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Heritage Bible Church
Acts 24:1 - 26:3 ”Paul, Felix, Festus, and Agrippa” - AUDIO

Heritage Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 35:42


Junkyard Outreach
VBV - Acts 25

Junkyard Outreach

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 8:43


Paul is now standing before the new governor, Festus and makes his case appealing to the next higher court - the emperor or Rome - Nero.  

The Word with Dale Moore
The Word: Episode 2143 Acts 25:23-26:1

The Word with Dale Moore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 7:33


Paul before Agrippa, Festus, Berniece and the boys...

NewLife Christian Fellowship's Podcast
The offensive gospel - September 11, 2022

NewLife Christian Fellowship's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 31:59


This morning, I am continuing to go through the Book of Acts, the story of the early church. In the previous chapters, Paul has been turned over by the Jews to the Romans. In this passage, he goes on trial before three Roman leaders: Felix, Festus, and Herod Agrippa. We're not going to read the whole passage, which is three chapters long, but we'll read 24:1-21 in order to understand what Paul is being accused of. Acts 24:1-21 - Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor.  2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: "We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation.  3 Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude.  4 But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.  5 "We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect  6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.  7   8 By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him."  9 The Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true.  10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: "I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense.  11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.  12 My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city.  13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me.  14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,  15 and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.  16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.  17 "After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.  18 I was ceremonially clean when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.  19 But there are some Jews from the province of Asia, who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.  20 Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin--  21 unless it was this one thing I shouted as I stood in their presence: 'It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.'"  Notice the accusation they make of Paul in this passage: 5 "We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect  6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.  7   8 By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him." 

The Word with Dale Moore
The Word: Episode 2142 Acts 25:12-22

The Word with Dale Moore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 7:28


Festus tells Agippa about Paul...

Alfacast
#156 - Deep Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Greg Carlwood

Alfacast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 120:57


This Alfacast episode is a special treat for Dr. Lando & Mike Winner.  We have both been huge fans of the The Higher Side Chat  podcast from day one, because its host, Greg Carlwood is simply the best!  His masterfully written intros alone make each episode worthwhile, but his authentic style, thorough preparation & amazing stable of brilliant guests bring it the rest of the way home. Greg's Story Greg had a pretty stereotypical mid-western middle class life growing up in Arnold, MO. After spending K-11th grade in the local Catholic School pipeline, causing a fair amount of trouble along the way, St. Pius X High School in Festus, MO kicked him out on the first day of senior year and he's still bitter about it.  Eventually making it to the University of Missouri, Greg studied nothing, dropped out, and wandered into corporate retail management- captaining such notable ships as Great American Cookies, Sunglass Hut, & Gamestop. Knowing this was a low-paying road to nowhere, and not feeling right in Missouri; he moved to San Diego, CA in 2010 with a desperation plan to grow marijuana. After growing a few successful crops, but not knowing anyone who actually buys marijuana by the pound, he started another desperation venture: The Higherside Chats Podcast. It was a success. "I'm just an average stoner that loves to dig deep down the rabbit hole and doesn't like the direction the world is going." - Greg The Higher Side Chat THC is an interview-based podcast where Greg Carlwood hosts conversations with the best researchers, authors, and experts on a whole host of unusual, suppressed, alternative, paranormal, occult, and all-around fringe topics.  As a fan of both podcasts and conspiracy culture,  THC tries to raise the bar, take the best of both, and avoid some of the major annoyances many people have with them.  THC has a host who is always familiar with the guests' work, and a lengthy format which allows us to go as deep as we can. Show links: https://www.thehighersidechats.com/ Join us at Music and Sky this year, limited $50 off your ticket with the code, ALFAVEDIC https://musicandsky.com

Dewhitt L Bingham Justice For All Podcast Show
Episode 43: Crime Data Part I

Dewhitt L Bingham Justice For All Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 12:35


Episode 43: Crime DataGuest: Olivia MorrowDewhitt interviews the one of his thirty fall 2022 Heartland Community College Introduction to Criminal Justice students, Olivia Morrow. Olivia hails from Lincoln, Illinois.  Dewhitt and Olivia discuss the following:   The start of college lifeCareer goalsWhy they are interested in criminal justiceCrime DataUniform Crime ReportNIBRSWho Should Be Charged With a Crime4th AmendmentFavoritismPresident TrumpPresident ClintonCapital insurrectionWhite Supremacy Black Lives MatterWhat she'd like the Biden Administration to accomplishYou can listen to the JFA Podcast Show wherever you get your podcast, by clicking on one of the links below or by entering one of the links into your browser. https://dlbspodcast.buzzsprout.com  https://blog.feedspot.com/social_justice_podcasts/  https://peculiarbooks.org  Also if you are interested in exercise and being healthy check out the Top 20 Triathlon Podcasts.https://blog.feedspot.com/triathlon_podcasts/ 

St Andrew's Messages
Acts 25:13-25

St Andrew's Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 24:26


Descriptive Paragraph: Welcome to St. Andrew. Today we continue our study of Acts with the meeting of Festus and King Agrippa II. We have very little in common with these ancient men of influence, but we do share one thing. In fact, we meet for the very same reason that Festus met with King Agrippa II. It's the reason we live, love, hope, and sing. The reason? A certain Jesus was dead and now lives. In his name we teach and preach the gospel of the Living God. Thanks for joining us to worship him. May God bless our time together.  

GotMead Live Radio Show
9-6-22 Mike and DJ at Honnibrook Meadery – Castle Rock, CO

GotMead Live Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 122:33


9-6-22 Tonight at 9PM Eastern we're headed out to Colorado, to talk with Mike and DJ from Honnibrook Meadery. AJ and I met Mike and DJ at the 2019 MeadCon and MazerCup, and I was *blown away* by their salted mango session mead (and all their other meads). These guys are doing something right, and if you haven't tried it, you need to. Kevin visited them in 2022 and loved their meads. Honnibrook Craft Meadery has been open for 3 and a half years now and the guys are really dialing in on serving session meads, refreshing meads below 8% ABV that are easy drinkers. The meadery is located just a little over a mile south of downtown Castle Rock Colorado in industrial warehouse space and hosts a 12 tap tasting room in addition to a very modern production facility. They are up on Vinoshipper, so you can get their meads for your very own! Honnibrook is now looking at opening a second tasting room in the area, which should expand their local availability. And now they're doing several braggots in collaboration with some of the local breweries! DJ and Mike are both longtime home brewers that met at church and started brewing beer religiously every weekend for about ten years, experimenting with all the spectrum of styles. DJ even worked part-time as an assistant brewer at a very successfully Denver Brewery to learned a lot about the beer business. DJ also has a culinary degree and worked as executive chef at the local country club. Their experimenting was not limited to beer, and they made several meads too. The meads received such a positive response they changed their focus to mead completely. They have attended the mead making classes at UC Davis to hone their craft and understand the commercial side of mead making and tinkered on draft mead recipes for several years with the focus on being professional mead makers. They both have won awards individually and together in the amateur and professional mead competitions. DJ is working full time at the meadery and Mike has his day job working in IT, so the meadery is open Tuesday-Sunday evenings. This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes! Sponsor: Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let's talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you're a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow. Upcoming Shows September 20 - the Minnesota Mead Mafia (the Sugarbelt Gang) Show links and notes Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff Upcoming Events Sept 7 - Over the Moon Farmstead - Pittsfield, NH - Mead and Read - this one is A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw Sept 10 - Ridge Meadery, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada - Mead & Music Saturdays Sept 9-10 - Valkyries Horn Mead Competition, Minneapolis, MN Sept 10 - Meadiocrity Mead, San Marcos, CA - Open Mic night and Mead Sept 10 - Four Brothers Mead, Festus, MO - Twin City Days Sept 11 - Bragging Rooster Beer and Mead, Warrenton , NC - Woodworking workshop with AR Workshop Sept 13-17 - Mazer Cup International Mead Competition, Kansas City, KS

The Chronological Bible, Daily

Paul, before Festus, appeals unto Cæsar—Agrippa desires to hear Paul. The post Acts 25 appeared first on Sacred Text Daily.

