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Confused? The Bible can be hard to understand sometimes. BQP? is a podcast where pastor, professor and noted cereal connoisseur Chase A. Thompson attempts to answer ALL of your Bible questions - from serious to wacky! Submit your questions (and answer critiques - I'm sure we'll blow it sometimes) at…

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    Bible 2021 Podcast, Episode #365: The Impact of Two Years of Daily Bible Reading

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 15:00

    Today we finish the daily run of a Bible podcast that has lasted over 730 episodes - and I reflect on the incredible value of reading God's Word every day, without missing a day. We need the Word of God in our lives!

    What Does It Mean to Be Clothed With Power From On High? The Best and Only Biblical Church Growth Method. Reading Luke 24 #364

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 12:48

    Jesus sends His disciples out on the Great Commission to tell the Word about His death, resurrection and teachings, but FIRST, He tells them to WAIT in Jerusalem until they are clothed in power from the Holy Spirit - what does this mean?

    A Eulogy for Frank M. Barker - My First Pastor, and A Tremendous Influence In My Life + How Death is Overcome and Swallowed Up By Resurrection! Reading 1st Corinthians 15 #363

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 25:36

    Today is a very different episode - we look at the life of Reverend Frank M. Barker Jr., pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian in Birmingham, and see how the power of death is swallowed up by the resurrection of Jesus.

    How Does the Bible End? How Does the Bible Finish? What Happens at the End of the Bible? What is the Last Chapter of the Bible About? Reading Revelation 22 #362

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 13:08

    Revelation 22 is the last chapter of the Bible - what is it all about? How does the Bible actually end? What is the last word in the Bible, and the last promise in the Bible? What does the ending of the Bible mean?

    What is the Greatest Promise in the Entire Bible? We Are Approaching An Endless Age That Will Lack Pain, Death and Tears. Encouragement From Revelation. Will We Live Forever in Heaven? Reading Revelation 21 #361

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 13:41

    Today we look at one of the most hope-filled chapters in the Bible and find what may well be the single greatest promise in all of Scripture. Also - will Christians live forever in Heaven? Actually, we won't, according to Revelation 20!

    Will Christians Be Judged By Faith or Works? Why Are Christians Judged By Works at the Great White Throne Judgment if Salvation is By Faith? Reading Revelation 20 #360

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 12:18

    Both John in Revelation and Daniel in the Old Testament describe a "Great White Throne Judgment" of God where people are judged based on their works- their righteous deeds. Does this mean that salvation is somehow by works? If not, then why is this judgment at the end times based on works?

    Is the Institutional Church the Whore of Babylon? Who is the Great Harlot of Babylon in Revelation 17-18? (Part 1) Reading Revelation 18 #358

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 18:17

    Today we read a very unnerving chapter that discusses the downfall of Babylon the Great/The Whore of Babylon, and consider whether or not this refers to those who call themselves the church today.

    Will Jesus Return Meek and Mild and as a Servant?+ (part two!) Is the organized church the whore of Babylon? Is the Institutional Church Babylon the Great? Reading Revelation 19 #359

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 19:29

    Today we conclude our discussion of whether or not the whore of Babylon/Babylon the great - the evil entity that all of Heaven rejoices when it is burned - is actually the institutional church of today. Also: What will Jesus be like when He returns?

    How Did Solomon, The Wisest Man Ever, Fail and Fall Away? How Can We Avoid His Fate? Reading Proverbs 3 #357

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 13:36

    Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived and blessed by God in every way. His life ended poorly, however, as he failed to live by his own wise counsel. How did that happen, and how can we avoid the same?

    The Two Women of Proverbs - the Forbidden Woman and Wisdom Herself. Where Does Wisdom Come From? Reading Proverbs 2 #356

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 11:02

    Where do we acquire wisdom from? How can we become wise? Does it take a great amount of effort to be a genuinely wise person?

    Who is the Whore of Babylon? Who is the Great Harlot? Who is Babylon the Great? Who is the Great Prostitute? Reading Revelation 17 #355

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 17:23

    One of the most mysterious and debated entities in the Bible is the "Whore of Babylon" or the "Great Harlot" Today we discuss various theories on who exactly this mysterious person or group actually is.

    How Does the World End? (Redux) Are God's Judgments Too Harsh? Reading Revelation 16 #354

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 10:58

    Seven angels pour out seven bowls of terrible judgment on the people of the Earth in Revelation 16. Are these judgments justified, or too harsh? What will the end of the world be like?

    What Worship Songs Will Be Sung in Heaven? What is the Song of the Lamb? Reading Revelation 15 #353

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 7:23

    In Revelation 15 we see a wonderful picture of the saints singing on Heavenly pavement - a sea of fiery glass, apparently - and they are singing two different songs: The Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. What are these songs all about?

