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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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Genesis 1–3

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March 14, 2019 by: Vern S. Poythressimage

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

1. Genesis 1 shows that God brought the created world into existence and sovereignly governs it according to his personal purposes.

The world we live in is personally governed. It is not a...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:00

Introducing the ESV Preaching Bible

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March 14, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

With the Preacher in Mind

Created from the ground up with input from pastors and church leaders, the ESV Preaching Bible was designed with the preacher in mind. The primary vision behind this innovative edition was to create a Bible specifically tailored to the...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Genesis

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March 13, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Setting the Stage

The foundation stories of Genesis set the stage of the drama of Scripture in many ways. First, the Creator is the King over all of his creation. He has made everything well and has...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

The Goal of Submission in Marriage

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March 13, 2019 by: Abigail Dodds

Healthy Submission

Healthy submission is a beautiful thing. I love to garden. This is a metaphor that I like to use to think about healthy submission. Every March in Minnesota, gardening season sort of kicks off and I plant lots of little seeds that we grow...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Exodus

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March 13, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Good News to Captives

Exodus offers the greatest paradigmatic redemption event in the Bible prior to Christ’s incarnation. As such, it is profoundly good news to captives, to those who labor in...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

Seeing Christ in Ruth: A 5-Day Reading Plan

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March 13, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

A People Redeemed

The Bible tells the story of salvation from beginning to end. Throughout history, God was at work to bring his rebellious people back to himself.

The book introduction of the ESV Gospel...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Leviticus

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March 13, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Natural and Difficult

On the one hand, it is very natural to think of Leviticus in terms of the grace of the gospel. This is because of the many ways it speaks of ideas and concepts that find their...

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March 12, 2019 by: Crossway

The Gospel Changes Us

The ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible is designed to help readers see Christ in all of Scripture, and grace for all of life. It features book introductions, gospel-centered study notes, and a series of all-new articles—written by a...

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March 12, 2019 by: Jen Wilkinimage

Prayer Changes Our Study

Prayer is the means by which we implore the Holy Spirit to take up residence in our study time. Without prayer, our study is nothing but an intellectual pursuit. With prayer, it is a means of communing with the Lord. Prayer is what...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:00

Kid’s Bible Reading Plans

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March 11, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Start Kids Early

It’s never too early to give children help in learning how to navigate the Bible. In the foreword to Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids by David Murray, Donald Whitney...

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March 11, 2019 by: Sam Crabtree

1. Remember Your Aim

What are we trying to do in disciplining children? We are not just trying to avoid all annoyances. There’s an aim here and it’s a glorious one—namely that our children would glorify God by becoming like his son. What...

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March 09, 2019 by: David W. Chapmanimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

5This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—6since indeed God considers it just to repay with...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 20:00

The Prayers of Jesus: A 5-Day Devotional

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March 08, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Dependence on God

Jesus’s ministry on earth as a human was marked by a devotion to prayer. Through his prayer life, we see what it means to truly depend on God.

In The Prayers of Jesus: Listening to...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 20:00

If Jesus Is God, Why Did He Pray?

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March 06, 2019 by: Mark Jonesimage

Age-Old Question

Why did Jesus pray? As in any answer to questions like these, one could find many sound reasons to explain why the God-man, Jesus Christ, prayed. Many theologians over the course of church history have wrestled with this question. I think the...

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March 05, 2019 by: Abigail Doddsimage

1. Begin locally and include lay people.

So often the starting place for conversation on gender roles is “out there.” It’s a book someone has written, a famous speaker’s talk or pastor’s sermon, a dust-up on the internet, or some...

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Monday, 04 March 2019 20:00

Parents: Expect Your Kids to Make Mistakes

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March 05, 2019 by: William P. Smithimage

Addressing the Inevitable

Every day as a parent requires you to speak up because one of your kids has messed up. You may not feel prepared, but you have to say something when your child:

  • has run all the water out of the hot water tank . . . again, or...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 22:22

The Benefits of Honoring Singleness

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March 04, 2019 by: Sam Allberry

Honor Singleness

There are a lot of things that the wider church can do to encourage those who are single in their faith. The first is obviously just to think appropriately and biblically about singleness and not have a demeaning view of it.

In many churches,...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 20:00

Glenn Harrington: Be Truthful, Not Original

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March 03, 2019 by: Crossway

Receiving the World that God Has Made

In this six-minute documentary, award-winning painter Glenn Harrington recounts his own journey toward becoming an artist, reflecting on the unique beauty of the natural world, the “language” of painting, and how...

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March 02, 2019 by: Philip Graham Ryken

Inhabiting Metaphors

The Song of Songs gives us a lot of guidance for our love relationship with Jesus Christ. It definitely gives us permission to have a very intimate, affectionate relationship with Jesus. And one of the things I notice in the Bible...

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Friday, 01 March 2019 20:00

What Good Self-Esteem Can’t Do For You

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March 02, 2019 by: Lydia Brownback

Bondage to What?

There’s a link between self-esteem and self-consciousness, but not maybe in the way we initially think. Sometimes, when women struggle with self-consciousness, it means they’re worried what people think of them. So they try to...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:00

Never Forget: You Need What Your Kids Need

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March 01, 2019 by: William P. Smithimage

Life without Limits

I’d been watching my son, Tim, over several days increasingly lose control of his life: spending endless time watching videos on his phone, scattering his belongings all over the house, inhaling any and all baked goods in huge...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:00

Share the Good News of Easter

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March 01, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

A Special Offer for Your Easter Outreach

This spring, Crossway is eager to partner with churches, ministries, and individual Christians to help God’s people share the good news of Easter with their communities. We want to equip people to give unbelieving...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:00

Don’t Fall for This Misconception about Singleness

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February 28, 2019 by: Sam Allberry

A Misunderstanding in the Church

There are a lot of ways we get singleness wrong in the church culture today. Probably one of the most prevailing myths or misunderstandings is the belief that singleness must, by definition, mean that you live a life without...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 20:00

5 Reasons We Don’t Disciple

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February 26, 2019

by: Ajith Fernando

A Great Need

We often hear leaders say that there is a great need for Christians to be discipled; that is, to be personally cared for and nurtured to maturity and fruitfulness. Yet very few leaders seem to be discipling others today. Let me suggest five...

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 20:00

3 Ways Christians Are Sanctified

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February 24, 2019 by: Ajith Fernandoimage

How We Are Sanctified?

There are three primary agents in the character formation or sanctification of a Christian. Within these three categories come several other means that God uses to change Christians.

1. The Word of God

The first agent is Scripture,...

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