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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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 19:00

How to Pray for Your Pastor

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Here's an excerpt from How to Pray for Your Pastor, Melton Duncan's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

A growing personal relationship with Christ will supply the motivation and zeal needed for a pastor’s duty to God. It will be tiring. It will require an all-in, total...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

How to Be a Biblical Nonconformist

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In this brief clip from his teaching series Pleasing God, R.C. Sproul explains the difference between superficial and biblical nonconformity.

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What tends to happen among Christians is they say, 'Well, we're going to show the world that we're different. And what we are going to do is we're...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 19:00

Do the Work of an Evangelist

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In his final letter, Paul charges Timothy, his son in the faith, to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Tim. 4:5). By these words, the aged Apostle establishes the timeless standard for pastoral ministry, not only for young Timothy but for all pastors in every generation and in every...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 19:00

The Church in Europe

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Here's an excerpt from The Church in Europe, Steffen Mueller's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

People in Europe desperately need the Bible. They desperately need truth so that they can personally meet the King of kings and be changed by Him and His Word. They also need to be freed...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 19:00

God Still Uses Clay Pots

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The New Testament was not written by the elite of Egypt. It was not written by the elite of Greece, Rome, or even Israel. The greatest scholars in the world at that time were down at Egypt; they were in the greatest library of antiquity at Alexandria. The most distinguished philosophers were in...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (7/23/17)

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Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

You can help support @TGC_IO's effort to distribute @RCSproul's Everyone's a Theologian (Serbo-Croatian Edition). https://t.co/NNq8PBGz1I

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Friday, 21 July 2017 19:00

A Plea to Preachers

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There is a center to the Bible and its message of grace. It is found in Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. Grace, therefore, must be preached in a way that is centered and focused on Jesus Christ Himself. We must never offer the benefits of the gospel without the Benefactor Himself. For many...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 19:00

Living Under Authority

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As I read the scriptures, particularly the New Testament, there is a theme that recurs again and again regarding the Christian’s willingness to be in submission to various types of authority. Given the rebellious spirit of our age, that frightens me. It’s all too easy for us to get...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:00

$5 Friday: Baptism, the Cross, Heaven

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as baptism, assurance, Christ, God's law, heaven, faith, Scripture, Psalm 51, Islam, and more.

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

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Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 19:00

Dealing with Disappointment

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Here's an excerpt from Dealing with Disappointment, Deepak Reju's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

As long as we live on this side of glory, sin will make a mess of things. Unfortunately, when things go wrong, our vantage point can be narrowed to the tiny kingdom of ourselves, and...

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We need daily pardon and daily protection as well as daily provision. So after Jesus taught us to pray, “give us today our daily bread,” He also taught us to pray, “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:00

R.C. Sproul Through the Years

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July 18, 2017, marks the 52nd anniversary of the ordination of Dr. R.C. Sproul. Watch this brief clip of Dr. Sproul's ministry through the years.

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Jesus, in the midst of the tempest, is sound asleep in the back of the boat. But they are fearful. And they rush to the back of the boat and...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 19:00

The Antidote to Anemic Worship

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Here's an excerpt from The Antidote to Anemic Worship, Albert Mohler's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

In far too many churches, the Bible is nearly silent. The public reading of Scripture has been dropped from many services and the sermon has been sidelined, reduced to a brief...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 19:00

4 Essentials for Spiritual Maturity

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When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word teleios, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to Christian growth, it indicates spiritual maturity in contrast to childlike immaturity as, for example, in this command from...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (7/16/17)

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Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

Listen today as @RCSproul explains what it means to live life “coram Deo.” https://t.co/FFKZsruE37

For one week only, download @RCSproul's 10-part teaching...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 19:00

"I'm Happy. I Don't Need Jesus."

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I hear that from a lot of folks. They say to me, "I just don’t feel the need for Christ." As if Christianity were something that were packaged and sold through Madison Avenue! That what we're trying to communicate to people is "Here's something that's going to make you feel good, and...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:00

Alienation from God

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Alienation was one of the “buzz words” of the twentieth century and a key idea in Marxist communism. Karl Marx held that a fundamental problem with the world was the deep alienation between the working classes and the fruits of their labor. He believed that if only we could set the...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as the Reformation, love, grace, William Tyndale, Scripture, faith, the Puritans, atheism, and more.

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

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Authors: Nathan W....

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In some circles, particularly Reformed circles, Bible colleges have a bad reputation. There are a number of reasons for this, and some of these reasons are quite understandable. In the first place, Bible colleges in North America developed from the Bible institute movement of the late nineteenth...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:00

Entertainment and Worship

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Here's an excerpt from Entertainment and Worship, Joe Thorn's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

True worship may be painful one moment and joyful the next, as we encounter God’s law and gospel, confessing our sins and resting in the pardon we have in Jesus Christ. What is more...

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The book of Psalms is one of the greatest treasures the Lord has given to His people. The timeless elegance of the Psalms, their depth of expression, and testimony to the greatness of God have edified God’s people for centuries.

In this companion teaching series to the book Learning to Love...

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That's one of the most emotionally laden questions that a Christian can ever be asked. Nothing is more terrifying or more awful to contemplate than that any human being would go to hell. On the surface, when we ask a question like that, what's lurking there is, "How could God ever possibly send...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 19:00

When All Things Are Made New

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Here's an excerpt from When All Things Are Made New, R.C. Sproul's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

The very essence of secularism is the thesis that the hic et nunc, the here and now, is all there is. There is no realm of the eternal. But as Christians, we are called to consider...

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Why are we celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation? Who was Martin Luther and what events led him to make a courageous stand for the gospel in the sixteenth century? Learn the answers in Luther and the Reformation, a 10-part series from R.C. Sproul, as he traces the major events of...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:00

The Suffering and the Glory of Psalm 22

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Psalm 22 begins with the most anguished cry in human history: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These are the words that Jesus took on His lips at the depth of His suffering on the cross. His suffering was unique at that point as He offered Himself up for the sins of His...

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