For the New Christian

We are committed to help the growing Christian become grounded in the Scriptures in order to love the Lord God with their heart and mind.

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  • Duty and Honor by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2007

    Several years ago I was participating in a discussion with some business men in Jackson, Mississippi. In the course of the conversation, one of the men made reference to a man who was not present at the meeting. He said …Read More

  • The Dark Night of the Soul by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2008

    The dark night of the soul. This phenomenon describes a malady that the greatest of Christians have suffered from time to time. It was the malady that provoked David to soak his pillow with tears. It was the malady that …Read More

  • The Divine Foundation of Authority by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2009

    You’re out!” “I’m safe!” “Out!” “Safe!” “Out!” “It’s my ball, and it’s my bat, and I say that I’m safe.” This is how we settled disputes over plays in our pickup baseball games played …Read More

  • The Book of Job by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2007

    In the arena of biblical studies, there are five books that are generally included under the heading of “wisdom literature” or “the poetic books of the Old Testament.” They are the books of Proverbs, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon …Read More

  • Good Intentions Gone Bad by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2007

    The adage tells us that there is a destination, the road to which is paved with good intentions. It is the destination that we would prefer not to reach. Good intentions can have disastrous results and consequences. When we look …Read More

  • Believing God by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

    We live in an age of spin and propaganda. We no longer weigh careful arguments and reach our conclusions judiciously. Instead, we inhabit what one cultural critic called a “sensate culture.” We do not think, we feel. We do …Read More

  • A Matter of Life and Death by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2007

    The Christian marketplace is filled with T-shirts, tracts, and trinkets that speak of how to have the ideal Christian life. Every year, Christians spend millions of dollars on self-help books and “how-to” guides for living an abundant life. For the …Read More

  • A Tale of Two Funerals by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2007

    A young man I knew died in a tragic traffic accident. His death was utterably sad. At his funeral, his friends were all wearing T-shirts adorned with his picture. At the front of the church were heaped up flowers, footballs, and …Read More

  • Dreams of Paradise by Robert Field

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2008

    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 …Read More

  • The Gospel-Driven Life by Harry Reeder

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2008

    When I was asked to participate in this column designed for older Christians to share insights and encouragements to younger believers, I had no doubt what issue to address — the Gospel-driven life.  The Gospel of saving grace in …Read More

  • The Myth of Influence (Part 1) by John MacArthur

    This lecture will warn the church that we build the kingdom not by looking like the world, but that we are called to be set apart and distinct from the world around us.

  • The Myth of Influence (Part 2) by John MacArthur

    Dr. MacArthur will affirm that our fathers who went before us are witnesses to us today, not principally of their own faith, but of the faithfulness of God. He will call us to join that cloud as witnesses to the glory of God as we grow in grateful obedience to Christ.

  • You are God by Ligon Duncan

    In this pre-conference seminar, Ligon Duncan will examine the modern god of the New Age movement, R.C. Sproul Jr. will expose the god of the relativists, and Robert Godfrey will help us to discern the god of the church growth movement, followed by a question and answer session.

  • Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Immutability of God by R.C. Sproul

    The Bible tells us that God is unchanging in His being, perfections, purposes, and promises. In this session, R.C. Sproul explains what God's attribute of immutability does and does not mean, and reminds us why this doctrine is vital to the Christian faith.

  • How Should We Pray? by John MacArthur

    Many Christians struggle not only with questions regarding the purpose of prayer, but also with questions regarding how they should pray.  The disciples themselves asked Jesus to teach them how to pray.  In this message, Dr. John MacArthur will explain how the Lord’s Prayer continues to answer this most basic question.

  • Why Should We Pray? by Ligon Duncan

    God is sovereign. That means He exercises His kingly rule over all creation. He ordains whatsoever comes to pass. He is also omniscient, knowing all things. As Christians, we are called to pray, but why? What can we tell God that He doesn’t already know? What can our prayers do? With these questions in mind, Dr. J. Ligon Duncan explains ...

  • Imitating Christ in Servanthood by Derek Thomas

    During His earthly ministry, Jesus told His disciples that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but rather to serve. Jesus did not only teach servanthood with His words, His life and ministry bore that fact every moment. Do you consider yourself to be a servant in God’s kingdom? If you do, are there certain things in ...

  • Jesus, the Head of the Church by John MacArthur

    The church does not exist apart from Christ, her Head.  The Church is defined in terms of its relation to Christ.  In this message, Dr. John MacArthur will explore what the Bible teaches regarding Christ as the Head of the church and the church as His body.

  • The Challenge of Science by John MacArthur

    This message will focus on one of the perennial challenges faced by the Church since the Enlightenment, the challenge posed by the claims of science.

  • The Resurrection of Christ by R.C. Sproul

    This message will defend one of the central claims of the Christian faith – the bodily resurrection of Jesus.

  • The Substitutionary Atonement of Christ by Sinclair Ferguson

    Because of Jesus’ obedience on the cross, we have gained forgiveness and eternal life, but, what did Jesus gain? Dr. Sinclair Ferguson contemplates this thought in this special message, as he reminds us of the substitutionary nature of the atonement, what we gained, and what the Father gave the Son for His obedience.

