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, 07 December 2017 22:18

The Urgent Need of the Gospel

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“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,

This last year, the urgent need for the Gospel has been dramatically evident wherever we...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:00

Putting Health in Its Place

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December 08, 2017 by: Bob Cutillo, MD

Walking Miracles

Whenever we pause, which we don't do enough, we have to realize that the body is a miracle. If I was to ask you to take your hand and squeeze it tightly and then release it, and then do it again seventy-two times a minute, within five...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 6

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December 08, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Beyond Jerusalem

It's day 6 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this holiday...

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 5

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December 07, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Be My Witnesses

It's day 5 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this holiday...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 20:00

A Word to the Youth Pastor Who Feels Discouraged

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December 06, 2017 by: Cameron Cole

Building a Lasting Faith

If you do gospel-centered youth ministry, you are a foundation builder. Building the foundation of a building takes time.

There is a temptation to do youth ministry that’s attractional, entertainment driven, and that just gets...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 4

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December 06, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

He Is Not Here . . .

It's day 4 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this...

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December 05, 2017 by: Stephen C. Meyer

God of the Gaps Theories

A God of the gaps argument is an argument that has a formal, logical structure. Logic is known as an argument from ignorance—an informal fallacy.

If I say, Cause 'A' is not sufficient to product Effect 'X' and then I say th...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 3

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December 05, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The Road to Jerusalem

It's day 3 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 20:00

Why We Don't Have to Hide Our Pain from God

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December 05, 2017 by: Lydia Brownback

There are so many emotions that we see in the psalms that we hesitate to acknowledge that we're feeling, much less to express to God. That's one of the benefits of getting into the psalms.

Psalm 88 expresses a near hopelessness. Life is dark. Where is...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 2

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December 04, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Good News to the Poor

It's day 2 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this...

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December 04, 2017 by: Nancy Guthrie

When Things Get Quiet

Oftentimes when we lose someone we love, people come around us, and it is so great in the lowest days of our lives to be surrounded by people who really care. And people are generally really good to show up in those early...

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 1

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December 03, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The Beginning

It's day 1 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this holiday...

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 20:00

Finding God in My Loneliness This Christmas

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December 03, 2017 by: Lydia Brownbackimage

Triggers for Loneliness

The unexpected snowfall brought the neighborhood together as we worked to clear cars and walkways before the early December sunset. “Looks like winter is here!” I called over to my friend next door. “Indeed it...

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 19:00

Simply Read: An 8-Day Bible Reading Challenge

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December 03, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The Supernatural Act of Reading the Bible

When it comes to knowing our Savior, there’s no greater gift than the Bible—the very Word of God.

If this is true, then it follows that one of the biggest priorities for the Christian should be reading the...

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December 02, 2017 by: Bob Cutillo, MD

The Intersection of Faith and Medicine

People of faith seem to have trouble exercising that faith when they enter the hollow halls of medicine. Medicine only offers hope in limited categories. We discern the state of our health based upon the optimistic...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:31

Enter to Win a Free ‘ESV Illuminated Bible’

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December 01, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Enter to Win a Unique Bible Edition

This month, we introduced the new ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition. This unique edition—featuring over 500 hand-lettered verses and illustration in metallic gold ink created by and under the art direction...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about Jonathan Edwards

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December 01, 2017 by: Jeremy M. Kimbleimage

1. He came from a large family with a pastoral heritage.

Born October 5, 1703, in East Windsor, Connecticut, Edwards grew up in a family dedicated to the purposes of God in an early American context. Edwards was raised, along with ten sisters (each of...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:00

Why the Gospel Requires Undivided Attention

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December 01, 2017 by: Martyn Lloyd-Jonesimage

Heed the Gospel

The gospel of Jesus Christ, the message of the book of Hebrews, calls upon the world to give earnest heed to what it has to say. The world is not merely to give it a quick glance or read a casual article about it or have an occasional...

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November 30, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Theology Rooted in the Word of God

Starting today, equip yourself with a better understanding of theology rooted in God’s Word with the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible on ESV.org.

Now available as part of the Basic subscription plan, this study Bible...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:06

Advent: A 31-Day Reading Plan

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November 30, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

The Story of Stories

Christmas is coming, and in the midst of traditions and trimmings, it’s easy to be distracted by the busyness of the season, neglecting to celebrate the true story of Christmas.

As Paul David Tripp writes in Come, Let Us Adore Him: A...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:00

How Psalm 73 Speaks to the Christian Experience

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November 30, 2017 by: Lydia Brownback

Is It Worth It?

I think I would have to say one of my favorites psalms is Psalm 73. It speaks to the Christian experience.

In it, the psalmist Asaph is pouring out his misery. He's discontented because the world is influencing him, and he's envious of...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 20:00

Remarkable Bible Memorization

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November 29, 2017 by: Justin Poythressimage

Unseen Hours

Vern Poythress is a godly man. One simply cannot live the sort of life he has, with the career path he has chosen, and the works he has contributed, without an accompanying measure of authentic faith. Yet this is perhaps the area where I...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:59

How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Health?

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November 28, 2017 by: Bob Cutillo, MD

Out of Control

How much control do we have over what our children will be when they grow up? Arguably, we have no control over what they'll become, and yet we have an incredible amount of positive or negative influence. It's the same with health.

There's...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 00:02

Why the Christmas Story Isn't Finished

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November 27, 2017 by: Joni Eareckson Tadaimage

A Holy Day

Rummaging through our garage one December afternoon, I sniffed the unmistakable fragrance of new leather. My seven-year-old fingers found it behind a box—a new pony bridle.

From that very moment, Santa Claus was dethroned from my...

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 20:00

4 Truths About Christian Giving

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November 26, 2017 by: J. I. Packerimage

1. Christian giving is both a spiritual gift and a discipline of discipleship to our Lord Jesus Christ.

What is a spiritual gift? Paul’s Greek has two label-nouns for identifying any item in this category: charisma, meaning a product of the active,...

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