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Stream for Free: 2017 Winter Conference at Reformation Bible College

January 30, 2017 2 comments

You can now stream all the messages from last week’s Winter Conference at Reformation Bible College for free on, the Ligonier app, and YouTube.

Preaching God’s Word in the Early Church by Michael Haykin

Living God’s Word: The Life of Augustine by Stephen Nichols

God’s Word in the Early Church by Michael Kruger

Questions & Answers with Haykin, Kruger, Nichols, and Sproul

Generosity in the Early Church by David Briones

Heresy in the Early Church by Keith Mathison

The Reformation & the Early Church by John Tweeddale

We’re thankful for the partnership of Ligonier Ministries in hosting this conference at Reformation Bible College. We encourage you to learn more about their numerous upcoming conferences and study opportunities in 2017.

Source [Ligonier Ministries]

Tabletalk-What N. T. Wright Really Said

April 27, 2015 1 comment

Newly Revised – The Reformation Study Bible

April 13, 2015 2 comments


Got my new revised Reformation Study Bible in the mail. Over 75 Pastors and Scholars helped Dr. R. C. Sproul revise this Bible. This updated edition includes: The Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, Definition of Chalcedon, Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, Canons of Dort, Westminster Confession, Westminster Larger Catechism, Westminster Shorter Catechism, and the 1689 London Baptist Confession.

As an added bonus for those who purchase this edition, they will get a digital learning library that is worth well over $400.00. The Bible comes with its own special registration code. Once registered you can sign into this learning library. This is what all the learning library includes:



Everyone’s a Theologian by Dr. R. C. Sproul

Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow by Dr. R. C. Sproul

By Grace Alone by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

In Christ Alone by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

The Daring Mission of William Tyndale by Dr. Steven J. Lawson

The Expository Genius of John Calvin by Dr. Steven J. Lawson

Believing God by Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr.


Teaching Series:

Dust to Glory (57 messages) by Dr. R. C. Sproul

Attributes of God (16 messages) by Dr. Steven J. Lawson

A Survey of Church History, Volumes 1-4 (49 messages) by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey

Lessons from the Upper Room (12 messages) by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

What is Reformed Theology? (12 messages) by Dr. R. C. Sproul

Why We Trust the Bible? (6 messages) by Dr. Stephen Nichols



Tabletalk- A monthly Bible study magazine trusted by more than 200,000 readers; 6-month subscription

Ligonier Connect- A global community learning from trusted teachers together; 3-month subscription



Essential Truths of the Christian Faith: 1997 National Conference

December 1, 2014 2 comments

Free Ebook for July

free-ebook_620_07Jul2014-JesusTheEvangelistJesus the Evangelist — Free eBook
Until the end of July, Reformation Trust is giving away the ebook edition of Richard Phillips’ Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of John.

Rev. Richard D. Phillips explores the early chapters of the Gospel of John to discover principles you can use for Christian outreach that were modeled by witnesses for Jesus and by Jesus Himself. Phillips examines the ministry of John the Baptist and the calling of the first of Jesus’ disciples. This book also includes an appendix that looks at the relationship between God’s sovereignty and evangelism.

“Phillips’ study of John 1, 3, and 4 takes us beyond clever techniques to biblical faithfulness, and beyond entertaining communication to sound theology in evangelism. He does a masterful job of helping us learn from God’s Word principles for evangelism, the theology of the gospel, and Jesus’ own practice in evangelism.”

—Rev. Thabiti Anyabwile

“Evangelism is not an afterthought in the Christian life. It is how God has ordained to glorify Himself in the salvation of sinners. Rev. Phillips explains this by showing how Jesus is both the evangel and the Great Evangelist. In the process, he challenges both apathy and superficiality in the great work of making disciples. I highly recommend this book!”

—Dr. Thomas K. Ascol

Available in July as a Free Download

from the Ligonier Store as an ePub;

from Amazon.

Offer expires July 31, 2014.


Source [Ligonier Ministries]

Free Ebook for May-The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts

POE01BH_200x1000Until the end of May, Reformation Trust is giving away the eBook edition of Douglas Bond’s The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts.

In the latest addition to our A Long Line of Godly Men Profile series, Douglas Bond introduces us to Isaac Watts, “the father of English hymnody.” Douglas Bond urges Christians to delight in the grandeur, beauty, and joy of Watts’ poetry. We pray that you would regain a sense of God’s majesty as we celebrate the God-given poetic wonder of Isaac Watts.

“Who among us has not had heart and mind stirred by a Watts hymn? Here we learn the story behind the hymns. We learn of a Christ-centered life, a doxological life. And from that wellspring has come the hymns we love to sing. Watts’s hymns are a gift for the church, and so is this biography by Douglas Bond.”

—Dr. Stephen J. Nichols

“We all know and love ‘Joy to the World,’ ‘Jesus Shall Reign,’ ‘Alas and Did My Savior Bleed,’ ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,’ ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past,’ and a host of his other compositions. And yet, most Christians know precious little about the author of these great hymn texts—the man history has dubbed as the ‘Father of English Hymnody.’ At least, until now. Thanks to the prolific and eloquent pen of Douglas Bond, we now have an insightful glimpse into the life, the faith, and the poetic wonder of this remarkable servant of the church: Isaac Watts. This delightful book needs to be put at the top of your must-read list.”

—Dr. George Grant

To download visit Ligonier Ministries’ website page by clicking here.

Source [Ligonier Ministries]

2014 National Conference — Questions and Answers

Earlier this month we held our 2014 National Conference on the theme, Overcoming the World. This conference sought to consider what Scripture says about confronting worldliness, defending the faith, living as a faithful remnant, and understanding biblical ethics.

