A Reformation of the Heart (Sinclair Ferguson)

The Protestant Reformation was about more than a recovery of the Bible and its doctrine of salvation. God was ultimately dealing with the problem of the human heart and spiritual death through His grace in Christ.

Highlights of the message:

  • How the gospel of justification is meant to transform the heart
  • The difference between the Catholic and Protestant versions of justification
  • The different ways Scripture shows its readers the need for Christ
  • The problem of the spiritually dead and the blindness to their condition
  • The great privilege of being a Christian

Questions for Study

These questions are based on the information from this message and follow the order of the talk. Some of the questions may challenge you to think beyond what you hear and take what you learn a step further through application or bringing in knowledge you might already have.

  1. Why is there no justification without heart transformation?
  2. How does a superficial view of sin lead to a superficial view of grace and vice versa?
  3. Can a Christian ever become “more” justified? Why or why not?
  4. What does the idea of “disinheritance” have to do with the gospel?
  5. Why is investing in education without the gospel doomed to fail?
  6. Why does God ultimately justify sinners?
Jim Rosenquist

Jim Rosenquist

Jim is Founder, Editor, and Author at 4Elect. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. Jim rejoices that God chooses insignificant people to bring glory to Himself.

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