The Bible narrates several times what seem to be direct encounters with God's presence in the divine throne room. Mortal humans' seeing God is serious business in scripture. Ron and John look at passages from Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation, and others to understand these important experiences.
The Old Testament story of Samuel narrates an important transition in Israel's history and in God's redemptive plan. Focusing on the early chapters of 1 Samuel, John and Ron look at the key role Samuel played in Israel's move to monarchy and, ultimately, toward its hope for Messiah.
A longstanding tension in Christian theology is that between human choice and what many call "predestination." This series takes a biblical, historical, and theological look at how these two interact and what their far-reaching implications are for everyday Christian believers.