• Foolishness to the Greeks Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1

    Anti-intellectualism is not the only danger Christians face. Those who seek to reclaim the Christian mind face the opposite danger—allowing a desire to please God to mutate into pride and a vain desire for worldly respect. In this message, Dr. Steven Lawson explains how we must walk a fine line and never accommodate the gospel in an attempt to please the cultured despisers of Christianity. We have already seen the sad results of a previous attempt to do this in the nineteenth century. View Resource

  • God-Centered Theology Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:1-2:5

    God has ordained the preaching of His Word, prayer, and the sacraments as the means by which He sanctifies people’s lives. There is no substitute for the Scriptures if we want to know and please God. Unfortunately, the church today is dethroning God and the power of His Gospel for alternatives and counterfeits. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2007 Pastors Conference, Drs. R.C. Sproul, Joel Beeke, and Steven Lawson strive to remind pastors that preaching God’s Word faithfully ought to be their primary mission. This conference seeks to provide biblical guidance for overcoming the eclipse of God … View Resource

  • What Is the Church? Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1-16

    To understand what the church is, we must first have an idea about what the church is supposed to be. In this lesson, Dr. Dever examines Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to show us how the church is to reflect God’s character. View Resource

  • The Saints in Corinth Part 1 Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:2

    Paul instructed the church at Corinth in the truth of the doctrines of grace in faithfulness to his calling as an Apostle of Christ. In his first letter to the Corinthians, he did not stray away from proclaiming the fundamental truths of the faith, for this is exactly what the church in Corinth needed. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson surveys the book of 1 Corinthians with a focus on the doctrines of irresistible grace, total depravity, and unconditional election. View Resource

  • To the World, Folly and a Stumbling Block Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:2-30

    While the church today struggles in the face of anti-Christian opposition, this is not something new. Working out of 1 Corinthians 1:23, Dr. Steven Lawson will remind us in this session that we face the same kinds of struggles today that the church at Corinth faced two thousand years ago. Like them, we face objections to two fundamental truths of our message: the reality of sin and the notion that Jesus alone can save. Dr. Lawson will insist, as Paul did, that we cannot negotiate either truth. View Resource

  • A Call to Holiness Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:12

    Christians are often uncomfortable thinking of each other as “holy ones.” Yet the call to God’s people is “You shall be holy; for I am holy” (Lev. 11:44/ 1 Peter 1:16). It is through faith in Christ that we are set apart as holy ones, yet we still struggle with sin. Sanctification is the process by which we are being made holy. How do we seek God’s grace in living holy lives? View Resource

  • Christ Crucified Media Resource by ,

    1 Corinthians 1:17-2:16

    The Crucifixion remains the central event of history. The apostle Paul went so far as to say that he preached nothing but Christ and Him crucified. What did he mean? What did Christ do that upset the world so much they had to kill him? View Resource

  • The Myth of Influence (Part 1) Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:18-23

    This lecture will warn the church that we build the kingdom not by looking like the world, but that we are called to be set apart and distinct from the world around us. View Resource

  • To the World, Folly & a Stumbling Block Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:18-25

    While the church today struggles in the face of anti-Christian opposition, this is not something new. Working out of 1 Corinthians 1:23, Dr. Steven J. Lawson will remind us in this session that we face the same kinds of struggles today that the church at Corinth faced two thousand years ago. Like them, we face objections to two fundamental truths of our message: the reality of sin and the notion that Jesus alone can save. Dr. Lawson will insist, as Paul did, that we cannot negotiate either truth. View Resource

  • The Foolishness of Preaching Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:18-27

    The apostle Paul tells us that it has pleased God to save those who believe through the foolishness of what we preach (1 Cor. 1:21). The Gospel is foolishness to a fallen world, and preaching it is foolishness as well. But the foolishness of God is wiser than men (1 Cor. 1:25). In this message, Dr. Lawson will remind us of the centrality of the Gospel to the true calling of the preacher. View Resource

  • The Family As a Key to Reformation Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:18-31

    A covenantal, multi-generational approach to the building of God’s kingdom is necessary for an enduring reformation. Our children must be prepared to train their children to be faithful, for God has often accomplished His ends through faithful families. Note: This conference session is made available for historical archival purposes only. View Resource

  • The (True) Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:18-31

    One of the most serious scandals of the evangelical mind is the fact that it has lost any coherent grasp of the “evangel”—the gospel. Among those claiming to be evangelicals, substitutionary atonement, imputation, and justification are all denied. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. reminds us that we cannot have a Christian mind without the Christian gospel. Note: This conference session is made available for historical archival purposes only. View Resource

  • The Myth of Influence (Part 2) Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5

    Dr. MacArthur will affirm that our fathers who went before us are witnesses to us today, not principally of their own faith, but of the faithfulness of God. He will call us to join that cloud as witnesses to the glory of God as we grow in grateful obedience to Christ. View Resource

  • Christ and Him Crucified Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:26-30

    The message of Christ crucified is a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks. In this session, part of Reformation Bible College’s fourth annual convocation service, Dr. Stephen Nichols will explain why the crucifixion was such a shock to the first century faithful and what that means for us. He will explore why we must ever and always proclaim Christ and Him crucified. View Resource

  • A Bruised Reed Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:26-31

    As we speak of God being glorified through suffering, some forget that He is also glorified in alleviating it. Particularly those in the church are given great comfort and healing from Jesus (Matt. 12). How does our mercy ministry upset the world? View Resource