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123 : Words move into action : Luke 6:43 7:17
Jun 10 • 27 min
Jesus finished the sermon on the plain by noting the inner heart is more important to God than the outward actions of people. Jesus then demonstrated through his actions that he love people; even those pushed aside by society. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2019
122 : The sermon on the plain : Luke 6:15-42
May 29 • 29 min
Hyperbole makes exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally. This is what some believe Jesus was doing when teaching the crowd. But then Jesus pointed out this is what God the Father does all the time. So where does that leave us? Listen and…
121 : The apostles Philip and Bartholomew : Luke 6:14
May 19 • 28 min
The story of these two men is similar and yet different. They both loved Jesus and were led by him. The path of life took each man in different directions with different situations. Both men can inspire us today to follow Jesus. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2019
120 : The apostles Thomas and Matthew : Luke 6:14
May 1 • 28 min
Doubting Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; each of these men had a reputation added to their name. Once Jesus touched their lives however, these reputations dropped away. Listen and find out what God did with them and through them. Copyright, Dave…
119 : The apostle Judas : Luke 6:14
Apr 17 • 23 min
Most know Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus. Do you know the possible reasons why he might have? Do you know why 30 pieces of silver was the cost? Listen to find out these answers and more. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2019
118 : The apostle John : Luke 6:14
Apr 8 • 25 min
The Apostle John was called the beloved, a son of thunder, but also the son of Mary. Not only was this the longest living apostle, but also the most contrasting and colorful one as well. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did preparing it for you.…
117 : The apostles Simon and Jude : Luke 6:14
Mar 25 • 26 min
Before Simon and Jude were apostles, they were part of an extreme militaristic group. Once they met Jesus, Simon and Jude remained full of zeal but no longer to overthrow the government. Listen to learn what they did for the Lord. Copyright, Dave Andrus…
116 : The apostles Peter, Andrew, James and James : Luke 6:14
Mar 15 • 29 min
We finish our look at Peter and then consider three more apostles; Andrew James the lesser and James the greater These are four different people with four different personalities. Even so they all served Jesus with their different gifts. Copyright, Dave…
115 : The apostle Peter : Luke 6:14
Mar 6 • 27 min
Jesus chose 12 men from the disciples to be apostles. So who is Peter? What did he do? How does his life help my life? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2019
114 : Over thinking the topic : Luke 6:1-16
Feb 20 • 27 min
Jesus ministry was not just about miracles and healings. In fact these point to and supported his teachings. Today’s teaching reminds us not to institutionalize religion. When we do we forget the real point of religion; to know God and to have eternal…
113 : Considering all sides of baptism : Luke 3:21
Feb 8 • 29 min
At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry he was baptized. At the end of Jesus’ ministry he commanded his followers to baptize those who became his disciples or followers. So what is baptism. How, when, where, why and who should be baptized? Today’s lesson…
112 : Childhood into adulthood : Luke 2:42-3:38
Jan 22 • 27 min
It is those amazing or surprising events that are remembered and recorded. Every day things often go unnoticed. So it was with Jesus. Today’s lesson looks at when he was 12 years old and the beginning of his ministry. And yes there are some amazing and…
111 : What comes after Christmas : Luke 2:21-42
Jan 10 • 22 min
The spiritual world announced the birth of Jesus as savior by the angels speaking to shepherds. Did you know that there were three earthly events that also pointed to and proclaimed Jesus as the savior? Today’s lesson looks at these. Copyright, Dave…
110 : Christmas holiday and traditions : Luke 2:10-11
Dec 23, 2018 • 30 min
The savior is born in Bethlehem. This is the Christmas story. People and cultures celebrate this in many different ways. We asked you, the listener, from all around the country, to share your traditions of Christmas. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
109 : Old verses new : Luke 5:27-39
Dec 12, 2018 • 23 min
Old cars, old furniture, old coins, are desired and liked by collectors. New phones, new clothes, new songs, are preferred and looked for by most people. Old verses new; a contrast of things. But how about when it comes to how we are saved; the old or the…
108 : It’s not the miracle I want : Luke 5:1-26
Nov 28, 2018 • 28 min
