Dr. W. Robert Godfrey and President Joel E. Kim will both be speaking at the 2021 Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, FL, on March 18-20.
President Kim's Lecture:
The Centrality of the Family
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 outsiders regarding the love of God, and how we treat one another has a lasting impact on how we understand the character of God. This session will look at how life in the family counts forever, encouraging spouses to love one another in order to rightly image God and exhorting parents to love and instruct their children so that they will know and love the Lord.
Dr. Godfrey's Lectures:
Glorifying God in Our Bodies
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 that those who impenitently break God’s law for sexual behavior will not inherit the kingdom of God. How we live our lives as sexual beings today matters for all eternity, and this session will address contemporary pressures on Christians regarding sexual ethics while it calls us to live according to God’s revealed standards for men and women.
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, teaching them what Christ has revealed so that they will persevere to the end and inherit eternal life. This session will consider the importance of discipleship and how our making disciples now has an eternal impact.
If you are nothing more than a cosmic accident, your life doesn’t matter. Your joys, pains, sacrifices, and triumphs last for a moment before disappearing forever. But God’s Word refutes this devastating lie. Since we were purposefully made by a wise Creator, every moment of our lives bears inestimable value—because every moment matters for eternity.
Marking fifty years since the founding of Ligonier Ministries, our National Conference in 2021 will consider the eternal significance of our everyday lives by equipping us today to better serve the Lord, love our neighbors, and make Christ known. With our glorious future in view, Christians do not have less of a stake in the present, but infinitely more. As Dr. R.C. Sproul so often reminded us, right now counts forever.BACK