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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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 21:00

6 Ingredients of True Friendship

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July 05, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

The Marks of True Friendship

What essential ingredients do we mix together to make true friendship?

You won’t find personality types on the list. Our extroversion or introversion will influence the flavor of our friendships, but neither personality type is...

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July 04, 2018 by: Francis A. Schaefferimage

Lex Rex

The Founding Fathers of the United States (in varying degrees) understood very well the relationship between one’s world view and government.

John Witherspoon (1723-1794), a Presbyterian minister and president of what is now Princeton...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 21:00

Is It OK to Call God My Friend?

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July 03, 2018 by: Drew Hunter

No Longer Servants But Friends

It’s true: Jesus is our friend.

However, it may be helpful to note what friendship with God doesn’t mean. This isn’t a relationship of equals. We don’t think of Jesus as our buddy. Jesus is—and will...

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July 02, 2018 by: Kathleen Nielson, Happy Khambuleimage

Evangelism Grows Out of the Church

Jesus told the disciples to follow him and he would make them fishers of men (Mark 1:17), and then he sent them out two by two to preach to people to repent, turn from their sinful ways, and put their faith...

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July 01, 2018 by: Crossway

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

God Stands Ready

Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, or overwhelmed with life’s demands?

God stands ready to support you . . . with rest and hope. By his Spirit, he promises that we are being...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 21:00

Why Sin Wasn’t Humanity’s First Problem

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June 30, 2018 by: Drew Hunter

Created for Relationship

God made us for friendship. He made us for deep, rich, close friendships. The first hint we get about this in the Bible is from Genesis 2. God has created the whole world. He’s filled the sky, land, and sea with communal life, and...

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June 29, 2018 by: Gloria Furmanimage

The Fear Cycle

Any number of fears may creep into your heart when it comes to sharing the gospel. Are you afraid of a raised eyebrow? Raised complaints? Raised taxes? Raised fists? Raised swords? Or are you afraid of not knowing how to raise the issue of the...

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June 28, 2018 by: Jamie R. Loveimage

Fleeting Summer Days

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year.1 It takes us past the blistery cold and blanketing snow of the winter. Summer gets us beyond the heavy rains and muddy grounds of spring. But better than this, is the opportunity to spend...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Evangelism

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June 27, 2018 by: Kathleen Nielsonimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Evangelism is something I do myself.

The call to carry out the Great Commission feels heavy when we picture ourselves alone, laboring away to share good news. Anything in the Christian life feels heavy if...

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June 26, 2018 by: Jon Nielsonimage

The Importance of Biblical Literacy

There is no substitute for parents and church leaders presenting the clear, simple, powerful Word of God to the children in their midst. We need to be reading the Bible to the children in our families and church congregations....

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June 25, 2018 by: Melanie Lacyimage

1. Teaching theology to kids is teaching Scripture.

The charge to raise children in the knowledge and love of God is clearly given in the Bible (Deut. 6:6-7; Ps. 78:1-8), and teaching theology is one of the ways to fulfill that charge. The most pressing concern...

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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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