The Doctrines of Grace
In twelve short lessons, Shane Lems introduces the five points of Calvinism (TULIP), known as the doctrines of grace, explaining their biblical and historical basis and application. Includes discussion questions.
The Doctrines of Grace: Student Edition is a great resource for teen Sunday school classes or those new to the Reformed faith.
Table of Contents
A Word to Teachers and Study Group Leaders
A Word to Students and Readers
The Apostles’ Creed
2. How Sinful Are People?
3. Slaves of Sin
4. A Community Chosen
5. Why and When?
Limited (Definite) Atonement
6. Mission Accomplished
7. Did Jesus Fail?
Irresistible (Effective) Grace
8. Saving the Dead
9. Powerful Words
Perseverance (Preservation) of the Saints
10. Who’s a Saint?
11. From Start to Finish
12. A Review
A: Recommended Reading
B: TULIP in the Confessions
C: Scripture Index
D: The Canons of Dort
“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 God’s Word and about the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. I commend it to you.”
— Jon Nielson, Pastor for Senior High, College Church, Wheaton, IL and author of Bible Study: A Student Edition
“Will not only bring clarity to this often-confusing subject but will also instill delight and thanksgiving in your soul!” —Brian H. Cosby, Author of Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture
“Lays out some of the basic doctrines of our churches, where they are found clearly in Scripture, and why they matter.” —Daniel R. Hyde, Pastor, Oceanside United Reformed Church
“A great resource for those who want to go deeper into the foundation of their faith and heritage.” —Stephen Smallman, Author of Understanding the Faith
“Admirably succeeds in exploring doctrines deeply while also communicating in a clear, simple, and lucid manner.” —David VanDrunen, Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, Westminster Seminary California
About the Author
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).