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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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 07:00

Ligonier Ministries: Now on Roku

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We are pleased to announce that theLigonier app is now available on Roku. This new channel offers many resources, all committed to the historic Christian faith and the great truths of the Reformation. Teachers in the app include R.C. Sproul, Alistair Begg, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey,...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 19:00

The Eighteenth Century

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Here's an excerpt from The Eighteenth Century, Nicholas R. Needham's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

The eighteenth century was a century of paradox. On the one hand, it was the era of the Enlightenment, with all its philosophical questioning (at best) and skeptical rejection (at worst)...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 19:00

What Is the Unpardonable Sin?

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"Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation" (Mark 3:28–29).

I cannot tell you how many times in my teaching career very...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 19:00

Divine Sovereignty

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The sovereignty of God is not a secondary doctrine that is relegated to an obscure corner in the Bible. Rather, this truth is the very bedrock doctrine of all Scripture. This is the Mount Everest of biblical teaching, the towering truth that transcends all theology. From its opening verse, the...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as evangelism, justification, the Gospel of John, assurance, prayer, providence, Calvinism, and more.

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

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Here's an excerpt from Jonathan Edwards and the First Great Awakening, Stephen Nichols’ contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

On May 10, 1716, Jonathan Edwards wrote a letter to one of his ten sisters, Mary. Written when he was twelve years old, it is the earliest known letter by...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 01:30

Which Comes First: Repentance or Faith?

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In this brief clip from his teaching series The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the relationship between repentance and faith.

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Now, how do you put together all these statements? Is there a contradiction here? No, there is no contradiction here. I'm not sure if you're familiar...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 19:00

Discerning Entertainment

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My maternal grandfather, James Robson Featherstone (1915–1995), was born in Wallsend, England, and immigrated to America when he was thirteen years old. A talented singer, he rose to prominence during the big band era in Chicago in the early 1940s. He lived his life among the rich and famous,...

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The July issue provides an overview of the history of the church during the eighteenth century. Few centuries have been as influential on modern evangelical Protestantism as the eighteenth century. While political revolutions were taking place in America and Europe, spiritual renewal was...

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To my great distress, I sometimes hear people say, in their zeal for fervency and efficacy in prayer, that we should never qualify our prayer requests with the words “if it be Your will.” Some will even say that to attach those words, those conditional terms, to our prayers is an act of...

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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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RefNet is streaming trustworthy biblical preaching and teaching, Scripture reading, audiobooks, music, and more twenty-four hours every day. And we’ve just added The World and Everything in It weekdays at 8:00 a.m. Since launching RefNet, we have reached people in 185 countries around the...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 19:00

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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Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Guilt, Forgiveness, Grace

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as creation, guilt, providence, Martin Luther, forgiveness, ethics, end times, grace, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:00

What Is a Disciple?

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Here's an excerpt from What Is a Disciple?, Anthony Carter’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

The Bible reminds us that the early followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians as the testimony and witness of the faith came to the city of Antioch (Acts 11:25). Though it...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:00

Should I ‘Let Go and Let God’?

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In this brief clip from an Ask R.C. event in 2014, R.C. Sproul debunks the idea that Christians are sanctified by ‘letting go and letting God.’

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Question: Dr. Sproul, could you please comment on the significance of ordinary means in our lives,...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 19:00

The Mandate of Discipleship

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Here's an excerpt from The Mandate of Discipleship, Grant Castleberry’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

A few years ago, several evangelical churches in the county where I was serving as an assistant pastor decided to cooperate in sponsoring a series of evangelistic meetings. I...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:00

A Simple Acrostic for Prayer: A.C.T.S.

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Christians often use a simple acrostic as a guide to prayer: A.C.T.S. Each of the letters in this acrostic stands for one of the key elements of prayer:

(A) Adoration

(C) Confession

(T) Thanksgiving

(S) Supplication

But not only does this acrostic remind us of the elements of prayer, it shows us the...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:00

What Is the Regulative Principle?

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Put simply, the regulative principle of worship states that the corporate worship of God is to be founded upon specific directions of Scripture. On the surface, it is difficult to see why anyone who values the authority of Scripture would find such a principle objectionable. Is not the whole of...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: John Calvin, Baptism, Salvation

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as baptism, abortion, hard sayings, John Calvin, salvation, Jonathan Edwards, evangelism, and more.

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

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Dig deeper into God’s Word with theReformation Study Bible. The Original Edition offers over 1.1 million words of verse-by-verse notes from 75 distinguished theologians, and the Condensed Edition (ESV) distills the best of that commentary in a portable Bible you can carry with you...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:00

The Synod of Dort

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Here's an excerpt from The Synod of Dort, W. Robert Godfrey's contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

Does Calvinism have five points? Is that a silly question? No. It is a good question. And the answer may surprise. The answer is yes and no!

Yes, Calvinism has five points—obviously. We...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

The Great Commission Ought to Be Ordinary

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In this brief clip from his new teaching series, The Great Commission, Burk Parsons explains that what Christ calls Christians to do in the Great Commission ought to be ordinary.

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Now one of the most significant things about the Great Commission is that it's not a dialogue. The focus...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:00

The Courage to Be Reformed

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When we come to grasp Reformed theology, it’s not only our understanding of salvation that changes, but our understanding of everything. It’s for this reason that when people wrestle through the rudimentary doctrines of Reformed theology and come to comprehend them, they often feel like...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 19:00

In but Not of the World

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Here's an excerpt from In but Not of the World, Mez McConnell's contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

We are probably one of the most connected generations of all time. We can speak to people across the globe on our phones. We can e-mail them, FaceTime them, text-message them. We live in...

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