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This daily podcast goes through 366 Key Chapters of the Bible where provide a 10ish minute explanation of each chapter's meaning and significance to our lives and the rest of scripture. You can start today, or jump back to Genesis and catch up!

Pastor Russ Brewer


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    7/6 Isaiah 49 - The Lord Has Not Forsaken Israel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 14:47

    There's a ton of debate in theological circles about whether or not God has forsaken Israel. Today we're looking at Isaiah 49 where we'll see that God will continue to be faithful to the people of Israel and His covenant with them. Likewise, we'll see that even the Gentile believers will have a role in God's plan of redemption for His people. Join us in this key study in this key chapter!  1. Have you ever felt as though you disappointed someone? How did it feel? How do you think the faithful remnant of Israel would have felt knowing that they had disappointed the Lord? 2. The podcast mentioned that Isaiah 49 contains the second “Servant Song” in the Book of Isaiah (the others are Isaiah 42, 50 and 52-3). What is a “Servant Song”? Who are these referring to? Why do we need to know that these passages are unique in the Book of Isaiah? 3. The background to Isaiah 49 is that the people have broken their covenant with God. Think back to our previous studies in this book. How has Isaiah shown the people that they have broken their covenant? 4. In verse 1, who is speaking? Quickly skim this chapter with this “speaker” in mind. How does the fact that this is the Servant speaking help us understand the heart of this chapter? 5. The opening verses of Isaiah 49 let us know that the Servant is a specific individual. What do these first few verses tell us about Him? 6. The podcast mentioned that in verse 3, the Servant is the “New Israel”. How does this give us a window into Jesus' preincarnate work among His people (in verse 4)? 7. According to verse 5, who (or what people) comprise this “New Israel”? In verse 6, who is also included in this new nation? In verse 6, why would it be too small for the New Israel to be limited to just Israel and Judah? 8. Verse 7 describes the Servant as one who is despised and abhorred by his own nation. How was this fulfilled in Jesus' earthy life? Verse 7 also says that the kings of the world will come to Him. How has that borne out to be true throughout history? 9. In verse 8, the Lord gives the Servant as a covenant for the people. Think back to our study of Isaiah 42. What covenant would this be? Glance over at Matthew 26:28. How did Jesus inaugurate the covenant? 10. Read over verses 9 to 13. What are some ways that this new nation or kingdom is described? Is this a place you would want to live? Do we see these kinds of promises in our world today? When will they be fully instituted? 11. In verse 14, why would the people be afraid that the Lord has forsaken them? What is the Lord's response in verses 15 & 16? How do these words of encouragement show God's love for His people? How did Jesus fulfill these statements in His own ministry to His people? 12. What does the Lord promise to do for the people in verses 18-23? How are they exalted in the world? How are these promises reaffirmed in other places in scripture? 13. What kind of protection does the Lord promise for His people in verses 24-26? How does this remind us to keep praying for God's people? How often do you pray for Israel? How often do you pray for Christians around the world? 14. As you think over the principles from Isaiah 49, how does this chapter help us see that God has not forgotten or forsaken His people and His covenants with them? Yet also, what role will they have in the New Israel when it is finally and fully established? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    7/5 Isaiah 48 - No Rest for the Wicked

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 13:51

    Today we study Isaiah 48 and see how God warned His people about the coming judgment and confirmed His message through prophecy, but they still would not listen. Yet, He still has a plan for them that results in greater glory to Himself. Join us for another soul-nourishing study in the Book of Isaiah! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The recipients of the message of Isaiah 48 shifts from prophetically addressing the exiles and returns to focus on the contemporaries of the prophet Isaiah. Thinking back to our previous studies in the book of Isaiah, what was the spiritual condition of Judah at this time? 2. Read over verses 1 & 2 and look for the irony that they contain. Why does the Lord focus on the “name” and “origin” and “invocations” of these people? Although they did these things outwardly, was it sincere? How might a church today have the right name and doctrine but be insincere in its worship? Why is insincere worship of the Lord met with His disapproval? 3. In verses 3 & 4, how did the people respond to the Lord's Word? Why do you think they had come to respond like this? 4. According to verse 5, why was the Lord so clear in His prophecies? What was He trying to show the people? Were they likely to receive His message? 5. In verses 6 to 11, why does the Lord act? What was He doing among the people? For what purpose? 6. In verse 9, why does the Lord withhold His wrath? Does this surprise you? 7. In verse 11, what does the Lord seek? Why is it best for Him to seek this? How should this be our life goal as well? 8. Verses 12 & 13 present a high view of God. What do the people need to know about God? Why? Do you believe these truths about Him? If so, how have they changed how you view yourself and the purpose of your life? 9. Verse 14 gives another prophecy regarding Babylon. What does the Lord say He will do? What was it, about Babylon, that would have made this promise difficult to believe? 10. How is the Trinity evident in verse 16? What does this tell us about the united nature of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? How does this show their distinct personhood? 11. In verse 22, what peace is Isaiah talking about here? Why is it withheld from the wicked? 12. The podcast ended with several questions. Are you easy to teach? (Why or why not?) Do you embrace what your learning? When God is trying to teach you something, do you resist it? Or do you purse learning what He would have you do know?   The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    7/4 Isaiah 45 – Starting to Answer the Question “Why?”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 13:53

    One of the most common and most difficult questions people ask is, "Why?" They're wondering things like, "Why did some event happen?" While we won't fully understand all the answers to those questions until we're with the Lord, today's study in Isaiah 45 begins to show us some reasons for "Why?" Isaiah 45 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible and I believe it will help us understand more of what the Lord is doing in our lives, and why. Join us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. When you're facing life's difficulties, how frequently do you ask the question, “Why did God allow this”? What does this question tend to represent? 2. Isaiah 45 begins with a key prophecy about Cyrus. Who was Cyrus? When Isaiah wrote this prophecy around 712 BC, how many years (or centuries) before Cyrus was this prophecy written? According to Josephus (as mentioned in the podcast), what impact did this prophecy have on Cyrus' life? How does this prophecy deepen your trust that the Bible is the Word of God? 3. Verse 1 calls Cyrus the Lord's anointed. What does it mean to be the Lord's anointed? 4. Look over the following verses, what would Cyrus accomplish? a. Verse 1: b. Verse 3: c. Verse 13: d. Verse 14: 5. Skipping down to verse 19, what does the Lord mean by saying “I have not spoken in secret, in some dark land?” How is the Word of God a clear light to the nations? 6. In verses 20 to 25, what is scene that the Lord is summoning the nations to? 7. What does He tell them to do in verse 21? Why are they to consult together? 8. In verse 21, why is it important for us to know that God is righteous? 9. What is the outcome of this courtroom scene in verse 23? What will the people's response be? Why? 10. What will the nations conclude in verse 24? Why is this helpful for us to know when we want to know the answer to “why” God has allowed some things to happen? 11. What does verse 24 mean when it says that the nations will be put to shame? Why were they angry at first? Why did their anger convert to shame? What does this tell us about the Lord's righteousness? 12. In verse 25, how will the Lord be justified? How will He be glorified? 13. When you're facing life's difficulties, how frequently do you ask the question, “Why did God allow this”? What does this question tend to represent? What will all the nations finally conclude in these verses?   The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    7/3 Isaiah 43 - God's Heart for His People

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 14:49

    The book of Isaiah is filled with so many rich passages, and today's chapter is one of them. In this study in Isaiah 43, we'll see God's heart as He lays out His redemptive plan for His people, and we'll see how Jesus came as the prophesied redeemer! Today's podcast is filled with rich truths we need to know! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Take a moment to skim Isaiah 42 and the introduction of the New Covenant. What is the overall tone of Isaiah 42? How does verse 1 (of Isaiah 43) demonstrate a shift in this tone? Why do you think the Lord speaks this way to His people now? 2. In verse 1, why should the people not fear? What has the Lord done for them? How has He called you by name? 3. In verse 2, how does the Lord promise to walk with His people? How does the Lord describe Himself in verse 3? Why should this bring comfort to us? 4. Verses 3 & 4 speak of a ransom payment. This is speaking about how God brought punishment on the nations through the Babylonian conquest so that Israel might be (ultimately) freed. In the Old Testament, what is a “ransom” payment? (You may want to turn back to Exodus 30:11-16 or relisten to the podcast on that passage). How were these nations a ransom payment for the redemption of God's people? 5. In verse 5 to 9, from where will the Lord gather His people? In terms of the principles of “mountain range prophecies” (that we've talked about in the past), how was this prophecy initially fulfilled when the Jews returned to Israel under Zerubbabel in 538 BC? How is this prophecy being fulfilled now the Lord draw people to Himself from the nations? How will this prophecy finally be fulfilled when Christ returns? 6. Verses 10 to 13 provides some wonderful gems of truth about the Lord. What are some truths that these verses teach about God? What do they say about the nature of our Savior? How do we see aspects of the Trinity and Jesus' hypostatic union in these verses? 7. In verses 14 to 17, how will the Lord make a way of return for His people? 8. In verses 18 & 19, why do you think the Lord tells His people to not dwell upon His old ways of dealing with them? What is the new work He will do (and has done)? 9. In verse 21, what is a key purpose for God's people? How do you fulfill this purpose in your own life? 10. Verses 22 to 24 return back to the theme of the people's disobedience to the Lord. What is the Lord addressing in these verses? Why would anyone become weary of the Lord (vs 22)? How might someone not honor the Lord with their worship (vs 23)? Why does the Lord call these things a “burden” in verse 24? 11. Read verses 26 to 28 and then think about people's complaints about God. What “case” might the people make to the Lord? What will be the outcome of this argument with Him? 12. In verse 25, what does the Lord promise for His kingdom people? How does this confirm His righteousness? How does this confirm His legitimacy to rule these people? 13. Think back over the principles from this chapter. Has the Lord wiped away your transgressions? He has called you by name? Has He formed the worship you give to Him? Are you trusting in Him to be with you in challenges? How can you grow in these spiritual pursuits? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    7/2 Isaiah 42 - Introducing the New Covenant!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 13:20

