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Things Unseen with Sinclair B. Ferguson

English, Christianity, 1 seasons, 307 episodes, 1 day 5 hours 47 minutes
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Many people today think that seeing is believing, but Christians know there is more to life than meets the eye. We must look beyond this momentary life to understand its eternal significance, walking by faith rather than by sight. Things Unseen with Sinclair B. Ferguson is a weekday devotional podcast featuring thoughtful reflections on the Christian life and our relationship with God. Each week follows a theme to guide you day by day in the pursuit of spiritual renewal. A podcast from Ligonier Ministries.
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The Ten Commandments

When the Lord delivered His law to His people, God's commands were given before the backdrop of His grace. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to show how the Ten Commandments teach us the best way to live before our merciful God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-ten-commandments A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
04/03/20243 minutes 49 seconds
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The Lord Will Provide

We can trust God to provide us with everything we need, for He has already given what we most need: His Son. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the gracious significance of the name of God revealed on Mount Moriah. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-lord-will-provide A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
01/03/20245 minutes 13 seconds
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Burning, Yet Not Consumed

By revealing Himself in a burning bush, God gave Moses an unforgettable parable of who He is. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at the God who is infinite and independent yet present with His people to preserve them. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/burning-yet-not-consumed A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
29/02/20245 minutes 8 seconds
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Knowing More of God

God has revealed who He is through His actions in history and through His words explaining those actions. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how God's people come to know more and more of His immeasurable greatness. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/knowing-more-of-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
28/02/20245 minutes 14 seconds
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I Am Who I Am

When Moses asked God for His name, he received a mysterious answer: "I AM WHO I AM" (Ex. 3:14). Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers what the Lord means for His people to know about Him through this astonishing name. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/i-am-who-i-am A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
27/02/20245 minutes 42 seconds
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The Most Important Question

Of all the questions a Christian could possibly ask, which is the most important to answer? Today, Sinclair Ferguson poses the question that ultimately shapes our identity and the whole of our lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-most-important-question A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
26/02/20245 minutes 25 seconds
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The Heavenly Music of Self-Control

The self-control produced by the Holy Spirit is not a strong-willed intimidation that leaves others feeling small. Today, Sinclair Ferguson portrays the attractive harmony of life that the fruit of the Spirit cultivates. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-heavenly-music-of-self-control A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
23/02/20245 minutes 41 seconds
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Soft-Handed Gentleness

If we grip our relationships tightly in order to control them, things are actually more likely to veer out of control. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that gentleness is the answer: having soft hands with a secure grip. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/soft-handed-gentleness A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
22/02/20245 minutes 13 seconds
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Faithful, Trusted, and True

Faithfulness is saying an ongoing "amen" to the commitments we've made. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us that while our consistent reliability may be consistently tested, we're not left to our own resources. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/faithful-trusted-and-true A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
21/02/20244 minutes 53 seconds
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Reflecting God’s Goodness

To say that someone is good is to say that they're living as an image bearer of God should, reflecting His character. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that real goodness does what is right, even when it comes at a cost. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/reflecting-gods-goodness A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
20/02/20245 minutes 19 seconds
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Kindness: Simple Yet Significant

Kindness is not a spectacular thing, yet it is a beautiful thing. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the remarkable impact on someone's life that some simple, Christlike kindness can leave. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/kindness-simple-yet-significant A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
19/02/20244 minutes 19 seconds
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The Patience of God and of His Children

God has been so patient with His children. As we grow in the family likeness, we learn by the Spirit to mimic our heavenly Father. Today, Sinclair Ferguson observes how we develop patience that reflects the character of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-patience-of-god-and-of-his-children A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
16/02/20245 minutes 21 seconds
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Peace Be with You

In the gospel, Jesus draws near to restless hearts to make them whole and well in His presence. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the peace that Christians are graced to enjoy. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/peace-be-with-you A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
15/02/20244 minutes
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A Supernatural Joy

Christian joy is not the natural characteristic of a sunny disposition. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that God's grace alone can account for the joy produced in us as we go through trials and affliction. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-supernatural-joy A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
14/02/20243 minutes 36 seconds
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Do You Have Love?

As the Holy Spirit works in our lives, He begins to uncomplicate us, filling us with love for others and forgetfulness of self. Today, Sinclair Ferguson articulates the simplicity and centrality of love in the Christian life. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/do-you-have-love A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
13/02/20245 minutes 7 seconds
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The Fruit of the Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit cannot be artificially produced. These qualities must be developed in us by God's grace. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the Lord's purpose of growing His people in a wonderfully balanced way to make us increasingly like Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-fruit-of-the-spirit A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
12/02/20244 minutes 48 seconds
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Cleansed and Renewed

In our weekly rhythm of worship, we are confronted with our sin and cleansed by our Savior. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the effect that worship should have on us, drawing from the experience of Isaiah in the temple of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/cleansed-and-renewed A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
09/02/20244 minutes 51 seconds
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Principles for Worship

How should we worship the Lord whenever we gather with His people? Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies key principles in Scripture that guide and govern our worship to the glory of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/principles-for-worship A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
08/02/20246 minutes 6 seconds
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Bowed Down in the Presence of God

What have been your most memorable experiences of worship? Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the delight that binds all these experiences together: a realization of being brought into the awesome presence of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/bowed-down-in-the-presence-of-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
07/02/20245 minutes 8 seconds
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The Quality of Our Worship

The quality of our worship isn't so much a matter of our performance as it is a matter of displaying the glory of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to recalibrate our thinking about what matters most in worship. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-quality-of-our-worship A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
06/02/20244 minutes 48 seconds
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Let Us Worship God

Too often, a fundamental question is never asked in the church: How does God want to be worshiped? Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on true worship as the purpose of the Reformation and the purpose of our lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/let-us-worship-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
05/02/20244 minutes 30 seconds
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Training in Righteousness

As our heavenly Father brings us up in the family likeness through the instruction of His Word, He gives wisdom to His children that this world cannot explain. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores what it means for Scripture to train us in righteousness. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/training-in-righteousness A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
02/02/20245 minutes 34 seconds
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Correction: A Healing Word

God's Word works in our lives to heal what has become sick, to correct what has gone wrong, and to create beauty out of that which was broken. Today, Sinclair Ferguson clarifies an often-misunderstood characteristic of the Bible. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/correction-a-healing-word A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
01/02/20245 minutes 48 seconds
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Teaching and Reproof

The Bible exposes our sin in order to bring us to repentance, that we may enjoy God's forgiveness and new life in Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson outlines the work of Scripture in teaching and reproving us. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/teaching-and-reproof A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
31/01/20245 minutes 56 seconds
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God’s Word at Work in Us

The Bible does more than tell us what to do. By the power of the Holy Spirit, God's Word is at work in us, shaping us day by day into the likeness of Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the importance of viewing the Bible rightly. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/gods-word-at-work-in-us A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
30/01/20245 minutes 41 seconds
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Scripture: The Mouth of God

When we go to read the Bible, we go to hear God speak. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the amazing privilege we have in possessing the authoritative, reliable Word that our heavenly Father has given to us. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/scripture-the-mouth-of-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
29/01/20246 minutes 50 seconds
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I Will Remember Their Sins No More

The one thing that God promises to forget is the sin of His people, for He has blotted it out with the blood of His Son. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at the freedom from guilt that comes with complete forgiveness. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/i-will-remember-their-sins-no-more A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
26/01/20246 minutes 13 seconds
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Remembering the Covenant

Every time we come to the Lord's Table, Jesus reminds us of His covenant love and the cost of our redemption. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how the Lord helps His forgetful people remember the covenant of grace. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/remembering-the-covenant A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
25/01/20247 minutes 9 seconds
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Storing Up Scripture in Our Hearts

It may be impossible to overemphasize the importance of storing up Scripture in our hearts. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the value of equipping ourselves to face future challenges by memorizing God's Word in the present. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/storing-up-scripture-in-our-hearts A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
24/01/20245 minutes 37 seconds
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Lest You Forget the Lord

When we grow despondent and wonder if God has forgotten us, the opposite might actually be true: we've forgotten what our God is like. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the peculiar warning to "take care lest you forget the LORD" (Deut. 6:12). Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/lest-you-forget-the-lord A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
23/01/20245 minutes 29 seconds
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A Day to Remember

"Remember" is a common command in Scripture. Yet Christians often forget one of the Bible's most important passages about remembering. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the Sabbath, a day devoted to remembering the Lord. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-day-to-remember A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
22/01/20247 minutes 6 seconds
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Give Sin a Name

It is unlikely that we will be delivered from the blemishes on our character until we confess our sin by name. Today, Sinclair Ferguson provides three essential principles for pursuing repentance and spiritual transformation. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/give-sin-a-name A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
19/01/20245 minutes 31 seconds
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Loud Opinions and Little Prayer

How much better would a Christian serve his nation if he spent less time complaining about society and more time pleading for it in prayer? Today, Sinclair Ferguson contrasts wasteful and fruitful ways of dealing with political concerns. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/loud-opinions-and-little-prayer A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
18/01/20245 minutes 23 seconds
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Can You Keep a Secret?

