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6 Arguments for Irresistible Grace
1. FaithandrepentanceareagiftfromGod. Objection:Gracecanberesisted Acts7:51 Youstiffneckedpeople,uncircumcisedinheartandears,youalwaysresisttheHolySpirit.As yourfathersdid,sodoyou. Ephesians4:30 AnddonotgrievetheHolySpiritofGod,bywhomyouweresealedforthedayofredemption. 1Thessalonians5:19 DonotquenchtheSpirit. Romans10:21 ButofIsraelhesays,AlldaylongIhaveheldoutmyhandstoadisobedientandcontrary people. Response:WecanresistupuntilthepointatwhichGodovercomesourresistance. Ephesians2:89 Forbygraceyouhavebeensavedthroughfaith;andthatnotofyourselves,itisthegiftofGod; notasaresultofworks,sothatnoonemayboast. Romans12:3 ForthroughthegracegiventomeIsaytoeveryoneamongyounottothinkmorehighlyof himselfthanheoughttothink;buttothinksoastohavesoundjudgment,asGodhasallottedto eachameasureoffaith. 2Timothy2:2426 TheLordsbondservantmustnotbequarrelsome,butbekindtoall,abletoteach,patientwhen wronged,withgentlenesscorrectingthosewhoareinopposition,ifperhapsGodmaygrant themrepentanceleadingtotheknowledgeofthetruth,andtheymaycometotheirsensesand escapefromthesnareofthedevil,havingbeenheldcaptivebyhimtodohiswill. Acts11:18 Whentheyheardthis,theyquieteddownandglorifiedGod,saying,Wellthen,Godhasgranted totheGentilesalsotherepentancethatleadstolife. Acts16:14 AwomannamedLydia,fromthecityofThyatira,asellerofpurplefabrics,aworshiperofGod, waslistening;andtheLordopenedherhearttorespondtothethingsspokenbyPaul. 2Chronicles30:612 OsonsofIsrael,returntotheLORDGodofAbraham,IsaacandIsrael,thatHemayreturnto thoseofyouwhoescapedandareleftfromthehandofthekingsofAssyria.Nowdonotstiffen yournecklikeyourfathers,butyieldtotheLORDandenterHissanctuarywhichHehas consecratedforever,andservetheLORDyourGod,thatHisburningangermayturnawayfrom you.ForifyoureturntotheLORD,yourbrothersandyoursonswillfindcompassionbeforethose wholedthemcaptiveandwillreturntothisland.FortheLORDyourGodisgraciousand compassionate,andwillnotturnHisfaceawayfromyouifyoureturntoHim.Sothecouriers BigGrace 9/22/13

passedfromcitytocitythroughthecountryofEphraimandManasseh,andasfarasZebulun, buttheylaughedthemtoscornandmockedthem.NeverthelesssomemenofAsher,Manasseh andZebulunhumbledthemselvesandcametoJerusalem.ThehandofGodwasalsoonJudahto givethemonehearttodowhatthekingandtheprincescommandedbythewordoftheLORD. WecannotcometoChristunlessGoddrawsus. John6:44 NoonecancometomeunlesstheFatherwhosentmedrawshim;andIwillraisehimuponthelastday. John6:6365 ItistheSpiritwhogiveslife;thefleshprofitsnothing;thewordsthatIhavespokentoyouarespiritand arelife.Buttherearesomeofyouwhodonotbelieve.ForJesusknewfromthebeginningwhothey werewhodidnotbelieve,andwhoitwasthatwouldbetrayHim.AndHewassaying,ForthisreasonI havesaidtoyou,thatnoonecancometomeunlessithasbeengrantedhimfromtheFather. Godseffectualcallingovercomesresistancetothegospel. 1Corinthians1:2224 Indeed,JewsaskforsignsandGreekssearchforwisdom;butwepreachChristcrucified,toJewsa stumblingblockandtoGentilesfoolishness,buttothosewhoarethecalled,bothJewsandGreeks,Christ thepowerofGodandthewisdomofGod. ThenewbirthenablesustoreceiveChrist. 1John5:1 WhoeverbelievesthatJesusistheChristisborn[literally:perfecttense,hasbeenborn]ofGod,and whoeverlovestheFatherlovesthechildbornofHim. John1:1113 HecametoHisown,andthosewhowereHisowndidnotreceiveHim.ButasmanyasreceivedHim,to themHegavetherighttobecomechildrenofGod,eventothosewhobelieve[=arebelieving]inHis name,whowereborn,notofbloodnorofthewillofthefleshnorofthewillofman,butofGod. John3:3 Jesusansweredandsaidtohim,Truly,truly,Isaytoyou,unlessoneisbornagainhecannotseethe kingdomofGod.NicodemussaidtoHim,Howcanamanbebornwhenheisold?Hecannotentera secondtimeintohismother'swombandbeborn,canhe?Jesusanswered,Truly,truly,Isaytoyou, unlessoneisbornofwaterandtheSpirithecannotenterintothekingdomofGod.Thatwhichisbornof thefleshisflesh,andthatwhichisbornoftheSpiritisspirit.DonotbeamazedthatIsaidtoyou,You mustbebornagain.Thewindblowswhereitwishesandyouhearthesoundofit,butdonotknow whereitcomesfromandwhereitisgoing;soiseveryonewhoisbornoftheSpirit. TheNewCovenantpromisesgracethatwilltriumphoverresistance. Deuteronomy29:24(TheproblemwiththeOldCovenant) AndMosessummonedallIsraelandsaidtothem,YouhaveseenallthattheLORDdidbeforeyoureyes inthelandofEgypttoPharaohandallhisservantsandallhisland;thegreattrialswhichyoureyeshave seen,thosegreatsignsandwonders.YettothisdaytheLORDhasnotgivenyouahearttoknow,nor eyestosee,norearstohear. Deuteronomy30:6 MoreovertheLORDyourGodwillcircumciseyourheartandtheheartofyourdescendants,tolovethe LORDyourGodwithallyourheartandwithallyoursoul,sothatyoumaylive. 9/22/13

