1. The Sovereignty of God (Ephesians 1:3-14)
Do we have free will or are our lives determined? Are we saved because we choose God or because He chooses us? Pastor Peter Churness of One Hope Church opens Thrive's series on the attributes of God by showing that Scripture teaches both divine sovereignty and human free will, without trying to resolve the tension between the two—a tension that, believe it or not, is actually incredibly good and intensely practical. Passages cited in this message include Ephesians 1:3-14 and Genesis 50:20.