Good Friar Podcast!
#215 The Acts Of The Apostles: Chapter 25

Good Friar Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 14:21


Acts Chapter 25 is a small chapter that introduces Festus as Governor replacing Felix. Governor Festus spends some time in Jerusalem where the Jewish leaders ask that he transfer Paul to them, but instead the new Governor said that if they wish to present their case to him, they may do so in Caesarea. Important to remember is that Paul had been incarcerated for two years so far, without a conviction. King Herod II is introduced in the last part of the chapter. ✝

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Acts 25:13-16 13 Now when certain days were passed, Agrippa the King and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and saluted Festus. 14 And as they tarried there many days, Festus laid Paul’s case before the King, saying, There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix; 15 about whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the […]

Lifespring! Family Audio Bible
Acts 27-28: The Storm

Lifespring! Family Audio Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 19:25


Transcript Podcast Introduction This is Gospels Saturday. We'll complete the book of Acts with the reading of Acts 27-28. I'm calling today's show “The Storm.” Comments on Acts 27-28 Thoughts on Acts 27 When we last left Paul, he was on trial before Festus and Agrippa, when he appealed to Caesar. So now, he is... The post Acts 27-28: The Storm first appeared on Lifespring! Media.

Prophecy Radio: A Percy Jackson Podcast
Episode #45 - Extravaganza!

Prophecy Radio: A Percy Jackson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 85:29


Prophecy Radio episode #45 celebrates Percy Jackson's birthday by discussing the latest news, taking some quizzes, testing the hosts' trivia skills, and discovering what NOT to gift a demigod. Kristen and Karen also discuss “Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon” as well as “Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades.” They'll return next week to start rereading Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in. News and Updates (00:02:06) Percy Jackson and the Olympians was filming a non-book scene on August 8. Make sure you grab a copy of the Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky graphic novel. Not sure if it's your jam? Check out the preview on Read Riordan. Walker Scobell's Secret Headquarters is now out on Paramount+. Speaking of Walker, he likes when Percy gets angry. Becky reminds everyone this is not out of character. Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Impact Report 2022 is out, and it features none other than Walker Scobell! And, of course, Becky has nothing but nice things to say. James Bobin is heading home! The Empire State Building has been cryptic for DAYS. The cover reveal for Graci Kim's The Last Fallen Realm is STUNNING. Happy birthday, Dior Goodjohn, who turned 16 on August 13! Let's check out Rick's August 13 blog post. On-set catering is SUPER important, and we love that Rick thanked them for their hard work. Steph Lurie is a rockstar, and we're so happy she made it to set. They don't necessarily film in order, and at any given time, different people are working on different aspects of various episodes. Rick does tell us roughly where they are in the story right now, though. And yes, there are some added scenes, which are Rick Riordan-approved! Apparently Aryan and the dryads and satyrs are hilarious and amazing. Rick even has trouble picturing anyone but these three as the trio now. We catch up on updates about the Daughter of the Deep and Kane Chronicles adaptations. Happy birthday, Percy Jackson! (00:21:41) Here are the 5 gifts you should NEVER give a demigod. If you want to try your hand at finding some (mostly) natural blue foods, we've got a list for you! Which Percy Jackson creature are you? Are you ready for some Percy Jackson trivia? It's time to read “Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon”! When does this story take place? In most cases, giant ants are not a great sign. So…this is Festus, right?? Did you know Greek dragons don't usually have wings? Do you think the demigods will make use of this newfound anthill? How much of this did Annabeth actually plan? This story had a ton of action, but there was a lot of Percabeth love, too! Let's talk about “Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades.” When does this one take place? Are Sally and Paul already married!? Why did the Mist turn Mrs. O'Leary into a poodle? The Persephone from this story is very different from her depiction in the movie. Hades' sword seems like a pretty epic (and dangerous) weapon. We see the return of Ethan Nakamura! Escaping the Underworld and defying death is NOT easy. Could these short stories ever appear in the show? Despite his injuries, Percy remains a total badass the entire time. Will we learn more about Nico's mom? How amazing is it that Percy has no ghosts!? Hello, Bob!!! Turns out Persephone is a tricky little devil. Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 46, in which we'll discuss our What If…? season 4 ideas relating to Battle of the Labyrinth. We'll also be diving into The Last Olympian, reading one chapter at a time. This episode's hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz. Each episode, our Prophecy Radio hosts and their guests will keep you up to date on the latest information coming out of Camp Half-Blood, including upcoming books and adaptation news, discuss a topic of choice, and do a chapter by chapter reread of the Percy Jackson series. Follow Us: Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Tumblr Listen and Subscribe: Audioboom // Apple // Spotify Feel free to leave us your questions or comments through any of these mediums! You can also email us at prophecyradiopodcast@gmail.com or visit our homepage for archives and more information about our show. Prophecy Radio is a Subjectify Media podcast production. Visit Subjectify Media for more shows, including Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast, ReWatchable, and Not About The Weather, and for all our latest articles about the stories we're passionate about.

Thru the Bible on Oneplace.com
Acts 24:25—25:23

Thru the Bible on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 26:00


Felix's interest in the Good News Paul shares is postponed, and instead he tries to bribe him. After two years, Paul is brought before the next governor, Festus, to plead his case. Does Paul change his tactics? Or does he stand firm? How does the new governor react?

Calvary Baptist Church
8/14/22 - Sunday Morning Message - ”Facing Festus” - Acts 25

Calvary Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 41:07


Rebuilding The Beast
Season 2 Finale: A Box Full of Kisses

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 3:57


Surprise! I'm back! And another surprise, I'm taking another break. I know, I'm sorry.This episode is our season 2 finale, and first let me say how exciting it is to have two seasons of Rebuilding the Beast! Thank you all for coming on this journey with me. It's been amazing and I've learned so much from our guests, and I hope you have too.As I say goodbye for just a little bit, I leave you with a story. It's called A Box Full of Kisses and the moral of the story is how love is the most important thing in the world. Love and our families are things that we can sometimes take for granted, and that's something I do not want to do. That's why I'm taking this break. To spend time with loved ones and rebuild my own inner beast.I can't wait for you all to see what we have in store for season 3. To the ones who have been here since day one and to our new listeners, I love you and you guys keep me going. Thank you for everything!Stay safe and I'll talk to you all soon.Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

Total Information AM
Festus airport is closing for good

Total Information AM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:41


The Festus airport is closing for good and pilots have been told to move aircrafts by mid September. Board Member Richard Yokum talks with KMOX's Stuart McMillian about what Jefferson County will be missing once the airport is gone.

Dirt Tracks & Rib Racks
Episode 54 - ISW review + We are ready for Knoxville!

