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The need for a call due to the corruption of sin.
Romans 8:7 The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.

Ephesians 2:1,5 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins. 5 God made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Damnation is the fault of the lost.
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.

Acts 7:51 You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!
God wants all people to be saved so the call is for all.
1 Timothy 2:4 God wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?”

Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Biblical Definition of Born Again
1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
Conversion is the work of God in us.
Jeremiah 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning: ‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God.’ Literally: cause me to turn and I will turn.

John 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.

1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 2:13 It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
Justification is a verdict
Romans 4:5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
Justification is by faith not works (subjective justification)
Romans 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 3:20-24 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:22, 28 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
God justifies the wicked. This must be an objective verdict
Romans 4:5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
Objective Justification
2 Corinthians 5:18-21 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 4:25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
A beautiful picture of forgiveness
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
Justification is based on a real payment for sin.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Grace and works are complete opposites. There can be no compromise.
Romans 11:6 If by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
It is by grace and through faith
Ephesians 2:8,9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Justifying grace is a constant attitude of God
Romans 5:2 Through him we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Sanctification in the wide sense
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
Sanctification in the narrow sense
1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.
Sanctification is a result of God's work in us.
Philippians 2:13 It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Sanctification flows from gospel motivation
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

1 John 4:11,19 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 19 We love because he first loved us.

2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Sanctification remains a struggle
Galatians 5:17 The sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
A Christian’s good works are done willingly according to God’s rule laid down in the revealed will of God (3rd use of the law).
Romans 7:22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law.


I John 5:3 This is love for God to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.
Only God can prescribe good works.
I Corinthians 7:23 You were bought at a price, do not become slaves of men.


Colossians 2:20-22 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch! These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
In matters of adiaphora, a Christian must be absolutely free in his own conscience.
Romans 14:14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.
In matters of adiaphora, a Christian must show respect for the equal liberty of others and the welfare of weak brothers,
Romans 14:3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.


Romans 14:15 If your brother is distressed by what you, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died.
In matters of adiaphora, a Christian must in word and deed defend liberties when they are attacked in principle.
Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
No one but a Christian can do good works.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God.
The process of sanctification is never completed in this life.
I Thessalonians 4:1 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

Galatians 5:17 The sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
Christians enjoy access to God through faith in his grace.
Daniel 9:18  Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.

John 14:13,14 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.