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a personal bible study that is broadcasted publicly.
 
Golden State Media Concepts’ Bible Study Podcast looks at a series of bible verses each week, reflecting on their meaning biblically and for everyday life.
 
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Sarah discusses the Old Testament texts assigned for the Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 and Psalm 90:12-17. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. ...…
 
Sarah looks at the New Testament texts assigned for the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 and Mark 10:2-16. As with the Old Testament texts disucssed in the first part of the episode, these tell us a lot about being in relationship with both God and each other. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Old Testament texts assigned for the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost: Genesis 2:18-24 and Psalm 8. The texts are tied together with references of creation as well as God's relationship to humans and our relationships to each other. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on ...…
 
Sarah discusses the New Testament texts assigned for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost: James 5:13-20 and Mark 9:38-50. Both texts deal with community and how being not only a child of God, formed in God's image, but a community formed in God's image should affect our relationships both inside and outside of those communities. As always, if ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Old Testament texts assigned for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-29 and Psalm 19:7-14. Numbers has a LOT of complaining, but even more of God's paitence and mercy, while the Psalm is poetry about God's law. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can fi ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament lessons assigned for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentcost: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a and Mark 9:30-37. That discussion can most easily be summed up as: relationships and questions. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Old Testament texts assigned for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Jeremiah 11:18-20 and Psalm 54. They contain similar themes of lament, prayer, judgment, and trust in God. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament lessons assigned for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost: James 3:1-12 and Mark 8:27-38. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. That ...…
 
Sarah looks at the Old Testament texts assigned for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost: Isaiah 50:4-9a and Psalm 116:1-9. In the Isaiah text she focuses on listening to God, while in the Psalm she shifts to talking about giving thanks for those times when God listens to us and answers prayer. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us an ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament lessons assigned for the sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: James 2:1-17 and Mark 7:24-37. Both texts ask questions of what it means to be in relationship, what God's love looks like, and what loving God means for loving our neighbors. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: yo ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Old Testament texts assigned for the 16th Sunday After Pentecost: Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146. In both texts there are translations that give a slightly different perspective on how we might normally read and understand these verses and what that means for how these words affect our lives as children of God. As always, if ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament readings assigned for the Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost: James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. While there are multiple themes within these texts, she mostly focuses on what it means to live in the world as a child of God. How does that affect our relationships? Where does the law fit in? As always, ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Old Testament texts assigned for the 15th Sunday After Pentecost: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 and Psalm 15. Both texts talk about faith, trust, and how we live in relationship with God and with each other. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carri ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament lessons assigned for the week of August 12th, the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 and John 6:51-58. In John Jesus refers to himself as the living bread which came down from heaven - a bread that gives us eternal life. The Ephesians text talks about life in community and how being a part of ...…
 
Sarah discusses the Old Testament lessons assigned for the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost: 1 Kings 19:4-8 and Psalm 34:1-8. Both talk about how God comes to us in our deepest moments of despair. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on Yo ...…
 
Sarah discusses Hebrews 11 and Luke 12. Both texts are about waiting and having faith and patience during times when we are fearful or uncertain of God’s timing. We are encouraged to wait actively rather than passively and to remain in engaged in our relationship with God. (Replay) As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to ...…
 
Sarah discusses Genesis 15 and Psalm 33. Both Genesis 15:1-6 and Psalm 33:12-22 deal with patience and waiting. Sarah discusses how being in relationship with God is active, and waiting does not have to, nor should be, passive. (Replay) As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any ...…
 
Sarah discusses Colossians 3 and Luke 12. Paul encourages the church in Colossae to put away their old habits and instead clothe themselves in the new clothes of Christ. The Gospel text from Luke tells the parable of a rich man who hoards his possessions only to discover he can’t take them with him when he dies. (Replay) As always, if you enjoy ...…
 
Sarah discusses Ecclesiastes 1 & 2 and Psalm 49. In Ecclesiastes the author declares that all of life is vanity regardless of our efforts. The Psalm is similar in that the author looks at the efforts of life and ponders their meaning. Sarah discusses if there is hope in these text and what it might look like. (Replay) As always, if you enjoyed ...…
 
Sarah discusses Colossians 2 and Luke 11. Colossians continues Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae, encouraging them to remain rooted in Christ and to keep the gospel as their foundation. In the Gospel text from Luke Jesus teaches his disciples to pray with intimacy and persistence. (Replay) As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and ...…
 
Sarah discusses Genesis 18 and Psalm 138. Genesis 18 shows Abraham engaging in conversation with God over the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. Psalm 138 is a prayer of both petition and thanksgiving. Both texts provide examples of ways of speaking with God that might seem surprising. (Replay) As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscri ...…
 
Sarah discusses Colossians 1 and Luke 10. Colossians 1 continues from last week with the introduction to Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae and what it means that he addresses the as brothers and sisters in Christ. Luke 10 tells the story of Mary and Martha who respond differently to Jesus’s presence in their home. (Replay) As always, if y ...…
 
Sarah discusses the Old Testament texts for Lectionary 17, the week of July 24, 2016. Genesis 18 shows Abraham engaging in conversation with God over the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. Psalm 138 is a prayer of both petition and thanksgiving. Both texts provide examples of ways of speaking with God that might seem surprising. (Replay) As always, if ...…
 
Sarah discusses the first chapter of Colossians, gives some background on the book and the context in which it was written, and looks forward to see what the introduction can tell us about the rest of the letter. Luke 10 gives us the story of the Good Samaritan, which Jesus tells in response to the question, “Who is my neighbor?” (Replay) As al ...…
 
