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S3Ep94- Should We Be Intimate? Pastor Bill And Pastor Newms Pastor Newms: [0:00] And hello wait that's not how you start we start with, hello and welcome to season 3 episode 94 of the Breen Manifesto faith hope and love for the modern Christian I'm pastor newms and Pastor Bill is still down here. In the little corner, for the next three weeks I think it is before you start taking the big Corner again because we've got three three more weeks of this, podcast I mean of this series Pastor Bill: [0:42] I guess in three weeks I'll take the big screen back. My week was. [1:01] Rotated my mattress. Pastor Newms: [1:02] You rotated your. If that is the highlight of your week we need to talk. Pastor Bill: [1:16] That was the highlight of my week. [1:32] Yeah not a whole bunch but yeah. Pastor Newms: [1:34] We didn't stream because my week was crazy we. We did something kind of cool seven days ago that I didn't realize until tonight, because I'm real bad at paying attention to things sometimes because I'm really really bad at life we got our first donation on our. Pastor Bill: [2:23] Heights a mole air horn. Pastor Newms: [2:27] It was mr. groggy because we love him so it was it's good that we got it. But the it is you know family member so it wasn't like a random Watcher but I mean the Trevor Project, is a good, charity so you know money is money so yeah that was kind of cool I noticed it when I logged in today it was like 7 days ago and I was like oh I missed that oops that must have happened last week during church I'm bad big says you have a very weak air horn. Pastor Bill: [3:14] Yeah well. Pastor Newms: [3:15] So that's one of those things so so what else do you. Haha your your screen your mic modulation is straight up ignoring that noise and assuming assuming it's gross background noise. Pastor Bill: [3:37] That's a funny. Pastor Newms: [3:38] Like we see you put it up there we see it light up and we see you go because you're excited and then nothing. Pastor Bill: [3:45] Nothing. Pastor Newms: [3:48] It was quite humorous like. Pastor Bill: [3:51] No Sly screwdriver noise whatsoever just. Pastor Newms: [3:53] Your Sonic I think your Sonic is broken ha ha. Pastor Bill: [3:57] Sonic doesn't Sonic bro. Pastor Newms: [3:59] Yeah I think you just have an LED screwdriver so your week was just kind of normal. [4:25] Chest hair you were. Pastor Bill: [4:25] There's all still there yeah. Pastor Newms: [4:28] Um what are you looking at down there just hair that makes sense. Pastor Bill: [4:33] The top of my belly I guess I don't know. Pastor Newms: [4:35] Top of my belt I do I feel you on that one I have I have hair just the. My week was interesting I started out. Pastor Bill: [5:02] Father think too much information to know that you have hair all over your body. Pastor Newms: [5:15] But to be fair he actually has slightly more hair on his head. Pastor Bill: [5:21] We'll be fine. Pastor Newms: [5:22] To be fair or so my week was weird this week, I worked a lot I, well Monday morning I woke up and it was it was a it I'm in the middle of a gout flare, and it is painful and so I spent most of my week working and then laying down so we have there's a couch here that you can't see because Pastor bills heads in front of it there's a couch right here, we're past your bills head is and it's a futon couch that came with, when says moved in and so when he got a bed for his bedroom there was enough room in it for the couch thing and his so the little settee that was here is gone, and there's now this couch right here right here and so um, multiple times this week it was like okay I'm done with work I don't feel like going downstairs I just go over there and lay down so. Pastor Bill: [6:41] Lay down right here in the room. Pastor Newms: [6:43] I just watch whatever says was doing and then play on my phone and put my feet up and so that was most of my week, taking some extra fat. Pastor Bill: [6:55] Today I called and groggy answered the phone and he was like gnomes is asleep oh okay. Pastor Newms: [7:02] And so that's that's that's where we're going to go next the weird things that happened this weekend and my beard hair has gotten in my headset I hate when that happens the, the hair right here curls and it curls enough that it's under this that it then, gets in my ear and it I didn't straighten my beard before we started tonight so sorry listeners you had to deal with that so Friday, we had DND like normal. Your son's game that was fun but because of my increased vitamins and stuff I missed part of that because I was sick because charcoal, taking activated charcoal does some stuff to systems makes you a little sticky sometimes so we did the end, yeah we did the Indie like normal then Saturday rolled around, and we ended up canceling Monday Bible study in the morning on Saturday the family bible study because there was just a lot of family stuff going on different people in different places. Pastor Bill: [8:18] So when we do what we're doing tonight are we going to get a week ahead again. Because last week we were like we're week ahead we should pick back up next week. Pastor Newms: [8:29] I know we are but that's okay I'm just plugging through hopefully I won't get extremely nauseous directly after this and I won't, not do the post like I'm supposed to do but it will be fine we'll be fine it'll be fine it'll be fine I'll be fine. Pastor Bill: [8:49] That'll be fine. Pastor Newms: [8:51] Several people in the family bible study can't even use, which witch or listen to podcasts so Biggs will realize it glorious realize you know it is all good, I do have a couple other family members that do listen to it when the podcast comes out and we love that they do as well because that's fun. So we'll see if they notice because I'm not going to say anything this time because I said something about it last time but I'm not going to this time and so, we had to cancel it and so I was like okay and it was funny because when we cancelled it didn't the cats like the cats like new so then my my boy cat, Amy and then the other cat that hangs out in my room all the time Shila both, one of them lay on my pillow and one of them laid next to me like okay cool we're not getting up and I'm like how do they know we're not cats cats gravy like so and then we woke up and then we had. Pastor Bill: [9:59] It out of my head. Pastor Newms: [10:12] How. The the best is actually here he's downstairs groggy is and so he Chi is doing her do not leave groggy at all because she, knows that groggy leaves after dinner and he only stays one night and then he leaves and so she's not leaving, his lap, and it's a cert we call it her don't leave ritual because she just follows him around the house when he goes to get a drink or anything and then sits on him the whole time it's really funny so, groggy was some he was actually in town visiting a different family member and he called Tina and he was like can I can I come over, and she's like sure and so he came over. [11:04] And I'd lay down take a nap and so then he gets here and he like you said you called me and he answered the phone well then I had to run out because I bought most of what I needed for dinner but I didn't buy everything. And I was like okay let me go get a couple things and then I'll come home cooked dinner so came home start cooking dinner and I've got nice Grill it's not an amazing girl yeah and and groggy had no intention on spending the night or staying he was just going to stop by because he was in town, and of course that doesn't work because I'm very needy and I tend to beg, and the girls beg all the time so he of course was the cuckoo Castle spend the night so. Pastor Bill: [11:47] Mmm okay fine. Pastor Newms: [11:50] Yeah okay fine especially when Serphiona was like by the way I just made the bed upstairs I cleaned the room and made the bed so you can sleep up there and he's like but I wasn't going to, all right fine it's fine so I start to grill now a couple weeks ago when I grill. [12:10] I told Tina I was like Zaydie look, I need to clean the grill there is too much grease buildup in the bottom of the grill I need to clean the grill I need you to help me remember to clean the grill, I did not remember to clean the grill so I start grilling the burgers no big deal everything's fine everything's fine flipping the burgers once they get the the juice on the top so that. [12:39] You know you know once you know that the juice is risen so then you flip them and you know using cook them low and slow so that way you don't burn them it you know all the things you need to do go inside and I'll make it macaroni and cheese inside and I was making mashed potatoes inside and I was making I think that was all I was making, inside so now go back outside and I flip them all, and there's a little bit of a poof on one of the area's right because that happens when you are cooking Burgers over gasps you know you know cuz, grease and I'm like alright cool no problem tonight, you know Pat the top of the burger is flip you know rotating around because I do have one hot spot in my grill and rotate them all and then I kind of half turn around and the fire has not gone down it has actually caught, the bottom underneath the flame where the grease had built up. That caught fire and so all of a sudden the fire is like taller than me and, it's not hitting the house but it's taller than me and it's just fire and I'm like oh I'm sorry I crack the door and and I'm like. Pastor Bill: [13:56] This sounds familiar. Pastor Newms: [13:58] It does this is why I made you wait so that way you could and I was and I opened the door and I was like water now and they bring me this big thing, and I dump the water on it well if you smother it it does go out and so it did it went out. He's got to use more water than I know it's not how you should handle it huh. Pastor Bill: [14:19] Their edges to catch the water is that what you're saying. Pastor Newms: [14:21] Yeah yeah because they're because it was because it's it's the bottom of the grill it's the inside of the grill so once you dump the water the water you know Smothers the fire that's there, cuz I know I know grease fires a No-No you don't throw water on a grease fire unless you can smother which I did so. Pastor Bill: [14:43] Was there much you know unless you're intending to make the grease fire spread. Pastor Newms: [14:47] Yeah yeah. Pastor Bill: [14:48] Then you can add water to it but. Pastor Newms: [14:50] So Now for those of you out there in Internet land and listening land what's funny about this is, about six months before I moved from Texas to Tennessee so about almost three years ago now, zadie was cooking Burgers walked away from the grill it was an older Grill and one of the. Regulators that controls you know how much gas do you put in went out and so it started pouring gas into the grill and actually like, basically borderline flamed the grill out to which someone came running into our trailer at the time and. [15:41] Grabbed the girls one of our neighbors yelling your house is on fire grab the girls grab the cats, move the cars and we ended up with like hockey pucks and the fire department was already on its way and it was just around the corner so it was real fast but it, that was not anyone's fault this one, was straight-up my fault that one no one's fault a regulator went bad, not Zaydie this one straight up my fault so we had to throw away we had these big plastic things outside to hold it hold on my grill stuff, I melted part of the side of it so those got taken to the dump today and Zaydie dried the hamburgers because of course they were, they were I was like like moments from them being done, you know I had checked the temperature and I was just rotating to get the right amount of nice grill marks on certain ones on the outside and so I'd moved all the ones outside and sit the middle just and. [16:55] So they were still good one of them was a little overdone which I ate that one because I, only wanted one Burger anyway and so I ate the one that was a little overdone I think but it was it was good because nothing got damaged and I think a trip but and the grills functional I've already tested at clean but I so then this morning, that was my last night and so I spent like 20 minutes last night, cleaning the grill like you know just making sure it was cooled off make sure you know assessing damage you know blah blah blah and then this morning when I got up I immediately. [17:35] Went out there took apart the grill cleaned all the grease you know etcetera Etc threw everything away, but yeah so that was my humorous oh my goodness what did you just do experience, and then Biggs came over and we went to, Lowe's and got the board and the trim to frame the puzzle that we finished. [18:11] Last week week before last I don't remember which week it was, and so we glued that today and we cut the you know cut the trim so that way it's sitting nice because it's so big that you can't buy a frame for it the Frank any frame, big enough would actually have to be a custom frame not one that you can even like, go buy some pieces and you know blah blah he actually have to buy the Plexiglas Bible and it was, very expensive and so we just went and bought you know the stuff they make cork boards out of not corkboards pegboards where there, the pegboard were there glossy on one side and the other side like almost, cloth feely but it's not cloth yeah but it's composite and it's got all the holes drilled in it well we got a piece of that board that's that small thickness, pre hole cut because they sell that and so that way you can drill your own holes and just you know have it not a full pegboard. [19:15] And so we bought one of those we of course flipped it over so that glue seeps into that composite also to get that puzzle real good in, down and then we bought a trim that we did the 45 degree angles so we can put it on there and so at some point soon I'll have that and that might actually take the place of The Boondock Saints The Same, it moved I don't know for sure but I was thinking that might be one of the places that it might end up right next to the Saints I haven't fully decided I think the science might come over, and it go above the thing or the Saints might move that way I don't know where it's going to go yet, the Saints might go right here actually but, so yeah that was my crazy weekend of just like oh my gosh I can post burnt the house down. Pastor Bill: [20:15] All right oof. Pastor Newms: [20:15] So yeah and that's why I never came back after dinner when I was like we're going to stream after dinner and then I was like no we're not never mind and you're like. Pastor Bill: [20:28] Never came back. Pastor Newms: [20:29] You're like a I've never yet never came back until it. Pastor Bill: [20:32] He never came back. Pastor Newms: [20:34] Super late because I spent the whole time doing that and never never really recovered, so Pastor Bill: [20:47] All right did your your week to draw a card. Pastor Newms: [20:51] Oh We got to know the pastor's I tried to burn the house down there we're done for the week what's the most traumatic thing that happened to you this week if you had to describe your personality in terms of a farm animal. [21:11] What animal would you choose I'll let you go first Pastor Bill what animal would you be if you had to choose a farm animal, to be. What farm animal. Pastor Bill: [21:36] I guess I'd be the hound dog you know the one that when it came to the farm has a puppy it was all exuberance and and you never knew what it was gonna do and now it's old and tired and just wants to sit on the porch and. Not do anything anymore. Pastor Newms: [21:54] All right. Hmm this is hard such a hard description oh yeah I'd be an ass I would be the donkey let's be honest I'm stubborn as a mule I'm functional I'll help you if I feel like it. Pastor Bill: [22:27] Yeah I was gonna say rooster. Pastor Newms: [22:29] Where are you. Pastor Bill: [22:31] And yeah and groggy said it on a hunt witches well. Pastor Newms: [22:35] Now why do you say rooster because I'm loud and obnoxious that's rude. Pastor Bill: [22:41] Well a rooster rooster does that thing where they're protective and there they've got that caustic personality, and they'll come in they'll spur you and then a few minutes later they'll be like oh I love that you give me food and I'm gonna hang out with you and be sweet now. Pastor Newms: [23:03] I heard it I heard an interesting things. So it's one of those things where and the Lord