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    ESV: Read through the Bible
    June 25: Job 4–6; Acts 7:20–43

    ESV: Read through the Bible

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 10:15


    Morning: Job 4–6 Job 4–6 (Listen) Eliphaz Speaks: The Innocent Prosper 4 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: 2   “If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?    Yet who can keep from speaking?3   Behold, you have instructed many,    and you have strengthened the weak hands.4   Your words have upheld him who was stumbling,    and you have made firm the feeble knees.5   But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;    it touches you, and you are dismayed.6   Is not your fear of God1 your confidence,    and the integrity of your ways your hope? 7   “Remember: who that was innocent ever perished?    Or where were the upright cut off?8   As I have seen, those who plow iniquity    and sow trouble reap the same.9   By the breath of God they perish,    and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.10   The roar of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion,    the teeth of the young lions are broken.11   The strong lion perishes for lack of prey,    and the cubs of the lioness are scattered. 12   “Now a word was brought to me stealthily;    my ear received the whisper of it.13   Amid thoughts from visions of the night,    when deep sleep falls on men,14   dread came upon me, and trembling,    which made all my bones shake.15   A spirit glided past my face;    the hair of my flesh stood up.16   It stood still,    but I could not discern its appearance.  A form was before my eyes;    there was silence, then I heard a voice:17   ‘Can mortal man be in the right before2 God?    Can a man be pure before his Maker?18   Even in his servants he puts no trust,    and his angels he charges with error;19   how much more those who dwell in houses of clay,    whose foundation is in the dust,    who are crushed like3 the moth.20   Between morning and evening they are beaten to pieces;    they perish forever without anyone regarding it.21   Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them,    do they not die, and that without wisdom?' 5   “Call now; is there anyone who will answer you?    To which of the holy ones will you turn?2   Surely vexation kills the fool,    and jealousy slays the simple.3   I have seen the fool taking root,    but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.4   His children are far from safety;    they are crushed in the gate,    and there is no one to deliver them.5   The hungry eat his harvest,    and he takes it even out of thorns,4    and the thirsty pant5 after his6 wealth.6   For affliction does not come from the dust,    nor does trouble sprout from the ground,7   but man is born to trouble    as the sparks fly upward. 8   “As for me, I would seek God,    and to God would I commit my cause,9   who does great things and unsearchable,    marvelous things without number:10   he gives rain on the earth    and sends waters on the fields;11   he sets on high those who are lowly,    and those who mourn are lifted to safety.12   He frustrates the devices of the crafty,    so that their hands achieve no success.13   He catches the wise in their own craftiness,    and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.14   They meet with darkness in the daytime    and grope at noonday as in the night.15   But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth    and from the hand of the mighty.16   So the poor have hope,    and injustice shuts her mouth. 17   “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves;    therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.18   For he wounds, but he binds up;    he shatters, but his hands heal.19   He will deliver you from six troubles;    in seven no evil7 shall touch you.20   In famine he will redeem you from death,    and in war from the power of the sword.21   You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue,    and shall not fear destruction when it comes.22   At destruction and famine you shall laugh,    and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.23   For you shall be in league with the stones of the field,    and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.24   You shall know that your tent is at peace,    and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.25   You shall know also that your offspring shall be many,    and your descendants as the grass of the earth.26   You shall come to your grave in ripe old age,    like a sheaf gathered up in its season.27   Behold, this we have searched out; it is true.    Hear, and know it for your good.”8 Job Replies: My Complaint Is Just 6 Then Job answered and said: 2   “Oh that my vexation were weighed,    and all my calamity laid in the balances!3   For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea;    therefore my words have been rash.4   For the arrows of the Almighty are in me;    my spirit drinks their poison;    the terrors of God are arrayed against me.5   Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass,    or the ox low over his fodder?6   Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt,    or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?97   My appetite refuses to touch them;    they are as food that is loathsome to me.10 8   “Oh that I might have my request,    and that God would fulfill my hope,9   that it would please God to crush me,    that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!10   This would be my comfort;    I would even exult11 in pain unsparing,    for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.11   What is my strength, that I should wait?    And what is my end, that I should be patient?12   Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze?13   Have I any help in me,    when resource is driven from me? 14   “He who withholds12 kindness from a friend    forsakes the fear of the Almighty.15   My brothers are treacherous as a torrent-bed,    as torrential streams that pass away,16   which are dark with ice,    and where the snow hides itself.17   When they melt, they disappear;    when it is hot, they vanish from their place.18   The caravans turn aside from their course;    they go up into the waste and perish.19   The caravans of Tema look,    the travelers of Sheba hope.20   They are ashamed because they were confident;    they come there and are disappointed.21   For you have now become nothing;    you see my calamity and are afraid.22   Have I said, ‘Make me a gift'?    Or, ‘From your wealth offer a bribe for me'?23   Or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary's hand'?    Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless'? 24   “Teach me, and I will be silent;    make me understand how I have gone astray.25   How forceful are upright words!    But what does reproof from you reprove?26   Do you think that you can reprove words,    when the speech of a despairing man is wind?27   You would even cast lots over the fatherless,    and bargain over your friend. 28   “But now, be pleased to look at me,    for I will not lie to your face.29   Please turn; let no injustice be done.    Turn now; my vindication is at stake.30   Is there any injustice on my tongue?    Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity? Footnotes [1] 4:6 Hebrew lacks of God [2] 4:17 Or more than; twice in this verse [3] 4:19 Or before [4] 5:5 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [5] 5:5 Aquila, Symmachus, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew could be read as and the snare pants [6] 5:5 Hebrew their [7] 5:19 Or disaster [8] 5:27 Hebrew for yourself [9] 6:6 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [10] 6:7 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [11] 6:10 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [12] 6:14 Syriac, Vulgate (compare Targum); the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain (ESV) Evening: Acts 7:20–43 Acts 7:20–43 (Listen) 20 At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God's sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father's house, 21 and when he was exposed, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son. 22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds. 23 “When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian. 25 He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand. 26 And on the following day he appeared to them as they were quarreling and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why do you wrong each other?' 27 But the man who was wronging his neighbor thrust him aside, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? 28 Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?' 29 At this retort Moses fled and became an exile in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons. 30 “Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush. 31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord: 32 ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.' And Moses trembled and did not dare to look. 33 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 34 I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.' 35 “This Moses, whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?'—this man God sent as both ruler and redeemer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36 This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in Egypt and at the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years. 37 This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.' 38 This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us. 39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt, 40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.' 41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands. 42 But God turned away and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets:   “‘Did you bring to me slain beasts and sacrifices,    during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?43   You took up the tent of Moloch    and the star of your god Rephan,    the images that you made to worship;  and I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.' (ESV)