Dirt Tracks & Rib Racks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 64:10


This episode contains our traditional 3 segments. We are recapping ISW & Pevely, and getting ready for another trip west to the 410 Knoxville Nationals! Stoking the fire Tweet of the week 3 drivers, one car, one night/race Paragon fireworks Southern California Open Competition Non wing sprint cars Paul's last call. Paul McMahon is hanging it up after a successful career. Ending at the same track he started at in Placerville, CA. Feature finish (starts around 21 minute mark) USAC ISW USAC BC39 USAC/CRA @ Santa Maria ASCoC WoO sprints (NY & Ironman @ Pevely) WoO late models Taco Bravo sprints PA weekly Indiana weekly shows Knoxville 360 Nationals Xtreme series midgets The smoke (starts around 42 minute mark) Food in Festus, MO for our Ironman weekend, Log Inn, steak night at the house, our benefit cook at Haubstadt

Practicing Gospel Podcast
Poet Dr. Mischa Willett Interview PGE 72

Practicing Gospel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 64:21


My guest for this episode is Dr. Mischa Willett. Dr. Willett is the author of two critically-acclaimed books of poetry: The Elegy Beta and Phases, and is editor of Philip James Bailey's epic Festus. He teaches in the English Department at Seattle Pacific University and in its MFA program in Creative Writing. He is a specialist in British Literature of the Nineteenth-Century, particularly the poetry of writers such as William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, though he often teaches Shakespeare and the History of Drama as well. Recently, his interest in the aesthetic movements of the period has caused him to engage the curious school of poets known as the “Spasmodics.” As a Christian, scholar, and poet/artist, Mischa is here to share with us his poetry, his insights, and how he understands the integration of his faith, work, and art. The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
August 8: Ruth 1; Acts 26; Psalm 9; Jeremiah 36; Jeremiah 45

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 16:19


With family: Ruth 1; Acts 26 Ruth 1 (Listen) Naomi Widowed 1 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. 3 But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, 5 and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband. Ruth's Loyalty to Naomi 6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the LORD had visited his people and given them food. 7 So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. 8 But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. 9 The LORD grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. 10 And they said to her, “No, we will return with you to your people.” 11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands? 12 Turn back, my daughters; go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons, 13 would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me.” 14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. 15 And she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” 18 And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. Naomi and Ruth Return 19 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi;1 call me Mara,2 for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went away full, and the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the LORD has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?” 22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest. Footnotes [1] 1:20 Naomi means pleasant [2] 1:20 Mara means bitter (ESV) Acts 26 (Listen) Paul's Defense Before Agrippa 26 So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: 2 “I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, 3 especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently. 4 “My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews. 5 They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee. 6 And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers, 7 to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king! 8 Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead? 9 “I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities. Paul Tells of His Conversion 12 “In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language,1 ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' 19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: 23 that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” 24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. 26 For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?”2 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.” 30 Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. 31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment.” 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” Footnotes [1] 26:14 Or the Hebrew dialect (probably Aramaic) [2] 26:28 Or In a short time you would persuade me to act like a Christian! (ESV) In private: Psalm 9; Jeremiah 36; Jeremiah 45 Psalm 9 (Listen) I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds 1 To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben.2 A Psalm of David. 9   I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;    I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.2   I will be glad and exult in you;    I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. 3   When my enemies turn back,    they stumble and perish before3 your presence.4   For you have maintained my just cause;    you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment. 5   You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;    you have blotted out their name forever and ever.6   The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;    their cities you rooted out;    the very memory of them has perished. 7   But the LORD sits enthroned forever;    he has established his throne for justice,8   and he judges the world with righteousness;    he judges the peoples with uprightness. 9   The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed,    a stronghold in times of trouble.10   And those who know your name put their trust in you,    for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. 11   Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion!    Tell among the peoples his deeds!12   For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;    he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 13   Be gracious to me, O LORD!    See my affliction from those who hate me,    O you who lift me up from the gates of death,14   that I may recount all your praises,    that in the gates of the daughter of Zion    I may rejoice in your salvation. 15   The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;    in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.16   The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment;    the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion.4 Selah 17   The wicked shall return to Sheol,    all the nations that forget God. 18   For the needy shall not always be forgotten,    and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever. 19   Arise, O LORD! Let not man prevail;    let the nations be judged before you!20   Put them in fear, O LORD!    Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah Footnotes [1] 9:1 Psalms 9 and 10 together follow an acrostic pattern, each stanza beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they form one psalm [2] 9:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [3] 9:3 Or because of [4] 9:16 Probably a musical or liturgical term (ESV) Jeremiah 36 (Listen) Jehoiakim Burns Jeremiah's Scroll 36 In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Take a scroll and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and Judah and all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah until today. 3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the disaster that I intend to do to them, so that every one may turn from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.” 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD that he had spoken to him. 5 And Jeremiah ordered Baruch, saying, “I am banned from going to the house of the LORD, 6 so you are to go, and on a day of fasting in the hearing of all the people in the LORD's house you shall read the words of the LORD from the scroll that you have written at my dictation. You shall read them also in the hearing of all the men of Judah who come out of their cities. 7 It may be that their plea for mercy will come before the LORD, and that every one will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people.” 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did all that Jeremiah the prophet ordered him about reading from the scroll the words of the LORD in the LORD's house. 9 In the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD. 10 Then, in the hearing of all the people, Baruch read the words of Jeremiah from the scroll, in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the secretary, which was in the upper court, at the entry of the New Gate of the LORD's house. 11 When Micaiah the son of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the scroll, 12 he went down to the king's house, into the secretary's chamber, and all the officials were sitting there: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the officials. 13 And Micaiah told them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the scroll in the hearing of the people. 14 Then all the officials sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, son of Shelemiah, son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, “Take in your hand the scroll that you read in the hearing of the people, and come.” So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand and came to them. 15 And they said to him, “Sit down and read it.” So Baruch read it to them. 16 When they heard all the words, they turned one to another in fear. And they said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.” 17 Then they asked Baruch, “Tell us, please, how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?” 18 Baruch answered them, “He dictated all these words to me, while I wrote them with ink on the scroll.” 19 Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go and hide, you and Jeremiah, and let no one know where you are.” 20 So they went into the court to the king, having put the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the secretary, and they reported all the words to the king. 21 Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it from the chamber of Elishama the secretary. And Jehudi read it to the king and all the officials who stood beside the king. 22 It was the ninth month, and the king was sitting in the winter house, and there was a fire burning in the fire pot before him. 23 As Jehudi read three or four columns, the king would cut them off with a knife and throw them into the fire in the fire pot, until the entire scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the fire pot. 24 Yet neither the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words was afraid, nor did they tear their garments. 25 Even when Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them. 26 And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son and Seraiah the son of Azriel and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the secretary and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them. 27 Now after the king had burned the scroll with the words that Baruch wrote at Jeremiah's dictation, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 28 “Take another scroll and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned. 29 And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, ‘Thus says the LORD, You have burned this scroll, saying, “Why have you written in it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will cut off from it man and beast?” 30 Therefore thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have none to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat by day and the frost by night. 31 And I will punish him and his offspring and his servants for their iniquity. I will bring upon them and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem and upon the people of Judah all the disaster that I have pronounced against them, but they would not hear.'” 32 Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And many similar words were added to them. (ESV) Jeremiah 45 (Listen) Message to Baruch 45 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he wrote these words in a book at the dictation of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2 “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: 3 You said, ‘Woe is me! For the LORD has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest.' 4 Thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD: Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up—that is, the whole land. 5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the LORD. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.” (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
August 7: Judges 21; Acts 25; Psalms 7–8; Jeremiah 35

