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  • Before Light, Darkness Media Resource by

    The Latin phrase post tenebras lux has long stood as a motto of the Reformation. Its stark but hopeful claim shines forth in bold relief in a culture engulfed by sin. By declaring “after darkness, light,” the Reformers understood that only the light of the gospel can overcome the darkness of unbelief. In this session, Dr. Sproul Jr. explores what the Reformers meant by this phrase and how it can inform our witness today. View Resource

  • October 30, 1517: The Eve of the Reformation Media Resource by

    Most people remember October 31, 1517, as the day Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses. But what drove him to list a series of theological statements for public dispute? Why did he focus on the importance of repentance for the Christian life? What did he want to achieve? In this session, Dr. Sproul Jr. considers what lessons can be learned from the life of Martin Luther on the eve of the Reformation. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Nichols, Sproul, and Sproul Jr. Media Resource by , ,

    A Questions and Answers session with Drs. Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Questions: What is the value of studying church history before the Reformation? (00:08) What is the difference between Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism? How do these affect the world today? (03:17) Sproul, you have labeled yourself an “Imputationist.” Why have you chosen that label? (09:42) Since becoming a Christian, I have committed a lot of big sins. I am living a repentant life, but still fell guilty. What can I further understand? (13:19) Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life. What do each of these … View Resource

  • Children Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Dr. Sproul focuses on God’s call to children in the family, especially from the clear instruction in Ephesians 6 to obey parents in the Lord. Why should they obey? Simply, because God said so. Not only that, He also promises a good life to those who obey. Furthermore, fathers must not shy away from the directive to raise their children in the Lord, though they must beware of stirring up rebellion in their children. In the end, fathers must lead their families to find their identity in the Lord Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • Family Worship Media Resource by

    This final lesson focuses on what Dr. Sproul considers “a royal waste of time,” a phrase that comes from the title of a book on worship. Worship remains a “waste of time,” because we do not use it as a means to get something else done. Rather, worship is the ultimate reason for which God created us. We call it a “royal” waste of time, because it focuses on King Jesus. With family worship in this category, we come to consider it as part of our “chief end,” namely, to glorify and enjoy God forever. View Resource

  • The Role of the Church Media Resource by

    In our series so far, we have learned wonderful truths from God’s Word concerning His desires and promises for families. Someone might argue that such instruction becomes overly optimistic as we lose sight of the fact that we are dealing with sinners when we address families. Dr. Sproul reminds us that God remains aware of this dilemma. Indeed, sin and hardship deeply affect our families, but the Lord does not leave us to ourselves. In this lesson, then, we consider the role of the church in our quest for godly families. View Resource

  • Husbands, Part 1 Media Resource by

    Jesus works to bring all things under His submission. One day, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. Such dominion parallels the mandate God gave Adam, as Christ sanctifies His bride, the church. God calls husbands to be a part of this sanctification, as they treat their wives as the center of their “garden.” They must labor, by God’s grace, to sanctify their wives as Christ does the church. This lesson addresses husbands and their task to love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her. View Resource

  • Husbands, Part 2 Media Resource by

    Dr. Sproul tells husbands to remember the obvious: “You’re not Jesus, and, in fact, you need Jesus.” He belabors this simple truth, because a husband can all too easily place himself on the same level as Christ. A husband certainly has the call to love, sanctify, and exercise authority as Christ does (Eph. 5). However, sin causes the parallel to break down, while the call to be like Him remains. This lesson, then, focuses on the duties of husbands to emulate Christ in His threefold office (munus triplex) of prophet, priest, and king. View Resource

  • Wives, Part 1 Media Resource by

    We come to Ephesians 5:22, a controversial text that tells wives to submit to their husbands. Dr. Sproul calls this verse “the great evangelical ‘yes but’ passage.” The “yes” that wants to observe the mandate in the text faces the resistance of the “but” protesting against such submission. Yet, the text remains simple and clear and there should be no “buts” for the Christian. This lesson, then, explains how wives are to submit to their husbands in connection with the qualifications related to this verse. View Resource

  • The Function of the Family Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Dr. Sproul addresses the function of the family through the background and text of Genesis 2:18. Here, God declared that it was “not good” for Adam to be alone. As a result, he made Eve as Adam’s helper in their common dominion mandate. God called them to expand their garden paradise with the family growing and spreading with it throughout the earth. The fall made this task painful, toilsome, and impossible to completely carry out. Yet, we see that the call remains and is ultimately fulfilled in Christ as His glorious reign expands throughout the world. View Resource

  • The Importance of the Family Media Resource by

    Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. contends that future generations will look upon our contemporary Western culture and see that the institution of the family became “utterly malleable” at the will of sinful people. This series is designed to help us resist the collapse of families and instead nurture them to the glory of God. This first lesson introduces us to some of the key family issues we face as the church of Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , ,

    W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer a range of questions. Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • The City of God Media Resource by

    Augustine saw the world as a struggle between two ultimate cities—the city of God and the city of man. Augustine knew that he and his brothers and sisters in Christ were citizens of God’s city. He knew that they were called to walk in a manner worthy of the gospel and to live as lights in a dark world. In this session, Dr. Sproul Jr. describes what it means for Christians to be citizens of heaven even as we live in a world that is often dark and hostile to the light of the gospel. View Resource

  • Doubting Castle Media Resource by

    Giant Despair captured Pilgrim and locked him in Doubting Castle after he left the true Way. There, Pilgrim suffered terribly, but he remembered the promises of God and thereby escaped. In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. describes how doubts afflict us as Christians, but he also describes how to contend with those doubts. Although in this life we often feel trapped by doubts and despair, we have the key to freedom—the promises in God’s Word. View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Abortion Front Lines Media Resource by ,

    In this session, Lee Webb interviews Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. and John Barros about the importance of sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics. View Resource