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  • The King of Kings Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2007

    The gospel of Luke ends with a supremely jarring statement: “Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God” (24:50–53). What is jarring about this passage is, as Luke reports the departure of Jesus from this world, the response of His disciples was to return to Jerusalem with “great joy.” What about Jesus’ departure would … View Resource

  • Twilight of the Idols Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2008

    The nineteenth-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for his declaration that “God is dead.” That brief dictum does not give the whole story. According to Nietzsche, the cause of the Deity’s demise was compassion. He said, “God is dead; He died of pity.” But before the God who was the God of Judeo-Christianity perished, Nietzsche said that there were a multitude of deities who existed, such as those who resided on Mount Olympus. That is, at one time there was a plurality of gods. All of the rest of the gods perished when one day the Jewish God … View Resource

  • Faith and Reason Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

      In this postmodern culture we have witnessed a fascinating revival of ancient Gnosticism. The Gnostics of antiquity were called by that name because they asserted that they had a superior type of knowledge that surpassed the insights found even in the apostles of the New Testament. They maintained that the insights of the apostles were limited by the natural limitations suffered by human beings tied to rationality. True knowledge, according to these heretics, was found not through reason or sense perception, but through a highly developed mystical intuition. In like manner, in this postmodern world we’ve seen a wide spread … View Resource

  • The Perils Facing the Evangelical Church Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2009

    When we consider the predicament that the evangelical church of the twenty-first century faces in America, the first thing we need to understand is the very designation “evangelical church” is itself a redundancy. If a church is not evangelical, it is not an authentic church. The redundancy is similar to the language that we hear by which people are described as “born-again Christians.” If a person is born again of the Spirit of God, that person is, to be sure, a Christian. If a person is not regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he may profess to be a Christian, but … View Resource

  • Our Father Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2007

    The next time you attend a prayer meeting, pay close attention to the manner in which individuals address God. Invariably, the form of address will be something like this, “Our dear heavenly Father,” “Father,” “Father God,” or some other form of reference to God as Father. Not everyone customarily addresses God in the first instance in prayer by using the title “Father.” However, the use of the term Father in addressing God in prayer is overwhelmingly found as the preference among people who pray. What is the significance of this? It would seem that the instructions of … View Resource

  • Feeling Good about Ourselves Article by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2007

    We tend to underestimate the magnitude of sin, in particular, our own sin. And our failure to confront our sinfulness in an honest way — our tendency rather to revel in how good we are — can have devastating consequences in our relationships with others. Notice what is happening when two people — in a marriage, in an organization, in a church — have a conflict with each other. “I’m right.” “No, I’m right.” That pretty well sums up most of our arguments. Implicit is the claim, “I’m good.” “No, I’m good.”  The passions in … View Resource

  • Above Reproach Article by John MacArthur

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2007

    A small item I read in the news twenty years ago has stuck in my mind ever since. The Rockdale County High School Bulldogs basketball team of Conyers, Georgia, won their first-ever state championship in March of 1987, rolling over all their opponents. After eighteen years of coaching the team without a championship, coach Cleveland Stroud was ecstatic. But a few weeks after the championship game, Coach Stroud was doing a routine review of his players’ grades when he discovered that one of his third‑string players had failed some courses, rendering the player academically ineligible for the basketball team. The … View Resource

  • Stand Firm Article by Jay Adams

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2008

    I suppose it’s a fault. I’m sure that my wife who remembers every name, place, and date for the last fifty years thinks so. But, for some reason, I find it difficult to recall details of the past. If I say to myself at the time, “remember this,” I probably will. Otherwise, only the big lumps remain in my mental sieve. I’m saying this because I want you to understand the phenomenon isn’t the result of old age — I’ve always been that way. But so, too, I have always looked toward the future. And that’s exactly what I want … View Resource

  • Only One Way Article by Bruce Ware

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2008

    Three positions abound today on the question of whether Christ is the only way to salvation. All three can be detected by how each answers these two fundamental questions: First, is Jesus the only Savior? More fully: Is the sinless life of Christ and His atoning death and resurrection the only means by which the penalty of sin is paid and the power of sin defeated? Second, is faith in Christ necessary to be saved? More fully: Is conscious knowledge of Christ’s death and resurrection for sin and explicit faith in Christ necessary for anyone to become a recipient of … View Resource

