Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is a Scottish theologian known in Reformed circles for his teaching, writing, and editorial work. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen and has been an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland since 1971. He has served as an editor of the Banner of Truth Trust and worked as a minister at St George’s-Tron Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Most recently he served as the Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.
Ferguson previously held the Charles Krahe Chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He has also taught at other seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary.
His sermon text was Hebrews 2:10-18:
10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying,
“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
13 And again,
“I will put my trust in him.”
“Behold, I and the children God has given me.”
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted, (ESV).
He also preached from Hebrews 8:1-2:
Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man, (ESV).