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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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 20:00

How Biblical Doctrine Makes Us Beautiful

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January 09, 2019 by: Michael Reeves

God’s Glory Shining

The Reformation was intimately tied to beauty, goodness, and human flourishing because the Reformers were seeing—through Scripture—God’s glory shine. And as God’s glory is made known, it’s in that...

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January 08, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke

Acknowledging Sin

The Puritans have influenced me in huge ways throughout my life. I was nine years old when I first came under conviction of sin. I felt my sinfulness, went to my dad’s bookcase, and I scanned all of his Puritan books. I saw The Life...

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 20:00

What Did Jesus Teach about Money?

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January 07, 2019 by: Paul David Trippimage

This article is part of the What Did Jesus Teach? series.

Tale of Two Kingdoms

When it comes to kingdoms, there are really only two choices. With every choice, decision, or action, you live out of a deep heart allegiance to the kingdom of self or the...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 20:00

What’s Your Ambition’s Agenda?

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January 06, 2019 by: Dave Harveyimage

Who We Are vs. What We Do

If you’re anything like me, when you think about your calling as a Christian, your thoughts probably go to What am I going to do for God? Jake feels called to serve the poor; Maggie’s called to nursing; Leroy’s...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 22:20

Does Baptism Save? (1 Peter 3)

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January 05, 2019 by: Sam Stormsimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,19in which he went and proclaimed to...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 20:00

How Education Can Bring Renewal to the Church

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January 05, 2019 by: Ted Newellimage

A Sign of Turnaround

Sometimes the story of Christianity in the modern world since 1500 seems to be one of long decline. However, there have been powerful renewals of faith and church life in those centuries, too.

What led Charlemagne, king of central Europe...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 20:00

The Recipe for Good Pastoral Theology

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January 04, 2019 by: Michael Reeves

An Underrated Theologian

Spurgeon isn’t always thought of as a theologian. He’s thought of as a popular preacher. In reality, he was a theologian. He read books of theology avidly. He was reading six books of theology a week. He was studying...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 20:00

Do Christians Fast Because Food and Drink Are Bad?

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January 03, 2019 by: Joe Rigney

Loving Too Much

There are a number of ways that God has provided for us in order to ensure that he remains supreme. Given the sinfulness of our hearts, the things of earth can become a distraction, can become too precious to us—not too precious in an...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 20:00

7 Things We Can Learn from the Puritans

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January 02, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke

Loving the Truth, Hating Sin

The Puritans have many things to offer modern Christians. The first is that they shape your mind according to the Bible. They loved the Bible, they lived the Bible, they sang the Bible, they preached the Bible, they read the...

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January 01, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

New Mercies for a New Year

We all need fresh starts from time to time. The reality of our sin-soaked lives requires it. Thankfully, God’s mercy towards us is new each day because of Christ.

In the...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 20:00

Start a Free 3-Month ESV.org Subscription

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January 01, 2019 by:image

3 Months Free for New Subscribers

Are you eager to get more out of your Bible reading and study?

For one week only starting today, new esv.org subscribers can sign up for free access to our Basic + Commentaries subscription package through April 1, 2019, which features...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 20:00

Words of Truth for a New Year

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December 31, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A New Start

A new year has arrived! And like the year before it, this new 365 days has come with much anticipation.

Many people begin January 1 with goals, hopes, dreams, and perhaps even a plan of action for all that they would like to accomplish. The...

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Saturday, 29 December 2018 20:00

The Deceit of Affluence

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December 30, 2018 by: Mez McConnell

The Danger of Wealth

Jesus said it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, right? What he’s saying is this: When you’ve got money, when you’ve got material wealth,...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 20:00

10 Most Popular Articles in 2018

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December 29,

2018

by: Crosswayimage

The numeral 777 represents perfection, but John says 666 is the number of a man. The numeral 666, then, represents what is anti-god and antichrist, all that is in opposition to the one true God....

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December 28, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoung

Fulfilling the Law

In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 5, Jesus says that he’s not come to set aside the law and the prophecies—to loose, destroy, or abolish them—but to fulfill them.

On the one hand we want to be careful when we...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 20:00

5 Tips for Starting a Bible Study

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December 27, 2018 by: Kristofer D. Holroydimage

1. Carefully select a purpose.

Followers of Jesus get together for all kinds of reasons: fellowship, prayer, accountability, mutual encouragement, and—of course—Bible study. Before beginning a new gathering of God’s people,...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 20:00

3 Threats to Deep Relationships

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December 26, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

A Cord of 3 Strands

What makes deep relationships so uncommon and challenging today? Why do we so rarely walk out the front door, enter another human being’s home, and enjoy a real, personal, in-the-flesh conversation?

Of course, our own sin affects...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 20:00

5 Passages to Read Christmas Morning

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December 25, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Isaiah 9:6–7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince...

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December 24, 2018 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Alexander E. Stewartimage

The Bible as God’s Story

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.1

Our lives are original...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 20:00

Have You Any Room?

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December 23, 2018 by: Charles H. Spurgeonimage
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. —Luke 2:7

A Place to Lay His Head

When all persons of the house of David were thus driven to...

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December 22, 2018 by: Michael Reeves

Preaching Christ

Spurgeon was very concerned that his preaching address the needs of the people where they were at. He was actually highly wary of having sermon series, saying most preachers are not interesting enough to be able to hold people’s...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 20:00

Daily Wisdom from Proverbs: A 1-Year Reading Plan

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December 21, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

Just a Few Verses per Day

The book of Proverbs is a unique and treasured part of the Bible, rich with timeless wisdom. It is meant to be read slowly and meditatively, yet most reading plans require whole...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:00

Come, Let Us Adore Him: A 5-Day Devotional

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December 20, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

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

Recapture the Awe

The story of Christmas is distinct from all other stories because it’s real. Every year, as we revisit the narrative, we can tend to forget this, as our hearts and minds rehearse...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:50

A Look Back at 2018

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December 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

To God Be the Glory

As 2018 draws to an end, we would like to look back at what God has been pleased to do in and through Crossway over the last 12 months.

As the world is ever changing, Crossway—originally founded 80 years ago—remains committed to...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:00

God’s Passion for God at Christmas

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December 19, 2018 by: John Piperimage
For this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name. —John 12:27–28

Glory to God in the Highest

One of the most famous Christmas scenes in the Bible is the announcement to the shepherds by an angel that the Savior is born. And...

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