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, 14 December 2018 18:00

What Is the Meaning of Passover?

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God is holy and we are sinners. Can God show mercy to sinners and at the same time uphold His justice? The events of the Passover demonstrate that He can, as R.C. Sproul explains in today’s message from his video teaching series Dust to Glory.

In the book of Exodus, the tenth and final plague...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:00

The Nature and Wonder of Heaven

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In the book of Revelation, the Apostle John records the vision he received on the island of Patmos. In that vision, Christ showed John many things, including the new heaven and the new earth:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:30

God Used R.C. Sproul and Continues to Do so Today

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God used R.C. Sproul and continues to do so today. R.C.’s teaching is timeless because it centered on the proclamation of God’s unchanging character as revealed in the Bible. Ligonier began as—and continues to be—a fellowship of gifted Bible teachers seeking to serve every...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:00

Shining as Lights by Not Grumbling

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Here’s an excerpt from Shining as Lights by Not Grumbling, Tim Challies’ contribution to the December issue of Tabletalk:

There are at least two kinds of grumbling that are popular in our culture today and that are a temptation to contemporary Christians. The first is what I refer to as...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:00

The Foundation for the Joy of Christmas

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Along with the great theologian and philosopher Anselm of Canterbury we ask the question, Cur deus homo? Why the God-man? When we look at the biblical answer to that question, we see that the purpose behind the incarnation of Christ is to fulfill His work as God’s appointed Mediator. It is...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 18:00

The Seed of the Woman

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Here’s an excerpt from The Seed of the Woman, R. Andrew Compton’s contribution to the December issue of Tabletalk:

The curse on the serpent in Genesis 3:14–15 sets the stage for the subsequent course of redemptive history. Obvious New Testament allusions to this passage occur in...

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What is the greatest threat to the church today? From our 2017 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas consider the threats of unbiblical preaching, apathetic faith, and more.

Ask your biblical and theological questions live online at Ask.Ligonier.org...

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In 2015, we released the thoroughly revised and carefully craftedReformation Study Bible. To offer a more portable study Bible, last year we released the Condensed Edition (ESV), offering the best of that commentary at half the weight of the original. Today’s the final day to get all...

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 18:00

Do You Believe in a Santa Christ?

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In Sinclair Ferguson's book, In Christ Alone, he shares the sad reality that many Christians have a Christology that is more informed by Santa Claus than Scripture. For them, the message of the incarnation has been so twisted or diluted that they have in fact created for themselves a savior who is...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 18:00

The Exodus from Egypt

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Moses is one of the most well-known figures in history. He stood against Pharaoh, a powerful Egyptian ruler, to lead the Israelites out of slavery. But why were they enslaved in the first place? And how did they eventually escape Egypt?

The name Jacob means “supplanter” or...

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The doctrines of grace are not a sixteenth-century invention. They didn’t begin with Martin Luther or John Calvin. Rather, they are God’s doctrines—revealed in His Word, rooted in eternity past, and accomplished in history.

In Foundations of Grace, a new two-volume teaching...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 23:00

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

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Rather than making His teaching clearer, Jesus’ parables often left people more confused. In this Q&A video from one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson examines the deeper purpose of parables.

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 18:00

The Real Meaning of Christmas

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One of the most remarkable stories of Christmas comes from one of the darkest moments of modern history. World War I ravaged a continent, leaving destruction and debris in its wake. The human cost, well in the millions, staggers us. But from the midst of this dark conflict comes the story of the...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 13:00

$5 Friday: John Owen, the Atonement, Preaching

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Scripture, preaching, John Owen, the Psalms, money, the Atonement, forgiveness, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 18:00

The True Israel of God

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Here’s an excerpt from The True Israel of God, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the December issue of Tabletalk:

At Saint Andrew’s Chapel, we recently concluded a two-and-a-half-year study of the book of Exodus in our Sunday evening worship services. It was a tremendous journey as we...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:00

You Can Help R.C.’s Vision Continue to Flourish

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We are approaching the first anniversary of the death of our dear founder and friend, R.C. Sproul. We miss him greatly, yet in God’s grace, this year has also been one of thanksgiving—thanking God for the rich gifts that He gave to R.C. and to us through him. We also give thanks for...

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 18:00

Where Is Your Refuge?

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Many of us are familiar with Martin Luther’s hymn, A Mighty Fortress is our God.

A mighty Fortress is our God, a Bulwark never failing; Our Helper He amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing; For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, And, armed...

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Since the Bible is sufficient for all of life, should psychology have a role in the life of the Christian? From our 2017 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey and Michael Horton explain the benefits of counseling—but remind us to be cautious.

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The December issue of Tabletalk covers several of the most important Old Testament texts concerning the promised Messiah. When Jesus appeared to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, He told them that everything written about Him in the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms—the Old...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 21:30

The Reformation Study Bible: Save up to 50%

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In 2015, we released the thoroughly revised and carefully craftedReformation Study Bible. To offer a more portable study Bible, last year we released the Condensed Edition (ESV), offering the best of that commentary at half the weight of the original. For one week only, we’re offering al...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:00

God Is Incomprehensible

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What can we know about God? That's the most basic question of theology, for what we can know about God and whether we can know anything about Him at all determine the scope and content of our study. Here we must consider the teaching of the greatest theologians in history, all of whom have affirmed...

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We live in a world that needs awakening. What is awakening? It is a powerful movement of the Spirit of God to convert many people to Christ and to renew in His church a zeal for His truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. This was R.C. Sproul’s passion, and in the final years of his...

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Friday, 30 November 2018 18:00

What’s in a Name?

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Identity theft is a growing problem in the digital age. A person’s name matters. But in Old Testament times, someone’s name could reveal something much deeper about them.

The name Jacob means “supplanter” or “stealer,” and the Bible reveals why. Twin brothers...

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To be a Christian is to be forgiven. But will we still have to answer for our sins? From one of our live ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the final judgment.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:00

When Should You Not Take Communion?

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When I was growing up, I did not like going to church. For a young boy in a rural town, church was boring, long, and filled with old, stodgy people singing old, stodgy songs. I would have rather been playing and watching football. However, there was one Sunday out of every month in which I did look...

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