Topic: Irresistable Grace Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
God graciously draws His people to Himself with effectual calling. He grants new birth, faith, and repentance.
Atonement / The Cross
Outward Call / Gospel Preached
Inward Call / The Spirit Draws
Conversion (Faith + Repentance)
Big Question: What Causes Someone to Come to Christ?
Question 1: What is the Doctrine of Irresistible Grace?
Question 2: Where do Calvinists and Armenians Agree?
Question 3: What is the Difference Between the Outward Call and the Effectual Call?
Romans 10:17; Matthew 22:14; 2 Timothy 1:8-9 Romans 8:29-30
Question 4: Where Does the New Birth / New Life / New Creation Come from?
John 3:3-8; Titus 3:4-5; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 2:29; 1 John 3:9; 1 John 4:7;
1 John 5:1; Deut. 30:6; Ezekiel 36:26-27; 2 Cor. 5:17
Question 5: Where Does Faith Come From?
Acts 16:14; Acts 16:15; Phil. 1:29; Ephesians 2:8-9
Question 6: Where Does Repentance Come From?
Acts 11:18; 2 Timothy 2:25
Question 7: Do We See Any Examples of Someone Resisiting God's Call to Salvation? Don't We See that Happening all the Time?
Question 8: Does This Make Us Robots?
Question 9: What About Jesus Standing at the Door Knocking?
Revelation 3:20; Revelation 3:19
Question 10: What are the Practical Applications of this doctine?
Application 1: Pray for People to be Saved.
Application 2: There is No Such Thing as the Sinner’s Prayer.
Application 3: We Don't Do Altar Calls
Application 4: Be Fearless in Evangelism
1 Cor. 3:6
Application 5: Worship the Lord in Truth
Total Depravity - Man Apart from God
Unconditional Election - God the Father Elects us to Salvation
Limited Atonement - God the Son Atones for Our Salvation
Irresistible Grace - God the Spirit Applies our Salvation
Perseverance of the Saints - Man Living Our Salvation
Application 6: Irresistible Grace Results in Humility
Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Cor. 4:7