Since the first century, God has been pleased to send awakenings to His people, and we can learn much from how He has worked in the past as we call out to Him for awakening today. This session examines the various awakenings that have taken place in history since the Apostolic era, focusing particularly on the Reformation and the First Great Awakening. It considers the awakenings that happened as God blessed the work of the Reformers and later preachers such as Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield.
A questions and answers session with Kevin DeYoung, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, and Steven Lawson. Questions: Is awakening an event or a process? (00:42) How do we distinguish genuine awakening from counterfeit awakening? How does awakening in our personal lives differ from awakening in the church? (5:32) How does the First Great Awakening compare to the Second Great Awakening? (10:17) What is the difference between revival and reformation? How is awakening different from reform? (15:46) Does the Holy Spirit regenerate a sinner apart from hearing the gospel and exercising faith and repentance? (21:46) How should I deal with …
The Apostle John warns us not to love the world, and our fallen tendency to view the world as an ultimate end in itself means that we must fight against our dark inclinations to set our hearts on this age and its pleasures. But God created the world to glorify Himself, and as we make Him our ultimate end, we can identify the sins that manifest our love for the world and enjoy the Lord’s creation in an appropriate way. Rev. Kevin DeYoung calls on the Lord to restore us to a high view of the world as the arena …
Kevin DeYoung, W. Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions on topics such as modern advancements in medical technology, children who die in infancy, what Heaven will be like, and more. Questions: Considering that Coptic Christians believe Jesus had only one nature (monophysites), can we consider them Christians? (00:30) With all of the advancements in medical care in helping to keep people alive, what is the Christian’s responsibility in accepting these medical advances? Can a Christian say no to medical treatment or do we have the responsibility to seek any and all treatment available? …
Rev. Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, N.C., and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. He is author of many books, including Just Do Something.