• God-Centered Theology Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 1

    We believe that 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, and this is especially true in our worship. Unfortunately, the church today is dethroning God and the power of His Gospel for alternatives and counterfeits. The result of using man-pleasing tactics rather than simply focusing on the preaching, reading, singing, and praying of God’s Word is that the knowledge of God’s glory is diminished, His people become spiritually malnourished, and the … View Resource

  • Forty Years of Gospel Ministry Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 1-2

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  • Crime and Punishment Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 1:6-10

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  • Conversion Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 1:8-10

    We find many people who join the church who are not believers. Instead of focusing on the need for conversion though, many become tolerant to the hypocrisy. In this message, Mark Dever provides biblical thoughts on conversion and looks at the steps to conversion, and explains how biblical conversion fits within our churches. He ends with a question and answer session with R.C. Sproul.  View Resource

  • The Inerrancy Crisis Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

    It’s a commonly held belief in America that the Bible contains some truth, but the Bible is certainly not without error—that is, inerrant. Yet this is a far cry from what the church has believed through the centuries. This session defines biblical inerrancy, gives a brief history of the doctrine, and also explains why our culture is in crisis about this significant attribute of Scripture. View Resource

  • Confidence in the Bible Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 2:13

    Established on God’s very own character, His Word abides through the ages. In this lesson, Dr. Nichols links the past with the present to show how the Bible is our sure-footed foundation for confidence and is as culturally relevant today as ever. View Resource

  • Living God’s Word: The Life of Augustine Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 2:13

    Augustine is one of the greatest theologians of the early church and one of the most important thinkers in western civilization. In this session, Dr. Nichols considers his doctrine of Scripture by focusing on his expositions of the Psalms and draws application concerning how the life of Augustine can instruct Christians in their study of Scripture. View Resource

  • Revelation: Where Would We Be Without It? Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 2:13

    Romans 1:19-21 to demonstrates, among other things, the nature of revelation and the benefits and demands flowing from it. All men witness the glory of God and owe Him allegiance, for the oceans, mountains, and forests attest to His existence and authority as much as the consciousness that absorbs and categorizes these experiences. No man possesses excuse. Nonetheless, he proceeds to explain that this revelation, known as general revelation, does not lead to salvation, for sin has corrupted man’s ability to acknowledge the Lord as God. View Resource

  • God’s Will and the Bible Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 4:3

    Sometimes Christians confuse that which is prohibited with that which God has allowed. Is there really a way for the Christian to know God’s will? Dr. Sproul gives us biblical guidelines and principles to help us determine the will of God in our lives, beginning with this message entitled “God’s Will and the Bible.” View Resource

  • On to the Celestial City Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

    Christiana and her companions have reached the River of Death, but they do not all cross the river at the same time. This reflects the actual experiences of believers. Just as God raises up new disciples, He also calls His people to one day depart this life and join Him. In this final message of our study, we will learn about the final days of many of the pilgrims we have met so far. In their stories, we can find hope and wisdom to live well and to be ready when Our Lord calls us to His side. View Resource

  • The Rapture of the Church Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

    The Rapture is the hope of millions of expecting Christians in the church today. Did God promise that His people would never endure tribulation? Where does the idea of a Rapture come from? How does this expectation compare with the Second Coming of Christ? Thinking of these questions in this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us about the hope Christians have in the visible return of Jesus. View Resource

  • The Return Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

    At the ascension of Christ, the disciples were promised that Jesus would come again, and the second coming of Christ has remained the church’s blessed hope ever since. The second coming has also been the source of great controversy. In this lecture, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains some of the basic facts concerning the second coming, while at the same time dispelling some common misconceptions. View Resource

  • The Hill Difficulty Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

    Though the Christian journey often contains unique moments of joy and closeness to God, day to day life can challenge a believer’s zeal, joy, and sense of purpose. After his powerful arrival at the cross, Christian’s journey brings him into contact with people who do not share the same gospel-centered focus that he has. As we turn our attention to this phase in Christian’s pilgrimage, we will take note of several dangers and pitfalls that threaten to undermine believers in their spiritual journey. View Resource

  • Gratitude Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 5:18

    How do we honor the Lord in the midst of profound suffering? In this message, Elisabeth Elliot reminds us that God knows what we need to become the people He desires us to be. Trusting that He brings us through hardship in love, we should be grateful for His tender care. View Resource

  • Sanctified by God Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

    God calls us as His people to pursue sanctification in the totality of our lives. Holiness is one of our greatest needs in the Christian life. However, we often fail to understand what part God plays in our sanctification. In this lesson, Dr. Charles breaks down the benediction in 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24 in order to stress the fact that our sanctification is built on the confidence that God is the One who sanctifies believers as we trust Him for this work of grace. View Resource