An Unexpected Journey

2011 Ligonier Conference

In this 29-minute session from the 2011 Ligonier Conference, Robert Godfrey reflects upon his journey to Reformed Theology and how our personal stories can be deeply influential in the lives of those around us.

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is President of Westminster Seminary California and a longtime professor of church history. He is a minister in the United Reformed Churches and the author of numbers articles and four books: John Calvin: Pilgrim and PastorReformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the ConfessionsAn Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity, and God's Pattern for Creation.

Which of Robert’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Like Robert said, we live in a period of time where many are interested in personal stories. That reality led him to write a book about his own conversion experience. While it might not look the same for you, your story is powerful nonetheless and can be a catalyst for others toward a deeper faith in Christ. Ask God to grant you opportunities to share your story with those around you and be bold in obedience when He opens those doors to you.

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