• Here We Stand through Faith Alone Media Resource by

    Acts 16:30-31

    The material question of the Protestant Reformation was how sinners can be right in the sight of God. This is the question with which Martin Luther greatly struggled. In this message, Dr. Derek Thomas presents the doctrine of sola fide in all its fullness, explaining the great exchange of our sin for the righteousness of Christ that takes place when we rest in Him alone for salvation. View Resource

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

    Hebrews 12:2

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas. Questions: How do I grow in the fear of God and decrease in the fear of man? (0:54) In the Psalms, David asks God to deal with his enemies. Why doesn’t the church pray like that today? (7:12) What does it take to become blameless in the way that Job was blameless? (11:41) Must a person forsake his sins before he can come to Christ? (13:15) Is the doctrine of election a primary doctrine? (15:45) How would you counsel someone … View Resource

  • Achieving an Eternal Glory Media Resource by

    Romans 5:1-11

    The pain of suffering in the moment seems intense and unbearable, but our experience of suffering has lasting consequences beyond our present ordeals. As Romans 5:3–5 tells us, “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” The Lord uses suffering to conform us to the image of Christ and to equip us to persevere in faith until the end. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas considers the role of suffering … View Resource

  • The Providence of God Media Resource by

    Job 42:2

    Right now counts forever because God is in control of all things. He has created a moral universe in which our actions have consequences both now and forever. God can do all things, and none of His purposes can be thwarted (Job 42:2). In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas reminds us that this knowledge is cause for holy reverence, awe, and peace as we acknowledge God’s work in our lives and in the lives of others. He is the sovereign God, Creator of heaven and earth, and He reigns over His creation in glory and splendor. View Resource

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

    1 Corinthians 7:14

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Joel Kim, Steven Lawson, and Derek Thomas. Questions: Can you share insight on the debate between paedobaptism and credobaptism? (1:47) Are we living in the end times? (12:08) Why did God allow polygamy in the Old Testament? (15:19) Why is marriage not a sacrament? (18:11) We often talk about the prodigal son’s salvation, but what about the old brother? (22:20) My sister is gay. How do I approach her with the gospel? (26:14) What is the greatest threat facing the Reformed church today? (36:20) Note: Answers given reflect … View Resource

  • Preaching and Pastoral Ministry (Seminar) Media Resource by , ,

    2 Timothy 1:14

    A panel discussion with Burk Parsons and Derek Thomas. This panel discusses what good preaching and faithful pastoral ministry looks like today. It also considers how pastors can serve and care for God’s people well. View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with Derek Thomas (February 2021) Media Resource by

    On February 4th, Derek Thomas 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 blog, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Questions: What will “normal life” look like in the new heavens and the new earth? (1:40) Do you think Christians long for heaven as they ought to? (3:18) What is worldliness? (4:58) What Bible study resources do you recommend for laypeople? (6:15) Why is there no marriage … View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Charles, Lawson, and Thomas Media Resource by , ,

    A questions and answers session with H.B. Charles Jr., Steven Lawson, and Derek Thomas. Questions: Should we hide the doctrines of grace when speaking to the lost about Jesus? (0:00) How can my family grow in spiritual-mindedness? (3:18) How would you respond to a college student who asks, “If God exists, why doesn’t He make Himself more visible?” (6:30) How do we have godly sorrow over sin without condemning ourselves and neglecting God’s grace? (8:05) Can you explain what it means to be “in Christ?” (10:18) Does Romans 7 describe a Jew living under the law or a believer’s … View Resource

  • The Intercession of the Spirit Media Resource by

    Romans 8:26-30

    From start to finish, the work of salvation is the work of God and God alone. We are saved because He chooses us, calls us, justifies us, and glorifies us. And every step of the way, the Holy Spirit is interceding for us, guaranteeing that the good purposes of God for us cannot be thwarted. In this session, Derek Thomas considers Romans 8:26–30, expositing the golden chain of salvation and the work of the Holy Spirit in interceding for us. Dr. Thomas demonstrates that all of salvation is a free work of God’s grace and that, because of this, nothing … View Resource

  • The Spirit Is Life Media Resource by

    Romans 8:5-11

    When God saves us, He does not merely pardon us and declare us righteous. By His grace and by the work of the Holy Spirit, He also enables us to follow Him and to become more and more like Christ. In this session, Derek Thomas focuses on Romans 8:5–11 and the work of the Spirit in freeing people from the dominion of sin and in empowering our growth in holiness. View Resource

  • 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 and the Governing Authorities Media Resource by

    Romans 13:1-7

    As image bearers of God, we are instructed to pray for those in authority over us and to submit to them (Rom. 13:1–7; 1 Tim. 2:1–2). In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas considers and applies these responsibilities during periods of calm and crisis. View Resource

  • Boasting in the Cross Media Resource by

    Galatians 6:11-18

    As he brings his letter to the church in Galatia to a close, Paul focuses his attention on the central message of the gospel, namely, the cross of Christ. Paul defends the central importance of what Christ accomplished for the Galatians on the cross, and he does so to protect them from the Judaizers who were seeking to lead them astray. In this final lesson, Dr. Thomas considers the abiding significance of the message of the cross and how it is the Christian’s only ground for boasting. View Resource

  • Stewards of Grace Media Resource by

    Galatians 6:6-10

    As Paul draws near to the close of his letter, he continues giving the Galatians a series of applications rooted in the gospel. In this brief section, Paul introduces the subject of gospel stewardship, explaining the important principle of reaping and sowing. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas examines the ways that Paul teaches us to be gospel stewards of our goods, bodies, and opportunities. View Resource

  • The Cost of Legalism Media Resource by

    Galatians 4:8-20

    The gospel brings believers into a state of blessedness and produces joy in their lives. When joy is lacking in our lives, it is an indication that we have embraced a legalistic view of the Christian life. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas considers the Apostle Paul’s analysis of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the legalism into which the members of the churches in Galatia had fallen. View Resource