Grace Community Church (Laredo, Texas) – Zeek Coleman: The Parable Of The Seed Growing (Mark 4:26-29)
26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) January 11, 2015 – Tim Conway: Men’s Systematic Theology Study #7 (The Nature Of Biblical Truth)
Using Robert Reymond’s “A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith” as the supplementary textbook after the primary text, the Holy Scriptures. Please check the GCC Livestream channel for streaming availability of future classes.
Today’s class: Chapter Four.
Christians should be overwhelmed by the magnitude of this simple truth that they take so much for granted – that the eternal God has deigned to share with us some of the truths that are on his mind. He condescends to elevate us poor undeserving sinners by actually sharing with us a portion of what he knows. – Robert L. Reymond (pg. 102 in A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith)
“It has often been said that we are passive in regeneration. This is a true and proper statement. For it is simply the precipitate of what the Lord has taught us here. We may not like it. We may recoil against it. It may not fit into our way of thinking and it may not accord with the time-worn expressions which are the coin of our evangelism. But if we recoil against it, we do well to remember that this recoil is recoil against Christ. And what shall we answer when we appear before him whose truth we rejected and with whose gospel we tampered? But blessed be God that the gospel of Christ is one of sovereign, efficacious, irresistible regeneration. If it were not the case that in regeneration we are passive, the subjects of such an action of which God alone is the agent, there would be no gospel at all. For unless God by sovereign, operative grace had turned our enmity to love and our disbelief to faith we would never yield the response of faith and love.”
 John 3:1-8
 Redemption Accomplished and Applied, 1955, pp. 99-100.