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  39. <title>DayStarters_126  ACT.21.20-40</title>
  40. <itunes:title>ACT.21.20-40</itunes:title>
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  45. <description><![CDATA[This DayStarter is a re-release of the New Testament reading from episode 115 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
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  51. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.21.20-40]]></itunes:subtitle>
  52. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 21.20-40 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  53. <itunes:episode>126</itunes:episode>
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  58. <title>GN-DBRP_347  MIC.5 MIC.6 ISA.52 REV.4</title>
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  64. <description><![CDATA[MICAH 5-6:Remember that Isaiah and Micah were contemporaries. Yesterday we read very familiar sounding verses at the beginning of Micah 4 which start like this: Mic. 4:1 NLT In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s housewill be the highest of all—the most important place on earth. … That was so familiar sounding that I thought the passage must be quoted in the New Testament— but no! There are three verses there in Micah 4 that are almost exactly the same as verses found in Isaiah chapter 2. No wonder they sounded familiar! Note that God, as he speaks in Micah, frequently jumps from one time to another without warning. He can tell the people, “You will be exiled to Babylon” in one verse, but then very quickly, God says, “Rise and crush the nations, Jerusalem.” We just have to accept that this kind of unannounced time-switching is a feature of prophetic writings. ISAIAH 52:The chapter break between Isaiah 50 and 51 breaks up an important connection. For any of us who are “walking in the dark without a ray of light,” (like it says at chapter 50:10), there are encouraging words for you at the beginning of chapter 51. And our family will remember this verse from a song we used to sing: Is. 51:11 NLT Those who have been ransomed by the LORD will return.They will enter Jerusalem singing,crowned with everlasting joy.Sorrow and mourning will disappear,and they will be filled with joy and gladness. REVELATION 4:Yesterday we heard the last of the seven letters, the one to Laodicea, the spiritually indifferent church. If we were seeking to interpret the seven letters as seven church ages, we would have no difficulty in saying that that last letter fits us to a tee. Laodicea was a medical center and was known for making an eye salve. So this letter is full of irony that Christ finds them poor, wretched, blind and naked. And note that the Savior doesn’t tell them to fix the problems by their own effort. He tells them to buy the eye salve, white garments, and the gold FROM HIM. What an awesome word is this statement: Rev. 3:19 NLT “I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.” Then the famous verse about Christ knocking is not spoken to unbelievers. In its first application, the famous promise is made to the members of the church who are willing to turn from spiritual indifference. GNT Translation note:Rev. 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. In front of the throne seven lighted torches were burning, which [picture the perfect powers of God’s Spirit//are the seven spirits of God].]]></description>
  65. <content:encoded><![CDATA[MICAH 5-6:Remember that Isaiah and Micah were contemporaries. Yesterday we read very familiar sounding verses at the beginning of Micah 4 which start like this: Mic. 4:1 NLT In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s housewill be the highest of all—the most important place on earth. … That was so familiar sounding that I thought the passage must be quoted in the New Testament— but no! There are three verses there in Micah 4 that are almost exactly the same as verses found in Isaiah chapter 2. No wonder they sounded familiar! Note that God, as he speaks in Micah, frequently jumps from one time to another without warning. He can tell the people, “You will be exiled to Babylon” in one verse, but then very quickly, God says, “Rise and crush the nations, Jerusalem.” We just have to accept that this kind of unannounced time-switching is a feature of prophetic writings. ISAIAH 52:The chapter break between Isaiah 50 and 51 breaks up an important connection. For any of us who are “walking in the dark without a ray of light,” (like it says at chapter 50:10), there are encouraging words for you at the beginning of chapter 51. And our family will remember this verse from a song we used to sing: Is. 51:11 NLT Those who have been ransomed by the LORD will return.They will enter Jerusalem singing,crowned with everlasting joy.Sorrow and mourning will disappear,and they will be filled with joy and gladness. REVELATION 4:Yesterday we heard the last of the seven letters, the one to Laodicea, the spiritually indifferent church. If we were seeking to interpret the seven letters as seven church ages, we would have no difficulty in saying that that last letter fits us to a tee. Laodicea was a medical center and was known for making an eye salve. So this letter is full of irony that Christ finds them poor, wretched, blind and naked. And note that the Savior doesn’t tell them to fix the problems by their own effort. He tells them to buy the eye salve, white garments, and the gold FROM HIM. What an awesome word is this statement: Rev. 3:19 NLT “I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.” Then the famous verse about Christ knocking is not spoken to unbelievers. In its first application, the famous promise is made to the members of the church who are willing to turn from spiritual indifference. GNT Translation note:Rev. 