• Overcoming the World: 2014 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As has been true in every generation, the church today faces many challenges from the world. The intellectual and moral opposition that we face can seem overwhelming at times, which is why we need to remember that Christ has already overcome this opposition. By His life, death, and resurrection, our Savior has conquered our enemies, and by His Spirit He has granted us to share in the victory. The Lord, in His Spirit, comes alongside us to strengthen us for the battles we face. This strengthening occurs as we are grounded in His truth (John 17:17). The 27th … View Resource

  • No Compromise: 2013 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    We live in an age of compromise, but if we stand on the bedrock of God’s truth, we will not bend with the winds of relativism and faithlessness.” —R.C. Sproul Alistair Begg, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul Jr., R.C. Sproul, Cal Thomas, and Ravi Zacharias considered the theme No Compromise: Standing for the Truth of God’s Word at our 2013 National Conference. Together they examined what the Bible says about standing firm for bedrock truths such as the resurrection of Christ, the trustworthiness of Scripture, God’s plan for the family, our need to show mercy, the importance of theology, … View Resource

  • Standing Firm: 2012 West Coast Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    The Apostle Paul exhorts us from the book of Romans, saying, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Christians are not to be cantankerous and difficult to get along with. Instead, we are to be people who seek harmony and relational peace whenever we can. That does not mean, however, that we compromise the truth for the sake of peace. Peace that is not grounded in God’s truth is no peace at all. There comes a time when we must draw a line in the sand, when we must stand firm for the foundational … View Resource

  • One Passion: 2012 Regional Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    How would you respond if someone told you that God ultimately requires but one thing from His people? Would you agree immediately? Would you disagree because the Bible, in fact, gives us several commands, including the Ten Commandments, the two great commands to love God and our neighbor, and the demand to love justice, among others? Of course, from one perspective, God has given us many commands. On the other hand, all of these commands are grounded in the Lord’s one requirement — that we have one holy passion for Him. Loving others is a consequence of having one, true, … View Resource

  • The Christian Mind: 2012 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    One of the things most alarming about today’s culture is the way in which evangelicals are responding to attacks. Gone are the days, it seems at times, when believers devoted themselves to thinking deeply about the world in order to respond humbly to the church’s enemies without ceding any intellectual ground. Many evangelicals have bought into the idea that having one’s heart in the right place is all that matters - that a passion for Jesus and the life of the mind are mutually exclusive. What this view misses is that burning hearts are not nourished by empty heads. We … View Resource

  • Light & Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God: 2011 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Essential doctrines of the Christian faith are under attack, even from within the church, and it is important that we be well grounded in biblical truths so that we may have a deep affection for our holy, triune God. Join R.C. Sproul, John Piper, and Ligonier Teaching Fellows Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. as they examine important tenets of the faith, such as divine sovereignty, biblical worship, evangelism and missions, apologetics, and justification. Tim Challies and Susan Hunt provide optional sessions. View photos from the 2011 National Conference. View Resource

  • Peace, Purity, and Unity in the Church: 2010 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    At Ligonier, we know that the work in the church is crucial to advancing God’s work in this world. Godly leaders are on the frontline of ministry. Pastoral responsibilities to clearly and effectively teach the gospel, lead the next generation, shepherd families, engage in missions and church planting, and serve wherever God directs are profound. So that we all might continue to be a blessing to the world and to our brothers and sisters in Christ, we must effectively live out the essential truths of the gospel. At the 2010 Pastors Conference, “Peace, Purity, and Unity in the Church,” Mark … View Resource

  • Tough Questions Christians Face: 2010 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Christ has redeemed us to be a light that directs others to Him. Fulfilling this call requires us to be able to deal with the most difficult questions asked about the Christian faith. If we are unprepared to face the darkness around us, it will be harder to counter it with the light of God’s Word. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2010 National Conference, Alistair Begg, Michael Horton, Steven J. Lawson, John MacArthur, Albert Mohler, Burk Parsons, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas address some of the most difficult questions we face and endeavor to … View Resource