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 13:45


With family: Judges 21; Acts 25 Judges 21 (Listen) Wives Provided for the Tribe of Benjamin 21 Now the men of Israel had sworn at Mizpah, “No one of us shall give his daughter in marriage to Benjamin.” 2 And the people came to Bethel and sat there till evening before God, and they lifted up their voices and wept bitterly. 3 And they said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, why has this happened in Israel, that today there should be one tribe lacking in Israel?” 4 And the next day the people rose early and built there an altar and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. 5 And the people of Israel said, “Which of all the tribes of Israel did not come up in the assembly to the LORD?” For they had taken a great oath concerning him who did not come up to the LORD to Mizpah, saying, “He shall surely be put to death.” 6 And the people of Israel had compassion for Benjamin their brother and said, “One tribe is cut off from Israel this day. 7 What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them any of our daughters for wives?” 8 And they said, “What one is there of the tribes of Israel that did not come up to the LORD to Mizpah?” And behold, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh-gilead, to the assembly. 9 For when the people were mustered, behold, not one of the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead was there. 10 So the congregation sent 12,000 of their bravest men there and commanded them, “Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword; also the women and the little ones. 11 This is what you shall do: every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall devote to destruction.” 12 And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young virgins who had not known a man by lying with him, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan. 13 Then the whole congregation sent word to the people of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon and proclaimed peace to them. 14 And Benjamin returned at that time. And they gave them the women whom they had saved alive of the women of Jabesh-gilead, but they were not enough for them. 15 And the people had compassion on Benjamin because the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. 16 Then the elders of the congregation said, “What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?” 17 And they said, “There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Israel. 18 Yet we cannot give them wives from our daughters.” For the people of Israel had sworn, “Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin.” 19 So they said, “Behold, there is the yearly feast of the LORD at Shiloh, which is north of Bethel, on the east of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.” 20 And they commanded the people of Benjamin, saying, “Go and lie in ambush in the vineyards 21 and watch. If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards and snatch each man his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. 22 And when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, we will say to them, ‘Grant them graciously to us, because we did not take for each man of them his wife in battle, neither did you give them to them, else you would now be guilty.'” 23 And the people of Benjamin did so and took their wives, according to their number, from the dancers whom they carried off. Then they went and returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and lived in them. 24 And the people of Israel departed from there at that time, every man to his tribe and family, and they went out from there every man to his inheritance. 25 In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (ESV) Acts 25 (Listen) Paul Appeals to Caesar 25 Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. 2 And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid out their case against Paul, and they urged him, 3 asking as a favor against Paul1 that he summon him to Jerusalem—because they were planning an ambush to kill him on the way. 4 Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly. 5 “So,” said he, “let the men of authority among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them bring charges against him.” 6 After he stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought. 7 When he had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him that they could not prove. 8 Paul argued in his defense, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I committed any offense.” 9 But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?” 10 But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar's tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. 11 If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.” 12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with his council, answered, “To Caesar you have appealed; to Caesar you shall go.” Paul Before Agrippa and Bernice 13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus. 14 And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, “There is a man left prisoner by Felix, 15 and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews laid out their case against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him. 16 I answered them that it was not the custom of the Romans to give up anyone before the accused met the accusers face to face and had opportunity to make his defense concerning the charge laid against him. 17 So when they came together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought. 18 When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge in his case of such evils as I supposed. 19 Rather they had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20 Being at a loss how to investigate these questions, I asked whether he wanted to go to Jerusalem and be tried there regarding them. 21 But when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of the emperor, I ordered him to be held until I could send him to Caesar.” 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” said he, “you will hear him.” 23 So on the next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city. Then, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. 24 And Festus said, “King Agrippa and all who are present with us, you see this man about whom the whole Jewish people petitioned me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he ought not to live any longer. 25 But I found that he had done nothing deserving death. And as he himself appealed to the emperor, I decided to go ahead and send him. 26 But I have nothing definite to write to my lord about him. Therefore I have brought him before you all, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that, after we have examined him, I may have something to write. 27 For it seems to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not to indicate the charges against him.” Footnotes [1] 25:3 Greek him (ESV) In private: Psalms 7–8; Jeremiah 35 Psalms 7–8 (Listen) In You Do I Take Refuge A Shiggaion1 of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 7   O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge;    save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,2   lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,    rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3   O LORD my God, if I have done this,    if there is wrong in my hands,4   if I have repaid my friend2 with evil    or plundered my enemy without cause,5   let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,    and let him trample my life to the ground    and lay my glory in the dust. Selah 6   Arise, O LORD, in your anger;    lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;    awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.7   Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;    over it return on high. 8   The LORD judges the peoples;    judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness    and according to the integrity that is in me.9   Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,    and may you establish the righteous—  you who test the minds and hearts,3    O righteous God!10   My shield is with God,    who saves the upright in heart.11   God is a righteous judge,    and a God who feels indignation every day. 12   If a man4 does not repent, God5 will whet his sword;    he has bent and readied his bow;13   he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,    making his arrows fiery shafts.14   Behold, the wicked man conceives evil    and is pregnant with mischief    and gives birth to lies.15   He makes a pit, digging it out,    and falls into the hole that he has made.16   His mischief returns upon his own head,    and on his own skull his violence descends. 17   I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness,    and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High. How Majestic Is Your Name To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.6 A Psalm of David. 8   O LORD, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens.2     Out of the mouth of babies and infants,  you have established strength because of your foes,    to still the enemy and the avenger. 3   When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,4   what is man that you are mindful of him,    and the son of man that you care for him? 5   Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings7    and crowned him with glory and honor.6   You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;    you have put all things under his feet,7   all sheep and oxen,    and also the beasts of the field,8   the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,    whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9   O LORD, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth! Footnotes [1] 7:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 7:4 Hebrew the one at peace with me [3] 7:9 Hebrew the hearts and kidneys [4] 7:12 Hebrew he [5] 7:12 Hebrew he [6] 8:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [7] 8:5 Or than God; Septuagint than the angels (ESV) Jeremiah 35 (Listen) The Obedience of the Rechabites 35 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2 “Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak with them and bring them to the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers; then offer them wine to drink.” 3 So I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah and his brothers and all his sons and the whole house of the Rechabites. 4 I brought them to the house of the LORD into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was near the chamber of the officials, above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, keeper of the threshold. 5 Then I set before the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, “Drink wine.” 6 But they answered, “We will drink no wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, ‘You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons forever. 7 You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant or have a vineyard; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.' 8 We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, ourselves, our wives, our sons, or our daughters, 9 and not to build houses to dwell in. We have no vineyard or field or seed, 10 but we have lived in tents and have obeyed and done all that Jonadab our father commanded us. 11 But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against the land, we said, ‘Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans and the army of the Syrians.' So we are living in Jerusalem.” 12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Go and say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction and listen to my words? declares the LORD. 14 The command that Jonadab the son of Rechab gave to his sons, to drink no wine, has been kept, and they drink none to this day, for they have obeyed their father's command. I have spoken to you persistently, but you have not listened to me. 15 I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, sending them persistently, saying, ‘Turn now every one of you from his evil way, and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to you and your fathers.' But you did not incline your ear or listen to me. 16 The sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have kept the command that their father gave them, but this people has not obeyed me. 17 Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them and they have not listened, I have called to them and they have not answered.” 18 But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and kept all his precepts and done all that he commanded you, 19 therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall never lack a man to stand before me.” (ESV)

Idolatry on SermonAudio
Acts 25: Festus, The Typical Unbeliever

Idolatry on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 63:00


A new MP3 sermon from Old Paths Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Acts 25: Festus, The Typical Unbeliever Subtitle: Expository Preaching on Acts Speaker: Jason Cooley Broadcaster: Old Paths Baptist Church Event: Midweek Service Date: 8/4/2022 Bible: Acts 25:18-21; Matthew 16:13-16 Length: 63 min.