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. In front of the throne seven lighted torches were burning, which [picture the perfect powers of God’s Spirit//are the seven spirits of God].]]></content:encoded>
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  86. <content:encoded><![CDATA[MICAH 5-6: Remember that Isaiah and Micah were contemporaries. Yesterday we read very familiar sounding verses at the beginning of Micah 4 which start like this: Mic. 4:1 NLT In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s house will be the highest of all— the most important place on earth. … That was so familiar sounding that I thought the passage must be quoted in the New Testament— but no! There are three verses there in Micah 4 that are almost exactly the same as verses found in Isaiah chapter 2. No wonder they sounded familiar! Note that God, as he speaks in Micah, frequently jumps from one time to another without warning. He can tell the people, “You will be exiled to Babylon” in one verse, but then very quickly, God says, “Rise and crush the nations, Jerusalem.” We just have to accept that this kind of unannounced time-switching is a feature of prophetic writings. ISAIAH 52: The chapter break between Isaiah 50 and 51 breaks up an important connection. For any of us who are “walking in the dark without a ray of light,” (like it says at chapter 50:10), there are encouraging words for you at the beginning of chapter 51. And our family will remember this verse from a song we used to sing: Is. 51:11 NLT Those who have been ransomed by the LORD will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness. REVELATION 4: Yesterday we heard the last of the seven letters, the one to Laodicea, the spiritually indifferent church. If we were seeking to interpret the seven letters as seven church ages, we would have no difficulty in saying that that last letter fits us to a tee. Laodicea was a medical center and was known for making an eye salve. So this letter is full of irony that Christ finds them poor, wretched, blind and naked. And note that the Savior doesn’t tell them to fix the problems by their own effort. He tells them to buy the eye salve, white garments, and the gold FROM HIM. What an awesome word is this statement: Rev. 3:19 NLT “I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.” Then the famous verse about Christ knocking is not spoken to unbelievers. In its first application, the famous promise is made to the members of the church who are willing to turn from spiritual indifference. GNT Translation note: Rev. 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. In front of the throne seven lighted torches were burning, which [picture the perfect powers of God’s Spirit//are the seven spirits of God].]]></content:encoded>
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  100. <title>DayStarters_125  ACT.21.1-25</title>
  101. <itunes:title>ACT.21.1-25</itunes:title>
  102. <pubDate>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  106. <description><![CDATA[This DayStarter is a re-release of the New Testament reading from episode 114 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
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  112. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.21.1-25]]></itunes:subtitle>
  113. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 21.1-25 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
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  119. <title>GN-DBRP_346  MIC.3 MIC.4 ISA.51 REV.3.7-22</title>
  120. <itunes:title>MIC.3 MIC.4 ISA.51 REV.3.7-22</itunes:title>
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  125. <description><![CDATA[MICAH 3-4:In Micah 1 yesterday we heard one of the sections of Hebrew poetry which is virtually impossible to translate and capture the same impact as the original. Micah— expressing his deep sorrow at God’s coming judgment, concatenated many place names— using them in a compound figure of speech based on the meanings of the names. For instance, Mic. 1:10b NLT You people in Beth-leaphrah,roll in the dust to show your despair. The name Beth-leaphrah means ‘house of dust’. For those following this plan in the GNT, Micah 1 would be a good place to open the NLT. The NLT footnotes do a good job helping us with the meanings of the names. That holds true until the reader gets to Adullam. No footnote for