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English, Christianity, 1 seasons, 217 episodes, 17 hours 20 minutes
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Have you ever had questions about a passage in the Bible but you didn’t know where to go for answers? Has a theological issue sent you searching far and wide for answers you can trust? Each week, Nathan W. Bingham submits questions from listeners like you to one of Ligonier Ministries’ Teaching Fellows or a special guest. Ask a biblical or theological question of your own and listen to answers from some of the most trusted pastors and theologians who are serving the church today.
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How Can I Remain Fruitful in My Old Age or in My Retirement?

Retirement affords many people extra time in their daily schedules. Today, W. Robert Godfrey offers suggestions to help older Christians use their gifts to serve the Lord faithfully through their retirement years. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-i-remain-fruitful-in-my-old-age-or-in-my-retirement Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: htt
29/02/20243 minutes 45 seconds
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Should a Christian Attend an LGBTQ Wedding?

In recent years, the question of whether a Christian should attend an LGBTQ "wedding" has become increasingly common. Today, Burk Parsons helps us understand the biblical response to this question. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/should-a-christian-attend-an-lgbtq-wedding Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ E
22/02/202410 minutes 54 seconds
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How Can Someone Be Misled about Essential Christian Truths If the Spirit Is in Them?

How are Christians capable of being misled in their theology if the Holy Spirit dwells within them? Today, Sinclair Ferguson helps us answer this question by defining the Spirit's role in our sanctification. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-someone-be-misled-about-essential-christian-truths-if-the-spirit-is-in-them Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" t
15/02/20247 minutes 40 seconds
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What Should I Look for When Choosing a Seminary to Attend?

With so many seminaries to choose from, how do you narrow down your search? Today, hear the criteria that Harry Reeder recommended students to look for and important questions to ask when considering a seminary. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-should-i-look-for-when-choosing-a-seminary-to-attend Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://a
08/02/20244 minutes 29 seconds
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What Is Ordinary Means of Grace Ministry?

What are the ordinary means of grace? And what important role do they play in the life of the church? Today, Burk Parsons helps us understand the centrality of these means in worship and in our Christian lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-is-ordinary-means-of-grace-ministry Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
01/02/20246 minutes 24 seconds
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I Still Feel Shame for My Past Sins. What Should I Do?

No matter how long someone has been a Christian, sometimes remembering sins from the past can bring feelings of shame. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how the gospel brings us peace when these thoughts arise. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/i-still-feel-shame-for-my-past-sins-what-should-i-do Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier
25/01/20247 minutes 36 seconds
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How Do I Remain Faithful While in College?

For many, the college years are a formative time in life. Today, Stephen Nichols encourages students on how they can remain faithful to their Christian convictions in this environment. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-do-i-remain-faithful-while-in-college Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore all of o
18/01/20245 minutes 38 seconds
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Who Was Melchizedek? Was He Jesus?

What do we know about Melchizedek? Was he a priest and king in the ancient world--or something more? Today, Derek Thomas helps us understand this mysterious figure from the Bible. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/who-was-melchizedek-was-he-jesus Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: <a href= "
11/01/20244 minutes 30 seconds
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What Authority Does My Pastor Have over Me?

What authority does a pastor have, according to the Bible? Today, Burk Parsons explains the extent and source of a pastor's authority. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-authority-does-my-pastor-have-over-me Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: <a href= "https://www.ligonier.org/
04/01/20247 minutes 30 seconds
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How Can I Know Christ as a Person and Not Just as a Concept?

God's Word does not merely teach us concepts. Ultimately, it points us to a person: our Savior, Jesus Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson teaches on how to place Christ at the center of our Bible study. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-i-know-christ-as-a-person-and-not-just-as-a-concept Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligon
28/12/20237 minutes 38 seconds
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How Does the Holy Spirit Help Me Pray?

Without the work of the Holy Spirit, Christians would not be able to pray as we ought. Today, Michael Reeves explains how the third person of the Trinity renews our minds and transforms our hearts when we pray. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-does-the-holy-spirit-help-me-pray Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ <
21/12/20235 minutes 23 seconds
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How Can I Discern Whether or Not to “Answer a Fool according to His Folly,” as Proverbs 26:4–5 Says?

The book of Proverbs is a trusted companion in the Christian life, helping us exercise wisdom in our daily lives. Today, Stephen Nichols helps us think through how to respond in wisdom when we're met with folly. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-i-discern-whether-or-not-to-answer-a-fool-according-to-his-folly-as-proverbs-264-5-says Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.lig
14/12/20236 minutes 18 seconds
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How Can I Become a Better Leader?

Sometimes leadership can seem like an abstract concept. Practically, how can we grow in this skill? Today, hear how Harry Reeder described several characteristics that make someone a great leader. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-i-become-a-better-leader Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore all of our pod
07/12/20234 minutes 20 seconds
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How Can I Be Sure That I’m Saved?

Sometimes Christians can struggle with assurance of salvation, yet assurance is possible for all believers. Today, Burk Parsons looks to God's Word to help us think through questions relating to this topic. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-i-be-sure-that-im-saved Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore all of
30/11/20238 minutes 11 seconds
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Why Does Paul Say in 1 Corinthians 13 That Love Is Greater than Faith and Hope?

Faith, hope, and love are all important Christian virtues. Why does Paul elevate love highest among these three in 1 Corinthians 13? Today, Derek Thomas offers a response to this question that directs our gaze to eternity. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/why-does-paul-say-in-1-corinthians-13-that-love-is-greater-than-faith-and-hope Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donat
23/11/20234 minutes 7 seconds
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What Are the Benefits of Family Worship?

It is a beautiful blessing for families to gather together and worship the Lord. Today, Voddie Baucham explains the value of family worship and offers starting points for people new to this practice. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-are-the-benefits-of-family-worship Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explo
16/11/20234 minutes 3 seconds
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Why Are There Two Different Genealogies for Jesus?

A genealogy is key to understanding someone's identity. Today, Stephen Nichols explains how the two biblical accounts of Jesus' genealogy complement each other and help us gain a deeper knowledge of our Savior. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/why-are-there-two-different-genealogies-for-jesus Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/p
09/11/20235 minutes 41 seconds
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Why Is Seminary Training Important for Pastors?

The job of a pastor requires a deep understanding of God's Word. Today, Joel Kim explains why a seminary education is vital for men preparing for pastoral ministry. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/why-is-seminary-training-important-for-pastors Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore all of our podcast
02/11/20233 minutes 15 seconds
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Why Did Jesus Speak More about Hell than Heaven?

Is it true that Jesus taught more on hell than on heaven during His earthly ministry? Today, Sinclair Ferguson helps us get to the core message of our Lord's teaching about eternity. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/why-did-jesus-speak-more-about-hell-than-heaven Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explor
26/10/20235 minutes 5 seconds
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What Does It Mean to Pray without Ceasing?

Prayer is an essential component of the Christian life. Today, W. Robert Godfrey helps us think through what it means for us to "pray without ceasing," as 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to do. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-does-it-mean-to-pray-without-ceasing Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/ Explore a
19/10/20232 minutes 32 seconds
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When Should I Approach Someone about a Sin That He or She Has Committed against Me?

When someone sins against us, how do we know the right time to approach that person? Today, Derek Thomas helps give perspective and balance to this question that we can encounter in our daily lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/when-should-i-approach-someone-about-a-sin-that-he-or-she-has-committed-against-me Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_bla
12/10/20234 minutes 45 seconds
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Should I Believe in the Perseverance or Preservation of Saints?

Is it more biblically accurate to say that, as Christians, we persevere in faith or that the Lord preserves His people in faith? Today, Burk Parsons looks to God's Word to help us address this question. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/should-i-believe-in-the-perseverance-or-preservation-of-saints Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://
05/10/20236 minutes 45 seconds
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What Does the Church Need to Know about Augustine?

Why is a figure from the fourth century still so important for Christians to know today? Today, Stephen Nichols tells us about Augustine and the lessons that we can apply from his writings. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-does-the-church-need-to-know-about-augustine Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/</p
28/09/20236 minutes 1 second
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What Is Christ-Centered Preaching?

No matter which biblical passage is preached, there is always room for Christ to be at the center of the message. Today, Joel Kim defines Christ-centered preaching and explains its importance in the church. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-is-christ-centered-preaching Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
21/09/20234 minutes 9 seconds
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How Can I Talk to My Unbelieving Parents about the Gospel?

Sharing the gospel with unbelieving parents can be an intimidating prospect. Today, Voddie Baucham offers advice on how to approach this delicate situation with intentionality and wisdom. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/how-can-i-talk-to-my-unbelieving-parents-about-the-gospel Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/
14/09/20232 minutes 31 seconds
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What Should We Do If We Sense That We’re Becoming Calloused to a Particular Sin?

Have you ever found yourself becoming numb to the same recurring sin? Today, W. Robert Godfrey helps us employ biblical principles in the battle against besetting sins. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/what-should-we-do-if-we-sense-that-were-becoming-calloused-to-a-particular-sin Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://as
07/09/20234 minutes 43 seconds
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Should Young People Study Theology?