Affliction on SermonAudio
Acts 25: Festus, The Typical Unbeliever

Affliction on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 63:00


A new MP3 sermon from Old Paths Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Acts 25: Festus, The Typical Unbeliever Subtitle: Expository Preaching on Acts Speaker: Jason Cooley Broadcaster: Old Paths Baptist Church Event: Midweek Service Date: 8/4/2022 Bible: Acts 25:18-21; Matthew 16:13-16 Length: 63 min.

Audio Bible New Testament Matthew to Apocalypse King James Version
Acts 25: Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. ...

Audio Bible New Testament Matthew to Apocalypse King James Version

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 5:00


église AB Lausanne ; KJV Acts 25 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him, And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him. But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither. Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him. And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought. And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all. But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me? Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. ...

Waco Family Baptist Church
Paul Testifies Before Festus and Agrippa

Waco Family Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 36:00


ESV: Read through the Bible
July 26: Psalms 47–49; Acts 26

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 8:54


Morning: Psalms 47–49 Psalms 47–49 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47   Clap your hands, all peoples!    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2   For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,    a great king over all the earth.3   He subdued peoples under us,    and nations under our feet.4   He chose our heritage for us,    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5   God has gone up with a shout,    the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7   For God is the King of all the earth;    sing praises with a psalm!1 8   God reigns over the nations;    God sits on his holy throne.9   The princes of the peoples gather    as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God;    he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.2 Why Should I Fear in Times of Trouble? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 49   Hear this, all peoples!    Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,2   both low and high,    rich and poor together!3   My mouth shall speak wisdom;    the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.4   I will incline my ear to a proverb;    I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. 5   Why should I fear in times of trouble,    when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,6   those who trust in their wealth    and boast of the abundance of their riches?7   Truly no man can ransom another,    or give to God the price of his life,8   for the ransom of their life is costly    and can never suffice,9   that he should live on forever    and never see the pit. 10   For he sees that even the wise die;    the fool and the stupid alike must perish    and leave their wealth to others.11   Their graves are their homes forever,3    their dwelling places to all generations,    though they called lands by their own names.12   Man in his pomp will not remain;    he is like the beasts that perish. 13   This is the path of those who have foolish confidence;    yet after them people approve of their boasts.4 Selah14   Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol;    death shall be their shepherd,  and the upright shall rule over them in the morning.    Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.15   But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,    for he will receive me. Selah 16   Be not afraid when a man becomes rich,    when the glory of his house increases.17   For when he dies he will carry nothing away;    his glory will not go down after him.18   For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed    —and though you get praise when you do well for yourself—19   his soul will go to the generation of his fathers,    who will never again see light.20   Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish. Footnotes [1] 47:7 Hebrew maskil [2] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death [3] 49:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Their inward thought was that their homes were forever [4] 49:13 Or and of those after them who approve of their boasts (ESV) Evening: Acts 26 Acts 26 (Listen) Paul's Defense Before Agrippa 26 So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: 2 “I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, 3 especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently. 4 “My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews. 5 They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee. 6 And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers, 7 to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king! 8 Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead? 9 “I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities. Paul Tells of His Conversion 12 “In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language,1 ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' 19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: 23 that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” 24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. 26 For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?”2 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.” 30 Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. 31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment.” 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” Footnotes [1] 26:14 Or the Hebrew dialect (probably Aramaic) [2] 26:28 Or In a short time you would persuade me to act like a Christian! (ESV)

Growing in God’s Word
Explosive Testimony | Episode 7 | Acts 25:23-27 – 26:1-32 | Rick Brown

Growing in God’s Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 60:09


Let's dive into "Explosive Testimony" with Rick Brown in Acts 25:23–26:1-32. Don't miss this opportunity to listen in, friends. I know you'll be encouraged! 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. In this message, you'll discover remarkable lessons learned – • Festus' Request - Acts 25:23-27 • Paul's Opportunity – Acts 26:1-3 • Paul's Childhood – Acts 26:4-5 • Paul's Hope – Acts 26:6-8 • Paul's Opposition – Acts 26:9-11 • Paul's Conversion – Acts 26:12-15 • Paul's Mission – Acts 26:16-18 • Paul's Obedience – Acts 26:19-21 • Paul's Closing – Acts 26:22-23 • Festus' Rejection – Acts 26:24-26 • Agrippa's Rejection – Acts 26:27-29 • Agrippa's Assessment – Acts 26:30-32 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. 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.

ESV: Read through the Bible
July 25: Psalms 44–46; Acts 25

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 10:06


Morning: Psalms 44–46 Psalms 44–46 (Listen) Come to Our Help To the choirmaster. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah. 44   O God, we have heard with our ears,    our fathers have told us,  what deeds you performed in their days,    in the days of old:2   you with your own hand drove out the nations,    but them you planted;  you afflicted the peoples,    but them you set free;3   for not by their own sword did they win the land,    nor did their own arm save them,  but your right hand and your arm,    and the light of your face,    for you delighted in them. 4   You are my King, O God;    ordain salvation for Jacob!5   Through you we push down our foes;    through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.6   For not in my bow do I trust,    nor can my sword save me.7   But you have saved us from our foes    and have put to shame those who hate us.8   In God we have boasted continually,    and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah 9   But you have rejected us and disgraced us    and have not gone out with our armies.10   You have made us turn back from the foe,    and those who hate us have gotten spoil.11   You have made us like sheep for slaughter    and have scattered us among the nations.12   You have sold your people for a trifle,    demanding no high price for them.13   You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,    the derision and scorn of those around us.14   You have made us a byword among the nations,    a laughingstock2 among the peoples.15   All day long my disgrace is before me,    and shame has covered my face16   at the sound of the taunter and reviler,    at the sight of the enemy and the avenger. 17   All this has come upon us,    though we have not forgotten you,    and we have not been false to your covenant.18   Our heart has not turned back,    nor have our steps departed from your way;19   yet you have broken us in the place of jackals    and covered us with the shadow of death.20   If we had forgotten the name of our God    or spread out our hands to a foreign god,21   would not God discover this?    For he knows the secrets of the heart.22   Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long;    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered. 23   Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?    Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!24   Why do you hide your face?    Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?25   For our soul is bowed down to the dust;    our belly clings to the ground.26   Rise up; come to our help!    Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love! Your Throne, O God, Is Forever To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil3 of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 45   My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;    I address my verses to the king;    my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2   You are the most handsome of the sons of men;    grace is poured upon your lips;    therefore God has blessed you forever.3   Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,    in your splendor and majesty! 4   In your majesty ride out victoriously    for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;    let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!5   Your arrows are sharp    in the heart of the king's enemies;    the peoples fall under you. 6   Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;7     you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.  Therefore God, your God, has anointed you    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8     your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.  From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9     daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;    at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10   Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:    forget your people and your father's house,11     and the king will desire your beauty.  Since he is your lord, bow to him.12     The people4 of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,    the richest of the people.5 13   All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.14     In many-colored robes she is led to the king,    with her virgin companions following behind her.15   With joy and gladness they are led along    as they enter the palace of the king. 16   In place of your fathers shall be your sons;    you will make them princes in all the earth.17   I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;    therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. God Is Our Fortress To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.6 A Song. 46   God is our refuge and strength,    a very present7 help in trouble.2   Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,3   though its waters roar and foam,    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah 4   There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy habitation of the Most High.5   God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;    God will help her when morning dawns.6   The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;    he utters his voice, the earth melts.7   The LORD of hosts is with us;    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah 8   Come, behold the works of the LORD,    how he has brought desolations on the earth.9   He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;    he burns the chariots with fire.10   “Be still, and know that I am God.    I will be exalted among the nations,    I will be exalted in the earth!”11   The LORD of hosts is with us;    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah Footnotes [1] 44:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 44:14 Hebrew a shaking of the head [3] 45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [4] 45:12 Hebrew daughter [5] 45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor [6] 46:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [7] 46:1 Or well proved (ESV) Evening: Acts 25 Acts 25 (Listen) Paul Appeals to Caesar 25 Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. 2 And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid out their case against Paul, and they urged him, 3 asking as a favor against Paul1 that he summon him to Jerusalem—because they were planning an ambush to kill him on the way. 4 Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly. 5 “So,” said he, “let the men of authority among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them bring charges against him.” 6 After he stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought. 7 When he had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him that they could not prove. 8 Paul argued in his defense, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I committed any offense.” 9 But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?” 10 But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar's tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. 11 If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.” 12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with his council, answered, “To Caesar you have appealed; to Caesar you shall go.” Paul Before Agrippa and Bernice 13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus. 14 And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, “There is a man left prisoner by Felix, 15 and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews laid out their case against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him. 16 I answered them that it was not the custom of the Romans to give up anyone before the accused met the accusers face to face and had opportunity to make his defense concerning the charge laid against him. 17 So when they came together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought. 18 When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge in his case of such evils as I supposed. 19 Rather they had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20 Being at a loss how to investigate these questions, I asked whether he wanted to go to Jerusalem and be tried there regarding them. 21 But when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of the emperor, I ordered him to be held until I could send him to Caesar.” 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” said he, “you will hear him.” 23 So on the next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city. Then, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. 24 And Festus said, “King Agrippa and all who are present with us, you see this man about whom the whole Jewish people petitioned me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he ought not to live any longer. 25 But I found that he had done nothing deserving death. And as he himself appealed to the emperor, I decided to go ahead and send him. 26 But I have nothing definite to write to my lord about him. Therefore I have brought him before you all, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that, after we have examined him, I may have something to write. 27 For it seems to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not to indicate the charges against him.” Footnotes [1] 25:3 Greek him (ESV)