that one! Say, we’ve heard that name before, haven’t we? Who else hid there? ISAIAH 51:If you have time, go back to review Isaiah 50. God showed the thoughts of our Savior in advance of his coming in verses 4-6. Jesus’ resolve (alluded to in Luke 9:51) is shown in verse 7. And verse 9 might have been Paul’s inspiration for the last part of Romans 8! Verse 10 has been an amazing comfort to many with incurable disease or in hopeless situations. REVELATION 3b:One of the rewards given to the victorious from Philadelphia is this as NIV translates it: Rev. 3:12a NIV The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. That gives the wrong impression to me. “Oh, no, I don’t want to be made into a pillar and not be able to move!” NLT gives the right idea with neat economy of words like this: Rev. 3:12 NLT All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never _have to_ leave it. Another part of their reward is this: 12b And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name. People get very concerned about the mark of the beast in Revelation 13. Observe here something that you will see throughout this book: EVERYONE gets a mark of ownership upon them— including all the saints, and even Jesus has a mark on his forehead. GNT Translation notes:Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it.12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: “[I am the Amen//This is the message from the Amen], the faithful and true witness, who is the origin of all that God has created.]]></description>
  126. <content:encoded><![CDATA[MICAH 3-4:In Micah 1 yesterday we heard one of the sections of Hebrew poetry which is virtually impossible to translate and capture the same impact as the original. Micah— expressing his deep sorrow at God’s coming judgment, concatenated many place names— using them in a compound figure of speech based on the meanings of the names. For instance, Mic. 1:10b NLT You people in Beth-leaphrah,roll in the dust to show your despair. The name Beth-leaphrah means ‘house of dust’. For those following this plan in the GNT, Micah 1 would be a good place to open the NLT. The NLT footnotes do a good job helping us with the meanings of the names. That holds true until the reader gets to Adullam. No footnote for that one! Say, we’ve heard that name before, haven’t we? Who else hid there? ISAIAH 51:If you have time, go back to review Isaiah 50. God showed the thoughts of our Savior in advance of his coming in verses 4-6. Jesus’ resolve (alluded to in Luke 9:51) is shown in verse 7. And verse 9 might have been Paul’s inspiration for the last part of Romans 8! Verse 10 has been an amazing comfort to many with incurable disease or in hopeless situations. REVELATION 3b:One of the rewards given to the victorious from Philadelphia is this as NIV translates it: Rev. 3:12a NIV The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. That gives the wrong impression to me. “Oh, no, I don’t want to be made into a pillar and not be able to move!” NLT gives the right idea with neat economy of words like this: Rev. 3:12 NLT All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never _have to_ leave it. Another part of their reward is this: 12b And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name. People get very concerned about the mark of the beast in Revelation 13. Observe here something that you will see throughout this book: EVERYONE gets a mark of ownership upon them— including all the saints, and even Jesus has a mark on his forehead. GNT Translation notes:Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it.12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: “[I am the Amen//This is the message from the Amen], the faithful and true witness, who is the origin of all that God has created.]]></content:encoded>
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  146. <description><![CDATA[MICAH 3-4: In Micah 1 yesterday we heard one of the sections of Hebrew poetry which is virtually impossible to translate and capture the same impact as the original. Micah— expressing his deep sorrow at God’s coming judgment, concatenated many place names— using them in a compound figure of speech based on the meanings of the names. For instance, Mic. 1:10b NLT You people in Beth-leaphrah, roll in the dust to show your despair. The name Beth-leaphrah means ‘house of dust’. For those following this plan in the GNT, Micah 1 would be a good place to open the NLT. The NLT footnotes do a good job helping us with the meanings of the names. That holds true until the reader gets to Adullam. No footnote for that one! Say, we’ve heard that name before, haven’t we? Who else hid there? ISAIAH 51: If you have time, go back to review Isaiah 50. God showed the thoughts of our Savior in advance of his coming in verses 4-6. Jesus’ resolve (alluded to in Luke 9:51) is shown in verse 7. And verse 9 might have been Paul’s inspiration for the last part of Romans 8! Verse 10 has been an amazing comfort to many with incurable disease or in hopeless situations. REVELATION 3b: One of the rewards given to the victorious from Philadelphia