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01:53 min | 1 year ago

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"Hello, and welcome to the GMC bible study podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I am your host Sarah, and I am happy to be with you on this fifth Sunday of Easter to talk about the texts that are signed for the fifth Sunday of Easter. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. We are going to just go ahead and jump right in with the first reading for this week, which comes to us from the book of acts, chapter eleven versus one through eighteen now, the apostles, and the believers who were in Judea heard that the gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him saying, why did you go uncircumcised men and eat with them, then Peter began to explain it to them. Step by step saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying. And in a trance I saw vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven being lowered by its four corners, and it can. In close to me, as a look at it at it closely, I saw four footed animals be surprised reptiles and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me get up Peter kill and eat. But I replied by no means Lord for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth, but a second time the voice answered from heaven will God has made clean. You must not call profane, this happened three times that everything was pulled up, again, to heaven at that very moment. Three men sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were the spirit told me to go to them, and not make a distinction between them and us these six brothers also, accompanied me and we entered the man's house. He told us how he had seen angels, standing in his house, and saying, send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter, he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved..

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01:39 min | 1 year ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast on this seventh Sunday after pithy before the break was talking about forgiveness living in the moment focusing on God's plan. It's cetera and mostly dealing with the Genesis and Soames song thirty seven assigned for today. We're gonna move now to the gospel reading as they mentioned before this is a continuation of the verses that were read last week the sermon on the plane most people know the sermon on the mount, and that's that thought the blesses the sermon on the plane is very similar. Although as I said, we get the blessed and the woe to you who versus I I read a quote this past week. And I can't remember who said it. I apologize. It's on different computer. So I can't even look it up. But the quote said why do we have to try to make these the same thing? Why couldn't Jesus have said what Jesus preached similar sermons into different places the sermon on the mount and the sermon on the plane. Yes, they're similar, but they're also different. And if you've listened to me for any length of time, you know, I say the same things more than once because those are the things that I, you know, those are the things that I really believe and I really important to me in my faith. And so they keep coming up over and over. And so why do we have to why do we have to say it was it was just one one sermon to the different gospel writers just wrote it differently. Well, maybe it was two separate sermons in two different places..

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03:13 min | 1 year ago

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"He. Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. We are talking about the text Trump. I corinthians. And this idea that Paul talks about becoming all things all people, and what that might mean. And we've been looking at this commentary from Carla works, and she's talking about the context of this this reading and looking at it within the the larger context of the letter as whole, and she says that of course, there is this debate going on about whether or not it's excessive acceptable to eat. Food that is in the temple that has been dedicated to other gods, and the know it alls or those she refers to them as the Knowles the people maybe with status are saying, it's not a big deal. We can do this. And it's not it's not backsliding. We're not going back to our old ways. But what about people who might not be as strong in their faith, or who might not have that status? What about those? And so she's then talking about how Paul does not he works outside of his work of of the gospel to make his his money to to live on rather than being indebted to the church. So that he can have these difficult conversations. She says this sense of compulsion. And indebtedness leads him Paul to be a servant not just to his own people. But to the nations in I Corinthians nine twenty two he connects his argument explicitly to the language that the know it alls are using to the week. I became week that I might win the week. No, one in the Roman world strives to appear weak weakness is not a virtue in this society. Paul is asking those with power and status to come alongside those whom they deem week those who might not be as strong in their faith or their social status as they are. And consider this situation considering this argument through another perspective, she says after all Christ died for this so-called week, one Jesus voluntary voluntary self lowering is the paradigm that shapes Paul's instruction. She writes seeing the seeking the advantage of another rather than one's own advantage. However would not have been a popular message in this church in Corinth. Paul's advice would have social repercussions. For instance, how many times can one decline a dinner invitation when the host is a business partner. If one's attendance at that banquet. However is destroying a brother or sister is the status gained by the meal really worth it. Social privileges. Come at a cost, Paul. She says it's convinced that the gospel turns this world of privilege upside down. So she says in this season of piffle, what might those of us with privilege need to link wish..

