BEMA Session 2: Prophets & Writings
BEMA Session 2: Prophets & Writings
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72: Session 2 Capstone
Apr 26 • 27 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings give a summary of the prophets and the writings at the conclusion of Session 2 of the podcast.
71: The Prophetic Table
Apr 19 • 22 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the multifaceted dialogue and the many voices found within the prophets that represent the battling perspectives found in the world of God’s people as they attempt to respond to the effects of exile.
70: Esther — Purim
Apr 12 • 34 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings discuss the book of Esther and the story that lies behind the celebration of Purim.
69: Malachi — Q&A
Apr 5 • 17 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings hear the message of Malachi, seeing how he utilizes a question-and-answer format to prophetically speak to the people of God.
68: Zechariah — Apocalyptic Literature
Mar 29 • 15 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings study the apocalyptic message of Zechariah, a contemporary to Haggai, who sought to encourage God’s people with image-driven messages of forthcoming hope.
67: Haggai — Build!
Mar 22 • 23 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings read through the prophecy of Haggai and find that the real issues rarely change — past, present, or future.
66: Ezra/Nehemiah — Passionate Leadership
Mar 15 • 23 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the different leadership styles seen during the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
65: 4 Isaiah — Hope
Mar 8 • 24 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings move into the fourth voice of Isaiah, seen in chapters 55–66. We hear the compelling promise of restoration for God’s people and the invitation for them to become the people they were meant to be.
64: 3 Isaiah — Servant
Mar 1 • 25 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings challenge the typical understanding of the voice of Isaiah, taking a look at the servant discourse in chapters 40–54.
63: Job — Perspective
Feb 22 • 26 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings discover that the famous story of Job is so much more than we ever realized.
62: Daniel — Son of Man
Feb 15 • 21 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings examine the book of Daniel and its persistent and sometimes hidden message of perseverance.
61: Ezekiel — Strength
Feb 8 • 24 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings examine the apocalyptic visions of Ezekiel and his message of encouragement to a people trapped in exile.
60: Joel — Locusts
Feb 1 • 25 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings hear the words of prophet Joel speaking to God’s people about the hope that exists, even in the midst of utter destruction.
59: Obadiah — Petra
Jan 25 • 21 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings explore the shortest prophet in Tanakh—the book of Obadiah—and its condemnation of the nation of Edom for their lack of care for their brother and their neighbor.
58: Habakkuk — Watchtower
Jan 18 • 26 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings dive into one of Marty’s favorite prophecies: the book of Habakkuk. They examine the complaints submitted by the prophet and his ensuing dialogue with God.
57: Lamentations — Lament and Hope
Jan 11 • 25 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings examine the often-avoided book of Lamentations and the shocking space it creates for the dark things that need to be grieved.
56: Jeremiah — Weeping
Jan 4 • 40 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings begin our journey through the Babylonian prophets, examining the famous weeping prophet: Jeremiah.
55: 2 Isaiah — Woe
Dec 14, 2017 • 32 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings wrap up the Assyrian period of history by looking at one of the most distressing prophets: the voice of 2 Isaiah as he delivers numerous woes to the nations of the world, including God’s people. Yet even this is not void…
54: Zephaniah — T’shuvah
Dec 7, 2017 • 35 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings hear the voice of Zephaniah as he warns the kingdom of Judah of impending judgment.
53: Nahum — Diyn
Nov 30, 2017 • 22 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings juxtapose the book of Jonah against the other Assyrian prophet to Israel — the book of Nahum — looking at the other side of the equation of how God deals with evil.
52: Jonah — Potential
Nov 16, 2017 • 35 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the book of Jonah and try to uncover the message buried in this most unusual prophet.
51: 1 Isaiah — Vineyard
Nov 9, 2017 • 33 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the first of four voices found in Isaiah — the pre-Assyrian voice that condemned the greed and injustice of the people of Judah.
50: Micah — Judge
Nov 2, 2017 • 32 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings explore the warning of the prophet Micah as he speaks to the people of Judah about what God truly desires.
49: Hosea — Prostitute
Oct 26, 2017 • 27 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings examine the message of Hosea as depicted in the prophetic theater of his own life through his marriage to the prostitute Gomer.
48: Amos — Plumb Line
Oct 19, 2017 • 38 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings explore the book of Amos on a quest to find the heart of God as expressed in the first of His many mouthpieces.
47: The Lord’s Mouthpiece
Oct 12, 2017 • 19 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings examine the remaining books in Tanakh, most of which are prophets, attempting to understand prophetic history as a whole and the setting for each period of history.
46: Song of Sexuality
Oct 5, 2017 • 33 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the underaddressed book called Song of Songs and explore the ramifications of avoiding the topic of sexuality.
45: Wisdom and Meaning
Sep 28, 2017 • 27 min
Marty Solomon, Brent Billings, and Kevin Luo continue our study of wisdom literature, examining the collection of Proverbs and the teaching of Ecclesiastes.
44: Our Harps in the Trees
Sep 21, 2017 • 31 min
Marty Solomon, Brent Billings, and Kevin Luo discuss the collection of ancient songs known as the Psalms.
43: Go in Peace
Sep 14, 2017 • 34 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings wrap up a look at the kings of Israel, exploring the story of Naaman and its implications for us today.
42: The Fire of Elijah
Sep 7, 2017 • 43 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the story of Elijah and the lessons learned by one of Israel’s greatest prophets.
41: The Story Behind the Story
Aug 31, 2017 • 36 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings revisit the two sources comprising this portion of the biblical narrative, analyzing the agendas found in each. They attempt to look at the differences between the sources to understand the reigns of David and Solomon and…
40: One Story, Two Sources
Aug 24, 2017 • 32 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings begin the journey to understanding the historical record of the united kingdom of Israel by taking a look at the two sources comprising this biblical narrative.
39: A King After God’s Own Heart
Aug 10, 2017 • 32 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings continue to examine the life of David, looking at the defeat of Goliath and making some general observations about the character of David.
38: A Donkey Herder to Lead Us
Jul 27, 2017 • 28 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings take a look at Israel’s first two kings and try to see what the Text is showing us in these two characters.
37: A Love Story
Jul 13, 2017 • 32 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings zoom in on the mini-narrative of Ruth — one story where the mission of God is realized in the way Israel treats the alien, the orphan, and the widow.
36: The Redemption Cycle
Jun 29, 2017 • 35 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings look at the book of Judges and the cycle found therein.
35: Crossroads of the Earth
Jun 15, 2017 • 35 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings wrap up the discussion of Joshua and bridge the gap toward the book of Judges, pondering the mission of God and His choice of real estate for His people.
34: The Hardest Story in the Bible (for me)
Jun 1, 2017 • 43 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings address the nagging questions about the book of Joshua and its stories of mass slaughter and genocide.
33: Session 2 Intro
May 18, 2017 • 21 min
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings set the stage for Session 2 of the podcast. We review our journey through Torah to bring everyone up to speed for what we will study next.
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