sometimes has to whip to get me to move. The right direction I'll go. Pastor Bill: [23:33] Did you just say the Lord is your Balaam. Pastor Newms: [23:35] No I said that I am no I would never say that because Balaam was, an idiot but. There are times when yes as 80 said zaidi just said sometimes I have a really hard time listening and following, like if you pull me I'm immediately going to be like know why are you pulling me for don't you don't get to lead me I'm going where I'm going stop, but no but I need you to go forward I don't want it no and then God's like Excuse me yes you are and the little you know and you're like oh okay yeah sure we'll go that way oh I see why we were going that way that makes sense I should have went this way you're right you're right you're right yeah I suppose that's why I think of myself as a donkey I do have to wake the whole house up so that rooster would work because there are lots of days where I have to be the one to wake everybody up. Pastor Bill: [24:37] Are you more of a donkey or more of a mule. [24:46] Because like there's a donkey. That who knows why people keep donkeys I have no idea and then there's the mule which is basically half horse half donkey, which is what people actually ride on it's actually what Balaam would have been writing on it can carry packs you know and it's actually useful. Pastor Newms: [25:06] People keep donkeys to make mules I mean that's because mules can't reproduce. Pastor Bill: [25:16] Mules are yeah because once you once you mix that horse and that donkey together it's a sterile creates a sterile thing. Pastor Newms: [25:25] That's why people keep donkeys is to make mules and I've made several stubborn entity's in my life. [25:39] All right. Pastor Bill: [25:40] In the analogy of the lordly you know the Lord uses you to blah blah blah then you'd be more the mule than you would the Donkey. [25:55] Donkeys have that that rear kick that really strong beer kick and when they get spooked and so I can see them using donkeys to help guard kettle. Pastor Newms: [26:07] But wouldn't you just use cattle dogs. [26:15] I don't know I mean Biggs is more country than either of us so if he said it is probably true. Pastor Bill: [26:24] This is more country than I am. Pastor Newms: [26:25] No no he's more for me than you are. Pastor Bill: [26:35] Okay okay okay that makes sense yeah I'll give you that one. Pastor Newms: [26:38] All right so this week this week we are talking about. Pastor Bill: [26:50] Well we're still undecided bullshit. Pastor Newms: [26:51] We're talking about discipleship that's right the title of tonight's. Gross I almost said message the title of tonight's talk the meeting were having is. Should we be intimate and the reason why. Is one I like to have funny titles but more importantly is you know we're following. And working through, I'm in our personal lives because you bought the book too so we're working through in our personal lives the the book by Tony Evans, the kingdom disciples and that's what we are basing you know this discussion on is as we study this we're kind of talking about it. And that's one of the things he's talking about in discipleship one of the needs of discipleship is intimacy with God. And. Pastor Bill: [27:54] And intimacy despite modern contextual does not mean a sexual relationship. Pastor Newms: [28:04] Right. Pastor Bill: [28:04] You can have intimacy with a with with god with another human being and and not be romantic and it not be sexual it can just be a close intimate relationship. Pastor Newms: [28:15] Right and she'll like the the actual, dictionary definition is close familiarity friendship closeness, so you know words that you could also use for poor like you said familiarity togetherness. And then there is the secondary that is used nowadays which is you know the intimate act or private and cozy atmosphere. [28:51] But that intimacy that we have is important because one of the things we're always talking about is Christianity. Is not about the religion it's about the relationship and taking that step between quote-unquote salvation being a Christian that first step towards discipleship, that we take the is building that intimacy and closeness with. God having a relationship not just having a religion and one of the things that, and I found that to be a really interesting statement. So many people who practice Christianity but don't. [30:05] Do it you know they're a part of it they claim it they say they are they but they don't actually have that intimate closeness they're just following the Motions of Christianity they're not living, in Christianity and I think that is real big and happens, in the last time we had a full conversation we talked about, auditing a college course is similar to you know there are people auditing Christianity and so you know we talked about that, last time and it's the same thing there are people just walking the walk they're walking the religion they're part of the religion but they do not have the actual relationship and they're not working towards that intimacy there just. [30:52] I'm sitting in my Pew I am singing my song I am being nice to my neighbor I am paying my tithe I am doing the things God has I wrote down that we have to do and you're like whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa that's not the point, the point is the things that we do are supposed to be the outpouring of our relationship, because we want to not because we do them to be a Christian it's a it's the outpouring of it, you look like you're about to say something before I go to the next thing I wanted to say. Really cuz there was a lot of white which means you were looking something up are you sure. You do the same thing you do to me when it gets really white and you're like you're Googling something what did you refine so. [31:48] The first scripture I wanted to look at was John 15, around this intimacy aspect and we're going to start in verse 1 and then I forgot to write down the other scripture that's in First Corinthians that we're going to look at later maybe, bill can find that because he knows which one I'm talking about that was talked about but I have to find it so, I'm going to start this is the parable of the Vine, in 15 1 which is I am the True Vine and my father is the gardener every branch in me that does not produce fruit he removes and he prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it produces more fruit, you are already clean because of the word I've spoken to you remain in me and I in you just as the branch, isn't able to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine neither can you unless you remain in me I am the vine you are the branches the one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit because you can do nothing without me, if anyone does not remain in me he is thrown aside they gather them throw them up in the fire and they are burned. [33:07] If you remain in me and my work my words remain in you ask whatever you want it'll be done my father is glorified by this that you produce much fruit, and prove to be my disciples as the father has loved me I have loved you remain in my love, keep my Commandments you will remain in my love just as I have kept my father's Commandments and remain in his love I've told you these things so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete, this is my command love one another as I have loved you no greater love than this to lay down his life for his friends you are my friends, if you do what I command you I do not call you servants anymore because the servant does not know what his master is doing I call you friends because I've made known to you, everything I have heard from my father you did not choose me but I chose you I appointed you to go and produce fruit that your fruit should remain so whatever you ask of, the father in my name he will give you this is what I command you love one another so to a couple things I want to pull out of this one is. So often everyone quotes the one thing you know what's the best commandment you know love the got love thy God and, do that love others as yourself move on. [34:30] In this passage in John I always find it interesting jesus takes it a step farther love others because I loved you, and in that one hurts a little more for those of us that struggle with liking other people because that one is like, okay. This isn't even have like a caveat of like yourself because of yourself if you know it's just straight up like you should love others because I like you and you're like oh yeah sure and then again. Digital Data love other love one another and then it you know it goes on in the next passage about how you know the world will hate us we just talked about it in the past John 15:18 but I find it interesting love one another period, now I know periods weren't in the original manuscript but you know what I mean and it's like if the world hates you is that beginning of the next part which. [35:32] Is it stated before the love but it's stated in such a way that's like you should love everyone, a lot of people are going to hate you though and that's, doesn't matter I stated the love part first on purpose and you're like oh yeah okay that's that's that's valid so that's one of the aspects that I wanted to point out about about this is the whole thing about love is so important loving others blah blah blah but the other, what's wrong. Pastor Bill: [36:05] I had something to say two things one. And John 15:18 when it says if the world hates you would we've talked about it before but that word. Pastor Newms: [36:17] Right. Pastor Bill: [36:19] Um used there is a figurative word meaning moral world's the morally world, he's talking about the religious World there in that context if the religious order hates you. When you're loving everyone it's because they don't love me Jesus They Don't Love don't love God you know that's why they hate that you're loving everyone, um and then 1512. John 15:12 this is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you why does this remind me of The Princess Bride. And that night the king died and Prince Humperdinck and Buttercup were married and the next day a prince King Humperdinck addressed the people my father's last words will love her, as I loved her why does it remind me of that scene. Pastor Newms: [37:16] I'm not sure but okay. Pastor Bill: [37:19] Anyway. If we compare around well God with all your heart soul mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself if the compound that into. Love one another as I have loved you. Then Jesus could all very easily also be saying here to love yourself. The way that Jesus loves you. Pastor Newms: [37:50] That is a hundred percent accurate yes. Pastor Bill: [37:55] Right because you have to know how to love yourself and then out of that extension then you love your neighbor as yourself. How do you love yourself you love yourself the way Jesus loves you, how does Jesus love you will Jesus wants the best for you once the healthiest for you he wants it's right for you he doesn't want you have to do things multiple times he doesn't want you to be left high dry and lonely on and on and on and you know what I mean, um smell of yourself, the way Jesus loves you make those decisions that align with well what is what what is the best for me what does the person who literally died for me what would he choose for me in this situation. What you know and choose that so those are the things I had to add about that little segment there. Pastor Newms: [38:48] Okay and and I agree definitely it is it is an extremely valid point of that. As we look at what Jesus says ever or what you know anywhere in the Bible we should look at the whole thing so when we combine those two aspects it isn't interesting. Thought process. Pastor Bill: [39:22] I know I know Paul later on says no man is ever hated himself but nourishes the body I'm sorry Paul your words did not age well in that instance. Pastor Newms: [39:35] Well and I will agree and on the flip side of it. I sometimes wonder if Paul wasn't overcompensating some depressive thoughts himself it's some of what he says with a situation like that. Pastor Bill: [39:59] I think Paul does a lot of overcompensating for his own issues in a lot of things that he talks about. Pastor Newms: [40:04] Cuz it's like yeah it's a because he's so down on himself so often in other parts of scripture when he says something like that you're like. Pastor Bill: [40:15] Now guys remember I told you not to have sexual relations with other guys and then the people reading the letters are like. Is he talking to me is he talking to hear who the heck is he talking to none of us none of us here do that Paul. That's not even part of our culture Paul. Pastor Newms: [40:35] Wrong wrong letter run letter you meant to send that to the Romans. Pastor Bill: [40:41] Give it good to you must submit so there's somebody else or I don't know maybe it was just on your mind Paul. Pastor Newms: [40:47] It is interesting some of the things that Paul says often so with. [40:59] Ron God I don't worship that God why would you tell me not to do that in worship of a God that I don't worship, I'm confused so one of the interesting things the second interesting thing about this is talking about, you know a Vine and a branch and when you look at that vine and branch in a Vineyard, and I don't I only know this because of what I've been told let's be clear because I don't, drink wine like wine I don't even like grapes that much but you have to have a support structure for the vine the Vine, if it's on the ground it'll die if it's on the it's now I do know this as a fact with cucumbers and green beans that they have to have something to grow on and tomatoes to a certain degree they have to have something to grow on those Vine, they can't just grow like a potato potatoes can their Vine the grow underground and it's it's a weird I system that's true potatoes are weird fruit vegetable whatever but. [42:21] With a grape with different fruits like that it can't survive without that support structure and. [42:32] It's not going to Bear good fruit without that support structure it'll be a Vine it'll Vine across the ground it might or might not die but it's just going to vine across the ground no big deal, but it won't bear that fruit unless it has that support structure and and so often that's how we are as humans without. Does support in the relationship in the intimacy of the Christian walk we won't do the things that. We should be doing not to say that no one can not to say that no one does but the fruit that the God wants we can't produce if we're not listening to what God wants us to do, we might produce fruit but it's not going to be the fruit that he wants us to produce if we're not listening and being close with God. [43:31] So that's that was kind of the the reason why that one stood out to me was that, Vine and closeness in and the fruit that we should be showing as Christians and being a light to the world and being, you know working on building disciples and working on you know helping others to grow we can't do that unless we're close to God ourselves, obviously they have not heard from God because they're just bearing some kind of strange fruit because they are not actually close to their Branch not that we will ever name names on here, you know who you are anyway. Pastor Bill: [44:20] You know who. Pastor Newms: [44:21] You know who you are so that that's that's the one I kind of wanted to look at in that area. Did you have any other points about that before I while I look for the other verse that I'm looking for. Pastor Bill: [44:42] So I had Adam I wanted to talk about this abide thing, and it's connection with intimacy because it dare in John 15 Jesus says it over and over again if you abide in me and I abide in you. And this idea of bide it's this this Greek word Mentos minnow, and it means to stay in a given Place State relationship or expectancy abide continued well endure the present remain stand Terry, hold your own you know like. You get that idea of like in the movie 300 when they get all their Shields together in their standing their ground abide you know hold your own. Um this is the ideas that this word expresses and so Jesus uses that over and over and over again abide in me as I abide in you, and it creates this this close intimacy when you're abiding in that area but I specifically wanted to point out in John 21. [46:06] 22 it says Jesus saith unto them I'm reading out of the King James at the moment if I will that's not