• Questions and Answers Media Resource by , , ,

    Sinclair Ferguson, Nathan Clark George, Andrew Peterson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer a variety of questions dealing with the responses of evangelical churches and colleges to the arts of drama and literature; how to distinguish between good art and bad art; how parents discuss the dangers of a worldly culture without quenching their child’s wonder, and how we understand God’s immutability. Questions: In relation to Jesus growing in wisdom and stature, how do we understand the immutability of God’s nature? (00:01) Why is there is a discomfort—even a fear—of art, drama, and literature among many evangelical churches, … View Resource

  • Given for Beauty Media Resource by

    Surely it is significant that the first individuals in Scripture said to be filled with the Holy Spirit were Bezalel and Oholiab (Ex. 31:1–11), craftsmen tasked with executing God’s plans for building and furnishing the tabernacle. Our God loves beauty, and in this session, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will explore the role of the Holy Spirit in creation, in recreation, and His focus on beauty both in the created order and in His beautifying the saints through sanctification. View Resource

  • Homo Sapiens Media Resource by

    In its third year as an academic institution, Reformation Bible College remains committed to providing an education governed by the wisdom of God revealed in Scripture. This session featuring Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is the address that is part of our third annual convocation service marking the beginning of another school year. He will address our calling to pursue wisdom, focusing on the Bible as the source of wisdom as well as our study of Scripture as our means of pursuing wisdom. View Resource

  • On This Rock Media Resource by

    Two thousand years ago, the church was a tiny band of believers with an amazing message. Despite constant persecution from without and strife from within, this church has grown. In this message, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson considers God’s promise that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church, encouraging believers to stand firm in hope, clinging to the promise of God in the face of all that the enemy can throw at us. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers #2 Media Resource by , , ,

    Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul and Cal Thomas answer questions on a variety of topics that address the Christian’s role in civil disobedience; teaching our children to defend their faith as they transition to college; the authoritative interpretation of Scripture; the revival of our nation and how we can know that we are saved, to name a few. The questions addressed in this session are: 1. What guidance would you give preachers on speaking about politics from the pulpit?2. Is there a role for civil disobedience?3. Do any of you see signs of revival in our nation?View Resource

  • Doctrine in the Dock Media Resource by

    Throughout church history, there have been those who set theology and Christian living in opposition to one another. Yet, this was not the way of Jesus or the Apostles. In this message, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will affirm the value and importance not only of the study of theology but the application of what we study to our hearts. It will look to Paul as a model of one who combined profound theology and heartfelt doxology. View Resource

  • Dwelling Within Media Resource by

    The temptations endured by Jesus in the wilderness are remarkable accounts of Jesus’ righteous fortitude in the face of the most trying conditions. Having received the approval of the Father and the anointing of the Spirit at His baptism, Jesus, debilitated and suffering, succeeded where our forefather, the first Adam, failed, setting the stage for a ministry that would lead to His victory in the resurrection. However, Jesus did not undergo these trials alone, but He received the ministrations and support of His companion, the Holy Spirit, the same person who led Jesus into the wilderness. The Spirit orchestrated these … View Resource

  • The Face of God Media Resource by

    Many people have claimed at various times and in various ways that the God of the Old Testament is not the same God as the God of the New Testament. Sadly, this assertion misunderstands the nature and purposes of God. God is immutable: He does not change in His nature, character, will, or purposes. Nonetheless, He has chosen to reveal His person and plans progressively in the history of redemption through His Spirit. This does not mean that the Spirit did not reveal the face of God at all in the Old Testament. On the contrary, the Old Testament reveals … View Resource

  • A Heavenly Birth Media Resource by

    For those who stand outside of faith, the message of the gospel may appear burdensome and shackling. Yet, this could not be farther from the truth. The regeneration of the Spirit liberates believers to turn their affections to Christ and put their faith in Him. God’s people were created to enjoy this knowledge and love of the Savior, and they receive fulfillment only when their hearts are turned to Him. Jesus’ yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matt. 11:30), and man remains in darkness, empty, burdened, and miserable, until the Spirit breathes life and light into his dead, … View Resource

  • A Heavenly Helper Media Resource by

    The thought of walking, sitting, and eating with Jesus brings Christians great joy, and His physical absence leaves us longing to be in His presence. As wonderful as this thought and longing is, we should not neglect the truth that Jesus has sent another helper. The Holy Spirit, the comforter, teacher, advocate, and homemaker, dwells within God’s people and illuminates their hearts with the fullness of Christ. We see Christ clearly now because His companion, His Spirit, resides within us. View Resource

  • The Inward Groan Media Resource by

    All Christians face the tension in their lives between the promise of complete, permanent restoration and the present state of struggle with sin. Yet, it is important to remember that if we were left alone and unaided, then there would be no struggle on our part, only failure. By the grace of God, the Holy Spirit works on our behalf to transform us into the image of Christ and to assist us in our moral weaknesses. Furthermore, He does not pop in and out at sporadic intervals, exerting only the barest amount of power. On the contrary, just as the … View Resource

  • Order from Chaos Media Resource by

    Many Christians have either heard, or even muttered, the phrase, “The Holy Spirit is the forgotten person of the Trinity.” This assertion misses the real problem in the church today, a problem not extant in generations past. Christians know about the Holy Spirit, but, unlike the Father or the Son, they don’t really know who the Holy Spirit is. In this message, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson purposes to remove this ignorance by exploring the questions of the identity of the Spirit, the nature of His character, how we, as Christians, may come to know and have fellowship with Him, and more. View Resource

  • Rivers of Living Water Media Resource by

    New covenant believers receive such a fullness of the Spirit that sometimes we struggle to understand the conditions of believers in the old covenant. The Spirit withheld the fullness of His manifestation, and only some experienced a heightened revelation of His goodness. While this was more than sufficient for faith and worship, new covenant believers enjoy the astounding privilege of seeing the almighty God in the face of Jesus Christ. Jesus promised this blessing, and He fulfilled His promise at Pentecost, the unique event at which He poured out His Spirit in rivers of living water to His church. View Resource

  • The Spirit of Sonship Media Resource by

    Children need their parents. Yet, at certain times, this need is heightened. The majority of these cases involve distress and suffering. When Paul speaks about the sons of God crying out to their Father, he has these times in mind. Even in times of deepest sorrow, in stages of greatest need, the child of God may cry out to Him with confidence that He desires their supplication. The sons of God have this privileged access on account of the work of the Holy Spirit, who brings us from the darkness into the light of God’s family and conforms us to … View Resource

  • The Spirit of the Lord Media Resource by

    It is tempting to understand the Spirit as an impersonal force fulfilling the purposes of God mechanically. However, the Scriptures paint a different picture, and they portray the Spirit as anything but impersonal. The third person of the Trinity is personal, and His role in the life and ministry of Jesus attests to this fact. The Spirit is the lifelong companion and friend of Jesus, and the two were never, nor ever will be, apart. This revelation is marvelous, and our wonder should increase as we consider Jesus’ role in sending His Spirit, His companion and friend, to dwell with … View Resource