• 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 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 …

  • 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 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 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 …

  • Chapter 15, Sec. 6-Chapter 16, Sec. 3 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner examines the place of good works in the life of the believer.

  • Chapter 16, Sec. 4-7 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner provides further examination on the Westminster’s teaching of good works.

  • Conversion by

    We find many people who join the church who are not believers. Instead of focusing on the need for conversion though, many become tolerant to the hypocrisy. In this message, Mark Dever provides biblical thoughts on conversion and looks at …

  • This Changes Everything! by

    Not all Christians accept the doctrines of grace. They believe the Bible presents a different picture of salvation, one in which the will of man exercises itself to the exclusion of God’s sovereignty. Sadly, the picture more often than …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 1) by

    The image of conception and birth does not need much explanation. On the contrary, as human beings we understand vividly and fully the passive activity of the infant in birth. At no time does the baby possess any decision or …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 2) by

    Popular culture generally depicts sheep as cuddly, peaceful animals. Yet, those who have spent even a small amount of time around sheep know that they are stubborn, wayward, smelly, and sometimes even vicious. This truth makes Jesus’ comparison to His …

  • Preserving Grace (Part 1) by

    The idea of eternal security acts as a huge stumbling block for many people. When human beings honestly assess their own desires and motives, the wickedness witnessed clearly paints a bleak picture. Yet, this reality makes God’s grace all …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 1) by

    The Old Testament sacrificial system often causes many people a good deal of consternation. The stipulations and rituals can appear convoluted and confusing at first, second, and third glance. However, like the rest of God’s revealed Word, the sacrificial …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 2) by

    The idea that God demonstrates saving grace toward a select few can rub even Christians the wrong way. Rather than responding with cries of injustice, we would do better to examine the source of these emotions. If we evaluate our …