What happens when you lock an Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology professor in a room to discuss provocative topics related to bible and theology? Find out as you listen to the podcast of three professors from Great Lakes Christian College engage the sorts of questions students ask ... after class.
Featuring (from left to right in the logo) Samuel C. Long, Ronald D. Peters, John C. Nugent
3.42 - Jesus's Death in Corinthians
Through a mix-up with the study notes, Paul's letters to the Corinthians slipped through the cracks. But never fear - this week the guys address the missing passages and finally and truly reach the end of all the New Testament passages that speak about Jesus's death - it's purpose and what it accomplished. Some of the language Paul uses will sound very familiar to those who have been in this study from the beginning. But Paul does add some new and interesting tidbits to the discussion.
3.41 - Jesus's Death in Paul's Pastoral Epistles
They've made it through all of the verses in all of the books! This week the guys finish their look through the New Testament books with Paul's pastoral letters (1 & 2 Timothy & Titus). If you've been on this journey from the beginning - what big picture themes have you noticed? How do the New Testament authors speak about Jesus's death?
3.40 - Jesus's Death in Paul's Prison Epistles
What does Paul say about Jesus's death in Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians? He does discuss wrath in connection with Jesus's death but does he see Jesus as being punished on our behalf or is there something else going on?
3.39 - Jesus's Death in Romans and Galatians
The guys dig into Romans and Galatians this week looking for what Paul says about Jesus's death - what it accomplished and why it was necessary. Paul speaks of Jesus as victor over sin and an obedient pattern for us to follow. He also holds Jesus's death up as something we participate in and the key to our entrance into the new covenant. Does Paul give any indication that he saw Jesus as taking God's wrath that was intended for us?
3.38 - Jesus's Death in Revelation
The guys turn to Revelation this week to see how John spoke about Jesus's death. They find some references to Jesus as victor, a ransom, and the lamb who was slain. But is there any mention of Jesus as our substitute or a payment to cover God's wrath? The guys also give a start into Paul's letters (Romans and Galatians) which will be concluded in next week's episode.
3.37 - Jesus's Death in Peter and John
This week the guys zero-in on the letters of Peter and John as they work towards answering the question - What did Jesus die for? Peter does use "ransom" language. Is he using it to talk about Jesus ransoming us from the power and grip of satan or is he referring to something else? When John speaks of Jesus's blood cleansing us and making atonement - is that pointing to Jesus taking our place or paying off God's wrath with his life?
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