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, 02 September 2018 21:00

Follow the Second Adam into True Rest

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September 03, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrie

Eternal Rest

As we read through Genesis 1—reading about the days of creation, over and over—we read, “It was evening, and it was morning” on the first, second, third day and so on until the sixth day. But, then, we get to the...

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September 03, 2018 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

While Bible journaling might be thought of as a more modern practice, God’s people have been engaging in this form of devotion and study for hundreds of years. In fact, famed Reformer Martin Luther often journaled inductively through the...

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September 02, 2018 by: Crossway

For Going Deep into God‘s Word

A new addition to the family of ESV Journaling Bibles, the ESV Journaling New Testament, Inductive Edition features extra space for notes in between each line of Bible text, offering a fresh and distinctive way to engage...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 21:00

One Big Reason the Church Doesn't Pray

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September 01, 2018 by: John Onwuchekwa

Are We Being Counterproductive?

We as people—and especially as Christians in our day and age—are smart and resourceful. There are so many things that we can do. So, we’re filled with a sense of pride which instead of increasing the...

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August 31, 2018 by: Matthew McCulloughimage

Facing Our Fate

If you belonged to a church in Puritan New England, you probably gathered for worship in a wood-framed building walled with simple white clapboard. You sat on bare wooden pews surrounded by clear glass windows that let in the light and...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about the Garden of Eden

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August 30, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Eden was good, but not yet fully glorious.

Eden was bright and beautiful, and we tend to think of it in terms of perfection. But rather than thinking of Eden in terms of perfection, we should...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 21:00

How Is the Church Doing at Caring for One Another?

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August 29, 2018 by: Ed Welch

Weakness Is Strength

How are we as the church doing at caring for one another? Who am I to give an answer to that significant question? I’m familiar with my own church and some others. I’ve been given the opportunity to travel, so I do have some sense...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 21:00

What Happens When We Forget We’ll Die

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August 28, 2018 by: Matthew McCullough

Climbing Life’s Ladder

When I think about my own experience and the experience of many of my friends that I get to live with and pastor, I think the most common metaphor that we live with is that our lives are ladders that we climb, rung by rung....

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 21:00

A Biblical Argument for Self-Defense

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August 27, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

A Nuanced Difference

I think Christians often wonder what it means to turn the other cheek. Jesus taught in Matthew 5, “You have heard that it was said ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’, but I say to you, ‘Do not resist the...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 21:00

When Silence Speaks Best

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August 26, 2018 by: Matthew Arboimage

What Hurting People Need and Don’t Need

What someone shouldn’t immediately offer to the couple struggling with is a set of solutions to the problem. If you are a practiced medical doctor in the field, then there may be a place for offering very...

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August 25, 2018 by: Matthew McCulloughimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear friend,

You’re young, healthy, and talented. Thank God for that.

You’re driven and ambitious, with big goals and a laser focus on what it will take to get you there. That can be good too....

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Friday, 24 August 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Seminary

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August 25, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.image

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Seminary is cemetery.

It’s a tired cliché I’ve heard many times, typically by those who fail to see the merits of a sound seminary education, but sometimes by ministers who think the...

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August 24, 2018 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

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

A Long-Lasting Reputation

When John Owen died on August 24, 1683, his reputation as “the Calvin of England,” as he has been called, was firmly established—a reputation that is...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:00

5 Things to Consider When Confronting a Friend

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August 23, 2018 by: Edward T. Welchimage

Ways to Talk about Sin

Sin becomes public in three different ways: someone confesses it, we see it, or we are told about it. Each of these suggests different responses. For example, a person who confesses is already in the battle against sin. But a person...

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August 22, 2018 by: Jaquelle Crowe

Think Ahead

First, start thinking about the kind of friend that you want now, before you're actually in high school when all these people are surrounding you and it could be very easy to make the wrong kind of friend.

My mom always says in relation to...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 21:00

What's So Wrong with a Little White Lie?

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August 21, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

Do Not Lie

My own conviction is that is it is never morally right to tell a lie. Never. In difficult situations, I believe God will always give an alternative by which we can do what is right in God’s sight, and yet, not speak falsehood.

It’s...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 00:50

Free Ebook: ‘Everyday Church’

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August 20, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Everyday Gospel

Christians are increasingly aware that we live in a post-Christian culture. We recognize the need to adapt, but are unsure of the way forward. Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis offers practical ideas...

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:00

The Fruits of Suffering in the Life of John Bunyan

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August 19, 2018 by: John Piperimage

The Lessons of Suffering

John Bunyan’s sufferings strengthened his assurance that God is sovereign over all the afflictions of his people and will bring them safely home. There have always been, as there are today, people who try to solve the problem of...

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Friday, 17 August 2018 21:00

2018 Fall Resource Guide

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August 18, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Back to the Books

As the summer winds down and school and small groups recommence, find some resources to get back into your study of God and his Word.

For High School Students

F...

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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.

W...

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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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