    The New Covenant is one of the most important topics we can understand about the plan of God among people. Yet even though it's the covenant we're in right now with God, many Christians don't understand it. Today, in our study of Isaiah 42, we're going to look at one of the earliest references to the New Covenant found in the Old Testament. Join us for the key study in this key chapter! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Isaiah 42 continues to build on the idea that a New Kingdom is coming. In verse 1, we find out that the leader of this kingdom is also a servant. Who is He a servant of? What does that indicate about His own nature and character? 2. The podcast explained that Isaiah 42 is one of several “Servant Songs” in the book of Isaiah. The four “Servant Songs” are found in Isaiah 42, 49, 50 & 53. What is a "Servant Song”? Why is it important to know about these “Servant Songs” when interpreting these passages? 3. Look over verse 1 again. How do we see the fingerprints of the Trinity in this verse? 4. Many Jewish people say that the servant here is the nation of Israel. While that is true in Isaiah 41:8-9, what were some of the reasons given in the podcast for why Israel is not the Servant here in Isaiah 42? Why is this “new” (or different) Servant necessary? 5. Verse 1 also speaks to the nature of the reign of the Servant. What kind of kingdom He establish? 6. In verses 2 to 4, how does He go about establishing this kingdom? In these verses, does it sound like Christ's kingdom expanding through conquest? How would you say that this kingdom is being established in these verses? How do we see this prophecy working out in our world today? 7. How does verse 5 show us the accountability that all people have to God? 8. Isaiah 42 introduces one of the earliest passages in the Bible about the New Covenant. In verse 6, what covenant is God appointing the Servant to bring to the nations? According to the podcast, what is the significance of the Lord's plan to move on from the Mosaic covenant? 9. In verse 7, why does the Lord characterize people's entrance into this kingdom as having blind eyes opened and being freed from dungeons? How did Jesus echo these principles in His Gospel proclamations? 10. In verses 10 to 12, what is the atmosphere of this kingdom? 11. Verses 13 to 15 speak of a different time period in the establishment of this kingdom. Verses 2 to 4 speak of Jesus' first coming and how He works in the world now. Verses 13 to 15 speak of His Second Coming when He will judge the nations and finally and fully establish His kingdom. How are these two interactions with mankind different? Why are they so different? 12. Verses 16 to 25 speak of the spiritual condition of mankind. What is the dominant malady of people described in these verses? What are the various responses to the Lord that are given in these verses? What accounts for these differences? What does this look like in our world today? How were you once blind? How do you now see? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    7/1 Isaiah 40 - Comfort & Hope in the Midst of Judgment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 14:17

    When we sin, does God abandon us? No! And today in our study of Isaiah 40, we see a clear example of this principle as God comforts His people even while they are in exile under His judgment. Isaiah 40 is a well-known chapter that will be even more cherished as we examine the comfort of the Lord.  DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast mentioned that Isaiah 40 represents a major shift in the tone and theme of the book of Isaiah. What is that shift and why do you think it occurs here? 2. According to the podcast, what are the overall circumstances that this passage is prophetically speaking to? Who is the intended audience and why do they need to hear this message of comfort? 3. In verse 1, why does the Lord want His people to know His comfort and “kind words”? What has been the Lord's message up until now? Why is this change necessary? 4. In verse 3, who will bring their comfort? 5. In past episodes of the podcast, we've discussed how often prophecies are like a "mountain range" where there are small fulfillments along the way to confirm the validity of the promises and encourage us to wait for their ultimate fulfillment when Christ returns to establish His kingdom. With this in mind, what event is being spoken of in verses 4 to 11? How was this partially fulfilled at the end of the exile? How was this partially fulfilled in Christ's first coming? How will this ultimately be fulfilled in His Second Coming? 6. How would the restoration being spoken about in these verses bring comfort to people who are under God's judgment? 7. In verse 10, why is the word “GOD” in all caps? In light of your answer, what is the nature of the Messiah that is being spoken of in these verses? 8. Look over verses 10 to 12. How do these verses reveal the fingerprints of the Trinity? 9. How does Isaiah describe God's relationship to His people in verse 11? How was this fulfilled by Jesus? 10. What do verses 12 to 14 tell us about the wisdom and power of God? Why is this so important for establishing the kind of faith that waits for the Lord? 11. In verses 15 to 17, is the Lord bound by the machinations of the nations? Why is that answer vital for us to know as God unfolds His plans for the world? 12. Read over verses 18 to 26. What do these verses tell you about the power and wisdom of God? Which ones do you find most meaningful? Why? 13. Verses 28 to 31 give a famous passage of scripture. Think about what the Lord has been saying through Isaiah for the past 39 chapters. What new point is He making here? Why is this vital to being able to wait for the Lord? Why do we need Him to strengthen us to wait for Him? 14. In your own life, are there any places where you need to wait for the Lord? Have you sought The strengthening grace that you might wait for Him with enduring faithfulness? What does this kind of waiting look like in your life?   The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/30 Isaiah 29 - True vs. False Worship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 12:53

    As we continue working through the book of Isaiah, today we look at Isaiah 29 which addressed the hard-hearted, prideful worship of the Southern Kingdom. We'll talk about what it looks like and ways to deal with our own tendency to trend towards false worship in our own life. Join us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. According to the podcast, what does the name “Ariel” in verse 1 signify? Who is the Lord addressing with this term? Why? 2. In verse 2, the Lord says that He will bring distress upon “Ariel”. What does this distress look like in verse 3? What will be the result in verse 4? 3. According to the podcast, what does the term “dust” in verse 5 speak to? Why would it be a problem to have their enemy become “like fine dust”? 4. Who will bring this punishment upon them in verse 6? What does this indicate about how His unseen hand works in the dealings of mankind? 5. What kind of wrong responses of the people are given in verses 9 to 11? Why are they struggling to respond rightly to the Lord's discipline? 6. Verse 13 starts to unpack the basis of their sins against the Lord. How are the people sinning? In light of their broken covenant with God, why do these sins merit such judgment? 7. Think back to our studies in God's Word so far. Where have you seen false worship in the scriptures? What was God's response? How does this motivate us to be sure that we're worshiping the Lord in our spirit according to His truth? 8. What will the Lord bring to an end in verse 14? Why? 9. How do verses 15 & 16 characterize their understanding of God? How might people still fall into these same sins today? 10. What is the change in tone & message in verse 17? Who are these words of encouragement for? 11. According to verses 22-24, what does God promise to His people? Who will be the one who experiences these promises? How does this tie into the Lord Jesus Christ and His Second Coming? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/29 Isaiah 28 - Tongues, Languages and God's Message of His Kingdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 14:10

    Isaiah 28 is one of those passages that we might not know well, yet speaks directly to our day (and the coming Day of the Lord). Join us as we study Isaiah 28 and learn about how tongues (and languages) tie into God's message of His kingdom.  The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/27 Isaiah 25 - When We're with the Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 10:08

    One of the deepest longings for God's people is for us to be with Him. Today as we look at Isaiah 25, we'll focus on that day when we'll finally be with the Lord without the curse and how we're truly be able to enjoy eternal fellowship with Him! The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/27 Isaiah 11 - The New Kingdom and Her King

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 13:17

    In this study through the Key Chapters of the Bible, we've seen that there are key chapters, and there are KEY chapters! Today, we're studying one of those Key-Key Chapters! Isaiah 11 explains God's plan for the redemption He is bringing into this world. Understanding this passage will help us unlock other passages throughout God's Word. Join us! The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on The YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/27 Isaiah 14 - A Passage about Satan?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 12:43

    Isaiah 14 is a passage that is commonly said to be speaking of Satan. Yet, as we study this chapter together, we'll learn about Christ's kingdom and the enemy that will be ruling prior to our Lord's return. Join us!  The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/25 Isaiah 7 - The Prophesied Birth of Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 11:40

    As we work through the Book of Isaiah, we are increasingly seeing Christ's kingdom come into focus. Today, we look at Isaiah 7, we're going to study a spectacular prophecy that we usually talk about the miraculous birth of Jesus and how we know that, indeed, Jesus is the long-awaited King of the Jews.  DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/26 Isaiah 9 - The Light of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 13:40

    Life can seem pretty dark at times; yet the darker things get, the more Christ's light will shine! Join us for today's study in Isaiah 9 where we'll look into prophecies of light in the midst of darkness and judgment.  DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Isaiah 9 continues God's message that began back in Chapter 8 of both judgment and restoration. Verse 1 introduces us to the person who will bring about their restoration. How will the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali be made glorious? According to the podcast, why do they play such an important role in that region? How does referring to them as “Galilee” give us a time stamp of when these events are to take place? 2. In verse 2, what is the great light that they will see? 3. In verse 3, what will be the people's response to the work of God spoken about in this passage? 4. In verses 4 & 5, what will God be accomplishing among them? What does He do to their oppressors? What is the extent of this victory? 5. Who is the “child” being spoken of in verse 6? What will be His domain? What will He be called? What do these names signify about His character and His work? 6. The podcast explained that the wording of verse 6 teaches us an important aspect of the nature of Christ. How does the phrases a “Child who is born” and “a Son who is given” give us a window into Christ's preexistent nature and His incarnation? 7. In verse 7, why is it a joyful blessing to see that the Lord's “zeal” accomplishes all of this? 8. Despite these wonderful promises of this Messiah, Isaiah 9 continues on to proclaim judgment. What is the Lord's message for Jacob and Israel in verse 8? How do they respond to this message in verses 9 & 10? What does their insistence on rebuilding what God has judged, reveal about their heart to obey (or lack there of)? 9. What does the Lord's judgment look like in verses 11 to 15? 10. In verse 16, what role do the false teachers have in this judgment? In verse 17, what is the Lord's view of them? 11. What picture of judgment does Isaiah give in verses 18-20? How do the people respond to the Lord in verse 21? Why do you think they would respond this way? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/24 Isaiah 6 - Serving Faithfully in Difficulty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 12:10