  • Pillars of the Christian Faith: 2009 Leadership Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    While always initiated and empowered by the work of the Holy Spirit, history tells us that the most powerful periods of church renewal and reformation follow the efforts of Christian leaders to teach the Word of God accurately. These gifted teachers held in common a solid grounding in the essential truths of the prophetic and apostolic writings, the foundation upon which Christ builds His church. Christian leaders today must likewise be established in these biblical truths if the church would enjoy a new reformation. In Ligonier Ministries’ 2009 Ministry Leadership Conference, “Pillars of the Christian Faith,” Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, … View Resource

  • The Holiness of God: 2009 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    The holiness of God has been obscured, and, consequently, the church’s doctrine and ethics have been tarnished. Entertainment has replaced worship in many places, the Gospel is misunderstood and neglected, and the church assimilates itself to the culture instead of seeking to transform it through the preaching of God’s Word. If the church is to regain her saltiness, something must be done. Ligonier Ministries’ 2009 National Conference, The Holiness of God, looks at Scripture’s teaching on God’s holiness and how it affects our worship, doctrine, and personal walk with Christ. This expanded conference also features a mini-conference on the life … View Resource

  • 2008 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    We believe that God has ordained the preaching of His Word, prayer, and the sacraments as the means by which He sanctifies people’s lives. There is no substitute for the Scriptures if we want to know and please God, and this is especially true in our worship. Unfortunately, the church today is dethroning God and the power of His Gospel for alternatives and counterfeits. The result of using man-pleasing tactics rather than simply focusing on the preaching, reading, singing, and praying of God’s Word is that the knowledge of God’s glory is diminished, His people become spiritually malnourished, and the … View Resource

  • Evangelism According to Jesus: 2008 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    What would happen if every time we spoke of the gospel we got it wrong? Would our evangelistic efforts introduce people to the wrong Jesus? It is imperative that we know, believe, and proclaim no other gospel than the one delivered by Jesus Himself. In these lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2008 National Conference, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven J. Lawson, John MacArthur, C.J. Mahaney, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Joni Eareckson Tada teach the different aspects of the good news of Jesus Christ and explain how they must impact our lives and our evangelism. View Resource

  • 2007 Pastors Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    God has ordained the preaching of His Word, prayer, and the sacraments as the means by which He sanctifies people’s lives. There is no substitute for the Scriptures if we want to know and please God. Unfortunately, the church today is dethroning God and the power of His Gospel for alternatives and counterfeits. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2007 Pastors Conference, Drs. R.C. Sproul, Joel Beeke, and Steven Lawson strive to remind pastors that preaching God’s Word faithfully ought to be their primary mission. This conference seeks to provide biblical guidance for overcoming the eclipse of God … View Resource

  • The Cross of Christ: 2007 Dallas Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As the Good Shepherd, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ willingly laid down His life for the sake of His sheep (John 10:11). All of history revolves around this event, so we must strive to understand its significance. In this series of lectures from the 2007 fall conference in Dallas, Tex., R.C. Sproul and Steven J. Lawson examine Christ’s work on the cross and remind us that it is the centerpiece of God’s redemption. Beginning with man’s need for atonement, they discuss the identity of those Jesus came to save, look at how He ransoms us from God’s curse, … View Resource

  • The Sovereignty of God: 2007 Fall Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    From generation to generation, men have found shelter for their souls in the shadow of the Almighty - the one, true God, who in reigning over all provides comfort and confidence for His people (Ps. 91:1). Truly our lives are transformed and Scripture is made clearer to us when we understand the Lord’s sovereignty. In this collection from the 2007 fall conference series, R.C. Sproul, along with Richard Phillips and Steven Lawson, unfolds the riches of God’s rule over creation. After defining the biblical view of divine sovereignty, they look at God’s sovereignty in salvation and answer common questions … View Resource