Things Unseen with Sinclair B. Ferguson

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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.

Episode Date
Training in Righteousness
05:34

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

Feb 03, 2023
Correction: A Healing Word
05:48

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

Feb 02, 2023
Teaching and Reproof
05:56

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

Feb 01, 2023
God’s Word at Work in Us
05:41

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

Jan 31, 2023
Scripture: The Mouth of God
06:50

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

Jan 30, 2023
I Will Remember Their Sins No More
06:13

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

Jan 27, 2023
Remembering the Covenant
07:09

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

Jan 26, 2023
Storing Up Scripture in Our Hearts
05:37

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

Jan 25, 2023
Lest You Forget the Lord
05:29

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

Jan 24, 2023
A Day to Remember
07:06

"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

Jan 23, 2023
Give Sin a Name
05:31

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

Jan 20, 2023
Loud Opinions and Little Prayer
05:23

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

Jan 19, 2023
Can You Keep a Secret?
04:27

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

Jan 18, 2023
The Austere Christian
05:15

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

Jan 17, 2023
The Faults We Fail to Notice
05:08

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

Jan 16, 2023
Eyes Opened to Christ
06:19

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

Jan 13, 2023
Unbelief: A Moral Issue
05:45

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

Jan 12, 2023
Our Identity: The Image of God
05:40

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

Jan 11, 2023
No Real Atheists
06:06

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

Jan 10, 2023
Creation Reveals the Creator
05:39

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

Jan 09, 2023
A Life-Changing Experience
06:02

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

Jan 06, 2023
How to Be Happy
05:38

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

Jan 05, 2023
A Resolution for the Christian Life
05:46

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

Jan 04, 2023
Growing in Love for the Church
04:13

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

Jan 03, 2023
Beginning a New Year Well
03:42

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

Jan 02, 2023
A New Daily Devotional Podcast: Coming Soon
01:30

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.

Nov 28, 2022