• John Calvin: Reformed Pastor Media Resource by

    John 10:3

    John Calvin sought before God to be a faithful pastor and is thus a model for the reformed pastor. In this final lesson, Rev. Hamilton points us to Christ as the heart of Calvin’s theology, ministry, and life. View Resource

  • The Ordinary Means of Grace Media Resource by

    Isaiah 50:4-5

    God works through the ordinary means of grace by blessing them with His Spirit. In this lecture, Rev. Hamilton explores the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus Christ, its parallel work in the lives of believers, and the reformed pastor’s heartfelt dependence on it. View Resource

  • The Reformed Congregation Media Resource by

    Acts 20:20

    The reformed pastor is called to shepherd the flock as one who must give an account. In this lesson, Rev. Hamilton describes the reformed pastor’s love for his congregation as expressed through the intimacy of pastoral visitation. View Resource

  • The Fellowship of the Saints Media Resource by

    Romans 8:29

    The ordinary means of grace do not take place in a vacuum. In this lesson, Rev. Hamilton relays the importance of the fellowship of the saints as the very context in which the ordinary means of grace operate to the salvation of God’s people. View Resource

  • The Reformed Pastor’s Spirituality Media Resource by

    Isaiah 42:1-4

    Samuel Rutherford’s greatest legacy to the Christian church is his pastoral letters. In this lesson, Rev. Hamilton focuses on the themes of these letters to show how they reveal the common features of a reformed pastor’s spiritual life. View Resource

  • The Prototypical Reformed Pastor Media Resource by

    Isaiah 42:1-4

    All pastors are to model the prototypical pastor, Jesus Christ. In this introductory lesson, Rev. Hamilton highlights the distinguishing characteristics of a servant of God with a view to the servant of God, Jesus Christ. View Resource

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

    Mark Dever, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions from conference attendees about the church. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions 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

  • Vespers Service: A Vision of God Media Resource by

    Ezekiel 1

    Mark Dever preaches on “A Vision of God” from Ezekiel 1 for the 2010 Pastors Conference Vespers Service. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers #1 Media Resource by , , ,

    Mark Dever, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions from conference attendees about the church. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions 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

  • Conversion Media Resource by

    We find many people who join the church who are not believers. Instead of focusing on the need for conversion though, many become tolerant to the hypocrisy. In this message, Mark Dever provides biblical thoughts on conversion and looks at the steps to conversion, and explains how biblical conversion fits within our churches. He ends with a question and answer session with R.C. Sproul.  View Resource

  • Interview with Sinclair Ferguson and Chris Larson (June 2011) Media Resource by ,

    Chris Larson, president of Ligonier Ministries, recently sat down with Ligonier teaching fellow Dr. Sinclair Ferguson to discuss a variety of topics, including mentoring and leadership, corporate worship, the “new calvinism”, and sanctification. Questions: Who were some of those that invested in your life and made a difference? (00:56) When young people desire to serve in gospel ministry but do not have a relationship with a mentor, what happens? How does this apply to today’s church? (03:20) Does the absence of mentor relationships in the church contribute to the “guru-ism” seen today? (06:22) What situations in the contemporary … View Resource

  • The Last Things Media Resource by

    Many Christian leaders try to avoid teaching anything about the last things, or “eschatology,” but this element of theology is as important as any other. Christians must be taught by those called to lead that Jesus Christ has promised to come again, that he has promised to raise the bodies of the dead and to judge all mankind. The lake of fire awaits those who have rejected Christ, while a new heavens and earth awaits Christ’s people. Sinclair Ferguson explains that Christian leaders must defend these truths from all attacks. View Resource

  • The Church and Sacraments Media Resource by

    Some of the deepest and longest lasting divisions in the church are the result of disagreements about what the Bible teaches concerning the church, worship, and the sacraments. This raises one of the more serious difficulties that Christian leaders face because while acknowledging these differences, as Ligon Duncan explains, Christian leaders in the church remain responsible for teaching the truth. View Resource

  • Cosmic Treason Media Resource by

    Man did not remain in the state of righteousness in which he was created. He sinned against God and fell, becoming dead in sin and defiled in every faculty of soul and body. Most people today deny this fact, believing that man is by nature good. R.C. Sproul looks at how it is incumbent upon faithful Christian leaders therefore to teach the truth about the Fall and about the true nature and evil of sin. View Resource

  • Created in God’s Image Media Resource by

    According to John Calvin, knowledge of God and knowledge of ourselves are intimately connected. It is important, therefore, that Christian leaders in the church teach and defend what God has revealed about the origin and nature of man. We did not evolve from lower life forms, and our lives are not a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Ligon Duncan discusses that we are created in the image of God for His sovereign purposes. View Resource