• Through the Civil War Media Resource by

    The Civil War not only divided the nation, it divided the church. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey looks at the history of the Presbyterian church through the Civil War and the changing trajectory of the church in America more broadly. View Resource

  • The Rise of Cults in America Media Resource by

    Cults flourished in America during the nineteenth century. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey explores where these cults came from, who started them, what they taught, and why they are so dangerous. View Resource

  • Death Has Lost Its Sting Media Resource by

    Revelation 21:1-8

    Before arriving at the Celestial City, Pilgrim had to cross a river. That river was death, and every Christian must face that same river until Jesus returns. As Christians, however, we know that death has lost its sting. In this session, Dr. Godfrey describes how Christians should view death, where our hope should lie, and what Christ’s death and resurrection mean for our own death and ultimate end. View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: A Survey of Church History, Part 4 Media Resource by

    Ecclesiastes 7:10

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  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , ,

    W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer a range of questions. Note: This Questions and Answers session is made available for historical archival purposes only. Further, 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

  • Barbarians At the Gate Media Resource by

    Matthew 5:14-16

    As Augustine lay dying, the Vandals were at the gates of his city, Hippo. Several years earlier, another barbarian tribe had sacked Rome. It seemed that the whole world was coming apart. Augustine, however, trusted God. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey describes how Christians can live faithfully even in overwhelming, discouraging, and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Dr. Godfrey points out what God’s faithfulness means for us, and how we can have hope even when we find ourselves in the direst straits. 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

  • I Will Build My Church Media Resource by

    Matthew 16:13-20

    Scripture tells us that the church is the body of Christ, the entity through which God works to proclaim His gospel to the world. In our day, this magnificent calling for the church is often neglected, and the good news of the gospel is exchanged for a sales pitch that fills seats at the expense of the clear preaching of the one message that can save us from sin and darkness. Dr. Godfrey shows how the church is a community brought into being by the living God for the purpose of bringing His light to the nations, and he will … View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , , , ,

    Kevin DeYoung, W. Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions on topics such as modern advancements in medical technology, children who die in infancy, what Heaven will be like, and more. Questions: Considering that Coptic Christians believe Jesus had only one nature (monophysites), can we consider them Christians? (00:30) With all of the advancements in medical care in helping to keep people alive, what is the Christian’s responsibility in accepting these medical advances? Can a Christian say no to medical treatment or do we have the responsibility to seek any and all treatment available? … View Resource

  • Puritan Worship and Eschatology Media Resource by

    Many Reformed churches today trace their roots back to the Puritans, and have even adopted as their standards the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. However, there are two areas where most of those churches differ from their Puritan predecessors: worship and eschatology. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey explains why the Puritans worshipped the way did, and how they understood the book of Revelation. View Resource

  • Political Revolutions Media Resource by

    Coming at the close of the eighteenth century, the American and French Revolutions had an enormous impact on subsequent history. While both movements were revolutionary in nature, you will see how different their aim and character were. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey will highlight some of the key points of these events, showing especially how the American Revolution affected American church history. View Resource

  • Jonathan Edwards Media Resource by

    Jonathan Edwards has been called by some the most brilliant American who ever lived. He played an integral part in the Great Awakening, and his towering intellect was matched only by his religious devotion. In this lecture, join Dr. Godfrey as he explains the life and impact of one of the most influential individuals in American history. View Resource

  • The Puritans in New England Media Resource by

    When the Puritans came to the New World, they had no intention of establishing a new religion. What they did want to do, however, was bring their old world religious ideal into reality. Despite the inherent difficulties in their new environment, the Puritans found some measure of early success. But as time passed, internal challenges added to the external. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey will summarize the religious foundations of the American colonies, looking especially at the Puritans’ desire to maintain a pure church. 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

  • Wesley and Whitefield Media Resource by

    The religious climate in England in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was cold and dry. Onto this barren landscape came George Whitefield and John Wesley, whose powerful preaching and novel methods played an important role in kindling hearts and stirring religious affection. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey will introduce both of these men, the spiritual context within which they worked, and the results of their ministries. View Resource