Francis Chan

Crosswalk – Bible Study
  • Memorize These 14 Biblical Verses to Address and Overcome Racism

    The issue of racism is currently forefront in our nation and around the world. As Christians, we have a responsibility to respond to any situation in our world—not with our own point of view, but with a biblical point of view.While your thoughts and opinions matter very much, we must make sure that they line up with what God has declared in his word. It is our responsibility to conform to him and his word, not for him to conform to our point of view.With that in mind, I want to share with you some Bible verses, for you to memorize that will help shape your thinking in five important areas when it comes to racism:Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Radachynskyi

  • What Does the Bible Say about the Dangers of Legalism?

    Legalism is a big word but it poses an even bigger problem. According to dictionary.com legalism is: a strict adherence, or the principle of strict adherence, to law or prescription, especially to the letter rather than the spirit.Biblically, legalism is the preoccupation with form at the expense of substance.The danger of legalism can impact your path to salvation and it can impact your walk with God after salvation. Because of this I want to look at its effect from two perspectives.The first is as a path to salvation which I will call the Legalistic Method.The second is as way of living as a believer, which I will call the Legalistic Lifestyle.Let’s look first at three dangers of the Legalistic Method:Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/RomoloTavani

  • Why Is Jesus Called 'the Son of God?'

    Jesus did not become the Son of God at the moment of his earthly birth. The Bible describes him as the preexistent Son of God whom the Father sent into the world. The title also does not mean that God the Father created God the Son, as other religions teach.

  • 5 Inspiring Lessons from Lesser Known Women in the Bible

    Reading through scripture, God’s story unfolds through collective and individual narratives. These accounts provide opportunities to learn from our spiritual ancestors. We see ourselves in their stories because they, like us, are humans etched with the imago dei.Learning to live in a kingdom that is still in process while also having a foot in a broken earthly one is not without its struggles.Though they lived long ago, their lives shape us. Constantly. Depending on what is unfolding before our eyes, we can look to them for inspiration. Different seasons of their stories will connect with us at different times. Sometimes I think of women in the Bible as walking partners. I lean into them wanting to learn how they navigated through the various places God led them.Some of these women are known by name and their influence was very public both in the community of God and their region of residence. Their prominence allowed them to have a large platform that they used for God’s glory.Others offered their skills and gifts with less fanfare. Regardless, they desired to serve the Lord in whatever capacity they were called, sometimes breaking through cultural expectations of their gender. They knew that God’s hand was at work through these moments. Here are 5 characteristics of women in the Bible that modern women today can emulate. Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/Yaom

  • What Did Jesus Mean When He Said "Peace I Leave With You, My Peace I Give You"?

    Peace. We could all use a little more of that in our lives these days. In John 14:27, Jesus tells his disciples "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” What sort of peace is He offering here, and how can we embrace it today?

Tim Keller