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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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:00

How Birth Teaches Us to Boast

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June 26, 2019 by: Gloria Furmanimage

A Flashing Sign

While self-awareness is a natural side effect of maturity, God-awareness is a supernatural gift of grace.

I was watching my kids take swimming lessons at the pool one afternoon when a toddler drifted by seated in a floating device and wearing a...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 21:00

Free Ebook: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

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June 25, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

Understanding Technology’s Impact

There’s no doubt the impact smartphones have had on us since they first emerged on the market nearly a decade ago. While we seek to increase our productivity and connectivity, we are also, perhaps, more distracted than...

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 21:00

1 John: A 15-Day Devotional

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June 24, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

For Everyday Christian Living

The book of 1 John is written as a caring pastor to his flock, encouraging them to carry on through difficult times. In the ESV Expository Commentary: Hebrews–Revelation...

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June 24, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Biblical Wisdom for Medical Care

In this episode, Kathryn Butler, a medical doctor and the author of Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care, shares from her experiences...

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June 23, 2019 by: Gregory C. Cochranimage

This article is part of the Help! series.

Remaining Faithful

Like all working people, Christians must deal with deadlines, difficult people, office politics, and the feeling of being outside the inner circle. Christians share the typical frustrations of...

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Friday, 21 June 2019 21:00

4 Ways to Think about the Persecuted Church

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June 22, 2019 by: Tim Keesee

Don’t Be Overly Sentimental or Sensational

First of all, let’s not sentimentalize persecution. It’s real, it is hard, it’s our family that is suffering. Just as it says in Hebrews 13:3 that we are to remember those who are in prison as if w...

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June 21, 2019 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Margaret Elizabeth Köstenbergerimage

This article is part of the How to Pray series.

Prioritize Prayer

When you’re getting ready for that long-awaited family vacation, the last thing some of us think to do—or think we have time to...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 21:00

Is the Church in Decline?

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June 20, 2019 by: Tim Keesee

Faith Not Sight

I have often been asked about whether the church is in decline and I love that question because it gives me an opportunity to say an emphatic, “No, it is not,” and also to point to why it isn’t. I understand the sentiment behind...

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June 19, 2019 by: Tony Reinkeimage

Lethal Entertainment

David Foster Wallace asks the question in his novel Infinite Jest—a Shakespearean title that doubles as the name of a movie within the sprawling tale.1 Inside the story, the movie Infinite Jest captivates hearts and eyes in ways that...

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June 18, 2019 by: David Powlisonimage

God’s Word for You

It is a marvel how personally the Bible applies. The words pointedly address the concerns of long-ago people in faraway places, facing specific problems, many of which no longer exist. They had no difficulty seeing the application....

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Monday, 17 June 2019 21:00

5 Myths about Leisure

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June 18, 2019 by: Shona Murrayimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Defining Terms

What does the word leisure conjure up in your mind? These are some of the words that used to come to my mind: Unspiritual, worldly, lazy, idolatry, selfishness, nonproductive.

I said “used...

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:00

Jonah: A 5-Day Devotional

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June 17, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

The God Who Saves

The book of Jonah tells the narrative of a merciful God who delights when people repent and turn to him for salvation.

In the introduction to the book of Jonah in the ESV Expository...

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June 17, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Trust and Christian Hedonism

In this episode, John Piper reflects on key verses that have had a huge impact on his life—passages that helped him trust God in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, understand...

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 21:00

How Fathers Help Roll Back the Curse

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June 16, 2019 by: Russell D. Mooreimage

Joseph Reflects the Image of God

Joseph’s fatherhood is significant for us precisely because of the way the gospel anchors it to the fatherhood of God himself. Joseph marries the virgin girl, taking the responsibility for the baby on himself....

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Friday, 14 June 2019 21:00

The Promises of God: A 7-Day Devotional

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June 15, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Promises Are Realities

In the introduction to The Promises of God: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on the English Standard Version by Charles Spurgeon, Tim Chester says:

A promise from God is...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 21:00

5 Myths about Galileo

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June 14, 2019 by: David L. Block, Kenneth C. Freemanimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: The pope’s greatest enemy after Luther was Galileo.

Allow us to introduce Paolo Sarpi, a contemporary of Galileo. Much read by Protestants were the writings of the Venetian Paolo...

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June 13, 2019 by: Christopher W. Morgan, Justin L. McLendonimage

A Transcendent and Personal Creator

The story of our spirituality can be found only within the biblical storyline, which starts suddenly: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Already in...

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:00

Why Study the Books of 1–2 Kings?

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June 12, 2019 by: Gavin Ortlundimage

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series.

Don’t Miss Out

We often avoid Old Testament narrative books like 1 and 2 Kings. They can feel foreign and intimidating. It’s easier to get practical application from Philippians, or Matthew,...

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June 12, 2019 by: Lindsey Carlson

Combat the Voices

Christian teenagers attempting to grow in godliness tend to face a series of unique challenges. First of all, the teen years are full of growth. They’re growing physically, they’re growing socially, they’re growing...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 21:00

How to Avoid a Preaching Rut

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June 11, 2019 by: Bryan Chapell

Human Context

I’m not sure it would work the same for everyone, but I often get into a rut because I’m in a pattern in the way that I present information. That can be because many of us are trained to preach in academic settings and so we have an...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 21:00

Help! My Teenager Won’t Open Up to Me

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June 11, 2019 by: Lindsey Carlsonimage

This article is part of the Help! series.

The Sound of Silence

“How was your day?” I ask my teenage daughter after school.

“Fine.” She responds.

“Anything interesting or noteworthy to report?”

“Nope.” Silence.

I...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 21:00

The Rightful Risks of Motherhood

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June 11, 2019 by: Gloria Furmanimage

Mighty to Save

As we remember eternity and embrace death for Christ as gain, then our lives will change. One change I predict is that we will stop helicopter mothering ourselves and the people around us. To helicopter mother is to hover over others with the...

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June 10, 2019 by: Lindsey Carlson

Pivotal Years

Christian discipleship is pivotal in the teen years. We are so used to training up our children when they’re very young, but then when they hit the pivotal growth point of the early teen years, they start to develop this desire for...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 21:00

Hebrews 11: A 5-Day Devotional

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June 10, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Things Unseen

Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the “hall of faith”—recounting the stories of faith-filled men and women throughout biblical history whom God commended for believing what...

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June 10, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Global Christianity

In this interview, Tim Keesee shares from his own experiences talking with Christians around the globe, reflecting on his work as a missions journalist, the reality of persecution, and the...

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