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, 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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Friday, 15 December 2017 20:00

The Doctrine of the Incarnation in the Bible

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December 16, 2017 by: Crosswayimage
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. —Luke 2:11

Jesus Christ: Incarnation

In grace God sends an angel to announce Jesus’s birth not to the rich and powerful, such as Caesar Augustus or Governor...

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December 15, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

A Great Legacy

Yesterday, R. C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord at the age of 78.

In honor of the incredible work that God has done through his decades-long speaking and writing ministry, we are pleased to give away an ebook that stands as a fitting tribute...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:00

Cultural Christmas

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December 15, 2017 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Alexander E. Stewartimage

Christmas without Jesus

When you think of Christmas, what first comes to mind? Perhaps you think of the manger scene with shepherds and wise men, presents, a Christmas tree, decorations, shopping, relatives, Santa...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:00

Is Justification Merely a Theological Abstraction?

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December 15, 2017 by: R. C. Sproulimage

Fear of God’s Justice

As sinners with recalcitrant hearts, human beings have no fear of the justice of God, in part because they are ignorant of his Law and additionally because, when they are aware of it, they hold it in contempt. We have all become,...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:00

Signs You Are on the Pathway from Stressed to Depressed

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December 14, 2017 by: Shona Murray

Emotional and Mental Signs of Depression

With women, the most common and most obvious signs of depression tend to be emotional: tearfulness, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, terror, a sense of impending doom that something awful is going to...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:00

Why You'll Never Grieve Well without Hope

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December 14, 2017 by: Nancy Guthrie

Grief That Persists

When someone is grieving, oftentimes, we ask them How are you doing? because we really care. Or sometimes, someone we’ll ask someone else about the grieving person. How are they doing with this?

What’s interesting is usually...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:00

How Christianity Gave Rise to Modern Science

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December 13, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

The Influence of Christian Theology

Methodological naturalism is a convention that has been around really only since the late 19th century. Science actually got started in a very explicitly theistic—indeed Christian—milieu. The period of...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 20:00

How to Read Jonathan Edwards

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December 12, 2017 by: Dane C. Ortlundimage

Begin with Why

The first point to get clear in our minds is not how to read Jonathan Edwards but why. And here is why. He turns our postcard views of Christ and the beauty of authentic Christian living into an experience of the real thing. What we had...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 20:00

How Not to Share the Gospel at Christmas

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December 11, 2017 by: Paul David Tripp

Gospel Incarnation

During the Christmas season, you're going to be around friends, fellow workers, or family members who know nothing of Christ, know nothing of what this story about, know nothing of their need for a Savior. It's tempting to be preachy....

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