It's desirable to be people who are kind, welcoming, and friendly. But can we be trusted to keep a secret? Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines the virtue of faithfulness and the damage that an unguarded tongue can cause. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/can-you-keep-a-secret A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
17/01/20244 minutes 27 seconds
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The Austere Christian

Christians ought to prize knowing God's Word and obeying His precepts. But if our discipline doesn't produce gentleness, we've gone dangerously askew. Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the problem of a loveless faith. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-austere-christian A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
16/01/20245 minutes 15 seconds
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The Faults We Fail to Notice

Just as one stain can ruin our favorite outfit, a neglected blemish on a Christian’s character can spoil his witness. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on a penetrating letter by John Newton, who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace." Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-faults-we-fail-to-notice A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
15/01/20245 minutes 8 seconds
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Eyes Opened to Christ

When we come to know Jesus Christ as Savior, we're also coming to know the Creator of all that exists. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that becoming a Christian opens our eyes to view the world from a wholly new perspective. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/eyes-opened-to-christ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
12/01/20246 minutes 19 seconds
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Unbelief: A Moral Issue

At some point, everyone who claims to be an atheist will give themselves away. Their rejection of God is ultimately a moral issue, not an intellectual one. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discloses the relationship between unbelief and a hatred of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/unbelief-a-moral-issue A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
11/01/20245 minutes 45 seconds
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Our Identity: The Image of God

One of the blessings of being Christians today is that, unlike people all around us, we know who we are and why we're here. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains why a denial of God's existence inevitably results in an identity crisis. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/our-identity-the-image-of-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
10/01/20245 minutes 40 seconds
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No Real Atheists

Since we live in a world where everything reveals God, no one can ultimately escape the reality of His existence. Today, Sinclair Ferguson demonstrates how Christians can respond to professing atheists and point them toward the truth. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/no-real-atheists A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
09/01/20246 minutes 6 seconds
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Creation Reveals the Creator

Just as the work of a great artist reveals his characteristics, everything in the universe bears the stamp "Made by God." Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how God reveals Himself in all creation. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/creation-reveals-the-creator A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
08/01/20245 minutes 39 seconds
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A Life-Changing Experience

Many of us can remember an experience that changed our lives forever. The prophet Isaiah had such an encounter with the holiness of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers what Isaiah's unforgettable experience teaches about our own relationship with the Lord. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-life-changing-experience A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
05/01/20246 minutes 2 seconds
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How to Be Happy

Our loving heavenly Father wants His children to be a joyful people. But sometimes we seek out joy and fulfillment where they can never be found. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows where true happiness lies and how Christians can obtain it. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/how-to-be-happy A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
04/01/20245 minutes 38 seconds
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A Resolution for the Christian Life

Although the Apostle Paul occupied himself with many labors, he could summarize his life by saying, "one thing I do" (Phil. 3:13). Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores Paul's single resolution and the direction it gives to the Christian life. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-resolution-for-the-christian-life A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
03/01/20245 minutes 46 seconds
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Growing in Love for the Church

When we come to faith in Jesus Christ, we're not only bound together with Him, but we're also bound to His people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson presents the new year as an opportunity to grow in love for the church, the family of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/growing-in-love-for-the-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
02/01/20244 minutes 13 seconds
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Beginning a New Year Well

A new year represents an opportunity to commit ourselves to the Lord. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to express our commitment afresh to God and to pray for His help in the year ahead. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/beginning-a-new-year-well A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
01/01/20243 minutes 42 seconds
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Renewed Day by Day

This year will soon be over. But God's transforming grace in our lives will endure forever. Listen today as Sinclair Ferguson concludes his daily devotions with a call to trust in the Lord, who renews His people day by day, until our faith becomes sight. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/renewed-day-by-day A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
29/12/20237 minutes 6 seconds
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Remember Jesus Christ

As recipients of God's saving mercy, remembering is both a privilege and a responsibility for Christians. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how remembrance is related to keeping Christ central in our thoughts and in our lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/remember-jesus-christ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
28/12/20235 minutes 21 seconds
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Looking Back on the Year

The days between Christmas and the new year offer opportunities to look back as we prepare to move forward. Today, Sinclair Ferguson highlights the importance of recalling--and even recording--God's past providence in our lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/looking-back-on-the-year A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
27/12/20235 minutes 38 seconds
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Making Christmas Last

What kind of people should Christians be, as those who have been so blessed by the gift of God's Son? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers what it means to "make Christmas last" throughout our lives as believers. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/making-christmas-last A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
26/12/20235 minutes 14 seconds
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Coming Face-to-Face with Christ

God the Son has lived eternally face-to-face with His Father. And in His incarnation, He has come face-to-face with us. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the union with Christ that believers enjoy because of Christmas. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/coming-face-to-face-with-christ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
25/12/20236 minutes 18 seconds
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Should We Celebrate Christmas?

Since the time of the Reformation, some Christians have wondered whether Christmas Day should be celebrated at all. Today, Sinclair Ferguson brings thoughtful and biblical principles to this question. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/should-we-celebrate-christmas A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
22/12/20235 minutes 55 seconds
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The Savior’s Lowly Birth

It's easy to have sentimental thoughts about the Christmas story, but Jesus' birth involved hardship. Today, Sinclair Ferguson conveys the message of the best Christmas hymns: all of Christ's suffering was for our salvation. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-saviors-lowly-birth A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
21/12/20235 minutes 43 seconds
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A Friend Who Sticks Closer

In spite of all its buzzing activity, Christmas can be one of the loneliest times of the year for some of us. Today, Sinclair Ferguson recalls a touching memory that conveys the nearness of Christ to His people. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-friend-who-sticks-closer A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
20/12/20235 minutes 52 seconds
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Renewed Affection for Christ

As we center our hearts and minds on the Lord Jesus, everything else in our lives begins to fit into place. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that our struggle against sin and our weariness at Christmas have the same solution. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/renewed-affection-for-christ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
19/12/20235 minutes 37 seconds
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Recovering Christ at Christmastime

We should not be surprised that Jesus isn't the center of attention at Christmas if He is absent from our thoughts throughout the year. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the need to refocus our affections on Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/recovering-christ-at-christmastime A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
18/12/20235 minutes 26 seconds
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Worship with the Angels

When you worship with the church, how often do you realize that you are worshiping in the presence of angels? Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how these majestic ministers of praise can guide us in greater devotion to Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/worship-with-the-angels A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
15/12/20236 minutes 12 seconds
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The Angels That Ministered to Jesus

The Bible identifies angels as "ministering spirits" (Heb. 1:14), and we find them ministering to their incarnate King in times of trial. Today, Sinclair Ferguson looks at two of these moving moments in Jesus' life. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-angels-that-ministered-to-jesus A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
14/12/20236 minutes 31 seconds
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Angelic Appearances

The Word of God records numerous appearances by angels, yet they're far from random occurrences. Today, Ferguson identifies the common factor behind the arrival of these mighty beings, teaching us about their mission. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/angelic-appearances A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
13/12/20236 minutes 5 seconds
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Different Kinds of Angels

Angels are as intriguing as they are mysterious. One of the most remarkable things Scripture reveals about these heavenly creatures is their sheer variety. Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines the types of angels in the Bible. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/different-kinds-of-angels A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
12/12/20236 minutes 19 seconds
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What Is an Angel?

The Bible teaches that we are not alone in the universe. Hosts of angels are actively serving the Lord and His people. But what are angels, anyway? Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on these heavenly beings. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/what-is-an-angel A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
11/12/20235 minutes 55 seconds
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Our Lord, Come

The return of Christ seems almost too wonderful to imagine, yet Scripture gives us three words to describe this moment. Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines each in turn and beckons us to pray, "Our Lord, come" (1 Cor. 16:22). Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/our-lord-come A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
08/12/20236 minutes 35 seconds
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We Shall Be Changed

What will life be like when the Lord Jesus returns and His people are resurrected in glory? Today, Sinclair Ferguson illustrates what we can know about the wonderful mystery of the resurrection to come. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/we-shall-be-changed A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
07/12/20235 minutes 31 seconds
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Delivering the Kingdom to the Father

In 1 Corinthians 15, we find a striking map of events that will take place at Jesus' return. Today, Sinclair Ferguson opens this chapter to consider the goal of history and the ultimate triumph of Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/delivering-the-kingdom-to-the-father A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
06/12/20235 minutes 59 seconds
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Proclaiming His Death Until He Comes

Sometimes Christians can become more fixated on the details of Christ's second coming than on the Christ who is to come. Today, Sinclair Ferguson offers an unexpected suggestion to help balance our view of the Lord's return. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/proclaiming-his-death-until-he-comes A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
05/12/20235 minutes 42 seconds
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Looking to Christ’s Return

The same Jesus who arrived humbly at Bethlehem will return from heaven in majesty and glory. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the importance of giving thought to our Lord's second advent in addition to His first. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/looking-to-christs-return A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
04/12/20234 minutes 19 seconds
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The Triumphant Son of Man

The Son of Man was prophesied to regain the dominion that Adam lost and to bring to completion the redemptive purposes of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson speaks on the title that Jesus most often used to identify Himself. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-triumphant-son-of-man A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
01/12/20236 minutes 30 seconds
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Son of the Living God

What does it mean that Jesus is the "Son of the living God" (Matt. 16:16)? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the testimony borne throughout Scripture to the divine identity of Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/son-of-the-living-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
30/11/20235 minutes 7 seconds
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Christ, the Anointed One

When Peter announced to Jesus, "You are the Christ," what was Peter really saying? Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies the One uniquely anointed by the Holy Spirit to serve as the Prophet, Priest, and King of the people of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/christ-the-anointed-one A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
29/11/20235 minutes 16 seconds
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Who Do You Say That I Am?

When people encountered Jesus, many sensed that He was no ordinary man. Then Peter realized that Jesus was the Man long promised in the Old Testament. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to reflect on Peter's declaration. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/who-do-you-say-that-i-am A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
28/11/20234 minutes 59 seconds
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Knowing Jesus

There is always something more to know about the people we know best. The same is true of Jesus--but how can we come to know Him better? Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses this question. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/knowing-jesus A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
27/11/20235 minutes 53 seconds
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The Reality of Hell

It was in love that Jesus delivered so many warnings about hell. Today, Sinclair Ferguson gives sober attention to the condemnation our sin deserves so that we may cherish the grace of salvation that belongs to all who trust in Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-reality-of-hell A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
24/11/20236 minutes 8 seconds
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What Will Heaven Be Like?

