Episode 49 – January 26th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 9:58 – In verse 4 in New King James it says Moses killed the kings of Amorites and the king of the Bashan, I the English Standard Version it says defeated. If a person did no know that God told Moses to kill everyone when going into battle. I would think that if some one was using the English Standard Version only they would be getting confused if listening to someone is teaching out of the New King James. ( kill and defeated have deferent definition). My personal thought is the Jame James and New King James is the closest to the correct translation.
  2. @ 18:51 – Simon of Cyrene was credited as being the black man who helped Jesus with the cross. But wasn’t he an Arab or Jew with dark skin? Or was he what we consider black in the U.S.
  3. @ 20:49 – Are other churches that are not teaching like we do wrong?
  4. @ 28:11– Mark 14:7 says “The poor you will always have with you” What is this saying? It seems so negative and hopeless.
  5. @ 31:44 – What is it about Deuteronomy that makes it like other treaties from the time of Moses?
  6. @ 38:00 – This morning I read Matthew 7. It speaks of judging others and self righteousness. And then, later in the chapter, it says “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” and ” Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” I’ve TRIED not to judge but I judge CONSTANTLY. This chapter fills me with dread because, then, I’m not doing the will of my Father in Heaven. It sounds like He isn’t going to let me in.
  7. @ 46:40 – Why does the author you mentioned not believe in freewill? It sure seems like we have freewill.
  8. @ 52:24 – Pastor Rick Wiles says the corona virus was sent by God to purge the world of sin. And that Christians won’t get it. Isn’t there some truth in that God is allowing it?
  9. @ 59:02 – Matthew 8:12 refers to “the sons of the kingdom” that will be “thrown into outer darkness”. Who are the sons of the kingdom? How can I know I don’t belong to that group?
  10. @ 1:01:29 – I’ve been reading through Isaiah for a long time. I read most of chapter 47 this morning. There was an excerpt that seemed to really apply to what I had just been praying about. Is that the wrong application? It really felt like clarity. I’m currently having some money troubles and while I thought I had been looking at it rightly, I’m now seeing that I may have been way off. The whole chapter didn’t feel like it applied to me but I got a “sense” of being corrected, that I have been a lover of money, a “lover of luxury” because of how anxious I’ve been to never be uncomfortable. I hope this makes sense!

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Episode 48 – January 19th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 16:53 – Tax collectors of the bible. Were they reps of the Roman govt. or were they an early version of the Mafia who worked thru extortion.
  2. @ 24:16 – I was just reading Isaiah 45 1-7. I know this is prophecy (fulfilled?) but I am struggling with verse 7. You always say God brings order from chaos, but here it says “I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity…”. Ugh, I thought it was the devil that did these things. Have I been guilty of trying to whitewash our Lord, or am misreading the text or misapplying it?
  3. @ 31:06 – Is there a difference between sex and gender. There’s a lot of talk about gender identity. What does the Bible have to say about this?
  4. @ 43:22 – You’ve mentioned the creation of Adam and Eve several times over the last few weeks. Two questions. Do you believe in a literal 6-day creation and young earth, or a different view? Second, when God made Eve, did he make her less than Adam, or place Adam above her? It seems like the Bible could endorse sexism?
  5. @ 59:06 – In the message you said that God doesn’t intend for us to be alone or in isolation, and that life is better together. But I’m an introvert and would rather not be around people. I feel like I could do just fine alone.
  6. @ 1:01:24 – Sin brings brokenness, division, and separation. If I am separated from a family member, what is the best way to deal with that?
  7. @ 1:08:56 – I was a member at a church that had home fellowships, and we had Bible Studies. Why don’t you do a Bible study at the Connect Groups?

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Episode 47 – January 12th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 21:57 – Is Christianity a religion? Or a relationship with our creator?
  2. @ 25:05 – What other evidence for transcendence is there, in addition to the five evidences for transcendence you shared on Sunday?
  3. @ 31:29 – Is our personal experience valid as evidence for transcendence, or is that to subjective?
  4. @ 38:11 – Do you think Near Death Experiences are real?
  5. @ 41:24 – My Granddaughter said the Bible tells me to love my enemies and Satan is my enemy. What am I supposed to do?
  6. @ 43:33 – Is transcendence connected to transcendental meditation? And, is it bad to meditate, to experience a transcendent experience?
  7. @ 51:36 – Have you had any other transcendent experiences, besides the one you shared on Sunday?
  8. @ 1:10:13 – Have you personally experienced a miracle?

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Episode 46 – January 5th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 9:09 – Do you think climate change is real? Is it “manmade?”
  2. @ 15:51 – Do you think the stuff happening in Iran is connected to Bible end times prophecy, like in Ezekiel and Revelation?
  3. @ 18:15 – If humanity began literally with Adam and Eve, and they had children, wouldn’t have there been incestuous relationships to grow the population?
  4. @ 20:29 – Is there no longer “choice” when we get to heaven like there was for Adam and Eve when they were initially created?
  5. @ 24:15 – How long do you think Adam and Eve were in the garden before they ate of the tree?
  6. @ 24:49 – I’m in some need of spiritual minty freshness. In my daily bible reading I’ve been going through Revelation, and honestly? I’ve found it deeply disturbing. 1. How are we sure they aren’t talking about the crazy world we live in now OR 2. Why would we want unbelievers that we love and care about to go through all that? When I hear people say they want Jesus to come right now I want to say Nooo wait, I want to give some people some extra time. Am I looking at this all wrong? Is what I really need actually some cold blooded love?
  7. @ 31:55 – In Genesis several times the scriptures speak of God saying “we” did, made, etc. I interpret this to reflect the triune of The God-head. John 1 declares that Jesus is the Word and was with God before creation. The Holy Spirit being the third we? Is this a reasonable interpretation?
  8. @ 33:10 –  Question on 2 Corinthians 2:12-14. Paul went to Troas and found the place to be ripe for preaching the Gospel. There was an open door. But he was worried about the Corinthians because Titus had not come to Troas to give him a report. So Paul left the mission field God prepared and went to Macedonia to find Titus. Is this ok to leave God’s work to satisfy human emotion?

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