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

Crossway - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 21:00

Introducing ‘ESV Scripture Journals’

Written by
April 04, 2018 by: Crossway

Journal beside the Biblical Text

ESV Scripture Journals pair the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with lightly lined blank pages opposite each page of the biblical text, allowing readers to take extended notes or record insights and prayers...

Read more

Monday, 02 April 2018 21:00

Stop Taking Sin So Lightly

Written by
April 03, 2018 by: John MacArthur

Faced with Sin

There are some people who take sin lightly—it's kind of a trendy thing today. There are lots of churches and lots of churchgoers who are never really confronted by the wretchedness of their own hearts and the sinfulness of their own sin.

Read more

April 02, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

Our Unique Situation

We have a son and a daughter. My son Zeke was about two and we realized that he was not meeting his milestones, and, in theory, hadn’t developed in line with other children in the way he was supposed to develop. Between the ages of...

Read more

April 02, 2018 by: John Piperimage

The Man Who Taught Me to See

I thank God for professors and writers who devoted tremendous creative energies to render credible the existence of trees and water and souls and love and God. C. S. Lewis, who died the same day as John F. Kennedy in 1963 and who...

Read more

Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:00

When the Sun Rose, the Son Rose

Written by
April 01, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

Easter Is an Exodus Story

In many ways Jesus’s death and resurrection is an exodus story, just like the exodus, in some ways, is a death and resurrection story.

You see that from Israel’s side. There’s the death of the lamb and they go down...

Read more

Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about the Cross

Written by
March 30, 2018 by: Patrick Schreinerimage

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

1. The cross is a Trinitarian event.

The Christian faith is distinctively Trinitarian and cross-shaped. Therefore, the cross must reveal the Trinity. God the Father sent the Son to save the...

Read more

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:00

We Are Barabbas

Written by
March 29, 2018 by: Dave Furmanimage

Pilate’s Ruling

Jesus became a substitute for us in a colossal way.

On Jesus’s final day on this earth he was arrested in a garden and taken for trial. It was a brief ordeal because there was no real evidence. There was no attorney with exhibit A or...

Read more

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:00

Sin Didn't Kill Jesus - God Did

Written by
March 28, 2018 by: John MacArthurimage

A Shocking Truth

The reality of Christ’s vicarious, substitutionary death on our behalf is the heart of the gospel according to God—the central theme of Isaiah 53.

We must remember, however, that sin did not kill Jesus; God did. The suffering...

Read more

Monday, 26 March 2018 21:00

How to Go from Fearful to Forgiven

Written by
March 27, 2018 by: John MacArthur

Terrified of Sin

Isaiah 53 has to be the best news for sinners. All of us are sinners. All of us should feel the weight of guilt. It seems to be popular nowadays to make sure nobody feels guilty. True preaching and teaching wants to make the sinner feel...

Read more

Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:00

21 Key Christian Figures You Should Know

Written by
March 26, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Standing on Their Shoulders

In 21 Servants of Sovereign Joy John Piper details the lives of 21 leaders from church history who have inspired every generation of believers toward a greater passion for God. We stand on the shoulders of the saints who have gone...

Read more

March 25, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

21 Church History Leaders

When Augustine handed over the leadership of his church in AD 426, his successor was so overwhelmed by a sense of inadequacy that he declared, “The swan is silent,” fearing the spiritual giant’s voice would be lost in...

Read more

March 24, 2018 by: Nick Roark, Robert Clineimage

Gather Your Tools

To read the Bible faithfully, we need the proper tools. The discipline of biblical theology is one of those helpful tools.

1. Biblical theology helps clarify the Bible’s main purpose.

Some people approach God’s Word as...

Read more

Friday, 23 March 2018 21:00

Jesus’s Path to the Cross: A 9-Day Devotional

Written by
March 24, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

Travel with Jesus

Holy Week is a time in the life of the church to reflect on the days leading up to Jesus’s death—the events that demonstrate his resolute determination to fulfill the will of...

Read more

Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:00

Easter Crafts for Kids

Written by
March 23, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The Gospel for Young Hearts

With Easter just around the corner, you may be looking for ways to read Scripture, explain the gospel, and celebrate Jesus’s resurrection with the youth in your church or your own children. Scripture-based crafts from Gail...

Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘Big Picture Bible Crafts’

Written by
March 22, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Reinforcing the Message of Scripture

Combined with reading the Bible, hands-on activities are a great way for small children to engage with and learn truths from Scripture. Gail Schoonmaker, author of Big Picture Bible Crafts: 101 Simple Amazing Crafts to Help...

Read more

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:00

Why a Pastor Needs to Learn His Context

Written by
March 21, 2018 by: Jeff Higbieimage

To the North Dakotans, Become as a North Dakotan

To faithfully pastor those who are culturally different from you, the first thing you should do is learn as much as you can about your context. Start by getting to know the people in your church. If possible...

Read more

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:00

8 Theses on Christians and Twitter

Written by
March 21, 2018 by: Read Mercer Schuchardtimage

Keeping Words Short and Tweet

This month, Twitter celebrates its 12th anniversary. Short, pithy, snarky statements are the currency of Twitter, but, how should Christians engage? Should Christians use Twitter at all? Is there anything, good, noble,...

Read more

March 20, 2018 by: Matthew McCulloughimage

What is Church?

The Bible describes the local church as the engine of God’s work in the world. It is a kingdom of people who want to honor and serve God as King in all of life (Matthew 16, 18, 28). It is a family of those adopted by God and bound...

Read more

Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:00

15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

Written by
March 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

In 15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me, real pastors get honest about the joys and challenges of the first five years of pastoral ministry—and how they bridged the gap between seminary training and life in a local church.

1. Knowledge and credentials...

Read more

Saturday, 17 March 2018 21:00

Embrace Life's Repetitiveness

Written by
March 18, 2018 by: David Gibsonimage

You Are Not God

We spend our lives trying to escape the constraints of our created condition. Opening our eyes to this is a significant breakthrough. To be human is to be a creature, and to be a creature is to be finite. We are not God. We are not in control,...

Read more

March 17, 2018 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

Spiritual Heir

When, in 1792, William Carey drew up his epochal work, An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, he gave a sketch of the history of missions. At one point, he distinguished between...

Read more

March 16, 2018 by: Camden Buceyimage

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

Strength and Hope

The overwhelming message of Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah is “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,” as Thomas O. Chisholm wrote in the hymn “Great...

Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 21:00

Can Media Be Effective for Christ?

Written by
March 15, 2018 by: Read Mercer Schuchardtimage

Looking through Rather Than at Media

If contemporary Christians wish to transmit a meaningful gospel to a world awash in meaningless media, then they have a dual dilemma to confront before they can hope to proceed successfully. The first is that they...

Read more

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 21:00

How to Die for the Glory of God

Written by
March 14, 2018 by: John Dunlop, MD

Facing Death

Coming to the end of life can be very self-centered and that’s antithetical to the gospel. When I die, I want my life to reflect the gospel. The gospel says that death has been defeated. Death is no longer an enemy to be fought.

It galls...

Read more

March 13, 2018 by: Alastair J. Robertsimage

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

1. The deliverance from Egypt is not the first example of the exodus pattern in the Bible.

The story of the exodus is anticipated in various ways and through several stories in the book of...

Read more