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!
A rich ruler wants to know what to do to get to heaven. The law does what it does, and he goes away sad. A blind man cries out for mercy and gets it. And it is necessary for Jesus to stay at the house of a short chief tax collector which results in repentance and salvation. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Erick and Daniel spend a lot of time on a parable Jesus tells to “some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt” and how everyone gets trapped in it. They end by discussing what it means to bring children to Jesus. Have a listen!
Jesus is on His way to the cross but goes out of His way to encounter a group of lepers. The kingdom of God isn’t where people think it is. Jesus talks about His second coming, does what He says support the doctrine of the rapture? And we are told a parable about praying for the Lord to come quickly. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus tells a parable about a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus. Is this a story about hell or something else? Why does the poor man get a name while the rich man does not? Jesus goes on to talk about temptation, sin, and forgiveness. Where does forgiveness come from and what does faith the size of a mustard seed have to do with it? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus tells a parable that is one of the toughest parts of the New Testament to interpret. What is going on with the Dishonest Manager in this story? How are we to understand the commendation of what seems unjust? How does Jesus move from this strange parable to rebuking the Pharisees? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus has some words regarding saltiness before having the Pharisees complain His choice of dinner guests. Jesus has three parables to tell about the pursuing love of God and what repentance is really all about. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus tells people not to exalt themselves or they will end up humbled and tells a parable about throwing banquets. The Kingdom of God continues to look more and more upside-down. God is determined to have His house full and Jesus tells us to hate our families. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus compares the kingdom of God to seemingly common and insignificant things. Someone wants to know how many people will be saved and Jesus responds in an interesting way. What does it mean to enter through the narrow door? Jesus laments over Jerusalem and another person is healed on the Sabbath. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus says He is distressed over a certain baptism and division will follow Him. People want to know about degrees of sinners, but Jesus blows apart all ideas of Karma. And a woman is healed on the Sabbath, but the rulers of the synagogue find it impossible to rejoice. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
A man asked Jesus to play judge for him and He will not. Instead Jesus tells a parable where a man tries to assure his own soul. Jesus wants people to stay “ready for action” but His primary goal in these passages is to blow apart anxiety. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus goes to a Pharisee’s house for dinner where He serves up a heavy portion of law. Why does Jesus erupt on His hosts? What does it mean to fear God more than man? And what happens if you deny Christ? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus casts a demon out of a mute man but the response is anything but rejoicing. Jesus has strong words about associating His work with Satan. Why would a demon look for a waterless place? And no sign will be given but the sign of Jonah. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus is hanging out with two sisters and their responses to Him are very different. Jesus says one thing is required and that thing may surprise us. The disciples ask to be taught to pray and Jesus gives them a small prayer with big theology. Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!