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03:28 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast on this All Saints Sunday. As I mentioned before the break, we will now turn our attention to the texts assigned the Old Testament texts signed for this week. And the first of those Old Testament texts comes to us from the book of Isaiah chapter twenty five versus six through nine. Those versus are as follows. On this mountain. The Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a food of rich a feast of rich food a feast of well aged wines of rich food filled with marrow of well aged wines strained clear, and he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all the peoples this sheet that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces and this grace of his people he will take away from all the earth for the Lord has spoken. It will be set on that day low. This is our God, we have waited for him. So that he might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited let us be glad and rejoice in his cell vacation. So that again is is Ahah chapter twenty five versus six through nine. And it's pretty easy to see why this is assigned for All Saints Sunday. And we have the promises that are given. There is the on this mountain. The Lord of hosts will make for a feast mak- fee for all peoples of feast of rich foods and well age wind, but then the Lord will also destroy the shroud that is cast over all peoples. And of course, shroud is something that is used for for bodies for coffins cetera. So this is talking about death. The the shot is cast All People's sheet that has spread of all nations. God will swallow up death forever. We are giving we are given the promises that God makes with us that we will. Be with God forever. And so then, of course, God will wipe away the tears from all faces and this is the Lord for whom we have waited let us be glad. And rejoice in the salvation that we are being offered by these by these promises that God makes the covenants that God makes with us. This is an amazing gift that we are given. And we remember not only the saints in our lives who have gone before us. But we remember the promises that have been given to us as children of God, and the promises that have been given to those saints as children of God whenever I do a funeral service. I always not always it depends on the person. But usually, it's a person who had been baptized. If if not then I don't usually talk about this. But if it's person who's been baptized than I talk about the the baptism a- promises in the covenant that covenant that has been made with us when we are. Got into the family of God as children of God through the covenant of baptism through the sacrament of baptism and how baptism and Christ's death and resurrection are so closely tied together because in our baptism. We are baptized into. Rabab ties into death, light Christ's and a lifelong Christ's, and we are baptized into the promises of the resurrection. Which is something that we remember on this All Saints day..

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02:52 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. Before the break, we finished talking up finished up talking about the text from Amos, and now we can move onto the text from the psalm, just. As an aside. Difficult texts like the one from Amos, hopefully they make you think. I mean, obviously the, they're gonna make you think, but. As I said, last week, difficult techs. Make me want to hide in a pillow fort, but it's always the difficult texts that jump out and grab me and make me think more about them. And I usually come to some understanding of what God is saying to me. So I have kind of a love hate relationship with difficult texts. I, I don't like them because they're difficult, but I love them because they make me wrestle with God's word in ways that brings me to usually a deeper understanding of God's word and God's love for me. So just thought I would throw that out there moving onto the psalm for today, it comes to us from psalm ninety versus twelve through seventeen and those versus are as follows. So teach us to count your days that we may gain a wise heart. Turn all Lord. How long have compassion on your servants satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love so that we may rejoice and be. Glad all our days. Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us. And as many years as we have seen evil, let your work be manifest to your servants and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us and prosper for us, the work of our hands. Oh, prosper. The work of our hands. Again, that's from psalm ninety versus twelve through seventeen and you get a little bit. I can kind of see. It's not as obvious as sometimes the connection between lessons is, but I can kind of see the connection between this and the Amos text. There is the connection of course between what we asked for God from God and what God asks of us, right? This is Saul. Ninety has often been characterized as a wisdom soem which can be. The book of Ecclesiastes in the excuse me, the book of essays is also considered to be a wisdom book. So there is according to our commentator this week, Jay Clinton McCann who is the Joel professor of biblical interpretation at Eden seminary in Saint Louis Missouri. He says that wisdom techs are often very much in touch with human finito food and the brevity of human life..