  • Paradise Regained Article by Chris Donato

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2008

    A crowd gathered around Jesus of Nazareth and wondered: Could this person be the son of David, the one who, like David, wreaks havoc upon our enemies? A few of the local leaders standing by did not take kindly to the clear implications of what they witnessed and accused the man of beating up His own people by the power of the prince of demons. He responded with no ounce of timidity: “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste. …How then will his [Satan’s] kingdom stand? …But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons … View Resource

  • A Bruised Reed Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    We don’t have to look beyond our own churches to see Christians fighting amongst themselves over all kinds of issues. What is the proper way to respond to Christian brothers and sisters when we are in disagreement with them? Should we treat everyone in the church the same? In this message entitled “A Bruised Reed,” Dr. Sproul teaches us about the judgement of charity as we seek to maintain peace and unity within the church. View Resource

  • The Glory of God through Man Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    We were made to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. But all that God creates is for His own glory. What does it actually mean for us to glorify God? Is it something we can do to bring Him glory? With this question in mind, Dr. Sproul teaches us how it is that human beings are uniquely designed to glorify God in a way unlike the rest of creation. View Resource

  • The Heavens Declare: The Beauty of God Video Message by Ligon Duncan

    Sometimes we forget that God is the standard of true beauty. In this message, J. Ligon Duncan will remind us of God’s beauty and seek to instill in us a renewed appreciation and love for the One who is truly beautiful. View Resource

  • The Lord Our God, The Lord is One: The Simplicity of God Video Message by Sinclair Ferguson

    Scripture indicates that God is not composed of parts and is not divisible. This attribute of God has traditionally been referred to as God’s “simplicity.” In this lecture, Sinclair Ferguson will explain the meaning and implications of this doctrine. View Resource

  • Whatever Happened to Worldliness? Video Message by Mark Dever

    This lecture will explore the strange contrast between the Bible’s warnings against worldliness, and the churches comparative unconcern. Why don’t we preach against this anymore, and do we even know what it is? The lecture should inform the listener that this is a serious issue, and one we cannot safely ignore. View Resource

  • Worship in Spirit and Truth Video Message by Mark Dever

    What does it mean to worship the Father in spirit and truth? How do you understand that instruction from our Lord? In this message, Dr. Mark Dever gives us perspective on this important issue as he teaches us what it is to “Worship in Spirit and Truth.” View Resource

  • Postmodernism and Philosophy Video Message by Ravi Zacharias

    This message will define postmodernism, summarize its basic views of knowledge, language, meaning, truth, etc., and explain why Christians should be familiar with it. View Resource

  • Postmodernism and Society Video Message by Albert Mohler

    This message will explain the pervasive influence of postmodern thinking on every aspect of contemporary culture: politics, business, education, entertainment, etc. View Resource

  • The Challenge of Relativism Video Message by John Piper

    This message will focus on one of the most pervasive contemporary challenges to the Christian faith, the challenge of relativism. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #1 Video Message by Various

    Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #2 Video Message by Various

    Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • John Calvin: Preacher and Teacher Video Message by Albert Mohler

    In this message from the 2009 National Conference, inspired by the celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, Dr. Mohler reminds us of the invaluable contributions John Calvin has given to the church, as he looks at “John Calvin: Preacher and Teacher.” View Resource

  • Calvin and the Christian Life Video Message by Ligon Duncan

    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 of God to live the Christian life marked by growth and maturity in Christ. So how is that accomplished? How do you grow in faith that is pleasing to God? Dr. J. Ligon Duncan discusses this as he considers “Calvin and the Christian Life.” View Resource

  • The Doctrines of Grace Video Message by Sinclair Ferguson

    Grace is a word that we hear again and again in our lives. Anyone who is affiliated with a church, whether orthodox, apostate, or even the cults, will tell you that you are saved by grace. But what exactly do people mean when they say “grace”? What is the biblical concept of grace and how does it work itself out in our lives? Which notion of grace are you operating under? The sixteenth century church rediscovered the biblical concept of grace, and perhaps nobody was able to articulate it better than John Calvin. In this message, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson explains … View Resource