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible En Espanol
    DAB Spanish June 25 - 2022

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible En Espanol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 24:43


    2 Kings 8:1-9:13, Acts 16:16-40, Ps 143:1-12, Pr 17:26

    Dig-a-Bit Podcast
    The Comforter’s Work of Conviction Begun (THHCM10E02)

    Dig-a-Bit Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 9:37


    Dig-A-Bit is a weekly mini Bible study with Cindy Colley. It supplements the Digging Deep Bible study for women. In this episode, Cindy discusses the convictions of the comforter. For more information about the Digging Deep Bible Study for Women, visit TheColleyHouse.org. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Conviction of Sin Acts 3:14 Acts 3:15 Conviction of Righteousness Acts 3:19 Conviction of Judgement Acts 3:21 Conviction of Righteousness Acts 3:22 Conviction of Sin Acts 3:23 Conviction of Destruction (Judgement) Acts 3:23 Conviction of Righteousness & Sin Acts 3:26 Conviction of Sin Acts 4:2,3 LINKS: Digging Deep in God's Word Bible Study for Women Bless Your Heart Blog West Huntsville church of Christ at Providence RESOURCES: The Colley House Music: “Podcast” by JD Sound at audiojungle.net

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    Roman Citizens Can Be Heavenly Citizens Too

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 55:56


    Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, pastor and evangelist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 22:22-23:11. Paul's mention of his mission to the Gentiles reignites the crowd's murderous intent against him. The tribune once again intervenes; this time, he has Paul prepared for interrogation by flogging. Paul makes use of his rights as a Roman citizen, not only so that he avoids an unlawful beating, but also for the sake of proclaiming heavenly citizenship in Christ. The next day, the tribune gathers the Sanhedrin to make their case against Paul. The apostle ignites the division between Sadducees and Pharisees when he mentions the resurrection of the dead in Jesus. The tribune must once again quickly remove Paul from a potentially dangerous situation. Yet the Lord Himself comes to stand beside Paul and calm his fears; it is necessary that Paul will go to Rome to testify to Jesus. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    ESV: Read through the Bible
    June 24: Job 1–3; Acts 7:1–19

    ESV: Read through the Bible

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 10:17


    Morning: Job 1–3 Job 1–3 (Listen) Job's Character and Wealth 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. 4 His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed1 God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. Satan Allowed to Test Job 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan2 also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 8 And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” 9 Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” 12 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD. Satan Takes Job's Property and Children 13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 14 and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants3 with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. Satan Attacks Job's Health 2 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 And the LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 3 And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” 4 Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” 6 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.” 7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes. 9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?”4 In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job's Three Friends 11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him. 12 And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And they raised their voices and wept, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads toward heaven. 13 And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great. Job Laments His Birth 3 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 And Job said: 3   “Let the day perish on which I was born,    and the night that said,    ‘A man is conceived.'4   Let that day be darkness!    May God above not seek it,    nor light shine upon it.5   Let gloom and deep darkness claim it.    Let clouds dwell upon it;    let the blackness of the day terrify it.6   That night—let thick darkness seize it!    Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;    let it not come into the number of the months.7   Behold, let that night be barren;    let no joyful cry enter it.8   Let those curse it who curse the day,    who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.9   Let the stars of its dawn be dark;    let it hope for light, but have none,    nor see the eyelids of the morning,10   because it did not shut the doors of my mother's womb,    nor hide trouble from my eyes. 11   “Why did I not die at birth,    come out from the womb and expire?12   Why did the knees receive me?    Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?13   For then I would have lain down and been quiet;    I would have slept; then I would have been at rest,14   with kings and counselors of the earth    who rebuilt ruins for themselves,15   or with princes who had gold,    who filled their houses with silver.16   Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child,    as infants who never see the light?17   There the wicked cease from troubling,    and there the weary are at rest.18   There the prisoners are at ease together;    they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.19   The small and the great are there,    and the slave is free from his master. 20   “Why is light given to him who is in misery,    and life to the bitter in soul,21   who long for death, but it comes not,    and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,22   who rejoice exceedingly    and are glad when they find the grave?23   Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden,    whom God has hedged in?24   For my sighing comes instead of5 my bread,    and my groanings are poured out like water.25   For the thing that I fear comes upon me,    and what I dread befalls me.26   I am not at ease, nor am I quiet;    I have no rest, but trouble comes.” Footnotes [1] 1:5 The Hebrew word bless is used euphemistically for curse in 1:5, 11; 2:5, 9 [2] 1:6 Hebrew the Accuser or the Adversary; so throughout chapters 1–2 [3] 1:15 Hebrew the young men; also verses 16, 17 [4] 2:10 Or disaster; also verse 11 [5] 3:24 Or like; Hebrew before (ESV) Evening: Acts 7:1–19 Acts 7:1–19 (Listen) Stephen's Speech 7 And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” 2 And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that I will show you.' 4 Then he went out from the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran. And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living. 5 Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child. 6 And God spoke to this effect—that his offspring would be sojourners in a land belonging to others, who would enslave them and afflict them four hundred years. 7 ‘But I will judge the nation that they serve,' said God, ‘and after that they shall come out and worship me in this place.' 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs. 9 “And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him 10 and rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household. 11 Now there came a famine throughout all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no food. 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers on their first visit. 13 And on the second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to Pharaoh. 14 And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all. 15 And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, he and our fathers, 16 and they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem. 17 “But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt 18 until there arose over Egypt another king who did not know Joseph. 19 He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive. (ESV)

