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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


Minisode (22b): The body is the temple of God, 1 Corinthians 6:19

Special thanks to the students at NWFSBS. They did a great job being in the studio.


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...


Mystery of the Kingdom

Hard Verses Episode 13: Mystery made known, Wanting to thank all those who have shared. It is working. Wanted to thank Billy Hines for the suggestions. The Problem. Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. What mysteries were given? Do we know what the mysteries are? Are there still mysteries that we do not know in relation to this? The Solution. Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto...


Marry Only in the Lord; 1 Cor. 7:39

Hard Verses Episode 12: Marry only in the Lord; 1 Cor. 7:39 Wanted to thank everyone for sharing and all the positive response. Wanted to thank everyone for all the new suggestions. Wanted to thank Larry White for the suggestion. The Problem. 1Co 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. What does it mean to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord? Can she only marry...


Calling on the Name of the Lord

Hard Verses Episode 11: Calling on the Name of the Lord. Romans 10 Wanted to thank Billy Hines for the suggestion of today’s verses. Also wanted to thank all of those that shared the episode last week. I saw who you were. Thank you so much. The Problem. Romans 10 is pretty clear that we are to call upon the name of the Lord. Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt...


Blaspheming the Holy Spirit

Please, Please, Please share on the social networks. Thank you so much for the support. Hard Verses Episode 10: Blaspheming the Holy Spirit Want to thank Ted Burleson. About podcast and the class. The Problem. Luk 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. How is it that speaking against the Son of God is forgivable but speaking against the Holy Ghost shall not be...


The Land of Nod

Hard Verses Episode 9: The Land of Nod Wanted to take time to give a little thanks. Jake for loaning me his Zoom H4N to record. Wanted to thank Blue Microphones for sending us a replacement for the one with a hum in it. We have started a Bible study program at Flomaton entitled “Bible Genius” Making the weeks available online. The Problem. The Land of Nod. Gen 4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Gen 4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day...


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