is this as NIV translates it: Rev. 3:12a NIVThe one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. That gives the wrong impression to me. “Oh, no, I don’t want to be made into a pillar and not be able to move!” NLT gives the right idea with neat economy of words like this: Rev. 3:12a NLT All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never _have to_ leave it. Another part of their reward is this: 12b And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name. People get very concerned about the mark of the beast in Revelation 13. Observe here something that you will see throughout this book: EVERYONE gets a mark of ownership upon them— including all the saints, and even Jesus has a mark on his forehead. GNT Translation notes: Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it. 12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name. 14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: “[I am the Amen//This is the message from the Amen], the faithful and true witness, who is the origin of all that God has created.]]></description>
  147. <content:encoded><![CDATA[MICAH 3-4: In Micah 1 yesterday we heard one of the sections of Hebrew poetry which is virtually impossible to translate and capture the same impact as the original. Micah— expressing his deep sorrow at God’s coming judgment, concatenated many place names— using them in a compound figure of speech based on the meanings of the names. For instance, Mic. 1:10b NLT You people in Beth-leaphrah, roll in the dust to show your despair. The name Beth-leaphrah means ‘house of dust’. For those following this plan in the GNT, Micah 1 would be a good place to open the NLT. The NLT footnotes do a good job helping us with the meanings of the names. That holds true until the reader gets to Adullam. No footnote for that one! Say, we’ve heard that name before, haven’t we? Who else hid there? ISAIAH 51: If you have time, go back to review Isaiah 50. God showed the thoughts of our Savior in advance of his coming in verses 4-6. Jesus’ resolve (alluded to in Luke 9:51) is shown in verse 7. And verse 9 might have been Paul’s inspiration for the last part of Romans 8! Verse 10 has been an amazing comfort to many with incurable disease or in hopeless situations. REVELATION 3b: One of the rewards given to the victorious from Philadelphia is this as NIV translates it: Rev. 3:12a NIVThe one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. That gives the wrong impression to me. “Oh, no, I don’t want to be made into a pillar and not be able to move!” NLT gives the right idea with neat economy of words like this: Rev. 3:12a NLT All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never _have to_ leave it. Another part of their reward is this: 12b And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name. People get very concerned about the mark of the beast in Revelation 13. Observe here something that you will see throughout this book: EVERYONE gets a mark of ownership upon them— including all the saints, and even Jesus has a mark on his forehead. GNT Translation notes: Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it. 12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name. 14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: “[I am the Amen//This is the message from the Amen], the faithful and true witness, who is the origin of all that God has created.]]></content:encoded>
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  149. <itunes:duration>21:39</itunes:duration>
  150. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  152. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[MIC.3 MIC.4 ISA.51 REV.3.7-22]]></itunes:subtitle>
  153. <itunes:summary>Today's readings from the NLT:
  154. MIC.3 MIC.4 ISA.51 REV.3.7-22</itunes:summary>
  155. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  156. <itunes:episode>346</itunes:episode>
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  158. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  160. <item>
  161. <title>DayStarters_124  ACT.20.17-38</title>
  162. <itunes:title>ACT.20.17-38</itunes:title>
  163. <pubDate>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  167. <description><![CDATA[This DayStarter is a re-release of the New Testament reading from episode 113 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  168. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This DayStarter is a re-release of the New Testament reading from episode 113 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  170. <itunes:duration>06:52</itunes:duration>
  171. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  172. <itunes:keywords />
  173. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.20.17-38]]></itunes:subtitle>
  174. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 20.17-38 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  175. <itunes:episode>124</itunes:episode>
  176. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  177. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  179. <item>
  180. <title>GN-DBRP_345  MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13</title>
