• Regeneration & Justification Media Resource by

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  • Experiencing the New Birth Media Resource by

    Many Christians experience uncertainty when it comes to understanding and relating to the Holy Spirit. Although our theology tells us that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, we may not always know how to connect this truth to the reality of our day-to-day lives. In this lecture, Dr. Reeves presents a helpful overview of the person and work of the Holy Spirit and the Reformers’ understanding that the Spirit is at the very heart of the gospel. View Resource

  • Becoming a Christian Media Resource by

    John 8

    Every believer can benefit from thoughtfully considering the basics of the Christian life. One of the most basic questions we should ask ourselves is, What does it mean to be a Christian? Sometimes, answering a question like this requires us to know what a Christian is not. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson draws from John 8 to provide an overview of the spiritual condition and characteristics of the unbeliever so that we can ask if we are walking in the darkness or in the light. View Resource

  • A New Mind-Set Media Resource by

    Romans 8:5-7

    Romans 8 draws a stark contrast between the attitudes and lifestyles of people who are spiritually dead and those of people who are spiritually alive. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas will discuss what it means to be alive spiritually and will describe the ripple effect of this supernatural life in the lives of believers. View Resource

  • Prophets of Renewal & Power Media Resource by

    Ezekiel 11:19-20

    Like the book of Jeremiah, the book of Ezekiel is filled with God’s promises to make a renewed people for Himself. For this reason, Ezekiel is rich with the truth of the working of God’s sovereign grace in the heart. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson focuses on the new covenant promises in the book of Ezekiel as well as key passages about the sovereignty of God in the book of Daniel. View Resource

  • Revive Us, O Lord Media Resource by

    What is an awakening? This session opens the conference by explaining what we mean by awakening. It helps us understand that we must humbly rely upon God to work by His Word and Spirit in the world. It also points out the signs of awakening and explains why we need an awakening at this hour. God is the bringer of awakening, and we hope and pray that He would work in our time. View Resource

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    John 3:1-8

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    Matthew 4:16

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  • A New Beginning Media Resource by

    Exodus 40

    The book of Exodus presents a sweeping narrative in which we read about the tabernacle as it serves as a copy and shadow of heavenly things, namely, our relationship with God in Christ. Yet, when we get to the end of the tabernacle narrative in chapter 40, we find a new beginning as Israel embarks on a new life of faith and obedience as they begin their journey into the Promised Land. This tabernacle and the relationship it represented was itself a new creation, a powerful testimony that the God of Scripture brings new life and beginnings for sinners. 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

  • A Cleansing Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:5

    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, making the regenerate person into a new creation. A crucial aspect of the new birth, therefore, is the Holy Spirit’s act of cleansing a sinner. All ungodliness is washed away and replaced with a genuine hunger for God. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will examine the Bible’s teachings about the profound spiritual cleansing that people experience at the new birth. View Resource

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    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 Monergistic Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:3-16

    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 not a collaborative effort between God and us. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will survey several passages that describe the new birth, and he will demonstrate that the new birth is solely the result of God’s initiative and work. In other words, the new birth is a monergistic birth. View Resource

  • A Promised Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:9-10

    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 a second time. However, Jesus’ response implied that any person who had read the Old Testament should have readily understood the need for new birth. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will show that the concept of a new birth was nothing new in Jesus’ day. Long before, God had promised His people that a day was coming when He would … View Resource

  • A Saving Birth Media Resource by

    John 3:16-18

    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 evangelicals proclaim that we must be saved, very few people specify what it is that we must be saved from. Another area of confusion concerns the way that sinners receive salvation. Throughout church history, the biblical doctrine of salvation by faith alone has often been trivialized and marginalized by efforts to promote salvation through human effort. Confusion also exists about … View Resource