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, 19 April 2018 19:00

The Reality of Living Before God

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I have a good friend who thinks I am too old-fashioned. Through all the years we’ve known each other, he has never ceased to remind me of his observation. And while I certainly try to maintain an age-appropriate outlook on life, I must admit that my old-fashioned tendencies too often get...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Prayer, Faith, the Gospel

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as prayer, Jonathan Edwards, atheism, creeds, faith, Charles Spurgeon, apologetics, the gospel, and more.

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

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Authors: Nathan W....

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Who was Samson? A man of incredible physical strength and debilitating moral weakness, Samson was nevertheless God’s instrument to rescue Israel from the Philistines during the era of the judges. In light of these contrasts, what are we to make of Samson and his place in the Lord’s...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:00

A Good Mystery

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Here's an excerpt from A Good Mystery, Michael Allen’s contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

Mystery may well challenge us. Indeed, we could say it must challenge us, as it reminds us that we are but dust. But, contrary to what may seem a commonsense assumption, mystery need not stymie...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:00

Announcing Our 2019 Caribbean Study Cruise

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If we want to know God and His Word, we must know and live the Psalms. The book of Psalms is at the center of the Bible, and it features the core themes of Scripture and displays all the emotions of human experience. On March 17-24, 2019, join us as we study the Psalms and enjoy God’s...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:30

What Is Definite Atonement?

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In this brief clip from our 2012 Theology Night, R.C. Sproul explains that God’s purpose in the atonement was limited and definite.

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What is in view here is God's purpose, His design. Did God intend, when He sent into the world His Son to die, did He intend that that death would...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:00

Whitefield's Sin Exposing Spotlight

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Whitefield was convinced that any presentation of the gospel must begin by exposing the listener's sin and his dire need for salvation. This necessitated the preacher's confronting his hearers' rebellion against God and warning of the eternal consequences of their rejection. Whitefield plainly...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:30

Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson

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On April 17th, Sinclair Ferguson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This event was streamed live here on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter. You...

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Tonight 7:00 p.m. ET, Sinclair Ferguson will join us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team to answer your biblical and theological questions live online. Simply tweet us your questions by using the hashtag #AskLigonier or leave them as comments or messages on ourFacebook page.

This event...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 19:00

Generosity as Witness

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Here’s an excerpt from Generosity as Witness, Randy Alcorn’s contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

When unbelievers witnessed the generosity of these believers, they saw how they loved one another. Many came to faith partly through the power and integrity of this refreshing...

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Today is the last day tosave $20 with early-bird registration for our 2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle, WA, on June 8-9.

For much of Western history, the church has enjoyed a position of strong influence on the culture. People, even if they were not Christians, had at least a general awareness...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:00

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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Monday, April 16 is the last day tosave $20 with early-bird registration for our 2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle, WA, on June 8-9.

For much of Western history, the church has enjoyed a position of strong influence on the culture. People, even if they were not Christians, had at least a...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:00

The Divine Foundation of Authority

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"You're out!" "I'm safe!" "Out!" "Safe!" "Out!" "It's my ball, and it's my bat, and I say that I'm safe." This is how we settled disputes over plays in our pickup baseball games played without the benefit of a referee or umpire. When a disputed play could not be resolved through reason or through...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Hebrews, Providence, Calvinism

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as Calvinism, Isaac Watts, the Gospel of John, money, providence, Scripture, art, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:00

Attending Corporate Worship

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Here's an excerpt from Attending Corporate Worship, Jared C. Wilson’s contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

There are a lot of good reasons to gather with your brothers and sisters in the sacred fellowship of worship each week. Even if you struggle with regular church attendance, you...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 05:00

No Just Complaint

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In this brief clip from our 2014 West Coast Conference, R.C. Sproul describes why nobody in hell can make any just complaint against God.

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“There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Some people, when they wake up in hell, will be devastated. They won’t...

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What does an individual contribute to his or her salvation? Do we open the door to our hearts or does God pursue us? What is free will? These questions have been debated for centuries, yet Scripture is clear.

In Willing to Believe, a new edition of a classic book, Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:00

Your God Is Too Small

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Your God Is Too Small is the title of the book written by J.B. Phillips, and in some ways, the expression reflects the problems that lay behind the plaintive cry of abandonment felt by Judah’s exiles during the sixth century BC.

Perhaps they thought that their circumstances were too...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 19:00

Working Out Your Salvation

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Here's an excerpt from Working Out Your Salvation, Hywel R. Jones’ contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

The command to work in connection with one’s “salvation” (Phil. 2:12–13) has perplexed many a believer. On one level, this is due to the fact that in answer...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 02:30

A Vital Mission

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These are tender days for Ligonier Ministries as we step forward without our beloved founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul. He has prepared us well, wisely and generously planning for the day when he would no longer be at the helm, and he worked with the board and ministry team toward this transition for almost...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 19:00

Deep Theology

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be within hours of death—not as an elderly person, but as someone condemned to die although innocent of every crime? What would you want to say to those who know and love you best? You would, surely, tell them how much you loved them. You might...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:00

Are There Degrees of Sin?

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Historically speaking, both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism have understood that there are degrees of sin. The Roman Catholic church makes a distinction between mortal and venial sin. The point of that distinction is that there are some sins so gross, heinous, and serious that the actual...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: The Atonement, Grace, Holiness

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as grace, salvation, repentance, the Holy Spirit, the atonement, atonement, and more.

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

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Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Last year, we released the Condensed Edition (ESV) of theReformation Study Bible, providing concise, trustworthy commentary in a portable study Bible for travel, worship, and life on the go.  Now this study Bible is available in a beautiful newgift edition. Give a new graduate, church...

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