Feb 22, 2013

Day 1 — 2013 National Conference

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Today, over 5000 gathered in Orlando for our 2013 National Conference, No Compromise: Standing for the Truth of God's Word. It is such an encouragement to witness so many willing to stand for the truth of God's Word. Below is a summary and several highlights from today.

Today's Sessions

The Article on Which the Church Stands or Falls from R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul began the conference by speaking on the doctrine upon which the church stands or falls: the doctrine of justification by faith alone. He highlighted how this doctrine has been esteemed and defended, as well as challenged, minimized, and compromised. Sola Fide (faith alone) is absolutely essential to the gospel.

Feet Firmly Planted in Midair from Steven Lawson

Teaching from John 18, Steven Lawson presented us with key points on the nature of the rejection, reality, and reception of truth. There is indeed a truth-doubting and truth-despising "spirit of Pilate" that has infiltrated almost every area of society in our day—including the church. It is against this spirit that we must keep to the truth of God, for "There is but one source of truth in the universe, and that is God."

Questions and Answers with Alistair Begg, Anthony Carter, Steven Lawson, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr.

Today's questions ranged from addressing justification by faith alone, the salvation of Roman Catholics, baptism, seeker-sensitive churches, and more.

Preach the Word from Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg affirmed the power and necessity of biblical preaching. Preachers are not called to innovate or be popular, they're called to faithfully proclaim His Word as the foolishness of preaching is God's appointed method for feeding the sheep.

Tweetable Highlights

It's either Christ's righteousness or my righteousness. There cannot be a middle ground. —RC Sproul on justification by faith alone #lmnc

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) February 21, 2013

We live in a world that has its feet firmly planted in midair. —@drstevenjlawson #lmnc

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) February 21, 2013

The Puritans hated sin with a holy hatred because God hates sin with a holy hatred. —@joelbeeke #lmnc

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) February 21, 2013

If the history of redemption is a story told in pictures, then the blood of Jesus is the paint... —Anthony Carter #lmnc

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) February 22, 2013

The message of the cross forever and always offends against the pride of man. —@alistairbegg #lmnc

— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) February 22, 2013

Google Hangout

During our 2013 National Conference we're "Hanging Out" with several of our guests. Today we interviewed David Murray and discussed today's messages, the trinity, good works, depression, and much more. You can watch it here or see it below.

We are now pleased to announce that the audio and video from each session at our 2013 National Conference are available either to purchase or stream for free.