Is the study of theology designated for a specific age group? Today, Stephen Nichols explains why it is important for Christians in their formative, younger years and believers of all ages to study theology. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/should-young-people-study-theology Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
31/08/20235 minutes 43 seconds
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Is There Something Wrong with Me If I Don’t Feel God’s Presence in My Suffering?

When we endure suffering as Christians, it can be tempting to believe that God is no longer present. Today, Sinclair Ferguson offers tools from God’s Word that can help us in our darkest hours. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/ask-ligonier/is-there-something-wrong-with-me-if-i-dont-feel-gods-presence-in-my-suffering Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener pay
24/08/20236 minutes 45 seconds
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What’s Happening in the Korean Church?

By God's grace, the good news of Jesus Christ is going forth in Korea. Today, Joel Kim shares how the Lord is at work in the Korean church and notes several unique challenges that it currently faces. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/whats-happening-in-the-korean-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
17/08/20234 minutes 23 seconds
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Why Should Christians Learn about How God Is at Work in Other Regions of the World?

Around the world, Jesus is building His church and bringing people to Himself. Today, Voddie Baucham explains why it's important for every Christian to be engaged with how God is at work in the global body of Christ. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/why-should-christians-learn-about-how-god-is-at-work-in-other-regions-of-the-world A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
10/08/20232 minutes 44 seconds
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How Can I Discover My Spiritual Gifts?

Discovering your spiritual gifts is not as simple as taking an aptitude test. Today, Ken Jones emphasizes the importance of looking to the needs of the local church to identify and exercise spiritual gifts. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/how-can-i-discover-my-spiritual-gifts A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
03/08/20234 minutes 13 seconds
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What Is the Difference between Pastors, Elders, and Overseers?

How does Scripture define the church office of pastor, elder, and overseer? Today, Burk Parsons expounds the biblical context of these terms, explaining their similarities and differences. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/what-is-the-difference-between-pastors-elders-and-overseers A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
27/07/20238 minutes 39 seconds
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Who Was J. Gresham Machen?

In an age when theological liberalism sought to sway the church, J. Gresham Machen took a definitive stand for truth. Today, Stephen Nichols tells us about this 20th-century advocate of the central doctrines of Christianity. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/who-was-j-gresham-machen A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
20/07/20237 minutes 22 seconds
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What Is Historical Theology?

How can history aid Christians in understanding the way theological ideas have developed through the centuries? Today, Joel Kim defines historical theology and describes its role in helping us grow in our knowledge of God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-historical-theology A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
13/07/20234 minutes 35 seconds
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How Can God Care about Me Individually When There Are So Many People in the World?

Sometimes we can take for granted Scripture's promise that God cares for each of His children personally. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us of the wonder of being known and loved by the Creator of the universe. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-god-care-about-me-individually-when-there-are-so-many-people-in-the-world A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
06/07/20236 minutes 25 seconds
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What’s Happening to Us Spiritually during the Lord’s Supper?

It is a great privilege to approach the Lord's table as sinners saved by grace. Today, W. Robert Godfrey helps us orient our focus on the Lord Jesus Christ as we consider the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/whats-happening-to-us-spiritually-during-the-lords-supper A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
29/06/20234 minutes 3 seconds
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How Can Christians Patiently Endure the Hatred of the World?

Scripture tells Christians that the world will hate us just as it hated the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:18). Today, Voddie Bauchum describes how we can lean on our Savior when we face hatred from the world. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-christians-patiently-endure-the-hatred-of-the-world A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
22/06/20232 minutes 15 seconds
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What Should I Do If I’m Angry at God?

What should we do if we feel angry at God? Today, Michael Reeves reminds us to place our trust in our good and sovereign Lord when life seems out of our control. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-should-i-do-if-im-angry-at-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
15/06/20236 minutes 42 seconds
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Why Should Christians Study the Minor Prophets?

What can we learn from the last twelve books of the Old Testament? Today, Derek Thomas explains the importance of the Minor Prophets and provides several tips for effectively studying these portions of Scripture. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-should-christians-study-the-minor-prophets A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
08/06/20234 minutes 37 seconds
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Is There a Difference between Studying the Bible and Reading It Devotionally?

There are many different methods of studying the Bible, each with their own unique learning objectives. Today, Joel Kim emphasizes the value of engaging with the Word of God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-there-a-difference-between-studying-the-bible-and-reading-it-devotionally A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
01/06/20233 minutes 57 seconds
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What Encouragement Is There for Single Parents Who Feel Overwhelmed?

Raising children can be overwhelming at times. Today, Ken Jones illustrates how being deeply rooted in the local church can help single parents lean on the body of Christ for support and guidance. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-encouragement-is-there-for-single-parents-who-feel-overwhelmed A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
25/05/20232 minutes 45 seconds
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What Advice for the Christian Life Would You Give to Your Younger Self?

The longer we walk with the Lord, the greater perspective we can gain on the Christian life. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shares several pieces of advice that he would give to his younger self. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-advice-for-the-christian-life-would-you-give-to-your-younger-self A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
18/05/20236 minutes 29 seconds
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What Does It Mean to Be Confessional?

For centuries, the church has turned to creeds and confessions of faith for doctrinal clarity. Today, Burk Parsons articulates how adhering to these confessional statements can help us ground our lives on God's Word. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-to-be-confessional A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
11/05/20237 minutes 2 seconds
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What Is the Goal of Studying Theology?

Studying theology is not an end in itself. It is a means to bring glory to God. Today, Stephen Nichols describes how as we grow in our knowledge of God, our theology becomes doxology. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-goal-of-studying-theology A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
04/05/20235 minutes 54 seconds
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If I Sin, Does That Mean I’m Not a Christian?

What does the Bible say about sin in the life of a Christian? Today, Steven Lawson stresses the importance of confession in our lives, encouraging us to remain steadfast in our pursuit of righteousness. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-i-sin-does-that-mean-im-not-a-christian A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
27/04/20235 minutes 13 seconds
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In What Way Are Our Bodies Temples of the Holy Spirit?

The Bible is saturated with imagery of God dwelling with His people. Today, Harry Reeder expounds on what it means for our bodies to be a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/in-what-way-are-our-bodies-temples-of-the-holy-spirit A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
20/04/20235 minutes 1 second
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What Does the Bible Say about the Salvation of Those Who Cannot Comprehend the Gospel?

Is salvation possible for infants and other people who seem unable to respond to the gospel? Today, Sinclair Ferguson helps us think through this topic by reminding us of several foundational truths from God's Word. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-the-bible-say-about-the-salvation-of-those-who-cannot-comprehend-the-gospel A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
13/04/20238 minutes 7 seconds
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Why Are There Times When I Don’t Feel like Praying?

Prayer is a great blessing, but it can be a challenge to prioritize sometimes. Today, Burk Parsons helps us get to the root of this struggle, encouraging us to humble ourselves before our heavenly Father in prayer. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-are-there-times-when-i-dont-feel-like-praying A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
06/04/20238 minutes 41 seconds
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How Did the Doctrine of the Trinity Develop in the Early Church?

The doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith. Today, Stephen Nichols tells us how early Christian leaders labored tirelessly for the church to understand this biblical truth. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-did-the-doctrine-of-the-trinity-develop-in-the-early-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
30/03/20236 minutes 35 seconds
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How Can Christians Kill Indwelling Sin?

The Puritan John Owen famously wrote, "Be killing sin, or sin will be killing you." How can Christians do this? Today, Steven Lawson discusses the spiritual weapons we should wield in our battle against sin. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-christians-kill-indwelling-sin A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
23/03/20237 minutes 18 seconds
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Why Did Jesus Have to Be Baptized?

Since Jesus is the sinless Savior, why did He ask John to baptize Him? Today, Sinclair Ferguson looks to Scripture to convey how Christ proclaimed the gospel through His baptism. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-did-jesus-have-to-be-baptized A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
16/03/20236 minutes 41 seconds
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What Is Legalism?

The Bible commands us to obey God's law and to live a life that models obedience to Christ. Are there ways that we can take this pursuit in the wrong direction? Today, Burk Parsons warns against three kinds of legalism. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-legalism A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
09/03/20238 minutes 11 seconds
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How Do We Know When Books of the Bible Were Written?

The Bible is not a lofty tale of far-off lands. God's Word contains verifiable records of real people and places in time. Today, Stephen Nichols shows us how the historical roadmap of Scripture helps us date its contents. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-we-know-when-books-of-the-bible-were-written A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
02/03/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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Is God’s Love Unconditional?

Since God is gracious, does that mean His love is unconditional? Today, Derek Thomas helps us think carefully about Scripture's answer to this often-misunderstood topic. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-gods-love-unconditional A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
23/02/20234 minutes 52 seconds
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How Can We Grow in Our Relationship with God?

