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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Today is the last day tosave $20 with early-bird registration for our 2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle, WA, on June 8-9.

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 awareness...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:00

God Is Incomprehensible

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What can we know about God? That's the most basic question of theology, for what we can know about God and whether we can know anything about Him at all determine the scope and content of our study. Here we must consider the teaching of the greatest theologians in history, all of whom have affirmed...

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Monday, April 16 is the last day tosave $20 with early-bird registration for our 2018 West Coast Conference in Seattle, WA, on June 8-9.

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...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:00

The Divine Foundation of Authority

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"You're out!" "I'm safe!" "Out!" "Safe!" "Out!" "It's my ball, and it's my bat, and I say that I'm safe." This is how we settled disputes over plays in our pickup baseball games played without the benefit of a referee or umpire. When a disputed play could not be resolved through reason or through...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Hebrews, Providence, Calvinism

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as Calvinism, Isaac Watts, the Gospel of John, money, providence, Scripture, art, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:00

Attending Corporate Worship

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Here's an excerpt from Attending Corporate Worship, Jared C. Wilson’s contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

There are a lot of good reasons to gather with your brothers and sisters in the sacred fellowship of worship each week. Even if you struggle with regular church attendance, you...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 05:00

No Just Complaint

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In this brief clip from our 2014 West Coast Conference, R.C. Sproul describes why nobody in hell can make any just complaint against God.

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“There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Some people, when they wake up in hell, will be devastated. They won’t...

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What does an individual contribute to his or her salvation? Do we open the door to our hearts or does God pursue us? What is free will? These questions have been debated for centuries, yet Scripture is clear.

In Willing to Believe, a new edition of a classic book, Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:00

Your God Is Too Small

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Your God Is Too Small is the title of the book written by J.B. Phillips, and in some ways, the expression reflects the problems that lay behind the plaintive cry of abandonment felt by Judah’s exiles during the sixth century BC.

Perhaps they thought that their circumstances were too...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 19:00

Working Out Your Salvation

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Here's an excerpt from Working Out Your Salvation, Hywel R. Jones’ contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

The command to work in connection with one’s “salvation” (Phil. 2:12–13) has perplexed many a believer. On one level, this is due to the fact that in answer...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 02:30

A Vital Mission

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These are tender days for Ligonier Ministries as we step forward without our beloved founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul. He has prepared us well, wisely and generously planning for the day when he would no longer be at the helm, and he worked with the board and ministry team toward this transition for almost...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 19:00

Deep Theology

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be within hours of death—not as an elderly person, but as someone condemned to die although innocent of every crime? What would you want to say to those who know and love you best? You would, surely, tell them how much you loved them. You might...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:00

Are There Degrees of Sin?

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Historically speaking, both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism have understood that there are degrees of sin. The Roman Catholic church makes a distinction between mortal and venial sin. The point of that distinction is that there are some sins so gross, heinous, and serious that the actual...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: The Atonement, Grace, Holiness

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as grace, salvation, repentance, the Holy Spirit, the atonement, atonement, and more.

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

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Last year, we released the Condensed Edition (ESV) of theReformation Study Bible, providing concise, trustworthy commentary in a portable study Bible for travel, worship, and life on the go.  Now this study Bible is available in a beautiful newgift edition. Give a new graduate, church...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 19:00

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

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Here's an excerpt from Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:

Throughout history, our enemy has raised up many false prophets and false teachers, but perhaps never before in history has the church itself raised up so many of its own false...

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 19:00

God's Sovereignty and Our Responsibility

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God is sovereign in creation, providence, redemption, and judgment. That is a central assertion of Christian belief and especially in Reformed theology. God is King and Lord of all. To put this another way: nothing happens without God’s willing it to happen, willing it to happen before it...

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The April issue of Tabletalk addresses the topic of false teaching. From the beginning of church history, God’s people have had to deal with the threat of false teaching. One reason the Apostle John wrote 1 John was to combat the Docetic heresy. Paul confronts the Judaizing heresy in the book...

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Sunday, 01 April 2018 02:00

The Glory of the Resurrection

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In this brief clip from our 2007 National Conference, R.C. Sproul discusses the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Let me just stop here and insert something. A few minutes ago I said the assumption of the newspaper writing is that the story the resurrection must be a myth because...

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The life of Jesus follows a general pattern of movement from humiliation to exaltation. The movement is not strictly linear, however, as it is interspersed with vignettes of contrast. The birth narrative contains both ignominy and majesty. His public ministry attracts praise and scorn, welcome and...

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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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Friday, 30 March 2018 14:00

Resurrection and Justification

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How is the resurrection of Christ linked to the idea of justification in the New Testament? To answer this question, we must first explore the use and meaning of the term justification in the New Testament. Confusion about this has provoked some of the fiercest controversies in the history of the...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 02:00

And God Cursed Him

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In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that in the crucifixion, Christ became a curse for us. You can watch the whole message here.

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Thomas Aquinas once was asked, "Thomas, do you think that Jesus enjoyed the beatific vision through his whole life?" Thomas said, "I don't know, but I'm...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 19:00

Obscene, yet Beautiful

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If any event that has transpired on this planet is too high and too holy for us to comprehend, it is the passion of Christ—His death, His atonement, and His forsakenness by the Father. We would be totally intimidated to speak of it at all were it not for the fact that God in His Word has set...

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Five hundred years ago, the church was in crisis. Church leaders were morally compromised. The laity was largely ignorant of the Scriptures. Man-made traditions were exalted over God’s Word. The gospel was buried under non-biblical practices. Today, the church is again in need of reformation,...

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