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Tabletalk Magazine, April 2003: Holy Ordinance
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Tabletalk Magazine, April 2003: Holy Ordinance


Ligonier Ministries 2003

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For more than thirty years, Tabletalk has existed as a magazine for laymen. Generally speaking, laymen receive either very little instruction in the weightier matters of the faith, or the instruction is too academic, thereby making the material largely inaccessible to average laymen. This is the reason Tabletalk exists — to bridge the gap between these two poles, to explain to the people of God important, biblical doctrines and events while admonishing them toward holy living.

Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Jack Kineer, Douglas Kelly, Archie Parrish, Ed Clowney, R. C. Sproul Jr., Gordon Keddie, Patrick Lennox, George Grant, and Colin Rowley. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.


  • "Our Father . . ." by R. C. Sproul
  • "With One Voice" by Jack Kinneer
  • "The Fervent Prayer of a Righteous Man . . ." by Douglas Kelly
  • "Thy Kingdom Come" by Archie Parrish
  • "They Devoted Themselves to Prayer" by Ed Clowney
  • "The Power of Prayer" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "By Many or by Few" by Gordon Keddie
  • "The Emptiness of Saul's Heart" by Douglas Kelly
  • "Diary of Song" by Patrick Lennox
  • "Reckless Fervor" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "Normal Prayer" by George Grant
  • "The Puritans on Prayer" by Colin Rowley

Praise for the Print Edition

Tabletalk has been a key ingredient in the diet of Christians conscious of their spiritual vitality.

—Michael S. Horton

Month by month, Tabletalk represents an oasis in a desert of false spirituality, mindless Christianity, and vapid conviction. Tabletalk represents theological rigor, biblical Christianity, and authentic Christian devotion. It is an antidote to the world of superficial Christianity. Read it and grow.

—R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Tabletalk has been a wonderful resource in my own daily walk with the Lord.

—Ravi Zacharias

Product Details

  • Title: Tabletalk Magazine, April 2003: Holy Ordinance
  • Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
  • Editor: Burk Parsons
  • Series: Tabletalk
  • Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
  • Publication Date: April 2003
  • Pages: 62

About the Editors

R. C. Sproul is founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also servers as the senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than seventy books including Defending Your Faith, Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.

Burk Parsons serves as editor of Tabletalk and associate pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he is editor of the books Assured by God: Living in the Fullness of God’s Grace and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology.

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