• Abiding in the Vine Media Resource by

    John 15:1-11

    Did you know that the most common description in the New Testament for believers is not “Christian” but simply “in Christ”? Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers experience the indwelling of Christ. The disciples struggled to grasp the advantage of this special and mysterious union and how powerfully present a bodily absent Christ was in it. To help His disciples lay hold of this concept, Jesus uses the picture of a vine and its branches. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson opens up this image from John 15 emphasizing the significance of our union with Christ as we abide … View Resource

  • Adam & Christ Media Resource by

    Romans 5:12-21

    Before we become united by faith to Jesus Christ, we are already united by nature to Adam, the forefather of humanity. As Dr. Ferguson explains in this lesson, no person is a spiritual island. Every individual is united either to Adam or to Christ. Union with Adam leads to sin, despair, and death. Union with Christ leads to forgiveness, hope, and eternal life. Christ’s offer to join Him in this new humanity is too important to ignore. View Resource

  • Amillennialism Media Resource by

    Revelation 20:1-10

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  • Ask Ligonier with Ferguson, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , ,

    To answer biblical and theological questions from people watching around the world, Nathan W. Bingham hosted a special Ask Ligonier event with Drs. Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas Questions: What book have you recently read that you found spiritually edifying? (:48) What are some ways that a young Christian studying theology can resist falling into dead orthodoxy? (3:40) How should we approach friends who hold to different doctrines? (9:22) How do we make sure we don’t teach the doctrine of the image of God in the way prosperity preachers do? (13:43) Is it possible for … View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson (April 2018) Media Resource by

    On April 17, Sinclair Ferguson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online. This event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Questions: What is the difference, if any, between ‘godliness’ and ‘holiness’? (1:06) Which comes first in the Ordo Salutis (order of salvation)—faith or regeneration? (1:58) How do I know that I am elect? How do I know my faith is genuine? (3:13) How should I preach … View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson (January 2020) Media Resource by

    On January 8th, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online. This special online event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Questions: Which Puritan books have helped you the most? (2:50) Does Christ save us from hell, from God’s wrath, or both? (3:34) Is it wise for a young man called by God to be a pastor not to pursue marriage? (4:12) What do you see as … View Resource

  • Baptized into Christ Media Resource by

    Romans 6:1-4

    “If God forgives by grace, why should I not sin?” This question has resurfaced in various forms since the time of Paul. His response to antinomianism—this idea that righteous living is optional for Christians—is rooted in the doctrine of union with Christ. In the last lesson, the far-reaching implications of being crucified with Christ were examined. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson explains how we are united to Christ’s death and also how we are united to His resurrection life through baptism. View Resource

  • The Beatitudes Media Resource by

    Matthew 5:2-12

    Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount by defining the transformed life. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson describes the personal characteristics of the Christian and how others will be able to recognize Jesus Christ through them. View Resource

  • Becoming a Christian Media Resource by

    John 8

    Every believer can benefit from thoughtfully considering the basics of the Christian life. One of the most basic questions we should ask ourselves is, What does it mean to be a Christian? Sometimes, answering a question like this requires us to know what a Christian is not. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson draws from John 8 to provide an overview of the spiritual condition and characteristics of the unbeliever so that we can ask if we are walking in the darkness or in the light. View Resource

  • Being a Christian Media Resource by

    Romans 8:15

    What does it mean to be a Christian? While every believer might answer this question somewhat differently, Scripture gives us an overarching framework for understanding who we have become as a result of the redemptive work of Christ. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson explores the two fundamental identities that mark Christians, as well as the significance of these identities for the Christian life. View Resource

  • Belonging to the Church Media Resource by

    Acts 2:42-47

    Western culture glorifies individualism, such that the concept of belonging to and functioning in a community context, in many ways, has been lost. Is Christianity compatible with the idea of individualism? In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson shows from Scripture that Christ’s purpose is to build a community of worshipers who belong not only to Him but also to one another. View Resource

  • The Blood of the Martyrs Media Resource by

    2 Corinthinans 4:6-18

    They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword.” This is just a sampling of the life of the faithful found in Hebrews 11. In what sense is the blood of the martyrs the seed of the church? How often has God used the sacrifices of His people to build the kingdom? View Resource

  • Causes of Antinomianism Media Resource by

    Romans 7:24-25

    The assertion that all antinomians are fundamentally legalists may raise a certain level of suspicion, being that they appear to be so different. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson reinforces this claim by examining the causes of antinomianism. 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 Church’s Message Media Resource by

    2 Corinthians 5:9-6:2

    The church has a message for a lost and dying world, but that message has often been obscured or replaced by man-made messages. In this seminar, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will remind us of the church’s most basic message to the world – the Gospel of Jesus Christ and explain why the continued proclamation of that message is essential. View Resource