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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Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Proverbs

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March 25, 2019 by: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Divine Wisdom

The book of Proverbs is one of the “many ways” God spoke (Heb. 1:1), leading us to his only Son Jesus. What stands out about the book of Proverbs is its gracious...

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 21:00

The Secret to Resolving Conflict

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March 24, 2019 by: Philip Graham Ryken

Practical Advice

The Song of Songs does give us some guides for navigating marital conflict. If you’re married, you’ve had marital conflict. I remember my wife and I had a huge fight on our honeymoon. Like most arguments, I have no idea what...

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March 23, 2019 by: Winston T. Smith

Emotional Winds

Growing up on a large lake I developed a great appreciation for the power of the wind. I enjoyed many summer days sailing with friends on the family sailboat. When the weather was fair and there was a steady wind it made for a delightful...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 21:00

The Question at the Heart of Christianity

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March 22, 2019 by: Matthew Barrett

Right With God

There’s a famous saying that goes something like this: “The doctrine of justification is the doctrine on which the church stands or falls.”

Many think the Reformers actually said this, but it’s not true. It came later...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Esther

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March 22, 2019 by: Elyse Fitzpatrick

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

More Than a Moral Tale

It is natural to read Esther as a morality tale about cousins who stand in the gap to save a nation. As a consequence, women may be told, “Be compliant and brave...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Job

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March 22, 2019 by: Paul F. M. Zahl

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Eternal Reality

The core complaint of “Everyman” Job is, “Why do the wicked prosper, and the righteous—like me!—suffer?” The book of Job attempts to help us...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Nehemiah

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March 22, 2019 by: Kathleen Nielson

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

A Story of God’s Faithfulness

Nehemiah continues Ezra’s final glimpse of God’s people mercifully reestablished in their land after the Babylonian exile and before the long,...

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:00

A Systematic Theology of Justification

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March 21, 2019 by: Andrew David Naselliimage

The Meaning of Justification

1. Justification is judicial, not experiential.

Justification means to declare righteous, not to make righteous (in the sense of transforming one’s character to be righteous). It is a metaphor from the law court, where...

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March 20, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

A Helpful New Resource

The Greek-English Interlinear ESV New Testament is an essential volume for all who study the New Testament in the original Greek. On each page the Greek NA28 text is laid out word-by-word above an English gloss indicating each word’s...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in 1–2 Kings

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March 20, 2019 by: Miles V. Van Peltimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

God’s Faithfulness

The book of Kings belongs to a larger group of books in the Old Testament, Joshua through Kings (the so-called Former Prophets). Together, these books record the...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Ezra

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March 20, 2019 by: Kathleen Nielsonimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

One Last Glimpse

Ezra and Nehemiah offer the final piece of Old Testament history, one last glimpse of God’s people living out his redemptive plan before the coming of the Messiah....

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March 20, 2019 by: John MacArthur

Consistent Time in the Word

The practical things you need to do in your life to remain faithful in ministry are the same means of grace that are available to every believer. First is time in the Word of God—regular consistent exposure to the Word. We...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in 1-2 Chronicles

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March 20, 2019 by: Miles V. Van Peltimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Preparing God’s People

As the last books in the Hebrew Old Testament, the books of 1–2 Chron­icles prepare God’s people for the arrival of Jesus. This preparation begins...

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March 20, 2019 by: William P. Smithimage

Age-Old Topic

Parents have been telling their friends and families about their kids’ misadventures since . . . well, probably as long as there have been kids to tell on. It feels cathartic. You’re angry, frustrated, amused, puzzled about what...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 21:00

Help! I Keep Losing My Temper

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March 19, 2019 by: J. Alasdair Grovesimage

Anger in the Saddle

Losing your temper is a lot like losing your car keys—you never choose to and it always seems to happen at the worst moments. For some “losing your temper” means yelling, swearing, pounding a fist on the table. For...

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March 18, 2019 by: Bryan Chapellimage

All of Scripture Bears Witness

We should be very willing to learn principles of redemptive interpretation that the New Testament writers employed and exemplified. From these principles we learn that the more common approach to understanding the redemptive...

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March 18, 2019 by: Matthew Barrett

Defending Doctrine

In the twenty-first century, there are many challenges to the doctrine of justification. In one sense, I envy the sixteenth century Reformers—John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, Martin Luther—because as challenging as it was to...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Ruth

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March 18, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Covenant Love

Ruth is the story of a young Moabite widow who comes to know the covenant love of the one true God and the joy of belonging to his people through her Jewish mother-in-law, Naomi. As these...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in 1–2 Samuel

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March 18, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

The Great King

The books of Samuel are about Israel’s first kings, Saul and David: who they were, how they came to the throne, and how they fared. But more than that, the books are about the...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Judges

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March 18, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

Right n Their Own Eyes

Judges and 1–2 Samuel bridge the gap from the entrance of the people of God into the Promised Land under the faithful leadership of Joshua to their expulsion from the land due to unfaithful kings in 1–2 Kings. Judges portrays the...

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 21:00

2 Traps that Lead to Ministry Failure

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March 17, 2019 by: John MacArthur

Guard Your Conscience

There are a lot of things that could lead to failure in ministry, but essentially two things would be at the top of the list. One is sin. Sin is going to lead to failure. And I’m not talking so much even about behavioral sin,...

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March 16, 2019 by: Vern S. Poythressimage

With God in Mind

Today we can read many interpretations of the book of Genesis, and even more interpretations focused on Genesis 1–3 or part of it. The interpretations do not agree. Should we be surprised? Not really. Genesis 1–3 does not...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Deuteronomy

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March 15, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

An Important Role in Jesus's Ministry

Deuteronomy is clearly one of the most important books in the Old Testament. First, Jesus quoted the book of Deuteronomy more than any other book in the Old...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Joshua

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March 15, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

A Story of Grace

From the beginning to the end of the book of Joshua, the formula is repeated: God gives and Israel inherits. The spotlight is not on Joshua’s moral example or on timeless...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Numbers

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March 15, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

To the Promised Land

The book of Numbers narrates the wilderness journey of Israel on the way to the Promised Land. Its application, then, is especially relevant for life “in the...

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