In the Bible stories we read today, Jesus did several miraculous things. It did not please all the people then. Certainly this does connect to us today when God does things with which we do not agree. We invite you to listen and consider. Copyright, Dave…
107 : Face to face with the dark side : Luke 4:31-44
Nov 17, 2018 • 29 min
People were not always pleased with Jesus as he threatened their comfortable lives. So who did he please? In today’s lesson we read about Jesus coming face to face with the demons and the dark world. Yes he won the showdown, but what about today? Are…
106 : More than a local wonder : Luke 4:14-30
Nov 8, 2018 • 25 min
In today’s lesson we read about Jesus coming home. The town’s people knew Jesus and his family. They saw him grow up. More than likely, they were proud of this local boy. This homecoming didn’t turn out very well. Join us and learn why and how it also…
105 : Who is Luke anyway : Luke 1:1-4
Oct 27, 2018 • 23 min
Do we know much about Luke, the writer of the Gospel? And if we do, does this help us understand better what he was writing? And why did he write this book anyway? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
104 : Listener questions about The great commission : Luke 5:27-32
Oct 15, 2018 • 28 min
Listeners sent in letters with challenging questions about the great commission. “With the declining state of churches why would we want to invite people to come?” Today’s lesson discusses this question and other listener questions. Copyright, Dave Andrus…
103 : The great commission : Matthew 28:19-21
Oct 2, 2018 • 32 min
Jesus gave his followers “The great commission”. A commission is a command to act in a prescribed manner or to perform prescribed acts with the authority and power to do so. Today’s lesson discusses this command and why it was given. Copyright, Dave…
102 : Looking back it makes sense : Genesis 45-50
Sep 6, 2018 • 27 min
Joseph’s actions as governor in Egypt were planned out with a purpose. Today we learn what this plan was. We also learn that our lives are one part of God’s larger plan and purpose. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
101 : Hunger for food revenge or something else : Genesis 42-44
Aug 19, 2018 • 24 min
Hunger drives people to do things they really don’t want to do. The quest for food becomes consuming. Today we read about Joseph who came to power and is consumed with something; but what? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
100 : Dreams do come true : Genesis 40-41
Aug 12, 2018 • 26 min
Today’s lesson is more than “poor boy makes it good”. It is true that Joseph went from prison to the palace. Yet there is much more. Listen to learn how the story relates to you. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
99 : Life’s compass : Genesis 37-39
Aug 6, 2018 • 29 min
Hardship and suffering is part of life. Whether rich or poor, young or old, knowledgeable or simple, morally good or bad, difficulties will come. If this is the case with what are we left? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
98 : The children of Jacob have not learned : Genesis 34-38
Jul 28, 2018 • 30 min
In the midst of many sinful people we have read how Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had faith in God. We have also read how sinful people impacted them to do sin as well. In today’s lesson we hear about Jacob’s children. It starts out bad but we shall learn how…
97 : Does God really exist : Hebrews 1:1-2
Jul 15, 2018 • 27 min
How do we know there is a God? We can’t know him through our five senses can we? If not how then? Today’s show walks us through how we know there is a God along with why there is evil in our world. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
96 : The three great battles of Jacob : Genesis 32-33
Jul 4, 2018 • 31 min
When a person reads the Bible it is sometimes hard to figure out just what is happening. Is it just a moral story? Is it a story of good over bad? Is there a difference between the earthly and spiritual story? Today’s lesson helps us to understand just a…
95 : The trickster is tricked for the last time : Genesis 31
Jun 12, 2018 • 28 min
Jacob before he left home was deceptive and a trickster. He learned to be honest. And when someone kept tricking him, Jacob decided to … well listen and find out what happened. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
94 : A tale of two sisters : Genesis 29-30
May 27, 2018 • 30 min
The brothers, Esau and Jacob, had their problems. It was their sinning against each other that found Jacob leaving home to save his life. Today we hear about two sisters whose envy created many problems as well. And God loved them all. Copyright, Dave…
93 : Ah for the good old days : Genesis 28-29
May 18, 2018 • 32 min
Once in a while you may hear someone longing for the good old days. In their mind things were better back then, than they are now. Today’s Bible lesson teaches us that the old days were not always good; for families or people. In fact the only way the day…