    Bridge Connector Ministries
    Daily Audio Torah ~ June 24, 2022 ~ Shelach Lecha

    Bridge Connector Ministries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 31:15


    Audio reading: Num 15:1-20, 2 kings 6:1-7:20, Acts 15:36-16:15, Psalm 142:1-7, Prov 17:24-25 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at our website: https//www.dailyaudiotorah.com

    Free Range Church Podcast
    Best Of | Bad Theology Hurts - Walking Through The Valley - Acts 16

    Free Range Church Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 13:41


    Join us for this special look back at one of our most popular topical series we've done - Bad Theology Hurts. Benson & Sean dive into things that a lot of Christians say or even think, things that while we think they're helpful, are often far more damaging to our faith than we would expect.

    Bible In Your Ear Daily Podcast with Kirk Whalum - Hosted by Olive Tree Bible Software

    NEW #BIYE w @OliveTreeBible DAY 175 - 2 Kings 6:1-7:20 Acts 15:36-16:15 Psalms 142:1-7 Proverbs 17:24-25

    Daily Orthodox Scriptures
    June 24, 2022

    Daily Orthodox Scriptures

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 27:56


    Nehemiah 9-11; Psalms 143; Proverbs 30:26·30 Acts 7:1·21

    One Year Bible Podcast
    Daily Bible Reading - Friday, June 24

    One Year Bible Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 13:39


    2 KINGS 6:1-7:20 | ACTS 15:36-16:15 | PSALM 142:1-7 | PROVERBS 17:24-25

    Church for Entrepreneurs
    How should we determine what is paid or free in ministry?

    Church for Entrepreneurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 9:47


    Daily Word 2.0 — We are exploring Acts 8:20-21 and 1 Corinthians 9:18. I use these passages to help me determine which parts of my ministry are free and which parts have charges associated with them. The insight I would like for you to receive relates to how I process this financial dynamic and how you can too (if you are called to create a ministry).    Links — CFE Atlanta, Online Community, Ministry School, Partnership

    BIBLE IN TEN
    Acts 8:19

    BIBLE IN TEN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 5:12


    Saturday, 25 June 2022   But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! Acts 8:20   The previous verse cited Simon. He had offered money to Peter and then he said, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” With that, Luke records, “But Peter said to him.” From the coming words, it is evident that Peter completely flipped out at the offer. And more, he strongly rebukes him, saying, “Your money perish with you.”   More literally it reads, “Your money be along with you to destruction.” Today, to say this as forcefully as Peter, we might say, “Both you and your money can go straight to the pit.” This should not be taken as many do as Peter calling a curse down on Simon, although it would not be out of character for him. In his denial of Jesus, his words were packed with emotion, literally saying that he began to “anathematize.” It was as if he was calling down curses if he was lying, which of course he was.   In the case of his words to Simon, he is surely being expressive of contempt for the money more than contempt for Simon. We might say something like, “Even if you gave me a million dollars, it wouldn't matter.” The very fact that Peter tells him to repent of his thought in the coming verses shows that he is not adamant that Simon will, in fact, perish. For now, however, Peter continues to correct his thinking about what is happening by saying, “because you thought that the gift of God.”   Peter acknowledges exactly what Paul will later write in his epistles. A gift is something that cannot be purchased. It doesn't matter how good of a bargain it is, if it has a value attached to it, no matter how large or how small, it cannot be considered a gift. The giving of the Holy Spirit is called a gift.   As the Holy Spirit is something given upon belief, and as the Holy Spirit is considered a guarantee (see Ephesians 1:14), and because the guarantee is given as a mark of salvation (Ephesians 2:8, 9) which is also called a gift, then it clearly indicates that salvation is eternal. It is this matter that is being considered, and Simon thought it, as Peter says, “could be purchased with money!”   As one can see, Peter's words are more of an idiomatic expression than a curse directed toward Simon. “What God has offered as a gift, you are trying to pay for? You and your money can go to destruction together!” Peter is trying to wake Simon up to the process of salvation and what it ultimately means. If the “gift” can be purchased, then it is not a gift. Further, it would then mean that what occurred does not come with a guarantee. But the process is of God, and it is something that He will see through to the end.   Life application: The words of Peter cannot override the promises of God. If Simon believed (which he did as is recorded in verse 8:13), and if belief is what brings salvation (see Ephesians 1:13, 14, for example), then Simon was saved. The giving of the Holy Spirit through the apostle's hand has a purpose that is fulfilled in the act. It is not something that needs to be done again, as will be evidenced in Acts 10 with the conversion of Cornelius and those with him.   Peter is doing what is proper in rebuking Simon for his horrifying doctrine. He has fully misunderstood the process of salvation that takes place, and he is being corrected in his thinking. Later in the chronology of time, Paul will have to do this exact same thing to Peter –   “Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; 12 for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, ‘If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews? 15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.'” Galatians 2:11-16   Who is in the more damaging position from a theological standpoint, Simon Peter or Simon the Magician? Arguably, it is Simon Peter. Simon the Magician had no schooling on the matter, and what he was considering was not something that would keep a person from being saved, simply because what he was asking for was something that could not be granted.   On the other hand, what Simon Peter was doing was setting aside the grace of God which comes through the work of Christ through His actions (Galatians 2:21). He was falling back on the law in order to please men. This can, and it does, lead directly to the introduction of a false gospel (Galatians 1:6-8).   As this is so, and as Peter remained as saved after his actions as he was the day he was saved, it demonstrates to us that Peter's words to Simon are surely to be taken in the proper context of a sharp rebuke, but not a statement of condemnation. The grace of God, even in regard to the abject failure of Peter in His conduct before those in Galatia is a comforting reassurance that we are saved despite ourselves. Thank God for His grace in Jesus Christ!   Lord God, what a comfort Your word is. It shows us that even when we really botch things up, we are Yours because of Jesus. And more, we will remain Yours because of Jesus. Thank God for the eternal salvation that is found in Him. Amen.  