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04:42 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. Let's let's move on, shall we? Let's hopefully move onto something that's a little more positive and leaves us feeling not quite so unhappy with the centuries. Yeah. The song for this week is psalm eight. That's the entirety. It's only nine versus so those verses are as follows. A Lord, our sovereign, how majestic is your name and all the earth. You have such glory above the heavens out of the mouths of babes and infants. You have formed a bulwark because of your foes to silence the enemy of the event and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established. What are human beings that you are mindful of them mortals that you care for them? You've made them a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands, put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the pads of the c. a Lord, our sovereign, hell, majestic is your name all the earth that is. Is psalm eight, all nine versus, and what do you hear when you hear that song? What what images come to mind for me award our sovereign award our God? How majestic is your name? And all the earth makes me think of the song. Yeah, that I can't think of the rest of the top head, but hopefully, you know what I'm talking about. Oh, I hate it. When that happens, you know, you have a song and then you're like, Nope. Can't think of anything beyond that. But there are several things that jumps jump out of. We can see why this is paired with Genesis texts. We because it is talking about giving dominion, giving humans dominion over the works of God's hands. Again, that word has been used in a problematic way throughout the centuries as well, because it makes people often use it to say what we can do, whatever we want with your who've been given dominion. But when you really do some words study on that that passage were God gives humans dominion. It's really more as a caretaker, more think of it. Like a park ranger, where the park ranger is kind of in charge of the park, but tries to work in ways that. Symbiotic with the the area that he or she has been given control over. So, yeah, we've been given dominion really caretakers. We got created this amazing creation. God spent the entire time saying, this is good. God saw what God had made and said, this is good. So we, we've been given given a huge responsibility to care for what cod deemed. Good. I also love this section. You know, when I look at your heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established. In other words, when I look at your creation, all of these things that you God have declared to be good. And then I think, wow, what are humans that you are mindful of them? What are mortals that you care for them? And yet that's what the bible is. This whole love story about God, caring for humans who are compared to the vast beauty and intricacy of God's creation. We're not that we're not that great, right. It's it's pretty amazing. When you think about it, that that God loves us that much. And. Do wanna look at a little bit of commentary. This commentary comes from Matthew stiff, who is the pastor round hill Presbyterian church in Elizabeth Pennsylvania, and. The psalm of praise is unique in the psalter in that it is addressed directly to the Lord throughout there's no aside. So the congregation calling them to participate in the Selma's praise. There's no descriptive passages in the third person, nor even any inward conversation on the psalmist part, for instance, all my soul as seen in other Soames, psalm eight conveys distinctive sense of intimacy and directness, we are here invited to listen in on and participate directly in the writers, private prayer, and it is therefore.

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03:24 min | 2 years ago

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"He. Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. We are in fact talking about the text from Genesis a little bit before the break. We were talking about Plato and some odd ideas of philosophy, but we are talking about Genesis and she goes on to talk a little bit more about that quote in Plato's symposium, and that is that love is born into every human being. It calls back the halves of our original nature together tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature. Each of us then is a matching half of a human hole and always see an each of us is always seeking the half that matches him. What I love about that is that I, that I phrase love is born into every human being. That's really beautiful. At any rate. She says that the that the beauty of his interpretation is that it opens up the. Idea that the bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh can go beyond what traditionally has been described as the love between a man and a woman partners and companions can and do common all shapes and forms. I and I was thinking that exact same as I was reading about that that each of us then is a matching half. Because in that description of symposium, it doesn't. It says creature and draw Jinus creatures with two faces. It doesn't say and drudges creatures with a male face a FEMA fleas, just two faces and then each half is seeking. It's perfect other half. I know that this can be a controversial stance and that you might not agree with it. I respect that you might not agree with it, but I find this to be a beautiful description of the fact that everyone is born love is born at every human being and people love in so many different. As from platonic to romantic too erotic, and it's all the all those types of love are present. In the in the bible. God gave us the capacity to be loving creatures and to find the person that we can love and go through life with. So I am actually very appreciative of this understanding and the fact that she brings it into her commentary. I apologize if you are offended by this type of thinking, but I personally find it beautiful and happy that there is so much representation and that we can. We can start understand things a little bit better and be more inclusive in our understanding of love, and the way God has created us, it's, it's cetera. So. She says, finally, to conclude whoever this partner wants soulmate ends up being the final verse of this week's luxury reading offers.

