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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Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:00

3 Practical Applications of Definite Atonement

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October 01, 2017 by: Jonathan Gibson

Why Does Definite Atonement Matter?

There are three practical implications for the doctrine of definite atonement.

God Loves You

It enhances the personal aspect of God’s love for us. Martin Luther said that the sweetness of the gospel lies in the...

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September 30, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

God’s Providence in Zwingli’s Life

Ulrich Zwingli had a great career, from about 1519 to 1529. He was trained as a Catholic priest and studied at the City of Basel. Basel was quite a university city in Switzerland. The fascinating thing...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 21:00

The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community

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September 29, 2017 by: Crossway

Does Your Church Make You Uncomfortable?

It’s easy to dream about the “perfect” church—a church that sings just the right songs set to just the right music before the pastor preaches just the right sermon to a room filled with just the...

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September 29, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Go to Church

On one hand, I think it’s a great thing that technology has enabled church to meet people where they are. Some people may be in a place where they don’t have a physical Christian community. In many parts of the world, the...

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:00

One Reason We Shouldn’t Get Rid of Youth Ministry

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September 28, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Reaching Lost Teens

There are lots of kids out there who are not interested in Christianity. And there are voices that say we need to eradicate youth ministry and do away with it as a whole. But one thing I would say in response is that there is a whole...

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September 27, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Did the Reformers Invent Their Doctrine?

When we talk about the Reformation, we talk about the solas. And one of those solas is solus Christus: Christ alone. There’s actually one text by Paul that I think has all of the five solas within it:...

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September 26, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Luther Larger than Life

Luther lived very large. He lived a life that was probably about as much as ten lifetimes squeezed into one. He was born in 1483, into a world that was medieval. It was the height of the Middle Ages. He died in 1546 as the...

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 21:00

6 Tips for Reading the Bible with Your Kids

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September 25, 2017 by: David Murrayimage

Happy Childhood Memories

When we look back on our childhoods, among many other happy memories, we may recall our parents reading with us. “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Three Little Pigs” and...

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September 24, 2017 by: David Murrayimage

The Obstacles

Parents face huge obstacles in trying to get their kids excited about reading the Bible. For starters, very few kids are reading anything at all. There are so many distracting (and seemingly more exciting) alternatives to sitting quietly with...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 21:00

The Dying Away of Cultural Christianity

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September 23, 2017 by: Brett McCrackenimage

Christianity’s Collapse . . . or Clarification?

The number of people in the US who call themselves Christians is shrinking. And that’s a good thing. Every few years, new data shows an ongoing decline of Americans who identify as Christians...

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September 22, 2017 by: Fred Sandersimage

An Invitation

“Oh dear,” he muttered, his features rearranging themselves into a mask of poorly-concealed dismay.

All I had said, in response to him asking what subject I taught, was “systematic theology.” But those two words, those...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 21:00

7 Bad Reasons to Leave a Church

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September 21, 2017 by: Brett McCrackenimage

Stop Scouring the Church “Market”

In our consumer society, where prevailing wisdom says we should be loyal to products or brands only insofar as our needs and tastes are satisfied, it can be easy for churchgoers to have a very low threshold...

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September 21, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

God Changes Calvin’s Plans

When we first meet John Calvin, we find him at the University of Paris, and he’s twelve years old. We sometimes make a big deal about the fact that he was a brilliant savant, but there was actually a law at the...

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September 20, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Communing with God through the Psalms

Today, we're excited to announce that content originally published as the ESV Devotional Psalter is now available as part of the Basic subscription plan via ESV.org.

The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:00

What Makes Pastoral Ministry Enjoyable?

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September 20, 2017 by: R. Kent Hughes

The Many Joys of Pastoral Ministry

When considering what makes pastoral ministry enjoyable, I have to chose from among several things. I loved preaching every week. I preached lectio continua: one sermon after another out of a book of the Bible. So, it...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 21:00

Enter to Win a Free Resource Library for Your Pastor

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September 19, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Honoring Our Pastors

October is Pastor Appreciation Month—a great opportunity to express our affection, respect, and gratitude for spiritual leaders in the church. Pastors and elders bear a heavy load, entrusted with “shepherding the flock”...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 21:00

7 Good Reasons to Leave a Church

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September 19, 2017 by: Brett McCrackenimage

Discerning the Good from the Bad

In our consumer society, where prevailing wisdom says we should be loyal to products or brands only insofar as our needs and tastes are satisfied, it can be easy for churchgoers to have a very low threshold for leaving a...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 21:00

Introducing ‘Exploring the Bible’ by David Murray

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September 18, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

A Journey through the Bible for Kids

Reading the Bible is like taking a trip through God’s story, setting out to explore and experience the beautiful views found within. But without a map, it’s easy to get lost.

Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 21:00

7 Checklist Items for Your Next Church Search

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September 16, 2017 by: Brett McCrackenimage

Searching for a New Church?

Most Christians face, at some point or at many points in their life, the challenge of finding a new church. Perhaps it’s because they move to a new city and have to start fresh in a new church, or maybe they are looking...

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imageSeptember 14, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Stopping the Cycle of Discontent

We live in an age of constant dissatisfaction. Because of our digital connectedness and access to everything all the time, we have never been more aware of the “other options” at our disposal and how what we...

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September 13, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

A Man on a Mission

There should really be a movie made about William Tyndale. His is an adventure story. This is not the story of some scholarly, ivory-tower theologian. Tyndale had a singular desire, and that was to see the Word of God available in...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 21:00

How to Journal through the Psalms

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September 12, 2017 by: Lydia Brownbackimage

Getting Real and Drawing Near

Let’s face it—we are emotional creatures. And we don’t have to apologize for that fact. After all, God designed us that way, and in the Psalms we see that God works through our emotions to draw us closer...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Journaling Psalter’

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September 11, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Record Your Personal Journey through the Psalms

The Psalms are the one extended part of the Bible written directly to God as prayers—providing comfort and encouragement, modeling heartfelt repentance as well as worship. The ESV Journaling Psalter allows...

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 21:00

How to Make Time for Your Family as a Pastor

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September 10, 2017 by: R. Kent Hughes

Your Schedule Is Different, Not Bad

It’s easy to feel as a pastor that you don’t have time for your family like you ought to. You certainly don’t have your weekends like everybody else. During the year, it’s very difficult to take...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 21:00

Why I Believe in the Doctrine of Justification

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September 09, 2017 by: Gregg R. Allison

Galatians 2:16

People want to know how they can gain right standing before God, how they can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Paul answers this question in Galatians 2:16:

We know that a person is not justified by works of the law but...

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