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Wednesday in the Word with Krisan Marotta

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what the Bible means and how we know

what the Bible means and how we know


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what the Bible means and how we know






45 Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus calms the storm

When he calms the storm, we learn Jesus brings the power of God to rescue His people from the vast destructive forces of nature. The miracles of Jesus have a message: Jesus brings the mercy of God for healing and deliverance.


44 Matthew 8:18-22 Foxes and Funerals

Matthew introduces us to two potential disciples. One says: "I will follow Jesus if it pays off now." The other says: "Now is paying off, I’ll follow Jesus later." The opportunity to decide to follow Jesus is now. One day it will be too late.


43 Matthew 8:14-17 Jesus heals, fulfilling Isaiah

Through these miraculous healing, Jesus physically demonstrates that he came to rescue us from our ultimate suffering which is rooted in our sin and our guilt.


42 Matthew 7:28-8:13 Authority of Jesus

Matthew has just quoted Jesus as claiming to have authority from God. Now he turns our attention to how Jesus acts with God's authority, by performing miracles only God can perform. These miracles confront us with a choice to believe Jesus is who he says he is.


Study Break

The podcast is on break for some much needed study time before we start a new series.


04 Sabbath: Did Jesus change the Sabbath?

How did Jesus had to our understanding of what should we do or not do on the Sabbath? He taught that Sabbath is a rest that is given, not earned, and that our “job” is to enjoy it, not to live up to it.


03 Sabbath: When do we keep the Sabbath?

Sabbath rest is yet to come —the rest we enjoy today anticipates the real Sabbath rest that awaits us in the kingdom. That future rest is granted to those who have saving faith in Jesus Christ.


02 Sabbath: How do we keep the Sabbath?

How do we keep the Sabbath? The simple command is not to work. We stop the activities we do that sustain our lives and instead we do the things that most foster our relationship to, understanding of and dependence on God.


01 Sabbath: Why remember the Sabbath?

Sabbath is about who God is. It’s not about what we need to live healthy lives. It’s not about making sure we get our rest so that we can be productive at work, be nice to our family and stay awake during Bible Studies (though none of those things are bad things). Sabbath reminds us who God is. Because as we’ll see, on the Sabbath, we rest to remember God.


03 When God calls: but I’m afraid

What if God has called me to something and I'm just plain afraid to follow? What if the path He has put before me seems too frightening or overwhelming?


02 When God calls: Rethink greatness

How do you accomplish great things for the kingdom of God and quiet that inner voice that says whatever you're doing, it's not enough? In 2Kings 5 we see a series of contrasts between how the world measures greatness and God measures greatness.


01 When God calls: Burn your ox

When God called Elisha to be succeed the prophet Elijah, Elisha was a farmer with no apparent qualifications. Yet Elisha burned his ox and followed. Then Elisha refused to leave his mentor's side, humbly asking that God equip him for the journey ahead.


04 Habakkuk 3:1-19 Habakkuk Responds

Habakkuk responds to what he has learned with a song of praise and fear. In his prayer we see the answers to our 2 theme questions.


03 Habakkuk 2:1-20 The Lord Answers

Habakkuk first asks why God would let evil go on so long among His own chosen people. Confused by the Lord's answer, Habakkuk then asks how the Lord can let the wicked trample the righteous? Again, the Lord's answer is not what Habakkuk expects.


02 Habakkuk 1:1-2:1 Habakkuk complains

Habakkuk asks the Lord one of the most fundamental questions of faith: How long will you let your people suffer? The Lord answers, but not the way Habakkuk expects.


01 Habakkuk Introduction

The Old Testament book of Habakkuk speaks to two of the most fundamental questions of the Christian faith: 1) How long will God let His people suffer? and 2) Why should we keep believing Him if we're not spared the tragedies of life?


41 Matthew 7:12-29 The Golden Rule & 2 Roads

Matthew 7:12-29 summarizes two great themes we've seen in this sermon: 1) You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 2) There is a road that seems right to us, but it leads to destruction.


40 Matthew 7:7-11 Seek and you will find

Ask God for the life He has promised and you will receive it. Seek the good things that He has promised and you will find them. Knock on the door to the kingdom of heaven and it will open to you. These words are powerful because of the difficult battle they represent. Believing and acting on these promises is the central struggle of the Christian life.


39 Matthew 7:6 Throwing pearls to pigs

In Matthew 7:6, many people understand Jesus to be saying something like: you don't need to share the gospel with hostile, unworthy people. However, I agree with the minority who understand Jesus to be saying: don’t be the kind of fool who throws away what is beautiful and precious.


38 Matthew 7:1-5 The Log in your eye

The log in your own eye versus the speck in your neighbor's eye is a powerful image of willfully living a lie. Jesus warns that if you condemn other people for their sins, you are ignoring a fundamental truth about yourself in a way that is almost impossible to imagine.