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03:43 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast, and this conversation about community. We just talked about James in the first segment, which is another text about community of is Louis talked about that, and we've been reading through this for the last several weeks and hearing advice. And now we come to the end of our reading time with James and we, we get what we talked about earlier praying for one another at cetera. The context of this letter of course is communal. Everyone should be working together to help and support each other. It's a reminder to all of us of how communities should act toward one another as the body of Christ and how different my experiences a counselor would have been if we had been mature enough or self aware enough to really take these words to heart. Not thinking that we were right and everyone else was wrong, rather working to working to see the good in those around us either. Even when we didn't agree, didn't agree with them. Excuse me, celebrating what others did well, rather than only seeing the negative and and commenting on that negative and pointing out what they weren't doing well. Now the gospel text might not seem like it's about community the entire in its entirety. But you know, for me, when I read through it, it can be hard to think about anything else besides plucking out our eyes and cutting off our hands and feet and tying a millstone around our necks and all of those things. It's it's a very graphic segment if you really think about it. And so it can be hard to figure out what he's actually trying to tell his disciples as well as us. The text is we know begins with the disciples complaining Jesus about arrival exorcist and. They tell Jesus that they did try to stop him much like Joshua and l. dad and me dead. And Moses remember asks Joshua, why he's upset, and he says that he wishes all the Lord's people were prophets. Similarly, Jesus tells cycles not to stop the unknown man from doing work Jesus's name because it's still life-giving work in the name of Jesus. It's easy to try and define who is and who is not a part of a community who gets to be part of that community to try to control the actions of those who are both insiders and outsiders right. Jesus basically tells the disciples not to worry about it because whoever is not against us is for us and Jesus clearly isn't going to put up with any kind of finger pointing from the disciples. So while they're eager to bring judgment on this outsider, who's not part of their group was not part of their click who's acting Jesus's name Jesus himself once the Cypress's to pay attention instead to their own behavior. Very, very typical of Jesus right. Let's let's that doubt Jesus knew that that saying, when you're pointing your finger your your finger, you still have three fingers pointing back at yourself, right? But Jesus tells them that instead of looking at others and seeing their flaws, they should look at themselves and ask if they are getting in the way of the gospel, if they are being stumbling blocks to others by their words or actions, Jesus returns the focus back to their own behavior to the disciples behavior and to are on behavior to the.

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05:20 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. Before the break, we were talking about the passage assigned for this week from Zeta, chapter thirty, five versus four through seven, a and we were talking about some of the Hebrew translations in that first verse in verse four. So we were talking about vengeance. And the translation that I read from the NRA SP translates as vengeance. And our commentator was saying how she feels a little bit uncomfortable with that. So then she says that biblical scholar Hendrick peels has shown that the Hebrew word qualm the one translated as vengeance. She gives a couple other the offers vindication and j. p. s. translates required will. But she says that that Hendrick peels studies have shown that this word Kwame refers to retribution by a legitimate of thirty. In is Ahah thirty five, four and similar Tex. It has the further emphasis of retribution that brings liberation to the oppressed freedom from a situation of need and the restoration of Justice. It's meaning is closer than to what we call restorative Justice than to vengeance. The word a qualm is further modified and delimited in this first by the app. The positive phrase gamble elohim translated in the r. s. v. as terrible recompense, this is an artful rendering, but a more literal translation reveals a wider range of possible meetings. For this phrase, the Hebrew word ghoul often means simply dealing. It could also be translated response benefit or payment. So we might translate the phrase here as God's response or gods dealing. So what is this verse saying to us then saying to us of the racing hearts? Well, it saying God is here gods. Restorative Justice is on its way. Hope now in God's stealing expect God's response. Look, how active just that little word study can make the that phrase. Now, God is here, restorative Justice is on its way. Hope now in God's dealing expect God's response, and she says, this promise of God's response, the command to proclaim that God is here right now in his working to make things right, focuses our attention on the need in this place at this very moment for restoration repair healing and transformation focuses our attention once again on the beating racing hearts of the real people in our communities in our churches in our lives, those around us and it demands that we see what they and us what we are running from what we are fighting, what has immobilized us and stolen our voices. It demands that we see and name our hope. Isn't that amazing? Just that word study on the first verse gave me a totally different. Perspective on this on this passage. One that I probably would never have thought about because I didn't study Hebrew. And so it's so helpful. I think for for myself to read people that have studied the original language and can translate and say, what different translations are, what different nuances of different words can actually insight that can give us in to the reading. So we're going to turn our attention now to the soem assigned for this week. As I said earlier, that soem is psalm one forty, six and those versus are the entirety of the psalm. So that psalm is as follows. Praise the Lord praise the Lord, oh my soul. I will praise the Lord as long as I live, I will sing praises to my God all my lifelong. Do not put your trust in princes in mortals in whom there is no. Help when they're breath departs, they returned to the earth on the very day, their plans, parish happy, are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God who made heaven and earth DC and all that is in them who keeps faith forever, who executes Justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry, the Lord sets the prisoners free. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bound down the Lord loves the righteous Lord watches over the strangers. He upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin the Lord will reign forever your God Ozan for all generations. Praise the Lord. There is so much in this psalm. Again, this was psalm one Forty-six. It's just ten verses. And yet I feel like all of the themes of the Old Testament are wrapped up in this psalm praise the Lord. Well..

