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

Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:00

How Can I Deepen My Understanding of My Own Sinfulness? Featured

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The Word of God is a mirror that causes us to see ourselves as we really are. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, H.B. Charles Jr. explains how regular Scripture reading and prayer help us to recognize our sinfulness and our need of God’s grace.

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:00

Christians Need Not Fear Scientific Inquiry Featured

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There is a sense in which the Christian should be the most passionate scientist of all because he should be rigorously open to truth wherever it is found. He should not be afraid that a new discovery of something that is true will destroy his foundation for truth. If our foundation for truth is...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 13:00

$5 Friday (And More): Free Will, the Holy Spirit, Worship Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as free will, the Holy Spirit, worship, the last days, baptism, the Puritans, assurance of salvation, and more.

Plus, beginning this week, several bonus resources are also available for more than $5. These...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 06:30

The Institute for Expository Preaching with Steven Lawson Featured

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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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Have you ever had questions about a passage in the Bible but you didn’t know who to ask? Has a theological issue sent you searching far and wide for answers you can trust?

Ask Ligonier is a new weekly podcast that allows listeners like you to submit questions about the Bible, theology, the...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 18:00

Examples of Callings in Scripture Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Examples of Callings in Scripture, Scott Redd's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

At one point or another in life, everyone asks, What am I here for? Not the larger question of universal purpose (What is human or world history for?), but rather the specific...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:00

Kindness of the Law Featured

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The laws of the Old Testament can be severe, but they are meant, at their core, as a kindness of God. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey examines how God's law is a kindness to His people.

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In verse 15 of chapter 19, "A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 18:00

Does Christology Matter? Featured

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“We all unanimously teach that our Lord Jesus Christ is to us one and the same Son, the self-same perfect in Godhead, the self-same perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man … acknowledged in two natures, unconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably … the properties of...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 18:00

Defining the Will of God Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Defining the Will of God, John Tweeddale's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

Throughout the annals of time, many people have struggled to define the will of God. When we talk about God’s will today, we tend to speak about things in reference to...

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Sunday, 12 January 2020 22:00

Is Addiction a Sign That Someone Is Not a Christian? Featured

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We all fall into certain sins. The question is, are we truly repenting? From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Burk Parsons helps understand how to take steps toward repentance and accountability to escape patterns of addiction.

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Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:00

Accepting "No" as God's Will Featured

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I am astonished that, in the light of the clear biblical record, anyone would have the audacity to suggest that it is wrong for the afflicted in body or soul to couch their prayers for deliverance in terms of "If it be thy will…." We are told that when affliction comes, God always wills...

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Friday, 10 January 2020 18:00

Treasuring Scholastic Piety Featured

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Were the Scholastics just dry and dull academics? In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey explains how, at their best, the Scholastics were passionate about true faith being built up in the church. Watch this entire message for free.

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Is it possible that churches may soon be required to perform weddings that violate Scripture’s commands? From one of our live events, R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas advise us as we consider tensions between the church and the state.

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 18:00

5 Ways to Pray for Your Church Family in 2020 Featured

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As we turn our calendars to a new year, we instinctively make plans to give attention to what matters. As Christians, we know that when we think about our priorities, prayer is right at the top of the list. I was reading through Nick Batzig’s helpful post on how to pray for our pastors and...

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 13:00

$5 Friday: Romans, Joy, John Knox Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Romans, joy, John Knox, law, predestination, prayer, and more.

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

View today’s $5 Friday sale items.

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 18:00

The Struggle to Find God's Will Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from The Struggle to Find God’s Will, Thomas Brewer's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

“What does God want me to do?” Have you ever asked yourself that question? I know I have. I’ve wondered, Does God want me to live here? Does God want...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 09:51

Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson Featured

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On January 8, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

Dr. Ferguson is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary....

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 22:00

We Need an Eternal, Self-Existent, Independent God Featured

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Bertrand Russell once quipped, “If there’s anything without a cause, it may just as well be the world as God.” In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul demonstrates what is wrong with this line of thinking.

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 18:00

The Privileges That Are Ours Featured

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The letter to the Hebrews, as our studies throughout the year have shown, is full of Old Testament language and ritual. Running throughout it is an ongoing sense that as believers we are on the move, on a pilgrimage through the wilderness. This motif echoes in our ears as we turn the pages. We are...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 00:00

Thousands Stepped Forward, and We Are Grateful Featured

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Last month, we asked you to prayerfully consider supporting Ligonier Ministries, and thousands stepped forward with generosity. We are grateful to God for His provision through you.

The Lord is building His kingdom around the world, and thanks to gifts and prayers from friends like you, Ligonier is...

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Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will join us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team to answer your biblical and theological questions live online.

Dr. Ferguson is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 18:00

Knowing God's Will Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Knowing God’s Will, Burk Parsons' contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

When people try to find the will of God, they are usually concerned with making right decisions according to God’s overall plan for their lives. This is true whether we are...

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From falling short of the mark to crossing the line, the Bible describes sin in a multitude of ways. In this video from one of our live events, R.C. Sproul and Sinclair Ferguson call attention to the only One who is able to pay our immeasurable debt before God.

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Sunday, 05 January 2020 18:00

How Do We Know the Bible Is True? Featured

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That's an excellent question because so much is at stake in the Christian faith in terms of the truthfulness of Scripture. The Bible is our primary source of information about Jesus and about all of those things we embrace as elements of our faith. Of course, if the Bible isn't true, then...

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Up until the Reformation there was only one institutional church in the West. What did Protestants believe after the Reformation, when various denominations began to arise? W. Robert Godfrey answers this question in this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History. Watch this enti...

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