People have many ideas about what heaven will be like, and those ideas may reveal a great deal about our relationship with God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the most wonderful truth about heaven: Jesus is there. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/what-will-heaven-be-like A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
23/11/20235 minutes 55 seconds
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The Coming Judgment

All of us, without exception, must stand before the judgment of God. The question is, will we be standing in Christ? Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies seven truths that Scripture reveals about the day of judgment. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-coming-judgment A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
22/11/20235 minutes 40 seconds
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Death

Death is not a subject on which most of us want to linger, for it is the enemy of the life we love. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how Christians are to think of death, that we may face this foe with hope in our risen Lord. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/death A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
21/11/20235 minutes 41 seconds
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The Four Last Things

Our lives as Christian are shaped by the way we think about the future. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the importance of thinking about the end of our lives and reflecting on the world to come. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-four-last-things A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
20/11/20235 minutes 15 seconds
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Glorification: Perfected in Christ

God has set His heart on perfecting us in the likeness of His Son. Today, Sinclair Ferguson presents the glorious destiny that has been guaranteed for all the redeemed in Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/glorification-perfected-in-christ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
17/11/20237 minutes 18 seconds
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Justification: Final and Irreversible

From the moment we first trusted in Christ, we were declared as perfectly righteous in the sight of God as Jesus Himself is. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at the wonder of justification by faith alone. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/justification-final-and-irreversible A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
16/11/20236 minutes 41 seconds
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Calling: Awake, O Sleeper

Apart from the work of the Holy Spirit, the gospel message meets with ears that are asleep in spiritual death. Today, Sinclair Ferguson illustrates God's sovereign grace in awakening us to Jesus Christ and His salvation. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/calling-awake-o-sleeper A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
15/11/20236 minutes 26 seconds
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Predestination: He Loved Us First

While predestination might seem an unsettling doctrine at first, the Bible shows that this is a wonderfully comforting teaching. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the absolute grace of God in choosing to set His love on us. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/predestination-he-loved-us-first A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
14/11/20236 minutes 27 seconds
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A Golden Chain—Or Is It?

Romans 8:30 is often called the "golden chain" that links together several elements of our salvation. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that there may be an even better way of thinking about this cherished verse. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-golden-chain-or-is-it A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
13/11/20236 minutes 17 seconds
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How Does the Gospel Work in Our Lives?

The gospel transforms our relationships with fellow Christians in the church, with those in authority over us, and even with our enemies. Today, Sinclair Ferguson brings application from the closing chapters of Romans. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/how-does-the-gospel-work-in-our-lives A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
10/11/20236 minutes 59 seconds
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The Unfailing Promises of God

After extolling the riches of the gospel, the book of Romans raises a sudden question: What about God's promises to Israel? Today, Sinclair Ferguson expounds on God's great plan to unite Jewish and gentile believers in Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-unfailing-promises-of-god A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
09/11/20236 minutes 26 seconds
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The Wonders of the Gospel

This is the gospel: The holy God we've offended is the One who delivers us from sin's condemnation and clothes us in Christ's righteousness through faith. Today, Sinclair Ferguson surveys the staggering message of Romans 3-8. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-wonders-of-the-gospel A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
08/11/20236 minutes 52 seconds
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None Is Righteous

The opening chapters of Romans provide a devastating analysis of humanity's lost and sinful condition. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how these verses emphasize our need for God's saving grace in the gospel. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/none-is-righteous A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
07/11/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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The Letter That Changed the World

All Scripture is inspired, yet some portions of God's Word are especially known for their transformative impact. Today, Sinclair Ferguson turns to the book that may have influenced the history of the church more than any other. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-letter-that-changed-the-world A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
06/11/20235 minutes 25 seconds
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The Cup That Could Not Pass

We will never know the full cost of our redemption, which drove Jesus to pray, "Let this cup pass from me" (Matt. 26:39). Today, Sinclair Ferguson takes us to the garden where Jesus submitted Himself to judgment in our place. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-cup-that-could-not-pass A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
03/11/20235 minutes 56 seconds
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A Foretaste of Christ’s Glory

Little did Peter, James, and John know that when they saw the glory of Christ in His transfiguration, He was preparing them to witness His shame in the Garden of Gethsemane. Today, Sinclair Ferguson makes a connection between these two moments. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-foretaste-of-christs-glory A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
02/11/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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The Turning Point in Jesus’ Ministry

At Caesarea Philippi, Jesus' disciples began to truly understand His identity and His mission. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies the turning point in Christ's ministry that took place here. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-turning-point-in-jesus-ministry A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
01/11/20235 minutes 50 seconds
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Baptized into the Sins of His People

In His baptism, Jesus was symbolically drenched in the sins of others so that He might carry them from the River Jordan to the cross of Calvary. Today Sinclair Ferguson considers the event that began Christ's public ministry. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/baptized-into-the-sins-of-his-people A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
31/10/20235 minutes 56 seconds
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Living under the Shadow of the Cross

The whole of Jesus' life was lived under the shadow of the cross. As Christ faithfully served His Father each day, the agony of Calvary loomed ever nearer. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to reflect on the life of our Lord. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/living-under-the-shadow-of-the-cross A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
30/10/20235 minutes 38 seconds
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What’s New in the New Covenant?

The prophets promised a new covenant for God's people, and Jesus announced its arrival. But what change did this new covenant bring? Today, Sinclair Ferguson expounds on the glory that has come to us in the coming of Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/whats-new-in-the-new-covenant A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
27/10/20236 minutes 25 seconds
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God’s Law and Grace

Why did God give so many commands to Israel? How do these laws relate to His gracious salvation through Jesus Christ? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the purpose of the Mosaic Covenant in redemptive history. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/gods-law-and-grace A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
26/10/20235 minutes 25 seconds
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The Covenant Made at Sinai

We're bound to misunderstand the law that God delivered to His people at Mount Sinai if we forget His deliverance of Israel from slavery. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us that God's law is given in a context of grace. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-covenant-made-at-sinai A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
25/10/20235 minutes 49 seconds
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Safeguarding the Promise of Grace

Even after the earth was deluged with a flood, and even after the world united in rebellion at Babel, God kept His promise to save His people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers God's covenant promises to Noah and Abraham. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/safeguarding-the-promise-of-grace A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
24/10/20235 minutes 29 seconds
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The Promised Covenant of Grace

After Adam sinned in the garden, God made a promise of salvation that would shape the course of history and require the greatest sacrifice ever made. Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines the first promise of the covenant of grace. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-promised-covenant-of-grace A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
23/10/20236 minutes 3 seconds
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When Two Become One

As with Adam and Eve, God delights in uniquely fitting a man and woman for lifelong unity. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the deep friendship in marriage that establishes a stable home in which families can flourish. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/when-two-become-one A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
20/10/20235 minutes 48 seconds
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A Husband’s Integrity and a Wife’s Respect

Superficial attraction doesn't produce respect--character does. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies a key characteristic for every faithful, fruitful Christian marriage. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-husbands-integrity-and-a-wifes-respect A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
19/10/20234 minutes 38 seconds
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Honoring Our Parents for Life

God's love for families is seen in His dedicating one of the Ten Commandments to the relationship between children and parents. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on our lifelong calling to honor our father and mother. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/honoring-our-parents-for-life A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
18/10/20235 minutes 30 seconds
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Raising Children in the Church

God has given us a church family to help us raise our children for Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the benefits of receiving the wisdom and support of older parents in the congregation. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/raising-children-in-the-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
17/10/20235 minutes 25 seconds
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The Christian Family and the Church

Christians come from many different homes and backgrounds, but we've all been adopted into the family of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the importance of integrating our families into the nurturing life of the church. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-christian-family-and-the-church A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
16/10/20235 minutes 48 seconds
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A Consecrated Feast

As we come to the Lord's Table, we are to give our hearts entirely to the One who gave all to save us. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the Lord's Supper as a meal of consecration. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-consecrated-feast A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
13/10/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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A Meal of Anticipation

Each time Christians celebrate the Lord's Supper, we're reminded of another meal that awaits us in the presence of Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how the Supper foreshadows the great wedding banquet of the Lamb. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-meal-of-anticipation A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
12/10/20235 minutes 37 seconds
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Participation in Christ’s Body and Blood

What does Scripture mean when it says that our receiving the Lord's Supper is "a participation in" the body and blood of Christ (1 Cor. 10:16)? Today, Sinclair Ferguson articulates the marvelous truth expressed in these words. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/participation-in-christs-body-and-blood A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
11/10/20235 minutes 32 seconds
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The Cup of Blessing

Jesus drank the bitter cup of divine wrath so that His people may freely enjoy the cup of God's blessing. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at the wonder of Christ's sacrificial love displayed for us in the Lord's Supper. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-cup-of-blessing A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
10/10/20235 minutes 11 seconds
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The Lord’s Supper: A Proclamation

The Lord's Supper is a form of proclamation, a visible dramatization of the gospel message. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the truth conveyed to us as we come to the Lord's Table. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-lords-supper-a-proclamation A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
09/10/20235 minutes 5 seconds
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What It Means to Be in Christ

One prepositional phrase lies at the heart of our identity as Christians: we are "in Christ." Today, Sinclair Ferguson concludes our gospel grammar lessons by considering the theological riches contained in these two words. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/what-it-means-to-be-in-christ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
06/10/20237 minutes 45 seconds
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Positive and Negative Steps in the Christian Walk

Our daily walk with the Lord involves positive and negative steps: we are to pursue Christlike characteristics while turning away from sin. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores these two sides of a balanced Christian life. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/positive-and-negative-steps-in-the-christian-walk A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
05/10/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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Already and Not Yet

Faithful Christian living involves looking back on Jesus' finished work of atonement and looking forward to His triumphant return. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the past, present, and future tenses of the gospel. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/already-and-not-yet A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
04/10/20236 minutes 29 seconds
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Gospel Indicatives and Imperatives

The gospel's indicatives--all that God has done for us in Christ--are always the basis for our Christian imperatives--the ways we respond in faith and obedience. Today, Sinclair Ferguson warns against reversing this relationship. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/gospel-indicatives-and-imperatives A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
03/10/20236 minutes 15 seconds
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The Grammar of the Gospel

Apart from the influence of the Holy Spirit, the message of the gospel will seem like a foreign language to fallen people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes our need to be trained in the "grammar of the gospel." Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-grammar-of-the-gospel A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
02/10/20236 minutes 6 seconds
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The Hundredfold Harvest of God’s Word

As we yield our lives to the Lord with hearts prepared to receive His Word, He works to make us spiritually fruitful. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the way that the Word of God transforms our lives. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-hundredfold-harvest-of-gods-word A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.ligonier.org/donate/ Explore all of our podcasts: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts
29/09/20235 minutes 12 seconds
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Choked by the Cares of This World

Weeds grow naturally, but a healthy lawn requires care and attention. The same is true of our spiritual condition. Today, Sinclair Ferguson encourages us to prune our lives of things that dampen our affection for Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/choked-by-the-cares-of-this-world
28/09/20236 minutes 27 seconds
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The Kind of Faith That Falls Away

