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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Is it biblical to say “God loves you” to non-Christians? From our 2017 National Conference, R.C. Sproul answers this question and explains the three different types of divine love. To ask us a biblical or theological question, just visit Ask.Ligonier.org or message us on Facebook or...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:00

The Crisis of Not Listening

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Psalm 81 is a remarkable and important psalm in the Psalter. This psalm of Asaph is more specific than many psalms about the original occasion for its composition. The formal occasion for writing this psalm was to celebrate a season of important religious festivals in Israel: “Blow the...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Providence, Faith, the Atonement

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as providence, Martin Luther, the holiness of God, the atonement, worldview, faith, and more.

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

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From Genesis to Revelation, from apologetics to prayer, our video teaching series apply biblical truth to a broad range of topics.For one week only, you can save 50% on over 50 teaching series.

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Here’s an excerpt from He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures; He Leads Me beside Still Waters, Michael G. McKelvey’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

Psalm 23 provides us with a wonderful example of God’s care and protection in imagery that engages the imagination....

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:00

Muslims and the Holiness of God

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In this brief clip from his series Exploring Islam, James Anderson explains that Christians need to discuss the holiness of God with their Muslim neighbors.

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Take time to talk about the holiness of God to communicate the seriousness of sin. Muslims generally have a low view of sin compared...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:00

Who Are God’s Covenant People?

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God’s covenant commitment to His people, made in successive promise-bonds, forms the scaffolding within which He builds His church; its shape and growth are determined by it. But like a medieval cathedral, the church is built over centuries; and like a great book, its story is divided into...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 19:00

The Lord Is My Shepherd; I Shall Not Want

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Here’s an excerpt from The Lord Is My Shepherd; I Shall Not Want, Sinclair Ferguson’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

It was many years before I could say, “I love Psalm 23.” I can still see the cover of my child’s storybook version. There stands David,...

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Should I share the gospel with my coworkers? From our 2017 National Conference, John MacArthur provides guidance on when to speak and when to stay silent in the workplace. When you have biblical and theological questions, just ask Ligonier.

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 19:00

Living Under Authority

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As I read the scriptures, particularly the New Testament, there is a theme that recurs again and again regarding the Christian’s willingness to be in submission to various types of authority. Given the rebellious spirit of our age, that frightens me. It’s all too easy for us to get...

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Do our hearts deceive us? From our 2017 National Conference, Albert Mohler considers whether Christians still have “wicked hearts” after being born again. When you have biblical and theological questions, just ask Ligonier.

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 19:00

Dignity, Faith, Work

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Charles Dickens began A Tale of Two Cities with the immortal lines: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” These words sound like a contradiction, dissonant to the ear, harsh to the brain. How could the times be both best and worst?

Before Charles Dickens ever picked up a...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as God’s glory, Roman Catholicism, evangelism, Calvinism, Charles Spurgeon, church history, the Trinity, and more.

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With so much diversity in the Muslim world, it is common for people to hold uninformed opinions about Islam. So what do Muslims believe? And how should we share the gospel with them?

InExploring Islam, a new ten-part video teaching series, Dr. James Anderson surveys the history and beliefs of the...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:00

Pursue Useful Knowledge

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In this brief clip from our 2012 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey encourages us to pursue useful knowledge. 

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John Calvin was aware of the various strains and tensions in the history of Christianity in relation to the intellect. As he says in his Institutes, one extreme...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 19:00

God Never Forgets His Promises

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The entire life of Joseph is summarized in Genesis 50:20: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” The teenager we met at the beginning of the story is now over a hundred years old. His life has come full circle, and he is addressing his duplicitous...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 07:00

A New Q A Video Library

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Is it biblical to say “God loves you” to believers and nonbelievers alike?Are there distinctions of sin in hell? For more than forty-five years, Christians have been looking to Ligonier Ministries for clear and helpful answers to biblical and theological questions. Whether...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 19:00

The Great Shepherd

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Here’s an excerpt from The Great Shepherd, Burk Parson’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

When we hear the word shepherd, we typically think of a gentle, mild-mannered man in a relaxed posture surrounded by sheep grazing in a serene valley with beautiful hills. But...

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The gospel can never be a side issue in our lives, for it is the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16–17). If we lose the gospel, we lose everything. What excites me about Ligonier Ministries is its passion for the gospel and for helping people know the gospel.

This month, when you give a...

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 19:00

The Holy Spirit's Ministry

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The Reformers placed tremendous stress on the gifts of the Spirit to the whole body of Christ. John Calvin himself has rightly been described as “the theologian of the Holy Spirit” (B.B. Warfield). Yet Reformed Christians always have been given a “bad press” for their views...

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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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I am writing to praise the doctrine of limited atonement because it so exalts the cross of Jesus Christ, which gained a full redemption for all those appointed by God to eternal life. But what is the cash value of this doctrine? Does it offer something to my Christian experience or is it just...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 19:00

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, August 2018

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The August issue of Tabletalk provides a line-by-line exposition and application of Psalm 23. Psalm 23 certainly ranks among the most beloved passages in all of Scripture, and generations of believers have turned to this psalm of David for comfort and assurance in times both good and bad. This...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 19:00

The Final Judgment and the Christian Life

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What happens to those who die while denying the truth of God in their lives? What will their rejection of the truth mean for them? Most people today do not want to think about the final judgment. For those who are young, death and eternity seem so far away. Yet if we would think seriously about...

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Monday, 30 July 2018 19:00

Resolutions

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Here's an excerpt from Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions, from the July issue of Tabletalk:

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for...

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