• The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology Media Resource by

    In this session, Dr. Nichols introduces the Ligonier Statement on Christology and explains why a biblical understanding of the person and work of Christ is the most pressing issue facing the church today and in the next generation. View Resource

  • The Gospel as Historical Fact Media Resource by

    The gospel of Jesus Christ is “good news.” It is “good” because it tells the greatest story ever told about how God redeems those who repent and believe in Christ alone for salvation. It is “news” because it is rooted in the historical events of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In this session, Dr. Steven Lawson explains why the historicity of the biblical record is essential for the truth claims of the gospel. View Resource

  • The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology Media Resource by

    A clear understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ is absolutely vital for the church. Dr. Sproul and the Ligonier teaching fellows have labored carefully over each element of this unique and timely document. View Resource

  • Our Great High Priest: The Heavenly Ministry of Christ Media Resource by

    We often think of the work of Christ in terms of His finished work on the cross and forget about His present priestly ministry on our behalf. Christ was not only faithful in securing our salvation through His death and resurrection but He is also faithful in bestowing upon us the benefits of our salvation. As High Priest, Jesus both died for His people and continually prays for them. In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton concentrates on the ongoing work of Christ in applying the benefits of redemption and interceding on behalf of His people. View Resource

  • The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology Media Resource by ,

    Ligonier Ministries unveils a statement on the person and work of Christ explaining why this is the most pressing issue that the church faces today and in the next generation. View Resource

  • Why the God Man? Media Resource by

    This session explains why a mere human being could not accomplish atonement, nor could a disembodied divine Spirit. It shows that it was necessary for the second person of the Godhead to take on flesh in order to make a sufficient sacrifice for man’s sin. By explaining the incarnation, this session also explains the one person and two natures of Christ. View Resource

  • Glorified Yet Denied Media Resource by

    The polluted atmosphere changed with the departure of Judas from the Upper Room. Jesus then more freely opened Himself and His plan to the remaining disciples. The moment anticipated in John 1:14 had come. The Son of Man had arrived at His glory and the kingdom would be expanded as a result. Yet, as Dr. Ferguson shows in this lesson, the way down to the cross was the way up to glory. He also makes clear that the crucifixion is not just a time of pity or sadness, but also a time of triumph. The disciples did not understand, and … View Resource

  • Do for Others What Has Been Done for You Media Resource by

    Most people are familiar with the “Golden Rule” of Matthew 7:12: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” In this message, Dr. Ferguson connects this wellknown maxim to the foot-washing in John 13. As he continues to open up this event, Dr. Ferguson discusses the gospel as the key to understanding what Christ has done in washing His disciples’ feet and what He wants them to do in washing the feet of others. Dr. Ferguson challenges Christians to “do for others what has been done for you” by Christ. View Resource

  • His Deepest Desires Revealed Media Resource by

    The room was silent as Jesus continued praying—probably as His disciples had never heard Him pray before. Judas had departed, and Peter likely sat disturbed about the denial Jesus had predicted. We saw in the last lesson that Jesus’ prayer in John 17 corresponds to the high priest’s ritual prayer on the Day of Atonement for himself, his family, and finally, his community. We see Jesus moving on from His petition for the Father to glorify His Son. In this lesson, we will consider Christ’s ongoing prayer as He intercedes for the inner circle of disciples (verses 6 through 19) … View Resource

  • Hated but Helped Media Resource by

    Some argue that the history of Western philosophy can primarily be summed up as a footnote to the thought of Plato. We can say that the entire Bible shows a similar connection to Genesis 3:15, which announces the enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. In John 15:18-27, and in connection to this ongoing conflict, Jesus recognizes that the time has come for the climactic battle between the two seeds or kingdoms, one that would take Him to the cross. However, His very death would crush the one who has the power of death, … View Resource

  • Father, Glorify Your Son Media Resource by

    In churches, we often hold social gatherings in order to grow in our knowledge of one another. There is perhaps no other gathering where we get to know people better than the prayer meeting. There, we have the privilege, as we listen to others pray out loud, of having them reveal some of the deepest desires of their hearts. If we share such a privilege within the context of the church, then there could be no greater privilege for the disciples of Jesus than to listen to Him pray. In this lesson, as we come to the end of the … View Resource

  • The Meaning of Christmas at Easter Media Resource by

    Preachers sometimes speak over the heads of people and so fail to connect with them. As Charles Spurgeon once observed, “Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep,’ not my giraffes.” Yet, our Savior at times delivered teachings that puzzled His disciples, and He even withheld things they could not yet bear. This does not mean that Christ lacked clarity but that the disciples lacked spiritual discernment. As Dr. Ferguson argues, they needed “Velcro strips” in their thinking so that the truth would stick. In this lesson, we find Jesus patiently leading them into deeper truth as He responds to key questions Yet, … View Resource

  • Troubled That You May Not Be Media Resource by

    You may not realize this, but the verse best known in the gospel of John is probably John 14:1—not John 3:16. At funerals we often hear, “Let not your hearts be troubled,” with the hope of giving comfort to grieving hearts. As Dr. Ferguson notes, this verse is often taken out of context, as people fail to understand the foundation for the consolation that Christ offers. Ironically, it arises out of the very gospel-centered suffering that our Savior endured on behalf of sinners. In this lesson, then, we find counsel for troubled hearts in general and to pessimistic Thomas and … View Resource

  • Abiding in the Vine Media Resource by

    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

  • Getting Inside Their Heads Media Resource by

    So far in this series, the Upper Room Discourse has taken the disciples on a roller coaster of emotions, especially with the pronouncement of betrayal and denial within the inner circle of disciples. If that was not enough, Jesus would depart from them and leave behind terrible opposition that was supposed to be of no surprise. Now, He says that He has many more things to tell them, but they “cannot bear them now” (John 16:12). Jesus does not overwhelm them with more, but does remind them that the Holy Spirit as Counselor will guide them in all the truths … View Resource