The Latest from Highlands

We regularly post teaching and resources from Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr., Highlands Fellows, and others. All of our newest posts can be found right here. We hope they are a help to you and your family as you seek to build the kingdom of Christ.

  • How to Be Patient (a drama in five scenes)

    How to Be Patient

    Scene 1: Be Patient Like You’re Dead Somewhere in the hills of southwest Virginia a man waits pensively, in one of the cavernous rooms within the underground headquarters of Highlands Ministries. Finally a door opens.. “Laurence?” “Yes?” “We need you to write another article. We need you to do it on how to be patient.” “What!” “You heard me; Patience. You’ve got 3 weeks.” “How am I supposed to do that?!” “This conversation is ended.” Every person that I know that could be considered completely patient has one thing in common — they are all dead. Not only are they. . .
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  • Our Lord is at Work Near & Far

    R.C. Sproul Jr. & Pastor Leo

    Trip to Brazil It is a dangerous habit, but a habit nonetheless. When I find myself on my way home from a trip overseas, I take fingers to keyboard and write a piece. I am tired. I miss my family, and I am emotional. I do it, even though it’s scary, because it makes sense. When I see the hand of God at work, I want to write about it. Tonight I write from Sao Paulo, Brazil. A little less than a week ago I landed here eager and ready to preach the Word. I had hopes in me that. . .
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  • Man in the Mirror — Living Up to the Ideal

    Man in the Mirror — Living Up to the Ideal

    I had an encounter recently with my chief nemesis. He is well known to me and some of you have had occasion to meet him. He is not my favorite guy but he is always challenging when he is not being morose or too cavalier. “So,” he says to me, “what is driving your life?” “What do you mean?” say I, for it is apparent that my adversary is armed with agenda. “You know my life quite well,” I continued. “You know how I live and what I do and what my vocation is.” As I said these words I. . .
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  • Understanding Covenant in the Book of Hebrews

    Understanding Covenant in the Book of Hebrews

    But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. Hebrews 8:6 The assignment given me in this column is to help us understand this text from the book of Hebrews (actually vv. 6-13). I am to exegete it in such a manner that I deal with questions like: Was the old covenant bad? How do we understand the reality of covenantal continuity and the new and better covenant under which we serve? This may sound simple enough, but no less. . .
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