The “Ordo salutis” is a Latin term which means “the order of salvation”. It speaks of a way of organizing all the events of redemption in the consecutive order that they show up in an individual’s life (as revealed in the bible) when he is joined to Christ by the Holy Spirit. Listed below are the individual sermons that were given at the 2022 G3 Conference in February.

The order of salvation: 1) election/predestination (in Christ), 2) Atonement 3) gospel call 4) inward call 5) regeneration, 6) conversion (faith & repentance), 7) justification, 8) sanctification, and 9) glorification. (Rom 8:29-30).

As you listen to these edifying sermons about God’s work on the human heart, it might be helpful to provide some basic definitions of many of the terms involved:

Foreknowledge: God’s knowing (in this sense) prior to salvation those who would be saved.

Predestination: God’s choosing before time all who would be saved.

Election: God’s choosing of all who would be saved.

Regeneration: God’s renewing of one’s life (not physically, but as opposed to the spiritual death caused by sin) (Titus 3:5).

Evangelism: The communication of the gospel by which one can be saved (Matthew 28:19).

Faith: Belief and trust in the message of the gospel (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Conversion: One’s turning to God based on the gospel (Acts 26:18).

Perseverance: One’s continued true belief—remaining in the state of salvation (Jude 1:24).

Repentance: Changing one’s mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ (Acts 26:20).

Justification: God’s freeing of one from the penalty of sin—the pronouncement of “not guilty” on a sinner (Romans 5:9).

Sanctification: God’s separation of one from the lure of sin (2 Timothy 2:21).

Glorification: God’s final removal of all sin from the life and presence of one (in the eternal state) (Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17).

In the Reformed tradition, the order of salvation is understood Biblically as: election/predestination, followed by evangelism, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, and glorification. It should be noted that these need not be conceived as chronological steps – many of these stages are seen as distinctions within a single process that all (in one way or another) depend upon the work of God.

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone. Many systems, like the Roman Catholic system, have added to the Gospel by insisting that salvation comes by man’s choice making it possible for man to choose to forgo or to somehow lose his salvation. This is a false gospel that we must refute whenever we have the chance. We pray that these sermons will edify you in your walk with Christ. Understanding the Ordo Salutis is a great blessing to Christians because it provides a Bible-based explanation for how God changes the hearts of those He saves. 

Thanks to your partnership and support we were blessed to see these sermons given live in person at the 2022 Regional G3 Conference and thus we are eager to share them with you now. Be sure to watch the G3 sermons on Ordo Salutis as they roll out this week on YouTube.

Election | Josh Buice
The Gospel Call | Josh Buice
Adoption | Owen Strachan
Calling | Scott Aniol
Regeneration | Mike Riccardi
Conversion | Phil Johnson
Justification | Steven Lawson
Sanctification | John Payne
Perseverance | Phil Johnson
Glorification | Steven Lawson

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