On the journey of the Christian life, God has provided all the tools we need in order to walk closely with Him. Today, Harry Reeder teaches on how we can grow in the knowledge and grace of God day by day. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-we-grow-in-our-relationship-with-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
16/02/20235 minutes 53 seconds
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If I’m Fearful, Does That Mean I Don’t Believe in God?

At one time or another, we've all experienced fear. How should Christians respond when we become afraid? Today, Steven Lawson exhorts us to keep our eyes fixed on our sovereign Lord amid the storms of life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-im-fearful-does-that-mean-i-dont-believe-in-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podca
09/02/20235 minutes
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Why Are There Times When I Don’t Feel like Reading the Bible?

There are times in all of our lives when we struggle to pick up the Bible and read it. Today, Burk Parsons explores several of the reasons behind this struggle and reminds us of the benefits of dwelling regularly in God's Word. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-are-there-times-when-i-dont-feel-like-reading-the-biblep A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener
02/02/20237 minutes 7 seconds
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What Is the Regulative Principle of Worship?

How should Christians worship when we gather on the Lord's Day? Today, John Tweeddale defines the regulative principle of worship, demonstrating how God's Word governs how His people worship. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-regulative-principle-of-worship A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
26/01/20233 minutes 38 seconds
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Why Is It That Only the Father Knows the Day and Hour of the Day of Judgement?

Since Jesus is divine, why did He say that only the Father knows the day of His return? Today, W. Robert Godfrey considers how the relationship between the two natures of Christ help us address this question. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-is-it-that-only-the-father-knows-the-day-and-hour-of-the-day-of-judgement A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank
19/01/20234 minutes 14 seconds
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What Is Prayer?

As Christians, we have the gift of communing with our sovereign heavenly Father through prayer. Today, Derek Thomas explores different types of prayer and how they appear in the Bible. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-prayer A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
12/01/20233 minutes 18 seconds
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If God Created Everything, How Is It That God Didn't Create Evil?

Since God did not create evil, where did it come from? Today, Michael Reeves helps us think through this challenging subject by illustrating the differences between darkness and light. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-god-created-everything-how-is-it-that-god-didnt-create-evil A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/pod
05/01/20235 minutes 4 seconds
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What Does It Mean That God Is “Without Parts”?

The Westminster Confession of Faith says that God is "without body, parts, or passions." Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses what this statement means from a theological and pastoral perspective. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-that-god-is-without-parts A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
29/12/20227 minutes 5 seconds
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What Makes Christianity Unique?

What makes Christianity stand apart from all other major world religions? Today, Harry Reeder describes how Christ's atonement for our sins lies at the heart of this matter. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-makes-christianity-unique A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
22/12/20224 minutes 13 seconds
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What Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian, comforting us and enabling us to grow in grace every day. Today, Derek Thomas explains what the baptism of the Holy Spirit is and what it is not. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-baptism-of-the-holy-spirit A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
15/12/20222 minutes 6 seconds
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What Does It Mean That the Son Can Do Nothing of His Own Accord?

Can Jesus do anything without consulting the Father? Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as Stephen Nichols offers two theological starting points to consider when studying Scripture passages that delve into the person and work of Christ. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-that-the-son-can-do-nothing-of-his-own-accord A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target
08/12/20225 minutes 45 seconds
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Why Are There So Many Denominations in the Church?

There are many different denominations that make up the church of Jesus Christ. Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as Harry Reeder describes some of the ways that these distinctions come about. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-are-there-so-many-denominations-in-the-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donat
01/12/20225 minutes 18 seconds
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Will We Recognize Our Friends and Family in Heaven?

It can be unsettling to think about whether or not we will recognize our loved ones in eternity. Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as Derek Thomas uses one of Jesus' parables to help us think through this subject. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/will-we-recognize-our-friends-and-family-in-heaven A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.lig
24/11/20224 minutes 39 seconds
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Is Speaking in Tongues Evidence of Having the Holy Spirit?

At what point does the Holy Spirit enter into a Christian's life? Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, John Tweeddale explains how the Bible's answer to this question directly relates to our view of Christ and His redemptive work. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-speaking-in-tongues-evidence-of-having-the-holy-spirit A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener pay
17/11/20226 minutes 34 seconds
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Does Jesus Have One Will or Two?

The question of whether Jesus has one will or two is closely related to a similar question about the natures of Christ. Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as W. Robert Godfrey warns against straying from Scripture's response to these queries. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-jesus-have-one-will-or-two A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/
10/11/20225 minutes 59 seconds
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Should Christians Read the Apocryphal Books?

Should Christians read texts that were intentionally excluded from the canon of Scripture? Today, listen as Stephen Nichols offers advice to anyone interested in reading the fourteen books that comprise the Apocrypha. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-christians-read-the-apocryphal-books A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/
03/11/20226 minutes 47 seconds
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What Does It Mean to Present Our Bodies as Living Sacrifices to God?

In Romans 12:1, Paul instructs Christians to glorify God with our bodies. Today, listen as Harry Reeder teaches on the scriptural context of this passage and identifies its application for all of life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-to-present-our-bodies-as-living-sacrifices-to-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: h
27/10/20225 minutes 58 seconds
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What Is Covenant Theology?

How do the covenants found in Scripture shape our theology? Today, listen as Sinclair Ferguson demonstrates how understanding covenant theology can give Christians a framework for understanding all of Scripture. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-covenant-theology A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
20/10/20226 minutes 8 seconds
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What Was God Doing before Creation?

Can we know what God was doing before He created the world? Today, listen as Michael Reeves helps us see that there is an answer from Scripture to this question, and it points us to a deeper understanding of our Creator. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-was-god-doing-before-creation A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
13/10/20223 minutes 18 seconds
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How Should Christians View the Imprecatory Psalms?

What are the imprecatory psalms? How should we apply them to our Christian lives today? Today, W. Robert Godfrey provides guidelines for interpreting these thought-provoking texts. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-should-christians-view-the-imprecatory-psalms A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
06/10/20226 minutes 52 seconds
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Does God Love Everybody?

The Bible teaches that "God is love" (1 John 4:8). Does God love everyone He created in His image? Does He love all people in the same way? Today, Derek Thomas helps us think clearly and carefully about the love of God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-god-love-everybody A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
29/09/20223 minutes 54 seconds
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What Does It Mean That the First Seven Church Councils Were Ecumenical?

What were the ecumenical councils of the early church? Today, Stephen Nichols explains what these church councils were, why they assembled, and how they relate to us as Protestants. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-that-the-first-seven-church-councils-were-ecumenical A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.lig
22/09/20225 minutes 40 seconds
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What Are the Qualifications of a Pastor?

All Christians should have a desire to tell others about the truth of God, but not everyone is qualified to be a pastor. Today, Harry Reeder identifies the biblical qualifications for this office in the church. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-are-the-qualifications-of-a-pastor A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
15/09/20224 minutes 27 seconds
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If You Could Read Only One Author from Church History, Who Would It Be and Why?

The Lord has raised up many teachers and authors over the centuries who have greatly helped the church through their writings. Today, John Tweeddale identifies which author he would choose to read if he could only select one from church history. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-you-could-read-only-one-author-from-church-history-who-would-it-be-and-why A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonie
08/09/20223 minutes 27 seconds
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Was Adam a Historical Person?

Was Adam a real individual who lived in space and time, or was he merely a fictional character who represents the human race? Today, Derek Thomas expresses that our view of Adam cannot ultimately be separated from our understanding of the gospel. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/was-adam-a-historical-person A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/d
01/09/20222 minutes 39 seconds
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Why Are Some Demons Only Able to Be Cast Out by Prayer (Mark 9:29)?

Jesus told His disciples that some demons can only be cast out by prayer (Mark 9:29). Why is this? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how Christ calls us to absolute dependence on God as we seek to serve Him. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-are-some-demons-only-able-to-be-cast-out-by-prayer-mark-929 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: ht
25/08/20225 minutes 53 seconds
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In What Way Is Christ Presently Reigning over the Church?

According to 1 Corinthians 15:25, Jesus "must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet." In what way is Christ reigning right now? Today, Harry Reeder explains how Jesus is executing His kingly office in the present age. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/in-what-way-is-christ-presently-reigning-over-the-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener
18/08/20223 minutes 48 seconds
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Did Jesus Empty Himself of Divinity in the Incarnation (Phil. 2:7)?

Did Jesus set aside some of His divine attributes when He assumed a human nature in the incarnation? Today, Stephen Nichols responds to a common misunderstanding of Philippians 2:7. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/did-jesus-empty-himself-of-divinity-in-the-incarnation-phil-27 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcas
11/08/20224 minutes 48 seconds
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What Book Would You Recommend to a New Christian?

If you're a new Christian, it can be daunting to find the right resources to help you grow in your faith. Today, John Tweeddale recommends three books that can aid readers in understanding the Bible and applying its teaching to daily life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-book-would-you-recommend-to-a-new-christian-john-tweeddale A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_bl
04/08/20223 minutes 28 seconds
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Is Tithing for Today?

