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50 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
The Power of Holiness – RIOT Podcast – Christian Discipleship Podcast
The Power of Holiness is what RIOT Podcast, a Christian Discipleship Podcast will be discussing on today’s show. What is Holiness? I think A.W Tozer said it best in his book “The Knowledge of the Holy”. He said, “Holy is the way God is. To be holy He does not conform to a standard. He is that standard. He is absolutely holy with an infinite, incomprehensible fullness of purity that is incapable of being other than it is. Because He is holy, His attributes are holy. That is, whatever we think of as belonging to God must be thought of as holy.” The Power of Holiness subject is so vast and our efforts alone won’t do it justice. To simplify this we are going to deal with two things about the holiness of God. We first want to look at the nature of God’s holiness-what He is. And then we are going to look at our need for personal holiness in our lives because of it. The nature of Gods holiness: What is Webster’s dictionary meaning of Holy- That which is Holy or Other, that which is extraordinarily different than anything else. Refers to God’s transcendence, He is higher and more superior than anything else. His goodness and His power is humanly Incomprehensible. John Wesley stated, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.” In Exodus 15:11, it says in the Song of Moses: “Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness.” No one is like the Lord in holiness, in being separate, He is totally separate. 1 Samuel 2:2 Hannah said, “No one is holy like the LORD, for there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God.” In Psalms 96:9 says “Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!” There is power in Gods holiness, in his presence we tremble. Psalms 104: 1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty” God’s holiness is very great Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer,” Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” He is so Holy we can’t wear shoes in his presence. So wherever the Spirit of God is, that place is separated from anything normal, it is changed, it is Holy. So when we come into Gods presence or walk in His Spirit we are now Holy. 1 Peter 1: 13-16 says “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” What do we have to do to become Holy? God’s holiness exposes our sin problem. Most people run when they come face to face with God’s Holiness. The bible says in Hebrews 12:29 “He is a consuming Fire”. I think Isaiah 6 gives us an inside look at how he does that. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Rev 4: 8-11 gives us a commentary of this scene- We are impure; our bodies are completely filled with sin. In God’s light, we too should be humbled to our knees and in awe of God. We are unworthy The Stone touching Isaiah’s lips made his whole body Pure. What was once unclean became clean. When we surrender our lives over to Jesus, He touches us and makes us clean and Holy. After we have been touched by God and made Holy we now must be different. Accept God’s Grace and live out your life in concert with God’s desires. Everything he touches is transformed to be different 1 Peter 2 say But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post The Power of Holiness – RIOT Podcast – Christian Discipleship Podcast appeared first on Riotpodcast.
56 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Characteristics of Mission Minded Person 2 | Christian Discipleship Podcast
CHARACTERISTICS OF A MISSION MINDED PERSON 2 is what we’ll be discussing today on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian Discipleship podcast. Today’s discussion is all about being and living a mission-minded life along with stepping out and sharing your faith with those you come in contact with. Why? Why do we exist? Why are we doing the things that we’re doing? Why should we make sacrifices or do the hard things? There are two ways we can answer this. One way is as a mission-minded world view kind of a person or secondly as a maintenance-minded person. Last week’s First 5 Characteristics ul> 1. You desire to meet people that do not know Jesus 2. You look for creative ways to share the gospel with others 3. You live with a different worldview 4. You hear Gods voice and are obedient to go where he ask you to go 5. You pray a lot! Characteristic 6: You make disciples. Mission-minded people know the importance of discipleship. Jesus said, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). That’s the whole point of being a disciple of Jesus: we imitate Him, carry on His ministry, and become like Him in the process. Romans 10:14-15 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’ John 1:45 Ephesians 4:16 Titus 2:3 Characteristic 7: You meet human needs while sharing the gospel. Mission-minded people believe it doesn’t matter how many wells a person digs or how many orphans they feed if they are not following Christ’s mandate to take the gospel to those who have not heard. They contend that if a person is not sharing Jesus, they are wasting time and money. Matthew 25:44-45 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'” Proverbs 19:17 “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done. ” Romans 12:13 Philippians 2:4 Luke 3: 10-11 Characteristic 8: You believe that being mission-minded is not a “task.” It’s a lifestyle. You live out missions in your everyday life. From the moment you wake up until you go to bed, your goal is to impact the world around your for Gods glory. This characteristic