Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 53-The Apostles Interpretation of the Mystery Part 3

-Post 53 is Session 64C of this class-

This is session 7 of the Cross pillar on our main diagram. We finally finish the apostles testimony regarding the suffering and glory in the book of Acts. Showing the emphasis of the resurrection of the dead as the glory, the hope begins to shine even brighter.

64 C

 

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 52-The Apostles Interpretation of the Mystery

-Post 52 is Session 64 of this class-

This is session 5 and 6 of the Cross pillar on our main diagram. We now begin approaching the apostles testimony regarding the Cross in the book of Acts. Essentially, we sum up the words they are saying as the “revelation of the mystery” that has been kept hidden in ages past but is now being revealed in Yeshua the Messiah. His life and death, are signifying Israel’s life an death, and His resurrection tells of Israel’s certain resurrection at the end of the age. 

64 A

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 51- The Mystery of the Cross from the Tanakh (Cont…)

-Post 51 is Session 63 of this Class as some posts had two audio sessions-

This is the second part of the previous session where we began working through the TaNaKh to examine the idea of a suffering Messiah. We exposed that while it is a hidden mystery, it was hidden in plain sight, as it was lived out in the lives of those who believed YHWH and put faith in Him and His words. Jesus Himself has orchestrated this story in the Law and Prophets, that: Those who follow YHWH in the Scriptures live lives of suffering and hardship, as they are looking ahead to the glory that will follow. Jesus, therefore, literally lived out His own gospel to death as those who had faith before Him did. In order to become partakers of this gospel, the same expectation of suffering now with the horizon of glory in sight should be possessed in our gospel, and by this we become his disciples. Hence, this session is affectionately entitled “Your Worst Life Now,” as we consider Peter’s striking exhortation, “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps…”

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 50- The Mystery of the Cross from the Tanakh

-Post 50 is Session 63 of this Class as some posts had two audio sessions-

In this session we begin working through the TaNaKh to examine the idea of a suffering Messiah, and if it truly exists therein. For Jesus to say in Luke 24 after He is resurrected from the dead, “Oh foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” it would appear that He has an underlying impression regarding “suffering and glory.” This impression likely comes form the narrative He Himself has orchestrated in the Law and Prophets since He suggests this directly. And this is the entire subject of this teaching: Those who follow YHWH in the Scriptures live lives of suffering and hardship. This in itself is part of the reason the Messiah walks the road of suffering to the Cross itself. This is why Peter then exhorts us as disciples of this Messiah, “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps…” May it be so. 

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 49- Standing in Awe of the Cross

-Post 49 is Session 62 of this Class-

Psalm 22 stands as a pillar in the TaNaKh beautifully showing that Jesus truly was the Jewish Messiah foretold to come. But, mystery enshrouds this graphic event. What was the understood responsibility of the coming Messiah? What does it mean that the Messiah had to suffer? What does it mean for Jesus to be the revelation of the mystery that was hidden in ages past? In this session we start to unravel two strands of yarn that are intricately woven together- the Messiah’s suffering and resurrection and the people of Israel’s eschatological suffering and redemption- that we would not be ignorant of this mystery: All Israel will be saved. 

 

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 48- Precaution and the Cross

-Post 48 is Session 61 of this Class-

Do we show the same precaution Pilate showed when He looked upon Jesus just before the crucifixion? Do we come to Him with assumption of who He is and His Cross is? Do we understand the Cross? These questions we begin approaching in this session as we seek to tremble again at who Jesus is and what His Cross means. 

 

 

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 47- Paul’s Offering Of the Gentiles

-Post 47 is Session 60 of this Class-

Romans 15 is an often overlooked chapter, yet is paramount to understanding Paul’s train of thought in the book of Romans. While this is sort of a parenthesis session, the matter must be discussed: What was Paul expecting of a gentile church he disciple?And, what is the offering among the gentiles that is acceptable to the Father and sanctified by the Holy Spirit?

 

 

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 46- First Century Jewish Framework

-Post 46 is Session 59 of this Class-

John Harrigan, the man from the hippie family, the myth that is true, the legend that is still living for the Day of the Lord, joins us in this live teaching. He breaks down for us the rich young ruler in Matthew 19 and launches into the natural apocalyptic framework by which the Jews understood the scriptures in the first century. 

 

You can access the notes for this session at the link below:

The Kingdom of God

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 45-The Kingdom of God

-Post 45 is Session 57 of this Class-

Session 57-58 encompasses three conversations around the “Kingdom of God.” We work through many passages together, seeking to understand the Old Testament context of the substance of the Kingdom of God and processing through what the kingdom would mean to a first century Jew (i.e. the apostles). 

You can access the notes for this session at the link below:

The Kingdom of God

 

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Comprehending the Story of the Bible- 44

-Post 44 is Session 56 of this Class-

THE FIRST AUDIO RECORDING HAD NOT FULLY IMPORTED. I APOLOGIZE TO THOSE WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO HEAR IT ALL. IT IS NOW FIXED, AND THE FULL 1HR 19 MINUTES IS BELOW.

Class 56 is a continuation of class 55 in which we sought to approach the term “Kingdom of God” in the New Testament. We explain that this is an encapsulation phrase relating to the termination/fulfillment of many biblical ideas such as salvation, eternal life, judgment, resurrection, born again, etc. Holding to a first century Jewish apocalyptic view, we see that the words of the New Testament are actually validating concepts from the Old, and that Jesus is not in fact introducing “new ideas of truth,” but rather preaching a gospel of repentance in accord with the law and prophets before the judgment of the future comes-i.e. Day of the Lord.

In other words, the Kingdom of God is not happening now spiritually, it is a complete future reality in which the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles set their hope. We must also in expectation of this kingdom.

“There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting from fear and the expectation of the things that are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. And He told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees: as soon as they put forth leaves, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near. So you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.” Luke 21:27-31

You can access the notes for this session at the link below:

The Kingdom of God

 

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