• A Life of Submission Media Resource by

    1 Peter 2:18-3:17

    Because of sin, we want to be autonomous, masters of our own destiny. But we know that there are authority structures in place over us, so we submit. What if those in authority over you are causing you undue hardship and suffering? How far should you submit? How does this apply to wives and husbands or the civil magistrates and citizens? In this message entitled “A Life of Submission,” Dr. Sproul teaches us, by way of our ultimate example, what submission means and how we can follow it. View Resource

  • Always Ready Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:8-18

    Through the practice of Christian apologetics, believers work to fulfill Peter’s mandate that we always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15). In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols defines apologetics and looks at some of the most pressing issues Christian apologists face today from the social sciences and other areas. View Resource

  • A Reasonable Faith Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:8-18

    The most urgent need today is for people to be awakened to their need of the gospel. Although many reject Christ, the Bible gives sound reasons for believing the Christian faith. This session will focus on 1 Peter 3:8-18 to explain what it means to defend the faith with gentleness and respect, noting especially the role of prayer in evangelism. View Resource

  • A Reason to Believe Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:13-15

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  • Apologetics & the Local Church (Optional Session) Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:13-17

    In this session, Dr. Burk Parsons focuses on the involvement of the local church in apologetics, particularly the love Christians have for one another as the chief apologetic for the Christian faith (John 13:35). View Resource

  • Walking as a Christian Witness Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:13-17

    Christians are called to be in the world but not of the world. But how can we live in this world without compromising our faith? And how can our faith make an eternal impact on those around us and help draw them to the Lord Jesus Christ? In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson looks to the book of 1 Peter to provide principles and practical instruction on how to be a faithful witness to the Lord Jesus Christ in this world. View Resource

  • Why Apologetics? Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:14-15

    As a Christian, what is your responsibility in sharing your faith? What do you need to know, and how do you equip yourself with sound arguments to defend the gospel? In this session, Nathan W. Bingham explores the importance of apologetics and why young Christians must always be ready to share and defend the reason for the hope that lives within them. View Resource

  • Heart Against Head Christians Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:15

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  • Introduction Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:15

    There is one thing all unbelievers have in common—unbelief. But there are many types of unbelievers. There are those unbelievers who cling to a false religious system. Yet while others have no well thought out reasons, there are many who are quite confident in their unbelief appealing to certain philosophical and scientific arguments. How well are you prepared to answer the various kinds of people with their questions and criticisms? Beginning this series titled Defending Your Faith, Dr. Sproul introduces us to the ancient Christian apologists and the challenges they faced as they sought to give a reasoned defense of … View Resource

  • Pre-Evangelism Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:15

    Dr. Sproul, explains that, even though only the Holy Spirit can change a person’s heart and mind (bring them to repentance), we see the very important dimension of apologetics in what he calls “pre-evangelism” and also what he calls “post-evangelism.” View Resource

  • Why Apologetics? Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:15

    Is it necessary to defend your faith? First Peter 3:15 tells us that it is. But is defending the faith a matter of giving historical and archaeological evidences for the dependability of the Bible, or giving rational arguments using the tools of philosophy? Supposing you had all of your evidences and arguments prepared, are they really going to work on the unbeliever? Dr. Sproul looks at Christian apologetics as he helps us understand how to fulfill the mandate in first Peter. View Resource

  • Reason to Believe Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:15-16

    Every so often, someone asks us to give a reason for the faith we posses. Are you prepared for such an occasion? Are you ready to explain and defend what you believe about God and matters of faith? In this message entitled “Reason to Believe,” Dr. Sproul teaches us about the biblical command to always be ready to give an answer for what we believe. View Resource

  • Did Jesus Descend into Hell? Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:18-22

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  • Ask R.C. Live (February 2011) Media Resource by

    1 Peter 3:19

    The Ask R.C. Live sessions continued on February 17, 2011. Watch as R.C. answers such questions as, “Should we only pray to God the Father?”, “Has there ever been a time when an Arminian passage has caused you to question your theology?”, and “Since our sins are forgiven when one is justified, why must we continue to pray for forgiveness of sins?” 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. View Resource