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s1e78 Acts 1:1-26Observations:Who was Theophilus?Wait, in Jerusalem? Why there?What does baptism in the Holy Spirit mean? What does their question mean, and what is the significance of "restoring the kingdom to Israel?"1:8 sure seems like a built-in meaningWhy do the angels say., "Men of Galilee?"Any connection to Elijah? Double portion? etc.?Meaning:Acts 1:8 is at the crux of this passage. Be my witnesses all over the world. Do not concern yourselves with the times or seasons, but spread the gospel.Application:Inward: Is the mantle passed in my heart? Do I see the urgency/importance of the commission?Outward: Witness to the resurrection - does my life reflect what I have experienced with Jesus? Upward: Praise Jesus, who continues ministry all over the world 2,000 years later. He is alive and working! Check out our other podcasts in the New Hope Podcast Network at www.newhopechurch.cc/listen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Introduction to the Book of Acts
s1e72 Introduction to the Book of ActsJoin Ty and Darin as they dig into the fundamental questions surrounding the Book of Acts. We will tackle the book's author, audience, dating, and purpose before diving deep into Acts 1-5.Check out our other podcasts in the New Hope Podcast Network on www.newhopechurch.cc/listen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I Peter 3:18-22
s1e71 I Peter 3:18-22 - Did Jesus Go to Hell?Observations:Also, suffer once for sins? Context? v19 - "in which" what is the significance? Translation? Why is this a transition? What is the meaning?The spirits? What spirits? Human? Non-human?Prison? What prison? Is this hell for sure? How does it differ from the gospels - with Gehenna, etc.?Did not obey - only evil spirits? When the ark was being prepared - any typology here? Does this have anything to do with the patience of God?Baptism - meaning from the flood? Being brought safely through water - what does this have to do with evil spirits in prison?The resurrection - connected directly w baptism?Power and authority - back to speaking to spirits - very confusing as to the overall point.Meaning:Jesus suffered and was victorious over death and evil. We, too, can overcome despite suffering.Application:Inward: Is my heart prepared to be strengthened in suffering? Outward: Do I speak the language of victory often? Upward: Praise Jesus! The resurrected One! The victor over pain and death who led the way for our victory! Listen to all our podcasts on the New Hope Podcast network by clicking HERE Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I Corinthians 11:2-16
s1e70 - I Corinthians 11:2-16 - Head Coverings?Observations:The context is Christian behavior overall, or is it specifically worship services in the early church?What is the significance of the repetition of the word "head"?What is meant by 'prophesies' in this context?What is the significance of the shaven head? Is it about mourning? Shame?Is Paul saying that men are superior to women?A symbol of authority because of the angels? What does this mean? Judge for yourselves - makes it sound so obvious, why?How does nature teach us about hair length?Why is long hair the glory of a woman?Paul must be resourcing something his audience understood, right?Meaning:When we gather in worship, we must examine our hearts and actions and rid ourselves of anything that smacks of arrogance.Application:Inward: Is my heart haughty? In what ways?Outward: Do my actions, words, and contributions to the Christian Community bring glory to God or others/myself?Upward: You are the One we worship! You alone are worthy! To You alone do we bow! Listen to all of our podcasts on the New Hope Podcast Network at www.newhopechurch.cc/listen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
s1e69 Judah and Tamar Genesis 38Observations:Why is this story here? Seems to interrupt the Joseph story - significance?Adullamite - turned away from his brothers to this guy - who was Hirah exactly? Significance? Idol worshipper? Caananite wife - this was against God's law, correct? Tamar - safe to assume that she is Caanaite too? If so, why did she care about the command to multiply - did she convert?Onan - why have sex with her at all? Just flat-out selfish? Apparently evil dudeJudah's deception - send her home - Tamar wasn't the only one who deceived - he never intended to give her his other son, right?Did Judah believe that Tamar was cursed? Did he not see the evil his sons were doing? Enaim means two springs or eyes - ironic that Judah doesn't recognize her, and she disguises herself in a place called eyesshe knew where she sat, right? A wayside, a common place for prostitutes? She knew he was a man not to be trusted - but didn't care about the goat, right? only used stuff to frame himTwenty-two days 'cult prostitute,' so she disguised herself as a cult prostitute of a fake god? and Judah went to her anyway? Judah was messed upand burned to death - was this normal? I thought stoning was the main executionJudah acknowledges Tamar's righteousness. I have a hard time understanding how this is righteousness - maybe because she went to lengths to carry out the command of multiplying - but with deception and cult prostitution? confusingTwins with the younger getting ahead again - Jacob and Esau (heel grabber) - significance w Jacob and now with Perez? Through Perez comes the Davidic DynastyMeaning: A stay in Egypt was God's grace to keep them from destruction by intermarriage and false gods. The story demonstrates God's grace and faithfulness to his promise, ultimately coming in Jesus.Application:Inward: Do I even think about building community? How much zeal do I have regarding seeing God's will play out among his people? Outward: What do I practically do to encourage the community to bring about God's will?Upward: You are so faithful, Father! Thank you for using us, even in our sins and schemes, to bring grace to a broken world.Check out all of our podcasts in the New Hope Podcast Network at www.newhopechurch.cc/listen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to SOMA Bible Studies! SOMA is an acronym for a systematic way of studying the Bible! Scripture, Observation, Meaning, and Application. New Hope Church has several SOMA studies available to join in person and online. Each episode features Ty Griffith, our online SOMA leader, with Darin Hansen, Discipleship Pastor at New Hope Church. Join the guys as they dig into the Scripture using the SOMA method. What a great way to get into the Word! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.