New Life in Christ: What Really Happens When You're Born Again and Why It Matters

New Life in Christ: What Really Happens When You're Born Again and Why It Matters


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The single most important event in a person's life is the new birth. Yet, this is also one of the most neglected doctrines in the church. Many Christians would be hard-pressed to describe exactly what the new birth is, let alone what it means to the rest of their walk with God. What happens when we are born again? Does everything in our lives change immediately? Is it just a kind of spiritual do-over, a chance to get it right this time? What happens when we fail? Does it mean we weren't really born again to begin with?

With a pastor's heart and a professor's insight, Steven Lawson carefully examines the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus found in John 3 to uncover the nature of this spiritual rebirth. He shows you the necessity of the new birth, how God changes our hearts through it, and what follows after, from baptism and involvement in a local church to handling doubts and setbacks. This book is perfect for believers who want to understand what happened when they believed and for non-Christians who are curious about what a new life in Christ is all about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801094859
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 575,115
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven J. Lawson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) is president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today by teaching and preaching the Word of God and training others to do likewise. Lawson is the professor of preaching at The Master's Seminary, where he is also dean of the doctor of ministry program and serves on the board of directors. A teaching fellow and board member of Ligonier Ministries, he is also the executive editor of Expositor magazine. Lawson is a regular speaker at conferences such as the Shepherds' Conference and the Ligonier National Conference, and his preaching has taken him across the country and around the world. The author of 27 books, Lawson lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sinclair B. Ferguson 9

1 Born Again 13

2 Elusive Search 27

3 Hardest Prospect 39

4 Divine Appointment 53

5 Shocking News 63

6 Heart Transplant 75

7 Starting Over 87

8 Soul Cleansing 97

9 Spirit Born 109

10 Divine Mandate 123

11 Irresistible Power 135

12 Enduring Truth 149

13 Unbelief Confronted 165

14 Saving Faith 177

15 Rescuing Love 189

16 Divided World 201

Acknowledgments 215

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