In the Old Testament, the ancient Israelites were commanded to give a tenth of their increase to the Lord. Is this a requirement for modern Christians? Today, Derek Thomas addresses the question of tithing in the church. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-tithing-for-today A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
28/07/20222 minutes 40 seconds
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What Is the Purpose and Benefit of Gathering for Corporate Worship?

Why is it so important for the church to gather together for corporate worship? Today, Harry Reeder explains Scripture's teaching about gathered worship as not only an obligation but also a delightful privilege. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-purpose-and-benefit-of-gathering-for-corporate-worship A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener pa
21/07/20226 minutes 3 seconds
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What Does Genesis 6:6 Mean When It Says That God Repented?

The Bible teaches that God does not change (Mal. 3:6). How should we interpret other passages that describe Him as repenting (Gen. 6:6)? Today, Sinclair Ferguson brings clarity to this apparent contradiction. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-genesis-66-mean-when-it-says-that-god-repented A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligo
14/07/20226 minutes 24 seconds
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Is It Possible That We Have Entertained Angels Today (Heb. 13:2)?

Hebrews 13:2 instructs us to show hospitality to strangers, "for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Is it possible that Christians today have opened their homes to angels? Today, John Tweeddale explains the meaning of this passage. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-possible-that-we-have-entertained-angels-today-heb-13-2 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_b
07/07/20226 minutes 1 second
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Did Jesus Take On Our Sin Nature?

In taking on our humanity, Jesus sympathizes with our weakness (Heb. 4:15). But wouldn't Christ also need to assume our sinful nature for Him to be tempted as we are? Today, Michael Reeves brings clarity to this question. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/did-jesus-take-on-our-sin-nature A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
30/06/20224 minutes 6 seconds
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Why Did God Prevent Israelites with Physical Deformities from Approaching the Altar?

Why were priests with physical deformities prohibited from offering sacrifices in the Old Testament? Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the marvelous lessons about the gospel that this law surprisingly contains. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-did-god-prevent-israelites-with-physical-deformities-from-approaching-the-altar A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/"
23/06/20227 minutes 42 seconds
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Why Did Testing Come to Job?

Scripture describes Job as a godly and upright man. Why did he need to endure so much pain and loss? Today, Derek Thomas addresses the problem of suffering in the life of God's people. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-did-testing-come-to-job A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
16/06/20224 minutes 54 seconds
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Who Were the Nephilim?

In Genesis 6, we read of the "sons of God" intermarrying with the "daughters of man," as well as characters called the "Nephilim" who lived in the land. Today, John Tweeddale considers the identities of these three groups in Scripture. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/who-were-the-nephilim A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
09/06/20226 minutes 3 seconds
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Should I Stay in a Solid Church in Which I Haven’t Built a Community?

Should we remain in a church where God's Word is faithfully preached yet there is little fellowship? Today, Harry Reeder encourages Christians to be part of the solution in building community. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-i-stay-in-a-solid-church-in-which-i-havent-built-a-community A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://as
02/06/20223 minutes 21 seconds
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In What Way Can the Doctrine of the Trinity Bring Us Delight?

Many people, even Christians, find the doctrine of the Trinity to be obscure. Can this doctrine actually bring us joy? Today, Michael Reeves invites us to delight in the love of our triune God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/in-what-way-can-the-doctrine-of-the-trinity-bring-us-delight A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.or
26/05/20224 minutes 39 seconds
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Is Church Discipline Unloving and Harsh?

When we talk about church discipline, sometimes the idea of heavy-handed punishment comes to mind. Today, Burk Parsons explains that true, biblical church discipline is actually an act of love with the goal of restoration. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-church-discipline-unloving-and-harsh A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/don
19/05/20227 minutes 43 seconds
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Can a Genuine Christian Experience Depression?

Christians facing depression can grow discouraged, wondering if their struggle is a sign of spiritual weakness. Today, Ed Welch explains how Scripture helps us think about depression and how we can respond when it comes. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/can-a-genuine-christian-experience-depression A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/p
12/05/20224 minutes 51 seconds
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If You Could Only Read One Christian Author, Who Would It Be?

The past two millennia of church history have left us a wealth of theological writings and books on Christian spirituality. Today, Ben Shaw identifies which figure he would choose if he could read the works of only one Christian author. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-you-could-only-read-one-christian-author-who-would-it-be A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "
05/05/20222 minutes 24 seconds
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Is There a Role for Entertainment in the Church?

Some churches have tried to make worship more entertaining as a method of attracting people to the gospel. Should we follow this pattern? Today, W. Robert Godfrey compares the purpose of worship with the goal of entertainment. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-there-a-role-for-entertainment-in-the-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligo
28/04/20223 minutes 16 seconds
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What Happened to the Old Testament Practice of Animal Sacrifice?

When did the Old Testament practice of animal sacrifice come to an end--and why? Today, Ben Shaw explains why these ancient sacrifices ceased once and for all. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-happened-to-the-old-testament-practice-of-animal-sacrifice A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
21/04/20221 minute 53 seconds
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Does the Devil Know My Thoughts?

Does the devil know what you're thinking right now? Today, Steven Lawson discusses the ways in which Satan's attacks relate to our minds. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-the-devil-know-my-thoughts A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
14/04/20223 minutes 32 seconds
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How Should Christians Go About Finding a Godly Spouse?

What qualities should single Christians look for in a godly spouse--and where should they go to find someone who meets these characteristics? Today, Burk Parsons provides biblical counsel for Christians desiring to marry. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-should-christians-go-about-finding-a-godly-spouse A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://a
07/04/202210 minutes 12 seconds
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Can I Overcome My Addiction?

Christians are not immune to addictions. Is it possible to overcome these vices? Today, Ed Welch identifies principles from Scripture that reveal the source of our addictions and the means of breaking free. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/can-i-overcome-my-addiction A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
31/03/20225 minutes 17 seconds
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What Must I Do to Be Saved?

Of all the questions we can ask in this world, one stands out as having utmost importance: What must I do to be saved? Today, Derek Thomas expresses the Bible's answer and considers how Scripture directs us to tell others about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podc
24/03/20224 minutes 27 seconds
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Who Is Your Favorite Lesser-Known Reformer?

Behind Luther, Calvin, and other well-known figures of the Reformation stands an army of men and women whom God used mightily in the 16th century. Today, Stephen Nichols introduces us to one of his favorites, a scholar from the city of Basel. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/who-is-your-favorite-lesser-known-reformer A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://as
17/03/20222 minutes 46 seconds
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What Kind of Death Is Romans 6:23 Referring To?

Romans 6:23 teaches that "the wages of sin is death." Does this refer to physical death, spiritual death, or something else? Today, W. Robert Godfrey conveys the meaning and significance of this important passage. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-kind-of-death-is-romans-623-referring-to A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/
10/03/20222 minutes 21 seconds
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What Is the Most Neglected Characteristic of Christians?

What is the most neglected characteristic among Christians in our day? Today, Burk Parsons highlights one Christlike quality that we should be asking the Lord to cultivate in us. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-most-neglected-characteristic-of-christians A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
03/03/20228 minutes 5 seconds
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How Do We Know If Something Is Sinful?

If someone were to ask you if their actions are sinful, where would you turn to find the answer? Today, Gabe Fluhrer points us in two directions to help identify sin. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-we-know-if-something-is-sinful A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
24/02/20222 minutes 19 seconds
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What Book Would You Recommend to a New Christian?

How can new Christians learn to better navigate the Bible? Today, Ben Shaw recommends a helpful and accessible book. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-book-would-you-recommend-to-a-new-christian A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
17/02/20221 minute 36 seconds
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What Were Some of the Differences between Calvin and Luther’s Theology?

When it came to the gospel and the authority of God's Word, Martin Luther and John Calvin stood in total agreement. But they differed on some theological issues as well. Today, Stephen Nichols considers points of disagreement between these two Reformers. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-were-some-of-the-differences-between-calvin-and-luthers-theology A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/p
10/02/20225 minutes 36 seconds
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Why Should We Pray, since God Has Ordained All Things?

As we come to see the truth of God's absolute sovereignty revealed all throughout the Bible, a question arises: Why should we pray? Today, Steven Lawson explains why God's sovereignty encourages us to pray more, not less. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-should-we-pray-since-god-has-ordained-all-things A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask
03/02/20223 minutes 33 seconds
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Where Did the Ultimate Desire for Sin Come From?

Since God is not the author of evil, where did the first inclination to sin come from? Today, W. Robert Godfrey discusses the Bible's revelation about the fall of Satan and the fall of mankind. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/where-did-the-ultimate-desire-for-sin-come-from A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
27/01/20224 minutes 31 seconds
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How Can I Find a Good Church?

What should Christians look for when they're seeking a good church? Today, Burk Parsons discusses the biblical criteria for a sound and spiritually healthy congregation. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-i-find-a-good-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
20/01/20227 minutes 20 seconds
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Is My Anxiety Sinful?

