Every Friday, Ligonier Ministries offers a selection of excellent resources from R.C. Sproul, Joel R. Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson and many other gifted Bible teachers for $5 each. These resources are fantastic gift to believers seeking to dig deeper in their faith. Plus, use coupon code LIGONIER10 to save an additional 10 percent across the Ligonier store.
Here are a few items from this week’s selection that I found particularly interesting:
Wisdom by R.C. Sproul (Audio Download)
Dr. R.C. Sproul explores this topic by surveying five Old Testament books known as the “wisdom books.” He explains that to the early Hebrews wisdom meant an understanding of how to live a life pleasing to God. He teaches that the Hebrew believer was in awe of God and feared Him, much like a child who adores and respects his father, and therefore fears doing anything that would violate their loving relationship.
The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling To Men by Rev. Richard D. Phillips (ebook)
There is a crying need in the church today for men to be men. But competing visions for what a man is to be —some growing out of popular culture and others arising from flawed teaching in the church—are exacerbating the problem.
Rev. Richard D. Phillips believes the problem and the inadequate solutions being put forward demand sound exegesis of biblical passages relating to masculinity. The Bible alone has the answer to what men are to be in the eyes of their Creator.
In this book, Rev. Phillips provides this essential exegesis and issues a call to reformation in the evangelical church’s attitude toward the role of men in the family, the church, and society.
Incidentally, this is one of the best books I’ve read on the subject of what it means to be a godly man. It also includes questions for small groups or personal reflections. Very practical and helpful.
The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul (DVD)
The Lightlings come to life through this colorful and powerful animatic, available for the first time from Ligonier Ministries. Watch the beautiful illustrations dance across the screen to a musical soundtrack as Dr. Sproul tells the story of these tiny beings.
In The Lightlings, Dr. R.C. Sproul weaves an allegorical tale that captures the essence of the biblical story of redemption in a manner that will fascinate and delight children. A race of tiny beings known as lightlings are a picture of humanity as they pass through all the stages of the biblical drama – creation, fall, and redemption. In the end, children will understand why some people fear light more than darkness, but why they need never fear darkness again. CD audiobook also included.
This is one of our favorite children’s stories here at the Armstrong house—the DVD is a nice way to engage your kids with the story.
Knowing Christ: The I AM Sayings of Jesus by R.C. Sproul (Audio & Video Download)
The apostle John distinctively presents Jesus as the Logos, the eternal Word of God. Through Him the cosmos was created, and through Him the Father is most perfectly revealed.
In this new series, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines John’s record of the eight unique “I AM” sayings of Jesus, all of which are powerful expressions of His saving relationship to His people, and uses God’s Word to bring us to a deeper understanding of the God-man as both protector and nurturer of His people.
This is one that I’ll definitely be getting for myself; listening to Dr. Sproul’s teaching is an excellent way to use the commute to work or a road trip (like the one we’re going on this weekend). A Study Guide is also available for this teaching series.
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