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 25, 2017 by: David Gibsonimage

Letting Death Help Us Live

So much of the message of the book of Ecclesiastes is “the Preacher” (Ecclesiastes 1:1) helping us to let the reality of our death sink into our bones and lodge itself deep in our hearts. But that’s because...

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July 24, 2017 by: David Gibsonimage

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. (Ecclesiastes 9:7)

Right at the start of Ecclesiastes 7 is a little word, “Go.” We’re not just told...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 21:00

The Bad News of the Kingdom

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July 21, 2017 by: Michael Lawrenceimage

What Is the Good News? Biblical Theology's Answer

Let’s consider how both biblical theology and systematic theology are important and relate to each other when we try to answer the most basic of ministry questions: What is the gospel? What is the good...

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July 20, 2017 by: Thomas R. Schreinerimage

The Backbone of the Bible's Storyline

The covenants are crucial, as Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum have argued, because they are the backbone of the storyline of the Bible. The Bible isn’t a random collection of laws, moral principles, and...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 21:00

Rest ≠ Idleness

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July 19, 2017 by: Courtney Reissig

Not a 9 to 5 Job

As a stay-at-home mom, it can be really hard to think about balance in the work of the home because we don't have a boss. We don't have a 9 to 5 job, so we don't really have a beginning to our day and an end to our day. And we don't have...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:08

3 Ways to Define Biblical Theology

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July 18, 2017 by: Michael Lawrenceimage

Geerhardus Vos's Definition

The grandfather of biblical theology amongst evangelicals, Geerhardus Vos, defined biblical theology this way: “Biblical Theology is that branch of Exegetical Theology which deals with the process of the self-revelation of...

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July 18, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Addressing a Tough Topic

Evangelism is not only largely misunderstood, it is often all but neglected among Christians today. Many of us want to share the gospel with others, but feel intimidated and incapable of doing so. Yet God has given us answers in the Bible...

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July 17, 2017 by: Thomas R. Schreinerimage

1. Covenants are the backbone of the biblical story.

Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum have argued that the covenants advance the storyline of the Bible in their book Kingdom through Covenant, and they are on target. If one understands how the covenants...

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July 15, 2017 by: Jonathan Gibson

Christ's Death Really Did Atone for Sin

I think a helpful way to understand the doctrine of definite atonement is that in the death of Jesus Christ, the triune God intended to achieve the redemption of every person given to the Son by the Father in eternity...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 21:00

The Best Reason to Read the Bible

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July 14, 2017 by: Jen Wilkin

The Real Goal of Bible Study

A lot of people think that the reason they are to study the Bible is so that they can know the Bible well. But when we study the Bible, we should always be coming to an increased knowledge of God that leads to an increased love of God....

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July 13, 2017 by: Matthew S. Harmon

Anyone Can Study the Bible

Sometimes I think we make studying the Bible more complicated than it has to be.

There's a place for in-depth study and using all these remarkable resources that are available to us. But, at the end of the day, the goal is to...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:00

3 Signs You're Idolizing Your Home

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July 12, 2017 by: Courtney Reissig

A Few Questions to Ask Yourself

It's hard to identify if you're idolizing your work in the home because so much of our identity and life is wrapped up in the work of the home. Because we don't punch a time clock, because we're taking care of little people...

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July 11, 2017 by: Matthew S. Harmon
  • 0:13 – Introduction
  • 0:50 – Why did you write this book?
  • 2:26 – What effect has the handout you wrote (which inspired Asking the Right Questions) had on students and people in your church?
  • 3:14 – How can we make sense of the...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Dementia

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July 10, 2017 by: John Dunlop, MDimage

1. Dementia is already a common tragedy and will become more common.

Every time Jan came to my office she would smile and tell me “old age is not for cowards.” She would always laugh, proud of her originality but oblivious to the fact that in her...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 21:00

No More Going through the Motions

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July 07, 2017 by: Tony Evansimage

Who Are You?

If I were to ask you who you are as a man, could you tell me without giving me your name, your occupation, your job title at work, or any of the other obvious means we use to identify ourselves? If I were to simply say, “Tell me who you...

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July 06, 2017 by: Matthew S. Harmon

Several Challenges, One Solution

There are several challenges that I think we, as Christians, face when it comes to consistently reading the Bible.

Sometimes we think of Bible reading as a duty, rather than a grand invitation . . .

The first is we have a...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 21:00

Which Large Print ESV Bible Is Right for You?

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July 05, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Many Different Options

Whether you're a pastor looking for a large print Bible to preach out of without having to strain your eyes or you're simply wanting a larger, readable type size for personal reading and study, Crossway offers several editions to suit your...

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July 05, 2017 by: John Dunlop, MDimage

A Common Challenge

The tragedy of dementia is common and will become more so in the future. It is estimated that over 30% of the average church congregation will die with some form of dementia. That represents an enormous challenge in pastoral ministry. I...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 21:00

5 Common Evangelism Excuses

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July 04, 2017 by: Mark Deverimage

Excuse 1: “I don’t know their language.”

Now, a language barrier is an impressive excuse. And it’s got to be about the best one in this chapter. If you’re sitting next to people who only speak Chinese or French, you don’t have...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 21:00

Introducing the ESV Large Print Thinline Bible

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July 04, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

About the ESV Large Print Thinline Bible

This month, Crossway is pleased to introduce the ESV Large Print Thinline Bible. Featuring the complete ESV Bible text, this edition sports a larger, 10-point type size while maintaining a portable format at less than 1-inch...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 23:08

No More Hiding Behind the Past

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July 03, 2017 by: Tony Evansimage

What’s under the Surface?

Some time ago, I was in my backyard and noticed a piece of wood lying beside the air-conditioning unit. It had been there for a long time, so I decided to move it. You can probably guess what happened when I picked it up. The...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:00

What Bible Reading and Eating Have in Common

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June 30, 2017 by: Dane C. Ortlund

Devotional Bible Reading Is for Everyone

Devotional reading of the Bible is not for some temperaments or personalities, as if some people need to read the Bible devotionally and other people can just read it more analytically.

Devotional Bible reading is...

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June 29, 2017 by: Crossway

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Life Is Never Mainly about Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More.

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future...

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June 29, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Dating and Marriage in a Society of Now

Most people want to be married, at least some day. And the road to marriage—paved with seasons of singleness and seasons of dating—can be simultaneously exciting and treacherous. As Marshall Segal writes in his...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:00

How Can I Teach My Kids to Help at Home?

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June 28, 2017 by: Courtney Reissig

Work Doesn't Exist in Isolation

We want to raise our children to see themselves as contributors to society, and whether they work inside the home or work outside the home, we want them to see that work is not about pay, it's about contribution.

We want them...

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