Friday, September 18 2015
|3:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||
To the Praise of His Glory: God’s Grand Design of Redemption
A biblical view of salvation centers on God. Before the foundation of the world, He graciously chose a people for Himself while justly passing over others "to the praise of his glorious grace" (Eph. 1:3–6). This session will demonstrate why the doctrine of God forms the heart of our understanding of the gospel and the doctrines of grace.
|4:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.||
East of Eden: Our Need for a Savior
To understand the Bible's teaching on salvation, we need to grasp why we are in need of redemption. Every individual is by nature sinful and is thus deserving of God's judgment and unable to make amends with Him. Because of the fall of Adam, life is now lived "east of Eden" (Gen. 3:24; 4:16), away from the bliss of fellowship with God in paradise. This session will consider why we need a Savior who can atone for our sin in order to restore our relationship with God.
|7:00 p.m.||8:15 p.m.||
Our Redeemer Lives: Proclaiming the Gospel (Convocation Address)
At Reformation Bible College, students are trained in biblical, theological, and worldview studies in order to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity, urgency, and passion—regardless of what profession they enter. This convocation address will examine the Bible’s call for Christians to not only believe the gospel but also to herald it.
Saturday, September 19 2015
|9:00 a.m.||9:50 a.m.||
I Lay Down My Life for the Sheep: Christ’s Atoning Work
The doctrine of salvation focuses on the cross of Jesus Christ. When the Bible describes the death of Christ, it speaks of Him as actually accomplishing redemption. As the Good Shepherd, He laid down His life for His sheep (John 10). His death did not merely make salvation possible; it actually secured redemption for His people. This session will study the nature and extent of the atoning work of Christ.
|10:00 a.m.||10:40 a.m.||
Special Questions & Answers
Representing nearly one hundred years of combined ministry experience, Drs. John MacArthur and R.C. Sproul continue to faithfully serve the cause of Christ. This session will allow attendees to join in on a conversation between two longtime friends and co-laborers in the gospel ministry.
|MacArthur and Sproul|
|11:20 a.m.||12:10 p.m.||
Those Who Are Called: The Effectual Work of the Holy Spirit
Salvation is the sovereign work of the triune God. His grace planned it all and accomplishes it all. Even more, through His grace, the Holy Spirit ensures that all the elect will come to Christ through faith and repentance. This session will explain the role of the Holy Spirit in effectual calling and regeneration.
|2:15 p.m.||3:15 p.m.||
Questions & Answers
A Questions and Answers session with Drs. Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul.
|3:55 p.m.||4:40 p.m.||
Meeting There at Last: The Perseverance of the Saints
The biblical doctrine of salvation has past, present, and future aspects to it. In anticipation of heaven, the Bible teaches that every true believer will persevere from this world to the next. As Jonathan Edwards wrote to his daughter Esther on the death of her husband, "Let us all take care that we may meet there at last." This session will consider the comfort and hope of heaven that encourages the saints to persevere in faith to the end of their lives.