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The Kingdom Within
22 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
The Banquet of Glory
"Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: 'Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify You…'" In this episode we conclude our study of Jesus' Great High-priestly prayer in John 17. Glory and fellowship and holiness — all founded in the selfless love of God.
17 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
His Prayer for Those Who Believe
At the beginning of John 13 it says that Jesus, "loved his own who were in the world," and that, "he loved them to the end." And when Jesus prayed to his heavenly Father, he prayed for us. But when he prayed for us, what did he ask for? Today we'll find out as we continue our study of Jesus' Great High-priestly Prayer in John 17.
21 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
To See His Glory
By definition, a priest is one who makes a sacrificial offering to God on behalf of the people. Jesus is our Great High-priest who makes the offering of his very self for the life and for the salvation of the world. Here's Part 1 of a study of Jesus' Great High-priestly Prayer in John 17.
18 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
The Higher Calling
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is the Golden Rule. Today, we will look at the "Platinum Rule," found in chapter six of the Gospel of Luke.
19 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
The Spirituality of Evangelism
Of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Luke offers the most systematic account of Jesus' life and teachings. In this episode, we look at the beginning of Luke 5, where Jesus calls three fishermen to be his apostles. This passage shows us how sharing the Gospel is a spiritual discipline.
15 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
The Two Greatest
Most of Matthew 22 finds the Jewish authorities barraging Jesus with questions. The chapter ends with Jesus asking a question of his own, one the Jewish leaders are not comfortable answering. Today we look at Matthew 22:35-46. You can find my complete notes on this reading on the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church YouTube channel.
16 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
The Wedding Supper of the Lamb
The importance of sharing a meal is universal to the human experience, you can find it in diverse cultures across the globe. Sitting at a table together, breaking bread fosters a sense of unity and belonging. So, it should come as no surprise to us that the Lord uses the imagery of a feast to teach us about his Kingdom. In this episode we look at the parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22.
9 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Wealth, Salvation, and the Throne Room of Our Hearts
Does possessing wealth get us closer to God's Kingdom, or does wealth keep us out of the Kingdom? Here's what we learn from Jesus' encounter with a rich young man in Matthew 19.
8 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Forgive and Be Forgiven
In this week's episode, Jesus offers us a parable about the importance of forgiveness in our walk with God. We're looking at Matthew 18:23-35.
7 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
When Imperfect Faith is Enough
Does God demand unwavering faith from us? Here's what we learn in one of Jesus' healing miracles in Matthew 17.
12 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
For Us, He Walked on Water
Everything Jesus said and did that's recorded in the Gospels has something to teach us. In this episode, we discuss our "take-home" lesson in Jesus walking on water.
11 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
With What Little We Have
In one of Jesus' better-known miracles, we discover another important insight about discipleship and the work of the Church. In this episode, we take a look at Jesus feeding the 5000 in Matthew 14.
8 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
The Meaning of Mercy
In this Bible study of Matthew 9:27-35, we take a closer look at the prayer, "Lord, have mercy." There's more to it than we might think.
11 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Who Needs a Miracle?
To witness a miracle is an amazing thing. But are miracles necessary for faith?
13 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
A Disciple's Exodus
A look at what Moses' confrontation with Pharaoh in Exodus 5 teaches us about Christian discipleship.
11 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Just Say the Word
In this Bible study of Jesus' encounter with a Centurion in Matthew 8, we continue to learn about the nature of discipleship.
11 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Things Needful and Enduring
A study of Mathew 6:22-33. Jesus teaches about focus and priorities.
9 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Now's the Time to Follow Him
Jesus call his first disciples. A Bible study of Matthew 4:18-23.
15 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
What does it take to be a saint?
In this episode on the Gospel reading for All Saints Sunday, we discuss Jesus' tough teaching on discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew.
10 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Pentecost Sunday Bible Study
In the passages from John 7 and 8 that we're looking at in this episode, we get a better idea why the Jewish authorities disliked Jesus so much.
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