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Where do you place your hope of life after death? Today, R.C. Sproul teaches that because Jesus has conquered the grave in His resurrection, those who trust in Him have nothing to fear from death.
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Unlike a hired hand, the Good Shepherd defends His sheep to the death. Today, R.C. Sproul looks at Jesus as the One who laid His life down for His flock, the church.
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God has prepared a place of sanctuary and safety for His people—a place into which there is only one entrance. Today, R.C. Sproul establishes a controversial truth: Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
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Everything changes when God opens our eyes to the radiance of Christ. Today, R.C. Sproul shows that Jesus came into the world to radiate the glory of God in a spiritually blind world.
Many people are in the middle of an identity crisis—not only about who they are, but about who Jesus is. Today, R.C. Sproul begins to unpack what Christ said about Himself and how His words relate to us today.
If anyone had reason to object to Paul’s instruction to submit to rulers, it was the Christians living amid the corruption in Rome. Yet, they listened to their apostle. Today, R.C. Sproul encourages us to submit in like manner as he continues his series in the book of Romans.
The more carefully you study the Bible, the more you will discover the doctrines of grace. Today, Steven Lawson carries over his Scripture-wide study of sovereign grace into the New Testament.
Satan's attacks against the church come in two primary forms: accusation and temptation. Today, R.C. Sproul teaches us how to recognize the devil’s handiwork to help us ward off his assaults and live in faithfulness to the Lord.
We can tend toward two distortions in how we understand Satan, either minimizing his existence or attributing greater power to him than he actually has. Today, R.C. Sproul looks to Scripture for the truth about the person, nature, and powers of the devil.
While angels are amazing creatures, they are not to be worshiped. Today, R.C. Sproul reminds us that One greater than the angels has come, and He alone deserves our reverence and awe.
When angels appear in Scripture as messengers, they carry nothing less than the delegated authority of God. Today, R.C. Sproul examines various encounters people have had with angels as well as their appropriate response once they received the message.
The Bible is filled with personal encounters between people and angels. What role do these spiritual beings play in redemptive history? Today, R.C. Sproul explains the function of angels as heavenly ministers.
Every authority in this world is established not by referendum, nor by democratic vote, but by the appointment of the Ruler of heaven and earth. Today, R.C. Sproul continues his exposition of Romans to remind us that we are commanded to submit to the authorities God has placed over us.
Before, during, and after the exile, the prophets reminded the Israelites that their hope was found in one foundational truth: their salvation belonged to the Lord. Today, Steven Lawson surveys the Minor Prophets to highlight their recurring emphasis on God’s sovereign grace.
The Lord used Jonathan Edwards and others like him to bring about radical renewal in the church and colonial America. Today, Stephen Nichols takes us back to 1740, when the colonies were abuzz with talk of revival.
Even as we struggle with sin, we can bear a testimony to the grace of God in us. Today, Stephen Nichols reminds us of Jonathan Edwards’ encouraging words to a new believer in Christ.
God has given us the span of our lives, however long, to live joyfully for His glory. In this special edition, Stephen Nichols and students of Reformation Bible College join us in the studio to consider what we can learn today from Jonathan Edwards’ 70 resolutions.
Does the Bible itself teach the Reformation principle of sola Scriptura? Today, R.C. Sproul answers questions about Reformed theology, leadership in the church, and the end times.
Do we have free will? Today, R.C. Sproul answers questions about predestination, God’s providence, and the human will.
How do we balance our calling to contend for the faith with Scripture’s command to live in harmony with one another? Today, R.C. Sproul continues his series in the book of Romans by navigating this balance with pastoral insight.
The books of Ezekiel and Daniel are rich with the truths of God’s reign over the universe and His power to give life to people who are spiritually dead. Today, Steven Lawson walks through these two prophecies that deepen our understanding of the sovereignty of God.
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. How do these two natures relate in one person? Today, R.C. Sproul responds to this and other questions about our triune God.
When you examine Scripture’s revelation of Mary, you will encounter a woman whose best counsel is to direct attention away from herself to Christ. Today, R.C. Sproul explores what Jesus’ first recorded miracle reveals about Him and His mother.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a sinner in need of a Savior. She even said so herself. And by God's grace, she was a woman of great faith. Today, R.C. Sproul observes how Mary’s heart was filled with adoration for the God of her salvation.
