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Doctrine of Grace

This is a great Bible Study Outline on T.U.L.I.P. (Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement (Particular Redemption), Irresistible Grace (Effectual Call) and Preservation and Perseverance of the Saints and is perfect for group or personal study.  The "Doctrine of Grace" outline may be printed or saved  and is available on a one page Word document here.

Total Depravity is the total inability of man, not born of the spirit, to do anything acceptable or good in the sight of God (Romans 3:10-18; Romans 8:8-9).

I.   Sinners by Representation

    A.  Romans 3:12

    B.  Romans 5:12

    C.  Genesis 5:3

II.  Sinners by Nature

    A.  Conception, Ps 51:5b

    B.  In Womb,  Ps 51:5a

    C.  Youth, Genesis 8:21

    D.  Adult, Romans 7:14

III.  Sinners by Practice

      A.  All Mankind

            1.  Rom 3:9-17

            2.  I John 1:10

       B.  All Faculties of Man

            1.  Heart, Jer. 17:9

            2.  Mind, Rom 8:6-8

            3.  Thoughts,  Gen 6:5

            4.  Life,  Eph 2:1

            5.  Man at Best, Ps 39:5

IV.  Conclusion

A.  Cannot hear not will not hear, John 8:47

B.  Can not understand, not will not understand, I Cor 2:14

C.  Can not believe, not will not believe, John 10:26                              

Unconditional Election is the selection of individuals to eternal life based entirely on Godís sovereign choice and not influenced by any works or actions on manís part either good or bad.  (Romans 9:11).

I.  Different Terms

    A.  Election, Rom 9:11

    B.  Chosen, Eph 1:4

    C.  Draw, John 6:44

    D.  Called, II Tim 1:9

    E.  Predestined, Rom 8:29

    F.  Church, Eph 5:25

II. Election is Unconditional

    A.  Total Depravity

     B.  Before Creation, Eph 1:4

     C.  Romans 9:11-17

     D.  Romans 11:5-6

III. Election Does Not Harm Those Left

     A.  Romans 9:11-23

     B.  Total Depravity

IV. Election in Christ

      Ephesians 1:4-5

V.  The Elect are a Vast Multitude

      A.  Romans 8:29

      B.  Genesis 15:5

      C.  Revelation 5:9, 7:9

VI.  Evidence of Election

      A.  I Thessalonians 1:4-5

      B.  Romans 1:17

      C.  Galatians 5:22-23

      D.  Matthew 5:3-11

Limited Atonement (Particular Redemption) Christ died only for the elect and by his death redeemed all for whom He died (Matthew 1:21).

I.  The Purpose of the Death of Christ

    A.  John 6:38-40

    B.  Isaiah 53:4-12

    C.  Matthew 1:21

    D.  John 17:2, 9

    E.  Hebrews 12:2

    F.  I Peter 3:18 

II.  What the death of Christ Accomplished

    A.  I Peter 2:24

     B.  John 10:11, 28

     C.  Matthew 26:28

     D.  Isaiah 53:11-12

     E.  Hebrews 2:9-12

     F.  Romans 5:8-9

     G.  Romans 8:33-34 

III. How Christ Accomplished Redemption

     A.  Substitution

           1.  Isaiah 53:4-10

        2.  II Corinthians 5:19, 21       

     B.  Satisfaction

         1.  Romans 3:24-25

         2.  Hebrews 9:26

         3.  Isaiah 53:11

IV.  The Love of God

     A.  Discriminating, Rom 9:11-17

     B.  Unchanging, James 1:17

     C.  Everlasting, Jeremiah 31:3

Irresistible Grace (Effectual Call) is the calling whereby God brings the elect into a vital relationship with Himself by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit (I Cor 1:23-24; John 6:37; I Peter 5:10; Eph 1:19-20; I Peter 3:18)

I.  Difference Between Effectual Call and Gospel Call

    A.  II Timothy 1:9-10

    B.  I Corinthians 1:18

II. Bible Description of the Effectual Call

    A.  Resurrection or Quickening

          1.  John 5:25

          2.  John 6:39

          3.  Ephesians 2:1

     B.  Creation

          1.  Ephesians 2:10

          2.  II Corinthians 5:17

     C.  Birth

          1.  John 3:8

          2.  I Peter 1:23

III.  Scripture Teaching Effectual Call

     A.  John 5:26, 6:63

     B.  John 6:45

     C.  Hebrews 8:10-12

Preservation and Perseverance of the Saints   All the elect of God shall be kept by God and shall be eternally saved, (John 6:37) and although they may fall into grievous sins, (Matthew 26:69-70) yet shall they renew their repentance and be preserved through faith in Christ Jesus to the end (Luke 22:32).

I.  Certainty of Preservation by the Covenant and Decrees of God

     A.  Romans 8:28-30

     B.  Isaiah 46:9-11

     C.  Jeremiah 32:40

     D.  John 6:37

II.  Christís Prayer for His People

     A.  John 17:2-11

     B.  John 11:42

III. Certainty of Preservation by the Promise of God

     A.  Psalm 94:14

     B.  Romans 8:35-39

     C.  I Thessalonians 5:23-24

     D.  Philippians 1:6

     E.  John 10:27-29

IV. Certainty of Perseverance

     A.  John 10:27

     B.  Romans 2:7

     C.  Ephesians 2:10

     D.  I John 5:4

V. The Reason Godís People Persevere

     A.  Philippians 2:12-13

     B.  Hebrews 12:5-8

     C.  I John 3:1-3

Original Outline by Elder Gus Harter

Perseverance of the Saints Edited by Elder James Taylor 5/7/2008






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