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Episode Listing

  • Ep 133: The Fifth Word – Deuteronomy 16:18-18:22

    As we move through the “legal” portions of Deuteronomy, we have discovered that the order of the commands is not random, even though it might seem like it. Rather, these chapters of Deuteronomy serve as real world examples of just how we are to expand the 10 Commandments into our own lives and live them out. This week we begin the fifth Command. Honor your Father and Mother. On the surface this command seems extremely limited to simple family relationships, but as it is expanded in the course of Deuteronomy we discover that this command spans the entire spectrum of human authority structures. Structures that begin in the home.

  • Ep 132: The Fourth Word – Deuteronomy 15:1-16:17

    As we move through the “legal” portions of Deuteronomy, we have discovered that the order of the commands is not random, even though it might seem like it. Rather, these chapters of Deuteronomy serve as real world examples of just how we are to expand the 10 Commandments into our own lives and live them out. This week we begin the fourth Command. Guard the Sabbath Day. The Sabbath is a time that was a part of creation. In the book of Exodus the Sabbath was all about creation, but here in Deuteronomy the text comes at the command for the Sabbath, and when we see this and then extrapolate into this passage of Deuteronomy we find the heart of of God for the vulnerable.

  • Ep 131: The Third Word – Deuteronomy 13-14

    As we move through the “legal” portions of Deuteronomy, we have discovered that the order of the commands is not random, even though it might seem like it. Rather, these chapters of Deuteronomy serve as real world examples of just how we are to expand the 10 Commandments into our own lives and live them out. This week we begin the third Command. Do not take the Name of God in vain. A command that is often woefully understood. This command has nothing to do with how you use God’s name in speech, rather it speaks to a much deeper principle of how we are to live our lives.

  • Ep 130: The Second Word- Deuteronomy 12

    As we begin to move through the upcoming “legal” portions of Deuteronomy, we will discover that the order of the commands is not random, even though it might seem like it. Rather, the upcoming chapters of Deuteronomy serve as real world examples of just how we are to expand the 10 Commandments into our own lives and live them out. This week we begin the second Command. Do not commit idolatry. A command that is repeated all through scripture, and one that is oh so easy to forget.

  • Ep 129: ProtoGospel 4 – Love – Deuteronomy 10:12-11:25

    In Hebrews 4:2 we read that the same gospel that was taught by the apostles was brought to Israel in the wilderness as well. Here in Deuteronomy, as we enter into the expansion of the Ten Words as presented in this ancient legal document, we discover that all of the major ideas of the gospel are discussed. This week we read of the fourth. The foundational motivation of both the gospel, and the Torah. The greatest command and the eternal gift. And in this text we discover that the love of the Bible is vastly different than the love of Modern Western Society.

  • Ep 128: ProtoGospel 3 – Justification – Deuteronomy 9:1-10:11

    In Hebrews 4:2 we read that the same gospel that was taught by the apostles was brought to Israel in the wilderness as well. Here in Deuteronomy, as we enter into the expansion of the Ten Words as presented in this ancient legal document, we discover that all of the major ideas of the gospel are discussed. This week we read of the third. The concept of Justification and the connected idea of righteousness. Where is it that our righteousness is rooted, and as an outcome, where and how do we find justification?

  • Ep 127 – ProtoGospel 2 – Grace – Deuteronomy 8

    In Hebrews 4:2 we read that the same gospel that was taught by the apostles was brought to Israel in the wilderness as well. Here in Deuteronomy, as we enter into the expansion of the Ten Words as presented in this ancient legal document, we discover that all of the major ideas of the gospel are discussed. This week we read of the second. The idea of grace. As we dig into this idea from an ancient perspective, we discover that grace does not simply mean an undeserved gift. In the Ancient Near East, the idea of grace carried with it a whole slew of social norms that the authors of the Bible leverage throughout their writings.

  • Ep 126: ProtoGospel 1 – Faith – Deuteronomy 6:4-7:26

    In Hebrews 4:2 we read that the same gospel that was taught by the apostles was brought to Israel in the wilderness as well. Here in Deuteronomy, as we enter into the expansion of the Ten Words as presented in this ancient legal document, we discover that all of the major ideas of the gospel are discussed. This week we read of the first. The idea of faith, and as we dig into this idea from an ancient perspective, we discover that faith does not always mean simply, the things of belief. There is a much deeper, more concrete meaning of faith that we can apply to our lives.

  • Ep 125: Of Law and Torah – Deuteronomy 5:1-6:3

    We have a problem when we read the Bible. We are modern people and the Bible was not written to us. The Bible was written to an ancient people. People who did not think or act in the same ways that we do. And that leaves us behind when it comes to Biblical application. We have, in our Modern Western Culture, a concept of what law is and how it is to be used and applied. But when we search the historical record and the Bible itself, we discover that our modern understanding and application of law misses the mark when it comes to understanding and applying Biblical law.

  • Ep 124: Kingdom Necessities – Deuteronomy 3:23-4:49

    Deuteronomy as a whole paints a picture of a kingdom. A vast kingdom with a Suzerain or a high king, and with each person being a vassal king in their own right. But a kingdom doesn’t exist in a vacuum. There are four things that are absolutely necessary for a kingdom to exist, and this parsha covers all four.