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!
Paul moves to discussing sex and marriage while moving in and out of speaking for the Lord and giving his opinion. Should everyone get married? Is it holier not to? What if your spouse doesn’t believe? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul brings up people within the church bringing lawsuits against each other. Baptism seems to be the event he is determined to root them in. And Paul repeats and adds to some statements he has heard coming from the church. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul continues to expose the divisions in the Corinthian church, mixing in some sarcasm. He explains his role as a spiritual father and why they should listen to him. And Paul demands a certain man be removed from the congregation, so he might come to repentance. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul continues to explain how division is contrary to the foundation of Christ crucified. Some who have now thought themselves wise need to look at the foolishness of God again. And Paul isn’t concerned with the judgment of men. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul explains the power of the gospel regardless of the weaknesses of its preacher. The Corinthians are Christians, but they are still infants with much to learn. Humanness is raging in Corinth, but Paul is rooting every good promise in Christ. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Erick and Daniel begin Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in this episode. There is a lot going wrong in the Corinthian church, yet Paul begins by rooting all assurance and sanctification in the person of Christ. Factions have risen about teachers and who baptized you, so Paul appeals to the unity we have in Christ. All this is discussed. Have a listen!
Erick and Daniel wrap up the gospel of Luke in this episode. Jesus explains the scriptures to two men on the road to Emmaus, but they don’t know it is him until he blesses and breaks bread. Jesus then appears to the eleven disciples and makes sure they know he remains flesh. The Holy Spirit is promised, and Jesus ascends to heaven. Have a listen!
The two criminals crucified next to Jesus have very different responses to what they see and hear. Jesus breathes his last. A man involved, yet opposed to everything that has happened, buries the body of Jesus... but he doesn’t stay in the tomb long. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus stands before Pilate and Herod but they don‘t find Him guilty of anything. The scribes and chief priests keep applying pressure until Jesus is condemned and a murder is released. Simon of Cyrene carries Jesus’ cross and the “King of the Jews” is crucified. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen.
Erick and Daniel wrestle with a strange passage involving a pair of swords. Jesus is under extreme stress as the cross draws near. Judas betrays his friend with a kiss. And Peter denies he knows Jesus three times. All of this is discussed in this episode. Have a listen!
Judas is set to betray Jesus as the Lord’s Supper is instituted. The rest of the disciples move from debating who will betray Jesus to who is the greatest. And Peter is told he will deny he even knows Jesus. What is going on in the Lord’s Supper? Why are the words “for you” so important? And what encouragement can take from Jesus’ words to Peter? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
It’s almost all eschatology is this episode. Jesus talks about the temple being destroyed and what that means while telling the disciples that most of them will die but not perish. Does anything need to happen for Christ to return? Is Jesus talking about things that have happened or things that will happen? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus is preaching the gospel in the freshly cleansed temple when the chief priests and scribes challenge His authority. Jesus is unable to be trapped and tells a parable that fuels the anger of the religious leaders. The Sadducees engage with Jesus on the resurrection and who the Christ is and He warns everyone about the false piety of the scribes. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus tells a parable about a ruler that nobody wants because He is both a giver and a thief. He then rides into Jerusalem on a donkey to pick a fight and ends up at the temple with tears in His eyes, rebuke on His tongue, and a whip in His hand. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!