We are bombarded with various offers every day, and many of them we will simply ignore because they mean nothing to us. But there is one offer, the offer of God’s grace through Jesus Christ that we must be sure not to ignore. The consequences of refusing to accept that offer are far too great
As we continue to examine the doctrines of Calvinism, we take a look at this teaching known as Irresistible Grace, and how it holds up when examined against the Bible.
In this evening lesson, we continue examining the five core doctrines of Calvinism, focusing on the third part of the TULIP acronym, Limited Atonement. Through this lesson, we hope to demonstrate that Christ died to give all people the opportunity to be saved, and to teach anything different robs the gospel of it’s power to save (Rom. 1:16)
In our lesson from Sunday morning, we examine the humility of Jesus from Philippians 2:5-8, with an emphasis on crowns that are associated with our Lord’s work, including the crown he gave up by emptying himself to become a man We also consider the crowns he put on, such as the crown of thorns, and after his resurrection, the crown of glory and honor. Finally, we consider the crown which he has promised to those who are his.
As we continue to study the doctrines related to Calvinism, we look at the second teaching under the acronym TULIP, unconditional election. As we study, we should notice that the Bible teaches about salvation, and who can be saved.
Jesus desire for his church was unity, and the amount of division among those who claim to be Christians is appalling. Our desire should match our Lord’s, but we cannot have unity unless we are united in Christ, in accordance with his world.
Calvinism is one of the most widely held systems of doctrine in modern Christendom. Many denominations accept its principles either in whole or in part. With this lesson, we begin a series of lessons examining the five core points of Calvinism, starting with the doctrine of Total Depravity.