God is fully sovereign to grant salvation.
Man is fully responsible to repent.
The Bible presents both statements to be true.
Like the Trinity and the dual nature of Christ, the divine sovereignty- human responsibility tension is a mystery to man.
Our puny minds just cannot fully understand how it works.
Nonetheless, we must accept them by faith.
In fact, if one only accepts divine sovereignty (to the neglect of human responsibility), he becomes passive and fatalistic.
On the other hand, if one only accepts human responsibility (to the neglect of divine sovereignty), he will slip into despair, anxiety or pride.
This sermon seeks to lay out the biblical basis for the proper understanding of God's sovereign grace vis-a-vis human responsibility, answer some common objections and work out the practical applications.
Do take time to check it out!