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, 04 October 2018 14:00

Fortress for Truth: Martin Luther

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Martin Luther was a giant of history. Some believe he was the most significant European figure of the second millennium. He was the pioneer Reformer, the one God first used to spark a transformation of Christianity and the Western world. He was the undisputed leader of the German Reformation. In a...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as the Puritans, William Tyndale, the English Reformation, Jonathan Edwards, the Beatitudes, predestination, and more.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:00

Am I Alone Wise?

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How can it be that centuries of popes and church councils got the gospel wrong? In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey examines the question that haunted Martin Luther throughout the Reformation. 

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 14:00

Two Planks of Sola Scriptura

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There was no controversy between Martin Luther and Rome concerning the inspiration of Scripture. In fact, much of today's mainline Protestant and Roman Catholic biblical and theological scholarship would have been regarded by the medieval church as apostate with regard to its view of Scripture. The...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 01:00

When the Gospel Is At Stake

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When the gospel is at stake, we must be like Martin Luther, willing to “let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also.” In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul reminds us that defending the gospel is worth the cost.

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Let us begin with a church history exam question. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621) was a figure not to be taken lightly. He was Pope Clement VIII's personal theologian and one of the most able figures in the Counter-Reformation movement within sixteenth-century Roman Catholicism. On one...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:00

Stories of God's Grace: Meet Dennis

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The Lord is at work redeeming and sanctifying a people for Himself. We are grateful for the opportunity to share this story of God’s grace with you. These stories of God’s grace are fueled by our Ministry Partners.

“I'm saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone,...

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The Roman Catholic Church has changed since the 16th century. But has it gotten better or worse? In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that the need for reformation is far from over.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation....

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Monday, 01 October 2018 19:00

The History of the Reformation

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"A cesspool of heresies.” This was the judgment rendered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V on May 26, 1521, shortly after Martin Luther took a stand at the Diet of Worms.

Earlier, in the bull Exsurge Domine, Pope Leo X described Luther as a wild boar loose in the vineyard of Christ and as a...

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The October issue of Tabletalk addresses the issue of perfectionism, control, and the sovereignty of God. Scripture repeatedly assures us of the truth of God’s sovereignty and that He is working all things together for the good of His people (Rom. 8:28). At the same time, Scripture does not...

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Love is at the center of Christmas—it’s the reason behind all our gathering and gift-giving. In his new Advent devotional,Love Came Down at Christmas, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson seeks to refresh our hearts as we reflect on the source of it all—love incarnate, Jesus Christ.

Drawing on 1...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 01:00

What Was at Stake in the Reformation?

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What was at stake in the Reformation was nothing less than the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains the radically different view of salvation held by the Roman Catholic Church.

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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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Sunday, 30 September 2018 14:01

The Reformation and the Men Behind It

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The Protestant Reformation stands as the most far-reaching, world-changing display of God's grace since the birth and early expansion of the church. It was not a single act, nor was it led by one man. This history-altering movement played out on different stages over many decades. Its cumulative...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 19:00

What's the Answer to the Modern Day Church?

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We now stand in the twenty-first century, almost five hundred years removed from John Calvin's time, but we find ourselves in an equally critical hour of redemptive history. As the organized church was spiritually bankrupt at the outset of Calvin's day, so it is again in our time. Certainly,...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Worship, Holiness, the Reformation

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Richard Sibbes, pastoral ministry, worship, Martin Luther, holiness, the Reformation, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 19:00

Living in These Last Days

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Here’s an excerpt from Living in These Last Days, Thomas R. Schreiner’s contribution to the September issue of Tabletalk:

Sometimes people ask me when the last days will come, and I tell them that the last days started two thousand years ago. They commenced with the ministry, death, and...

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Christians around the world look toRenewing Your Mind every day as their source for trustworthy, in-depth Bible teaching. To make Dr. R.C. Sproul's unique ability to easily explain complex truths even more accessible,Renewing Your Mind Minute shares portions of his most popular teaching—in...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

What Does the Christian Life Look Like?

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What does it look like to be a Christian and belong to a church? To answer this question, we look to Scripture and how it has transformed people's loves over the centuries. In this video, Sinclair Ferguson urges us to read about our history and sing the great hymns of the past.

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 19:00

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

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There is no more dangerous place to be than where the direct, straightforward teaching of the Word of God confronts dead religion. As long as dead religion is allowed to sleep the sleep of death, all continues placidly and peaceably. But when the truth of Scripture challenges empty religion, a...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 19:00

Living as Dual Citizens

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Here’s an excerpt from Living as Dual Citizens, Justin Taylor contribution to the September issue of Tabletalk:

It was not easy to trap Jesus in ethical or theological dilemmas. But that did not stop the Jewish leaders from trying. Jesus made it clear that His kingdom is not “of this...

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It is common to think of the Old Testament ritual as providing the model that Jesus' priesthood subsequently copied and fulfilled. But Hebrews sees things differently. The Old Testament ritual of the high priest moving through the tabernacle—with its various rooms and furniture, especially...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 19:00

What’s So Great About Total Depravity?

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“I’m not totally depraved, am I?”

The answer from the Bible, and the testimony of universal human experience, is, “Yes, you really are.” But even if we have to accept that this is, in fact, the Bible’s teaching, it’s not obvious why we should like it. This...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Covenants, Suffering, Providence

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as covenants, Isaac Watts, faith, creation, heaven, the doctrines of grace, providence, suffering, and more.

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

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When we watch the news, it seems like the most important people are alive today and the most important events are happening right now. In this video, Sinclair Ferguson explains why Christians need a much bigger perspective of what God has done through history.

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