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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Monday, 18 November 2019 20:00

How to Develop a Heart of Thanksgiving

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Gratitude as It Relates to Hospitality

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful” (Col. 3:15). Focusing on what I don’t have or what I can’t do is a common...

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Monday, 18 November 2019 20:00

Will You Be Faithful Even if It Costs You?

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November 19, 2019 by: G. K. Beale

We Need Irony to Grow

The question is, Why do we need the principle of irony in order for Christian faith to grow? Well, God often brings us—and always will bring us, even if it’s only at the bay of the time of our death unless Jesus comes back...

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Monday, 18 November 2019 14:05

Introducing Crossway+

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November 19, 2019 by: Crossway

Become a Crossway+ Member

Today, we are pleased to announce the official launch of Crossway+, a new membership program designed to provide you with resources aimed at strengthening your faith and serving the church. Registering for a free Crossway+ membership...

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 20:00

Podcast: The Man behind Calvinism (Derek Thomas)

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November 18, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Why John Calvin Still Matters

In this episode, Derek Thomas discusses John Calvin's enduring legacy. He reflects on the importance of predestination and election in John Calvin's theology as a whole,...

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Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:00

Does God Ever Give Christians Over to Their Idols?

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November 17, 2019 by: G. K. Beale

Punished by Your Sin

The notion of the retributive irony has to do with being punished by means of your own sin. I want to address two things here. Can believers suffer this kind of retributive irony? First of all, let’s focus a little bit more on...

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Friday, 15 November 2019 20:00

Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational Integration

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November 16, 2019 by: Dave Wrightimage

From Segregated to Integrated

We see in Scripture two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry. One is that when God’s people gather to worship, all the generations tend to be included. The other is that faith being passed from one...

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November 15, 2019 by: Gavin Ortlund

A Pastoral Tension

One of the books that I always recommend to people is Gregory the Great’s, The Book of Pastoral Rule. He was a pope. Calvin called him “the last good pope,” and by everyone’s estimation, he was a very capable...

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 20:00

The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible

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November 14, 2019 by: G. K. Beale

When Weakness Is Strength

Retributive and restorative irony ultimately finds its zenith of expression at the cross. So for example, the devil is doing all he can to destroy Jesus and he thinks finally he’s come up with the ultimate plan to put him to...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:00

How to Find True Fulfillment in Marriage

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November 13, 2019 by: Tim Savage

Fulfillment in Marriage

Many seek deeper fulfillment in marriage. What could be more encouraging than the union of two people whose lives intermingle in a symphony of mutual support, whose destinies run together in a rainbow of shared dreams, whose vows...

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November 13, 2019 by: Graham A. Cole

Are Angels and Demons Around?

It’s a good question to ask what role demons play in the life of a Christian—and angels as well. In general terms, we find in Scripture that angels are ministering spirits. But the Scripture doesn’t give us...

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November 12, 2019 by: Gavin Ortlund

Unfamiliar Doctrines

A lot of times, evangelicals neglect the doctrine of God because we tend to focus on the things where we’ve had to fight battles. Sometimes the doctrine of God is just assumed and we haven’t had to fight about it—so...

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:00

How to Pray for Your Pastor

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November 11, 2019 by: Jeramie Rinneimage

This article is part of the How to Pray series.

Pray that your pastor would fear God and not man.

God’s glory is the goal and purpose of everything, “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever” (Rom....

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:00

Podcast: Are Angels and Demons Still Active Today?

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November 11, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

What Scripture Says about Angels, Demons, and Satan

Graham Cole, author of Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons discusses what the Bible really teaches us about angels. He talks...

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Saturday, 09 November 2019 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Angels

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November 10, 2019 by: Graham A. Cole

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

1. Angels are ministering spirits.

The book of Hebrews provides the key descriptors of angels: “Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to...

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Friday, 08 November 2019 20:00

Hospitality Starts with Your Family

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November 09, 2019 by: Pat Ennis, Lisa Tatlock

A Natural Outworking

“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness” (Prov. 31:27). If the Lord has given us a family, extending hospitality to our family is our first priority. Once we have...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Church Membership

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November 08, 2019 by: Paul Alexander

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

1. Membership is not “in the Bible.”

At least, it’s not there in a proof-text sort of way. Local church membership is not the eleventh commandment, or an additional...

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November 07, 2019 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, David W. Jones

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

A Call to Forsake

While Jesus affirmed marriage and blessed children, he conceived of the community of believers in familial terms transcending those of people’s...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 20:00

How to Pray for Unbelieving Family Members

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November 06, 2019 by: William Philip

This article is part of the How to Pray series.

God Cares for Us

One of the greatest concerns—and heartaches—for many Christians is with the members of their families who have not come to faith in Christ, or who perhaps have abandoned the...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 20:00

History: Stranger than Fiction

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November 05, 2019 by: Gavin Ortlund

History Is a Great Story

Church history can certainly be taught in a way that makes it boring, but I think people who really dive in and immerse themselves in church history often find it to be like a great story. You know the old saying, “Truth is...

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November 04, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Our Christian Heritage

In this episode, Gavin Ortlund, author of Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future, explores whether or not Protestant Evangelicals are out of...

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November 03, 2019 by: Matthew S. Harmon

A Privilege and Responsibility

Helping others understand the Bible and apply it to their lives is a great privilege and a great responsibility. The starting point is making sure that we understand a passage and apply it to our own lives first. When...

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Friday, 01 November 2019 21:00

Infographic: How Is Your Prayer Life?

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November 02, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the Infographics series.

Taking Time to Commune with God

Prayer is a central—not peripheral—means of grace for Christians. God has given it to us as a precious gift that opens intimate access to him. How often do we make use...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:00

5 Myths about the Reformation

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October 31, 2019 by: Gavin Ortlund

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Should We Be Celebrating?

This time of year many Protestants celebrate the Reformation. For some, however, it feels odd to “celebrate” an event that divided the church. Didn’t Jesus pray for the...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 21:00

4 Prayers to Pray through Spiritual Darkness

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October 30, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the 4 Prayers to Pray series.

Read Numbers 1:45–46 and Pray:

We pray you, God, our Sovereign, Christ, King forever in the world of spirits, stretch out your strong hands over your holy church and over the people that will always be...

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October 29, 2019 by: Jonathan K. Dodson

Converted From and To

When we are converted, we are not converted to Christ alone. It was Martin Luther who first spoke of three conversions: conversion of the heart, conversion of the mind, and conversion of the purse. He focused on what needs to be...

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