• History by

    Our God upholds, directs, disposes, and governs all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest to the least, by His most wise and holy providence. In short, what God creates, He sustains. In this lecture, Stephen Nichols examines the biblical …

  • All Things Work Together by

    One of life’s most difficult questions concerns why bad things happen. Whether minor things like being delayed in traffic or major things like coping with injury and disease, all people face disappointment and heartache. In the midst of the …

  • Chapters 3, Sec. 4-Chapter 5, Sec. 1 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner examines the Westminster’s teaching on the decrees of God, creation, and the providence of …

  • Chapter 5, Sec. 2-Chapter 6, Sec. 4 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner examines the providence of God and the fall of man into sin.

  • Preserving Grace (Part 1) by

    The idea of eternal security acts as a huge stumbling block for many people. When human beings honestly assess their own desires and motives, the wickedness witnessed clearly paints a bleak picture. Yet, this reality makes God’s grace all …

  • Almighty Over All by

    Most Christians claim to believe in the sovereignty of God, but many define His sovereignty in a way that ultimately exalts man over God. Scripture continually magnifies the sovereignty of God, but what does this mean? In this lecture, Dr …

  • Does the Doctrine of the Divine Decrees Eliminate Human Will? by

    Reformed theology teaches that God has ordained whatsoever comes to pass. Critics of Reformed theology argue that this entails a fatalistic worldview in which only God’s will truly exists. They claim that if God decreed or willed the acts …

  • Creation & Providence by

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and what God creates He sustains. In other words, all things were created by God, and all things are upheld, directed, and governed by Him. Many Christians today have doubts …

  • What About Human Freedom? by

    Whatever you plan on doing for the next half hour will be your free choice. And yet, whatever you decide, it will be according to God’s sovereign plan. So which is it: your plan or God’s? Considering this …

  • God or Chance? by

    By definition, an atheist is someone who denies the existence of God. A theist on the contrary is someone who affirms that He exists. Christians, by definition are in the category of theists. So is it possible for a Christian …

  • God Makes it All Happen by

    Are there things that God does not or cannot control? Is there anything that God did not cause to happen? How much does God control and how much does He sit back and watch? Considering these questions in this message …

  • Is God Responsible for Human Wickedness? by

    If God is sovereign over all things, and if he is indeed a good God, then how do we fit the idea of human wickedness and evil into this picture? Does God make human beings commit evil acts? If He …

  • If God Knows Our Needs, Why Pray? by

    We serve an all-loving, all-knowing, omnipotent God, who loves to give His children what they need. Yet we are instructed by Jesus in the Lord’s prayer to ask the Father for our daily provisions. But if God already knows …

  • What Is Providence? by

    Everything in creation is under the providing care of God. Not only does God supply all things, He arranges them according to His plan for His glory. For Christians, this ought to produce peace and comfort even when it appears …

  • A War of Ideas by

    Since the entrance of sin into the world, people and nations have been killing one another. What are the root causes of war? Where do all wars ultimately begin? In this message entitled “A War of Ideas,” Dr. Sproul introduces …