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30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 98 (Romans 5:1-11)

Paul starts detailing what it means to be justified. He doubles down on the role of grace. What if we mess the Christian life up? How does grace give us a reason to hope? What does it mean to have the of God “poured” into our hearts? We might be willing to die for a good person but Paul says this is not what Jesus does. Where is the wrath of God located? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 98 (Romans 5:1-11)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 152 (Numbers 31:1-32:27)

Moses is going to die soon, but first the Israelites must go to war with Midianites. Many people are killed, including woman and children, as well as Balaam. How are we supposed to understand battles like this? What is all this judgment and death pointing to? Texts like this are hard but Chad and Daniel do their best to get you to the cross of Christ. Have a listen!

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 152 (Numbers 31:1-32:27)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 97 (Romans 4:1-25)

Paul moves to talking about Abraham and how he was justified. Was it by works or faith? Before or after circumcision? What is it that Abraham believes about God and the ungodly? What about David? What kind of God did he believe in? The entire argument is to show that God justifies ungodly people. Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 97 (Romans 4:1-25)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 151 (Numbers 28:1-30:16)

Chad and Daniel discuss the feast days and calendar of Israel. Why does God give people days to observe? What does it mean to participate in holy days then and now? Moses instructs the people on making oaths and being a people who do what they say. How does this fit with what Jesus says about making oaths? Does God want us to trap Him with His own words?

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 151 (Numbers 28:1-30:16)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 96 (Romans 3:9-31)

Paul wraps up his exposing of mankind. Did having the law help the Jews at all? Is anyone righteous? How does our unrighteousness play out? What is the ultimate purpose of the law? So where does righteousness come from? What does it mean that righteousness is apart from the law? Is there any room for boasting in our salvation? Who is really trying to undermine the law? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 96 (Romans 3:9-31)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 150 (Numbers 26:1-27:23)

Chad and Daniel discuss the purpose of genealogies and how the promised land relates to Eden, the great commission and the new heavens and new earth. Why are the Levites scattered throughout the land? What happens when a man dies and he has no sons to inherit his possessions? Moses cannot enter the promised land, so who will lead the people when he is gone?

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 150 (Numbers 26:1-27:23)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 95 (Romans 2:12-3:8)

Paul explains how God will justly judge both Jews and Gentiles. How much of an advantage is having the law and circumcision? Why does Paul say the uncircumcised may condemn the circumcised? How does Paul understand Israel and the church? What is the slander Paul says he has endured? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 95 (Romans 2:12-3:8)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 149 (Numbers 24:15-25:15)

Balaam gives his final oracle. He speaks of a star and scepter rising out of Israel in the future. How do Jesus and perhaps the wise men from the east fit into this? The men of Israel start marrying the woman of Moab and worshiping their gods. God is not pleased and Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, responds in a shocking and bloody way. Chad and Daniel discuss all this and more. Have a listen!

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 149 (Numbers 24:15-25:15)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 94 (Romans 1:26-2:11)

Paul continues to expose all of humanity as sinners. He gives a few examples of God allowing people to do what they want. Parts of this text get emphasized over the rest of it. Why is that and why is it important to not do that? Paul leaves all of us wreaked and without excuse. It’s a tough text but Paul is taking us to Christ. Daniel and Erick discuss it all. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 94 (Romans 1:26-2:11)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 148 (Numbers 22:39-24:14)

Balaam has Balak build seven altars to make sacrifices on before he goes to speak for God. Balak is not pleased with the word that Balaam gives him and decides to repeat the cycle two more times. Why seven altars? Is Balaam operating in faith or fear? Does God put true things in the mouths of false prophets? Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 148 (Numbers 22:39-24:14)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 93 (Romans 1:16-25)

Daniel and Erick first spend some more time on verses 16 and 17. Why does Paul need to say that he is not ashamed of the gospel he preaches? What does it mean that “righteous shall live by faith?” They then move on and discuss what the law of God exposes us to be, some of the ways we spurn Him and how judgement works for those who haven’t heard the law.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 93 (Romans 1:16-25)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 147 (Numbers 22:1-38)

We are introduced to a strange character Balaam. Out of fear of their numbers, king Balak summons Balaam to curse Israel. Balaam asks God twice if he should go. God is angry and sends an angel to stand in Balaam’s way. Balaam’s life is saved by his talking donkey. It’s a very odd and funny passage, Chad and Daniel discuss it all. Have a listen!

