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Crossway is Giving away Online Bible Resources (Free)

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Crossway is giving away some online Bible resources free for a limited time.

"It can be hard to find stability during this time when schedules have been disrupted, church buildings are closed, and many of us have found ourselves unexpectedly at home while still trying to perform the duties that pastoral ministry brings. But what if the church resolutely turned to increased time in God’s word during these days of uncertainty?

To help you make the best use of your time in these days of upheaval, we’re offering you the basic subscription plan on ESV.org free of charge, today through Sunday, May 31.

The plan includes 9 study Bibles including the award-winning ESV Study Bible, a suite of original language tools related to The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge, the complete interactive Knowing the Bible study series which consists of 45 volumes covering the Bible’s 66 books, streaming Bible audio, and dozens of interactive reading plans."

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The Final Days of Jesus (Free)

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Crossway is giving away a devotional right now for free. In these uncertain times, believers can take solace in the unchanging nature of God toward us, his beloved children. Be reminded of the truth of the gospel and encourage others among you to do the same by downloading the free ebook The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived by Andreas J. K√∂stenberger and Justin Taylor with Alexander E. Stewart. From the publisher: On March 29, AD 33, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem and boldly predicted that he would soon be put to death—executed on a cross, like a common criminal. So began the most important week of the most important person who ever lived.

Nearly 2,000 years later, the events that took place during Jesus’s last days still reverberate through the ages. Designed as a day-by-day guide to Passion Week, The Final Days of Jesus leads us to reexamine and meditate on the history-making, earth-shaking significance of Jesus’s arrest, t…

Rejoice in Trials - 1 Peter 1:6-9 (Sermon)

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WELCOME Welcome. What a week. I am glad you are tuning in. This has been a hard and stressful week. I think the message today is ideal for Joy in Trials. Our sermon series is perfect for our cultural climate. This week, I searched the words “joy” and “persecution” on the internet before this week of viral trials. The first relevant news story I found was of a couple of Christians imprisoned in India from the end of November to the end of January. Sometimes a way to get out of our craziness is to focus on other people’s trials. Here is a picture of these pastors who went to prison late last year.  One is 23-year-old Ajay Kumar and the other 20-year-old Om Prakash, 20. On November 26, they were praying and worshipping in a home with twenty other individuals and seven Hindu extremists barged in, interrupted their worship, and claimed the group was forcibly converting people and needed to stop. Later the two pastors left and were surrounded by more Hindu Extremists. The mob called the poli…