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Tetelestai Church
Hebrews 2020: We See Jesus Lesson 184 - Increment 184

Tetelestai Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021


Pastor Alan R. Knapp discusses the topic of Increment 184 in his series entitled Hebrews 2020: We See Jesus. This is lesson number 184 and it focuses on various verses.

Today in the Word Devotional
Jesus, Promises Fulfilled

Today in the Word Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021


Imagine that you were near New York City on September 12, 2001. While you were out walking in a park with a friend, someone came up and asked what the two of you were talking about. You responded, “Everything that just happened.” The stranger exclaimed, “What happened?” It would be hard to imagine anyone in New York or the entire nation who would not have heard about the terrorist attack. A similar situation happened in today’s reading. Two of Jesus’ disciples were talking about the events of Easter weekend when Jesus joined them. The disciples did not recognize Jesus and tried to explain to Him what has just occurred. In this touching account, Luke presents us with two perspectives on the death of Jesus. Clearly, the disciples saw Jesus’ death as a tragic event. They perceived Him as a victim who had been betrayed by His own people. The “chief priests” and “rulers” handed Jesus over to the Romans to be crucified (v. 20). They lamented, “but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel” (v. 21). They believed that if Jesus had been the Messiah, He would have led Israel in battle against the Romans and defeated them, not been crucified by them. They were troubled by the reports that Jesus’ body was missing and that an angel had told some women that Jesus was alive (vv. 22–23). Clearly, they were not sure what to make of this testimony. Jesus presented them with a different perspective. He gently rebuked the disciples, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken” (v. 25). Then, He showed them how the Old Testament taught that the Messiah would first suffer and then enter His glory (v. 26). >> Do you ever have doubts about God? Jesus’ death and resurrection are proof that God keeps His promises. Jesus is God’s promised Son, prophet, priest, king, and suffering servant. Because of Jesus’ death, redemption is available to all who believe.

Wisdom for the Heart on Oneplace.com

To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/545/29 When Paul contrasts the mind of the believer and the mind of the unbeliever in Romans 8:5-11, he makes it clear that the difference is not one of "IQ" - "Intelligence Quotient" - but of DQ - "Desire Quotient." Stephen shows us what that means as he continues his series, "The War Within."

ESV: Chronological
December 8: Romans 7–8

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 9:18


Romans 7–8 Romans 7–8 (Listen) Released from the Law 7 Or do you not know, brothers1—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.2 3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.3 The Law and Sin 7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10 The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. Life in the Spirit 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.4 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you5 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,6 he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus7 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Heirs with Christ 12 So then, brothers,8 we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons9 of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Future Glory 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because10 the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,11 for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. God's Everlasting Love 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be12 against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.13 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,   “For your sake we are being killed all the day long;    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Footnotes [1] 7:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 4 [2] 7:2 Greek law concerning the husband [3] 7:6 Greek of the letter [4] 8:1 Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit) [5] 8:2 Some manuscripts me [6] 8:3 Or and as a sin offering [7] 8:11 Some manuscripts lack Jesus [8] 8:12 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29 [9] 8:14 See discussion on “sons” in the Preface [10] 8:27 Or that [11] 8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good [12] 8:31 Or who is [13] 8:34 Or Is it Christ Jesus who died . . . for us? (ESV)

Two-Minute Bible
TMBSC44 Paul’s Early Letters

Two-Minute Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 61:36


Paul's Early Letters The stories in this collection were drawn from Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, and Philemon. They were previously presented in Two-Minute Bible episodes 564 – 587 and 589 – 591.

Abundant Life
Are you abiding in the Vine?