Lorebeards
Lorebeards Episode 24

Lorebeards

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 165:58


Another Sunday means another episode of Lorebeards! After briefly discussing our respective week, Nathan and I quickly launch into the usual Tale of Two Gamers! After that we dive into our Who Would Win of Azazel vs. Malus Darkblade! Following this showdown, it's time to discuss the new Age of Sigmar leaks and reveals for Warcry with all of these things revolving around mortal worshippers of Be'lakor, the First Damned, After that it's time to return to Azazel with Total War Warhammer 3 news which takes quite a bit of time! Finally we briefly discuss some teasers for Dr. Festus and the old races of Warhammer 1 and 2.

LIFE.STYLE.LIVE!
American Legion donates $25,000 to ICAN, providing service dogs to two Indiana veterans

LIFE.STYLE.LIVE!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 6:32


Everyone, meet Festus. He's an ICAN Service Dog, providing tasks for veterans living with combat-related challenges, to empower them to return to civilian life with pride and independence. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast, we hear from Nick Bennett, United States Marine Retired Staff Serge, and Sean Diamond, ICAN Vice President of Programs, as they share more about their partnership and the $25,000 check that's changing lives on both ends of the leash.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Rebuilding The Beast
#64 - Jessica Ping-Wild: Succeeding With Disabilities

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 43:30


Welcome back! This week we have Jessica Ping-Wild. Jessica is out here changing the game by bringing awareness for people with disabilities. In Jessica's formative years, she was diagnosed with CHILD syndrome. A syndrome that affects the left side of her body. After going through years of bullying and struggling to find her place, Jessica is now using her voice to bring awareness in a fun, attention grabbing way. Not to mention, she's an actress, model, writer, content creator, and world traveler. Nothing is getting in her way! Today we talk about,Her childhood and not finding her forever friend (that wasn't a family member) until middle school.Recognizing from a young age that the world doesn't really create things with disabled people in mind.The decision as to why she wanted to become a model and an actress. As well as the pressures she feels from industry.The moment she hit rock bottom while attending Notre Dame for college and the deciding factor to go to therapy.Once recognizing she's allowed to fill up space and use her voice, she started her journey of speaking up about discrimination and the experiences she's had.Graduating with a BA in English literature and using the knowledge gained to amplify her voice on a larger scale. Thus, creating her blog, The Rolling Explorer.Creating AccessibiliTEA, a segment on her blog that lists which places around the world are the most accessible.  What we can do to be an ally and the reminder that disabled people are human as well. Jessica was an amazing guest on the podcast and I'm so glad I got to virtually meet her. She's an inspiration and I can't wait to see what else she's going to accomplish.  Want to keep up with Jessica? Follow her on Instagram! Wanna read up on her blog? Check out her Website! Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

Rebuilding The Beast
#63 - Tori Hope Petersen: From Foster Care, To Mrs. Universe, to Author

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 64:14


We have an amazing episode for you all today! Tori Petersen is our guest here on Rebuilding the Beast. She's a best-selling author, Mrs. Universe, a mother, a wife, and a child of the foster care system. Growing up, Tori was placed into foster care after men busted down her doors and took her and her sister. As she got older, she found out that it was for a drug bust and her mother was having mental health struggles. After in and out of about eleven homes, at the age of 18, Tori emancipated herself from the foster care system and found a forever home with her track coach. But that's not all we cover!The moment she realized that she was conceived out of abuse and the trauma her mother went through.Getting separated from her younger sister after Tori tried to report an incident at their then foster house. Teaching her unfortunately, to keep her head down and to not report things.Building a relationship with God and how He taught her how to forgive and love others.Good moments and families that she had in foster care and the lasting impact it gave her.Becoming exceedingly good at track.Creating a nonprofit called the Beloved Initiative that specializes in helping out foster care families.Getting told to do pageants, then entering in the Mrs. Universe pageant with a mindset of winning it all, then doing just that.Taking this new platform to continue to spread the word of God and creating awareness around the foster care system.How her proudest achievement is becoming a wife and a mother because she never thought she'd be able to have a stable family and home life. This episode got me emotional! Tori is so inspiring and I hope you're able to gain something from this episode.Want to keep up with Tori? Follow her on Instagram and TikTok! Interested in her book Founded? Click here!Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

Daily Devotions on the One Year Bible by Pastor Gary Combs
“So the next day Agrippa and Bernice arrived at the auditorium with great pomp, accompanied by military officers and prominent men of the city. Festus ordered that Paul be brought in” (Acts 25:23 NLT).

