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God’s Providence. Bible Truths gathered: Biblical Theology. God’s Providence. John Wesley’s father: Samuel Fire at rectory at Epworth John: “brand plucked from the fire” Bringing in God’s fruit. God’s Providence. Introduction Psalm 103:19; 135:6; Eph. 1:11 Biblical statements

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god s providence

God’s Providence

Bible Truths gathered:

Biblical Theology

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God’s Providence
  • John Wesley’s father: Samuel
    • Fire at rectory at Epworth
    • John: “brand plucked from the fire”
    • Bringing in God’s fruit
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God’s Providence
  • Introduction
    • Psalm 103:19; 135:6; Eph. 1:11
  • Biblical statements
    • Prov. 16:9
    • Prov. 16:33
    • Rom. 8:28
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God’s Providence
  • Practical explanation
    • Using “natural phenomena”
    • Shedd: uses second causes
    • Thiessen: continuous working of His purposes

ex nihilo

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God’s Providence
  • Practical operation
    • Physical universe
      • Job 9:5-7; 37:10; Psa. 147:16-18; Acts 14:17; Mat. 5:45
    • Animal creation
      • Job 12:10; Psa. 147:9; Mat. 10:29
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God’s Providence
  • Over the nations
    • Job 12:23; Psa. 22:28; 75:6-7; Dan. 2:38-39; Acts 17:28; Rom. 13:1
  • Over individuals
    • As to birth and lot in life
      • 1 Sam. 1:1; Esther 4:14; Psa. 139:16; Jere. 1:5; Gal. 1:15-16
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God’s Providence
  • Over individuals
    • As to success and failure
      • Psa. 76:6-7; Luke 1:52; Prov. 21:1; 1 Sam. 2:6-8
    • As to seemingly accidental things
      • Prov. 16:33
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God’s Providence
  • Over individuals
    • As to the needs of God’s people
      • Psa. 4:8; 5:12; 63:8; Phi. 4:19
    • As to destinies of saved & unsaved
      • Psa. 73:24; 37:23-24; 11:6
    • As to free acts of men
      • Ezra 7:27; Prov. 16:1; 19:21; 21:1; Jere. 10:23; Phi. 2:13
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God’s Providence
  • Over evil acts of fallen creatures
    • Preventative providence
      • Gen. 20:6; Psa. 19:13
    • Permissive providence
      • Deut. 8:2; Hosea 4:7; Rom. 1:24, 28
    • Directive providence
      • Gen. 50:20; John 13:27; Acts 4:28
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God’s Providence
  • End toward which providence is directed
    • Happiness of God’s creatures
      • Acts 14:17; Rom. 2:4
    • Salvation & preparation of His people
      • Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. 2:9
    • His own glory: Isa. 48:11; Eph. 1:11-12
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God’s Providence
  • Wrong theories
    • Fatalism
    • Causalism
    • General providence
  • Arguments against general
    • Must start with small stuff
    • God’s love
    • Christian experience
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God’s Providence
  • Providence is not “luck.”
    • Think about a “rabbit’s foot.”
    • DTS—founded 1924
    • Harry Ironside’s prayer
    • Interruption by secretary
    • Dr. Chafer’s remark
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God’s Providence
  • A look at God’s providence and direction in geography of the Middle East & Palestine.
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