    Daily Prayer at Crossroads Abbey
    Evening Prayer Saturday June 25, 2022 Season After Pentecost

    Daily Prayer at Crossroads Abbey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 27:27


    Evening lessons: Psalms 134, 135; Daniel 4; Acts 20:17-38.  Behold now, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord.

    New Hope Church Messages
    The Gifts of the Spirit

    New Hope Church Messages

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 57:38


    Acts 2 reveals the gift of tongues for the first time in Scripture. But what about the other gifts of the Spirit mentioned by Paul in his epistles? This study will provide an overview of those gifts and their purpose in the Church today.

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible En Espanol
    DAB Spanish June 24 - 2022

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible En Espanol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 25:20


    2 Kings 6:1-7:20, Acts 15:36-16:15, Ps 142:1-7, Pr 17:24-25

    Teen Bible Study Taught 'N Ten Minutes
    A Witness: God Made God Approved

    Teen Bible Study Taught 'N Ten Minutes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 14:46


    In this week's episode we will be discussing, “A Witness: God Made God Approved” according to God's Word. Scriptures: Matthew 5:16, 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, 1 John 1:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, John 14:6, 15:1-8, Galatians 5:22-23, Philippians 2:15, Acts 10, 11, 1 Peter 3:15

    Catholic Nerds
    Episode 35: Nerds of the Sacred Heart with Fr. John Eckert

    Catholic Nerds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 60:17


    It's a good ol' fashioned nerd-out about (and with) the Sacred Heart of Jesus! AND just in time for the Feast of the Sacred Heart! AND with a priest from Sacred Heart parish who just made a Sacred Heart video series. Yo Nerd, I heard you like the Sacred Heart, so we got the Sacred Heart from Sacred Heart parish to talk about the Sacred Heart after making a video on the Sacred Heart to listen to on the Feast of the Sacred Heart! Fr. John Eckert has a new series, The Sacred Heart, from The Catholic Company™. This series is "designed to help individuals dive deeper in their faith, through coming to know the Sacred Heart of Jesus." Fr. Eckert and his series go over all the following: The true story behind the Sacred Heart devotion The saints who preached a Sacred Heart devotion before St. Margaret Mary The exact promises Jesus made to those who practice this devotion Ways to devote yourself to the Sacred Heart Where the Sacred Heart devotion is hidden in the Gospels, including a deep dive in Jesus' Farewell Discourse in John's Gospel! PLUS, how to celebrate the Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary! AND, lots on St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and Jesus' promises for the First Friday Mass devotion Do you want to bedeck yourself in your #1 galactic source for quality Catholic nerdery? Of course, you do! And now you can … Check out the C-Nerd T-Shirts and Merch! Like the Catholic Nerds on Facebook. Check out our Patreon page for exclusive nerdiness. Tweet us @NerdsCatholic Email us at catholicnerdpodcast1@gmail.com Also, check out Scott's e-course on the Virgin Mary at All Saints University! Recent posts from Scott's blog: Can Eucharistic Ministers Give Blessings in the Communion Line? Ukraine, Russia, & The Virgin Mary: Why 9/11 Happened on 9/11, The Winged Hussars and History's Greatest Cavalry Charge, and The Miracle of the Vistula Why Does Jesus Curse the Fig Tree? (Mark 11) What Was the Fruit of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Holy Monday of Holy Week What Does "The Stone Which the Builders Rejected Has Become the Cornerstone" Mean? Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11; Acts 4:11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-smith677/support

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    Paul's Hebrew Sermon to Hebrews

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 54:04


    Rev. Dr. Adam Filipek, pastor at Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Churches in Lidgerwood, ND, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 21:37-22:21. When Paul uses Greek to address the tribune who arrested him, the tribune is confused as to who Paul is and what is happening. The tribune therefore grants Paul the opportunity to address the crowd; Paul does so in Hebrew in an effort to bring his fellow Jews to faith in Jesus Christ. Paul recounts his shared history with the Jews; he was zealous for God and even persecuted the Way. Yet Jesus had come to Paul on the road to Damascus and brought him to salvation. Another faithful Jew, Ananias, had been the one to receive Paul as a brother and administer the forgiving gift of baptism. In a different visit to Jerusalem, the Lord had been the One to come to Paul and send Him to the Gentiles. Throughout Paul's address, he shows his heart for the salvation of his brothers according to the flesh, that they too might trust in Christ as Savior. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    ESV: Read through the Bible
    June 23: Esther 7–10; Acts 6