Many of us may know someone who seemed suddenly converted to Christ, but they just as suddenly fell away. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that the joy of true faith goes hand in hand with the sorrow of real repentance. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-kind-of-faith-that-falls-away
27/09/20235 minutes 34 seconds
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Hardened Hearers

Even people who sit under the preaching of God's Word every week are capable of hardening their hearts against the truth they hear. Today, Sinclair Ferguson issues a solemn warning from Jesus' parable of the sower. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/hardened-hearers
26/09/20235 minutes 10 seconds
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Take Heed How You Hear

It's important for us to hear the Word of God preached. But Jesus also instructs His disciples to be careful about the way we hear. Today, Sinclair Ferguson encourages us to ask ourselves, "What kind of hearer am I?" Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/take-heed-how-you-hear
25/09/20235 minutes 13 seconds
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The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

The Jesus we know and serve today is the same wonderful Redeemer we read about in the Gospels, forever faithful and true. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shares a little verse filled with good news for all who rest in Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-same-yesterday-today-and-forever
22/09/20236 minutes 46 seconds
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Dead to Sin’s Dominion

If we are united to Christ by faith, we have died to the dominion of sin and must no longer live in it. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on a passage in Romans that is essential for understanding our identity as Christians. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/dead-to-sins-dominion
21/09/20237 minutes 33 seconds
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Servants for Jesus’ Sake

How can we measure true success in ministry? Today, Sinclair Ferguson opens the Bible passage that was preached at his ordination, verses that have shaped his thinking about what it means to serve Christ and His church. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/servants-for-jesus-sake
20/09/20237 minutes 15 seconds
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Following the Light of the World

Until we come to saving faith in Christ, we remain lost in the darkness of sin and condemnation. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the verses of Scripture that were instrumental in opening his eyes to the light of the world. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/following-the-light-of-the-world
19/09/20236 minutes 40 seconds
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Come to Christ for Eternal Life

Being a Christian is not about reading enough of the Bible to balance out our failures; it's coming to Jesus Christ for eternal life. Today, Sinclair Ferguson visits the passage in Scripture that exposed his need for a Savior. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/come-to-christ-for-eternal-life
18/09/20237 minutes 6 seconds
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The Power of the Spirit in Preaching

All truly effective preaching shares one thing in common: it is attended by the power of the Holy Spirit. Today, Sinclair Ferguson focuses on the crucial yet often-neglected ministry of the Spirit through His preached Word. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-power-of-the-spirit-in-preaching
15/09/20236 minutes 13 seconds
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Different Kinds of Preachers

Faithful, biblical preaching doesn't have to follow a specific formula in order to bless God's people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects with gratitude on the variety of gifts and emphases that God gives to His preachers. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/different-kinds-of-preachers
14/09/20236 minutes 15 seconds
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The Effects of Preaching

What effects should the preaching of God's Word have on us? Today, Sinclair Ferguson shares words of wisdom from Jonathan Edwards on the influence that faithful preaching should have on the way Christians think and feel. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-effects-of-preaching
13/09/20236 minutes 4 seconds
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What Is Wrong with Preaching Today?

Why can it sometimes seem that the preaching in our church isn't bearing much fruit? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers this problem and explains how every Christian in the congregation can contribute to the solution. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/what-is-wrong-with-preaching-today
12/09/20235 minutes 53 seconds
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How Important Is Preaching?

Whether we're preachers or listeners, the proclamation of God's Word plays a role in our lives as Christians. But just how important is preaching? Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the centrality of this means of grace. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/how-important-is-preaching
11/09/20236 minutes 10 seconds
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Who Shall Separate Us?

By God's sovereign grace, the very things that threaten to separate us from Christ are tools in His hands to make us more like Him. Today, Sinclair Ferguson concludes his reflections on the closing words of Romans 8. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/who-shall-separate-us
08/09/20235 minutes 13 seconds
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Who Is to Condemn?

With all our falls and failures in the Christian life, what hope do we have of escaping the sentence of condemnation that our sin deserves? Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us anew of our sweet security in our Lord Jesus Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/who-is-to-condemn
07/09/20236 minutes
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Who Shall Bring Any Charge?

Satan accuses the people of God day and night. We'll never escape his charges of sin and guilt by looking to our merits. Today, Sinclair Ferguson points out where we must go to find assurance against our enemy's accusations. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/who-shall-bring-any-charge
06/09/20235 minutes 34 seconds
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Who Can Be against Us?

If God is for us, then all the devil's efforts to destroy us will ultimately fail. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses how we can come to the deep, unshakable conviction that the Lord Himself is on our side. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/who-can-be-against-us
05/09/20236 minutes 13 seconds
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Beloved Bible Verses

What is your favorite passage in the Bible? Today, Sinclair Ferguson turns to one of the most cherished sections of Scripture and begins to address the remarkable questions that these verses raise. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/beloved-bible-verses
04/09/20234 minutes 55 seconds
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Named in Baptism

God places His name on us in our baptism, marking us out as those called to trust in the Father, believe in the Son, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. Today, Sinclair Ferguson singles out the central truth of baptism. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/named-in-baptism
01/09/20236 minutes 43 seconds
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Baptized: A New Identity

Discussions about baptism often focus on what we are baptized with--how much water and how it's to be applied. Today, Sinclair Ferguson encourages us to consider what we are baptized into--and how that affects our identity. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/baptized-a-new-identity
31/08/20236 minutes 31 seconds
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Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Sinners were coming to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. Why did Jesus, the sinless Son of God, ask to be baptized with that same water? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the gospel message that this moment conveys. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/why-was-jesus-baptized
30/08/20236 minutes 18 seconds
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The Meaning of Baptism

Baptism wasn’t given to us just for the experience of a moment—it’s a sign that affects every day of our Christian lives. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us what our baptism teaches us about Christ and what He has done for us. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-meaning-of-baptism
29/08/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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The Promise of Baptism

If we think of baptism primarily as a point of controversy rather than a gift from God, we need to take some time and think again. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that baptism is a sign that confirms the promise of the gospel. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-promise-of-baptism
28/08/20237 minutes 32 seconds
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Principles for Holiness

The way to measure genuine growth in holiness is… How would you answer that question? Today on *Things Unseen*, listen as Sinclair Ferguson draws principles from two figures in church history to aid us in our pursuit of sanctification. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/principles-for-holiness
25/08/20237 minutes 17 seconds
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Sanctification Summarized

What happens in a person’s life that causes a sinner to become a saint? Today, Sinclair Ferguson looks closely at a familiar Bible verse that gets to the heart of our spiritual transformation. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/sanctification-summarized
24/08/20236 minutes 36 seconds
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A More Excellent Way

Sanctification—becoming increasingly like Jesus—takes place more often in the ordinariness of life than in our moments of apparent greatness. Today, Sinclair Ferguson points to one essential indicator of our growth in grace. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-more-excellent-way
23/08/20236 minutes 22 seconds
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The Fruit of Sanctification

Being holy isn’t merely about doing the right things. Nor should we mistake being holy with being gifted. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies the true fruit of sanctification: nearness and likeness to Jesus Christ. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-fruit-of-sanctification
22/08/20236 minutes 26 seconds
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Set Apart for God

The Bible teaches us a new vocabulary for understanding the Christian life, and one crucial word it gives to our identity is “sanctified.” Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores what it means to be people who are set apart for God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/set-apart-for-god
21/08/20236 minutes 11 seconds
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The Anger of Jesus

Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus out of love for His friend and out of a holy hatred of the destruction wrought by sin. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how Christ's perfect anger displays His devotion to His redeemed. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-anger-of-jesus
18/08/20236 minutes 52 seconds
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Christ, a Man of Feeling

Scripture reveals not only the power and authority of our Lord Jesus but also His heart as our compassionate Savior. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the refining influence of reflecting on Christ's affections for His people. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/christ-a-man-of-feeling
17/08/20235 minutes 26 seconds
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Rest for Our Souls

Jesus understands our weakness and draws close to us in our need. Today, Sinclair Ferguson beckons us to come near to the One who provides rest for our weary souls. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/rest-for-our-souls
16/08/20236 minutes 50 seconds
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He Grew in Favor with God

To see whether you have a healthy, biblical view of Jesus, turn to Luke 2:52, which says He grew "in favor with God and man." Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how this passage shows the true humanity of our incarnate Lord. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/he-grew-in-favor-with-god
15/08/20237 minutes 13 seconds
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The Personal Jesus

Since the Christian life involves an ongoing transformation of becoming more like Jesus, we need to know what Jesus is actually like. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the importance of knowing our Lord personally and deeply. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-personal-jesus
14/08/20236 minutes 6 seconds
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The Legacy of a Godly Life

Bill never ministered to large churches or spoke at conferences. But he touched lives by remaining the same constant Christian year after year. Today, Sinclair Ferguson thanks God for one of the godliest men he has ever known. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-legacy-of-a-godly-life
11/08/20236 minutes 38 seconds
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A Christian’s Enduring Influence

Even if their paths cross only for a season, Christians can leave a lifelong impact on one another's spiritual lives. Today, Sinclair Ferguson remembers Dennis, whom God used in his life as a first-year university student. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-christians-enduring-influence
10/08/20235 minutes 53 seconds
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An Older Friend in the Faith

Hamish didn't set out to be a mentor. He simply took an interest in a young man and encouraged him by his love and zeal for Christ. Today, listen as Sinclair Ferguson explains what this formative friendship taught him about discipleship. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/an-older-friend-in-the-faith
09/08/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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The Man in Black

One icy evening in the dead of winter, a stranger asked a young Sinclair Ferguson, "Are you saved, son?" Today, he describes this momentary exchange that God used as a stepping stone toward saving faith in Jesus Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-man-in-black
08/08/20236 minutes 20 seconds
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Our Hidden Helpers

When we read the obscure names that receive greetings in Paul's letters, we're reminded of the everyday Christians who have invested in our own lives. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to think of these people with gratitude. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/our-hidden-helpers
07/08/20236 minutes 31 seconds
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Shaped by Grace

Spiritual growth isn't measured so much by the stature a Christian has attained as it is by the distance traveled and the obstacles overcome. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the many different ways God reshapes our lives. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/shaped-by-grace
04/08/20235 minutes 44 seconds
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Solutions for Distorted Souls

