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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Sunday, 04 February 2018 20:00

Marriage: A 7-Day Reading Plan

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February 05, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Biblical Definition of Marriage

Though many of us participate in marriage, we didn't design it nor do we always grasp its eternal significance. As Ray Ortlund writes in Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel:

Marriage is not a human invention; it is a divine...

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Saturday, 03 February 2018 20:00

What We Lose If We Deny a Historical Adam

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February 04, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

Who Is to Blame for Evil?

The importance of believing in a historical fall of Adam and Eve is seen when we ask the question Who is to blame for the evil in the world today—for the sin, suffering, and death that exists? If we believe in the biblical...

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Friday, 02 February 2018 20:00

Don't Miss What God Is Teaching You in Your Pain

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February 03, 2018 by: Dave Furman

A Painful Reality

When our family moved to the Middle East, we went through some desperate times. I spent most of the first six months on our couch, depressed. I moved to the Middle East to change the world, but I couldn't even change my jeans without help.

Th...

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Thursday, 01 February 2018 20:00

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Studying the Bible

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February 02, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

1. We don't let the Bible speak for itself.

It is a common mistake to ask the wrong questions when reading the Bible. Rather than asking "Who am I?" and "What should I do?," Jen Wilkin, author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts...

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:00

A Brief History of the Greek New Testament

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February 01, 2018 by: Charles E. Hillimage

Early Attempts to Standardize the New Testament Text

What we now call “textual criticism,” a process of comparing manuscripts in order to determine the original reading, was probably practiced on a small scale throughout the early period by...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:00

The Best News Ever for Our Sexual Struggles

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January 31, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

Where Does Our Help Come From?

The question begged by dark honesty about our present address—identified in Romans 8—is this: What does God give us to face our inevitable struggles and sufferings? The resoundingly glorious answer of Romans 8...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:00

Learning to Kiss the Wave: Dave Furman's Story

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January 31, 2018 by: Crossway
“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” —Charles Spurgeon

Embracing God When It Hurts

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles...

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January 30, 2018 by: Paul David Tripp

The Evil Inside Me

It's not surprising to me at all that given the sexual obsession of our culture and the pleasure-orientation of sin that somebody would struggle with lust.

I can't blame my environment because it's always the evil inside of me that...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Suffering

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January 29, 2018 by: Dave Furmanimage

1. Suffering is a result of the fall.

God warned Adam that eating the forbidden fruit would result in death (Gen 2). Romans 5:12 confirms that this happened after Adam’s fall, “Just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through...

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 20:00

6 Lessons from Pride and Prejudice

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January 28, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

1. We can see ourselves and sin in its characters.

If we read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with an eye on our own tendencies, we may recognize some of the more unappealing qualities of some of its characters in ourselves. Jerram Barrs, author of Echoe...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:00

Don't Pack Your Bags for Heaven

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January 26, 2018 by: T. Desmond Alexanderimage

Hope for the Deepest Darkness

When the only certainty about life is death, the Gospel message of resurrection-life offers comfort and hope. When you stand beside the open grave of a loved one, the proclamation of Jesus Christ as the resurrection and...

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:00

You Can Trust God's Design for Sex

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January 25, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

A Willing Heart Trusts and Obeys

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....

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Sex

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January 24, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

1. Sex is God's good creation.

God in his great wisdom, for his glory and our good, has chosen to place us in a world where sex is a significant part of the human experience. The issue of sex is important and unavoidable because God, in wisdom and love,...

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Monday, 22 January 2018 20:00

A Biblical Theology of the City of God

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January 23, 2018 by: T. Desmond Alexanderimage

What Is the City of God?

The apostle John’s vision of a gigantic, golden city brings the book of Revelation to a dramatic conclusion. The vision recorded in Revelation 21:1-22:5 forms the climax to a series of amazing visions that reveal...

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Friday, 19 January 2018 20:00

The Doctrine of Grace and Peace in the Bible

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January 20, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Christian Life: Grace and Peace

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be...

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:00

The Significance of God Taking on Flesh

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January 19, 2018 by: Bob Cutillo, MDimage

God in Flesh

When God chose to come to the world embodied in Jesus Christ, he accepted life with all of its limitations, from his dependence on his mother Mary as an infant, to the ups and downs of adolescence, the need for food and sleep, the...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:00

Something Better Than the Gospel

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January 18, 2018 by: Fred Sandersimage

The Good News of God

There is something even better than the good news, and that something is God. The good news of the gospel is that God has opened up the dynamics of his triune life and given us a share in that fellowship. But all of that good news only...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:00

5 Myths about Marriage

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January 17, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

Myth #1: Marriage will rid you of your sin.

Most of the troubles we face in marriage are not intentional or personal. In most marriage situations, you do not face difficulty because your spouse intentionally did something to make your life difficult....

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Monday, 15 January 2018 20:00

The Prayers of Jesus: A 7-Day Reading Plan

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January 16, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Following Jesus's Lead

Jesus often withdrew from the crowds to spend time in private prayer, but at other times, he prayed publically, teaching his disciples how to communicate with the Father.

As R. Kent Hughes notes in Luke: That You May Know the Truth:

It is...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 20:00

Free Ebook: 'The Case for Life'

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January 16, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Questions of Human Value

January 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's decision on the life-or-death issue of abortion. Culture and legislation have undoubtedly changed quite a bit since then, but the Christian perspective remains the same.

As...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

Adoption's Formidable Enemy

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January 15, 2018 by: Russell D. Moore

Adoption Is a Battle

When I'm talking to families who are considering adoption or who have been through adoption, spiritual warfare is one of the things that I bring up at the very beginning. Sometimes people are a little bit thrown by that because they...

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January 14, 2018 by: Wayne Grudem

The Accuracy of Genesis 1-3

Theistic evolution is a viewpoint that God created matter and after that, God didn't guide, intervene, or act directly to cause any empirically detectable change in the natural behavior of matter until all living things had...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 20:00

5 “Do Nots” of Fatherhood

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January 13, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:4

1. Criticism

Every year when our family decorates our Christmas tree and I place a tiny red-and-green glass-beaded wreath...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 18:00

How to Request a Free ESV Church Kit

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January 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Learn More about the ESV for Your Church or Ministry

One of our highest priorities as an organization is to serve the local church and other gospel-centered ministries by providing them with high-quality Bibles and trustworthy Bible-based resources. As we write...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:00

3 “Dos” of Fatherhood

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January 12, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:4

1. Tenderness

The words “bring them up” mean “to nourish or feed,” as in 5:29 which has the same...

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