is similar to living with a different world view. The difference being with that characteristic we are engaged in the culture, we live and are out in public relating with people in their element. This lifestyle characteristics is our metamorphous (transformation) of thought characteristic. We no longer desire anything of the world, our maintenance mindset is no longer in existence. We now do what Paul told the Galatian church “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” 5:24 Characteristic 9: You are relational and a people person like Jesus was. You are willing to leave your own “bubble” to make relationships with those considered the “least of these.” You have an awareness of the people around you and look for ways to build a relationship that will lead to sharing Christ and discipleship. Jesus valued relationships so much that he spent more time walking, talking, eating and drinking with people than he did teaching. … Because while they were talking about God as a set of rules, a set of propositions, Jesus was out living God in relationships. The entire mission of Jesus was relational. Characteristic 10: We are committed to encouraging and celebrating Christians who are advancing the kingdom of God in the public square. We are committed to demonstrating the unity of the church in the city, celebrating what God is doing in other churches, instead of criticizing other churches. We are committed to developing alliances with other like-minded churches in order to serve our city together, even if it raises some areas of tension There should be no competition with churches. Look for ways to connect with other followers of Christ that are different than you. Be ok with different not segregated and critical. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel #riotpodcast #christianpodcast #podcast #ChristianDiscipleshippodcast The post Characteristics of Mission Minded Person 2 | Christian Discipleship Podcast appeared first on Riotpodcast.
59 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Characteristics of Mission Minded People – RIOT Podcast – Christian Podcast
CHARACTERISTICS OF A MISSION MINDED PERSON is what we will be talking about today on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast.. Today’s discussion is all about being and living a mission minded life along as stepping out and sharing your faith with those you come in contact with. Theologian Christopher Wright wrote that, “It is not so much that God has a mission for his church in the world, but that God has a church for his mission in the world…mission was not made for the church; the church was made for mission—God’s mission. Today, “missional” is a popular church word. It’s a good phrase, but it carries a little baggage. Being mission-minded is an effort to balance the realities that the church was made for God’s mission and that the church is itself a mission (in that God is consistently working in His people, transforming us to reflect the character of Christ.) • Characteristic 1: You desire to meet someone who does not follow Jesus Christ. Mission-minded people follow Jesus’ plan in Luke 10:2 to go work “His harvest.” They actively seek out non-believers for conversations and friendship. Mission-minded people are committed to learning and speaking the language of the culture they are surrounded by. They avoid speaking ‘Christianese’, using pious prayer language, in-house ‘jargon’, and ‘super-spiritual’ talk around non-believers • Characteristic 2: You continually look for creative ways to share the gospel. Mission-minded people find intentional ways to share so that people understand. It is not a “canned presentation” but relative to that person/group. They do the abnormal, irrational, counter-intuitive, and take risks all in an effort to share Christ. Avoiding ‘we-them’ language, or language that belittles people of different political, spiritual, social positions, or is disrespectful of people with who we disagree. Instead, they engage people by humbly admitting our weaknesses and failures, while demonstrating the joyful difference the Gospel makes. • Characteristic 3: You live with a different worldview. You think more about the world, culture, and languages than you do about the tiny place where you live. You understand that the gospel is not just for yourself but for all people. You are committed to getting it out to the rest of the world. Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere-in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. We are not to put our trust in worldly things however we do need to know what’s going on in the world. We must have a knowledge and appreciation of the culture’s movies, books, music, etc., in order to understand the culture’s hopes, dreams, stories, and fears. So, we can show people that only Jesus can fulfill their greatest desires. • Characteristic 4: You hear the voice of God and are obedient. Mission-minded people hear the voice of God and obey Him when He tells them to go across the street, to another town, state or country to share about His redeeming love. Isaiah 6:8 Lord here I am send me. Or the heart of Ruth to Naomi Ruth 1:16 Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. • Characteristic 5: You pray a lot! Praying is a direct link to God. You believe that God will do greater things than we can ever imagine, and you pray for it to happen. 1 Thess 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Romans 12:9-21 (please look it up) Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Characteristics of Mission Minded People – RIOT Podcast – Christian Podcast appeared first on Riotpodcast.