Sin can leave our souls misshapen in subtle ways. Yet the Great Physician offers treatment to reveal and straighten what has gone awry. Today, Sinclair Ferguson conveys the means of being reshaped into the likeness of Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/solutions-for-distorted-souls
03/08/20237 minutes 1 second
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The Big-Headed Soul

Pride distorts our thinking, making us more willing to heed our own minds than to submit to the mind of God revealed in Scripture. Today, Sinclair Ferguson poses the remedy for sin's big-headed self-sufficiency. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-big-headed-soul
02/08/20237 minutes 28 seconds
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Turned In on Ourselves

Martin Luther described our sinful condition as being "incurvatus in se," turned in on itself. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies the damaging effects of living for ourselves and the transformative way that Christ reshapes us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/turned-in-on-ourselves
01/08/20236 minutes 14 seconds
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The Shape of the Soul

By creating us in His image, God has specially fashioned us for fellowship with Him. But because of sin, our souls have been bent out of shape. Today, Sinclair Ferguson thinks about our need for restoration in Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-shape-of-the-soul
31/07/20237 minutes 5 seconds
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All the Kingdoms of the World

The devil offered Jesus the dominion that Adam had lost. This is just what Christ came to regain, but only by the conquest of the cross. Today, Sinclair Ferguson delights in Christ's unwavering devotion to His Father's will. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/all-the-kingdoms-of-the-world
28/07/20235 minutes 33 seconds
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The Pinnacle of the Temple

By tempting Jesus to jump off the temple, Satan was inviting Him to win followers by parading the miraculous power of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains why Christ really came: to save sinners by suffering in their place. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-pinnacle-of-the-temple
27/07/20235 minutes 36 seconds
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Not by Bread Alone

Whereas Adam rejected God's warning and ate from the tree, Jesus lived not by bread alone but by every word proceeding from the mouth of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson unpacks the meaning of Christ's first wilderness temptation. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/not-by-bread-alone
26/07/20235 minutes 56 seconds
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Christ’s Victory in the Wilderness

Jesus' wilderness temptation isn't recorded in Scripture primarily to help us fight temptation--it marks the beginning of Christ's victory over Satan. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to take courage in our conquering King. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/christs-victory-in-the-wilderness
25/07/20235 minutes 46 seconds
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He Was Tempted as We Are

Jesus knows what it is like to be tempted. But how could the Son of God really be tempted? Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the consolation we find in Christ's true humanity and the hope that His complete sinlessness brings. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/he-was-tempted-as-we-are
24/07/20235 minutes 28 seconds
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The Gospel according to Isaiah

Few chapters in the Bible so vividly depict the glory of the gospel in the humiliation and exaltation of Christ as Isaiah 53. Today, Sinclair Ferguson opens this passage to reflect with wonder on the Suffering Servant. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-gospel-according-to-isaiah
21/07/20236 minutes
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The Savior’s Open Ear

Day by day, Jesus attentively submitted to His Father's Word. This obedience led in one direction: to the cross. Today on Things Unseen, listen as Sinclair Ferguson turns to a prophecy that reveals Christ's submission to death and defeat of the grave. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-saviors-open-ear
20/07/20235 minutes 49 seconds
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A Light for the Nations

The prophet Isaiah described the Messiah as One who would be forsaken so that people from every nation could be accepted before God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at Christ, whose alienation has accomplished our welcome. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-light-for-the-nations
19/07/20236 minutes 9 seconds
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A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break

In our weakness, we are as bruised reeds and dimly burning wicks. But Jesus, in His mercy, mends His people and fans them into life. Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines a tenderhearted picture of Christ from the book of Isaiah. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-bruised-reed-he-will-not-break
18/07/20236 minutes 26 seconds
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Meeting Christ in the Old Testament

Many people are interested in finding Christ in the Old Testament, but often we miss the most important element of this approach to Scripture. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows how Jesus Himself related to the Old Testament. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/meeting-christ-in-the-old-testament
17/07/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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The Family of God

Greater than all of Scripture's pictures describing the church is the biblical reality itself: we are the family of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson unfolds the blessings Christians enjoy as adopted brothers and sisters in Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-family-of-god
14/07/20236 minutes 9 seconds
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The Temple of God

As living stones, Christians are being built up together to display the glory of the Lord in their fellowship. Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines the Bible's depiction of the church as the temple of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-temple-of-god
13/07/20235 minutes 27 seconds
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The Bride of Christ

Scripture describes the church as a bride preparing to appear in unblemished splendor before her loving Bridegroom. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows how this image helps us be patient with one another's progress in sanctification. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-bride-of-christ
12/07/20236 minutes 30 seconds
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The Flock of God

When sheep hear the familiar sound of their shepherd's voice, they draw nearer to him and to one another. Today, listen as Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the beautiful pastoral imagery of the church as the flock of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-flock-of-god
11/07/20236 minutes 26 seconds
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The Body of Christ

Why does the New Testament describe the church as the body of Christ? Today, Sinclair Ferguson conveys the significance of seeing Jesus as our Head and Christians as members of one another. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-body-of-christ
10/07/20237 minutes 3 seconds
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A Marble Pulpit in South Carolina

A pastor's love for his people isn't so much worked up as it is sent down. Today, Sinclair Ferguson takes us to a pulpit in South Carolina, beloved for the people who surrounded it, to consider the love God gives to His church. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-marble-pulpit-in-south-carolina
07/07/20237 minutes 4 seconds
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Home

"Home" may be a word that brings joy or sorrow. Today, Sinclair Ferguson thinks on several homes in his life and reminds Christians where our home most truly lies: with the family of God in the fellowship of the church. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/home
06/07/20236 minutes 42 seconds
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A Seminary in Philadelphia

It was one of the hardest decisions of a young Scotsman's life to go and teach at an American seminary. But there, God blessed him with friends. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the cherished gift of friendship. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-seminary-in-philadelphia
05/07/20236 minutes 20 seconds
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Room C37

In a university bedroom, an 18-year-old Sinclair Ferguson was prompted to study the books of the Bible and the great Christian classics. Today, he imparts lessons from this experience to encourage a new generation of readers. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/room-c37
04/07/20235 minutes 19 seconds
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A Little Pulpit in Scotland

Some locations mark our lives forever because of what God did for us there. Today, Sinclair Ferguson takes a mental visit to the pulpit he sat under when he came to faith in Jesus Christ--a pulpit from which he later preached. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-little-pulpit-in-scotland
03/07/20236 minutes 9 seconds
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The Glory of God’s Providence

Through all the hardships of his life, God brought Joseph to the right place at the right time and made him the right man for the task at hand. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the transformative glory of divine providence. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-glory-of-gods-providence
30/06/20236 minutes 22 seconds
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Instruments of God’s Providence

All of God's people have a role to play in the good purposes of His providence. Today, listen as Sinclair Ferguson examines the way that God used Joseph to achieve reconciliation with his brothers. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/instruments-of-gods-providence
29/06/20236 minutes 45 seconds
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The Mystery of Providence

While the doctrine of providence does not relieve us from going through hard times, it reassures us that God knows what He is doing. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the perspective that the Lord's sovereignty offers us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-mystery-of-providence
28/06/20236 minutes 38 seconds
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God Meant It for Good

The story of Joseph is filled with jealousy, deception, and sorrow. Yet in the end, Joseph says, "God meant it for good" (Gen. 50:20). Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to examine this case study in God's surprising providence. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/god-meant-it-for-good
27/06/20236 minutes 13 seconds
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All Things Work Together

In painful circumstances, we sometimes ask, "Why is this happening to me?" Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the comfort of God's providence and His promise to work all things together for the good of His people. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/all-things-work-together
26/06/20237 minutes 4 seconds
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The Spirit of the Father

When the Holy Spirit indwells us, one of our first and highest privileges is to address God as "Abba! Father" (Rom. 8:15). Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the joy of becoming an adopted child of God by the Spirit's power. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-spirit-of-the-father
23/06/20236 minutes 23 seconds
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The Spirit of Christ

Jesus, in His human nature, relied on the power of the Holy Spirit in order to accomplish the work of our redemption. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on this truth to deepen our appreciation for our Savior and the Spirit. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-spirit-of-christ
22/06/20236 minutes 36 seconds
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The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

The very same Holy Spirit who indwelt Jesus throughout the course of His life now dwells in every believer. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to unfold the wonderful implications of this indwelling. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-indwelling-of-the-holy-spirit
21/06/20236 minutes 51 seconds
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Another Helper

On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus promised His disciples that He would ask the Father to give them "another Helper" (John 14:16). Today, Sinclair Ferguson tells us what this title for the Holy Spirit reveals about Him. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/another-helper
20/06/20236 minutes 14 seconds
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Knowing the Holy Spirit

Often when people talk about the Holy Spirit, their attention focuses on the gifts and blessings He bears in our lives. Today, Sinclair Ferguson challenges us to get to know the Spirit who is at work in us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/knowing-the-holy-spirit
19/06/20236 minutes 12 seconds
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Reconciliation in Christ

The disintegration of relationships in this world is rooted ultimately in our alienation from a holy God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the reconciliation that Christ has accomplished to bring us peace and new life. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/reconciliation-in-christ
16/06/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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Redemption through His Blood

By nature, we are slaves to sin who need to be redeemed. But the good news is this: Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, has purchased His people with His own blood. Today, Sinclair Ferguson conveys the freedom found in Christ alone. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/redemption-through-his-blood
15/06/20235 minutes 34 seconds
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God Justifies the Ungodly

We can never be more justified than when we came to faith in Jesus--nor any less--for it is Christ's righteousness and not our own that makes us right in God's sight. Today, Sinclair Ferguson displays the wonder of the gospel. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/god-justifies-the-ungodly
14/06/20236 minutes 36 seconds
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The Propitiation for Our Sins

We all deserve the wrath of God for our sin. But in the wonder of God's mercy and the terror of His justice, Christ was crushed in place of His people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the crucial work of Christ's propitiation. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-propitiation-for-our-sins
13/06/20236 minutes 2 seconds
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Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ

We cannot separate the blessings of salvation from the One in whom they are found and experienced, Jesus Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the interconnected way we should think about the person and work of Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/every-spiritual-blessing-in-christ
12/06/20235 minutes 43 seconds
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One Person, Two Natures

We must not think of Christ's incarnation as a mixture: partially of God and partially of man. Nor should we imagine that He is two persons. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us why getting our Christology right is so important. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/one-person-two-natures
09/06/20236 minutes 45 seconds
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Co-Essential with the Father

It isn't theoretical musing that drives us to understand the two natures of Christ in His incarnation. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that only Jesus can qualify to be our Savior since He is both God and Man. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/co-essential-with-the-father
08/06/20237 minutes 14 seconds
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Truly God and Truly Man

It is a marvel beyond our ability to fully comprehend: the eternal Son of God took on a human nature for our salvation. Today, Sinclair Ferguson draws from the Definition of Chalcedon to consider the two natures of Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/truly-god-and-truly-man
07/06/20237 minutes 26 seconds
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The Person of the Son

If we are to give our minds to reflecting on Christ with wonder and worship, we first need to fill our minds with the truth about Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson helps us focus on the divine personhood of the Son of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-person-of-the-son
06/06/20236 minutes 14 seconds
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Thinking about Jesus

As people constantly bombarded with fragments of information, we can find it difficult to focus our thoughts on what is most important. Today, Sinclair Ferguson provides a framework for thinking clearly about Jesus Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/thinking-about-jesus
05/06/20235 minutes 43 seconds
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The Glory of Pentecost

In the old covenant, God revealed Himself through prophets, priests, and kings. But this changed with the coming of Christ and the outpouring of the Spirit. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains why Pentecost is worth celebrating. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-glory-of-pentecost
02/06/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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The Promise of the Holy Spirit

At Pentecost, the same Holy Spirit who had empowered the life and ministry of Jesus was now poured out upon the church. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how this great gift fulfilled one of Christ's promises to His disciples. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-promise-of-the-holy-spirit
01/06/20235 minutes 40 seconds
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Welcome to the Last Days

The day of Pentecost was a visible sign from God that world history has entered a new era. Today, Sinclair Ferguson provides the Bible's answer to that all-too-common question: Are we living in the last days? Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/welcome-to-the-last-days
31/05/20235 minutes 13 seconds
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Seeing through the Lens of Scripture

In Peter's Pentecost sermon, we hear a man whose mind has been renewed: he now sees all things through the lens of Scripture. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how this change in Peter calls for a change in our own thinking. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/seeing-through-the-lens-of-scripture
30/05/20235 minutes 47 seconds
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What Was Pentecost All About?

We might naturally think the day of Pentecost is all about the Holy Spirit. Yet Peter's sermon in Acts 2 focuses ultimately on Jesus. Today, Sinclair Ferguson takes principles from this passage to help us read all of Scripture. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/what-was-pentecost-all-about
29/05/20235 minutes 53 seconds
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Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

The New Testament regularly describes our redemption in Trinitarian terms. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that knowing the work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in salvation can enrich our worship of the triune God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/praise-father-son-and-holy-ghost
26/05/20237 minutes 36 seconds
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What Jesus Taught about the Trinity

Some Christians wonder if the Trinity is an impractical doctrine. Yet Jesus devoted some of His most important hours with the disciples to teaching this truth. Today, Sinclair Ferguson focuses on Jesus' words in the upper room. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/what-jesus-taught-about-the-trinity
25/05/20236 minutes 9 seconds
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Baptized into the Triune Name

In baptism, we are named for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, claimed by the triune God to live in His family. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains what baptism teaches Christians about our fellowship with the Trinity. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/baptized-into-the-triune-name
24/05/20236 minutes 29 seconds
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The Triune God of Love

By His very nature, God is love (1 John 4:8). But what--or whom--was He loving before He created the world? Today, Sinclair Ferguson delights in the eternal love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-triune-god-of-love
23/05/20236 minutes 11 seconds
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Knowing the Trinity

What difference does the doctrine of the Trinity make in our lives? Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to unfold the significance of knowing God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/knowing-the-trinity
22/05/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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He Must Reign

When we become Christians, we come under the lordship of Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson exhorts us to lift our eyes to our heavenly King, who is subduing all things to Himself. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/he-must-reign
19/05/20236 minutes 6 seconds
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Interceding from Heaven

Satan, the world, and our own flesh may condemn us, but we have a Great High Priest in heaven who is interceding on our behalf. Today, Sinclair Ferguson comes to one of the most encouraging verses in the Bible. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/interceding-from-heaven
18/05/20235 minutes 26 seconds
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The Heavenly Ministry of Christ

What has Jesus been doing since His ascension into heaven? And what is He doing right now? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the ongoing prophetic ministry of Christ as His Word is read and preached. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-heavenly-ministry-of-christ
17/05/20236 minutes 14 seconds
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Dominion Regained

Jesus is no ordinary king: He sits on the throne of heaven and earth. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows the connection between Adam's loss of dominion and Christ's ascension to the Father's right hand. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/dominion-regained
16/05/20236 minutes 42 seconds
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He Ascended into Heaven

When Jesus had completed all the work on earth that the Father had given Him, Christ ascended into heavenly glory. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to explain the significance of our Lord's ascension for our lives as Christians. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/he-ascended-into-heaven
15/05/20235 minutes 40 seconds
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Looking to Our Loving Father

The devil's deceptions can be so enduring that many Christians doubt whether God truly is their kind and generous Father in heaven. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the advice of John Owen to "eye the Father as love." Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/looking-to-our-loving-father
12/05/20235 minutes 6 seconds
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The Deceiver’s Great Lie

Satan's hatred of God is so great that he desires the image-bearers of God to hate Him too. Today, Sinclair Ferguson pinpoints the fundamental lie that the devil purveys in order to stifle our love for the Lord. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-deceivers-great-lie
11/05/20236 minutes 15 seconds
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The Enemy of Our Souls

Satan bears many names and titles: adversary, accuser, and destroyer. But why is he against us as our enemy? Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the hatred that drives the devil and his schemes. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-enemy-of-our-souls
10/05/20235 minutes 48 seconds
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The Strategies of Satan

Eve was the first person deceived by Satan, but she would not be the last. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies common tactics our enemy uses against the people of God, helping us be prepared for when temptation comes. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-strategies-of-satan
09/05/20236 minutes 8 seconds
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The Tragedy of the Fall

Although God created all things good, we live in a world that is not as it should be. What happened? Today, Sinclair Ferguson takes several lessons from the Bible's teaching about the fall of humanity into sin. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-tragedy-of-the-fall
08/05/20237 minutes 8 seconds
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Lead Us Not into Temptation

Jesus knows how fierce our battle with temptation can be. Today, Sinclair Ferguson contemplates how the Lord's Prayer equips us, in light of Christ's triumph, to withstand the world, the flesh, and the devil. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/lead-us-not-into-temptation
05/05/20236 minutes 49 seconds
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Forgive Us Our Debts

The Lord's Prayer daily reminds us that we need more than strength to do better--we need God's mercy and forgiveness. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the freedom from guilt and resentment into which this prayer invites us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/forgive-us-our-debts
04/05/20236 minutes 28 seconds
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Our Daily Bread

Jesus teaches us to pray for our basic needs. Praying that way can both simplify and sanctify our lives. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how the Lord's Prayer directs us to ask God for strength to honor Him and do His will. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/our-daily-bread
03/05/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Since the Lord's Prayer has been given to shape our praying, it also shapes our living as disciples of Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses what it means for God's kingdom and His will to be established in our lives. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/on-earth-as-it-is-in-heaven
02/05/20236 minutes 15 seconds
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Our Father in Heaven

Jesus taught His disciples to address God as He did: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name" (Matt. 6:9). Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the Lord's Prayer and the precious gift we have in calling on God as Father. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/our-father-in-heaven
01/05/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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Worthy Is the Lamb

After long ages of conflict for the people of God, Jesus Christ arrived to fulfill Genesis 3:15 in His conquest of Satan. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to join with all the redeemed in exalting our triumphant Savior. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/worthy-is-the-lamb
28/04/20235 minutes 30 seconds
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The Blessing of Abraham

God promised Abraham that in his seed, "all the families of the earth shall be blessed" (Gen. 12:3). Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores how Jesus Christ fulfills this blessing in the salvation of Jewish and gentile believers. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-blessing-of-abraham
27/04/20235 minutes 23 seconds
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He Will Give Us Rest

Lamech spoke hopefully of his son Noah, "Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief" (5:20). Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that the true rest pictured in Noah would be provided in Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/he-will-give-us-rest
26/04/20235 minutes 38 seconds
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God’s Unfailing Promise

Adam and Eve didn't know every detail about the promised One who would triumph over the tragedy of sin. But they knew God would fulfill His Word. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers God's faithfulness and His people's faith. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/gods-unfailing-promise
25/04/20235 minutes 25 seconds
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The Central Promise of Scripture

The entire Bible is held together by a promise God made in the garden of Eden. Today, Sinclair Ferguson turns to Genesis 3:15 to investigate the promised Redeemer who would triumph over Satan. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-central-promise-of-scripture
24/04/20235 minutes 36 seconds
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Created for Glory

Adam was a prophet, priest, and king over creation, but he failed in his calling and fell short of God's glory. Today, Sinclair Ferguson looks to Christ, the second Adam, who will bring redeemed humanity into everlasting glory. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/created-for-glory
21/04/20236 minutes 10 seconds
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Jesus’ Teaching on Marriage and Gender

Many people are rejecting the teaching in Genesis about the boundaries of marriage and gender. But Jesus didn't reject it. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that Christ's way is the only way for God's image-bearers to flourish. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/jesus-teaching-on-marriage-and-gender
20/04/20235 minutes 52 seconds
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The Inconsistent Atheist

No matter how hard atheists try to suppress the truth of God, they cannot escape the fact that their lives were created with meaning. Today, Sinclair Ferguson poses the biblical solution for an inconsistent life of unbelief. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-inconsistent-atheist
19/04/20235 minutes 40 seconds
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Male and Female He Created Them

When Adam first set his eyes on Eve, he knew that she was just what he needed. Today, Sinclair Ferguson conveys the Bible's foundational teaching on the relationship between men and women as image-bearers of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/male-and-female-he-created-them
18/04/20236 minutes 44 seconds
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Who Am I?