    Who is the Beast in the Book of Revelation (part 2) and What is the Mark of the Beast? What Does 666 Mean in Revelation? Reading Revelation 14 #352

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 21:24

    Three interesting topics today: Who is the beast described in the book of Revelation? (Part 2) What is the Mark of the Beast, and could we get fooled into getting it, like by an injection or vaccine? (no!) and, finally, What does 666 represent?

    Who is the Beast in Revelation and Who is the Dragon? Part #1 Reading Revelation 13 #351

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 15:20

    Fascinating topic today: The book of Revelation talks about two figures that will be worshipped by everybody on Earth who is not saved by Jesus - these two figures are the dragon and the beast. Who could the dragon and beast possibly be? (part 1 of 2)

    How Can I Become Wise? How Can I Get More Wisdom? What Exactly is Wisdom, anyway? Reading Proverbs 1 @350

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 14:17

    Wisdom is a word that is used a lot, but how is it defined- how does the Bible define wisdom? Is there any difference between wisdom and smarts? How can somebody become more wise?

    How Many Ways Can We Praise the Lord and Why Should We Praise Him? Reading Psalm 150 #349

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 8:36

    Today we read the last Psalm and discover it is absolutely pure and single-minded in purpose - this Psalm is all about worship: Why praise? Where praise? How praise? And who praises? Let's dive deep into worship talk today!

    What is the REAL Biblical Story of Christmas? The Truth THEY Don't Want You to Know!! ;) What is the Most Hair-Raising Bible Verse? #348 Reading Revelation 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 11:53

    Today we discuss a little known Christmas passage - Revelation 12- which tells about the birth of Jesus from a spiritual and spiritual warfare perspective. We also learn from Scripture the key to overcoming Satan.

    What is the Identity of the Two Witnesses of Revelation? What Worldwide Holiday Involves Celebration and Gift Giving? Reading Revelation 11 #347

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 15:19

    Revelation 11 presents us with two mysterious figures who prophesy on earth for 3.5 years, do miracles, and call down God's judgments. Who are these powerful and faithful witnesses?

    What Does an Angel Look Like? Reading Revelation 10 #346

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 10:20

    If you were to see an angel, what would it look like? Do Angels have wings? Can they fly? Do they look human, or quite a bit different than humans? Why do people seem to pass out in terror every time an angel is around?

    Who is Apollyon? Who is Abaddon? Reading Revelation 9 #345

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 13:07

    Who is the King of the Abyss known as Apollyon? Is he Satan, or a demon, or some other mysterious and terrifying being? Also - who are the strange "locusts" that he is the king of? Reading Revelation 9 - a most mysterious Bible chapter!

    What Will the End of the World Be Like? How Much Do Our Prayers Matter to God? What Does the Star Wormwood Symbolize? Reading Revelation 8 #344

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 14:35

    Focused on the End Times today - what will they be like? Revelation 8 has a glaring description, which includes the mysterious "star" Wormwood. What is Wormwood?

    What is the Most Accurate Short Description of God? What is the Most Accurate One Verse Description of God in the Bible? What Does God's Compassion Look Like? Reading Psalm 145-146 #342

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 10:56

    How can we possibly describe God's nature and character in just a few words? In Psalm 145:8, we find what might just be the perfect short description of exactly who God is.

    Are Sea Monsters in the Bible? + A Wonderful Worship Song in Psalms. Reading Psalm 148 #343

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 11:08

    Psalm 148 is a wonderful and soaring song of praise to God - but, does it call for dragons or sea monsters to actually worship God from the depths of the sea?? Sort of.

    Who are the 144,000 in Revelation? Why is the Tribe of Dan Missing in the Book of Revelation? Reading Revelation 7 #341

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 15:12

    Two end-times mysteries today. #1 What happened to the tribe of Dan - who is not listed in the list of the tribes of Israel sealed in Revelation 7. More controversially - who are the 144,000 mentioned in the book of Revelation? Are they faithful and elite Jehovah's Witnesses?? No!

    Who are the Four Horsemen in Revelation? How Does the End Times Begin? What Does The Scroll in Revelation Represent? What are the Seals on the Scroll in Revelation? Reading Revelation 6 #340

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 11:18

    Today our focus is on the end-times. Who are the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and what is an apocalypse, anyway? Also: What is the scroll that Jesus opens in the book of Revelation, and what do it's seals represent?

