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Golden State Media Concepts' Bible Study Podcast looks at a series of bible verses each week and reflects on their meaning, both biblically and for every day life. Join us as we journey through the bible, studying God's word, and exploring its effect on our lives. Join our host Sarah as she makes bible study fun and informative for all ages.

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GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 43: 14th Sunday After Pentecost (9-10-17)

9/10/2017
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Sarah talks about the texts assigned for September 10, 2017, the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: Ezekiel 33:7-11, Exodus12:1-14, Psalm 119:33-40, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20. She looks at how the gospel reading talks about community and how we live in community when we disagree with others or are hurt by the actions of others. Jesus gives advice for this and reminds us that where 2 or 3 are gathered in his name he is present among them. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:37:17


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 41: 12th Sunday After Pentecost (8-27-17)

8/27/2017
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Sarah talks about the texts assigned for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 27, 2017: Isaiah 51:1-6, Exodus 1:8--2:10, Psalm 138:1-8, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20. Each of these texts, in various ways, talks about God's love for us, and the lengths to which God has gone, and continues to go, to be in relationship with us. God is with us no matter where life and the world takes us, good, bad, and everything in between. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:39:23


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 40: 11th Sunday After Pentecost (8-20-17)

8/20/2017
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Sarah talks about the lectionary texts assigned for the week of August 20, 2017, the 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 67:1-7, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, and Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28. These texts speak a lot about mercy, inclusion, and the power of persistence. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:35:34


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 39: 10th Sunday After Pentecost (8-13-17)

8/13/2017
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Sarah reads the assigned texts for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Kings 19:9-18, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 85:8-13, Romans 10:5-15, and Matthew 14:22-33. She speaks some about the texts themselves but focuses more on the events that have happened over the past few days in Charlottesville, VA. Where is God in all of this? What is our response as faithful Christians when we see hate in the world? Ast trite as it may sound, what would Jesus do? Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:31:59


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 38: 9th Sunday After Pentecost (8-6-17)

8/6/2017
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Sarah reads and talks about the assigned texts for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 55:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21, Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21. The gospel tells the story of Jesus feeding a crowd of more than 5,000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. This is extraordinary enough, but the example of Jesus reminds us of something else as well about God's love and the kingdom of heaven. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:35:47


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 37: 7th Sunday After Pentecost (7-23-17)

7/23/2017
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Sarah looks at the texts assigned for the week of July 23, 2017, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 44:6-8, Psalm 86:11-17, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-40. She talks about how the texts describe our relationship with God and how we have all been adopted into the family of God. We are all children of God, joint heirs with Christ to God's kingdom. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:43:00


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 36: FoFoF with Katy Grindberg (7-14-17)

7/15/2017
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Sarah talks with her friend Katy Grindberg in this latest interview for the Friends on Faith on Fridays series. Pastor Grindberg is the Assistant to the Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 2 discuss faith, favorite bible passages, doubt, and hope. Katy and Sarah know each other from their time at Pacific Lutheran Theological seminary where they were roommates for a year. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:37:24


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 35 Part 2: Romans 6 & Matthew 10 (7-1-17)

7/1/2017
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Sarah talks about the New Testament texts assigned for the week of June 25, 2017, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. In Romans 6:1b:-11 Paul talks about the abundance of grace we have been given through Christ. We are given the promises of not only Christ's resurrection but also his death because when we are baptized into a death like his we die to sin. In Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus has some difficult words for his followers, including us. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:40:03


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 35 Pt 1: Jeremiah, Genesis, Psalm 69 (6-29-17)

6/29/2017
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Sarah looks at the Old Testament texts assigned for June 25, 2017, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 69: 7-10, [11-15], 16-18. These are all 3 difficult texts with Jeremiah and the Psalm looking at suffering in the face of being faithful and Genesis telling the story of Hagar and Ishmael being banished to the desert by Sarah. Where is God during these times? Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:42:12


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 34 Part 2: Romans 5 & Matthew 9 & 10 (6-23-17)

6/23/2017
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Sarah looks at the New Testament texts assigned for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, June 18, 2017. In Romans 5:1-8, Paul talks about how we have been justified through faith and the saving work of Jesus Christ. He also talks about hope and how our hope is rooted in this same work and the promises of God. In Matthew 9:35-10:8 [9-23] Jesus sends his disciples out to do the work he himself has been doing: preaching, teaching, and healing. He gives them instructions for how they are to do this...

