30 Minutes in the New Testament

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 111 (Romans 14:1-23)

Paul gives instruction on how to deal with those with “weak faith”. How should we view Christians who are comfortable using their freedom in ways that others are not? Why should we refrain from judging one another? What does it mean that all give an account to God? What does it mean to put a stumbling block in front of your brother?

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 111 (Romans 14:1-23)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 110 (Romans 13:1-14)

If vengeance belongs to God how should we deal with evil? If the church deals in sin and grace how does crime and punishment work? How is the law useful in society? If all authority is from God, what about tyrannical leaders? What does it mean to make no provision for the flesh?

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 110 (Romans 13:1-14)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 109 (Romans 12:1-21)

Paul says in view of God’s mercy we should present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice. What does it mean to not be conformed to the world but instead have our minds renewed? How should Christians view Paul’s instructions on how to live and treat other people? How does his list point us back to Jesus? How do we deal with Paul telling us to leave vengeance to God?

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 109 (Romans 12:1-21)

30 Minutes Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 108 (Romans 11:1-36)

Has God rejected Israel? What happens when you try to obtain the promises of God through law-keeping? When God turns someone over to what they desire, does He stop reaching out to them? What is going on with people being cut off and others being grafted in? Where do Christians find their security? Exactly who does God have mercy on? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this.

30 Minutes Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 108 (Romans 11:1-36)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 106 (Romans 9:10-26)

How are we to understand election in Romans 9? What does it mean that God loved Jacob and hated Esau? Is this talking about individual salvation? How is Esau actually a type of Christ? Who does God have mercy on? Does God make people to destroy them? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 106 (Romans 9:10-26)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 105 (Romans 8:31-9:9)

All views of election and predestination are not equal. These are doctrines meant to comfort and provide assurance. Can anyone condemn a Christian? What can separate you from the love of God? Anything at all? What about when the love of God feels far off? How does the nation of Israel fit into election? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 105 (Romans 8:31-9:9)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 104 (Romans 8:18-30)

Paul says that all his suffering doesn’t compare with the glory that is coming. How is this an encouragement to us? What does it mean that all of creation must be restored? Why is the redemption of the body such an important thing? What does it mean that the Spirit intercedes for us? What does it mean that all things work together for good? Daniel and Erick talk about all this and more.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 104 (Romans 8:18-30)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 103 (Romans 7:24-8:17)

Daniel and Erick breakdown what it means to be both sinner and saint. How do we deal with the fact that we desire to do what is good but struggle to carry it out? Where does Paul direct us for hope and comfort? If there is no condemnation for those in Christ, how do you know you are in Christ? What does it mean to have the Spirit and what is His role? What does it mean to be an heir with Christ. It’s all discussed in this episode.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 103 (Romans 7:24-8:17)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 102 (Romans 7:1-23)

Paul roots the Christian’s death to the law in baptism and makes a scandalous claim that the law arouses sin in people. What does it mean to be released from the written code of the law and to obey in spirit? How does the law increase sin? What does it mean that sin uses the law to deceive us? Is Romans 7 talking about pre or post conversion? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 102 (Romans 7:1-23)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 101 (Romans 6:15-23)

Should we sin because we are not under law? How do you talk about the law, the gospel and grace in light of the fact that we still sin? What does it mean to be a slave to God or sin? What does it mean to be obedient from the heart? What is going on with sanctification? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 101 (Romans 6:15-23)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 100 (Romans 6:1-14)

Paul sees an objection to the gospel he just laid out in chapter 5 coming and gets in front of it. Should we sin to increase grace? What does it mean for sin to not have dominion over us? Where and when did we die to sin? What does it mean to walk in newness of life? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 100 (Romans 6:1-14)

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 99 (Romans 5:12-21)

Paul describes the relationship between Adam/Sin and Jesus/righteousness. Why is a clean slate not enough? How are sinners made righteous and how many of them are? What is objective justification? What is the purpose of the law? Does grace really out-abound sin? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this.

30 Minutes In The New Testament: Episode 99 (Romans 5:12-21)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)