    ESV: Read through the Bible

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 12:57


    Morning: Esther 7–10 Esther 7–10 (Listen) 7 So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2 And on the second day, as they were drinking wine after the feast, the king again said to Esther, “What is your wish, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.” 3 Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be granted me for my wish, and my people for my request. 4 For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have been silent, for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king.” 5 Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who has dared1 to do this?” 6 And Esther said, “A foe and enemy! This wicked Haman!” Then Haman was terrified before the king and the queen. Haman Is Hanged 7 And the king arose in his wrath from the wine-drinking and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm was determined against him by the king. 8 And the king returned from the palace garden to the place where they were drinking wine, as Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was. And the king said, “Will he even assault the queen in my presence, in my own house?” As the word left the mouth of the king, they covered Haman's face. 9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, “Moreover, the gallows2 that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, is standing at Haman's house, fifty cubits3 high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.” 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the wrath of the king abated. Esther Saves the Jews 8 On that day King Ahasuerus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her. 2 And the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman. 3 Then Esther spoke again to the king. She fell at his feet and wept and pleaded with him to avert the evil plan of Haman the Agagite and the plot that he had devised against the Jews. 4 When the king held out the golden scepter to Esther, Esther rose and stood before the king. 5 And she said, “If it please the king, and if I have found favor in his sight, and if the thing seems right before the king, and I am pleasing in his eyes, let an order be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the provinces of the king. 6 For how can I bear to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?” 7 Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows,4 because he intended to lay hands on the Jews. 8 But you may write as you please with regard to the Jews, in the name of the king, and seal it with the king's ring, for an edict written in the name of the king and sealed with the king's ring cannot be revoked.” 9 The king's scribes were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day. And an edict was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded concerning the Jews, to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces from India to Ethiopia, 127 provinces, to each province in its own script and to each people in its own language, and also to the Jews in their script and their language. 10 And he wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king's signet ring. Then he sent the letters by mounted couriers riding on swift horses that were used in the king's service, bred from the royal stud, 11 saying that the king allowed the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, children and women included, and to plunder their goods, 12 on one day throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar. 13 A copy of what was written was to be issued as a decree in every province, being publicly displayed to all peoples, and the Jews were to be ready on that day to take vengeance on their enemies. 14 So the couriers, mounted on their swift horses that were used in the king's service, rode out hurriedly, urged by the king's command. And the decree was issued in Susa the citadel. 15 Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a great golden crown5 and a robe of fine linen and purple, and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced. 16 The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor. 17 And in every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, for fear of the Jews had fallen on them. The Jews Destroy Their Enemies 9 Now in the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's command and edict were about to be carried out, on the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them. 2 The Jews gathered in their cities throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus to lay hands on those who sought their harm. And no one could stand against them, for the fear of them had fallen on all peoples. 3 All the officials of the provinces and the satraps and the governors and the royal agents also helped the Jews, for the fear of Mordecai had fallen on them. 4 For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai grew more and more powerful. 5 The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and did as they pleased to those who hated them. 6 In Susa the citadel itself the Jews killed and destroyed 500 men, 7 and also killed Parshandatha and Dalphon and Aspatha 8 and Poratha and Adalia and Aridatha 9 and Parmashta and Arisai and Aridai and Vaizatha, 10 the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, but they laid no hand on the plunder. 11 That very day the number of those killed in Susa the citadel was reported to the king. 12 And the king said to Queen Esther, “In Susa the citadel the Jews have killed and destroyed 500 men and also the ten sons of Haman. What then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! Now what is your wish? It shall be granted you. And what further is your request? It shall be fulfilled.” 13 And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the Jews who are in Susa be allowed tomorrow also to do according to this day's edict. And let the ten sons of Haman be hanged on the gallows.”6 14 So the king commanded this to be done. A decree was issued in Susa, and the ten sons of Haman were hanged. 15 The Jews who were in Susa gathered also on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and they killed 300 men in Susa, but they laid no hands on the plunder. 16 Now the rest of the Jews who were in the king's provinces also gathered to defend their lives, and got relief from their enemies and killed 75,000 of those who hated them, but they laid no hands on the plunder. 17 This was on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth day they rested and made that a day of feasting and gladness. 18 But the Jews who were in Susa gathered on the thirteenth day and on the fourteenth, and rested on the fifteenth day, making that a day of feasting and gladness. 19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in the rural towns, hold the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a day for gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and as a day on which they send gifts of food to one another. The Feast of Purim Inaugurated 20 And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21 obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year, 22 as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor. 23 So the Jews accepted what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them. 24 For Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur (that is, cast lots), to crush and to destroy them. 25 But when it came before the king, he gave orders in writing that his evil plan that he had devised against the Jews should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows. 26 Therefore they called these days Purim, after the term Pur. Therefore, because of all that was written in this letter, and of what they had faced in this matter, and of what had happened to them, 27 the Jews firmly obligated themselves and their offspring and all who joined them, that without fail they would keep these two days according to what was written and at the time appointed every year, 28 that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, in every clan, province, and city, and that these days of Purim should never fall into disuse among the Jews, nor should the commemoration of these days cease among their descendants. 29 Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew gave full written authority, confirming this second letter about Purim. 30 Letters were sent to all the Jews, to the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, in words of peace and truth, 31 that these days of Purim should be observed at their appointed seasons, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther obligated them, and as they had obligated themselves and their offspring, with regard to their fasts and their lamenting. 32 The command of Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing. The Greatness of Mordecai 10 King Ahasuerus imposed tax on the land and on the coastlands of the sea. 2 And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia? 3 For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people. Footnotes [1] 7:5 Hebrew whose heart has filled him [2] 7:9 Or wooden beam; also verse 10 (see note on 2:23) [3] 7:9 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [4] 8:7 Or wooden beam (see note on 2:23) [5] 8:15 Or headdress [6] 9:13 Or wooden beam; also verse 25 (see note on 2:23) (ESV) Evening: Acts 6 Acts 6 (Listen) Seven Chosen to Serve 6 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists1 arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers,2 pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. Stephen Is Seized 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. 11 Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” 12 And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, 13 and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, 14 for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.” 15 And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel. Footnotes [1] 6:1 That is, Greek-speaking Jews [2] 6:3 Or brothers and sisters (ESV)

    Bridge Connector Ministries
    Daily Audio Torah ~ June 23, 2022 ~ Shelach Lecha

