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  • Ligonier National Conference - R.C. Sproul (I)

    from Tim Challies Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    This afternoon we finally got to hear from R.C. Sproul. He chose to speak from a few verses in Galatians 1 and 2 and said that he has probably preached this message 100 times in the past. He provided a brief defense of the importance of the doctrine of justification by faith alone (or sola fide) and followed that with a short exposition of this doctrine.  Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - C.J. Mahaney

    from Alex Chediak Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    Pastor Mahaney's topic was "The Resurrection of Jesus" and his text was I Corinthians 15:17.  Although Easter is right around the corner, we tend to keep the topic of death as far away from us as possible. Yet we must remember that our hope as Christians is not in the avoidance of death, but in the triumph of Christ over death. Pastor Mahaney noted that his purpose today was pastoral and personal. He wanted to apply the doctrine of the resurrection to our souls - and specifically as it relates to death. Keep Reading
  • Ligonier National Conference - Sinclair Ferguson (I)

    from Alex Chediak Mar 14, 2008 Category: Events

    Dr. Ferguson read from Isaiah 53:1- 12. He noted that Isaiah 53 rivals Psalm 110 for maximum New Testament citations, and surpasses Psalm 110 with respect to allusions. Isaiah 53 is the passage that Christ must have turned to again and again. We can hear him saying, "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" (Luke 24:26) Keep Reading
  • 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

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