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

May 30, 2020 by: Rebecca McLaughlinimage

God’s Wrath Displayed

The idea of the wrath of God seems alien to us—a psychologically damaging relic from a bygone era. But just as we cannot absolve people of moral accountability without also erasing their ability...

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May 28, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Notable Quotes series.

Changed, But How?

Technology is not itself bad, nor is it innocuous. Though we’re not all aware of how we are being changed by our digital habits, we are being changed...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:00

May 2020 New Releases

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May 27, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

New Books and Bibles

Below is a list of the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month. Titles include A Place to Belong: Learning the Love the Local Church by Megan Hill, When Doctrine Divides the People...

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May 26, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Notable Quotes series.

Truth and Grace for Sinners

Scripture has much to say about judgment for sin and God’s love for sinners. God’s word addresses how we as Christians should think...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 21:00

God’s Plan for Your Discontentment

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May 25, 2020 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Is the New Creation Really Breaking Forth?

Even now the new creation is breaking into the wilderness of our lives in this world. It happens when we identify with Jesus, when we become joined to Jesus in his death and resurrection....

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May 25, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Grace-Filled Disagreement

In this episode, Rhyne Putman, author of When Doctrine Divides the People of God: An Evangelical Approach to Theological Diversity, discusses...

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May 24, 2020 by: Rhyne R. Putmanimage

Complex Human Beings

Because human beings are complex creatures with reason, will, and emotion, no reductionistic scheme that pigeonholes us as purely intuitive or purely rational beings can explain why we reason or why we dissent...

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May 24, 2020 by: Timothy Z. Witmerimage

Reflect Your Priorities

Most of us can remember the first week of a new school year. It seems as though a rite of passage from the lazy days of summer back to the routine of the regimented school day was the assignment of the...

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Friday, 22 May 2020 21:00

We Read the Bible to Commune with God

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May 23, 2020 by: John Piperimage

A Staggering Thought

Communion with God is a staggering thought. God created billions of galaxies and calls every star by name (Isa. 40:26; 42:5). He never had a beginning and will never end (Ps. 90:2). His ways are inscrutable and his...

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Friday, 22 May 2020 21:00

Introducing a New Podcast for Families

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May 23, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

Listen and Learn Together

No child is too young to begin learning about the greatest love story of all—God's love for his people, as portrayed in the Bible. Over the course of 26 episodes (each 3–5 minutes in...

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May 22, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Notable Quotes series.

Light in the Dark

The Bible teaches that hospitality is not an option, but a requirement, for Christians. We have the opportunity to shine the light of Christ in dark...

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:00

3 Mentalities to Shape Your Parenting

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May 22, 2020 by: Paul David Trippimage

Parenting, the Never-Ending Conversation

What should our expectations and commitments be as parents? And what character is required so that we can be part of what God is seeking to do in the lives of our children and not in the...

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May 21, 2020 by: Alistair I. Wilsonimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

Listen to the Passage

Read the Passage

15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth,...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 21:00

A 7-Step Approach to In-Depth Bible Study

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May 21, 2020 by: Drew Hunterimage

With All Our Effort

Studying God’s word is worth all the effort we can give, because it is God’s voice to us, making us wise for salvation and equipped for a life of love (2 Tim 3:16-17). But how do we study it more deeply?...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:00

Do You Orient Yourself Toward Others?

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May 20, 2020 by: Mark Deverimage

Laboring for the Sake of Others

Being a disciple of Jesus means orienting our lives toward others, just as Jesus did. It means laboring for the sake of others. This love for others is at the heart of discipling. We set our sights on...

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May 20, 2020 by: Rhyne R. Putmanimage

The Age of Instant Communication

The people of God have always differed over some points of Christian doctrine. Though we have always had theological disagreements, the age of instant communication has transformed the way that we...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 21:00

10 Key Bible Verses on Wisdom and Discernment

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May 19, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Key Bible Verses series.

Be Not Wise in Your Own Eyes

Wisdom is, first and foremost, from the Lord. When you desire wisdom, go to him and his word in prayer, and be encouraged with these verses...

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May 18, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

Ideal for Young Readers

The ESV Seek and Find Bible is a full-color children’s Bible for ages 5–9 that combines the complete ESV Bible text with 130 retellings of major Bible stories alongside vibrant...

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May 18, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Faith-Building History

In this episode, David Chapman, overseeing editor of the ESV Archaeology Study Bible, discusses what it's like to be an archaeologist. He shares...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 21:00

Help! My Kids Don’t Like Going to Church

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May 18, 2020 by: Megan Hillimage

An Act of Discipleship

For families with kids, Sunday mornings can be a theater for spiritual drama. Whether you have toddlers who scream that their church shoes pinch or teenagers who slouch out the door fifteen minutes late,...

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Saturday, 16 May 2020 21:00

5 Common Ways Church Members Go Astray

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May 17, 2020 by: Jeramie Rinneimage

Keep Watch

As you engage relationally with your local fellowship and hear of a member in one of these situations, take note: that brother or sister could already be straying. Here are five common ways church members go astray.

Sinning...

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May 16, 2020 by: Megan Hillimage

Beauty on the Inside

Around the corner from where I live, a house is for sale. In bold green letters, the lawn sign reads: “I’m Gorgeous Inside!”

The message is surprising. From the street, the house is thoroughly...

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:00

Fasting = Homesickness for God

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May 15, 2020 by: John Piperimage

Strengthened in Hope

The birthplace of Christian fasting is homesickness for God. In the summer of 1967 I had been in love with Noël for a whole year. If you had told me then that we would have to wait another year and a half to...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:00

How Baptism Changes Our Status

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May 14, 2020 by: Tim Chesterimage

Not Mere Symbols

Baptism is “just” a symbolic act. But symbolic acts can be very powerful. These “mere” signs can change reality when they take place in the context of the community of faith. They are...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:00

There Are No Unimportant Parts of the Church

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May 14, 2020 by: Megan Hillimage

A Varied Menu

Every few months, my church gathers in the fellowship hall for a slightly different purpose: lunch. Each person brings a dish of their choice in addition to contributing items such as drinks or bread from a sign-up list....

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