Abundant Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 54:15


Abundant Life Episode 2 In this episode Saso and Ben discuss what it means to abide in the Vine. ABI'DE - to be, or exist, to continue; W. bod, to be; to dwell, rest, continue, stand firm, or be stationary for anytime indefinitely. 1. To rest, or dwell. Genesis 29:19. 2. To tarry or stay for a short time. Genesis 24:55. 3. To continue permanently or in the same state; to be firm and immovable. Psalms 119:90. 4. To remain, to continue. Acts 27:31. Ecclesiastes 8:15. Websters 1828 Key verse John 15:1-6   Philippians 4:13 This is one of the most misquoted verses in the Bible as it pertains to having the strength to do what God has commanded us to do. We are helpless without His divine help; we are fools to think we can anything without the help of the Father What is abiding in Christ? John 15:5 As Christians we tend to say things like abide in Christ, or walk in the Spirit, but do we really understand what that means. When someone asks you, are you abidding in Christ, how do you respond? Are we talking about the act of abiding or the position of abiding. When a person is saved the Bible describes the person as being “in Christ”. Romans 8:1 2 Corinthians 5:17 If you were asked, are you in Christ or not, what would you say? How do you become "in Christ"? In Christ Galatians 3:26-27 According to this verse you are in Christ through faith. So now let's move backward to find out what through faith means. What is Faith? Ephesians 2:8-9 According to Ephesians, you are saved by grace through faith and goes on to say that it is the gift of God and not of your own works. If we were saved by our good works, then we'd go around bragging about it according to this verse. And if we are honest, that would be true because we all have a this little thing called pride that loves to show it's face when we think we've achieved something. Also, since this is a gift, then there wouldn't be any works involved because I've never heard of working for a gift. Saso your love language is gifts. When was the last time you worked for a birthday gift? This is likely them most profound verse that separates true Christians from all world religions. But why? Romans 6:23 Now we know what the free gift or salvation is, it's eternal life in Christ Jesus, but we still need to understand what through faith is talking about because that is the link to get the gift of eternal life. Romans 9:1 Since the concept of belief is intangible, someone can simply say “I believe” and it won't mean a hill of beans. According to James 2:19 even the demons believe and shudder but we know very well that the demons are not saved. The concept of believe is not just to have understanding and knowledge which causes to believe, but the key ingredient is dependence. For example, if you ask a person, do you believe that you can get on a plane and fly to Florida. Most people will say that they believe. But the dependence comes when they actually get on the plain and fly to Florida. Thats the kind of belief being spoken of. But why are you placing your dependence on Jesus? Romans 9:1 that we read earlier, that you are believing in the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus suffered and died and was raised on the third day all so that God could forgive your sins and give you this free gift of eternal life so long as you place your faith in Jesus. It's so simple yet many will miss this. Please don't miss this! I was saved, not because I'm good but because God is good and God looked down at helpless me and sent His son to die for me. What a glorious truth brother! Ben What does this have to do with abiding in Christ? Everything! From what we just went through it's your position in Christ or your position not in Christ. The difference from being saved and not being saved. What is the evidence for being saved?

Greater Than Podcast
The Renewed Mind with Dr. Avery Jackson

Greater Than Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 35:46


Reverend Elijah Murrell is joined by Neurosurgeon Dr. Avery Jackson (Michigan Neurosurgical Institute, The God prescription) in a episode centered around Romans 12:2 This episode will educate you and motivate you to develop a renewed mind.

Right Start Radio with Pastor Jim Custer
The Heart Of The Missionary - Paul - Part 3 of 3

Right Start Radio with Pastor Jim Custer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021


Paul would not have been "Paul" without prayer! The biblical giants of faith - including the great Apostle Paul - weren't so spiritual that they could go a while without checking in with Headquarters! It almost seems like a 1:1 relationship: Those who do the most, pray the most. The author of the book of Romans will even give us some suggestions on what to pray about. We're in chapter 15 with Pastor Jim. Listen to Right Start Radio every Monday through Friday on WCVX 1160AM (Cincinnati, OH) at 9:30am, WHKC 91.5FM (Columbus, OH) at 5:00pm, WRFD 880AM (Columbus, OH) at 9:00am. Right Start can also be heard on One Christian Radio 107.7FM & 87.6FM in New Plymouth, New Zealand. You can purchase a copy of this message, unsegmented for broadcasting and in its entirety, for $7 on a single CD by calling +1 (800) 984-2313, and of course you can always listen online or download the message for free. RS12082021_0.mp3Scripture References: Romans 15; Acts 9

