• 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

  • The Sustainer Media Resource by

    The picture of Jesus on the cross at Calvary is the loneliest portrait of a man in the history of the world. He hung dying, incurring the wrath of His Father as He bore the sins of the world. These sins were not His own, and He had never before been prevented from communing with His heavenly Father. Yet, the Holy Spirit sustained Jesus through His sacrifice, and He preserved Him just as He had done from the moment of Christ’s conception. This same Spirit who fortified Jesus to atone for the sins of His people dwells in us today, … View Resource

  • Trinitarian Fellowship Media Resource by

    Companionship plays a large role in the life of Christians and non-Christians alike. It is wonderful to possess friends and loved ones with whom you can reveal the inner workings of your heart without fear, rejection, and spite. We don’t need to explain ourselves or our emotions to these loved ones. They know us just as we know them. The Father, Son, and Spirit experience this mutual love, openness, and adoration in a manner that cannot be explained or replicated. When Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit, He marveled at the work of His companion, the Holy Spirit, who sought to … View Resource

  • Walking in the Spirit Media Resource by

    Scripture gives many titles to the Spirit, both explicitly and implicitly. He is our comforter, advocate, and the one who regenerates our hearts and pours life into dust. Yet, there is one title that we pass over simply because of its familiarity: the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. He is holy in and of Himself, and Jesus sends His Holy Spirit to dwell in us in order that we might be holy. Long ago, the Lord commanded “be holy, for I am holy.” The Spirit of Jesus aids believers in their sanctification and their growth in the image of our … View Resource

  • Losing My Religion Media Resource by

    Even among those who hold to the basic truths of the Christian gospel, there is a tendency to remain content with milk and never strive to dig into the meat of the Word. Doctrinal shallowness is endemic and accepted. In this message, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson encourages us all to wrestle with the deep things of God and to stretch ourselves by reading some of the great theologians of the past. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers #1 Media Resource by , , , ,

    Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Albert Mohler and R.C. Sproul answer questions on the Christian mind and thought. Questions: How do we instill a desire in our pastors and church leaders to engage science? (0:00) How do I grow in the knowledge of God’s truth in an environment that is openly hostile to it? (6:29) How should Christians address evolution? (10:18) How do we present the truth of the Bible to Catholics, Muslims, and other religions in a loving way without being confrontational? (15:58) Why should we trust in the authority of the Bible over other sacred … View Resource

  • Theology Night with Sinclair Ferguson and R.C. Sproul (January 2012) Media Resource by ,

    On January 20, 2012, R.C. Sproul was joined by Ligonier Teaching Fellow Sinclair Ferguson to answer questions submitted by online viewers and those present at Saint Andrew’s. During this relaxed and informative evening, these two notable theologians and pastors addressed topics such as the doctrines of grace, when to leave a local church, Tim Tebow, dispensationalism, free will, and the peccability or impeccability of Jesus. View Resource

  • Interview with Sinclair Ferguson and Chris Larson (June 2011) Media Resource by ,

    Chris Larson, president of Ligonier Ministries, recently sat down with Ligonier teaching fellow Dr. Sinclair Ferguson to discuss a variety of topics, including mentoring and leadership, corporate worship, the “new calvinism”, and sanctification. Questions: Who were some of those that invested in your life and made a difference? (00:56) When young people desire to serve in gospel ministry but do not have a relationship with a mentor, what happens? How does this apply to today’s church? (03:20) Does the absence of mentor relationships in the church contribute to the “guru-ism” seen today? (06:22) What situations in the contemporary … View Resource

  • Q&A with R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Teaching Fellows (May 2011) Media Resource by , , , ,

    On May 19, 2011, R.C. Sproul was joined by Ligonier Teaching Fellows Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson and R.C. Sproul Jr. to answer questions submitted by online viewers. In this round-table discussion, these men addressed topics such as dispensationalism, regeneration, election, evangelism, and Harold Camping. 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

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: By Grace Alone Media Resource by ,

    In this optional session, Sinclair Ferguson poses probing questions for today’s believer: “If I am not amazed by God’s grace, can I really be living in it? Can I really be tasting, and savoring, and delighting in it?” Related Resource: By Grace Alone View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Pillars of Grace Media Resource by ,

    In this optional session, Steven Lawson walks readers through the ups and downs of church history, profiling pillars who stood on the foundation of Scripture and upheld the truth of God’s sovereign role in salvation. Related Resource: Pillars of Grace View Resource

  • Questions & Answers Media Resource by , , , ,

    Ligonier Teaching Fellows Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer attendee questions. Questions: What are your favorite three books? (00:00) What affect has the book The Holiness of God had on you? (4:50) How can we discern the works of Satan and our own poor understanding? (20:05) What is the difference between the tree of life and the tree Jesus was crucified? (31:32) Did God suffer on the cross? (44:07) How dos the Gospel help us when we feel enslaved to sin in our Christian walk? (48:41) Have there been times … View Resource