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Jeremiah31:3133 Behold,daysarecoming,declarestheLORD,whenIwillmakeanewcovenantwiththehouseof IsraelandwiththehouseofJudah,notlikethecovenantwhichImadewiththeirfathersinthedayItook thembythehandtobringthemoutofthelandofEgypt,Mycovenantwhichtheybroke,althoughIwas ahusbandtothem,declarestheLORD.ButthisisthecovenantwhichIwillmakewiththehouseof Israelafterthosedays,declarestheLORD,IwillputmylawwithinthemandontheirheartIwillwrite it;andIwillbetheirGod,andtheyshallbemypeople. Jeremiah32:40 IwillmakeaneverlastingcovenantwiththemthatIwillnotturnawayfromthem,todothemgood;and Iwillputthefearofmeintheirheartssothattheywillnotturnawayfromme. Ezekiel11:1920 AndIwillgivethemoneheart,andputanewspiritwithinthem.AndIwilltaketheheartofstoneoutof theirfleshandgivethemaheartofflesh,thattheymaywalkinmystatutesandkeepmyordinancesand dothem.Thentheywillbemypeople,andIshallbetheirGod. Ezekiel36:2627 Moreover,Iwillgiveyouanewheartandputanewspiritwithinyou;andIwillremovetheheartof stonefromyourfleshandgiveyouaheartofflesh.IwillputMySpiritwithinyouandcauseyoutowalk inmystatutes,andyouwillbecarefultoobservemyordinances. 6. Whothencanresisthiswill? Romans9:1423 Whatshallwesaythen?ThereisnoinjusticewithGod,isthere?Mayitneverbe!ForHesaystoMoses, IwillhavemercyonwhomIhavemercy,andIwillhavecompassiononwhomIhavecompassion.So thenitdoesnotdependonthemanwhowillsorthemanwhoruns,butonGodwhohasmercy.Forthe ScripturesaystoPharaoh,ForthisverypurposeIraisedyouup,todemonstratemypowerinyou,and thatmynamemightbeproclaimedthroughoutthewholeearth.SothenHehasmercyonwhomHe desires,andHehardenswhomHedesires.Youwillsaytomethen,WhydoesHestillfindfault?Forwho resistsHiswill?Onthecontrary,whoareyou,Oman,whoanswersbacktoGod?Thethingmoldedwill notsaytothemolder,Whydidyoumakemelikethis,willit?Ordoesnotthepotterhavearightover theclay,tomakefromthesamelumponevesselforhonorableuseandanotherforcommonuse?What ifGod,thoughwillingtodemonstrateHiswrathandtomakeHispowerknown,enduredwithmuch patiencevesselsofwrathpreparedfordestruction?AndHedidsotomakeknowntherichesofHisglory uponvesselsofmercy,whichHepreparedbeforehandforglory.

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Asyouarewatchingthissession,thinkthroughthefollowingquestions: 1. 2. 3. Whichargumentisthemostconvincing? Whatscripturepassagewasmosthelpfulinseeingthedoctrine? WhatmadeyourejoiceinthegraceofGod?

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