    Sometimes being faithful to the Lord means finding difficulty rather than ease. Today as we discuss Isaiah 6, we look at the Lord's call for Isaiah and the warning that God's calling for Isaiah going to be rough. We can be encouraged that difficulties in life and service to the Lord may be part of the call God has for our life too! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. In your life, where are you serving the Lord? When times get difficult in that service, how do you tend to respond? 2. Verse 1 contains Isaiah's vision of the Lord. What (of the Lord) fills the temple? What is this? What does its size indicate about the Lord? 3. In verse 2, what stood above the Lord? The podcast mentioned that the name of these beings literally means “burning ones” and yet, they cover their faces. What does this indicate about the presence of the Lord? 4. In verse 3, what did the seraphim call out to the Lord? What is the importance of repeating this three times? What does this indicate about the Lord's character? 5. In verse 5, how does Isaiah react to this vision of the Lord? What was his main concern? Why? 6. In verse 6, what does the Seraphim do? How might it have been possible for this seraph to be holding a burning coal? 7. In verse 7, what is the result of the Isaiah's lips touching the coal? How might passages like Numbers 31:22-23 help us understand the impact of fire on a person's sin? 8. Notice the “us” in verse 8. What does this indicate about the nature of God? 9. What does the Lord ask in verse 8? What does Isaiah's response indicate about his heart to serve the Lord? 10. What does the Lord tell Isaiah he is to do in verse 9? How will the people respond in verses 9 & 10? 11. If the Lord gave you this commission, how would you feel? Along these lines, what did Isaiah ask at the beginning of verse 11? Why? What was the Lord's answer? 12. What kind of judgment does the Lord foretell in verse 12? 13. What glimmer of hope does the Lord give Isaiah in verse 13? Why is this all a person needs to be faithful in their ministry? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/23 Isaiah 2 - The New Kingdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 11:57

    The Book of Isaiah is filled with complex messages that combine warnings, prophecies and encouragements. Today's passage is foundational to understanding the Book of Isaiah and includes warnings about abandoning the Covenant with God and the Coming Day when He will establish a New Kingdom for His covenant people. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Isaiah 2 is looking far down the timeline of history. According to verse 1, when will these things take place? 2. Verse 2 starts out talking about the “last days”. If you have time, glance at Ezekiel 38:16, Hosea 3:5 and Micah 4:1. When will these prophecies take place? However, the authors of Acts 2:17 and Hebrews 1:2 indicate that they were in the last days. Based on all of these verses, when are the last days? The podcast mentioned the principle of prophetic mountain ranges. What is that principle and how does it relate to this verse? 3. Read over verses 2 & 3. How do these verses characterize the last days? 4. According to verse 4, when these events take place, what kinds of things will the Lord be doing? What will the nations not be doing? Why? 5. In verse 5, Isaiah calls the people to walk in the light of the world. What “light” (so to speak) were they walking in verses 6 to 8? 6. What impact did their sins have on the overall society, as exemplified in verse 9? 7. In verses 10 & 11, when the Day of the Lord takes place, what will happen to the people? How will the Lord be exalted? 8. Read over verses 12 to 21, what kinds of things will happen on that “day”? 9. This chapter ends with a sudden exhortation in verse 22. In light of the judgment to come, what should our view of “man” be? Why? 10. Take a moment to reflect on the kind of kingdom described in Isaiah 2. How is this different than the “kingdoms of men” that we live in today? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/22 Isaiah 1 - Repent & Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 12:33

    Today we begin our study of Isaiah! Isaiah is an incredibly important book in the Bible and today we'll give a quick overview of the book of Isaiah and his message to us repentance and faithfulness to our faithful God. Join us!  DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The name “Isaiah” means “The Lord is salvation”. According to the podcast, why is that a great summary of the Book of Isaiah? How does God's covenant relate to the theme that the Lord is our salvation? 2. Based on the podcast, what is a prophet? Likewise, what is the “office” of a prophet? Do you remember what the podcast said was the difference between “foretelling” and “forthtelling”? What are those differences? What were these differences for? 3. Verse 1 tells us that Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Generally speaking, what was going on during this time? 4. Read over verse 2. What does this verse mean? Why do you think that the Lord has Isaiah begin on this point here? 5. In verse 3, who is the “Israel” that is being spoken about? What do we learn about them from this verse? 6. Read over verses 4 to 6. In verse 4, how were the people weighed down in iniquity? In verses 5 & 6, what was the result of their sin? 7. Verse 9 & 10 makes the amazing comparison between Israel and Sodom and Gomorrah. From what you know about Genesis 19, what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah? Why is verses 7 to 9 warning the people that they are at risk of the same judgment as those infamous cities? 8. In verses 11 to 15, what religious acts were rejected by the Lord? Why did He reject them? In our world today, how might a person have a similar mindset in their religion and likewise be rejected by the Lord? 9. Clearly Israel has been rebelling against the Lord and they are about to face His judgment. Yet the Lord gives them a path of repentance in verses 16 & 17. What does He tell them to do? Why? What would it take for them to carry out this kind of righteous pursuit from now on? 10. Verse 18 is a heartwarming verse reflecting God's heart for His people. What does He tell them? In verse 19, what does He promise them? 11. Verses 21 to 23 return to the theme of Israel's sin. What sinful things were the people doing? What righteous things were they not doing? 12. In verse 25 & 26, what is the relationship between God's judgment and their purification? Why would we want to submit to this kind of “refining fire” in our own life? 13. In verse 27, when God redeems His people, by what means will He redeem them? 14. In verses 28 to 31, what will be the fate of those who are not redeemed? In light of their sins, why is this fate “just” and deserved? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouVersion Bible App Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/21 Ecclesiastes 12 - Finishing Wise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 13:18

    As we've been working through God's Wisdom; today we turn to Ecclesiastes chapter 12. Although this is the final chapter of this book of wisdom, Solomon's wise conclusions are just as relevant today, as they were when he first wrote them. Join us! STUDY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Who is the likely author of the Book of Ecclesiastes? According to the podcast, at what point of life did he write this book? What path has he taken to arrive at these conclusions? 2. Read verses 1-7. What stage of life is Solomon referring to? Why is it important to follow God when we're young and not just when we're at the later stages of our life? 3. What does the term “vanity” mean in verse 8? What does Solomon mean by saying that “ALL is vanity”? What is he referring to? 4. According to verse 11, what are wise words liken to? How are they like this? In your own life, do wise words have this effect on you? Why or why not? 5. In verse 12, what is the danger of “many books”? What could “many books” be compared with in our day? Is there a danger, in your life, of reading too many “books”? 6. Verse 13 sums up the whole book by saying “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments.” From what you know of Solomon's life, why is this final conclusion so surprising? Why do you think he eventually came to this conclusion? Have you come to this conclusion yourself, yet? Why or why not? 7. Verse 14 provides the reasons for Solomon's conclusions in verse 13. Why should we always be aware of the fact that “God will bring every act to judgment”? Think about that word “every”. How should the fact that God will bring your “every” act under judgment change how you live? 8. Verse 14 has an added layer of meaning for those whose sins have been cleansed by Christ. How does the fact that Jesus has paid the penalty of your “every” sin change how you live? 9. As we wrap up our short study in Ecclesiastes, are there any life-corrections that you need to make in light of this key chapter in God's Word? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/20 Proverbs 31 - Wise Wives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 12:22

    Proverbs 31 is known for its instruction for an Excellent Wife. Although this chapter can be intimidating, today, we'll discuss how God will give wisdom to anyone who desires to follow these wise words in their home. Join us!  1. Verse 1 tells us that the proverbs in this chapter were the words of King Lemuel. According to the podcast, who might he be? Ultimately, do we need to know his identity? 2. Proverbs 31 can be pretty intense. Yet, verse 1 tells us who first taught these principles to King Lemuel. Who was that? Does this help us accept these truths? Ultimately, should that matter to us? 3. In verse 3, why do you think Lemuel's mom warns the king about giving his strength to women? What does this look like? According to verse 3, why is this a problem? 4. What is being warned about in verses 4 to 7? According to these verses, who should not be drinking wine or strong drink? Why? In these verses, what exception is given as a sensible use of alcohol? What might be a modern application of this principle? 5. Verses 8 & 9 speak of the influence that kings have. Who (or whom) should they be using their influence for? What might this look like in our day and age? 6. The podcast mentioned that verses 10 to 31 form an acrostic in the Hebrew language. Why do you think King Lemuel's mother gave him these principles in this acrostic format? How important do you think this acrostic was for him to remember this all those years later? 7. Read over verses 10 to 31. a. What principles do you see regarding how a wise wife relates to her husband? b. What principles relate to how she handles her children? c. What principles relate to how she handles her home? 8. If you're a wife, take a moment and evaluate how your own life conforms (or does not conform) to these principles. Are there any areas where you need to improve? 9. If you're not a wife, read over verses 10 to 31 and write down the principles that are generic enough that the principle relates to everyone. Are there any principles here that are exclusive to wives? 10. As you reflect on the principles of the Wise & Excellent Wife, is this standard “impossible”? As you reflect on how we have any spiritual growth, what spiritual realities must be present within a person to live according to this chapter? How might you grow in these spiritual realities, in order that you may grow in the principles from this chapter?   The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/18 Proverbs 18 - Wise & Godly Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 12:30

    Most of us face conflict from time to time and God's Word tells us there IS a way to speak with wisdom, even in conflict. Today we'll work through Proverbs 18 and learn about how to work through conflict with God's wisdom. STUDY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Hopefully, you've already read Proverbs 18. Take a moment and make a note of which verses address godly speech. How many did you find? Why do you think godly speech is so important for having godly wisdom? 2. In verse 1, why is it foolish to quarrel against wisdom? Why do people sometimes “stomp off” when faced with wisdom? How is this a reflection of verse 2, where that person just wants to “reveal their own mind”? 3. What are the benefits of wise words in verse 4? What is the danger of foolish words in verses 6 & 7? 4. How are whispering words described in verse 8? What do you think the author means by “whispering words”? 5. In verse 13, how might a person give an answer “before he hears”? Why do you think this would be folly and shame to him? 6. What is the principle of impartiality in verse 17? Why is this a key aspect of gaining wisdom? 7. According to verse 20, what is the fruit of wise words? 8. According to verse 21, what are the dangers of evil words? 9. As you reflect on this quick study of Proverbs 18, which principles of these verses most describes you? Are there any areas that you need to work on, that you might be a person who speaks with wise and godly words? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/17 Proverbs 3 - The Riches of Wisdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 10:29

