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, 01 February 2018 18:00

Do You Love the Church?

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Paul gives great attention to ecclesiology, the doctrine of the church, in his letter to the Ephesians. In fact, we could say Ephesians answers this question: What is the church? In Ephesians 2:19–22, the chief metaphor Paul uses is that of a building—the household of God. Christians...

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:00

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, February 2018

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The February issue of Tabletalk considers how Christians should do theology. The discipline of theology, or the study of God and His ways, is often thought to be the exclusive purview of professional scholars and pastors. However, every time we consider God’s revelation and seek to understand...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 18:00

The Story of Two Adams

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The message of salvation is the story of two Adams. "For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous" (Rom. 5:19). What the first Adam undid, the second Adam repairs. But who is this second Adam, and what kind of person...

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Much of what we know about theology—justification, adoption, sanctification, and glorification—comes directly from the Apostle Paul. If we removed Paul’s writings from Scripture, our understanding of these truths would be greatly impoverished. Paul’s inspired writings and...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 18:00

Eating Together

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Here's an excerpt from Eating Together, David Camera's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

As creatures made in God’s image, we were created for relationships, both with God and with other image bearers. By God’s design, therefore, genuine relationships are the basis for all...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 18:00

Eating Together

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Here's an excerpt from Eating Together, David Camera's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

As creatures made in God’s image, we were created for relationships, both with God and with other image bearers. By God’s design, therefore, genuine relationships are the basis for all...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 18:00

Is Christ Enough for You?

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In the letter he wrote to the Colossians, Paul had to deal with a false teaching that scholars often refer to as "the heresy of Colossae." This designation is due to the unique character of the teaching and the fact that it seems to have flourished only in that region. It was a combination of...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 18:00

Is Christ Enough for You?

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In the letter he wrote to the Colossians, Paul had to deal with a false teaching that scholars often refer to as "the heresy of Colossae." This designation is due to the unique character of the teaching and the fact that it seems to have flourished only in that region. It was a combination of...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:00

Pleading with Sinners to Be Reconciled to God

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The means of our reconciliation to God—the sacrificial death of Christ, the perfect forgiveness God applies to our sin—are divine works. But there is a human component that goes along with it. We bear some responsibility, too, if we are to be reconciled and redeemed. Paul hints at it in...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:00

Pleading with Sinners to Be Reconciled to God

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The means of our reconciliation to God—the sacrificial death of Christ, the perfect forgiveness God applies to our sin—are divine works. But there is a human component that goes along with it. We bear some responsibility, too, if we are to be reconciled and redeemed. Paul hints at it in...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:00

$5 Friday: Providence, Assurance, Faith

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as providence, Jonathan Edwards, Calvinism, assurance, faith, John Calvin, and more.

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

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Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:00

$5 Friday: Providence, Assurance, Faith

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as providence, Jonathan Edwards, Calvinism, assurance, faith, John Calvin, and more.

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

View today's $5 Friday sale items.

Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 03:00

God Is the Most Perfect Being

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From his teaching series Moses and the Burning Bush, R.C. Sproul calls Christians to worship God for who He is.

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Why do you give to Him reverence and a sense of adoration that differs from any esteem that you give to anything in the created world? You know, it's easy for us to love God, to...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 03:00

God Is the Most Perfect Being

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From his teaching series Moses and the Burning Bush, R.C. Sproul calls Christians to worship God for who He is.

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Why do you give to Him reverence and a sense of adoration that differs from any esteem that you give to anything in the created world? You know, it's easy for us to love God, to...

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:00

Good Works as a Light to the World

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Here's an excerpt from Good Works as a Light to the World, Jon Bloom's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk.

What makes us as Christians the light of the world? It is not our mere words, but also our works. The works we do in Jesus’ name bear witness about us. Our outward,...

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:00

Good Works as a Light to the World

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Here's an excerpt from Good Works as a Light to the World, Jon Bloom's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk.

What makes us as Christians the light of the world? It is not our mere words, but also our works. The works we do in Jesus’ name bear witness about us. Our outward,...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:00

The Trauma of Holiness

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As we read the works of nineteenth-century atheists, we find that they were not particularly concerned to prove that God does not exist. These atheists tacitly assumed God’s nonexistence. Instead, they said that after the Enlightenment, now that we know there is no God, how can we account for...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:00

The Trauma of Holiness

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As we read the works of nineteenth-century atheists, we find that they were not particularly concerned to prove that God does not exist. These atheists tacitly assumed God’s nonexistence. Instead, they said that after the Enlightenment, now that we know there is no God, how can we account for...

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Monday, 22 January 2018 18:00

The Fear of the Lord

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Here's an excerpt from The Fear of the Lord, Burk Parsons' contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

If we know the Lord, we fear the Lord, because He has put the fear of Himself into our hearts (Jer. 32:40). As Christians, we don’t have a servile, cowering, slave-like fear of the...

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Monday, 22 January 2018 18:00

The Fear of the Lord

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Here's an excerpt from The Fear of the Lord, Burk Parsons' contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

If we know the Lord, we fear the Lord, because He has put the fear of Himself into our hearts (Jer. 32:40). As Christians, we don’t have a servile, cowering, slave-like fear of the...

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Sunday, 21 January 2018 18:00

Youth-Driven Culture

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Maybe it began earlier than the 1950s and '60s, but those decades seem to mark the rise of the fascination with youth in American culture. The famous line that celebrates all things young, often wrongly attributed to James Dean, declares, "Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse...

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Sunday, 21 January 2018 18:00

Youth-Driven Culture

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Maybe it began earlier than the 1950s and '60s, but those decades seem to mark the rise of the fascination with youth in American culture. The famous line that celebrates all things young, often wrongly attributed to James Dean, declares, "Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse...

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Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939—2017) preached his final sermon on November 26, 2017, at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. The title of the sermon was “A Great Salvation” from Hebrews 2:1-4. He concluded that sermon with these words: “I pray with all my heart that God...

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Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939—2017) preached his final sermon on November 26, 2017, at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. The title of the sermon was “A Great Salvation” from Hebrews 2:1-4. He concluded that sermon with these words: “I pray with all my heart that God...

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:00

R.C. Sproul's Warning Concerning Prayer

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I need to sound a warning. In our day, many people have rediscovered the power of prayer. This is a good thing; there’s nothing more thrilling in the Christian life than to pray specifically, to express a desire, to make a request or a petition to God, and then see Him answer that request...

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