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  • Ligonier National Conference - Joni Eareckson Tada (II)

    from Tim Challies Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    Yesterday, in a preconference message, Joni Eareckson Tada shared "Good News in a Fallen World." She spoke again this morning and as she so often does, she prefaced her speech with a video and a song and concluded it with another song (in which she was joined by the assembly here). Her exhortation in this speech, built largely on stories from her many years of ministry, was to take the gospel to those near and far. Keep Reading
  • Ligoner National Conference - John MacArthur - We Have Been Raised But We Stink

    from Tim Challies Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    The second day of the conference began with John MacArthur's second and final sermon. His topic was "Simultaneously Righteous and a Sinner" (or, to use the Latin theological term, simul iustus et peccator. He turned first to the well-known story of the raising of Lazarus and on that basis titled his message (rather creatively, I might add), "We Have Been Raised but We Stink." Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Steven Lawson - (II)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    Dr. Steven J. Lawson gave his second and final message entitled "The Saving Power of God." Noting that this is the central theme of Romans, Lawson took his text from Rom. 1:1-18. That all power belongs to God is clearly taught in the Bible. We call this the doctrine of divine omnipotence. Lawson quoted numerous passages which describe the boundless power of God. All creation is under the sway of God's power. But greater than God's work in physical creation is His redeeming work in spiritual re-creation. Greater than God's moving mountains is God's moving the stone of sin from human hearts. The cross is the pinnacle of God's saving, redeeming work. Only a God who is All-Powerful can accomplish such a great salvation. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Joni Eareckson Tada (I)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    Mrs. Eareckson Tada was asked to speak on the subject "Good News in a Fallen World." She noted that evidence of a fallen world is abundant: Governor Spitzer's resignation, shootings on college campuses, a decade of war in the Congo leaving four million dead. About 97% of disabled children in the world are abandoned, starved to death, or maimed to facilitate begging. Dutch doctors sometimes euthanize children for "incurable" diseases such as spinal bifida or Down syndrome. Sixty years ago we hanged German doctors for such things, and today they are done in the name of mercy. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - R.C. Sproul Jr.

    from Alex Chediak Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    R.C. Sproul Jr. noted that regardless of whether we see our children as in the Kingdom (as do many Episcopalians, Anglicans, and Lutherans), as "half-way in" (as do many Presbyterians), or as "fully out" (as do many Baptists), our obligations to our own children (and to those who gather with us on the Lord's Day) are the same: We need to continually preach the gospel to them and call them to repent and believe. The gospel is not something we master once and then move on.  Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Dr. Steven Lawson (I)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 13, 2008 Category: Events

    The city of Corinth was fully immersed in the Greek culture. The "golden-tongued" orator was the celebrity of that day - above athletes and other accomplished individuals. Public speech was regarded as the highest form of entertainment. The orator was always trying to win the audience with his way of words. So when Paul came to Corinth, they were sizing him up based on his abilities, eloquence, and even his size/physique. By Paul's own admission, he was lacking in these regards. With regard to diction and sophistication, Paul simply did not meet their expectations. Keep Reading
  • Blog for a Free Book

    from Greg Bailey Mar 11, 2008 Category: Reformation Trust

    If you're not just a reader of blogs but a blogger yourself, we have a deal for you. Last summer, Ligonier's publishing arm, Reformation Trust, launched a small pilot program under which bloggers can contact us for a free PDF version of one of our books. When a blogger posts a review of a book and alerts us to it, we send him or her a free copy of the book. Keep Reading
  • An Interview with Sinclair Ferguson

    from Chris Larson Mar 10, 2008 Category: Articles

    We recently interviewed Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, author of In Christ Alone (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2007) and speaker at this week's 2008 National Conference: Keep Reading
  • John Newton “On Controversy”

    from Keith Mathison Mar 08, 2008 Category: Articles

    John Newton is best known for his classic hymn "Amazing Grace," but he wrote much more. One of the most helpful things he ever wrote is found among his collected letters. Keep Reading
  • A Time for Everything (even blogs)

    from Chris Larson Mar 06, 2008 Category: Articles

    Since the Preacher tells us in Ecclesiastes 3 that there is a time for everything, we suppose that must include a time for a Ligonier Ministries Blog. The day has arrived and here we go. We'll use this forum to point our students to the helpful articles, broadcasts, events, and resources produced here at Ligonier Ministries. You will hear from other authors, pastors, theologians, friends of the ministry and more. On occasion, we will also provide links to edifying information on other websites. Keep Reading

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