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Fear

Without exception, regardless of our situation, following Jesus requires all of us to repeatedly exorcise courage, because the Lᴏʀᴅ frequently calls us to face or do things we’re afraid of. In this, Joshua, the son of Nun, is an example for us. His call was to lead Israel in battle after battle, decade after decade,…

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bible

Results of an online survey suggest that Jesus and Christianity are more popular than Chairman Mao and Communism, on China’s version of Twitter. Researchers at Tea Leaf Nation—an online magazine that studies media trends in the country— recently scanned the social media platform Weibo for Christian terms and found they are quite popular, despite the…

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Discipline

One of the most amazing statements by the Apostle Paul is his indictment of the Galatian Christians for abandoning the Gospel. “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel,” Paul declared. As he stated so emphatically, the Galatians had failed in…

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sitting

If you’re a Christian, you’ve probably struggled to figure out what it looks like to walk the line between resting in Jesus’ work and striving to obey him. But are you asking the right questions? Several years ago, I sat down to answer a basic question: What does it look like for me to be…

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by Kevin DeYoung The Bible is the most important—and most controversial—books ever written. Its message of world destroyed by human sinfulness and redeemed only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is an affront to our modern sensibilities. So it’s no wonder this book is constantly under attack, is it? For centuries, skeptics of…

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death

Death seems an odd topic for a children’s book, but author Gennady Stolyarov II explains that he wrote his recently released Death Is Wrong to share with kids what he wished he would have learned growing up: that dying is not inevitable, that through science, medicine, and technology, human beings can and should pursue ways to eradicate…

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What if the biggest threats to the church weren’t the things we thought they were? What if the very foundation of our country’s culture actually resembles the culture of our churches? We may find that we’ve been blind to more subtle and subversive influences that are having a greater impact on the church than the issues…

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Portrait of a man with his girlfriend dating. Katowice, Poland, Europe

“How do I love my wife well?” Young husbands frequently ask me this question, and it is a great one to ask. They are often faced with a laundry list of good tips: prioritize date nights, lead family prayer times, organize evening devotionals, take walks together, buy her flowers, write poetry, help around the house,…

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just-married-couple

Emily and I celebrated our anniversary a week early this year. We just returned from an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. We’ve been married for 22 years. We started dating about six years before that. We were friends for about three years before that. In other words, we’ve been together a long time. I’m learning time…

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Devotionals for Easter Week 1: Only through Jesus Week 2: No Christ Without the Cross Week 3: Approach the Father Week 4: Jesus Defeats Death Yahweh. We say it now with some casualness. It's another name for God, albeit in another language. It's become a helpful tool for sounding smart or spiritual; more of an…

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Everyone has a worldview with either more or less ingrained foundational principles. Twentieth century theologian Carl F. H. Henry asserted that "Divine revelation [is] the basic epistemological axiom." That is, if God does not provide knowledge (and even the mind and ability to assimilate that knowledge), we can have no certainty about anything. Humanity's Creator has spoken…

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My wife spent this last Saturday morning ministering to and mentoring young women in foster care. As part of a larger program, she spent focused one-on-one time with a number of six teenage girls, listening to their stories, talking to them, and giving them a gift that she has cultivated with care and grace over…

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