right why did I write that down. [46:24] Hope that's not the verse I was looking for but I wrote it down for some reason. [46:39] Who had to write that down. Pastor Newms: [46:41] It does have the word remain in it. Pastor Bill: [46:44] It has it but that's not the verse that I was going to talk about. Pastor Newms: [46:47] It has the. Pastor Bill: [46:53] Okay so we'll do it with not the reference all right so there's there's the time that you know there at the end and Jesus says go into Jerusalem and abide there until the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And so. The given these orders as a group to go and abide in this area right so most of them at this point have been doing excuse me. Ministry together you know shoulder-to-shoulder face-to-face with the people. Now they had to replace two of the disciples right at right at the Forefront there, and so they replace them with two you know two new people so 10 of these guys they've been in in the thick of it for the last three years, at this point Jesus old followers come back out of the woodwork so there's probably about 120 150 of them all biting in Jerusalem, and every day they're going to the temple and they're praying and they're talking to people and they're they're just kind of hanging out and the whole idea here is that. [48:11] They're becoming intimate with each other, because they've never had time to do that this whole time they've been focused on Jesus or focus on Ministry to the people Jesus or minister to the people not each other they're not really building these interconnects relationships. And so this is the point where they're starting to build the structure of the relationships with each other that's actually going to support the new church right the new church is going to sit on top of those relationships, and so their abiding in this area all 120 150 of them getting to know each other becoming the beginning of this structure. [48:51] But not only that, the people in the city are starting to see them and get familiar with them they're becoming starting to have this intimate idea of who these men are these men and women who they really are, can they trust them do you know do they believe in them is it somebody you would want to babysit your kids you know they're learning this about these men. So then when the day of Pentecost hits and the Holy Spirit falls on these people that are in the upper room it's people that, the Staples in the city the Craftsman the the merchants the the ladies you know that are making clothes for the kids and getting water and and cooking and all of these people, the priesthood they've all been living in and around these men. [49:47] For a certain amount of time this extended amount of time and when the Holy Spirit hits and they come out and they're speaking in tongues, and and all of these guests in the town are like who are these people that they're speaking in my own language that's the moment when the shopkeeper goes, well those are those are the good old boys they've been around for a while they I know them hey if they're saying that then it's got to be true, you know I trust them we're in cement and so we get this idea of we talk about discipleship is this. [50:22] Relationship thing and it's this idea of abiding not just abiding in The Lord of letting the Lord change you but abiding in your, area where you've been placed abiding in your secular job abiding in Wherever You Are. [50:40] And creating those relationships where people around you, see you they trust you they know you they understand you and vice versa and then when the Lord moves in your life and you say. I prayed about that and it happened or I felt like the Lord was telling me to do something and I feel like it cause this to happen those people who've been watching your life who have an intimate knowledge of you because you've been abiding, right you've created this relationship that's that's the moment when it can go from. Just a relationship too, we have a limp if you really want to know then let me tell you about the Lord and what he's done for me and what it can do for you and and lead them to Salvation, that's how this discipleship thing works it wasn't like I mean yeah Jesus sent them out in pairs at one point he said hey go out and do ministry, and if someone rejects you that's fine just walk away, he wanted them to see firsthand what it was like to go blindly into a scenario where you have no standing you don't know anybody you know trying to do ministry and they came back in and they were like it was rough out there man. [51:58] So they were learning this lesson of discipleship and intimacy and then Jesus says Angola by in. Plant yourself there you know start this discipleship campaign. And so that's what I wanted to talk about it was you know we need to be wherever you are whatever season your life is in plug in. Abide there don't. Clock in do your work and go home sure don't give your company more time than they're paying you for but your co-workers the culture there that the people that you know abide, abide in their lives abide in that area and make that impact. [52:46] Back to you Pastor newms. Pastor Newms: [52:48] Yeah and that's definitely always interesting to look at because we are we're supposed to be in the world, but not all of it so we're supposed to be in it constantly just being there with other people and and. Pastor Bill: [53:08] Oh well I'm I only hang out with my church friends I only go to church events I only. You're not being in the world you're not being out there you're not being a light in the darkness that's not what that looks like. That's. [53:28] I don't know how else to say it. Pastor Newms: [53:31] Yeah. And so it is an interesting thought of okay where are we where we abiding where are we and I found it interesting, dr. Evans when he was talking he talked about it when he was talking about abiding he talked about tea and you know some people you know up and down up and down up and down up and down up and down that's how they make their tea and then some people go teabag and then it just it abides there it stays there and, the water becomes T and if we're not abiding where we're supposed to we're not going to end up becoming what we're supposed to be, and jumping in and out in and out in and out a lot more work and which that's what I do the water gets hot you throw the tea in you do then, add the sugar later and all that jazz but yeah so. That's really all we had tonight I think you have anything else. Pastor Bill: [54:41] Nope did you not find your verse out of Corinthians. Pastor Newms: [54:43] Heidi did but I don't want to talk about it now. Pastor Bill: [54:51] Okay just put it in the text to send everybody home with and they can look it up for themselves and. [55:04] I don't think I don't think I'm going to do that I don't think so. Pastor Newms: [55:07] No it doesn't it doesn't feel right for the conversation anymore it might be it might be maybe next week we'll see maybe next week. Pastor Bill: [55:21] Same grin Time same Berean Channel. Pastor Newms: [55:31] So this podcast that you're listening to or watching, is recorded live on Sunday evenings at 6:30 central time if you go to our website EK K dot house you can see where it is that that's broadcast too. And you can it is Art which our Facebook and our YouTube you can join us on Twitch for all of our wonderful gaming nest, gaming this of hanging out with us and getting to know us better on other times as well when we do that when I do. Fail miserably at doing it. Pastor Bill: [56:19] Would you know set the grill on fire. Pastor Newms: [56:21] Yeah so yeah so that's that's all we have and I hope you guys have a great, night and I'm not sure why the dog just growled at, groggy walking through my office but we will see you guys next time. Pastor Bill: [56:45] A safe out there. Pastor Newms: [56:46] Love you guys.
WHAT DID JESUS MEAN BY "MANY MANSIONS? Some of our church theology is somewhat like a gossip circle; the news is passed on from generation to generation, and each time, it changes. By the time you and I come along, a fair amount of church theology needs to be redefined. Take, for instance, John 14:2. Jesus said, in my father's house are many mansions, (King James version) I'm going to prepare a place for you that where I am there, ye may also be. OK, that sounds pretty biblical, seeing that we have heard that repeatedly. But is that really what it means? By the time I came along, every Christian would have a three-story castle just over in the Gloryland. Whatever that Gloryland thing is, I never found out. I suppose it is a slang word for heaven. In reality, Jesus was not talking about you hunkering down in some stately mansion on an eternal retirement plan. Let me say that verse again in layman's language. "in the place that my father abides, there are many different realms for you to work and to fulfill your destiny in, and I am going there now to finalize the covenant so that as I am in that realm, you will also be." For most Christians, the vision of heaven is like an eternal country club where we play games all day and sit around and tell stories. In reality, this experience we're having on earth is just preparation for our eternal purpose that God has, which is to rule and dominate the cosmos. Listen again to John 3:16 God so loved the cosmos (World) that he gave his only begotten son. Again we hear that same word in mark 16:15 Go into all the cosmos (World) and preach the gospel. In this modern age of technology, we are just now getting a small glimpse of how enormous God's cosmos is. I believe that's what Jesus was talking about when he said there are many realms for you to go to. We've come through the age of the church where they sang songs like, "Lord give me just a little cabin in the corner of Gloryland." How pathetic is that when God wants us to rule, dominate, conquer and preach the gospel to his entire creation? Like that famous statement out of the Wizard of Oz," you ain't in Kansas anymore." YOU CAN GIVE HERE=http://www.georgewatkinsministries.com/help-us.html WEBSITE= http://www.georgewatkinsministries.com/home-page.html FACEBOOK=https://www.facebook.com/FaithProducerstv/ Faith Producers address: PO Bx 1006 Mt Vernon, WA 98273 FAITHPRODUCERS INTERNATIONAL PODCAST https://faithproducers.podbean.com/ INSTAGRAM DRGEORGEWATKINS https://www.instagram.com/drgeorgewatkins/
After the three introductory videos we now begin the study of Exod. 20:1-17 – the exact words of the Lord or as is known in the original Hebrew, עשׂרת הדברים Aseret HaDevareem, the Ten Words or better is the Ten Statements. We found in the introductory videos in Lesson 1 Part 1 and Part 2 there is no such thing as Ten Commandments in the original Hebrew. It was a mistranslation of the church in the late 1500's. In Biblical Hebrew, the Ten Commandments, called עשרת הדיברות (transliterated aseret ha-dibrot), are mentioned at Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 4:13 and Deuteronomy 10:4. In all sources, the terms are translatable as "the ten words", "the ten sayings", or "the ten matters". In the Septuagint (or LXX), the "ten words" was translated as "Decalogue", which is derived from Greek δεκάλογος, dekalogos, the latter meaning and referring to the Greek translation (in accusative) δέκα λόγους, deka logous. This term is also sometimes used in English, in addition to Ten Commandments. The Tyndale and Coverdale English biblical translations used "nine verses". The Geneva Bible used "ten commandments", which was followed by the Bishops' Bible and the Authorized Version (the "King James" version) as "ten commandments". Most major English versions use the word "commandments". (Taken from Wikipedia) But the idea of Ten Commandments stuck and now we have at least three official versions; the Jewish version, the Catholic and Protestant. All three are different and are subject to the view of the translator and NOT the actual words of the Bible. Shown below are the three versions. (From Hebrew4Christians.com) In these lessons we will study עשׂרת הדברים Aseret HaDevareem with the understanding that the Ten Commandments are embedded in the Ten Statements. Our goal is to study the Ten Commandments in their textual context; study the commandments in the Aseret HaDevareem. So, in this lesson we consider Exod. 2:1-2 or … Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (Exo 20:1-2) The Catholic and Protestant versions do not have the phrase “who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” Why? Why did they leave God's words out? So as we study verses 1-2 we will see that if you are a Catholic or if you are a Protestant or some type of non-Catholic, the missing phrase is critical. We can not study whatever version of the Ten Commandments and not understand how this relates to us as Gentile believers in the 21st century. This also goes for the phrase “out of the house of slavery.” Once again this is left out of the Christian list. By doing this we miss what God might be probably to teach His chosen one then and us, us who have been grafted in to the olve tree of Israel. We must study עשׂרת הדברים Aseret HaDevareem and thus to understand the Ten Commandments in their context. Rev. Ferret - who is this guy? What's his background? Why should I listen to him? Check his background at this link -
In this episode, I speak of why, despite the benefits of new translations and any imperfections in the KJV, we should not discard the KJV entirely. On the contrary, we would be wise to incorporate it into our spread of translations.
In this episode, I speak of why, despite the benefits of new translations and any imperfections in the KJV, we should not discard the KJV entirely. On the contrary, we would be wise to incorporate it into our spread of translations.
Job responds to Bildad with feverish indigence. He asks, in sum and substance: how long will you keep this up and harangue me? Each of you had your rounds. You held nothing back. God has me trapped in his net! I scream innocence but to no avail. I cry for justice....it goes unanswered. Job continues to lament using poetic language. He feels overrun, stymied, and stripped. Despite his Faith, he remains in darkness with his crown removed. Job feels attacked from all angles by reason of God's anger. Job laments the loss of his household. Further, he is ignored or repulsive among his former friends and servants/workers. Even the youthful kids who would hang around his once glorious estate speak against him. His wife is also noted to be disgusted by Job, particularly by his breathe. Others pity him. Job states that he escaped his own death by “by the skin of teeth,' a colloquialism that has held up from its translation in the King James. He professes that God has blighted him and wonders why Eliphaz, Bildad & Zophar are like like ravenous wolves tearing into him when there is nothing left to take. Their antagonisms seem to have motivated Job for another round of defense and profession of Faith. He tells his cohorts to remember his defense as if Job wrote them down with iron lead or to picture his arguments being engraved into a rock. Job is confident that the truth of the matter will come out. He has faith he will behold God and be relieved from his suffering. He knows his Redeemer lives, will stand for him and that he will prevail. He calls for God to exam his heart and check its purity. He is confident it will pass muster. This section has also been interpreted to have Job asking for a champion to stand for him, or to have a celestial neutral judge the facts of his case. By the end of the book Job is proven correct. More importantly, his words have been preserved as if written in the greatest of rocks, the Holy Book. You are hearing them today – perhaps for the first times. Job warns his friends that if they go on like the are to fear the Sword of Justice of the Almighty. He feels their behavior is worth such punishment. One lesson from this book is to be careful in the presence of suffering. We only know so much of someone's plight and are limited by our perspective. At other times, our own suffering can reduce us to crying, losing Faith, then speaking against the Lord. The book has us ponder whether in a crisis; if we can keep our faith like Job or some semblance of it? Can we come back to God after a moment of weakness after being hit by the challenges of life? For time immemorial, Job teaches it has been best to have God's word as our rock, and through it create the right vessel (think Noah's ark), to bring us through the stormy seas of life.
