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Messages with tag - Hope

2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
by Mike Stallard
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 55 mins 41 secs
Arno C. Gaebelein was a leading fundamental, dispensational Bible teacher in the early half of the twentieth century. He served as one of the associate editors of the Scofield Reference Bible and left us thousands of pages of material in his writings. The theological content of these many writings emphasized three things: inspiration of the Bible, the centrality of Christ at a personal level, and eschatological issues. It is fairly easy to determine a precise statement of the central interpretive motif or integrating idea in Gaebelein’s thought. Bible inspiration can be ruled out simply because it does not integrate the content of Gaebelein’s theology although it does provide a hermeneutical basis. The centrality of Christ is clearly stated. However, the sheer weight of discussion of eschatology, with its various focuses, speaks as forcefully as many direct statements. Nonetheless, it is possible to merge the theological statements about the centrality of Christ with eschatology to produce one statement clarifying the integrating theme of Gaebelein’s theology. This can be done through the concept of prophetic hope which finds its fulfillment in the Second Coming of Christ. Thus, the central interpretive motif of Gaebelein’s theological formulations can be stated as prophetic hope centered in the personal Second Coming of Jesus Christ. That this theme truly integrates Gaebelein’s theological system will be seen by an examination of the individual and multiple expressions of prophetic hope which he outlined. However, it may be possible to see in these expressions, taken as a whole, the idea of a multi-faceted program of creation and redemption centered in Christ and leading to the glory of God. That is, unity from diversity can be seen in the light of this doxological purpose to biblical history as the greatness of our sovereign God is displayed.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 1 & Lamentations 3:20-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 26 secs
In a collapsing world filled with violence and chaos comes a little known, sorrowful woman who humbles herself before God and trusts in Him for help. Listen to this lesson to hear the story of how one woman and the son who was the answer to her prayer changed the course of history for Israel. See how God is always in control and honors humility and faith. Find out how Samuel stood at the crossroads of one of his country’s darkest hours and set in motion their deliverance from the Philistines. Hear the striking comparisons between Samuel and Moses and how each was used by God for seemingly insurmountable tasks. Instead of succumbing to hopelessness in the face of all that is happening in our country today, turn to God for the answers that are always available.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-16
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 19 secs
When’s the last time you girded up the loins of your mind? If that question seems a little weird to you, listen to this lesson to learn how believers are to live in the midst of a perverted world that hates God. See the importance of having hope in God’s plan and purpose for your life. Realize that Christianity is about thinking, not emotion, and we need to study the Word of God to be prepared mentally for what lies ahead. Learn what being holy means and how we need to remove distractions from our life and focus on the end game for the glory that will be ours and God’s for all eternity.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Jul 03, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 21:28-32
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 33 secs
Why do we celebrate Independence Day when most in our country no longer cherish their independence but are willing to depend on the government for their needs? Hear a clear explanation for the significance of July 4th. See how the Bible emphasizes remembering the past. Hear how this country was begun on the basis of Judeo-Christian principles that it no longer adheres to. Find out that the path we are on leads to disaster but there is hope that is based on turning to God. Dr. Dean discusses a six-point action plan. See parallels between Israel at the time Jesus lived on Earth and the United States today and how both nations lost their focus on God.
Ephesians (2018)
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 3 secs
What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Listen to this lesson to learn the biblical meaning of “ceasing”. See the role of gratitude for God and His Word and how it helps us to rejoice always. Find out about three foundational virtues and what enables us to endure the difficult times in our life. Discover how we can be thankful to God in all circumstances and for all things, even painful and unpleasant ones. Be reminded of the importance of memorizing Scripture.