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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


The Sovereignty of God –Knowing God: Experience & Love Him

Knowing God: Experience & Love Him

Series Introduction| Knowing God | The Revelatory God | Goodness of God | Holiness of God | Power of God | Omnipresent God | Exalted God | Faithfuness of God | Wisdom of God | Mercy of God | Wrath of God | Love of God | Sovereignty of God | Providence of God

Salvation and the Sovereignty of God

– The Sovereignty of God –

Paul J. Bucknell

Salvation and the soverignty of GodIntroduction: Why do so many people struggle over free will in salvation when thinking of the sovereignty of God? We can admit our ignorance but we must refuse to deny clear biblical truths.

Salvation & the Sovereignty of God

God saves sinners who do not care God and righteousness.

“None seeks for God” (Rom 3:11).

God chooses ahead of time those who will be saved.

“He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world” (Eph 1:4 ) => Bible study questions

Man is spiritually dead.

“Mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God” (Rom 8:7). Ephesians 2:1-3.

God regenerates man and thus causes new life which desires spiritual things.

“Born of the Spirit” (John 3:8). God brings about new life.

Man is called to repent and believe.

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mat 4:17).

Man can actively place his faith in Christ, “Many more believed because of His word” (John 4:41). => Election and salvation

   regenerate and salvation

Conclusion: God saves and yet man believes.

Both God and man are involved in salvation. Man, however, cannot save himself. God so works in man’s heart that he is able and desirous of believing upon Christ. Without this work, he would not choose God.

=> next: Missions & the Sovereignty of God

Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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