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02:12 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. And we were talking before the break about commentary about religious piety about human tradition. And I was comparing that a little bit to the James text that we talked about in the first couple of segments of this part of the episode. So the commentator Elizabeth Johnson continues, we've been taught to view the Pharisees and scribes as self-righteous hypocrites and to distance ourselves from them. But passages like this one tend to reinforce and passages like this one tend to reinforce that perception. It will be important. She says, for us to kind of debunk the popular misconception that the fair season scribes thought they were earning salvation by their obedience to the law. In fact, they understood that God's choosing and calling of Israel was a gift. They also understood that God gave him the law as a gift to order their lives as God's people. Their observance of the law was meant to be. A witness to the nations around them to give glory to God. And this is a really important point. I'm so glad she brings us up because, you know, we do often vilify the scribes, the the Pharisees, etcetera, because Jesus is always not always, but frequently calling them hypocrites calling them out because they do seem to be just kind of waiting in the wings lying in wait, always trying to trip Jesus up and they weren't, you know, you can't just paint everyone with a broad brush stroke of either good or bad. The the Pharisees weren't necessarily bad people. They just had a different way of looking at things and they didn't always understand what Jesus was trying to say. So they may have been shortsighted. They may have been a little narrow minded in the way. They saw Jesus teachings, but they weren't bad people and we shouldn't, you know, always just be like overseas, terrible people. It is easy to put them in that light because they do seem quite annoying at times in the way that they're always just nitpicking Jesus and his disciples. But she goes on in terms of this observance of the law of law being given as a gift..

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04:51 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast where we are trying to sort through dissect unpack, however, you wanna put the put it this text from James, these ten verses from the first chapter of James. And we've just talked about the first section being children of God rather than children of desire. The second portion of the text according to our commentator focuses on communication topic of some currency in the contemporary climate. She says, yeah, James here, councils, value of listening and keeping a cool head not only as ends in themselves because they're obverse does not produce God's Justice or righteousness. Note here that James does not warn against all speech or anger, but rather against temperament that speaks to quickly and easily angered instead of these attributes James, James audience must turn from filthy and evil behavior to welcome God's implanted word. So this part of the text that we read today, she says, invites exploration of connection between one's communication verbal or virtual, and one's faithfulness to God. So we have moved from being a child of God rather than child desire into how we listen and how we speak, how we communicate with each other, you can kind of I can. I can maybe maybe I'm putting my own view on this, but I can see maybe not from Texas. Maybe I should put it that way. Maybe the Texas self doesn't speak to this, but from the commentary reading through the way she's giving us these. Sections I can see how being children of God rather than children, desire focusing on God's word could lead to how we communicate with each other, right? If we look back to, if we're thinking of this as kind of a narrative, and we think back to Deuteronomy and psalm fifteen, where I was talking a lot about what it means to be a child of God and how that affects our relationships. Well, if we're child of God rather than a child of purely of desire or purely of what we find in the world. Then yes, that would affect how we communicate with each other. And hopefully we can then listen and speak to one another with respect with translated as just God's Justice or righteousness. Depending on how you translate it being a child of God should affect how we communicate. I can definitely see that as. One way to kind of transition through these different sections. Now, let's see if we can figure out the third one, and if that if that has any connections for us. Finally, she says that James one versus twenty six twenty seven encapsulates the spirit of the entire chapter. So it's interesting that we come in on the last two verses of argument, seventeen, and eighteen where we started than nineteen through twenty five. The biggest section of this this this piece of text is the second section. Now we're the last two verses. I was less versus middle section twenty six and twenty seven encapsulate the entire spirit of the entire chapter by pointing out the primary characteristics of quote, unquote, true religion here, all three females merge, oh, she's making it easy for us. Look at that pure religion according to James guards its speech. It acts out. It's faith. By caring for society's marginalized persons here represented by widows and orphans, and it keeps it self unstained from the world. This last corresponds to chapter one versus seventeen and eighteen, but begins a theme that James will continue throughout the letter. The contrast between God and the world that culminates in the pronouncement that friendship with the world is enmity with God. That's James four chapter chapter four, verse three. So throughout these verses, James invites the questions is how she concludes her commentary. What does it mean to live a Christian? James one suggests preliminary answers answers that deepen as you read through an as we read through James over the next few weeks. So these themes will keep coming up as we read through parts of the book of James. What does it mean to live as a cr-. And we could say that as what does it mean to live a child of God? If you want to tie it back to what we've been talking about so far already with everything..

