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Bible 805

Author: Yvon Prehn

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An exploration of the Bible, its history and commentary on it from Yvon Prehn, writer and teacher for Jesus. For the notes on the podcasts, go to Support this podcast:
40 Episodes
 Do you ever wonder what God wants you to do? In Dallas Willard’s book, Hearing God, he says that one of most frequently asked questions of Christians is “What is God’s will for my life?” It’s a question I’m sure many of us have asked.In today’s podcast we’ll be looking at the book of Amos, one of the Old Testament prophets for help in answering this question.We'll see that God is very clear on what He wants from us and how He wants us to treat others. Amos' message answers the question of what does God want, but the challenge is are with listening with the intention to obey?For note on the lesson, go to Support this podcast:
Most people have heard about the story of Jonah and the whale, but did you know that the book also answers some big questions about the Christian life?Some of the questions Jonah answers include:What about people who haven’t heard the gospel if Jesus is the only way to God?What are the consequence of sin in the life of a believer?What do we do about bad people, or when people treat us badly? What does God expect from us as His people?For answers to these questions and other scattered applications, let’s look at Jonah because it’s about so much more than a fish!For more and for the notes, go to Support this podcast:
Would you like to know God better?Not just about God—but learning about the One with whom you will walk throughout eternity?One of the best ways to get to know someone is find out about their past—who were their friends, what was important to them, what moves them to tears or gives them joy. Our God shows us all these things in the history of the kings after Solomon and in the messages of the prophets who preached during that time. But sadly few, even many committed Christians, take the time to read these books in the Bible, and even more to read the prophets in the historical times that they spoke—but during our next 14 podcasts that’s exactly what we are going to do!Join us as we learn more about our God as revealed in these stories of Prophets and Kings!...extraordinary lessons, seldom read!--- Support this podcast:
If someone insults you how do you answer?Does the way people treat us determine how we should treat them? In our podcast today we’ll look at Proverbs and get some advice on how we can respond no matter how difficult people might be in ways that please God and ultimately help us live a more peaceful and productive life.We laid the philosophical groundwork for this podcast in the last one. Please listen to it first if you haven't already.In this podcast we get practical on how we can apply Proverbs to our daily lives.For notes on this podcast and more, go to Support this podcast:
Why do you act the way you do? Talk the way you do?Are these conscious decisions or simply a reflection of whatever everyone else in your world says and does?We don’t often give everyday actions or words much thought, but in our podcast today we’re going to look at the book of Proverbs and WHY we need it in a post-Christian, post-Biblical world.This is an important podcast for you to listen to because though we don't often think about the default settings in behavior and beliefs in our world today, they are important because they guide our behavior unless we make conscious decisions to act differently. Because our society today is post-Christian and post-Biblical we must work much harder to live a Biblical life.This podcast will walk you through the meaning of these ideas, how we got where we are, and the remedy of a Biblical view of life as found in Proverbs if we want to live a life pleasing to God and peaceful and productive to us. For notes on this podcast and more, go to Support this podcast:
When you hear the term prophecy, what do you think of?For many people we think of dire warnings of end-time apocalypse, with images of our favorite sci-fi movie dancing in our heads.But is that what prophecy, specifically prophecy in the Bible is all about?In our podcast today we’ll see that that the books of the Bible after the poetic books we just studied, that we call the Prophetic books and that make up a major art of our Old Testament are about so much more and that they have surprising applications to ups, not just in the future, but for how we live our lives today.This section of the Bible can be confusing as the parts that go together historically with the preaching of the prophets are scattered in different places in Old Testament. The history is told from differing viewpoints in both Kings and Chronicles and then the prophetic books that were written during specific historical times. All of these parts are grouped at the end of our Bibles and not precisely in order of when the prophetic messages were delivered.This makes it extremely challenging to try to make sense of it all, particularly of the prophets who at first reading appear to be simply ranting against evil interspersed with cryptic warnings about future calamities.However, when the prophets are read IN the proper places where their messages were spoken in historical contexts and when we understand how to correctly read and interpret prophetic messages, the Old Testament and what the Lord wants us to learn from it will open up to you in new and exciting ways.For a copy of the notes that go along with the podcast, go to Support this podcast:
 What if you had EVERYTHING? Money, power, romance? What would you do with it?Today we’ll talk about Solomon, a man who had everythingWe’ll look at his life, but more than that, we’ll end with a challenge that You can make a more eternally significant impact with your life than he did with all the wisdom, wealth, power and riches he had.For a PDF of lesson notes, go to Support this podcast:
 We’ve studied the life of David for the past two podcasts and we’ll end the study of his life with a look at Ps. 119. Though there is some debate of the writer of this Psalm, the consensus is that David wrote it as a summary of his love for God’s Word and the benefits that will be in our life if we read, listen, meditate on, memorize, and fill our life with it.This week we’ll look at an overview of the many benefits God gives us from his Word including wisdom in making decisions, freedom, happiness, guidance, hope, and comfort. Plus one of the most wonderful of all-- peace in our lives, the deep, wholeness of peace that the word “Shalom” describes.In addition to the benefits we learn in Ps. 119, we’ll make the study practical as you’ll learn FIVE ways to get a grip on God’s Word in your life so that the benefits of God’s Word will be yours daily.--- Support this podcast:
 Have you ever felt you can’t forgive yourself or that you’ve don’t things so that God can never use you for anything significant?If so I have great news for you!We will continue our look at King David in today's lesson. His sin with Bathsheba was only one of the serious sins in his life and yet, he ended his life forgiven and greatly used by God.We’ll learn about God’s great forgiveness and love in our lesson today and how we can learn to forgive ourselves and press ahead to do things that will give our lives meaning and joy no matter what we've done.Go to if you'd like to download a PDF of the notes. --- Support this podcast:
David, the greatest king in Israel’s history was described as a man after God’s own heartWhat in the world does "to be a man after God's own heart" mean and what can we learn from it?In today’s lesson, we’ll take an in-depth look at that statement and be challenged on how our hearts can be ones that please God. We'll also look at David's life and how from great actions for God to great sins, he always returned to God.We'll see no matter how much we feel we may have failed, that God never fails in his love and mercy to us. --- Support this podcast:
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