Daniel and Erick are recording live from The Belmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas! Paul desperately wants unity for the Philippian church. Pride is to be done away in favor of humility and the mind of Christ is the key to everything. What does it mean to work out your salvation? And being a light to the world is a little simpler than you may think. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick start Paul’s letter to the Philippians in this episode. Paul lays out his affections for them in the strongest possible language. The gospel is advancing in unlikely ways, including imprisonment and preachers with bad motives. To live is Christ, to die is gain and some suffering is a gift. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick wrap up 2nd Peter. Jesus seems to be taking His time coming again. Why does God’s “soon” take so long? How should we view the time between the ascension of Christ and His return? Does God desire that everyone be saved? Why does Peter compare Jesus to a thief in the night? Peter affirms Paul but says some people twist his word. All of this is discussed. Have a listen!
Peter explains why the things he is saying about Jesus should be trusted. He freaks out on false teachers. Argues that the atonement is for the very worst of heretics. Defends true freedom. And uses an unlikely example of a righteous man. Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick begin 2 Peter in this episode. They spend some time discussing some of the controversy around this book and how to engage with it. Peter makes it clear that we already have everything that has to do with life and godliness. Free people can pursue virtue for the sake of love. And our biggest problem is forgetting we’re forgiven. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick wrap up the 1 Peter in this episode. There is some discussion about ecclesiology and why Peter calls himself an elder. Peter tells pastors to be humble and not domineering. Suffering will end even if it feels like it won’t. And humility has a lot do with denying your own strength. Have a listen!
What does Peter mean when he says those who suffer have ceased from sin? Do we ever become sinless? What does it mean that gospel has been proclaimed to the dead? Love is in the offensive business of covering sin and persecution is bound to come. Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Peter gives a backward and death-to-self recipe for loving life. We are encouraged to have a good apologetic for what we believe but not to engage in an arrogant or combative way. Did Jesus really descend into hell? And did Peter just say Baptism saves us? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Peter tells wives to submit to their husbands. What is the context of this statement? Can it be taken too far? What do you do when your spouse isn’t a Christian? What is going on when Peter talks about jewelry and braided hair? What does Peter mean when he refers to women as the weaker vessel? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Peter gives some examples of how to keep our conduct “honorable” before other people. These things are not easy and involve submitting to earthly authorities and suffering unjustly. How do the sufferings of Christ help us in this? And what is the danger of Christianity being too political? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Peter says that Christ is the cornerstone and we are living stones being built into a house. Is everyone in that house a priest? What does it mean that people were destined to reject the gospel? What has God done about this? How do we fight our flesh and its passions? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Peter says to “prepare your mind for action” and to “be sober-minded.” What does he mean by these things? What should we focus our minds on? What is the holiness God is calling us to? How does Peter comfort us with the forever identity of Jesus? We are told to put away a list of terrible things but what does he tell us to do instead? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick begin the journey through 1st Peter. The goal of Peter is giving hope to suffering Christian. What does he root their hope in? How does the whole Trinity play into this? What does it mean for someone to have joy in the midst of tribulation? And how secure and genuine is our faith? They discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick wrap up the book of Romans. Paul goes through a list of men and women, some we know and some we don’t. Why is it important for us to not dismiss the people named? What kind of division does Paul want us to avoid? What brings about the obedience of faith? And the guys talk about which book they will go into next. Have a listen!
Paul explains more about bearing with those weak in faith. In what ways should we look at Christ as an example? Paul tells us to remember that God welcomes everybody. How is God’s glory connected with this and what does it tell us about His disposition toward us? What is the word and deed of the Gentiles? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul gives instruction on how to deal with those with “weak faith”. How should we view Christians who are comfortable using their freedom in ways that others are not? Why should we refrain from judging one another? What does it mean that all give an account to God? What does it mean to put a stumbling block in front of your brother? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
If vengeance belongs to God how should we deal with evil? If the church deals in sin and grace how does crime and punishment work? How is the law useful in society? If all authority is from God, what about tyrannical leaders? What does it mean to make no provision for the flesh? Daniel and Erick talk about all this. Have a listen!
Paul says in view of God’s mercy we should present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice. What does it mean to not be conformed to the world but instead have our minds renewed? How should Christians view Paul’s instructions on how to live and treat other people? How does his list point us back to Jesus? How do we deal with Paul telling us to leave vengeance to God? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
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Has God rejected Israel? What happens when you try to obtain the promises of God through law-keeping? When God turns someone over to what they desire, does He stop reaching out to them? What is going on with people being cut off and others being grafted in? Where do Christians find their security? Exactly who does God have mercy on? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul says that many did not obtain righteousness because they pursued it through the law and not faith. Is righteousness ever obtained by the law? What does it mean that God has placed a stone of stumbling in Zion? What does it mean that Christ is the end of the law? If all who call on God are saved, how do we make sure they know to call? Daniel and Erick talk about all of this. Have a listen!
How are we to understand election in Romans 9? What does it mean that God loved Jacob and hated Esau? Is this talking about individual salvation? How is Esau actually a type of Christ? Who does God have mercy on? Does God make people to destroy them? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
All views of election and predestination are not equal. These are doctrines meant to comfort and provide assurance. Can anyone condemn a Christian? What can separate you from the love of God? Anything at all? What about when the love of God feels far off? How does the nation of Israel fit into election? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Paul says that all his suffering doesn’t compare with the glory that is coming. How is this an encouragement to us? What does it mean that all of creation must be restored? Why is the redemption of the body such an important thing? What does it mean that the Spirit intercedes for us? What does it mean that all things work together for good? Daniel and Erick talk about all this and more. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick breakdown what it means to be both sinner and saint. How do we deal with the fact that we desire to do what is good but struggle to carry it out? Where does Paul direct us for hope and comfort? If there is no condemnation for those in Christ, how do you know you are in Christ? What does it mean to have the Spirit and what is His role? What does it mean to be an heir with Christ? It’s all discussed in this episode. Have a listen!
Paul roots the Christian’s death to the law in baptism and makes a scandalous claim that the law arouses sin in people. What does it mean to be released from the written code of the law and to obey in spirit? How does the law increase sin? What does it mean that sin uses the law to deceive us? Is Romans 7 talking about pre or post conversion? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!