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New Life in Christ What Really Happens When You're Born Again and Why It Matters (Lawson)

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What actually happens when you trust Christ for salvation?

The single most important event in a person's life is the new birth. Yet many Christians would be hard-pressed to describe exactly what it is, let alone what it means to the rest of their walk with God. What happens when we are born again? Does everything in our lives change immediately? Is it just a kind of spiritual do-over, a chance to get it right this time? What happens when we fail? Does it mean we weren't really born again to begin with?

With a pastor's heart and a professor's insight, Steven Lawson carefully examines the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus found in John 3 to uncover the nature of this spiritual rebirth. He shows you the necessity of the new birth, how God changes our hearts through it, and what follows after, from baptism and involvement in a local church to handling doubts and setbacks.


Steven J. Lawson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) is president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today by teaching and preaching the Word of God and training others to do likewise. Lawson is the professor of preaching at The Master's Seminary, where he is also dean of the doctor of ministry program and serves on the board of directors. A teaching fellow and board member of Ligonier Ministries, he is also the executive editor of Expositor magazine. Lawson is a regular speaker at conferences such as the Shepherds' Conference and the Ligonier National Conference, and his preaching has taken him across the country and around the world. The author of nearly thirty books, Lawson lives in Dallas, Texas.


"Steve Lawson is a force of nature. His preaching and writing have touched tens of thousands of lives. Saturated with Scripture, contoured by sound biblical doctrine, and passionately written, this book is a gem. It will change the lives of those who read it.

- Derek W. H. Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; chancellor's professor, Reformed Theological Seminary; teaching fellow, Ligonier Ministries