    God has given His people wonderful riches of wisdom. Join us as we dig into Proverbs 3 and discover the riches God has for us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Today's podcast on Proverbs 3 opened by explaining how a key message throughout scripture is that of obedience to the Lord. The podcast then explained how various biblical teachers explain obedience with different terms such as holiness, or righteousness, etc. How is “wisdom” another way of characterizing “obedience to God”? Does your life reflect wise obedience to God? 2. Read over verse 1. What does a parent typically mean when he or she calls upon their children to remember what they're saying? What promise does Solomon give in verse 2 for listening to him? Why would this promise be valid? 3. In verses 3 & 4, what is the value of kindness? How would you define kindness? How does a person maintain an attitude of kindness towards others? What impact would this have on the world, if everyone walked around with an attitude of kindness towards their fellow man? 4. Read verses 5 & 6. What does it mean to “trust in the Lord”? What other places might we be tempted to trust, instead? What promise does Solomon give to those who trust the Lord? Why would this promise bear out in the lives of these people? What does it mean to “lean” on something? Why is it a danger to lean on our own understanding of things? What is the antidote to leaning on our own understanding? 5. How are people tempted to be wise in their own eyes (as stated in verse 7)? Why would people begin to think that they “know better” than God? Why might this become a hindrance to obeying the Lord? 6. What is the gist of verses 9 & 10? What does it mean to “honor” the Lord from our wealth? Is this talking about “amounts” or “heart attitudes” or something else? How is it possible to give towards the Lord's work in a way that dishonors Him? Are you honoring the Lord from your wealth right now? 7. In verses 11 & 12, why is it a blessing to receive discipline from the Lord? Has the Lord ever disciplined you? Was your reaction similar to the exhortation in these verses? Why or why not? 8. Read over verses 13 to 24. What are some of the riches and blessings that come from knowing and obeying wisdom? 9. What kind of confidence does verse 25 & 26 exhort us to have? Where does this confidence come from? Can a person disobey God and still have this kind of confidence? Why or why not? 10. In verses 27 to 30, how might a person “withhold good” to those whom it is due? What might this look like in your life today? 11. Read over verses 31 to 35. What is God's view of the wicked and foolish? Why should we, also, have to have this view of these kinds of people? Where might we be tempted to envy or admire the wicked and foolish? What is the danger of that kind of thinking? 12. Take a few moments to reflect on Proverbs 3. What verse(s) stand out to you as a gem of wisdom you can carry with you throughout your day today? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/16 Proverbs 1 - The Way of Wisdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 12:08

    What is wisdom and how do we get it? Join us today as we begin our study in the Book of Proverbs and mine out God's true wisdom for life! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. How would you define wisdom? What does it look like? What does it accomplish? How does a person gain wisdom? 2. The podcast mentioned that the book of Proverbs is “Gnomic Literature.” What is “Gnomic Literature” and why is that important when applying the countless promises that are in the book of Proverbs? 3. The podcast explained that the Hebrew word for wisdom is “chokmah” which also means “skill” and that wisdom is “skill for life.” How is this different from your understanding of wisdom? Does this affect your hope that you could be able to gain more wisdom? 4. The podcast suggested reading the Book of Proverbs very slowly, perhaps even only a few verses a day and then meditating on them. Why would this be a helpful way to study this important book? 5. Going on to Proverbs 1, verses 2 – 6 tell us what this book is intending to accomplish. What are they? Which of these benefits are you in most need for today? 6. According to verse 7, where must we start in our endeavor to grow in knowledge? In your understanding, why must we start here? What would be the danger of starting in other places? 7. According to verse 7, what is the mindset of fools? Why do they think this way? In terms of your own walk, does your life more align with the first half of verse 7, or the second? 8. In verses 8 & 9, what are the promises of pursuing wisdom? 9. Look over verses 10-15, what are the warnings of aligning with the unrighteous? What kind of harm can befall us when we walk with “sinners”? 10. What does a wise person do in verse 20? How is this different than the fool or the sinner that this chapter has warned about? 11. Why do you think that verses 20-33 personifies wisdom as a woman? What is she like in these verses? What does she promise? What does she warn about? 12. How should we respond to wisdom's reproof in verse 23? How do people tend to respond, instead? 13. What is the final promise in verse 33? Why do you think this promise holds true for those who listen to wisdom? 14. Think about your own approach to wisdom. Are you a person who listens to the wise counsel of others? If so, what does that look like in your life? If not, what might have to change in your thinking so that you would align with God's instructions? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/15 Psalm 150 - Cultivating Praise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 12:22

    We know we're supposed to worship God, but sometimes it's a challenge. Today we look at Psalm 150 and talk about several key principles to worshiping our Lord in spirit and truth. Join us! STUDY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast began by citing John 4:23 & 24 where Jesus said, “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” What does it mean to worship God in our spirit according to Hid truth? Since this is what God seeks, would you say that a worshipful attitude characterizes you and your life? 2. The podcast mentioned that the word “praise” has a wide range of meaning that can be boiled down to admiration and speaking well of someone. This word “praise” occurs in every verse for a total of 13 times in 6 verses. What does this tell you about the importance of you personally speaking well of God to Him? How is this principle reflected in your private worship? How about your worship with your church community? 3. Keeping with the idea of “praise” meaning to speak well of the Lord, how is that principle demonstrated in verse 2? What are we to speak well about with God in this verse? How about taking a moment to reflect on “mighty deeds” that God has done (either in your life, the Bible, etc)? How is God “excellently great”? 4. The podcast mentioned that it's important that we praise God in truth about things that are true about Him. Why is truth so important? How would a person's praise be limited by not knowing truth about God or for praising Him for things that are not true about Him? 5. Verses 3 – 5 talk about praising God with various instruments. Do you know how to play any of these (or their modern equivalents)? Are you using that skill to worship God? How does putting praise to music deepen our connection with what we're celebrating about God? 6. Have you ever arrived at church, or some other setting where God's people were worshiping Him, and you didn't arrive with a heart of praise? Does verse 6 give wiggle room for that kind of thinking? How might a person, who's having an off day, bring their spirit around to worshipping God? 7. Finally, the last couple of key chapter episodes have focused on worship. Why is this instruction necessary? Is praise and worship automatic? Why or why not? 8. In light of the priority of worship in God's Word, how might you increase the priority of praise and worship in your own life? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/14 Psalm 147 - Gems of Praise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:48

    There are so many things we can praise God for, we sometimes get stuck just choosing something to celebrate about Him. Today, we're turning to Psalm 147 and mining out a whole set of gems that are worthy of celebrating about our God. Join us! STUDY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast opened with a question about the places where our mind goes when we're not paying attention to what we're thinking. When your mind is on cruise control, what do you tend to think about? How can you develop the habit of increasingly filling your thoughts with praise? 2. Psalm 147 has three paragraphs. Each paragraph opens with a similar theme. Looking over verses 1, 7 and 12. What is that theme? What response it this psalm expecting from us? 3. Verse 1 tells us that it is pleasant to praise the Lord. When is God's praise pleasant to you? When is it not? When it's not pleasant to praise God what does that likely reveal about your mindset at that time? 4. The podcast pointed out that Isaiah 57:10 tells us that the Lord creates the praises of our lips. When you think about the Christian walk, how can a person better position themselves to benefit from God's work in this way? 5. How might verse 2 shed some light on when this psalm was written? If it was written during difficult times, how does this make the overall theme of “praising the Lord” become that much more surprising? Why? 6. When you read verse 3, what does this tell you about God's love, compassion and care for you? How might you put yourself in a position to receive His ministry to you? 7. Verse 4 tells us that God numbers the stars and gives names to al of them. Since there are over a septillion starts (yes, that's a real number), what does this tell us about the breadth of God's mind? What does verse 5 tell us about His understanding? 8. Why should thanksgiving accompany your praises? In terms of percentages, what percentage of your prayer life is devoted to thanksgiving? How can you make thanksgiving a greater part of your prayer life? 9. What are some practical things to praise God for in verses 8 & 9? Does your worship ever consist of thanking God for these kinds of things? 10. Verses 10 & 11 gives us an important principle regarding the perspective of God. In these verses, what is He NOT impressed by? What does He favor? Why? 11. Think about the points being made in verses 13 - 18. What are modern equivalents of these things? How can you convert God's provision of these things, to your worship and praise of Him? 12. As we finish our study of Psalm 147, how about reading back through this passage and pull out one gem to praise God for throughout your day. Which one have you chosen? As you anticipate how your day will unfold, how might you praise God for this item, throughout your day? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/13 Psalm 139 - Our Omniscient, Omnipresent God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 10:51

    Have you ever paused to think about why you are the way you are? You're not an accident! God created you and has a plan for you! Today we dive into these encouraging principles as we study Psalm 139! The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/11 Psalm 133 - A Song for Unity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 10:18

    Relationships are not easy, and yet when we have harmonious relationships, it's something to celebrate. Join us for a light-hearted study in Psalm 133 as we look at the importance of unity and how to find it and how to maintain it. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Today's study is about unity. How would you define unity? What is it based on? What sustains unity? What breaks it? 2. How does verse 1 characterize unity? Since we know that David wrote this psalm, where were some places where we know he did not experience this kind of unity? 3. Although verse 2 might seem a bit gross to us, precious oil was an important part of their ancient culture. How was oil used? What did it signify? How would its aroma be something people would want to have on them? 4. Why does David compare it to the dew of Mount Hermon? Why would dew have been a blessing in that part of the world? How would its cool waters refresh the people? How is this a picture of unity? 5. The podcast took some time to read over John 17. Why do you think the Lord prayed for the unity of His people in verses 21 to 23? According to John 17:15, who seeks to divide God's people? What are some of his tactics? How can God's people be on guard against him? 6. Is there any place of disunity in your life? If so, how are you contributing to the problem? Are there any changes you can make to pursue unity with those around you? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/10 Psalm 127 - A Song for the Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 11:37