92 : Scheming is a recipe for disaster : Genesis 27-28
May 6, 2018 • 24 min
Most people have heard the phrase; “The end does not justify the means”. When a person experiences this first hand, it becomes more than a statement. It becomes real. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
91 : Isaac in conflict making choices : Genesis 26
Apr 27, 2018 • 27 min
Like it or not, life is full of conflict. Because of this we make choices. Can we learn from Isaac how to make good choices; God pleasing choices? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
90 : Finding a mate the Biblical way : Genesis 23-25
Apr 18, 2018 • 28 min
Would you marry someone sight unseen; hearing unheard? Probably not. In today’s lesson we hear that this happened. And yet more went into this marriage than that; a lot more. Join us to hear about the how and why. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
89 : When the facts are learned : John 20:1-18, Luke 24:13-35
Apr 9, 2018 • 26 min
The Empty tomb is the first fact placed in evidence. The day’s events provide many more facts and a few surprises. Consider and see. Please join us. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
88 : The tomb is empty. What can this mean? : Luke 24:1-12
Mar 31, 2018 • 29 min
It is a historical accepted fact that the tomb was empty and Jesus was not found there. What actually took place that first Easter morning? Did he really die and rise again? If so, how does this impact my life today? Join us and enjoy. Copyright, Dave…
87 : Abraham the father of faith : Genesis 21-22
Mar 18, 2018 • 18 min
Abraham is spoken of as the father of faith. Today’s lesson goes into the reasons why as well as to challenge our faith, as God’s children. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
86 : Odds and ends - digging deeper : Genesis 16-19
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
A baby boy, circumcision, a prayer, sleeping in the city square, being blinded and a pillar of salt; these are the items discussed in today’s lesson and connected to the story of Abraham. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
85 : The blessings received : Genesis 13-21
Mar 5, 2018 • 25 min
We read that God gave Abram a six fold blessing. In today’s lesson we read that Abram and his wife doubted the blessings would ever happen. God, however, did not waver. And so Abram became Abraham, a father, and so much more. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
84 : Home is where the heart is : Genesis 12
Feb 15, 2018 • 30 min
When on a trip, there usually comes a point when most people can’t wait to go home. There is comfort in the familiar. Perhaps this is why we do and say bad things instinctively, because there is comfort in the familiar. There is a connection between the…
83 : Many languages : Genesis 10-11
Feb 4, 2018 • 25 min
Being in a group that speaks an unfamiliar language can be amazing or frightening. It is at this point one realizes that communication is part of being human. Communication brings about cooperation and achievement. So what language is God’s primary…
82 : A really big thing : Genesis 9:18-29
Jan 27, 2018 • 26 min
God sent the flood to destroy the evil that man had created. The flood was a really big thing. Noah and his family came out of the ark and started the world anew, or did they. Another really big thing took place. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
81 : All ashore that are going ashore : Genesis 9
Jan 17, 2018 • 28 min
The flood waters went down and the ark came to rest. All came out and what did they find? And there was a rainbow. What’s up with that? Finally, there is a connection to us today, centuries later. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
80 : Keeping hope afloat : Genesis 7 and 8
Jan 8, 2018 • 21 min
Flood waters came. The world was destroyed. Those in the ark were saved. There is more to this narrative than that. It speaks to us today. It speaks to us when we feel we have no control in our life. Listen and find out. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2018
79 : Celebrations mean guests and gifts : Luke 2:8-20 and Matthew 2:1-12
Dec 27, 2017 • 30 min
At birthday parties, there are guests and gifts. True as this is today, so it was 2,000 years ago at Jesus’ birth. True as this was 2,000 years ago, so it is today as we bring gifts to celebrate our God coming to save us. But what can a blind person give…
78 : Bringing the Christmas Story to life : Luke 1-2:7
Dec 21, 2017 • 30 min
More than likely you have heard or read the Christmas story. But it’s not a story! It’s about real people with hurts and struggles just like you. Just as it gave meaning and purpose to their lives back then, it can do the same for you. Listen and find out…
77: A flood and a way to be saved : Genesis 6:8-22
Dec 10, 2017 • 30 min
