We can have all the knowledge in the universe, but if we don’t fear the Lord, the Bible calls us fools. The fear of the Lord is the necessary ingredient that turns knowledge into wisdom. In that way, our righteousness must surpass that of the scribes and the Pharisees.
The Wednesday in the Word podcast is on break to celebrate the arrival of my newest grandchild! We’ll return to the Gospel of Matthew in mid-September. We finished the beatitudes We’ll pick up with the “Antitheses.”
WitW: Do you interpret the Bible literally? I’m often asked as if no self-respecting adult would do such a thing. Of course, I do! Interpreting the Bible literally means interpreting it according to the way it was written.
Does God only bless? Many are willing to believe that God only blesses, but reject the idea that He also judges. A subtext of the beatitudes counters that idea.
1st major section done! Deep dive into the beatitudes. Tell me what you’ve learned from the Gospel of Matthew so far. I’ll include a few favorites in next month’s email. (This should be fun!)
In May, we’ll start the beatitudes from the Sermon on the mount. We’ll talk about what they mean and how Jesus expects us to respond.
What should we do when Scripture annoys us? This is my best advice on handling difficult passages like the ones coming up in Matthew 2.
Teaching through a gospel has long been on my teaching “bucket list”. I decided to tackle Matthew’s Gospel because he is famous for his use of the Old Testament and including 5 long discourses from Jesus.
2020 was the year of the COVID pandemic. One of my “quarantine projects” was scanning much of my bible study notes, tossing the paper, and turning the information into a post that I can share with you.
One of my 2020 goals was to pass 150,000 listener downloads on the podcast. I fell 187 short on 12/31, but passed 150,000 by Jan 2.
Meet one of my favorite OT teachers. I’m excited to feature Dr. Erika Moore on the podcast. She is one of my favorite OT teachers, and I think you’ll love her, too.
Starting September 9, new 10-week series explores what both the Old and New Testament teach us about the Holy Spirit.
My 2020 goals are to: 1) break 500 podcasts (currently at 479) and 2) pass 150,000 downloads (currently 121,159). I need your support! Please subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend about it.
A look at what we added to the blog in 2018, the most popular podcasts of the year and the all-time favorites.
Random comments on life after children fly the nest.