• Pilgrims in Progress: 2015 Regional Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    As our culture becomes more secularized and hostile to the Christian faith, it’s easy for us to believe that we are the first generation to face this kind of world. However, church history shows us that this is not the case. People such as Augustine, the Puritans, and many others faced cultural collapse, persecution, and various events that threatened to shake their faith in the Lord. In each case, they turned to Scripture to be reminded of our heavenly citizenship. Today, the church must recover its understanding of pilgrimage, the notion that we are citizens not of this world but … View Resource

  • After Darkness, Light: 2015 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    From the revival in Judah under the reign of King Hezekiah (2 Chron. 29) to the Protestant Reformation that returned the church to the biblical gospel after its eclipse in the medieval era, we see that God is often pleased to shine His light when the darkness seems overwhelming. In every case, the faithful who lived in dark times called out for the Lord to revive them, and God answered their prayers by shining the light of His truth in this dark world. We live in a day of darkness, when the gospel and the church are under attack on … View Resource

  • Inerrancy and Your Church: 2015 Winter Conference at Reformation Bible College Conference with Various Teachers

    During Dr. R.C. Sproul’s time in seminary and the early days of his ministry, he saw first hand Abraham Kuyper’s observation that biblical criticism has become biblical vandalism. Sadly, we are seeing such vandalism even in our evangelical churches today. During our 2015 Winter Conference at Reformation Bible College, Drs. Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul, Jr. joined Dr. Sproul to address topics related to the crucial doctrine of inerrancy. Together, they looked at how the doctrine is grounded in the teaching of Christ Himself, how one should deal with so-called “biblical difficulties,” and other … View Resource

  • The Truth of the Cross: 2014 Regional Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    In a day when many people believe that the gospel is simply a message about how we can have a better life, a clear proclamation of the cross and what it accomplished is among our most pressing needs. The Apostle Paul tells us that he decided to know nothing among the people of God “except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). People need a consistent explanation of the cross of Christ and what it accomplished. Christ’s atoning work is the centerpiece of the gospel and the only solution for humanity’s estrangement from our Creator. On October 3-4, we … View Resource

  • Overcoming the World: 2014 West Coast 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 2014 Ligonier … View Resource

  • 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, and Cal Thomas 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, the primacy … 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