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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January 20, 2019 by: Guy Prentiss Watersimage

How Is Christ Present in the Supper?

New Testament writers stress that Christ is present at the Supper he has appointed for his people. This is a running characteristic of covenant meals—the presence of God with his people for their blessing....

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:00

The Danger of Self-Care

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January 18, 2019 by: Lydia Brownbackimage

A Growing Trend

Self-care has become a thing. The trend got traction by appealing to necessity—you can’t care for others if you don’t first care for yourself. So before we can love our husband and children or care for the needs of the...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:00

Does Christian Education Need to be Reclaimed?

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January 17, 2019 by: Ted Newellimage

Signs of Life

Does the Christian intellectual tradition of education really need to be reclaimed? On the surface, Christian thinking about education is much in evidence. If academic writing about education indicates a Christian intellectual tradition, then...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:00

Does the Bible Condone Slavery? (Philemon 1)

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January 17, 2019 by: Alistair I. Wilsonimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

8Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:00

Teenagers and the Dangers of Relativism

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January 16, 2019 by: Jaquelle Crowe

Redefining Truth and Love

Dealing with our sin is an obstacle that everyone who is following Christ has to face. For young people, there are two pretty big things that I’ve definitely dealt with, and I know others have dealt with, too.

The first is a...

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January 15, 2019 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Margaret Elizabeth Köstenbergerimage

Individual yet Distinct

Complementarian interpretation of Scripture holds that God’s creation purpose for man and woman entails equality of individual value but also distinct roles. God established...

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January 15, 2019 by: Robert L. Plummerimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

14What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,16and one of you says...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 20:00

2019 Bible Preview

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January 15, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

New Bibles this Year

Crossway is proud to publish a number of new Bible editions this year, including the ESV Scripture Journal, Old Testament Set; ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible; and ESV Prayer Bible.

Browse new Bible releases by month below.

January

February...

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 20:00

3 Crucial Qualities of All Good Sermons

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January 14, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke

Anatomy of the Soul

John Calvin once said that the Psalms are an anatomy of all parts of the soul. What the Psalms do is present the idealistic, the realistic, and the optimistic view of the Christian life. In a sense, the whole Bible does that and...

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January 13, 2019 by: Lydia Brownback

Ruled By a Question

Self-consciousness is really bondage to the question, What do people think of me?

I think that question can govern our lives without our even being aware of it—kind of like white noise in the background of our lives. We can live...

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January 12, 2019 by: Denny Burkimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control,...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:00

How to Move Doctrine from Head to Heart

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January 11, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke

Tasting the Word of God

Biblical preaching moves the hearer from head to heart and from the ethereal to the experiential by focusing on what the believer actually encounters when he really experiences or tastes this doctrine. As Jeremiah said, “I did...

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January 10, 2019 by: Jaquelle Croweimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Student,

Did you ever take back-to-school pictures?

When I was a kid, my mom loved taking these pictures. Every year, on the first day of school, she’d capture a picture of me in my new clothes,...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 20:00

How Biblical Doctrine Makes Us Beautiful

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January 09, 2019 by: Michael Reeves

God’s Glory Shining

The Reformation was intimately tied to beauty, goodness, and human flourishing because the Reformers were seeing—through Scripture—God’s glory shine. And as God’s glory is made known, it’s in that...

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January 08, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke

Acknowledging Sin

The Puritans have influenced me in huge ways throughout my life. I was nine years old when I first came under conviction of sin. I felt my sinfulness, went to my dad’s bookcase, and I scanned all of his Puritan books. I saw The Life...

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 20:00

What Did Jesus Teach about Money?

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January 07, 2019 by: Paul David Trippimage

This article is part of the What Did Jesus Teach? series.

Tale of Two Kingdoms

When it comes to kingdoms, there are really only two choices. With every choice, decision, or action, you live out of a deep heart allegiance to the kingdom of self or the...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 20:00

What’s Your Ambition’s Agenda?

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January 06, 2019 by: Dave Harveyimage

Who We Are vs. What We Do

If you’re anything like me, when you think about your calling as a Christian, your thoughts probably go to What am I going to do for God? Jake feels called to serve the poor; Maggie’s called to nursing; Leroy’s...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 22:20

Does Baptism Save? (1 Peter 3)

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January 05, 2019 by: Sam Stormsimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,19in which he went and proclaimed to...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 20:00

How Education Can Bring Renewal to the Church

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January 05, 2019 by: Ted Newellimage

A Sign of Turnaround

Sometimes the story of Christianity in the modern world since 1500 seems to be one of long decline. However, there have been powerful renewals of faith and church life in those centuries, too.

What led Charlemagne, king of central Europe...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 20:00

The Recipe for Good Pastoral Theology

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January 04, 2019 by: Michael Reeves

An Underrated Theologian

Spurgeon isn’t always thought of as a theologian. He’s thought of as a popular preacher. In reality, he was a theologian. He read books of theology avidly. He was reading six books of theology a week. He was studying...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 20:00

Do Christians Fast Because Food and Drink Are Bad?

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January 03, 2019 by: Joe Rigney

Loving Too Much

There are a number of ways that God has provided for us in order to ensure that he remains supreme. Given the sinfulness of our hearts, the things of earth can become a distraction, can become too precious to us—not too precious in an...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 20:00

7 Things We Can Learn from the Puritans

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January 02, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke

Loving the Truth, Hating Sin

The Puritans have many things to offer modern Christians. The first is that they shape your mind according to the Bible. They loved the Bible, they lived the Bible, they sang the Bible, they preached the Bible, they read the...

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January 01, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

New Mercies for a New Year

We all need fresh starts from time to time. The reality of our sin-soaked lives requires it. Thankfully, God’s mercy towards us is new each day because of Christ.

In the...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 20:00

Start a Free 3-Month ESV.org Subscription

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3 Months Free for New Subscribers

Are you eager to get more out of your Bible reading and study?

For one week only starting today, new esv.org subscribers can sign up for free access to our Basic + Commentaries subscription package through April 1, 2019, which features...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 20:00

Words of Truth for a New Year

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December 31, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A New Start

A new year has arrived! And like the year before it, this new 365 days has come with much anticipation.

Many people begin January 1 with goals, hopes, dreams, and perhaps even a plan of action for all that they would like to accomplish. The...

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