Jun 5, 2016

2016 West Coast Conference: Day 2

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Today we concluded our time in Seattle. You can look back on the conversation and photos from the past two days by browsing the official conference hashtag #ligcon on Twitter and Instagram.

Stay tuned for an announcement next week when the messages become available to stream for free. However, below is a summary and several highlights from today:

Today's Sessions

Questions & Answers with R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul began day two by joining us live via video from central Florida to answer questions from our conference attendees. He answered questions on union with Christ, theonomy, the Sabbath, spiritual gifts, and more.

A Curse for Us: The Death of Christ from Derek Thomas

Dr. Derek Thomas then taught about the importance of Jesus' death. Teaching on the substitutionary atonement, he expounded both Jesus' cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" and Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

He Is Not Here: The Resurrection of Christ from Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven Lawson continued by teaching on the resurrection of Christ from 1 Corinthians 15. He argued that the resurrection of Christ is inseparable from the gospel. And because our hope is in Christ, it is also in His resurrection.

Questions & Answers with W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Owen Strachan, Derek Thomas.

We returned after lunch for a time of questions and answers. Today's questions covered topics such as the law of God, the ordo solutis, Reformed theology, and more.

The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology

Dr. Stephen Nichols then turned to the book of Hebrews to teach on the person and work of Christ. He also discussed the Ligonier Statment on Christology and how this concise summary has been translated and distributed around the world.

Taken up into Heaven: The Ascension of Christ from W. Robert Godfrey

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey closed our West Coast Conference by turning to the book of Ephesians and exploring the significance of Jesus' ascension. He reminded us that it doesn’t matter how great the powers of this world are because the ascended Christ is supreme above all.

Social Media Highlights

Dr. R.C. Sproul (via video) answering questions from our Seattle conference attendees. #ligcon #reformed #reformedtheology #rcsproul

A photo posted by Ligonier Ministries (@ligonier) on Jun 4, 2016 at 9:05am PDT

On the cross, the sins of God’s people were reckoned to Jesus. —@DerekWHThomas #ligcon pic.twitter.com/aRmwxa4dyn

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) June 4, 2016

Our challenges are great, but Christ is so far greater. —Dr. Stephen Nichols #ligcon #reformed #reformedtheology

A photo posted by Ligonier Ministries (@ligonier) on Jun 4, 2016 at 3:50pm PDT

Jesus is above all. There are no powers that can challenge Him. —W. Robert Godfrey #ligcon pic.twitter.com/dCOchSbqeW

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) June 5, 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend. We hope to see you again at one of our upcoming events.