The flood story is found in every culture and people group. But could it really have happened? Could a giant boat, an ark really be constructed to hold people and animals? Today’s lesson looks at the feasibility and practicality of such a thing.…
76 : More than a list of names : Genesis 5-6:8
Dec 3, 2017 • 30 min
Genealogies and giants; that’s what today’s lesson is all about. There is importance behind the names. Yes, giant people existed and had sinful hearts like the rest of mankind. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
75 : Rest for the restless : Genesis 4
Nov 27, 2017 • 30 min
Chapter 4 of the book of Genesis is rough as we read about the results of sin in the lives of Cane and his children. Sin has entered the world and taken root in the heart of mankind. Yet in the midst of all the sin comes rest for the restless. Copyright,…
74 : On second thought, many questions : Genesis 3
Nov 5, 2017 • 28 min
The Garden of Eden is the story of how sin entered the world. Some of the things mentioned can be surprising, confusing and raise questions. Today’s lesson deals with these hard questions as well as the significance behind the words and images of this…
73 : Amidst the beauty comes pain : Genesis 3
Oct 29, 2017 • 30 min
It doesn’t take much to identify or experience hurt and pain in our lives. Today’s lesson takes a look at its origin as well as how to deal with it. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
72 : Another look, more surprises : Genesis 2:5-25
Oct 22, 2017 • 22 min
Today’s lesson gives us another look at creation. This time God’s work is viewed from mans’ point of view. This brings out the value as well as the challenges of the human race made up of male and female. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
71 : Saving the best for last : Genesis 1:20-31
Oct 16, 2017 • 21 min
In the first four days of creation God brought the physical world into existence and gave it form. On the following two days of creation he brought living, breathing things into existence to fill this new world. And you should see what God created on the…
70 : Making something from nothing : Genesis 1:1-19
Oct 8, 2017 • 25 min
A book has a first page. A race has a starting line. A vacation begins somewhere. A human is born. Everything seems to have a beginning, including the universe. So what does the first page of God’s book say about this? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
69 : More than words and a story : 2 Tim 3:14-17
Sep 19, 2017 • 27 min
The Bible is a pretty big book, with lots of words and a story. We believe they are God’s words and Gods story. And how can we be sure? Listen and find out. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
68 : Words to live by : Jude 14-25
Sep 8, 2017 • 27 min
Jude concludes his letter with a wonderful blessing. Just prior to this he also gives some simple, very simple but important direction to our lives. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
66 : Contender or pretender : Jude 8-10
Aug 24, 2017 • 31 min
Jude challenges his readers to contend for the faith. What does this all entail? Some in his day were pretenders. How do you spot them? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
67 : What makes God happy and angry : Jude 11-13
Aug 24, 2017 • 29 min
Jude relates the lives of three Old Testament people that we might understand what sin can do. He then uses earthly examples to demonstrate sin’s worthlessness. Yet in the midst of all this God remains merciful. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
65 : Hold on for your life : Jude 1-7
Jul 24, 2017 • 25 min
After introducing himself Jude challenges his readers to contend for the faith. What is this faith and why is it so important to fight for it? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
64 : Learning the land by using your hand : Obadiah 15-21
Jul 9, 2017 • 30 min
It’s hard enough getting around in your own city and state. Learning where cities are elsewhere is really hard. And why are all these cities mentioned anyway? Today’s lesson covers this and a deadly drink. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
63 : The back side of revenge : Obadiah 8-14
Jul 1, 2017 • 18 min
Most people know that taking revenge is wrong. Just because we are hurt or harmed is not a reason to strike back. The book of Obadiah talks about the back side of revenge. God likes it even less. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
62 : The wing of an eagle : Obadiah 1-7
Jun 22, 2017 • 28 min
The book of Obadiah was written during one of the darkest days that God’s people experienced. Not only were they being dragged away as slaves by the mighty enemy but their blood kin were laughing at them and adding to their misery. Is there hope?…
61 : Content even when discontent : Philippians 4:12-23
Jun 13, 2017 • 27 min
In this final lesson in the book of Philippians Paul again talks about rejoicing. He give the secret of being content. Join us.
