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Episode 33: Laying on of the Apostle's hands (Acts 8:18)

We explore the expression concerning Simon the sorcerer in Acts 8. We also go into the imparting of miracles and the time frame for these miracles.


Episode 32: Finalizing Matthew 24

This is the final installment for Matthew 24 as it relates to the End Time prophecies. I am needing more hard verses for the show. Please send in your suggestions. Also, make this podcast successful by sharing and subscribing. Thanks for all the support and encouragement. Bryan


Episode 31 Matthew 24 continued...

I know this is taking several episodes but consider that this is an entire chapter. We will go back to the old format after this series on End Times and the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70.


Episode 30: Matthew 24 with some more background

I am using Burton Coffman's commentary on Matthew 24 to give the background to the scene in chapter 24. This is available for free to use at studylight.org. Just do a Google search for Burton Coffman commentary on Matthew and it comes right up. Let me know about the slower format.


Episode 29: Matthew 24 End Times? Part 2

This section along with Luke 21 are speaking about the end of certain things. What are these things? The last days, the second coming, the destruction of the temple or Jerusalem? We look at these verses and also at some of the experts in the field (note that I do not agree with the experts most of the time).


Episode 28: Matthew 24 and Luke 21...End Times?

Hey Hard Verses listeners. Hope all is well. Today's show is a break of form so to speak. Instead of a hard verse, we are taking on some hard chapters (Matthew 24 and Luke 21). These two chapters are concerned with several things. Jesus will tell of the destruction of the temple all the way to the end of the world. How can we tell which part is talking about what? That is our discussion on this and subsequent shows. Be sure and support the show by subscribing, commenting, sharing and even...


Ep. 27. Went Down from Jerusalem.

This is a hard verse short. This concept of going down to a place had very little to do with North and South and more to do with elevation. We look at several verses that have this issue. Go check out the Bible Genius Bible Study now available for download and free to use for any size class. Acts and Proverbs are the two books in the hopper. Thanks for listening. Bryan


Dash your Little Ones on the Stones. Psalms 127:9. Ep. 26

This is a closer look at Psalms 127:9 concerning the phrase, " happy are they that dash their little ones on the stones." I enlist the commentators of Barnes, Coffman, Clarke, and K&D. For those that are not going to listen, just know that Edom and Babylon are going to get theirs. Thanks to all the subscribers and supporters. I pray 2018 will be a great year for us all. Bryan


Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani while on the cross in Matthew 27:46.

Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46. Did Jesus not really know what was going on? How does Psalm 22 relate? We shall find out on this episode of the Hard Verses Podcast.


EP. 24 The Man of Perdition: 2 Thess. 2:3

This is a great hard verse for the Bible Genius to go after. I thank Pete Davis for the research and love of the truth and his contribution to the podcast and to my life. One of the resources that was heavily relied on is this article by Lee. http://www.historicism.net/readingmaterials/IIThess.pdf I can neither endorse or denounce but did like his historical perspective on this verse. For more information go to the website preacherbryan.com. Keep up the study. Thanks for stopping...


Episode 23: Man of Perdition --but not really.

This is my confession that this verse is harder than originally thought. I am still in the works and should have some information by next week. My plan is to have the answers to the proposed questions concerning the "man of perdition" from 2 Thess. 2. Thanks for all the encouragement and comments. The video of the livestream from this content is up at Youtube. Look for "Hard Verses" you should see me and my parrot mug. Love, Bryan


Episode 22: The Antichrist. 1 John giving us the full description.

Spoiler alert: It is not the man of perdition in 2 Thess. You are probably wanting to hear about that instead. Thanks to everyone who has been so patient during my wife's illness. Yes it has been a while. In Christian love, Bryan Cook


Hard Verses. Episode 21, A Sin Unto Death--1 John 5:16,17

Thanks to Jeff Orr and Guyton Montgomery for helping out this episode. The hard verse is 1 John 5:16,17, talking of a sin unto death. What is a sin that is unto death? What is a sin not unto death? Are there sins that we are not to pray? We discuss all this on todays episode. Please remember to subscribe and comment and like and support and share and.... Video is on the Youtube channel.


Sons of God in Job 1:6. Hard Verses Episode 20

Thanks to Guyton Montgomery for helping with the show. These are the notes used in the show: 20170315 Job 1:6 Job 1:5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually. Satan Allowed to Test Job Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of...


Going on Hiatus from Podcast.

I will be going on hiatus from the show for a little bit. I will be getting caught up on my Master's degree and paying off some bills. Please keep in touch on social media. I will be back. Still send in suggestions.


You are a Bloody Husband; Exodus 4:24-26

Hard Verses Episode 18: You are a Bloody Husband; Exodus 4:24-26. The Problem. Exo 4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. Exo 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. Exo 4:22 And thou shalt say unto...


Abstain from Meats Offered to Idols, Acts 15:29

Hard Verses Episode 17: Abstain from Meats, Acts 15:29 Welcome to the Hard Verses podcast. Episode 17: Abstain from Meats, Acts 15:29 Hard verses is a podcast not afraid to take on the harder verses in the Bible. Each week we find difficult verses in God's word. The Problem. Act 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. 1Co 10:19 What say I then? that...


2 for 1 Deal: The Mustard Seed and The Leaven Parables

Hard Verses Episode 16: Two for One Deal (Matt 13:31-33) Parable of the mustard seed Parable of the leaven The Problem. Mat 13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Mat 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Mat 13:33 Another...


Baptism for the Dead, 1 Cor. 15:29

Hard Verses Episode 15: Baptism for the Dead; 1 Cor. 15:29 Thanks to Patrick Peters for the suggestion. The Problem. 1Co 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? What does it mean when it says they are baptized for the dead? Does that mean that you can be baptized for those that have already died? Prophet Joseph Smith first taught about the ordinance of baptism for the dead during a funeral sermon...


Face Toward Jerusalem, Luke 9:51

Hard Verses Episode 14: Face toward Jerusalem, Luke 9:51 Hard verses is a podcast not afraid to take on the harder verses in the Bible. Each week we find difficult verses in God's word. Wanted to give props to Dr. Ed Gallagher for directing my mind to the verse because of his class. Limited Resource Dynamics in Ancient Israel. The Problem. Luk 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, Luk 9:52 And sent...