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, 31 January 2019 23:00

Are There Distinctions of Sin in Hell?

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Is everyone punished equally in hell? Or are there distinctions of punishment? From our 2016 National Conference, R.C. Sproul, Steven Lawson, and Albert Mohler explain that more heinous sins receive greater condemnation.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:00

Five Truths About the Holy Spirit

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Jesus said: “I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you” (John 16:7). Now, I don’t want to bring cold coals to Newcastle by giving you information with which you are...

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 13:00

$5 Friday: Prayer, Guilt, Preaching

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:00

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Make 2019 a year of enriching Bible study when you send your family and friends gift subscriptions toTabletalk magazine.Today is the final day togive one twelve-month subscription and get the rest 50% off.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 18:00

Walking in Wisdom toward Outsiders

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Here’s an excerpt from Walking in Wisdom toward Outsiders, Dennis E. Johnson’s contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

Christians often wrestle with how to balance grace and truth in our interaction with non-believers. Consider three scenarios: The couple down the street are...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:00

The Bible Belongs to Every Age

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In 1734 and 1735, Jonathan Edwards and the congregation at Northampton experienced a revival. So did many other churches in the Connecticut River Valley in the colonies of Connecticut and Massachusetts. In the fall of 1733, Edwards preached some hard-hitting sermons. One of them, preached in...

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Monday, 28 January 2019 18:00

Can We Trust the New Testament?

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Here’s an excerpt from Can We Trust the New Testament?, Michael J. Kruger’s contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

It can be a disconcerting experience for modern readers of the New Testament to come across verses that are enclosed in brackets and introduced with a phrase such...

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Why do Jewish people rest on the seventh day of the week and Christians on the first? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, W. Robert Godfrey examines the Sabbath in the New Testament.

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 18:00

The Task of Apologetics

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Exodus 3 narrates the well-known account of God’s revealing Himself to Moses in the burning bush and commissioning him to tell Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. But that was only part of Moses’ mission. The other task to which the Lord called Moses was to address...

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Deep within the soul of every expositor, there must reside an unwavering commitment to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Regardless of the cultural currents of the day and regardless of the changing of the times, the preacher must be persuaded that the truth of Scripture is the only...

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Friday, 25 January 2019 18:00

Who Were the Judges?

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The era of the judges was full of heroic exploits. We still tell these stories today. We hear of Samson, who slew a thousand foes with the jawbone of a donkey. We remember Gideon, who destroyed an entire army with only three hundred men. God raised up these and other servants to display His power...

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Does the Bible have anything to say about life on other planets? In this Q&A video from our 2016 National Conference, R.C. Sproul, W. Robert Godfrey, and Albert Mohler urge us not to speculate but rather to focus on the drama of redemption taking place right here.

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:00

Christian, Do You Love God's Law?

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At a PGA Tour tournament in October 2015, Ben Crane disqualified himself after completing his second round. He did so at considerable financial cost. No matter—Crane believed the personal cost of not doing it would be greater (encouraged by a devotional article he had read that morning by...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:00

$5 Friday: Providence, Prayer, the Holy Spirit

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To be a Christian in a post-Christian culture is to face many challenges. How should you confront today’s moral and social issues? How can you impact others for Christ? What does it look like to live faithfully in this fallen world?

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 23:00

“What Is the Purpose of Ligonier Ministries?”

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“What is the purpose of Ligonier Ministries?”

It’s a question that I’m asked often as the president of the organization, and it’s one that I never tire of answering. Why? Because it’s the same purpose God has given to every Christian.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 18:00

Joining and Being a Member of a Church

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Here’s an excerpt from Joining and Being a Member of a Church, Nate Shurden’s contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

From the promises to Abraham (Gen. 12:1–3) to the ultimate fulfillment of those same promises pictured in the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven (Rev....

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:00

The Glory of Man and the Glory of God

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When I return to the first few chapters of Genesis, I’m able not only to review the events of early human history but also to see how humanity hasn’t outgrown our earliest aspirations. Perhaps most illustrative of my point is the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11. We read in...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 22:00

Abortion: A National Tragedy

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Forty-six years ago today, the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand in the United States. And since that day, millions of babies have been killed in the womb. Listen today on Renewing Your Mind as R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, and Chris Larson discuss this national tragedy.

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Monday, 21 January 2019 18:00

Cultivating Self-Control

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Here’s an excerpt from Cultivating Self-Control, Dan Bailey’s contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

When I worked in horticulture years ago, I learned an invaluable truth: “A weed is an undesirable plant.” Think about it. A weed is a plant, perhaps replete with...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

How Do You Define a False Teacher?

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How do you define a false teacher? How much error is needed before they are considered false? R.C. Sproul, Albert Mohler, and John MacArthur respond to this question during our 2017 National Conference.

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:00

Rejoice Always

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Do you know what the shortest verse in the New Testament is? The obvious answer is John 11:35: "Jesus wept." It is the shortest verse in our English translations of the Bible. But the shortest verse in the Greek New Testament is 1 Thessalonians 5:16: "Rejoice always." It is a little verse with big...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 18:00

Is There Such a Thing as Holy War?

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The Israelites stood on the brink of the Promised Land. But after leading them through the wilderness for forty years, Moses died. It was his successor Joshua who led them into Canaan, to the battle of Jericho, and what lay beyond.

God reassured Joshua that He would be with him in the conquest of...

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