Daily Devotions on the One Year Bible by Pastor Gary Combs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022


Rebuilding The Beast
#62 - Kiera Newsome: 20 Years of Wrongful Incarceration and the Continued Fight

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 75:36


Our next guest's story will make your jaw drop to the floor. In June of 2001, Kiera was incarcerated for a crime she did not commit. When did she get released? Not until almost 20 years later in April of 2020. She was only 16 years old and had her life planned out of how she wanted to break away from the mold she grew up with and create her own journey.  We cover a lot on this episode. Everything from,Her childhood years and being the eldest of 5 children and how she shielded her younger siblings from the struggles her parents had due to being a part of gangs.Having straight A's and how she had the dream of wanting to be an attorney or a child psychologist when she got older.At 13, she started dating a boy who also received straight A's, got into the wrong crowd and joined a gang. Then in December of 2000, she witnessed him get shot in front of her in a drive by.How in June of 2001, the police brought her in for what she thought would be a lineup to point out the person her shot her boyfriend, but they arrested her for the murder of a boy killed on April 16th 2001. A day that she was in school and had proof from her teachers that she was there. Next thing she knows, she was given 60 years to life for a crime she did not commit.The moment she got to see her family for the first time in prison and how she had to learn how to explain to her younger sisters that looked up to her, what was happening.How she wanted to give up in prison and was ready to end her life. But then describes the exact moment when she went to the church inmates were allowed to go to, and Sister Esther Wallace Scott gave her a message from her grandmother. A message that Sister Scott was able to give through God, but Kiera knew was from her grandmother. A message that gave Kiera hope.How school kept her going in prison and anytime she could take a class, she would. Resulting in helping her be able to become a Social Worker once she got out of prison.The moment she got out of prison learned about the world and how much it had changed in 20 years.How her fight is still not over, even though she's out of prison, she's not fully free yet.   There is so much more we cover that I couldn't put above. But man, this episode is eye opening on the legal system and how we do not take care of people properly once they've been released. Kiera's fight is not over and it's our job to get her story out there to help so many other innocent people who have been wrongfully incarcerated. Please share this episode and get her story out there. We hope to be able to come back with Kiera soon to get updates.Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

The Context and Color of the Bible
S5:25 - Acts 25 and 26

The Context and Color of the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 26:50


Veronica and Erika continue their study on the book of Acts.  Their goal is to add to your understanding of the book of Acts.  By bringing out the connections between Exodus and Acts, they show how the Bible has a unified theme that runs throughout the pages.  Exodus introduced the reader to the kingdom of God.   Acts shows His kingdom is growing and expanding.In this episode, Erika and Veronica discuss Paul's house arrest and the events surround his time in front of Festus, Agrippa and Bernice.  Erika enjoys geeking out on the history of Herod and his family.  We are on Facebook - The Context and Color of the Bible | FacebookWe are on Instagram - @contextandcolorofthebibleWe are on YouTube - The Context and Color of the Bible - YouTubeErika's  website - www.erikavanhaitsma.comVeronica's website: www.veronicacopenhaver.comMusic: Tabuk by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4453-tabukLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Daily Devos with Pastor Joe Focht
A Testimony Of The Holy Spirit - Acts 25:1-3

Daily Devos with Pastor Joe Focht

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022


25:1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. 25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him, 25:3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

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On Trial Because of the Hope of the Resurrection

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 55:18


Rev. AJ Espinosa, pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Irvine, CA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 26:1-32. King Agrippa's background in Judaism makes him the perfect candidate to listen to Paul's testimony, for which the apostle is grateful. Paul recounts his history in Judaism. He was raised as a Pharisee, zealous for the faith that he shared with all Israel, which included the hope for the resurrection of the dead. In fact, Paul's zeal took him too far; he persecuted the saints of God until the Lord Jesus came to him at Damascus. Jesus appointed Paul as His servant and witness to go to both Jews and Gentiles in order to turn them from darkness to light through faith in Jesus. Paul concludes his testimony before Agrippa by stating that he has preached the same thing as the prophets, that the Christ has suffered and died to bring light and life. Festus thinks that Paul has gone crazy, and Agrippa is not so quickly persuaded. Yet Paul desires that all would share in the faith that he has been given. To that end, his appeal to Caesar will send Paul to Rome, where he will continue to give witness to the resurrection of 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.

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26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. 26:21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. 26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. 26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. 26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. 26:30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. 26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar. 27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

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Paul Appeals to Caesar

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 55:04


Rev. Richard Mittwede, pastor at University Lutheran Church in Austin, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 25:1-27. Now governor in place of Felix, Festus works to make friends with the Jews in Jerusalem in order to keep tensions from flaring. Yet he does not fall for their attempt to get Paul to Jerusalem. In Caesarea, the case against Paul is heard yet again, but Paul sees through the kangaroo court. He takes the opportunity to appeal to Caesar for the sake of proclaiming the Gospel in Rome. Festus knows that Paul is innocent, but he takes the easy out by making preparations to send Paul to Caesar. As he recounts the history to Agrippa, Festus correctly recognizes that the case turns on whether or not Jesus is risen from the dead. In great human pomp, Agrippa and Festus will hear what is truly glorious: the Gospel that Paul proclaims. “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.

Rebuilding The Beast
#61 - Jorge Sanchez: Amputee's Journey to Olympic Gold

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 51:04


It's crazy witnessing the universe align when it's pushing you to meet someone. A few friends had sent me Jorge Sanchez's profile saying I needed to have him on the podcast. Then a week later at a Warriors game, I got to meet him and understood why he needed to be on the show. Jorge is a professional wheelchair basketball player and a part of the Dub nation! At the age of 8, Jorge was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, which is a type of bone cancer that caused him to have his leg amputated. Through the countless surgeries and navigating this new way of life, Jorge was approached by someone in Costco who told him to try out wheelchair basketball. Years later, he's now an Olympic Gold Medalist! Today we dive deep into Jorge's journey. We cover;What it means to be a Warriors fan right now and the inspiration he gets from all the players on the team.His childhood before getting diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, then how his parents let him decide if he wanted to keep his leg or not, all before he was 10 years old.How even after surgery, Jorge had to fight for his life after falling into a coma for 2 months.The rebuild at such a young age where he struggled to not care what others had to say about him, and the stares he got that made him call out to God asking, “why me?”  Then the moment his aunt helped him embrace his differences.Getting cut 3 different times from the Olympic basketball team, loosing against Great Britain in one of the biggest wheelchair basketball games, then coming out on top at the 2020 Olympic Games and receiving his first gold medal.Wanting to be the Steph Curry of Wheelchair Basketball and the hard work he's doing to get to that position.Meeting his wife and how he thought he could never be in a relationship due to his disability.Then what people can do as well as what companies and organizations can do to be more disability accessible. I am so inspired by Jorge, and his story even made me emotional at some points. Jorge is a true beast, and I can't wait to see what God has in store for him and the lengths he's going to go.Want to keep up with Jorge? Follow him on Instagram and Twitter! Want to learn more about the organization, BORP that Jorge talked about? Click here. Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

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A Clean Conscience is Better than Freedom from Prison

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 56:32


Rev. James Preus, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 24:1-27. Paul's case is tried yet again before Felix in Caesarea. The Jews employ a spokesman named Tertullus to flatter the governor in hopes that he will find Paul guilty of their trumped up charges. Though the Jews claim that Paul is a troublemaker and a member of a sect, Paul ably defends himself against their charges, both from a legal and a theological perspective. He opens the door to evangelize Felix, but Felix puts the apostle off and is alarmed at his preaching. Felix leaves Paul in prison for two years, hoping for a bribe, until he is replaced by Festus. “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.

