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

Thursday, 27 February 2020 20:00

10 Key Bible Verses on Sin

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February 28, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Key Bible Verses series.

As Far as the East Is from the West

Because of Christ, our sin does not have to separate us from God. In fact, when we confess it and believe in him, we are cleansed from our unrighteousness and called sons...

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:00

An Open Letter to the Older Women in the Church

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February 27, 2020 by: Kristie Anyabwileimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Older Sister in Christ,

I begin this letter to you with a sad story. The first two older women I asked to mentor me said no. I was devastated. I knew both women pretty well. We served together in...

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:00

February 2020 New Releases

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February 27, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

New Books and Bibles

Below is a list of the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month. Titles include Sanctification by John MacArthur, Living for God by Mark Jones, and the ESV Seek and Find Bible.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:00

How the Anglican Communion Addresses Neo-Paganism

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February 26, 2020 by: Foley Beachimage

The Rise of Neo-Paganism

Any discussion of Anglicanism in our present context must include the rise of neo-pagan Anglicanism in many Anglican churches around the world, especially in the West. This movement has created a battle raging worldwide for the soul...

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Monday, 24 February 2020 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Anglicanism

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February 25, 2020 by: Gerald R. McDermottimage

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

1. It didn’t start with the divorce of Henry VIII.

Actually, it started in the very first centuries of Christianity when Romans settled Britain and Christians came as soldiers,...

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Sunday, 23 February 2020 20:00

Introducing What Is the Gospel? Study Guide

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February 24, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

Define and Apply

Greg Gilbert’s best-selling book What Is the Gospel? has sold over 250,000 copies, helping Christians and non-Christians alike gain a clear understanding of the central message of God’s word. This study guide was created to further...

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February 24, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

What Does the Bible Say about Tithing?

In this episode of The Crossway Podcast, Sam Storms, author of Tough Topics: Biblical Answers to 25 Challenging Questions, discusses what the Bible teaches about...

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Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:00

4 Crucial Truths the Gospel Presents

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February 23, 2020 by: Greg Gilbertimage

The Gospel in Romans 1–4

One of the best places to start looking for a basic explanation of the gospel is Paul’s letter to the Romans. Perhaps more clearly than any other book of the Bible, Romans contains a deliberate, step-by-step expression...

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February 22, 2020 by: Devon Provencherimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Fellow Laborer,

Children are a blessing from the Lord—sweet, reckless, and sometimes crazy blessings from the King. The Lord has given them to us to steward, love—and...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 20:00

One of the Most Misused Words Today

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February 21, 2020 by: A. Craig Troxelimage

Most Used Word

Appearing just under 1,000 times, the word “heart” is used in the Bible more than any other for the inner self.1 The Old Testament uses the Hebrew terms לֵב(leb) 598 times and...

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:00

Why Living for God Depends on Good Theology

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February 20, 2020 by: Mark Jonesimage

What Is True Theology?

Good theology doesn’t necessarily guarantee good living. Far too many pastors, theologians, scholars, and laypersons have possessed good theology and lived like their father, the devil (John 8:44–45). However, for those who...

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February 19, 2020 by: Derek W. H. Thomasimage

Some Guidance before Beginning

It might seem a little silly to offer tips on how to read a book. Don’t you start reading the first page and keep going until you reach the end? Well, yes. And no! Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 20:00

God Blesses Holiness, Not Pastoral Talent

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February 19, 2020 by: John MacArthur

Constantly Turn from Sin

It’s a very simple thing to go down the path of sanctification. Through prayer, cry out to the Lord, confess your sins, repent of your sins, and turn from your sins so that you’re constantly cleansing your heart in an...

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Monday, 17 February 2020 20:00

Parents, Your Kids Need Big Theology

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February 18, 2020 by: Jessica Robyn Provencherimage

The Rich Theology of Hymns

Before our daughter was born, my husband and I made a long list of “musts” and “nevers” like any ambitious parent. As you can imagine, most of those fell by the wayside in the days and months...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:00

Updates to the ESV Bible App for Android and iOS

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February 17, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

Beautiful and Intuitive

The ESV Bible app was designed to facilitate a beautiful and intuitive digital Bible reading experience. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the free app features the full text of the ESV Bible; streaming audio for any passage;...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:00

What Pastors Should Agonize Over

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February 17, 2020 by: John MacArthur

Preaching Christ and Him Crucified

When you look at the apostle Paul, you hardly see a pragmatist. He says to the Corinthians, I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Cor. 2) Wow, that's a pretty narrow message. So...

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Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:00

Jesus Prayed for Your Sanctification

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February 16, 2020 by: John MacArthurimage

An Urgent Plea

Bear in mind that the very centerpiece of Jesus’s prayer as our great high priest is an earnest, urgent plea for our sanctification. Consider the larger context of that prayer request. It is the night of Jesus’s betrayal. John...

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February 16, 2020 by: Dirk Jongkindimage

More Precision in Understanding

God’s word is powerful. When reading our Bible we hear his voice. However, it does not mean that Scripture is always easy to understand—some things are hard and difficult. Knowledge of the underlying Greek helps...

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Friday, 14 February 2020 20:00

What Love Requires of Us

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February 15, 2020 by: Hayley DiMarcoimage

More than a Feeling

Most of us grow up thinking that love is romance and ecstasy. We hear the words “You complete me,” and we melt into a puddle of emotional goo. We understand that love is more than just feelings, but when those feelings of...

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Friday, 14 February 2020 20:00

Pastor: Is Your Holiness a Priority?

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February 15, 2020 by: John MacArthur

What Pragmatism Has Caused

There's diminishing interest in holiness and godliness among this generation of younger pastors because of pragmatism. There now have been several decades of basic pragmatism invading the church so that success is more related...

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Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:00

10 Key Bible Verses on Marriage

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February 14, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Key Bible Verses series.

Instruction from God’s Word

Scripture gives men and women direction for how to relate to one another in marriage and a clear picture of the plans and purposes that God has for his people through this...

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February 14, 2020 by: Barry Danylakimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Single Man or Woman,

It seems the Christmas decorations are not even completely packed away before every neighborhood card and gift shop has transformed itself into a sea of red, reminding us that...

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:00

Worship Is a Dialogue

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February 13, 2020 by: Mark Jonesimage

A Big Deal

Christianity makes a big deal of corporate worship. When the church gathers on the Lord’s Day, we do so primarily to worship God. We come to the Father in the name of Christ by the power of the Spirit, and we do so in a manner acceptable to...

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February 12, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV Digital Scripture Journal series.

Ideas and Uses

The ESV Digital Scripture Journal is tailored to take advantage of the portability and dynamic features of a digital Bible without losing the beauty and interactive nature of a...

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Monday, 10 February 2020 20:00

3 Ways Grace Teaches Holiness

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February 11, 2020 by: John MacArthurimage

How Grace Instructs Us

How does grace instruct us, and what does it teach? The biblical answer to that question is a definitive refutation of antinomian doctrine: “The grace of God . . . train[s] us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and...

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