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

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 19:00

Be Present with Us Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Be Present with Us, Jason Helopoulos' contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

Few blessings in this life are greater than having older godly men and women in our lives. Why? Because we all need models of holiness. Words matter, but living examples often speak...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 01:00

The True Hero of the Reformation Featured

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It is right to celebrate and remember the Reformation. In this brief clip, Burk Parsons explains how, in our celebration of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others, we need to remember the true hero of the Reformation—God Himself.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 23:00

Don't Look for Assurance in Extraordinary Experiences Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series Assurance of Faith, Joel Beeke describes how the Canons of Dort give Christians guidance on how to understand the relationship between conversion and assurance.

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The Canons of Dort, head five, article 10, states specifically when targeting the...

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 19:00

A False Sense of Assurance Featured

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“Although hypocrites and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favor of God, and estate of salvation (which hope of theirs shall perish): yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavoring...

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:00

Martin Luther's Visit to Rome Featured

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Martin Luther's visit to Rome was one of the most disappointing episodes of his entire life. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul takes us back to Luther's moment of crisis on the “sacred steps.”

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Monday, 21 October 2019 19:00

Take Sin Seriously Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Take Sin Seriously, Geoffrey Thomas' contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

Take Christ seriously. Yes, of course. For every look at your sin, take ten looks at Christ. But will you want to look at Christ if you have not seen your need? Will you see your need if...

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Monday, 21 October 2019 02:00

This Is Not Luther or Calvin. This Is Jesus. Featured

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Unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God. In this classic clip, R.C. Sproul explains that this message of salvation is Jesus’ message.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for...

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:00

How Can I Obtain Eternal Life? Featured

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There is no other way to be reconciled to God apart from faith in Jesus Christ. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul reminds us of our need both for complete forgiveness and for Christ's imputed righteousness.

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 19:00

Why Was the Reformation Necessary? Featured

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The church is always in need of reform. Even in the New Testament, we see Jesus rebuking Peter, and we see Paul correcting the Corinthians. Since Christians are always sinners, the church will always need reform. The question for us, however, is when does the need become an absolute necessity?

The...

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:00

Luther’s Excommunication Featured

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To be excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church is to be told that your soul is damned to hell. In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols explains how Martin Luther responded to his excommunication.

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:00

Faith Comes by Hearing God’s Promises Featured

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Faith comes by hearing God's promises. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey explains what John Calvin taught about faith, knowledge, and gospel preaching.

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Friday, 18 October 2019 19:00

Martin Luther’s Evangelical Breakthrough Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey examines the event that changed Martin Luther's life. Watch the entire message for free today.

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Martin Luther later in his life would look back and say, “I came to this evangelical...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 01:00

Recovering the Teaching of the Fathers Featured

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The Reformers were not turning their backs on the church, but recovering its true teachings. In this brief clip, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the authority and clarity of Scripture.

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Friday, 18 October 2019 01:00

How Do We Share the Truth without Being Argumentative? Featured

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We do not need to be hostile in order to make sound arguments for the truth. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul encourages us to clearly present the truth of Scripture without being mean-spirited.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:00

What Does the Roman Catholic Church Believe About Justification? Featured

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The gospel of Jesus Christ is always at risk of distortion. It became distorted in the centuries leading up to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. It became distorted at innumerable other points of church history, and it is often distorted today. This is why Martin Luther said the...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:00

$5 Friday: Ethics, Baptism, Sanctification Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as baptism, evangelism, sanctification, George Whitefield, God's will, ethics, abortion, and more

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

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:00

Just Do Something Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Just Do Something, Gene Edward Veith's contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

After I spoke at a Christian college about the doctrine of vocation, a student came up and asked if I could give him some guidance. He came to the school thinking that he wanted to be...

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Today, some people believe that the Protestant Reformation was a mere quibble about words—words like justification, grace, and imputed righteousness. However, the truth is no quibble. In order to know God and His gospel rightly, we must seek to understand what His Word teaches with precision...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:00

What Does "Simul Justus et Peccator" Mean? Featured

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By whose righteousness will we be judged? In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul shares the very heart of the gospel as he explains Martin Luther's Latin phrase, "Simul Justus et Peccator."

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:00

The Liberating Doctrine of Grace Alone Featured

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The Reformers’ tenacious insistence on grace alone is no relic of history. In this brief clip from his teaching series Reformation Truths, Michael Reeves reminds us that ultimate liberation is only found in the grace offered in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:00

Salvation from Start to Finish Is a Work of God for His Glory Featured

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We contribute nothing to our salvation. In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols explains that from start to finish, salvation is a work of God for His Glory.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for this...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:00

Assurance of Faith, A New Teaching Series from Joel Beeke Featured

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Are you sure you’re saved? Many Christians wrestle with this question, agonizing over guilt and worrying whether they’re truly in Christ. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In his new eleven-part video teaching series, Dr. Joel Beeke examines the Bible and the Westminster...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:00

Luther and the Thunderstorm Featured

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Why did Martin Luther call out to Saint Anne during a terrifying thunderstorm? In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols takes us back to the incident that led Luther to become a monk.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:00

Mentor Us Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Mentor Us, Nicholas T. Batzig's contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

It would be impossible to measure the impact that William Still had on a generation of ministers throughout the latter part of the twentieth century. Although Still is now in glory with...

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Monday, 14 October 2019 02:00

If People Do Not Know the Bible, They Cannot Know God Featured

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You’ve noticed it, haven’t you? It’s hard to miss.

Whether in movies, TV programs, or music, we rarely see people and stories from the Bible referenced as often as we once did. Even among unbelievers, it used to be respectable, even desirable, to quote positively from the Bible....

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