How does God love the world? Debates about Reformed theology and the Five Points of Calvinism almost always include the use of John 3:16 as a proof text against the Reformed position. Yet when we consider this famous verse in the context of John’s entire gospel, we see that the love of God that leads to salvation is reserved only for those whom the Father has given unto His Son. In this series, Steven Lawson demonstrates that the gospel of John offers one of the clearest presentations of the doctrines of grace in all of Scripture, revealing that salvation is …
Christians often describe themselves as “born again.” While this phrase is familiar to many, people rarely explain what they mean when they use it. Unfortunately, talk of being “born again” often accompanies a man-centered understanding of salvation. In this teaching series, Dr. Steven J. Lawson will examine what Jesus said about the new birth in John 3 in order to recover a biblical understanding of what happens when a person is born again.