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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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 19:00

Keeping the Faith in a Faithless Age

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Here's an excerpt from Keeping the Faith in a Faithless Age, Albert Mohler's contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

“The greatest question of our time,” historian Will Durant offered, “is not communism versus individualism, not Europe versus America, not even East versus...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The Death Knell on Legalism

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In this brief clip from our 2017 Regional Conference in Los Angeles, John MacArthur explains that Jesus' teaching of the new birth in John 3 is the death knell on legalism.

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The account is more than a story. There is obviously the story of Nicodemus here. It is theology; it...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 19:00

The “Elvis” Phenomenon

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. This post from our archives was written by R.C. Sproul and published in the Decemeber 1977 issue ofTabletalk magazine.

Shockwaves of grief went around the world when Rudolf Valentino succumbed to appendicitis at the pinnacle of his...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 19:00

The Need for Rural Ministry

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Here's an excerpt from The Need for Rural Ministry, Kyle Borg's contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

The twentieth (and now twenty-first) century had a devastating eff’ect on the regions of Appalachia in the East, the farms of the Midwest, and the fishing and forestry areas along the...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 19:00

Don’t Confuse Spirituality with Righteousness

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When I first became a Christian I was introduced to the priorities of the Christian community. I learned quickly that it was expected of me that I have a daily devotion time, a time reserved for Bible reading and prayer. I was expected to go to church. I was expected to have a kind of piety that...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (8/13/17)

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Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

Watch this brief clip as @RCSproul addresses how Christians can have assurance of their salvation. pic.twitter.com/RqFkcHMdVz

Adam's temptation in the garden...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 19:00

Unclean: Leviticus and Total Depravity

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The word unclean is used more than one hundred times in Leviticus 11–15. It is an apt description of the condition of the people; they were morally unclean because of their failure to obey God's commands. The law of Moses was issued, first and foremost, to reveal the holiness of God. The Ten...

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In this historic year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we hosted a regional conference in the city where Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses. Today, Christians from around the world gathered in Wittenberg, Germany, to consider “Luther Today.” This was a time of great...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 19:00

Theology Learned in the Flames of Adversity

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In 1527, Luther experienced a trial so severe that church historian Philip Schaff described that year simply as “the disastrous year.” It was the time of Luther’s “severest spiritual and physical trials.” As the leading figure of the Reformation, Luther paid a high...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:00

$5 Friday: Faith, Grace, and the Gospel

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as the Apostles' Creed, the gospel, the cross, eternal security, jell, faith, salvation, grace, holiness, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:00

Finding Contentment Through Boasting

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Here's an excerpt from Finding Contentment Through Boasting, Tyler Kenney's contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

True contentment comes when our boast is in the Lord. It comes when we remember our complete unworthiness to be given any good thing, receive God’s “inexpressible...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 05:00

One Week Only: Subscribe to Tabletalk for $20

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For 40 years, Tabletalk magazine has helped growing Christians live biblically informed lives. Today, it is read in 75 countries around the world, and for one week only, you can subscribe to Tabletalk for $20. Each month, you’ll receive articles from trusted teachers on a variety of topics...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 00:00

Do You Love the Biblical Jesus?

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In this brief clip from his teaching series Justified by Faith Alone, R.C. Sproul addresses the question of how Christians can have assurance of their salvation.

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"Some Christians that I know struggle with assurance and knowing that they are saved. So how can a Christian know that he is...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 19:00

Do You Care About the Widows?

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In biblical terms, to be religious does not necessarily mean you are godly. To be religious can mean simply that you’re involved in the trappings of religion, that you may be a member of a false religion. Yet, the Scriptures sometimes speak of religion in a positive sense, in the sense of...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 19:00

The Role of Experience

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Here's an excerpt from The Role of Experience, R.C. Sproul's contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

One of the most powerful devices of manipulation we’ve ever designed is to claim that we have experienced the Spirit’s approval of our actions. How can anyone dare contradict us if...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 19:00

Are You Shaped By the World or By the Word?

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There’s a section in department stores these days called “shapewear.” It’s in both women’s and men’s clothing. These stores are banking on our concern with the shape of our bodies and our willingness to invest in garments that promise to give us the shape...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (8/6/17)

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Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

Why does the Bible have 66 books? Watch as @DrSteveNichols examines why the church affirms the Bible we have today. https://t.co/gh9ZT0Zi4h

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Before all time; prior to all worlds; when there was nothing "outside of" God Himself; when the Father, Son, and Spirit found eternal, absolute, and unimaginable blessing, pleasure, and joy in Their holy triunity—it was Their agreed purpose to create a world. That world would fall. But in...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 19:00

3 Lines in the Sand

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At the turn of the twentieth century, the sciences supposedly knew better than the Bible. Now, the social sciences supposedly know better than the Bible. And we are seeing this new world-view presented artfully and entertainingly through a barrage of media and in the halls of the academy. A casual...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:00

$5: Prayer, Covenants, Worship

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as John Knox, prayer, the Holy Spirit, worship, William Tyndale, justification, God's law, covenants, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 23:30

What Is the Best Way to Study the Psalms?

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The Psalms are undeniably beautiful. They also can be difficult, and readers may come away convinced that tremendous riches remain just beyond their grasp. Watch as W. Robert Godfrey discusses the best way to study the Psalms.

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The best way to study the Psalms, as Psalm 1 verse 2 tells us...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 19:00

Searching for Truth

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Here's an excerpt from Searching for Truth, Burk Parsons' contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

As we do our good works before the watching world—not to be seen by men in order to get glory for ourselves, but so that the world might see our good works and glorify our Father in...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 00:00

Don't Cower. Preach the Good News.

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Time for Confidence, Stephen Nichols encourages us to put our confidence in the gospel and preach the good news.

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“Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news.” Do you know what heralds do? They herald. It’s a...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:00

4 Ways to Enjoy God

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While shaking hands at the church door, ministers are sometimes greeted with a spontaneous, “I really enjoyed that!”—which is immediately followed by, “Oh! I shouldn’t really say that, should I?” I usually grip tighter, hold the handshake a little longer, and say...

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The August issue of Tabletalk addresses questions that skeptics ask about Christianity. In the West, the number of people who claim no religious affiliation is growing. With this growth has come increased skepticism regarding the truth of the Christian faith. The church cannot afford to ignore this...

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