Is there any common ground where Protestants and Roman Catholics can agree about Mary, the mother of Jesus? Today, R.C. Sproul identifies Mary as a model of submission to God.
The Virgin Mary was chosen by God for an important role. Should we then venerate her? Today, R.C. Sproul teaches us to seek a proper understanding of the mother of Jesus.
The Christian life is marked by certain attributes. Today, R.C. Sproul continues his exposition of Romans to outline the qualities that should flow out of a believer’s life.
No one will be saved by externally belonging to the community of God’s people. An internal change of heart is necessary, something that only the Lord Himself can bring about. Today, Steven Lawson examines God’s sovereign, saving grace in the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations.
One reason that controversy often surrounds the sacraments is because the sacraments are serious matters. Today, R.C. Sproul analyzes the Bible’s revelation of baptism and the Lord’s Supper and considers how we are to incorporate them in worship.
Worship is the central purpose of the church. Therefore, it must never be neglected or overlooked. Today, R.C. Sproul considers what makes for the true worship of God.
Can Protestants affirm the article in the Apostles’ Creed that describes the true church as “catholic and apostolic”? Today, R.C. Sproul gives clarity to these terms that are often misunderstood.
All true Christians, by virtue of their shared union with Christ, enjoy unbroken fellowship with one another. Today, R.C. Sproul analyzes the unity and diversity of the church.
Ecclesiology is the doctrine that has to do with the nature, function, and mission of the church. Today, R.C. Sproul probes into this doctrine and begins to unpack the church’s central elements.
Every Christian has a role to play in the life of the church, and no role is to be wrongfully elevated or despised. Continuing his series in the book of Romans, today R.C. Sproul validates the purpose and importance of our unique spiritual gifts.
The gospel lines the pages of Isaiah’s prophecy. Today, Steven Lawson surveys the first of the major prophets to highlight how God reveals His saving grace to His people even in the midst of spiritual decline.
Every false religion has a disposition toward self-justification, but the gospel reminds us that we are powerless apart from the powerful grace of God. Today, Derek Thomas encourages us not to be ashamed of the gospel, but to cherish this good news and present it to everyone we can.
If we view the world as something essentially impersonal, we will inevitably begin to mistreat people in the world. Today, W. Robert Godfrey points to a better framework for understanding life, one grounded in the revelation of our personal and purposeful God.
There is no change in God. And because God never changes, neither does His Word. Today, Steven Lawson implores us to defend the unchanging truth of Scripture in an ever-changing world.
Just as all of us are theologians, all of us are apologists. Today, Stephen Nichols provides a definition of apologetics and encourages us always to be ready to defend our hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is not unloving, ungracious, or intolerant to affirm and defend sound doctrine, even when doing so may cause the world to hate us. Today, Burk Parsons urges us to contend for the Christian faith out of love for God and for our neighbors.
After eleven chapters of explaining the intricacies of the gospel, the Apostle Paul begins the conclusion to his treatise with a monumental “therefore” in Romans 12:1. Today, R.C. Sproul continues his exposition of this epistle by unpacking the practical implications and applications of the gospel.
When Solomon asked the Lord for wisdom, God granted him insight into the utter wickedness of humanity and our absolute dependence upon the grace of God. Today, Steven Lawson underlines the emphasis of God’s sovereignty and man’s depravity in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
Wise men came from the east in search of the baby Jesus. How did they know that He was the Messiah and that they would find Him in Bethlehem? Today, R.C. Sproul carefully handles a text of Scripture that is often subjected to great speculation.
Few assertions of biblical Christianity have come under greater attack by critics than the account of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Today, R.C. Sproul addresses these attacks on Scripture’s revelation of the Messiah’s birth.
The gospel of Matthew begins with a genealogy of Jesus. What are we to make of this list of names? Today, R.C. Sproul explains that Christ’s human ancestry attests to His fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel.
Each week, we hear gracious stories of how the Lord is working to redeem and sanctify a people for Himself. On this special broadcast, several guests join us as we share stories of minds renewed and lives transformed.
From the Passover lamb in the book of Exodus to the lamb led to the slaughter in Isaiah 53, the Old Testament repeatedly foreshadowed the One who would bear the wrath of God on behalf of His people. Today, R.C. Sproul explains the significance of Jesus’ title “the Lamb of God.”
What is the purpose of history? In a word, the answer is God. Today, R.C. Sproul reaches the end of Romans 11 and marvels with the Apostle Paul at the preeminent greatness of the Lord Most High.
