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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In my last blog post, I shared a video about Vaneetha, a woman with a faith-filled response to the incredible suffering she’s experienced in life. Today, in contrast, I’m sharing some excerpts from a chapter of my book If God Is Good that focused on Bart Ehrman and his best-selling book...

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imagePlease take nine minutes to watch this video, beautifully produced by Desiring God, featuring a woman crippled because of a doctor’s mistake, who lost her child’s life because of another doctor’s mistake, whose husband left her for another woman, and who has surely faced far more...

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 17:00

Is the New Jerusalem a Literal, Massive City?

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In describing the New Jerusalem, the apostle John writes, “The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass” (Revelation 21:21). The pearls John describes are gates set in walls that are two...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:00

Where Is Real Peace Found?

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Many thanks to those who have prayed for and left comments for Nanci and me after I shared about her then upcoming CT scan, which was done last Monday. At the follow up appointments, we received some challenging news about the results. Two different surgeons believe Nanci's cancer, which they...

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Since it made national headlines, many of those both inside and outside the church are familiar with the story of Jarrid Wilson, the vibrant, passionate, Jesus-loving, 30-year-old associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California who took his life. That happened on September...

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Many people have asked me how Nanci is doing since our last update in early September on her CaringBridge page. There has been nothing new to report since the outcome of her last test, but she'll have another test soon. I rarely repost the latest updates and prayer requests from CaringBridge on my...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 17:00

Delighting in Him

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Have you been sitting at the feet of Jesus, as Mary of Bethany did (see Luke 10:38–42)? Have you been turning your back on a thousand distractions to enjoy the presence of your Bridegroom, the Carpenter from Nazareth, the One who said He was going to prepare a place for you and is coming back...

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Sunday, 29 September 2019 17:00

Giving Is an Adventure

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Sometimes I meet Christians who seem utterly bored with their lives. There is a great cure for boredom, although it’s one people don’t typically consider: giving more time, money, and energy to God’s Kingdom work, and inviting God to open our eyes to the needs surrounding us.

One...

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I really appreciated this article by Joe Rigney, assistant professor of theology and literature at Bethlehem College & Seminary and author of The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts. It’s a great and practical explanation of what it means to obey the...

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In the late 1990s, Martin Seligman, the president of the American Psychological Association, noted psychology’s emphasis on the negative side of life, including depression and anxiety, while ignoring the positive, including happiness and well-being. His observation spurred new research and...

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 17:00

Where Should We Look When Christian Leaders Fall?

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I recently wrote about how “Famous Christians Are Losing Their Faith...and So Should You If Your Faith Is in Them.” The following article, by Nathan Tarr, is another reminder of the importance of not putting our ultimate trust in human leaders and of remembering that the gospel is all...

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There are two sides to the issue of savings. On the one hand, Scripture tells us that the wise man anticipates future needs, while the foolish man spends and consumes all his resources with no thought for the future: “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 17:00

Suffering’s Limits

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For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.

To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land, to deny a man his rights before the Most High, to...

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My friend Bruce Ware is an accomplished theologian and a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Here he answers some vital questions about whether Christ, and faith in Him, really is the only way to be saved.  —Randy Alcorn

Two Questions, Three...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 17:00

God’s Sovereignty Means Our Giving Isn’t Random

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The following is an excerpt from my new book Giving Is the Good Life. I hope it encourages you to look today for God-given opportunities to experience the adventure of giving!

The popular expression “random acts of kindness” is catchy and good hearted, but as believers in a sovereign...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:00

God’s Truth Is at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

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A common Old Testament word expressing truth, emeth, speaks of a dependable reality that’s solid and binding. Truth is the bedrock of human relationships (Exodus 20:16), involving an integrity of thoughts, speech, or actions.

Over half the New Testament uses of truth, the Greek word aletheia,...

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In my books Happinessand Does God Want Us to Be Happy?, I emphasize that the primary source of our happiness isn’t our present circumstances but our God, who promised He’d be with us always and who commands us to rejoice in Him.

When we talk about our circumstances, we usually mean the...

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I’m sharing more today about my new book Giving Is the Good Life, which was released this week. Some readers might wonder how it differs from my book The Treasure Principle. Instead of a short book, it’s mid-sized, allowing me to explore many things there wasn’t room for in The...

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 17:00

What Is the Good Life?

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Having written nearly 60 books, I rarely get super-excited about a new one coming out. But I’m very enthusiastic about two books that have just been released. Does God Want Us to Be Happy? isn’t merely a condensation of my big Happiness book—it is specifically designed to correct...

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It’s been a long time since I’ve mentioned my wife Nanci’s health issues, and her battle with cancer. I share about it now because some of you have health issues, and most of you have spouses, children, parents, other family and/or friends who are facing them and all kinds of...

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R.C. Sproul wrote, “If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled.” Thankfully, Scripture assures us of God’s sovereignty, and affirms...

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:00

Lasting Happiness Will Never Be Found in Sin

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“What is the matter with the world?” Martyn Lloyd-Jones asked. “Why . . . war and all this unhappiness and turmoil and discord amongst men? . . . There is only one answer to these questions—sin. Nothing else; it is just sin.”

It’s common to blame the world’s...

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In light of concerns about Amazon pulling some books from its website earlier this year, in the following article Tim Challies writes about “The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given to Amazon.”

While for years I attempted to buy from Christian retail stores and from Chri...

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When my wife Nanci and I were writing our book Help for Women Under Stress, we learned that according to research, the major stress vocations are health workers, waiters and waitresses, and nurses. [1] They are constantly serving people—all wonderful callings, but all exceptionally...

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When we contemplate what feels like an avalanche of Christians declaring—whether through their actions or words or both—their loss of faith in Jesus and God’s Word, we should realize that for every leader who loudly denies Christ there are thousands of less well-known Christians...

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