Those whom God hath predestinated unto life, He is pleased in His appointed, and accepted time, effectually to call, by His Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God; taking away their heart of stone, and giving to them a heart of flesh; renewing their wills, and by His almighty power determining them to that which is good, and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ; yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.
1689 LC 10.1
Today at Redeemer Fellowship we kicked off our summer sermon series, The Holy Spirit, and looked at the doctrine of regeneration. I mentioned some free resources for continued reading on the subject and you can find them all below. If you missed the sermon you can listen to it here or via iTunes.
Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again (John Piper)
Free Grace Broadcaster: The New Birth (various authors)
Are You Regenerate? (J.C. Ryle)