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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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...

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March 12, 2018 by: Alastair J. Roberts

The Tradition of Passover

When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, it was instituted at a Passover feast. It was an event that looked back to what God had done in Egypt to the deliverance that he had brought his people. But the Passover was always...

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March 11, 2018 by: J. P. Moreland

Logical Contradictions

There are certain understandings of theistic evolution that are logically contradictory. There are some versions of it that aren’t logically contradictory, but some of them are. The most classic one is this: Evolution says that...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 20:00

How Suffering Can Be Our Teacher

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March 10, 2018 by: David Powlison

Learning to Endure

There’s no way you’re ever going to learn endurance without having to keep on going through something hard that doesn’t go away. There’s no way you’re ever going to learn forbearance without having to face...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 20:00

Parenting: A 14-Day Devotional

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March 09, 2018 by: Crossway

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

A New Way to Parent

In his book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul David Tripp says:

I am deeply persuaded that what is missing in most Christian parent’s...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 20:00

Find the Right Bible for Your Church or Ministry

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March 08, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Choose Your Edition

Ministry and outreach editions of the Bible are intended to serve and equip those wanting to distribute God’s Word on a widespread scale. Find one to suit your church or ministry’s needs with a variety of helpful features designed...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 20:00

Free Ebook: ‘Calvin on the Christian Life’

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March 07, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Hard-Earned Conviction

John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history.

In Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever, author Michael Horton writes that Calvin “arrived at his...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 20:00

Is God Far Away When He Feels Far Away?

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March 06, 2018 by: David Powlison

So Crushed in Spirit

There’s a passage in the beginning of Exodus 6 where Moses goes to the people bringing words of hope and promise. It says that people could not even listen to him. They were so crushed in spirit and so under the weight of their...

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March 05, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Giant Print Ministry Edition

The ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print provides the full ESV text in an extra large font and at an affordable price, making this a great edition for ministry use, outreach, and bulk distribution.

Features include:

  • Double-column, paragraph...

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Saturday, 03 March 2018 20:00

Why You Can't Have Science without Philosophy

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March 04, 2018 by: J. P. Moreland

How Two Disciplines Intersect

Sometimes people wonder what in the world philosophy has to do with science. The answer to that is very important for Christians to understand. Firstly, science makes a whole host of assumptions, and every one of them has been...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 20:00

Share the Good News This Easter

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March 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

What We Celebrate

Spring isn’t the only reason to celebrate new growth and fresh starts. For the Christian, this season represents the hope that the gospel brings—new life promised to those who believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Easte...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 20:00

Money Is Not Your Master

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March 02, 2018 by: Philip Graham Rykenimage

The Kingdom of Christ

Each of the men that Solomon executed had one thing that he refused to give up for the kingdom of God. Adonijah had to have Abishag. Joab wanted his revenge. Shimei wouldn’t let go of his servants.

We all face similar...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 20:00

The Life and Death of Jesus: A Theophany

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March 01, 2018 by: Vern S. Poythressimage

Theophany in the Earthly Life of Christ

The Gospels give us records of the life of Christ on earth. His life brings to fulfillment the entire spectrum of theophanies and appearances of God in the Old Testament. Temporary appearances give way to the...

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February 28, 2018 by: Vern S. Poythressimage

The “Back” of God

God is present throughout the events of the exodus. But theophanies represent events of intensive presence that underline the principle that he is always present with his people and that he is faithful to his word and his...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 20:00

An Open Letter to the Suffering Christian

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February 27, 2018 by: David Powlisonimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear friend,

What words can I say to you when your life is hard and you are hurting? If we were face to face, I probably wouldn’t start with words at all. I would want you to talk when you are able. I...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:00

What the Grand Canyon Teaches Us about Ourselves

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February 26, 2018 by: John Piperimage

Pathological at the Grand Canyon

The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:00

A Common Misconception about Suffering

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February 26, 2018 by: David Powlisonimage

Asking the Hard Questions

The question of why we suffer is probably on the heart of every honest person. A frequent misconception about suffering often recurs in Christian circles. It says: “You are suffering because God is trying to teach you...

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:00

How God Changes Hearts for His Glory

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February 25, 2018 by: Michael Reevesimage

How Grace Triumphs

As Spurgeon saw it, the new birth of a Christian has to be a work of pure divine grace: the sinful human heart is impotent, unwilling, and wholly unworthy. In fact, he declared, God’s work of new creation is even more glorious...

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February 24, 2018 by: Michael Reevesimage

A Surprising Truth

It comes as a surprise to some that Charles Spurgeon had a lifelong battle with depression. His reputation as a famed and powerful preacher, his cheery wit, and his cigar-smoking manliness might lead us to imagine there could never be a...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:00

Why Study the Book of John?

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February 23, 2018 by: Justin Buzzardimage

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

A Unique Role

The Gospel of John plays a unique and influential role in the Christian Bible. In this account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we learn that Jesus is the Son of God,1 sent...

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February 22, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Close Look at the Life of Jesus

The Gospel of John is one of the most beloved books of the Bible, providing an accessible introduction to the ministry of Jesus. John's personal account in Scripture provides an up close look at his life, death, and...

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February 21, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage

A Young and Inexperienced Servant

In August 1955 Canon H. K. Luce of Durham wrote a letter to The Times deploring Billy Graham’s recent invitation to preach at Cambridge University. Billy Graham’s approach, he argued, would be...

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February 21, 2018 by: Dave Furman

The Prospect of Lifelong Pain

I've had a few seasons of intense suffering. One time I was teaching a seminary class in South Asia and I tripped over a hole in the street, which was terrible for me—with a nerve disorder—when my full weight landed...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 20:00

Singleness: A 5-Day Devotional

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February 20, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

A Shared Condition

Loneliness is commonplace. Lydia Brownback, author of Finding God in My Loneliness says:

Single or married, young or old, man or woman—everyone experiences loneliness at various...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Charles Spurgeon

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February 19, 2018 by: Michael Reevesimage

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

1. His ministry began in the year of his conversion as a young man.

Spurgeon was raised in a Christian home, but was converted in 1850 at fifteen years old. Caught in a snowstorm, he took...

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