• Communion with God Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton highlights a final feature of Calvinism as it shapes the lives of Christians. Calvinism, with its profoundly Trinitarian shape and content, cultivates communion with God. We are struck with such a Trinitarian emphasis as we read Calvin’s Institutes. Perhaps none better expressed this communion with the triune God than John Owen, the great 17th-century English pastor-theologian. View Resource

  • God’s Sovereignty Media Resource by

    Calvinism affects the life of every individual Christian, but it also affects the church corporately. The Holy Spirit conforms Christians to the image of Christ. In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton calls attention to the sovereign grace of God as one of the fundamental features of Calvinism and how it affects a people under the lordship of Christ. View Resource

  • A Life of Holiness Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton sets forth three more features of Calvinism that should shape the life of Christians and the church. The first is living coram Deo, “before the face of God.” The second is living according to the charge, “Be holy, for I am holy” (Lev. 11:44; 1 Pet. 1:16). The third is resting content in the Word of God, especially as it relates to living before and worshiping God in His holiness. View Resource

  • Calvinism’s Foundational Experience Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Hamilton addresses the foundational experience that lies at the heart of Calvinism. As he does so, we are called to consider Isaiah 6 and the “common notes” that all believers share in the Christian life—even when the circumstances of their conversions vary. Pastor Hamilton shows us that God replicates such “notes” in every person trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. View Resource

  • Godly Catholicity Media Resource by

    The Reformed faith has a well-defined core of non-negotiable doctrines. But it has never possessed one complete and common theological expression. This fact helps us to appreciate the determined catholicity of John Calvin, which Pastor Hamilton examines in this lesson. Christians today are called to pursue this godly catholicity, a distinctive feature of Calvinism, without the compromise of gospel truth. View Resource

  • What Is Calvinism? Media Resource by

    In this lesson, Pastor Ian Hamilton introduces us to John Calvin and helps us understand Calvinism. In the process, we find that Calvin was not a theological innovator, but he was indeed a magnificent systematician. We also learn that Calvinism is not simply a theological system, but rather a whole religious consciousness. View Resource

  • This is My Father’s World Media Resource by

    The old saying goes, “You don’t polish brass on a sinking ship,” and Christians today might be tempted to see the world as the sinking ship. In this session, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will remind us that the world was made by our Father and belongs to our Father. He will remind us that the dominion mandate not only abides, but will be carried through, and that this ship will not sink. View Resource

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

    Voddie Baucham, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas answer questions ranging from how God views the elect before they are saved, defining a Reformed view of speaking in tongues, and how to know if we’ve truly “repented enough.” Questions: Athanasius confronted the issue of the deity of Christ. What is the strongest enemy the church faces today? (00:10) If God wants us to spend all eternity with Him, why didn’t He just put us with Him from the beginning? (08:43) How do we deal with knowing some of our loved ones may be headed to … View Resource

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

    Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Albert Mohler, and R.C. Sproul answer questions ranging from addressing how we should speak with those who have embraced a homosexual lifestyle, to the use of images of Jesus and recent movies featuring biblical themes. Questions: How do US army chaplains stay faithful to God and His truth, and provide the gospel to same-sex couples? How do they stay faithful amidst the persecution? (00:13) I have a son who has entered in to a homosexual lifestyle. How do I handle this, how do I act, what do I say? (02:58) I have … View Resource

  • The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Media Resource by

    To become a Christian is to be enlisted in a war, one that is fought on three main fronts. In this session, Rev. Voddie Baucham will remind us how the world, the flesh, and the devil work against the kingdom of God. He will explain why battle, struggle, and hardship should not surprise us as Christians. View Resource

  • Do Not Love the World Media Resource by

    Christians are called to be in the world but not of the world. Historically, many have found this a difficult goal to achieve. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey will explore why the church finds the world so appealing, the biblical warnings against loving the world, and what love of the world tells us about our souls, and he will advise us on how to recognize the ways that we love the world. View Resource

  • Out of This World Media Resource by

    In previous centuries, it was said by some that children should be seen but not heard. Christians are often treated in the same way. In this session, Dr. Albert Mohler will argue that in our day, as in the days of Rome, the world is quite content for us to believe what we like as long as we keep our faith to ourselves. He will affirm that although our beliefs have been marginalized, our faith continues to impact the whole world. View Resource

  • How Then Should I Live in This World? Media Resource by

    Ours is an ethically confused world. Materialist scientists tell us that since all is matter, there is no ultimate basis for judgments of “good” and “evil.” Relativists claim that what is “good” for one person or culture may not be “good” for another person or culture. Some Christians have largely absorbed the secularist worldview to the point that their lives are virtually indistinguishable from the lives of nonbelievers. In this session, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas will help Christians get a grasp on the true foundation of ethics in the Word of God, and he will examine how this foundation … View Resource

  • Saving the World Media Resource by

    Throughout history, well-meaning Christians have sought to save and change the world through earthly means. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will explore what it means to be a remnant. He will affirm that Sodom was destroyed not because of a lack of hospitality, as liberals claim; nor because of perversions, as conservatives claim; but because God did not find ten righteous men in the city. Dr. Thomas will explain that we change the world by being the church. View Resource

  • War of the Worldviews Media Resource by

    In the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, a tornado carries Dorothy and Toto to a faraway land. When they arrive, Dorothy says, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Many Christians feel the same sense of unease about the culture in which they now find themselves. Non-Christian ideologies and philosophies are now the norm. In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. seeks to equip the church to intelligently engage this brave new world. View Resource