• Our Great High Priest: The Heavenly Ministry of Christ Media Resource by

    We often think of the work of Christ in terms of His finished work on the cross and forget about His present priestly ministry on our behalf. Christ was not only faithful in securing our salvation through His death and resurrection but He is also faithful in bestowing upon us the benefits of our salvation. As High Priest, Jesus both died for His people and continually prays for them. In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton concentrates on the ongoing work of Christ in applying the benefits of redemption and interceding on behalf of His people. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Hamilton, Nichols, Reeves, Sproul, and Thomas Media Resource by , , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. Ian Hamilton, Stephen Nichols, Michael Reeves, R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas. Questions: What did the Lord do in your life to help you embrace your calling as a battlefield theologian? (00:30) Please reflect on the helpfulness of the Ligonier Statement on Christology. (02:28) Can you know Jesus without the Bible? (7:44) When the wrath of God was poured out for our sins was the Son of God separated from the Trinity? (12:00) Was it difficult for Christ to live a sinless life? (13:38) Did Jesus die and take the punishment for the … View Resource

  • A Curse for Us: The Death of Christ Media Resource by

    Christianity centers on the cross of Christ. From the justice of God in dealing with sin to the love of God in sending His Son to die, the cross is the supreme display of the character of God. Through His atoning death, Christ secured eternal life for His people. In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton focuses on the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the importance of upholding the doctrine of double imputation. View Resource

  • Chosen in Christ: God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption Media Resource by

    Few subjects provoke debate like the doctrine of election. As a result, many struggle to see the value of it for Christian living. Yet from a biblical perspective, the doctrine of election is intended to comfort God’s people as well as magnify God’s grace. In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton shows why God’s eternal plan to redeem His people for His glory is the basis for the work of Christ as our mediator, the foundation for the historical unfolding of the covenant of grace, and the ground for our hope in the gospel. View Resource

  • Calvinism and the Christian Life and The Reformed Pastor (Optional Session) Media Resource by

    In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton highlights his two teaching series Calvinism and the Christian Life and The Reformed Pastor, and helps us understand that Calvinism is much more than “five points.” View Resource

  • John Calvin: Reformed Pastor Media Resource by

    John Calvin sought before God to be a faithful pastor and is thus a model for the reformed pastor. In this final lesson, Rev. Hamilton points us to Christ as the heart of Calvin’s theology, ministry, and life. View Resource

  • The Reformed Congregation Media Resource by

    The reformed pastor is called to shepherd the flock as one who must give an account. In this lesson, Rev. Hamilton describes the reformed pastor’s love for his congregation as expressed through the intimacy of pastoral visitation. View Resource

  • The Fellowship of the Saints Media Resource by

    The ordinary means of grace do not take place in a vacuum. In this lesson, Rev. Hamilton relays the importance of the fellowship of the saints as the very context in which the ordinary means of grace operate to the salvation of God’s people. View Resource

  • The Prototypical Reformed Pastor Media Resource by

    All pastors are to model the prototypical pastor, Jesus Christ. In this introductory lesson, Rev. Hamilton highlights the distinguishing characteristics of a servant of God with a view to the servant of God, Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • Communion with God Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton highlights a final feature of Calvinism as it shapes the lives of Christians. Calvinism, with its profoundly Trinitarian shape and content, cultivates communion with God. We are struck with such a Trinitarian emphasis as we read Calvin’s Institutes. Perhaps none better expressed this communion with the triune God than John Owen, the great 17th-century English pastor-theologian. View Resource

  • God’s Sovereignty Media Resource by

    Calvinism affects the life of every individual Christian, but it also affects the church corporately. The Holy Spirit conforms Christians to the image of Christ. In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton calls attention to the sovereign grace of God as one of the fundamental features of Calvinism and how it affects a people under the lordship of Christ. View Resource

  • A Life of Holiness Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton sets forth three more features of Calvinism that should shape the life of Christians and the church. The first is living coram Deo, “before the face of God.” The second is living according to the charge, “Be holy, for I am holy” (Lev. 11:44; 1 Pet. 1:16). The third is resting content in the Word of God, especially as it relates to living before and worshiping God in His holiness. View Resource

  • Calvinism’s Foundational Experience Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton addresses the foundational experience that lies at the heart of Calvinism. As he does so, we are called to consider Isaiah 6 and the “common notes” that all believers share in the Christian life—even when the circumstances of their conversions vary. Pastor Hamilton shows us that God replicates such “notes” in every person trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. View Resource

  • Godly Catholicity Media Resource by

    The Reformed faith has a well-defined core of non-negotiable doctrines. But it has never possessed one complete and common theological expression. This fact helps us to appreciate the determined catholicity of John Calvin, which Pastor Hamilton examines in this lesson. Christians today are called to pursue this godly catholicity, a distinctive feature of Calvinism, without the compromise of gospel truth. View Resource

  • What Is Calvinism? Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Ian Hamilton introduces us to John Calvin and helps us understand Calvinism. In the process, we find that Calvin was not a theological innovator, but he was indeed a magnificent systematician. We also learn that Calvinism is not simply a theological system, but rather a whole religious consciousness. View Resource