Reigning Grace sets forth the foundation for resting in the person of Jesus Christ and the completed
work of His cross. This collection of studies seek to rectify the greatest deficiency in the Christian life,
the failure to understand all that Christ is for us and all that we are in Him.
Why a Study on Grace?
Understanding grace is essential
to understanding the implications that the cross has on every aspect of the Christian life.
We cannot sanctify ourselves anymore than we can justify ourselves. It is all by grace.
The Glorious Truth of God's Abounding Grace
This chapter is an introduction to the concept of "grace." Where once sin and death reigned,
now grace reigns (Rom. 5:20, 21). There is no area of life that can escape or be excluded from God's reign
of grace over His people.
Why Salvation is by Grace and not Works
This chapter explores the implications of His work in behalf of His people. Every believer needs to know
these foundational truths. Here we will address our old identity "in Adam" versus our new identity "in Christ".
We will answer the question as to why it is important to study what we once were and what we now are.
Reigning Grace and the Theology of the Cross
Perhaps one of our current tragedies is the failure of the church to live in the theology of Romans.
Because of its neglect, we have failed to understand and thus embrace the fundamental doctrines of
justification, imputation, redemption, propitiation, and reconciliation. An understanding of these areas
provides the believer with the foundation for living.
Reigning Grace and the Christian Life
In light of who we are in Christ, what does this look like in our daily lives? What this looks like falls
under the idea of "progressive sanctification." This chapter explores this biblical concept and the idea
of a monergistic, gospel-driven sanctification.
Reigning Grace and the New Testament Commands
The area of the New Testament imperative (commands) is a great concern for all believers. The Old Testament said,
"Do this and live." Yet we must ask ourselves the question as to whether or not this is still true for us today.
Reigning Grace and the Holy Spirit
The key to living in grace is found in Galatians 5:16-26. The key to grace living understands the
Holy Spirit's ministry in you and through you to those around you. What the Holy Spirit is for us is
the result of the cross. This idea cannot be separated from what Christ did and is doing.
Reigning Grace and Personal Sin
The Christian life is not to be one of frustration, but victory. In the midst of our greatest defeat,
we can still have the confidence of God's unconditional acceptance and efficacious empowerment as conquerors.
Reigning Grace and the Flesh
What exactly is meant by the term "carnal Christian?" The difficulty of the discussion lies in understanding
positional truth. Is it possible for believers to be identified as "carnal" and if so, what does this mean?
Reigning Grace and 1 John 1:9
For whatever reason, most Christians live in a state of perpetual bondage because of their inability to
embrace a complete forgiveness from God and a full fellowship with God that is merited by grace alone and
maintained by grace alone. This chapter looks at a key verse in regard to this idea of complete forgiveness
and unbroken fellowship.
Reigning Grace and Divine Chastening
Does God ever punish the believer for his sin? This question is difficult. Yet if one understands this
particular truth, they will be able to experience what it means to be free in Christ and to walk in the
grace of God.
Reigning Grace and Christ Our Victory
Because of our position and identity in Christ, His victory is our victory! We do not need to strive for
victory. It is already ours. Learn to live in light of this truth.
Reigning Grace and the Bema Seat
In light of positional truth, the Bema Seat Judgment will NOT be a time of remorse and regret for the believer.
This chapter looks at key passages that show how the day of accounting will be a day in which God receives
His glory for all that He did in you and through you to those around you.
The below chapter was part of this study when taught in 2012 but was not part of the 2016 class.
Reigning Grace, Legalism, and Antinomianism
Is grace living against the Law? Christians are not under the Mosaic Law, yet they are not lawless.
They are under the law of Christ. What impact does this have on grace living?