• That I May Know Him Media Resource by

    Philippians 3:8-14

    In Christian living, Jesus Christ is everything. This is to say, the Christian life should be lived without distractions, maintaining a simple single-mindedness for Him (Phil. 3:8-12). In this session, Sinclair Ferguson shows that our spiritual lives must be radically Christ-centered and thoroughly Christ-saturated. As we follow Christ, we must never become diverted from supreme loyalty to Him. Instead, we must remain firmly fixed in our unwavering devotion to Him. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by ,

    Sinclair Ferguson and Steven Lawson answer questions from conference attendees. 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

  • A Heart Ablaze Media Resource by

    Hebrews 10:19-25

    At the very heart of Christian living is a heart for God. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is that we love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matt. 22:37-38). Such heart devotion for God is our greatest duty and delight. In this first session, Sinclair Ferguson shows, specifically, what a heart for God is, and how to cultivate one’s inner spiritual life for Him. We must never leave our first love for Christ, but remain relentlessly devoted to Him. View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Lessons from the Upper Room Media Resource by

    John 13-17

    In this session, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson highlights his new teaching series, Lessons From the Upper Room, which walks through John 13-17, and reminds us of the centrality of Christ in all of life. View Resource

  • It’s Just a Book Media Resource by ,

    Hebrews 4:11-13

    The Word of God is living and active, the lamp for our feet that not only guides us in righteousness, but also creates new life in fallen people as the Holy Spirit brings it to bear on our darkened hearts. We are pressured, however, to downplay Scripture as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and to treat it as a helpful moral guide that is just one book among many. Dr. W. Robert Godfrey looks at the power of God’s Word to overcome the darkness, and he calls upon God to move us from a low view of Scripture … View Resource

  • The Least of These Media Resource by

    Matthew 25

    The darkness of this present age is particularly clear in the low view of life that classifies the weak as unfit and not worth preserving. Yet the light of God’s truth tells us that life is precious in the Lord’s sight and that those who are weak, overlooked, or who have no voice in our society are the special objects of His concern. Dr. Ferguson considers our Creator’s high view of life, calling upon Him to restore us to a right view of life in the church and culture, and describing how Christians should help and protect those weaker than … View Resource

  • Christ’s Message to the Church Media Resource by

    Revelation 2:1-7

    The Reformers warned us that darkness will once again overcome large portions of the church if the gospel is not proclaimed and defended in every generation. Through the Apostle John, our Savior issued a similar warning to the seven churches of Asia Minor, calling them to return to Him lest they fall into darkness and their lampstands be removed. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson considers what Christ might have said if one of the seven letters to the churches in Revelation 2:3 had been specifically addressed to the church in the modern West in this message. View Resource

  • The Difficulty Today Media Resource by , , , ,

    1 Timothy 4:13

    Believing in the inerrancy of Scripture can bring difficulties. Often, church members are unable to explain why they believe the Bible is inerrant to questioning non-Christians. Or, a pastor is unsure as to how to deal with a difficult passage. In addition, issues related to canon, manuscripts, and translations can be difficult for people to understand. This moderated session includes answers from several experienced pastors on how they’ve dealt with difficulties like these over the years. View Resource

  • Inerrancy in the Pulpit Media Resource by

    2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

    Jesus told Peter to feed His sheep (John 21:17). Asserting that the Bible errs in any of its parts attacks the very source of Christian nourishment. In this session, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson describes why inerrancy is vital to the preaching of God’s Word, and he explains how the power of God’s inerrant Word affects our preaching. View Resource

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

    Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, Russell Moore, and R.C. Sproul answer questions on topics such as why Adam sinned, the importance of creeds and confessions in the church, how we can know if our worship music is pleasing to God, and more. Questions: If Adam was born free from evil and sin, why did he sin? (00:05) If God is sovereign, what is the purpose of intercessory prayer? (02:20) Is it important that a church subscribe to a confession (such as the Westminster Confession of Faith)? Why or why not? (04:39) What parts of the law are still relevant to … View Resource

  • Continuing the Reformation Media Resource by ,

    The Reformation was a turning point in the history of the church. And in its aftermath, Protestants wanted to continue along the trajectory set by the Reformers. They sought to further develop a theology which was reformed according to Scripture, and to continue to purify, discipline, and grow the church. Accordingly, there were many internal challenges facing the fledgling Reformed church. And in addition to these internal challenges, there were many external challenges. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey will explain the major challenges that faced the Reformed church as it sought to be a faithful witness in an ever-changing world. View Resource

  • Puritan Piety Media Resource by ,

    Inward apathy toward the Lord masked by outward obedience is a real and constant threat in any church. Keenly aware of this danger, the Puritans zealously proclaimed the importance of heart-felt affection for the Lord. They sought to nourish genuine faith and piety especially through passionate preaching, Bible studies, and conscientious Sabbath observance. Though frequently portrayed as joyless legalists, we will see in this lesson that in reality, Puritans were more frequently characterized by their pursuit of joyful, sincere devotion to the Lord. View Resource

  • Puritan Politics Media Resource by ,

    During the mid-seventeenth century, England was embroiled in a civil war between the king’s forces and those of parliament. The aftermath of this conflict saw political change and much theological reflection. It was during this time period that the Westminster Assembly met to reform doctrine, church government, and worship. In this lecture, you will study this tumultuous time period, focusing on the connection between the Puritans and politics. You will also come to a better understanding of the climate within which the Westminster Assembly took place. View Resource

  • Scholastic Theology Media Resource by ,

    One might think of scholastic theology as dry, nitpicky, and irrelevant, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many scholastic theologians were learned, lively, and deeply concerned not just about orthodoxy, but also piety. Although their writings are often challenging, Christians today can benefit greatly from these past saints. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey will survey the scholastic movement, pointing out its importance and relevance for the church—past and present. View Resource

  • Glorified Yet Denied Media Resource by

    John 13:31-38

    The polluted atmosphere changed with the departure of Judas from the Upper Room. Jesus then more freely opened Himself and His plan to the remaining disciples. The moment anticipated in John 1:14 had come. The Son of Man had arrived at His glory and the kingdom would be expanded as a result. Yet, as Dr. Ferguson shows in this lesson, the way down to the cross was the way up to glory. He also makes clear that the crucifixion is not just a time of pity or sadness, but also a time of triumph. The disciples did not understand, and … View Resource