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A simple yet exhilarating conversation about key subjects from this big and wonderful book we call, the Bible. Brought to you by the Book Road Christadelphians.

    Testimony and Reflections Season 2

    Testimony and Reflections Season 2

    Martin Mostacedo joins Tim Young to wrap up season two. Martin talks about his beginnings in Bolivia, his Catholic upbringing and how he came to a changed life by reading and studying the Bible. Martin shares his favorite episode and his impressions on season two.
    Key verse from John 4:23, "But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him."
    Martin mentions Wrested Scripture which can be found in book form and a website.
    Cover image from Wikipedia “La Paz Skyline” which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 4.0.

    • 38 min
    Using Lexicons: A Word Study of "Church"

    Using Lexicons: A Word Study of "Church"

    The word “ecclesia” has been said a few times on the podcast without any definition. We fix that in this episode. Matt Colby rejoins the podcast to talk about one of his favorite Bible study tools, the lexicon. As a practical example, we look up the word “church” in different lexicons to see what sort of definitions they provide. The Greek word for church is “ecclesia” and we delve into the significance of this word and why we prefer to say “ecclesia” instead of “church”.
    Scripture mentions:
    1 Corinthians 11:18
    Romans 16:5,23
    1 Corinthians 1:1-2 (key verse)
    Lexicon resources mentioned:
    Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words https://www.amazon.com/dp/078526020X
    Louw & Nida Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683072219
    BDAG (Bauer, Danker, Arndt, Gingrich) A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0226039331
    The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (English, Hebrew, Aramaic and Aramaic Edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/9004100768
    New Testament Words by William Barclay (Author)https://www.amazon.com/dp/066424761X

    • 37 min
    With What Judgment You Judge

    With What Judgment You Judge

    Our last study of the "eternal judgment" by our Lord Jesus Christ made us reflect on how we are judging now. We might read one verse that says "do not judge" and another one that instructs us to judge righteously. Frank Abel joins Tim Young to discuss these passages and how we have to take them all together to get a balanced view.
    "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”  (John 7:24)
    Many passages about the future judgment relate to how we are judging now (e.g. Rom. 14:10-13)
    Essential Bible studies are so we might exercise our discernment between good and evil (Heb. 5:14)
    We have to be wise about how we judge. Contrast between 1 Cor. 4:3-5 and 5:3; 6:5 (1 Cor. 11:28-32)
    When Not to Judge
    When you are judging motives (1 Cor. 4:3-5)
    When you are a hypocrite (Matt. 7:1-3, see also James 3:1)
    When you are judging outward appearances (John 7:24; James 2:1-4; Isa. 53:2-3)
    When you have only heard one side of the story (Prov. 18:17; Deut. 19:18)
    True Judgments
    God loves judgment To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD (Prov. 21:3, see also Psa. 51:16-17)
    In judgment he delights (Jer. 9:24; Micah 6:8; bonus Zech. 7:9; 8:16)
    One of the weightier matters of the law (Luke 11:42)

    The need to balance love and judgment What is a true friend? (Prov. 27:5-6)
    How to love your neighbor (Lev. 19:17-18)
    Loving like Jesus (Rev. 3:19)

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    • 39 min
    Eternal Judgment

    Eternal Judgment

    In Hebrews 6:2, one of the essential bible studies listed is that of "eternal judgment". Frank Abel joins Tim Young to discuss the subject of the coming judgment. It is important for us to understand the Bible's teaching on this as it says we will all have to stand before the "judgment seat of Christ". Will you be ready?
    Passage discussed:
    Romans 14:10-12 – Key verse: Everyone to give an account at the judgment seat of Christ
    Mark 16:15-16 – The gospel preaching to all the world is the basis of responsibility
    Acts 10:40-48 – Jesus will be the judge
    2 Timothy 4:1 – The judgment will be at Christ’s appearing and kingdom
    2 Corinthians 5:10-11 – The basis of judgment to come
    1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 – The dead rise first, then the living
    Acts 24:14-15 – A resurrection of the just and unjust that causes Felix to tremble
    Romans 2:3-11,16 – A whole chapter on the judgment day
    Matthew 22:11-14 – Final thoughts on many called, but few chosen

    • 40 min
    Ted's Top Eight Baptism Passages

    Ted's Top Eight Baptism Passages

    Ted Hodge is here to share with us his top eight passages on baptism.
    Mark 16:15-16 – Belief and baptism for salvation
    Acts 8:12 – Men and women (not children) who believed the gospel were baptised
    Acts 8:36-39 – Baptism is an immersion in water (see also John 3:22-23)
    John 3:5 – Cannot enter the kingdom if not born of water and spirit
    Acts 22:16 – Past: Baptism is for the forgiveness of past sins (see also 1 Cor. 15:31)
    Romans 6:3-6 – Present: Baptism is for walking in a new life (see also Matt. 3:17)
    Galatians 3:26-29 – Future: Baptism makes us heirs of the promises
    1 Peter 3:20-21 - Conclusion
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    • 32 min
    The Coming of the King (Part 2)

    The Coming of the King (Part 2)

    This is the second part of our study on the Coming of the King in 1 Thessalonians. Paul encouraged the Thessalonians in their hope of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven. This is our hope too. Tim and Stephen converse on the importance of making this a reality and living our lives as if we were already in the Kingdom of God.
    The music at the end is "Crown of Rejoicing" from the "Even So, Come" CD. Used by permission.
    Overheads with "the royal triplet" can be found here.
    You can listen to the full set of classes on Thessalonians by podcast or online

    • 30 min

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