Message 3, Ask Ligonier with Steven Lawson (July 2020):

On July 28th, Steven Lawson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This special online event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blogYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.


  1. What would you say to someone who wants to repent but feels like they can’t? (3:00)
  2. What are the most important things to remember when preaching? (3:37)
  3. Which Bible commentaries have helped you throughout your ministry? (3:53)
  4. How would you respond to someone who says that science has disproved the Bible? (4:07)
  5. How should I preach the gospel to a Roman Catholic? (4:18)
  6. What mistakes did you make as a young minister, and what did you learn from them? (4:36)
  7. What are the strongest Arminian arguments from Scripture against the doctrines of grace? (5:16)
  8. Who is your favorite preacher? (5:45)
  9. Is it biblically permissible for a man to pastor two churches in the same community? (5:50)
  10. Since God ordains every action, how can we reconcile the existence of sin? (6:21)
  11. What is the most important thing for young pastors or preachers to know? (8:15)
  12. What attribute of God do you think is most neglected today? (9:12)
  13. What would you say to Christians who insist that the charismatic gifts continue today? (11:02)
  14. How can I speak lovingly to my Charismatic friends about Reformed theology? (13:32)
  15. Does the Old Testament teach the doctrines of grace? (16:58)
  16. How were people saved in the Old Testament? (18:20)
  17. How should Christians approach street evangelism during the COVID-19 pandemic? (22:44)
  18. How much authority does the state have over the church? (24:50)
  19. What is the main challenge facing the church today? (25:40)
  20. How did the Pharisees go off track in trying to keep the law? (27:23)
  21. How do you “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12)? (27:56)
  22. What is the difference between election and predestination? (28:53)
  23. How do we balance the doctrine of election with the free call of the gospel? (29:33)
  24. Do you think Ananias and Sapphira are in heaven? (30:50)
  25. Which Puritans have had a great impact on your life, and which books do you recommend? (32:05)
  26. How can I cultivate a consistently biblical prayer life? (33:07)
  27. How do you reconcile “once saved always saved” with Matthew 24:13? (35:30)
  28. What do you think of decisional regeneration, and how can we combat it? (40:18)
  29. What is the fruit of repentance? (43:18)
  30. What will heaven be like between the time we die and the resurrection? (44:43)
  31. What advice would you give to a pastor who is unsure of which text to preach next Sunday? (46:25)
  32. How does your wife impact your life and ministry? Will you write a book on marriage in the future? (49:50)
  33. What advice would you give to a young man who is newly married? (52:08)
  34. How do we help Christians become more biblically literate? (53:58)
  35. What is the greatest lesson you learned from R.C. Sproul? (56:31)
  36. If you had a moment to share with an unbeliever, what would you say? (59:08)

Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith.