• Ask Ligonier with Ferguson, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , ,

    To answer biblical and theological questions from people watching around the world, Nathan W. Bingham hosted a special Ask Ligonier event with Drs. Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas Questions: What book have you recently read that you found spiritually edifying? (:48) What are some ways that a young Christian studying theology can resist falling into dead orthodoxy? (3:40) How should we approach friends who hold to different doctrines? (9:22) How do we make sure we don’t teach the doctrine of the image of God in the way prosperity preachers do? (13:43) Is it possible for … View Resource

  • The Church as a Caring Community Media Resource by

    Acts 2:42-47

    Throughout the Scriptures, God exhorts His people to love one another and to love our neighbor as ourselves. In this session, Dr. Burk Parsons considers this calling to love, encouraging us to remain steadfast in times of confusion and to demonstrate our hope in the midst of despair and suffering. View Resource

  • Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis Media Resource by , ,

    A panel discussion with Drs. H.B. Charles Jr., Sinclair Ferguson, and Burk Parsons. Questions: What are some words of comfort with which we can fight fear and anxiety? (2:13) How are you praying right now through the crisis surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19)? (11:50) How should Christians respond to times of suffering? (13:58) As many church services and gatherings have been canceled during this health crisis, what are your churches doing to continue in worship and fellowship? (19:20) How can Christians continue to minister to one another when large gatherings present a health risk? (30:23) How can Christians live as … View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Carter, Charles, Hall, and Parsons Media Resource by , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Anthony Carter, H.B. Charles Jr., David Hall, and Burk Parsons. Quetions: Why do we have such a hard time understanding the book of Revelation? (00:40) Is Jesus still fully human? (05:20) Is it Scriptural to pray to the Holy Spirit? (06:13) How does our understanding of the Trinity give us assurance of salvation? (08:20) How does the statement “God is love” uniquely define our Christian faith? (09:04) A popular pastor in Atlanta has recently been called out for rejecting the Old Testament. How might the Apostles respond to this? (12:31) I attend an … View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with Burk Parsons (April 2019) Media Resource by

    On April 16th, Burk Parsons joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online. This event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube. Questions: Tell us about your experience answering biblical and theological questions. (0:59) How can the church encourage elders to better shepherd their congregations? (4:17) How can I avoid becoming puffed-up? (7:34) Why do you think it is that we have such a resistance to reformed theology? (10:27) Is it possible for anyone to know that they are … View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Godfrey, Lawson, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas. Questions: How do we follow God’s Word and also minister to those who see us as their enemy—specifically the LGBT community? (01:45 ) What is the controversy surrounding social justice, and how are we to think about these things biblically? (14:23) When God created the world, didn’t He become a Creator? How is this not a change in who He is? (34:08) Do the five points of Calvinism hold together as a unit, or can someone claim to be a … View Resource

  • The Spirit of Truth Media Resource by

    Why is the Holy Spirit called “holy”? In this session, Dr. Burk Parsons considers how the Holy Spirit regenerates, guides, and sanctifies Christians. View Resource

  • Nothing Too Hard Media Resource by

    As imperfect creatures, we often fail to accomplish our goals. But God’s holy power suffers no limitations. In this session, Dr. Burk Parsons speaks on God’s omnipotence. View Resource

  • The Reformation and the World Media Resource by

    The Reformation sparked a new emphasis on fulfilling the Great Commission, and it is a legacy that continues to this day. In this session, Dr. Burk Parsons explains why doctrines such as faith alone and Scripture alone fuel passion for world missions. View Resource

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

    John 13

    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

  • The Faith Once for All Delivered Media Resource by

    The Apostle Jude describes the necessity of contending for the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3). In this session, Dr. Burk Parsons examines the New Testament’s call to contend for the faith and explains why threats inside and outside the church make it necessary for us to know and contend for the Christian faith. View Resource

  • Teaching Them to Observe All I Have Commanded Media Resource by

    Matthew 28:20

    In making disciples of all nations, what exactly are we to teach? Are we to share our testimonies? Tell people about specific events and teachings in the life of Jesus Christ? What about the rest of the Bible? In this lesson, Dr. Parsons focuses on the content of what we are to teach people in order that they might know what it is to faithfully follow Christ, who is the fulfillment of all of Scripture. View Resource

  • All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Media Resource by

    Matthew 28:18

    The first words of the Great Commission reveal that Jesus Christ has been given all authority in heaven and on the earth, and it is by this authority that we are sent into every corner of the earth, confident that Christ’s rule extends over every nation. In this lesson, Dr. Parsons explains how the sovereignty of Jesus Christ is one of the greatest motivations for missions and our greatest assurance of success. View Resource

  • I Am with You Always Media Resource by

    Matthew 28:20

    The Great Commission ends with the comforting words “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” While comforting, these words can be perplexing, causing us to ask, “How is Christ with us to the end of the age?” In this lesson, Dr. Parsons answers this question through a sketch of one of the most significant themes in all of Scripture, revealing God’s enduring desire to dwell with His people and even to use us to fulfill His mission through the local church. View Resource

  • Go Therefore and Make Disciples of All Nations Media Resource by

    Matthew 28:19

    The great commandment of the Great Commission is the clear directive of Jesus Christ to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” This is a command requiring nothing short of our obedience, for it is by going and making disciples that we fulfill the Great Commission. In this lesson, Dr. Parsons teaches us exactly what it means—and what it does not mean—to be and to make disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. View Resource