  • The Holy One of God by Steven Lawson

    The disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ referred to Him as “the Holy One of God.” In doing so, they said something not only about His character, but also about His relationship to the Father. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson looks at what the Bible teaches us about the purity and sinlessness of Christ.

  • Heaven with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    In teaching His disciples about heaven, Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” But what did Jesus mean? In this series, R.C. Sproul provides clear teaching about heaven, explaining that Christians have the greatest hope—the hope …Read More

  • 5 Keys to Spiritual Growth: 2005 National Conference with Various Teachers

    The Word of God makes it clear that consistent and progressive spiritual growth is to be the goal of every Christian. As we practice the spiritual disciplines described in the Word of God, the Holy Spirit moves us to submit …Read More

  • Why Study the Bible? by R.C. Sproul

    As Christians, we are all called to master the most important tool of the Christian life—the Bible. In this first message of the series "Knowing Scripture," Dr. Sproul shows us the importance of diligent study of the Scriptures.

  • What Is Reformed Theology? with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. When it comes to evangelical Christianity, its roots are found in the soil of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Just as the Reformers protested the corrupt teaching of the Roman Catholic Church …Read More

  • What Is Theology? by R.C. Sproul

    There is much confusion behind the word theology. While most disciplines such as biology or zoology are commonly understood, the study of God is usually a foreign concept. In this lesson, Dr. Sproul defines the term theology as a subject that encompasses all of what God has revealed generally and specially

  • Thales by R.C. Sproul

    As Christians we are not without answers to life's most fundamental questions. We have God's Word to supply those answers for us. But how have others tried to resolve those ultimate questions? Beginning this new series entitled Consequences of Ideas, which looks at the development of philosophical thought that has shaped the Western world, Dr. Sproul starts at ...

  • The Meaning of Holiness by R.C. Sproul

  • The Holiness of God with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    The Holiness of God examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. This series closely explores God’s character, leading to new insights on sin, justice, and grace. The result is …Read More

  • Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Life Everlasting by R.C. Sproul

    There is a great need shared by all mankind that supersedes all others: the need for forgiveness. Dr. Sproul gives a three-fold promise for all who believe in Christ—"Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Eternal Life"—in this message as he discusses our greatest need and the greatest response God has supplied.

  • The Existence of Shoes by R.C. Sproul

    In the first chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul tells us that we know God exists by creation. But ever since Immanuel Kant's critique, many have concluded that we can never rationally know God's existence by considering creation. Was Kant right? Rather than taking the traditional arguments for the existence of God, Dr. Sproul will take another approach ...

  • The Legalist Distortion by R.C. Sproul

    Not every ethical situation in life has a Bible verse that explicitly addresses it. At that point, we are left with biblical principles to guide us. Perhaps there is a way that we could codify every perceivable infraction against these principles and use them as safeguards to prevent us from breaking God's written Law. In this message entitled "The ...

  • The Razor's Edge by R.C. Sproul

    Without question there are certain issues in life that are either black or white. That is, they are either right or wrong. But what about those areas that seem unclear? How does a Christian live in the tension of those gray areas with a clear conscience? Beginning this series on Building a Christian Conscience, Dr. Sproul teaches us principles God ...

  • How to Deal with Guilt by R.C. Sproul

    A universal problem shared by all people is guilt. The effects of guilt can be more than one can bear. So what do we do when experiencing the problems associated with guilt? And, what if we do not feel our guilt; does that make us innocent? In this message entitled, “How to Deal with Guilt,” Dr. Sproul helps us ...

  • The Curse Motif of the Atonement by R.C. Sproul

    The Scriptures declare that Christ was "made a curse for us." What exactly does that mean? To answer this question, R.C. Sproul traces the curse motif of the atonement from the Old Testament and through to its ultimate fulfillment in Christ's work on the cross.

  • A Life-Changing Gospel by R.C. Sproul

    What changes have happened in your life since you first believed the gospel? Is it possible to have no change? Dr. Sproul explains and affirms the necessary life-change that occurs when sinners come to faith, in this message entitled "A Life-Changing Gospel."

  • The Making of the Protestant Reformation with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    The division of the church that occurred during the Protestant Reformation was not something that the Reformers originally intended to happen. However, when it became clear that the church authorities would be unwilling to submit themselves to the teaching of …Read More

  • Assurance of Salvation by R.C. Sproul

    The Bible calls us to make our calling and election sure. It is our responsibility to make sure that we know we are Christians. We also read from Scripture that there will be many people who thought they were Christians who Jesus, Himself, will turn away on the last day. How do we know that we are not part of ...

  • Pleasing God with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    Pleasing God offers practical guidelines for Christian living. Here R.C. Sproul shows us how to be diligent in overcoming our enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil. This series is an encouraging, no-nonsense look at the lifelong process …Read More

  • The Goal of Christian Living by R.C. Sproul

    Is the mere possession of faith all that we need to please God? With faith, come responsibilities. Do you have a plan? That is, what steps are you taking to direct your life that are honorable to the King? In this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us the importance of planning and endurance as we pursue the "Goal of Christian Living."

  • Soli Deo Gloria by R.C. Sproul

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