• Joy in Christ Alone by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    Christianity is a religion of joy. Real joy comes from God, who has invaded us, conquered us, and liberated us from eternal death and sadness—who has given us hope and joy because He has poured out His love within our …Read More

  • Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing by John Piper

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    What I call “Christian Hedonism” is a way of life rooted in the conviction that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. The implications of this conviction are all-encompassing and thrilling, including the stunning …Read More

  • Caring for Widows by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    In biblical terms, to be religious does not necessarily mean you are godly. To be religious can mean simply that you’re involved in the trappings of religion, that you may be a member of a false religion. Yet, the …Read More

  • To Enjoy Him Forever by Sinclair Ferguson

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    While shaking hands at the church door, ministers are sometimes greeted with a spontaneous, “I really enjoyed that!”—which is immediately followed by, “Oh! I shouldn’t really say that, should I?” I usually grip tighter, hold the handshake a …Read More

  • Stewardship, Tithing, and Giving by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    A widespread cynicism toward giving exists in our culture. Some nonprofit organizations have mismanaged funds. Thus, many people are reluctant to support these organizations with their donations. But the cynicism extends even to the Christian community. Some unscrupulous televangelists have …Read More

  • Toward a Christian View of Economics by Albert Mohler

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    Regrettably, many American Christians know little about economics. Furthermore, many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics. But a biblical worldview actually has a great deal to teach us on economic matters. The meaning …Read More

  • Observing Baptism as a Means of Grace by Matt Ryman

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    Take a moment to recall the last time you observed a baptism. It was likely during a worship service. The pastor surely took time to remind the congregation of what baptism is and what it represents. Once the sacrament had …Read More

  • Is Christ Enough? by Augustus Lopes

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    In the letter he wrote to the Colossians, Paul had to deal with a false teaching that scholars often refer to as “the heresy of Colossae.” This designation is due to the unique character of the teaching and the fact …Read More

  • Having and Wanting by Jon Payne

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    A mentor of mine once remarked, “It’s OK to have nice things; it’s not OK for nice things to have you.” While helpful, this counsel fails to satisfy the niggling questions that Christians routinely have concerning wealth and …Read More

  • When No One Comes to Christ by Jay Bauman

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    As a pastor, I have learned that there are seasons in my life and ministry when spiritual fruit is not as evident as it should be. It is not as evident to others, and it is not even as evident …Read More

  • Finding Contentment by Melissa Kruger

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    From our earliest years, we place a variety of personal qualifications on our contentment. If only we could possess that new toy, get into the right peer group, gain acceptance to a particular college, find job satisfaction, marry the person …Read More

  • Glorifying God in the Routines by Gloria Furman

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2014

    Kiss, hug, monkey blanket, book, pray. That’s the summation of my preschool-age son’s bedtime routine. His simple bedtime routine must mean the world to him because if I miss a beat or shake up the order, he lets …Read More

  • A Heart for Adoption by Dan Cruver

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2013

    To be loved by the Father through the Son in the Spirit is to be caught up into an ever-flowing eternal love that progressively transforms, often painfully so, the one who is loved. As those who have been brought graciously …Read More

  • Holy People Are Happy People by John Starke

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2011

    So much could be said of the consequences of sin and impurity for the Christian. And we should speak of them — the Bible certainly does. David, in Psalm 32, described the misery of unrepentant sin as his bones wasting …Read More

  • Count It All Joy by Scott Devor

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2011

    Just a few days after the death of his wife, Idelette, John Calvin wrote these words expressing the depths of his suffering: “The death of my wife has been exceedingly painful to me … . I have been bereaved of the best …Read More