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, …
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 …
Across America, the people of God strive to bring lost people the good news of Jesus Christ. As part of the Great Commission, this is commendable. But our attempts are often misguided as we inadvertently displace the Lord as the center of life in our drive to attract non-believers. Christ-centered preaching has been abandoned for magic formulas promising to deliver our best life now. Ordinary means of grace, like prayer and sacrament, are ignored in favor of marketing to specific audiences. Worship worthy of our majestic Creator is regularly exchanged for mere entertainment. In short, God’s glory has been eclipsed. …
The intense pressure to adopt man-centered approaches to ministry from the world pounds against preachers and congregants alike. We must therefore be exhorted to remain God-centered in our worship and encourage our leaders as they faithfully preach the Word. This collection, featuring lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ annual pastors conferences by Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Steve Lawson, John Sartelle, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas, is offered to help equip and embolden church leaders to exalt God’s glory in all aspects of ministry.
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, director of the doctor of ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and host of the Institute for Expository Preaching. He has written numerous books, including The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield, John Knox: Fearless Faith, and The Moment of Truth. He is on Twitter @DrStevenJLawson.