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1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 Pg 1048 In Church Bibles. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments.

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1 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 Pg 1048 In Church Bibles

2 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33

3 How untraceable, mysterious, and undiscoverable are His ways, His methods, and His paths! Romans 11:33-AMP

4 Election by God That God choses or picks people to be in Christ before the foundation of the world

5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Ephesian 1:3

6 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, Ephesian 1:4

7 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesian 1:5-6

8 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit... John 15:16

9 “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’ John 13:18

10 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. John 17:11

11 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:12

12 Election by God That God choses or picks people to be in Christ before the foundation of the world Does election nullify choice or responsibility? No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people!

13 The Lord is...not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

14 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Ezekiel 33:11

15 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”...for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”...for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:11-13

16 Election by God That God choses or picks people to be in Christ before the foundation of the world Does election nullify choice or responsibility? No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! Biblically - sovereign election by God and responsibility, opportunity for man - both true Biblically - sovereign election by God and responsibility, opportunity for man - both true

17 The Bible teaches both doctrines, and we should believe both. The truth lies in both extremes, not somewhere between them. William MacDonald (1917 – 2007) – Professor, Writer

18 Election by God That God choses or picks people to be in Christ before the foundation of the world Does election nullify choice or responsibility? No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! Biblically - sovereign election by God and responsibility, opportunity for man - both true Biblically - sovereign election by God and responsibility, opportunity for man - both true

19 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33

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21 Whosoever will, let him enter. let him enter. Whoever believes will be saved will be saved

22 Chosen in Him Elect by God

23 Election by God That God choses or picks people to be in Christ before the foundation of the world Does election nullify choice or responsibility? No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! No - God speaks opportunity and responsibility to all people! responsibility to all people! Biblically - sovereign election by God and responsibility, opportunity for man - both true Biblically - sovereign election by God and responsibility, opportunity for man - both true

24 Election by God Knowing election by God...How? 1) When the gospel was preached...

25 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

26 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14

27 Election by God Knowing election by God...How? 1) When the gospel was preached... 2) was power, Holy Spirit, conviction

28 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

29 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13

30 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9

31 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, Romans 8:16

32 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. 1 John 3:18-19

33 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. 1 John 3:20-21

34 Election by God Knowing election by God...How? 1) When the gospel was preached... 2) was power, Holy Spirit, conviction

35 - approach in ministry Election by God Knowing election by God...How? Why should we know election? 1) Know Beloved - loved by God 2) Know Manner 1 Cor 1:17- 18, ; 2:1- 5

36 Election by God Knowing election by God...How? Why should we know election? 1) Know Beloved - loved by God 2) Know Manner - approach in ministry 3) Know God!!! - for your sakes - Danger of being religious, unsaved

37 ...you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Revelation 3:1

38 Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. Luke 13:23-24

39 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ Luke 13:25

40 then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ Luke 13:26-27

41 Election by God Knowing election by God...How? Why should we know election? 1) Know Beloved - loved by God 2) Know Manner - approach in ministry 3) Know God!!! - for your sakes - Danger of being religious, unsaved - Danger of missing loving God

42 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20

43 Election by God Knowing election by God...How? Why should we know election? 1) Know Beloved - loved by God 2) Know Manner - approach in ministry 3) Know God!!! - for your sakes - Danger of being religious, unsaved - Danger of missing loving God

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