we’re in today.

The idea emerged long ago, before ever there was illness, hunger, or need. The idea of autonomy was attractively packaged and...

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August 12, 2018 by: Jonathan Parnell, David Mathisimage

The Danger of Seminary Education

Seminary is dangerous. Its gospel fragrance proves life-giving to many. But for others—far too many others—its aroma can lead to death (2 Cor. 2:15–16). Seminarians whose hearts grow cold...

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August 10, 2018 by: Matthew Arbo

A Word to Husbands

Miscarriage can be extremely painful for couples. The weight and pain of it often falls disproportionately on the wife, for obvious reasons.

So my first piece of encouragement would be for husbands: be there for your wife. Simply be there...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 21:00

Why It Matters How We Treat Unborn Children

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August 10, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

An Example from Scripture

There’s a significant passage regarding abortion in Exodus 21:22–25 that says:

When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 04:51

Truth That Transforms the Teen Years

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August 09, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Transformative Years

The teenage years have been hijacked—by pleasure, pressure, entertainment, and distraction. But there is one truth that has the power to totally change the life of a teenager: the gospel.

Adapted from the popular book by Jaquelle Crowe,...

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August 08, 2018 by: Cameron Coleimage

Helpful but Hopeless

In times of tragedy and suffering, well-meaning pastors and friends frequently offer a religious word that momentarily appears helpful but proves hopeless in the end. As sufferers wrestle with how a loving, good God could allow such...

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August 07, 2018 by: Richard Baxter, Michael S. Lundyimage

Remember These Truths

Be sure that a theological error is not the root of your distress. Especially have a solid understanding of the covenant of grace and the riches of mercy revealed in Christ. It will be useful to you to understand...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 21:00

The Day My Worst Nightmare Came True

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August 07, 2018 by: Crossway

My Worst Nightmare

Four years ago, Cameron Cole came face-to-face with his worst nightmare. The one thing that he hoped and prayed would never happen, did happen.

In the midst of overwhelming pain, Cameron and his wife found themselves clinging to Christ through...

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 21:00

Depression, Anxiety, and Joy: A 5-Day Devotional

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August 06, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

Our Sins Are Many, His Mercy Is Great

Depression, anxiety, and melancholy are common products of sin and the world’s fallenness—and Christians are not immune to them. But, with Christ,...

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August 06, 2018 by: Edward T. Welch

1. How am I growing personally when it comes to my relationships?

I guess I should take my turn on that one!

I want to grow in being more active rather than passive—in pursuing people. There are times when we gather together that I would just like to...

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August 05, 2018 by: Wayne Grudemimage

What’s the Point?

Why should we engage in the process of collecting and summarizing the teachings of many individual Bible passages on particular ethical questions? Why is it not sufficient simply to continue reading the Bible regularly every day of our...

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 21:00

Why Christians Should Study Ethics

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August 05, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

The Grey Zone of Ethics

I wouldn’t say that questions of right and wrong are straightforward for people today. Take almost any ethical topic you can think of, and there’s disagreement in the church as well as in the culture.

Even when Christians...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 21:00

Fall 2018 ESV Bible Preview

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August 04, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

New Bibles this Fall

Crossway is proud to publish a number of new Bible editions this Fall, including the ESV Story of Redemption Bible, ESV Journaling New Testament, Inductive Edition, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journals, ESV Church Bible, and The Greek New...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 21:00

A Sufferer’s Great Resource in Tragedy

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August 03, 2018 by: Cameron Coleimage

All You Need to Know

If you know the actual location in which I wrote my new book, Therefore I Have Hope, it will tell you everything you need to know about the book. It also will tell you about the immeasurable hope that God’s Word provides in the...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 21:00

Counsel for Pastors Intimidated by Counseling

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August 02, 2018 by: Edward T. Welch

Wise Conversations

The call to counsel does indeed sound a bit intimidating. It sounds intimidating to me, and I do it all the time!

Here's one way we can approach it: I think the word counsel is a complicated one. It’s a word I don’t tend to...

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August 01, 2018 by: Cameron Coleimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Parent,

As a parent whose child died four and a half years ago, I want to offer you two hopeful words about that wound in your heart that will never fully heal on this side of eternity.

In the year after...

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Monday, 30 July 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Counseling and the Church

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July 31, 2018 by: Edward T. Welchimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Counseling is for the professionals.

This myth suggests that counseling is a professional term and can only be done by professionals. And yet, it is better to think of counseling as wise, helpful...

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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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