Episode Notes Episode 51: Love and Happiness Lemuel: I am Lemuel Gonzalez, repentant sinner, and along with Amity Armstrong, your heavenly host, I invite you to find a place in the pew for today's painless Sunday School lesson. Without Works. Amity: We start with a story of a man who is a shame to the cloth in a short segment of Get the Behind Me, Felicia Lemuel: I will start the conversation this way: We will have Amity read all of the negative statements Jesus made about homosexuals and homosexuality. All of the moral correction he directed as the founder of the Christian faith, the head of the Chirsitian Church, and as I believe, God made manifest on earth. Amity: (twenty seconds of silence) Lemuel: This has been a reading of the holy scriptures where the Lord Jesus Christ condemning homosexuality. In all of the accepted canon, Jesus offers not a word. Why not? There were obviously homosexual men and women in Jesus' time, and he had not a word to say against them. Of his disciples no one has anything to say. It falls again on Paul, a man who claims the authority Christ gave to Saint Peter, to nourish the new Church, to carry the baggage of Mosaic Law into the new faith. Amity: Two thousand years years later, this dynamic continues. This time continued by “Pastor” Dillon Awes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4fcQ55Urjc https://www.newsweek.com/pastor-gay-people-solution-killings-bible-1714037 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Amity: Next up, we take a moment to consider something very familiar through a new lens in The More You Know. "Pray then like this: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'" Jesus was a very practical prophet, and he spent his time in action. He did not spend hours conceiving and embroidering elaborate prayers. When asked for a prayer from one of his disciples he produced this. There are two versions of it, in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, with slight variations. Some scholars think this reflects the shift from a mostly Jewish Christianity to a Universal Christianity. The Lord's Prayer is an interesting example of how things have been added to the actual scripture. I learned the prayer with the addition of the Doxolgy, a hymn in praise to God. the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen I always assumed, growing up in the church, that this was a part of the prayer. It was not said by Jesus, but is included in the King James translation of the scripture. This is based on those translators using what they thought was an ancient manuscript. It is actually now a part of the prayer, though it was originally a part of the call and response of the early Church. We have posted some alternative translations of this prayer. Why? Because the KIng James Translation, so well known and memorized, has errors in it. Pope Francis bright attention to this when he addressed the line, “ …And lead us not into temptation.” “It is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation. I am the one who falls. It's not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen.” Here are some examples of other versions of the Lord's Prayer. https://www.lords-prayer-words.com/lord_contemporary_message_bible.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Prayer#:~:text=%22Pray%20then%20like%20this%3A%20',deliver%20us%20from%20evil.'%22 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/06/led-not-into-temptation-pope-approves-change-to-lords-prayer#:~:text=Now%20Pope%20Francis%20has%20risked,Conference%20of%20Italy%20last%20month ORGAN END STINGER Amity: That brings us to the end of this week's episode. If you like it, please subscribe and leave us a review - and share it with a friend. Lemuel: We have an internet home: withoutworkspodcast.com. Our show notes and links to stories we talk about can be found there. Find us on Twitter: @WithoutWorksPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/withoutworks Email @ email@example.com Our Internet home: www.withoutworkspodcast.com
A Proclamation Declaring the Undoubted Right of our Sovereign Lord King James to the Crown of the Realms of England, France and Ireland, from March 1603. A reading of the proclamation made shortly after the death of Elizabeth the First in March 1603. Performed by Robert Crighton The Beyond Shakespeare Podcast is supported by its patrons – become a patron and you get to choose the plays we work on next. Go to www.patreon.com/beyondshakespeare - or if you'd like to buy us a coffee at ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/beyondshakespeare - or if you want to give us some feedback, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @BeyondShakes or go to our website: https://beyondshakespeare.org You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel where (most of) our exploring sessions live - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLa4pXxGZFwTX4QSaB5XNdQ The Beyond Shakespeare Podcast is hosted and produced by Robert Crighton
Even as the British Turf grieves a revered sovereign and, in the same person, its most cherished and indispensable servant, I hope you'll forgive me for instead reflecting on the loss, only the day before, of someone she would have loved to be typical of all her subjects: a horseman, and true countryman, who divided
From the brutal murder of Julius Caesar . . . to Benedict Arnold's betrayal of West Point during the Revolutionary War . . . to Guy Fawkes's failed attempt to assassinate King James . . . history is filled with the tales of traitorous men. Now, while you may never face a violent betrayal, you might one day have to deal with a spiritual traitor . . . perhaps even in your own church. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/85/29
Jesus spoke of the end time being "as in the days of Lot." The days of Lot were filled with wickedness and perversion. Today we are seeing that same evil rear its ugly head.Video of this episode here: https://rumble.com/v1j1yqb-as-in-the-days-of-lot-perverts-presidents-poxes-and-prophecy.html• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSoulTrap• Banned.Video: https://banned.video/channel/the-soul-trap• Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSoulTrap• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_soultrap/• Website: https://www.thesoultrap.com/• Podcast: https://thesoultrap.buzzsprout.com/Support the show
Vous écoutez Dig Dig Diggers, le magazine des radios Ferarock ! Découvrez cette semaine le duo Equipe de Foot au micro de Ludo de Radio Béton pour revenir sur leur nouvel album "Geranium". Pas seulement un duo rock ou garage ou punk ou pop ou psyché, Equipe de Foot c'est avant tout deux auteurs, compositeurs, bricoleurs, amoureux de chansons pop et d'expérimentations. Leur deuxième album est tout comme eux, passionnés et ambitieux ! L'Entourloop témoigne à travers un puzzle de répliques de films, de cette étrange période que nous venons de traverser collectivement, mettant en œuvre tout son savoir-faire lorsqu'il s'agit de faire danser les foules. King James et Sir Johnny signent un 3ème album, "La Clarté Dans La Confusion" avec pas moins de 32 invités, de quoi rivaliser avec leurs précédents albums de la plus belle des manières. Ils étaient les invités de Lionel de Radio Dio, le temps d'une interview. Pour la carte blanche de cette semaine, c'est Malf et Pierre de Radio Distorsion qui s'en empare pour présenter le nouvel album de Ben & Fist, "Rien n'est grave". Découvrez le groupe en interview dès maintenant !
What is it that goes bump in the night and is peering back at us as we stare off into the darkness? In the episode, we venture to the other side beyond the veil and talk about ghosts, poltergeists, and spirits. Video of this podcast: https://youtu.be/Se11YifjzJg• Banned.Video: https://banned.video/channel/the-soul-trap• Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/TheSoulTrap • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSoulTrap • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_soultrap/ • Website: https://www.thesoultrap.com/ Support the show
Question Timestamps: Richie, HI (3:30) - Were the apostles, James and John, first cousins of Jesus? Jack, NJ (5:23) - Should we spend more time talking about the end times? What is your take on the end times? Joshua, FL (11:36) - As gentile Christians, what is the limit for following Jewish traditions? Rebecca, TN (16:25) - Can the spirit of a loved one come back to visit you after death? Edward, HI (22:30) - Why did Jesus not know when he is coming back, even though he is God and is all knowing? Lisa, Email (26:35) - Preachers have been tying blessings to 10% tithing. Is tithing required for us? Linda, NJ (34:01) - How many kids did Moses have? In Exodus 4, how many kids did they circumcise? Did Moses have another wife later in life? Brandon, KY (40:48) - Can you explain the King James translation and how it was translated? Leah, KY (44:34) - When you have dusted your feet of someone, what does God think about you going back to them? Daniella, NJ (46:46) - What does the Bible say about cursing and profanity? Brian, SC (51:51) - Is it okay to have doubt? Questions? 888-712-7434 Questions@bbtlive.org
S3Ep91 - Is Salvation The End Goal? Pastor Newms: [0:00] Okay there hi hi. Pastor Bill: [0:03] Hi hello and. Pastor Newms: [0:06] Wait no no no no you are still right there in the little corner you don't get to say. Pastor Bill: [0:13] Some lower corner. Pastor Newms: [0:14] Hello and welcome see because you're right, in the corner because I was getting there I was waiting for Biggs to say working on through the light and the picture stool and so now I'll say, hello and welcome to the manifesto live recording yay, if you're not listening to it live ha you should come join us live and then you would have got to enjoy that part where I said live recording not just the brand Manifesto season 3 episode 91, so yeah faith hope and love for the modern Christian I'm pastor newms and down in the corner, is Pastor Bill yeah that looked cool because it didn't quite the refresh rate of the camera can't quite capture the finger correctly and it like, Okay so Pastor Bill how was your week, so your camera your fingers not doing it. Pastor Bill: [1:28] My two oldest had. Pastor Newms: [1:33] They had the whole school. Pastor Bill: [1:48] You know girls who were now calling the space cowboy and um, I was quoting the song and he was like bass Cowboy that's a cool nickname and I was like you got that boy from now on you're the space cowboy. Pastor Newms: [2:08] I still prefer to call him biddy Gert. Pastor Bill: [2:11] Biddy. Pastor Newms: [2:23] But I'm pretty sure if I remember correctly your wife band that so while I was out there the last time we are not calling him that. Pastor Bill: [2:36] Right so they involve the school and, I found out it was going to take over 10 grand to put a new engine in. Pastor Newms: [2:59] Okay so to touch base on things that have been said in chat since you started talking, it's all good Sadie you're here to do I know you're down in the classroom, so that's one of the updates for us is we started school this week and we're doing hold your your kids should start one of yours just started school the other started school last year and mine just stopped. Pastor Bill: [3:30] We're rotating. Pastor Newms: [3:31] Yeah we're rotating. Pastor Bill: [3:32] Aspects of life. Pastor Newms: [3:34] So we started homeschooling and it's it's it's going well, says is very is getting settled real well our office is a little bit recce, because we put other things in front of cleaning the office and so, it's it's a little it's a little dirty but that's okay that's okay we'll get there, and yes Biggs we now have a red glare on the poster because the white wall was irritating me so I put it back up and of course when I did we noticed that the in order to balance my face with the live light over here we opted to I have to just make that light red as opposed to trying to turn it up and turn this one down and turn the one above it up and did it I was like let me just turn this one red and I gotta say I don't hate, the red glow on the brothers, I I almost want to have you moved the picture over an inch so the red glow on the brothers ends up being in the middle. [4:55] But um so we might just put another hole in the wall there just a little over um, but the week's been real good work was work was good I don't think, move the lamp well because it's in the corner which is where a lamp should be, and aesthetically that makes the most sense over there. Pastor Bill: [5:27] He's like I'd rather I'd rather. Pastor Newms: [5:28] So no. Pastor Bill: [5:30] I'd rather move the wall then move the limb. Pastor Newms: [5:35] I wouldn't because it's so so says it's right in front of me his desk is over in that corner, and he's got a professional like hooked to the computer Sound Processing make music keyboard thing, and so, it's in the right spot above it and I don't really want to we'd have to move all and I'll put another hole in the wall I'll do it myself, I say that then it's your come over it's gonna be crooked he's gonna fix it anyway um so the week was pretty good like I said we got a lot done chords, tons of stuff it's good it's good. Pastor Bill: [6:31] Good good good good good good good. Pastor Newms: [6:33] So now, the part of the podcast that I don't like that I did, every single actually it's not crooked my camera's crooked actually because I turned my camera, no you're right it might be crooked I don't know dude I'm half blind I don't do these things, the wife hasn't come up here since I put it back up and let's be honest. Pastor Bill: [7:10] All my stuff looks crooked because, my cameras at a weird angle and so either I'm crooked or everything else is. Pastor Newms: [7:18] You say the eye knows but the eye is Two Doors Down. Pastor Bill: [7:26] Who's there. Pastor Newms: [7:28] So no no it doesn't so my grandmother is a wonderful wonderful person but she has this thing where she can look at something from, anywhere any point of a room any that's one level and you're like no it's not it's perfectly that I leveled it before I hung it son level whatever go get the level stick it up there it'll be like the little bubble go, and you like that is if it's barely off level it's not perfect it is off level and you're like but the bubbles just like on the edge of the this is level area it's not in the center fine I'm not she's just like that it's crazy it is crazy so, if you had to wear a button at all times, anytime you're wearing clothes let's preface that six of the flash okay with a maximum of six words on it describing your outlook on life, what would your button say. Pastor Bill: [8:42] So now we're wearing Flair. Pastor Newms: [8:43] Yes yes from yes from what was that what was the what's the restaurant that that part of the movie is based on. Pastor Bill: [8:58] You have Fridays is worth based on ya. Pastor Newms: [9:00] Yeah yeah I'm not sure how I could hear him, with my headset on I normally can't but I straight hurt says give me the answer, okay six words, go your self right now no no that's not that's not proper. Pastor Bill: [9:27] What I've been saying for years is already six words life sucks and then you die. Pastor Newms: [9:34] That's seven life sucks. Pastor Bill: [9:36] Life sucks and then you die. Pastor Newms: [9:54] Do you mind seven. [10:01] No it's 8 I don't know man I don't know. Pastor Bill: [10:07] Go to ekk. House to get your life sucks and then you die pins. Pastor Newms: [10:12] Can we get the 144 Biggs also life something and then she leaves your butt. Pastor Bill: [10:24] Non words. Pastor Newms: [10:25] It's nine words and so is to live is Christ to die is gain it was eight I was like. Pastor Bill: [10:32] That's it where it's done. [10:37] Alive to Christ dead to sin. Pastor Newms: [10:49] Shorter but I can't think of any that are six I thought I thought maybe like you know well here we go again. Pastor Bill: [11:00] Well here we go again. Pastor Newms: [11:01] You know you enter into a store you're like well here we go again your wife's like hey I need you to welp we go again you got a package in you know you got to build something well here we go again. Pastor Bill: [11:12] I mean you could you could go with five words and they could be a good say Tuesdays it's always Tuesdays if you