• Glorified Yet Denied by

    The polluted atmosphere changed with the departure of Judas from the Upper Room. Jesus then more freely opened Himself and His plan to the remaining disciples. The moment anticipated in John 1:14 had come. The Son of Man had …

  • Do for Others What Has Been Done for You by

    Most people are familiar with the “Golden Rule” of Matthew 7:12: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” In this message, Dr. Ferguson connects this wellknown maxim to the foot-washing in John 13. As he …

  • His Deepest Desires Revealed by

    The room was silent as Jesus continued praying—probably as His disciples had never heard Him pray before. Judas had departed, and Peter likely sat disturbed about the denial Jesus had predicted. We saw in the last lesson that Jesus …

  • Father, Glorify Your Son by

    In churches, we often hold social gatherings in order to grow in our knowledge of one another. There is perhaps no other gathering where we get to know people better than the prayer meeting. There, we have the privilege, as …

  • The Meaning of Christmas at Easter by

    Preachers sometimes speak over the heads of people and so fail to connect with them. As Charles Spurgeon once observed, “Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep,’ not my giraffes.” Yet, our Savior at times delivered teachings that puzzled His disciples, and …

  • Abiding in the Vine by

    Did you know that the most common description in the New Testament for believers is not “Christian” but simply “in Christ”? Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers experience the indwelling of Christ. The disciples struggled to grasp the …

  • It Is Better That Another Comes by

    Martin Luther’s students often conversed over dinner with him and recorded many of his comments in what became known as Table Talk. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson speaks of the “table talk” of Jesus that John recorded in the …

  • Getting Inside Their Heads by

    So far in this series, the Upper Room Discourse has taken the disciples on a roller coaster of emotions, especially with the pronouncement of betrayal and denial within the inner circle of disciples. If that was not enough, Jesus would …

  • A Glimpse into the Heart of the Master by

    Even though we know that Jesus never sinned, we have a difficult time coming to grips with the fact that He could become agitated. Still, knowing that He would be betrayed and who would carry out the task, He was …

  • Foot Washing in Five Stages by

    The day before His crucifixion, Jesus shared His heart with His disciples. In what we know as the Upper Room or Farewell Discourse of John 13–17, He announced His betrayal and denial; foretold His death, glorification, and departure from …

  • This is My Father’s World by

    The old saying goes, “You don’t polish brass on a sinking ship,” and Christians today might be tempted to see the world as the sinking ship. In this session, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will remind us that the world was …

  • Questions and Answers #1 by , , , ,

    Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Albert Mohler, and R.C. Sproul answer questions ranging from addressing how we should speak with those who have embraced a homosexual lifestyle, to the use of images of Jesus and recent movies featuring …

  • God So Loved the World by

    God’s work of redemption involves more than the salvation of a handful of souls. In this session, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will explore the breadth of the promises of the gospel. He will explain how Scripture moves from the glorious …

  • Questions and Answers by , , ,

    Sinclair Ferguson, Nathan Clark George, Andrew Peterson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer a variety of questions dealing with the responses of evangelical churches and colleges to the arts of drama and literature; how to distinguish between good art and …

  • Given for Beauty by

    Surely it is significant that the first individuals in Scripture said to be filled with the Holy Spirit were Bezalel and Oholiab (Ex. 31:1–11), craftsmen tasked with executing God’s plans for building and furnishing the tabernacle. Our …