Patterns of Predestination
- Speaker: Bryant Bailles
- Summary: Like the term “faith,” the word “predestination" is surrounded by diverse and false ideas in our religious world. “Predestined” is a word used in Ephesians 1:5 and 11 to describe a critical way that God fulfilled His plan of salvation in Christ. In this lesson, we first examine how Predestination, like “faith," is a term that fulfills a pattern of examples from the Old Testament. Then, we examine how these Old Testament examples connect to and clarify the way Predestination is described in Ephesians 1:3-12. Lastly, we reflect on 3 lessons that can be gained from understanding what Predestination means for us in our relationship with God.
- Passages: Ephesians 1:3-12
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