would be like what do you mean it's always Tuesday. [11:36] I only care on days ending in queue. Pastor Newms: [11:38] All right all joking aside I don't know man all joking aside I actually don't know what, to sum up my motto in six words would be nearly impossible I mean. Pastor Bill: [11:59] You can't have beauty without pain. Pastor Newms: [12:03] Don't be a yeah love people don't be a there you go six words, there's mine. Pastor Bill: [12:19] People don't be a penis. Pastor Newms: [12:20] There's there's mine. Pastor Bill: [12:37] I need to find my buddy cross and put them up on my shelf. Pastor Newms: [12:40] You should you should I was really sad in the middle of covid when two of my girls had covid they did a Moby pop-up shop in Nashville, and we had two confirmed cases of covid and me and my wife sat down and we were like I look at my wife and I'm like baby. Pastor Bill: [13:04] Is it worth it. Pastor Newms: [13:05] What if I just go and leave everyone else here I've only been exposed a little, a lot like I can wear mask the whole time and she's like if you got someone sick if you found out, there was like everyone they are got sick you get to heaven at the end of time whatever the case is and you're like congratulations you killed 14 people by accident how would you feel I was like yeah I know I'm can't do it I just really really want to and I believe it was bigs actually offered to go up there, for me just so I could get like the stuff I didn't really want I don't care about the food I just wanted to stuff because I like to collect, stuff I mean it's kind of one of my things dragons like to hoard things it happens um, so and I was like no I don't want you to drive into downtown Nashville that's just it's brutal now after you get off work and speed be a whole thing so. Pastor Bill: [14:16] Bill old time. Pastor Newms: [14:17] It's a whole thing getting in right now everything in Nashville is under construction everything. Pastor Bill: [14:23] We can see behind you. Pastor Newms: [14:26] Yeah he means like I hoard. Pastor Bill: [14:30] Oh Pastor Newms: [14:30] My yeah and like we cleaned out a closet just for additional things and there's you know, 20-something boxes of books outside that are slowly getting moved in as we get book, bookshelves in here so all right I think we are now officially warmed up it's been 20 minutes. Pastor Bill: [14:56] Indeed League indeed lie. Pastor Newms: [14:58] Congratulations so tonight we are talking, about something that is extremely important and that very often, we as the capital city Church fail at miserably over and over and over again and so I titled, this one because while you've been gone Pastor Bill except for last week they have all been very very clever titles, I haven't been clever titles they've just been really cruddy questions but um. [15:43] You know it's one of the things so I titled this one is salvation the end goal and, you know this is a leading question let's be honest this is a question that's made to go yeah of course because, it is to a degree it should be our goal to help people find Salvation, and to have salvation and to live like we have said salvation, but the thing I want to talk about is the factor of, what else so we have the whole aspect of, the text so I'm going to have to type it out my bad so Matthew 28, we're going to do we're going to do 18 through 20 but we're going to talk about a little more than that but that's what we're going to truly. Pastor Bill: [17:01] The Great Commission. Pastor Newms: [17:02] Suck the Great Commission so so often, you know in the church capital c not individual sees because some churches are doing it correctly in the capital c church we forget the. [17:23] Biggest Commission in my opinion that Jesus gives us, here's a thing you should go to and I say it's the greatest even though my favorite is, love you know love God love people, you know love thy neighbor you know the things he says like that you know but in my mind in order to do this in order to do this commission you have to love people anyway because you can't, do it without loving people so let's jump into it so to be clear the Great Commission, we'll jump back to 16 the eleven disciples traveled to Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had directed them when they saw him they worshipped but some doubted Jesus came near to them and said to them all authority has been given to me in heaven and on Earth, go therefore and Make Disciples of all Nations baptizing them in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you and remember I am with you always to the End of the Age so. [18:40] You know people look at this and they think to themselves okay we have to go Witness we've got to get people saved that's the Great Commission and. Pastor Bill: [18:55] We take a second look at the the word Authority there. Pastor Newms: [18:58] I thought that's a good word yeah we definitely can uh-huh. Pastor Bill: [19:07] I just I'm here I'm here reading it and I'm like we need to talk about that for a second because it is Authority but it's also jurisdiction Liberty Power right strength, but what really stuck out to me is privileged. Pastor Newms: [19:22] Huh. Pastor Bill: [19:23] All privileges given me in heaven and in Earth, so we talked we talked you know in our culture we talk a lot about privilege. Pastor Newms: [19:32] Mmm. Pastor Bill: [19:33] Are you have privilege you can do that because you have privilege you ate as believers, anyway yeah. Pastor Newms: [19:52] End, you know I find it interesting when you start breaking down this so much. [20:08] The first off the power, the privilege to say so the aspects of having it the fact that it was delegated is one of those other nice words. Pastor Bill: [20:24] Delegated influence. Pastor Newms: [20:25] Yeah so it's given, I do like that it says the force and I know that means not what we mean it to be, according to this Jesus was full of the force. Pastor Bill: [20:40] Full of force. Pastor Newms: [20:41] So that just that made me giggle when I read that, and it's not the fact that he has it it's the fact that he was given to him also. Pastor Bill: [20:53] Right if you look at the word that it comes from which is existing. Pastor Newms: [20:58] Hm Pastor Bill: [20:59] It says, I'm personally it is right through the figurative idea of being out in public to be. [21:20] This privileged this jurisdiction and Authority legally is this was a legal transaction that gave me this. [21:35] However this Authority this jurisdiction is Liberty this this right this shrink. Pastor Newms: [21:55] And it's interesting when you look at different, translations on how they they put it also so if you look at like the KJV it just says teach All Nations, and then it says teaching but it's it's different it's to become a pupil of, to be a scholar to it's not as simple as to teach and I think that's in and of itself a huge part of the problem with why we've missed, the Great Commission as a large hole over time is because of, that misuse of that word teach in the KJV whereas in the csb and you know what you hear a lot more now is the hole, making disciples because. Pastor Bill: [23:03] The word in verse 19 it. Pastor Newms: [23:06] Oh yeah yeah. Pastor Bill: [23:23] Which is do literally Tootsie. Pastor Newms: [23:24] To teach yeah and I think yeah. Pastor Bill: [23:27] Two completely different words that King James translates adds the same idea. Pastor Newms: [23:33] And and I think that that starts to cause you know part of our problem as a culture when we when we, so often have not dug into scripture just, Reddit moved on heard it moved on you know things like that and that is of itself is funny to me because, dates this command which is. Pastor Bill: [24:02] The one where the one gentleman that was joining us from her face to face over and over and over and, we had this one conversation where he got frustrated and he said so what every time I read the Bible I'm supposed to go back to the original language and find out what they were talking about, I don't have time for that I just want to read it in the King James and then applied to my life and I was like no that's exactly what we're saying you to do if you don't have contacts, then how do you know how to apply it to your life oh what did I just read it but but the words use their don't have the same meaning as the word you're using now, English has morphed, so you're reading words they're thinking it's saying one thing when it really meant something else and you don't know what those translators meant unless you go back to the original and go oh well this word actually means this. Pastor Newms: [24:53] And then even farther it's the act of studying you know what was going on at the time because. Pastor Bill: [24:59] Why would he why would he choose to use those words. Pastor Newms: [25:03] Yeah it's like. Pastor Bill: [25:04] That's the context of the context you know. Pastor Newms: [25:06] Yeah like the eye of the camel the eye of the needle you know when you when you look at the eye of the needle today you're like oh yeah a rich person can never do it. Pastor Bill: [25:16] We and I have needles real small how do you fit a camel to that. Pastor Newms: [25:18] It's real small and you're like you're like no no because you'd have to guide the camel and push the camel in you'd have to massage the. Pastor Bill: [25:25] Door in a wall of a city they're not talking about a sewing needle. Pastor Newms: [25:29] It's little things like that that when you don't have that context you don't know what the words behind the words are or the meaning behind the words and and let's be honest we struggle with it now too, because we're using the Strong's Concordance which strong wrote you know how long ago so, some of those words are still confusing and not a hundred percent but that's also where the Holy Spirit comes into play and where you have to compare it with everything else in Scripture, so that way, people often take the one verse and be like okay there's one verse about it and see that means I'm right but then when you look at it that one verses that say what you think it says and it doesn't line up with the rest of scripture but we've based whole dogmas whole groups of language you know groups of beliefs on one single thing. Pastor Bill: [26:25] We've lost sections of teaching that the churches churches used to teach because, pastors lost some pastors lost this idea of what does that mean and I so I found one scripture that says one thing and then this other scripture that's supposed to support it, doesn't support it in my language it seems to be a contradiction, well yeah because in the original it does support it and any even in King James is time it's still supported it but because language changes now those two scriptures that mean the same thing use words that make it feel, like they do. Pastor Newms: [27:07] Yeah and so I think it's really important when we're looking at things, and and this is something that when we are discipling someone in the faith we have to have those types of conversations we can't just hand them, a new testament in any translation or message or you know any format just hand it to him say okay here go have fun welcome to Christianity yay, you know that's that's something that's happened year generation after generation year after year we've stopped discipling new Christians. Pastor Bill: [27:49] Even even when we were going with he Mania, I know some people have complained it in on some mission trips they didn't they just hit and run hit and run the everyone that I went on we were always working closely with, translators who were recruited by local churches who were giving out information on who those churches were and getting those people's information so the churches could follow up you know what I mean. Pastor Newms: [28:13] Yeah and that's. Pastor Bill: [28:14] And not just a hit-and-run hit-and-run hit-and-run but more of a hey here's this. [28:28] People from the area. Pastor Newms: [28:29] And and what you just said is what's so important about this is the relational aspect the difference between teaching someone something and having a disciple is, the relationship so like if you're just teaching, teaching from a Pulpit teaching from a tape teaching online teaching by text writing books whatever if that's all that's being done for new Christians and new people to the faith and people trying to find faith. Pastor Bill: [29:00] We do need teachers so it's not like that's not a need. Pastor Newms: [29:01] We do you have no it that's the second that's the second part we have to teach him but we also have, have those relationships to bring people together. [29:32] So that's a great question and it's very important one, and I think it is at the point where you are comfortable, and where you are starting to also spread the message you know I think it's you who said it before I don't remember where you got it if you're not willing to take a phone call, in the middle of the night from someone who you've led to the Lord you're doing something wrong and, because if you are leading people to Christ you should be trying to also disciple now. Pastor Bill: [30:13] It's not about numbers it's about true Faith conversion discipleship relationship, new life you know James talks about if you see your brother cold and hungry and you just say be well-fed and stay warm, can you really not done anything for them it's the same way with salvation if you see someone struggling spiritually and and you hey you know you should get saved and here's this prayer say this prayer now go live your life, you've not actually done anything you've planted a seed but nothing else you've literally you need to follow you up you need to walk that mile. Pastor Newms: [30:57] And I think that's part of a huge issue in our culture and I don't mean just American culture I mean the church's culture overall is what you also said about the prayer you know, we talked about in scripture you know believe in confess right. Pastor Bill: [31:17] Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart. Pastor Newms: [31:19] Right the key there is there's an ant we as a culture so often have left out that and and are just pushing for confessions you know hey at church, and I get it to some degree what I'm about to say is not necessarily A condemnation but it's we get to the end of service, let's say you do the prayer you know for anyone who wants to raise your hand, thanks and good night the thanks and goodnight swear there's a problem the. Pastor Bill: [31:51] One of the things that a lot of a lot of ministers will openly admit to, is that these churches who have that format of we do the sinner's prayer every Sunday every Sunday, is they'll talk about people who respond 10 15 20 times to the sinner's prayer because, they still feel convicted they still feel like they're not saved they still feel that pool and it's simply because they don't actually believe yet, buying all of your hype and they're feeling all of the coercion and all of you know all of that but they're not actually believing yet. Pastor Newms: [32:34] And I think that's it comes down to a lot of what we're seeing also in people exiting, the faith is yeah you said a prayer and because you were taught if you say a prayer you are then you get down the road and you're like I don't agree with this at all. Pastor Bill: [32:53] Actually believe that any of this. Pastor Newms: [32:54] Believe in this I don't feel this I don't it's like okay well you didn't then. Pastor Bill: [33:00] Because you never did you never were a Believer not trying to judge you not trying to judge the way you thought you're living your life simply pointing a light on, you're not wrong you're not you know. Pastor Newms: [33:12] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [33:14] You're feeling this dysphoria in this confusion in this oh my gosh I've wasted all this time yeah but that's not your fault that's the fault of the guy that coerced you with this, it will cut and paste lie about what salvation was. Pastor Newms: [33:27] And didn't have the follow-up because there are people that there are churches out there that do the prayer or do the rays of the hand or do this come forward and then they do the follow-up it's okay you know here's information. Pastor Bill: [33:42] And there are people that truly