God Feeding Station
Dec. 8, 2021

God Feeding Station

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 15:25


Romans 4-7

Uncensored Christian
Opinions Are Not Doctrine - Romans 14:1-4

Uncensored Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 24:23


This may well be the most important chapter we can find that will help us in our daily relationships.  How on earth are we supposed to socialize, gather, and live life with those who have different opinions than we do?  Paul is dealing with a Roman church whose members have vastly different opinions regarding many topics, and this is causing them to treat each other poorly.  Watch how Paul handles these issues and differences... It may shock you. To find more "Uncensored Christian" content including Video versions of the podcast, Social Media links, and more use the Link down below!https://lnk.bio/dantewIf you would like to support this podcast financially you can give online by clicking here https://paypal.me/uchristianpod?locale.x=en_US . Your gift helps this podcast reach more people around the world!If you have questions or would like to reach out, email uchristianpod@gmail.comInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/dantebwill/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UChristianPodcast 

Church with Jesse Lee Peterson
01/06/13 The Renewing of Your Mind from Within - Romans 12:1-2

Church with Jesse Lee Peterson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 60:56


Jesse warns black women not to call men or boys "baby." Our 2013 theme: Renew your mind from within (Romans 12:1-2) BOND Archive Sunday Service, January 6, 2013: Jesse Lee Peterson discusses black women's habit of calling black men and older boys "baby." Cut it out! This weakens the male; it's a putdown, showing a lack of respect. We read Romans 12, verses 1-2, which urges that you offer your bodies as a living sacrifice to God, as sensible people. "Do not model your behaviour on the contemporary world, but let the renewing of your mind transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and mature." 00:00 Sun, Jan 6, 2013 00:54 Calling men "baby" 09:03 It's a putdown 13:36 Conclusion: Baby talk 14:23 JLP: Theme 2013 26:55 Repent; don't judge yourself 33:42 Satan's voice in your head 38:02 Evil is in the eye of the beholder 42:41 JLP: Man pretends to help woman 47:10 Examine yourself: No room to judge others 54:08 JLP: Ego, blacks, live from within 1:00:18 Support BOND BLOG POST and PODCAST: https://rebuildingtheman.com/01-06-13-the-renewing-of-your-mind-from-within-romans-12 Church with Jesse Lee Peterson, Sunday 11 AM Pacific Time at BOND in Los Angeles, California, USA - http://rebuildingtheman.com/church SILENT PRAYER: http://silentprayer.video | AUDIO https://soundcloud.com/rebuildingtheman/silent-prayer

Redemption Church Utah
Sermon: God’s Accounting Software (romans 4:1-12)

Redemption Church Utah

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 36:42


ROMANS 4:1-12 The post Sermon: God's Accounting Software (romans 4:1-12) appeared first on Redemption Church.

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - December 7 - Knowing the Will of God in Prayer pt 3

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 5:59


Scripture For Today: Psalm 142:1“I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.”Knowing the Will of God in Prayer pt 3If you have been following this prayer series for any length of time, you often hear me quote from 1 John 5:14-15… “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us. And if we know He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we ask of Him.”  Amen! Now, there are situations that will come up about which we do not know what to pray, how to pray – any of it. This is also outlined in Romans 8:26. But the Bible STILL gives us Light as to what to do in these situations. That is when we are going to have to trust the Holy Spirit to guide us. He's on the inside of us. He's not only there to assist us in prayer, but to lead us. To guide us in all of the affairs of this life. You can read that in John 16:13. When we do not know the Will of God in a certain situation, we cannot go to God with boldness (as we read in 1 John 5:14-15). Instead, we usually come in trembling and uncertain and possibly a bit fearful, just HOPING God will do something for us. God IS a merciful God and there will be times when we come to Him in that way and He will still help us. BUT – He desires to show us from His Word HOW to pray so that we can have Faith and confidence before Him. God's absolute best is for us to KNOW HIS WORD.  To know His Will. He wants us to understand this aspect of Him and then to pray in accordance with His Word and with His will. Amen! We can go to the Word of God and find out that God's Will is ALREADY expressed in just about everything we may encounter in this life. Every need is already met by HIM. And you can find out about this IN HIS WORD. Amen! If you don't know how to do this or if this is sounding a bit confusing – guess what – the devil is the author of that confusion. Amen! So if you are a bit confused, the best thing you can do is STOP and go to the Word. Study the Word. Read the Word. Spend time in the Word. When you do that – you spend time with HIM. Amen! You have probably heard the phrase that you are the sum total of the five people you most hang around. Right? Well, what if you spent time with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as part of the five?  How much different do you think your life would be if you started thinking, acting and behaving like the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? I can sum it up for you in one word – VICTORIOUS!  Amen! So get into the Word and start spending time with Him – and become more like Him every single day! Start THINKING like He thinks. Amen! Let's Pray! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on our Facebook Playlist at this link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKWeKtmv-BwgkquBTsSh-GznbmuUp_R2 (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKWeKtmv-BwgkquBTsSh-GznbmuUp_R2)

Messianic Apologetics
Romans 3:1-20 — Romans Study

Messianic Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 67:10


J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews Romans 3:1-20 verse-by-verse. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!

