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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Stream all of the messages from last week’s West Coast Conference for free on Ligonier.org the Ligonier app, and YouTube.

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:00

What Is Discernment?

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Someone I know recently expressed an opinion that surprised and in some ways disappointed me. I said to myself, "I thought he would have more discernment than that."

The experience caused me to reflect on the importance of discernment and the lack of it in our world. We know that people often do not...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as Scripture, faith, parenting, the arts, repentance, the Psalms, Isaac Watts, and more.

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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, 13 June 2018 19:00

Deacons to the Rescue

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Here's an excerpt from Deacons to the Rescue, Benjamin Merkle’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

September 2, 1666, was the day the Great Fire of London began. It was a devastating fire that lasted four days. It consumed 13,200 houses, eighty-seven churches (including St....

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:00

Truth and Growing in Grace

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The postmodern world in which we live is marked by its extreme denial of any authoritative truth. As believers, we must stand squarely upon the Word of God as we witness the rejection of truth, whether in the world or in the church. We must pursue the truth in our lives through a life of commitment...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 19:00

The Double-Minded Man

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Here's an excerpt from The Double-Minded Man, Larry Mininger’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

Ever had double vision where your brain saw one picture twice, overlapping and leaving you disoriented? James warns that we can be double-visioned or double-minded (literally,...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:00

"Hallowed Be Your Name"

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We have a tendency to read these words and to conclude that they are part of the address, that they are simply an acknowledgment of an existing truth. That is, we believe we are saying: “Our Father in heaven, Your name is holy.” But that’s not the format of the prayer. This line...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:00

2018 West Coast Conference: Day 2

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Today we concluded our 2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle. Over two days, we considered the challenge of atheism, the truthfulness of God’s Word, and the example of Christ in apologetics. Our speakers included W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, Derek Thomas,...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 19:00

2018 West Coast Conference: Day 1

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Yesterday marked the beginning of our 2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle. Thousands of attendees from around world joined us for two days of teaching and fellowship. Our speakers included W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Ravi Zacharias.

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Our 2018 West Coast Conference starts today in Seattle. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, Derek Thomas, and Ravi Zacharias will be speaking on the theme of “Defending the Faith.”

Are you in the area? It’s not too late to join us. Registration is...

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The cultural pressure to conform just isn’t as new as we think. Many evangelicals want to think it’s new today. All of a sudden a lot of evangelical churches and parents think we now have to break glass because we face an emergency. Guess what? Go back to Canaan. All those parents were...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as baptism, assurance, holiness, the book of James, the Holy Spirit, the attributes of God, John Owen, and more.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 19:00

Christians Are Disciples

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Here's an excerpt from Christians Are Disciples, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

Throughout the world, there are many people who claim to be Christians. In fact, if we were to ask people in our communities if they are Christians, many of them would respond quickly...

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The Great Commission excites us—but it also scares us. Jesus’ command to go and make disciples of all nations seems like a daunting task. But the Holy Spirit enables us to accomplish it as we rest in the authority of Christ over all things.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:00

The Disappearance of the 'Mushy Middle'

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In this brief clip from our 2017 National Conference, Albert Mohler explains the disappearance of the 'mushy middle' in the church.

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"In what ways is the current cultural climate forcing the 'mushy middle' out of the church?"

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 19:00

Ready and Not Afraid

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Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I respond by telling them I am a pastor. When I tell them I am a pastor, people appear to be instantly filled with a range of emotions as they try to figure out how to respond. Depending on their spiritual state and their relationship to Christ and the...

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The June issue of Tabletalk explores the biblical teaching on discipleship. During the earthly ministry of Jesus, He called twelve men to be Apostles, but He called many more men and women to be disciples. Indeed, Christ has continued to call disciples ever since. Every Christian is, in fact, a...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 19:00

The Fullness of Joy

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“Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:2)

I do not have a green thumb and my knowledge of horticulture is very rudimentary. However, I have experimented with growing roses, and I...

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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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It’s one of those moments we wish we could have seen firsthand. It took place in the square before the Water Gate. At daybreak, Ezra brought out the law. He unrolled the scroll and began reading. He kept on until noon, and all the while the great crowd gave their rapt attention. The law was...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Apologetics, Calvinism, Ethics

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as providence, apologetics, Calvinism, suffering, salvation, ethics, worldview, and more.

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Here's an excerpt from Qualified Children’s Sunday School Teachers, Stephen Adams’ contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Since the advent of modern Sunday school, church leaders have been tasked with finding volunteer teachers. Finding adequate volunteers can seem impossible, so we...

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In this brief clipfrom his teaching series Justified by Faith Alone, R.C. Sproul reminds us that it's not the doctrine of justification by faith alone that saves—it's Christ who saves. 

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Just this week I was reading Facebook and reading people's comments on social media. I read...

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"The twentieth century, it is safe to say, has made us all into deep historical pessimists." So observed Francis Fukuyama in his seminal 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. What happened? The nineteenth century’s humanistic faith in inevitable moral progress was destroyed on the...

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