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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November 25, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

More Than a Chaperone

Historically, churches have had a false paradigm for what ministry should look like. Unfortunately, people have seen the function of youth ministry as getting kids in the door and keeping them out of trouble. So as a result, churches...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Church in the Bible

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November 25, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Church Life: Unity

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:00

Beware of the Idol of Busyness at Christmas

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November 24, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Guard the Meaning of Christmas

It is really sad how much of our time, effort, and energies are captured by the cultural busyness of Christmastime, rather than the core of the Advent story. We allow Christmas to be more about created stuff than it is...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:00

How to Eat with Gratitude This Thanksgiving

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November 23, 2017 by: John Piperimage
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:00

5 Readings for Your Thanksgiving Gathering

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November 22, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Communal Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, as you gather around the dinner table with your friends and family, consider reading aloud some biblical reflections on the topic of thanksgiving. We hope that these 5 Scripture passages and corresponding quotations will...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 20:00

Why Does Food Matter?

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November 21, 2017 by: Tim Chesterimage

The Goodness of Creation

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, [Jesus] gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people. —Luke 9:16

In receiving the bread with thanksgiving, Jesus...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:00

9 Passages to Read on Gratitude

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November 20, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

1. Psalm 95:1-7

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great...

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:00

The Connection between Thankfulness and Joy

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November 19, 2017 by: Jenny Saltimage
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres. . . . Then I brought the...

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Adoption

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November 19, 2017 by: Russell D. Mooreimage

1. Adoption reflects the gospel.

The Bible tells us that human families are reflective of an eternal fatherhood (Eph. 3:14–15). We know, then, what human fatherhood ought to look like on the basis of how our Father God behaves toward us. But the...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Thanksgiving

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November 18, 2017 by: Nathan A. Finnimage

1. Numerous nations celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday.

Many Americans consider Thanksgiving to be the quintessentially American holiday. It marks the beginning of our “holiday season,” a period that lasts into Christmas and through New...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:00

How We Illuminated All 66 Books of the Bible

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November 17, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Thoughtful Design

Throughout the creation process of the ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition, artist Dana Tanamachi, along with a small team of researchers, pored over the biblical text, gathering themes, motifs, symbols, and imagery to use as a...

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November 17, 2017 by: Crosswayimage1. Significant discoveries have been made related to the Greek New Testament in the last few decades.

Soon after the publication of Erasmus’s first edition of the Greek New Testament in 1516, multiple editions of the Greek New Testament began to be...

 

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:00

Study the Greek New Testament for Free at ESV.org

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November 17, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Study the Greek New Testament . . . for Free

Did you know that you can read and study the Greek New Testament for free at ESV.org?

Crossway is pleased to announce that the full text of The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge—a...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:58

Why You Can Trust Your English Bible

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November 16, 2017 by: Greg Gilbertimage

Copies of Copies of Copies?

When I was in high school and college, I took a few foreign language courses. My favorite by far was Spanish, and though this won’t sound impressive to you real scholars out there, by the end of it all I had spent four...

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November 16, 2017 by: Peter J. Williamsimage

A Good Ambition

Every pastor who can should study the Bible in its original languages. That does not mean every pastor should become a language expert or feel guilty about one more thing in an already punishing schedule. What I mean is that, within the...

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November 16, 2017 by: Crossway

Back to the Source

Modern Christians are privileged to live in a day with many reliable English Bible translations. Even though we no longer have the biblical writers' original manuscripts, we can have confidence that the Bibles that we hold in our hands are...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:00

A Marvel More Fascinating Than Your iPhone

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November 15, 2017 by: Douglas D. Axe

More Complex Than an iPhone

We look at something like an iPhone and recognize it as a technological marvel. It’s far beyond things of yesteryear that were technological marvels in their day. You look at a steam engine and recognize that it’s...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 20:00

What Is Theistic Evolution?

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November 14, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

Evolution as Change Over Time

Theistic evolution actually can be a number of different distinct ideas because the term evolution can have a number of distinct definitions. If you think of the most basic definition of evolution as just being change over...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 20:00

5 Ways to Use an Illuminated Bible

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November 14, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Simple Suggestions for Engaging with God's Word

This month, we introduced the ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition. This unique Bible pays homage to the long history of illuminated manuscripts (a practice that dates back to the 5th century) in addition...

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November 13, 2017 by: Crossway

Where Do We Come From?

The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church.

Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to an unassailable scientific...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:00

How to Cultivate a Culture of Adoption

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November 12, 2017 by: Russell D. Mooreimage

More Than an Interest Group

The church is the transnational, transgenerational body of Christ, the redeemed of all of the ages. But the church expresses itself in this age in local, palpable gatherings of believers in covenant with one another. When I...

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November 12, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Be Proactive and Maintain Focus

Here's how you can survive Christmas as a family and not have your focus completely taken away: start early. Don't wait until December 15th. Start talking about the fact that Christmas is coming and what this time of the...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Atonement in the Bible

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November 11, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Salvation: Atonement

“If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.” —Numbers 35:30

In Numbers 35, the second generation of...

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November 10, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Focus on the Gospel and Read Scripture

If you're a husband and wife and you want to have some kind of gospel incarnation sanity during Christmas, you're just going to have to be intentional. Nothing in the surrounding culture is going to reinforce...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 00:09

A New Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp

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November 09, 2017 by: Crossway

Reclaiming the Wonder of Christmas

Every time the Christmas season comes around, we look forward to putting up a tree, giving and receiving gifts, and participating in other traditions that make this wonderful time of year so special. But sometimes the most...

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