ESV: Chronological
December 7: Romans 5–6

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 6:29


Romans 5–6 Romans 5–6 (Listen) Peace with God Through Faith 5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we1 have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith2 into this grace in which we stand, and we3 rejoice4 in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Death in Adam, Life in Christ 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men5 because all sinned—13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17 For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore, as one trespass6 led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness7 leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Dead to Sin, Alive to God 6 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self8 was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free9 from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Slaves to Righteousness 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,10 you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Footnotes [1] 5:1 Some manuscripts let us [2] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit by faith [3] 5:2 Or let us; also verse 3 [4] 5:2 Or boast; also verses 3, 11 [5] 5:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women; also twice in verse 18 [6] 5:18 Or the trespass of one [7] 5:18 Or the act of righteousness of one [8] 6:6 Greek man [9] 6:7 Greek has been justified [10] 6:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; twice in this verse; also verses 17, 19 (twice), 20 (ESV)

Faith Improvised
The Climax of Paul's Argument in Romans 8

Faith Improvised

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 74:51


I offer some reflections on random topics, but especially about the notion of 'kayfabe' as a way of understanding behaviors in the world. I refer to Gregory Thornbury's article "On Metaphor and Kayfabe," which can be found here (https://daviddark.substack.com/p/on-metaphor-and-kayfabe). And I talk about the conclusion to Paul's second major movement in Romans 8.

You Start Today with Dr. Lee Warren | Weekly Prescriptions to Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier.

It's time for some hope surgery! (If, Wait, Then: The Surgery of Hope originally ran in March of this year. I'm bringing it back, with music from Tommy Walker in preparation for this week's Tuesday's With Tata episode, which will come late due to our crazy weekend! Look for it later this week!) Life can be very difficult, and sometimes it seems like we're all alone and without hope in a dark world. But here's a few minutes about the self-brain surgery technique that will help you find hope and see the light again! Scriptures mentioned in this episode Habakkuk 1:2 “How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?” Isaiah 30:18 (NIV) 18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Habakkuk 2:3 “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Isaiah 1:19 IF you are willing and obedient, (THEN) you will eat the best from the land Deuteronomy 28:1 IF you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, (THEN) the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. Daniel 10 (NIV) 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. 3 I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. 4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, 5 I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude. 7 I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. 8 So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. 9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground. 10 A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 11 He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.” Romans 4:18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed. Hosea 12:6 Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually. Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord Psalm 33:20, 21 NIV “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.” Psalm 33:3, 4 NLT “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” Romans 15:13 NLT “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Psalm 27:14 ESV “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 46:1-3 CSB “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its water roars and foams and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah” Psalm 121:1,2 NIV “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Listener did this- look for help!) Romans 8:37 NIV “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” We will conquer the gap with self-brain surgery of doing, seeking, praying, trusting, pressing in, looking for help. Hope-tox doesn't inject itself. John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Ephesians 3: “14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” John to Know, James to Grow bible study Books mentioned in this episode  Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott I've Seen the End of You by Dr. Lee Warren Check out the prayer wall! Consider supporting the podcast! Patrons get bonus episodes, transcripts, free books, and more! Tommy Walker's song, Wait on the Lord!

