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Your Most Basic Need

We must train ourselves to slow down and recognize the greatest need we have is met in Christ’s coming.

You’re Not Just a Sinner

Joe Rigney

The fact that you have a cesspool of sin down in your heart doesn’t mean you should camp down there because that’s precisely what God is trying to lead you out of.

You Can Trust God's Design for Sex

Paul David Tripp

The essence of obedience is not simply doing the right stuff. Rather, the essence of obedience is the heart, and what must live in the heart of the obedient person is a willing submission to God’s authority.

Words of Truth for a New Year

For Christians, the start of a new year arrives with reminders afresh of the glorious promises that God has made to his people through the Bible.

Wise Women Know How to Think, Feel, and Want (Part 2)

Lydia Brownback

Just consider the roller-coaster ride of emotions we can experience in the course of a single week (or, for some of us, a single day): anger, love, frustration, joy, sorrow, annoyance, irritation, fear, anxiety, peace, satisfaction, exultation, discouragement, happiness, fulfillment, dissatisfaction, anticipation.

Win 8 Books by Paul David Tripp

The ministry of Paul David Tripp exists to encourage Christ followers back to the gospel of grace for help in every season of life's challenges.

Why Work?

Tom Nelson

From the very beginning of Scripture we see that the one true God is not a couch potato God, nor did he create a couch potato world.

Why We Need Reformation Anglicanism

Ashley Null

The two greatest issues facing Christianity in the West are (1) the Bible’s growing lack of authority in the Church, and (2) the lack of transformed lives among those who attend.

Why We Dare Not Seek God without Christ

Mark Jones

The true and living God is too much for us to bear, to handle, to conceive, to adore, to know, to trust, to understand, and to worship. The Incomprehensible One is simply too much for us in every conceivable way.

Why Tracts Matter

Tracts are meant to be informal or conversational—easily comprehended and relational in style.

Why Tracts?

Tracts are creative, short-form gospel presentations, convenient to use and economical to produce and distribute.

Why the Book of Psalms Is for You

Dane C. Ortlund

The Psalms were written for ordinary Christians leading ordinary lives—lives marked by depression, discouragement, despair, frustration, or maybe even numbness toward God or anger toward others.

Why Study the Books of 1–2 Kings?

Gavin Ortlund

This is a theologically rich book that makes a unique contribution to our understanding of our sin and frailty, God’s character and provision, and the plan of redemption being worked out in history.

Why Study the Book of Judges?

Miles V. Van Pelt

The narratives contained in the book of Judges were written to “bear witness” or “testify” to the person and work of Jesus and the great salvation that he has achieved for his people.

Why Study the Book of Job?

Eric Ortlund

Perhaps the most important reason for reading the book, however, is that Job’s tragedy—an experience of searing pain and loss which did not make sense within any framework Job had—is all too common.

Why Study the Book of James?

Greg Gilbert

James is an intensely practical book, filled with exhortations to Christians about the way they should live their lives now that they have been given new life in Jesus.

Why Study the Book of Acts?

Justin S. Holcomb

The book of Acts does not primarily provide us with human patterns to emulate or avoid. Instead, it repeatedly calls us to reflect upon the work of God, fulfilled in Jesus Christ, establishing the church by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Why Serial Captivates Us

Serial offers us insights into our culture’s longings, revealing God’s truth in the world around us.

Why Read "Date Your Wife"?

Wondering if you should read the book? Here are some recent videos, reviews, and quotes about this new book from Justin Buzzard.

Why God Saved You

Paul R. House

God saves people for a purpose. Salvation in Christ begins a life spent growing into being like him and serving him faithfully.

Why Giving 10% Isn’t Enough

Greg Forster

Human beings—as image-bearers of the God who made the world—are responsible to take care of the world and to use their time, talent, and treasure in everything they do for the Lord.

Why Do Traditions Matter?

Noël Piper

Although we cannot bequeath God to our children, we can help them know him and understand him in ways that prepare them to believe in his name.

Why Are Movies So Powerful?

Grant Horner

Culture is more than just what we believe and what we do; it is also our whole framework for comprehending the world, for making sense, or trying to make sense, out of life.