    Our homes are a gift from the Lord, but they're also a responsibility. Today we study a joyful psalm and learn how God has entrusted us with an array of things that we must center on Him. Join us for joyful study in a joyful psalm! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. What does verse 1 mean when it talks about the Lord building the house? Have you ever seen people try to build their homes without the Lord? What does that look like? What were the long-term spiritual implications of that? 2. In verse 1, who guards the city? Does this verse say that watchmen are not necessary? If not, what is it saying? 3. How often do you rise up early to accomplish more work? In verse 2, what is the “bread of painful labors?” Why is this vain? Have you ever tried to take on more than the Lord has given for you to do? What was the result? 4. Verse 2 talks about the Lord's provision for His people, even when they're sleeping. Does this mean that His people don't need to work? What does it mean? 5. How does Psalm 127 establish the principle that if we're too busy to have a life centered on the Lord, then we're busier than He wants us to be? 6. In verse 3, why are children a blessing from the Lord? How is this different from the world's view of children? If you have children, do you view them as a direct blessing from God? 7. What is the meaning behind verse 4? Why does the author compare children to arrows in the hand of a warrior? 8. Why is a full house a blessing? Is this how the world characterizes full homes? 9. As the podcast was finishing up, it asked several questions: a. Is God part of your home and to what degree? b. Are you looking to Him to watch over you and protect you? c. Are you looking to Him to teach you about parenting? d. Is what you're trying to produce in your home centered on Him? e. Are there any changes that you need to make in light of your answers to these questions? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/9 Psalm 121 - Help for the Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 6:09

    All of us are on a spiritual journey, whether we even realize it. While the journey can be difficult, those who are journeying towards the Lord have his grace and protection. Join us as we study Psalm 121 and read about the help the Lord gives to His pilgrims. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast explained that this next stretch of psalms were likely read by people as they made their pilgrimages to Jerusalem. How does this historical data point help you understand what this psalm is communicating? 2. If Psalm 121 was read while a person was journeying to Jerusalem, and if that person was to look around at the various hills and valleys, what kinds of things would they have possibly been watchful of? How would it have been important to remember where their help comes from, in verse 1? 3. In verse 2, who gives them help? According to this verse, where has His power already been put on display? 4. As they were journeying to Jerusalem, in what ways could their feet slip? How might verse 3 relate to those kinds of challenges? Is the psalmist ultimately talking about walking, or something more important? 5. If the pilgrims would have to camp along the way to Jerusalem, how would verse 4 provide comfort? 6. As they journeyed in the daylight, how might verses 5 & 6 remind them of the Lord's watchful care? 7. What hope does verse 7 provide? Is there any situation you're facing where this verse is a helpful reminder? 8. If this psalm was read by a family making their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, what do you think verse 8 is referring to? 9. As you reflect on this psalm, what place is there for “fear” and “worry” in the heart of God's people? What principles from this psalm speak to this question? 10. Even though this psalm was read by pilgrims going to Jerusalem, it still relates to us today. Where are you on your journey to the Lord? What principles from this passage speak to situations you're facing? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/8 Psalm 119:145-176 Strength in Adversity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 12:03

    Studying and meditating on God's Word yields tremendous blessings, including being strengthened in the midst of adversity. Today we'll finish our study of Psalm 119 and see how God's Word strengthened the author in the midst of difficulties, trials, and persecutions. Join us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast opened by talking about a couple of theories about who wrote Psalm 119? If this psalm was written by Ezra during (or soon after) the exile, how might this possibility help us understand why this author was facing such adversity? 2. Psalm 119 shows us a wide range of emotions that the believer goes through. Looking over verses 145 & 146, what emotion does the author feel? Does this mean he was not a godly man? How is this similar (or dissimilar) to the emotions you feel? 3. In verse 148, what does the author mean by “meditating” on God's Word? When does he do this? In a day and age without “instant-on” lighting, what does this reflect about his dedication to meditating on God's Word? 4. How does the psalmist describe God's Word in verses 151 and 160? According to the podcast, when we “sum” up God's Word and live accordingly, what kind of path will we be on? How is this a stabilizing point when we face adversity in our lives? 5. What does verse 152 remind us about the authorship of God's Word? When we're facing the kind of adversity spoken of in Psalm 119, why is this point critical to know and believe? 6. In verses 153-160, what are some examples of the psalmist's dedication to the Lord, despite tremendous adversity? 7. When you read verse 161, what can you envision about the basis for this statement? How does the possibility that this was written during the Babylonian exile shed light on what this might mean? 8. In verse 162, why does the author rejoice in God's Word? Why does he compare it to finding a great treasure? Have you found God's Word to be a treasure in your own life? 9. In verse 165, why do those who love God's love have great peace? In this verse, what does this peace do for God's people? When we don't have “great peace”, what might that point to? 10. In light of everything said in this psalm, why would the author's lips utter praise in verse 171? Why would his tongue sing God's Word in verse 172? Does this describe your relationship with God and His Word? Why or why not? 11. Take a moment and look back over this psalm? What are some truths, from this psalm, that you can bring to the Lord as praise?   The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/7 Psalm 119:113-144 - Spiritual Illumination

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 14:21

    In order for us to gain understanding and insights into God's Word, He must illumine us. Today we'll dive into Psalm 119:113-144 to see how the Holy Spirit uses His Word to illumine us to increasingly understand Him and His Word and how we might live. Join us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Verse 113 probably surprises us with how it begins with saying that the psalmist hates those who are double-minded. What did the podcast say about the word “hate” and what does it mean in this passage? 2. Look over verses 113 to 120. What does this passage show us about the challenges the author was having with people around him? Have you had similar challenges with people in your life? Why do you think that is? 3. In these verses (verses 113-13), in what way does the psalmist seek to minimize the influence of evildoers in his life? How can we follow similar principles in our lives today? 4. What is the psalmist's view of the Lord in verse 120? How is this view necessary to live out the principles you have already seen in this psalm? 5. As we move on to verses 121, look over these verses and make note of the psalmist's requests. What does he ask for? What does this teach us about the Lord's role in our pursuit of Him? What was the author's role in all of this? 6. What does the author ask for in verse 125? How is this similar to what he asks for in verses 124, 130 and 144? Why is “understanding” so critical to spiritual wisdom and insight? How do we gain this understanding? 7. Taking what we've been talking about so far, what does the psalmist ask for in verse 133? How would the Lord answer this prayer? What does this require of the psalmist, so that he will actually receive this? 8. Look over verses 137-144. How does the author describe the Lord's character? Why is it so important that we trust in God's righteousness? Why does that matter for our daily lives? 9. How does the author view himself in verse 141? How do others view him? Have you ever felt this way? How does the psalmist demonstrate, in this psalm, that he has overcome this view? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/6 Psalm 119:57-112 - Walking Through Trials

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 13:40

    Trials come the way of all people, and sometimes God has clear reasons why He has allowed them into our lives. Join us today as we continue our study in Psalm 119 and learn how God used trials in his life to draw him to greater spiritual maturity. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The focus of this passage is on walking through trials. Are you going through any trials right now? If so, what? 2. The podcast mentioned that Psalm 119 is the longest prayer in the Bible. What do you notice about this prayer? How is it different than how you pray? 3. In verse 57, what does it mean for the psalmist to say that the Lord is his “portion”? While you might not use this precise language, is this how you walk with the Lord? 4. Verse 57 ends with a promise that the psalmist is going to keep God's Words. How does he keep this promise in verses 58, 59 and 60? 5. Verse 65 continues the downward tone of this psalm (it won't turn back up until verse 89). In what ways does this section show us that the psalmist, himself, has endured much pain and difficulty? How does the psalmist respond to these difficulties? Where have you had similar difficulties in life? In what ways can you follow the psalmist's example? 6. What does the psalmist seek in verse 66? Why does he need this to walk through trials in a spiritually healthy way? 7. In verse 67, what was the psalmist's spiritual condition, before his affliction? What was his condition afterwards? What is the psalmist's own estimations of his afflictions in verse 71? Why do you think this transformation happened? How do trials have a way of transforming us? 8. What kind of example does the psalmist want to be in verse 74? How about verse 79? In your own life, what spiritual principles are you modeling for others to follow? 9. In verse 81, what is the psalmist waiting for? How is this particularly poignant, in light of the podcast's explanation of the phrase, in verse 83, of being like “a wineskin in the smoke”? 10. What kinds of struggles does the author have with people in verses 84, 85, 86 and 87? How might a godly person still have these kinds of struggles with other people? 11. How does verse 89 reflect a shift in tone? Where is the psalmist focused now? What impact would this focus have on his joy? 12. In verse 92, what role did God's Word have in preserving the author? Why would it have this kind of role? Does it have this role in your life? 13. Look over verses 92-95, what does the psalmist say about how he interacts with God's Word? What would similar interactions look like in your own life? 14. In verses 99-100, what are the benefits of his study of God's Word? Have you ever seen these kinds of spiritual realities your own life, or in the people around you? 15. Verse 105 is a famous verse for teaching how to walk according to God's Word. What did the podcast say about how “lamps” worked back then? How was this a helpful picture of what it means to walk according to God's Word? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/4 Psalm 119:1-56 Meditating on God's Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 13:43

    Psalm 119 sets the Word of God right onto our heart and life. Join us in this first of four studies into this important passage that teaches us to love and delight in the Word of God! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. According to the podcast, what is the overarching theme of Psalm 119? What does this theme call us to? 2. According to the podcast, how is Psalm 119 arranged? What is each section arranged according to? In the original Hebrew text, what does every verse start with? How is this helpful for us to understand this psalm? 3. What are the two principles in verse 1? How does this set the tone for the rest of this psalm? 4. Verse 1 mentions blessings for those who walk according to God's Word. What kinds of blessings have you experienced by walking according to God's Word? Look over verses 5 to 20. How are these blessings listed in these verses? 5. According to verse 4, what is the origin of God's Word? What does it tell us about why the Lord has given us these instructions? What is the expectation for what we do with them? How did the Podcast explain that Christians can still keep the principle of these words, even if we're no longer under this covenant? 6. The podcast mentioned that another key principle in this psalm is the necessity of the Lord's grace to enable us to live out these principles. How do verses 4 to 40 teach this principle? 7. The podcast mentioned that this section also has much to say about “meditation”. What is biblical meditation? How does the author model meditation in this psalm? 8. Clearly the author is devoted to God's Word. Why do you think he is so devoted? In what ways is your devotion similar? Is it different in any area? How might you seek the Lord for a change in attitude towards His Word? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    Psalm 103 - Teaching Ourselves to Worship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 14:12

