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, 29 November 2018 18:00

When Should You Not Take Communion?

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When I was growing up, I did not like going to church. For a young boy in a rural town, church was boring, long, and filled with old, stodgy people singing old, stodgy songs. I would have rather been playing and watching football. However, there was one Sunday out of every month in which I did look...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as marriage, the doctrines of grace, church history, Isaac Watts, the Psalms, predestination, salvation, and more. 

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

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 18:00

Strength in Weakness

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Here’s an excerpt from Strength in Weakness, Albert N. Martin’s contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

The question raised in an employment application was this: “Should you be offered a position in our company, what is the greatest asset you would bring with you to...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 08:00

2018 Lancaster Conference Media Now Available

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You can now stream all of the messages from this month’s regional conference in Lancaster, Pa., for free on Ligonier.org, the Ligonier app, and YouTube.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:00

Final Day: Resource Sale, Save up to 60%

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More than sixty trustworthy books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale for up to 60% off. Shop thisspecial sale collection now.

Sale ends today at 11:59 p.m. ET. While supplies last.

Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:00

The Great Exchanges of Romans

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When the wonder of the gospel breaks into your life, you feel as though you are the first person to discover its power and glory. Where has Christ been hidden all these years? He seems so fresh, so new, so full of grace. Then comes a second discovery—it is you who have been blind, but now you...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 22:30

Stand With Us on Giving Tuesday

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R.C. Sproul didn’t want our work to slow when he went home to be with the Lord, and we’ve been encouraged to hear that you don’t either. This Giving Tuesday, will you please watch and share this message from Chris Larson, Ligonier's president and CEO, and consider giving a...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:00

What Does It Mean to Be Reformed?

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Here’s an excerpt from What Does It Mean to Be Reformed?, Keith A Mathison’s contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

I remember visiting home once, years after I had become a Christian and after I had graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary. During my visit, I ran into an...

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How were Old Testament believers saved? Did they possess the Holy Spirit? From our 2017 National Conference, Stephen Nichols, Derek Thomas, and Michael Horton consider both the continuity and the newness of Pentecost.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:00

Do You Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

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Some years ago, I spoke with a man whose business was to help people plan for the future. He asked me about my goals, about what I wanted to accomplish in life. As I went through this exercise, I noticed that one thing was conspicuously absent from my goals: there was nothing there about...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 13:00

Save up to 60% on More Than 60 Resources

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More than sixty trustworthy books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale for up to 60% off. Shop thisspecial sale collection now.

Sale ends Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET. While supplies last.

Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 18:00

Who Was Abraham?

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The Bible says that we are blessed because Abraham was blessed. Who was this man? And what did God promise him?

It’s important to remember that Abraham was a real person. He was a pivotal figure in world history because God made a covenant with him. God promised to make him a great nation and...

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Are the apocryphal books inspired by God? In this Q&A video from one of our live Ask Ligonier events, watch as Sinclair Ferguson explains that these books are outside the canon of Scripture, so Christians should not treat them as Scripture.

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 18:00

Grace and Gratitude

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A number of decades ago at the Ligonier Valley Study Center, we sent out a Thanksgiving card with this simple statement: "The essence of theology is grace; the essence of Christian ethics is gratitude." In all the debates about our role versus God's role in sanctification—our growth in...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 18:00

Hermeneutics and the Heart

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Here’s an excerpt from Hermeneutics and the Heart, David Briones’ contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

I teach biblical hermeneutics—how to study the Bible—at Reformation Bible College. I enjoy teaching all of the subjects assigned to me, but hermeneutics is...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:00

Happy Thanksgiving: Free Downloads by R.C. Sproul

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Each year at Thanksgiving, millions of Americans gather together to celebrate an age-old tradition. They enjoy each other's company as they watch college football games, catch up on old times, and eat lots of good food.

What could be wrong with a tradition like that? The problem is not so much what...

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The Bible tells us that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). By His grace, God has used your support of Ligonier Ministries to lead many people into a greater understanding of His holiness as revealed in...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 18:00

What Is Thanksgiving Day?

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Thanksgiving is an American holiday that stretches all the way back to a time long before America became a nation. The Pilgrims landed in 1620. They faced brutal conditions and were woefully unprepared. Roughly half of them died in that first year. Then they had a successful harvest of corn. In...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 18:00

How Jesus Read the Scriptures

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Here’s an excerpt from How Jesus Read the Scriptures, Nicholas T. Batzig’s contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

B.B. Warfield once summarized the mystery surrounding the two natures of Christ when he wrote, “Because he is man he is capable of growth in wisdom, and...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:00

How Should I Preach the Doctrines of Grace?

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Many people find it difficult to accept the doctrine of predestination. From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson gives advice to pastors on how to preach this doctrine.

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 18:00

Teach Us to Number Our Days

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“Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90: 12)

This verse is often treated as if it were a proverb that means, “Life is short, so live wisely.” But in the context of the whole psalm, it means much more than that, as we will see. It is a key...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 04:00

Announcing Our 2019 Atlanta Conference

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Christianity is not something we make up as we go along. Rather, it consists of objective truths revealed in Scripture and articulated throughout church history. In our day, Christians are despised not just for believing these truths, but also for insisting that Christianity has boundaries or...

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Friday, 16 November 2018 18:00

What Is the Fall?

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What has gone wrong with the world? The Bible says that everything was very good at the beginning of creation, but clearly, that is no longer the case. So, what happened?

At the dawn of history, Adam and Eve were tempted to disobey God’s Word. Satan subtly suggested that God had put unfair...

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How do we avoid falling into legalism? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the true purpose of God’s law.

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Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:00

3 Lines in the Sand

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At the turn of the twentieth century, the sciences supposedly knew better than the Bible. Now, the social sciences supposedly know better than the Bible. And we are seeing this new world-view presented artfully and entertainingly through a barrage of media and in the halls of the academy. A casual...

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