Fear and worry are never far from us in a fallen world. How should we think about our anxiety? Is it sinful? Today, Ed Welch reflects on the way Jesus speaks to anxious hearts. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-my-anxiety-sinful A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
13/01/20223 minutes 43 seconds
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Should We Pray to the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit?

When we pray, should we direct our prayers to the Father, to the Son, or to the Holy Spirit? Today, listen to the way that R.C. Sproul encouraged us to bring our petitions to the triune God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-we-pray-to-the-father-the-son-or-the-holy-spirit A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/don
06/01/20222 minutes
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Why Is Ezekiel Repeatedly Called the “Son of Man”?

In the Gospels, Jesus often calls Himself the "Son of Man." Why does God use this title to address the prophet Ezekiel? Today, Derek Thomas helps us understand what "son of man" means in both instances. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-is-ezekiel-repeatedly-called-the-son-of-man A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
30/12/20212 minutes 53 seconds
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Who Was Saint Nicholas?

Did you know that the legendary figure of Santa Claus is loosely based on a real person? Today, Stephen Nichols introduces us to Saint Nicholas, a bishop in the early church who attended the Council of Nicaea. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/who-was-saint-nicholas A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
23/12/20213 minutes 1 second
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Should the Doctrines of Grace Be Preached from the Pulpit?

The doctrines of grace can be controversial. Should pastors avoid preaching them on Sunday morning? Today, Steven Lawson assesses the direction that Scripture itself gives for how these doctrines should be presented. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-the-doctrines-of-grace-be-preached-from-the-pulpit A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https:
16/12/20214 minutes 34 seconds
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What Is the Significance of Ligonier Ministries’ Mission?

What drove R.C. Sproul to found Ligonier Ministries 50 years ago in 1971? Today on our 100th episode, W. Robert Godfrey reflects on the critical need for people around the world to know God and His holiness. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-significance-of-ligonier-ministries-mission A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonie
09/12/20213 minutes 20 seconds
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How Do We Share the Truth without Being Argumentative?

We do not need to be hostile in order to make sound arguments for the truth. Today, hear the encouragement R.C. Sproul gave for us to clearly present the truth of Scripture without being mean-spirited. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-we-share-the-truth-without-being-argumentative A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podc
02/12/20211 minute 57 seconds
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Why Does 1 Peter 3:21 Say Baptism “Saves You”?

Does 1 Peter 3:21 teach that baptism is necessary in some way for salvation? Today, Derek Thomas poses important principles for interpreting the Bible's language regarding the sacraments, including this challenging verse. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-does-1-peter-3-21-say-baptism-saves-you A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podc
25/11/20215 minutes
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What Can We Learn from the Life of John Wycliffe?

As he studied the Bible, John Wycliffe reached many of the convictions that the Protestant Reformers would later share. Today, Steven Lawson considers how Wycliffe encourages us to deepen our own biblical convictions. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-can-we-learn-from-the-life-of-john-wycliffe A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.or
18/11/20214 minutes 43 seconds
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What Does “The Lord Is My Portion” Mean?

"The LORD is my portion" (Ps. 119:57). We often find this phrase in Scripture. What does it mean to have God as our portion? Today, W. Robert Godfrey explains the great comfort these words afford for Christians. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-the-lord-is-my-portion-mean A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
11/11/20212 minutes 29 seconds
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Do You Have to Remember the Date and Time of Your Conversion to Know That You’re a Christian?

In every Christian's conversion, there is a decisive moment when someone who was dead in sin is made alive in Christ. But what if we don't remember when that moment took place? Today, Stephen Nichols provides a thoughtful response to believers who cannot specifically date their conversion. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/do-you-have-to-remember-the-date-and-time-of-your-conversion-to-know-that-youre-a-christian A donor-suppor
04/11/20213 minutes 7 seconds
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Does Repentance Require Confession?

Repentance is not simply fear of punishment but godly sorrow over what we have done. Today, hear how R.C. Sproul addressed the relationship between repentance and confession of sin. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-repentance-require-confession A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
28/10/20213 minutes 37 seconds
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What Does “Sola Scriptura” Mean?

The principle of "sola Scriptura" is sometimes called the formal cause of the Protestant Reformation. What does this Latin phrase mean? Today, Derek Thomas addresses the authority of God's Word, the Bible. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-sola-scriptura-mean A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
21/10/20212 minutes 24 seconds
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What Is Dispensationalism?

People often think of dispensationalism as a unique approach to the study of the end times. Today, W. Robert Godfrey reveals that this kind of theology actually involves a unique way of reading the whole Bible. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-dispensationalism A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
14/10/20214 minutes 12 seconds
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How Can It Be a Choice to Repent and Believe If We’re Chosen by God?

How can God hold us accountable for repenting and believing since He has chosen who will come to Christ? Today, Stephen Nichols addresses the apparent conflict between God's sovereignty and our responsibility in salvation. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-it-be-a-choice-to-repent-and-believe-if-were-chosen-by-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "
07/10/20214 minutes 56 seconds
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How Can We Find Joy in Prayer, Reading the Bible, and Attending Church?

The psalmist calls God's Word "my delight" (Ps. 119:24). What should we do when we don't find joy in the Bible or in prayer? Today, Gabe Fluhrer explains why our interest in spiritual disciplines can wane and how we should respond when it does. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-we-find-joy-in-prayer-reading-the-bible-and-attending-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donat
30/09/20212 minutes 48 seconds
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If We Do Not Witness and Share the Gospel, Will Some People Not Go to Heaven?

Should our evangelism be motivated by a fear that some of God's people may be lost if we don't share the gospel? Today, hear how R.C. Sproul described the real motivation for our evangelism. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-we-do-not-witness-and-share-the-gospel-will-some-people-not-go-to-heaven A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener payme
23/09/20213 minutes 41 seconds
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What Does Paul Mean When He Says, “Be Angry and Do Not Sin” (Eph. 4:26)?

Is it ever right for Christians to be angry? Today, Derek Thomas examines the command in Ephesians 4:26 to "be angry and do not sin." Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-paul-mean-when-he-says-be-angry-and-do-not-sin-ephesians-4-26 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
16/09/20216 minutes 34 seconds
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Should We Forgive Someone Who Has Not Repented?

Are we required to forgive someone who has sinned against us--even if the offender has not repented? Today, Joel Kim observes how Jesus addressed this subject and the implication of His answer for the Christian life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-we-forgive-someone-who-has-not-repented A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/pod
09/09/20213 minutes 40 seconds
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Does God Hate Christians before They Are Born Again?

The Bible teaches that before being brought to Christ, Christians are "children of wrath" (Eph. 2:3). Does that mean God hates His people before they are converted? Today, W. Robert Godfrey addresses this challenging question. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-god-hate-christians-before-they-are-born-again A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://
02/09/20213 minutes 7 seconds
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Why Is It Difficult to Evangelize?

The church is called to proclaim the gospel in all the world. But sharing our faith can sometimes make us feel anxious. Today, Burk Parsons gives clarification and encouragement to Christians who may be daunted by their responsibility to evangelize. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-is-it-difficult-to-evangelize A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.
26/08/20215 minutes 35 seconds
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Does the Doctrine of Total Depravity Teach That We Have Lost the Image of God?

Does the doctrine of total depravity teach that sin has destroyed the image of God in humanity? Today, listen to the answer R.C. Sproul gave when he was asked about the extent and effects of sin's corruption. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-the-doctrine-of-total-depravity-teach-that-we-have-lost-the-image-of-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank
19/08/20212 minutes 20 seconds
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Is It Helpful for Christians to Learn the Lord’s Prayer?

Should Christians memorize the Lord's Prayer, teach it to their children, and even recite it in public worship? Today, Derek Thomas speaks to the value of this prayer in the Christian life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-helpful-for-christians-to-learn-the-lords-prayer A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate
12/08/20213 minutes 39 seconds
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Am I Not a Christian If I Keep Repeating the Same Sins?

What should we do if we keep repeating the same sins? Is this evidence that we are not actually saved? Today, Burk Parsons speaks on the nature of true repentance and the Christian's growth in holiness. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/am-i-not-a-christian-if-i-keep-repeating-the-same-sins A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/p
05/08/20219 minutes 46 seconds
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What Counsel Would You Give to a Christian Facing Worry?

Fears and frets are commonplace in a world affected by sin. How should Christians avoid falling into the trap of worrying? Today, Gabe Fluhrer provides pastoral counsel for those facing worry. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-counsel-would-you-give-to-a-christian-facing-worry A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/d
29/07/20213 minutes 9 seconds
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Why Don’t We Have Prophets Today like in the Old Testament?

Throughout the Old Testament, we meet prophets sent by God to reveal His authoritative truth. Where are the prophets today? Today, Ben Shaw explains the role of prophets in redemptive history. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-dont-we-have-prophets-today-like-in-the-old-testament A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podca
22/07/20213 minutes 9 seconds
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What Does It Mean for God to “Prepare a Table before Me in the Presence of My Enemies” (Ps. 23:5)?

