• All Scripture is Profitable by

    In the West, Christians have greater access to the Bible today than at any other time in history. Most believers in the United States own several printed copies of the Bible and also have the ability to read it on …

  • All Things Work Together by

    One of life’s most difficult questions concerns why bad things happen. Whether minor things like being delayed in traffic or major things like coping with injury and disease, all people face disappointment and heartache. In the midst of the …

  • An Instantaneous Birth by

    One of the most mysterious aspects of the new birth is the instantaneous way in which the Holy Spirit brings it about. For some people, new birth has been an instant transformation; individuals who have long been hostile or indifferent …

  • Ask R.C. Live: January 2014 by

    Answering theological questions from his students has been a continual commitment throughout Dr. R.C. Sproul’s ministry. Originally called “gabfests” by his early students and later, “Ask R.C.,” these sessions continue to take place at our conferences, on …

  • Be Angry, But Don’t Sin by

    Anger is a powerful emotion. Too often we are overtaken by either by our anger or someone else’s. Scripture teaches that God, Himself, expresses anger, but is it proper for His people to experience and express it? What does …

  • Calvin and the Christian Life by

    Many in the church have taken grace as a license for sin. The result of course, is ungodliness, the very thing grace has freed us from. Recognizing this in his own day, John Calvin admonished his people by the Word …

  • Children Are a Heritage by

    A biblical vision of parenting and childrearing is urgently needed in today’s world. Common assumptions about children tend to be unbalanced. Some people have naïve and unrealistic expectations about children, while others view them as unwanted burdens. Sadly …

  • Christ, Kingdom, & Culture by

    Jesus Christ has been seated at the right hand of God the Father, and His kingdom has already been inaugurated although not yet consummated. How does our understanding of this biblical truth impact the church’s relationship and interaction with …

  • Confession, Forgiveness, & Cleansing by

    Our understanding of how serious a problem is determines the kind of solution we will seek. For instance, a person who is experiencing an illness will often delay a visit to the doctor until he is convinced that he cannot …

  • Don’t Be a Spiritual Baby by

    Children often tease one another by calling each other babies. No child, or adult for that matter, wants to be labeled as a baby. As insulting as that may be to us, the author of Hebrews chose that very word …

  • Don’t Waste Your Life by

    Many people, even Christians, go through their lives devoted to trivial things, living for comfort and pleasure. There is no passion for God. In this lecture, Dr. John Piper exhorts all of us to not waste our lives on such …

  • Foes and Friends: The Road to Interpreter’s House by

    Some dangers in life are apparent, and others are not. As Christiana and her companions approached the wicket gate, they encountered unexpected opposition from the forces of darkness. In all ages, pilgrims need to remain vigilant and sober-minded even when …

  • From Vanity to Doubting Castle by

    Though there are often points of similarity between the experiences and struggles of believers, each person engages certain spiritual realities differently. For instance, Christian and his other family members spent time in Vanity and visited Doubting Castle; they covered the …

  • Gaining Access to God’s Throne Room by

    The difference between a believer and an unbeliever is that a believer always has a place to go. In this message, Joel Beeke looks at prayer through the eyes of John Calvin and examines what prayer is, how it works …

  • He Has Overcome the World by

    The Bible uses the term “world” in several different ways. For instance, “world” often refers to the people who inhabit the world, such as in John 3:16. It can also refer, as in Acts 17:34, to the physical …