Resources on Predestination

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Topical Study on Predestination According to the doctrine of predestination, God has eternally decided to elect some persons to salvation, gifting them with regeneration and saving faith, and to pass by other persons, leaving them in their sin and condemning them for it. Predestination! Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/predestination Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D Roberts Topics: Predestination , Adoption , Praise , Worship Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Commenting on Paul's statement that God "destined us for adoption" (Ephesians 1:5), Mark Roberts says the intent is not to expound a certain theology of predestination; rather, the passage is a eulogy encouraging us to worship. Glorious Predestination Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/glorious-predestination Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Predestination , Glory , Sermon , Spurgeon's Sermons (V13) Source: The Spurgeon Center The text of a sermon by Charles Spurgeon from 1872 on Romans 8:29 focused on Paul's understanding of Christian predestination. Predestination and Calling Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/predestination-and-calling Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Predestination , Grace , Sin , Calling Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Romans 8:30, Charles Spurgeon explains how one can know whether one is predestined to eternal life; whoever responds in faith and obedience to the gospel is among the elect. The Scriptural Teaching of Predestination Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/scriptural-teaching-predestination/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Predestination Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical understanding of predestination from the Orthodox Church perspective, arguing that biblical predestination focuses on God's decisions to use the ministry of Christ so that “the thoughts of many hearts are revealed.” Predestination Sermon (Complete) by Bertram Atwood http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/01127 Sermon (Complete) by Bertram Atwood Topics: Predestination , Theology , Election , Holy Spirit Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Bertram Atwood’s sermon on predestination uses Romans 8:14-19, 22, 23, 26-30 reflects on God working within creation through the Holy Spirit and not as an outside manipulator. Plucking the TULIP (1) – An Orthodox Critique of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/plucking-the-tulip-1-an-orthodox-critique-of-the-reformed-doctrine-of-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Salvation , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Source: Ancient Faith Blog Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Reformed theology, specifically the doctrinal formula TULIP, arguing for a more relational approach to salvation than to the more forensic and mechanistic approach of the Reformed tradition. Plucking the TULIP (4) — An Orthodox Critique of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/plucking-the-tulip-4-an-eastern-orthodox-critique-of-the-reformed-doctrine-of-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Persons , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Source: Ancient Faith Blog Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Reformed theology, specifically Reformed monergism and its "heretical implications," arguing instead for a personal approach: personal faith in Christ and personal union with Christ that transforms us. Chosen in Christ Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Fever https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-of-christmas/commentary-on-ephesians-13-14-6 Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Fever Topics: Predestination , Identity , Christ , Blessing Source: Working Preacher Kyle Fever sees Paul's concept of predestination in Ephesians 1:3-14 not as exclusivist but as "God’s preordained welcoming of the once outsider Gentiles" in Christ. Things that Accompany Salvation Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/things-that-accompany-salvation Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Election , Salvation , Blood , Heart Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon by Charles Spurgeon on Hebrews 6:9 about the different virtues and graces that accompany salvation. This sermon speaks on election/predestination, the Holy Spirit's work, and salvation in all its fullness. What is Best Sermon Starter/Outline by Thad H Carter https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/1344/sermon-starter-what-is-best Sermon Starter/Outline by Thad H Carter Topics: Predestination , Prayer , Hope , Christ Source: Ministry Matters This sermon starter for Romans 8:26-39 reflects on prayer and predestination, suggesting a sermon that affirms that in the trials of life we can know that we are held secure by Christ. The Blasphemy of Predestination Sermon Illustration by John Wesley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/december/4144.html Sermon Illustration by John Wesley Topics: Predestination , Blasphemy , Free Will , Gospel Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Luke 3:6, Acts 15:11, Romans 3:24, 1 Timothy 1:4, or Titus 2:11, John Wesley argues that the idea of predestination portrays Jesus as a hypocrite and a deceiver. Does John 6:44 Teach Predestination? Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/does-john-644-teach-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Predestination , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination , Calvinism Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this commentary on John 6:44, Robert Arakaki examines the text from both a Reformed and an Orthodox Church perspective. Full Text Hymns on Predestination The Vision of dry BonesPD
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The Doctrine of Predestination in Retrospect Audio/Video by Warren Lee http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/05823 Audio/Video by Warren Lee Topics: Predestination , Theology , Grace , Love Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) In this audio sermon Warren Lee discusses predestination as a retrospective way of seeing God's work in our lives, a perspective that engenders a spirit of gratitude, humility, and hope. A Taste of Thomas Book Quote by Thomas Acquinas https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/a-taste-of-thomas Book Quote by Thomas Acquinas Topics: Predestination , Prayer , Summa Theologica , St. Thomas Aquinas Source: Christian History Institute In this except from the "Summa Theologica," Thomas Aquinas takes on the issue of predestination and whether or not prayers of the saints have influence. Sermon Illustrations on Election Sermon Illustration by Kevin DeYoung https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-election/ Sermon Illustration by Kevin DeYoung Topics: Predestination , Election , Salvation , Sermon Source: The Pastor's Workshop The teachings of John Calvin on God's electing love can be misunderstood, exaggerated, and twisted. These illustrations offer a helpful perspective on the concept of God's sovereignty and predestination. Grasping Election and Free Will Sermon Illustration by John Morren http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/may/1476.html Sermon Illustration by John Morren Topics: Predestination , Faith , Teaching , Free Will Source: Preaching Today John Morren refers to R. B. Kuiper's illustration of predestination and free will, which likens balancing the two to hanging onto a rope on a pulley above. In order to support oneself, one clings to both. Plucking the TULIP (3) — An Orthodox Critique of the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Article by Robert Arakaki https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/plucking-the-tulip-3-an-eastern-orthodox-critique-of-the-reformed-doctrine-of-predestination/ Article by Robert Arakaki Topics: Trinity , Filioque , Reformed Doctrine of Predestination , Relationship Source: Ancient Faith Blog Robert Arakaki offers an Orthodox critique of Reformed theology, specifically its monergistic understanding of the Trinity, arguing instead for a more relational understanding. It Was Both A Horrible Decree and Very Sweet Fruit Article by Frank James III https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/horrible-decree-sweet-fruit Article by Frank James III Topics: Predestination , Election , Calvinism , Church History Source: Christian History Institute This Christian history article considers John Calvin's understanding of predestination, arguing that Calvin’s thoughts about predestination flowed from a pastor’s concern for the people who filled the pews of his church every Sunday. Sermon Quotes on the Sovereignty of God Sermon Illustration by The Pastor's Workshop https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-election/ Sermon Illustration by The Pastor's Workshop Topics: Predestination , Birth , Election , Sermon Source: The Pastor's Workshop These quotes on the sovereignty of God from John Knox and Peter Kreeft will be helpful for or a sermon, a blog post, or a Bible study on the subject including predestination. Election no Discouragement to Seeking Souls Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/election-no-discouragement-to-seeking-souls--2 Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Predestination , Mercy , God's Sovereignty , Evangelism Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Exodus 33:19 by Charles Spurgeon, who argues that the doctrine of predestination doesn't desttory hope or eliminate comfort, but rather serves as a goad to repentance for sinners.