The New Calvinism

March 24, 2017
Born to Win with Ronald L. Dart

Christian Origins #37 - Corinthians

March 27, 2017

How does it feel to walk up to someone, put out your hand and say, “Hi, my name is Bob”, only to have the other person simply turn his shoulder and walk away? It is pretty hard to get very far in life without getting snubbed once or twice, so most of us know what that feels like. It is an embarrassing moment, but when it has happened to me, I generally feel embarrassment for the other person, not for myself. I figure I was brought up better than that.

But there is a more serious thought connected with this. God reveals Himself to man as one who has approached us and put out his hand, saying, “Hello, my name is Jesus.” And I suppose it is fair to say that God knows precisely what it feels like to be snubbed. Paul, in his second letter to the Corinthians, drops a hint.

“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he says, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I helped you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2 Corinthians 6:1–2 KJ2000).

It is almost as though God is saying, “What do you mean, ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’? I am here right now. Right now is the day of salvation for you.” The grace of God is the extending of his hand, and right now is the time to take it.

References: 2 Corinthians 6:1-8:8

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About Born to Win

Born to Win is the radio ministry of Christian Educational Ministries (CEM).  CEM is a service ministry with two major goals, first, to share the Gospel with the world and make disciples for Jesus Christ and secondly to teach those disciples of Jesus all that He commanded His disciples to do (Matthew 28:19-20).  Paul later expanded on this in his last letter to Timothy: 

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be proficient and equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17 from KJV and NRSV).

CEM was founded to serve the public, individual Christians of every stripe, and community based churches in every tradition. We are an independent, nondenominational ministry. 

About Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart is a gifted teacher of the Word of God.  People around the world have come to appreciate Ron’s easy style, his non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. People say they get hooked on Ron’s depth of insight into the Bible and appreciate the unique gift for clarity and simplicity that enable him to hold an audience. His listeners don’t want to miss a word this broadcaster has to say and they want their community to hear it as well.

 Mr. Dart was born to young parents on a farm just south of Harrison, Arkansas.  His father worked for the railroad and also sang bass with the Melody Four Quartet.  He started school in a one room schoolhouse in Gaither, Arkansas and finished high school in Houston, Texas where he met his wife to be, Allie Driver.  

He joined the Navy in September of 1952 and earned the rating of petty officer first class in four years.  After the Navy, Ron attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas for two years, and Ambassador College for two years, getting a bachelor’s degree.

Ron served as a pastor of a church, and returned to college to get his Master’s Degree. Then he went to the University of Texas, in Austin and did work towards his doctor’s degree in communications. It is through his continued studies in theology and  communications that Ron’s gift for teaching the Word of God became evident.  He has taught Old Testament Survey, Epistles of Paul and public speaking.  He has CDs of sermons he has given on virtually every book in the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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