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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September 15, 2019 by: Ian K. Smith

Jesus’s Kingdom

When we ask the question whether the world is our home, we have to realize that the word “world” can be used in many different ways. In John’s Gospel, Jesus talks about the fact that Satan is the ruler of this world....

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Friday, 13 September 2019 21:00

7 Passages to Read about God’s Protection

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September 14, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Psalm 23:1–6

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his...

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September 14, 2019 by: Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Mahaney Whitacre

When Things Go Awry

While a daily planning system and smart planning habits will enable us to make the best use of the time in the ordinary course of daily living, we know life doesn’t always conform to our plans. Minor...

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September 13, 2019 by: Sean Michael Lucas

An Inlet of the Devil

Most people who know something about Jonathan Edwards know that his most important book was A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. Published in 1746, it was originally a sermon series, based on 1 Peter 1:8, preached to...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:00

The Christian Life Is about Wakefulness

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September 12, 2019 by: Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Sleeper, Awake!

If the besetting sin of modernity is pride (an inordinate confidence in know-it-all reason), then that of postmodernity is sloth, a despairing indifference to truth. Someone who believes in nothing and lives for nothing might as well...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:00

A History of Crossway’s Tract Ministry

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September 11, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

Crossway’s Origin

In 1938, in the last days of the Great Depression, a young Christian man stood in front of his employer, a professional printer named Harry Lund, and made a daring request. “Mr. Lund,” the man asked, “What would you...

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September 11, 2019 by: Thomas R. Schreiner

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

6Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7And he said with a loud...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:00

A Prayer for September 11

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September 11, 2019 by: Lane T. Dennisimage

Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 21:00

3 Misconceptions about Christian Growth

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September 10, 2019 by: Thabiti Anyabwile

Problems in Our Thinking

Saying that a Christian should expect, work for, and experience growth isn’t the end of the issue. For the Christian to grow in a healthy way, we must clarify what growth is and is not. Ours is a superficial culture that...

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September 09, 2019 by: Vern S. Poythress

Who God Is

Genesis 1–3 is an account of things that happened in time and space—so it’s a reality of what we might call nonfiction or historical. But it’s actual things, not made-up things, that God did that you could have seen...

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September 09, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Addressing Three Pressing Issues

In this episode, John Piper reflects on how it is that God can be absolutely sovereign and yet humans be morally accountable, explains how he sought to protect himself...

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 21:00

Do We Play Any Role in Our Sanctification?

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September 08, 2019 by: Iain M. Duguid

An Active Battle

Sanctification is God’s from beginning to end because God is the one who initiates it, who carries it through by the work of his Holy Spirit, and who will bring it to completion on the last day. That’s what Paul tells us in...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 21:00

How to Pray in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

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September 07, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

This article is part of the How to Pray series.

Praying amidst Destruction

A storm with over 200 mph winds moving slower than a human being can walk.

Over the last week, I’ve shaken my head in disbelief at the unrelenting damage caused by Hurricane...

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September 07, 2019 by: Michael S. Beates

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. All human beings are made in God’s image, deserving life and dignity.

At creation, Scripture says, God made man and woman in his image (imago Dei) and this was very good. All human...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 21:00

Why Study the Books of Jonah, Micah, and Nahum?

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September 07, 2019 by: Kristofer Holroyd

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

About God, Ourselves, and Life

Though many of us may be familiar with the general storyline of Jonah, or at least familiar with the surviving-being-swallowed-by-a-whale thing from Disney’s P...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:00

9 Passages to Read about Marriage

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September 06, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Genesis 1:26–28

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:00

When Studying the Bible, Don’t Follow Your Heart

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September 06, 2019 by: Jen Wilkin

Love God with Heart and Mind

The heart, as it is spoken of in Scripture, is the seat of the will and emotions. It is our “feeler” and our “decision-maker.” Letting my heart guide my study meant that I looked for the Bible to make me...

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 21:00

5 Tips for Teaching Your Kids about Church History

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September 04, 2019 by: Andrew Wilson

Make Learning Fun

Learning about church history can be exciting, uplifting, and often funny. But if taught badly, it can also be turgid, pedestrian, and dull. Those of us who teach children, whether as parents, pastors, or kids workers, have an interest...

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September 03, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

For In-Depth Bible Study and Reflection

The limited-edition ESV Scripture Journal: New Testament Set (Hardcover) includes nineteen durable hardcover journals containing the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with lightly lined blank pages...

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September 02, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

The Difference Christianity Makes

Greg Forster, author of Economics: A Student’s Guide discusses whether or not the first Christians were socialists, reflecting on how believers should think about...

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September 01, 2019 by: Jen Wilkinimage

Teach Responsibly

Teaching a passage of Scripture to those who have studied it is far more demanding than teaching one to those who have not. My hope is that by giving Bible study participants homework, it will challenge their thinking enough that by the...

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Saturday, 31 August 2019 21:00

An Elevator Pitch for Church Membership

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September 01, 2019 by: Jonathan Leeman

The Elevator Answer

Is church membership actually in the Bible?

How many times have you heard someone ask that? Maybe you’re asking it yourself.

If I have fifteen seconds to answer that question—maybe I’m on an elevator with you—I...

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Friday, 30 August 2019 21:00

Life Is a Battle; Dress Appropriately

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August 31, 2019 by: Iain M. Duguid

Dressed to Face Life

I think it’s really important that Christians are properly dressed to face life. A lot of people seem to be going through life dressed for a picnic or a party instead of the way the Scriptures describe the Christian life: a...

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August 31, 2019 by: Crossway

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

Making the Effort

As Christians, we believe the Bible is the very word of God, and it’s pivotal that we spend time knowing and loving him through it. But it’s not always easy to understand, and...

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Thursday, 29 August 2019 21:00

Christian Economics 101

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August 30, 2019 by: Greg Forster

Economics Versus the Economy

Economics is fairly easy to define. It’s the academic discipline that studies the economy, just as chemistry is the academic discipline that studies how chemicals behave and political science is the academic discipline that...

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