Since the days of the early church, Christians have struggled to understand the relationship between two seemingly contradictory concepts in the Bible: law and gospel. If, as the Apostle Paul says, the law cannot save, what can it do? Is it merely an ancient relic from Old Testament Israel to be discarded? Or is it still valuable for Christians today?
"A much needed gospel tincture!"
In the face of scorn and disbelief, Jesus Christ announced his kingdom. In the face of hatred and death, he demonstrated its power. In this 12-lecture series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson explains how the Sermon on the Mount equips us to live a kingdom life in a fallen world. Dr. Ferguson highlights Christ's exhortations to live counter-culturally, to examine the deeper implications of God's law, and to rest in the knowledge of God as father for the cure of all our anxieties.
"Kingdom Life Now"
This collection of articles, published earlier in Tabletalk magazine and Eternity Magazine, is designed to help believers gain a better understanding of their Savior and the Christian faith, and to live out that faith in their day-to-day lives. In 50 short chapters arranged in six sections, Dr. Ferguson shows that Christ, who is fully God, took on humanity that He might be the Great High Priest of His people as well as the once-for-all sacrifice.
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson traces the work of the third person of the Trinity through Scripture - from creation to the work of Christ to His dwelling in our hearts today. Along the way, he sheds light on the vital role the Holy Spirit serves.
"This is superb"
Knowing the time was fast approaching for him to depart this world, Jesus spent His final hours with his closest friends. As the disciples sat with their master, unaware of what would soon take place, Jesus served them, taught them, and prayed for them. In this 12-part teaching series, Lessons from the Upper Room, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson paints a vivid picture of the disciples' final moments with their savior. Carefully walking through John 13-17, Dr. Ferguson reminds us of the centrality of Christ in all of life.
In the Old Testament, God decried the fact that his people were perishing for lack of knowledge about him. The same seems to be occurring today. There is sharing, suggesting, plenty of storytelling, and lots of preaching to felt needs in modern pulpits. But the authoritative, expositional opening of the word of God is becoming scarcer all the time. Jesus told Peter, "Feed my sheep" (John 21:17).
In By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson laments that we have lost the joy and energy that is experienced when grace seems truly "amazing". In an effort to restore the wonder of diving grace, he reflects on it from seven angles, each built around a stanza from a rich but little known hymn, "O How the Grace of God Amazes Me", written by Emmanuel T. Sibomana (ca. 1915-1975), a pastor in the African nation of Burundi.
The writing and teaching of John Owen, a 17th-century pastor and theologian, continues to serve the church. Daily communion with God characterized his life and equipped him for both ministry and persecution. In this addition to the A Long Line of Godly Men Profile series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson offers careful reflection and insight for Christians today as he highlights Owen's faith in the triune God of scripture. We are reminded that regardless of our circumstances we can know God, enjoy him, and encourage others.