Pray Station Portable
PSP 12/8/21 - Evening Prayer

Pray Station Portable

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 8:40


Psalm 122 Psalm 127 Ephesians 1:3-10 Romans 5:20-21 Prayer Requests to psp@sqpn.com

Kerusso Daily Devotional
Clinging to Hope

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 1:23


Whenever we have to overcome an obstacle in our lives, we are thinking about a million different things. Our minds race. We might even be aware that our Creator is there to help.   But have you ever considered that even when life gets tough, you can still have joy?   Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”   Sheila Walsh has said that what got her through a bout of depression was the knowledge that God the Father loved her and wanted the best for her.   Today, one of her missions in life is to help others recover their joy, by pointing them to the Lord. The truth is, this life sometimes beats us up, but those circumstances don't have to win. It isn't inevitable.   It's when we learn to rejoice while clinging to hope that true joy comes.   Let's pray. Lord, in our lowest moments, we cling to you and your promises. Thank you for that joy.

Pray Station Portable
PSP 12/8/21 - Office of Readings

Pray Station Portable

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 12:52


Psalm 24 Psalm 46 Psalm 87 Romans 5:12-21 Prayer Requests to psp@sqpn.com

Emperors of Rome
Episode CLXXVIII - Witches in Roman Literature

Emperors of Rome

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:45


Romans had the reality of witches, those who made the brews and prepared the curses, but also the witches of fiction. In their poems and stories, a witch took on a horrific persona, one that skews much more closely to the modern idea of a witch. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)

Right Start Radio with Pastor Jim Custer
The Heart Of The Missionary - Paul - Part 2 of 3

Right Start Radio with Pastor Jim Custer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021


It's hard to focus on your task if you don't know what your task is! And it's difficult to check the effectiveness of your strategy if you don't have one! Paul knew the scope of his work, and he had a scheme for getting it done. Nothing complicated: it's a strategy that will work, and does work, today. Here's Jim with Part 2 of his sermon, The Heart of the Missionary - Paul. He's taken us to Acts, Chapter 9. Listen to Right Start Radio every Monday through Friday on WCVX 1160AM (Cincinnati, OH) at 9:30am, WHKC 91.5FM (Columbus, OH) at 5:00pm, WRFD 880AM (Columbus, OH) at 9:00am. Right Start can also be heard on One Christian Radio 107.7FM & 87.6FM in New Plymouth, New Zealand. You can purchase a copy of this message, unsegmented for broadcasting and in its entirety, for $7 on a single CD by calling +1 (800) 984-2313, and of course you can always listen online or download the message for free. RS12072021_0.mp3Scripture References: Romans 15; Acts 9

God Feeding Station
Dec. 7, 2021

God Feeding Station

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 13:17


Romans 1-3

UFC (UFC Sermons)
Hebrews 11 (pt. 2)

UFC (UFC Sermons)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021


This week, Brett continued with our series on Hebrews 11, and discussed verse 3, which reads, "By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible." This verse tells us that God spoke time into existence and that what is, hasn't always been. The author is also telling us that by faith we believe that God created time, space, and matter. Brett also referenced Genesis 1:1-31; Genesis 3:1; Exodus 20; Matthew 19:3-5; Romans 1:18-23; and Isaiah 44:12-17. One of the main concepts that Brett explained, was science vs. scientism, and how scientism views science as "all-knowing."

Mariners Ranch Church
THE WONDERFUL LIFE | PEACE Sunday Experience December 5

Mariners Ranch Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:52


We love that you've joined usfor our live Sunday experience with pastor, Cole Beshore. CONNECTCARD: https://ranchchurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/160169 GIVING: https://ranchchurch.churchcenter.com/giving CHRISTMAS EVE: https://ranch.church/christmas-eve Message notes by Cole Beshore, December 5 2021 'THE WONDERFUL LIFE OF PEACE' INTRO: WHAT IS THE WONDERFUL LIFE? A life with: Joy, Peace, Hope, Love 1) WHEN DOES PEACE ARRIVE? MATTHEW 1:18-22 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. LUKE 2:1, 4 , 7 At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. 2) WHERE IS PEACE FOUND? ROMANS 5:1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. TRUE PEACE IS: SHALOM - BEING MADE WHOLE 3) HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE PEACE? PHILIPPIANS 4:6-9 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. A) THE PEACE OF GOD EXCEEDS UNDERSTANDING B) THE PEACE OF GOD GUARDS OUR HEARTS C) THE PEACE OF GOD IS EXPERIENCED THROUGH PRAYER D) PROTECT YOUR MINDS

Basic Gospel
Counted as Righteousness

Basic Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 25:00


"Romans 4:1-5 says "What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness." Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness". The law shows us that we are not measuring up, and that's all. The law cannot save you. If you are trying to work your way into righteousness, you will never achieve it. Instead, trust that God can justify you, give you hope, and make you righteous. * $90,000 matching grant. Double your impact. https://basicgospel.net/give * When we die, are we going to be in spirit in heaven? * When and why did Christians change worship from Saturday to Sunday? * What does Psalm 1 talk about?