The Psalms stimulate our worship with a stunning proclamation: Our God does whatever He pleases. Today, Steven Lawson demonstrates that the absolute sovereignty of God is the ground of our praise and the foundation for our prayers.
Pressed with questions from the Pharisees, John the Baptist plainly declared that he was not the Christ, but he had come to clear the road for Christ’s arrival. Today, R.C. Sproul discusses the role of John the Baptist in the redemptive mission of Jesus.
The gospel of John begins with an exalted view of Christ as the divine Logos, the Word of God. Today, R.C. Sproul explores the significance of the titles attributed to Jesus in these opening verses.
Christians should be models of submissiveness to the authority structures around us. But is there ever a place for disobedience to authorities? Today, R.C. Sproul wrestles with questions of submission and defiance.
One of the Bible’s metaphors for the church is that of a spiritual house. Today, R.C. Sproul teaches us about the foundation and cornerstone of this building and where we belong in it.
The Apostle Peter wrote the letter we know as 1 Peter to bring comfort, strength, and consolation to Christians who were faced with great suffering. Today, R.C. Sproul explains why this letter has earned Peter the title of Apostle of Hope.
God’s sovereign election is final. In his exposition of the book of Romans, today R.C. Sproul reaches the end of Paul’s discourse on predestination and the Lord’s redemptive purposes in history.
The Psalms ring with the joyful declaration that, out of the pollution of the entire human race, the Lord has made a gracious choice to save some forever. Today, Steven Lawson begins a study of the doctrines of grace in the book of Psalms.
The litmus test of true Reformation theology must be, “Does this glorify me and my performance or does it glorify the Lord?” Today, Michael Reeves turns our attention to the magnificent core of Christianity: the joy-laden pursuit of the glory of God.
In many ways, the Reformation was a fight for that line in the Nicene Creed, “We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life.” For, as Michael Reeves explains today, that affirmation contains the belief that we do not have life in ourselves.
All too easily, we think that we are what we do, forgetting that Christ has become our identity. Today, Michael Reeves exhorts us to ponder our union with Christ regularly and often.
How we understand the doctrine of justification profoundly shapes the way we envision our relationship with God and our approach to the Christian life. Today, Michael Reeves explains why justification by faith alone forms the foundation stone of healthy Christian living.
The saving love of God does not find but creates that which is pleasing to it. Today, Michael Reeves draws a clear line separating the Roman Catholic view of salvation from the biblical doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone.
In the early days of the church, most people saw Christianity as a subdivision of Judaism. That changed after the destruction of the temple in AD 70. Today, R.C. Sproul addresses one of the most difficult sections in the book of Romans to consider the relationship between ethnic Israel and the church.
Only God can remove the stain of guilt from our souls. Today, Steven Lawson analyzes two themes that saturate the book of Job: the radical corruption of man and the necessity of God’s grace for the salvation of sinners.
Sanctification is the gradual process by which Christians become increasingly holy and conformed to God’s will. Today, R.C. Sproul explains that the Holy Spirit is the Author and power of our sanctification.
What took place at Pentecost? Today, R.C. Sproul teaches on the baptism of the Holy Spirit and considers how the events at Pentecost compare with our experience as Christians today.
No one can see the kingdom of God, let alone enter it, apart from regeneration. Today, R.C. Sproul pinpoints the source of our new life in Christ.
Where do you find strength amid the storms of life? Today, R.C. Sproul reminds us of one of the most important titles attributed to the Holy Spirit: the Comforter.
God is the fountainhead of all beauty because He, in His very essence, is perfectly beautiful. Today, R.C. Sproul introduces the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the creative arts.
Why did God’s sovereign purposes for history include Israel’s rejection of the gospel? Today, in his exposition of Romans 11, R.C. Sproul seeks to understand how the Jews’ rejection of Christ resulted in the gospel coming to the Gentiles.
History is the record of God moving all people and events according to His good pleasure. Today, Steven Lawson traces the all-powerful reign of God over history from the book of Joshua to Esther.
The Knight’s Map is the story of a knight who undertakes a perilous journey full of bad advice and wrong turns. In the end, he must decide whether or not he will trust the map provided by the King. Today, R.C. Sproul reads his children’s tale about the reliability of Scripture.
R.C. Sproul was known for his ability to make complex theological concepts easy to understand—even for young children. In this special edition, he reads his children’s book The Priest with Dirty Clothes.