60 : Hard to be joyful when arguing : Philippians 4:1-9
May 28, 2017 • 26 min
Christians know they are to be joyful. The Lord has done so many good things for us. Yet, can you, when arguing with someone? Paul gives us several ways to adjust our attitude from combative to contentment with joy. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
59 : On your mark, get set : Philippians 3:12-21
May 21, 2017 • 28 min
Running a race can be difficult and challenging. It takes physical effort and mental discipline. To win the race, even more is involved. Life is like a race and in today’s lesson the Bible reading talks about these other things. Join us for this…
58 : Rags to Riches : Philippians 3:4-11
May 11, 2017 • 30 min
We like stories where a person’s situation changes from extreme poverty to great wealth. It’s even better when it happens all at once. It’s the best when it happens to us! In today’s lesson we learn this type of story is not just for dreams and fairy…
57 : Worship is more than you may think : Philippians 3:3
Apr 30, 2017 • 30 min
Paul mentioned worship. People in the Old Testament did worship, but is it the same as New Testament worship for Christians? Today’s lesson helps us Christians in the 21st century look at worship. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
56 : Old Habits die hard : Philippians 3:1-3
Apr 24, 2017 • 23 min
Whether sports or a job that requires repetitive action, it is hard to break or change bad or poor habits. The same can be said about actions toward God. Paul uncovers some of these in today’s lesson. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
55 : The days and words of Holy week : John 19
Apr 11, 2017 • 26 min
We call the seven days while Jesus was in Jerusalem Holy Week. We do not know every event or word of these days but many of them are known. Can events and words some 2000 years ago impact our lifes today? The answer is yes. Join us and be challenged and…
54 : Twinkle twinkle little star : Philippians 2:12-19
Apr 2, 2017 • 27 min
It’s easy to do bad and hard to do good. Even with this said, it can be even harder to view this in action. Paul helps us by pointing to the stars. The stars don’t tell the future, but instead illuminate the present. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
53 : A full look at Jesus : Philippians 2:5-11
Mar 26, 2017 • 27 min
History clearly demonstrates that Jesus was a man. The Bible clearly states that Jesus is God. So how does this work out? Through these verses, often called a “first century hymn” we begin to understand not only the how but why. Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
Room 4216 Lesson 52 : The cross shows up again : Philippians 2:1-4
Mar 20, 2017 • 27 min
“Love your neighbor as yourself”. These words are found in the Old and New Testament. So is it any easier to do today than it was centuries ago? Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017
51 : Questions you always wanted to ask : Philippians 1:21-30
Mar 13, 2017 • 29 min
When a question is answered, it can bring up many more questions. In today’s lesson we work at answering these many many questions.
50.1 : Supplement Motion behind the Scenes
Mar 4, 2017 • 9 min
All people have dreams and desires for their lives. To reach these they set goals of all kinds. When the goals are not met, when the goals slip away, when the goals are crushed by life’s circumstances what then? How does God help at these times?
50 : Christians are always in motion even when not moving : Philippians 1:21-26
Mar 4, 2017 • 28 min
There are times in everyone’s life that one will be doing nothing, nothing at all. Some people choose this, like when on vacation. Other times it is not a choice. In-activity is placed upon us, like it or not. Yet in today’s lesson we will learn that as a…
49 : Making the best of things : Philippians 1:12-26
Feb 21, 2017 • 24 min
No matter what a person does or says, things don’t always work out well. So what does a person do then? Also, when people you thought you could count on let you down, what do you do then? Listen and learn how Paul handled these things.
