• Theology in Dialogue with R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas (January 2016) Media Resource by ,

    On Friday, January 15, 2016, Dr. Sproul was joined by Ligonier teaching fellow Dr. Derek Thomas for a relaxed and informative evening of theology and dialogue. These notable theologians and pastors answered questions submitted through social media and from a live audience at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, FL. The topics addressed included God’s nature, Islam, finding a local church, Scripture, and more. Questions: Does God choose not to lie, or does His nature dictate that He cannot lie? (02:58) What’s the greatest challenge to biblical Christianity today? (03:19) Can Christians truly have assurance of salvation? (03:51) Were Adam … View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Guided Tour Media Resource by

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  • A Book In His Hand, A Burden On His Back Media Resource by

    Pilgrim left the City of Destruction crying, “Life, life, eternal life!” He had a sure guide—his Bible—and he had a burden that needed to be lifted. Pilgrim knew that he needed a Savior in a dark world doomed for destruction. In this session, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas describes the importance of the Bible in the life of the Christian while considering what it means to be a pilgrim in this world. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by , , , , ,

    Gregory Beale, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas answer questions ranging from Jesus’ baptism, the atonement, and church history, to their favorite books of the Bible, and the theology of N.T. Wright. Questions: Why was it necessary for Christ to be baptized? (1:17) Derek Thomas, before you ran out of time in your message, what was going to be your third proof point for the resurrection? (3:19) After Christ accomplished his atonement, when and how, according to God’s moral justice, did the Father’s disposition toward the Son change from unmitigated wrath to redemptive … View Resource

  • Christ and Him Resurrected Media Resource by

    Each Sunday we remember that Christ is risen, but how often do we reflect on the significance of the resurrection? The Apostle Paul clearly said that if Christ is not risen our faith is in vain. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will explain the meaning and import of Christ’s resurrection and how it is related to our resurrection. View Resource

  • The Life of Christ Media Resource by

    The Apostle Paul tells us that God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will consider what the life of Christ tells us about His mission and purpose. He will cover the importance of Jesus’s obedience to the law as it relates to the question of the imputation of His active obedience. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , , , ,

    Voddie Baucham, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas answer questions ranging from how God views the elect before they are saved, defining a Reformed view of speaking in tongues, and how to know if we’ve truly “repented enough.” Questions: Athanasius confronted the issue of the deity of Christ. What is the strongest enemy the church faces today? (00:10) If God wants us to spend all eternity with Him, why didn’t He just put us with Him from the beginning? (08:43) How do we deal with knowing some of our loved ones may be headed to … View Resource

  • How Then Should I Live in This World? Media Resource by

    Ours is an ethically confused world. Materialist scientists tell us that since all is matter, there is no ultimate basis for judgments of “good” and “evil.” Relativists claim that what is “good” for one person or culture may not be “good” for another person or culture. Some Christians have largely absorbed the secularist worldview to the point that their lives are virtually indistinguishable from the lives of nonbelievers. In this session, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas will help Christians get a grasp on the true foundation of ethics in the Word of God, and he will examine how this foundation … View Resource

  • Saving the World Media Resource by

    Throughout history, well-meaning Christians have sought to save and change the world through earthly means. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will explore what it means to be a remnant. He will affirm that Sodom was destroyed not because of a lack of hospitality, as liberals claim; nor because of perversions, as conservatives claim; but because God did not find ten righteous men in the city. Dr. Thomas will explain that we change the world by being the church. View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: The Pilgrim’s Progress Media Resource by

    In this session Dr. Derek Thomas explores a timeless tale of faith’s triumph in The Pilgrim’s Progress, based on his teaching series by the same name. Written by John Bunyan over 300 years ago, The Pilgrim’s Progress one of the most widely-circulated books ever to be published in the English language. In spite of its popularity in the past, many people today are not familiar with this masterpiece. Christians have as much to gain from this book today as they did hundreds of years ago. 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

  • On to Enchanted Ground Media Resource by

    Hebrews 12:4

    Christiana and her fellow pilgrims draw steadily nearer to the Celestial City. As they journey through the Delectable Mountains, Enchanted Ground, and Beulah Land, they continue to encounter both spiritual opponents and spiritual allies. As their company grows and as they draw ever nearer to the city gates, Christiana is aware that she is nearly at the end of her journey. View Resource

  • From Vanity to Doubting Castle Media Resource by

    Romans 7:19-25

    Though there are often points of similarity between the experiences and struggles of believers, each person engages certain spiritual realities differently. For instance, Christian and his other family members spent time in Vanity and visited Doubting Castle; they covered the same ground but were called to act differently and face distinct challenges. In this message we will observe what happened to Christiana and the boys in these places, taking note of Bunyan’s rich theology of spiritual warfare. View Resource

  • The Road to Vanity & Vanity Fair Media Resource by

    Isaiah 50:10

    Though we do not know what the road ahead of us may hold, God’s pilgrims can be confident that He knows their needs. During a long stay at the Palace Beautiful, Christiana and her fellow travelers find much-needed respite from their journey. When the time comes for them to resume their travels, they are joined by traveling companions whose presence is an aid in times of darkness and danger. As they follow the king’s highway, their troupe continues to grow as they experience new joys and challenges. View Resource

  • The Trek to the Palace Media Resource by

    2 Corinthians 5:17

    Though no two Christians have identical spiritual biographies, there are often points of similarity in the stories and experiences of believers. As Christiana, Mercy, and the children follow the same route that Christian walked earlier, they continue to encounter many of the same people and landmarks on their way to the Palace Beautiful. By describing numerous changes and developments that have taken place since Christian’s journey, Bunyan conveys important insights about the life of a pilgrim. View Resource