• A Cleansing Birth by

    God’s redemptive purpose is to transform the entire person into the image of Jesus Christ. Because humanity’s fall into sin has had a pervasive polluting effect upon human nature, God’s grace also extends to every part of …

  • A Comprehensive Birth by

    The human need for regeneration arises from more than the need for forgiveness of sins. As a result of the fall, humans are totally depraved. This does not mean that every person is as evil as he or she could …

  • A Monergistic Birth by

    The previous lesson discussed God’s sovereignty in bringing about the new birth. As we examine what Scripture says about the way that God sovereignly works in bringing a person to faith, we encounter the truth that the new birth …

  • A Necessary Birth by

    In this lecture, Dr. Steve Lawson will begin to expound what the Bible says about spiritual birth. As we begin this study, Scripture confronts us with the reality that being born again is the necessary gateway to the kingdom of …

  • An Instantaneous Birth by

    One of the most mysterious aspects of the new birth is the instantaneous way in which the Holy Spirit brings it about. For some people, new birth has been an instant transformation; individuals who have long been hostile or indifferent …

  • A Permanent Birth by

    Ironically, we can become so afraid of losing something that we no longer fully enjoy having it. This is true in both everyday affairs and in spiritual matters. People will sometimes keep a prized possession out of harm’s way …

  • A Promised Birth by

    As John’s gospel shows, Nicodemus was taken utterly off guard by Jesus’ teachings about the new birth. A natural response might have been to ask Jesus where He had come up with these peculiar ideas about grown men being …

  • A Saving Birth by

    Although the doctrine of salvation is an important topic of discussion among Christians, there is an alarming amount of disagreement regarding what the Bible actually teaches about salvation. One area of confusion concerns why salvation is necessary at all. Although …

  • A Scriptural Birth by

    Words carry power. When an idea is articulately expressed in words, it possesses the ability both to persuade and to call people to action. In fact, the well-known expression “the pen is mightier than the sword” is a tribute to …

  • A Sovereign Birth by

    Contemporary culture prizes independence and autonomy. The spirit of the day is one of self-determination and personal fulfillment, in which all people—at least in theory—are free to go where they please, do what they want, be who they …

  • A Supernatural Birth by

    In current times, we may associate the term “supernatural” with many different things. In pop culture, the word “supernatural” might evoke thoughts of fairy tales, mythology, science fiction movies, or other stories where the realities that govern our daily existence …

  • A Transforming Birth by

    When God saves a sinner from His wrath and curse, He creates a new person. Yet, we will never be completely sinless in this life; in fact, sometimes it can feel like we are getting worse. As we grow in …

  • God’s Sovereignty in Regeneration by

    You’ve heard the evangelists proclaim that we must be born again to be saved. Indeed, that is what Jesus Himself teaches—we must be born again. But what can you do to make sure that happens? What is our …

  • Must I Be Born Again? by

    Is it possible to be a Christian without being born-again? Beginning this series entitled Born Again, Dr. Sproul explains exactly what being born again means, and why it is impossible to enter the Kingdom unless you are born again.     

  • Regeneration is Immediate by

    As creatures and part of the created order, we are accustomed to process. How does that idea affect our thoughts about regeneration? Is the act of being born again something that takes place over a fixed period of time or …