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Unfolding Words is a weekly Bible Study-focused podcast. You will hear biblical truth taught in context and with the text's background in mind to gain a fuller understanding--all in 30 minutes or less. This unfolding helps you to see just how beautiful the Bible is. The result: light for your Christian walk and life for your soul. The podcast name is based on Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." | New episodes every Monday.

Unfolding Words is a weekly Bible Study-focused podcast. You will hear biblical truth taught in context and with the text's background in mind to gain a fuller understanding--all in 30 minutes or less. This unfolding helps you to see just how beautiful the Bible is. The result: light for your Christian walk and life for your soul. The podcast name is based on Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." | New episodes every Monday.

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Unfolding Words is a weekly Bible Study-focused podcast. You will hear biblical truth taught in context and with the text's background in mind to gain a fuller understanding--all in 30 minutes or less. This unfolding helps you to see just how beautiful the Bible is. The result: light for your Christian walk and life for your soul. The podcast name is based on Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." | New episodes every Monday.

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English


Episodes

091: The Power of Knowing Who You Are

4/6/2020
Our identity in Jesus is no longer tied to genealogy records that can be tampered with or lost. We have our names in the Lamb's book of life—our identity is firm. And our identity is tied to our purpose—knowing why God made us and then walking that out. Reach Out and Chat Join the conversation on social media by chatting about the show with the hashtag: #unfoldingwords Also, leave a comment on http://www.unfoldingwords.com/blog/episode91 or email antracia@unfoldingwords.com Sign up for...

Duration:00:15:37

090: God Wants To Use You Girl

3/30/2020
Pharaoh ordered two midwives to kill Israelite baby boys. But they defied government order. What these women did was unseen and unknown at the time. But God blessed them beyond measure and used them in a big way. Many times we think it’s the spotlight, the stage, the well-known name that has the biggest impact. Yet it’s often the woman who is quietly doing the work of the Lord behind the scenes who is most esteemed. She is the one blessed with legacy and a name that doesn’t fade...

Duration:00:12:50

089: God Alone Stirs Hearts...Trust Him

3/23/2020
God used a pagan king's heart to do the work of rallying the people to rebuild God's temple. Maybe you’ve been praying for God to stir up change through someone who YOU think can make change. Perhaps God has someone altogether different in mind. Whether it’s your baby daddy, your hard to deal with boss, co-worker, or a difficult neighbor, God can stir their hearts to actions that will aid in blessings and restoration for you. Reach Out and Chat Join the conversation on social media by...

Duration:00:19:16

088: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 11 - When Best-Laid Plans Go Awry

3/16/2020
God used His creative power to make something in His image and it was good. In chapter 11 with the Tower of Babel, man uses his creative power to make something to promote his image. Their aim was to build for themselves a city and tower with its top in the heavens and to make a name for themselves. A main part of their goal was to stop themselves from being dispersed. God didn’t call man to put down roots in one place and build towers. He called them to be fruitful, multiply and fill the...

Duration:00:15:23

087: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 10 - How One Man Birthed Many Nations

3/9/2020
The Table of Nations is Noah's descendants through Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The list is probably not complete, but we are given a good picture of the division of our race into three branches. Reach Out and Chat Join the conversation on social media by chatting about the show with the hashtag: #unfoldingwords Also, leave a comment or ask a question on http://www.unfoldingwords.com/blog/episode87 or email antracia@unfoldingwords.com Join the Unfolding Words Facebook Group New Bible Study...

Duration:00:18:49

086: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 9 - A Promise and a Problem

3/2/2020
In this re-creation of the world, Noah is a new Adam (see Genesis 9:2-4). And we see again that it doesn’t take long for sin to rear its ugly head. The re-creation (replenishment) of the earth continues with God commanding Noah like he did with Adam, to be fruitful and multiply and a reaffirmation of man’s dominion over animals but not the earth. The words, "and subdue it, which were included in the command to Adam in Genesis 1:28, are left out here with Noah because the world dominion...

Duration:00:19:16

085: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 8: A Whole New World

2/24/2020
Interesting how chapter 8 is the chapter of new beginnings and the number 8 symbolizes new beginnings. Noah has been in the ark for months and perhaps felt forgotten because he didn't know how long he’d be in the ark. The Hebrew text uses the word zakar, which means "to remember." In English to "remember" means to mentally recall an event or action, but in the Bible, and especially in reference to God, "to remember" points to the commitment to act upon a previous covenant obligation. God’s...

Duration:00:19:29

084: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 7: This Ain't No Ordinary Flood

2/17/2020
Genesis 7:1 "Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation." With this command God extends an invitation, offers perfect provision and provides protection in the midst of sin and judgment. There is no in-between. You either accept the invitation or you don’t. You’re either IN the ark or OUT. Noah is invited because he lived in stark contrast to the world around him. Remember, the imaginations of...

Duration:00:15:55

083: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 6: Chaos and a Covenant

2/10/2020
By saying Noah found God’s grace, it does not mean that he was searching for it and then stumbled upon it. He found God’s grace because God’s eyes were fixated upon him. Noah was not an apostate or one who turned away from God. Instead, it was by the grace of God that he was chosen for the special task of boat building. We are all like Noah: saved by grace through faith. Reach Out and Chat Join the conversation on social media by chatting about the show with the hashtag:...