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02:56 min | 2 years ago

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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. I am speaking today about the texts assigned for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, that is August twelfth, this year and talking today about the Old Testament text. We just finished speaking about the text from I kings chapter nineteen. And now I'm going to move onto the psalm this week and next week it comes from psalm thirty four. This week, we look at some thirty four versus one through eight and those versus are as follows. I will bless the Lord. At all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes it boast in the Lord. Let the humble here and be glad omega PHI the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears look to him and be radiant. So your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor soul. Cried and was heard by the Lord and was saved from every trouble, the angel of the Lord and camps around those who fear him and delivers them, o taste and see that the Lord is good. Happy are those who take refuge in him. So that is some four for one through eight and this section of verses makes me want to sing. I mean, I will bless the Lord. At all times, his praise you'll continually be in my mouth is something that I know from my own worship experiences and then taste and see is a him that I am very familiar with. So I'm not gonna sing a mall, scratchy and croaky. I'm not gonna subject you to that, but maybe maybe you had similar experiences where you're like, oh yes, that reminds me of worship. And that song that we sing four x, y, and z. Another comment I have another thought I had as I was reading through this is that this is so much what we were just talking about in the first section, you know, crying out to God got answering us God delivering us from our fears. Yes, this poor soul cried and was heard by the Lord and was saved for every from every trouble, the angel of the Lord in camps around those who fear him and delivers them. And remember that fear in this case means fear in that sense of incredible all which can sometimes be actual fear, but is more of just that huge feeling of off at everything that God has done and continues to do. And just the amazing this that is God. So this just you can. You can see why it's a sign for this week and then of course, taste and see that the Lord is good fits in with the bread connections that we've got going on the in this series of weeks and. The the bread that was left by the angel in the first reading from I kings..

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"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

GSMC Bible Study Podcast

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

"Welcome back to the gmc bible study podcast if today's versus or today's techs have theme it might be who's voice are you listening to to whom are you listening and so we've talked about both of the the assigned old old testament texts the reading from genesis genesis and the alternate reading from for samuel so now we will turn to the psalm for this week and that psalm is psalm one thirty out of the depths i cry to you a lord lord hear my voice let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication 's if you award should mark iniquities lord who could stand but there is forgiveness with you so that you may be revered i wait for the lord my soul waits and in his word i hope my soul waits for the lord more than those who watch for the morning more than those who watch for the morning oh israel hope in the lord for with the lord there is steadfast love and with him is great power to redeem it is he who will redeem israel from all its iniquities again that is psalm one thirty not along sewn only eight verses and it's interesting if in the first two readings we could say who's voice is it that we are listening to hear in psalm one thirty we really won't god to listen to us the psalmist is begging pleading out of the depths i cry to you lord let your years be attentive to the voice of my supplication 's and isn't that also human nature you know we we we think we really are like toddlers we we wanna do it our own way toddlers teenagers you know or really stubborn adults all those all those work we want to do it our own way no i'll do it myself no i don't wanna listen to you i can figure it out for myself thank you very much but.

