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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 Predestination 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 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 The Doctrine of Predestination in Retrospect 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 Chosen in Christ 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 Ephesians 1:3-14 sermon starter In this season of Christmas Stan Mast shows that Ephesians calls us to be mindful of all of the blessings we have received in Christ, particularly noted is election and predestination. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Stanley Mast Back To The Future 3: What The Future Brings In this movie clip from "Back to the Future 3," Doc reasons between the impulses of his heart and head as he contemplates free will, predestination, and determinism. This video illustrates Calvinist and Arminian reasoning. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: WingClips | Author: Robert Zemeckis "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 The Blasphemy of Predestination An illustration by John Wesley, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Acts 15:11, 1 Timothy 1:4, Romans 3:24, and 2 other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: John Wesley Full Text Hymns on Predestination The Vision of dry BonesPD
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Christof Interview Highlighting themes of free will, predestination, and fear, this video clip from the film "The Truman Show" illustrates an analogy for the difference between a life driven by free will and a life that's completely controlled.... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: WingClips | Author: Peter Weir Praise to God who Knows All This commentary on Psalm 139 suggests the Psalm combines praise of, appeal to, and wisdom meditation on the God who knows all and who encompasses all. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Fred Gaiser The New Calvinism In some Southern Baptist churches there has been a revival of interest in Calvinism, the theology of the 16th-century reformer John Calvin, who also had a great influence on colonial America. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | Author: Bob Faw Sermon Untitled (October 22, 1995) At its core, this sermon is about free will versus predestination, as the preacher wonders what behavioral scientists might think of human behavior if Christians acted like Christians, responding to the call that God will wrestle... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Duke Chapel Recordings | Author: Anne Hodges-Copple Happy Accidents Every unplanned incident, every roadblock, every turn of events, every choice, every staying the course, all point to God's hand in our journeys. God's grace goes before us, behind us, and shines all around. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: J.B. Wood Grief and Wrestling: Sermon Starters Sermon starters and resources on Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15, Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Discipleship Ministries Commentary on Acts 15:1-17 Frank L. Crouch’s commentary on Acts 15:1-17 reflects on God’s desire for everyone, finding a way to deal with contradictory teachings from scripture, and spotting the barriers that are placed between people and God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Frank L. Crouch
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