Duration: 00:36:11


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 34 Part 1: Exodus, Genesis, Psalm 100 (6-21-17)

6/21/2017
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Sarah talks about the Old Testament texts assigned for June 18, 2017, the Second Sunday After Pentecost. Those texts are Exodus 19:2-8a, Genesis 18:1-15 [21:1-7] (an alternate text assigned for the week), and Psalm 100. The texts each talk about God's love for creation, but in very different ways. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:35:15


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 33: FoFoF with Christine Emerson (6-16-17)

6/16/2017
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In this second installment of the new segment, Friends on Faith on Friday, Sarah interviews Pastor Christine Emerson. Pastor Emerson is the Associate Pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is currently doing a three month sabbatical studying centering prayer, meditation, and mindfulness. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:49:55


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 32: Holy Trinity (6-11-17)

6/11/2017
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Sarah talks about the lectionary texts assigned for June 11, 2017, Holy Trinity Sunday, all of which point in some way to the triune nature of God: Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20. The gospel text contains Jesus's Great Commission to his disciples, instructing them make other disciples by baptizing them in the name of the Trinity. From this story Sarah asks the question, "what does it mean to be a disciple?" Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:40:19


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 31: Pentecost (6-4-17)

6/4/2017
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Sarah talks about the 4 assigned texts for June 4, 2017, Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the church. It tells the story of Jesus's followers receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. Each of the texts is celebratory: Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, and John 20:19-23. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:36:27


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 30: 7th Sunday of Easter (5-28-17)

5/28/2017
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Sarah discusses all four of the lectionary assigned text for the week of May 28, 2017, the 7th Sunday of Easter. Those texts are Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35, 1 Peter 4:12-14. 5:6-11, John 17:1-11. She focuses most of her attention on the gospel, which comes from Jesus' farewell discourse where he talks about how not only are he and God one, but we are all invited into this same unity of being made one with God. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at...

Duration: 00:34:42


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 29 Part 4: John 14:15-21 (5-25-17)

5/25/2017
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Sarah talks about the 4th assigned text for the 6th Sunday of Easter. John 14:15-21 is part of Jesus' farewell discourse. Jesus is trying to prepare his disciples for the time when he will no longer be with them. Jesus promises his followers that even though he is leaving them they will not be alone because he is sending them the Holy Spirit. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:36:44


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 29 Part 3: 1 Peter 3:13-22 (5-23-17)

5/23/2017
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Sarah looks at the 3rd assigned lectionary text for the 6th Sunday of Easter. 1 Peter 3:13-22 continues many of the themes of the entire book, one of which is suffering. The community to whom the book is written faces false accusations and slander for their beliefs. The author attempts to encourage them in this suffering and to give them hope in the example of Jesus Christ. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:35:54


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 29 Part 2: Psalm 66:8-20 (5-22-17)

5/22/2017
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Sarah discusses the 2nd of 4 texts assigned for the 6th Sunday of Easter, May 21, 2017. Psalm 66 is one that is vast in scope. It starts by the whole earth blessing and praising God, then looks at God's saving acts with that community, and finally moves the the perspective of the Psalmist and how God has worked in his or her life. It also brings up questions of suffering and where God is during those times. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:31:59


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 29 Part 1: Acts 7:55-60 (5-21-17)

5/21/2017
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Sarah discusses Acts 7:55-60, which tells the brief story of Stephen's death as a martyr. Stephen's faith remains strong to the end of his life, and he looks to Jesus as his example, forgiving those who murder him and committing his spirit to God. What are we to make of this story? Is there good news to be found? Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:30:59


GSMC Bible Study Podcast Episode 28: FoFoF Interview w Katie Osweiler (5-19-19)

5/19/2017
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The first of a new segment, Friends on Faith on Friday (FoFoF). Sarah interviews her friend, Vicar Katie Osweiler who is in the process of becoming a pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCA). The two discuss faith, seminary, doubts, hopes, and many other topics and how her faith affects Vicar Katie's daily life. Follow the GSMC Bible Study Podcast at http://www.gsmcpodcast.com/bible-study.html

Duration: 00:41:38

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