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Rightly Dividing

Rightly Dividing

By Jordan Hatfield
Rightly Dividing is a production of Great Light Studios and serves as a teaching and studying tool that allows viewers to see the Bible passages on screen and to follow along with Jordan's teaching as he highlights, underlines and takes notes.

Watch the video versions of each episode at: rightdividing.com

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Philippians 2:12 | Should Christians Live With Fear Of God?
Some Bible verses seem to indicate that we should not walk in fear, while others seem to encourage us to have "fear" of the Lord. In this video Jordan explains a solution to this seeming contradiction and answers the question, "should we fear God?" Watch the video versions of each episode at: rightdividing.com Have a Bible question or topic you want us to cover? Let us know! CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: greatlightstudios.com FILMS: greatlightstudios.com/films RESOURCES: greatlightstudios.com/resources
21:46
April 2, 2020
Hebrews 6:1-8 | Impossible To Be Renewed To Repentance?
This episode of Rightly Dividing focuses on the controversial and fearful warnings in Hebrews chapter 6. Many fear that this scripture teaches that they are beyond the possibility of salvation and without hope, but Jordan explains why this passage does not leave anyone without the chance of repentance and salvation. God is truly able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to Himself through Christ! Watch video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HggdaUPDl3Q&t=203s CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
24:11
March 20, 2020
Psalm 25 | God Embraces Us As Friends Even While We Are Weak And Struggling (Part 2)
This episode of Rightly Dividing looks at Psalm 25 and 1 John chapter 1. There are some deeply encouraging and comforting truths in these scriptures for the weak and struggling believer who is seeking to obey God but discovering that they are doing it imperfectly. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
16:26
March 11, 2020
1 John 1:5-10 | God Embraces Us Even As We Are Weak And Struggling (Part 1)
This episode of Rightly Dividing looks at 1 John chapter 1. There are some deeply encouraging and comforting truths in this chapter for the weak and struggling believer who is seeking to obey God but discovering that they are doing it imperfectly. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
19:41
March 5, 2020
Matthew 4:1-4 | Trials, Testing, Legalism, Temptation & Faith
The story in Matthew 4 of the temptation of Jesus contains deep spiritual truths that may not be immediately evident to those who read. This episode dives deeper into this passage and shows how it contains deep insight and encouragement for times of trials and temptations. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
21:59
March 3, 2020
John 14:6 | Jesus Is The Way, Truth And Life
This episode dives into Jesus' statement in John 14:6 - "I am the way, the truth and the life." God's desire is that Christ would become the only "way, truth and life" for every believer for every aspect of their lives. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
28:44
March 2, 2020
Hebrews 1:1-2 | Rightly Dividing The Word By Understanding That Jesus Himself Is The Word
In 2 Timothy 2:15 Paul tells Timothy to "rightly divide" or to "accurately teach" the word of truth. This episode explains that the main thing God is communicating to us through his word is His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the word of God who brings the division of soul and spirit in us. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE: https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
16:06
February 28, 2020
2 Timothy 2:15 | How To Rightly Divide The Word Of Truth
In 2 Timothy 2:15 Paul tells Timothy to "rightly divide" or to "accurately teach" the word of truth. This episode explains that a proper "Jesus focus" is at the heart of what it means to "rightly divide" scripture. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE: https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
13:45
February 28, 2020
(Answering Calvinism) A Response To Calvinism, Jeff Durbin And Apologia Studios' Interpretation Of Ephesians 1
Recently Jordan sent in a question to Apologia Studios concerning Ephesians 1:4 and the contradictions in this passage to Calvinism. The guys at Apologia discussed this question in one of their recent radio shows which you can view in the link below. In this episode of Rightly Dividing, Jordan gives a reply to Apologia Studios and their answer to his question. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE: https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
34:13
October 19, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Why Ephesians 1:1-14 Undermines Calvinism
I believe that Ephesians 1 presents truth that clearly contradict the claims of Calvinism. In this episode of Rightly Dividing, Jordan focuses again on Ephesians 1 and explain why this chapter makes the system of Calvinism Biblically impossible. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
1:02:09
October 10, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) | My Main Issue With Calvinism
Ephesians 1:4 is a popular Calvinist prooftext? But does this passage really support Calvinism? WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
45:04
October 8, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) | Do We "Belong" Before We "Believe"?
Do we "belong" to God as "his own" BEFORE we believe in Him and receive Jesus as Calvinism claims? We discuss that question in this episode. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
13:40
October 7, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) | Who Are God's Sheep? | A Reply To John Piper
Who are Jesus' sheep that he refers to in the gospel of John? Are they the unconditionally elect who God predetermined to salvation while leaving the rest of humanity to destruction and wrath? This is the view that John Piper would teach. In this episode we reply to this view and explain who the sheep of God truly are. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
12:53
October 7, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) | Are God's Sheep The Unconditionally Elect? | A Reply To John Piper
Who are Jesus' sheep that he refers to in the gospel of John? Are they the unconditionally elect who God predetermined to salvation while leaving the rest of humanity to destruction and wrath? This is the view that John Piper would teach. In this episode we reply to this view and explain who the sheep of God truly are. Watch video versions of this podcast on the Great Light Studios YouTube channel.  WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
14:18
September 6, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) A Reply To John Piper | We Are Chosen "In" Christ
This episode looks at a quote from John Piper about election in Ephesians 1 and discusses the issues with the perspective that he teaches. In Christianity today many of the most popular and prominent Christian teachers are teaching a Calvinistic interpretation of the Bible. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
26:07
September 6, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Refuting Calvinism With Ephesians 1:3-4
Being chosen by God is a spiritual blessing, and Ephesians 1 says that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing IN CHRIST. This means that the moment in time where believers receive every spiritual blessing (including being chosen) is the point in time when we come to be in union with Jesus Christ. So at what point in time does this take place for believers? The answer to this question sheds a lot of light on what it looks like for believers to be chosen by God.  WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
30:30
August 31, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Romans 9 Part 6 | Jacob, Esau & Pharaoh
In this episode of Rightly Dividing, Jordan continues through the "Answering Calvinism" series and explains the spiritual analogies of Jacob and Esau that Paul uses in Romans 9. Did God really "hate" Esau before he was born. Did God unconditionally elect Jacob to salvation and Esau to damnation or does Paul have another point he's making with these Old Testament figures? Find out in this episode. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
1:00:01
August 22, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Romans 9 Part 5 | Isaac & Ishmael