One of the highlights from our conferences are the times of questions and answers. You can watch both sessions below or via our Vimeo and YouTube channels. For the other messages, please stream the conference here.


Questions and Answers #1


Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Albert Mohler, and R.C. Sproul were asked the following questions:

1. 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)

2. I have a son who has entered into a homosexual lifestyle. How do I handle this, how do I act, what do I say? (02:58 )

3. I have many Christian friends who are libertarians and say the state should not be involved in marriage at all. Is this a correct position? (14:13)

4. I have a relative who is constantly trying to say that if I try to say something is false or sinful I am “condemning” the person or the thing and am not being loving. What do I say in response? (23:13)

5. Is personal peace and affluence the biggest impediment to Christian witness? (28:37)

6. How do I explain the reality of sin? (29:41)

7. Since there is one God, why is it that we have so many different views and denominations? (30:27)

8. We live in a rural area without access to solid biblical teaching, let alone Reformed teaching. The nearest church with such teaching is 2 hours drive away. How should we agree to meet with and serve when we don’t agree with things taught from the pulpit? (36:04)

9. Dr. Lawson, could you elaborate on the Lord’s concept of salt and light in the Sermon on the Mount and how He describes Christian character? (37:40)

10. Dr. Mohler, is homeschooling a retreat from the world? Can we put children in school and expect them to engage the world? (42:05)

11. What is the biblical way we should think about movies such as, Son of God, Noah, God’s Not Dead, and Heaven is for Real? (45:25)

12. What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone teaching three and four year-olds? How do we prepare them for a world that will be against them if they follow Jesus? (54:20)


Questions and Answers #2

 Voddie Baucham, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas were asked the following questions:

1. Athanasius confronted the issue of the deity of Christ. What is the strongest enemy the church faces today? (00:10)

2. If God wants us to spend all eternity with Him, why didn’t He just put us with Him from the beginning? (08:43)

3. How do we deal with knowing some of our loved ones may be headed to perdition? (11:29)

4. Since we are chosen before the foundation of the world, how does God view us before we are born again? (15:30)

5. Dr. Baucham, you said that you had overcome numerous struggles as a married adult man due to not having your father around when younger. I can relate. Can you talk about this a bit? (16:42)

6. I am trying to reconcile the death of my son. How do I deal with my anger against God experienced as I am in this dark time? (20:08)

7. Since God is slow to anger and patient, why, when man first sinned, was His wrath and punishment so severe? (23:19)

8. What is the minimal amount of gospel truth that must be believed to be saved? (25:43)

9. How can we overcome the view that the OT portrays an unloving and ungracious God? (29:25)

10. Can you discuss the relationship between God’s sovereignty in salvation and man’s responsibility? (33:30)

11. What is the balance between standing for truth and maintaining the unity of the Spirit? (34:08)

12. About Luther’s anti-Semitism seen in his writings—How can these attitudes and actions of the father of the Reformation be justified? (38:26)

13. What is the Reformed view of speaking in tongues? (43:20)

14. Given that we are not of the world, but sent into the world, what should our political involvement be, particularly for moral issues? (46:22)

15. I have a friend who says she is saved but has no need for the church. How can I help her return to church? (49:00)

16. How can pastors encourage their flocks to engage the world in the most effective way in the public square? (52:04)

17. Is repentance more than a change of mind? How can I know that I’ve repented enough? (53:52)

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.



Source [Ligionier Ministries]

Free Ebook for March (Reformation Trust)

March 11, 2014 3 comments

51b5GLfy7NL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas explores Romans 8, which he calls “the best chapter in the Bible.” Dr. Thomas begins at Romans 8:1 with “the best news imaginable”—believers’ just and deserved condemnation before God has been taken away by Jesus Christ’s work on the cross. He then contrasts earthly minded and spiritually minded people, showing that only those who are spiritually minded know life.

“While Christians may believe that the gospel merely begins our Christian lives, Derek Thomas shows us convincingly that the gospel is the beginning, middle, and end of our lives—indeed, that it is status-shaping, holiness-motivating, and glory-providing. Moving through the grand biblical themes of Romans 8 that shape our understanding of who and whose we are, believers will see that our union with Jesus determines everything about us.”

—Dr. Sean Michael Lucas

Senior minister, First Presbyterian Church,

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

“The best books are those that instruct the mind, engage the imagination, and ignite the heart with love for God. Dr. Derek Thomas’ How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home does all three. With theological care, textual precision, and a pastor’s heart, Dr. Thomas holds Paul’s glorious meditation in Romans 8 to our eyes and helps us remember again just how great is the salvation Jesus won for His people.”

—Greg Gilbert

Senior pastor, ThirdAvenueBaptistChurch,

Louisville, Kentucky

Available in March as a Free Download

from the Ligonier Store as an ePub;

from Amazon.

from iTunes.


Source [Ligonier Ministries]

Free: 3 New eBooks in R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions Series

December 23, 2013 3 comments

R. C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions Series was made available, as free downloads, back in May 2013. Three new books have been added to this collection. How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience?, What Is the Church?, and What Is the Lord’s Supper?


To download your free copies of these books, click here.

Announcing Ligonier Ministries New Podcast: Renewing Your Mind Minute

R. C. Sproul’s newest  ministry outreach is through a short podcast that mines the riches of all the recorded teaching series of which Sproul has produced. In these short podcast one can find answers to tough theological questions in which they are struggling to find an answer.

If you are interested in listening to some of these minute podcast then follow this link here.