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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We tend to think of missionaries as solitary heroes and trailblazers, journeying around the world and risking everything to preach the gospel to the lost. William Carey certainly earned that reputation. Known as the “founder of modern missions,” Carey gained celebrity status for his...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:00

The Christian and Joy

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"The Holy Spirit has exhorted the faithful to continue clapping their hands for joy until the advent of the promised Redeemer," wrote John Calvin in a comment on Psalm 47:12. Paul would heartily concur! Writing from a prison cell from which he had no certain knowledge of escaping other than to his...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 18:00

Interpreting the Bible

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Here’s an excerpt from Interpreting the Bible, Dennis E. Johnson’s contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

“How does the Bible mean?” Shouldn’t I say, “What does the Bible mean?” I once thought the same about John Ciardi’s How Does a Poem Mean?...

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What are the essential qualities of a Christian? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the marks of a true Christian: faith, hope, and love.

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We're living in a day when personal experience has been elevated above everything else as the final criterion of right and wrong. Just think of all of the people who try to justify themselves on the basis of what they feel. Divorce is routinely excused on the basis of a married couple's no longer...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 18:00

What Is the Meaning of Life?

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Have you ever wondered, “What is the meaning of life?” Many people say we have no significance and that life is the random result of merely natural processes. One philosopher even claimed that we are no more than “grown-up germs.” Today, there is a crisis of purpose at the...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 00:00

Are Those in Hell Aware of God's Presence?

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Is hell the absence of God? Or are those in hell aware of God’s presence—and wrath? In this Q&A video from our 2016 National Conference, Albert Mohler and William VanDoodewaard consider what makes hell hellish.

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 18:00

The Value of Scripture

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The value of Scripture in the life of the believer lies in its source and its function. In his exhortation to Timothy, Paul commended Scripture to Timothy by saying, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 13:00

$5 Friday: Baptism, Grace, and God’s Glory

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as apologetics, baptism, church and state, John Calvin, God’s glory, grace, and more.

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 18:00

Where Is the Word of God?

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Here’s an excerpt from Where Is the Word of God?, Michael Kruger’s contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

We live in a world filled with competing truth claims. Every day, we are bombarded with declarations that something is true and that something else is false. We are told...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 18:00

Apostasy and How it Happens

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I can still recall the conversation although it took place more than three decades ago. A shocked friend asked, "Have you heard that Sarah is no longer a Christian?" What was so alarming to my friend was that Sarah had been one of the most influential, and apparently fruitful, members of her...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 18:00

Our Only Infallible Rule

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Here’s an excerpt from Our Only Infallible Rule, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

The Bible is often hard for me to read. When I read the Bible, it reads me, examines me, and studies me. The Holy Spirit carries me through many emotions as I am confronted...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 03:00

What Is the Gospel?

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The gospel is not about meaning, peace, or God’s plan for your life. It’s about Jesus. From our 2015 National Conference, R.C. Sproul and Sinclair Ferguson discuss how the New Testament defines the gospel message.

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 18:00

Catechetical Evangelism

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Although evangelism differs to some degree from generation to generation according to gifts, culture, style, and language, the primary methods of Puritan evangelism—plain preaching and catechetical teaching—can show us much about how to present the gospel to sinners.

Like the Reformers,...

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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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Friday, 02 November 2018 19:00

What Does Genesis Teach Us about Creation?

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Was the universe created by an infinite, all-powerful God? Did everything that exists arise by accident? Or has the universe always existed?

The Bible opens by declaring: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). This truth from Genesis is controversial today,...

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Which parts of the Old Testament law are still relevant to Christians today? From our 2015 National Conference, R.C. Sproul explains the difference between the ceremonial law, the civil law, and the moral law.

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 19:00

Is the Reformation Over?

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There have been several observations rendered on this subject by those I would call "erstwhile evangelicals." One of them wrote, "Luther was right in the sixteenth century, but the question of justification is not an issue now." A second self-confessed evangelical made a comment in a press...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Worship, Evangelism, Faith

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 04:00

Announcing Our 2019 London Conference

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Jesus Christ has told us that He is the light of the world, and if we follow Him, we will not walk in darkness. Yet He has also told us that Christians are the light of the world. This is because He has redeemed us and caused His light to shine in our hearts, so that we might shine forth in the...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:00

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, November 2018

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The November issue of Tabletalk considers what it means for Christians to be a people of the book. Throughout the history of Christianity, the church has understood the sixty-six books of the Bible to be the infallible and inerrant Word of God, “which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old...

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Who was Martin Luther? He was called a “wild boar” and a “violent physician.” He stood alone against the emperor and the pope. And he risked his life to proclaim the gospel and bring the Bible to the people. Discover the story behind the man who sparked the Protestant...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

A Blind Man in a Bell Tower

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Martin Luther didn’t intend to start the Reformation. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains how Luther’s 95 Theses spread across Germany and sparked a chain of events he never saw coming.

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