• Questions & Answers #2 by , , ,

    Mark Dever, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions from conference attendees about the church. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect …

  • Questions & Answers #1 by , , ,

    Mark Dever, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions from conference attendees about the church. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect …

  • Round Table Discussion by , , ,

    Mark Dever, Steven J. Lawson, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. engage in a round table discussion about peace, purity, and unity in the church.

  • Respectable Sins by

    While all Christians are called to lives of holiness, Scripture emphasizes the absolute necessity of ethical purity among the leaders of the church. Overseers are to be above reproach. It is sometimes easy, however, to devote all of our attention …

  • This Changes Everything! by

    Not all Christians accept the doctrines of grace. They believe the Bible presents a different picture of salvation, one in which the will of man exercises itself to the exclusion of God’s sovereignty. Sadly, the picture more often than …

  • 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 …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 2) by

    Popular culture generally depicts sheep as cuddly, peaceful animals. Yet, those who have spent even a small amount of time around sheep know that they are stubborn, wayward, smelly, and sometimes even vicious. This truth makes Jesus’ comparison to His …

  • Preserving Grace (Part 2) by

    The example of Judas Iscariot sometimes causes us to scratch our head. How could someone so close to Jesus possibly betray Him and receive the label “son of perdition.” Wouldn’t the acts, words, and nature of Jesus instill in …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 1) by

    The image of conception and birth does not need much explanation. On the contrary, as human beings we understand vividly and fully the passive activity of the infant in birth. At no time does the baby possess any decision or …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 2) by

    The idea that God demonstrates saving grace toward a select few can rub even Christians the wrong way. Rather than responding with cries of injustice, we would do better to examine the source of these emotions. If we evaluate our …

  • Sovereign Election (Part 1) by

    The doctrine of sovereign election, when viewed in an improper perspective, may seem cold and unfeeling, depicting God as callous and arbitrary in His election of some and not others. Yet, this viewpoint fails in two significant ways. First, it …

  • Sovereign Election (Part 2) by

    The pain, suffering, and agony Jesus experienced during His Passion defy conceptualization. Sometimes, as Christians, we ask in our hearts, “How did He bear such a burden?” The short answer, the answer that causes tears to well up in our …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 1) by

    The Old Testament sacrificial system often causes many people a good deal of consternation. The stipulations and rituals can appear convoluted and confusing at first, second, and third glance. However, like the rest of God’s revealed Word, the sacrificial …

  • Radical Depravity (Part 2) by

    Understanding the true depth of man’s fallen nature can arouse a shudder, but sadness and fear should not remain the final response. On the contrary, properly understanding the depravity of man’s condition leads to a correct and exalted …

  • Laying the Foundation by

    Each book of the Bible contributes poignantly and uniquely to the message of redemption revealed in God’s Word. John’s gospel offers much to the picture of redemption, but it provides special insight into the deity and supremacy of …