When we lose hold of who God is, then our identity as His image-bearers will inevitably unravel. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the identity crisis plaguing our world and takes us to the foundation of true stability. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/who-am-i
17/04/20236 minutes 19 seconds
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James Reunited with His Brother and Lord

Of all the people Jesus visited after His resurrection, the most intriguing may be James, His half-brother who had not believed in Him. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on Christ's tender love for His family, to which we now belong by grace. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/james-reunited-with-his-brother-and-lord
14/04/20235 minutes 39 seconds
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Peter’s Failure Was Not Final

An angel came with striking instructions from the resurrected Lord: "Go, tell his disciples and Peter" (Mark 16:7). Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the hope swelling in these words for the one who denied Jesus--and for us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/peters-failure-was-not-final
13/04/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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The Disciples’ Hearts Burned within Them

Unaware that they were traveling with the resurrected Jesus, two disciples gladly heard Him explain the Scriptures on the road to Emmaus. Listen today on Things Unseen as Sinclair Ferguson discusses the relationship of the Old Testament to the incarnate Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-disciples-hearts-burned-within-them
12/04/20235 minutes 37 seconds
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John Saw and Believed

Racing to the empty tomb, John found Jesus' graveclothes inside. But it wasn't until he saw Jesus' facecloth, neatly folded and by itself, that John believed. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the significance of this peculiar detail in Scripture. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/john-saw-and-believed
11/04/20235 minutes 38 seconds
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Mary Knew Her Master’s Voice

It was not until she heard His voice that Mary Magdalene recognized the risen Lord. Today, Sinclair Ferguson contemplates the remarkable testimony of the first witness to the resurrection of Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/mary-knew-her-masters-voice
10/04/20236 minutes
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The Man Who Was Crucified beside Him

For one man, Good Friday started as the worst day of his life, for it was his last, yet it ended as his best. Today, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the man to whom Jesus said, "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-man-who-was-crucified-beside-him
07/04/20236 minutes 38 seconds
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Simon, Who Carried His Cross

What if Simon of Cyrene hadn't been passing by when the soldiers compelled him to carry Jesus' cross? Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the encounter on the road to Calvary that forever changed Simon and his family. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/simon-who-carried-his-cross
06/04/20236 minutes 52 seconds
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Pilate, Who Condemned Him

Trapped by the Jewish leaders, Pontius Pilate asked the crowd, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ" (Matt. 27:22)? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the grave warning found in Pilate's own answer to this question. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/pilate-who-condemned-him
05/04/20236 minutes 30 seconds
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Peter, Who Denied Him

On the same night, Judas betrayed Jesus and Peter denied Him. Why did one die in despair while the other was saved? Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines the reason behind Peter's restoration and our own: the intercession of Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/peter-who-denied-him
04/04/20235 minutes 28 seconds
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Judas, Who Betrayed Him

What led Judas to betray the Lord for thirty pieces of silver? Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to reflect on the week leading up to Jesus' crucifixion by considering the tragic tale of Judas' treachery. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/judas-who-betrayed-him
03/04/20235 minutes 58 seconds
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Consecrated to God

We see the holiness of Christ not only in His separation from sin but also in His loving devotion to His Father and His people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels that we are consecrated to enjoy the perfect love of the triune God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/consecrated-to-god
31/03/20237 minutes 1 second
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Dwelling in Eternal Light

Although the seraphim have never sinned, they cover their faces as they worship in the presence of God. Today on the Things Unseen podcast, listen as Sinclair Ferguson considers what this scene reveals about the uncreated holiness of our majestic Creator. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/dwelling-in-eternal-light
30/03/20234 minutes 28 seconds
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The Thrice-Holy One

What do we mean when we talk about the holiness of God? Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the characteristic of God that may be most difficult for us to understand and yet is so essential to knowing who He is. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-thrice-holy-one
29/03/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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The Simplicity of God

God is not made up of separate parts, such as wisdom, power, and holiness. All of His attributes are simply who He is in His essence. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the marvelous doctrine of divine simplicity. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-simplicity-of-god
28/03/20236 minutes 41 seconds
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Knowing God

Let us never forget the breathtaking privilege and wonder of knowing God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies the first lesson we must learn when thinking about our Creator: humility. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/knowing-god
27/03/20235 minutes 31 seconds
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Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly

When we sing with the church, we are ministering to one another while we offer our praise to God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson distills three lessons from one of the most important verses in the New Testament about singing. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/let-the-word-of-christ-dwell-in-you-richly
24/03/20235 minutes 48 seconds
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Christians Sing Differently

Christians certainly aren't the only people who sing, but we do sing in a truly unique way. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the God-centered direction of our songs, no matter what it is we're singing about. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/christians-sing-differently
23/03/20234 minutes 59 seconds
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Singing with the Son of God

If anything should make Christians want to sing, it's knowing that Jesus Himself is in our midst, leading us in praise. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the kind of singing in which our heavenly Father delights. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/singing-with-the-son-of-god
22/03/20235 minutes 55 seconds
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Do You Have a Hymnbook?

When we sing the great Christian hymns, we're reminded that we worship God with the vast company of believers through the centuries. Today, Sinclair Ferguson makes the case for having hymnals in our homes and in our churches. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/do-you-have-a-hymnbook
21/03/20235 minutes 20 seconds
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Christians Love to Sing

As we come to understand what God has done to redeem us, we're instilled with the desire to sing our Savior's praise. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to reflect on the significance of singing in the Christian life. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/christians-love-to-sing
20/03/20234 minutes 49 seconds
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From Covetous to Christlike

The law against coveting is often ignored, yet it was this command that pierced the heart of Saul and revealed his need for Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the effects of neglecting God's law and its relationship to our Lord Jesus. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/from-covetous-to-christlike
17/03/20236 minutes 15 seconds
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Is It Ever Right to Lie?

In the Bible, sometimes good things result from a lie being told. Does that give us justification to lie in certain situations? Today, Sinclair Ferguson probes questions about honesty, deception, and discretion. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/is-it-ever-right-to-lie
16/03/20235 minutes 43 seconds
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Theft and Generosity

Saying no to stealing from others also means saying yes to giving to others. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores the positive side to negative commandments such as "You shall not steal" (Ex. 20:15). Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/theft-and-generosity
15/03/20235 minutes 6 seconds
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The Beginning of Lust

The command against adultery goes much deeper than the physical act. Today, Sinclair Ferguson warns of the subtle ways impurity can take hold of our hearts and the lasting repercussions it may have. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-beginning-of-lust
14/03/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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Murdering in Our Hearts

We must not forget that we can kill with a word as well as with a weapon. Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies key principles for understanding God's law so we may know more fully how He would have us live in this world. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/murdering-in-our-hearts
13/03/20235 minutes 22 seconds
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Honor Your Father and Mother

There's a reason why our relationship with our parents is highlighted in the Ten Commandments right after our relationship with God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses our loving obligation to honor our father and mother. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/honor-your-father-and-mother
10/03/20234 minutes 40 seconds
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A Pattern for Our Days

It's a mistake to think that the Sabbath commandment is only about one day in the week. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the pattern that God has given to help us live a healthy, balanced life all week long. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-pattern-for-our-days
09/03/20234 minutes 21 seconds
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Taking God’s Name in Vain

The third commandment is about so much more than using God's name as a curse word. Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses our lifelong responsibility to honor the God who has placed His name and blessing on us in baptism. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/taking-gods-name-in-vain
08/03/20234 minutes 48 seconds
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The Danger of Idolatry

It is because God wants us to be safe that He warns against the idols of our hearts. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the danger that idolatry poses and the true safety that lies only in the Lord. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-danger-of-idolatry
07/03/20234 minutes 18 seconds
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The Ten Commandments

When the Lord delivered His law to His people, God's commands were given before the backdrop of His grace. Today, Sinclair Ferguson begins to show how the Ten Commandments teach us the best way to live before our merciful God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-ten-commandments
06/03/20233 minutes 49 seconds
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The Lord Will Provide

We can trust God to provide us with everything we need, for He has already given what we most need: His Son. Today, Sinclair Ferguson expresses the gracious significance of the name of God revealed on Mount Moriah. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-lord-will-provide
03/03/20235 minutes 13 seconds
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Burning, Yet Not Consumed

By revealing Himself in a burning bush, God gave Moses an unforgettable parable of who He is. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at the God who is infinite and independent yet present with His people to preserve them. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/burning-yet-not-consumed
02/03/20235 minutes 8 seconds
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Knowing More of God

God has revealed who He is through His actions in history and through His words explaining those actions. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains how God's people come to know more and more of His immeasurable greatness. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/knowing-more-of-god
01/03/20235 minutes 14 seconds
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I Am Who I Am

When Moses asked God for His name, he received a mysterious answer: "I AM WHO I AM" (Ex. 3:14). Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers what the Lord means for His people to know about Him through this astonishing name. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/i-am-who-i-am
28/02/20235 minutes 42 seconds
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The Most Important Question

Of all the questions a Christian could possibly ask, which is the most important to answer? Today, Sinclair Ferguson poses the question that ultimately shapes our identity and the whole of our lives. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-most-important-question
27/02/20235 minutes 25 seconds
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The Heavenly Music of Self-Control

The self-control produced by the Holy Spirit is not a strong-willed intimidation that leaves others feeling small. Today, Sinclair Ferguson portrays the attractive harmony of life that the fruit of the Spirit cultivates. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-heavenly-music-of-self-control
24/02/20235 minutes 41 seconds
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Soft-Handed Gentleness

If we grip our relationships tightly in order to control them, things are actually more likely to veer out of control. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that gentleness is the answer: having soft hands with a secure grip. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/soft-handed-gentleness
23/02/20235 minutes 13 seconds
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Faithful, Trusted, and True

Faithfulness is saying an ongoing "amen" to the commitments we've made. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us that while our consistent reliability may be consistently tested, we're not left to our own resources. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/faithful-trusted-and-true
22/02/20234 minutes 53 seconds
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Reflecting God’s Goodness

To say that someone is good is to say that they’re living as an image bearer of God should, reflecting His character. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that real goodness does what is right, even when it comes at a cost. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/reflecting-gods-goodness
21/02/20235 minutes 19 seconds
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Kindness: Simple Yet Significant

Kindness is not a spectacular thing, yet it is a beautiful thing. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the remarkable impact on someone’s life that some simple, Christlike kindness can leave. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/kindness-simple-yet-significant
20/02/20234 minutes 19 seconds
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The Patience of God and of His Children

God has been so patient with His children. As we grow in the family likeness, we learn by the Spirit to mimic our heavenly Father. Today, Sinclair Ferguson observes how we develop patience that reflects the character of God. Read the transcript: https://ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-patience-of-god-and-of-his-children
17/02/20235 minutes 21 seconds
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Peace Be with You

In the gospel, Jesus draws near to restless hearts to make them whole and well in His presence. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the peace that Christians are graced to enjoy. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/peace-be-with-you
16/02/20234 minutes
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A Supernatural Joy

Christian joy is not the natural characteristic of a sunny disposition. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains that God's grace alone can account for the joy produced in us as we go through trials and affliction. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-supernatural-joy
15/02/20233 minutes 36 seconds
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Do You Have Love?

