The Source Of The New Birth

July 29, 2018 ()

Bible Text: James 1:18 |

Series:

The Source Of The New Birth, James 1:18

Intro

A. The Meaning of “Brought Forth”

B. How The New Birth is Initiated?

1. Not Rituals

2. Not Human Ability

3. Not Human Will-Power

4. It is the result of the Will of God: (James 1:18a)

a. TERMINOLOGY

(1) thelema

(2) boulomai

b. CALLING

(1) general

(2) effectual

C. Originating Source of the New Birth, (James 1:18b)

1. A textual parallel

2. Some properties involved

a. MAN IS PASSIVE

b. GOD IS ACTIVE

c. IT IS INSTANTANEOUS

d. IT CAN NEVER BE LOST

D. The Instrumental Means, (James 1:18c)

E. The Purpose of the New Birth (James 1:18d)

1. A First Fruit

2. Restored Creation