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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Messages with tag - Foreknowledge

Sun, Jan 06, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 4 secs
How does God’s foreknowledge relate to His omniscience? Listen to this lesson to learn how they are connected and that the focal point here is the destiny of those who are in Christ. Find out the meaning of the Greek word PROGINOSKO and how it is used in five New Testament passages. See that translators impose their theology on some verses. Accept that God’s foreknowledge applies data on which His plans and purposes for mankind are based.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 43 secs
Does God choose who will be saved or does He choose blessings for those He knows will accept Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to hear what Scripture says about whether God’s foreknowledge preceded predestination. Find out the influence of Augustine on Calvin. Hear the differences between various views of Calvinism. See that within God’s sovereign plan He allows freedom for humans to choose whether or not they will believe in Christ’s saving work on the Cross.
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 18 secs
Does God know everything that could have happened as well as what actually happened or does He only know what He has determined will happen? Listen to this lesson to learn about God’s foreknowledge which precedes His predestining that those who believe in Christ have been appointed for a purpose and set apart for service. Hear the history of the controversy between determinism and free will. Realize that as believers we can choose to obey God’s Word and grow to spiritual maturity when we walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 29:1-11
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 27 secs
Wouldn’t it be great to know you are always under strong protection? Listen to this lesson to hear how David was being helped by the providence of God working behind the scenes. See that all believers have the assurance that God is taking care of them. Learn that David’s deception of Achish was a kind of wisdom we need when living in a pagan environment. Take comfort in knowing God is intimately involved in the oversight of His creation.
Thu, Jun 09, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:20-21
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 23 secs
How should we live our Christian lives knowing that someday we will give an account of ourselves before the Judgment Seat of Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn that Peter gives us a series of commands in the first chapter of 1 Peter. Hear more about the foreknowledge of God and how it means that He knew beforehand as a part of His omniscience. Find out when the “last hours” are and see what faith refers to. Learn to use the basic problem solving skills in order to grow and mature in the spiritual life.
Thu, Jun 02, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:20
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 30 secs
What does it mean when the Bible says that God knew “beforehand”? Listen to this lesson to learn that God knew beforehand those who would believe in Christ. Find out that Calvinism teaches that it means that God selected those who would believe but a word study shows the fallacy of that. Find out a number of scholars who have tried to prove that it means selection but they have no evidence. Learn the difference between foreknowledge and the will of God. See that God’s will and foreknowledge never overrides the free will of man.

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Thu, Apr 09, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-2
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 25 secs
Why does God call us choice ones, based on what He knows from eternity past? Listen to this lesson to see the importance of understanding election and foreknowledge. See that it is those who trust in Christ as their Savior who have imputed righteousness or the right garments to wear to the wedding feast. Gain an understanding of sanctification in its three phases. See that being holy does not mean we are morally pure but that we have been set apart. Relax knowing that since we do nothing for positional sanctification, we can do nothing to lose it and can confess our sins which are covered by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Thu, Apr 02, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 18 secs
Time to put on your thinking cap! Some truths are so foundational but technical, that they must be studied many times until they become clear. Divine election and foreknowledge are two of those concepts. Listen to this lesson to gain a comprehensive understanding of how Christians are God’s choice ones designed to be conformed to His Son through obedience. See how God’s foreknowledge encompasses all that will happen, could happen, and should happen. Find out that God brings order out of chaos to fulfill His plan, giving us complete peace when we put our trust in Him.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 18 secs
Does God override our volition in terms of our eternal destiny? Did He arbitrarily choose certain people to be saved or did He know ahead of time who would choose to accept Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to get Biblical answers to these important questions about God’s election and His foreknowledge. Accept the many Scriptures that teach that all who trust in God’s plan are in Christ and have His perfect righteousness.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 9 secs
When the Bible talks about someone being elected, does it mean that they are chosen to be saved? Listen to this lesson to see that election does not refer to salvation or justification but it concerns being selected for God’s purpose in history and refers to serving God. In the Old Testament, see that Abraham was selected after He was saved. Understand that election means the choice one just as Christ was the Choice One of God. See that when we accept Christ as our Savior, we possess His righteousness and are qualified to have a mission and a purpose in God’s plan.