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Messages with tag - Foreknowledge

Romans (2010)
Thu, Sep 05, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 9:17-24
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 56 mins 19 secs
One of the most spine-chilling people in ancient history is the cruel Pharaoh of Egypt who allowed appalling disasters, including the death of his own son, rather than free the Jewish slaves. When we read that God "hardened" Pharaoh's heart, does it mean God forced His will on him? Listen to this lesson to learn about God's foreknowledge and man's free will. Find out four ways God used this event to bless the Jews and display His glory to all the nations.
Romans (2010)
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 11:1-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 34 secs
Just because you're a powerful warrior for God one day doesn't mean you can't become a whining, sniveling, namby-pamby coward the next. Listen to this lesson to find out how God came to the rescue of this prophet of Israel and interrupted his pity party. Follow Paul's argument for why the Jews should trust that God will keep all His promises to them in spite of their rejections of Him. Gain courage in your own life with the assurance that God is just as faithful to us and see how we can't second guess the methods God uses to fulfill His Word.
Romans (2010)
Thu, Nov 07, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 11:5-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 3 secs
"Lonely, I'm so lonely." Is this the refrain you're singing when you look around at all the people who reject God in the world today? Listen to this lesson to learn about a time when most of the Jewish people were heading down a path of self-destruction and laughing at God's messengers. At the same time there was a remnant of those who decided to prepare their hearts to follow Him. Even though they were ignorant of many of the commandments, God dealt with them graciously. Learn the difference between grace and works and listen to other examples of the Jewish remnant.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
by Robert Dean
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.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
by Robert Dean
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.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Apr 02, 2015
by Robert Dean
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.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
by Robert Dean
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.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Jun 02, 2016
by Robert Dean
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.

At the beginning of this lesson Dr. Dean recommended a publication to read for more information on the Holocaust. Click for the April/May 2016 issue of Israel My Glory.

1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Jun 09, 2016
by Robert Dean
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.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
by Robert Dean
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.