The Doctrine of Regeneration – Titus 3:5-8

Introduction:

How often is the word “regeneration” used in our Bibles? (2, 22, 122, 222 – times)? 2

How often is regeneration taught in the Word of God? (Seldom, once in a while, often, never) Often

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the ______________________ when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Regeneration – Matthew 19:28)

Of what is Christ speaking in this verse? (Salvation, the parade, Millennium, Heaven) Millennium

Why does the Lord use this word in this context? (Confusion, new life, cover-up, salvation) New life.

In English what ideas are not involved in the definition of “regeneration”? (Do over; kill; generate again, give birth again) Kill

What Bible term is the doctrinal equivalent of regeneration? (Forgiveness, justification, sanctification, the new birth) New birth

How is that we become human beings? (Parents, storks, adoption, birth) Parents, birth

How is it that someone becomes a member of the family of God? (Angels, birth, God, dying to self) birth

The nature of regeneration.

Which of these facts must be kept in mind when thinking about regeneration? (Man was created by God; man is essentially good; he is as morally strong as he wills himself to be; he is spiritually dead.) spiritually dead.

Why are people today in this condition? (Stupidity; Adam’s sin; drugs; bad government) Adam’s sin.

Is the above truth mysteriously hidden in the Word of God?

Into what sort of trouble do people get when they don’t understand this fact? (They get proud; they try to put others down; they neglect God; they try to save themselves). All

In Titus 3:5, which of these words would you use to discuss “washing”? (Baptism, figurative, allegorical, pictoral) Figurative, allegorical, pictoral

Generally speaking, when a baby is born it must be (spanked, electro-shocked, defibrulated, washed) before being presented to the world? Washed.

As far as our sins are concerned, when we are born again, they are (entrenched, enumerated, washed away, exasperated)? Washed away

In John 3:5 the reference to water is definitely not talking about (the Word of God; baptism; perinatal fluid; drinking water)? Baptism, drinking water

The people whom Christ intends to have join His church, “He ____________________ (s) and sanctify(s) with the ________________________ of water by the word.” Washes / washing – Eph. 5:26.

Of these four, which is one of the principle agents in regeneration? (Our works, Satan’s efforts, Satan’s defeat, the Word of God) The Word

“Of (God’s) own will begat he us with the __________________ of ________________, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” (James 1:18 – Word of Truth.)

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of _____________________, by the __________________ of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (I Peter 1:23 – incorruptible, Word)

Regeneration does not occur through (God’s grace, the Holy Spirit’s ministry of the Word, Christ’s death and life; baptism) Baptism

“Reformation” might be defined as (goodness, reorganization; removing sin; moral evolution). Reorganization; removing sin; moral evolution.

Moral reformation and spiritual regeneration are (cousins, like a father and child, totally unrelated, humanly impossible). Humanly impossible.

Can someone regenerate himself? (Yes; no; yes if he is strong enough, yes, when he empties himself)

Can someone reform himself? (Yes; no; yes if he is strong enough, yes, when he empties himself)

Are reformation and regeneration speaking of the same thing? (Yes, no, maybe, possibly) No

Biblical regeneration is a (rebirth; spiritual quickening; new birth; birth from above). All

What part does the first man, Adam, have in the regeneration of someone today? (Nothing, everything; he is the source of the renewed life) Nothing.

If regeneration is a “rebirth” does this mean that the regenerated person is restored to the condition of life as God originally created it? No

What is the source of the regenerated life? (Adam, Christ Jesus, it’s unknown, it’s miraculous) Christ, miraculous.

Speaking of the Christians in Ephesus, Paul said, “And you hath he ___________________ who were dead in trespasses and sins.” Quickened

What is the meaning of the word “quickened”? (Made extra fast; pushed; made alive; pushed into the quicksand). Made alive

Has anyone outside of Jehovah God ever made something live, which had previously been dead?

What or Who is the source of the regenerated life? (Ourselves, our parents, our good hopes and wishes, the Creator/Saviour)

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that _______________ my word, and _________________ on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from __________ unto _____________.” John 5:24

Peter tells the Christian that he has been made a partaker of the ________________________ nature.

(I Peter 1:4).

How many “natures” does the Christian possess, and what are they? (3 – man’s, creation’s and God’s; 1 – the human nature; 2 – Adam’s and God’s; 4 – mom’s, dad’s, my own and my teacher’s) 2 – Adam’s and God’s.

According to Eph. 4:24, what is the character of the Christian’s new nature – his new life? (Spiritual and eternal; righteous and holy; earthly and heavenly; good and bad) Righteous and truly holy.

According to Col. 3:10, this new nature, sometimes called the “new man” is made after (God, mom, the Creator, our pastor). God, the Creator.

“________________________ liveth in me” – Gal. 2:20.

If cats behave like cats because they have a cat’s nature, and if dog’s behave like dogs because they are dogs, Christians should behave like Christians because (Christ lives in them; they are regenerated; they are new creatures in Christ; because they know better). Christ lives in them; they are regenerated; they are new creatures in Christ.

The Necessity of Regeneration.

What is a requirement before someone can “see the kingdom of God”? (Sight; fright; flight; regeneration)

What kind of people don’t need to be regenerated? (Angels, babies, saints, church-goers) Saints.

“That which is born of the flesh is _______________; and that which is born of the Spirit is ____________”

Those who are in the flesh cannot (Die, fly, please God, pray) Please God.

Those who are in the flesh can (force God to save them; can purchase regeneration; can be die; can be born from above) Born from above

Mean’s of Regeneration.

Who, or what, supplies the regenerating life? (The death of Christ; the sinner; angels; the baby Jesus)

Who chooses those to be regenerated? (Baptizers; priests, the sinners themselves; the sovereign God)?

How is regeneration applied to the sinner? (By baptism; by god-parents; by the Holy Spirit, by topical application of religious ointment)

How can we determine if we or someone else has been regenerated? (Their tears, their smiles, their baptism, their repentance and faith).