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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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:00

Don’t Fall for This Misconception about Singleness

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February 28, 2019 by: Sam Allberry

A Misunderstanding in the Church

There are a lot of ways we get singleness wrong in the church culture today. Probably one of the most prevailing myths or misunderstandings is the belief that singleness must, by definition, mean that you live a life without...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 20:00

5 Reasons We Don’t Disciple

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February 26, 2019

by: Ajith Fernando

A Great Need

We often hear leaders say that there is a great need for Christians to be discipled; that is, to be personally cared for and nurtured to maturity and fruitfulness. Yet very few leaders seem to be discipling others today. Let me suggest five...

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 20:00

3 Ways Christians Are Sanctified

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February 24, 2019 by: Ajith Fernandoimage

How We Are Sanctified?

There are three primary agents in the character formation or sanctification of a Christian. Within these three categories come several other means that God uses to change Christians.

1. The Word of God

The first agent is Scripture,...

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February 23, 2019 by: Abigail Dodds

Weaker Vessels

Women are weaker vessels. We know that because the Bible tells us that it’s true in 1 Peter 3, but we also know it just by looking at our bodies. We’re weaker because God made our bodies to be weaker than men’s bodies and...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:00

The Problem with Manufactured Femininity

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February 22, 2019 by: Abigail Dodds

The Feminine Ideal

Manufactured femininity is kind of what I think of as a list of feminine ideals. It’s almost like a platonic ideal of the perfect woman. We make a list of what we think that might look like—which doesn’t sound...

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February 21, 2019 by: Philip Graham Ryken

Not Just Spiritual Allegory

When people read and interpret the Song of Songs, there are a couple of mistakes that they often make. We see this all the way through church history. This has been a really popular book. You go back to the church...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 20:00

Why It’s Surprisingly Easy to Reward Disobedience

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February 20, 2019 by: Sam Crabtree

Begin Early

Rewards are huge and they’re in play whether we employ them consciously or they just happen haphazardly. Rewards come into play starting from when children are very small. Though I don’t believe that we should punish newborns...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 20:00

Do This and Remember

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February 19, 2019 by: Guy Prentiss Watersimage

Sign of the Promise

From Genesis to Revelation, there is a succession of covenants. There are basically two covenants in the Bible: the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. God made the covenant of works in the garden with Adam and, in Adam,...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:00

The Song of Songs: A 7-Day Devotional

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February 18, 2019 by: Crossway

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

We Love Love

There is no shortage of love stories in books, movies, and songs. Culture loves love. But the greatest of all tales is told in Scripture itself.

In The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs,...

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 20:00

Introducing the ESV Gospels, Reader’s Set

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February 17, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

Firsthand Accounts of Jesus

The four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—offer firsthand accounts of Christ’s ministry on earth. The ESV Gospels, Reader’s Set presents each Gospel in its own stand-alone volume packaged all together in...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 20:00

Tracts for a New Season

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February 16, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

A Better Goal

Many of us use a new season as a clean start to hit refresh on our goals: physical, spiritual, relational, and otherwise. But if we’re after true and lasting change, we must pray that the Lord work out our sanctification by his Spirit.

In his...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 20:00

5 Myths about Christian Publishing

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February 16, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: Sales are the most important thing.

The gospel transforms everything in the universe, including publishing. Christians believe that God owns everything, that any and all we have is a gift from his hand, and...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:00

The Antidote to Self-Pity

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February 15, 2019 by: Carolyn McCulleyimage

A Cultural Love Fest

These days we’ve hardly gotten Christmas cleaned up and put away before stores are festooned in red and pink. The buildup for Valentine’s Day—or “National Singles Awareness Day” as a friend coined...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

5 Myths about the Song of Songs

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February 13, 2019 by: Philip Graham Rykenimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: The Song of Songs is just a human love story.

I do not intend to treat the Song of Songs like an allegory, in which everything in the book stands for something else, and in which we start coming up...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

Acts: A 14-Day Devotional for Men

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February 13, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Strengthed by the Spirit

The book of Acts was written by Luke as a follow-up to his Gospel. He is known to have been a friend of Paul’s, as well as a traveling companion of his. A theme of the book...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 20:00

5 Tips for Reading the Song of Songs

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February 12, 2019 by: Philip Graham Ryken

Right Reading Expectations

I love it when people are telling me they are reading through the Song of Songs for the very first time, but I’m also a little worried because it’s a challenging book. For one thing, it’s all in poetry. In...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 20:00

1 Corinthians: A 9-Day Devotional for Women

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February 12, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Advancing the Gospel

1 Corinthians was authored by Paul to the Corinthian church. Although the letter covers many topics, the dominant theme is of unity for the purpose of advancing the gospel. The...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:00

To Be a Woman Is to Be Fully Human

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February 11, 2019 by: Abigail Dodds

Is There a Difference?

There’s some confusion about what it means to be a human versus what it means to be a woman. Are those the same reality or different realities? How do they overlap? I like to think of it a like a Venn diagram.

Think of a circle...

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 20:00

Admitting Imperfections and Turning Them for Love

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February 10, 2019 by: John Piperimage

No Putting on Airs

The people we admire most do not put on airs. They do not pretend to be better than they are. If they blunder, they admit it. We do not like pretense or sham or hypocrisy. We like reality. Imperfect people who are honest about their flaws...

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 20:00

How to Pray When You Hate Your Job

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February 10, 2019 by: Tom Nelsonimage

Faithfulness through Thorns

Each one of us was created to work, to glorify God as we cultivate blessing from the created order and contribute value to others through the labor of our minds, hearts, and hands. Yet we know that because of humanity’s...

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February 09, 2019 by: Sam Crabtreeimage

The Volcano Erupts

Do you identify with the parent who has said and done things he wouldn’t ordinarily recommend? The child misbehaved–again!–and suddenly from somewhere down deep a volcano erupts. Not cool.

Beneath the Surface of the...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 20:00

What Kind of Teacher Is Jesus?

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February 08, 2019 by: Ted Newellimage

Jesus Was a Teacher

The documents describing Jesus’s career—the four Gospels—make clear that he was a teacher. He proclaimed, and he instructed; the New Testament makes little distinction between these two activities. In dozens of instances,...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 20:00

The Remedy to Self-Condemnation

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February 08, 2019 by: Lydia Brownback

The Power of Sin

Self-condemnation is being unable to let go of a past sin and our anguish over something we did a long time ago—maybe in the recent past or the long-ago past. Or, it can mean being shaped by sins committed against us by other...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 05:24

An Exciting Update to the ESV Bible App for iOS

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February 07, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

New Features and New Content

Today we’re excited to announce a big update to the ESV Bible app for iOS. This new update includes:

30+ Interactive Reading Plans and Devotionals You can now access over 30 free reading plans and devotionals from Paul Tripp,...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 20:00

Why Should We Disciple Younger Women?

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February 07, 2019 by: Abigail Doddsimage

Become a Spiritual Parent

What is disciple making? David Mathis calls it “spiritual parenting.”1 He says, “It is personal attention and guidance from one spiritual generation to the next.”2 If there’s no similarity between...

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