• The Good Work Shall Be Completed Media Resource by

    Though sin is most commonly spoken of in connection to death and eternal punishment, the effects of sin pervade all of human life. Even those who have been born again and desire to please God continue to wrestle with the sinful inclinations entrenched within their own hearts. Therefore, the good news that Jesus Christ offers is not just forgiveness of sins, but also the hope of being liberated from one’s own sinful nature. Although this growth in grace can sometimes be difficult to detect, God’s Word reminds Christians that the Lord, who began His gracious working in their lives when … View Resource

  • The Desires of Your Heart Media Resource by

    People are profoundly shaped by their desires and dreams. This is why Proverbs 4:23 exhorts, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Any object, person, or idea that finds a foothold in a person’s heart has a profound capacity to influence how that person will think and act. This is often the way that sinful desires lead to sinful lifestyles. However, godly desires can also bear significant fruit in a person’s life. As Psalm 37:4 declares, those who make God their greatest delight will not fail to receive what their hearts desire. View Resource

  • Our Heavenly Father Loves Us Media Resource by

    One of the beliefs distinguishing Christianity from other religions is the affirmation that God is both a just Judge and a loving Father. Many belief systems focus exclusively on God’s justice and might, depicting a deity that relates to people only through legalistic demands and wrathful punishment. On the other extreme, it is also popular to present a deity who is the paragon of love and acceptance, but who lacks the transcendent majesty and holiness of the God of Scripture. The Bible, however, proclaims the good news that God’s righteous requirements have been satisfied in Jesus Christ, and God relates … View Resource

  • All Things Work Together Media Resource by

    One of life’s most difficult questions concerns why bad things happen. Whether minor things like being delayed in traffic or major things like coping with injury and disease, all people face disappointment and heartache. In the midst of the frustration and pain around us, today’s passage reminds us of the glorious hope that awaits all followers of Jesus Christ. Moreover, the Holy Spirit is using the very trials and hardships that we experience to help us grow in faith and become more like Christ. View Resource

  • Open Windows of Heaven Media Resource by

    For both Christians and non-Christians, money and material goods can become major concerns. Some become consumed by the pursuit of wealth. For others who already have an abundance of possessions, these things can become a source of distraction and worry. On the other hand, those who are destitute can easily become preoccupied with obtaining the resources needed to survive. Though these material concerns can easily enslave a person, the Word of God offers liberation from this bondage. As we examine today’s passage from the often-ignored book of Malachi, we will be reminded that God has promised to provide faithfully for … View Resource

  • Wisdom for the Asking Media Resource by

    It is common knowledge that in today’s world of consumerism nothing is free. When we see something that looks like a good deal, we tend to think that it’s too good to be true. If a person gives something away, we tend to assume either that what is being given away is not very good or that we are being lured into some type of deception. Sadly, we also adopt this mindset in our relationship with God. Rather than freely receive good gifts from God, we try to earn them. As we examine James 1:5, we will see that God … View Resource

  • Confession, Forgiveness, & Cleansing Media Resource by

    Our understanding of how serious a problem is determines the kind of solution we will seek. For instance, a person who is experiencing an illness will often delay a visit to the doctor until he is convinced that he cannot recover on his own. Similarly, we must first come to realize our natural state of bondage to sin before we are able or willing to seek forgiveness and healing from God. Today’s passage reminds us of our fallen nature, and it offers us the glorious hope of reconciliation with God in Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • Children Are a Heritage Media Resource by

    A biblical vision of parenting and childrearing is urgently needed in today’s world. Common assumptions about children tend to be unbalanced. Some people have naïve and unrealistic expectations about children, while others view them as unwanted burdens. Sadly, many parents attempt to rear their children without a Christ-centered purpose, focusing exclusively on what makes the parent or the child happy. By reminding us that children are a heritage from the Lord, today’s passage affirms that sons and daughters are both a blessing and a sacred trust that parents are called to steward for the glory of God. View Resource

  • He Has Overcome the World Media Resource by

    The Bible uses the term “world” in several different ways. For instance, “world” often refers to the people who inhabit the world, such as in John 3:16. It can also refer, as in Acts 17:34, to the physical world that God created. However, other prominent New Testament references to “the world” do not describe people or the earth, but pervasive attitudes, structures, and inclinations that are opposed to God. This is what the apostles had in mind when they urged believers not to conform to “the pattern of this world” (Romans 12:2) and warned that “friendship with the world is … View Resource

  • Mountains Cast Into the Sea Media Resource by

    As part of God’s curse in Genesis 3, life in a fallen world is fraught with hardship. As a result, Christians experience things like hunger, disease, and sorrow. In addition to these natural obstacles and difficulties, Jesus also warned His disciples that they would experience enmity and opposition from others because of their relationship to Him. Today, whether living amidst the comforts of the Western world or in places where Christianity is outlawed, all Christians are called upon to endure various trials. For this reason, it is vitally important to cling to Jesus Christ in faith; as Jesus promised, faith … View Resource

  • All Scripture is Profitable Media Resource by

    In the West, Christians have greater access to the Bible today than at any other time in history. Most believers in the United States own several printed copies of the Bible and also have the ability to read it on a myriad of electronic devices. It is both tragic and ironic, then, that multitudes of professing Christians do not read or study their Bibles consistently. Biblical literacy in the West is at its lowest point in centuries. Even among those who do read the Bible, large portions of it remain uncharted territory. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. will … View Resource

  • The Call to Wonder Media Resource by

    Jesus encourages us to become like children in order to inherit God’s Kingdom. This session explores the Bible’s call that we be like children, examining the childlike qualities that please God and give us joy. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers Media Resource by , , , ,

    Drs. George Grant, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul Jr. and R.C. Sproul answer a variety of questions covering God’s sovereignty in salvation, predestination, the role of scholarship in doxology, religious pluralism, and more. Video outline: 00:41 Why are Reformed theologians are enamored with Roman Catholic writers such as G.K. Chesterton? 06:27 Does being a “city on a hill” imply that we don’t need to go meet the world where they are? 10:56 How do we minister to those who believe they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit? 12:34 How can we learn to study the … View Resource

  • Economics Has Consequences: The Real Effects of Sin Media Resource by

    Sin has very different consequences depending on the structure of economic systems. In this lesson, we’ll look at a comparison between North and South Korea; at the way economies take sin into account; at revolutionary socialism in practice; at the regulatoryenvironment created by government intervention; and at questions of poverty and greed within free markets. View Resource

  • Government Intervention: Basic Principles & Education Media Resource by

    Government intervention in an economy can significantly affect the ability of Christians to be faithful stewards. In this lesson, we will look at an example of government expansion from WWI Germany; at the basics of intervention; at a brief history of intervention in the US; and at the effects of intervention on education. View Resource