The Doctrines of Grace

In this course, Dr. Steven Lawson demonstrates that the gospel of John offers one of the clearest presentations of the doctrines of grace in all of Scripture, revealing that salvation is all of God from beginning to end. Dr. Lawson will use John's gospel record of the life and ministry of Jesus, the all-mighty Son of God, to explain and analyze the doctrines of grace and its insight into these doctrines.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

How does God love the world? Debates about Reformed theology and the Five Points of Calvinism almost always include the use of John 3:16 as a proof text against the Reformed position. Yet when we consider this famous verse in the context of John’s entire gospel, we see that the love of God that leads to salvation is reserved only for those whom the Father has given unto His Son. In this course, Dr. Steven Lawson demonstrates that the gospel of John offers one of the clearest presentations of the doctrines of grace in all of Scripture, revealing that salvation is all of God from beginning to end.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to The Doctrines of Grace

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • Laying the foundation

    • Lesson 1: Laying the Foundation

      • watch Laying the Foundation
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • Radical depravity

    • Lesson 2: Radical Depravity (Part 1)

      • watch Radical Depravity (Part 1)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 3: Radical Depravity (Part 2)

      • watch Radical Depravity (Part 2)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • Sovereign election

    • Lesson 4: Sovereign Election (Part 1)

      • watch Sovereign Election (Part 1)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 5: Sovereign Election (Part 2)

      • watch Sovereign Election (Part 2)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • definite atonement

    • Lesson 6: Definite Atonement (Part 1)

      • watch Definite Atonement (Part 1)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 7: Definite Atonement (Part 2)

      • watch Definite Atonement (Part 2)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
  • Preserving Grace

    • Lesson 8: Irresistible Call (Part 1)

      • watch Irresistible Call (Part 1)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 9: Irresistible Call (Part 2)

      • watch Irresistible Call (Part 2)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment
  • irresistible call

    • Lesson 10: Preserving Grace (Part 1)

      • watch Preserving Grace (Part 1)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 11: Preserving Grace (Part 2)

      • watch Preserving Grace (Part 2)
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 11 Self-Assessment
  • this changes everything

    • Lesson 12: This Changes Everything

      • watch This Changes Everything
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 12 Self-Assessment