John Calvin: Sovereign Hope, from the Christian Classics Study Series, provides 6 studies for individuals or groups based on selected readings from The Institutes of the Christian Religion, New Testament Commentaries and some of his letters. Questions and Bible studies based on the themes from the texts, and notes for leaders are included. Opportunities to go deeper, and ideas for spiritual formation and reflection conclude the session.
He was loved. He was hated. But he was never ignored. John Calvin was accused of being harsh, petty and cold. Yet his writings reflect a deep passion for God. His letters show loving concern for his friends. And it's hard to overestimate his influence on Protestant Christianity. Do you believe that salvation comes by faith alone, based on Scripture alone, through the grace of Jesus Christ alone? Then you hold to Calvin's essential teachings. John Calvin's theology put God first. He believed that nothing happens without the "hidden will" of God. This was the basis of his hope. As you work through Carolyn Nystrom's Christian Classics Bible Study based on Calvin's thought and teaching, you'll have the opportunity to grapple with Scripture and discover the shape of Calvin's unshakable hope in God for yourself.
Carolyn Nystrom is a freelance writer based in the western Chicago suburbs. She has written more than seventy-five books and Bible study guides and served as general editor for the Christian Classics series.
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