48 : Rough beginning, how will it end? : Philippians 1:3-11
Feb 11, 2017 • 27 min
Paul’s experience at Philippi was not good. He was whipped and thrown into jail. Yet he remembers the people and Thanks God for them. In today’s lesson, we look at what drove and guided Paul.
47 : A Great Greeting : Philippians 1:1-2
Feb 4, 2017 • 25 min
In most letters the writer starts out with an introduction and greeting. Paul who wrote to the Philippians was no different. Paul’s greeting and introduction, however, was more than information sharing. It was full of spiritual caring.
46 : Small beginnings big results : Philippians 1:1-2
Jan 29, 2017 • 24 min
Jesus commanded his disciples to take the message of salvation into all the world. The church in the city of Philippi was the first church in Europe. It had a rough beginning. How did it survive or do?
45 : What are the limits? : Job 42:10-17
Jan 16, 2017 • 31 min
As we finish the book of Job the question of God’s and Satan’s power comes up. Is the power of either limited and what are these limits? How does this impact our lives? We invite you to listen and be comforted.
44 : The 12 Days of Christmas : Matthew 2:1-11
Jan 9, 2017 • 30 min
Most people in the United States are familiar with the song “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It seems to be about a wealthy man who gave a lot of birds to someone. Could there be more to the song than that? And why 12 days and not just 10 days?
43 : Christmas through word and song
Dec 30, 2016 • 28 min
In the middle of winter Christmas is a welcome break for many people. The holiday shares hope, friendship and generosity. Christmas is, or can be, and should be, more than this; much more than this. Today’s lesson, through word and song shares the deep…
42 : Is seeing always believing? : Job 41-42
Dec 25, 2016 • 29 min
In the midst of his suffering, Job could not see God’s presence. The so-called friends of Job said god was distant because of wrong doing. Job disagreed with that but still could not experience God. Pain and suffering can do that to a person. And yet his…
41 : have you ever experienced a tornado? : Job 38-41
Dec 17, 2016 • 31 min
Job demanded a court date and God appeared. Job was surprised at what happened. If you listen you also may be surprised. We invite you to join us.
40 : When you do not understand ask for help : Job 3-41
Dec 9, 2016 • 29 min
Reading the Bible can be difficult, let alone understanding it. For this reason we have Bible studies. For this reason pastors go to school. And when pastors do not fully understand they ask for help.
39 : A Special Thanksgiving program
Nov 24, 2016 • 27 min
Sometimes we do a tradition or holiday so many times that we forget why it began and what made it significant or special. Could Thanksgiving be that way for you; just food, family and football? Why did it start? For what should we be thankful?
38 : With friends like this who needs enemies? : Job 3-6
Nov 20, 2016 • 34 min
In the midst of Job’s hardships, three friends show up. They try to comfort Job by giving him advice. The advice, however … Well, listen and find out.
37 : Throwing mud at God, giving Job 1-2 another look
Nov 11, 2016 • 26 min
God created everything, right? What about turmoil and evil? Did he do that too? The answer changes everything.
36 : More than just a bad hair day : Job 1-2
Oct 30, 2016 • 31 min
No one likes to suffer. Even so it comes. We all have had bad days, even weeks. Job experienced even more than that. He had it all, family, friends, earthly health and wealth. Then he lost it all. The story of Job is shared; not for common human misery,…
35 : Church and State, past and present : Matthew 22:15-21
Oct 22, 2016 • 36 min
Throughout history Christians have lived with good and bad governments. When things are going well for Christians, it’s easy; when bad, it’s hard. So how does a person spiritually decide which it is? What does a person then do?
34 : Prayer, healing and health : James 5:13-20
Oct 16, 2016 • 34 min
James concludes his book with encouragement to pray for many things. The question will be; do we trust God or our prayers?
33 : A dream and a prayer : James 5:1-12
Oct 2, 2016 • 26 min
To be human is to have dreams, hopes and goals. To be human with a relationship with God is to also have prayers. Do prayers and dreams ever meet, and how should they?
