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, 10 November 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Atonement in the Bible

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November 11, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Salvation: Atonement

“If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.” —Numbers 35:30

In Numbers 35, the second generation of...

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November 10, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Focus on the Gospel and Read Scripture

If you're a husband and wife and you want to have some kind of gospel incarnation sanity during Christmas, you're just going to have to be intentional. Nothing in the surrounding culture is going to reinforce...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 00:09

A New Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp

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November 09, 2017 by: Crossway

Reclaiming the Wonder of Christmas

Every time the Christmas season comes around, we look forward to putting up a tree, giving and receiving gifts, and participating in other traditions that make this wonderful time of year so special. But sometimes the most...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:00

4 Ways Youth Leaders Can Help Parents

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November 08, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Help Parents Communicate with Their Kids

Most youth pastors are young when they start, so it makes sense that they may be intimidated by parents, lacking the confidence that they can actually invest in parents. It’s important for a young youth pastor...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:00

3 Ways Youth Leaders Can Help Parents

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November 08, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Help Parents Communicate with Their Kids

Most youth pastors are young when they start, so it makes sense that they may be intimidated by parents, lacking the confidence that they can actually invest in parents. It’s important for a young youth pastor...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 20:00

Peace: A 7-Day Reading Plan

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November 07, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Where Do You Go for Real Peace?

In the midst of a world that often seems out of control, we often long for peace—peace in personal lives, in our communities, and in our world at large.

As Andy Farmer writes in Real Peace: What We Long for and Where to...

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November 06, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

What Is Illumination?

The practice of illumination—adding decoration to book manuscripts—dates back to the early fifth century and continued into the Middle Ages, when scribes, monks, and other artists used richly colored pigments as well as gold...

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November 06, 2017 by: Crossway

Read. Meditate. Create.

The ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 21:00

The Doctrine of Christ's Return in the Bible

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November 05, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The End Times: Christ's Return

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey,...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 21:00

How to Pray This Thanksgiving

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Rich in grace

Lord, as I sit down at a Thanksgiving table once again, I want to thank you for your goodness to me.

Thank you for meeting my needs every day—for food and shelter and clothing, and for the many extras you provide that I so often take for granted.

Thank...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 00:40

Introducing Our New Articles Homepage

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November 03, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

An Exciting Update

Today we're excited to launch our brand-new articles homepage.

Our goal with this redesign was to make it easier to find articles that will be interesting and helpful to you in your walk with Christ, whether you're visiting on a desktop...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 21:00

Help! I Have a Problem with My Pastor

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November 02, 2017 by: Brett McCracken

Be Committed to the Church, Not the Pastor

I think it's really important that we don't make church only about the lead pastor and the preaching. It can be really unhealthy to build a church around a personality or a celebrity pastor, because what happens...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:00

Caregiving Is a Stewardship of Grace

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November 01, 2017 by: Gloria Furmanimage

Meeting the Deepest Need

I know it is easy to look at someone who requires your help and to see only their felt need. You may feel as though the resources your friend needs are physical and that his demands on you are physical (energy, time, money, etc.)....

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Monday, 30 October 2017 21:00

5 Passages to Read on Reformation Day

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October 31, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

1. Galatians 2:16-21

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law...

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October 31, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Establishing Authority

If you look at the Reformation, you have to see the content—the teachings of the Reformers. There were really two emphases: the formal principle of the Reformation and the material principle.

The formal principle is sola...

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October 30, 2017 by: Herman Selderhuisimage

1. Luther's motivation was his search for God.

Luther is often presented as the man who stood up against all kinds of abuses in the Roman Catholic Church. And so he did. But this was not his main concern—this was not his primary drive.

Luther...

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October 30, 2017 by: Jeff Vandersteltimage

A Unique Opportunity for Mission

Halloween offers a great opportunity for many to engage in new relationships with those around us or to revisit some old relationships with new missional intentionality. Regardless of what you think of the holiday and...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:00

God Saves Sinners

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October 29, 2017 by: Jonathan Gibson

The Doctrine of Grace

I think what the Reformation did in relation to God's sovereignty and the doctrines of grace is it showed us that God was still on his throne. He hadn't ever left it in relation to saving his people.

I think of J. I. Packer's...

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Friday, 27 October 2017 21:00

Martin Luther Owned a Dog

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October 28, 2017 by: Herman Selderhuis

Luther’s Furry Friend

A fun fact about Luther is that he had a dog named Tolpel, and he wrote about it.

Many people do not know that he was, in fact, quite a lonely guy. I didn’t know that before I started reading all of his letters. He was...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:00

Is Protestantism Still at Odds with Catholicism?

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October 27, 2017 by: Gregg R. Allison

A Line in the Sand

Yes, Protestantism is still at odds with Catholicism. And the Reformation is not over. The Reformation was founded on two major principles. First, the material principle is justification by God's grace alone, appropriated through faith...

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October 26, 2017 by: Lane T. Dennisimage

Dear Friend of Crossway,

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations . . .” —Matthew 24:14

It has been nearly three years since Crossway launched the first phase of the ESV...

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October 25, 2017 by: Stephen J. Nichols

Teach to Preserve the Message

One of the reasons why it's important to teach kids about the Reformation is because of the content of what the Reformers taught. One of the things that Luther said was that if we don't teach the next generation, then all...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:46

The Solas of the Reformation: A 5-Day Reading Plan

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October 24, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Celebrating the Reformation

This month, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

In honor of this momentous anniversary, we've created a free, 5-day devotional leading readers through the five solas of the Reformation—classic...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 21:00

What I Learned in My Season of Depression

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October 24, 2017 by: Shona Murrayimage

Taken by Surprise

No one can anticipate the trials that God sometimes ordains. Yet when a particular trial comes our way, we are often taken completely by surprise. We may even wonder if this is indeed God's plan or some random out-of-control event.

When I...

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October 24, 2017 by: Herman Selderhuis

Unabashed Proclamation

We know quite a bit about Martin Luther's preaching style because as soon as the Reformation began in 1517, he became the most famous man in Europe. People from all over Europe travelled to Wittenberg to hear or see him. He was an...

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