• How Should We Remember? by David Mathis

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2016

    I remember it so distinctly from my childhood—that early-morning glow on the doorframe of my father’s study. I had just stumbled out of bed and was still groggy. As I would come around the corner into the kitchen, I …Read More

  • What Is the Church? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    Paul gives great attention to ecclesiology, the doctrine of the church, in his letter to the Ephesians. In fact, we could say Ephesians answers this question: What is the church? In Ephesians 2:19–22, the chief metaphor Paul uses is …Read More

  • Forgive One Another by Megan Hill

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Malice, gossip, lies, broken possessions, broken promises, broken hearts, unkindness, partiality, neglect, selfishness—even in the church, we frequently sin against one another as we live and worship together. Further, we have not always been loved well by others. Each of …Read More

  • Instruct One Another by Brian Cosby

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    When you hear the word “instruction” mentioned in the context of the church, you probably think of the pastor(s) or elder(s) in your congregation—and you would be right to do so. An elder should be “able to teach …Read More

  • Stir Up One Another by Jon Payne

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Churchless Christianity is wildly unbiblical. God’s people are called to live in loving and intentional community with one another, and never in isolation (Acts 2:42–47). This, of course, is by God’s design. He knows what His children …Read More

  • Submit to One Another by Owen Strachan

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Our world has a strange relationship with authority. We saw this in the “Occupy” movement of a few years ago. Formally, everyone had the same role, but inevitably, “leading voices” popped up and made sure the countercultural drum circles beat …Read More

  • Welcome One Another by Nicholas Batzig

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    I recently received a letter from a couple in our congregation who have been laboring for the sake of the gospel in the Congo for the better part of their lives. As I read, one line in particular stood out …Read More

  • The Christian Life as Pilgrimage by Derek Thomas

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Who would true valour see, Let him come hither; One here will constant be, Come wind, come weather. There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To be a pilgrim. A half-century ago, I sang …Read More

  • Encourage One Another by Harry Reeder

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    I am sure that somewhere and at some time Tabletalk readers have heard the lyrics of the “anthem of the West” titled “Home on the Range.” The idyllic American cowboy was “at home on the range” for multiple reasons. One …Read More

  • Bear One Another’s Burdens by James Harvey

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Galatians is famous for Paul’s explanation and clarification of the gospel for those who had been confused by false teachers. This gospel is the preeminent display of God’s love (see Rom. 5:8; 1 John 4:10), so …Read More

  • Serve One Another by Eric Watkins

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    What makes the church beautiful? The Bible tells the original love story of a damsel in distress who was trapped in the clutches of a serpentine foe. Emboldened by genuine love for her, her righteous Hero laid down His life …Read More

  • Pray for One Another by Donald Whitney

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Father, please bless them, I pray.” Ever prayed like this for someone? I have. And it always seems dissatisfying and insufficient. “Is that the best I can pray for them?” I sometimes wonder. “Shouldn’t I be more specific?” When …Read More

  • The Orthodoxy of Community by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    The love language of all marriages is self-denial. When both husband and wife are consumed not with their own immediate happiness but with the happiness of one another, they will enjoy a happy marriage. The same is true for enduring …Read More

  • Difference or Contradiction? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    We live in a day when consistency of thought is demeaned by many people, and individuals maintain that contradiction is the hallmark of truth, particularly in religious matters. Yet, in practice, human beings seek consistency. Consider liberal Protestantism. Decades ago …Read More

  • Theological Fitness by Aimee Byrd

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    Last year, I was asked to do something I am uncomfortable with. For the first time as a speaker, I was asked to open a conference with my testimony. Sure, I know how a testimony is supposed to go. It …Read More