In Psalm 23, God is portrayed as preparing a table before the psalmist in the presence of his enemies (Ps. 23:5). What should we learn from this vivid imagery? Today, W. Robert Godfrey spells out the encouragement that this passage brings. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-for-god-to-prepare-a-table-before-me-in-the-presence-of-my-enemies-ps-235 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a hre
15/07/20212 minutes 59 seconds
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What Is the Difference between Supralapsarianism and Infralapsarianism?

The doctrine of election raises many questions. How does God's choice to save some people relate to His choice to permit the fall of humanity into sin? Today, Derek Thomas contrasts two ways that Reformed Christians have thought about this subject. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-difference-between-supralapsarianism-and-infralapsarianism A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podca
08/07/20213 minutes 37 seconds
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Is It Possible for a Christian to Receive Salvation but Never Experience Sanctification?

In saving us, God makes us new. Can a person be saved yet not be growing in grace? Today, John MacArthur addresses the important link between salvation and sanctification. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-possible-for-a-christian-to-receive-salvation-but-never-experience-sanctification A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener
01/07/20212 minutes 37 seconds
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What Does It Mean That “They Went Out from Us, But They Were Not of Us”?

Who are the people who departed from the church in 1 John 2:19? Is the Apostle John writing about Christians who abandoned their faith? Today, Matthew Dudreck provides insight into this passage. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-that-they-went-out-from-us-but-they-were-not-of-us A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https:
24/06/20212 minutes 19 seconds
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If “No One Seeks for God,” Why Did Paul Call His Listeners to Seek God?

The Apostle Paul teaches that "no one seeks for God" (Rom. 3:11). Why, then, did he call the men of Athens to seek the Lord in Acts 17:27? Today, listen to how R.C. Sproul explained these passages in context when he was asked. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-no-one-seeks-for-god-why-did-paul-call-his-listeners-to-seek-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank"
17/06/20216 minutes 54 seconds
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Does God Love the People Who Are in Hell?

It's very common to hear people say that God loves everyone. But what about the people suffering under His wrath in hell? Today, Steven Lawson presents the clear and sober answer revealed in Scripture. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-god-love-the-people-who-are-in-hell A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
10/06/20213 minutes 22 seconds
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What Does It Mean to “Enter God’s Rest” in Hebrews 3-4?

The book of Hebrews holds out the promise of "entering God's rest." What does this mean? Today, Derek Thomas engages with this wording found in Hebrews 3 and 4. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-to-enter-gods-rest-in-hebrews-3-4 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
03/06/20212 minutes 16 seconds
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What Is Propitiation?

"Propitiation" is one of the most important theological words that can help us understand what Jesus accomplished on the cross. So, what does it mean? Today, Burk Parsons explains this term to enrich our appreciation for Christ's atonement. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-propitiation A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
27/05/20219 minutes 35 seconds
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What Does It Mean to Take Up My Cross Daily?

Jesus said that each of His disciples must "take up his cross daily" and follow after Him (Luke 9:23). What does this mean? Today, Joel Kim considers the cost of committing ourselves to Christ as His people. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-to-take-up-my-cross-daily A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/</a
20/05/20213 minutes 44 seconds
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Did Jesus Die For the Whole World?

Did Jesus die generally for the whole world, or did He bear the specific sin of particular people? Today, Steven Lawson explains that the Bible's answer to this question is one of the grand truths of the Christian faith. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/did-jesus-die-for-the-whole-world A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
13/05/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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Are There Distinctions of Sin in Hell?

Every sin is an act of cosmic treason against an infinitely holy God. Does that mean that God's judgment against every sin is exactly the same? Today, hear how R.C. Sproul once addressed the question of degrees of punishment in hell. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/are-there-distinctions-of-sin-in-hell A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podc
06/05/20213 minutes 17 seconds
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Are Christians Called to Be Pacifists According to Matthew 5:38-42?

When Jesus tells us to turn the other cheek as someone mistreats us, is He teaching Christians to become pacifists? Today, W. Robert Godfrey helps us understand Matthew 5:39 in light of the rest of the Bible. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/are-christians-called-to-be-pacifists-according-to-matthew-538-42 A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener payment
29/04/20214 minutes 53 seconds
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What Is R.C. Sproul’s Conversion Story, and What Can We Learn from It?

R.C. Sproul spent his life teaching Christians from all walks of life about the things of God. How and when did God draw Dr. Sproul to Himself? Today, Stephen Nichols illustrates Dr. Sproul's conversion story, testifying to the efficacy of God's own Word. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-rc-sprouls-conversion-story-and-what-can-we-learn-from-it A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/
22/04/20216 minutes 11 seconds
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Is There an Age of Accountability?

Some Christians say that there is an "age of accountability," an age at which young children become guilty of sin. Is this true? Today, Derek Thomas considers what the Bible teaches about this subject. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-there-an-age-of-accountability A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
15/04/20216 minutes 54 seconds
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Should Christians Attend Midweek Bible Studies?

The Bible commands God's people to gather for worship on the Lord's Day. What about other gatherings, such as Sunday school or midweek Bible studies? Today, Burk Parsons encourages us to maintain right priorities for times of Christian fellowship. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-christians-attend-midweek-bible-studies A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener paymen
08/04/20217 minutes 1 second
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How Long Was Jesus in the Grave?

Jesus said He would be buried for "three days and three nights" (Matt. 12:40). How can this be true when Christ was crucified on Friday and raised on Sunday? Today, Gabe Fluhrer addresses the context of the Lord's burial. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-long-was-jesus-in-the-grave A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
01/04/20212 minutes 29 seconds
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What Would You Say to a Christian Who Rejects the Inerrancy of Scripture?

There are some professing Christians who believe the Bible contains errors. What should we say to them? Today, hear the response R.C. Sproul gave when he was asked to speak to this issue. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-would-you-say-to-a-christian-who-rejects-the-inerrancy-of-scripture A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https
25/03/20212 minutes 13 seconds
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Is It Unfair to Say That Christ Is the Only Way?

Are we being narrow-minded if we tell people that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation? Today, Stephen Nichols explains that the kindest thing we can give to our neighbors is the truth. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-unfair-to-say-that-christ-is-the-only-way A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
18/03/20213 minutes 53 seconds
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Is It Correct to Say a Person Still “Exists” after He Dies?

Five seconds after a man has died, where is he? Today, Derek Thomas explains what Scripture teaches about the state of people after death. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-correct-to-say-a-person-still-exists-after-he-dies A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
11/03/20213 minutes 3 seconds
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Is It Acceptable for a Christian to Read Only the New Testament?

Some passages of the Old Testament can be difficult to understand. Is it a legitimate option for Christians to read only the New Testament? Today, Ben Shaw shows how the New Testament itself provides an answer to this question. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-acceptable-for-a-christian-to-read-only-the-new-testament/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel=
04/03/20212 minutes 29 seconds
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What Place Does the Law Have in the Christian Life?

Since we are unable to obtain salvation by obeying the Lord's commands, how should Christians make use of the law of God? Today, W. Robert Godfrey explains the positive and helpful function of God's moral law in our lives. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-place-does-the-law-have-in-the-christian-life/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.
25/02/20213 minutes 46 seconds
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Why Do Roman Catholic Bibles Have More Books in Them Than Protestant Bibles?

Protestants recognize the 66 books of the Bible as being inspired by God, but Roman Catholics say there are 80 books in Scripture. Are we missing part of God's Word, or did they add some things? Today, Stephen Nichols explains this discrepancy. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-do-roman-catholic-bibles-have-more-books-in-them-than-protestant-bibles/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.o
18/02/20213 minutes 48 seconds
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Should Christians Study Philosophy?

Since Scripture warns us not to be taken captive "by philosophy and empty deceit" (Col. 2:8), should Christians avoid the study of philosophy? Today, hear how R.C. Sproul interacted with this question during one of our Q&A sessions. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-christians-study-philosophy/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/d
11/02/20214 minutes 52 seconds
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Is Suffering Ever a Punishment for a Christian’s Sin?

Even after we come to Christ, our lives are marked by suffering in this fallen world. Does our suffering as Christians ever come as punishment from God for our sins? Today, Derek Thomas considers how believers should think about the pain and afflictions they bear. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-suffering-ever-a-punishment-for-a-christians-sin/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="
04/02/20214 minutes 56 seconds
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How Can We Trust the Bible, since It’s Thousands of Years Old?

The truth claims of the Christian faith depend ultimately upon the teaching of Scripture. Can we really trust a book that is thousands of years old? Today, Stephen Nichols states four reasons why the Bible is absolutely reliable. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-we-trust-the-bible-since-its-thousands-of-years-old/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noope
28/01/20214 minutes 48 seconds
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Why Pray, since God Doesn’t Change His Mind?

