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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Monday, 28 May 2018 19:00

The Simplicity of God

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Here's an excerpt from The Simplicity of God, James Dolezal’s contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Theology is the study of God and of creatures in their relation to Him. The goal is to know God and to worship Him in truth. In this connection, Christians rightly confess a profound...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 19:00

Confusing Pleasure and Joy

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When I was a boy, my parents made me go to church every Sunday morning. I had no desire to go. I found the worship service boring and could not wait for it to be over so I could go play. But even worse than Sunday morning worship was the weekly catechism class, which was held on Saturday morning....

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:00

What Is the Church?

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In the language of the Westminster Confession of Faith, the church comprises the "whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be, gathered into one, under Christ the Head thereof" (25.1). This is otherwise known as the invisible church. In another sense, the church is the body of the...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Romans, Grace, John Calvin

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as Romans, prayer, John Knox, repentance, grace, hell, John Calvin, joy, and more.

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

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 05:00

Help Bring the Gospel to the Front Lines

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The military is a mission field and a spiritual battleground.

Around the world, the men and women who serve in the U.S. military dedicate their lives to protecting freedom. Through the struggles of war, injury, and multiple deployments, military chaplains are there to support the troops on the front...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 19:00

The Sin That Clings So Closely

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Here's an excerpt from The Sin That Clings So Closely, Garrett Kell’s contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

In the Word, we see Christ’s person. We witness the eternal Son lay aside His divine rights and humbly come among us. Amazingly, we see Him leave a world where angels cried:...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

What Is the Name That Is above All Names?

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In this brief clip from his teaching series What Did Jesus Do?, R.C. Sproul reflects on the name that is above all names.

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Remember when Jesus was in the upper room the night before His execution? That night that He established the Lord's Supper and He went through that lengthy...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 19:00

What Does the Church Most Need Today?

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What does the church most need today? In answering this important but rather general question, Psalm 81 is uniquely important and helpful. This psalm obviously contains beautiful promises and clear directions to help the people of God. But careful study of this psalm will deepen our appreciation of...

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Today is the final day to register for Defending the Faith, ourWest Coast Conference, we will send you R.C. Sproul’s video teaching seriesDefending Your Faith as a bonus resource. In addition to two days of teaching from gifted teachers like W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson,...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 19:00

Guilt Leading to Joy

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In the 1960s, I met a young man who had come to America from England less than a week before. His name was John Guest, and he went on to become an Episcopalian minister and national evangelist. When we first met in Philadelphia, he had hair down to his shoulders and a guitar strapped to his back;...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:00

Is it 'Unspiritual' to be Discouraged?

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From time to time over the centuries some Christians have taught, sometimes with tragic consequences, that a truly spiritual person never gets discouraged. To be cast down is, by definition, to be 'unspiritual.' Unless we are well-grounded in Scripture, it is very easy for us to be overwhelmed,...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as Reformed theology, Jonathan Edwards, the atonement, sacraments, Puritans, money, John Owen, and more.

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

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The Bible teaches us to pray without ceasing, but many Christians struggle with prayer. Is there a right way to pray? How should we address a holy God? Does prayer really change things? Even Jesus’ disciples understood there was something lacking in their prayer life after they observed Jesus...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:00

When Hope Is No More

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Here's an excerpt from When Hope Is No More, Burk Parsons' contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Life is full of disappointment. In this fallen world of sin, people disappoint us, and we disappoint them. We disappoint our friends, our loved ones, and we even disappoint ourselves. Not only do...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 05:30

Are There Carnal Christians?

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In this brief clip from our 2015 Fall Conference, R.C. Sproul rejects the doctrine of the carnal Christian.

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One of the great and ghastly errors—not just error but heresy—that permeates the evangelical world today is the doctrine of the carnal Christian. The...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:00

Pastoral Anxiety

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Second Corinthians 11:28 always seemed like a strange verse to me — until I became a pastor. Here's Paul, rattling off all the ways he’s been beat up for Jesus — imprisonments, lashes, rods, stonings, shipwrecks, drifting at sea, sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, cold and...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 19:00

Our Final Hope

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Here's an excerpt from Our Final Hope, Michael A. Rogers' contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

buried Hope recently. She was a mature Christian woman, eighty-six years young, who constantly exemplified her name throughout the two decades that I was her pastor. When we first met, she was in...

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If youregister this week for Defending the Faith, ourWest Coast Conference, we will send you R.C. Sproul’s video teaching seriesDefending Your Faith as a bonus resource. In addition to two days of teaching from gifted teachers like W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

The Greatest Joy

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At one point during His earthly ministry, Jesus sent a group of His disciples out on their own to preach the gospel and to heal the sick and those who were under demonic possession. Luke writes:

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every...

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What kind of God does the prophet proclaim in Isaiah 42:18– 43:21? What must God be like if He promises to restore and renew despite the abject failure of His people?

What kind of God is our covenant Lord? The answer is that He is like no other!

I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as the Psalms, parenting, the Lord’s Prayer, providence, marriage, George Whitefield, the Holy Spirit, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 19:00

A Time to Mourn

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Here's an excerpt from A Time to Mourn, Joe Holland's contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

am keenly aware that this article may find you at a moment of profound sorrow. Of course, you may just be intellectually interested in the subject of lament, or you may be a practitioner who regularly...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:00

The Gracious Work of the Holy Spirit

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Many people come to faith in Jesus Christ long before they are able to articulate the theology of regeneration and conversion. Slowly, we realize that what seemed a "simple" act—trusting in Christ—was in fact a complex experience of divine activity. The Holy Spirit needed to be secretly...

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Here's an excerpt from Failure and Disappointment in Scripture, David Murray's contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

If we organized a conference on “Failure and Disappointment,” do you think anyone would come? If you wrote a book on that subject, do you think anyone would buy it?...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 19:00

The Key to the Christian's Joy

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The word joy appears over and over again in the Scriptures. For instance, the Psalms are filled with references to joy. The psalmists write, "Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning" (Ps. 30:5b) and "Shout for joy to God, all the earth" (Ps. 66:1). Likewise, in the New...

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