In today’s episode of Words of Grace, we engage in a bit of “cage rattling.” How so? Simply put, if my theology cannot explain the actual conversion stories in the Bible, then something is likely awry in my thinking. Does my theology explain the Thief on the Cross? Or Cornelius? Do I insist upon requirements for salvation that people who are clearly saved did not meet? Does my view of regeneration – the new birth – mirror that of Saul of Tarsus? If not, more thinking and learning is needed.
Join us for this message on the radical and miraculous encounter a sinful man named Saul had with the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ; a story some might consider an exceptional case, when in reality it sets the pattern for the very act of salvation.
Radio broadcast for July 23, 2023. Continue reading “Paul, the Pattern of Regeneration”
In today’s episode of Words of Grace, we continue our series on the Articles of Faith with an examination of our beliefs regarding the subject of the new birth; also called regeneration, quickening, translation, a spiritual resurrection, and an act of creation as well. If you’re a long time listener, you know how much we enjoy speaking on this topic. Why? You and I are walking miracles! We were dead in sin, but now are raised to life in Christ. We are born again. We are acts of Divine Creation as new creatures in Christ. It’s an awesome and amazing subject that personally applies to each and every person who is born again.
Radio broadcast for May 21, 2023 Continue reading “We Believe in Regeneration”
John chapter 1 contains a statement many believers use to teach a concept known as “decisional regeneration.” Specifically, the phrase that those who received Jesus as the Messiah were given power to become the sons of God. However, in the sentence following this statement, John insists that those who received Him did so because they were born, not of blood, their will, or any other human’s will, but of God. How do we reconcile these two statement? Does the reception of Christ cause the new birth, Or rather, does the new birth enable the reception of Christ? Join us for this message in our series on Sovereign Grace statements from John’s gospel for the answer to this question.
Radio broadcast for December 18, 2022. Continue reading “They That Were Born Of God”
Continuing our series on Sovereign Grace Statements from the Gospel of John, pastor Winslett considers a most interesting statement by our Lord Jesus in John chapter 5, about the ability to believe being the result of passing from death in sin to life in Christ. Simply put, the new birth is a spiritual resurrection which causes us to know God, sparking faith within.
Radio broadcast for December 4, 2022 Continue reading “Passing from Death unto Life”
One of the most clear and instructive passages concerning the new birth is found in a conversation between the Lord Jesus Christ and a man named Nicodemus in John chapter 3. In this teaching of Christ, we learn that without the new birth, also called quickening or regeneration, a person is unable to see the Kingdom of God. Also, it is revealed and that God is sovereign in this vital phase of salvation. Join us for this study in our continuing series on Sovereign Grace statements from John’s gospel.
Radio broadcast for November 27, 2022.
Continue reading “Born from Above”
Continuing our series on the respective roles of Father, Son, and Spirit in our salvation from sin, we come to the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation, quickening or regeneration.
Radio broadcast for September 11, 2022. Continue reading “The Role of God the Spirit in Salvation”
Despite being such a common Biblical subject, we rarely hear a lot about repentance in modern Christianity. On today’s broadcast, Ben Winslett shares insight from both the Old and New Testaments regarding this neglected subject.
Radio broadcast for August 21, 2022. Continue reading “Repentance”
Continuing our exposition the book of Colossians, we look to beautiful, theological language in chapter 1, verses 12-14.
Message 3 in our series through Colossians, from October 2021. Continue reading “Delivered from Darkness”
Here is a great irony within Christianity. Faith is one of the most used words among believers, most referenced concepts in the scriptures, and one of the least understood subjects! In today’s radio program, Ben Winslett shares an abundance of scriptures to share a fundamental groundwork of this miracle in the heart we call “faith.”
Radio broadcast for May 1, 2022. Continue reading “What is Faith?”
Whatever one believes about any Bible doctrine, the stories of the Bible ought to corroborate their views – if those views are correct. In other words, Bible theology should be demonstrated in Bible accounts. In this broadcast, we consider some obvious and notable examples of the new birth. As we do, ask yourself the question: Does my teaching on regeneration line up with these examples?
Radio broadcast for November 22, 2021. Continue reading “Examples of Regeneration”