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"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

GSMC Bible Study Podcast

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

"Us you choose to listen to and i think that's probably a pretty good reminder in this text not my favorite text but it does remind us who's voice are you listening to are you listening to the serpent who says oh it's okay you can eat this didn't didn't why would god not let you do this go ahead it'll be fine god's forgiving right or do you listen to those voices that try to turn you away from god or do you listen to god's voice and only you and i can answer those questions for ourselves we can't answer them for each other we have to look at every choice we make and try to figure out who's voice we are listening to or listening to the world are listening to peer pressure are we listening to guilt or other emotions that might be turning us away from listening to god there's all kinds of things that can make us not listen to god and we as humans are really good at justifying those choices and saying well no really was listening to god but x y and z so really good reminder whose voice are you listening to on that note we're gonna take our first break when we come back we'll be looking at the alternate old testament text for this week stay tuned you're listening to the gmc bible study podcast and i will be right back say bye bye to your baby's mouth pain islands baby oral pain relief tablets are here to help and natural remedy the soothe calm and relieve your babies oral discomfort happy baby happy mama claims based on traditional homeopathic practice not accepted medical evidence not at the evaluated.

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"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

GSMC Bible Study Podcast

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

"Individuals we are still ourselves it's just that our experiences don't define us our identity as children of god is what defines us we are still unique individuals god created us as unique individuals giving us skills and things that make us unique but it's not our experiences that define us it is our experiences obviously our experiences are going to have an effect on our lives and our our lives are made up of experiences but when it comes right down to us the core of our being is not defined by those experiences the core of our being is defined by our identity as children of god by the fact that christ died for us and so in joining in that death of christ we die to everything around us every day that would turn us away from god that would turn us away from our relationship with god we have to die to that every day in order to maintain that identity as children of god we we don't ever lose that identity but we have to make that conscious effort to turn away from anything that goes against our relationship with god right we we're faced every day with decisions and choices that well i can do this might be the easy thing or it might make me happy but does it make my neighbor happy is it good for other people is expressing god's love for them so maybe oversimplified but hopefully it helps to explain a little bit of what this passage is talking about we are going to take a break so stay tuned when we come back what we talking about the gospel assigned for this week you're listening to the gmc bible study podcast and i will be right back a reason craftsman tools have been around for over nine decades it's because they're solid reputation is built on trust they've been trusted to be in the hands of the home improvement weekend warrior and the pro who knows these tools will be there day in after all these years craftsman tools have been in garages and toolboxes all across the country they're finally coming home to loads.

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"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

GSMC Bible Study Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

"It's primarily the encouragement for the community to realize the life that they already have it's it's about commute it's it's about fear over the community salve asian the preacher calls on them to remain or abide jesus teaching and therefore in the family of god because as mentioned before there were people who had left the community over arguments over differences of opinion it's cetera so she says this shouldn't be read as a condemnation of anyone who experiences fear because we all feel fear an art life at times and various bill passages even encourages certain type of fear fear of the lord which is kind of being aw of the lord instead this works with the rest of the sermon to encourage us to encourage the readers the god whose love is demonstrated to perfection by jesus is casting out fear in creating a time when all might experience confidence rather than shame so after all when we spend she says our lives loving in the same way that jesus loved we do not focus on condemning others or even our selves for experiencing fear rather we focus on loving people through those fears and thereby revealing the true victory of god the one who is love in spite the chaos around us in that way she says i john four eighteen again brings us back to the main point of the sermon beloved let us love one another because god loves us we are going to take a break now and when we come back we'll look at the gospel signed for this week so stay tuned you're listening to the gmc bible study podcast and i'll be right back since buffalo wild wings always opened late here are few things you'll enjoy buzzer beaters wings in twenty twentyone signature sauces and seasonings and great deals on food and beer grabs.

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"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

GSMC Bible Study Podcast

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"gmc bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

"Mark that reads and all that had been commanded them they told briefly to those around peter and after afterwards jesus himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation now that doesn't sound very much like the rest of marked that definitely sounds like it's been added on so that is considered to be another part of verse eight there's also a longer ending of mark and it's got several sections we'll just read to wanna read a couple of versus for you this is then verse nine now after he rose early on the first day of the week he jesus appeared i marry magdalene from whom he had cast out seven demons she went out out and told those who had been with him while they were mourning and weeping but when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her they would not believe it and then jesus appears to two disciples jesus commissions disciples so then you get the more traditional endings but it's really interesting that it's it's believed that this ended here with terror this ending the marks resurrection account ended with the terror we are going to talk a little bit more about why that might be the case why mark would end his gospel in fear and terror and so much so people were concerned about that and had to add on extra endings to make it make a little bit more sense in later years but we are going to take our first break of the podcast so stay tuned you're listening to the gmc bible study podcast and i will be right back.

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