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.

  • The Heart is Deceitful, What’s the Cure?

    The Heart is Deceitful, What is the Cure?

    The Heart is Deceitful, and So are Movies and Chocolates… Disney has been telling us something for years. From Mulan to Tarzan, Disney songs have called us to trust our hearts. Recently my Dove chocolate told me to trust my heart! Consequently, we are quite prone to trust our hearts, and our hearts are quite willing to deceive us. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9) The heart is wily, always pretending to be good, yet desperately wicked. You thought your heart was good, but it fooled you. It also turns. . .
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  • How should I prepare my son to provide for his family?


    Don’t Follow the Folly of the World An excellent question. Too often we in the church follow the folly of the world in taking a passive approach to the future. We tend to believe all we have to do is show up, and if things don’t work out well for us, it must be the system’s fault. Another key error we have embraced from the world is this notion — that if we acquire specialized skills we will be able to provide for our families. Such thinking often leads to violating the first principle of sound stewardship — never spend. . .
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  • 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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