    Worship does not come easily or naturally. For many of us, we have to be very intentional about worship. Amazingly, even David had times when he needed to remind himself of why to worship the Lord. Today we'll study Psalm 103 and look at these crucial reasons we can always worship our glorious Lord. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast explained that Psalm 103 is a “Call to worship” the Lord. What does this mean and why do we need to be summoned to worship Him? 2. What does the phrase “Bless the Lord” mean in verse 1? What is David calling in himself to worship the Lord? What kinds of blessings have we received in verse 5? 3. In verse 2, why does true worship require us to remember how God has benefited us? How has God benefited you? In what way should this lead you to worship Him more? 4. What does verse 3, why does receiving “pardon” from God cause us to worship Him? In what way is pardoning part of our healing? Ultimately, when and where we will be healed? 5. In verses 6 & 7, how can we worship God for His deliverance of the Jews? Why? How does He show us a similar work of deliverance? 6. How is God gracious to us in verse 8? How is His graciousness evident in verse 9? 7. How does verse 10 show us God's mercy and grace? What does this show us about God's attitude towards us? 8. How do verses 12 & 13 show us God's love? How do the terms east and west show us God's infinite grace and forgiveness? 9. In verses 17 & 18, who is this forgiveness for? Why? How do we enter this relationship with the Lord? 10. In verses 19 - 22, who are we joining with when we worship the Lord? How might this reality affect your private and public worship? How does this help us know that our future will always be oriented to the Lord in worship? 11. As you finish up your study in this psalm, why not look back over it and pull out the specific ways you can worship Him right now. The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/2 Psalm 100 - Worshipful Thanksgiving!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 12:33

    We know we're supposed to worship, but sometimes we struggle. Well, today we work through Psalm 100 (and even some earlier psalms) to see how we can join in the worship of our wonderful Lord! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Look at your Bible just below where it says, “Psalm 100”. What do the non-italic words say? What does this tell us about the practical role this psalm might have in our walk with the Lord? 2. What did the podcast say about the context of this psalm, specifically Psalms 93 to 100? 3. Why is worship a critical spiritual discipline in the Christian life? What kinds of things ought we worship God for? How “good” are you at worship? 4. Where do we see people worshipping the Lord in the Bible? What are some of the reasons they worship Him? What example of worship are you setting for those around you? 5. In John 4:23, what did Jesus say the Father seeks? Are you fulfilling what He is seeking? Why or why not? 6. In verse 1, what are some things that we can joyfully and triumphantly celebrate about the Lord? 7. In verse 2, what is the connection between worship of the Lord and service to Him? How are we to serve the Lord, specifically, in verse 2? 8. In verse 3, why is knowledge and truth about God so vital to true worship? What are some truths about the Lord given in verse 3? 9. The podcast mentioned Ps 95:6. According to that verse, what is the posture of the worshipper? What value might these postures have in our worship? Do you ever worship the Lord this way? Why or why not? 10. Back in Psalm 100:3, the psalmist compares us to sheep. What similarities are there between us and sheep? Why is it helpful to recognize these similarities? 11. In verse 4, what public places should we be thanking and praising the Lord? Have you ever publicly thanked God? If so, what for? If not, why not? 12. The final verse of Psalm 100 reminds us of God's goodness and lovingkindness. Why can all people thank God for these blessings? 13. The podcast mentioned that true worship involves submission to the Lord. Why is submission necessary for true worship? In what ways is your submission to the Lord manifested in worship? 14. The podcast also mentioned that true worship involves knowing God rightly. Why is a correct understanding of the Lord vital to true worship? Can we worship Him rightly if we're wrong in what we're praising Him for? 15. As you reflect on this psalm, how about taking some time to privately worship and thank the Lord? Likewise, how about asking the Lord to give you an opportunity today to give Him public worship and thanks? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    6/1 Psalm 91 - God's Protection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 12:12

    Psalm 91 is a favorite passage for soldiers because it reminds them of God's watchful care of His people; yet its promises are for anyone who seeks to follow the Lord. Join us as we study this favorite psalm and reflect of God's protective care! The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/61 Psalm 73 - Peril of Bitterness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 11:49

    Is there a danger to looking at what other people have and wishing we had that too? Today we dive into Psalm 73 and see what a prophet of God began to understand about the perils of bitterness and envy. The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/30 Psalm 51 - Finding Forgiveness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 13:02

    One of the most powerful, important and painful emotions we can have is guilt. When dealt with wrong, guilt can have disastrous results in our life. Join us today as we look for the right way of handling our guilt and how to find forgiveness with the Lord. The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/28 Psalm 46 - Peace in the Storm

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 11:35

    When life's storms come crashing down on us, where can we turn? We can turn to the Lord and look for His protection and provision. Join us today as we dive into a wonderful psalm that gives strength and peace in the storms of life. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Psalm 46 is about finding peace in the midst of major upheaval. Is your world undergoing upheaval? If so, in what way? If a person did not trust God in such a storm, how would they respond? How are you responding differently? 2. How does verse 1 remind us that when we face difficulties, we can find refuge in God no matter what they are? What does the word “refuge” picture? How is this evident (or not evident) in your own life? 3. The “present help” in verse 1 speaks of active, real help from the Lord. Where have you seen the Lord help you in your storms? 4. Why kind of devastation is the psalmist referring to in verses 2 & 3? What might this look like in our lives today? 5. The “selah” at the end of verse 3 is calling us to pause and reflect on what he's just said. Take a moment and re-read verses 1-3 and summarize what they're saying here: 6. Verse 4 takes us to a place where there is no storm, no bitterness, no division, or hatred or problems at work, health, etc. Why do we need to remember that such a place exists? According to this psalm, who lives there? How are they being refreshed (in verse 4)? How do we abide “there” even when we live in a fallen world here? 7. How would a river sustain a city in these ancient times? Was there a river flowing into Jerusalem? In verse 5, why was it important for the people of Israel to know that even through there was no river in Jerusalem, the Lord was her sustenance? In practical terms, what does this principle look like for believers today? 8. Even though God's grace and peace continues in the storm, in verse 6, what do the nations continue to do as well? Why? 9. What is the Lord's response to the nations in verse 6? What happens with this response? What principle is the author teaching us here? 10. According to verse 7, who is with us? What does verse 7 say about the impact His presence has in our lives? 11. The word “hosts” in verse 7 speaks of armies. What armies does the Lord control? Why is this important for us to remember? 12. Since verse 7 ends with “selah”, how about taking a moment to re-read verses 4-7 and summarizing them here: 13. Why does verse 8 call us to “behold the works of the Lord”? What works might he be referring to? Why does this strengthen our peace in the midst of a storm? 14. What does verse 9 show us about the Lord's control over the nations? Why is this important, even when the world around us is the source of our storm? 15. Verse 10 calls us to “cease striving”. This could also be translated as “be still”. If we're to be still, who are we trusting to act on our behalf? In your own live, are you more likely to be striving or being still the storms of your life? What would it look like to be still in these storms? What kind of faith and trust in the Lord is required to be still in this way? 16. Verse 11 repeats the encouragement from verse 7. Why do you think the author repeats himself here? 17. Verse 11 also ends with “selah”. How about taking a moment to re-read and summarize the principles from verses 8-11 here: 18. In your own life, where do you need the Lord's peace? What principles from this psalm speak to your situation today? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/27 Psalm 42 - Hope Even When Pain Stays

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 14:15

    Is it possible to find hope in suffering? What if we're in a situation that is not likely to change, how do we find hope then? Join us as we study Psalm 42 and learn about how to walk with God in the midst of ongoing suffering. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Psalms 42 & 43 are about finding hope in the Lord, even when our difficult circumstances aren't getting better. Have you ever been in a situation where things don't seem to improve? What did that do to your hope and trust in the Lord? Why do you think it has that kind of an impact? 2. Why do you think the author, in verse 1, starts out comparing his seeking God like a deer seeking water? What might he be saying about his own pursuit of the Lord? Have you ever sought the Lord with this kind of passion? 3. According to verse 2, how is his search going? 4. Although we don't know the circumstances surrounding this psalm, if the psalmist is writing from exile (as suggested by the podcast) who are these people who are mocking him in verse 3? Why would they be mocking him? 5. If the author is writing from exile, and if he is not a young man, will his situation likely improve? Why or why not? How would that have been a difficult reality for him to work through? 6. Who (or what) is the author addressing in verse 5? What point is he making? How does this show us that we don't have to listen to our emotions or let them lead us? 7. Verse 7 is giving us a deep, meaningful message that hopefully resonates within all of us. What do you think he's communicating to us about difficult situations? 8. Verse 8 is filled with hope and trust. How does the psalmist describe his relationship with the Lord? Why would the psalmist still have this kind of a relationship with God, even if God wasn't doing what he (the author) wanted? Is your trust in the Lord this steadfast? Why or why not? 9. Yet, verses 9 & 10 show that the author was having difficulty making sense of his situation. What kinds of difficulties might he have been facing? 10. Despite these difficulties, what does the author tell his soul in verse 11? Why is this difficult for us to do? What have you learned about how to have victory in these spiritual disciplines? 11. In Psalm 43:1, what is the author calling out for? 12. How is Psalm 43:2 similar to what we have just read in Psalm 42? 13. What is the psalmist asking for in verse 3? Why is he asking for them? 14. In verse 4, where is the psalmist seeking to go? What will he do if the Lord leads him there? 15. Verse 5 repeats similar wording that we saw back in Psalm 42:5 & 11. Why are these principles so vital to trusting God, even when our situation may not improve? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/26 Psalm 37 - Walking in God's Will

