• Gospel Grace in 1 Peter Media Resource by

    1 Peter 1:18-24

    Gospel grace is found throughout 1 Peter because the letter bears witness to a salvation that is all from God. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson examines 1 Peter to demonstrate the doctrines of limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints. From this study, we will see how the doctrines of grace are ultimately doctrines of comfort. View Resource

  • The Love of God in Christ Media Resource by

    John 3:16

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 is the most well-known verse in the entire Bible, and for good reason. It clearly communicates the love that God has for us in Christ. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson studies the doctrine of limited atonement in the gospel of John, presenting the unique interpretive challenges of John’s vocabulary alongside the undeniable case for the particular nature of the atonement in his gospel. View Resource

  • I Lay Down My Life for the Sheep Media Resource by

    John 10:11-18

    The doctrine of salvation focuses on the cross of Jesus Christ. When the Bible describes the death of Christ, it speaks of Him as actually accomplishing redemption. As the Good Shepherd, He laid down His life for His sheep (John 10). His death did not merely make salvation possible; it actually secured redemption for His people. This session will study the nature and extent of the atoning work of Christ. View Resource

  • For Whom Did Christ Die? Media Resource by

    John 10:11-30

    This session deals with the age-old controversy concerning the extent of the atonement. It explains the biblical and theological basis for the Reformed doctrine of limited or definite atonement, and demonstrates that such a view is the only ground for a secure redemption. View Resource

  • Irresistible Call (Part 1) Media Resource by

    John 17:2

    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 authority in its conception or growth, but it comes into the world helpless and in total dependence on external forces. Jesus knew the power and clarity surrounding this process, and He used it metaphorically to describe the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration. As Dr. Lawson demonstrates in this lesson, Jesus, and John through Him, leaves no ambiguity to … View Resource

  • Definite Atonement (Part 1) Media Resource by

    John 1:29

    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 system prefigured the coming of Christ and the necessity for the atonement of sin and consequent reconciliation of God. Knowing this, the sacrifices take on a whole new light and meaning, for their repetition demonstrates man’s inability to meet the demands of a holy God and the inefficacy of the blood of bulls and goats. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson explains … View Resource

  • Definite Atonement (Part 2) Media Resource by

    John 3:16

    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 hearts honestly, we will acknowledge that our feelings originate from a sense of entitlement. Simply put, as depraved human beings we believe we deserve God’s mercy. Since the doctrine of definite atonement removes this notion, it receives scathing responses. Yet, as Dr. Lawson continues to show, Jesus and His Word clearly teach definite atonement, for it maintains the unity of … View Resource

  • Securing Our Faith Media Resource by

    For whom did Christ die? There is sharp disagreement within the church over the answer to this question. Although many agree concerning the power, efficacy, and benefits of the atonement, the church is divided over whom the intended receivers of those benefits are. In this lecture R.C. will discuss the design, purpose, and scope of the atonement, and how God accomplishes all that he sets out to do. View Resource

  • For Whom Did Christ Die? Media Resource by

    Where did the idea of limited atonement come from? Do Calvinists believe that Jesus’ work on the Cross is limited? What was God’s design and purpose for the atonement of Christ? Did God offer the possibility of salvation for all people? In this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us about the design, purpose, and scope of Jesus’ atonement, and clarifies the often misunderstood doctrine of limited atonement as he considers the question “For Whom Did Christ Die?” View Resource

  • Limited Atonement Media Resource by

    2 Peter 3:8-10

    The most common view of the atonement of Jesus is that Jesus died for everyone—that is, all people from all places in all times, every single human being that ever existed. But in order to take advantage of the benefits of the cross, one must first believe to be saved. Such a view is attractive, until we take a closer look at it. Dr. Sproul will look at this view in light of Scripture in this message entitled “Limited Atonement.” View Resource

  • For Those Whom the Father Has Given Media Resource by

    John 17:6-17

    If God’s purpose of the cross was to save the whole world, then why isn’t the whole world saved? Dr. Sproul answers this question as he looks at the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus as He prayed “For Those Whom the Father Has Given.” View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by ,

    John 3:16

    Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • The Extent of the Atonement Media Resource by

    John 10:15

    The most controversial issue in any discussion of Christ’s work as our Savior is the extent of Christ’s atonement. In this lesson, Dr. Sproul discusses the subject of limited atonement, also known as definite atonement, in addressing the question, For whom did Christ die? View Resource