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, 29 November 2017 17:00

The Sin No One Wants to Talk About

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There is a sin that is often overlooked, ignored, or unseen. It can take many forms, affect many different sorts of people, and be called by many names. In James 2, it is called the sin of partiality.

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:00

How God Calls Failures Like Us to Be a Blessing

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And YHWH said to Abraham, get yourself up and go from your land, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make you into a great nation; and I will bless you; and I will make your name great. And be a blessing. And I will bless those who...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 17:00

10 Books Every Woman in the Church Should Read

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It may seem out of place for me to give book recommendations for women to read, but honestly more women than men in the church have asked me what they should be reading. It would be an overgeneralization to assume this happens because men don’t like to stop and ask for directions. My best...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 17:00

3 Reasons to Study the Trinity

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The Trinity is hard to understand and even harder to explain to others, so we tend to spend little time thinking or talking about it. This attitude is tragic. When we only believe God is a Trinity because we know we’re supposed to, we deprive ourselves of great truth, hope, and joy. As we...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:00

A Gospel of Folly and a Hope for Fools

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I’m an ardent fan of The Lord of the Rings—both Tolkien’s original works and the film adaptations by acclaimed director Peter Jackson. Both the books and movies comprise monolithic achievements in the realms of literature and cinema. Both remain masterpieces of storytelling...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:00

You’re Not God, So Get Some Rest Today

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Your Work Is Never Complete

It almost seems cruel to talk about rest in a book on the work of the home, because the work of the home is never finished. You don’t punch a time clock at five o’clock and then go home and do something else. You live in your work. Your children wake...

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Living in a secular age means living with our faith being contested. We are surrounded by people who believe and act differently from us. Our faith feels intellectually vulnerable. We must not take for granted the faith handed down by our parents. In fact, statistics show that those who...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:00

Has Belief in God Harmed the Advancement of Science?

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Atheists Claim That Belief in God Has Harmed the Advancement of Science

The position of classical atheism, and especially as argued by Dawkins, is that science has disproved God. Anybody who insists on clinging to belief in God is a superstitious reactionary, a religious fundamentalist who is in...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:00

Receiving a Spirit of Generosity This Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving week! We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday and give thanks to God for all that he has done and continues to do in your life.

When someone gives us a gift that we weren’t expecting, our usual response is that of gratitude (or “thanksgiving”). A typical...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:00

When God Closes the Door and Shuts the Windows

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Perhaps the harshest word we ever hear growing up is also one of the shortest: “No.” “No” is a small word that packs an enormous amount of power. It has the ability to both prevent and protect. Growing up, we almost singularly see the prevention side of this command, seeing...

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