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 12:07

    One of the most frequent questions is "What is God's will for my life?" To answer that question, we might even be tempted to flip through scripture looking for anything that might help us. Well, flip no further! Today's study in Psalm 37 provides guidance and comfort and encouragement to those who would seek to follow God's will for their lives. STUDY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:  1. In verses 1 & 2, why should God's people not fret because of evildoers and wrongdoers? How do verse 9, 10, 15, 17, 20, 28, 34, 36 and 38 add to this idea? 2. What is the exhortation of verse 3? In your situation, what does trust in the Lord look like? What does “doing good” look like? How can you “dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness”? 3. In verse 4, what promise does the Lord have for those who delight in the Lord? Is this a blanket promise that we'll always get what we want? Why or why not? 4. In your life, what does “delighting in the Lord” look like? 5. In verse 5, what does it look like for a “way” to be committed to the Lord? What are some symptoms of a life that is not committed to Him? What is the promise in verses 5 & 6 for those who do commit their way to Him? 6. In verse 7, what does it mean to rest in the Lord and wait for Him? Why is patience necessary for this? In verse 7, how is fretting an indication that we're not waiting for the Lord? 7. In verse 8, what are we to cease from doing and forsake? Why? 8. How are the righteous blessed in the following verses? a. Verses 9, 12, 22 and 29: b. Verse 11: c. Verse 17: d. Verse 18: e. Verse 19: f. Verse 23: g. Verse 24: h. Verse 25: i. Verse 28 & 33: j. Verse 30: 9. Where is the source of these blessing found in verses 4, 5 and 6? Why must true blessings come from here? 10. How do the following verses describe one who's way is established? a. Verse 4: b. Verse 5: c. Verse 7: d. Verse 9 & 34: e. Verse 8: f. Verse 11: g. Verse 14 & 15: h. Verse 21: i. Verse 31: j. Verse 37: k. Verse 39 & 40: 11. When you reflect on all the gems of this psalm, is there anything in your life that more conforms to the principles of wickedness than righteousness? How might you more closely align with the way of righteousness?   The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/25 Psalm 34 - Hope for the Broken Hearted

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 11:55

    Feeling discouraged? Needing to be reminded of God's promises for you? Join us in today's study in a super-encouraging psalm that is sure to bless your time in God's Word. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. What did the podcast mean when it said that this psalm, and others like it are part of a class of genre called “Gnomic Literature”? How do we handle this kind of literature and these kinds of promises? Why do we tend to let “exceptions” cause us to lose faith in God's universal principles? 2. The opening lines of this psalm say something along the lines of: "A psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed." What did the podcast explain about the inspiration behind these statements regarding the background and setting of certain psalms? 3. Looking at verse 1, when does David declare that he will bless the Lord? What guidance does this give us about the frequency of how often we praise the Lord? Are there any changes that you need to make in order to be a person who “blesses the Lord at all time” and “whose praises are continually in your mouth?” 4. In verse 2, what does David call us to join with him in doing? How might you fulfill this exhortation in your life today? 5. Verses 4, 6 and 7 all give reasons for David to praise God and magnify Him. What are they? Why should these things cause us to praise the Lord more? 6. The podcast paused to focus on the Angel of the Lord that is mentioned in verse 7. Who is He and what does He do? 7. What attribute of God are we to see in verses 8 & 9? What should this cause us to do? When you face adversity, is this something you do easily or struggle with? Why? 8. Verses 12 & 14 show us the path of life that puts a person in position to receive these promises. What does this path look like? Are you on that kind of path? 9. Who is the Lord listening to in verse 15? How would this kind of person be living if they were in your life situation? 10. In verses 17 to 19, what do we learn about God's watchful care over the brokenhearted and afflicted? 11. Glance over verses 6, 6, 15, 18, 17 and 20. What does the Lord do for His people in these verses? As you live your day in light of these promises, how can you be the kind of person that receives this watchful care of God? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/24 Psalm 32 - The Joy of Forgiveness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 14:05

    Have you ever had a heavy heart because of your sin? Have you ever wondered if God will forgive you? Join us today as we look at Psalm 32 and rejoice in the forgiveness that is ours in Christ!   DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/23 Psalm 23 - The Lord is My Shepherd

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 10:16

    Few passages are more beloved than Psalm 23 and today we'll look over familiar territory and remember what it means that "the Lord is our Shepherd." DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Look in your Bible's, just below the title “Psalm 23”. Who does it say wrote this psalm? According to the podcast, how was this author a shepherd of both sheep and people? How might this personal resume have helped him understand more richly that the Lord is his shepherd? 2. Look up John 10:14, 1 Peter 5:4 and Hebrews 13:20. What do these verses tell us about Jesus as our shepherd? If Jesus is our shepherd, how should we look to Him and respond to Him? 3. How does the Holman Christian Standard Version render the phrase “I shall now want” in verse 1? How does this help us understand what David means by this phrase? In what ways have you seen the Lord provide for your “wants”? 4. In verse 2, why does the Lord lead His people to green pastures and quiet waters? 5. In verse 3, what does “restore” mean? How does the Lord restore His people? Where has He restored you? 6. What are the “paths of righteousness” in verse 3? According to this verse, why does the Lord guide us down these paths? 7. Will the Lord ever lead you down an unrighteous path? As you consider your own life, are there any “paths” that you need to forsake because they are not righteous? 8. What did the podcast say David means in verse 4, that the Lord walks with him through valleys of the shadow of death? Where have you gone through such a valley? When we go through those kinds of difficult times, how does the fact that God is with us, help us? 9. In verses 5 &6, where is this banquet being held? What is the relationship vibe that you see in these verses? 10. What does verse 6 mean by saying that “only” goodness and mercy will follow us? How does the Lord provide us with this mercy and goodness? 11. All in all, this verse shows the tremendous joy and peace that comes from pure fellowship with the Lord. How does this psalm help you abide in this relationship with God? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/21 Psalm 22 - Prophecy Fulfilled

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 13:17

    One of the most amazing prophecies in the Old Testament is actually a psalm! Specifically, Psalm 22 which details our Lord's sufferings on the cross. Join us in today's study as we compare this psalm with the Gospels and see so much of what we can praise Christ for! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Look at the opening words of Psalm 22. Who wrote this psalm? From what we know of his life, did he ever experience the things he's written in this psalm? Who was this psalm ultimately pointing to? 2. How does the fact that Psalm 22 was written about 1,000 years before Jesus demonstrate the authenticity of its prophecy? 3. Verse 1 was quoted by Jesus while He was on the cross. According to the podcast, what were two possible reasons for this? 4. The podcast discussed how many of these verses were fulfilled by Christ on the cross. When were the following verses fulfilled? a. Verse 6: b. Verse 14: c. Verse 16: d. Verse 17: e. Verse 18: 5. Looking over how these verses were fulfilled by Christ on the cross, which prophecy most amazes you? 6. Towards the end of this psalm, David writes about this future victory. What does he say in the following verses: a. Verses 19-21: b. Verse 22: c. Verse 25: d. Verse 27: e. Verse 28: 7. How does the accuracy of fulfillment in the opening section of this psalm help us know that the prophecies at the end of this psalm will also come to pass? 8. How are we part of the fulfillment of verse 31? 9. The fulfillment of these amazing prophecies demonstrates the reality of God's message in these verses. What does this mean in terms of how we respond to its message? 10. When you consider the weight of these words, how might you live differently knowing they are from God and every word will ultimately come to pass? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/20 Psalm 19 - God's Message in Creation & His Word

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 11:45

    How has our Lord revealed His message in our world? Through nature and His Word! Join us as we look at Psalm 19 and begin to scratch the surface of all the ways that God has revealed His message to us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast mentioned two terms that theologians use to describe “revelation”. What is “General Revelation”? How do we see it described in Psalm 19? 2. According to verse 1, what do the heavens “tell” and “declare”? In your opinion, what are some ways that they do this? 3. According to verse 2, what pours forth every day and night? What are some ways that we see this reality lived out in our world? 4. Verses 3 & 4 teach about the speech going out into the world. What is this speech? What are some place where we find information from God in nature? 5. Why is the daily path of the Sun so amazing? What would happen if we were just a few thousand miles closer or further from the sun? What does this show us about God's love for our planet? 6. The podcast explained that verses 7-14 speak about what theologians call “Special Revelation”. What is Special Revelation? How is it different from General Revelation? 7. What are some of the benefits of God's Word in verses 7 & 8? What are some ways that a person might experience God's Word in this way? If they are not experiencing these promises from God's Word, what would you advise them to do? 8. In verse 10, how does David cherish God's Word? What do you think led him to have this view? How does this reflect your own view of God's Word? 9. Why does David end this psalm talking about his errors and faults? How does God make these realities clearer in our lives? What are we to do when God shows us a place in our life that is out of conformity to His Word? 10. How does God's Word purity our words and thoughts? Is there any place in your own life that needs further transformation to be pleasing to God? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/19 Psalm 15 - Paths of Righteousness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 11:26

    The question we all need to ask is: How does God want me to live? Psalm 15 asks that question and gives us God's profound answer. Join us as we dive into this wonderfully rich psalm! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. What is the point of the opening question of verse 1? What is the author speaking about at with terms like “abide” and “dwell”? 2. Why doesn't the author simply answer his own question saying, “those who are in covenant with the Lord?” 3. Is this psalm, teaching some kind of works salvation? If not, then what is it teaching? 4. Verse 2 tells us, “He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart.” What does it mean to walk in integrity? What does it mean to “work righteousness?” What does it mean to speak truth in our heart? 5. Verse 3 tells us, “He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend.” How is our speech a reflection of abiding with God? How about not doing evil to a neighbor, why does that reflect a person who abides with God? 6. Have you ever had a friend annoy you? Or sin against you? How does the phrase in verse 3, “does not take up a reproach against his friend” speak to those kinds of situations? 7. When a person walks with God, how does this reality change their view of God's enemies in verse 4? How does this reality change their view of those who fear the Lord? Why? 8. In verse 4, what does it mean to “swear to our own hurt”? Where have you had to do this in your own life? Why does this characterize those who abide with God? 9. According to verse 5, how does fellowship with the Lord affect our financial dealings? Why? 10. What is the final promise at the end of verse 5? Why would this be true of those who abide with the Lord? 11. When you reflect on Psalm 15, these statements can also be shown in reverse… those who walk in inconsistency do not abide with God. Those who walk in wickedness do not abide with God. Those who walk in falsehood do not abide with God. Those who slander others or think evilly of others, do not abide with God. We could keep going… as you reflect on these principles why can't we abide with God and still walk in these ways? 12. Read over Psalm 15 one more time. Where are these principles true of you? Where do you need more work? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/18 Psalm 2 - The Kingdom of the Son of God

