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Predestination! Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/predestination 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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Predestination Sermon (Complete) by Bertram Atwood http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/01127 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Bertram Atwood

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United with Christ in Eternity and at the Table Article by Raymond A. Blacketer https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/united-with-christ-in-eternity-and-at-the-table An article by Raymond A. Blacketer that outlines the tenets of Calvinism, paying special attention to Calvinist doctrines of predestination and the Lord's Supper. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Raymond A. Blacketer

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It Was Both A Horrible Decree and Very Sweet Fruit Article by Frank James III https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/horrible-decree-sweet-fruit 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. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Frank James III

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Chosen in Christ Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Fever https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1968 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Kyle Fever

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The Doctrine of Predestination in Retrospect Audio/Video by Warren Lee http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/05823 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. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Warren Lee

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A Taste of Thomas Book Quote by Thomas Acquinas https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/a-taste-of-thomas 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. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Thomas Acquinas

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What is Best Sermon Starter/Outline by Thad H. Carter https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/1344/sermon-starter-what-is-best 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Ministry Matters Author: Thad H. Carter

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"When God Made Me" Audio/Video by Neil Young http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/160288129720/neil-young-when-god-made-me This article contains both the lyrics and music video to Neil Young's "When God Made Me"—a song that asks questions about peace, oppression, racism, life, predestination, God's will, and creation. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Global Worship Author: Neil Young

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War of Words Article by The Editors, Christian History Magazine https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/war-of-words Although friends, John Wesley and George Whitefield disagreed over the doctrine of predestination. This exchange between the two men reveals Whitefield's irenic attempt to convince Wesley to change his mind on the matter. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: The Editors, Christian History Magazine

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Sermon Quotes on the Sovereignty of God Sermon Illustration by The Pastor's Workshop https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-election/ 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: The Pastor's Workshop

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The Blasphemy of Predestination Sermon Illustration by John Wesley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/december/4144.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Wesley

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Full Text Hymns on Predestination The Vision of dry BonesPD
The Baptism of a HouseholdPD
Oh, the Mercy of God©
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Sermon Illustrations on Election Sermon Illustration by Kevin DeYoung https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-election/ 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Kevin DeYoung

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Grasping Election and Free Will Sermon Illustration by John Morren http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/may/1476.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Morren

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Westminster Confession of Faith [#20] Article by Edwin Woodruff Tait https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/westminster-confession-of-faith Edwin Woodruff Tait describes the political and ecclesiastical strife that led to the Westminster Confession, and notes highlights of the confession including the primacy of scripture and the doctrine of predestination. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Edwin Woodruff Tait

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The Electing Word Sermon Starter/Outline by David Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2016/04/easter-4-c-the-electing-word/ David Lose wrestles with John 10:22-30 and the tension between God's action and human faith and agency, finally reminding us that God's election through his word is not just a past event, but a present reality. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: In the Meantime Author: David Lose

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The Only Appropriate Response Commentary/Exegesis by Brian Peterson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2732 This is a commentary on Ephesians 1:3-14 by Brian Peterson. Peterson sees in the text and invitation to wonder at the mystery of God’s will, at God's inexplicable grace. To which the only appropriate response? Praise. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Brian Peterson

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Marilynne Robinson: Distinctive Calvinist Article by I. John Hesselink https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2011/01/01/marilynne-robinson-distinctive-calvinist/ John Hesselink argues that the author Marilynne Robinson represents a unique kind of Calvinist, discussing her unique spin on traditional doctrines and her unusual affection for Puritans like Jonathan Edwards. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: I. John Hesselink

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Book of Comfort Commentary/Exegesis by Christopher B. Hays https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3321 This commentary on Isaiah 55:1-13 explores the rich history and context out of which God spoke comfort to the exiles returning from Babylon. It also explores God's nature. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Christopher B. Hays

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Spiritual Blessings Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-10b/?type=lectionary_epistle This sermon starter on Ephesians 1:3-14 explores spiritual blessings in heavenly realms reminding us that from beginning to end the Christian life is all about God's grace in Christ. An illustration idea is also included. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Stan Mast

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