An outstanding introduction to key concepts of Reformed theology! Offering a teen-friendly exploration of TULIP---Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, and Perseverance of the saints---Lems's 12-lesson study features short information-packed explanations providing historical context and biblical support, discussion questions, applications, and class resources. A useful tool for Sunday school and youth groups.
A guide for young teens explaining in twelve lessons the biblical and historical basis of TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, Perseverance of the saints). Includes application, discussion questions, and class resources.
Shane Lems (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) is pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Hammond, Wisconsin. He has worked as a curriculum editor at Crossroads Bible Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as a pastor and church planter in the United Reformed Churches (URCNA).
"Christian parents have the great blessing of raising their children in the fear of the Lord. They also have a great responsibility. This is where they often get stuck, feeling totally inadequate to the task. In this little book, Shane Lems comes alongside to assist. He lays out some of the basic doctrines of our churches, where they are found clearly in Scripture, and why they matter. I pray God uses it to raise up a new generation of godly leaders and servants."
"Pastor Lems' slim volume is a marvelous introduction to some key aspects of Reformed theology. This work admirably succeeds in exploring doctrines deeply while also communicating in a clear, simple, and lucid manner. It should prove to be a great asset for training our covenant youth for many years to come."
Shane Lems tackles some of the weightiest (and often misunderstood) doctrines of the Reformed Christian faith, and does so with simplicity, clarity, and grace. This is a concise and clear introduction to the doctrines of grace for young people who are serious about Gods Word and about the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. I commend it to you.
"Shane Lem has compiled a very well-researched and well-written series of lessons that introduce the doctrines of grace to young adults. This is a great resource for those who want to go deeper into the foundation of their faith and heritage."
A wonderful tool for individual children and youth groups, which could be used in multitudes of homes and churches. It is well written, faithful to the doctrines of grace, and readable enough in order to facilitate excellent discussion on these most important subjects with young people.
If you have a hard time understanding Calvinism, TULIP, or how God saves by grace, this primer will not only bring clarity to this often-confusing subject, but will also instill delight and thanksgiving in your soul! I highly recommend it!
I think that reader will end up saying, Wow, God loves me! Look at what He has done! I dont think this is what most readers anticipate as they approach this topic!