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The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards

August 15, 2009 by  
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Guest: Dr. Steven Lawson, senior pastor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church

Jonathan Edwards, the highly influential preacher of the Great Awakening in the first half of 18th century America, was a man known for his great intellect, powerful sermons (e.g. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”), and time-tested books (e.g. Freedom of the Will).

Beyond all this though, Edwards was perhaps most revered for his personal piety, his resolve to living a sanctified life to the glory of God.  This commitment was spelled out in his well-known 70 Resolutions Read more

The Holiness of God

February 28, 2009 by  
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Guest: Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder and theologian, Ligonier Ministries

“Holy, holy, holy.”  It’s the only description of God that is repeated three times for emphasis.  Above all, God is holy, perfectly holy.  Yet the holiness of God – and the believer’s responsibility to be holy – is a neglected topic in the church today when it is actually the launching point for understanding God and man’s need for salvation and sanctification.

The holiness of God is the theme of this year’s Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, March 19-21.  Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder and theologian of Ligonier Ministries, will join me this Saturday to discuss this topic and his upcoming book, The Prayer of the Lord.