Believers in Christ tend to grow in assurance as they utilize the means of grace. Today, Joel Beeke looks closely at four spiritual disciplines that help us cultivate assurance of faith.
Why do many genuine Christians lack assurance of their salvation? Today, Joel Beeke lists ten reasons why believers question their faith and shows how these reasons run counter to God’s truth.
Assurance of faith is the conviction that you, as a Christian, belong to Christ through faith and will enjoy everlasting salvation in Him. Today, Joel Beeke analyzes Scripture to determine how we may acquire and fortify true assurance.
Even as whole congregations crumble and entire denominations fall, God infallibly preserves His elect in every generation. Today, R.C. Sproul continues his verse-by-verse exposition of Romans to encourage us with the truth that God will keep His people from finally falling away.
Until the Lord softened their hearts and opened their eyes, even the Israelites would not have trusted in Him for salvation. Today, Steven Lawson examines seven significant passages in the book of Deuteronomy that exalt God’s sovereignty and love.
The more we understand the free grace of God, the more we should be driven to humility and reverence toward the Lord. Today, R.C. Sproul reminds us that the doctrine of predestination should elicit our gratitude and love.
God is not whimsical or capricious in choosing to save some people while passing over others. Today, R.C. Sproul investigates the doctrine of predestination and the basis of divine election.
The Lord is not a cosmic fortuneteller who gazes into a crystal ball to receive new information about tomorrow. Today, R.C. Sproul defends Scripture's teaching that God knows the future because He has foreordained the future from all eternity.
All power that we have is secondary, depending ultimately upon God to accomplish anything. Today, R.C. Sproul helps us understand how all secondary causes depend upon God as the primary cause.
God not only ordains the logical ends of all things, but He also ordains the means to those ends. Continuing our celebration of twenty-five years of Renewing Your Mind, today we air a message from R.C. Sproul on the Westminster Confession of Faith that has never been broadcast before.
What do the people of God need most? Continuing his verse-by-verse exposition of Romans, today R.C. Sproul stresses the centrality of God’s Word in the worship and mission of the church.
Who hardened Pharaoh’s heart, God or Pharaoh? Today, Steven Lawson examines how the doctrine of total depravity and the revelation of God’s sovereign grace become evident in Israel’s exodus out of Egypt.
There are many competing systems of theology in the Christian world. Which one is correct? Today, R.C. Sproul points us to the standard by which we must measure all of our theological reasoning.
Theology is a subject that encompasses all that God has revealed. As we continue to celebrate the twenty-five-year anniversary of Renewing Your Mind, today we’re highlighting a message from R.C. Sproul’s classic series on systematic theology.
The laws of cause and effect prove that there must be a self-existent origin, an “uncaused cause” of all that exists. Today, R.C. Sproul explains that only the God of Scripture can fill that role.
Truth can never be irrational. Today, we continue our survey of some of our popular teaching series in celebration of Renewing Your Mind’s twenty-fifth anniversary with this classic message from R.C. Sproul on apologetics.
Over the years, R.C. Sproul invited a wide array of special guests into the studio, including scientists, theologians, apologists, and more. Today, we air highlights from several of those conversations as we give thanks for twenty-five years of Renewing Your Mind.
What are the necessary ingredients of faith? Today, R.C. Sproul continues his series in the book of Romans to discuss the elements of saving faith in Christ and the calling for all Christians to evangelize.
The sovereign grace of God echoes throughout the book of Genesis. Today, Steven Lawson demonstrates how the doctrines of grace form a theological foundation for the rest of Scripture.
What are the historical beginnings of the Roman Catholic papacy? Today, R.C. Sproul looks at the historical developments that have contributed to the rise of the papacy and its influence.
Is God’s existence necessary? Today, R.C. Sproul helps us to grasp Thomas Aquinas’ arguments for the ontologically necessity of God.
Thomas Aquinas was one of the most formidable thinkers the world has ever known. As we continue to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Renewing Your Mind with highlights from popular teaching series, today R.C. Sproul discusses the significance of Aquinas’ thought.
When we are convicted of sin, we may be tempted to despair at our sinfulness. Or, we may try to remove our burden through obedience or works. Today, Derek Thomas examines both of these dangers as they appear in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress.
