In the book of Revelation are written messages to seven of the most prominent churches of the Roman province of Asia, which are located in what is now western Turkey. In them, by praise and censure, warning and exhortation, the risen Christ makes plain much of His will for His people. At the time, the onslaught on the church was physical through a persecuting empire, intellectual through false cults, and moral through sub-Christian ethical standards. As we look around the world today, the same pressures are harassing different churches, and the messages in these letters are equally applicable. The May 2009 issue of Tabletalk intends to look at these inspired letters as a means to urge its readers on toward faithfulness and holiness.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Mark Bates, Chris Donato, Paul D. Gardner, Dennis E. Johnson, John MacArthur, Keith A. Mathison, Roger Nicole, R.C. Sproul Jr., Jason J. Stellman, Gene Edward Veith, Cornelis P. Venema, and R. Fowler White. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.
The 2009 Bible studies look at the apostle Paul's life and thought in a study of the books the frame his career: Galatians, the very first letter he wrote, and 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, the last epistles to come from him.