Jesus tells two stories foreshadowing Israel's rejection of Him and His death. There is much about vineyards, dead Prophets, wedding feasts and imputed righteousness going on and the scandal of God's plan to save the world is on full display. Daniel and Erick talk about it all in this episode. Check it out!
A cursed fig tree, faith to do anything, mounts being thrown into the sea and the rejection of John the Baptizer. How are all of these things connected? Daniel and Erick are back from the conference in San Diego and ready to talk through all of this. Check it out!
Two blind men see without sight. People shout "Hosanna" as Jesus rides into Jerusalem. Why is this text so important and what is going on behind that strange word? Jesus makes His way to the temple and things get shaken up before we see His mercy on full display again. Reformation always gets pushback. Daniel and Erick will explain why. Have a listen!
Jesus tells a Parable about a master calling workers into His vineyard. What is the point here? How is "begrudging God His generosity" a problem for all of us? Jesus tells His disciples why he must go to Jerusalem on the Passover. A mother makes a request of Jesus and He asks a question about drinking the cup He must drink. There is a lot going on and Daniel and Erick cover it all. Check it out!
People are bringing children to Jesus and He has to again explain to the disciples why this is not just ok but good. What does it tell us about children and Jesus? Then a young rich man asks Jesus what good thing he must do to get to heaven. This exchange ends sadly but there are words of hope in the aftermath. Daniel and Erick discuss all this and more in this episode. Check it out!
The Pharisees try to test Jesus with a question about divorce. There is a lot cultural context needed to explain the motivation of the question and why Jesus' response is so scandalous. Daniel and Erick walk through it all. It's marriage, sex, divorce, and Jesus in this episode. Check it out!
In this episode Daniel and Erick cover Peter asking Jesus how many time he must forgive someone. Jesus gives an answer more extreme than Peter would have ever considered. Jesus follows this with a parable about an unforgiving servant. Forgiveness is tough. This text is tough. But there is good news in it. Have a listen!
Cutting off body parts to avoid sin? Jesus has some strong words about temptation and the horrors of sin this week. But He follows it with a comforting parable about wandering sheep. How are we to handle it when someone sins against us? What is the goal of "church discipline" and what does two or more gathered in God's name have to do with it? Daniel and Erick talk about this and more this week. Have a listen!
Jesus talks more about His death and resurrection. The disciples are still distressed. Why does the resurrection seem to be completely missed by them? What is the temple tax and what's up with money in a fish mouth? Daniel and Erick spend some time talking about tithing before moving on to Jesus talking about faith like a child and being fitted for a millstone. There is a lot going on in this episode. Check it out!
What does Jesus mean by "Taking up your cross and following Him?" Where is it that we die? Some will not see death until they Jesus in His glory. Is this the transfiguration? Why are Moses and Elijah at the transfiguration? What does Peter's response have to do with the theology of the cross vs a theology of glory? Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen discuss all of this and more in this episode. Check it out!
Peter confesses Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus says this confession is a gift from God and He will build His church on that rock. Is He talking about Peter or something else? What's up with the gates of hell not prevailing against the church and the keys to the kingdom of heaven? Jesus then talks about His upcoming death and resurrection and has some strong words for Peter when he objects. There is a lot going on and Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen discuss it all. Check it out!
Did Jesus call a woman a dog? What does "great" faith look like? Jesus continues to feed thousands of people with a little food. Why is bread so important and what is up with the leaven of the Pharisees and their constant sign seeking? The disciples struggle to get what is going on so Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen give it a shot. Check it out!
Jesus still can't get any alone time. The disciples are in a storm and Jesus comes walking on the water. Peter has a not so brilliant idea. The Pharisees are upset about unwashed hands. And Jesus lays to waste any notion that being clean outside equals being clean inside. Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about all this and more in this episode. Check it out!
A prophet is without honor in his hometown and Jesus doesn't do many miracles where they don't believe Him. Why is that? John the Baptist is beheaded and Herod is haunted by him. Jesus finds out and tries to be alone but the crowds are still following and this results in Him preforming one of the most famous miracles in the Bible. Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about all of this in this episode. Check it out!
In this episode Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen get excited about the straight shot of gospel found in the parable of The Treasure in the Field. Then another parable about preaching the gospel liberally, this time featuring nets and fish. And what is Jesus talking about when He says to bring out of your treasure what is new and old? They discuss it all. Check it out!
It's more parables in this episode. There more be a lot more going on between the weeds, the wheat and God than you think. Why are we always trying to purify everything and should we? A little leaven leavens the whole lump and that's good news if we're talking about faith and mustard seeds. Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen cover all that and more. Check it out!
Who are Jesus' brothers, sisters and mother? Are there greater realities than what we see with our eyes? Jesus tells a story about poor farming practices and good seed and bad soil. Is it up to us to become good soil? Can you reject God? Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about all this and more in this episode. Check it out!
This week Jesus continues to go after the Pharisees. Bad trees and bad fruit. Little devils. Being justified and condemned by your words. The sign of Jonah. And evil spirits roaming around waterless places. Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen sort it all out in this episode. Check it out!
The Pharisees are trying to trap Jesus on the Sabbath but made up law doesn't stop Jesus from showing mercy to bruised reeds and flickering wicks then or now. The Pharisees then double-down and attribute the works of Jesus to the Devil. Jesus says this is unforgivable. What exactly is the unforgivable sin? Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about all of these thing in this episode. Check it out!
Jesus has some hard words for those who call Him a 'drunkard' and say John the Baptist has a demon. He makes Himself the subject of Proverbs 8 while condemning all those who reject Him. But there is good news as He calls all the weary and heavy laden to Himself and names Himself the Lord of rest. Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about all this and more in this episode. Check it out!
Jesus has not come to bring peace but a sword? What does He mean by setting mothers and fathers against sons and daughters? What does this have to do with why the church is important? Is John the baptist doubting? Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about all this and more in this episode. Check it out!
Jesus has some strong warnings for his disciples. How much of it applies to us and in what way? Hell and the destruction of the soul comes up as well as denying Christ before men. Are we to be terrified or is this all meant to comfort us? Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen sort through it all in this episode. Check it out!
Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about why don't we see demon possession the same why they did in the Gospels. The epic unbelief of the Pharisees. What it means that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Shaking the dust off your feet and little about Judas. It's packed episode so have a listen!
Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen talk about Jesus calling death "sleep" and His compassion for children. An outcast woman with a 12 year blood issue touches Jesus and is made well and blind men receive their sight. What does all this healing tell us about Jesus and why don't we experience the same thing? They tackle that and more. Check it out!
Jesus calls Matthew the tax collector and then ruffles some feathers by eating with sinners. The disciples of John the Baptist don't understand why Jesus and His disciples don't fast and Jesus answers them in a very strange way. Join Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen as they discuss tax collecting, the call of Jesus, eating with sinners, old garments/new cloth and new wine/old wineskins.