Why Am I So Unhappy?

Why are so many people so unhappy in so many different circumstances?

Who Is Jesus?

Greg Gilbert

A Historical Person Maybe you have never really thought about who Jesus is, or whether his claims have any implications for your life. After all, we’re talking about a man who was born in the …

Which Large Print ESV Bible Is Right for You?

Whether you're a pastor looking for a large print Bible for preaching or you're simply wanting a larger, readable type size for personal reading and study, Crossway offers several editions to suit your needs.

Which ESV Bible Is Right for You?

To help you find the Bible that’s right for you or someone you love, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular editions, organized by category.

When Our Pursuit of Freedom Results in Slavery

Redemption: An Interview with Mike Wilkerson Mike Wilkerson (author of Redemption) sees that many addictions stem from past abuse. The scars of abuse turn to addictions as a means of coping with the pain. Though …

When Jesus Sang

I wonder what that song was like for Jesus. I wonder because of the other details the Gospel writers also included about that evening—and there are many.

When Grace Dances

Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

As we savor the good news of the sin-bearing servant of the Lord, we learn to enthuse. The gospel of a surprising salvation can only make us laugh, sing, and cheer.

What Your Complaining Says about God

One of the things that’s important for us to do for our own sanctification is to ask the question, “Why am I grumbling and complaining about this?”

What to Say to a Grieving Person

Nancy Guthrie

Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say to someone who is grieving. Yet there are helpful words we can give to people who are suffering—words that will actually help and encourage in the midst of grief.

What’s Your Motto?

Bob Cutillo, MD

For every generation, how we live and what goals we pursue depends a great deal on why we think we are here and where we think we are going.

What Makes Salvation So Great

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

What is more wonderful than to be able to put your head on the pillow knowing that if you die during the night it doesn’t matter, that you will go to heaven and wake up there as a child of God?

What Makes Evangelicals Different?

Kevin DeYoung

What is it that separates evangelicals from the rest of the world, even some other branches of Christianity? The fundamental dividing line is the belief in the inerrancy and authority of Scripture. Why does it matter if we believe this or not?

What Is True Worship?

Bob Kauflin

It’s the Spirit who brings life to our spirits and enables us to know, love, and worship God the Father through Jesus Christ.

What Is True Wellness?

John Dunlop, MD

In order to have this unified focus on God and his glory in our lives we must carefully review each area of our lives to see what changes are needed.

What Is the Gospel?

Greg Gilbert

Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus.

What Is Feminism?

Courtney Reissig

Nearly every few weeks, it seems, another female celebrity is either claiming feminism for herself or renouncing feminism as an unnecessary ideology for women today.

What Do I Use to Write in My Bible?

When it comes to underlining and writing in the margins of our Bibles, the choice of writing utensil can make all the difference in preserving the appearance and longevity of the thin Bible paper.

What Did Jesus Teach about Evangelism?

Jerram Barrs

When we look at Jesus’s life and ministry we also see that he was the greatest evangelist. In his earthly ministry he was the light of the world, the one who always lived in a way that was pleasing to his Father.

What Are Your Blind Spots?

Our blind spots lead to divisions and disagreements, preventing God’s people from testifying to his grace with one voice.

What All Healthy Churches Have in Common

Mark Dever

The most important things about a Christian church are always the things that make it a Christian church. The things that are unique about your church or mine can never be the most important things about it.

We Were Made for Intimacy

We were made for closeness to others and to God through Christ, and yet it doesn’t always feel as though we can grasp God’s nearness to us.

We Cannot Domesticate Jesus

John Piper

Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Look at him. Don’t close your eyes and hope for a word of confirmation. Keep your eyes open and fill them with the full portrait of Jesus provided in the Bible.

Watch the Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full Trailer

In Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms, Gloria Furman, a pastor's wife and mother of four, shows us how to pursue a vibrant and ever-growing relationship with Christ in the midst of the busyness of life.

Walk in Love

Gloria Furman

Casting off the old self and walking in love is only possible through God's work in us as new creation.

