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 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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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Heirloom Study Bible’

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October 03, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

An Heirloom Edition

The ESV Study Bible—created by 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers—contains a wide array of study tools, including 20,000+ notes, maps, articles, and more. The ESV Heirloom Study Bible features a premium goatskin cover and...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 21:00

The Best Marriage Ever

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October 03, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

The Beautiful Bride

God is bringing a bride to his son, the second Adam, and presenting her to him. One day we are going to wake up from one of the best naps ever, to be a part of the greatest gift ever, to feast at the richest banquet ever, to gaze at the...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 21:00

The 2 Battles Every Minister Fights

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October 02, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.

Soldiers for Christ

Charles Spurgeon said that the minister is called to be a good soldier of Christ. By that, he means that as a minister, you’re going to constantly fight a war on two fronts. There’s going to be the external war that we...

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October 02, 2018 by: Julie Melilliimage

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

1. God has called us to make disciples of all people no matter their intellectual capabilities.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19

It’s...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 21:00

Why Kids Can and Should Learn Theology

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October 01, 2018 by: Julie Melilli

Theology over Morality

Theology is a big, scary, intimidating word to some people, but really theology is just the study of God. So, theology is ultimately important for children to understand. When you understand theology—when you understand...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 21:00

3 Barriers to Sharing the Gospel with Your Kids

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September 30, 2018 by: Julie Melilli

Sharing with Intentionality

I think three areas where parents, in particular, are challenged in teaching the Bible and theology to their children is with time, temerity, and technology. So, parents often just don’t take the time to do it. As with...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 21:00

Be the Teen God’s Calling You to Be

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September 29, 2018 by: Jaquelle Croweimage

We’re All Distracted

The teen years have been hijacked.

They’ve been hijacked by pleasure–fashion, sex, music, movies. They’ve been hijacked by pressure–from school, peers, and society. And they’ve been hijacked by dist...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:00

David and Goliath Is about More than Having Courage

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September 28, 2018 by: Greg Gilbert

The Larger Narrative of Scripture

Every story in the Bible can be better understood through the lens of Christ and the gospel. One of the most famous ones, for example, is David and Goliath. So, if all you’ve got is the story of little David killing...

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