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God's Sovereign Election

by Stephen Davey

Have you ever wrestled with the concept of God's sovereignty, especially when it comes to the idea of election? If so, you're not alone. This topic has been a source of much debate and contemplation throughout church history.

As I taught through Romans 9 on The Wisdom Journey, I presented three lessons that explored God's sovereignty through the lens of Paul's teaching. I want to help you explore this sometimes challenging doctrine, drawing insights from Paul on Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Esau, and even Pharaoh.

To help you explore this critical topic, I've put those lessons together on this page. You can watch the video for each lesson below. 

I address common questions like:

  • Does God's sovereignty in election negate human free will?
  • How does understanding God's election impact our worship and view of God?
  • What does it mean for our understanding of God's mercy and grace?

Whether you're a lifelong believer or simply curious about Christian theology, these lessons offer valuable insights into God's character and His plan for salvation.


The Sovereignty of God in Election:


Chosen Before Time Began:


Three Responses to the Doctrine of Election:

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Ruth Hughes says:
Appreciated these teachings and especially your teaching voice!
Judy Schultz says:
Thank you so much for your explanation of Election, and Free Will. I love your preaching and am blessed each time I hear you. God uses you to help me grow in His knowledge and understanding His word. Thank you for your ministry.
Dianne Herring says:
The most powerful explanation of election and predestination I've ever heard. God bless you with His continued wisdom.
James Cook says:
I understand what you have said, but am far from, as I should be, from knowing the mind of God completely. Seems there is an intermingling of not easily understood and misunderstood sovereignty of God and man's free will. I understand God's use of our free will as our coming to faith in Jesus by an act of our will and not as by being a robot. I have heard preachers say that God ordains people to heaven and some people to hell...a reformed Baptist church...so harsh and unloving and defunct of grace.
Dennis Broussard says:
I believe that the unregenerate person does not have a free will and also a regenerated person does not have a free will. The person that is not saved is a slave to sin and a person that is saved is a slave to righteousness. According to Romans 6:16-18. The word servant in the Greek means slave. The only people who had a free will was Adam and Eve before they sin in the Garden of Eden.
Karen Anderson says:
Thank you for your patient and clear teaching...for not using big theological words and for talking slowly enough that I could catch every word.. I now understand that not being able to mentally absorb everything about election is part of my trust in Him. I just need to do my part...believe in Him as Savior and Lord, and grow in the things I do understand about Him and His Word.
greg schmid says:
SPELLED OUT SO WELL. MADE EASY TO COMPREHEND, MUCH appreciated . Thank goodness . SOMETHING I HAVE STRUGGLED with SINCE OUR BIBLE STUDY LEADER BELIEVES IN predestination SINCE HE READ THE VERY PASSAGE YOU COVERED IN THE THREE PART SERIES GOD’S sovereign ELECTION. AGAIN YOU AGAIN .
Mary Dean says:
Thank you for sharing these 3 videos. I appreciate you bringing out the references in Both Old and New Testaments which makes everything fit together. I believe that everything happens for a reason and believe GOD gives us the opportunity to decide if we want to believe and trust HIM or not. Life while it has ‘ ups and downs’ is much better when we believe and trust GOD than if one chooses to not believe. What a blessing that GOD is always there for us.Thank you for your explanations of scripture.
Darlene Webster says:
Wonderful teaching! Thank you.
Hal Farthing says:
I read your comments about children dying and basically going to heaven. Are they part of the elect?.
Brenda Coleman says:
I thoroughly enjoy how you explain the Scriptures.
Hal says:
Can one of the elect refuse to believe?