Virtual Church Is an Oxymoron

Collin Hansen

Virtual church cannot deliver the water of baptism. It cannot deliver the body and the blood, the bread and the wine of Christ's body broken and his blood shed for us.

Viral Anxiety

Gloria Furman

Because of Christ we can rejoice in hope, and there is no place for anxiety in the city that is to come.

Video: The Prodigal Church

If you treat your church like a business, you will see other churches as competition. You'll worry about turf and market share.

Video: The Joy of Calvinism

Justin Taylor recently sat down with Greg Forster, author of The Joy of Calvinism, who asserts that Calvinism is a largely misunderstood tradition that is ultimately about joy and the love of a God who saves.

Video: Kristyn Getty on Coming Back to the Bible

In this video, singer and songwriter Kristyn Getty shares two passages that have had a big influence on her life and offers some encouragement for those struggling to consistently read God's Word.

Video: J.I. Packer on Weakness

J.I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of the forthcoming Weakness is the Way, reflects on his experience of weakness, having been hit by a bread truck as a child and now facing the realities of aging.

Video: Invisible Creature

Don Clark discusses why he creates art and how it has the potential to give us a glimpse of the way the world was intended to be.

Video: Elyse Fitzpatrick on How She Reads the Bible

In this video, author and speaker Elyse Fitzpatrick explains why she stopped reading through the entire Bible every year and reminds us that God doesn't get "mad" at us when we miss a day of reading his Word.

Video: Disability and the Gospel

"Why do we in the evangelical church in the West demand that everyone be “normal” and look the same? Why do we as a culture try so hard (and succeed so well!) at hiding people …

Video: Crazy Busy in Chicago

Standing outside Ogilvie Transportation Center, Crossway said good morning to hundreds of sleepy commuters while handing out high-fives, corny jokes, and Starbucks VIA packets to those who were too busy to stop for coffee.

Video: Christian Guides to the Classics Series

In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.

Video: Biblical Theology Has A Center

In the Old Testament: God used judgment of the Egyptians and Canaanites to save the Israelites. In the New Testament: God's righteous judgment on the cross brought us salvation. At the end of time: God's …

Urgent Ministry Opportunity

Yesterday we posted an urgent request from Crossway's president, Dr. Lane Dennis, concerning an extraordinary opportunity to meet a matching grant for $270,000. In the above video, Dr. Dennis provides some perspective on why this opportunity is so important to the ministry work of Crossway.

Turn and Live

Zack Eswine

Zack Eswine explains how Ezekiel 18 provides a summary of the gospel in the Old Testament.

Truth That Transforms the Teen Years

The teenage years have been hijacked—by pleasure, pressure, entertainment, and distraction. But there is one truth that has the power to totally change the life of a teenager: the gospel.

Trevin Wax's Challenge to the Church, to Us

Do our hopes and dreams look the same as the world's? Do we claim Jesus is Lord, and then relentlessly pursue a bigger paycheck, a bigger house, a better job, or more leisure?

Treasured Words on the Altar of the Urgent

If we're honest with ourselves, often, in the craziness of life, instead of treasuring and applying more Scripture to a heart that needs it we shy away from time in the Word.

Tracts for a New Season

If we’re after true and lasting change, we must pray that the Lord work out our sanctification by his Spirit

To Be Human, To Read the Bible, To Live

James M. Hamilton Jr.

James M. Hamilton Jr. discusses the challenges of being human, bearing the image, striving to know God, to find truth, and to help others find their joy, satisfaction, purpose, meaning, and life in knowing God through his Son, Jesus Christ, by the power of the Spirit.

The Value of Being Blunt

John Piper

We have much to learn from the apostle who had the ability to be blunt and corrective while striving toward peace with others in kindness.

The Urgent Need of the Gospel

At Crossway, we would be grateful for your urgent prayers and gracious support for our upcoming ministry projects.

The Three Stages of Temptation

Russell Moore

Temptation is typically gradual. There's more going on behind the scenes before one gives in to full-blown sin. Russell Moore explains the three stages of temptation.

The Task of the Apologist

R. C. Sproul

The defense of the faith is not a luxury or an intellectual vanity, but instead is a task appointed by God that you should be able to give a reason for the hope that is in you as you bear witness before the world.

