• Have Eternal Life by William Barcley

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2016

    This past summer, because of the generosity of friends in our church, my wife and I were able to spend a week together in Cozumel, Mexico. It was a wonderful trip. Our resort was on the beach. The food was …Read More

  • Affluence and Discontentment by Tim Challies

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these,” Jesus said as He recalled the beauty of a common lily (Luke 12:27). And I suspect that even Solomon in all his splendor could not have …Read More

  • You Just Need to Obey by Steven Lawson

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Can you imagine a Christian couple actually praying about living together before marriage? Can you fathom a young woman who professes Christ even bothering to pray about whether she should marry an unbeliever? Can you grasp a Christian businessman having …Read More

  • Sin, Repentance, and Walking in the Light by Trillia Newbell

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Our smallest offense deserves the full wrath of God. That’s hard to hear if we forget that God has not only covered our sin in Christ but also allows us to approach Him continually to receive that grace anew …Read More

  • What God Has Joined Together by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Eve stood before Adam, and he stood before her. God had made them for each other. As they observed one another, there was wonder. She saw that he was the same yet different. He saw that she was the same …Read More

  • The Gospel Remedy for Homosexuality by John Freeman

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    The Bible reveals that sex was created by God and is good. It was His idea. The very first recorded words of God addressed to mankind encapsulate the Bible’s teachings on sex: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the …Read More

  • Courage and Compassion by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Homosexual sin is a grievous and heinous sin. While it is indeed true that all sexual immorality is sin—adultery, fornication, pornography—homosexual sin is different. It is a more heinous and grievous sin because, as the Word of God makes clear …Read More

  • When Towers Fall by David Strain

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” So wrote C.S. Lewis in his book The Problem of Pain. Pain presents a …Read More

  • Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit by Dennis Johnson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Jesus’ announcement that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is a sin that will never be forgiven is “hard” for two reasons. First, it seems to contradict Scriptures that tell us Christ’s blood can effect forgiveness for every sin (1 John …Read More

  • When the Church Doesn’t Shine by Elliot Grudem

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    Grace always has about it the scent of scandal,” Philip Yancey wrote. That’s true individually. It’s also true corporately. Jesus didn’t die for a perfect church; He died to make her perfect. At times, Jesus allows His …Read More

  • When I Don’t Feel Forgiven by Ian Hamilton

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    The Christian life is a constant battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. If these forces had their way, it would destroy every single one of God’s blood-bought and dearly loved children. But our Lord Jesus assures …Read More

  • That Others May Live by Kevin Struyk

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2015

    One of the most elite special operations forces in the United States Air Force is the pararescuemen, often referred to as PJs. These men are responsible for going into hostile territory anywhere in the world and rescuing wounded soldiers at …Read More

  • You Shall Not Steal by Robert Carver

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    One of John Bunyan’s lesser-nown works is titled The Life and Death of Mr. Badman. In it, Bunyan tells a tale about an individual who was “rotten to the core” from his youth. Even in his childhood, he was …Read More

  • You Shall Not Covet by Jason Helopolous

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    Many individuals are like the rich young man when Jesus said to him, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall …Read More

  • Why We Feel Shame by Jeremy Pierre

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2015

    Cows don’t feel shame. This amazing fact dawned on me at the Lorain County Fair one particularly mild summer in Ohio. What wasn’t mild was my revulsion at the bulging udders caked with filth on display for the …Read More