Posts Tagged With: Peter

The Passover Plot

Photo courtesy of MyJewishLearning.com

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, a more precious and precise portrait of Jesus has never been painted.

A picture worth thousands of words.

Here you will hear a few hundred of mine.

Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”
May we remember never to forget.

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God bless you richly as you listen.

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One Yoke That IS Easy; One Burden That IS Light

Courtesy of Dr. Larry E. Dixon

You’re gonna love this!!! At least, I sure do.

As you will hear on this PODCAST, Jesus’s words, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light” freed me from YEARS of enormous guilt.

Think of this as Peter Puts on a Personal Evangelism Clinic, all in just two simple-yet-profound sentences.

Oh, and for good measure, at no extra charge, we will reduce all of Jesus’ teaching regarding our character as Christ-followers to one salient soundbite of but a lean-and-mean four, one-syllable words.

Trust me. You’re gonna LOVE this!

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Weighting on the Lord

I am in Carson City this weekend, honored to perform the wedding of my beloved niece, Amanda. (CONGRATULATIONS Amanda and Andrew!)

But as you will hear in this PODCAST, this encore message is as timely and needed and comforting and encouraging and hope-sustaining today as it was when I first gave it so many months ago.

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Patriarchy

Picture courtesy of John Michael DeMarco

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST

It is today as it was then.

Sadly so.

Tragically so.

Abusively so.

BUT (I am thrilled to say) UNNECESSARILY so.

May this much-needed change begin right here, right now, with us.

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Slavery

What you are about to hear in this PODCAST is a masterful, masterful example of how two apostles—Peter and Paul—addressed a thorny issue that confronted the first generation of Christ-followers.

The issue of slavery.

Paul in particular will seize upon a teachable moment, presented to him by a runaway slave, and use this moment spectacularly to develop an entire New Testament theology of slavery. AND what it all has to do with us today when it comes to our own thorny social issues which threaten to divide us.

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Tabgha!

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST

A futile night of fishing…

A breakfast on a beach…

A cringeworthy conversation…

Changed EVERYTHING.

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Caiaphas’ House

In our run-up to Easter, please join us in this week’s PODCAST as we follow Jesus step-by-step on this Virtual Israel Study Tour through the final hours of Jesus’ life.

Last week, we joined Peter in the seclusion of the Garden of Gethsemane. This week, we’ll meet again in the courtyard of the High Priest.

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How Firm a Foundation!!!

Rendering of Caesarea Philippi courtesy of Chris Edmondson

You are in for a real treat, I do believe.

As you are about to hear in this week’s PODCAST, it’s one of the most basic principles of proper biblical interpretation, the ground rule of hermeneutics.

Ready? Here it is: “The Bible is the best commentary on itself.”

Ever heard that before? Well, you’re going to get a classic example of that rock-solid (pun intended) truism right now.

Let’s start with this: Peter, it seems, was obsessed with  stones and rocks. And that for a very good reason.

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The Man Who Failed, BUT was Not a Failure (and Neither are You!)

His name was John Mark. A man of whom the world was not worthy.

But as you are about to hear in this PODCAST, he was a man in whom the Apostle Paul saw no worth.

None.

Zero.

Nada.

But here’s the thing: He may have had no worth to Paul, but John Mark had infinite worth to God.

Paul would not use him, but God certainly did.

Spectacularly.

Ever feel as though you have little to no worth? Guess again.

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LIVING Stones!

Lifeless Stones. Photo courtesy of secrets-of-stonehenge-tours.co.uk

In 1 Peter 2:5a (NLT), Peter painted this amazing picture. Speaking of you and me, he wrote,

“And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple.”

Living stones. As you are about to hear in the PODCAST, Peter may have been an uneducated fisherman. But he was inarguably the master of the metaphor.

Last week, he referred to us as “priests”—a metaphor rich with a wealth of meaning once we understand the role of priests throughout the biblical narrative.

For this week, “living stones.” What a meaningful metaphor that is—“living stones.”

As we are about to learn, this is perfect for us to consider as we close out 2018—a year that has dealt with most of us in a remarkably unkind way. The challenges we have faced, the trials we have endured, the obstacles we have overcome… And yet, and yet, like “living stones,” you are still standing. And for that, I applaud you!

Now to the point at hand: Does anything strike you about Peter’s reference to “living stones”?

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