32 : I don’t like this game can we start over? : James 4:13-17
Sep 23, 2016 • 19 min
I’m guessing we all have played a game and when we see we are losing we want to quit or start over. There is a way to continue to play and still win.
31 : Sometimes being on top means you are on the bottom : James 4:1-12
Sep 17, 2016 • 27 min
History is strewn with leaders who did anything to get to the top and remain there. Surprisingly this type of activity shows up in our lives when we least expect it. James writes about this in chapter 4.
30 : Even though it’s right, it is not obvious : James 3:13-18
Sep 4, 2016 • 22 min
The truth of the matter may be clear and yet it is often overlooked ignored or misunderstood. Such is the case with wisdom.
29 : More power than you think : James 3:1-12
Aug 27, 2016 • 25 min
Did you know that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body? That is probably because it is used so much. It is not only the strongest muscle but is also more powerful than one might think.
28 : A picture can say a thousand words : James 2:23
Aug 20, 2016 • 24 min
You may have read, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 (NIV). An oral culture does use words, but does so to draw a visual picture.
27 : Which came first, the seed or the apple? : James 2:14-26
Aug 12, 2016 • 33 min
Faith and good works; the discussion has gone round and round for centuries. Perhaps the answer is found in an apple.
26 : I like you better : James 2:1-13
Jul 29, 2016 • 22 min
God shows no partiality. He treats us all the same. Yet we know families where parents played favorites. How about you?
25 : The constant that does not change : James 1:13-27
Jul 24, 2016 • 29 min
Fishing hook, fresh peach, shadow at dusk, and a mirror. How do all these things fit together? James in his first chapter uses these items to help us avoid temptations and live a good life pleasing to God. Listen and find out.
24 : The wisdom of prayer : James 1:5-12
Jul 17, 2016 • 19 min
We all know it’s good to pray. Often though we wonder if it is heard or works. This lesson provides some direction on prayer.
23 : Joy when suffering : James 1:2-4
Jul 13, 2016 • 22 min
Not many years after Jesus ascended into heaven, Christians found themselves hated, persecuted, and mistreated. James words help Christians focus on something other than the suffering.
22 : A servant of Jesus Christ : The book of James
Jul 4, 2016 • 25 min
The writer of this book introduces himself as a servant. What is and is not a servant? When we are a follower of Jesus we too are servants of him. So if we also are servants, what is and is not our service?
21 : Face to face with death and loss : Topical study
Jun 25, 2016 • 39 min
When there is a death of a close family member, pet or friend we go through many stages of grief. This study provides understanding, acceptance and help as we or someone we know faces a major loss.
20 : Hope in the midst of disaster : Ruth 4
Jun 19, 2016 • 26 min
Because we are flawed humans, our best efforts and plans sometimes work, and other times fall apart. We all have bad days caused by this reason or that. What then? Today’s study provides hope in the midst of disaster.
19 : A reasonable plan or a sketchy scheme? : Ruth 3
Jun 11, 2016 • 35 min
There is a lot of talk these days about what is an “ethical strategy”. Is it a Godly plan or an evil scheme? Naomi in today’s Bible Study may help us understand the difference between these two.
18 : Circumstances and the least likely people : Ruth 2
May 29, 2016 • 29 min
God doesn’t map out all events. If he did God would be involved with sin. God does, however, step in and bring good when there seems to be only bad. In doing this, often, the least likely people are involved. Why? But of course, because they trust God.…
17: What happens when you lose it all? : Ruth 1
May 22, 2016 • 18 min
The story is repeated many times in many ways. Life is going good. Everything is coming your way. And then the bottom falls out! This happens to God’s people as well. Today we begin looking at one such family. How do they respond? What helps them hold it…
16 : The past to the present : Isaiah 42:16
May 15, 2016 • 15 min
The title of this lesson has two meanings. First, we are re-running parts of lesson 1 as there are many new listeners. Second, God spoke his word to people long ago. In this lesson these words are brought and given meaning to you in the present.
