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A scripture study podcast hosted Marcus Grodi and created by the Coming Home Network. Being deep in history & deep in scripture leads us deeper into Christ!

Deep in Scripture Radio Marcus Grodi

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A scripture study podcast hosted Marcus Grodi and created by the Coming Home Network. Being deep in history & deep in scripture leads us deeper into Christ!

    Remaining in Christ While Waiting for the Sacraments - Marcus and JonMarc Grodi

    Remaining in Christ While Waiting for the Sacraments - Marcus and JonMarc Grodi

    In many parts of the country, people are beginning to return to Mass, but some regions remain under restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. Looking at the Last Supper discourses from Jesus in John 14 and 15, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi discuss how Catholics can remain in Christ while they wait to return to regular participation in the sacraments. We must avoid the extreme that says we cannot know Christ unless we receive the sacraments, but also the error that says we don't need the sacraments to know Christ. While we wait to receive Jesus in the most perfect sacrifice of the Eucharist, we still have an opportunity to meet Him in prayer, in creation, and in our brothers and sisters.
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    "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me." John 14:6
    "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.  As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." John 15:5-11

    • 42 min
    Jude 17-23, Psalm 57, and Faithfulness in Times of Distress - Marcus and JonMarc Grodi

    Jude 17-23, Psalm 57, and Faithfulness in Times of Distress - Marcus and JonMarc Grodi

    In this "Memorable Verses" take on Deep in Scripture, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi take a Biblical approach to some of the difficulties that many of us are facing as we all continue to navigate the problems raised by COVID-19. Marcus and JonMarc look at passages from St. Paul, St. James, St. Jude and the Psalms for advice about how to live as faithful witnesses in times of crisis.

    • 40 min
    Reflecting on COVID-19 in Light of Scripture

    Reflecting on COVID-19 in Light of Scripture

    In a special episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi shares some verses from the Bible to help us put the COVID-19 crisis in perspective. Marcus looks at what St. Paul, St. James and others had to say about steadfastness in times of persecution, and also reflects on how this time of quarantine has affected the way we approach our work with people who are interested in the Catholic Church.

    • 35 min
    God is in Control: Romans 8:28 and Matthew 8:23-27 - Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson

    God is in Control: Romans 8:28 and Matthew 8:23-27 - Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson

    As we continue to deal with the challenges that have come about due to COVID-19 and its effects, Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson look at some passages that show forth God's providence and peace in the midst of uncertainty. Looking at Paul's hopeful remarks in chapter 8 of his Epistle to the Romans, as well as Matthew's account of Jesus calming a storm at sea, Marcus and Jim share how Scripture has been a source of strength for them in these uncertain times.
    "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28
    "And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, 'Save, Lord; we are perishing.' And he said to them, 'Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?' Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, 'What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?'" Matthew 8:23-27

    • 31 min
    Wrapping up the Epistle of St. James - Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley

    Wrapping up the Epistle of St. James - Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley

    Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley conclude their study of the Epistle of St. James by giving a larger look at the perspective on trials and priorities that we hear about in this rich letter from the New Testament.
    After recalling the opening verses of James, which focus on perseverance in the face of testing, Marcus and Ken look at the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic provides a fresh opportunity to revisit how James reminds us of what's truly important in the sight of God, and why the call to holiness remains, no matter what circumstances the Church may face at any point in history.

    • 41 min
    What Does it Mean to Ask for Wisdom? James 1:5-8 - Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley

    What Does it Mean to Ask for Wisdom? James 1:5-8 - Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley

    Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley continue their series on the Epistle of St. James from their perspective as former Protestant pastors. They look specifically at James 1:5-8, and what it means to ask for wisdom from God. Why is it that so many pastors, of varying denominations, ask for such wisdom, but come up with so many varying conclusions as to how to interpret the Scriptures? Marcus and Ken share their experience, and why they eventually came to the conclusion that there was an authoritative and apostolic interpretation of the Scriptures.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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