The Search for Love

Mike Cosper

Maybe in every story is a thread that the human heart that can’t give up the belief that one day, true love will come along.

The Promises of God: A 7-Day Devotional

We are to treat a promise of God as reality, as someone treats a check. We are to take the promise and endorse it with our own name by personally receiving it as true.

The Power of Double Listening

Tim Chester

Double listening . . . is the faculty of listening to two voices at the same time, the voice of God through Scripture and the voices of men and women around us.

The Orange

Finding out your children have special needs is kind of like being given an orange.

The Normalization of Pride

Russell Moore

Pride is, by definition, idolatrous and insurrectionist because it is rooted in ingratitude. It glorifies the creature over against the Creator and claims the inheritance rights of image-bearers without acknowledging that we have these things …

The New City Catechism Curriculum

The New City Catechism Curriculum features 52 engaging lessons designed to help children ages 8–11 learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith.

The Most Epic Tale of All

It is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is the most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written.

The Lost Art of Catechesis

Catechesis is meant to be a robust witness to biblical faith and practice, a tool which in the hands of skilled practitioners to be used to instruct, form, and make mature disciples.

The Legacy of the ESV Study Bible

When we first began work on the ESV Study Bible, we could never have anticipated the way God would use it to encourage and equip Christians to study his word.

The Key to True Grit

R. Kent Hughes

If we have stripped ourselves bare of all besetting sins and every hindrance, and have begun to run with perseverance our race, we are then given the focus that guarantees our finishing well.

The Imperfect Pastor

Zach Eswine shares his own story of loss and the stunning realization that true faithfulness is not synonymous with ministry success.

The History of the ESV

The ESV is a treasure that has been transmitted to us—a treasure we have sought to transmit to the body of Christ, to a new generation, and even to generations beyond.

The Heart Behind the ESV

The ESV is an “essentially” translation of the Bible in contemporary English emphasizing “word-for-word” accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning.

The Gospel in Zechariah

Iain M. Duguid

Writing to people who were discouraged by living, after the exile, Zechariah encouraged them to look forward to the day when the Lord would act once again.

The Gospel in Romans

Robert W. Yarbrough

Romans explains the saving work of Jesus reported in the Gospels, and unpacks many of the teachings that were foundational to the churches that arose in Acts.

The Gospel in Nahum

Michael J. Glodo

In a variety of ways, the prophecy of Nahum brings home the gospel and carries along the redemptive story that culminates in Jesus Christ.

The Gospel in Matthew

Frank Thielman

For Matthew, the gospel is the good news that God has inaugurated the final stage of his plan to reclaim the world from the destruction of sin and establish his just and merciful reign over it.

The Gospel in Malachi

Iain M. Duguid

The book of Malachi contains six oracles (or disputations) that each begin with a saying of the people, to which the Lord responds through his prophet.

The Gospel in Jonah

Colin S. Smith

Once we begin to pull back the layers of the story, we discover that it is not really about what Jonah is doing for God, but what God is doing for Jonah.

The Gospel in Isaiah

Kelly M. Kapic

Isaiah’s messianic profile informs Christian worship of Jesus as the suffering servant who brings a new creation through his life-giving resurrection.

The Gospel in Hebrews

Robert A. Peterson

While Hebrews clearly makes its own unique contribution, it joins other New Testament books in exulting in the same amazing grace in Jesus that forms the Bible’s main message.

The Gospel in Ezra

Kathleen Nielson

God’s covenant promises are gloriously on display as this weak, struggling remnant returns to Jerusalem after the exile to live together again as his people.

The Gospel in Esther

Elyse Fitzpatrick

For believers today, the significance of the book of Esther is that it coordinates with the rest of the Old Testament to foreshadow Jesus as deliverer and mediator for God’s people.

The Gospel in Daniel

Bryan Chapell

The “gospel according to Daniel” comes in glowing revelations of the power of God to redeem his people, overcome their enemies, and plan their future.

The Gospel in 1 Timothy

R. Kent Hughes

The thrust of 1 Timothy is that godliness is central to the Christian’s continuing in the gospel and the church’s proclamation of the gospel.

