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As our culture becomes more secularized and hostile to the Christian faith, it’s easy for us to believe that we are the first generation to face this kind of world. However, church history shows us that this is not the case. People such as Augustine, the Puritans, and many others faced cultural collapse, persecution, and various events that threatened to shake their faith in the Lord. In each case, they turned to Scripture to be reminded of our heavenly citizenship.
Today, the church must recover its understanding of pilgrimage, the notion that we are citizens not of this world but of the world to come. By doing this, we will be strengthened to stand firm in the faith as we join with the saints of all ages (Heb. 11:13-16). With them, we will look for a “heavenly country” that is the final destination of all Christians. We will also be equipped to reach those who see that this world cannot provide lasting satisfaction.
Ligonier Ministries hosted its 2015 Regional Conference Pilgrims in Progress in the San Francisco Bay area. Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven J. Lawson, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas joined us to talk about what our heavenly citizenship means for our earthly pilgrimage, our pursuit of truth, and our future hope, among other topics.
Lesings wat aangebied is:
- We Buy the Truth
- A Book In His Hand, A Burden On His Back
- Barbarians At the Gate
- Doubting Castle
- The City of God
- Questions and Answers #1
- Death Has Lost Its Sting
- Questions and Answers #2
- Sighing for Beauty
- OPTIONAL SESSION: A Survey of Church History, Part 4
- OPTIONAL SESSION: The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Guided Tour
- OPTIONAL SESSION: The Daring Mission of William Tyndale
Message 1, We Buy the Truth:
At Vanity Fair, Pilgrim encountered a market of all kinds of goods: houses, lands, titles, lusts, pleasures, and every other carnal delight one can imagine. All of them promised happiness apart from God. Yet Pilgrim and his companion, upon being asked what they wanted to buy, said, “We buy the truth.” In this session, Dr. Steven J. Lawson describes how Christians, in a world of vanity, are called to seek and proclaim the truth.
Message 2, A Book In His Hand, A Burden On His Back:
Pilgrim left the City of Destruction crying, “Life, life, eternal life!” He had a sure guide—his Bible—and he had a burden that needed to be lifted. Pilgrim knew that he needed a Savior in a dark world doomed for destruction. In this session, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas describes the importance of the Bible in the life of the Christian while considering what it means to be a pilgrim in this world.
Message 3, Barbarians At the Gate:
As Augustine lay dying, the Vandals were at the gates of his city, Hippo. Several years earlier, another barbarian tribe had sacked Rome. It seemed that the whole world was coming apart. Augustine, however, trusted God. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey describes how Christians can live faithfully even in overwhelming, discouraging, and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Dr. Godfrey points out what God’s faithfulness means for us, and how we can have hope even when we find ourselves in the direst straits.
Pilgrim’s Progress kan ook hier geluister word: John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress