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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

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The Glory of God Part 2: The Trinity Glorifying One Another

Purpose: In this post we shall consider that one of the ways the members of the Trinity relate to one another is that both the Father and the Son seeks to glorify Christ so that we can deal with our struggle for recognition today.

  1. The Son does glorify the Father
  2. The Son’s does pray to the Father that He be glorified with the Father
  3. The Father glorifies the Son
  4. The Spirit glorifies the Son
  5. How does this apply to our lives?

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

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  1. Purpose: In this session we shall look first at the glory of God so that we would draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is glorious.
    1. Definition of the Glory of God
    2. Old Testament teaches the glory of God
    3. New Testament teaches the glory of God
    4. The Glory of God and other attributes of God

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this lesson we will consider the Sovereignty of God in salvation in two major parts: Man’s sinful condition that requires God’s sovereignty in salvation and survey of the biblical proofs of the sovereign work of salvation by each member of the Trinity.

  • Man’s total inability to come to salvation by himself
  • The Sovereignty of the Triune God in our salvation

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Review of last lesson: In the previous lesson we explored the relationship of God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility specifically with the two aspects of the will of God in relationship to man’s will and responsibility.

Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship of God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility specifically with the relationship of God’s sovereignty that shapes what kind of will does man have?

Opening thoughts

  • When we ask what kind of will does man have, we are really asking what kind of will does man have in light of God’s sovereignty. Note that one’s view of God’s sovereignty will shape your understanding of what kind of will man has, and the situation is true vice versa in that one’s view of man’s will/volition will shape one’s understanding of God’s sovereignty.
  • The reason why we are going over this intensely is because if we are not careful in being precise about the relationship of man’s will and responsibility to God’s sovereignty, it will affect our walk with God and obedience.
  • Often when people talk about free will we must ask the question, “What is man’s will free from when we speak of ‘free will?’”

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Review of last lesson: In the previous lesson we explored the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, specifically how human responsibility does not make sense unless God is sovereign.

Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship of God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility specifically with the two aspects of the will of God in relationship to man’s will and responsibility.

Method of study: We will look at two aspects of God’s will, then examine some biblical data that shows the relationship between man’s responsibility and the two aspect of God’s will.

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, specifically how human responsibility does not make sense unless God is sovereign.

A Dilemma?

  1. Some people see a dilemma: If God is sovereign and is as in control as the Bible says, then why is man responsible?
  2. However, a biblical understanding of human responsibility actually presupposes God’s sovereignty

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to see the universal scope of God’s control specifically over angels and demons and man.

  • God’s control over angels
  • God’s control over fallen angels
  • God’s control over man

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this session we will explore the sovereignty of God by seeing the universal scope of His control specifically His control over inanimate creation, animal creatures and human history.

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Earlier this year Crossway published a 368 page book by Dr. Vern Poythress titled Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probabiliy and Random Events.  I appreciate how Dr. Poythress has made many of his books  available to the public for free as a PDF.  This new book is now among them!

You can download the PDF by clicking HERE.

The description of the book on the publisher Crossway’s website is as follows:

What if all events—big and small, good and bad—are governed by more than just blind chance? What if they are governed by God?

In this theologically informed and philosophically nuanced introduction to the study of probability and chance, Vern Poythress argues that all events—including the seemingly random or accidental—fall under God’s watchful gaze as part of his eternal plan. Comprehensive in its scope, this book lays the theistic foundation for our scientific assumptions about the world while addressing personal questions about the meaning and significance of everyday events.

Here’s the table of content:

Table of Contents

Introduction: Experiences with Unpredictable Events
Part 1: The Sovereignty of God
1.  The Bible as a Source for Knowledge
2.  God’s Sovereignty
3.  Unpredictable Events
4.  Disasters and Suffering
5.  Human Choice
6.  Small Random Events
7.  Reflecting on Creation and Providence
8.  God’s Sovereignty and Modern Physics
9.  What Is Chance?
Part 2: God as the Foundation for Chance
10. Regularities and Unpredictabilities
11. Trinitarian Foundations for Chance
12. Responding to Chance
13. Chance in Evolutionary Naturalism
14. Chance and Idolatry
Part 3: Probability
15. What is Probability?
16. Predictions and Outcomes
17. Theistic Foundations for Probability
18. Views of Probability
19. Subjectivity and Probability
20. Entanglement of Probabilities
21. Probabilistic Independence
22. Independence and Human Nature
23. Is God Probable?
Part 4: Probability and Mathematics
24. Pictures of Probability
25. Mathematical Postulates for Probability
26. Theistic Foundations for Some Properties of Probability
27. Limitations in Human Thinking about Events and Probabilities
28. Conclusion
Appendices
Appendix A: Why Gambling Systems Fail
Appendix B: The Real Problem with Gambling
Appendix C: A Puzzle in Probability
Appendix D: Interacting with Secular Philosophical Views of Probability
Appendix E: Permutations and Combinations
Appendix F: The Birthday Problem
Appendix G: Diseases and Other Causes
Appendix H: Proofs for Probability
Appendix I: Statistics
Appendix J: The Law of Large Numbers versus Gamblers

Enjoy!

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