Our prayers do not have the power to alter the perfect will of God. Doesn't that make prayer a waste of time? Today, John Tweeddale explains why we should pray to our sovereign, holy God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-pray-since-god-doesnt-change-his-mind/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
21/01/20215 minutes 18 seconds
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Can Satan Plant Thoughts into a Christian’s Mind?

Jesus tells us to pray for deliverance from the evil one. But how does Satan influence us as Christians? Today, W. Robert Godfrey considers how the temptation of the devil manifests itself in our lives and reminds us of the hope we have in the midst of our enemy's attacks. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/can-satan-plant-thoughts-into-a-christians-mind/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target=
14/01/20213 minutes 8 seconds
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How Do We Know We’re Genuinely Growing as Christians?

We do not measure our growth as Christians by filling out a spreadsheet or completing a checklist. Today, Burk Parsons expresses what true growth looks like in the life of a believer. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-we-know-were-genuinely-growing-as-christians/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
07/01/20215 minutes 28 seconds
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Are We Living in the End Times Described in the Book of Revelation?

When major changes take place in the world, some Christians raise the question of whether we are witnessing signs that Jesus will soon return. Does the book of Revelation describe current events? Today, listen to the answer R.C. Sproul gave to this common question during one of our live events. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/are-we-living-in-the-end-times-described-in-the-book-of-revelation/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate
31/12/20205 minutes 3 seconds
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Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25? Was the celebration of Jesus' birth originally a pagan celebration of the winter solstice? Today, Stephen Nichols discusses the history of Christmas and the festival of Saturnalia. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-christmas-a-pagan-holiday/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
24/12/20203 minutes 20 seconds
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How Should We Pray for Our Children?

Christian parents tend to have great concerns -- and often great fears -- about the spiritual lives of their children. How should we be praying for our children and grandchildren? Today, Sinclair Ferguson encourages us with thoughtful guidance. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-should-we-pray-for-our-children/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier
17/12/20209 minutes 35 seconds
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Why Is the Lord’s Day on Sunday, not Saturday?

Since God ordained the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week, why do Christians gather for worship on Sunday, the first day? Today, Matthew Dudreck reveals how the Bible's answer to that question is closely related to the gospel itself. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-is-the-lords-day-on-sunday-not-saturday/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask
10/12/20203 minutes 1 second
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Should Christians Fear the Lord in the Same Way as Unbelievers?

The book of Proverbs teaches us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Does this mean that we should be afraid of God? Today, Steven Lawson makes an important distinction between the fear that God's enemies have toward Him and the way that Christians are to fear Him as His children. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-christians-fear-the-lord-in-the-same-way-as-unbelievers/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a
03/12/20204 minutes 56 seconds
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What Does It Mean for a Christian to Violate His Conscience?

What is our conscience, and how do we make sure we aren't acting against it? Today, W. Robert Godfrey considers how to align our consciences with the will of God in order to lead lives that are pleasing to Him. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-for-a-christian-to-violate-his-conscience/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https:
26/11/20203 minutes 30 seconds
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What Is a “Sin That Leads to Death”?

Writing to the early church, the Apostle John describes "sins not leading to death" and the "sin that leads to death" (1 John 5:16). What should we make of this distinction? Today, Derek Thomas presents four views on this difficult passage and explains the interpretation he holds. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-a-sin-that-leads-to-death/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noope
19/11/20205 minutes 14 seconds
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What Counsel Do You Have for Someone Struggling to Love Their Neighbor?

How can we genuinely love our neighbor if he is living in opposition to God and the biblical truths we hold dear? Today, Burk Parsons provides counsel for Christians struggling to express care and compassion for their enemies. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-counsel-do-you-have-for-someone-struggling-to-love-their-neighbor/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="
12/11/20205 minutes 53 seconds
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Why Isn't God Mentioned in the Book of Esther?

As you read through the book of Esther, you may notice something surprising: God is never directly mentioned in this book of the Bible. Today, Benjamin Shaw offers insights on what we can learn from this unexpected reality. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-isnt-god-mentioned-in-the-book-of-esther/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.or
05/11/20202 minutes 54 seconds
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Can Christians Cast Out Demons?

When we come to certain parts of the Bible, it seems that the casting out of demons is commonplace. Should Christians expect to have the power to drive demons away? Today, Sinclair Ferguson appeals to Scripture and church history to provide an answer. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/can-christians-cast-out-demons/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.or
29/10/202012 minutes 42 seconds
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What Should a Christian Do If Their Walk Goes Stale?

Sometimes we come to a place where our passion for God has grown dim. What is the remedy? Today, Steven Lawson points to a passage of Scripture that shows the way back to close communion with Christ. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-should-a-christian-do-if-their-walk-goes-stale/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/
22/10/20205 minutes 13 seconds
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What Book of the New Testament Should a Christian Study First?

While there is no wrong place to begin reading the New Testament, some books are especially helpful for someone newly discovering the core teachings about the person and work of Jesus. Today, Matthew Dudreck points to a book in Scripture that gives focused attention on who Christ is and what He came to do. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-book-of-the-new-testament-should-a-christian-study-first/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Dona
15/10/20203 minutes 11 seconds
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How Should a Christian Present the Gospel to a Mormon?

The true gospel is far better news than any cult can devise. Today, W. Robert Godfrey provides thoughtful wisdom on how Christians can witness to their Mormon neighbors and friends. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-should-a-christian-present-the-gospel-to-a-mormon/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/</p
08/10/20204 minutes 10 seconds
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If You Could Read Only One Author from Church History, Who Would It Be and Why?

The Lord has graciously blessed His church with many great teachers and writers through the ages. If you could learn from only one of them for the rest of your life, whom would you choose? Today, Sinclair Ferguson thinks through his response to that challenging question. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-you-could-read-only-one-author-from-church-history-who-would-it-be/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https:/
01/10/20203 minutes 59 seconds
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When Does Healthy Ambition Become an Idol?

We ought to strive for excellence and apply ourselves to the responsibilities God has given us. But can this pursuit of excellence ever become sinful and unhealthy? Today, Stephen Nichols helps us to draw the line between healthy and unhealthy ambition. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/when-does-healthy-ambition-become-an-idol/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener payment"
24/09/20203 minutes 40 seconds
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Is Calvinism Biblical?

Does the Bible actually teach doctrines such as unconditional election, limited atonement, and irresistible grace? Today, Burk Parsons examines where the theology of Calvinism comes from. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-calvinism-biblical/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
17/09/20207 minutes 12 seconds
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Why Does It Matter If I Attend a Local Church?

The book of Hebrews instructs Christians not to neglect gathering together, but why is this so important? Today, John Tweeddale explains the role of the local church in the life of Christ's followers. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-does-it-matter-if-i-attend-a-local-church/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
10/09/20204 minutes 9 seconds
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How Can We Be Made in the Image of God Yet Still Be Sinful in Nature?

How is it possible that human beings are said to be made in the image of God when "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23)? Today, Sinclair Ferguson reveals that the answer to this question touches on the whole message of the Bible. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-we-be-made-in-the-image-of-god-yet-still-be-sinful-in-nature/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org
03/09/202011 minutes 56 seconds
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Should Christians Look for Signs from God When Making Decisions?

Many Christians spend their lives looking for signs from God to direct their choices. Is this how Scripture teaches us to make our decisions? Today, Steven Lawson discusses effective decision-making principles that honor the Lord. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-christians-look-for-signs-from-god-when-making-decisions/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" re
27/08/20204 minutes 57 seconds
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Does 1 Timothy 2:12 Apply Today?

The Apostle Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy 2:11-12 can be confusing for readers today. Is Paul instructing women to remain totally silent in church? Today, Matthew Dudreck helps us rightly understand this passage. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-1-timothy-212-apply-today/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
20/08/20205 minutes 36 seconds
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Did the Holy Spirit Indwell Old Testament Believers?

Since we cannot come to saving faith apart from the Spirit of God, how do we account for believers prior to Pentecost? Today, Sinclair Ferguson compares how Old Testament believers related to the Holy Spirit with our experience today. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/did-the-holy-spirit-indwell-old-testament-believers/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener payment
13/08/20204 minutes 40 seconds
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How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?

Since "God is love" (1 John 4:8), how can He possibly condemn anyone to everlasting judgment? Today, Burk Parsons explains that the Bible's answer to this question reveals that the Lord's gracious love is far greater than we have ever imagined. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-a-loving-god-send-people-to-hell/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://as
06/08/20207 minutes 46 seconds
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What Should I Do If My Career Becomes an Idol?

God created us to work. But that is far from the only reason why He made us. Today, Stephen Nichols describes the role that careers serve in our lives and teaches us how to respond if we find ourselves idolizing our vocations. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-should-i-do-if-my-career-becomes-an-idol/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligoni
30/07/20203 minutes 21 seconds
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Does God Speak to Christians Audibly?