are ready, when that call comes I like me I responded to an altar call at a big youth conference and acquire the fire youth, but I was ready I was there I was convicted I was at that point of belief. Pastor Newms: [34:02] And that's what's so important is we have to and and, you know the big part we're going to be talking just so you guys are all aware, the next several weeks is all about discipleship so many different facets talked about for the next couple weeks because maybe I have or have not, currently been doing a Bible study by. Pastor Bill: [34:32] No yeah that's his how this works yeah we this this series of episodes is inspired by Tony Evans what was it called I can't remember the name. Pastor Newms: [34:39] It's Kingdom disciples. Pastor Bill: [34:45] Kingdom disciples that this pole six-week series is inspired by. Pastor Newms: [34:48] Yep. Pastor Bill: [34:50] Tony Evans Kingdom disciples Bible study. Pastor Newms: [34:52] Yep and and so because of that you know it's going to be, it's going to be discipleship and different aspects of discipleship you know not just it's not gonna be the same conversation for six weeks don't worry, some of its going to get repeated but not all of it what are the other things that, is so important about this verse to me is we've missed it as a culture and the biggest part, and problem I have with it is it's not our Generations fault and I will say it is not our parents Generations fault and I will say, not their Generations you know it's. Pastor Bill: [35:39] Last week we were talking about Malachi and how when they opened the law to read the law the people wept, not because they felt like it was their fault or their parents fault of their parents parents fault but the fact that they had this revelation of we didn't know and we weren't told, the people before us weren't told and if you before them weren't told so but now we know the truth. Pastor Newms: [36:05] Yeah at some point we lost a big chunk of and and I think you know we hear this, recently a lot in, in churches and in religious Circles of there's an exodus from Christianity and the people that are staying in Christianity want to change it, or want to update it because they've quote unquote got new Revelations that no one has ever believed in and so because of that you know they're probably wrong and we're traditionalists and and ducted up to that you know some thick some complaints are happening in certain circles but it's that situation like we were talking about Malachi where, it's not that, this generation and I'm definitely not saying me but this generation's new Revelations and including people like, you know dr. Evans and people like you know prominent authors people who have been studying people have been using the same translation of the Bible for most of their Ministry and then all of a sudden were like you know what, there's this new version of the Bible that I really really like so for my whole next study I'm actually going to take all my notes from years and years and put it in a Bible and produce that also you know and. Pastor Bill: [37:28] There's the issue of okay, duration of Christians that are going, we really shouldn't be doing church this way we really shouldn't be doing things this way how we know that's not one of those how do we know it's not when John is writing the Book of Revelation he also hears Mysteries and the angel says no no those aren't for you to reveal yet, those are for later how do we know that's not what's happening. Pastor Newms: [38:07] Or it's not and we don't know what they are yeah I know I know I know what you're saying yeah. Pastor Bill: [38:16] That it goes back to the thing of Paul that says hey if it's good embrace it if it's bad don't but don't reject the whole idea just go, hey you know what maybe that might be good maybe it's a good thing to tell people who are attracted to the same sex they are that yeah we could use your help, you know updating our facilities and reaching out to our communities and acting in love and embrace those people hand-in-hand and go you know what let's make a. [38:59] Wow Pastor down the road that we invited to come speak for us is on his second marriage and that woman was his secretary that he cheated on his first wife with and then left her to marry him, wait a second so that sexual sins okay but okay okay I'm yeah. Pastor Newms: [39:22] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [39:23] I'm on I'm on back off because I'm getting I'm getting. Pastor Newms: [39:25] You're getting on your soapbox and and that's okay but that's but that's that's part of what this is about is you know we've so much looked at for so long the aspects of, this is what how we do it this is exactly how this is exactly this is the only way but the problem is, you know in talking about that whole let's not blame the people above us the people above them the people that you know, the last several Generations the issue isn't with them they were doing what they were taught they were doing what they were taught they were doing what they were taught they studied because, confirmation bias you can study, I'm not never going to say that those people did not study the word pour into it try to understand it and come away, with confirmation with the holy spirit that they were correct because the Holy Spirit speaks to each of us differently, what is sin for one is not for another you know we have lots of passages that we've talked about so many times we situations like this so it's no wonder. Pastor Bill: [40:29] Put also the Holy Spirit doesn't approve. [40:51] Given the Martin Luther because it was intended for Martin Luther. Pastor Newms: [40:53] Unless it was given to him and then he ignored it and then God gave it to Martin Luther also you know but that's a whole other issue. Pastor Bill: [41:01] That were the case every time that's been the case in my in my experience every time that's been the case the person who received the Revelation has always said I was told this was for somebody else. Pastor Newms: [41:11] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [41:12] And then they came to me because the other person said no Martin Luther never said. Pastor Newms: [41:16] No he did and I'm not trying to say that's what happened I'm just saying you know that is the does happen sometimes. Pastor Bill: [41:22] It does happen. Pastor Newms: [41:24] But I think it's so important that we look at the discipleship of people you know we as a culture failed, the capital c church has failed time and time again because we're human you know that that's you know when we look at, when we look at things like sin and you know you say something like oh the capital churches is terrible or this local church is horrible or this and you're like you're like well yeah because it's ran by, people. Pastor Bill: [41:59] That was the point if the church was perfect then there'd be no room for faith without faith there'd be no room for salvation, so we'd all be going to hell if the Bible was literal and true and the church was perfect and not made of men then there would be no faith and we'd all be going to hell. Pastor Newms: [42:21] If God revealed everything to us in Scripture, then we wouldn't need faith faith is such an important aspect of our faith because that's what we title belief systems. Pastor Bill: [42:36] Of our faith but I mean seriously that's why that I mean it's literally it's as plain as the nose on our faces this is why the Bible isn't, an inerrant infallible textbook of, that reveals everything about God this is why Jesus chose 12 very fallible men one of them who betrayed him and then killed himself one of them who was Peter, which it's debatable on whether or not Peter was worse than Judas. Pastor Newms: [43:11] It depends on what sins were lining up next to each other really. Pastor Bill: [43:15] Right in our opinion right, he built this in they built this fallible Church, because if it was perfect if it was infallible then your trust would be in the church your trust would be in the Bible and your faith and trust wouldn't be in God. Pastor Newms: [43:34] And as mr. groggy just said in chat if it revealed everything we wouldn't believe it it blow our minds we couldn't handle it. Pastor Bill: [43:44] Like when at the end of Dogma when God speaks, and the Revelation just literally blows people's heads off of hearing God's voice that's what it would be like, exactly what it'd be like. Pastor Newms: [43:59] Just a couple weeks ago I was watching the supernatural when the Angels speak that even even. Pastor Bill: [44:03] Oh man the archangels. Pastor Newms: [44:05] That it's just like oops. Pastor Bill: [44:08] They literally have to take over human bodies and then speak to the human bodies because if they speak without a human body then people's heads to start exploding. Pastor Newms: [44:16] Now that's the supernatural Dogma let's be. Pastor Bill: [44:19] Yeah this is Supernatural take on. Pastor Newms: [44:21] Yeah let's be clear we're not saying that's what actually happens with angels because I'm not putting angels in any form of box because I'm not going there. Pastor Bill: [44:33] Well every time God speaks in the Bible why is it always just still small voice it's because God's Whispering because if he talks louder than a whisper, we're up the creek I love the line from Dogma where metatron's like we went through seven Adams before we figured that out. Pastor Newms: [44:51] Oh the late great Alan Rickman love that man. Pastor Bill: [44:55] Yeah Alan Rickman 7 I don't have any items it was but it was you know whether we're in a certain amount of atoms we figured out that humans can't hear God's voice doesn't work. Pastor Newms: [45:07] Kevin Smith, he's getting his own comic book series like a whole group of them supposedly Dark Horse which give him some Dark Horse Comics that's gonna be exciting anyway um will stop fangirling over directors that we love and go. Pastor Bill: [45:27] You know it's just going to be blunt man and chronic it's not gonna be anything cool it's just going to be blunt man and chronic sitting around getting high. Pastor Newms: [45:32] If you do a bluntman and chronic Dark Horse version I'm dead like I mean on you know Dark Horse. Pastor Bill: [45:40] There's going to be like skulls goal of bongs like. Pastor Newms: [45:42] Yeah bongs that's what you're looking for it yeah so back to. Pastor Bill: [45:49] Back to Matthew 28:9 18 through 20. Pastor Newms: [45:53] So when we look at that this is what's so important for us is to make disciples now when, yeah like when Jesus wait she just told Lazarus to come I'm confused on where Biggs went with that. Pastor Bill: [46:11] Yeah me too. Pastor Newms: [46:12] Like when Jesus told Lazarus to come out of the Tomb that he was in for three days I there's always a delay, with pigs typing because they get it delayed and then they he has to type it burn away for him to give us some more context, I'm probably sure I probably don't disagree with him because I usually don't but um me and Biggs is, oh voice value yeah yeah exactly Jesus Jesus has the voice, you know even God in Jesus's body can straight talk through you know, spiritual Realms and like you know called Lazarus back to his body and tell him to come out you know okay cool I'm with you now Biggs. Pastor Bill: [47:13] It's raining on your cultural viewpoint on when the soul leaves the body according to the Jewish Viewpoint he was still there the Angels hadn't come to take him out of the body yet. Pastor Newms: [47:26] He was just in adamant at the moment but still had to wake him up. Pastor Bill: [47:33] Yeah had to have the ability to wake him up. Pastor Newms: [47:34] Asleep and which Jesus says several times it's fine she's just asleep I'll go take care of it you're fine so I think that's so important though is that. Pastor Bill: [47:45] Jesus what do you mean she's just asleep what do you want me to do you want me to say she's dead and just like wreck their whole world what and I could have just as easily said that but I mean it's the same thing to me. Pastor Newms: [47:59] But mother favorite you know Jesus Jesus is often times so downplayed in how he actually was when you really think about it so it's like, come get up and walking and send no more, you know the one time when he says something like that in the Pharisees are like you can't say that and he's like what would you rather me say all of his sins are forgiven move on like and they're like no we wouldn't want you to say that because. Pastor Bill: [48:30] 20 when he heals when he tells when he heals the hand of the man whose hand was shriveled is what you're. Pastor Newms: [48:34] Oh is that what it is okay. Pastor Bill: [48:36] Doesn't do extend his hand and be healed as you can't do that on us on a Sabbath and he goes would you rather me say your sins have been forgiven you, and then like. Pastor Newms: [48:48] It's just you know. Pastor Bill: [48:53] The SAS man the absolute SAS. Pastor Newms: [48:55] He had sass so the main point as we wrap up here because we're right at time that I really want to make is, we're not saying in any way that what you've done is wrong your evil you shouldn't be preaching you shouldn't be any of that what we're saying is. Pastor Bill: [49:20] I'm saying it's wrong I'm saying you're not at fault. Pastor Newms: [49:24] The the problem is we've got to take it to that next step you know the preaching is great, people saved is amazing it is important we're not trying to say salvation isn't important of course not because that would be insanity, but we have to continue to disciple the people that we. Pastor Bill: [49:46] You can't tell Mission can't be your opener. Pastor Newms: [49:50] Right you shouldn't be yours. Pastor Bill: [49:53] Holy Spirit specifically tells you. Pastor Newms: [49:55] Yeah now there are people who have had the seeds the seeds done and done and done and done and they come they can walk into your church what angle I need to find Jesus because that has happened. Pastor Bill: [50:06] Yeah but if the person has enough seeds planted that you asking them if they want salvation if they're at that point then you being a loving human being that is open about your relationship with God, we'll also have the same. Pastor Newms: [50:21] Yeah cuz they know that it's safe to talk to you, and then we have to continue with that friendship that building upon them that teaching them, training them working with them as, fellow Believers and discipling them to equip them to be able to do the right thing not just telling them good you're good to go here's a Bible figure it out peace and then wondering why, fifty hundred years down the road our nation is where it is and I'm gonna leave it at that and let you believe whatever you want on that. Pastor Bill: [51:02] I'm reminded of Smith Wigglesworth early on in his very very very long as the ministry he steps onto a train car, and a guy sees his face and goes, gets up you've convinced me of my sin and gets on his knees how can I be safe, and then he leads them to the Lord right then and there and it's like that guy was ready and also nose Wiggles were a dentist step onto the train car and the guy was already ready. [51:42] I'm not mixing stories right he's the plumber that couldn't read. Pastor Newms: [51:46] I believe so. Pastor Bill: [51:49] Yeah and then couldn't read never was never taught to read and then picked up a Bible and was like hey look I can read this. Pastor Newms: [52:00] Big and Pentecostalism. Pastor Bill: [52:09] Was that Charles Capps that was the plumber could. Pastor Newms: [52:10] I think you might be off Wigglesworth was the bishop who was, illiterate as a child unschooled because of his labors he worked as a plumber, he abandoned it because he became too busy after he started preaching so I yes I believe you are he also had lots and lots of, peelings attached to him. Pastor Bill: [52:53] Came into possession of his first Bible that he owns because he memorized Psalm 91 the longest, chapter in the Bible as part of the contest whoever could memorize accurately the most of Psalms 91 would win their own Bible and he was borrowing another Bible. [53:23] You could win his own Bible because it was actually hard to get a Bible then it wasn't like you could just, go into any church and be like hey can I get a free Bible or go into any