The Gospel in 1–3 John

Mike Bullmore

The word “gospel” never appears in the letters of John. Yet it is hard to imagine a book more intimately connected to the gospel of saving grace in Christ Jesus than John’s first letter.

The Gospel in 1–2 Samuel

V. Philips Long

In the riveting stories of 1 and 2 Samuel we catch glimpses of who God is, what he does, what life is like with him and without him, and what life can become by his grace and in the power of his Spirit.

The Gospel in 1–2 Kings

Miles V. Van Pelt

The clear contrast between God’s covenant-keeping and Israel’s covenant breaking, particularly among Israel’s kings, is perhaps the most important theme in the book of Kings.

The Good News of Easter

Christ's resurrection is more than just a historical event—it is good news about eternal life!

The Godly Wife

Jani Ortlund

Human marriage is not the ultimate human experience. Our relationship with God is. But under Christ, marriage is the most profound human relationship we have.

The Fuzzification of Faith

J. I. Packer

When the church ceases to treat the Bible as a final standard of spiritual truth and wisdom, it is going to wobble between maintaining its tradition in a changing world and adapting to that world.

The ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible

The Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible was designed to be a Bible that would last a lifetime. In keeping with it’s name, it is an edition that can be passed from generation to generation.

The ESV Bible in Kenya

Through various partnerships, Crossway can focus on what we do best and our partners focus on what they do best, and together we can better serve the worldwide church.

The Duality of Your Calling

David Mathis

Why has there arisen this impulse in our day toward pastor-scholars and scholar-pastors? Why are so many in the younger generation reluctant to let the pastoral and scholarly roads diverge?

The Demise of the Deified Self

Jen Oshman

Truly, we are lost in a darkness of our own making, and we got here by dethroning God and enthroning ourselves. We’ve deified ourselves. And it’s led to our demise.

The Day My Worst Nightmare Came True

Four years ago, Cameron Cole came face-to-face with his worst nightmare. The one thing that he hoped and prayed would never happen, did happen.

The Danger of Self-Care

Lydia Brownback

Self-care has become a thing. The trend got traction by appealing to necessity—you can’t care for others if you don’t first care for yourself.

The Contagion of Grace

Rosaria Butterfield

When Jesus walked the earth, he wasn’t afraid to touch hurting people. He drew people in close. He met them empty and left them full and turned everything upside down.

The Common Calling of All Women

Abigail Dodds

Am I faithfully obeying God as his child by meeting the genuine needs of others, or am I pursuing self-actualization, self-fulfillment, or selfish ambition apart from him?

The Church's Mission

Pastor Jeff Vanderstelt explains why he no longer tells people to "go be Jesus" among the lost.

The Calling of a Pastor's Wife

Pastor's wife and blogger Jen Thorn talks about the unique calling of the pastor's wife to the church and her family.

The Bible and Islam

Timothy C. Tennent

The emergence of Islam and the Qur’an can be properly understood only within the larger context of the Bible and the monotheism of Islam’s two main predecessors, Judaism and Christianity.

The Best Reason to Read the Bible

Jen Wilkin

A lot of people think that the reason they are to study the Bible is so that they can know the Bible well. But when we study the Bible, we always should be coming to an increasing knowledge of God not just the Bible.

The Bad News of the Kingdom

Michael Lawrence

The news of the kingdom of God is simultaneously good and bad—good for the cosmos and bad for sinners. Systematic theology helps us personally resolve the bad news of the kingdom.

The Apostle Paul: A 5-Day Devotional

Over the next five days, learn more about the apostle and be encouraged to imitate his example of unwavering confidence in God's grace and love toward others.

The 5th Commandment Is for Adults Too

Jen Wilkin

The fifth commandment is found in the middle of a list of commands clearly addressed to adults, targeting issues that are, developmentally speaking, primarily the concerns of adulthood.

Suffering: A 7-Day Reading Plan

This 7-day Bible reading plan was created to help you draw encouragement from God's Word in the midst of suffering—leading to hope in the gospel through the power of the Spirit.