Henning Hamre from Norway Disciple Interview

Henning Hamre from Norway Disciple Interview on Relate4ever Publishing

What was your main motivation to live the way you live?
What we’re the reasons why you follow Christ in this life?
What kept you persevere on this narrow path all this time?
How do you disciple your neighbor to fulfill Christ’s commandments?
What kind of bait you use to fish souls?
Where will you be in 100+ years from now?
Can you conclude this recording in prayer?

Janice and Michael Hunt Christian Family Life Interview

Janice and Michael Hunt Family Life Interview on Relate4ever Publishing

What was your main motivation to live the way you live?
What we’re the reasons why you follow Christ in this life?
What kept you persevere on this narrow path all this time?
How do you disciple your neighbor to fulfill Christ’s commandments?
What kind of bait you use to fish souls?
Where will you be in 100+ years from now?
Can you conclude this recording in prayer?

Ildiko and John Staudinger Christian Family Interview in Budapest

Ildiko and John Staudinger Christian Family Interview in Budapest

What was your main motivation to live the way you live?
What we’re the reasons why you follow Christ in this life?
What kept you persevere on this narrow path all this time?
How do you disciple your neighbor to fulfill Christ’s commandments?
What kind of bait you use to fish souls?
Where will you be in 100+ years from now?
Can you conclude this recording in prayer?

Decalogue Study by Douglas Jacoby

The lessons on the 10 Commandments are also cumulative. To learn the most, try to listen to them in order. The Decalogue podcasts are shorter than the Psalms lessons, so occasionally you might want to combine days.

Introduction and definitions

  • Decalogue: The ten words
  • Torah: Law or Instruction (from the Hebrew yarah, meaning to guide). This may refer to the first five books of the Bible, or the law(s) found in them.
  • Pentateuch: The five rolls. The term refers to the first five books of the O.T., Genesis-Deuteronomy.
  • Two greatest commandments: Love God with all your heart (Deuteronomy 6:5) and Love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18). Neither is in the 10 commandments, and yet it has been noted that the first four commandments pertain to love for God, the last six to love for neighbor.
  • The two tablets (Exodus 31:18, 32:15) are two identical copies of the commandments. This is known from covenant customs in this part of the world (2nd millennium BC)
  • The 10 commandments were delivered the first time at Sinai (Horeb) near the beginning of the desert wanderings. It comes out in a new version near the end of this period (see Deuteronomy 5). Moreover, another “ten commandments” may be found in Exodus 34.

Text

  • First commandment
  • Exodus 20:1-3: And God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”

Comments:

  • LORD = YHWH (Yahweh). YHWH is the Tetragrammaton (Greek for four-letter [thing]). For more on this, refer to the podcast on The Name of God. YHWH appears about 6800 times in the O.T.
  • Lord = Adonai
  • Our Christian lives are rooted in who God is.
  • We obey God not in order to be saved, but because we have already been redeemed.
  • Obedience is not slavery (although it is a kind of yoke — Matthew 11:28-30; see 1 John 5:3 and Deuteronomy 30:11-20); slavery is being in the world (and of it).

Thought questions

  • Through listening to this lesson, is there anything I learned that was completely new?
  • Do I obey out of fear or duty, or out of appreciation for my salvation?
  • Is there anything more important to me than God?
  • Do others know this to be true of me (family, friends, neighbors…)?

Caryn and Brian Homet Family Christian Life Interview

Caryn and Brian Homet Family Life Interview on Relate4ever Publishing

What was your main motivation to live the way you live?
What we’re the reasons why you follow Christ in this life?
What kept you persevere on this narrow path all this time?
How do you disciple your neighbor to fulfill Christ’s commandments?
What kind of bait you use to fish souls?
Where will you be in 100+ years from now?
Can you conclude this recording in prayer?

Zombies

R4E130708 – Zombies Walking Dead by Douglas Jacoby

You can download the full audiobook recording on qobuz or amazon or itunes.

Scriptures

 

  • Ezekiel 37
  • Luke 15
  • Ephesians 2

 

Conclusions

 

  1. The zombie scene is not just about survival, but about community and trust and beauty.
  2. We were dead in sins.
  3. In a sense we’re not fully alive until connected with our Creator.
  4. The villains aren’t the zombies. They’re us!

Hebrews Bridge Between The Testaments

R4E130705 – Hebrews Bridge Between The Testaments by Douglas Jacoby

You can download the full audiobook recording on qobuz or amazon or itunes.

Bridging books

  • There are several books in the NT that intimate connect with the OT, like Matthew, Colossians, yet
  • The books that best illuminate the gospel in the light of the OT are Romans, Galatians, and Hebrews.

Message

  • The new covenant is superior to the old covenant in every way. (I find 13 points of contrast — see how many you can locate.)
  • Jesus fulfills the Law. Therefore
  • We lose our salvation if we turn our backs on Jesus. Don’t drift back to the old religion (2:1)!

Jesus is not just superior, but supreme

  • PROPHETS — God’s revelation through his Son (1:1-4) means that he is superior to the prophets.
  • ANGELS — Jesus superior to the angels (1:5-2:18). See also Colossians 2:14-3:1.
  • MOSES — Jesus superior to Moses (3:1-19). See also Deuteronomy 18:15-19.
  • JOSHUA — Jesus superior to Joshua (4:1-13)
  • PRIESTHOOD — Jesus superior to the OT priests (4:14-9:14).
    • Superior sacrifice, offered through
    • A superior priesthood — in the order of Melchizedek (Genesis 14, Psalm 110)
      • Combining priest in king
      • King in Zion / Salem (Jerusalem)
      • Bread and wine
      • Superior to Abraham
      • Not Jewish — outside the system

Supersession

  • Through Hebrews we understand the relationship between the covenants:
    • The first covenant was to be superseded by the other, because,
    • Even though the way of Moses was good (and anticipated, paralleled, and was fulfilled in the way of Christ),
    • The first testament was inferior to the second.
  • Yet the point is not simply that the way of Christ is superior to the law of Moses, but that in every way Jesus Christ is supreme.