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Lecture 5, Sovereign Election (Part 2):

The pain, suffering, and agony Jesus experienced during His Passion defy conceptualization. Sometimes, as Christians, we ask in our hearts, “How did He bear such a burden?” The short answer, the answer that causes tears to well up in our eyes and our hearts to swell, is love. On His way to Calvary, Jesus maintained His path and persevered on the ascent out of love for His Father and love for the ones for whom He came to die. Far from an impersonal act of selflessness, the incarnated Son of God knew each and every individual for whom He offered His body as a sacrifice, and, as Dr. Lawson demonstrates, sovereign election finds its root and meaning in this personal, amazing love.