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Messages with tag - Divine institutions

Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Tue, Oct 21, 2008
by Robert Dean
Series: Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 6 secs
Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Thu, Oct 23, 2008
by Robert Dean
Series: Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 12 secs
Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Sun, Oct 26, 2008
by Robert Dean
Series: Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Duration: 57 mins 36 secs
Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Tue, Oct 28, 2008
by Robert Dean
Series: Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 36 secs
Romans (2010)
Thu, Jun 02, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 1:26-32
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 50 secs
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Sep 23, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:18-21
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 56 mins 42 secs
See how the creation of a comic book character in the 1940s fed into the distortion of role God has for women and how it was accomplished with allure and humor, building to a fever pitch around the goal of female empowerment as a good thing. In the past, Satan’s subversion of truth required subtlety. Today Truth has been replaced by blatant lies that need no half truths as a disguise for acceptance. Learn how role distinction AND equality in essence preexisted the Fall yet remain God’s modus operandi for us as spiritual beings in a fallen world. In what ways can we use the creation narrative to demonstrate God’s intention regarding roles, authority, submission, accountability and a pattern for human history?
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Oct 07, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:18-21
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 18 secs
Like relationships within the Godhead, the divine institution of marriage is defined through roles, with equality in person and distinctness in role. Authority and submission are foundational. Without authority we are left on our own, doomed to failure in our relationship with God and every relationship that flows from that pattern. If the idea of submission makes you want to fight for control, look carefully at the submission of our Savior. Successful marriages function through roles God has prescribed. Circumstances, feelings and cultural trends don’t alter Truth. See the effective analogy of dance and marriage; success in marriage is a function of the correct application of authority and submission carried out within marriage’s unique framework of intimacy, love and respect.
Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Apr 14, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 4:1-9
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 58 secs
Does it take a village to raise a child? This misguided notion insists that training children must be a joint effort of schools, families, and government organizations. Proverbs 4 places the teaching of good judgment and clear thinking solely on the shoulders of parents. Listen to this lesson to learn the role of the father in the generational transfer of wisdom and how fathers should develop a plan to instruct their children from infancy to adulthood. Learn what wrong thinking lies beneath the beliefs of Plato, Rousseau, and others who hold that children belong to the community. See how wisdom is not always a matter of right or wrong and common sense is not so common.
Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Apr 21, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 4:10-19
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 21 secs
Warning! Danger Ahead! Signs like this alert us to looming disasters. Fathers are told in Proverbs to teach children what will keep them out of blind alleys and detours. With the wrong mental attitudes they can be run over by the things that happen but by choosing to follow the wisdom in God's Word they are able to stand up and walk through life's storms with their heads held high. Listen to this lesson to learn the difference between a proverb and a promise. Accept the challenge of not growing weary and giving up but keeping on traveling the path that shines ever brighter to the end.
Acts (2010)
Tue, Aug 13, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 17:23-34 & Romans 1:18-22
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 8 secs
Are you dreaming of an amazing world under one government where everyone speaks the same language? Listen to this lesson to learn that God, the Creator, did not design His world to function this way but instead established nations and oversees their rise and fall. Find out about the Divine institutions and how they provide protection and prosperity for people and nations who follow them. See how the Apostle Paul, without using experience, historical evidence or reason, witnessed to people who were suppressing what they already knew to be true about God.