The Book of Revelation – Part 3

In Episode 43 we continue our new series on the Book of Revelation.

Your hosts, Rob and Bob, continue to discuss the Book of Revelation by walking through the seven churches of Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

This episode concludes the seven churches with a discussion of the final four churches.

Each Sunday we get out of bed, put the family in the car and take them to Church. Do we think that by doing this we are triumphant overcomers breaking down the gates of Hell? We should. Gathering as the people of God to corporately worship each week is more than being faithful to the commands of Scripture it is more than just routine preparation for the week. In some sense it is the very battleground of our spiritual life. Each week our faith is strengthened as we worship together through prayer, singing, alms giving, and sitting under the preaching and reading of the Word of God. The seven churches in the beginning of the Book of Revelation are not being judged based on their individual efforts throughout the week. They are being judged based upon their cooperate experience of church life. And the reality is so are we.

We will discuss these and other questions today on Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

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The Book of Revelation – Part 2

In Episode 42 we continue our new series on the Book of Revelation.

Your hosts, Rob and Bob, continue to discuss the Book of Revelation by beginning to walk through the seven churches of Revelation chapters 2 and 3 (spoiler alert: we only make it through three).

In Revelation chapter 1 Jesus is pictured as the very ruler of everything. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. This should be great hope to all Christians because if we are focused on the kingdoms of this earth and how they act without remembering the reality of the current functioning Kingdom of Christ we will easily be lead into despair. What the Book of Revelation does is to pull back the holy curtain so we can have a vision of the very throne room of God, the sovereign rule of the resurrected, sacrificial Lamb. In the Book of Revelation, we are told that a time of great persecution is coming, the time is near but that the Lamb that is a Lion has already won and some day He will return. But what should we do till then? Should we hold up in a bunker with a stash of MRE’s? Should we sell everything we have and wait for His return on a hill in a white sheet, (as others have done)?

We will discuss these and other questions today on Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

 

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The Book of Revelation — Part 1

Your hosts, Rob and Bob, begin a new series on the Book of Revelation with an introduction to the book as a whole using the opening chapter.

As one of us said somewhere at sometime, “The Book of Revelation has often made people either obsess over the details of the book or else close their eyes, hide in a corner and pretend it doesn’t exist. Should we just shrug our shoulders and wait till we can ask Jesus about it in Heaven? Do we need to devise secret codes in order to break the cipher of the book or is it to be seen as a literal future historical journal?”

We will discuss these and other questions today on Theology Simply Profound.

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When Did Christianity Begin?

In Episode 40 we discuss whether or not Christianity had a beginning.

Your hosts, Rob and Bob, discuss Christianity and the those who think it had a beginning, had a start, and that Jesus did not exist. How will we handle certain questions about where Christianity came from and how we know this? We also consider a variety of different biblical figures within the context of wondering how these ancient people knew about God and to what extent they knew God. Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Abraham, and what about Job and his friends? How did they know God so well and yet miss the point so much?

We will discuss these and other questions today on Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace

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Righteous Lot

In Episode 39 we discuss Righteous Lot, the nephew of Abraham.

Your hosts, Rob and Bob, consider another portion of Genesis. This one dealing with the biblical character of Lot. Is Lot meant to be used as an example of how not to live your life He lived in the wrong place, he didn’t raise his children right, and his wife leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. But, listening ears want to know, was Lot really such a bad guy? How many people today live like Lot? Can Lot in some way be used as an example to inspire us?

We will discuss these and other questions today on Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Music credit: pamelayork.com. “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

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The Olivet Discourse

Episode 38 deals with Jesus’ teachings to his disciples in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 commonly called the Olivet Discourse.

Your hosts, Rob and Bob, following up on their series considering Dispensationalism and jump right into a familiar, but often times misunderstood portion of God’s word.

Why is this passage so important to Dispensationalists? Why is their approach to it inadequate? What is Jesus talking about? Why is the Temple so central to Jesus teaching here? And why would the disciples be concerned about the Temple? Why would the destruction of the Temple be so devastating to the disciples? When would these things take place and how does this affect Christians today? How do Reformed folk understand this passage as a whole?

We will discuss these and other questions today on Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Music credit: pamelayork.com. Thank you, Pamela York, for the use of your beautiful jazzy rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” We encourage our listeners to check out her website and consider purchasing some of her music.

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Dispensationalism – Part 13

In episode 37, your hosts Rob and Bob bring their discussion of Dispensational Theology to a close. In this closing episode, we discuss the Dispensation of the Kingdom again. This time in order to understand what life in the dispensational kingdom would be like (beyond the sacrifices, that is). This is part 3 of our discussion of the Millennium.

In Dispensationalism, what would “kingdom-life” be like? Will character of the dispensational kingdom be one of “almost” perfect peace so that it could be said that the lion and lamb really lie down together? If so, why does mankind end up failing the dispensational tests by the end of the 1000 years. And how does Satan’s release from the 1000 year bondage fit into all of this? Besides all this, what’s up with Jesus’ parables. Are they for Christians today or just for those in the kingdom of heaven?

We’ll discuss these and other related questions in this episode of Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Music credit: pamelayork.com. Thank you, Pamela York, for the use of your beautiful jazzy rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” We encourage our listeners to check out her website and consider purchasing some of her music.

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Dispensationalism – Part 12

In episode 36, your hosts Rob and Bob continue to discuss Dispensational Theology. In this episode, the Dispensation of the Kingdom. This is part 2 of our discussion of the Millennium.

In Dispensationalism, what is the purpose of the Millennium? If Christ is not currently seated as a King, how does God rule today or does he? Why does the Temple have to be rebuilt? And what will actually happen in the Temple? According to Dispensationalists, will there be animal sacrifices? And, what does the prophet Ezekiel have to do with all of this?

We’ll discuss these and other related questions in this episode of Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Music credit: pamelayork.com. Thank you, Pamela York, for the use of your beautiful jazzy rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” We encourage our listeners to check out her website and consider purchasing some of her music.

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Dispensationalism – Part 11

In episode 35, your hosts Rob, Bob, and Melodie, continue their discussion about Dispensational Theology. In this episode we discuss the Dispensation of the Kingdom a.k.a the Millennium.

What is the Dispensation of the Kingdom? What is the millennium? What does Revelation 20 have to say about this? Broadly speaking, how does Dispensationalism understand the Book of Revelation and chapter 20 in particular? And, how would we understand these things?

We’ll discuss these and other related questions in this episode of Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Music credit: pamelayork.com. Thank you, Pamela York, for the use of your beautiful jazzy rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” We encourage our listeners to check out her website and consider purchasing some of her music.

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Dispensationalism – Part 10

In episode 34, your hosts Rob and Bob, continue their discussion about Dispensational Theology. In this episode we discuss the topic of the Tribulation.

What is the Tribulation? Why the Tribulation? What’s its purpose? What is going to happen during the Tribulation? Is it Biblical? Why is the Book of Daniel highlighted so much in this conversation? Is it really meant to interpret the Book of Revelation? That sounds backwards to Reformed ears.

In yet another longer than typical episode (sorry but there’s a lot to talk about), we’ll discuss these and other related questions in this episode of Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Music credit: pamelayork.com. Thank you, Pamela York, for the use of your beautiful jazzy rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” We encourage our listeners to check out her website and consider purchasing some of her music.

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