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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Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in John

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April 12, 2019 by: Scotty Ward Smithimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Exercise in the Obvious

Setting out to find a gospel-focus in John’s Gospel might seem like the “challenge” of finding a mountain in a photo montage of the Swiss...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Romans

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April 12, 2019 by: Robert W. Yarbroughimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

A Prominent Place

In the sweep of the New Testament, Romans is the first epistle encountered. This is fitting, as it builds on the Old Testament, explains the saving work of Jesus reported...

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April 12, 2019 by: John MacArthur

Inspired, Inerrant, Sufficient

If you ask what sort of foundational conviction establishes you as a faithful preacher, it would be this: you believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, sufficient, and clear revelation of God. In fact, your preaching will be...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Acts

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April 12, 2019 by: Justin S. Holcombimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Spreading the Gospel

Acts is the story of God’s grace flooding out to the world, from the cross and resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. Nothing is more prominent...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:00

Marriage Is a Gateway

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April 11, 2019 by: Rebecca McLaughlinimage

Marriage Is a Gateway

When I was in grad school, my friends and I would often counsel each other against “settling”—marrying someone who was good enough, but not the man or woman of our dreams. This was complicated for me. Unbeknownst...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Mark

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April 10, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Fulfilled Promises

The Gospel of Mark is presented in a way that demonstrates the fulfillment of Old Testament promises. This is clear right from the start, as Mark begins his account by focusing on...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 21:00

A Lie the World Tells Mothers

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April 10, 2019 by: Abigail Dodds

Lay It All Down

The world tells mothers that they can do it all and have it all, but that they need not give their all. The basic message is: you can have flourishing children, you can have a fulfilling career, you can do all the things that you would like to...

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April 10, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke, Paul M. Smalleyimage

What Is Theology?

Of what use is systematic theology? Students preparing for Christian ministry have been known to joke that books of theology are very practical for putting in the trunk of your car to increase your traction on slippery...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Matthew

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April 10, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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Jesus, the King

Matthew’s Gospel is focused on explaining what the gospel is and how it should be applied in the lives of Jesus’ disciples. For Matthew, the gospel is the good news that God...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Luke

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April 10, 2019 by: Jonathan Penningtonimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

The Gospel Is Multi-Faceted

Luke informs us from the beginning (1:1–4) that his is not the only Gospel to have been written nor the only Gospel account that could be written (cf. John...

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April 09, 2019 by: Joel R. Beeke, Paul M. Smalleyimage

Can We Know God?

For adoration to be more than delusion, it must be an intelligent response to something real. Skeptics and agnostics argue that it is irrational to speak of knowing God.1 Some would say that if there is a God, then he is so...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 21:00

God Watches the Way You Work

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April 09, 2019 by: John C. Lennoximage

A Weighty Decision

It is our heavenly Father who provides food for birds and clothing for flowers. We, who are more valuable to him, are therefore to trust him for the necessities of life.

Anxiety and fear are real. Many years ago I was in Hungary and met a...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 21:00

How Lament Can Help with Racial Reconciliation

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April 09, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

When We Don’t Know What to Do

One of the hardest lessons that I’ve had to learn personally and pastorally is how to help in regard to the matter of race in our culture. A few years ago, one of our African-American parishioners stopped me after a...

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April 08, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Grace and Guiding Principles

In this episode of The Crossway Podcast, we talk with Paul Tripp about maintaining an eternal perspective on the day-to-day (and sometimes seemingly mundane) realities of raising...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Haggai

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April 08, 2019 by: Iain M. Duguidimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

God Dwelling with Man

With its focus on rebuilding the house of the Lord, the book of Haggai would be easy to apply moralistically, especially in the midst of a church-building program. The key...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Malachi

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April 08, 2019 by: Iain M. Duguidimage

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God’s Electing Grace

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. Most of these...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Zechariah

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April 08, 2019 by: Iain M. Duguidimage

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The Coming Branch

Zechariah’s prophecy begins with a cycle of vivid and complex visions, and it would be easy to get lost trying to explain all of the intricate details. Yet we are not left...

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Friday, 05 April 2019 21:00

The Single Most Important Task of the Pastor

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April 06, 2019 by: John MacArthur

Primary Calling

Preaching is central to the pastor’s ministry because that is our primary calling. We are told explicitly by the Apostle Paul as he speaks to Timothy, “Preach the Word, preach the Word.”

We’re also told take heed to...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Nahum

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April 05, 2019 by: Michael J. Glodoimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Culminating in Christ

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

First, there are explicit gospel...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Habbakuk

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April 05, 2019 by: Julius J. Kimimage

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Where Is the Lord?

Like the book of Job, this book presents important gospel truths for people who encounter difficulties that seem incomprehensible. Like many of us today, the prophet Habakkuk...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Zephaniah

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April 05, 2019 by: Dane C. Ortlundimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Rebellious People, Faithful God

The prophetic books of the Old Testament are in the Bible to say the same thing to us over and over: people are rebellious, even God’s people, but God...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 21:00

Pastor, Don’t Quit—Learn to Lament

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April 04, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

When Ministry Wears You Out

Years ago, I remember hearing a seasoned pastor say, “Ministry would be a cake-walk if it wasn’t for people.” His tongue-in-cheek statement revealed what people know: pastoral ministry is hard. It isn’t long...

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April 03, 2019 by: Vern S. Poythress

Overlapping Spheres

How should we think about the relation of science to the Bible? What about the relation of science to Genesis 1-3 in particular?

These are challenging questions. As a general principle, it makes sense for us to take into account...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Obadiah

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April 03, 2019 by: Michael J. Glodo

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Hope and Salvation

As an oracle of judgment, Obadiah presents unique challenges for gospel application. Nahum, along with Obadiah, consists entirely of an oracle—though Obadiah makes more...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Jonah

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April 03, 2019 by: Colin S. Smith

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Delayed Obedience

On the surface, the story of Jonah lends itself to a moralistic interpretation: God sends Jonah to the notoriously evil city of Nineveh (Jonah 1:1–2), but Jonah runs away...

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