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

Ligonier Ministries - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 01 April 2018 02:00

The Glory of the Resurrection

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In this brief clip from our 2007 National Conference, R.C. Sproul discusses the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Let me just stop here and insert something. A few minutes ago I said the assumption of the newspaper writing is that the story the resurrection must be a myth because...

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The life of Jesus follows a general pattern of movement from humiliation to exaltation. The movement is not strictly linear, however, as it is interspersed with vignettes of contrast. The birth narrative contains both ignominy and majesty. His public ministry attracts praise and scorn, welcome and...

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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 Dr. Sproul’s passion, and in the final years of his...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 14:00

Resurrection and Justification

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How is the resurrection of Christ linked to the idea of justification in the New Testament? To answer this question, we must first explore the use and meaning of the term justification in the New Testament. Confusion about this has provoked some of the fiercest controversies in the history of the...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 02:00

And God Cursed Him

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In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that in the crucifixion, Christ became a curse for us. You can watch the whole message here.

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Thomas Aquinas once was asked, "Thomas, do you think that Jesus enjoyed the beatific vision through his whole life?" Thomas said, "I don't know, but I'm...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 19:00

Obscene, yet Beautiful

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If any event that has transpired on this planet is too high and too holy for us to comprehend, it is the passion of Christ—His death, His atonement, and His forsakenness by the Father. We would be totally intimidated to speak of it at all were it not for the fact that God in His Word has set...

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Five hundred years ago, the church was in crisis. Church leaders were morally compromised. The laity was largely ignorant of the Scriptures. Man-made traditions were exalted over God’s Word. The gospel was buried under non-biblical practices. Today, the church is again in need of reformation,...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:00

Christ and the Love of Neighbor

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Here's an excerpt from Christ and the Love of Neighbor, J.R. Vassar’s contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

There is a great difference between love in dreams and love in action, between the ideal of love and the display of it. Love in dreams is easy and requires nothing of us but...

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Join us on June 7, 2018, in Redmond, Washington, forSongs of Reformation, a free concert of sacred music. This live orchestra and symphony performance will feature hymns from the recently released albumSaints of Zion and more, with music written by award-winning composer Jeff Lippencott and...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:00

The Meaning of the Cross

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In this brief clip from his classic teaching series Hath God Said?, R.C. Sproul considers the various ways the cross was viewed by people in the New Testament.

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Notice how the cross was viewed by people in the New Testament. All we know if we're an observer, a spectator, a member...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:00

What Is the Mercy Seat?

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One of the most important paragraphs in the Bible may very well be Romans 3:21-26. This densely packed paragraph offers a thorough and glorious discussion of justification by faith. Not surprisingly, this paragraph plays a crucial role in the history of doctrine. Martin Luther camped out here. And...

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What did Jesus accomplish through His crucifixion? Was the cross absolutely necessary if anyone was to be saved?

This Passion Week, and thanks to Reformation Trust, we're giving away the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul's The Truth of the Cross. This book serves as an uncompromising reminder that the...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 19:00

Loving Our Communities

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Here's an excerpt from Loving Our Communities, David Apple's contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

Homeless people, nursing home residents, and prison inmates are just some of Tenth Presbyterian Church’s needy neighbors in Center City Philadelphia. For almost thirty years, Tenth...

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After many months of planning, a new advance in Ligonier’s broadcasting outreach is here. Ligonier Ministries is launching Renovando Tu Mente, the Spanish language version of Renewing Your Mind, this month. A special matching gift of $250,000 from visionary donors has been pledged to help...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:00

Our Beautiful God

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I've always found it interesting that the Bible often makes reference to the beautiful. In fact, if you took the time to look up every reference to "beauty" or every reference to "the beautiful" in a concordance, you would see that the word beauty in one form or another occurs frequently in the...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:00

The Moment of Truth: Its Reception

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During the trial of Jesus, Pontius Pilate asked a question that has resounded through the ages: "What is truth?" That is the key question for today, when the idea of absolute truth is increasingly and soundly rejected in our culture. To help us understand what is at stake, we are examining the...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as God’s glory, baptism, suffering, providence, Scripture, the Gospel of Mark, the Trinity, and more.

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

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Life is not easy. Its many trials often leave us wondering how we can press on in a fallen world. We share this experience with the ancient people of God, and we can also share in the profound comfort God offered them. In the final chapters of Isaiah, the prophet encourages God’s people as...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:00

Loving the Church

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Here's an excerpt from Loving the Church, Jonathan Leeman's contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

Trace out a biblical theology of God’s people through the Bible’s covenantal storyline. You’ll discover that one of God’s purposes for His special people is to model what...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:00

Why We Can't Choose God

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In this brief clip from his series Willing to Believe, R.C. Sproul explains that we can't choose God because we don't want to choose God.

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Insofar as that we have the ability by nature to make choices, we have natural ability. We don't have the natural ability to fly through the air...

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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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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 19:00

Your Testimony Is Not the Gospel

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So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, "Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner." He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see" (John 9:24–25).

This statement, "Give God the glory!"...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 19:00

Loving Our Family

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Here's an excerpt from Loving Our Family, Joel Beeke's contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

A child’s love for his father and mother shows itself in submission to their authority and receptiveness to their instruction, as God commands (Eph. 6:1–3). A child can honor his parents...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:00

The Word-less "Church"

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Many American churches are in a mess. Theologically they are indifferent, confused, or dangerously wrong. Liturgically they are the captives of superficial fads. Morally they live lives indistinguishable from the world. They often have a lot of people, money, and activities. But are they really...

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When it comes to Saint Patrick, the true story is even more exciting than the legend and the myth. The facts are far better than the fable. This day that belongs to St. Patrick has become about leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, and green—green everywhere. Famously, the City of Chicago...

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