God promised Abraham that He would give the patriarch innumerable descendants, referring ultimately to a vast multitude of people redeemed from sin and wrath (Gen. 12:1–3). This sure promise undergirds all of history, and it must come to pass, for the Lord Himself made the pledge. No matter how severe man's abiding sin is, it cannot ultimately thwart God's promise.
Throughout history, during periods of spiritual darkness when it has seemed as if the promise was about to fail, our gracious God has intervened in powerful ways to renew His people and keep the promise on track. From the renewal of Judah's worship under Kings Hezekiah and Josiah to the great eighteenth-century revival sparked by the preaching of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, the Lord has moved by His Spirit to reform His church and revive His children. The greatest of these renewals since the Apostolic era was undoubtedly the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Today we continue to benefit from the restoration of God's Word as the acknowledged supreme authority in the church, the rediscovery of the doctrine of justification by faith alone, the recovery of the centrality of preaching, and much more.
On October 28–29, 2016, we invite you to join Ligonier Ministries in Lancaster, Penn., for our regional conference "The Dawn of the Reformation." Drs. Al Mohler, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas will be present to explore the lessons of the Reformation and their continual relevance for today.
We trust that this will be a refreshing time of edification as we look to the past in order to know how we may face the future with courage and conviction. Will you join us in Lancaster in October?
- Before Light, Darkness by Derek Thomas
- Reflections on the 499th Anniversary of the Reformation by Albert Mohler
- A Time for Confidence by Derek Thomas
- A Time for Conviction by Albert Mohler
- Questions & Answers with Albert Mohler, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas
- The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology by Stephen Nichols
- October 30, 1517: The Eve of the Reformation by Stephen Nichols
Learn more by browsing the conference schedule.
Also, for those of you who will remain in the city of Lancaster through Sunday, Dr. Stephen Nichols will be preaching at the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services at Westminster Presbyterian Church. We will also be hosting a sacred music concert featuring a live performance of Dr. R.C. Sproul's hymns project, Glory to the Holy One. There will be no charge to attend this special concert, but please register.