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

January 25, 2020 by: Ryan P. Snuffer, Norman L. Geislerimage

Various Perspectives and Gray Areas

What would it be like to quote John 3:16 to an atheist? An atheist cannot be convinced that God loves him if he does not believe in God. It would be like trying to describe the color of a red rose to...

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Friday, 24 January 2020 20:00

5 Myths about Studying the Bible

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January 25, 2020 by: Matthew S. Harmonimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: You don’t need to study the Bible with others.

When it comes to studying the Bible, we often tend to think about doing it on our own. With a seemingly endless supply of resources available to us...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 20:00

17 Questions about Salvation

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January 24, 2020 by: Joel Scandrett, J. I. Packerimage

1. What is the human condition?

Though created good and made for fellowship with our Creator, humanity has been cut off from God by self-centered rebellion against him, leading to lawless living, guilt, shame, death, and the fear of judgment....

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:00

10 Things You Should Know about the Lord’s Supper

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January 23, 2020 by: Tim Chesterimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. We partake of the Lord’s Supper as embodied beings.

The Communion meal involves us in and embraces us in God’s grace. We are not mere observers. We do something. We eat something. We...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:00

Introducing the ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions

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January 23, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

Key Truths of the Faith

Creeds and confessions have been used throughout Christian history to summarize the Bible’s teaching, distilling the key truths of Scripture into concise and succinct propositions. The ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions contains...

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Monday, 20 January 2020 20:00

Your Kids Need You to Talk to Them

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January 21, 2020 by: William P. Smithimage

Your Kids Mature through Conversations

In a perfect universe, God’s conversations with Adam and Eve were necessary so that humanity could find their place in his world. After sin ruined everything, such conversations remain foundational. Sin,...

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Monday, 20 January 2020 20:00

How the Sacraments Act As Contracts

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January 21, 2020 by: Tim Chesterimage

Two Distinctive Sacraments

The word “sacrament” comes from the Latin word sacramentum. It was used in two ways at the time. First, it described the oath taken by soldiers in the Roman army. It was a sacred pledge of allegiance. Second, if you were...

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January 20, 2020 by: Edward T. Welch

Dueling Desires

We are indeed complicated people. We know that to be close, even in human relationships, is the desire of our hearts. But we also know that once we move close, we tend to move over another person rather than next to another person. We...

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January 20, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

The New Heavens and New Earth

In this episode of The Crossway Podcast, Ian Smith, author of Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of Earth Fits into God’s Plan for the World, discusses what the new heavens...

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Saturday, 18 January 2020 20:00

No More Passive Fathering

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January 19, 2020 by: Tony Evansimage

Build Up Your Children

Good fathers don’t let their kids run things, but they also know they can’t provoke or exasperate children and expect them to come out right.

As a father, I think I know why Paul spoke to fathers. All things being equal, the...

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January 18, 2020 by: Graham A. Coleimage

You Are a Theologian

The case can be made that every Christian is a theologian because every Christian has a theology, whether well thought out or not.1 After all, the word “theology” clearly has to do with God (theos, Greek for...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:00

Why Wisdom Is More than an Intellectual Pursuit

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January 17, 2020 by: Graham A. Cole

Reverence for God

Wisdom is a really important element in doing theology because the alternative is to do theology in a foolish way. I don’t think any of us wants to do that. But what does wisdom consist of? Biblically speaking, it consists of an...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 20:00

5 Questions about the Sacraments

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January 16, 2020 by: Joel Scandrett, J. I. Packerimage

1. What is a sacrament?

A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. God gives us the sign as a means by which we receive that grace and as a tangible assurance that we do in fact receive it. (Genesis...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:00

How Our Theology Shapes Our Prayers

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January 15, 2020 by: Graham A. Cole

Turning Meditation into Prayer

How does our theological awareness show up in our prayers? That is a very good question.

I think it shows itself in how we address God and it shows itself in what we pray about and for. When our Lord prayed in the garden in...

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January 14, 2020 by: David Murrayimage

This article is part of the Help! series.

The Holy Grail

The holy grail of modern life is to achieve work/life balance. But despite millions of ‘new decade resolutions’ to that effect, the vast majority will fail miserably in 2020, making this...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 02:47

Crossway+ Special: 40% Off Bible Study Resources

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January 13, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members

Kickstart your year with Bibles and study resources to help you go deep with God's word. Starting today and running through Monday, January 27th, Crossway+ members receive 40% off the books and Bibles listed below.

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Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:00

Podcast: The Human Need to Connect (Ed Welch)

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January 13, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

We Were Made to Be Close

In this episode of The Crossway Podcast, Ed Welch, author of Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God’s Royal Priests, discusses the human need for relationship, both with God...

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Saturday, 11 January 2020 20:00

Christian: You Are a Priest

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January 12, 2020 by: Edward T. Welch

The Reality of Our Identity

The mind reels as soon as we say the word priest. We have all kinds of connotations. One is if we run back into the Old Testament, we see old men with long beards and fancy garments. If we move to the present day, we picture...

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January 11, 2020 by: Joel R. Beeke, Paul M. Smalleyimage

God Has Spoken, So We Must Obey Him

In the biblical perspective, we have not heard God rightly unless we do what he says. Deuteronomy 5:1 says, “And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and...

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 20:00

The Difference Family Worship Makes

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January 10, 2020 by: Donald S. Whitneyimage

A Problem with Families

Some time ago, I was in England and heard a report on BBC radio about a government study there which indicated that as a result of TV, technology, and the like, families rarely spend time together. The study observed that...

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January 09, 2020 by: Edward T. Welch

We Aspire to Be Close

As we live in our identity as a priest—which means that we are near to God—there are a couple of things that emerge as we look out into the world. One is that we notice when children are hurt, they want to come close to...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 20:00

The Reason You Are Married

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January 08, 2020 by: John Piperimage

Marriage for God’s Glory

The ultimate thing to see in the Bible about marriage is that it exists for God’s glory. Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. Most ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It is designed by God to display...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 20:00

We Were Made for Intimacy

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January 07, 2020 by: Crossway

Created to Be Close

We were made for closeness to others and to God through Christ, and yet it doesn’t always feel as though we can grasp God’s nearness to us. Though God desires intimacy and fellowship with us, it’s not uncommon for us to feel...

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Sunday, 05 January 2020 20:00

Podcast: Help! I Hate My Job (James Hamilton)

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January 06, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

What Job Is Right for You?

In this episode, Jim Hamilton, author of Work and Our Labor in the Lord, discusses what to do when you hate your job. He offers encouragement for those frustrated in their work,...

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January 06, 2020 by: Edward T. Welchimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

We Are Priests

Our role as priests—a role that includes both male and female—is a premier theme throughout Scripture. Watch for tabernacles, temples, sacrifices, cleansing, and any...

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