The promise made to Abraham is for the whole world but neither the world nor Israel believe it. Idolatry is always the biggest issue to God. God says the word is very near. What does this mean and why does Paul quote it later in Romans? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
The words of the law are to be written on stones. Why is iron not allowed to be used when building the altar? Why does God love feasts and parties? There are a lot of ways to become accursed. And we see just how accursed and sinful Christ had to become. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Why are Israelites told to say, “my father was a wandering Aramean” and why is it significant? God institutes offerings to remind the people who the land belongs to. God tells the people to invite outsiders to celebrate with them. If Israel was evangelistic in the beginning, what changed over time? And God makes a statement about his people that Peter will take to the church. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God puts some interesting laws in place regarding the first year of marriage, loaning money, kidnapping, and skin conditions. God is concerned with how Israelites treat each other in very practical ways. Someone is not allowed to die for someone else’s sins and that has radical implications for the work of Christ. Chad and Daniel discuss all this and more. Have a listen!
Things get strange if a man accuses his new wife of not being a virgin and it turns out God is not a fan of lying. There are a lot of punishments that the law allows but rarely seem to be carried out. Why is a law against marrying your father’s wife even necessary? What happens if a runaway slave comes to Israel? Chad and Daniel discuss these things and more. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel have to deal with a bunch of odd things in this episode. What if someone wants to marry a captive woman? How does inheritance work when you have sons from multiple wives? How bad does a son have to be before he is stoned? What do we do with strange laws and how does a body hanging from a tree help us understand? Have a listen!
God instructs Israel to set up cities of refuge to protect people from revenge killings. Clever land stealing is prohibited and rules for witnesses in trials are set up. God has some things to say about warfare, fear, and Chaplains. And what does Israel do in the case of unsolved murders? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
The fact that Israel has no king sets them apart from other nations but God knows the people will demand one eventually. What are the rules God makes for choosing a king? What does He require a king to do? How does this play out in the history of Israel? A true king and prophet is coming and He is like Moses and yet not like Moses at all. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God is concerned with justice so He puts rules in place for Judges. How does the belief in ONE God separate Israel from the rest of the world? Why were early Christian called atheists? Why is the penalty for proven idol worship so severe? Why is there so much capital punishment in the law of God? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God says there shouldn’t be “poor” people but then tells the people how to treat the poor. What is going on there? What is the sabbatical year and what does it and voluntary servitude tell us about the freedom we’ve been given in Christ? The people of God have to act with haste but a time is coming when that will no longer be the case. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God tells the people not to do certain things for the sake of the dead and to refrain from eating different animals. Why does God command these things? What does grief have to do with this? How do we reconcile these things we Christian freedom? How do we respond to those who would seek to place Christians back under the law? Should we “unhitch” from the Old Testament? Well, that depends on what you mean. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God says not to trust people or prophets if their words don’t line up with what God has spoken. But what if they perform signs and wonders? Does that validate what they say? Is the revelation God has given sufficient? Why is God so harsh with idolatry and why does His judgment seem to extend so far? How does this point us to Christ? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God tells the people to destroy all the worship places in the land He has given to Israel. What exactly is He doing in this command? What is He preserving by destroying these other things? How does God placing His name in the Tabernacle point to Jesus and the Trinity? The people are reminded not to consume blood and God condemns the sacrifice of children. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God reminds His people that He does not wink at sin. Why is it so important for us to remember all the things God has done in scripture? How do we participate in these stories now? Is it ever ok to read yourself into the Old Testament? God says the Promised Land will be different than Egypt in an interesting way. God puts forward a blessing and a curse based on hearing His word. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God makes sure that Israel understands why He destroyed certain nations and why He gave them the promised land. Is the Old Testament about works while the New Testament is about grace? What does God mean that people are stubborn and stiff-necked? Is there anything more stubborn than sinners? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God explains that He has humbled Israel for their own good. How should we view the discipline of God? What does it mean that man cannot live by bread alone? What does it mean to “bless the Lord’? Why is God careful about what He gives us? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
How does the present way the Israelites speak of the exodus help us with how we understand our salvation? How do we deal with the judgment of God on entire nations of people? God tells the people not to fear but also not to get proud and something strange about a hornet. How is idolatry the cause of all kinds of misery? Chad and Daniel talk about all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel start chapter 6 of Deuteronomy. God tells the people to listen and to teach the word of God. What is the significance of the language of milk and honey? What does this and crossing the Jordan have o do with baptism? What does it mean that God is one? Why does God say not to put Him to the test? All of this is discussed. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel continue discussing the “Ten Commandments”. What does it mean to take the Lord’s name in vain? What does it mean to “keep” the Sabbath? What does coveting have to do with Eve in Eden? Israel is surprised that God speaks to them and they don’t die. What is the motivation behind the “10 Commandments"? All of this is discussed. Have a listen!
God explains what His name means and contrasts Himself with every false god. Do the “10 Commandments” apply to Christians? Is “10 commandments” the right way to view these words from God? Should the church “unhitch itself” from the old testament? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
We are told to fear God. Does that mean we are to live our whole life being afraid of God or is something else going on? What is the difference between listening to God and obeying Him? What is the connection between the fire at Sinai and the New Testament Pentecost? What prophecy is given in the prohibition to make images of God? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Moses continues addressing the people. He recounts how God has fought for Israel and how he pleaded with God a final time to let him enter the promised land. Why does Moses think he can change God’s mind and how does he try to do it? Who does Moses blame for God’s denial of his request? How does Moses talk about the law and why does he think it’s important for the nation? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Moses recounts wandering around the wilderness for 38 years. God puts prohibitions on who Israel is allowed to engage in conflict with. Why is God good to the children of Esau? What does God’s gifting nature to other nations tell us about Him? What does it mean for God to hate someone? What is going on with nations of giant people? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Moses recounts the people's refusal to trust God when the report comes back from the promised land. A crazy accusation is made against God. Moses reminds the people how God has acted as a Father to them and carried them along. Why do we refuse to trust the promises of God? Why are we so forgetful of His faithfulness? Is it a good thing when God gives people what they want? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel begin the journey through Deuteronomy. After some introduction to the book, we see Moses start addressing the second generation of Israel and take a shot at those who came before them for the journey taking so long. Why is the Holy Land Holy? Who does it belong to? Why does Moses appoint Judges? Why is showing partiality so frequently spoken against? All this and more is discussed in this first episode in Deuteronomy. Have a listen!