  181. <itunes:title>MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13</itunes:title>
  182. <pubDate>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  186. <description><![CDATA[MICAH 1-2:The name “Micah” is a shortened form of “Micaiah,” which means, “Who is like Yahweh?” A different Micaiah, the son of Imlah, served as a prophet in the Northern Kingdom during the reign of King Ahab of Israel (874-853 B.C., 1Kings 22:8-28; 2Chron. 18:3-27). Micah prophesied during the reigns of the Judean kings Jotham (750-732 B.C.), Ahaz (732-715 B.C.), and Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.). This makes him a late eighth-century contemporary of Isaiah. While Isaiah was ministering in Jerusalem, perhaps Micah was more of a country prophet. Amos and Hosea were preaching at the same time in the Northern Kingdom. Micah’s message is similar to that of Amos, and Micah spoke at a time when conditions in Judah were much like those in the Northern Kingdom while Amos was preaching. Both prophets denounced social sins and the unfair treatment of the poor by the rich. The Northern Kingdom was taken into captivity during Micah’s lifetime— fulfilling Amos’ prophecies. Micah contains three notable passages about Christ:  Bethlehem will produce the ultimate Ruler 5:2— the information quoted to Herod in Mat. 2. Christ will be the King 2:12-13 Christ will reign in righteousness over the whole earth 4:1,7-8  ISAIAH 50:As we heard yesterday, Isaiah 49 includes these words that are quoted in 2Cor 6:2: Is. 49:8 NLT “At just the right time, I will respond to you.On the day of salvation I will help you. And these next words are frequently repeated by the Lord elsewhere, therefore, IMPORTANT: Is. 49:23b NLT Then you will know that I am the LORD.Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.” REVELATION 3a:The churches of Pergamum and Thyatira (chapter 2) were enduring and remaining loyal to Jesus. But both were allowing the corruption of false teaching that promoted adultery and idolatry. Jesus warned of severe punishments including death for those who failed to repent, and also wonderful promises to those who are victorious. I especially love the last promise to the church in Pergamum because it shows how intimately Jesus knows us and how his rewards will be appropriate for each of us: Rev. 2:17b NLT And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it. GNT Translation notes:Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it.12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.]]></description>
  187. <content:encoded><![CDATA[MICAH 1-2:The name “Micah” is a shortened form of “Micaiah,” which means, “Who is like Yahweh?” A different Micaiah, the son of Imlah, served as a prophet in the Northern Kingdom during the reign of King Ahab of Israel (874-853 B.C., 1Kings 22:8-28; 2Chron. 18:3-27). Micah prophesied during the reigns of the Judean kings Jotham (750-732 B.C.), Ahaz (732-715 B.C.), and Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.). This makes him a late eighth-century contemporary of Isaiah. While Isaiah was ministering in Jerusalem, perhaps Micah was more of a country prophet. Amos and Hosea were preaching at the same time in the Northern Kingdom. Micah’s message is similar to that of Amos, and Micah spoke at a time when conditions in Judah were much like those in the Northern Kingdom while Amos was preaching. Both prophets denounced social sins and the unfair treatment of the poor by the rich. The Northern Kingdom was taken into captivity during Micah’s lifetime— fulfilling Amos’ prophecies. Micah contains three notable passages about Christ:  Bethlehem will produce the ultimate Ruler 5:2— the information quoted to Herod in Mat. 2. Christ will be the King 2:12-13 Christ will reign in righteousness over the whole earth 4:1,7-8  ISAIAH 50:As we heard yesterday, Isaiah 49 includes these words that are quoted in 2Cor 6:2: Is. 49:8 NLT “At just the right time, I will respond to you.On the day of salvation I will help you. And these next words are frequently repeated by the Lord elsewhere, therefore, IMPORTANT: Is. 49:23b NLT Then you will know that I am the LORD.Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.” REVELATION 3a:The churches of Pergamum and Thyatira (chapter 2) were enduring and remaining loyal to Jesus. But both were allowing the corruption of false teaching that promoted adultery and idolatry. Jesus warned of severe punishments including death for those who failed to repent, and also wonderful promises to those who are victorious. I especially love the last promise to the church in Pergamum because it shows how intimately Jesus knows us and how his rewards will be appropriate for each of us: Rev. 2:17b NLT And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it. GNT Translation notes:Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it.12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.]]></content:encoded>
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  189. <itunes:duration>20:42</itunes:duration>