When Jesus Christ liberates a soul from the power of sin, He also extends an invitation to a lifetime of discipleship. As we air highlights from our many teaching series to celebrate twenty-five years of Renewing Your Mind, today Derek Thomas introduces us to The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
Whose righteousness matters for our justification? This question drives the book of Romans. Continuing his exposition of this epistle, R.C. Sproul warns us against measuring our status before God by anything other than the imputed righteousness of Christ.
The God who spoke light into being is the same God who speaks light into darkened hearts. Today, Steven Lawson exposes the doctrines of grace in the Bible’s opening chapters.
Nothing in this world can occur apart from God’s sovereign decree. Today, R.C. Sproul considers the relationship between God’s absolute sovereignty and man’s freedom.
Predestination has to do with God’s involvement in the ultimate outcome of our lives. As we continue to celebrate twenty-five years of Renewing Your Mind, we're highlighting this message from R.C. Sproul’s classic series Chosen by God.
If you had the opportunity to ask Martin Luther one question, what would it be? Today, R.C. Sproul reads from one of his children’s tales based on a time in Luther’s life when his barber asked the Reformer how to pray.
Where did we come from? Why are we here? Today, W. Robert Godfrey considers whether science can offer definitive answers to these ultimate questions.
Few events in the history of the church have been as controversial as the Crusades. To continue our celebration of Renewing Your Mind’s twenty-five-year anniversary, we’re highlighting a message from W. Robert Godfrey’s monumental series on church history.
For the elect, the destiny of predestination is eternal glory. Continuing his sermon series in the book of Romans, today R.C. Sproul identifies the purpose of God’s sovereign grace.
From Genesis onward, God has sovereignly guaranteed the success of His gospel. Today, Steven Lawson begins a study of God’s grace that spans the entire Bible.
As we continue to celebrate twenty-five years of Renewing Your Mind, we conclude the first message ever aired. Special guests join us as listeners share how the Lord has used nearly eight thousand daily programs to grant them a clearer understanding of His Word.
On this day twenty-five years ago, we aired the very first edition of Renewing Your Mind. On today's special edition, hear the first part of that first message as R.C. Sproul describes the moment in his life when he encountered the holiness of God. We're also joined in the studio by several special guests.
The Lord makes everything beautiful in its time. Today, R.C. Sproul exhorts us to measure the seasons of our lives in light of eternity.
On its surface, the book of Ecclesiastes appears to be written with an atmosphere of utter hopelessness. Today, R.C. Sproul takes us deeper into this book to understand the eternal purpose at its core.
While some Christians are confused by Ecclesiastes, this book is an integral part of God’s Word. On today's special edition, Benjamin Shaw, the new professor of Old Testament at Reformation Bible College, joins us to discuss the divine wisdom of this Old Testament book.
What is double predestination? Today, R.C. Sproul continues his exposition of Romans to consider God’s gracious dealings with the elect and His just interaction with the reprobate.
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is much more than another prophet. Today, R.C. Sproul concludes his teaching series on apologetics by defending the deity of Christ.
The holiness of Christian believers is rooted in the holy love of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson conveys how we are to live in this world as people who are set apart through our communion with Christ.
The self-sufficiency of God is the only foundation upon which the gospel can be built. Today, Michael Reeves meditates on three attributes of God that form the basis of His saving grace.
Because Christ is for us, nothing ultimately can hinder our pathway to glory. Today, Derek Thomas reassures us that the Lord Jesus has given all of His people irrevocable access to the presence of God.
The Holy Spirit is foundational to our understanding of who God is, how He acts, and how He communicates to us. Today, Burk Parsons looks at how the Holy Spirit regenerates, guides, and sanctifies Christians.
Christ has not only taken away the sin of His people, but He also gives us the fullness of His righteousness. Today, W. Robert Godfrey explains the active obedience of Christ that is imputed to those who trust in Him.
One reason many Christians kick against the doctrine of election is because it doesn’t seem fair. But as R.C. Sproul explains today in his exposition of Romans 9, God does not act unjustly when He grants grace to some and withholds it from others.
When the Protestant Reformer John Calvin defended the Bible as the Word of God, he emphasized several indicators within Scripture itself to make his case. Today, R.C. Sproul traces Calvin’s arguments and evaluates their usefulness.
In today’s special broadcast, hear from people all around the world who have been impacted by the outreach of Ligonier Ministries and Renewing Your Mind. Join us as we give thanks to God for these stories and for the many supporters who have helped make them possible.