Trick or Treat Radio
TorTR #517 - Pass the Lotion in Stop Motion

Trick or Treat Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 168:00


A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined podcast studio and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre diatribes spoken by its freakish, opinionated denizens. On Episode 517 of Trick or Treat Radio we discuss a film 30 years in the making, Phil Tippet's stop motion magnum opus, Mad God! There are arguments, there are poignant observations, and even a little historical filibustering?! So grab your puppets, put them into just the right position, take a single photo, rinse, repeat, and strap on for the world's most dangerous podcast!Stuff we talk about: BJ's, Costco, Red Stripe, Lucky Strikes, Festus, Raccacoonie, Vulcan, Hephaestus, Elongated Man, the 10 Year Anniversary Show, OTC Industries, AEW Forbidden Door, Jeff Hardy, Johnny Gargano, Claudio CSRO, Christian Cage, Luke Perry, Chapter 1 of Stranger Things Season 4, Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Finale, Star Wars, Michael  Ravenshadow 20-whatever-the-fuck: You Could Do Worse!, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Happy Birthday Corny, History Filibuster with Michael Ravenshadow, David Harbour, Cumby's Shaming, Royal Farms, Wawa, Sheetz, getting invited to a wedding, Mina's wedding, Ray Harryhausen, Clash of the Titans, stop motion animation, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, Phil Tippet, Mad God, a masterpiece of grotesque dark poetry, Grand Guignol, religious iconography, Dark Teletubbies, Ralph Bakshi, Panic Room, Twilight, David Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future, Videodrome, Spencer, The Fly, eXistenZ, Rabid, Shivers, A Man Called Hawk, Dario Argento, Dark Glasses, Dracula 3D, The Sadness, Reddit Horror filmmaking, Jim from The Office's sloppy seconds, Aquaman, Michael Shannon, Blood Pigs, Brian Paulin, Morbid Vision Films, MonsterZero, what benefits do witch doctors cover?, Papa Shango, and Red Stripes and Lucky Strikes.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trickortreatradioJoin our Discord Community: discord.trickortreatradio.comSend Email/Voicemail: mailto:podcast@trickortreatradio.comVisit our website: http://trickortreatradio.comStart your own podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=386Use our Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2CTdZzKFB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/trickortreatradioTwitter: http://twitter.com/TrickTreatRadioFacebook: http://facebook.com/TrickOrTreatRadioYouTube: http://youtube.com/TrickOrTreatRadioInstagram: http://instagram.com/TrickorTreatRadioSupport the show

Rebuilding The Beast
#60 - Festus Ezel: Reflecting on the Warriors Victory

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 27:33


The journey of becoming a sports commentator for the Golden State Warriors was something I never imagined was in store for me. Basketball is my life, and even after my injury, I knew I still needed to be a part of it somehow. So, on this episode, I thought I could reflect on how I got to where I am today. You'll hearHow I didn't ever plan on becoming a sports commentator and how that decision came to fruition.Why I started this podcast, and what one of my first guests, Steve Kerr, had to say.The answer to the question I get all the time, “Is it hard not being on the court?”Watching my teammates rebuild after being described as the “worst team in the NBA.”Things I still need to work on when I am on live TV, like not letting the losses get to me.What lies ahead. Thank you all for your continued support these past several months. I wouldn't be here without you all, and I am eternally grateful!Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

Rebuilding The Beast
#59 - Festus Ezeli: The Green Sea Turtle

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 7:13


It's story time here on Rebuilding the Beast! This week we're reading from the book The Why Café by author John P. Strelecky. The book is centered around finding your purpose with some short stories filling the pages. One of those stories is, The Green Sea Turtle, and that's what you'll be hearing today. This podcast is all about sharing different types of stories in hopes it will help you on your rebuilding journey. The Green Sea Turtle focuses on the importance of where you should put your time and energy since we often give too much away on things that don't fulfill our purpose. Enjoy!Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!

AFT Construction Podcast
Overcoming Unstable Childhood in Foster Care to Thriving in Top Medical Schools with Festus Ohan

AFT Construction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 63:01


Born in L.A. to a schizophrenic mother and abandoned by his bipolar father at the age of 13, Festus found himself in the foster care system and lived at eight different foster homes until he discovered his passion for medicine.He refused to take the advice of his foster parents who encouraged him to pursue a more “realistic” career and, through sheer willpower, Festus was eventually accepted into college at UC Riverside. He was later given a full ride scholarship to attend medical school at UCLA, where he decided to become an anesthesiologist. Finally, he was accepted to the residency program in UT Southwestern in Dallas.Listen in as Festus reflects on those trials and offers his strategies for career success to those who may be feeling overwhelmed as they enter the job market.Sponsors:Visit https://buildertrend.com/aft/ to get a 60-day money-back guarantee on your Buildertrend account!Pella Windows & Doors - https://www.pella.com/Events:Learn More/Register for Contractor Coalition Summit November 06-09 https://www.eventcreate.com/e/contractorcoalitionsummitTopics Discussed:[05:39] Festus's background as a foster kid[13:15] How Festus's tough upbringing bolstered his resilience today[17:04] Why Festus pursued pre-med[24:12] About the Guardian Scholars Program[27:54] Festus's advice to his younger self[28:58] Why Festus chose anesthesiology[36:43] The importance of bedside manner[42:51] The typical day-in-the-life of an anesthesiologist[48:32] Festus's future career plans[53:23] Deciding which med school to enroll in[57:30] What Festus does for fun[58:52] Festus's sisters plans for the future[01:01:32] Festus's advice to those experiencing career burnoutConnect with Festus Ohan:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/strivemd/?hl=enLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fesohan/Connect with Brad Leavitt:Website - https://www.aftconstructionpodcast.com/Instagram - https://instagram.com/aft_constructionFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/aftconstructionHouzz - https://www.houzz.com/pro/aft-construction/aft-constructionPinterest - https://www.pinterest.ph/AFT_CONSTRUCTION/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzB4R_DHPVV1SPh7RUfR5jgKey Quotes by Festus:Try to find as many resources as you can, whether it's for your studies or whatever your aspirations are. Try to find a mentor on the path that you're exploring to help you find your way.

Rebuilding The Beast
#58 - Kelsi Sheren: Veterans, PTSD & Psychedelics

Rebuilding The Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 91:09


Kelsi Sheren is a powerhouse! At the age of 18, Kesli joined the military in Canada and was quickly deployed to Afghanistan after that. She is a fellow podcast host and is the owner of Brass and Unity, a jewelry company that gives 20% of their proceeds to organizations that help veterans. One of her main goals is to help bring awareness to mental health and the dire action to help veterans. Kesli is so open and honest about her journey that it's a privilege to have her on the podcast. On this episode we cover,Kelsi's childhood and her formative early teenage years, where someone she looked up to, broke her trust.How a conversation with a veteran on a bus ride was the deciding moment to join the army.Her time in the army with training, being deployed, then being medically retired. A decision that wasn't hers, but the journey afterwards of having PTSD.Being immediately put on pharmaceuticals to help “cure” her PTSD. After those weren't working and she became reliant on them, how therapy, working out, art therapy, cannabis and the Ayahuasca retreat, were her saving grace.The early stages of Brass and Unity and how people like Justin Mikita, Beth Behrs, Kevin Hart, and Ellen DeGeneres were just some of the people who helped kick start her company.  Then how former podcast guest Neal McDonough and his wife Ruvé are working together with Kelsi to create a limited series about her life… so stay tuned!!Kelsi gave an eye-opening depiction of life during and after the war. Her strength is astounding and I'm so thankful to have her on the podcast. If you're interested in her company or are wanting to learn more about how to help veterans, check out Brass and Unity's Website. Want to keep up with Kesli? Follow her on Instagram. Also follow Brass and Unity on Instagram!  Be sure to rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts!  It will really help us grow & reach more people!Follow us on Instagram for daily inspirational stories!Or check out our YouTube & website!Want to connect with Festus directly? Hit him up on Instagram!