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
Hope Is Confident Expectation of God's Promises

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 54:58


Rev. Tim Koch, pastor at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Romans 15:4-13. God has provided Scripture for our instruction. Through His written Word, He gives the endurance, encouragement, and hope that can come only from Him. This unites the strong and the weak, the Jew and the Gentile, to live together in Christ. St. Paul establishes this truth from the Scripture given for our encouragement. He cites four different authors who show that God has kept His promise to call all nations to Himself in Christ Jesus. St. Paul closes the text with a blessing that focuses us once again on hope, which is not wishful thinking, but the confident expectation that God will fulfill all His promises in Christ Jesus. “Advent with the Apostles” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the Epistle readings for the season of Advent. This holy season of repentance and joy focuses on the coming of Christ. As the apostles write to us concerning Christian doctrine and life in light of what Christ has done in His first coming in the flesh, they strengthen us to live and wait in hope for His second coming in glory on the Last Day.

ESV: Chronological
December 6: Romans 3–4

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 7:16


Romans 3–4 Romans 3–4 (Listen) God's Righteousness Upheld 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,   “That you may be justified in your words,    and prevail when you are judged.” 5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) 6 By no means! For then how could God judge the world? 7 But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? 8 And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just. No One Is Righteous 9 What then? Are we Jews1 any better off?2 No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:   “None is righteous, no, not one;11     no one understands;    no one seeks for God.12   All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;    no one does good,    not even one.”13   “Their throat is an open grave;    they use their tongues to deceive.”  “The venom of asps is under their lips.”14     “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”15   “Their feet are swift to shed blood;16     in their paths are ruin and misery,17   and the way of peace they have not known.”18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being3 will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. The Righteousness of God Through Faith 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Abraham Justified by Faith 4 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in4 him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: 7   “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,    and whose sins are covered;8   blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” 9 Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. 10 How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. 11 He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, 12 and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. The Promise Realized Through Faith 13 For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 16 That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18 In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness5 of Sarah's womb. 20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” 23 But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Footnotes [1] 3:9 Greek Are we [2] 3:9 Or at any disadvantage? [3] 3:20 Greek flesh [4] 4:5 Or but trusts; compare verse 24 [5] 4:19 Greek deadness (ESV)

Living Proof with Beth Moore
For the Sake of my Brothers: Part Two

Living Proof with Beth Moore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 23:59


Join Beth and jump back into the book of Romans! We uncovered even more teachings from this powerful series. Stay tuned for a new message coming next Monday. We would love to have you join us at an upcoming Living Proof Live event. Beth always brings a fresh word. Check the events page on our website for dates and locations(https://www.lproof.org/events). --------------- Living Proof Ministries is dedicated to encouraging people to come to know and love Jesus Christ through the study of Scripture. "For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any two-edged sword." –Hebrews 4:12 --------------- Connect with us: WEBSITE: https://www.lproof.org/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRJmg8jt3mQ4DTELKDde4rQ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/livingproofministries/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LivingProofMinistriesWithBethMoore/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BethMooreLPM

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century
Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 7:44


The North American church focuses quite a bit of attention on two specific religious holidays — Easter and Christmas. However, some Apostolic believers, including many outside North America, express concern about the pagan origins and overtones of these two holidays, as well as their connection to Catholicism. Consequently, these believers argue that Christians shouldn't participate in Christmas and Easter celebrations.Dr. David K. Bernard examines this question in light of the residual influence of paganism on Western culture and Paul's words in Romans 14.If you enjoy this podcast, leave a rating and a review on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform. We also greatly appreciate it when you share Apostolic Life in the 21st Century with your family and friends.Thank you for listening!