In this episode Jordan continues through Romans 9 and discusses Paul’s usage of the story of Isaac and Ishmael. Why does Paul bring up this story? What is he using these Old Testament figures to illustrate? How do they further his argument that God has chosen faith in Christ over works as the way to receive salvation? This episode answers those questions. Romans 9 is not primarily exalting “God’s sovereignty” but rather is exalting “God’s sovereignty IN CHRIST.” Though this may seem like a trivial distinction, it makes all the difference in accurately understanding the Spirit’s revelation in Romans 9. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
43:34
August 21, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Romans 9 Part 4 | Seed Not "Seeds" Of Abraham
In this episode Jordan focuses in on a scripture in Galatians and connects it to Romans 9 to communicate that believers are only "chosen" and "elect" by first being IN CHRIST by faith. In Christianity today many of the most popular and prominent Christian teachers are reformed and are teaching a Calvinistic interpretation of the Bible. The goal of our "Answering Calvinism" series is to exalt and centralize Jesus Christ in the doctrines of election and predestination and in doing so to offer a reply to Calvinism's interpretation of scripture. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
16:00
August 15, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Romans 9 Part 3 | Who Are True Children Of Abraham?
In this episode Jordan continues through Romans 9 and explains the "true children of Abraham" are not those that God has "calvinistically elected" but those who have the faith of Abraham. In Christianity today many of the most popular and prominent Christian teachers are reformed and are teaching a Calvinistic interpretation of the Bible. The goal of our "Answering Calvinism" series is to exalt and centralize Jesus Christ in the doctrines of election and predestination and in doing so to offer a reply to Calvinism's interpretation of scripture. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
39:15
August 15, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Romans 9 Part 2 | Accursed & Cut Off From Christ
In this first episode we begin teaching through Romans 9. In this controversial chapter, Paul's purpose is to make a case for God's sovereign choice of faith in Christ over works as the way of salvation. In Christianity today many of the most popular and prominent Christian teachers are reformed and are teaching a Calvinistic interpretation of the Bible. The goal of our "Answering Calvinism" series is to exalt and centralize Jesus Christ in the doctrines of election and predestination and in doing so to offer a reply to Calvinism's interpretation of scripture. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
32:25
August 15, 2018
(Answering Calvinism) Romans 9 Part 1 | Introduction, Purpose & Vision
In this episode I introduce the Answering Calvinism series and talk about why this subject is important to me and what my heart is in doing it. WATCH VIDEO VERSIONS OF RIGHTLY DIVIDING HERE:   https://greatlightstudios.com/category/rightly-dividing/ CONTACT: contact@greatlightstudios.com WEBSITE: https://greatlightstudios.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfi2w6gJGj1jHdEk-e_b7pA
15:55
August 15, 2018