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Ultimately with R.C. Sproul

How do you focus on what really matters? Where do you go to regain perspective? Drawn from a lifetime of Bible study and reflections on the nature of truth, Ultimately with R.C. Sproul features unique moments of insight to help you understand what you believe and why you believe it. Renew your mind and grow in your knowledge of God when you listen to biblical teaching every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Set your mind on what matters most—what matters ultimately. A podcast from Ligonier Ministries.

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How do you focus on what really matters? Where do you go to regain perspective? Drawn from a lifetime of Bible study and reflections on the nature of truth, Ultimately with R.C. Sproul features unique moments of insight to help you understand what you believe and why you believe it. Renew your mind and grow in your knowledge of God when you listen to biblical teaching every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Set your mind on what matters most—what matters ultimately. A podcast from Ligonier Ministries.

We Need a Savior

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We lack the power to deliver ourselves from sin and the curse of death. Today, R.C. Sproul illustrates our need for a Savior.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 30 2023

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The Ground of Our Assurance

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If Christians look merely to themselves to gain assurance of their salvation, they will be drawn to the edge of despair. In this episode, R.C. Sproul addresses the true, solid ground of our assurance.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 27 2023

1min

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God Does Not Wink at Sin

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Too often, people assume that God can only be good if He gives us whatever we want and ignores our bad behavior. Today, R.C. Sproul reminds us that God's judgment against sin is an exercise of His righteous character.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 25 2023

6mins

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Honor Your Father and Your Mother

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Not many people think of honor as a virtue these days, yet the law of God remains unchanged: "Honor your father and your mother" (Ex. 20:12). Today, R.C. Sproul expresses our duty to give dignity and respect to parents.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 23 2023

2mins

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God’s Design for Marriage

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Since God instituted marriage at creation, His law for marriage extends as far as creation extends. In this episode, R.C. Sproul explains why the Lord's design for marriage and sexuality remains the same for all people, at all times, and in all places.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 20 2023

3mins

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When the Righteous Fall

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How do we respond when an upright person falls into sin? By gloating or by grieving? Today, R.C. Sproul illustrates the restoration we should seek for those who stumble.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 18 2023

5mins

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Pleasing God Rather Than Men

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Christians cannot be slaves to public opinion, for we have a greater Master to serve. Today, R.C. Sproul rallies us to devote our lives to the approval of God, not men.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 16 2023

2mins

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Why Do You Believe?

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Why do some people respond to the gospel with faith in Christ while others continue in unbelief? Today, R.C. Sproul contrasts the Reformed and Arminian answers to this question.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 13 2023

3mins

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No Maverick Molecule

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If God is not sovereign, God is not God. In this episode, R.C. Sproul reveals that it is an abandonment not only of Christianity but of theism itself if we believe that anything lies outside of God's ultimate control.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 11 2023

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Why Do We Sin?

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Why do we sin, even if we know it's wrong? Today, R.C. Sproul confronts the lie that we embrace every time we rebel against the Lord.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 09 2023

1min

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Are You Childlike or Childish?

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The Lord calls us to have a childlike faith--but not a childish spirit. In this episode, R.C. Sproul explains how our confidence in God and trust in His Word relate to our growth in Christian maturity.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 06 2023

5mins

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What Does God Want You to Do?

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God has not left us wondering what He wants us to do with our lives. Today, R.C. Sproul presents the roadmap to a life that pleases the Lord.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 04 2023

2mins

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Suffering and Salvation

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Under the curse of sin, our labors are marked by hardship and our lives by suffering. Today, R.C. Sproul helps us look beyond our pain to find hope in the Redeemer whose suffering has brought salvation.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Jan 02 2023

4mins

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No Other Gods before Me

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The purpose of our lives is the glory of God. What could be more atrocious than turning our devotion away from Him toward something He has made? Today, R.C. Sproul addresses the first of the Ten Commandments and the sin of idolatry.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 30 2022

2mins

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God Is Love

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Some people deny the wrath and justice of God by announcing, "My God is a God of love." Today, R.C. Sproul explains the words of 1 John 4:8--"God is love"--and shows what this statement actually teaches about the character of our Creator.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 28 2022

4mins

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Apostolic Authority

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It's impossible to set the words of Jesus in opposition to the writings of Paul. Today, R.C. Sproul reminds us that the Apostles taught by Christ's authority.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 26 2022

2mins

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Christ, Our Mighty God

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We do not trust in an impotent Savior. As God incarnate, Christ fights for His people with unconquerable power. Today, R.C. Sproul expounds on one of the exalted titles attributed to Jesus in a prophecy foretelling His birth.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 23 2022

6mins

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Misunderstanding Oaths and Vows

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Swearing oaths and taking vows is a foreign idea to many people in our day, even many Christians. Today, R.C. Sproul illustrates what happens when we fail to understand the significance of these appeals to God.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 21 2022

2mins

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He Shall Be Called Wonderful

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In his prediction of the Messiah's birth, the prophet Isaiah announced that the child would be called "Wonderful." Today, R.C. Sproul marvels at the awe-inspiring character of the Son of God.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 19 2022

3mins

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Religion and Superstition

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In every generation, superstition threatens to invade the church's faith and practice. Today, R.C. Sproul shows us the way of distinguishing between the truth of God and modern-day magic tricks.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/

Dec 16 2022

6mins

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Great Stuff!

By Ehud's Dagger - Nov 12 2018
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Bite size theology - it’s just fantastic!

Very Helpful

By T buggy - Sep 28 2018
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Missing Dr. Sproul, and enjoying the great teaching he left us!