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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June 17, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

The Most Important Lessons

My father did a great job of imparting everyday life skills to me growing up, but he didn’t really prepare me for the weighty issues of life–that is, my relationship with the Lord, my struggle with sin, and my...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 21:00

Fathers, Remember the Future

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June 16, 2018 by: Voddie Baucham Jr.image

A Reminder for Fathers

As fathers, it’s important to note that the gospel is eschatological—it is our hope not merely in this age, but also in the age to come.

First, the eschatological nature of the gospel means we do not view our families as...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:00

2 Big Barriers to Christian Hospitality

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June 15, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Getting Real about Our Sin

The two big foundational barriers to practicing hospitality are secret sin patterns and selfishness. Too often, Christians are not honest with one another about where we hurt, how we struggle, and what we need. We too often...

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June 14, 2018 by: Stephen M. Colemanimage

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

Post-Exilic Struggles

The Israelites in Zechariah’s time regarded their day as a “day of small things” (Zech 4:10). It is tempting for us to view the post-exilic period of...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:00

Reflecting God’s Character: A 10-Day Devotional

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June 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

A Better Question

Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God.

In this 10-day video...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 21:00

Free Ebook: ‘Newton on the Christian Life’

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June 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Learning from John Newton

John Newton is famous for his legendary hymn “Amazing Grace.” Many have celebrated his dramatic conversion from a life in the slave trade to his eventual work to end it. But often overlooked are Newton’s forty years as a...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:00

The Kind of Love That Marks a Christian

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June 11, 2018 by: Jen Wilkinimage

Who God Loves above All Others

Why does the Great Commandment instruct us to love God first, others second? Because this is the order in which God himself loves. God’s love did not begin in Genesis 1:1. It is eternal, existing before creation, having found...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 21:00

The Importance of the Global Church

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June 10, 2018 by: How Chuang Chuaimage

Why Church Matters

The church is the worldwide people of God, the community of those who have been redeemed by the work of Jesus Christ. The church transcends ethnic, cultural, and racial lines, being comprised of all those who have repented of their sin and...

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June 09, 2018 by: Ajith Fernandoimage

Sharing the Good News

“Mission” and “evangelism” express the outward impulse of Christianity. The gospel of Jesus Christ, by its very nature, refuses to be bottled up. It must be shared. Mission and evangelism are closely related;...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:00

Why Study the Book of Song of Solomon?

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June 08, 2018 by: Jay Harveyimage

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

Where to Begin

Confusion about love, sexuality, and marriage abound in our culture. We need the whole counsel of God to teach us. The Song of Solomon is God’s gift to the church for such a time as...

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June 07, 2018 by: Rosaria Butterfield

Serve from Where You Are

God commands all Christians to practice hospitality, and there’s no question that some people just enjoy it more than others, but we’re not just called to work from our gifts. Biblically speaking, working from your...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 21:00

What Freedom From Sin Looks Like in This Life

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June 06, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Still Sinning, After All These Years

It's natural than to be frustrated with the feeling that you’re still staring down the same habits of sin, or maybe even new ones. You might say to yourself: Wow, I didn’t think I was going to get addicted to shoes...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 21:00

Not Exactly Indiana Jones

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June 05, 2018 by: David W. Chapman

Not Like the Movies

You know, when archaeology makes it in popular media, it’s a pretty exciting endeavor.

Indiana Jones certainly comes to mind for people when I go to talk to a seminary or church. Of course, everybody knows that movie is not true a...

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June 04, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Know and Understand the Bible

The ESV Global Study Bible is a one-volume study resource for globally minded Christians everywhere. It has been designed from beginning to end to be highly accessible and priced for distribution on a global scale. Each book of the...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 21:00

This Day in History: The Death of Hudson Taylor

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June 03, 2018 by: John Piperimage

This article is part of the This Day in History series.

A Life of Pilgrimage

In his lifetime, Taylor made ten voyages to China, which means, as I calculate it, that he spent between four and five years on the water in transit—a good reminder, I suppose,...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 21:00

Gospel-Centered Help for Fathers

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June 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The Gospel Tells Us Who We Are

Leading your family well can become a daunting task, particularly if you misunderstand the role of fatherhood as God intended it. When we think of our families as ours and not fellow image-bearers, we tend to lose sight of the vision...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 21:00

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

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June 02, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Gift Ideas for Dad

Encourage the heart and mind of a father in your life this year. Browse the lists below, clicking on a specific category to be taken directly to the list you’re interested in seeing.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:00

The Duality of Money’s Power

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June 01, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

Two Sides of the Coin

Money is a powerful thing. On one hand, it can expose us to danger, while on the other hand it can be used of God to reveal the need of our hearts and, through us, to bless the lives of others. You and I will interact with money in...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:00

Old Testament Wisdom for Today: A 6-Day Devotional

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May 31, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

Is the Old Testament Still Relevant?

The Old Testament can be a little intimidating for some. How does the law fit in with the teachings of Jesus? What are we to do with the instructions on building the...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 21:00

How Is Love of Money a Root of Evil?

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May 30, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

What Money-Love Means

When you first read it, it doesn’t seem that it could be true. It seems as if there are all kinds of things more evil then loving money. And on the surface it doesn’t seem that loving money could lead to all other kinds of...

 

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May 29, 2018 by: Patrick Schreinerimage

What Is a Kingdom?

Why is it imperative to define the kingdom as “power, people, and place”? Is this just a precision issue that scholars can argue about? At least three consequences arise if we neglect people and place and focus only on power.

F...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Money

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May 28, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

1. We don’t have the right to use our money however we please.

The existence that dominates the universe is not ours, but God’s. It is this perspective that must shape—or for some of us, reshape— the way we think about money. Life is...

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May 27, 2018 by: W. Robert Godfreyimage

A Faithful Life

Calvin’s health was never very good in the latter part of his life. His overwork had certainly contributed to his physical decline. He died at age fifty-four, worn-out. Yet he had worked with great energy, faithfulness, and...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 21:00

What Is Progressive Revelation?

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May 26, 2018 by: Alec Motyerimage

Progressive Revelation

Instead of Columbus “discovering America,” suppose the American Indians had journeyed east to tell us about themselves and about the marvelous land to the west where they lived.

The Old Testament is like that: it is not the...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:00

How Jesus Sets Us Doubly Free

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May 25, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

A Cultural Narrative

I think our culture’s understanding of freedom, in large part, is a narrative that says when you break from the oppression of an external force, then you’re free to be who you want to be.

That’s the cultural narrative that...

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