• The Sinfulness of Man Media Resource by

    James 1:14-15

    The biblical view of human sinfulness has never been popular. Both in Martin Luther’s day and in our own, the prevailing tendency is to deny the depth and severity of sin in our hearts. While a more optimistic view of human nature may seem to be good news initially, in the long run it leads to greater spiritual enslavement. Only by recovering a biblical understanding of the power of sin in our lives can we begin to find true freedom in Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • Gospel Grace in 2 Peter Media Resource by

    2 Peter 2:1-12

    In his second letter, Peter writes to protect God’s people from false teachers, and he sets himself apart from such teachers by heralding the doctrines of grace so that God’s people might confirm their calling and election and persevere to the end. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson highlights the key texts of 2 Peter that teach the doctrines of grace, with a particular emphasis on the doctrines of total depravity and irresistible grace. View Resource

  • Paul’s Magnum Opus Media Resource by

    Romans 1:18-32

    The book of Romans is the Apostle Paul’s theological magnum opus. It contains a rich presentation of the doctrines of grace, and it is the closest thing we have to a systematic theology of any book of the Bible. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson introduces a three-part study through Paul’s letter to the Romans by first examining the doctrine of total depravity, so that God’s grace might shine brighter through the darkness of man’s sin. 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

  • Man’s Sin in the Synoptics Media Resource by

    Matthew 5:3

    The Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke—contain parallel teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As the sum and substance of the doctrines of grace, Jesus is the greatest expositor of the doctrines of grace ever to have lived. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson looks at Jesus’ teaching on the doctrine of total depravity in the Synoptic Gospels by focusing on the book of Matthew. View Resource

  • The Book of Beginnings Media Resource by

    Genesis 5:3

    The doctrines of grace can be traced in Scripture all the way back to the book of beginnings. In the previous lecture, Dr. Lawson surveyed the doctrines of grace in the account of the creation and fall in Genesis. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will trace the doctrines of grace throughout the rest of the book to demonstrate how these doctrines form the theological foundations of all of Scripture. View Resource

  • Creation & Fall Media Resource by

    Genesis 1-3

    The doctrines of grace are introduced in the opening scenes of the Bible. In telling of the events from the creation of all things to the fall of man, these chapters display God’s sovereign power and mercy. In this lesson, we will begin to trace the doctrines of grace through the Old Testament, beginning with the first book of Moses, as Dr. Lawson unfolds the revelation of the doctrines of grace in Genesis 1–3. View Resource

  • Man’s Sin in the Psalms Media Resource by

    Psalms 2

    Studying the doctrines of grace in the book of Psalms can be a massive undertaking. With 150 different psalms collected over a thousand-year period, there is significant ground to cover. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson begins a study through the book of Psalms, highlighting passages that plainly teach about the reality of sin and thus affirm the doctrine of total depravity. View Resource

  • Messenger of Gospel Grace Media Resource by

    Isaiah 6:5

    The book of Isaiah has been called “The Fifth Gospel.” It is the first book found in the prophetical works of the Old Testament and is full of the truth of God’s sovereignty in salvation, pointing forward to the Messiah who would come to accomplish it. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson studies the major passages in Isaiah that demonstrate the consistency of the biblical witness about the doctrines of grace. View Resource

  • The Sovereign in History Media Resource by

    Judges 21:25

    The narrative line running through the book of Joshua to the book of Esther showcases God’s sovereignty over human history. Whether from the radical corruption in the period of the judges to His mighty power in the hearts of unbelieving kings, God’s sovereign presence is undeniable. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson surveys a large portion of Scripture, from Joshua to Esther, pointing out the work of God’s sovereign grace along the way. View Resource

  • Seeking, Part 3 Media Resource by

    Romans 10:17

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    Matthew 7:13-14

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  • Man the Sinner’s Inability to Accept the Good Media Resource by

    John 3:19-20

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  • East of Eden Media Resource by

    Genesis 4

    To understand the Bible’s teaching on salvation, we need to grasp why we are in need of redemption. Every individual is by nature sinful and is thus deserving of God’s judgment and unable to make amends with Him. Because of the fall of Adam, life is now lived “east of Eden” (Gen. 3:24; 4:16), away from the bliss of fellowship with God in paradise. This session will consider why we need a Savior who can atone for our sin in order to restore our relationship with God. View Resource

  • Radical Depravity (Part 1) Media Resource by

    John 1:9-13

    How often do we hear in our culture the adage, “He or she has a good heart”? This attribution of an innate, inherent goodness occurs frequently, and it demonstrates the general, common belief that mankind, despite his clear, unequivocal iniquity, ultimately is good. Contrary to this proposal, the Word of God paints a significantly different picture of the nature of humanity. Jesus declares (drawing from the Old Testament) to the rich young ruler in Matthew 19 that no one is good except for God, and He elaborates on man’s condition by asserting that humanity cannot reverse their position unaided. This … View Resource