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, 15 March 2018 19:00

The Moment of Truth: Its Reality

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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's at stake, we're examining the...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as prayer, Scripture, justification, apologetics, English Reformation, Jonathan Edwards, the atonement, and more.

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

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Which books most influenced R.C. Sproul’s life and ministry?Open Book is a new weekly podcast about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. In season one, host Stephen Nichols shares never-before-heard moments with R.C. Sproul in his home library.Episode one isnow available....

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 19:00

Reformed Theology in Latin America

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Here’s an excerpt from Reformed Theology in Latin America, Miguel Núñez’s contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

God planted a new vision in my mind to come back to Santo Domingo and plant a church to reach this population and then to use the converted group to reach...

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This question is not critical only today, but it was in the eye of the storm we call the Protestant Reformation that swept through and divided the Christian church in the sixteenth century. Martin Luther declared his position: Justification is by faith alone, our works add nothing to our...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 19:00

Resisting the Spirit of the Age

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Here's an excerpt from Resisting the Spirit of the Age, Matthew P.W. Roberts’ contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

We live in an age that believes it has outgrown religion. Today’s secularists believe that they have set themselves free from the delusions of invented deities, and...

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Stream all of the messages from last week’s 2018 National Conference for free on Ligonier.org and YouTube.

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I recently watched as a young mother acted quickly and decisively to end a squabble among two preschool boys. She acted righteously and quite effectively, and then she turned to her two charges and set down the law: "It is never right to fight."

Sorry, Mom, I understand what you were trying to do,...

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 04:30

Stories of God's Grace: Meet Lowell

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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.

“The tears were streaming, and I simply fell on my knees before Him, and I said, ‘Lord, make me a Christian. Change my heart. Take...

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 03:30

2018 National Conference: Day 3 Highlights

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Today we concluded our 31st annual National Conference. Our speakers included Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Miguel Núñez, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas. Registration for our 2019 National Conference is now open. Save 50% until March 17, 2018. Register today.

Look back on the...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 22:30

Announcing Our 2019 National Conference

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Register by Saturday, March 17 to secure our lowest registration rate for the conference. Secure your spot today and save 50%.

God is holy, and we’re not. In fact, He’s so holy, His unmediated presence is lethal. Even angels hide their faces and cry, “Holy, holy,...

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Yesterday was the second day of our 31st annual National Conference. Our speakers included Rosaria Butterfield, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Tim Keesee, Steven Lawson, Albert Mohler, Stephen Nichols, Miguel Núñez, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas.

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 20:30

2018 National Conference: Day 1 Highlights

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Yesterday marked the beginning of our 31st annual National Conference. Close to 5,000 attendees from around world joined us for three days of teaching and fellowship. Our speakers included Kevin DeYoung, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Albert Mohler, Stephen Nichols,...

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How can an unholy people stand before a holy God? Who is God, and what is His relationship to His creation? In Exodus 3, Moses saw a bush that was burning yet not consumed by the flames. When he turned to look at it, God gave him one of the most profound theology lessons recorded in the Bible.

Moses...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 18:00

Training Children in Worship

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Here's an excerpt from Training Children in Worship, Daniel Hyde's’ contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

Christian parents, do you realize the most important thing you can ever train your child to do in this life is to worship the triune God of grace? Because of this, I want to...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 18:00

The Moment of Truth: Its Rejection

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Today, it is often said, "I have my truth, and you have your truth." Our generation likes to deny absolute truth, saying that something can be true for one person but not true for someone else. This view is not new. In John 18, our Lord stood trial before Pilate. It was the day before His...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 18:00

Enabled to Love

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Here's an excerpt from Enabled to Love, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

In Matthew’s gospel, we read that one of the Pharisees, a lawyer, confronted Jesus with a question in order to put Jesus to the test. He asked: “ ‘Teacher, which is...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:00

What Is the Covenant of Redemption?

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A persistent tradition claims that upon being mocked by a skeptic with regard to his doctrine of creation, Saint Augustine was cynically asked, "What was God doing before He created the world? Augustine's alleged reply was: "Creating hell for curious souls."

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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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Thursday, 01 March 2018 18:00

How Do the Sacraments Help Us?

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We all have those moments in our lives that we say were formative for the shaping of who we are today. We celebrate birthdays in our homes every year. We remember our wedding anniversaries and the dates on which we first met our spouses or made a life-changing career decision. Often, these events...

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In a time of political turmoil and religious upheaval, Richard Sibbes preached Reformed theology with heartfelt zeal. Known as “the quintessential Puritan,” Sibbes preached no dry doctrine but instead applied the theology of the Reformation to his hearers’ lives, especially in the...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:00

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, March 2018

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The March issue of Tabletalk addresses what it means to love our neighbors. When our Lord was asked to identify the great commandment in the law of God, He responded by naming two commandments. The great and first commandment is to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and the...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:00

We Are Not Autonomous

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In this brief clip from his teaching series Willing to Believe, R.C. Sproul explains how understanding human freedom as human autonomy is the end of any idea of a sovereign God.

I'd just like to say to you at the outset that the two concepts of human freedom and divine sovereignty are not inherently...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:00

A Call to Thoughtful Vigilance

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Paul warned the elders of the church in Ephesus about the critical need for them to be vigilant: “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 18:00

How Not to Do Theology

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Here's an excerpt from How Not to Do Theology, Robert Rothwell's contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

When the stakes are high, it’s important to know the right way and the wrong way to do things. The stakes are highest when it comes to our theology—our ideas about God,...

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