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  • 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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