    Is Christianity Primarily a White Religion? Is Christianity Mainly an American Religion? NO! Reading Revelation 5 #339. The EXTREME Follow of "Christian" Racism.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 12:06

    Some have used the Bible to justify racism. Others have accused the Bible of somehow supporting racism. What's the truth of the matter - does the Bible teach that Christianity is to be a white person religion only? Is Christianity to be an American religion only. NO, NO, NO!

    What Color is God? Who Are The Seven Spirits of God? Reading Revelation 4 #338

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 10:47

    Does God have a physical appearance or a particular color? We might think the answer is no, but John describes God as having a very particular color in today's passage. Also: who or what are the Seven Spirits of God?

    Is it Wrong to Whine To God? Should We Ever Complain to God? How to Plead With God in Hopeless Times. Reading Psalm 142-143 #336

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 10:36

    Should we ever whine or complain to God in prayer? Today we discuss prayers for deliverance - how we should cry out to God when we are in desperate need for Him.

    What Does Jesus Have to Say to The Church? What is Jesus Saying Right Now to His Church? What Kinds of Churches Does Jesus Commend: Great and Powerful Churches or Weak and Poor Churches? Reading Revelation 3 #337

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 12:50

    Jesus wrote seven letters to His churches almost 2000 years ago, but what does He have to say to His churches TODAY? Aren't those old letters outdated? No, actually - they are as fresh today as they were then. Also: What Does Jesus commend in the church and what does He disfavor?

    Where Was I Before I Was Born? Did I Exist Before I Was Born?Is There Knowledge and Understanding of God Too Great For Us To Comprehend? Reading Psalm 139-140 #335

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 15:50

    When did you come into being? Did you begin to exist at conception or - did your soul exist before your body was made? Also- is it possible for us to fully understand God and His ways?

    Did Jesus Ever Write Letters To Anybody? Do We Have Any Surviving Writings of Jesus? How Was Satan's Throne in Pergamum? #334

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 16:10

    Did Jesus write or dictate any letters in His lifetime, or did others write about Him? Today we look at 4 of the 7 letters that Jesus wrote, and consider another possible/improbable letter written by Jesus. Also: Revelation says that Pergamum is the place where Satan's throne is - what does that mean?!

    What Does Jesus Look Like in Heaven? + What Has Jesus Done For Us and What Will His Return Look Like? Reading Revelation 1 #333

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 12:59

    What will the return of Jesus be like - will everybody around the world be able to see His return? Also: What does the risen and glorified Jesus look like in Heaven now? Does He still have an appearance like a human man? John answers both questions for us - and more - in the first chapter of the book of Revelation.

    How Can We Pray in the Holy Spirit- Does That Mean Praying in Tongues? + Do Not Slander Satan, Demons or Angels + Charles Spurgeon's Advice To Preachers on the Holy Spirit. Reading Jude #332

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 15:17

    Jude is a fascinating, but short book of the Bible. In it, the author warns us against slandering an sort of heavenly being, including Satan himself. We aren't supposed to talk bad about the devil? Also: How can we practically pray in the Spirit - is praying in the Spirit the same thing as praying in tongues?

    Is the Return of Jesus Taking Longer than We Thought it Would? + Doubters Who Scoff at the Second Coming. Reading 2nd Peter 3 #331

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 11:16

    Why has it taken so long for Jesus to return - what is causing His slowness? You might be surprised to find out that He hasn't delayed long at all, because time is quite different from God's perspective than from ours. Today we focus on the second coming and how time works differently for God!

    Did God Cast Evil Angels Into Hell? + The Dangers of False Teachers. Were the Sons of God in Genesis 6 Actually Angels That Had Sex With Human Females? Reading 2nd Peter 2 #330

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 14:57

    Both 2nd Peter 2 and Jude 6 talk about angels who are kept in dark chains for a particular sin they committed. Were these angels the ones referred to in Genesis 6:1-4 - the ones who had relations with human beings? Also: the dangers of false teaching.

    A Wonderful Thanksgiving Psalm + The Most Repeated Verse in the Entire Bible. Reading Psalm 135 and 136 #329

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 14:12

    What Bible verse is repeated more than any other? Plus: What a wonderful Psalm of Thanksgiving teaches us about the act of Thanksgiving!

    The Blessing of Unity + Should We Raise Our Hands During Worship? Reading Psalm 133 and 134 #328

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 12:31

    Two short, but deep Psalms today, and two topics. First, we discuss the wonderful blessing of unity and the strange use of metaphors in the Old Testament. Second we discuss "raising hands" in worship. Is this a charismatic-only practice?

    How Do We Make Our Calling and Election Sure? How Can We Make Sure We are Saved? Assurance of Salvation Reading 2nd Peter 1 #327

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 11:26

    The Bible commands us to make our calling and election sure, but how can we do that if salvation is an act of God, and not based on the works of man. Does assurance of salvation come from our good works?

