Section 3: God revealed as Lord of Grace

Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

  1. Paraclete – The Holy Spirit ministers to believers
  2. Salvation – Jesus rescues His people from sin
  3. Election – God chooses His own
  4. Effectual Calling – God draws His people to Himself
  5. Illumination – The Holy Spirit gives spiritual understanding
  6. Regeneration – The Christian is born again
  7. Works – Good works are an expression of faith
  8. Repentance – A Christian changes radically
  9. Justification – Salvation is by grace through faith
  10. Adoption – God makes His people His children
  11. Sanctification – The Christian grows in grace
  12. Liberty – Salvation brings freedom
  13. Legalism – Working for God’s favour forfeits it
  14. Antinomianism – We are not set free to sin
  15. Love – Loving is basic to Christian behaviour
  16. Hope – Hoping is basic to the Christian outlook
  17. Enterprise – A Christian lives to please God
  18. Prayer – Christians practice fellowship with God
  19. Oaths and Vows – Christians must be truthful
  20. The Kingdom of God – Christians must manifest kingdom life
  21. Apostles – Jesus’ representatives exercised His authority
  22. Church – God plants His people in a new community
  23. Word and Sacrament – How a genuine church is identified
  24. Elders – Pastors must care for the church
  25. Sacraments – Christ instituted two seals of God’s covenant
  26. Baptism – This rite exhibits union with Christ
  27. The Lord’s Supper – This rite exhibits communion with Christ
  28. Discipline – The church must uphold Christian standards
  29. Mission – Christ sends the church into the world
  30. Spiritual Gifts – The Holy Spirit equips the church
  31. Marriage – Matrimony is meant to be a permanent covenant relationship
  32. The Family – The Christian household is a spiritual unit
  33. The World – Christians are in society to serve and transform it
  34. The State – Christians must respect civil government

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