• One Holy Passion: 2003 Santa Ana Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    In this series of messages from Ligonier’s 2003 conference series in Santa Ana, Drs. R.C. Sproul and Mark Dever introduce four of God’s attributes that are often neglected or misunderstood by today’s church. They explain how the Bible defines God’s wrath, love, knowledge, and unchangeability and show why many current understandings of these attributes do not line up with the teachings of Scripture. View Resource

  • One True Church?: 2000 Pittsburgh Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    It’s easy to become discouraged as the marks of God’s church seem to grow fuzzy in local congregations, becoming so blurred at times we’re not sure what distinguishes a church from a cult or social club. What does the one true church look like? When did God first establish his church, and why? What is the nature of the covenant relationship He made with His church, and what are our responsibilities? What do the words ‘one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church’ mean? When did Catholic and Orthodox institutions cease to be part of the one true church? How can … View Resource

  • Overcoming the Eclipse of God: 2003 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    During Ligonier Ministries’ first annual pastors conference in October of 2003, pastors from around the country gathered to hear Dr. R.C. Sproul, John Sartelle, and Rick Phillips emphasize the importance of God-centered worship, prayer, evangelism, and preaching. This series contains all of the lectures from that conference and is a great resource for pastors or laypeople who need to better understand the function and importance of the role of the pastor, as he leads his congregation in worship and evangelism. View Resource

  • Overcoming the Eclipse of God: 2004 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    The modern church-growth movement has produced many formulas and strategies for achieving rapid growth in church attendance. And while the desire to reach the lost is commendable, the pursuit of God and His standards is all too often lost in the zeal to fill our churches. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2004 Pastors Conference, Drs. R.C. Sproul, Mark Dever, and J. Ligon Duncan III call upon the leaders of the church to renew their commitment to being God-centered in all aspects of ministry. The speakers explore the importance of expository preaching, the elements of God-glorifying worship, … View Resource

  • Overcoming the Eclipse of God: 2006 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Across America, the people of God strive to bring lost people the good news of Jesus Christ. As part of the Great Commission, this is commendable. But our attempts are often misguided as we inadvertently displace the Lord as the center of life in our drive to attract non-believers. Christ-centered preaching has been abandoned for magic formulas promising to deliver our best life now. Ordinary means of grace, like prayer and sacrament, are ignored in favor of marketing to specific audiences. Worship worthy of our majestic Creator is regularly exchanged for mere entertainment. In short, God’s glory has been eclipsed. … View Resource

  • Overcoming the World: 2014 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As has been true in every generation, the church today faces many challenges from the world. The intellectual and moral opposition that we face can seem overwhelming at times, which is why we need to remember that Christ has already overcome this opposition. By His life, death, and resurrection, our Savior has conquered our enemies, and by His Spirit He has granted us to share in the victory. The Lord, in His Spirit, comes alongside us to strengthen us for the battles we face. This strengthening occurs as we are grounded in His truth (John 17:17). The 27th … View Resource

  • Overcoming the World: 2014 West Coast Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As has been true in every generation, the church today faces many challenges from the world. The intellectual and moral opposition that we face can seem overwhelming at times, which is why we need to remember that Christ has already overcome this opposition. By His life, death, and resurrection, our Savior has conquered our enemies, and by His Spirit He has granted us to share in the victory. The Lord, in His Spirit, comes alongside us to strengthen us for the battles we face. This strengthening occurs as we are grounded in His truth (John 17:17). The 2014 Ligonier … View Resource

  • Pastors Conference 2005 Conference with Various Teachers

    The modern church-growth movement has produced many formulas and strategies for achieving rapid growth in church attendance. And while the desire to reach the lost is commendable, the pursuit of God and His standards is all too often lost in the zeal to fill our churches. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2005 Pastors Conference, Drs. R.C. Sproul, Mark Dever, and Derek Thomas call upon the leaders of the church to renew their commitment to being God-centered in all aspects of ministry. The speakers explore the importance of expository preaching, the elements of God-glorifying worship, and explain how … View Resource

  • Peace, Purity, and Unity in the Church: 2010 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    At Ligonier, we know that the work in the church is crucial to advancing God’s work in this world. Godly leaders are on the frontline of ministry. Pastoral responsibilities to clearly and effectively teach the gospel, lead the next generation, shepherd families, engage in missions and church planting, and serve wherever God directs are profound. So that we all might continue to be a blessing to the world and to our brothers and sisters in Christ, we must effectively live out the essential truths of the gospel. At the 2010 Pastors Conference, “Peace, Purity, and Unity in the Church,” Mark … View Resource

  • Pilgrims in Progress: 2015 Regional Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As our culture becomes more secularized and hostile to the Christian faith, it’s easy for us to believe that we are the first generation to face this kind of world. However, church history shows us that this is not the case. People such as Augustine, the Puritans, and many others faced cultural collapse, persecution, and various events that threatened to shake their faith in the Lord. In each case, they turned to Scripture to be reminded of our heavenly citizenship. Today, the church must recover its understanding of pilgrimage, the notion that we are citizens not of this world but … View Resource

  • Pillars of the Christian Faith: 2009 Leadership Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    While always initiated and empowered by the work of the Holy Spirit, history tells us that the most powerful periods of church renewal and reformation follow the efforts of Christian leaders to teach the Word of God accurately. These gifted teachers held in common a solid grounding in the essential truths of the prophetic and apostolic writings, the foundation upon which Christ builds His church. Christian leaders today must likewise be established in these biblical truths if the church would enjoy a new reformation. In Ligonier Ministries’ 2009 Ministry Leadership Conference, “Pillars of the Christian Faith,” Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, … View Resource

  • A Portrait of God: 2004 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Since the dawn of time, God has made His character known throughout creation. We see His power and wisdom in the created order. The punishment of the wicked reflects His wrath and holiness, and His love and mercy are displayed in the history of redemption. As Christians, we glory in these displays of His perfection. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2004 National Conference, J. Ligon Duncan III, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul and R.C. Sproul Jr. discuss God’s glorious character. They explain how God’s attributes are defined according to Scripture and … View Resource

  • The Power and the Glory: 2003 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    The Lord’s Prayer teaches us that the power and glory of God’s kingdom will endure forever. As Christians, we affirm that every aspect of life should bring glory to God, and in order to live in such a way, we must learn how to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. In Ligonier Ministries’ 2003 National Conference, “The Power and the Glory,” Sinclair Ferguson, John MacArthur, Albert Mohler, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Douglas Wilson provide sound Biblical teaching on the power and glory of God in the building of His kingdom. View Resource

  • Reformation 500 Celebration Conference with Various Teachers

    The five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation calls for celebration and remembrance lest we forget this event and the doctrinal truths that sparked it. On October 30, 2017 we hosted a special evening celebrating the Reformation. Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas joined R.C. Sproul in covering the Reformation in brief messages that highlighted the gospel, what it means to have peace with God, the historical setting of the Reformation, and other topics. View Resource

  • Reformation and Revival: 2000 Charlotte Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    The church is abuzz over the idea of revival and the experiences that are reported to accompany it. What are true and false revivals? What are the differences? Are there any biblical springboards associated with the launch of a revival? And can we expect to see authentic revival and reformation in our churches and culture in our lifetimes? In Ligonier Ministries’ 2000 Charlotte conference, “Reformation and Revival,” R.C. Sproul examines the work of God in revival and reformation, using Jonathan Edwards’ Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Holy Spirit of God and the Reformation theme post tenebras lux … View Resource