Duration:00:28:35

082: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 5: Good Grief! Genealogies?!

2/3/2020
Instead of skipping over the genealogy lists, take the time and carefully take in the names and glean details that will aid in better understanding of the book of Genesis overall. This week, we will uncover some gems in the genealogy list. The narratives and the genealogical lists, which are sandwiched between the narratives, vary in length. It’s easy to ignore the lists or consider them to be transitions in the text. Genealogy lists are just as important as the narratives. The author of...

Duration:00:22:36

081: Dust & Divinity Study - Genesis 4 The Spread of Sin's Crimson Stain

1/27/2020
Sin always crouches down seeming smaller than it really is. But when that thang (yes, thang!) raises up, it’s way bigger and harder to tame than you first imagined. Don’t be deceived. Sin is a killer. We all have a choice today. Between good and bad. Between living as a thorn bush or a tree of righteousness planted by the rivers. The choice is determined by our actions and response to God. Will we accept the good gift of grace that He’s offered through Jesus and that He offers daily through...

Duration:00:21:32

080: Dust & Divinity Study - Genesis 3 Death, Delight and the Downward Spiral

1/20/2020
Most know Genesis 3 because it chronicles the fall of man. But it also contains some other very important truths. Namely that God desired to clothe Adam and Eve in robes of kingly authority. Adam and Eve needed the knowledge of good and evil to rule. But they decided on their own, instead of God providing it when they needed it. This is reminder to us that being part of God's kingdom is about patience and surrender rather than dominance and seizing authority before you're ready for...

Duration:00:28:26

079: Dust & Divinity Bible Study - Genesis 2: God Ain't Stingy

1/13/2020
God made this world for man to live and flourish. Everything had a divine purpose, which made God declaration it “very good.” The Garden was a place where Adam could walk in purpose and commune with his Creator. But the icing on the cake was another gift—the Sabbath. Sabbath is a gift from God. It shows His generosity towards us. God created a need for Sabbath rest deep within us at creation, which is why it’s so important. We were designed to need this reset in our week — not just our...

Duration:00:24:00

078: Dust & Divinity Study - Genesis 1 Creation: A Divine Act of Love

1/6/2020
God’s love is evident in His careful and deliberate act of creation. He took seven days to establish a pattern for us and show His carefulness and attention to detail in creation. His Spirit hovering over creation is a picture of a bird over the nest keeping an eye on the new creation that's about to burst forth. We see gentleness, provision, great care in handling His creation. God's divine council: Unseen Realm by Michael Heiser Reach Out and Chat Join the conversation on social media...

Duration:00:27:55

077: And You Will Go Forth….Hope and Expectation for the New Year

12/30/2019
"But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts." Malachi 4:2-3 (ESV) We can leap because of what the Lord has done and is doing in our lives. For those who fear His name, we have every reason to be joyful, to be unrestrained in our excitement for what He has...

Duration:00:15:55

076: God Keeps His Promises--Even When We Fail to Recognize It.

12/23/2019
God does keep His promises, even when we fail to recognize it. He said, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6). Jesus fulfilled these precious promises from God. In Him, God has proven His faithfulness to Israel and to all the...

Duration:00:18:17

075: The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About Success

12/16/2019
Consider the fact that Noah preached for more than 100 years while building the ark, but no one besides his family was converted. What does this say about what we often view as successful ministry versus faithfulness to God? So Noah built this ark and looks like his act of faith didn’t draw crowds. But we can’t determine Noah’s success based on our culture’s definition of success. Humans are poor judges of success and failure because use the wrong measuring sticks. For us success equals the...

Duration:00:18:01

074: Don't Try To Figure Out How God Will Do It

12/9/2019
Have you ever faced a predicament and wondered how God was going to resolve it? Or even if He was going to resolve it? It can be so easy to want to know what God is up to when we can’t trace His hand. In 2 Kings 6:24–7:20, the city of Samaria, Israel’s political capital, is under siege, and food supplies have run so short that things that are unthinkable to us were sold as food at a premium price. Things became so bad that the people inside the city even began to eat their own...

Duration:00:18:42

073: The Beauty of Living A Quiet Life

12/2/2019
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need. (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) In our social media driven world, it’s hard to imagine how this verse fits into our culture today…and why anyone would even want to live a quiet life. The Bible has a lot to say about quiet living. But many people are attracted to flashier subjects like: how to get...

Duration:00:19:59

072: THE QUESTIONS OF JESUS SERIES: What Is Written In the Scriptures?

11/25/2019
What is written in the Scriptures? How do you understand them?" Luke 10:26 It’s the same question Jesus is asking you today. How are you to interpret the Bible, and to do so correctly? It isn't as complex as some think. In fact, much of it boils down to common sense and a basic understanding that the Bible is a written document whose forms of expression is similar to other works of literature. When you’re in a predicament, or when you have to draw a line in the sand, instead of asking,...

Duration:00:14:10