bookstore going to Walmart either there was another you know, now their Bibles everywhere but it wasn't always so. Pastor Newms: [53:45] It wasn't all right so that's all I had to do you have anything else Pastor Bill. Pastor Bill: [53:53] Did you know the number one item stolen from Christian bookstores as leather-bound Bibles. Pastor Newms: [54:01] I mean that makes sense it's the number one thing sold at Christian bookstores. Pastor Bill: [54:08] But I mean it's another one thing stolen is the book that literally says do not steal. [54:30] This to last time you stole one did you. Pastor Newms: [54:32] Okay I'll give you that if you're stealing multiple Bibles unless you're off giving them away to homeless or giving way to last for. Pastor Bill: [54:39] A little bit you're pulling a Robin Hood, steal him from the corporations to get in the way down was. [54:52] I love it. Pastor Newms: [54:52] I can't say I'm against it. Pastor Bill: [54:57] Yeah big says they hadn't read it yet. Pastor Newms: [54:59] Yeah yeah yeah alright so thank you so much for joining us those that joined us live, great those it listened great, but you should come join us live because it's more fun one you get to hear things everyone else doesn't, and I would love to say it's because we cut a bunch in post but it's really just the beginning in the end cuz I'm not editing stuff, but come join us you can be part of the conversation and build relationships because that's what this is all about, and you can talk and chat or you know, fellowshipping I know like my parents watch it together and then talk about it while it's being watched and then call me after if they need to you know things like that you know let's come together and. Pastor Bill: [55:55] Call you after. Pastor Newms: [55:55] Sometimes you know sometimes kiss. Pastor Bill: [55:58] And sometimes that goes well and sometimes. Pastor Newms: [56:01] We don't always we do. Pastor Bill: [56:02] There are disagreements but that's part of being Berean. Pastor Newms: [56:05] Yes we don't agree on everything and that's perfectly fine there are times where me and you have phone calls afterwards and it's like you know I even tonight you're like I don't like your title and I was like well this, this is why the title is there and you're like oh I don't like it though I'm like okay. Pastor Bill: [56:24] If you learned. Pastor Newms: [56:25] You little. Pastor Bill: [56:26] We don't have to agree on everything. Pastor Newms: [56:27] Yeah we don't and so come join us which that I'm pretty. Pastor Bill: [56:35] The Jesus thing. Pastor Newms: [56:36] Oh yeah Jesus Jesus is important that's the thing we agree on. Pastor Bill: [56:40] Everything else is gravy. Pastor Newms: [56:41] It is it is and to be clear it's not just Jesus he's cool and that cesspits not you know there's more to it than. Pastor Bill: [56:49] Jesus is Lord. Pastor Newms: [56:51] Yeah so come join us we record this Sunday nights at 6:30 Central whatever time we live in now, I don't know whether it's you have to say the daylight or not I get so confused I don't know. Pastor Bill: [57:07] Right now it's CD t-- Pastor Newms: [57:09] Yeah but there's the whole thing about the laws and the changing in the stuff. Pastor Bill: [57:13] It hasn't happened yet though so. Pastor Newms: [57:15] I just don't know when it's going on I don't know anyway um, join us we're on Twitch Facebook and YouTube and then come join us and you could talk in the chat over there and. Pastor Bill: [57:33] The podcast is available everywhere the podcast anywhere that you can buy your podcast, you can buy our podcast there for the low low cost of go to the free section. Pastor Newms: [57:42] Free yeah. Pastor Bill: [57:44] To buy episodes of our podcast. Pastor Newms: [57:50] Weird Apple people do you accept two down to click on every episode on Apple is that an apple thing, what are you talking about, boy okay so I hope you guys have a great week we will see you next time go to our website ekk not house for more info on anything and you, look like in 50 years. Pastor Bill: [58:17] Tip yeah there's 50 years. Pastor Newms: [58:20] So and we love you guys and you didn't say it. Pastor Bill: [58:29] Stay safe out there. Pastor Newms: [58:30] There you go until next time.
Breaking news- We kick off Hour Tua with some NBA news as the ripple effect of Kevin Durant remaining in Brooklyn begins to shape the league....kind of. Patrick Beverley has been traded to the Lakers. After years of criticizing Lebron James, Beverley and King James will now be forced to share the same locker room. Next we get a training camp update as Tobin reports on a "Big Time Kerfuffle" they experienced involving former Cane Jalean Phillips. This leads to a hilarious admission from Leroy concerning his equipment. Tobin has high praise for Tua and our boy "Big Mike" amidst trade rumors. Next we hear from Tua who details the difference between last year and this year. Following this we get some Breaking News that Dolphins training camp has been canceled. Which allows Leroy to reminisce on a time his practice was canceled.
Woe is me, for I am undone. This is how the King James renders Isaiah's reaction to the direct presence of God. The temple shakes, the world is undone, and we don't see this happen again until one important afternoon centuries later. What does it mean to be "undone" by God's presence and work and wonders in the world? In a world short on amazement, may we always celebrate God's surprises. Also there's a cool story about a helicopter.
A patriot he certainly is. No one can question that. Lee Greenwood's song celebrating the love of country is also now proclaiming his faith, exploring how the Scriptures are integral to America's founding. Greenwod has created the "God Bless the USA" Bible, which is a King James translation of the Holy Scriptures with America's founding documents in the addendum, showing how the two are related. Greenwood opened the Fox Summer Concert series this year on Memorial Day weekend, and I was privileged to sit down with him then to talk about The Good Book, how America's foundations are tied to it, and why it's important we never forget it. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Greenwood also talks about the Uvalde shooting, which had just occurred, and why he and many of his fellow musicians opted to cancel their appearances at the NRA conference. While he supports the Second Amendment, Greenwood says the tragedy made it a no brainer to bow out of the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This is a bit of a transitional episode as we move from a bit more of a sporadic approach to the issue toward the heart of it -- an idolization of certainty. In the closing weeks ahead, we're going to finish this miniseries strong as we strive for a balanced and truthful approach to the King James translation issue.
This is a bit of a transitional episode as we move from a bit more of a sporadic approach to the issue toward the heart of it -- an idolization of certainty. In the closing weeks ahead, we're going to finish this miniseries strong as we strive for a balanced and truthful approach to the King James translation issue.
It finally feels like we're back into the swing of things for the EPL. A full slate of games for the past three weeks? Sign me up. The marquee match up this weekend is Manchester United hosting Liverpool. Both teams are looking to pick up their first win of the season, but both are desperately trying to avoid defeat. League leaders Manchester City travel away to King James' Park to face Newcastle while Arsenal face newly promoted Bournemouth. Fulham and Brentford, fresh off their strong win against Man United, face off in a London derby. If you're stuck trying to figure out what to watch during the 10am time slot Saturday morning, RCR needs your help. Check out the Palace/Villa game and let us know what you thought! This is the new format for Red Card Radio. Wednesday mornings the Review episode will release, Thursday morning will bring The News, and Friday morning the Boys will preview the slate of games coming up at the weekend. Give us your feed back about what you like and what you hate. Join the RCR discord to chat with the boys and set up chess games: https://discord.gg/wzJQxR64rk If you're looking for custom apparel in the Falls Church area of Northern Virginia, check out TBS Impressions: https://tbsimpressions.com/ Connect with us on social media. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/RedCard_Radio Brad: https://twitter.com/KSBradG Sean: https://twitter.com/WhiteHart_Sean James: https://twitter.com/JamesTiffany --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/redcardradio/message
Aaron and Juan talk their Weeknd trip and all the random news that has happened since the last episode. They get you caught on their takes on Deshaun Watson getting only 11 games, King James getting an extension, Fernando Tatis Jr. getting suspended, fights at practice, Aaron Rodgers calling out his WRs, and Patrick Reed sewing Brandel Chamblee. Follow us: Twitter: @Hasbeen_SportsFacebook: The Hasbeen Sports Podcast
LeBron James just signed a 2-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for $97.1 million! LeBron has been nicknamed King James and is the highest paid athlete in the history of the NBA. #LeBronJames #LosAngelesLakers #LALakers #Lebron
Time to Get Up with King James - committing to his kingdom - we'll tell you why his reign just might include another ring! Meanwhile, Tampa Tom's team in trouble - we'll tell you why the task has quite possibly never been taller for the greatest of all time. Plus, Joe, say it ain't so! Can Burrow's Bengals bounce back from his absence to make a run at another Super Bowl?!?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode 93, Corey covers: —Remembering Paul Green & The Importance of Mental Health —Diabolical Manly Loss—Opens Door for Uncertain Off-Season —New Top Dog of Belmore —Norman Gets an F for Handling Buns —Swans Celebrate 40 Years in Style! —AFL Finals Scenarios —2 Legends Hang Up Boots —Danger Cruising into 300 Club —Texas Rangers Gun Down Manager & President —King James Staying in Hollywood #AFL #NRL #australianfootball #footy #nationalrugbyleague #australianfootballleague #sport #podcast #americanpodcaster #australiapodcast #newzealandpodcast #grandfinal #sportspodcaster #coreyjackson #shedadamus #shedheads
Rick And Fab know ball, among other things - episode 12- Ricks Thoughts- Giannis to Chitown??- KD Talk (again)- NFL Preseason Overreactions- NFL Offensive and Defensive Players/Rookie of the Year Picks- NFL QB Tier Maker- Jamal Murray. IFYKYK. & more!Hosted By White Boy Rick & FabProduced By MereKat Music By Sweet Tea Papi
Question Timestamps: Daniel, NJ (4:35) - Is the New King James version a translation of the original documents, or of the old King James version? Jim, NJ (6:51) - If your name is written in the book of life, do you make the rapture or do you go through the seven year tribulation? Donna, NJ (9:29) - My husband abandoned me emotionally and put alcohol first for eight years. Should I move forward in leaving him? Robert, NY (18:10) - Can you explain Genesis 6 with the relationship of the nephilim, the sons of God, and sons of man? Neil, MA (25:31) - Are there more than seven deadly sins? Michael, email (34:13) - Did Pastor Jay lose weight? Nick, NY (37:14) - If I deny God, is it the same as the unpardonable sin? Who would Jesus be faithful to if He is God? Martha, NY (45:09) - Are we the bride of Christ? Isaiah, NJ (50:03) - Is it okay for Christians to get tattoos? Questions? 888-712-7434 Questions@bbtlive.org
This time instead of inspired by true love, here are 75 short poems inspired by the love of the holy scriptures; that like true love can create deeply moving emotions within us. Allowing us to love even that which cannot be seen. As a bible enthusiast; especially William Shakespeare's King James version of the bible; though not very religious, have been influenced by its verses. The word when read with interest and love, is life-changing; as we are changed by true love. One does not need religious institutions to develop an intense love and admiration for scripture. And you do not need to believe in a higher power for this book to be of influence; though it might be appreciated more fully with the faith that there is a force greater than us that can deeply impact our lives for the better. That can keep us going even in the worst of times. https://www.writersrepublic.com/bookshop/word-advice --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steve-richards/support
In the fourth and central episode of the Textual Confidence Collective we examine common myths that circulate about manuscripts and the origins of the TR and the KJB. It might even be the story you were told. Do all the manuscripts agree? How similar are the TR and NT manuscripts? Did the KJB Translators do Textual Criticism? We uncover the real history so the truth can set you free, introduce you to the men who created the TR and KJB, and give you their views in their own words. For more information about the Collective, visit our website: www.TextualConfidence.com
Scripture Reading: John 3:16-36 16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. 19 Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed. 21 But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God.22 After this, Jesus and his disciples came into Judean territory, and there he spent time with them and was baptizing. 23 John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was plentiful there, and people were coming to him and being baptized. 24 (For John had not yet been thrown into prison.)25 Now a dispute came about between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew concerning ceremonial washing. 26 So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you on the other side of the Jordan River, about whom you testified—see, he is baptizing, and everyone is flocking to him!”27 John replied, “No one can receive anything unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,' but rather, ‘I have been sent before him.' 29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom's voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete. 30 He must become more important while I become less important.”31 The one who comes from above is superior to all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all. 32 He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 The one who has accepted his testimony has confirmed clearly that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit sparingly. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed all things under his authority. 36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life. The one who rejects the Son will not see life, but God's wrath remains on him.I. The Gospel in Three Chapters—A Brief ReviewBible commentaries outline the Gospel of John in different ways. For example, one commentary breaks the Gospel of John into the prologue (1:1-18) and into Jesus' witness in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee (1:19-6:71). Not wishing to quibble over trifles, I would suggest a slightly different outline. I think that the first three chapters of John function as a concise, yet rich summary of the Gospel.Chapter 1 explains who Christ is and his qualitative differences with creation:(1) Jesus as a Person in the Trinity. Jesus is God and Jesus is with God.(2) Jesus as Creator of All. All things were created by him.(3) Creation is in Darkness. In Christ is life. He is the light. The light shines in the darkness—that is, the world. And the darkness did not “master” the light.(4) Jesus as Man. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.(5) Jesus as Expiatory Sacrifice. Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!(6) Jesus the Giver of the Holy Spirit. He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.(7) Jesus as Messiah. “We have found the Messiah!” “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel!”Chapter 2 explains that the old is passing away and the new is here.(8) True Purification is in Christ. The jars for ceremonial washing that used to be filled with water are now filled with wine. The best wine has been saved for last.(9) True Religion is in Christ. The temple has become but a marketplace. Destroy it and it will be rebuilt in Christ in three days.Chapter 3 explains salvation.