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A podcast dedicated to sharing the audio files of Douglas Jacoby's International Teaching Ministry. Our goal is to help people "think about faith." Douglas Jacoby is an international Bible teacher. After serving as a minister on church staff for 20 years, he continues to work as a freelance teacher and consultant. With degrees from Drew, Harvard, and Duke, Douglas has written 35 books, recorded over 700 podcasts, and spoken in over 100 universities, and in over 500 cities, in 126 nations. He ...
 
Dr John Smith is the founder of Concern Australia and the founding President of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club of 35 years. He is an author, a social anthropologist, a business speaker, a teacher and lecturer, a biker, a defender of the poor and marginalised, a lover of blues music, a gifted evangelist, an elder of the radical discipleship movement, and a prominent social commentator. He is as much at home talking to business leaders, academics, church leaders, politicians and the med ...
 
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For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men speak abusively of you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things against you for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, because great is your re…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" (Matthew 5:9). "If most of us are honest with ourselves, we know that there are many ways in which our hearts are not at peace. We are wounded, insecure, resentful and lonely, and this restlessness within us cau…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8). (1) PURITY: A constant theme in Jesus’ teaching is that God looks not only at outward actions, but at what goes on inside a person. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good trea…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. The 5th beatitude: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). My friend David Berçot is producing an Early Christian Study Bible—taking us through the scriptures and revealing how most early Christians (first 3 centuries) understood them. Not that the early C…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they will be satisfied." What does this mean? Consider such passages as: “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt 4:4; see Deut. 8:3). “I am the bread of life,” and “If any man thirsts, let…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5) "Meek" is a word we seldom use. It does not mean "weak." It derives from the Old Norse mjúkr, meaning soft, pliant, gentle. Oxford English Dictionary: Gentle, courteous, kind; merciful, indulgent. Free from self-wil…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). In the background there are well over 100 scriptural passages on mourning, like this one, where Jesus identifies himself and explains his ministry (see Luke 4:18). The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because th…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. (Matt 5:1-2 ESV) Mountains in the Bible are associated with Moses (Exod 19-20), Elijah (1 Kings), and Jesus. In Matthew, Jesus is found on mountains five times:Matt 4:8; 5:1; 14:23; 17:1-8; 2…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is the section of the New Testament widely agreed to contain the very heart of Jesus’ kingdom message. The teachings were and still are remarkable and revolutionary. For just as by the Law God had been building an alternative community through the p…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. 3rd century – church buildings (converted houses) 4th century Influx of O.T. culture (priesthood, church/state, and more) Influx of paganism (holidays, images...) Basilicas Role of Imperial support 5th century Relics Cult of saints Mary The stern Christ High Middle Ages Serious ecclesia…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Justin Martyr, First Apology 65-67 But we, after we have thus washed him who has been convinced and has assented to our teaching, bring him to the place where those who are called brothers are assembled, in order that we may offer hearty prayers in common for ourselves and for the bapti…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Pliny, Letter to Trajan, 10.96-97, c.110 AD It is my practice, my lord, to refer to you all matters concerning which I am in doubt. For who can better give guidance to my hesitation or inform my ignorance? I have never participated in trials of Christians. I therefore do not know what o…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Acts 13:2 – worshipping and fasting / insight, plans Acts 24:11 – Paul says he went up to worship (Jerusalem) see 26:7, Acts 27:23. 1 Cor 11 – Somberness? What’s the meaning of “discerning the body”? 1 Cor 14 – Participatory house churches 1 Cor 14:25 – convicted visitors will fall down…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Seven confessions (John's Gospel) 1:34 John the Baptist 1:49 Nathanael 4:42 Samaritans (4:29) 6:69 Peter 9:38 blind man 11:27 Martha [19:19 Pilate] ~ 11:50 Caiaphas 20:28 Thomas Critical principles (New Covenant) Phil 2:11 (John 20:28) – Worshipped Jesus as Lord. John 4:42 – Worship thr…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. 1 Sam 15:25 — the appearance of worship (Saul) 2 Kings 10:19 — pretending to worship Ba’al (John 19:3) Isaiah 29:13 — hearts far from God Isaiah 44:15— the folly of idolatry Jeremiah 7:2, 26:2 — worship intercept Ezek 8:16 — what’s really in our hearts (elders)? Mal 1:10 – “Oh, that one…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Position and Disposition Kneeling Sitting Lying Standing Raising hands (Christian art) Heart Expressiveness – 2 Sam 6; Luke 7, 17; feeling: two extremes Humility – 1 Kings 8; Psalm 51 Holiness Holiness If you weren’t living in God’s presence on Monday, were you really worshiping on Sund…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. 7 Aspects of worship under the Old Covenant Pilgrimage: 3 annual visits (males) Animal sacrifices Singing, choirs, instruments Reading of scripture Priesthood Ritual, ornamentation, liturgy Limited access to YHWH 7 gods Idols (false religions) – Exodus 20:3-4 Idols (false Christs) – 1 J…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Summary Genesis 28:10-17 - Jacob's vision of the stairway to heaven (see John 1:51). 1 Chron 16:29-30 – Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! See also 2 Chro…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Introduction to the series: important questions Worshippers enjoy healthier, more dynamic lives than non-worshippers. Why is that? What (if anything) does the Old Testament have to offer Christians? What disqualifies worship? How does true worship fortify lame spiritual lives? How does …
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. Some passages referred to in this podcast: 1 Peter 4:1-3; 1 John 2:15-17; Jude 4; Titus 2:11-14. Terminology: Justification — becoming right with God. Usually refers to initial salvation. See Romans 4-5. Sanctification — being transformed inwardly by the power of the Spirit to take on t…
 
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website. While I referred to a number of biblical passages, here are the extrabiblical texts cited (extra = Latin for outside; hence, "outside the Bible): “…You, O Lord… have not appointed repentance for the righteous, for Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, who did not sin against you.” Pr. Man. 8 “Fo…
 
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