• Is the Bible Inspired by God? Media Resource by ,

    John 3:1-2

    How do we know the Bible is the inspired word of God? Is it because the Bible claims to be the Word of God? The Koran and the book of Mormon also make the same claim. What other source can we rely upon to prove the inspiration of the Bible? In this message, Dr. Sproul and Dr. John Gerstner have a mock debate over the question, “Is the Bible Inspired by God?” View Resource

  • The Miracles of Jesus Media Resource by

    John 3:1-2

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  • The Miracles of Jesus Media Resource by

    John 3:1-2

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  • Must I Be Born Again? Media Resource by

    John 3:1-5

    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. View Resource

  • A Necessary Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:1-7

    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 God. View Resource

  • Man Regenerated Media Resource by

    John 3:1-8

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  • A Scriptural Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:2-7

    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 the difference that words can make. History recounts how certain people, through passionate speeches or bold writings, have influenced the world around them in noteworthy ways. The Word of God, however, wields a power that is unrivaled by any form of human communication. As an account of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, the Bible calls its hearers and readers … View Resource

  • Born of the Spirit: Awakening through God’s Spirit Media Resource by

    John 3:3

    Awakening results from the sovereign movement of God’s Spirit in regeneration and in convicting people of sin and their need for repentance. This session emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit in granting people new birth, conversion, and saving faith. It also discusses how the Spirit works in His already converted people to bring about a greater conviction of sin and desire for holiness in their lives. View Resource

  • A Comprehensive Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:3

    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 possibly be, but rather that all of human nature and personhood has been corrupted by sin. Because the effects of sin are comprehensive, God’s regeneration of a sinner must also be comprehensive. God’s purpose in redemption is not just to forgive the sins of His people, but also to give them new hearts and make them into new creatures. For … View Resource

  • A Transforming Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:3

    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 our love for God and our understanding of His holy nature, we become more profoundly aware of the depths of our sinfulness. However, this growing awareness of and grief for our sin indicates that a breathtaking transformation has already taken place within our hearts, minds, and wills. The forgiven sinner is liberated from patterns of sinful behavior and is conformed … View Resource

  • An Instantaneous Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:3-5

    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 to God suddenly find themselves responding to the Gospel as new creatures. For others, the moment of being born again might be the culmination of a long and gradual journey toward the Savior. In either case, there comes a decisive moment when the sinner passes from death to life and from judgment to salvation. Dr. Lawson will explore the instantaneous … View Resource

  • A Permanent Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:3-5

    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 such an extent that they no longer use it or enjoy it. Fortunately, Christians can rejoice in the knowledge that the forgiveness of sins, their relationship with God, and their eternal hope can never be taken away. Few truths are as beautiful as God’s promise that those who are born again receive a permanent birth and can never lose their … View Resource

  • Regeneration—A Sovereign Act Media Resource by

    John 3:3-5

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  • A Supernatural Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:3-7

    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 do not seem to apply. In Christian circles, “supernatural” brings to mind deep spiritual truths about the Christian life. However, we may rarely think about the fact that our own experience of coming to faith has profoundly supernatural origins. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will explain how Scripture presents the Christian’s new birth as a supernatural event. View Resource

  • Depravity & Election in John Media Resource by

    John 3:3-8

    The gospel of John is the Mount Everest of the doctrines of grace. In it, we catch a glimpse of the doctrines of grace from the highest vantage point, from the perspec-tive of eternity. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson introduces a study on the loftiness of the doctrines of grace in the gospel of John by starting with the doctrines of total depravity and unconditional election. View Resource