Today’s Scripture lesson continues the themes begun in Genesis 37-39. By meditating on Genesis 40-41 we begin to see how even the things Joseph suffered were the result of God’s faithfulness. God’s bringing salvation through Joseph’s suffering foreshadows Christ and assures us that we can trust God. For a concise exposition of this passage, click below.
Today’s podcast addresses two prominent instances of attempted same-sex intercourse in Scripture. These incidents confirm last week’s study of the teaching on sexuality found in Leviticus 18 and 20 and reinforce the unity of the Bible’s teaching on this subject. Listen to this podcast by clicking here.
This Sunday we begin four lessons on the life of Joseph from Genesis 37-45. These lessons show us how God uses the faithfulness of Joseph to redeem and reconcile his very dysfunctional family. Joseph provides us with a sterling example of a life of faithfulness rooted in God. His faithfulness also foreshadows and prefigures the faithfulness of Jesus through whom we can live a life of integrity before God. For a concise podcast exposition of this Sunday’s lesson, click below.
We have seen how important this issue is (podcast one). We have examined the fallacies in the way those who deny the Bible’s teaching on this subject approach Scripture (podcast two). We have looked at the foundational teaching on this subject in the Genesis creation account (podcast three). Now it is time to look at the prohibitions of same-sex practice in God’s covenant law. These prohibitions are part of the detailed teaching about sexuality found in Leviticus 18 and 20. This fourth podcast is entitled “God’s Covenant Law,” To access these podcasts, click here.
In James 3:13-18, James entices us to desire the “wisdom from above.” He describes the beauty of this God-given wisdom by contrasting it with false “wisdom” that is “earthly, unspiritual, and demonic.” Then, in James 5:7-12, James encourages us to remain faithful in this chaotic world by assuring us of Christ’s return and the mercy of the Lord. Click below for an explanation and application of these passages.
Podcast #3 in the series “An Issue for Our Time: The Bible and Same-Sex Practice,” is now available. In this podcast, entitled “The Creation Account: Created ‘Male and Female’ (Genesis 1:1–2:25),” we begin our study of what the Bible says about this issue. The opening chapters of Genesis are crucial because they lay a solid foundation for all that the Bible has to say about sexuality.
These podcasts are located on the page entitled “An Issue for Our Time: the Bible and Same-Sex Practice. A Series of Podcasts” under the main menu. You can access them by clicking here.
James exposes the terrible destruction caused by the untamable human tongue. But he also offers a solution. For a concise exposition of this Sunday’s lesson from James 3:1-12, check out the podcast below. Maybe you will discover James’ (and the Bible’s) answer to this problem?
The first podcast in this series was entitled, “An Issue for Our Time.” This second podcast is entitled “A Wrong Path and a Tragic Destination.” It exposes the major ways in which supporters of same-sex practice often misinterpret scripture. This “wrong path” of interpretation leads to a false and “tragic destination.” These podcasts are located on the page entitled “An Issue for Our Time: the Bible and Same-Sex Practice. A Series of Podcasts” under the main menu. You can access them by clicking here.
What does James mean when he says that faith without deeds is as dead and useless as a corpse? What kind of “deeds” is he talking about? Click below for an audio exposition of James 2:14-26 that answers these questions.
Click on the page above entitled “AN ISSUE FOR OUR TIME: Same-Sex Practice and the Bible” for the first in this new series of podcasts. Or, if you are using a mobile device, click here.