44 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Christian Nationalism vs Patriotism- Christian Podcast
Christian Nationalism vs Patriotism on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast. Thanks for joining us, hope you enjoy the conversation. Bob Reads from: Ben Franklin June 28, 1787 Constitutional Convention: • What is Christian Nationalism? Christian nationalism is the belief that the American nation is defined by Christianity, and that the government should take active steps to keep it that way. Popularly, Christian nationalists assert that America is and must remain a “Christian nation. • How is Christian Nationalism Dangerous? Christianity today article went on to say When nationalists go about constructing their nation, they have to define who is, and who is not, part of the nation. there are always dissidents and minorities who do not or cannot conform to the nationalists’ preferred cultural template. In the absence of moral authority, nationalists can only establish themselves by force. Scholars are almost unanimous that nationalist governments tend to become authoritarian and oppressive in practice. Christian nationalism tends to treat other Americans as second-class citizens. If it were fully implemented, it would not respect the full religious liberty of all Americans. Empowering the state through “morals legislation” to regulate conduct always carries the risk of overreaching, setting a bad precedent, and creating governing powers that could be used later be used against Christians • Can Christians be politically engaged without being Christian nationalists? Yes. American Christians in the past helped establish the American experiment, and many American Christians worked to end slavery and segregation and other evils. They did so because they believed Christianity required them to work for justice. But they worked to advance Christian principles, not Christian power or Christian culture, which is the key distinction between normal Christian political engagement and Christian nationalism. Normal Christian political engagement is humble, loving, and sacrificial; it rejects the idea that Christians are entitled to. • What is the definition of Patriotism: Patriotism is the love of country regardless of what Country you come from. It is different from nationalism, which is an argument about how to define our country. Christians should recognize that patriotism is good because all of God’s creation is good and patriotism helps us appreciate our particular place in it. Our affection and loyalty to a specific part of God’s creation helps us do the good work of cultivating and improving the part we happen to live in. As Christians, we can and should love our Country and everyone in it—which also means working to improve our country by holding it up for critique and working for justice when it errs. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Christian Nationalism vs Patriotism- Christian Podcast appeared first on Riotpodcast.
12 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Scriptorium – Highlight show
Scriptorium – Highlight show of RIOT podcast, a Christian podcast. During this special broadcast, we’ve taken some of the best shows and combined them for your enjoyment. Starting out with the Scriptorium within the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, FL, which is being closed down. Within this tour, we experienced some of the oldest printed scriptures, some 2000 years before Christ. Then it’s a clip from our show titled “Why Religion sucks” which was released Feb 11, 2021 and experiencing the true unadulterated love of Christ. From there it’s “Prophecy End Times Rapture Could it happen Today” which aired on Feb 25, 2021 – when the rapture happens what can we expect. There are so many great nuggets within this special mash-up of the best of the RIOT conversations with Pete, Barry & Bob that you will be blessed by the encouraging words spoken in the spirit through the guys. Be blessed by the special Scriptorium – Highlight show Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Scriptorium – Highlight show appeared first on Riotpodcast.
56 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
How to make Right Decisions – RIOT Podcast
How to Make Right Decisions is what we will be discussing on RIOT Podcast, a Christian Podcast, filmed live at Compass Community Church. Two of the most prominent Kings of Israel in the Scripture are Saul and David. These two men are given the most attention in 1st and 2nd Samuel. Both David and Saul were anointed by God to lead His people but how they did that is what separated them most. Saul was rejected by God while David was a man after God’s own heart. Although both of them sinned greatly, only one made decisions with God as their leader. Today we are going to examine their differences. Their anointing- David was God’s choice and Saul was mans. Saul was anointed because it pleased men, while David was anointed because it pleased God. a. How do we get God’s Anointing? David: 2 Samuel 7:8-16- 8 Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince[a] over my people Israel. 9 And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth b. What does it mean Saul was man’s choice? 1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” When they needed to make decisions David first asked God. Saul cared more about how the people around him would think. David: 1 Sam 23:4-5 “Then David inquired of the LORD once again.” David was not paralyzed by the fear of his men. He knew that God, who had said fight the Philistines and save Keilah, could easily make his men willing to follow him. David did not rebuke his warriors, but he turned once more to Jehovah. Saul: 1 Samuel 18:6-8 When the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed the Philistine, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul. They sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals.[a] 7 This was their song: “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next, they’ll be making him their king!” David’s decisions produced fruit where Saul’s decisions were rejected. David: 2 Samuel 7:29 And now, may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you have spoken, and when you grant a blessing to your servant, O Sovereign Lord, it is an eternal blessing!” Saul: 1 Samuel 15:23- Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.” David’s decisions created a lifestyle that was kind towards others while Saul was cruel and controlling David: “2 Samuel 9” Saul: “1 Samuel 20:30-32” David’s decisions were always to repent when he sinned where Saul always looked for ways to lie and cover it up. David: 2 Sam 12:13 Then David confessed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “Yes, but the LORD has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin. Saul: “1 Sam 15:19” Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you pounce on the spoil and do what was evil in the sight of the Lord?” 20 And Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the Lord. I have gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me. I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have devoted the Amalekites to destruction. 21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” 22 And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king David’s decisions led him to have Peace with God while Saul’s decisions separated him from God David: Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe Saul: 1 Sam 16:14- 14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented him Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post How to make Right Decisions – RIOT Podcast appeared first on Riotpodcast.
