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  • Top Seven Posts of 2008

    from Tim Challies Jan 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    As we move from the old year into the new one, we took a look back at some of the year's most popular blog posts. If you are new to the Ligonier blog, this is a good opportunity to catch up with some of what you may have missed. If you have been reading it for some time, you'll enjoy remembering some of the best of 2008: Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, January 2009

    from Various Jan 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    The January edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's theme is "Resolved to Press on Toward the Goal." The issue looks at the importance of resolving in this new year to honor God in all we do and say. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, Burk Parsons, C. FitzSimons Allison, Sinclair Ferguson, Simon Kistemaker and Stephen Nichols. Keep Reading
  • The Resolution Solution

    from Gene Edward Veith Dec 30, 2008 Category: Articles

    A modern reader perusing Jonathan Edwards' "Resolutions" is likely to think, what about dieting? And, didn't eighteenth-century New England have any gyms that he could resolve to join? Today, losing weight and getting more exercise are about the extent of our resolutions. We summon up our will-power, self-scrutiny, and self-discipline in an attempt to look better. Edwards was engaged in an attempt to be better. Keep Reading
  • Your generosity this week helps serve a world desperate for spiritual reality

    from John Petersen Dec 29, 2008 Category: Articles

    We have been richly blessed by the way the Lord has financially protected Ligonier Ministries this year through these extremely difficult economic times, and I'm sure you have been affected by it in some way. With that said, we as a ministry have made it a major initiative to be good stewards, cutting expenses wherever possible, in order to continue to maximize our outreach. Keep Reading
  • Some Dance to Forget

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 29, 2008 Category: Articles

    It is a sure sign of the fall that we so egregiously miss what we lost. Jesus calls us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness precisely because our priorities are all out of line. Even that for which we long -- to get back to the garden -- we long for in the wrong way. Eden, to be sure, was Edenic. It was a garden paradise. There were no weeds crowding their way in there. No bugs buzzed in ears, nor did they sting arms and legs. Adam and Eve had no need to fear that prowling lions would consume humble lambs or that cyclones would tear up their garden by the roots. Keep Reading
  • A Year of Tabletalk

    from Karisa Schlehr Dec 26, 2008 Category: Articles

    Tabletalk magazine exists to help explain important, biblical doctrines and events while encouraging people toward holy living. Each issue features articles from well-known and respected scholars, regular columns, and insightful daily Bible studies. Keep Reading
  • The Prevailing Church (pt. 1)

    from Simon Kistemaker Dec 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    There are churches that are named after places and people, but they can never claim origin or ownership, because Christ owns the church. Actually, Jesus told Simon Peter: "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church" (Matt. 16:18; see also 18:17). The Greek word for church is ekklesia, which means being called out of this world of humanity to form a body of believers that belongs exclusively to Jesus. This is not to say that there is no continuity with God's people of the Old Testament era. Of course there is. It is better to say that the church consists of a new company of believers guided by the message of both prophets and apostles. In other words, these believers find their origin in both the Old and New Testaments. There is a golden thread that is woven throughout the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation with this divine message: "I will be your God and you shall be my people." Keep Reading
  • Dreams of Paradise

    from Robert Field Dec 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    Hawaii has often been advertised as one of those classic dreams of paradise. When streets on the mainland clog with snow and temperatures plummet far below zero, thoughts are enticed by Hawaii's warm tropical waves lapping upon beaches saturated with sun. Clouds drift by on perfumed trade winds. Cares melt away. The mind is filled with peace as you walk down a sandy shoreline. Ah, paradise found! At least, that's what we believe we have discovered in those winter daydreams. Here is the eternal quest of man. He tries to find a quiet sanctuary that would bring him peace. Yet even in Hawaii, such a goal in the material world is impossible to find. Keep Reading
  • The Mystery of Preaching

    from Albert Mohler Dec 21, 2008 Category: Articles

    There is something deeply mysterious about Christian preaching, both in terms of its communication and in terms of its content. After all, what we preach is not what the world expects to hear. It is not a message they will hear anywhere else. No human wisdom, no school of philosophy, no secular salesman, no TV commercial speaker selling his CDs is ever going to come up with this on his own. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ezekiel

    from Keith Mathison Dec 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    Like Jeremiah, Ezekiel ministered in the years immediately preceding and immediately following the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. His book contains some of the most difficult and disputed prophecies in the Old Testament. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this prophetic book.   Keep Reading

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