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This week’s Biblical Literacy class features a Q & A with Professor Alister McGrath, renowned theologian and scientist. Mark begins by giving listeners insight into Professor McGrath’s personal life. McGrath was an atheist in his teens but became a Christian in college. Listen to how he abandoned atheism and embraced Christianity then went on to obtain a second and third doctorate. Among Professor McGrath’s 40 published books, his favorite is his C. S. Lewis biography.
Professor David B. Capes of the Houston Graduate School of Theology discusses the Book of Mark. This second Gospel provides us with a scripted invitation of knowing Jesus' ministry. Professor Capes teaches on the fulfillment of prophecy, especially through John the Baptist, as Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament promises.
Mark took a break from his series "Paul, a Legal Case Study," to discuss devotions from the Jewish Bible. TaNaKh is the Hebrew word for Old Testament. Each letter stand for a section of Scripture: Torah (the Law), Nevi’im (the Prophets), and Ketuvi (the Writings) Listen to Mark share a few devotionals planned for an upcoming book of devotions that will correspond to the yearly reading of the Torah.
Mark taught Round Two of why he’s writing devotions based on the Torah, the first five books of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). He began with a review from the previous week showing how the Tanakh is divided into three divisions. He then moved on to share devotions from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Listen to Mark teach from Genesis about Jacob’s journey to God beginning with the deception of his birthright, flight to safety, wrestling with God, and God giving him a new name of Israel. But God never tells Jacob His name. God is God, and that’s enough. Listen to Mark as he shares what God has stirred up in him while writing the Torah devotions.
Have you ever wonder why we worship God? And what does it really mean to worship? Pastor Brent Johnson explores these questions and shows us how worship has changed through the history of the Bible. He will lead us from the inception of worship to today. Join us with a humble and open heart as we learn how to truly worship God.
Join us as Pastor Brent Johnson continues Mark’s Devotionals from the Life of Christ series with Prayer - Part 2. Have you ever wondered if you are praying the “right way”? Since Brent oversees prayer requests, he was able to take a look at how we pray, and how the characters of the Bible prayed. What he found could change the way you pray forever.
Brent continued with the Devotionals from the Life of Jesus in today's lesson: This week lesson Brent breaks down the meaning of the word devote and shows us what is really happening. Brent reveals how this occurs again and again in scriptures. Join us as we devote ourselves to a deeper understanding of how God's word teaches us what really means to be devoted a Christian.
Reverend Melvin Tinker, a vicar from Hull, England, taught today's class titled “Why is There So Much Suffering? Tinker said, "Real faith is like a fire that can be fanned into flame during a storm.” In contrast, he explained that little or no faith can snuff out a fire in times of suffering. For the Christian: God is good and He is almighty. Reverend Tinker explains the various beliefs of pain and suffering and asking questions like "Is all suffering evil?” “What is the purpose of suffering?” Suffering could be a painful reminder that all is not well with us and our Maker. Can we place our suffering in a bigger picture? Listen to him teach the Christian view of God and suffering.
This week Mark shared 6 of his personal favorite devotions from his book Torah for Living Daily Prayers, Wisdom, and Guidance.