• The Ordinary Means of Grace by Ray Ortlund

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    True awakening or revival is a glorious season in the life of the church when for His glory alone, God causes the ordinary means of His grace to make an extraordinary impact on many people. This idea of “the means …Read More

  • Cut Off Your Hand, Tear Out Your Eye by Ray Ortlund

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. This is important to keep in mind when we read: If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better …Read More

  • What is the Gospel? by Ray Ortlund

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2015 | John 19

    In one sense, the whole Bible is the gospel. Reading it from Genesis to Revelation, we see the vast sweep of God’s wonderful message to mankind. But many people read the whole Bible, and their understandings of the gospel …Read More

  • What is the Gospel? by Ray Ortlund

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2015 | Romans 1

    The great nineteenth-century Princeton theologian Charles Hodge said, “The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.” The gospel is absolutely fundamental …Read More

  • The Fear of the Lord by Ray Ortlund

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 9:10). If that is so, and it is, then the fear of the Lord is never to be feared. This fear is not a barrier to growth but …Read More

  • Love’s Shroud by Ray Ortlund

    If, as Jonathan Edwards proposed, heaven is “a world of love,” then love is pure, intense, and uncommon. But even here in this world, God wants us to display something of His heavenly love: “Above all, keep loving one …Read More