October 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
christ's bride, christian leaders, christians, church, citizens of heaven, compassion, culpability, division, fear, forgiveness, love, peace, pentecost, politics, saviour, tower of babel
Episode 14: "The Tower of Babel, Pentecost & Forgiveness"
As many of you already know that in the last four days (beginning on Tuesday, October 23rd, of this week) 14 pipe bombs delivered to 11 political targets were discovered. This Episode intentionally comes on the heels of the assassination attempts of high ranking political figures, both past and present, including two former Presidents of the United States. Even though the guilty person(s) who committed these detestable acts will have no one else to blame but themselves, does that excuse all others who have contributed to creating a climate of hatred and division in this country from culpability. Especially those who claim Jesus as saviour?
July 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
2 greatest commandments, apostasy, bride, church, civil rights, compassion, covenant of grace, deacons, deliverance, do unto others, donkey, elders, faith, golden rule, good samaritan, gospel, inn, inn keeper, jericho road, jerusalem, levite, love your neighbor, marriage, mercy, parable of the good samaritan, pastors, priest, racism, redemption, restoration, robbers, salvation, serve, serve and not be served, thieves, worship, worship service
Based on the parable of "The Good Samaritan" this is a companion episode to "Racism, Faith and Worship, Oh My!" If Jesus were giving this parable today who would he have passing by on the other side of the road? Who would he have representing himself, instead of the Samaritan? According to this parable much of who we think of, today, as being the "evangelical church and her leadership, is really not all that different than Israel's leadership was when Jesus first recited this parable to the "expert in the law."
June 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
christ, christian faith, church, civil rights, conditions of the heart, deception, disciples, discrimination, divorced, empty vessel, eternal life, evangelism, eve, faith, false teachings, first adam, first covenant, grace, jesus, living water, love, messiah, minorities, politics, pure and undefiled worship, racism, righteousness, rule of law, salvation, samaria, samaritan woman, second adam, second covenant, segregation, sin, skin color, suffering, the deceived, the spirit and in truth, true worshipers god desires, truth, unclean, widows, woman caught in adultery, worship, worship service, worship through service
The text for this episode is John 4:3-42, Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. This passage reveals so much to us, especially about worship, and what it actually looks likes and means to worship God in "the spirit and in truth," and why this has nothing to do with a worship service and everything to do with what we do outside of a worship service.