Paul calls the Galatians foolish for believing that anything but faith in Christ contributes to justification. Why does the law bring a curse? Why is the law not of faith? And how has God blessed the nations through Abraham? Erick and Daniel discuss these things in this episode. Have a listen!
Paul lays out how the Apostles agreed with his message of freedom in the gospel and how Peter acted hypocritically when “men sent from James” arrived on the scene. What is so dangerous about adding some law to the gospel? And what really nullifies the grace of God? Daniel and Erick discuss these things in this episode.
Erick and Daniel begin Paul’s letter to the Galatians in this episode. They give you a little historical context and then jump right into Paul’s no-holds-barred defense of the gospel. Have a listen!
Erick and Daniel wrap up 2 Corinthians in this episode. Paul insists that he has never been a burden to the Corinthians and doesn’t wish to be harsh with them. He tells them to examine themselves and places an emphasis on repentance. All this is discussed. Have a listen!
Paul details all that he has suffered for the sake of the gospel. Recounts a strange heavenly experience. And begs God to remove a thorn from his flesh. In the end, only the grace of God is sufficient. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this.
Erick and Daniel are joined by Chad Bird as well as the hosts of Theocast (Jon Moffitt, Jimmy Buehler & Justin Perdue) to discuss the implications of God becoming flesh. We hope you enjoy this special episode. Merry Christmas!
Paul goes all-in on defending his ministry and addressing the false apostles. The weapons of his warfare are not carnal as he seeks to take every thought captive. Have a listen as Erick and Daniel discuss this.
Paul has a lot of thoughts about giving and generosity. What does it mean to be a cheerful giver? Is it really more blessed to give than receive? And what does all of this have to do with the gospel? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this.
Paul contrasts worldly grief and Godly grief and explains how the latter leads to salvation. Titus has returned with good things to say about the church at Corinth. And Paul praises generosity flowing from the gospel. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul argues that all he has suffered helps show the sincerity of his message. His heart is wide open, but the heart of the Corinthians has mixed affections. What does it mean to be unequally yoked? And what is packed into the promise that God will be our God? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul says we will all stand before God and receive our due for what we have done. What does this mean? Is entrance into heaven based on good and bad deeds? Paul explains it by giving one of scriptures' most clear explanations of the doctrine of imputation. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul continues talking about law and gospel using Moses as an example. Where does Christian boldness come from? And where do fragile “jars of clay” find hope? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul explains why he has not come to visit. Unforgiveness is the Devil’s game. Who is sufficient to preach this good news? And Paul breaks down law and gospel. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Erick and Daniel begin 2nd Corinthians in this episode. Paul has much to say about suffering and comfort, the promises of God in Christ, and why he hasn't come to see the church at Corinth. Have a listen!
Erick and Daniel wrap up Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Paul talks about giving, the work of the Lord, the despising of Timothy, and Apollos’ unwillingness to come. Ultimately Paul leaves them with love from him and grace from God. All this is discussed. Have a listen!
Paul has a lot to say about the resurrection. How is death destroyed? What does the resurrection have to do with Adam? What will people be like when they are raised? And what does “Bad company ruining good morals” have to do with this? Erick and Daniel discuss it all. Have a listen!
Paul talks about women, the church, and good order, but the gospel remains his primary concern. Paul hinges everything on the resurrection of Jesus. If this event didn’t happen, we’re all wasting our time. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul has a lot to say about prophecy and tongues, but how are we to understand these things? He wants things done in good order in the church. And the building up of the body of Christ is Paul’s primary concern throughout it all. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul writes beautifully about the primacy of love and what it looks like. How do read this passage without feeling completely loveless, should we? What should we do with the contrast between spiritual gifts and the eternality of love? And Erick proves he is no prophet. Have a listen!
Paul addresses spiritual gifts and why they are given. He has helpful words about what it means to be part of the body of Christ. And he firmly roots the Christian identity in Christ, not the different gifts we have been given. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
This episode is all about the Lord’s Supper. Paul doesn’t like what is going at the altar in the Corinth church. How should we understand the Supper? What does it mean to eat and drink judgment? And is Paul trying to get fewer or more receiving the body and blood of Christ? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul is very careful not to compromise the gospel as he addresses love of neighbor. He illustrates what true freedom is. He looks to imitate Christ rather than Moses. And what is going on with head coverings? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul compares his ministry to a race. He pulls from the exodus to talk about the Lord’s Supper and give a warning about pride. And Paul promises that God always gives the tempted a way of escape. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
The Corinthians think they know some things, and Paul explains this “knowledge” puffs up. Paul discusses how freedom includes both freedom to do and not to do. And Paul isn’t demanding a salary so that his boast in the gospel remains unencumbered. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul begins to talk about living in the state you find yourself. How is the servant free and the free a servant? Why is he so in favor of people remaining single? Has marriage taken a place in the modern church that it didn’t have in Paul’s mind? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!