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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Friday, 05 January 2018 20:00

What Is Epiphany?

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January 06, 2018 by: Douglas Sean O'Donnellimage

God Made Manifest in Christ

On January 6, twelve days after Christmas, the Western church celebrates Epiphany. The word epiphany comes from a Greek word that means “to manifest” or “to show,” and on this date the church has...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 20:00

2018 ESV Bible Preview

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January 06, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

New Bibles for the New Year

Here at Crossway, we're excited to be publishing a number of new Bible editions in 2018.

Whether it’s the all-new ESV Archaeology Study Bible, the innovative ESV Scripture Journals, the accessible ESV Story of Redemption Bible,...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 20:00

You Are Complete When God Is Yours

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January 05, 2018 by: Charles H. Spurgeonimage
I will be their God. —Jeremiah 31:33

Christian, here is all you require. To make you happy you want something that shall satisfy you, and is not this enough? If you can pour this promise into your cup, will you not say, with David, “My...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:00

Do We Live in a Post-Christian Society?

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January 04, 2018 by: Russell D. Moore

What Does it Mean to Be Christian?

I do not believe that we're living in a post-Christian society if you define Christian the way that the New Testament does. When people ask me that, I usually say we're living in, at best, a pre-Christian society. I...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:00

The Day Martin Luther Was Excommunicated

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January 03, 2018 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

Consequences of Luther's Stand

On June 28, 1519, the Spanish Habsburger Charles V, grandson of Maximillian, was chosen as emperor, but his coronation did not take place until October 1520. By the time the new emperor and the pope finally turned their...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 20:00

DNA 101: How It Works and Why It's Astounding

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January 02, 2018 by: Stephen C. Meyer

An Important Discovery

One of the most important discoveries in modern biology occurred in the 1950s during a period that historians call the molecular biological revolution. We all know about Watson and Crick. In 1953, they elucidate the structure of...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 20:00

5 Passages to Read on New Year's Day

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January 01, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

2 Corinthians 5:16–21

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed...

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 20:00

Cultivating Habits of Grace: A 5-Day Devotional

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December 31, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Discover the Joy that Comes from Cultivating Habits of Grace

For many of us, the "spiritual disciplines" are little more than a list of things we aren't doing but feel like we should be doing.

But to think this way is to miss the point entirely. As David Mathis...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 20:00

10 Most Popular Articles from 2017

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December 30, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

An Open Letter to Those Nonchalant about Their Sexual Sin
David Powlison

Sex is like fire. When it blazes in the fireplace, a good fire warms and brightens the room, enhancing joy and companionship. But when fires ignite in the wrong places, the house burns...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 20:00

Why There is No Systematic Theology without the Bible

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December 30, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Biblical Foundation for Belief

The Bible creates the framework for all theological understanding. The ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible was created to help Christians connect specific doctrines with the Scriptures from which they arise. Explore some key...

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December 29, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Adjusting Expectations

People have very low expectations for teenagers in the Christian context and it’s absurd. We have such high expectations for kids in terms of school—kids are learning foreign languages, taking college-level physics, and...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Trinity in the Bible

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December 28, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Attributes of God: Triune

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:59

2018 Crossway Ministry Initiatives

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December 27, 2017 by: Crosswayimage
“How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation . . . He is able to save to the uttermost . . .” —Hebrews 2:3; 7:25

Dear Friend of Crossway,

Recently, we invited you and many others around the world to partner with us in the work of...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 20:00

2 Ways the Church Can Help Women Who Are Burned Out

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December 27, 2017 by: Shona Murray

Spiritual Sustenance for the Weary

There are two main roles the church can play in helping weary women.

Obviously, there's a spiritual role. The church can be actively aware, learning or acquiring knowledge about the stresses and strains on women and...

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Monday, 25 December 2017 20:00

Does Theistic Evolution Lead to Open Theism?

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December 26, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

God's Sovereignty, Creation, and Open Theism

This is not true of all theistic evolutionists, but those who take seriously the idea that God is not directing the mutation selection process then think about that very rationally and say, Well, if God is...

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 20:00

7 Passages to Read around the Dinner Table This Christmas

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December 24, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

1. Micah 5:2-5

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days....

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Friday, 22 December 2017 20:00

The Joy of Christmas

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December 23, 2017 by: John Piperimage

Familiar and Happy Words of Christmas

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was...

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December 23, 2017 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

1. There is very little historical evidence related to the life of St. Nicholas.

Although Nicholas is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church, there is next to no historically verifiable evidence regarding his life! Celebration...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 20:00

Are You Far from God This Christmas?

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December 22, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

God Comes Near at Christmas

During the Christmas season, there are many people who think that God is distant from them. Maybe they're be confronted with the fact that they actually don't believe anything in the Christmas story. It doesn't make any sense...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:00

The Scandal at the Heart of the Christian Faith

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December 21, 2017 by: R. Kent Hughesimage

What Jesus's Birth Was Really Like

We are all familiar with the haunting simplicity of Luke’s description of the birth: “And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son” (vv. 6, 7a)....

 

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:00

A Word to Those Who Are Lonely This Christmas

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December 20, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Original Loneliness

In ways that I don't think that we've talked about enough, the Christmas story is about loneliness. In fact, the Christmas story is meant to present to us the ultimate solution to the loneliness that began in the garden of Eden.

The...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 20:00

The Surprising Limits of Natural Selection

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December 19, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

A Scientific Problem

The mechanisms that theistic evolutionists propose are the means by which God created are themselves demonstratively not creative. That’s a big problem—a scientific problem.

Mutation and natural selection, for very many...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 20:00

50 Reasons We’re Thankful for R. C. Sproul Featured

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December 19, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

One Man’s Worldwide Impact

Last week in celebration of R. C. Sproul, we shared a free download of his ebook, Justified by Faith Alone, and asked you to share why you were thankful for his life and ministry. Over 17,000 of you answered with thoughtful and...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:00

What Makes Salvation So Great

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December 18, 2017 by: Martyn Lloyd-Jonesimage

What Is More Wonderful?

In this modern world there is nothing quite so wonderful as this “so great salvation” (Hebrews 2:3). What is comparable to the knowledge of sins forgiven? What is more wonderful than to be able to put your head on...

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December 17, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Words to Dwell On

Three words that sum up what we’ve tended to miss about the Christmas story are sacrifice, honesty, and glory.

Sacrifice is an important word to remember because you have to look in the manger and know that baby came to do one...

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