    Bridge Connector Ministries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 31:29


    Audio reading: Num 14:31-45, 2 Kings 4:18-5:27, Acts 15:1-35, Psalm 141:1-10, Prov 17:23 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at our website: https//www.dailyaudiotorah.com

    The FLOT Line Show
    A Divine Pardon, Part 1 (2012)

    The FLOT Line Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 28:24


    A divine pardon removes you from the penalty of going to hell. It is available to you, to all mankind, based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Simply “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). Jesus Christ granted a divine pardon to a criminal being crucified next to Him on the cross who recognized He was his Lord and Savior. Our Lord told this criminal, “Assuredly I say unto you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). It is at this point Christ granted a divine pardon. The criminal had simply believed in the true identity of the Savior. 1 John 5:1 verifies this fact, “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” Click for Full Transcript: https://rhem.pub/divine-pardon-cb7ec1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rick-hughes/message

    Playfully Faithful Parenting
    Ep 74: Acts 16:14 Theology Thursday | Creating an Environment for Kids to Listen | Praying for the Lord to Open Our Children's Hearts

    Playfully Faithful Parenting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 17:39


    Episode Summary: This Theology Thursday we look at Acts 16:14. In this verse, we are introduced to Lydia. I love that she sells purple cloth. Are you a purple girl, too? We focus on the phrase, “the Lord opened her heart.” We get to create an environment and relationship with our kids where they want to listen, but God opens their hearts. Your Turn to Play: Pray God would open your child's heart to him. You can do it, mama! Verses from the episode: Acts 16:14 Links: Redeemed for Motherhood Journal Discipling Kids with Purpose and Play Facebook Group Playfully Faithful Parenting Podcast is a ministry of CreatedtoPlay.com. For more resources, tips, devotions, and tools check us out online: https://createdtoplay.com . Freebies for you: Want to work with me? Sign up for a 15-minute free coaching call: https://createdtoplay.com/free-coaching Join my free 5-day Bible Play Challenge: https://createdtoplay.com/challenge Get 17 fun, free kid's blessings for meals: https://createdtoplay.com/kids-blessings Even though I'm an introvert, I'm social! Let's connect! Instagram: https://instagram.com/createdtoplay Facebook: https://facebook.com/created2play Twitter: https://twitter.com/createdtoplay Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/createdtoplay Did you enjoy the show? Subscribe and leave me a 5-star review on Apple Music and make me giddy. Music by jorikbasov from Pixabay. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joy-wendling/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joy-wendling/support

    Daily Prayer (BCP 1662)
    Evening Prayer for Jun 23

    Daily Prayer (BCP 1662)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022


    Psalms 114, 115 The First Lesson Ezekiel 26 Canticle The Magnificat The Second Lesson Acts 19 Canticle Nunc dimittis (St. Luke ii. 29) Liturgy Links: https://www.parishprayer.org/f/Jun23-ep.html

    A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
    Feeling God's Light in Your Life in Psalm 27:1

    A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 46:12


    Christians Meditation is entering a solitary place. If not physically, then at least let it be so mentally. This is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. This is a time for you to be alone. And to be alone with God. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – In him you live and move and have your being.If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that for this podcast.Psalms 27:1 (NIV)The LORD is my light and my salvation —whom shall I fear?The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?This is poetry so it's loaded with a lot of words of imagery. Appealing to our imagination.The LORD. Yahweh. HE IS. (HE IS) is my light. Life. Overcoming darkness and death.Genesis 1:2-3 (NIV)Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.Psalms 36:9 (ESV)For with you is the fountain of life;in your light do we see light.2 Tim 1:10 (ESV) …Our Savior Christ Jesus…abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.Psalms 56:13 (NIV)For you have delivered me from deathand my feet from stumbling,that I may walk before Godin the light of life.(HE IS) is my salvation. Deliverance. Rescue. Safety. Freedom. Prosperity. Of course what the world calls prosperity is very different than what the Bible calls prosperity. But ultimate salvation in the Bible is never about dying and going to heaven. It's about living instead of dying. But more than that – it's about living the life you were meant to live. A life of flourishing. Joy. Freedom. Security. This is the ultimate narrative of the Bible. Heaven is dwelling in the visible presence of God. God is Salvation, and God/heaven is returning to earth and we will have resurrection on a resurrected earth. This is salvation. But the layers of salvation are true for us even now. Even now there is salvation from our emptiness and our chaos and our darkness. Even now there is rescue. Healing. Life. Because the Spirit of God lives in you even now. Even now your body is a temple of his Holy Spirit. You have his life and his joy and his salvation inhabiting your body even now.(HE IS) is my stronghold. The stronghold of my life. The Hebrew word here for a stronghold means a fortified place. Often these were fortresses on top of a rocky cliff. So same idea as my “rock” and my “fortress” and my “refuge” in other psalms.Last episode…Psalm 62:6-7 ESVHe only is my rock and my salvation,my fortress; I shall not be shaken. …My mighty rock, my refuge is God.Timestamps:00:37 - 18:38 Body Meditation18:40 - 32:26 Bible Meditation: Psalm 27:1Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

    Bible In Your Ear Daily Podcast with Kirk Whalum - Hosted by Olive Tree Bible Software

    NEW #BIYE w @OliveTreeBible DAY 174 - 2 Kings 4:18-5:27 Acts 15:1-35 Psalms 141:1-10 Proverbs 17:23

