• Marching Orders by Kim Riddlebarger

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2009

    Q. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption? A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption are, his ordinances, especially the Word, sacraments, and …Read More

  • The Genuine Life by Scotty Smith

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2009 | 1 Timothy 1

    With three decades plus change in the pastoral ministry, the gospel seems to be getting bigger and Jesus is appearing more gracious than ever. Maybe that’s because I’ve never been more aware of my brokenness and more disrupted by longings …Read More

  • Prayers Well Aimed by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2009 | 1 Timothy 2

    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every …Read More

  • An Ordinary Christian Son by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2014 | 1 Timothy 3

    It has become rather fashionable in certain circles these days to decry the rise in the church of what we call “the cult of personality”—and rightly so. A broader body consumed with consuming theological and biblical teaching via sundry …Read More

  • The Pillar of the Truth by Steve Timmis

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2014 | 1 Timothy 3

    At first reading, 1 Timothy 3:15 seems somewhat disconcerting. In it, Paul is explaining to Timothy why he is writing to him. It concerns the church: “I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things …Read More

  • Some Will Apostatize by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2009 | 1 Timothy 4

    The Bible never sugarcoats the painful realities of living in a fallen world. Sin is portrayed in all of its dark hues, and the best of men are acknowledged to be at best, mere men. Similarly, the church is portrayed …Read More

  • A Solemn Discharge of Duty by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2009 | 1 Timothy 5

    One of the most popular sermons I have preached is entitled “How to Fire Your Pastor.” I should have been suspicious when so many people requested copies of it! My purpose wasn’t to advocate such action; rather, I wanted …Read More

  • No Little People by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2009 | 1 Timothy 5

    With God there are no little people.” So wrote Francis Schaeffer echoing the meaning of Paul’s words in the first three verses of 1 Timothy 5: “Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a …Read More