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, 12 February 2020 23:00

The Gospel Is Still the Answer Featured

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Praise God that the gospel of Jesus Christ is still the answer.

You can see this testimony throughout the Bible. Just look at Romans 1–2. The Apostle Paul sets up the problem to which the gospel is the answer by listing vices that demonstrate mankind’s descent into wickedness. Sexual...

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 18:00

The Parable of the Rich Fool Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from The Parable of the Rich Fool, Miguel Núñez's contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

At the beginning of chapter 12 in the gospel of Luke, we find Jesus surrounded by many thousands of people as He warns them against the leaven of the Pharisees (v....

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:00

The God of Peace Featured

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Not only does the Christian have peace with God, but he also has access to the peace of God. In this brief clip, H.B. Charles Jr. considers Isaiah 26:3, Romans 5:1, and Philippians 4:6-7.

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What is peace? It is more than the absence of hostility and animosity and trouble. It is more than...

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:00

Our King-Servant-Anointed Conqueror: Jesus Featured

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Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights. (Isa. 42:1)
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by...

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Monday, 10 February 2020 23:00

No Other Gospel: A New Teaching Series from Derek Thomas Featured

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If you get the gospel wrong, you get everything wrong. In first-century Galatia, false teachers infiltrated the church, claiming that faith in Jesus Christ is not enough to be justified in God’s sight. Responding to this distortion of the gospel, the Apostle Paul wrote a passionate letter...

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Monday, 10 February 2020 18:00

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven, Aaron L. Garriott's contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

The kingdom of God held a prominent position in Jesus’ teaching from the beginning of His earthly ministry (Matt. 4:17; Mark 1:15; Luke 4:43). He...

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When we present the gospel to people, should we call them to repent or only to believe? From one of our Ask Ligonier events, H.B. Charles Jr. examines the relationship between repentance and faith in salvation.

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Sunday, 09 February 2020 18:00

Content in His Providence Featured

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Blaise Pascal, the famous French philosopher and mathematician, noted that human beings are creatures of profound paradox. We’re capable of both deep misery and tremendous grandeur, often at the same time. All we have to do is scan the headlines to see that this is the case. How often do...

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Friday, 07 February 2020 18:00

The Puritans on Assurance Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey examines how the Puritans sought to separate faith from assurance and the consequences of doing so. Watch this entire message for free.

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But for many Protestants, part of the essential joy of being a...

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 22:00

Is It Important to Know the Moment of Our Regeneration? Featured

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The Lord knows when we were regenerated. What if we don’t? From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Burk Parsons considers if it is important for Christians to know the moment when we were born again by the Holy Spirit.

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 18:00

The Importance of What We Do in Secret Featured

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According to Jesus, it is what we do in secret that matters most. Jesus is not suggesting that the outward is unimportant—far from it. "What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?" (James 2:14).

The answer is emphatically no....

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 13:00

$5 Friday (And More): Calvinism, William Tyndale, Grace Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Calvinism, William Tyndale, grace, the book of Job, worldview, regeneration, and more.

Plus, several bonus resources are also available for more than $5. These have been significantly discounted...

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020 18:00

The Master Storyteller Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from The Master Storyteller, Burk Parsons' contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

Jesus was the master storyteller who, as prophesied in Psalm 78 (see Matt. 13:35), often taught using parables to illustrate His overarching message. He did this for at least two...

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Tuesday, 04 February 2020 22:30

Only a Fool Would Conclude There is No God Featured

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The fool has said in the depths of his soul, “There is no God for me.” In this brief clip, Steven Lawson explains what makes one a fool from Psalm 14.

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To say that there is no God, the Bible says, makes one a fool. Only a fool would come to such a foolish conclusion. Now the...

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One of the first promises in the Bible is given to Abram, whom God appointed to be a blessing to the whole earth. Not only did God tell this patriarch that he would receive a good land and have many children, but He also promised Abram, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors...

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Monday, 03 February 2020 18:00

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, February 2020 Featured

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The February issue of Tabletalk offers readers a study of the parables of Jesus. Perhaps no feature of the teaching ministry of Jesus is better known than His use of parables. In fact, parables were such a defining feature of His ministry that Matthew 13:34 tells us that Jesus “said...

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 22:00

Am I Really a Christian If I Don't Feel Any Different? Featured

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The forgiveness Christ gives to His people is an objective state of affairs. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul exhorts us to rest our faith in the truth of God’s Word, not our ever-changing feelings. Ask your biblical and theological questions live online at Ask.Ligonier.org.

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 18:00

The Divine Mandate for Parents Featured

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I don't know how many times I've heard parents who are members of churches say to me:

I intentionally never discuss theology or religion with my children, because I want them to believe whatever they come to believe honestly and not because they've been indoctrinated by us in the home. I don't want...

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Friday, 31 January 2020 18:00

The Church in the Seventeenth Century Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey examines how the English Puritans came to view the church in the seventeenth century. Watch this entire message for free. 

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By the seventeenth century, especially amongst the English Puritans, but...

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Friday, 31 January 2020 01:00

Last Day to Save on Gift Subscriptions to Tabletalk Featured

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Today is your last day to save up to 50% on gift subscriptions to Tabletalk magazine for your family and friends. When you give one twelve-month subscription, you can get the rest half off.

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Thursday, 30 January 2020 22:00

Why Should Christians Study History? Featured

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Virtually every heresy the church faces today is a rehash of some controversy from past centuries. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul demonstrates the importance for Christians to know our history.

To get real-time answers to your biblical and theological questions, just ask Ligonier....

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Thursday, 30 January 2020 18:00

Five Truths About the Holy Spirit Featured

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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, 30 January 2020 13:00

$5 Friday (And More): Scripture, Islam, Predestination Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as the Scripture, Islam, predestination, baptism, assurance, John Owen, and more.

Plus, several bonus resources are also available for more than $5. These have been significantly discounted from their...

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Here’s an excerpt from Westminster California and the Global Church: An Interview with Joel E. Kim in the January issue of Tabletalk:

What does your role as president of Westminster Seminary California entail?

I became president of Westminster Seminary California (WSC) on August 1, 2017, after...

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020 18:00

Why Did the Pharisees Hate Jesus So Much? Featured

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When you talk to people who are non-Christians today, they are usually very complimentary of Jesus. They’ll say: “I don’t believe that He was the Messiah, and I don’t believe that He was the Son of God, but Jesus was certainly a great person. He was a great teacher. Maybe He...

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