59 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Is the Church Broken? RIOT Podcast
Is the church broken? Today on the RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast we will be discussing this topic with our special guest Chad Harper. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Thanks for joining us today, enjoy! CampBahamas.com BLOG BY Jen Abel: Exvangelical Jen Abel said, “I see my conservative evangelical friends lamenting the shrinking of their churches and whispering prayer requests for those who aren’t “walking with the Lord” any more. Hashtag “exvangelical” is trending on Twitter. There’s an entire corner of TikTok with videos about deconstructing faith or coming out of fundamentalism. Clearly, this is a hot topic in Christianity right now.” What is fundamentalism?– a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture. What is Legalism?– The word “legalism” does not occur in the Bible. “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters” (Romans 14:1). Sadly, there are those who feel so strongly about non-essential doctrines that they will run others out of their fellowship, not even allowing the expression of another viewpoint. Colossians 2:20-23 “Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: ‘Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!’? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.” Legalists may appear to be righteous and spiritual, but legalism ultimately fails to accomplish God’s purposes because it is an outward performance instead of an inward change. What is Christian nationalism, and how is it different from Christianity? Christian nationalism is the belief that the American nation is defined by Christianity, and that the government should take active steps to keep it that way. Christianity loves all people as Jesus loves them Thanks for listening – Don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Is the Church Broken? RIOT Podcast appeared first on Riotpodcast.
62 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Hard Passages in the Bible to Understand
Hard Passages in the Bible to Understand is what we are discussing on today’s RIOT Podcast, Christian Podcast. The Bible contains a variety of genres or styles of writing ranging from the overtly poetic, such as the Psalms, to prophetic writings, wisdom literature, apocalyptic literature and more. Knowing what kind of passage we are dealing with often helps our interpretation of it. Related to this are questions of interpreting the Bible literally or figuratively So we must study the passage in content as well as interpret the text correctly. To do so bible scholars call this exegesis and hermeneutics. Exegesis has to do with reading and interpreting the text by drawing out from it what it is communicating. Hermeneutics is about the ways you discover meaning in the Bible for your life and your era today. It’s a type of discernment process. The truth of the matter is that there are no hard questions that have not already been asked and answered many, many times. All we need is the willingness to seek an answer. 1. What Jesus Knows- Mark 13:32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. The passage can’t be plucked out and interpreted in isolation, but must be understood with other comments in which Jesus discusses the relationship of the Father and the Son. • It is similar to Matthew 20:23, “To sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” • Yet it must be placed alongside Matthew 11:27, “All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him,” • John 3:35, “the Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand,” and similar passages attesting to the divinity of the Son. 2. Lot Offers His Daughters for Rape Genesis 19:8 Behold, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please; only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof. The offer of Lot to sacrifice his daughters echoes other sacrifices of loved ones in the Bible, such as Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Sarah (twice, in Genesis 12:13 and 20: 2) to the lust of Abimelech and Pharaoh, and the sacrifice of Isaac. In none of the cases is the sacrifice necessary, but it is offered to show the seriousness of the situation. 3. Children Eaten by Bears 2 Kings 2:23- 24 [Elisha] went up from there to Bethel; and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. This is just a tale to instruct children in respect, and therefore it’s meant to teach a lesson and not literal. It was meant to show the power of the prophet’s word and the respect due to him. It’s also worth noting that the word translated as “small boys” in English can also mean young men. This may well have been a mob intent on doing Elisha harm. 4. Amputation for Touching a man’s genitals- Deuteronomy 25:11-12 When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall have no pity. JPS Torah Commentary says: “The meaning is: If a person is attacking another in a potentially lethal way (such as seizing his genitals, which is considered a lethal spot), you may even wound the attacker if that is necessary to save the victim (‘you may even cut off her hand’); if that doesn’t suffice, you may kill the attacker (‘show no pity) Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Hard Passages in the Bible to Understand appeared first on Riotpodcast.
