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The Doctrines of Grace: Student Edition (Lems)

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In twelve short lessons, Shane Lems introduces the five points of Calvinism (TULIP), explaining their biblical and historical basis and application. Includes discussion questions.

A great resource for teen Sunday school classes or those new to the Reformed faith.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

Total Depravity

2. How Sinful Are People?

3. Slaves of Sin

Unconditional Election

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. Review 



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).



"Shane Lems 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." — Stephen Smallman, Pastor and Mission Consultant

"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!" — Brian H. Cosby, Author of Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture and Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology

"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." — Daniel R. Hyde, Pastor, Oceanside United Reformed Church

"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. — David VanDrunen, Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian ethics, Westminster Seminary California

"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