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, 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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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:00

The Greatest Gift a Mom Can Give Her Daughter

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January 11, 2018 by: Jaquelle Croweimage

The Importance of Mother-Daughter Relationships

I’m 20, and my mom is one of my best friends. She’s my safe space, my closest counselor, and my biggest supporter. And it’s been like this for as long as I can remember.

Somehow my...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 20:00

What to Say to Someone Who Has Had an Abortion

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January 10, 2018 by: Russell D. Moore

What’s Gone Wrong?

Burdens can differ for a woman who's had an abortion or with a man who's paid for or empowered an abortion. Some people are burdened with deception. They're not able to get at the core of their conscience. They're trying to say Th...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 20:00

Will Your Phone Dominate Your Life in 2018?

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January 09, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The iPhone’s Anniversary

As we begin a new year, many of us will take a moment to reflect upon life, the year past, and the days to come. How can we reorient unhealthy patterns and develop new ones to improve our physical and spiritual health?

Technology...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 20:00

Jim Elliot Was No Fool

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January 08, 2018 by: Tim Chesterimage

Good News to Every Nation

On Tuesday, January 3, 1956, Jim Elliot and four other missionaries landed on a small strip of land in the jungles of Ecuador.1 It was a dangerous landing, and they could not all land at once. For years they had been dreaming of and...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Athanasius

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January 07, 2018 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

1. He was the great early Christian defender of the full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Humanly speaking, his defense of the deity of Christ as it had been confessed in the Nicene Creed of 325 and then subsequently developed in a number of his...

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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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