55 minutes | May 27, 2021
What does Gods discipline look like?
What does Gods discipline look like? The Lord’s discipline is an often-ignored fact of the life of a follower of Christ. We often complain about our circumstances without realizing that they are the consequences of our own sin and are a part of the Lord’s loving and gracious discipline for that sin. This self-centered ignorance can contribute to the formation of habitual sin in a believer’s life, incurring even greater discipline. COUPLES RETREAT Oct 31 – Nov 8, 2021,
57 minutes | May 20, 2021
Unpacking Hard Bible Passages like Cannibalism
Today on the RIOT Podcast the guys will be unpacking hard bible passages like Cannibalism and expound upon the meaning of them. • Jesus said Let the Dead Bury the Dead (Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60) The way the wording of the young man’s request is presented means that the father was still living, and the son was asking for permission to fulfill his family duties until his father passed. So Jesus is heightening the urgency of his kingdom work and placing loyalty to his cause above cultural expressions of family loyalties. • You Must Hate Your Parents, Spouse, Siblings, and Children (Matthew 10:37 Luke 14:26) Mathew 10: 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[c] 37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. • Sell What You Have (Matthew 19:21; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 18:22) Matthew 19:21, “Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. • Cannibalism – This is a Prophesy given to Israel during prosperous times ( Deuteronomy 28:52-57, Then the Prophesy was fulfilled 2 kings 6:27 The Bible describes a God who is three times holy. He is HOLY. HOLY. HOLY. He is who He is, and He is not subject to our judgment or approval. He is glorified in the display of His mercy and He is glorified in the display of His judgments. • Revelation 4:8 ESV And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come • Psalm 96:9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! • Psalm 104:1 ESV Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty • Why is understanding His Holiness important for us today? Judgment will come upon all the earth one day Revelation 20:11-15 “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to: Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Unpacking Hard Bible Passages like Cannibalism appeared first on Riotpodcast.
51 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Prophecy End Times – Rapture could it happen today
Welcome to today’s RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast. We are so glad you joined us today! In this episode of RIOT, Pete, Barry and Bob go deeper into Prophecy and End Times as they go through a book called “End Times in Chronological Order” by Ron Rhodes. Today they talk about the different views of the Rapture. There are views on pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, post-tribulation, as well as all Millennial. Pre-Tribulation is the point of view we are taking when it comes to the Rapture and we believe that the church will be spared. There are 6 Reason why we believe in Pre Tribulation 1. Tribulation period is for Israel and not the Church. The prophecy in Dan 9 is talking about the end times and the 70 week of Tribulation is referencing Israel. Romans 11:5 it talks about the Fullness of the gentiles or the church must be completed before God comes back again. 2. In Rev 3:10 Jesus says he will keep the church from the hour of testing, or the wrath of God 3. In Rev 1-3 it talks about the church, in rev 4 onwards the church is not mention until rev 19 and we come back again with Christ. 4. Bible tells us in Colossians 3 that the church is to look for the coming of Jesus and not the antichrist coming. We are to beware of false prophets but look for Jesus coming 5. In Rev 4 it says Meta tauta, after these things. After what things well Rev 1-3 is talking about the church so after these things is after the church has been raptured. We get taken 2 chapters before the tribulation starts 6. In Rev 19 We the saints come back with him to the earth, so that to me says we’re with him already. Scripture references: ● 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,4 that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. ● John 14:1-3 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;1 believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. ● 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ● Revelation 3:10 for example Jesus promises the church in Philadelphia, I will keep you from the hours of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. ● Romans 5:9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. ● 1 Thes 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Subscribe to our Newsletter for your FREE T-shirt Today! Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our Youtube Channel The post Prophecy End Times – Rapture could it happen today appeared first on Riotpodcast.
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