Foundation Church
Living Sacrifice | Romans 12:1-2

Foundation Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 50:33


Romans 12:1–21 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (NKJV)19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.  Romans 6:8 (NKJV)8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,   Leviticus 1:10 (NKJV)10 ‘If his offering is of the flocks—of the sheep or of the goats—as a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring a male without blemish. Galatians 1:4 - who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, Ephesians 1:21 (NKJV)21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Romans 12:2 (NLT)2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  Romans 12:2 PhilipsDon't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within. 1 Peter 4:4 AMP 4 In [connection with] all this, they [the unbelievers] are resentful and surprised that you do not [think like them, value their values and] run [hand in hand] with them into the same excesses of dissipation and immoral freedom, and they criticize and abuse and ridicule you and make fun of your values.

Be With Me: 7 Minutes of Biblical Wonder
BALLOON Of Believers Fills Up S5e40 Acts 6:7

Be With Me: 7 Minutes of Biblical Wonder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 7:57


There is a newly formed, giant BALLOON of believers forming in Jerusalem.  In it are all the devout Jewish people from all over the world who have chosen to return to Jerusalem to follow the One true God.  There are also non-Jews, Gentiles who have decided God is the real deal.  They are proselytes, those who have converted to Judaism.  Because God has been incredibly geographic, national, and local up til now, they too move to Jerusalem.They are primed to become believers because of this devout pursuit up the right path.  Add in Jesus, and then add in the Holy Spirit, and they have the full package.  Amidst them all are some HELLENISTS.  People from Greece.  This was the world dominating culture for a long long time until they were roused by the Romans.  Remember Alexander the Great? There were LOTS of Greeks in Jerusalem.  Many of them were Jewish, and some were converts to Judaism.  Your new favorite Greek/Jerusalem Jew will be STEPHEN.  Listen and get acquainted.  And subscribe on Apple/Spotify/Google Podcasts, because the story continues tomorrow.

Pray Station Portable
PSP 12/7/21 - Evening Prayer

Pray Station Portable

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 8:56


Psalm 113 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-10 Romans 8:29-30 Prayer Requests to psp@sqpn.com

Posture
192. The Practice and Privilege of Joy

Posture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 10:16


To live fully aware and activated at all times by Christ in you, joy is essential. The good news if that you have been given a joy that is complete — not lacking! It's a joy that can stand up to anything. It can take on any situation and never deteriorate. This complete joy is your privilege as a child of God, so take advantage of it. In this episode I share what God is teaching me about joy and how I am practicing it. Key scripture in this episode:

Born to Win Podcast - with Ronald L. Dart

I heard someone say once, I have had a lot of bad things in my life, most of which never happened. He was trying to say that a lot of the things we worry about never come to pass. It seems to be built into human nature to worry. We even manage to worry about the fact that we are worrying. But, in fact, some bad stuff does happen to us. There’s an interesting passage in one of Paul’s letters that says this:And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 KJVHe doesn’t say that all things which happen to us are good, but that they work together for good.In the prophecies of Jeremiah we have a picture of a nation in decline. Israel has become increasingly violent and oppressive. They have adopted the religious practices of the Canaanites around them which can only be called detestable. People were not safe in the streets. They couldn’t find justice in the courts. The leadership was corrupt from top to bottom—both the religious leadership and the secular. God gave them choices every step of the way, and here in Jeremiah 29 God relays through the prophet that if the people could not govern themselves (which seemed to be the case) God would bring in another power to do it for them.

