Sermon Archives: 5 Points of Calvinism

Here are summaries of the five points of Calvinism. We consider what the Arminian teaches trying to lay out the best argument for their case. Then we lay out the response from the Reformed side of things. I hope you find it helpful.

Perseverance of the Saints (2): Summary of Dordt (1 Cor. 1:7,8)

Jul 20, 2007

Thank you for downloading our Podcast published on January 7, 2007. We finish our series of the Servant Songs in Isaiah. There is the unfolding of these songs in the covenant historical record. These songs declare the coming of the suffering warrior who heals us not only from our sins, but brings us to the […]

Perseverance of the Saints (1): Summary of Dordt (Heb. 6:4-6)

Jul 20, 2007

Thank you for downloading this podcast from Dec. 31, 2006. We arrive at the fifth head of doctrine titled “The Perseverance of the Saints.” In this sermon we consider how the Arminian interprets Hebrews 6:4-6 and also show a reformed view of the text. As we look at this passage we notice that this passage […]

Irresistible Grace(2): Summary of Dordt (Misc. Texts)

Jul 20, 2007

Thank you for downloading this podcast from Dec. 24, 2006. The Canons of Dordt lay out that the Arminian system is not merely something that is slightly in error, but it undermines the whole sovereign will of God. As we look at the scripture passages in this sermon we realize that the grace of God […]

Irresistible Grace(1): Summary of Dordt (Acts 7,Gal. 4:21-31)

Jul 20, 2007

Thank you for downloading this podcast from Dec. 17, 2006. Acts 7:51 states that You have resisted the Holy Spirit? Does this mean that we can resist the Holy Spirit of the Lord and thwart His plan by our wills? We try to answer these questions by showing that Stephen continues with the prophets declaring […]

Limited Atonement (2): Summary of Dordt (Ezekiel 34,John 10)

Jul 20, 2007

Jesus states that He is the good shepherd of the sheep that comes to gather His sheep to Himself. Is Jesus really saying that His work and Shepherding only extends to the Sheep that He has come to Redeem? What about this statement in light of John 5:24 that gives the condition for coming to […]

Limited Atonement: Summary of Dordt (John 3; I John 2:2)

Jul 20, 2007

We continue with our presentation of the five points of Calvinism. We move to the L of Tulip which is Limited atonement. We look at John 3 and I John 2:2 considering these passages from the Arminian and Reformed understanding. When we consider these texts we realize that they establish the blessings of Christ go […]

Unconditional Election (2): Summary of Dordt (Romans 9)

Jul 20, 2007

We continue with our presentation of the five points of Calvinism. We are still on the second point of Calvinism (Unconditional Election the U) and now consider the rejection of errors. We lay out Arminus’ understanding of Romans 9 and then offer a Reformed response. Our response in sum is that there is no basis […]

Unconditional Election: Summary of Dordt (John 15:1-17)

Jul 20, 2007

We continue with our presentation of the 5 points of Calvinism. We move to the second point using the acronym TULIP so we move to Unconditional Election. We are going to look at John 3 in light of Ezekiel 36:22ff establishing that the new birth and electing power of God is done to vindicate His […]

Total Depravity (2): Summary of Dordt (John 15:1-17)

Jul 20, 2007

We continue with our presentation of the five points of Calvinism. We spend another week looking at Total Depravity. We read the Arminian article on this point of doctrine and then we look at John 15 to show that we cannot come to God by our own will or initiative because of our depravity. The […]

Total Depravity: Summary of Dordt (Misc. Texts Canons of Dordt)

Jul 20, 2007

Thank you for downloading this podcast. This is our second broadcast of the week. We take a brief break from the structure of the catechism and now look at a summary of the Canons of Dordt. We will follow the TULIP as we lay out these five points. We will spend two weeks per point […]