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, 27 April 2017 19:00

Implications of Definitive Atonement

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The doctrine of definite atonement states that in the death of Jesus Christ, the triune God intended to achieve the redemption of every person given to the Son by the Father in eternity past, and to apply the accomplishments of His sacrifice to each of them by the Spirit. In a nutshell: the death...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as suffering, the Apostle Paul, parables, grace, angels, baptism, hard sayings, predestination, the sovereignty of God, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:00

Protestant Creeds and Confessions

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Here's an excerpt from Protestant Creeds and Confessions, Ryan Reeves' contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

The Reformation was a struggle over the essentials of the faith. First with Luther, and then with other Protestant traditions, the Reformers set biblical faith over against that of...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00

The Tender Kindness of Christ

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In this brief clip from his series The English Reformation and the Puritans, Michael Reeves describes how Thomas Goodwin noted the two things that stir Christ's compassion.

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Thomas Goodwin shows that in all His glorious holiness in heaven, Christ is not sour towards His...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

In the Beginning...

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The first sentence of sacred Scripture sets forth the affirmation upon which everything else is established: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Three fundamental points are affirmed in that first sentence of Scripture: (1) there was a beginning; (2)...

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Today is the last day to secure the special online rate for our upcoming regional conference in Los Angeles. Join us on June 9-10, 2017, as Ligonier Teaching Fellows W. Robert Godfrey and Stephen Nichols will be joined by Michael Horton, Julius Kim, and John MacArthur to consider the mercy of God,...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 19:00

Against the Sophists

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Here's an excerpt from Against the Sophists, R.C. Sproul's contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

When our educational system is ruled by skepticism, we are on the fast track to civilizational suicide. We’re seeing it all around us as so many people in our culture are committed to a...

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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany. “One hammer in the hand of an obscure Augustinian monk changed the world forever,” says Dr. R.C. Sproul. Five centuries later, Luther’s boldness for gospel clarity...

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We are not living in a season of peace. Thinking Christians must surely be aware that a great moral and spiritual conflict is taking shape all around us, with multiple fronts of battle and issues of great importance at stake. The prophet Jeremiah repeatedly warned of those who would falsely declare...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:30

Social Media Highlights (4/23/17)

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

We all feel shame. Read as @BurkParsons explains how to recognize and reckon with it in light of the cross. https://t.co/O4tIahwu4e

Don't forget that you can listen...

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Writing to the Philippians, Paul says, "He who has begun a good work in you will perfect it to the end" (Phil. 1:6). Therein is the promise of God that what He starts in our souls, He intends to finish. So the old axiom in Reformed theology about the perseverance of the saints is this: If you have...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:00

Teach Us to Number Our Days

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“Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90: 12).

This verse is often treated as if it were a proverb that means, “Life is short, so live wisely.” But in the context of the whole psalm, it means much more than that, as we will see. It is a key...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as Reformed theology, grace, providence, Moses, guilt, faith alone, worldview, apologetics, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:00

The Gospel in Asia

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Here's an excerpt from The Gospel in Asia, Jeffrey Jue's contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

The advance of the gospel in Asia over the last century has been extraordinary. Christian churches are growing and thriving in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and of course South...

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In this brief clipfrom his teaching series Justified by Faith Alone, R.C. Sproul reminds us that it's not the doctrine of justification by faith alone that saves—it's Christ who saves. 

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Just this week I was reading Facebook and reading people's comments on social media. I read...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:00

Glorious Traitors

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Secular humanism has no way of explaining either the greatness or the tragedy of human existence. However, the biblical story of creation and the fall provides the basis for affirming both human dignity and depravity. We are born into the world “in Adam,” that is, as glorious traitors.

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On April 18, we were joined by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California, Ligonier teaching fellow, and author of the new book, Learning to Love the Psalms. Together, we discussed the importance of the Psalms, their use throughout church history, and how we can grow in our...

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Today at 2pm ET, we will be joined by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California, Ligonier teaching fellow, and author of the new book, Learning to Love the Psalms. Together, we will discuss the importance of the Psalms, their use throughout church history, and how we can...

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Here's an excerpt from The Revolution Demands Unconditional Surrender, Albert Mohler's contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

More than a year before the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat had written that once the decision was handed...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 06:00

"Alexa, start RefNet"

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In 2012, we launched an ambitious online Christian radio outreach called RefNet (Reformation Network). By God’s grace, RefNet has served a listening audience in 185 countries around the world. We’re pleased to let you know that you can now listen to RefNet with Amazon Alexa. If you...

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Tomorrow at 2pm ET, we will be joined by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California, Ligonier teaching fellow, and author of the new book, Learning to Love the Psalms. Together, we will discuss the importance of the Psalms, their use throughout church history, and how we...

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 19:00

The Weight of Shame

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Shame—we all feel it, or at least we should. We are all sinful, and our sin brings shame. Although shame has all but disappeared from our culture’s vocabulary and is largely ignored by many in the church, it exists nonetheless and must be recognized and reckoned with.

If we are honest...

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (4/16/17)

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

Listen today as @RCSproul begins a series looking at the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. https://t.co/iAzlDgZDhQ

This week only, download the...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 19:00

Christ’s Resurrection and Our Justification

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How is the resurrection of Christ linked to the idea of justification in the New Testament? To answer this question, we must first explore the use and meaning of the term justification in the New Testament. Confusion about this has provoked some of the fiercest controversies in the history of the...

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On April 18th at 2pm ET, we will be joined by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California, Ligonier teaching fellow, and author of the new book, Learning to Love the Psalms. Together, we will discuss the importance of the Psalms, their use throughout church history, and how...

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