Should we expect God to speak to us with a thunderous voice or a low whisper? Today, Benjamin Shaw explains the way in which God speaks to His people and how we can receive His guidance for life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-god-speak-to-christians-audibly/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
23/07/20203 minutes 19 seconds
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Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

Sometimes we think of Jesus as the master storyteller. But Christ's parables serve a greater purpose than to entertain. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the role that the parables played in Jesus' ministry and how we should read them today. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-did-jesus-speak-in-parables/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcas
16/07/20204 minutes 43 seconds
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Why Is Church History Important?

Church history is so much more than a collection of names, dates, and events. Today, Stephen Nichols cautions Christians that we're missing out if we aren't learning from our family story. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-is-church-history-important/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
09/07/20203 minutes 15 seconds
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When Should I Leave a Church?

Christians must take church membership seriously. But there are times when leaving a church is an appropriate decision. Today, Burk Parsons navigates the complex questions involved in parting ways with a church congregation. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/when-should-i-leave-a-church/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
02/07/20208 minutes 16 seconds
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Do Christians Have Authority Over Sickness?

Some people teach that Jesus has given Christians the authority to cast out diseases and afflictions--all we have to do is lay claim to that authority. Is this true? Today, John Tweeddale considers the nature of the authority that Christ has given His church. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/do-christians-have-authority-over-sickness/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener
25/06/20205 minutes 40 seconds
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Is There One View of the End Times That Is More Convincing Than the Others?

Throughout church history, serious students of Scripture have come to different views regarding the end times. Today, W. Robert Godfrey considers the major perspectives and discusses the position he prefers. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-there-one-view-of-the-end-times-that-is-more-convincing-than-the-others/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel
18/06/20203 minutes 13 seconds
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Will We Live on Earth after the Resurrection?

Isaiah 65:17 reveals that the Lord will someday create new heavens and a new earth. Will the recreated world look anything like the planet on which we live? Today, Derek Thomas reflects on the future the state of the universe after the resurrection of the dead. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/will-we-live-on-earth-after-the-resurrection/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_blank" rel= "noo
11/06/20202 minutes 24 seconds
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How Are Creeds and Confessions Helpful?

Many of us have heard the adage, "No creed but Christ." But this is actually its own creed, and it's not the most helpful one. Today, Stephen Nichols expresses the true value of creeds, confessions, and catechisms for the Christian life. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-are-creeds-and-confessions-helpful/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.
04/06/20203 minutes 26 seconds
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How Do I Know If I’m Called to Be a Pastor?

Some men seek to enter the ministry because they love to study theology. Today, W. Robert Godfrey explains that the call to be a pastor involves much more than the desire to know God's Word. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-i-know-if-im-called-to-be-a-pastor/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
28/05/20204 minutes 34 seconds
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Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

Christians disagree about whether or not suicide is the unpardonable sin. But what does Scripture say? Today, Sinclair Ferguson brings the truth of God’s Word to bear on this serious subject. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-suicide-the-unpardonable-sin/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
21/05/20206 minutes 2 seconds
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How Do I Know If I'm Elect?

How can we be sure today if God chose before the foundation of the world to save us? Today, Burk Parsons carefully guides us through passages of Scripture that address questions of election and our assurance of salvation. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-i-know-if-im-elect A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
14/05/20209 minutes 6 seconds
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What Does It Mean That We Are “Created in God’s Image”?

Who are you? What gives meaning to your life? Today, Stephen Nichols shows that our worth as individuals is not found in our economic assets or in our contribution to society, but in something much deeper. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-that-we-are-created-in-gods-image/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/po
07/05/20203 minutes 40 seconds
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Are All Christians Called to Be Missionaries?

Jesus Christ has commissioned His church to "make disciples of all nations" (Matt. 28:19). Does this mean that every Christian is called to be a missionary? Today, W. Robert Godfrey teaches what it looks like for the whole church to be active in the mission entrusted to us. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/are-all-christians-called-to-be-missionaries/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/" target="_bla
30/04/20203 minutes 31 seconds
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How Can I Grow in Christian Maturity?

Every Christian should desire to grow in the faith, but often our spiritual growth feels elusive. Today, Sinclair Ferguson guides us through many of the provisions God has granted His children to shape us into Christ's likeness. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/how-can-i-grow-in-christian-maturity/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
23/04/20203 minutes 21 seconds
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Since God Is Sovereign, Why Should I Share the Gospel with Unbelievers?

Why is it necessary for Christians to share the gospel with unbelievers? Today, Steven Lawson explains the role of our witness in the sovereign plan of God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/since-god-is-sovereign-why-should-i-share-the-gospel-with-unbelievers/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
16/04/20203 minutes 33 seconds
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Is It a Sin Not to Pray?

Jesus taught His disciples "always to pray and not lose heart" (Luke 18:1). How do we know if we've sinned against this command? Today, Derek Thomas addresses the important relational element of our prayer lives. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-a-sin-not-to-pray/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
09/04/20202 minutes 3 seconds
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What Is a Biblical Church?

Many people have very specific ideas of what they're looking for in a church. But how many of these ideas are informed by God's Word? Today, Stephen Nichols identifies the telltale signs of a biblical church. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/what-is-a-biblical-church/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate/
02/04/20203 minutes 32 seconds
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How Do I Repent of Sin?

Jesus began His ministry with a command for people to "repent and believe the gospel" (Mark 1:15). What was He telling His listeners to do? Today, Burk Parsons helps us understand what is involved in true repentance. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-do-i-repent-of-sin A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate
26/03/20203 minutes 47 seconds
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How Can I Know If God Is Speaking to Me?

When we pray, we communicate to God. Does He ever speak to us? Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies the two ways in which God reveals Himself. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-can-i-know-if-god-is-speaking-to-me A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate
19/03/20205 minutes 17 seconds
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Is It Important to Know the Moment of Our Regeneration?

Christians are commanded to make their calling and election sure. But how important is it for believers to know when they were born again? Today, Derek Thomas considers to what extent it matters to know precisely when we were regenerated by the Spirit of God. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-it-important-to-know-the-moment-of-our-regeneration A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate" target="_b
12/03/20202 minutes 56 seconds
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What Place Does the Old Testament Law Have in the Christian Life?

The Old Testament contains many laws and commandments from God to His people. As those who are saved by grace, how should believers understand God's law and apply it to their lives? Today, W. Robert Godfrey addresses the positive uses of God's law for Christians. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-place-does-the-old-testament-law-have-in-the-christian-life A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate" target="_blank" r
05/03/20203 minutes 16 seconds
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How Is Faith a Gift?

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord in faith will be saved. But how do we acquire faith in Christ? Today, Steven Lawson explains Scripture's teaching that saving faith is a "gift of God" (Eph. 2:8). Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-is-faith-a-gift A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate
27/02/20204 minutes 5 seconds
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What Role Should Pastors and Elders Have in My Life?

Pastors are called to shepherd the flock of God. But what does that actually look like? Today, Burk Parsons explains the role of pastors and elders in the church and in the life of a Christian. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-role-should-pastors-and-elders-have-in-my-life A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate
20/02/20204 minutes 40 seconds
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What Hope Is There for Christians Who Experience Chronic Suffering?

In a cursed and corrupted world, some pain cannot be escaped. Today, Derek Thomas provides a comforting reminder of the hope Christians have even when we face chronic suffering. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-hope-is-there-for-christians-who-experience-chronic-suffering/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/po
13/02/20202 minutes 46 seconds
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What Should I Do When I Don't Feel Saved?

Even those who have professed faith in Christ for decades can wrestle with guilt and doubt over their salvation. What should we do when we don't feel saved? Today, W. Robert Godfrey brings biblical wisdom to bear on this personal subject. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-should-i-do-when-i-dont-feel-saved A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate" target="_blank" rel= "noreferrer noopener payment"
06/02/20203 minutes 32 seconds
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What Are the Arguments for the Existence of God?

Some people claim that faith in God is contrary to reason. Is that true? Today, Stephen Nichols highlights the primary ways Christians have defended the existence of God over the centuries. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-are-the-arguments-for-the-existence-of-god/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate
30/01/20203 minutes 10 seconds
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What Is the Gospel?

What distinguishes Christianity from all the manmade religions of the world? Today, Steven Lawson explains the foundation of the Christian faith: the gospel of Jesus Christ. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-gospel A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate" target="_blank" rel= "noop
23/01/20204 minutes 13 seconds
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What Is Grace?

Late medieval theologians began to distort how we think and talk about grace. Where did they go wrong? Today, Sinclair Ferguson articulates what it really means to be recipients of the Lord's saving grace. Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org. Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-grace A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: <a href="https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast/donate" tar
16/01/20203 minutes 8 seconds
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Introducing: Ask Ligonier

Ask Ligonier is a podcast that allows listeners like you to submit biblical and theological questions and receive answers from some of the most trusted theological minds of our time. Start asking today by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to [email protected]. You can also receive real-time answers to your questions through our Ask Ligonier online chat service at ask.ligonier.org.
03/01/20201 minute 7 seconds