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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October 23, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoungimage

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

1. Moses never actually refers to them as the “ten commandments.”

Exodus 20:1–2 introduces one of the most famous sections in the Bible—indeed, one of the most important...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 02:58

How to Request a Free Church Resources Kit

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October 22, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Pastors: Request a Free Church Resources Kit

One of our highest priorities as an organization is to serve the local church and other gospel-centered ministries by providing them with high-quality Bibles and trustworthy Bible-based resources. As we write in our...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Studying the Bible

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October 21, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

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

1. Studying the Bible matters because God matters.

We study the Bible because it is God’s word to the world. We want to hear him. We want to slow down and carefully, thoughtfully, and...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:00

The Greatest Promise in the Bible

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October 21, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrie

Where God Dwells

What we see in Eden is God preparing a home that he intended to dwell in with his holy people. But of course, we know what happens in Eden. His people are no longer holy. They are sinful and so they are exiled from that home because they...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 21:00

Free Ebook: ‘Women of the Word’

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October 20, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

What Are You Becoming?

We consume all day, every day. Between television, radio, podcasts, books, articles, twitter, and Instagram, we're getting news and entertainment from every dimension and from all directions. How much time do we spend holding our devices...

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October 20, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

The Power of Open Invitation

We have not had the problem of people avoiding our invitation, but I’ll tell you some of the things that we’ve done. We do open invitations. We’ll just say to 300 households, “We’re having a...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:00

Glimpsing the Gospel in Every Book of the Bible

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October 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Part of the Whole

Biblical literacy is ever-important for Christians as we seek to understand how the Scriptures come together to tell the story of the gospel.

In the Knowing the Bible series preface, J. I. Packer and Lane T. Dennis say:

Knowing the Bible, as...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:00

What Is the Rapture? (1 Thessalonians 4)

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October 19, 2018 by: David W. Chapmanimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

13But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so,...

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October 18, 2018 by: Paul David Tripp

Misplaced Expectations of Self

It probably will make sense to anyone the minute I say it that unrealistic expectations of yourself will worsen your suffering. There’s a lot of spiritual pride that I carried into my suffering. I’m the gospel...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:00

What C. S. Lewis Believed about Hell

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October 17, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

Do We Choose Hell?

Lewis’s view on hell is often a controversial subject. First of all, that’s because even as a Protestant, he seemed to believe in something like purgatory—which isn’t hell (only the saved go to purgatory).

Protestants...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 21:00

Infographic: The Story of Redemption

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October 16, 2018 by: Greg Gilbertimage

Salvation Accomplished

In the preface to The ESV Story of Redemption Bible, Greg Gilbert says:

It is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is the most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written. It spans the entire history of humanity, from...

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October 15, 2018 by: Jay Sklar

An Incomplete Narrative

Trying to understand the New Testament without the Old Testament is like trying to understand the last four chapters of a book without ever reading the first eight chapters of a book. In the Old Testament, the story that finds its...

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October 14, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

How Introverts Fuel

Introverts tend to be people who just need alone time. We also tend to be very focused and we like to do one thing at a time. We don’t like lots of interruptions.

I get up very early. I do that, in part, because I really need...

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Friday, 12 October 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Calvinism

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October 13, 2018 by: Greg Forsterimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth 1: We don’t have free will.

The Westminster Confession of Faith, the predominant confessional statement of Reformed theology in the English-speaking world, has a whole chapter called “Of Free...

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October 13, 2018 by: Mitchell L. Chaseimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

24“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal...

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October 12, 2018 by: George M. Schwab Sr.image

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:00

What Is the Millennium? (Revelation 20)

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October 11, 2018 by: Thomas R. Schreinerimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.2And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 21:00

What Does It Mean that God Hated Esau? (Malachi 1)

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October 10, 2018 by: Eric Ortlundimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

1The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.2“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?”...

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October 09, 2018 by: Dennis E. Johnsonimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

4For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit,5and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and...

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October 08, 2018 by: Thomas R. Schreinerimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

11Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.12It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth...

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 21:00

Introducing the ESV Expository Commentary Series

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October 07, 2018 by: Crossway

For the Church

Designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible, the ESV Expository Commentary Series features the full text...

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October 07, 2018 by: Denny Burkimage

This article is part of the Tough Topics series.

Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. -1 Timothy 2:15

The interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:15 has been an item of great debate among...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 21:00

Envy Forgets Eternity

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October 06, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

When Pain Is Inescapable

It’s hard for us. Suffering is so real, so physical, so emotional, and so life-dominating that it’s hard to think of anything but the present moment of pain. Pain in your body can be heart- and life-dominating. It...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 21:00

4 Traps to Avoid When You Suffer

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October 05, 2018 by: Paul David Tripp

The 2 Kinds of Doubt

As I thought about my own experience, I wanted to organize my thoughts and experience for others in these two categories of traps that every sufferer faces and the comfort that is offered to every sufferer in the gospel.

The traps are...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 21:00

Paul Tripp’s Story of Unexpected Suffering

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October 04, 2018 by: Crossway

When God Works through Weakness

Four years ago, Paul David Tripp entered the hospital with what he thought was a minor issue and began a journey with pain and suffering for which he felt completely unprepared. Through his weakness, he grappled with his loss of...

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