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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Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:00

Why Do You Work?

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Why do you work? I once heard a rather depressing answer that went something like this: "We get a job so we can buy our kids shoes, so they can go to school, so they can get a job someday, so that they can buy their kids shoes, so that they . . . " In other words, work is meaningless. In fact, from...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 18:00

The Significance of Genesis 3:15

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With the possible exception of John 3:16, no verse in the Bible is more crucial and definitive than Genesis 3:15: "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heal." As Alec Motyer writes, "The whole...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:00

$5 Friday: The Trinity, Prayer, Evangelism

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as John Calvin, prayer, the Trinity, holiness, Islam, evangelism, preaching, the atonement, and more.

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

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:00

Right Now Counts Forever

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At our 2011 Fall Conference, R.C. Sproul explained why right now counts forever. 

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If all right now counts for is right now, then it doesn't count at all. Because right now is already gone. It's gone. Right now counts forever because there is a forever, and because there's a forever,...

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“What is truth?” Pilate turned to Jesus and asked this profound question. It is a question that continues to be debated in our day. But it is one that God has definitively answered in His written Word and ultimately revealed in the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ. It has been the duty and...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:00

Vocation in Retirement

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Here's an excerpt from Vocation in Retirement, Gene Edward Veith’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

When I retired after more than four decades of college teaching and administrating, I expected certain people to give me a hard time. “So, the author of three books on...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:00

What Is the Will of God for My Life?

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What does the Bible say about God’s leading? It says that if we acknowledge God in all our ways, He will direct our paths (Prov. 3:5–6). We are encouraged by Scripture to learn the will of God for our lives, and we do so by focusing our attention not on the decretive will of God but on...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 18:00

Studying Scripture and Doing Theology

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Here's an excerpt from Studying Scripture and Doing Theology, R. Carlton Wynne’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

It’s been said that everyone is a theologian. But can every Christian be a good theologian? The biblical answer is a resounding yes. Building a sound...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:00

What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?

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The exhortation to "abide" has been frequently misunderstood, as though it were a special, mystical, and indefinable experience. But Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of concrete realities.

First, union with our Lord depends on His grace. Of course we are actively and personally...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:00

There Are No Shortcuts to Growth

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Editor’s Note: Originally published in December, 2016.

I’m still amazed whenever I see the bumper sticker that reads, “Visualize world peace.” The idea is that if I, and enough other people, create the right mental picture of peace, it will soon come to pass. It’s...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:00

$5 Friday: Justification, Atonement, Redemption

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as justification, atonement, redemption, art, suffering, John Owen, assurance, money, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:00

First-Rate Sons

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Here's an excerpt from First-Rate Sons, David B. Garner’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

“Were you adopted?” The questioner leans in, eager to confirm a rumor or to verify a hunch. Perhaps the young girl’s mannerisms seem unlike other family members. Perhaps...

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To help equip believers to defend their faith, we are holding our2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle, Washington, on June 8-9, 2018.

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 general...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:00

What Is Love?

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How many people do you know that have made it to the hall of fame in music, art, literature, or sports because of their love? We elevate people to the status of heroes because of their gifts, their talents, and their power, but not because of their love. Yet, from God’s perspective, love is...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 22:30

The Ligonier Team Says Thank You

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Today would have been R.C. Sproul’s seventy-ninth birthday. Watch this message from the Ligonier team.

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Monday, 12 February 2018 18:00

The Goal of Doing Theology

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Here's an excerpt from The Goal of Doing Theology, Sinclair Ferguson’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

We all know that the scholastic theologians of the Middle Ages had a great interest in angels. How many of them can dance on the head of a pin? they asked. Modern Christians...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 18:00

God Is Just Judge and Merciful Justifier

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Imagine you’re a judge. Your job is to uphold and execute the law. It’s the only standard you must adhere to, and you must do it unflinchingly. One day a man stands before you—a vile, wicked murderer. The evidence against him is ironclad. There’s no doubt about his...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 18:00

What Does “World” Mean in John 3:16?

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One of the most surprising twists of John 3:16 is that we are told God loves the world. We might be tempted to think that there is much about the world for God to love. After all, what's not to admire about cityscapes and farmlands, fine cuisine and backyard barbecues, classical symphonies and folk...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:00

Election, Baptism, Providence

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as election, worldview, baptism, providence, parenting, sacraments, Galatians, and more.

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

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:00

The Wrong Medicine for Legalism

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Everyone you will ever meet is by nature a legalist. In this brief clip from his teaching series The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson explains how every antinomian is a legalist trying to escape from their legalism.

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Now, this is a very interesting result of this little study of the...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 18:00

The Problem of Forgiveness

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Here’s an excerpt from The Problem of Forgiveness, R.C. Sproul’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

Forgiveness is a problem for many people due to their misunderstanding of what forgiveness involves and confusion about what forgiveness really is. Part of the issue is that...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 18:00

What Is the Gospel?

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There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they're preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, 'you can have a purpose to your life', or that 'you can...

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Monday, 05 February 2018 18:00

Doers, Not Hearers Only

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Here's an excerpt from Doers, Not Hearers Only, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

Doing theology means studying Scripture and studying the words of our faithful forefathers who faithfully studied Scripture. It means studying the historic creeds and confessions of...

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Sunday, 04 February 2018 18:00

Paul's Experience on the Damascus Road

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"[Saul] is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name." (Acts 9:15–16)
"The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a...

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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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