    Growing in God’s Word
    Explosive Calling | Acts 13:1-13 | Pastor Rick Brown

    Growing in God’s Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 57:41


    Listen…What is the Lord talking to you about? Let's dive into "Explosive Calling" with Rick Brown in Acts 13:1-13 to capture how the power of the Holy Spirit contained in human vessels moved through the Mediterranean world to rock the world for Jesus. The woman or man with their eyes turned upward is marked by a life lived differently. Nothing is as exciting as living a Christian life in faith and having God work through our lives. It's not our ability but our availability that God desires. In this message, you'll discover 11 exceptional lessons to learn: 1. The Spirit Calls – Acts 13:1 – 2 2. The Spirit Sends – Acts 13:3 – 4 3. The Spirit Speaks – Acts 13:5a 4. The Spirit Method – Acts 13:5b 5. The Spirit Reproduces – Acts 13:5c 6. The Spirit Finds – Acts 13:6– 7 7. The Spirit Discerns – Acts 13:8– 9 8. The Spirit Rebukes – Acts 13:10 9. The Spirit Blinds – Acts 13:11 10. The Spirit Saves – Acts 13:12 11. The Spirit Trains – Acts 13:13 Don't miss this opportunity to listen in, friends. I know you'll be encouraged! “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” – Luke 11:13 God offers us his wisdom and counsel, and we receive guidance through it. We can't expect to be guided primarily through circumstances, experiences or feelings, but to be guided through God's truth. We hope you enjoyed this message. Thanks for joining guys! Share this today! Now, more than ever, we must anchor ourselves in the Word of God; it will provide us with a firm foundation in an uncertain culture. Rick reminds us to seek God in prayer, to open our Bibles to fill our hearts with His truth, and to look up to remind ourselves that God is with us. We hope you enjoyed this message. Thanks for joining guys! Get the Anchored in the Word Bible reading plan: https://pastorrickbrown.com/reading-plan/ As we continue to stand for truth in these unprecedented times, make sure you subscribe to this channel and follow us on all our platforms to always stay up to date with our latest content! LIVESTREAM Watch Pastor Rick Brown on Saturdays @ 4pm PST on https://pastorrickbrown.com BIBLE READING Get the Anchored in the Word Bible reading plan at https://pastorrickbrown.com/reading-plan/ MEET MRS. BROWN Check out Tammy Brown's Healed and Set Free...from lingering hurts 9 week study at https://tammybrown.org SEEK FIRST WITH RICK BROWN PODCAST: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ryzHPLzLRxeUJqNNhGTOP Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZWFhMmQwMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAUQrrcFahcKEwiw-OPgt-r2AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Apple Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-in-gods-word/id1317430575?mt=2 WATCH: Rumble: https://rumble.com/user/pastorRickBrown Teachings: https://pastorrickbrown.com/teachings/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCIdahofalls Bible Teaching: https://pastorrickbrown.com/teachings/ CHURCH LEADERSHIP https://kingdom-x.org GIVING: We appreciate your support of Seek First Ministry. Seek First Ministry is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be made from the donation page at https://pastorrickbrown.com/giving/, or, if you would like to donate by mail: Seek First PO BOX 5813, Twin Falls, ID 83303-5813.

    Daily Orthodox Scriptures
    June 23, 2022

    Daily Orthodox Scriptures

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 19:35


    Nehemiah 7:4-8:18; Psalms 142; Proverbs 30:22·25 Acts 6

    One Year Bible Podcast
    Daily Bible Reading - Thursday, June 23

    One Year Bible Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 14:33


    2 KINGS 4:18-5:27 | ACTS 15:1-35 | PSALM 141:1-10 | PROVERBS 17:23

    Something Good Radio on Oneplace.com
    Acts: You Shall Be My Witnesses, Part 2

    Something Good Radio on Oneplace.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 24:58


    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.” Jesus spoke those words just before He ascended into heaven, and we find them recorded in Acts chapter one. This set the stage for all that followed. Ron takes us there next, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through the Bible.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/something-good-radio/support

    Church for Entrepreneurs
    Don't bring worldly business principles into the Kingdom

    Church for Entrepreneurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 12:05


    Daily Word 2.0 — We are exploring Acts 16:16-19 and Acts 8:9-23. In these passages, we are going to discover the danger of mixing worldly business principles with the Kingdom of God. The revelation I want you to process is, "Am I bringing my old ways of doing business into this new Kingdom Business journey God has me on?"    Links — CFE Atlanta, Online Community, Ministry School, Partnership

