(Ligon Duncan preaching in St. Pierre Cathedral, Geneva)
Three more sermons today: Steve Lawson on Galatians 1:6-10, an uncompromising call to defend the gospel against all detractors after the fashion of the Reformer, Iain D. Campbell on Romans 8:26-27,34, on "Three Great Intercessions", and Ligon Duncan on Philippians 2:12-13 on "The Christian Life."
Iain D. Campbell's sermon was a tour de force, powerful and deeply moving, containing the sentence, "We ask for what we want and sometimes it is be denying us what we want that we learn what it is we need." Ligon's sermon, noteable for having three points (yes!) and powerfully reminded those of us who are discouraged by our on-going battle with sin that God has not abandoned us but will complete that which he has begun. The sermon began with a reference to the American War of Independence and General "Black Jack" Pershing's comment after landing in France during the First World War, "Lafayette, we are here." And if America was repaying its debt to France then, there was also a sense in which it was doing so this week to another Frenchman, John Calvin. "Jean Cauvin, nous sommes ici!"