(10) The Way of Salvation. “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”(11) The Price of Salvation. Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.(12) The Offer of Salvation. For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.(13) The Condemnation of Sin. The one who does not believe has been condemned already.II. God So Loved the WorldAnd now we return to today's text. It begins with the most famous verse in the New Testament, if not the entire Bible. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (I quoted from the King James version because that is the most familiar translation of the verse.)As Craig Keener points out, “Some could understand English translations (God “so” love the world) as intending, ‘God loved the world so much'; but John's language is qualitative rather than quantitative. Οὕτως means, ‘This is how God loved the world.'” This is not to take away from God's great love for us, but it is to point out that God shows his love with action (self-sacrifice) not merely with words.In the Old Testament, God gave mainly two gifts to Israel: the land and the Torah. Israelites were meant to be kind and generous to foreigners, and foreigners could convert to Judaism. However, the gifts were still, at least in some sense, to the Israelites. Now the gift is explicitly to the world.God giving up his son is the capstone to the story that begun in Genesis 22, which is the very beginning of Israel. I quote Genesis 22:1-18 below:Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” Abraham replied. 2 God said, “Take your son—your only son, whom you love, Isaac—and go to the land of Moriah! Offer him up there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will indicate to you.”3 Early in the morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants with him, along with his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he started out for the place God had spoken to him about.4 On the third day Abraham caught sight of the place in the distance. 5 So he said to his servants, “You two stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go up there. We will worship and then return to you.”6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together. 7 Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father?” “What is it, my son?” he replied. “Here is the fire and the wood,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 “God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together.9 When they came to the place God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood on it. Next he tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand, took the knife, and prepared to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am!” he answered. 12 “Do not harm the boy!” the angel said. “Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me.”13 Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. So he went over and got the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place “The Lord provides.” It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.”15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16 and said, “I solemnly swear by my own name, decrees the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies. 18 Because you have obeyed me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.”The prophesies are fulfilled! (Or at least they will be once Christ's sacrifice has happened.) Blessings will come through one of Abraham's descendants. The Lord provides. In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made. That provision is God's only son.III. Already Condemned or Everlasting LifeJust as a reminder, let's consider John 3:16 once more, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”God saves us from what? God saves us “into” what? For example, if I were in prison because I could not pay a fine and someone else paid it, I would be saved from prison and be brought into freedom. If I were a slave and someone paid my redemption price, I would be saved from slavery and similarly be brought into freedom. John 3:16 tells us we are saved from perishing and brought into eternal life. This idea was already present in the Old Testament. Daniel 12:2 says,Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake—some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence.John 3:17-18 make clear that we are already condemned. We are not condemned for not believing in Jesus. That only keeps us perishing. Verse 36 reemphasizes the point. God's wrath “remains” on the unbeliever. This is an important distinction. People are not condemned for their lack of belief. They are condemned for their sins.But Jesus offers a way into eternal life. What is that?Whatever eternal life is, it begins now. John 3:16 uses the present active subjunctive, emphasizing that the new life begins at the new birth.Ok, but what is it? Well . . . it gets a little unclear. Please, don't misunderstand me, the Bible is very clear on some things about everlasting life. Let's consider a few verses.2 Peter 3:13But, according to his promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.Revelation 21:1-5Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. 2 And I saw the holy city—the new Jerusalem—descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more—or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.”Isaiah 65:17-1917 For look, I am ready to createnew heavens and a new earth!The former ones will not be remembered;no one will think about them anymore.18 But be happy and rejoice forevermoreover what I am about to create!For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem to be a source of joy,and her people to be a source of happiness.19 Jerusalem will bring me joy,and my people will bring me happiness.The sound of weeping or cries of sorrowwill never be heard in her again.Another aspect of eternal life that is clear is that it is physical. Our bodies may be different, the earth may be different, the heavens may be different, but it is a time and a place where we physically live. Consider the Apostles Creed,I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.Our final destination is not heaven, at least not what popular culture might call heaven. It is the new earth. Consider also the Nicene Creed,We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. II. Loving the DarknessWhy do men reject Christ? Because they love the darkness rather than the light. In light of the passage, consider the following belief of the Methodist Church. In part, the Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church (1808) explain that,[Original sin] is the corruption of the nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam, whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and of his own nature inclined to evil, and that continually.The light will expose evil deeds. Evil men will not tolerate by that. However, notice that the light's effect is not restricted to the damned. Light will expose evil deeds. All of them. Those who place their faith in Jesus must humble themselves and accept that. They must trust that forgiveness through Jesus is greater than their exposed evil deeds.III. Belief and PracticeThe words of James (James 2:14-17) come to mind,What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? 17 So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.In John 3:18-21, John speaks of faith and deeds interchangeably. The one who believes is not condemned. The one who practices truth comes to the truth. The one who does not believe is already condemned. Everyone who does evil deeds hates the light.I am not building up to a clever argument denying sola fide (justification by faith alone), but I simply wish to acknowledge that faith and deeds are tied together. He who has faith in Jesus will act differently. Later in the book of John, Jesus will make it even clearer, “The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me.” As a commentator explains, “One does the works of the one whose nature one shares.”IV. John the Baptist RevisitedThe Synoptic Gospels can give the impression that Jesus was John the Baptist's successor and their ministries did not overlap. John (the apostle) makes it explicitly clear that John the Baptist continued his ministry at least until he was imprisoned.Three great points can be discerned from John the Baptist's responses to his followers:(1) No one can receive anything unless it has been given to him from heaven. There is no rivalry with God. He provides for us. We cannot take from Him. We rejoice in his provision.(2) He must become more important while I become less important. Jesus is the main figure of the story—the story of the Bible and the story of creation. We should rejoice when he is exalted.(3) The one who comes from heaven is superior to all. He testifies about what he has seen and heard. Jesus' words and works are reliable because of who he is. [I'm still working on this part.]
I'm telling you up front that I'm not sharing anything valuable or useful today, but don't let that keep you from continuing.Today we're going to talk about 7 guys named Francis. Alan Lightman is not one of those 7 guys. Lightman is a past professor at Harvard and a current professor at MIT and a famous physicist who was responsible for establishing MIT's policy that requires all students to be trained in speaking and writingduring each of their four years as an undergraduate. Alan's father Richard Lightman was a movie theater owner who played a major role in desegregating movie theaters in the South in 1962. Richard taught Alan how to get things done and make a difference. In his book, A Sense of the Mysterious, Alan writes, “Not long ago, sitting at my desk at home, I suddenly had the horrifying realization that I no longer waste time.” After he wrote that sentence, he wrote an entire book titled, In Praise of Wasting Time. That's what you and I are doing right now. We are wasting time in a way that will invigorate you and cause you to think new and different thoughts. You are about to jump out of a deep rut in the road that has been your life.We are at the intersection of Monotony and Surprise. Are you ready to jump? Francis Scott Fitzgerald is the Francis we quote in the first hour of the 3-day Magical Worlds class at Wizard Academy. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” Francis Ford Coppola gave us Apocalypse Now and The Godfather trilogy. Francis “Frank” Sinatra gave Indy Beagle the song “It Was a Very Good Year.” Indy told me he plans to share it with you in the rabbit hole. Sir Francis Drake was a contemporary of Shakespeare and an explorer and a pirate for England, and a seafaring thorn in the side of King Philip II of Spain, who offered a reward for his capture that would be nearly $9 million today. Queen Elizabeth gave Francis a knighthood. Francis “James” Cameron gave us Avatar and Titanic, the first and third highest-grossing films of all time, bringing in $2.85 billion and $2.19 billion respectively. Francis “Frank” Zappa was an iconic musician, composer, singer and songwriter whose work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, musical virtuosity and the comedic satire of American culture. His kids are Dweezil, Moon Unit, Diva Muffin, and Ahmet Emuukha. Francis Bacon is my favorite Francis. Like Francis Drake, he was a contemporary of Shakespeare. Bacon was a statesman, a philosopher, and a master of the English tongue. After the death of Queen Elizabeth, Francis Bacon served as lord chancellor of England for King James I, for whom the 1611 King James translation of the Bible was named. These are some of my favorite memories of Francis Bacon:“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” “A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.” “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact (man.)” “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” “Nothing does more hurt in a state than when cunning men pass for wise.” “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” “Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.” “The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.” “Where philosophy is based on reason, faith is based on revelation, and is consequently irrational. The more discordant and incredible the divine mystery is, the more honor is shown to God in believing it, and the nobler is the victory of faith.” “But now we are to step back a little to that, which by premeditation we passed over, lest a breach should be made in those things that were so linked together.” If the...
Thanks to the King James and Latin translations, Isaiah 14 is often thought to be a vision of Satan being cast out of Heaven. But if we stick to the biblical and historical contexts, we come to a different conclusion. To say it differently, what would your understanding be if you put yourself in the sandals of a exiled Jew?
LeBron James is at it again. The NBA's leading Twitter pseudo-intellectual shared his thoughts on WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in a Russian prison. King James lamented that if he were Griner, he'd question whether or not he even wanted to return to America. Jason explains why LeBron is the modern-day Jethro Bodine, basketball's own Beverly Hillbilly. “James' rewards have all been tied to his ability to shoot a basketball. That ability made him rich beyond his wildest dreams and provided him an audience for his 'intellectual' pontifications. If LeBron couldn't shoot and dribble, he would have 50 to 75 social media followers and work the overnight shift at McDonald's.” "Fearless" contributor Steve Kim joins the LeBron discussion and shares the two truths about Brittney Griner. Three women in NYC were arrested after destroying a restaurant after being asked to pay $1.75 for extra sauce; we have the video and Shemeka Michelle to speak the truth. Plus, Pastor Bobby Harrington is here for Tennessee Harmony to add a biblical perspective to a recent Twitter exchange between Jason and "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. Today's Sponsor: Bring the American family to the table again with Good Ranchers! Right now, get $30 off your order! Plus, FREE shipping is a huge cost covered for customers. Use my code, “FEARLESS”, or visit https://GoodRanchers.com/FEARLESS. Shout Out from Jason: Do you love gifts? Would you want to request a personal shout out for you, family or friends from Jason Whitlock?! Click either link below to get the official Shout Out app for Apple or Android and request a personal shout out from Jason Whitlock! Shout Out for Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/shoutout/id1541540629 Shout Out for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.shoutoutapp Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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You probably haven't heard the name Ethan Liming. Liming was a 17-year-old beaten to death on the campus of LeBron James' “I Promise” School in Akron, Ohio. LeBron wore a hoodie for Trayvon Martin, took a knee for George Floyd. Other than a tweet wrought with grammatical errors, he is silent for Liming's murder. It's because Ethan is white, and the three men arrested for his murder were black. Jason isn't mincing words. “LeBron has smoke for everyone white he believes wrongly takes a life. He has nothing substantive to say when black people take lives. LeBron James is a stereotypical bigot.” James once compared himself to Emmett Till after someone spray-painted the gate to his California mansion. “Liming and his family have far more in common with Emmett and Mamie Till than LeBron James ever will.” Shemeka Michelle stops by to fan the flames of Jason's fire and wants to know where the “say their name” crowd is hiding. Plus, Steve Kim adds his thoughts on King James and his carefully crafted and politically motivated pandering on social media. Today's Sponsors: Pre-Born has a passion to save unborn babies from abortion and see women come to Christ. Help rescue babies' lives. Donate by dialing #250 and say keyword, "baby." That's #250, keyword, "baby." OR - go to https://Preborn.org/Fearless Earn up to 3x more cash back than other credit card rewards or loyalty programs, with Upside! Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code “fearless” to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices