Right Now Counts Forever - 2021 Ligonier National Conference

Right Now Counts Forever - 2021 Ligonier National Conference

With our glorious future in view, Christians do not have less of a stake in the present, but infinitely more. As R.C. Sproul so often reminded us, right now counts forever.

On March 18–20, 2021, Ligonier Ministries hosted its 2021 National Conference, celebrating fifty years since the ministry’s founding. Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Joel Kim, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas considered the eternal significance of our everyday lives, equipping us to better serve the Lord, love our neighbors, and make Christ known.

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Right Now Counts Forever - 2021 Ligonier National Conference
  • No Other Gospel - Stephen Nichols - Ligonier

    The Apostle Paul tells us that there is but one gospel and that anyone who proclaims or believes a gospel that is different from the one God has revealed is under the curse of the Lord (Gal. 1:6–9). What we believe about God and His gospel has eternal ramifications, for if we believe the wrong go...

  • Working as for the Lord – Steven Lawson – Ligonier

    God redeems us from our fallen world and its desires, but then He sends us back into the world, giving each of us a vocation wherein we serve Him by serving our neighbors, bearing witness to the goodness of our Creator (1 Thess. 4:1–12; 2 Thess. 3:6–12). No matter our vocation, we are to work dil...

  • Questions & Answers with Kim, Lawson, MacArthur, and Nichols – Ligonier

    A questions and answers session with Joel Kim, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, and Stephen Nichols.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www.ligonier.org/events/

  • The Holiness of God and His People – John MacArthur – Ligonier

    Isaiah 6 gives us a grand vision of the holiness of God and reminds us that He is “holy, holy, holy.” When the prophet Isaiah saw this grand vision, he cried out because he was a man of “unclean lips.” Because of Isaiah’s sinfulness, a seraphim promptly flew to him, touched his lips with a coal, ...

  • The Centrality of the Family – Joel Kim – Ligonier

    In the beginning, God created the family for His glory, establishing it as a picture of His love for His people and the place where children grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Gen. 2:18–25; Eph. 5:22–6:4). How we live in the family is a testimony to our family members and to outsider...

  • Questions & Answers - Godfrey, Kim, Lawson, and Thomas – Ligonier

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Joel Kim, Steven Lawson, and Derek Thomas.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www.ligonier.org/events/

  • The Body of Christ – Burk Parsons – Ligonier

    Ephesians 3:1–13 teaches that God’s eternal plan for humanity is to unite Jews and gentiles as one body of Christ, to bring together people from every tribe and tongue as fellow heirs of God’s glory in the church. What we do in the church today counts forever because it is a foreshadowing of the ...

  • A Conversation on Life and Ministry – Sinclair Ferguson – Ligonier

    A conversation between Ligonier’s President, Chris Larson, and Dr. Sinclair Ferguson.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www.ligonier.org/events/

  • Glorifying God in Our Bodies – W. Robert Godfrey – Ligonier

    Christians are called not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by their renewing of their minds so that they will know and do what is good (Rom. 12:1–2). And though we want to conform all of our lives to Christ, Scripture places special warnings on sexual transgressions, telling us...

  • The Providence of God – Derek Thomas – Ligonier

    Right now counts forever because God is in control of all things. He has created a moral universe in which our actions have consequences both now and forever. God can do all things, and none of His purposes can be thwarted (Job 42:2). In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas reminds us that this knowled...

  • The Word of the Lord Stands Forever – Steven Lawson – Ligonier

    Through the folly of what we preach—Christ and Him crucified—God saves those who believe. Preaching is the primary means by which the Lord calls people to faith in Christ and changes their hearts by the power of His Spirit. How and what we preach will open the kingdom to people or create a stumbl...

  • Achieving an Eternal Glory – Derek Thomas – Ligonier

    The pain of suffering in the moment seems intense and unbearable, but our experience of suffering has lasting consequences beyond our present ordeals. As Romans 5:3–5 tells us, “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us t...

  • Questions & Answers with Godfrey, Lawson, Nichols, Parsons, & Thomas – Ligonier

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www.ligonier.org/events/

  • Go Therefore - W. Robert Godfrey - Ligonier

    Christ commissioned His church to preach the gospel to all nations and to teach His people everything that He has commanded them (Matt. 28:18–20). The church is called to preach Christ and to call people to trust in Him, but it is not to stop there. Instead, the church is to make disciples, teach...

  • R.C. Sproul’s Life & Ministry with Nichols, Parsons, and Mrs. Sproul – Ligonier

    A panel discussion with Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Vesta Sproul.

  • Interview: The Church in Africa (Seminar) – Mbugua – Ligonier

    The church in Africa is one of the fastest growing churches in the world. In this interview, Ken Mbugua considers this unique region and the church’s challenges there.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www....

  • Serving God in the Digital Age (Seminar) – Nathan W. Bingham – Ligonier

    The internet and other digital technologies have made it easier in some ways and harder in other ways to serve God’s kingdom. In this seminar, Nathan W. Bingham considers our technological society and explains how we can best serve God in it.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligoni...

  • Preaching and Pastoral Ministry (Seminar) – Parsons and Thomas – Ligonier

    A panel discussion with Burk Parsons and Derek Thomas. This panel discusses what good preaching and faithful pastoral ministry looks like today. It also considers how pastors can serve and care for God’s people well.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Confere...

  • The Attributes of God (Seminar) – Steven Lawson – Ligonier

    While we finite creatures can never fully comprehend the infinite majesty of God, we can know Him truly in His Word and should study what He has said. In this seminar, Dr. Steven Lawson articulates a biblical understanding of divine attributes, exploring how having a right understanding of God af...

  • Interview: The Necessity of Reforming the Church (Seminar) – Godfrey – Ligonier

    An interview with W. Robert Godfrey on the newly translated work, The Necessity of Reforming the Church.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www.ligonier.org/events/

  • Teaching the Truth (Seminar) – Reformation Bible College Faculty – Ligonier

    A panel discussion with Matthew Dudreck, Keith Mathison, Anthony Salangsang, Ben Shaw, and John Tweeddale. This panel of Reformation Bible College faculty discusses the importance of Christian education at the college level and considers some of the particular struggles involved with Christian ed...

  • Interview: The Institute for Expository Preaching (Seminar) – Lawson – Ligonier

    An interview with Dr. Steven Lawson about The Institute for Expository Preaching and the importance of sound, biblical preaching in our day.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier events at https://www.ligonier.org/events/

  • Discipling the Next Generation (Seminar) – Kim, Nichols, and Parsons – Ligonier

    A panel discussion with Joel Kim, Stephen Nichols, and Burk Parsons. This seminar considers how young people are entering a chaotic world, and how they can grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

    This message is from Right Now Counts Forever, Ligonier’s 2021 National Conference. See upcoming Ligonier...