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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Friday, 24 May 2019 19:00

Why Do We Suffer?

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Why do we suffer? This is one of the most profound and difficult questions Christians face. Since we live in a world governed by an all-good, all-powerful God, why is there so much evil and pain? Why doesn’t He stop it?

Job wrestled with this same question. He was “blameless and...

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From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Stephen Nichols shares some lessons he’s learned from the works of Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and more. Do you have a biblical or theological question? We invite you to Ask.Ligonier.org.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:00

Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday?

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From creation onward, the people of God worshiped on the seventh day of the week. This was a "creation ordinance" that the Creator Himself established by His example, with the intent that His creatures would follow it. He worked six days and called His image-bearers to work (Gen. 2:15); He rested...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Calvinism, the Psalms, predestination, George Whitefield, evangelism, legalism, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:00

The Rise of Protestant Liberalism

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Here’s an excerpt from The Rise of Protestant Liberalism, Andrew Hoffecker’s contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

In 1799, Friedrich Schleiermacher, pastor of Berlin’s Trinity Church and cofounder of the University of Berlin, penned On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:00

Together, We Can Reach Millions More

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You are asked by the next person you meet to define eternal life. What do you say? Take a moment to think about your answer.

What does Jesus say? “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).

Whether or not...

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The church did not create the canon but rather reacted to what was already there. You might say it was like a thermometer that reliably responded to God’s Word. In this brief clip, Michael Kruger uses a helpful analogy from everyday life to demonstrate the Protestant view of the canon. Learn...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 19:00

Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation?

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We may live in a culture that believes everyone will be saved, that we are "justified by death" and all you need to do to go to heaven is die, but God's Word certainly doesn't give us the luxury of believing that. Any quick and honest reading of the New Testament shows that the Apostles were...

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The Canons of Dort were written four hundred years ago, but they remain just as relevant today. Both then and now, the gospel truths rediscovered during the Reformation have come under assault. Composed in response to these attacks, the canons present the biblical gospel with brilliant clarity,...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 19:00

The Dawn of Missionary Societies

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Here’s an excerpt from The Dawn of Missionary Societies, Adriaan C. Neele’s contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Missionaries of the nineteenth century include well-known men and women, such as William Carey (1761–1834), the British missionary, Particular Baptist minister,...

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Since God sovereignly directs all things, does that mean we don’t have free will? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, W. Robert Godfrey helps us think through this question and clears up misconceptions about the human will.

To get real-time answers to your biblical and theological...

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Are you looking for a thoughtful and affordable gift for dads and grads? Look no further than Tabletalk magazine. This trusted discipleship resource is packed with practical, theological teaching to equip your father to lead with wisdom and help the new graduates in your life to grow in godliness.

Fo...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:00

What Is Discernment?

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Someone I know recently expressed an opinion that surprised and in some ways disappointed me. I said to myself, "I thought he would have more discernment than that."

The experience caused me to reflect on the importance of discernment and the lack of it in our world. We know that people often do not...

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Like you, Ligonier Ministries has a passion to get the truth of God’s Word to men and women that others might overlook. And few people are as overlooked as those incarcerated.

Outside prison walls, we have easy access to more trustworthy resources for Christian growth than we know what to do...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 19:00

Why Are We Here?

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What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Ask ten people these questions, and you may get ten different answers.

The existentialist says we make our own meaning. The nihilist says there is none. The hedonist says our purpose is to pursue pleasure and avoid pain, while others seek riches or fame....

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Has anyone ever said something unkind to you or about you? I think we all have had that experience. Becoming victims of slander or malicious gossip can be difficult to bear. However, God calls us to exhibit a very specific kind of response in such circumstances.

Years ago, I received a letter from a...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as holiness, prayer, providence, abortion, evangelism, John Owen, government, and more.

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

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Like you, Ligonier Ministries has a passion to get the truth of God’s Word to men and women that others might overlook. And few people are as overlooked as those incarcerated.

Outside prison walls, we have easy access to more trustworthy resources for Christian growth than we know what to do...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:00

The Second Great Awakening

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Here’s an excerpt from The Second Great Awakening, Stephen Nichols’ contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Have you seen the signs along the side of the road? The signs that say, “Revival, Coming This Week, Every Night, 7:00 p.m.” It is difficult to think of American...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 05:00

Ask Ligonier with Derek Thomas

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On May 15, Dr. Derek Thomas joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

Dr. Thomas is senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:00

The Spirit of Adoption

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When God brings us into His family, He not only gives us a new status as His adopted children. He also sends the Holy Spirit into our hearts to give us a new sense of who He is and who we are. In this brief clip, Sinclair Ferguson considers our cry of “Abba, Father.” Learn more in his...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:00

Jesus’ Family Tree

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Genealogies are hardly spellbinding. Perhaps, like me, you are tempted to skip them in your Bible reading. Yet genealogies are a significant part of God’s infallible Scriptures. They, too, are “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 19:00

Remembering Old Princeton

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Here’s an excerpt from Remembering Old Princeton, John R. Muether’s contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Amid the profound changes of the nineteenth century highlighted elsewhere in this issue, one institution that stood out for its fidelity to historic Christian orthodoxy was...

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Does God turn His face away from Christians? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, W. Robert Godfrey explains why we sometimes feel that God is distant.

To get real-time answers to your biblical and theological questions, just Ask.Ligonier.org.

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In the early sixteenth century, many people sought to stop the spread of the gospel in England. But bold believers stood firm, and their legacy of faithfulness endures.

We invite you to explore this rich history along with Drs. Steven Lawson and Stephen Nichols on The English Reformation Study Tour....

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