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, 21 February 2019 23:00

What Is the Goal of Reformation?

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What is the goal of reformation? From our 2017 National Conference, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas explain that reform focuses on one goal: to glorify God.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:00

Is Jesus Knocking at the Heart of the Unbeliever?

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We have all heard evangelists quote from Revelation: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me" (Rev. 3:20). Usually the evangelist applies this text as an appeal to the unconverted, saying: "Jesus is...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Islam, the gospel, Martin Luther, perseverance, regeneration, Scripture, and more.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:00

Announcing Our 2019 Southern Ontario Conference

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Christianity is not simply one truth among many. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one can know the Father except through Him (John 14:6). But in this skeptical and relativistic age, Christians may find it difficult to stand for what is true. After all, telling the truth often means...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:00

His Transcendent Awesome Glory

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In this brief clip from his teaching series The Attributes of God, Steven Lawson explains that God's holiness is His transcendent awesome glory.

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If God were to appear in this room in His holiness, we would all just go unconscious. We wouldn't be able to bear it up. That is why when we go...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:00

The Myth of Influence

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In the March 7, 1998, issue of the Los Angeles Times, the Religion section featured an article entitled, "L.A.-Area Seminary Teachers Gather to Ponder the Truth." For the fourth year, the Skirball Institute on American Values drew five seminaries together for discussion: St. John’s Seminary...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:00

Experiencing Honor and Dishonor

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Here’s an excerpt from Experiencing Honor and Dishonor, Matthias Lohmann’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

As a fairly new Christian, I was honored for my individual performance as a soccer player. I was very unsure how to respond. I could feel how this honor was feeding...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:00

People Have Forgotten Who God Is

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Have you heard the story behind our ministry’s mission statement? In the 1970s, a consultant ran Dr. Sproul through a gauntlet of questions. What’s the most important thing you can teach non-Christians that they don’t know? R.C.’s answer: “That’s easy. They...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 18:00

Honoring One Another Online

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Here’s an excerpt from Honoring One Another Online, Matt Smethurst’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

The internet can be exhausting. And that’s on the good days.

The pull of our screens—and the interactions they mediate—is often more spiritually taxing...

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How can the North American and the global church pray for and serve each other? From our 2017 National Conference, Leonardo De Chirico, Augustus Lopes, Burk Parsons, Michael Reeves, and Stephen Tong urge Christians to pray for and support gospel outreach around the world.

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Tomorrow is your last day to save on The English Reformation Study Tour.Secure your discount of up to $280 per person when you register now.

If you register, you’ll travel across London, Cambridge, Windsor, and Oxford and visit the places where the Reformation took hold in England. Visit the...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:00

God's Good Pleasure in Election

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If we are going to take the Bible seriously, we have to have some doctrine of predestination. The idea of predestination wasn’t invented by Calvin or Luther or Augustine. Paul says in Ephesians 1:4–6 that in love, God “predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 18:00

The Wisdom and Folly of Solomon

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Solomon inherited a great and prosperous kingdom when he succeeded his father David as king of Israel. He humbly asked God for wisdom and understanding to govern the people justly, and God granted him riches and honor as well (1 Kings 3:11–13).

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How much authority should parents have over their college-age children? From our 2017 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey and Stephen Nichols explain the ongoing help of parents and the ongoing obligation to honor them.

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The doctrines of grace are a cohesive system of theology in which the sovereignty of God is clearly displayed in the salvation of elect sinners. Not only is God acknowledged to reign over all of human history, both micro and macro, but He is also seen to be sovereign in the dispensing of His saving...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:00

$5 Friday: Providence, Faith, Evangelism

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as grace, Isaac Watts, providence, apologetics, evangelism, faith, parables, Scripture, and more.

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Open Bookis a weekly podcast about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. In season two, special guest John MacArthur joins Stephen Nichols to share the stories behind the books that left their mark on him and his more than fifty years of ministry. From Puritan writers to trusted...

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:00

The Fifth Commandment Root of Honor

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Here’s an excerpt from The Fifth Commandment Root of Honor, Kevin D. Gardner’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

In Romans 1:28–32, the Apostle Paul goes through a litany of offenses committed by those who don’t see fit to acknowledge God. Many of the charges...

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There has been renewed interest in the five points of Calvinism among many Christians today. But these doctrines are not a product of the twenty-first century. So where did they come from, and why are they so important?

InSaving the Reformation: The Pastoral Theology of the Canons of Dort, Dr. W....

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Our King-Servant-Anointed Conqueror: Jesus

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Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights. (Isa. 42:1)
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by...

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You only have one week left to save on The English Reformation Study Tour.Secure your discount of up to $280 per person when you register now.

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Monday, 11 February 2019 18:00

Honor and Its Decline

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Here’s an excerpt from Honor and Its Decline, George Grant’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

It is commonly acknowledged that the cornerstone of the English literary canon is Shakespeare. What is only slightly less commonly acknowledged is that the cornerstone of...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 23:00

Is Eternal Punishment in Hell Fair?

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Is eternal punishment in hell fair? From Ligonier’s 2016 National Conference, R.C. Sproul explains that God is infinitely perfect, so even one sin is a heinous crime against Him.

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:00

Content in His Providence

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Blaise Pascal, the famous French philosopher and mathematician, noted that human beings are creatures of profound paradox. We’re capable of both deep misery and tremendous grandeur, often at the same time. All we have to do is scan the headlines to see that this is the case. How often do...

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Friday, 08 February 2019 18:00

King David: A Lesson of Sin and Repentance

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King David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22). He burst onto the scene as a boy to slay the giant Goliath. Later, he became Israel’s king, led the people in great conquests, and composed many beautiful psalms.

Yet at the same time, David was a sinner. At the...

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