Year in the Bible

Year in the Bible

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Discussions on material being read and studied in New Covenant’s annual Bible reading plans.


2 Corinthians Part 1
Sep 19 • 56 min
This week Jay, Jimmy, and Jonathon discuss 2nd Corinthians, Paul’s second correspondence to this struggling early Christian community that he loved so dearly. In this podcast, we discuss a continuation of themes from 1st Corinthians, life in the New…
1 Corinthians
Sep 8 • 65 min
In this episode, we provide a really broad overview of 1 Corinthians.
Romans 8-16: Life in the Spirit
Aug 17 • 57 min
This week we discuss the life in the Spirit in the new creation that was inaugurated by Jesus.
31: Romans 1-7
Aug 9 • 47 min
In this episode, Jay Smith, Jimmy Doyle, and Jonathan Clinesmith discuss some overarching elements important for understanding Paul’s letter to the Romans.
Weeks 24-25: Acts 8-16
Jul 11 • 66 min
This week we pack in a lot: Saul aka Paul, Barnabas, Gentiles and Jews in the early Jesus movement, listening to the Spirit, and a little uncomfortable discussion about Timothy and circumcision.
23: Acts 5-8
Jun 28 • 58 min
This week Jay and Jimmy talk about Stephen, the overlooking of widows, and the introduction to Saul/Paul. Also so extra info about extra-biblical sources to help understand this period.
22: Acts 1-4
Jun 17 • 54 min
This week Jay and Jimmy discuss the content from Acts 1-4: Pentecost, Holy Spirit power and ability, and the amazing reality of the earliest Christian communities.
Racial Inequity and a Gospel Centered Way Forward: A Conversation with Reverend Valerie Steele
Jun 9 • 70 min
This week, in light of all the happenings in the United States after the death of George Floyd, Jay and Jimmy have a conversation with Reverend Valerie Steele on her experiences and insights regarding racism and some ways forward for followers of Jesus.
20: Gospel of John 5-8
May 26 • 61 min
This week Jay and Jimmy talk about Jesus’ relationship to God as his Father, titles used by Jesus (Water, Bread, Light, and “I AM”), the conflict between the leaders and Jesus, and why the woman caught in adultery segment of John 8 is bracketed in most…
19: The Gospel of John Chapters 1-4
May 12 • 58 min
This week Jay and Jimmy discuss content from John 1-4, including Jesus as the Logos made flesh (John 1), water into wine (John 2), and conversations with Nicodemus (John 3) and with a Samaritan woman (John 4).
18: Wrapping-up the Gospel of Luke
May 2 • 67 min
In this episode, Jay and Jimmy discuss elements in the Gospel of Luke about salvation, community, the poor and outcasts, the destruction of Jerusalem, and a bit of the Resurrection appearances to the two on the way to Emmaus.
17: Special Episode on Prayer: The Lord’s Prayer and the Persistent Widow
Apr 21 • 50 min
In this episode, Jay Smith talks with Shelley Johnson and Catherine Cates about Jesus’ teaching on prayer in the Gospel of Luke (the Lord’s Prayer and the Persistent Widow) and prayer in our own lives.
16: Luke 9-15 Possessions, Lost Things, and an Extravagantly Loving Father
Apr 16 • 75 min
This week Jay Smith, Jimmy Doyle, and Jonathon Clinesmith tackle proclaiming the Kingdom of God, our relationship to possessions, Jesus’ parables of things lost and found, and the shameful and extravagant love of a Father for his sons.
15: Luke Chapters 22-24
Apr 9 • 60 min
In this week’s episode Jay and Jimmy are joined by their good friend Jonathon Clinesmith as they discuss the Last Supper, Communion, Passover, and the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus.
14: Luke Chapters 5-7
Apr 3 • 66 min
This week Jay Smith and Jimmy Doyle discuss the content from Luke 5-7, focusing on Jesus’ call of unexpected followers, women in Jesus’ Ministry, blessings and woes, and Loving Enemies (Luke 5-7).
13: Gospel of Luke 1-4
Mar 25 • 66 min
In this week’s episode, Jay and Jimmy discuss material from the Gospel fo Luke 1-4, focusing on some of the characters in the stories, the upside-down kingdom of God in Mary’s song, and Jesus being full, empowered, and anointed by the Holy Spirit to…
12: Gopsel of Mark, Chapters 14-16
Mar 18 • 76 min
Jay, Jimmy, and Travis Bruno discuss the arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. They also discuss the issues of the multiple endings of Mark and a bit about New Testament manuscripts.
11: Gospel of Mark, chapters 11-13
Mar 13 • 50 min
Gospel of Mark Chapters 11-13
10: The Gospel of Mark, chapters 7-10
Mar 6 • 65 min
Jay and Jimmy discuss elements of Mark 6-10, including the upside down kingdom of God.
09: The Gospel of Mark, chapters 3-6
Feb 26 • 57 min
This week Jay and Jimmy talk about topics mostly from Mark 3, 4 and 6: demons, spiritual warfare, parables, the story of the healing of the woman and the young girl. Mixed into it is a lot of discussions about a need for desperate trust in Jesus.
08 - Crucifixion and Resurrection in Matthew + Good News and an emotional Jesus in Mark 1
Feb 18 • 65 min
Wrap up of Matthew 27-28 and intro to Mark (1)
07 - Son of Man + The Temptation and Humanity of Jesus
Feb 17 • 42 min
Jimmy Doyle and Shelley Johnson discuss thoughts inspired by the reading from the last week of Jesus life leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection (Matthew 22-26).Topics discussed include the phrase “son of man”, Judas, Jesus’ prayer and humanity,…
06 Recap: Matthew 20-24, Holy Week, Parables, Pharisees and Sadducees, Etc
Jan 30 • 61 min
This week Jay and Jimmy discuss Matthew 20-24, the beginning of the last week of Jesus’ life in Jerusalem. The discussion includes Jesus’ use of parables in the section, who were the various groups in the stories (Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, etc),…
05 Recap: Matthew 16-19, Transfiguration, Binding & Loosing, Divorce
Jan 30 • 74 min
Topics from Matthew 16-19: Transfiguration, Elijah, Binding & Loosing, Divorce
04 Recap: Matthew 13-15, Uncleanness, Words, the Kingdom of Heaven, etc.
Jan 23 • 56 min
Matthew 13-15, Uncleanness, Words, the Kingdom of Heaven, etc.
03: Recap Chat Matthew 1-12 (mostly 5-12)
Jan 16 • 44 min
Summary chat on elements in Matthew 1-12 (5-12, really)