As the Holy Spirit works in our lives, He begins to uncomplicate us, filling us with love for others and forgetfulness of self. Today, Sinclair Ferguson articulates the simplicity and centrality of love in the Christian life. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/do-you-have-love
14/02/20235 minutes 7 seconds
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The Fruit of the Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit cannot be artificially produced. These qualities must be developed in us by God's grace. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the Lord's purpose of growing His people in a wonderfully balanced way to make us increasingly like Christ. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-fruit-of-the-spirit-things-unseen
13/02/20234 minutes 48 seconds
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Cleansed and Renewed

In our weekly rhythm of worship, we are confronted with our sin and cleansed by our Savior. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers the effect that worship should have on us, drawing from the experience of Isaiah in the temple of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/cleansed-and-renewed
10/02/20234 minutes 51 seconds
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Principles for Worship

How should we worship the Lord whenever we gather with His people? Today, Sinclair Ferguson identifies key principles in Scripture that guide and govern our worship to the glory of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/principles-for-worship
09/02/20236 minutes 6 seconds
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Bowed Down in the Presence of God

What have been your most memorable experiences of worship? Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the delight that binds all these experiences together: a realization of being brought into the awesome presence of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/bowed-down-in-the-presence-of-god
08/02/20235 minutes 8 seconds
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The Quality of Our Worship

The quality of our worship isn't so much a matter of our performance as it is a matter of displaying the glory of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to recalibrate our thinking about what matters most in worship. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-quality-of-our-worship
07/02/20234 minutes 48 seconds
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Let Us Worship God

Too often, a fundamental question is never asked in the church: How does God want to be worshiped? Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on true worship as the purpose of the Reformation and the purpose of our lives. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/let-us-worship-god
06/02/20234 minutes 30 seconds
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Training in Righteousness

As our heavenly Father brings us up in the family likeness through the instruction of His Word, He gives wisdom to His children that this world cannot explain. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores what it means for Scripture to train us in righteousness. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/training-in-righteousness
03/02/20235 minutes 34 seconds
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Correction: A Healing Word

God's Word works in our lives to heal what has become sick, to correct what has gone wrong, and to create beauty out of that which was broken. Today, Sinclair Ferguson clarifies an often-misunderstood characteristic of the Bible. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/correction-a-healing-word
02/02/20235 minutes 48 seconds
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Teaching and Reproof

The Bible exposes our sin in order to bring us to repentance, that we may enjoy God's forgiveness and new life in Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson outlines the work of Scripture in teaching and reproving us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/teaching-and-reproof
01/02/20235 minutes 56 seconds
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God’s Word at Work in Us

The Bible does more than tell us what to do. By the power of the Holy Spirit, God's Word is at work in us, shaping us day by day into the likeness of Christ. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains the importance of viewing the Bible rightly. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/gods-word-at-work-in-us
31/01/20235 minutes 41 seconds
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Scripture: The Mouth of God

When we go to read the Bible, we go to hear God speak. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the amazing privilege we have in possessing the authoritative, reliable Word that our heavenly Father has given to us. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/scripture-the-mouth-of-god
30/01/20236 minutes 50 seconds
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I Will Remember Their Sins No More

The one thing that God promises to forget is the sin of His people, for He has blotted it out with the blood of His Son. Today, Sinclair Ferguson marvels at the freedom from guilt that comes with complete forgiveness. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/i-will-remember-their-sins-no-more
27/01/20236 minutes 13 seconds
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Remembering the Covenant

Every time we come to the Lord's Table, Jesus reminds us of His covenant love and the cost of our redemption. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how the Lord helps His forgetful people remember the covenant of grace. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/remembering-the-covenant
26/01/20237 minutes 9 seconds
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Storing Up Scripture in Our Hearts

It may be impossible to overemphasize the importance of storing up Scripture in our hearts. Today, Sinclair Ferguson describes the value of equipping ourselves to face future challenges by memorizing God's Word in the present. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/storing-up-scripture-in-our-hearts
25/01/20235 minutes 37 seconds
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Lest You Forget the Lord

When we grow despondent and wonder if God has forgotten us, the opposite might actually be true: we've forgotten what our God is like. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on the peculiar warning to "take care lest you forget the LORD" (Deut. 6:12). Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/lest-you-forget-the-lord
24/01/20235 minutes 29 seconds
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A Day to Remember

"Remember" is a common command in Scripture. Yet Christians often forget one of the Bible's most important passages about remembering. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discusses the Sabbath, a day devoted to remembering the Lord. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-day-to-remember
23/01/20237 minutes 6 seconds
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Give Sin a Name

It is unlikely that we will be delivered from the blemishes on our character until we confess our sin by name. Today, Sinclair Ferguson provides three essential principles for pursuing repentance and spiritual transformation. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/give-sin-a-name
20/01/20235 minutes 31 seconds
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Loud Opinions and Little Prayer

How much better would a Christian serve his nation if he spent less time complaining about society and more time pleading for it in prayer? Today, Sinclair Ferguson contrasts wasteful and fruitful ways of dealing with political concerns. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/loud-opinions-and-little-prayer
19/01/20235 minutes 23 seconds
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Can You Keep a Secret?

It's desirable to be people who are kind, welcoming, and friendly. But can we be trusted to keep a secret? Today, Sinclair Ferguson examines the virtue of faithfulness and the damage that an unguarded tongue can cause. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/can-you-keep-a-secret
18/01/20234 minutes 27 seconds
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The Austere Christian

Christians ought to prize knowing God's Word and obeying His precepts. But if our discipline doesn't produce gentleness, we've gone dangerously askew. Today, Sinclair Ferguson addresses the problem of a loveless faith. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-austere-christian
17/01/20235 minutes 15 seconds
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The Faults We Fail to Notice

Just as one stain can ruin our favorite outfit, a neglected blemish on a Christian's character can spoil his witness. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reflects on a penetrating letter by John Newton, who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace." Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/the-faults-we-fail-to-notice
16/01/20235 minutes 8 seconds
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Eyes Opened to Christ

When we come to know Jesus Christ as Savior, we're also coming to know the Creator of all that exists. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows that becoming a Christian opens our eyes to view the world from a wholly new perspective. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/eyes-opened-to-christ
13/01/20236 minutes 19 seconds
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Unbelief: A Moral Issue

At some point, everyone who claims to be an atheist will give themselves away. Their rejection of God is ultimately a moral issue, not an intellectual one. Today, Sinclair Ferguson discloses the relationship between unbelief and a hatred of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/unbelief-a-moral-issue
12/01/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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Our Identity: The Image of God

One of the blessings of being Christians today is that, unlike people all around us, we know who we are and why we're here. Today, Sinclair Ferguson explains why a denial of God's existence inevitably results in an identity crisis. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/our-identity-the-image-of-god
11/01/20235 minutes 40 seconds
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No Real Atheists

Since we live in a world where everything reveals God, no one can ultimately escape the reality of His existence. Today, Sinclair Ferguson demonstrates how Christians can respond to professing atheists and point them toward the truth. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/no-real-atheists
10/01/20236 minutes 6 seconds
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Creation Reveals the Creator

Just as the work of a great artist reveals his characteristics, everything in the universe bears the stamp, "Made by God." Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how God reveals Himself in all creation. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/creation-reveals-the-creator
09/01/20235 minutes 39 seconds
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A Life-Changing Experience

Many of us can remember an experience that changed our lives forever. The prophet Isaiah had such an encounter with the holiness of God. Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers what Isaiah's unforgettable experience teaches about our own relationship with the Lord. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-life-changing-experience
06/01/20236 minutes 2 seconds
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How to Be Happy

Our loving heavenly Father wants His children to be a joyful people. But sometimes we seek out joy and fulfillment where they can never be found. Today, Sinclair Ferguson shows where true happiness lies and how Christians can obtain it. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/how-to-be-happy
05/01/20235 minutes 38 seconds
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A Resolution for the Christian Life

Although the Apostle Paul occupied himself with many labors, he could summarize his life by saying, "one thing I do" (Phil. 3:13). Today, Sinclair Ferguson explores Paul's single resolution and the direction it gives to the Christian life. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/a-resolution-for-the-christian-life
04/01/20235 minutes 46 seconds
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Growing in Love for the Church

When we come to faith in Jesus Christ, we're not only bound together with Him, but we're also bound to His people. Today, Sinclair Ferguson presents the new year as an opportunity to grow in love for the church, the family of God. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/growing-in-love-for-the-church
03/01/20234 minutes 13 seconds
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Beginning a New Year Well

A new year represents an opportunity to commit ourselves to the Lord. Today, Sinclair Ferguson invites us to express our commitment afresh to God and to pray for His help in the year ahead. Read the transcript: https://www.ligonier.org/podcasts/things-unseen-with-sinclair-ferguson/beginning-a-new-year-well
02/01/20233 minutes 42 seconds
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A New Daily Devotional Podcast: Coming Soon

Beginning January 2, join Sinclair Ferguson for this new daily devotional podcast. Every Monday through Friday, listen to thoughtful reflections on the Christian life and our relationship with God. Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode.
28/11/20221 minute 30 seconds