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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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 20:00

3 Threats to Deep Relationships

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December 26, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

A Cord of 3 Strands

What makes deep relationships so uncommon and challenging today? Why do we so rarely walk out the front door, enter another human being’s home, and enjoy a real, personal, in-the-flesh conversation?

Of course, our own sin affects...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 20:00

5 Passages to Read Christmas Morning

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December 25, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Isaiah 9:6–7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince...

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December 24, 2018 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Alexander E. Stewartimage

The Bible as God’s Story

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.1

Our lives are original...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 20:00

Have You Any Room?

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December 23, 2018 by: Charles H. Spurgeonimage
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. —Luke 2:7

A Place to Lay His Head

When all persons of the house of David were thus driven to...

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December 22, 2018 by: Michael Reeves

Preaching Christ

Spurgeon was very concerned that his preaching address the needs of the people where they were at. He was actually highly wary of having sermon series, saying most preachers are not interesting enough to be able to hold people’s...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 20:00

Daily Wisdom from Proverbs: A 1-Year Reading Plan

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December 21, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Just a Few Verses per Day

The book of Proverbs is a unique and treasured part of the Bible, rich with timeless wisdom. It is meant to be read slowly and meditatively, yet most reading plans require whole...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:00

Come, Let Us Adore Him: A 5-Day Devotional

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December 20, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Recapture the Awe

The story of Christmas is distinct from all other stories because it’s real. Every year, as we revisit the narrative, we can tend to forget this, as our hearts and minds rehearse...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:50

A Look Back at 2018

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December 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

To God Be the Glory

As 2018 draws to an end, we would like to look back at what God has been pleased to do in and through Crossway over the last 12 months.

As the world is ever changing, Crossway—originally founded 80 years ago—remains committed to...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:00

God’s Passion for God at Christmas

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December 19, 2018 by: John Piperimage
For this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name. —John 12:27–28

Glory to God in the Highest

One of the most famous Christmas scenes in the Bible is the announcement to the shepherds by an angel that the Savior is born. And...

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December 18, 2018 by: R. Kent Hughesimage

The Why

When the Passover was instituted, the Lord specified to Moses, “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord” (Ex. 12:14). That same day, when Moses concluded his instructions for observing the...

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December 18, 2018 by: David Murrayimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

Dear Friend,

Depression is tough at the best of times. Perhaps it’s the best of times, such as holiday times, when it’s especially tough. The thought of mixing with happy people fills you with...

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December 17, 2018 by: J. Mack Stiles

The Church Is God’s Means

Evangelism is about seeing the church as a whole share and display the gospel, because I think the greatest means that God has given us for evangelism is the church. So what we want is gospel-centered, cross-focused,...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 20:00

A Single Word to Sum Up Christmas

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December 16, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

An Eternally Significant Word

If you had to summarize the Christmas story with one word, what word would you choose? Now, your word would have to capture what this story points to as the core of human need and the way God would meet that need. Do you...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 20:00

5 Myths about the Trinity

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December 15, 2018 by: Fred Sandersimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: It’s only for theology experts.

The doctrine of the Trinity is for everybody who is saved by Jesus. Or, to say that just a little more elaborately, it’s for everybody who has been drawn to the...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:00

Why Higher Education Needs to Know Its History

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December 14,


by: David S. Dockeryimage

We Need Guidelines

The richness of the Christian tradition can provide guidance for the complex challenges facing Christian higher education at this time. We believe not only that an appeal to tradition1 is timely but it also meets an important need...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:00

The (Anti-Christian) Moral Absolutes of Our Culture

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December 13, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoung

Morally Obligated

I remember twenty years ago when I was a college student and was teaching a Sunday school class at my church. One of the lessons that I had prepared was on moral relativism. I had read these books and was telling people about the great...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:00

How Old Testament Kings Bear Witness about Jesus

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December 12, 2018 by: John Woodhouseimage


I am sure that Pontius Pilate thought this was a stinging insult to the Jewish people whom he despised. For him the inscription was a cruel joke: this miserable victim was their king! We...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 20:00

2018 Ministry Update

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December 11, 2018 by: Crosswayimage
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for Salvation to everyone who believes . . .” —Romans 1:16

Dear Reader,

The Lord has indeed accomplished “far more . . . than all that we ask or think” and “to...

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 20:00

Are Christians Free to Enjoy the Things of Earth?

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December 10, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

A Tension

There is a tension in the Christian life for those of us who embrace that God calls us to a single-minded devotion to him. We believe and embrace that God is supreme in all things, that our deepest joy is found in him alone. And God has surrounded...

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December 09, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Smooth Reading of the Text

This reader’s edition of the Greek New Testament text combines The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge with a running list of glosses of every word in the Greek New Testament that occurs 25 times or less.


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Saturday, 08 December 2018 04:28

5 Myths about the Bible

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December 08, 2018 by: Chris Brunoimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: The text and translation of the Bible is completely unreliable.

In a Newsweek article a few years back, the author claimed, “No television preacher has ever read the Bible. Neither has any...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 20:00

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today?

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December 08, 2018 by: Michael Reeves

Look to Christ

The touchstone of Spurgeon’s life and ministry was undoubtedly looking to Christ. He was converted as a teenager when he walked into a chapel as a very poor preacher was preaching on Isaiah 45: “Look unto me and be saved all the...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 20:00

Introducing the New ESV CrossReference Tool

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December 08, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Free Tool for Your Blog or Website

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved ESV CrossReference Tool—a free resource created to make it easy to feature the text of the ESV Bible on your blog, personal website, or church...

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December 07, 2018 by: Wayne Grudemimage

Reflecting on 70 Years

Sometimes an event prompts us to reflect on the course of our lives, and that happened to me on November 14, 2018 at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Denver. Several friends presented me with what is called...

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December 07, 2018 by: Crossway

A Thorough Review

In this 13-minute video, Bill Mounce—president of BiblicalTraining.org and New Testament scholar—offers a thorough review of The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge.

In the video, he commends the edition,...

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