You may be like me and eager to see God’s hand in our daily lives. Knowing that there are no accidents in His kingdom, I give real gravity to things that others may not pay much heed to. But like a well-directed movie, nothing is happening on screen except what the Director wants us to see. And so we live our lives as best we can, pursuing good things like children, job opportunities, spouses, promotions, prizes, and the like. And if we’re paying close attention, there are lots of signals. If we’re pessimistic, we read them one way, if optimistic,. . .
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There is a long bookshelf in our living room that holds more than twenty years’ worth of photo albums. My wife is a fantastic photographer and with her camera she has chronicled the birth and growth of our children, their birthdays, softball and basketball games, family vacations and other special occasions. We will frequently pull a random book off the shelf, sit together and enjoy these great moments all over again. If the house ever catches fire, those albums will be what I grab on my way out the door. Yet, as grateful as I am for the love and. . .
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I’ve been beset lately with a downcast spirit of sorts. It doesn’t feel like a storm raging, just dark clouds and a fog within me that blocks out the sun. It isn’t anything clinical or particularly intense, but a consistent feeling of sadness or frustration that many things in and around me simply aren’t as they should be. It might be a frustration with our current cultural or political climate, which is a total mess; I think we can all agree on that. In my memory, I don’t remember a time that our nation has been this divided and pessimistic. . .
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Getting Your Fortune Told Back in the days when pinball was popular, video games were in their infancy, and you had to go to arcades to play either one, there was one machine that stood out as unique. It had a major role in the Tom Hanks film Big. It was Zoltar, the fortune teller machine. You can actually buy one of the machines today for around ten thousand bucks. You stick in a coin, Zoltar’s eyes light up, and the machine spits out a card with your fortune. God Isn’t Zoltar It’s sadly common that we approach the task. . .
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In this conversation on unconditional election, the U of TULIP theology, we consider how humbling the doctrine of election should be to us. We consider what we deserve and what the Lord has graciously given us. Join us for a conversation that overflows with thanksgiving for God’s sovereign, electing love.
This Basement Tape is one of a series of 26 conversations on the ABCs of Theology.
At the end of the day our principal weakness in these matters is our failure to see or buy into the notion that God is glorified by God's wrath. Join this difficult conversation as we try and escape our blindness in these matters and see how God sees.
The sovereignty of God is not just a doctrine. It is a promise. It is not merely something we study, but something we rest in. For the Almighty One is our Father, who art in heaven. We, His beloved children, ought to come freely, wrapping our little fingers around His strong right arm, as we ask with hope and confidence, “How Strong Is He?” Our great and powerful Father has not only adopted us, but spoken to us in His Word.
In this study with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. we consider what our Father has revealed to us. We scan the very scope of reality, resting in the knowledge that He is almighty over all, that not only can nothing defeat Him, but that all things, in the end, find their beginning in Him.
Special combo deal. Get R.C. Sproul Jr.’s book Almighty Over All and the Sound Teaching audio Bible study How Strong is He together and save a few bucks in the process. How Strong is He is a 6 part audio study on the sovereignty of God, which is based on the book Almighty Over All. The audio is available in CD or MP3 format which you may select with the options dropdown box. You can read more about these items or purchase them separately at the links below.
Almighty Over All book by Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.
How Strong is He? audio Bible Study with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.
Understanding God’s power and sovereignty helps us perceive our own weaknesses and ultimate dependence upon Him. Our faith is grounded and established by what we believe (or don’t believe) God is able and willing to do for us.