How do we know God is for us? Notes from Ligon Duncan’s Sermon at Shepherd’s Conference


The Domain for Truth

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This was a powerful sermon tonight from Ligon Duncan at the Shepherd’s Conference.

Here’s my rough notes.

Ligon Duncan’s Sermon: How do we know God is for us?

Romans 8:32

Four points:

  1. The Father’s Love
  2. The Son’s Worth
  3. Wrath’s Curse
  4. Grace’s Substitute

There are very few sentences more profound than the sentence in Romans 8:32.  This is true even in consideration of other passages in the Bible.

Paul wrote these words in order to shepherd and feed the people God has called him to minister to.  It is meant for the people of God.  It is meant for our good.

Herman Bavinck’s massive study began his study on the doctrine of God with these words:  “Mystery, is absolutely essential to Dogmatics.”  Why?  Because God is infinite and will stretch our imagination and that is a good thing.  If we comprehend everything about God, it couldn’t be true.  There is a mystery…

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