  • Inspiration & Authority of Scripture Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    The Reformation slogan sola Scriptura, meaning “Scripture alone,” has its origins in Martin Luther’s conflict at the Diet of Worms. The Reformers firmly believed that the Bible is the very Word of God. In this lesson, Dr. Sproul highlights how the Reformers’ stance on the inspiration and authority of Scripture is relevant for the study of theology today. View Resource

  • Justification by Faith Alone Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    The doctrine of justification by faith is so significant that it provoked the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. In this lesson, Dr. Sproul defines justification and its necessary components. View Resource

  • I & II Timothy Video Message by R.C. Sproul

  • Self-Creation (Part 1) Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    How do you prove to unbelievers the reality of Genesis 1:1? One way to do so is by showing them the irrational alternatives. In this message, Dr. Sproul exposes some of these irrational alternatives people resort to when denying the Creator as he explains the nonsense of “Self-Creation.” View Resource

  • Kant (Part 1) Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    Where is the beginning of knowledge? What must be in order for knowledge to be? Most of us don’t ponder questions like these, but philosophers like Immanuel Kant did. In the eighteenth century, he challenged the classical arguments for the existence of God. The effects of his critique are still felt today. In this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us Kant’s thoughts that ultimately caused one of the most significant revolutions in world history. View Resource

  • Election Audio Message by James Boice

  • Man the Sinner Audio Message by Sinclair Ferguson

  • Why Study the Bible? Video Message 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. View Resource

  • Image Is Everything? Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    How often have you heard someone say, “That may be true for you, but it’s not true for me”? This is a telltale sign of a relativist. When it comes to issues of life, ethics, religion, and God, truth for the relativist becomes a matter of expedience, preference, and whim. In this message, Dr. Sproul considers the impossibility of living consistently with such a worldview. View Resource

  • Only Two Worldviews Video Message by R.C. Sproul

    What is the difference between people and animals? Where does the idea of human value come from? On issues of ultimacy what do you base your ideas on? Where do you get your concept of right and wrong; meaning and purpose; dignity and value? In this message entitled “Only Two Worldviews,” Dr. Sproul exposes the radical difference between a theistic worldview and one that embraces atheism. View Resource

  • Meaning for Men Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    A popular message our culture sends to men today is one of compromise. Men are encouraged to abandon their integrity if it means that social, personal, or financial advancement may be achieved. But if the principles of God’s Word are set aside for these ends, all such gain will amount to nothing. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul addresses men concerning the qualities of character demanded of them by God. With biblical insight, Dr. Sproul examines the importance of integrity and calls men to be godly leaders in the home, church, and the world. View Resource

  • The Myth of Neutral Education Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Whose agenda is dictating your child’s education? Is there a learning environment where a child can learn the things of this world without getting someone else’s political and religious agenda? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains how removing God from our schools does not remove religious bias in the classroom, as he exposes “The Myth of Neutral Education.” View Resource

  • The Goal of Education Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

      It seems today that everyone’s goal is to get a good education, but what exactly is the goal of education? How will we know if we’ve reached it? In this message, Dr. Sproul shows us the goal of education as it is spelled out in Scripture.   View Resource

  • Reasoning from the Scriptures Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Is it a mere coincidence that the life of Jesus just so happened to fulfill every Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament? The Apostle Paul didn’t think so. And after searching the Scriptures themselves, the Bereans became persuaded that the Christ Paul was preaching about was indeed the Messiah. Continuing this series on The Book of Acts, Dr. Sproul reminds us of the central importance of the Word of God in the lives of believers as he looks at “Reasoning from the Scriptures.” View Resource

  • Assurance of Salvation Audio Message 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 that group? Considering this in this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us how we can know for sure that we are saved. View Resource

  • Preachers and Preaching Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    In this series, Dr. Sproul examines Martin Luther’s view of preachers and preaching, and demonstrates that Luther’s descriptions of a pastor and guidelines for preaching offer valuable instruction for the church today. As he discusses the qualifications of a pastor, including his spiritual gifts, knowledge, and doctrine, Dr. Sproul charges pastors as faithful servants of the Word of God, to focus on nurturing their congregations—not entertaining them. He reminds ministers of their high calling and discusses common snares that have damaged the effectiveness of preachers throughout the ages. View Resource