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 13:31

    Today we dive into one of the most important Psalms! Psalm 2 points us to the reign of our glorious Lord and King, Jesus Christ! It points to the destinies of those who submit to Him and those who reject Him. Join us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast mentions that Psalm 2 classifies people into two groups. What are those groups? 2. Psalm 2 talks about the Davidic King. The podcast mentions that there is a near fulfillment and a far fulfillment. What are they? 3. Verse 2 mentions the anointed king. According to the podcast, what is this word? How is it also used in biblical literature? Thus, who is this psalm really pointing to? 4. This psalm is cited in the New Testament several times. Look up the following passages. How to they use this psalm? What are they teaching? a. Acts 4:25-26 b. Acts 13:33 c. Hebrews 1:5-6 d. Hebrews 5:5 e. Revelation 2:26-27 f. Revelation 12:5 g. Revelation 19:15 5. Now that we've established that this psalm is pointing to the Messianic King and His kingdom, why do you think this psalm occurs so early in this book? 6. In verse 3, why are the people angry about being brought before this king? 7. How does the Lord respond to them in verse 4? How does this verse strike you? Why does the Lord has such a tone? 8. Look at verse 7, “who” is speaking to “whom”? How does this help us understand the nature of the Trinity? 9. Verse 7 also talks about the king being “begotten”. Look up Acts 13:33-34. When does Paul say that the Son was “begotten”? In light of Psalm 2 and Acts 13, what does the term “begotten” point to? 10. What is given to the king in verse 8? What does this mean for the destiny of all of humanity? 11. What does verse 9 say about the destiny of those who reject this king? What does it look like to reject Him? 12. How are we to respond to this king in verse 12? What does the word “homage” indicate? Does your life reflect this principle? Are there ways you can do more “homage” to the Son? 13. What is the promise that this psalm ends on? In light of the fact that this psalm is looking to the future, what kinds of blessings do you believe are in store for these people? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/17 Psalm 1 - The Way of the Righteous

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 14:18

    Should we listen to the advice of people who do not walk with God? We'll discuss this and more as we dive into Psalm 1 and see the profound, life-guiding gems this psalm has to offer us! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. What did the podcast say about general structure to the Book of Psalms? Look over your own Bible; how does it format and organize the psalms to reflect some of this structure? 2. The podcast explained that the Book of Psalms is often classified as “Wisdom Literature”. How does this genre help us understand how the psalms are arranged and what they are intended to accomplish? 3. Glance over Psalm 1 again. Why do you think this psalm is presented first in this book? What does its position show us about its importance? 4. The podcast pointed out that there is a significant difference between not walking in the counsel of the wicked, versus not walking according to wicked counsel. What is this distinction and what difference does it make? How might a person be tempted to only avoid counsel that is “wicked” versus avoiding counsel given by the “wicked”? 5. Likewise, in verse 1, who are the wicked? In our own society, who are these people? Have you ever received counsel that might have seemed good, but you avoided it specifically because it came from a person who was not walking with God? 6. What does verse 1 mean by NOT “standing in the path of sinners?” If we were to go down this path, to what “end” would we be advancing towards? 7. How does the concept of “sitting in the seat of scoffers” build upon the idea of walking in the counsel of the wicked or standing in the path of sinners? What are these people scoffing at? Why would it be spiritually detrimental to listen to these kinds of people? 8. What does the blessed person do in verse 2? What is their delight? What do they love? What do they fill their mind with? 9. How does verse 3 characterize God's blessings being like a tree planted by water? If a tree thrives in a hot dry climate, what can we be sure is happening below the surface of the soil? 10. What does verse 4 say about the way of the wicked? What does it mean to blow away like chaff? What blows away? 11. In verse 5, what does it mean that the wicked will not stand in judgment? Why not? 12. According to verse 6, what does the Lord know? What does this tell us about His knowledge? Why is this important to remember when facing difficult decisions? 13. When you think about the principles of Psalm 1, do you believe them? How are they currently being reflected in your life? Are there any changes you need to make in light of this teaching? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/16 Job 42 - Job's Repentance and Restoration

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 9:30

    The Book of Job asks some of life's most challenging questions... and the answers it gives call us to trust the Lord. But is there any benefit to trusting Him and obeying Him? Definitely! We'll unpack some of those benefits in today's podcast on Job 42: Job's Repentance and Restoration. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. The podcast mentioned that the book of Job addresses questions like, “Why is there so much suffering in this world? What kind of power does Satan have? Can I trust God, even when I don't understand Him?” Are any of these questions ones that have you asked in the past? How have you answered them? What is the Book of Job's answers to these questions? 2. The podcast also gave the following summaries of the advice from Job's friends: Eliphaz derived his wisdom from age and experience. Bildad derived his counsel from the wisdom of crowds and the authority of what the experts say. Zophar derived his wisdom from the pursuit of righteousness. And Elihu derived his wisdom from the pursuit of passion and zeal. Does any of this advice frame your own thinking? If so, how can you move on from that way of thinking? 3. Once the Lord begins to set the record straight in Job 38, what has He said so far? How has the question of “who?” been the ultimate answer to the question of “why?” 4. What did Job's repentance consist of in verses 2, 3, and 6? Why were these statements necessary for Job to say to the Lord? Have you ever said these kinds of things to the Lord? Why or why not? 5. After Job's repentance, how does the Lord restore him? What does this teach us about the Lord's desire to bless His people? 6. Sometimes people think that bad things happen to people because they are under judgment from God. What does the Book of Job show us, instead? 7. From what you have learned from the Book of Job, how should we think of God and His plans for our life? How can you align more with this mindset? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/14 Job 39-41 - More Answers for Suffering

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 9:12

    Answers to suffering are not easy or simple and today, as we look at Job 39-41, the Lord helps Job understand His wisdom and power and that even when we do not understand what God is doing, He has a wise and good plan. DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Today's passage continues the opening instructions from Job 38 that we looked at yesterday. What did we discuss regarding the importance of knowing “who” the Lord is? 2. The main focus of Job 39 is on the Lord's work in creation. What kinds of things does the Lord focus on? How does His designs in creation reflect His sovereignty? 3. When the Lord asks Job what he has to say for himself in Job 40:2, what was Job's answer? What does this show us about Job's understanding of himself in relation to God? How is this different from the people who proudly predict what they will say to God when they finally meet Him? 4. What did the podcast mention about the difficulty of knowing who the animals are in Job 40 & 41? 5. How is the “behemoth” described in chapter 40, verses 15, 19, 20, 23 and 24? What do you think this was? 6. How is the “leviathan” described in chapter 41, verses 7, 10, 13? What do you think this was? 7. The ultimate point of all these instructions about animals is that everything is under God's control and operates according to His design. How might these truths help a person who is struggling to understand why bad things happen? 8. The podcast moves on to Isaiah 45:20-24. According to the podcast, how does this passage help us understand God's wisdom and His ways? What will all people one day say about Him? 9. As we wrap up today's study, we saw that Job repented of his irreverent questioning of God. Is there any such repentance needed in your own life? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/13 Job 38 - When we ask "Why?"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 7:24

    One of life's most universal questions is "Why?" That's the question Job was asking all along, but today we find out that the question he really should have been asking was "Who? Join us for today's study in a powerful passage dealing with questions we sometimes ask.  DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. Although we have blitzed through the book of Job, at this point you probably have a good idea of the situation. What is going on in Job's life? 2. What kinds of answers did Job's friends offer? Why were these answers not helpful? What were they based on? How does the Lord describe their prattling in verse 2? 3. Verse 1 tells us that the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind. Think about the last time you were in a windstorm, what would any conversation have been like with all that noise? How does this help us understand that this was truly the Lord speaking and not just some vague “impression” that Job might have had? 4. The podcast points out that one of the most common words throughout this passage is the word “Who?” It occurs 13 times in verses 2, 5, 25, 36, and 37. Glance over these verses. Who is the “who” referring to? 5. How does this help us understand shifting our questions of “why?” to “who?” Why is the answer of “who” necessary to understand the answer to the question “why?” How is the answer of “who” foundational to the answers of every other question? 6. Look over these verses. What do they tell us about the Lord's power and character? How does knowing about His character help us trust Him when we still have unanswered questions? 7. What questions of “why?” are you facing now? (Or what questions of “why?” have you faced in the past?) How does knowing “who” God is, help you rest in those situations? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

    5/12 Job 19 - Seeing Our Redeemer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 10:53

    By Job 19, Job thinks he's at death's door and yet, he has total hope in his coming Redeemer who is God. Join us for a special excursus study in one of the Key Verses in the Entire Old Testament! DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. In verse 25, when Job says that he “knows” his Redeemer lives, what does this word “know” indicate about the depth of Job's certainty regarding this? Where do you think this kind of conviction comes from? How are you pursuing this kind of conviction in your own life? 2. In verse 25, what is a “redeemer”? How does Galatians 4:4-5 help us understand this concept more? 3. According to Colossians 1:13-14, what has Christ's redemption accomplished? 4. The podcast explained that the word for “redemption” in verse 25 is a specific word “ga'al” which is used when the two people (the redeemER and the redeemED) who were related to each other. What does this tell us about the nature of Jesus? How does this tie back to the Lord's promise in Genesis 3:15? 5. In verse 25, Job says that his redeemer “lives”. Given that Job was written well over 1,000 years before Christ, why is this a startling pronouncement? 6. What event is Job talking about in verse 26? What is Job saying that he believes? 7. Look up Isaiah 26:29, Ezekiel 37:12-14 and Daniel 12:2. What do these passages tell us about the resurrection? 8. According to the podcast, how is the word “see” that's used in verse 27 a different word than the word “see” that's used in verse 26? What might this difference indicate about the kind of sight we will have after the resurrection? 9. When you reflect on how early this book was written, how does this passage increase your own confidence in the certainty of these truths? The Key Chapters Bible Podcast is a daily, 15ish minute podcast that goes over the key chapters of the Bible, one per day, explaining how it fits into the overall message of God and how it relates to our lives now. Jump in today or start back in Genesis 1! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Available on all major podcast platforms, and now on YouTube. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 40 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

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