• 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 the inner self …

  • 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 …

  • 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 part in …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 is …

  • 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.    …

  • 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 …

  • Paul’s Conversion and Calling by

    In Acts 8, Saul of Tarsus was on his way to Damascus to apprehend Christians fleeing from persecution in that city. Little did he realize that the Lord was shaping his entire life for this decisive moment. Both Paul (Gal …

  • 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 to …

  • 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 born …

  • 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 …

  • Regeneration is Permanent by

    Jesus made it emphatically clear that we must be born again. The rebirth He was speaking of was spiritual in nature. Rebirth, or regeneration, is a supernatural thing. But is it possible that a born-again person can die again? Do …

  • Regeneration is the Beginning by

    Perhaps you were born and raised in a Christian church. As far as you can remember you were always a Christian. But not so. There was a definite time when you crossed over from darkness to light, from death to …

  • 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 …