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

Friday, 29 May 2020 19:00

The First Vatican Council Featured

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How much authority does the pope still claim to have in an increasingly secularizing Western world? In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey examines how the Roman Catholic Church attempted to respond to the problem of papal authority with its First Vatican Council.

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And so, Pius IX, who...

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Does Isaiah 53:5 promise physical healing for Christians? From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul explains how the atonement of Jesus relates to the ultimate healing of God’s people.

Do you have another biblical or theological question? Ask Ligonier is your place for answers.

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Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:00

Sovereign Grace in the Wilderness Featured

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Unhindered by man and unrestricted by Satan, the sovereign grace of God irresistibly overcomes every obstacle to the salvation of His chosen ones. The conditions in the lives of the elect do not have to be just right in order for God to bring them to Himself. Whether it is during the high times of...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as theology, expository preaching, church history, baptism, parenting, John Calvin, and more.

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

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Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:00

The Hunger for Significance by R.C. Sproul Featured

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Billions of people are searching for personal worth, but few know where to find it. In our pursuit of meaning, we must look further than our relationships and careers to something far more essential.

In his classic book The Hunger for Significance, now with a newly designed cover, Dr. R.C. Sproul...

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Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:00

Expectations of the Pastor’s Family Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Expectations of the Pastor’s Family, Brian Croft's contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Pastoral ministry today is especially challenging. The most recent figures show that 50 percent of current pastors will not be in the ministry in five years. This number...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

God’s Word Is Our Standard Featured

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If someone claims to represent the Lord and yet seeks to lead others away from God’s written Word, that person must be rejected. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey teaches that Scripture is our ultimate standard of truth, just as it was in the days of Moses.

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Now, when we get to...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

Who Are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6? Featured

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In the twentieth century, the German biblical scholar Rudolf Bultmann gave a massive critique of the Scriptures, arguing that the Bible is filled with mythological references that must be removed if it is to have any significant application to our day. Bultmann’s major concern was with the...

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Monday, 25 May 2020 19:00

Turning the Other Cheek Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Turning the Other Cheek, Michael Aitcheson's contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Jesus' command to turn the other cheek (Matt. 5:38) probably strikes many of us as odd, at least at first. At best, it seems that Jesus is advocating neutrality from the victimized,...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 23:30

Am I Called to Be a Pastor? Featured

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The call to be a pastor involves more than a desire to shepherd others. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, John MacArthur appeals to the qualifications in Scripture and the role of the church in discerning the call of men seeking to enter pastoral ministry.

Just ask Ligonier to get clear and...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:00

The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes Away Featured

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The problem of evil has been defined as the Achilles’ heel of the Christian faith. For centuries people have wrestled with the conundrum, how a good and loving God could allow evil and pain to be so prevalent in His creation. The philosophical problems have generated an abundance of...

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Friday, 22 May 2020 19:00

The Enslaving "Alternatives" to Christianity Featured

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Many of the supposed “alternatives” to Christianity of the last two centuries have resulted in the violation of human dignity and freedom. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey evaluates the disturbing implications of these theories that remain influential today.

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I remember...

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Today, it’s popular for churches to make elements of the worship service appealing to non-Christian visitors and guests. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul reminds us of the purpose of our worship as Christians.

Message us for clear, concise, and trustworthy answers to your biblical...

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:00

What Is Saving Faith? Featured

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Faith is central to Christianity. The New Testament repeatedly calls people to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a definite body of content to be believed, which is part and parcel of our religious activity. At the time of the Reformation, the debate involved the nature of saving faith....

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 05:00

A Needed Reminder: Jesus Triumphs Featured

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You’ve probably been fascinated and perplexed by the book of Revelation at some point. I know I have. Christian bestseller lists indicate we’re not alone. Even non-Christians find the book’s apocalyptic imagery compelling.

Over the centuries, Revelation has confused readers and...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:00

Doctrinal Shifts Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Doctrinal Shifts, Keith A. Mathison's contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Those alive when the twentieth century began lived in a world that had been and still was experiencing unprecedented change. Longstanding empires had fallen. Others were reaching the height...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 09:00

Panel Discussion: Comfort in Times of Crisis Featured

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On May 20, our President, Chris Larson, hosted a panel discussion with the Ligonier Ministries Teaching Fellows calledComfort in Times of Crisis. Later that evening, we streamed this conversation about the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and the hope we have in Christ during times of trial.

This...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:30

Divided Love Is Idolatry Featured

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The Lord has given us His undivided love. Should we as God’s people give Him anything less in return? In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey alerts us to the subtle characteristics of idolatry.

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And here, too, we can remember something of the characteristic of idolatry in Israel. The...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 19:00

Finding God in the Darkness Featured

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Four times in Genesis 39 we read that God was with Joseph (39:2-3, 21, 23). The statements form a set of pillars at either end of the story of Joseph's initial experience of Egypt. On the one end, they come at the beginning of the story after Joseph has been sold by the Ishmaelites to Potiphar, the...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:35

Save on 15 Years of Tabletalk Back Issues Featured

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God’s Word speaks to all of life. Each month, the in-depth Bible teaching of Tabletalk magazine focuses on a featured theme. Hundreds of topics have been addressed over the years, from the Trinity to addictions, from leadership to the five solas.

This week only, save on 15 years of Tabletalk ba...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 19:00

Ethics in Flux Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Ethics in Flux, Bruce P. Baugus' contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Twentieth-century ethics was a time of reaping the whirlwind after the wind had been sown since the dawn of modernity. The modern era of Western thought began in the seventeenth century when...

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In a culture that chases after the latest trend, God’s people must rest on His unchanging Word. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, John MacArthur expresses his concerns for the next decade and presents the way for the church to remain steadfast in a changing world.

Do you have another...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:00

Why Does God Allow Evil? Featured

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It has been called the Achilles' heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I'm referring to the classical problem of the existence of evil. Philosophers such as John Stuart Mill have argued that the existence of evil demonstrates that God is either not omnipotent or not good and loving -- the...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 19:00

True Faith Is More Than Emotion Featured

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R.L. Dabney once wrote, “All true worship is rational.” In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey reminds us that saving faith in Christ, acceptable worship, and real revival are much more than emotional experiences that come and go.

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At one point, Dabney wrote: “Worship must...

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Whose Son is Jesus Christ? From one of our Ask Ligonier events, H.B. Charles Jr. explains how Scripture helps us to answer this question when it arises. To get real-time answers to your biblical and theological questions, just ask Ligonier.

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