    BIBLE IN TEN
    Acts 8:18

    BIBLE IN TEN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 7:45


    Thursday, 23 June 2022   And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, Acts 8:18   It was noted that as Peter and John laid their hands on those of Samaria the people then received the Holy Spirit. Luke now continues with, “And when Simon saw.”   There was obviously a visual effect that came about when the Holy Spirit was given. This would have been a necessary confirmation to the apostles that the Samaritans had actually been accepted by God. In other words, this visual event was as much for them as it was for the people. Otherwise, it could later be claimed that God never accepted them, nor does he accept anyone except the Jews who had an obvious audible and visual reception of the Spirit in Acts 2.   But with Luke's record of the events of Acts, it definitively points to the fact that those in Samaria had received the Spirit and were equally accepted by God. With that, Luke continues by noting that Simon saw “that through the laying on of the apostles' hands.”   It was through the physical contact with the hands of Peter and John that the event being described takes place. As noted, these people had already believed, and they had Philip there with them, but no such event took place. Now that Peter and John are present and physically in contact with the people, a visual and/or audible event occurs proving that “the Holy Spirit was given.”   This is not unlike Acts 19 where the following account will take place –   “And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?' So they said to him, ‘We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.' 3 And he said to them, ‘Into what then were you baptized?' So they said, ‘Into John's baptism.' 4 Then Paul said, ‘John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.' 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. 7 Now the men were about twelve in all.” Acts 19:1-7   At the laying of hands by Paul, these men received the Holy Spirit. Unlike now in Acts 8, the specific proofs of the Spirit are noted which are speaking in tongues and prophesying. That is probably what occurred with these Samaritans, but it remains unstated.   Whatever transpired, it was sufficient proof to Peter and John that the matter was settled. There were the necessary “two or three witnesses” to establish the matter, and therefore the matter is established. The written words of Luke confirm that it is so. Seeing this, however, it says that when Simon saw what occurred “he offered them money.”   Simon was in the business of amazing the people through magic. It may have been simple tricks to fool them or actual black arts. Either way, his source of livelihood was now gone, and he had believed in something greater. With that now the case, and with seeing the demonstrable proof that what Peter and John had taught was true, he probably thought, “If I can do this, I can continue my livelihood by doing this with others by obtaining this ability.”   The coming verses will show the utterly perverse nature of this. With this in mind, it is something that scholars jump on and immediately start claiming that he isn't saved, and his actions have proven this. On the contrary, verse 8:13 clearly and unambiguously tells us that he believed the gospel. This is what saves, not making stupid errors concerning life in Christ after being saved. If such were the case, not a person who was ever saved would continue to be saved.   The account says that the Holy Spirit was given at the laying on of hands by the apostles. We have no idea if that included Simon or not. He may have seen this in others, or it may have occurred to him personally. All that is given is the record of his belief and then of what now transpires.   Life application: Are speaking in tongues and prophesying proof today that someone has received the Holy Spirit? The answer must be, “No.” People in other religions and in false sects of Christianity also speak in “tongues,” as well as “prophesy.” As such, these things do not prove anything. So why were these things given to those in the early church in Acts?   The answer is not so much to confirm to the people that they had been accepted by God, but to confirm to the apostles that they had. In the case of Paul's laying on of hands as noted in Acts 19, that was an additional confirmation that not only had these people been accepted, but that it was after belief in Jesus' fulfillment of what John's baptism had only anticipated.   Repentance from sin imputed under the law cannot save anyone. Jews do that all the time, and not one of them is saved without coming to Christ. Only faith in Jesus' fulfillment of the law through His death, burial, and resurrection can bring about salvation.   As this is true, and as the reception of the Spirit was proof of the work of Jesus for the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah (Acts 2), for the apostles that the Samaritans had been accepted by God (Acts 8), and for the apostles to know that the Gentiles are accepted by God (Acts 10), then such outward signs are no longer needed. The record of them has been established.   As for the account in Acts 19, it is a clear record for all today that repentance under the law is not enough to be saved. It is a clear sign to the Judaizers and Hebrew Roots Movement adherents that they are following the wrong path. One must place his faith in Christ to be saved. When that happens, he is saved. The historical descriptions found in Acts confirm these things once and for all time.   Lord God, how grateful we are that the book of Acts reveals to us the truth concerning Your acceptance of those who have believed the gospel. We can now read the epistles that instruct us in proper doctrine and know that we too are accepted by faith alone in the completed work of Christ. The record is given, and we live by faith in the word we have been given. Amen!  

    All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast
    LGBTQ Pride 2022: Setting Audacious Goals & Celebrating Incremental Victories

    All Saints Church Pasadena Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 13:42


    “On this Pride Sunday 2022, the audacious goal  we have set before us is nothing less than the kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven we pray for every time we gather –  a world where respecting the dignity of every human being.” Sermon by Susan Russell from worship at 11:30 a.m. on Pride Sunday, June 12, 2022 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: Psalm 104:25-35, 37b, Acts 2:1-18 and John 14:8-17. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Read the text of the sermon here. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Check out our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/allsaintspasadena1/videos. Subscribe, like, get notifications every time we post! Enjoy our extensive archive of stimulating and inspiring content! Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.

    Daily Prayer at Crossroads Abbey
    Evening Prayer Friday June 24, 2022 Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    Daily Prayer at Crossroads Abbey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 24:24


    Evening lessons: Psalms 129; 130; 131; Daniel 3; Acts 20:1-16.  "Many a time have they fought against me from my youth on, may Israel now say."

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible En Espanol
    DAB Spanish June 23 - 2022

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible En Espanol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:04


    2 Kings 4:18-5:27, Acts 15:1-35, Ps 141:1-10, Pr 17:23

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    The Powderkeg Is Lit

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 54:50


    Rev. James Neuendorf, church planting missionary in Puerto Rico, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 21:17-36. Tensions in Jerusalem between Jews and Gentiles were running high in Jerusalem when Paul arrived there after his third missionary journey. While the Church together rejoices over God's work among both Gentiles and Jews, they are concerned over the false rumors being spread about Paul. They attempt to navigate an explosive situation by having Paul sponsor the completion of the vows for four men, an expensive proposition. Paul agrees, but the liars still lie about Paul. The situation explodes into a riot in the temple, but the tribune is quick to act lest the situation devolve further. He arrests and binds Paul, as had been foretold, as the crowd shouts with the same murderous desire they had against the Lord Himself. Even as the situation seems to go south, however, the Lord of the Church shows Himself faithful to spread His Word. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    Bible In Your Ear Daily Podcast with Kirk Whalum - Hosted by Olive Tree Bible Software

    NEW #BIYE w @OliveTreeBible DAY 173 - 2 Kings 3:1-4:17 Acts 14:8-28 Psalms 140:1-13 Proverbs 17:22

    Daily Orthodox Scriptures
    June 22, 2022

    Daily Orthodox Scriptures

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 21:03


    Nehemiah 4:1-7:3; Psalms 141; Proverbs 30:16·21; Acts 5:17·42

    One Year Bible Podcast
    Daily Bible Reading - Wednesday, June 22

    One Year Bible Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 10:54


    2 KINGS 3:1-4:17 | ACTS 14:8-28 | PSALM 140:1-13 | PROVERBS 17:22

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible
    DAB June 21 - 2022

    1 Year Daily Audio Bible

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022


    2 Kings 1:1-2:25, Acts 13:42-14:7, Ps 139:1-24, Pr 17:19-21