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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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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Friday, 22 June 2018 21:00

5 Tips for Bible Memorization

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June 23, 2018 by: David Mathisimage

Writing for Remembering

For visual learners, writing things down can help to internalize and, ultimately, memorize them. The more we see, think on, and repeat ideas, the more likely we are to maintain their memory. Writing passages out in a journal or the pages...

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June 22, 2018 by: Matthew Arboimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Church,

There are some in your community who are struggling. Those among you may be struggling in different ways and to different degrees. Infertility is more common than you may realize. You very...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Friendship

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June 21, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Friendship just happens.

I used to think that friendship didn’t require effort or skill. Sometimes a friendship works out, sometimes it doesn’t. Some people have good friendships, some don’t....

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:00

6 Attitudes We Need When Studying the Bible

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June 20, 2018 by: Erik Thoennesimage

1. Heartfelt Gratitude and Joy

One of the most important experiences of my life was when my wife and I attended a dedication ceremony for a Wanca Quechua translation of the New Testament in Peru. Rick and Melanie Floyd, missionaries from our church, devoted...

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June 19, 2018 by: Greg Gilbert, Kevin DeYoungimage

The Kingdom of God Is Manifested in This Present Age

There is an old hymn that begins,

I love thy kingdom Lord, the house of thine abode, the church our blessed Redeemer saved with his own precious blood!

It’s pretty common seminary...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 23:56

Why Study the Books of 1-2 Chronicles?

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June 18, 2018 by: James Duguidimage

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series.

A Rebooted Truth

Sometimes we are tempted to skip over Chronicles in our Bible reading. After all, doesn’t it mostly just cover the same material as Kings? Been there, done that. But if you have seen...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 23:48

How Culture Can Warp Our View of God's Love

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June 18, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

One Word for a Thousand Things

Our culture has cheapened the idea of love, simply through overuse. When you think about it, we love everything. I love french fries, and I also love my grandmother, and I love these new shoes I got. I apply that word to 1,000...

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June 17, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

The Most Important Lessons

My father did a great job of imparting everyday life skills to me growing up, but he didn’t really prepare me for the weighty issues of life–that is, my relationship with the Lord, my struggle with sin, and my...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 21:00

Fathers, Remember the Future

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June 16, 2018 by: Voddie Baucham Jr.image

A Reminder for Fathers

As fathers, it’s important to note that the gospel is eschatological—it is our hope not merely in this age, but also in the age to come.

First, the eschatological nature of the gospel means we do not view our families as...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:00

2 Big Barriers to Christian Hospitality

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June 15, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Getting Real about Our Sin

The two big foundational barriers to practicing hospitality are secret sin patterns and selfishness. Too often, Christians are not honest with one another about where we hurt, how we struggle, and what we need. We too often...

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June 14, 2018 by: Stephen M. Colemanimage

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series.

Post-Exilic Struggles

The Israelites in Zechariah’s time regarded their day as a “day of small things” (Zech 4:10). It is tempting for us to view the post-exilic period of...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:00

Reflecting God’s Character: A 10-Day Devotional

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June 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

A Better Question

Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God.

In this 10-day video...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 21:00

Free Ebook: ‘Newton on the Christian Life’

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June 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Learning from John Newton

John Newton is famous for his legendary hymn “Amazing Grace.” Many have celebrated his dramatic conversion from a life in the slave trade to his eventual work to end it. But often overlooked are Newton’s forty years as a...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:00

The Kind of Love That Marks a Christian

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June 11, 2018 by: Jen Wilkinimage

Who God Loves above All Others

Why does the Great Commandment instruct us to love God first, others second? Because this is the order in which God himself loves. God’s love did not begin in Genesis 1:1. It is eternal, existing before creation, having found...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 21:00

The Importance of the Global Church

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June 10, 2018 by: How Chuang Chuaimage

Why Church Matters

The church is the worldwide people of God, the community of those who have been redeemed by the work of Jesus Christ. The church transcends ethnic, cultural, and racial lines, being comprised of all those who have repented of their sin and...

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June 09, 2018 by: Ajith Fernandoimage

Sharing the Good News

“Mission” and “evangelism” express the outward impulse of Christianity. The gospel of Jesus Christ, by its very nature, refuses to be bottled up. It must be shared. Mission and evangelism are closely related;...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:00

Why Study the Book of Song of Solomon?

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June 08, 2018 by: Jay Harveyimage

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series.

Where to Begin

Confusion about love, sexuality, and marriage abound in our culture. We need the whole counsel of God to teach us. The Song of Solomon is God’s gift to the church for such a time as...

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June 07, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Serve from Where You Are

God commands all Christians to practice hospitality, and there’s no question that some people just enjoy it more than others, but we’re not just called to work from our gifts. Biblically speaking, working from your...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 21:00

What Freedom From Sin Looks Like in This Life

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June 06, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Still Sinning, After All These Years

It's natural than to be frustrated with the feeling that you’re still staring down the same habits of sin, or maybe even new ones. You might say to yourself: Wow, I didn’t think I was going to get addicted to shoes...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 21:00

Not Exactly Indiana Jones

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June 05, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Not Like the Movies

You know, when archaeology makes it in popular media, it’s a pretty exciting endeavor.

Indiana Jones certainly comes to mind for people when I go to talk to a seminary or church. Of course, everybody knows that movie is not true a...

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June 04, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Know and Understand the Bible

The ESV Global Study Bible is a one-volume study resource for globally minded Christians everywhere. It has been designed from beginning to end to be highly accessible and priced for distribution on a global scale. Each book of the...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 21:00

This Day in History: The Death of Hudson Taylor

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June 03, 2018 by: John Piperimage

This article is part of the This Day in History series.

A Life of Pilgrimage

In his lifetime, Taylor made ten voyages to China, which means, as I calculate it, that he spent between four and five years on the water in transit—a good reminder, I suppose,...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 21:00

Gospel-Centered Help for Fathers

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June 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The Gospel Tells Us Who We Are

Leading your family well can become a daunting task, particularly if you misunderstand the role of fatherhood as God intended it. When we think of our families as ours and not fellow image-bearers, we tend to lose sight of the vision...

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