DiscoverWisdom from the Word™ with Laura Zielke
Wisdom from the Word™ with Laura Zielke
Claim Ownership

Wisdom from the Word™ with Laura Zielke

Author: Laura L. Zielke, MDiv.

Subscribed: 2Played: 12
Share

Description

The Journey through the Bible podcast is recorded live each week in our adult Sunday School class. We are committed to in-depth, verse-by-verse study of the Scriptures. By studying only a few verses at a time, our slow pace allows us the chance to dig into history, geography, customs, archaeology, and more to gain a clear understanding of the text. Focal passages sometimes overlap due to the fact that the class is interactive and taught in a discussion format. Some weeks we get farther than others depending on the number of questions. We believe that *all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.* (2 Tim. 3:16)
94 Episodes
Reverse
This week we discussed various topics related to the church in Antioch, Syria. We learned the first instance a disciple was called “Christian” was in Antioch. A prophet came down from Jerusalem and predicted a severe famine that would spread over the entire Roman Empire, and we were able to pinpoint almost exactly when this... The post Acts 11:27-30 ~ Famine Felt 'Round the World appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we studied how the gospel spread north beyond Palestine into less Jewish-centric communities including Phoenicia, Antioch (in Syria) and the island of Cyprus. This section introduces us to the city of Antioch which will become the center of Christianity after the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 and to the church who sends out... The post Acts 11:19-26 ~ Meanwhile in Phoenicia, Cyprus & Antioch appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
Acts 11:1-18 ~ Clean.

Acts 11:1-18 ~ Clean.

2019-02-2125:01

In our final discussion on this passage, we got down to where the rubber meets the road. As we focused on Peter’s defense of his experience in Acts 11, we learned that he had become convinced his vision had nothing to do with food and everything to do with people.  And so the real question... The post Acts 11:1-18 ~ Clean. appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
As part of our continuing discussion about Peter’s speech(es) in Acts 10 and 11, we stepped back to look at how Peter and the apostles adjusted their presentation of the gospel message to each audience based on their knowledge of the Scriptures and Jewish religious traditions. Through comparison and contrast, we identified key elements of... The post Acts 10:1-11:18 ~ The Core of the Gospel Message (Kerygma) appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
Who is “welcome” to join us in following Jesus? Who is not? Where do we draw the line? Should we even draw one? How do we know?  During the week prior to the Sunday when this lesson was originally taught, American citizens were mesmerized by two very different and highly publicized funerals: John McCain’s in... The post Acts 10:1-11:18 ~ Everyone Is Welcome. Every. One. appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
First we read of Cornelius’ vision. Then Peter’s. Then Peter mentions his to Cornelius, and Cornelius recounts his to Peter. Then Peter retells both visions to a new audience. But we’re reading it—so why all the repetition? What makes this event so special?  This week our discussion took us from analyzing Luke’s purposeful repetition to... The post Acts 10:1-11:18 ~ Emphatic Repetition appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
What happens when a hungry Jewish apostle has a vision about food? But not just any food! This vision involves certain “unclean” foods—the types of food he has avoided his entire life for religious reasons. What happens when during the trance he is commanded to eat the “unclean” food? Three times! What is the meaning... The post Acts 10:1-33 ~ Peter & Cornelius (Overview) appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we expanded on the previous lesson about the miracles in Lydda and Joppa. We utilized a map of first-century Judea to help us have a more clear idea about distances traveled, geography, and topography of the area. We reviewed the Venn Diagram we created (see below) comparing and contrasting the healing of Aeneas and... The post Acts 9:32-43 ~ Mapwork, Miracles, Mathetria & a Riff about “Poor” Widows appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we studied two miracle stories in Acts 9 which have been preserved as a unit in ancient manuscripts: the healing of Aeneas and the raising of Tabitha (a.k.a. Dorcas) from the dead. We examined a variety of similarities and differences in each account and discussed why these two stories were juxtaposed. What truths... The post Acts 9:31-43 ~ Aeneas and Tabitha appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we continued our study in Acts picking up with Saul’s first-recorded visit with the apostles in Jerusalem after his decision to follow Jesus. Everyone was skeptical, except Barnabas, one of the seven Hellenists who were chosen to serve the growing Christian community in Jerusalem. He was the only one willing to hear Saul’s... The post Acts 9:26-31 ~ Welcome to Jerusalem… Now, Go Home! appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week, Craig Bondy (guest teacher) compared and contrasted three different accounts of Saul’s experience on the road to Damascus. We examined the narrative in Acts 9 as well as Paul’s testimony in Acts 22 and his witness in Acts 26. We focused our attention on what Saul was told about his future.  Click to... The post Acts 9, 22, 26 ~ What Was Saul Told? appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week Craig Bondy (guest teacher) guided us through a detailed review of the timeline of Acts chapters 1-9. He also brought local and empire history into the timeline to help form a more complete historical context for this section of Scripture. There’s also a homework assignment at the end, if you’d like to participate! ... The post Acts 1-9: Timeline Review appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we took a closer look at few passages that describe a time in Saul’s first few years as a follower of Jesus—particularly his time in Arabia (Nabatea). This journey is NOT mentioned in Acts at all; however, Paul mentions it in both his letter to the church in Galatia and his second (third?)... The post Acts 9:19b-25 ~ Saul & the Nabateans appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we worked on piecing together the evolution of Saul’s theology based on the account we have in Acts as well as his own testimony in Galatians. The more we reflected on the details of Saul’s life leading up to this moment, the more we saw how God had wired him with a passion... The post Acts 9:19b-30 ~ Wired with Wanderlust appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we took a close look at what happened when Ananias showed up at Judas’ house on Straight Street. We discussed how significant it was that Ananias greeted Saul as a brother, explained that the Jesus whom he saw en route to Damascus was the same One who sent him to restore his sight.... The post Acts 9:13-19a ~ The Other Ananias appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week slowed our pace to take a closer look at Saul’s Damascus Road experience. Rather than focusing on the details of the event, we zoomed out to discuss the story behind the story. We explored how Saul’s life was dramatically and forever changed following his personal encounter with the risen Christ: We examined Saul’s... The post Acts 9:1-16 ~ The “Bind-er” Becomes the “Bind-ee” appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week we compared and contrasted three different accounts of Saul’s experience on the road to Damascus. We examined the narrative in Acts 9 as well as Paul’s testimony in Acts 22 and his witness in Acts 26. We looked at the setting of each account and discussed why certain details were presented in one... The post Acts 9, 22, 26 ~ Same Event. Different Details. appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week, we picked up where we left off with Saul (a.k.a. Paul). We examined his background, education, and training. We discussed his “status” as self-appointed protector of Pharisaic Orthodoxy, and his insatiable desire to crush “The Way” wherever he traveled. As we developed a clear picture of Saul’s character, we saw that he was... The post Acts 9:1-19a ~ Works-Based Worth appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week, we completed our study of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8. We discussed the passage in Isaiah that the eunuch was reading, and we talked about this being the first time the Suffering Servant’s identity was applied to the Messiah. We also briefly discussed the eunuch’s response to Philip’s interpretation as... The post Acts 8:26-40 ~ Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak? appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
This week, we continued our study of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch by investigating what we know (and don’t know) about the eunuch: where he came from, what his place was in society, how he traveled, and why someone from so far away would have made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. We also imagined the story... The post Acts 8:26-40 ~ The Ethiopian Eunuch appeared first on Laura L. Zielke.
loading
Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store