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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Friday, 08 December 2017 00:40

The Tenth Commandment

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Watch Dr. R. Kent Hughes preach on the role of the heart in covetousness and the hope for change that lies only in Christ through Exodus 20:17.

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Monday, 04 December 2017 22:16

The Third Commandment

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Watch Dr. Brandon Crowe explore the extreme reverence we are to offer God as he exposits Exodus 20:7, the third commandment.

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Monday, 04 December 2017 22:16

The Meaning of Covering (Vos Group #41)

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In this episode of Vos Group, Dr. Tipton continues through Vos’s Biblical Theology, discussing the idea of covering on page 166.

“Vos focuses on the meaning of expiation and demonstrates how the blood of Jesus functions with reference to sin. God covers, takes away, and obliterates the...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:31

The Fifth Commandment

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Watch Dr. Peter Lillback elucidate Exodus 20:12, exploring how this portion of the moral law informs our daily walk in faith.

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 02:34

Who Was John Murray?

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Who was John Murray and why should we read him? Watch Dr. Vern Poythress describe the great contribution of Professor Murray and his lasting impact today. For a limited time, order Murray’s collected sermons for 66% off: https://buff.ly/2iXrMxr

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:10

Scam Artists and Sex Education

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One of the oddest aspects of the sexual revolution is its tendency to present the problem as the solution. For instance, during the 1980s, the least acceptable response to the AIDS crisis was the promotion of abstinence. Promiscuity was held to be normative, opponents of it were decried as idiotic...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 03:09

The Father’s Love

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Enjoy this brief excerpt from John Murray’s sermon on Romans 8:32. PreorderO Death, Where Is Thy Sting? today to read more from the first full collection of Professor Murray’s sermons and prayers.

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He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:33

Why Believe in God Despite Evil in the World?

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How can you believe in the God of Scripture when there is so much evil in the world? Watch this session from Zondervan’s new video study “Know Why You Believe” featuring Dr. K. Scott Oliphint on the “problem of evil” and apologetics.

Originally produced by Zondervan.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:11

Sermons Prayers

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On November 27th, the Westminster Bookstore will release the first full collection of sermons and prayers by John Murray, entitled O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? Enjoy the original audio for the last five chapters below.

The Cost of Discipleship (Matthew 16:24)

Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 01:17

Hope for the Afflicted Confused

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Enjoy this brief excerpt from John Murray’s sermon on Lamentations 3:21. PreorderO Death, Where Is Thy Sting? today to read more from the first full collection of Professor Murray’s sermons and prayers.

Lamentations 3 has a great lesson for us. Our interests, affections, aspirations,...

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Watch Dr. Greg Beale connect the Cultural Mandate (Gen 1) and the Great Commission (Matt 28) with the aim of developing a deeply rooted understanding of evangelism and missiology.

Originally produced by The Gospel Coalition.

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:26

Did the Reformation Ruin Everything?

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Was the Reformation a good thing, or is it the root of all ills? Listen to this recent interview with Dr. Carl Trueman about the impact and consequences of the Reformation.

Originally produced by Mere Fidelity.

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 01:25

What Is the Gospel?

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Watch Dr. Lane Tipton offer a detailed answer to the question “what is the gospel?” More resources featuring Dr. Tipton can be found at Reformed Forum.

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 07:58

Vicariousness Defined (Vos Group #40)

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In this episode of Vos Group, Dr. Tipton continues through Vos’s Biblical Theology, looking at the vicarious nature of sacrifice. This discussion covers pages 165–6.

“Orthodox Christianity recognizes the vicariousness of Christ’s life and death for sinners, but what does that...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 02:31

Seminary on Saturday: The Reformation

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Enjoy audio from our fall 2017 “Seminary on Saturday” on the Reformation, featuring Drs. Lillback and Garner.

Session 1| The Reformation Stage: God’s Work in History

Part 1

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 22:46

Which Henry Caused the Reformation?

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Almost from the moment Luther called for a debate on the practice of indulgences, the Reformation has been subject to two types of powerful and antithetical narratives. There are the triumphalists who see Luther as one of the truly great and good, and there are the catastrophists who see him as one...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 23:34

10 Marks of a Grace-Alone Church

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As we look back to the sola gratia cry of the Reformation, it is helpful to ask ourselves: What would a “grace-alone” church look like today? What would characterize its life as a church? How might we recognize such a church when we see it?

The answer to these questions falls into two...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 23:04

The Importance of the Reformation

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Watch Dr. Vern Poythress explore the truths recovered by the Reformation and their relevance for today.

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Friday, 27 October 2017 04:58

The Necessity of Reformation

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Please enjoy this free collection of articles from the Westminster Theological Journal in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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The Reformation brought clarity and crystallization of certain doctrines including sola scriptura and sola fide. I think the same occurred with the doctrine of the atonement.

The Reformation and the work of the reformers brought some clarity to what we mean by Christ’s...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 00:45

Calvin the Apologist

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Jean Cauvin, better known as John Calvin, is the most influential theologian of the church since Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. He may also be the most influential thinker in the modern West in terms of the impact of his ideas on civilization. He was a man of peace born into a world of upheaval. He...

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Drs. K. Scott Oliphint and Lane Tipton joined Camden Bucey, Jim Cassidy, Glen Clary, and Jeff Waddington at Hope OPC in Grayslake, Illinois for the 2017 Reformed Forum Conference. Dr. Oliphint spoke on the threat of Thomistic thought to Reformed apologetics, while Dr. Tipton discussed evidential...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:12

3 Practical Applications of Definite Atonement

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1. It enhances the personal aspect of God’s love for us.

Martin Luther said that the sweetness of the gospel lies in the personal pronouns. The Son of God loved me and gave himself for me.

2. It grounds our assurance.

Calvin spoke about Christ’s death anticipating the judgement of God....

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Monday, 16 October 2017 07:01

The Stages of the Sacrificial Ritual (Vos Group #39)

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In this episode of Vos Group, Dr. Tipton continues through Vos’s Biblical Theology, looking at the stages of the sacrificial ritual. This discussion covers pages 161–65.

“The blood has its rich symbolism in sacrifice: first, because it stands for death; secondly because it stands...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:21

The Second Commandment (Fall 2017 Chapel Series)

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Dr. Carlton Wynne continues our faculty chapel series through the Ten Commandments, highlighting how the second commandment relates to our worship in the present age.

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