• Letting Us Off Easy? by Douglas Wilson

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1999

    Whatever happens with Y2K, Christians should use the occasion, in the midst of their sober practical preparations, to reflect on a series of spiritual what ifs. This should not be done as an aid to panic, or as an artificial …Read More

  • Marks of a Great Teacher: Understanding by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1993

    The K-I-S-S principle is frequently requested in a learning environment. The acrostic stands for “Keep it simple, stupid.” It seems we are a people who loathe difficult study. We want easy answers and we want them quickly. Mastery of a …Read More

  • Nurturing the Soul by Frank Farrell

    FROM TABLETALK | June 1992

    We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still; We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead, And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. It is my conviction that a very large part of mankind’s …Read More

  • The Preciousness of Souls by Thomas Brooks

    FROM TABLETALK | June 1992

    Christ, that only went to the price of souls, hath told us that one soul is of more worth than all the world. Christ left His Father’s bosom, and all the glory of heaven, for the good of souls …Read More

  • The Oversight of Ourselves by Richard Baxter

    FROM TABLETALK | June 1992

    Let us consider what it is to take heed to ourselves. See that the work of saving grace be thoroughly wrought in your own souls. Take heed to yourselves, lest you be void of that saving grace of God which …Read More

  • The Cult of Relevance and the Management of Need by Os Guinness

    FROM TABLETALK | June 1992

    Irony, ironically, is a profoundly biblical theme that does not figure strongly in the thinking of most Christians. Yet no other religion rivals the Christian faith in providing such a foundation for a strong view of irony. Because human unbelief …Read More

  • The Marriage Feast by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 1992

    Thank you, Gary North. One of the benefits reaped by the impact of the theonomist movement is a renewal of the serious study of the Old Testament law. As a consequence of the pervasive spirit of antinomianism that has infected …Read More

  • Living in the Tension by Daniel Dunlap

    FROM TABLETALK | May 1992

    The Church is full of hypocrites!” Sadly, this statement is all too often true. Sometimes our actions betray our profession, leaving the spotless bride open to such charges. The presumptuous attitude of self-righteousness that we often convey to the world …Read More

  • Assurance by John de Witt

    FROM TABLETALK | February 1992

    What does a pastor think about assurance? By assurance here I mean the certainty that through Jesus Christ one is a child of God: forgiven, renewed, having eternal life. I cannot speak for others, but I can give my thoughts …Read More

  • The Privilege of Assurance by Roger Nicole

    The privilege of assurance, which is secured by the work of Christ for His own and which is properly undergirded in the Reformed faith, is damaged or even destroyed in certain other theological structures.

    I. When justification by faith alone …Read More

  • True & False Assurance by John Gerstner

    Probably Romans 8:16 is the greatest assurance text in the entire Bible. It is appealed to by Reformed and Arminian evangelicals alike, though they have conflicting ideas of assurance.

    Romans 8:16 reads, “The Spirit Himself testifies with our …Read More

  • Fear Not by R.C. Sproul

    We are fragile mortals, given to fears of every sort. We have a built-in insecurity that no amount of whistling in the dark can mollify. We seek assurance concerning the things that frighten us the most.

    The prohibition uttered more …Read More

  • When Doubt Becomes Unbelief by Alister McGrath

    FROM TABLETALK | January 1992

    Doubt is not unbelief. But it can become unbelief. That basic principle should guide our reflections on this important issue. Doubt is natural within faith. It comes about because of our human weakness and frailty. We lack the confidence to …Read More

  • I Believe in Doubt by Os Guinness

    FROM TABLETALK | January 1992

    A man may be haunted with doubts and only grow thereby in faith. Doubts are the messengers of the Living One to the honest. They are the first knock at our door of things that are not yet, but have …Read More

  • The Law of God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1989

    In giving a summary of what constitutes the true knowledge of God, we showed that we cannot form any just conception of the character of God, without feeling overawed by His majesty, and bound to do Him service. —John Calvin …Read More