    Who is the Antichrist/Who is the Man of Lawlessness?? Reading 2nd Thessalonians 3 #326

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 11:32

    Two topics today: What does Paul mean when he writes that those who aren't working shouldn't be eating? Plus: Who is the Man of Lawlessness described in 2nd Thessalonians 2, and how can he have so much power?

    What Must Happen BEFORE Jesus Returns for the Second Coming? What is the Great Apostasy, or Falling Away? Reading 2 Thessalonians 2 #325

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 15:00

    Fake news hit the Thessalonian church in the first century when a FAKE apostle Paul somehow wrote to them that Jesus had already come back - which apparently caused something of a panic in this church. In today's passage, Paul writes to settle and encourage the Thessalonians, telling them that TWO important things would happen before Jesus returns. Today we discuss those two events.

    Will The Second Coming of Jesus Be Terrifying? What Happens to Those Who Don't Know God When Jesus Returns? Who Will Take Vengeance on the Godless When Jesus Returns? Reading 2 Thessalonians 1 #324

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 12:13

    What will the Second Coming of Jesus be like? Peaceful? Fiery? Frightening? Encouraging? Today we discuss Paul's description of the return of Jesus and discover why the Old Testament calls it the "great and terrible" day of the Lord.

    How to Live Like a Christian in Less than 100 Words. What is the Shortest Verse in the Bible? (Most Sources are wrong!) How Do We Avoid Quenching The Spirit? Reading 1 Thessalonians 5 #323

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 15:16

    Some trivia: What is the shortest verse in the Bible? (Hint: It's NOT "Jesus Wept," well, not exactly) More importantly: how can we avoid quenching or grieving the Holy Spirit?

    The Dangers of Controversy and the Wisdom of Not Concerning Ourselves With Matters Above Our Heads. Reading Psalm 131 and 132 #322

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 11:09

    Psalm 131 is one of the shortest and wisest chapters in the Bible,teaching us how to avoid controversy and troubles by not engaging in those things which are beyond us. Also: C.S. Lewis on the news and media.

    No Matter Who You Are, Know This: WIth the Lord There IS Abundant Mercy and Redemption! An Encouragement. Reading Psalm 129-130 #321

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 9:35

    No matter who you are, or where you are - the great truth about God is that He is overflowing with abundant mercy, and He is a rescuer. Look to Him and find salvation.

    In What Order Will The End Times and Second Coming Events Unfold? What is God's Exact Will For MY Life Now? Who Was the First Avenger? Reading 1 Thessalonians 4 #320

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 13:13

    Two big questions today: How will the return of Jesus unfold - what will be the end-times order of events? Second question: How can we 100% know the absolute and guaranteed will of God for our lives RIGHT THIS SECOND?

    How Does Discipleship Happen? What Was Paul's Discipleship Method? How Are People Saved? How are Christians Matured? Pauline Discipleship Explained. Reading 1 Thessalonians 2 #318

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 11:50

    Paul the apostle was one of the most effective soul winners, ministers, preachers and evangelists who ever lived. What does the Bible tell us about his methods of ministry and discipleship? How can we spread the good news like Paul did?

    How Do We Help Those Who Are Going Through Troubles, Trials and Terrors? #Alliteration Reading 1 Thessalonians 3 #319

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 9:27

    How do we help when our friends and family and fellow church members are going through terrible trials? Paul gives us a great blueprint to effectively help in our 1 Thessalonians 4 passage today.

    What is the Coming Wrath The Jesus Rescues us From? The Quick and the Dead. Reading 1 Thessalonians 1 #317

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 11:43

    Paul discusses Jesus rescuing us from "the coming wrath" in 1 Thessalonians 1. What is the coming wrath? Who is angry, and how does Jesus rescue us from that anger? Today, we discuss the last day's judgment and more!

    How Do We Express Our Love to Jesus? Why Did Jesus Ask Peter Three Different Times if He Loved Him? Reading John 21 #316

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 12:28

    What is the best way to demonstrate to Jesus that we love Him? We get an interesting peek into the answer to that question by listening in on a dialog between Peter and Jesus after Peter denied Jesus three times.

    What Does the Bible Say About Sleep? Biblical Principles on Sleep. +A Wonderful Blessing From the Bible To Be a Grandparent. Reading Psalm 127 and 128 #315

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 11:31

    Sleep - most of us spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping, but you rarely,if ever, hear a sermon about sleep, or a discussion of what the Bible teaches about sleep. Does the Bible have much to say about sleep? Yes, as it turns out.

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