• Holiness: 2001 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    God is holy. People are unholy. Through God’s holy grace Christians are deemed holy because of the finished work of Christ. We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who labors daily to make us more holy. But until we are glorified, the presence of sin remains. Perhaps nothing highlights this more than the way we often respond to the holiness of God. His perfection can terrify we who have broken His law. Alistair Begg, Jerry Bridges, Sinclair Ferguson, Rosemary Jensen, John MacArthur, Al Mohler, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. join together to consider that which will occupy and delight … 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 we … 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 (“after darkness, light”). Learn why … View Resource

  • The Cross of Christ: 2000 Nashville Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am Your sin. You took on You what was mine; yet set on me what was Yours. You became what You were not, that I might become what I was not.” – Martin Luther  In this profound statement, Martin Luther summarizes the comprehensive work of Christ in atoning for our sins. But how did the ‘exchange’ about which Luther marveled take place? What really happened on the cross? In Ligonier Ministries’ 2000 Nashville conference, “The Cross of Christ,” R.C. Sproul surveys various theories of the Atonement, demonstrating whether they actually satisfy the problem of … View Resource

  • The Holiness of God: 2000 Portland Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    When Scripture calls God “holy,” it is speaking of everything that sets Him apart from us, including His acts of justice and mercy. How can we comprehend the holiness of God? What happens to us when we do? What about the holiness of Christ? And why is it that some of us merely are intrigued by God’s holiness while others, such as Isaiah, experience deep terror, awe and adoration?  An appreciation of God’s holiness is absolutely essential to spiritual growth and reformation. In Ligonier Ministries’ 2000 Portland conference, “The Holiness of God,” R.C. Sproul studies the holiness of God for … View Resource

  • Upsetting the World: 2000 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    When the Gospel is presented boldly and without compromise it will always encounter opposition. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2000 National Conference, “Upsetting the World,” Sinclair Ferguson, Al Martin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., John Piper, R.C. Sproul, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Douglas Wilson explain how to face a world that is hostile to the Gospel. Reminding us that the Gospel is offensive to depraved humanity, the speakers emphasize the need for world missions, the reality of suffering, and our heavenly reward. View Resource

  • The Holiness of God: 1999 Washington D.C. Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    When Scripture calls God “holy,” it is speaking of everything that sets Him apart from us, including His acts of justice and mercy. How can we comprehend the holiness of God? What happens to us when we do? What about the holiness of Christ? And why is it that some of us merely are intrigued by God’s holiness while others, such as Isaiah, experience deep terror, awe and adoration? An appreciation of God’s holiness is absolutely essential to spiritual growth and reformation. In Ligonier Ministries’ 1999 Washington D.C. conference, “The Holiness of God,” R.C. Sproul studies the holiness of … View Resource

  • Willing to Believe: 1999 Detroit Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    How extensive were the effects of Adam’s fall? Was his will crippled, so that he required the assistance of God’s grace to overcome his wicked tendencies in order to be saved? Or was he plunged into spiritual bondage, unable to willingly obey God and totally depend on divine grace for any hope of salvation? And are the answers to these questions simply minor points for theologians to wrangle over, or are they central to our Christian life?  In Ligonier Ministries’ 1999 Detroit conference, “Willing to Believe,” R.C. Sproul discusses the controversy over free will. By examining the debate through history … View Resource

  • The End? Finding Hope in the Millennial Maze: 1999 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As the years go by, frenzied excitement abounds in religious circles about the question of whether or not we are living in the last days. Apocalyptic scenarios for the new millennium have even made their way into secular fiction, movies, and television.  Some of the confusion is understandable. Prophetic passages in Scripture are notoriously difficult to interpret and understand. The widespread misunderstanding of these passages has led to unbridled speculation and predictions about the details and dates surrounding the last days.  Equipping ourselves with some reliable tools for understanding the biblical account of the end times can give us hope … View Resource

  • Tough Questions Christians Face: 1998 Pittsburgh Conference Conference with R.C. Sproul

    The circumstances of life in our fallen world present persistent questions, even among mature Christian believers, which test our faith. Tragedy and suffering, in particular, evoke questions about God’s character and His plan for us on our Christian journey. In addition, new and seasoned students of the Bible and theology are often perplexed by puzzling questions about what God has revealed to us.  If left unanswered, such questions can drive a wedge between us and our knowledge and love of the Lord. However, if we look in the right places for answers, our faith can be strengthened, our hope renewed, … View Resource

  • Amazing Love: 1998 Los Angeles Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    In writing his first epistle to Timothy, Paul relied heavily on his understanding of God’s love. Echoing Christ’s teaching that the greatest commandment is love, he exhorted Timothy to focus on ‘love from a pure heart a good conscience and a sincere faith’ as the goal of his instruction.  Man can hope to reach this goal only through the God who is love. Before the foundation of the world, God determined to create man in His own image, and to enter a loving relationship with him. Despite man’s rejection of God and His love, God remained faithful to His purpose … View Resource

  • Amazing Love: 1998 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    In writing his first epistle to Timothy, Paul relied heavily on his understanding of God’s love. Echoing Christ’s teaching that the greatest commandment is love, he exhorted Timothy to focus on ‘love from a pure heart a good conscience and a sincere faith’ as the goal of his instruction. Man can hope to reach this goal only through the God who is love. Before the foundation of the world, God determined to create man in His own image, and to enter a loving relationship with him. Despite man’s rejection of God and His love, God remained faithful to His purpose … View Resource

  • Essential Truths of the Christian Faith: 1997 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    King Ahaz of Judah learned the hard way that a refusal to stand and confess the truths revealed by the Lord leads only to disaster. Today, many professing evangelicals are repeating Ahaz’s error, diminishing the importance of difficult but crucial doctrines. But if the church is going to crash the gates of hell, she must reaffirm and recommit herself to the essential truths of the Christian faith, as Alistair Begg, James Boice, Sinclair Ferguson, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and others remind us in Ligonier Ministries’ 1997 National Conference, “Essential Truths of the Christian Faith.” View Resource

  • The Sovereignty of God: 1996 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Who’s in charge, man or God? From the beginning, people have wrongly answered life’s crucial question. Homo mensura, we have proudly declared. Man, not God, is the measure of all things. The Bible disagrees. According to the Scriptures, God is in charge of every aspect of His creation. Ligonier Ministries’ 1996 National Conference, “The Sovereignty of God,” explores God’s absolute and benevolent rule and how to apply it to your world. Eric Alexander, Jerry Bridges, W. Robert Godfrey, D. James Kennedy, Al Martin, and R.C. Sproul probe the doctrine of God’s sovereignty — and our responsibility to Him who upholds … View Resource

  • Defending the Faith in a Faithless World: 1995 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    The apostle Peter lived in a faithless world. Most people didn’t know the Gospel. Many viciously attacked it. In this context Peter wrote, “Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” (I Peter 3:15).  Our world is like Peter’s. Knowledge of Christian truth fades; hostility toward the faith flourishes. And we, fearing ridicule and exclusion, too often remain silent about the hope within us.  No longer.  Ligonier Ministries’ 1995 National Conference, “Defending the Faith in a Faithless World,” prepares you to answer those who challenge God’s glorious … View Resource