Sarah discusses Deuteronomy 30 and Psalm 25. Deuteronomy 30 contains a command to keep God’s law always in our hearts and on our lips, and Sarah discusses what this means for our daily lives. The Psalmist in Psalm 25 seems to have this law in his heart and on his lips as he puts his trust fully in God, seeks God’s forgiveness, and yearns to lea ...…
 
Sarah discusses the New Testament texts assigned for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 and Mark 5:21-43. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. That way ...…
 
Sarah looks at the three Old Testament texts assigned for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost: Lamentations 3:22-33, 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, and Psalm 30. She focuses mainly on the Psalm and Lamentations which both deal with themes of hope in the midst of despair. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find u ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament lessons assigned for the 3rd Sunday After Pentecost: 4:13-5:1 and Mark 3:20-35. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. That way you’ll ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Old Testament lessons assigned for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 3:8-15, 1 Samuel 8:4-11 [12-15] 16-20 [11:14-15], and Psalm 130. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subsc ...…
 
Sarah talks about the New Testament lessons assigned for the Second Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 and Mark 2:23 - 3:6. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review ...…
 
Sarah discusses the Old Testament texts assigned for the week of June 3, 2018, the Second Sunday after Pentecost: Deuteronomy 5:12-15, 1 Samuel 3:1-20, and Psalm 81:1-10. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember t ...…
 
Sarah talks about the 3rd and 4th of the 4 lectionary texts assigned for the 5th Sunday of Easter: 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. Th ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Acts and Psalm texts assigned for the 5th Sunday of Easter: Acts 8:26-40 and Psalm 22:25-31. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. That way you’ll a ...…
 
Sarah talks about the texts assigned for the 4th Sunday of Easter, which is often called Good Shepherd Sunday. The Psalm and the Gospel reading both make explicit references to the metaphor of the Good Shepherd, but what all 4 texts have in common is what it means that God loves us, how that love looks, and what that means for us as children of ...…
 
In this flashback episode Sarah looks at Luke 24:13-35, which is the story of the road to Emmaus where 2 of Jesus' followers encouner the risen Christ, although they do not recognize him until later. This text provides openings for thinking about our own Emmaus stories and how we recognize Jesus in our lives. As always, if you enjoyed the show, ...…
 
Sarah talks about the 3rd and 4th texts assigned for the week of April 8th, the Second Sunday of Easter: 1 John 1:1-2:2 which talks about Jesus as the light in the darkness who came to atone for our sins, and John 20:19-31, the story of Doubting Thomas. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on ...…
 
Sarah looks at 2 of the 4 assigned texts for the second Sunday of Easter: Acts 4:32-35 and Psalm 133. Both texts talk about unity and what unity within community might look like. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please re ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Easter account according to the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:1-8). This account does not include a resurrection appearance by Jesus and ends with the women fleeing the tomb in terror, telling no one of Jesus's resurrection. And yet there IS good news in this short and awkward story. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us ...…
 
Sarah talks about the Easter story from the perspective of the Gospel of John. It is a story filled with a roller coaster of emotions, but ends with the hope of the resurrected Christ. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Ple ...…
 
Sarah discusses 3 of the 14 readings that are assigned for the Easter Vigil. First is Genesis 7:1-8; 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13, which tells the story of Noah's Ark and God's promise to never again flood the earth. Next is Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6, which talks of Woman Wisdom, and might seem like an odd choice for the Vigil. Finally, she looks ...…
 
Sarah reads the assigned texts for Good Friday: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22Hebrews 10:16-25John 18:1-19:42 As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice review. That way you’ll always be ...…
 
Sarah talks about the gospel text assigned for Maundy Thursday, John 13:1-17, 31b-35. In this text Jesus washes the feet of his disciples as part of their Last Supper together before Jesus' betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion. He also tells them to love one another as they have first been loved by God, and have been loved by Jesus. As always, if ...…
 
Sarah looks at 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 where Paul reminds the church at Corinth what the Lord's Supper is really about. The Gospel text from John 13:21-32 is similar in that it takes place at Jesus' last supper with his disciples, where he instituted the Lord's Supper, but in these verses he is speaking of his upcoming death, specifically of Jud ...…
 
Sarah discusses Matthew 21:1-11, the gospel text assigned for Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, and the gospel tells the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem where he was met with celebration and cries of Hosanna. Before the end of the week, though, those cries take a darker turn. As always, if you enjoyed the show, fol ...…
 
Sarah discusses the Psalm assigned for tPalm/Passion Sunday. Psalm 116 is a Psalm of thanksgiving, with the psalmist expressing joy over God hearing his prayers and cries for help. She also looks at the lectionary-assigned gospel for Holy Tuesday, John 12:20-36, wherein Jesus speaks of his upcoming death and works to prepare his followers for l ...…
 
Sarah discusses the Old Testament text assigned for Palm/Passion Sunday. Isaiah 50:4-9a is the 3rd of 4 of the so-called Suffering Servant songs. She then moves to the gospel text assigned for Holy Monday, John 12:1-11. In these verses Jesus dines with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Mary annoints Jesus' feet, and the chief priest begin to worry abo ...…
 
Sarah talks about the bible texts assigned for the 4th Sunday in Lent: Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find us on iTunes or on any app that carries podcasts as well as on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe and give us a nice ...…
 
Sarah discusses John 11:1-45, the gospel text assigned for the last Sunday in Lent, which tells the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. The actual raising part of the narrative is only 2 verses, so why is the story 45 verses? This story tells us a lot about who Jesus is in John's gospel, and it is a great text to lead us into Holy Wee ...…
 
In this replay of episode 17 Sarah begins the first of a 5 part Lenten series focusing on experience the season of Lent, and our faith, with our whole bodies. This episode is about ears, and uses texts from 1 Samuel 3:1-11, Psalm 40:1-6, and Matthew 13:10-16. As always, if you enjoyed the show, follow us and subscribe to the show: you can find ...…
 
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