15 : Overlooked or over emphasized : Acts 21:1-11
May 6, 2016 • 32 min
In the church we celebrate many special events. Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is today’s topic. Who is this Holy Spirit? Why was he sent? Lastly, for people who are blind or have a disability does this day or event have any significance?
14: It’s a major thing! : Acts 1:9-11
Apr 25, 2016 • 26 min
In the church we celebrate many special events. One event, however, is often overlooked and not celebrated; the Ascension of our Lord. Why is it important? Today’s lesson gives seven good reasons to celebrate it.
13 : Facts, opinions and concrete conclusions : Luke 24 and John 20-21
Apr 18, 2016 • 26 min
Science looks at something and then through experimentation goes about to prove certain facts. There are some situations, however, that cannot be replicated. What then? Even in these situations information can be gathered and evidence considered that a…
12 : When the facts are learned : John 20:1-18, Luke 24:13-35
Apr 6, 2016 • 26 min
The Empty tomb is the first fact placed in evidence. The day’s events provide many more surprises. Please join us. Consider and see.
11 : The tomb is empty. What can this mean? : Luke 24:1-12
Mar 27, 2016 • 29 min
What took place that first Easter morning? Jesus is not there. How does this affect my life today? Join us and enjoy.
10 : The days and words of Holy week, speaking to our days and hearts : John 19
Mar 20, 2016 • 26 min
We call the seven days while Jesus was in Jerusalem Holy Week. We do not know every event or word of these days but many of them are known. Can events and words some 2000 years ago impact our lives today? The answer is yes. Join us and be challenged and…
9 : Not just your average Saturday : Luke 18:31 19:27
Mar 12, 2016 • 25 min
In this podcast we look at several events and Words of Jesus, the day before entering Jerusalem. Jesus demonstrates his acceptance of people with physical disabilities and how we all have value and purpose.
8 : Fear, Evil, Rejection : Luke 13, 15 and 20
Mar 5, 2016 • 20 min
In this lesson of Room 4216 we consider several topics of life. Fear of harm, family divisions, rejection. They are unpleasant but real. They are unpleasant but there is hope. We are not alone.
7 : Temptations, forgiveness and ways to resist doing wrong : Luke 4:1-13
Feb 20, 2016 • 24 min
During the next few lessons in Room 4216 we consider “Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem”. Its the church season of Lent. Jesus as a man was tempted just like us. Is giving into a sin all that bad? If I want to not give in to temptation, how can I? Come join us.
6 : Nineveh responds, Jonah prays : Jonah 3-4
Feb 15, 2016 • 29 min
Jonah finally got the message from God and went to Nineveh. The people got the message from God and repented. Rather than being happy or excited, Jonah is upset, prays and wishes to die. What? Come join us.
5 : The prayer of Jonah : Jonah 2
Feb 7, 2016 • 19 min
In chapter 2, while in the belly of the fish, Jonah prays. It’s an unusual prayer, and at first read a confusing unclear prayer. And yet when one unpacks the prayer, it can help us when we feel trapped and alone. It can help us as we pray. Come join us.
4 : The life of Jonah : Jonah 1
Jan 24, 2016 • 33 min
At the mention of Jonah, many people do think of the man thrown into the sea and swallowed by a large fish. In short people think the book of Jonah is about a man who disobeyed God, but whom God rescued. True as this may be, there is much more to the life…
3: The Guests Arrive : Luke 2:8-20 and Matthew 2:1-12
Jan 4, 2016 • 31 min
The coming of Jesus, quiet as it was, humble as it was, did not go unnoticed. Many came to visit him. As we reflect upon these events we visit him too. What shall we give him or take away from this?
2: The people of the Christmas Story : Luke 1-2:7
Dec 24, 2015 • 29 min
More than likely you have heard or read the Christmas story. But it’s not a story! It’s about real people with hurts and struggles just like you. Listen and find out more.
1: Remodeling your spiritual house : Isaiah 42:16
Dec 22, 2015 • 20 min
It’s not your father’s Bible study anymore. Pastor Dave and Cecilia invite you to room 4216. They built it just for you. And it’s not just them talking to you. Listen and find out.