• 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

  • Gracious Restoration Media Resource by

    Galatians 5:26-6:5

    After setting out the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit, Paul introduces a series of gospel applications to address interpersonal relationships in the churches of Galatia. He teaches that a right view of justification will necessarily affect how we interact with one another. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas examines Paul’s call to gospel obedience in bearing the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Christ. View Resource

  • The Heart of Galatians Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:1-14

    At the heart of the gospel is justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. In the church in Galatia, the Judaizers sought to lead the members of the church away from the simplicity of this faith in Christ by insisting on law-keeping for their justification. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas walks through the Apostle Paul’s great defense of justification by faith alone apart from works of the law. View Resource

  • Law & Promise Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:15-24

    The Judaizers were propagating a false gospel among the members of the church in Galatia by insisting that gentile converts needed to keep the Jewish ceremonial law for their justification before God. In response, the Apostle Paul explained that Abraham, the father of the faith, was justified by faith alone. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas expounds on the Apostle Paul’s teaching about the relationship between the promise God gave to Abraham and the law He gave to Israel. View Resource

  • Paul Opposes Peter Media Resource by

    Galatians 2:11-21

    After the Apostle Paul introduces his defense of the gospel in his letter to the Galatians, he recounts his interaction with the Apostle Peter in Antioch. Peter jeopardized the truth of the gospel by refusing to eat with gentile converts, and Paul opposed Peter for this to his face. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas expounds on the importance of Paul’s confrontation with Peter. View Resource

  • Set Free in Christ Media Resource by

    Galatians 4:21-5:1

    The letter to Galatians is the Apostle Paul’s great defense of the gospel and—by implication—of the freedom that believers have in Christ. Having introduced the subject of the believer’s adoption into the family of God through faith in Christ, Paul gives an allegory of Abraham’s two wives and two sons. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas unfolds the mystery of the gospel allegory of Hagar and Sarah. View Resource

  • Sons & Heirs Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:25-4:7

    Throughout the letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul has been defending the gospel and the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Having defended justification by faith alone from the example of Abraham, Paul now turns his attention to the blessing of adoption. In this lecture, Dr. Thomas focuses on the teaching of Galatians 3:23–4:7 and on the difference between the experience of the people of God in the old and new covenants. View Resource

  • Standing in Freedom Media Resource by

    Galatians 5:1-10

    In the previous section of Galatians, the Apostle Paul introduced the idea of spiritual freedom with the allegory of Hagar and Sarah. Paul then moves on to call the members of the churches in Galatia to hold fast to that freedom by setting out the several ways in which it can be lost. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas walks us through Galatians 5:1–15 to set out the various threats to the freedom that we have in Christ. View Resource