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 147 (Numbers 22:1-38)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 92 (Romans 1:8-17)

Daniel and Erick continue their study of Romans. Paul is eager to get to Rome to preach the gospel to people who already believe. He wishes to impart a spiritual gift to them. And he declares that the gospel is the power of God for salvation and the righteous shall live by faith. They discuss all this and more. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 92 (Romans 1:8-17)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 146 (Numbers 20:14-21:35)

Israel comes to Edom and requests to travel through their land. The king of Edom refuses and threatens them. Israel moves on and Aaron dies on a mountain where the office of the high priest is transferred to his son. Moses is likely the last remaining person that left Egypt. Israel wins two battles on their way to the promised land. Chad and Daniel discuss all this and more.

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 146 (Numbers 20:14-21:35)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 91 (Romans Introduction & Greeting)

Daniel and Erick begin their study of Paul’s letter the Romans in this episode. They lay the groundwork for the book and take a look at his greeting. Being a bondservant, the full humanity and divinity of Christ and the Christian identity are just a few things discussed. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 91 (Romans Introduction & Greeting)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 145 (Numbers 20:1-13)

Miriam dies and is buried. A lot of time has passed and most of the generation that left Egypt has died but that hasn’t stopped the people from complaining. There is no water and Moses and Aaron are again accused of bringing the people into the wilderness to die. God tells Moses to speak to a rock to bring forth water. Moses is angry with the people and strikes the rock twice with his staff. God tells Moses he will not enter the promise land.

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 145 (Numbers 20:1-13)

2018 Christmas Special

It's almost Christmas! And that means 40 Minutes in the Old Testament and 30 Minutes in the New Testament are coming together again. Daniel, Chad, and Erick take a look at the 2nd chapter of Matthew and the passages he cites from Micah and Hosea. Bethlehem is blessed and God will call His Son out of Egypt. How are we to understand these things and why should they increase our joy? Have a listen and a merry Christmas!

2018 Christmas Special

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 90 (Advent with Jared C. Wilson)

In week 3 of the Advent series, Daniel and Erick are joined by Jared C Wilson. They look at the genealogy of Christ in the first chapter of Matthew. They discuss some of the people mentioned, the revisionist history of the gospel and what Jesus ultimately came to do.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 90 (Advent with Jared C. Wilson)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 144 (Numbers 18:1-19:22)

Chad and Daniel discuss why God commands a certain sacrifice involving an unblemished red heifer. Why does the color matter? Why do the ashes matter? What does all of this have to do with sin and death? How does the new testament connect all this to Jesus and a sacramental application of His work? Have a listen!

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 144 (Numbers 18:1-19:22)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 89 (Advent with Elyse Fitzpatrick)

In week two of the Advent series, Daniel and Erick are joined by Elyse Fitzpatrick. They look at Luke 1:26-38 and discuss the role of Mary and other women in God’s promise of bringing a savior. And they find out what Elyse’s favorite Christmas hymn is. It’s another great conversation to get you ready for Christmas.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 89 (Advent with Elyse Fitzpatrick)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 143 (Numbers 16:36-17:9)

The people are now angry with Moses and Aaron and come up with a very old Adam reason that everything is Moses’ fault. Moses prays but God has had enough and strikes the people with a plague. Aaron runs down into the middle of death to stand between the wrath of God and the people. And a strange test involving staffs is done resulting in something that the church has connected to the nativity. Chad and Daniel talk about all of this.

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 143 (Numbers 16:36-17:9)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 88 (Advent with Matt Popovits)

In week one of the Advent series, Daniel and Erick are joined by Pastor Matt Popovits. They discuss the relationship between Isaiah 9, John 1, light coming into darkness and God becoming flesh. And they find out what Matt’s favorite Christmas hymn is. It’s a great conversation to get you thinking about what God has done in the incarnation. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 88 (Advent with Matt Popovits)

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 142 (Numbers 16:1-35)

A rebellion is organized against Moses. His response is both sorrow and anger. We see the difference between power and authority. Somebody has gone too far and God is going to decide who it is. The rebels won’t go to Moses and make insane statements about the goodness of Egypt. A contest is entered and the earth swallows some sinners. Chad and Daniel talk about all of this. Have a listen!

40 Minutes In The Old Testament: Episode 142 (Numbers 16:1-35)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 87 (Acts 27:1-28:31)

Daniel and Erick wrap up Acts in this episode. Paul sets sail to Rome but it is anything but “smooth sailing.” God’s commitment to getting Paul to Rome amplified through a storm, ship-wreak and snake bite. The lives of all the prisoners are spared for the sake of Paul and they finally reach Rome. Paul is on house arrest and calls the Jews to come listen to him. And Luke ends the book with words that set the trajectory of the future church.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 87 (Acts 27:1-28:31)