The podcast of St. Paul's Church, a non-denominational community of Christ-followers in Willington, CT
40 Days in the Desert
As we begin the season of Lent, we looked at Jesus' 40-day temptation in the desert - the inspiration for Lenten observance. While in the desert, the Devil tempted Jesus in three ways. We considered why it would have been wrong for Jesus to succumb, and how we can resist similar temptations in our own lives.
Ash Wednesday 2021
Pastor Ryan Spooner on Ash Wednesday
After 27 weeks spread out over 18 months, we've finally reached the last chapter in Revelation. This morning we considered the meaning of the last details in John's vision of heaven and what we're supposed to do to be ready for Christ's return.
Revelation: Let's Talk About Heaven
After 25 weeks in the book of Revelation, we have finally come to John's vision of the culmination of history. This week, with the vision of chapter 21 as our guide, we identified eight things that are revealed about heaven.
Revelation: The Book of Life
This week we arrived at the final scene of judgment in Revelation, and one of the scariest passages in the book. It raises questions: Who is part of the Kingdom of God and who isn't? Who is "written in the Book of life" and who isn't? And why? We identified two commons errors people make when attempting to answer these questions.
Revelation: The Millennium
This week we come to what is probably the hardest part of Revelation to interpret. Chapter 20 describes a "thousand year" period where "those who have been beheaded" for their faith "come to life" and "reign with Christ." Over the history of the church, three main perspectives have developed for understanding this passage, and a good case can be made for each interpretation. Even though we can't know for certain which interpretation is best, it's valuable to study this passage so that we can understand why it should not lead to division in the Church.