More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music

We have felt needs and "real" needs. God cares about them both, but He prioritizes real needs. Brandon Heath sings about both in his song, "We Need Emmanuel." Our real need stems from our separation from God, but our felt needs are addressed through His ongoing presence in our lives. Join me as we see why the fulfillment of the prophecy promising "God with us" was necessary. In this episode, I discuss: Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: Follow the cross-references Read and keep on reading Read in context The 30 Day Music Challenge How we are eternally separated from God because of sin - Galatians 3:19 Obeying ALL of God's laws is impossible and can't save us - Romans 3:20 How we're under a curse - Galatians 3:10 How Jesus is THE offspring - Galatians 3:16 Moses as the intermediary between God and the people - Galatians 3:19 Following the cross-references to understand the phrase "put in place through angels" Deuteronomy 33:2 Acts 7:53 Hebrews 2:2 Understanding the role of Jesus in the Trinity - Galatians 3:20 Christ's name Emmanuel meaning God with us - Matthew 1:18-25 How the law was never intended to be the solution, but a guardian - Galatians 3:19-29 Answering the question "We see why we need God with us, but why then?" - Galatians 4:4 The role of the Holy Spirit in our lives as "God with us" We receive new birth through the Holy Spirit - John 3:5-8 Jesus calls Him the helper - John 14:26 He intercedes for us and helps us to pray - Romans 8:26-27 The Holy Spirit regenerates and renews the believer - Titus 3:5 He guards and guarantees the believer's salvation - Ephesians 1:13, 4:30 The Spirit baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ, a place where we find community and unity of purpose and thought - Romans 6:3 The Spirit gives gifts to benefit and build up our faith and the faith of the body of Christ - 1 Corinthians 12:4 The Holy Spirit gives believers wisdom by which we can understand God. 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 More Than a Song Playlist Additional Resources Lyrics - NewReleaseToday.com "What Does the Holy Spirit Do?" - GotQuestions.org Article My favorite study Bible, and the one I used to track down the cross-references on this episode - Amazon Paid Link This Week's Challenge The two main areas of Scripture to dive into this week are Matthew 1 and Galatians 3. Of course, feel free to read and keep on reading any and every time you engage with Scripture. Consider why God sent His Son to be "God with us." Let Galatians 3 begin to help you understand the progression of things from sin, to law, to Redeemer, to adoption as sons of God. Because we really do need Emmanuel, not just to intervene in our current circumstances, but to rescue us for all eternity.

Right Start Radio with Pastor Jim Custer
The Heart Of The Missionary - Paul - Part 1 of 3

Right Start Radio with Pastor Jim Custer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021


We're not God's puppets... but we can be His instruments! "Oh, to do something lasting and meaningful," our hearts cry. To please God, to bless people, to leave a legacy - these are things that even non-Christians want, though they may not know it yet! We all long to be used as an instrument in the hands of our Maker. Paul knew quite a bit about that. Let's listen as Jim advances our study of Romans 15. Listen to Right Start Radio every Monday through Friday on WCVX 1160AM (Cincinnati, OH) at 9:30am, WHKC 91.5FM (Columbus, OH) at 5:00pm, WRFD 880AM (Columbus, OH) at 9:00am. Right Start can also be heard on One Christian Radio 107.7FM & 87.6FM in New Plymouth, New Zealand. You can purchase a copy of this message, unsegmented for broadcasting and in its entirety, for $7 on a single CD by calling +1 (800) 984-2313, and of course you can always listen online or download the message for free. RS12062021_0.mp3Scripture References: Romans 15; Acts 9

CURC Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church
The Great Creator is My Father thru Christ

CURC Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 32:04


The Great Creator is My Father thru Christ Confession: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9, QA 26 Scripture: Psalm 33:6-12, Matthew 6:28-33, Romans 5:1-5, Ephesians 1:10-12 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline: Introduction Creator Controller Cares Comforts Conflict Couragement Conclusion Sermon Video: https://youtu.be/2Wlokj2qhZY The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 9 Q.26 What do you believe when you […] The post The Great Creator is My Father thru Christ appeared first on Covenant United Reformed Church.

The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor
December - The Month of Preparation

The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 7:34


Did you know?The entire month of December didn't really exist for the Romans. Back when the Roman calendar was formed, the winter months were just deleted and nameless. It is because Roman life came to a standstill during the cold winters.What do you think of the month of December? Is it just about resolution or much more? Ashdin addresses common problems of perceiving the month and how people make meaningless changes just for the month and move on. Further, he explains the importance of setting practical goals and implementing a mindset to achieve them. Tune in to find out an interesting habit for the month of December and make your life more awesome. You can listen to The Habit Coach Kannada Podcast here: ( https://ivm.today/3j0Libf )Send questions to Ashdin Doctor for The Habit Coach Hot Seat Below: ( https://forms.gle/13vgf4MAk7zYKBd38 )Check out the Awesome180 website: ( http://awesome180.com/ ) You can follow Ashdin Doctor on social media:Twitter: ( https://twitter.com/Ashdindoc )Linkedin: ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashdin-doctor/ )Instagram: ( https://www.instagram.com/ashdindoc/ )Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/ashdin.doc.9 )You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.