2016 National Conference: Day 2

from Feb 26, 2016 Category: Events

Today was day two of our 29th annual National Conference, The Gospel. You can join the conversation by following the official conference hashtag #ligcon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Below is a summary and several highlights from today:

Today’s Sessions

No Hope Without It: The Life of Christ from Steven Lawson

Day two began with Dr. Steven Lawson addressing the work of Christ and specifically His active work of obeying the law perfectly. By His death He removed sin from us, but it was by His obedience that He secured our righteousness. As Dr. Lawson concluded, “You gain more in Christ than you ever lost in Adam.”

A Curse for Us: The Death of Christ from Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton continued by teaching on the double imputation of the atonement. He walked through Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Youth Seminar

During lunch, Tim Challies led a Youth Seminar along with Greg Koukl, Dr. James Anderson, and Dr. Tim Keesee. Dr. Anderson addressed worldviews, Tim Challies considered technology and the Christian, Greg Koukl shared tactics for evangelism, and Dr. Keesee helped us understand the Great Commission.

The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology with R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols

In this special session, Drs. R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols unveiled the Ligonier Statement on Christology. Dr. Sproul and the Ligonier teaching fellows labored carefully over each element of this unique and timely document and long to see it serving the church. Learn more at ChristologyStatement.com.

Questions and Answers with Ian Hamilton, W. Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, Michael Reeves, R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas

Our second questions and answers session covered topics such as the atonement, repentance, assurance, and more.

He Is Not Here: The Resurrection of Christ from Michael Reeves

Dr. Michael Reeves began our evening session delivering a message on the resurrection of Christ and its victorious nature. In it, death has been swallowed up in victory, and the serpent’s head, crushed. He also reminded us that because Christ is the righteous One, our identity is found in Him and not in ourselves.

Taken up into Heaven: The Ascension of Christ from W. Robert Godfrey

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey closed our day by giving reasons why, as Jesus says in John 16:7, “It is to your advantage that I go away.” These reasons included Christ’s receiving of glory and His bestowing of gifts upon the church.

Social Media Highlights


Not only did Christ die in our place, He also lived in our place. —@DrStevenJLawson #reformed #reformedtheology #ligcon

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Stay tuned for an announcement on the blog next week when the messages from our 2016 National Conference are available to stream for free.