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Bible teacher Michael Brent helps listeners interpret the Word of God, currently teaching through Acts of the Apostles with a focus on the theology being communicated by Luke as he describes the spread of the Christian church from Jerusalem to Rome.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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Bible teacher Michael Brent helps listeners interpret the Word of God, currently teaching through Acts of the Apostles with a focus on the theology being communicated by Luke as he describes the spread of the Christian church from Jerusalem to Rome.

    Isaiah 59 The Conqueror Comes

    Isaiah 59 The Conqueror Comes

    In Isaiah 59, the prophet first condemns the wickedness of his society and then includes himself in with all the rest as he confesses, "our sins testify against us...we know our iniquities." Seeing no man to intercede, the Lord arms himself to bring justice and salvation. But who is this divine conqueror who comes to redeem Zion?

    • 38 min
    Isaiah 58 A True Fast – Desiring God and Loving People

    Isaiah 58 A True Fast – Desiring God and Loving People

    In Isaiah 58, the prophet calls out religious hypocrisy. As the paganism of chapter 57 represents the progressive idolatry of the left, the human-centered religiosity of chapter 58 represents the conservative idolatry of the right. In this lesson we raise our third big picture interpretation question, "How does the gospel of Jesus Christ help me interpret this text?"

    • 49 min
    Isaiah 56:9-57:21 Two Parties in Judah

    Isaiah 56:9-57:21 Two Parties in Judah

    In Isaiah 56:9-57:21, we shift from the ideal of God's people depicted in 56:1-8 to the actual reality of God's people. This gives us an opportunity to ask the critical interpretive question, "Who is Isaiah's primary audience?" Who were the people of God he was talking to and what were they like?

    • 42 min
    Isaiah 56:1-8 World People, Sabbath People, Praying People

    Isaiah 56:1-8 World People, Sabbath People, Praying People

    In Isaiah 56:1-8, we introduce the Book of the Conqueror, chapters 56-66, asking a critical interpretive question, overviewing this book's structure, and considering in its first 8 verses the inclusion of eunuchs and foreigners into covenant community with God.

    • 34 min
    Isaiah 54:1-55:13 Respond to the Servant’s Triumph

    Isaiah 54:1-55:13 Respond to the Servant’s Triumph

    In Isaiah 54 and 55, we are exhorted by the prophet to respond to the astounding work of the servant described in Isaiah 53. Shout! Cry aloud! Come! Seek! The table of grace has been set. You have been invited. Enter into the everlasting covenant of peace.

    • 50 min
    Isaiah 53 Interpretations of the Fourth Servant Song

    Isaiah 53 Interpretations of the Fourth Servant Song

    The fourth servant song in Isaiah 52:13-53:12 provides an incredible example of Old Testament prophecy about Jesus Christ. In this episode, we consider how critical historians have interpreted this text, how Jewish scholars have interpreted this text, and how New Testament writers have interpreted this text.

    • 44 min

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Great addition

A great addition and supplement to your time in the word! I met Michael as an intern with Cru in Croatia. He took a week to teach the Pentateuch to my team, but the wisdom & knowledge he imparted was more than head knowledge of scripture, it was heart change and life change for many of us! I am perpetually thankful for his explanation of the Two Covenant Questions and share them with my disciples in America.

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Like food for the soul

Michael Brent does a fantastic job of dissecting the Scriptures. I really value the context of the Ancient Near East that he often shares during the discussion on the Pentateuch. Thanks Michael!!

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