  190. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  191. <itunes:keywords />
  192. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  193. <itunes:summary>GNT readings today:
  194. MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13</itunes:summary>
  195. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  196. <itunes:episode>345</itunes:episode>
  197. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  198. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  200. <item>
  201. <title>NL-DBRP_345  MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13</title>
  202. <itunes:title>MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13</itunes:title>
  203. <pubDate>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  207. <description><![CDATA[MICAH 1-2:The name “Micah” is a shortened form of “Micaiah,” which means, “Who is like Yahweh?” A different Micaiah, the son of Imlah, served as a prophet in the Northern Kingdom during the reign of King Ahab of Israel (874-853 B.C., 1Kings 22:8-28; 2Chron. 18:3-27). Micah prophesied during the reigns of the Judean kings Jotham (750-732 B.C.), Ahaz (732-715 B.C.), and Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.). This makes him a late eighth-century contemporary of Isaiah. While Isaiah was ministering in Jerusalem, perhaps Micah was more of a country prophet. Amos and Hosea were preaching at the same time in the Northern Kingdom. Micah’s message is similar to that of Amos, and Micah spoke at a time when conditions in Judah were much like those in the Northern Kingdom while Amos was preaching. Both prophets denounced social sins and the unfair treatment of the poor by the rich. The Northern Kingdom was taken into captivity during Micah’s lifetime— fulfilling Amos’ prophecies. Micah contains three notable passages about Christ:  Bethlehem will produce the ultimate Ruler 5:2— the information quoted to Herod in Mat. 2. Christ will be the King 2:12-13 Christ will reign in righteousness over the whole earth 4:1,7-8  ISAIAH 50: As we heard yesterday, Isaiah 49 includes these words that are quoted in 2Cor 6:2: Is. 49:8 NLT “At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you. And these next words are frequently repeated by the Lord elsewhere, therefore, IMPORTANT: Is. 49:23b NLT Then you will know that I am the LORD. Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.” REVELATION 3a: The churches of Pergamum and Thyatira (chapter 2) were enduring and remaining loyal to Jesus. But both were allowing the corruption of false teaching that promoted adultery and idolatry. Jesus warned of severe punishments including death for those who failed to repent, and also wonderful promises to those who are victorious. I especially love the last promise to the church in Pergamum because it shows how intimately Jesus knows us and how his rewards will be appropriate for each of us: Rev. 2:17b NLT And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it. GNT Translation notes: Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it. 12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.]]></description>
  208. <content:encoded><![CDATA[MICAH 1-2:The name “Micah” is a shortened form of “Micaiah,” which means, “Who is like Yahweh?” A different Micaiah, the son of Imlah, served as a prophet in the Northern Kingdom during the reign of King Ahab of Israel (874-853 B.C., 1Kings 22:8-28; 2Chron. 18:3-27). Micah prophesied during the reigns of the Judean kings Jotham (750-732 B.C.), Ahaz (732-715 B.C.), and Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.). This makes him a late eighth-century contemporary of Isaiah. While Isaiah was ministering in Jerusalem, perhaps Micah was more of a country prophet. Amos and Hosea were preaching at the same time in the Northern Kingdom. Micah’s message is similar to that of Amos, and Micah spoke at a time when conditions in Judah were much like those in the Northern Kingdom while Amos was preaching. Both prophets denounced social sins and the unfair treatment of the poor by the rich. The Northern Kingdom was taken into captivity during Micah’s lifetime— fulfilling Amos’ prophecies. Micah contains three notable passages about Christ:  Bethlehem will produce the ultimate Ruler 5:2— the information quoted to Herod in Mat. 2. Christ will be the King 2:12-13 Christ will reign in righteousness over the whole earth 4:1,7-8  ISAIAH 50: As we heard yesterday, Isaiah 49 includes these words that are quoted in 2Cor 6:2: Is. 49:8 NLT “At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you. And these next words are frequently repeated by the Lord elsewhere, therefore, IMPORTANT: Is. 49:23b NLT Then you will know that I am the LORD. Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.” REVELATION 3a: The churches of Pergamum and Thyatira (chapter 2) were enduring and remaining loyal to Jesus. But both were allowing the corruption of false teaching that promoted adultery and idolatry. Jesus warned of severe punishments including death for those who failed to repent, and also wonderful promises to those who are victorious. I especially love the last promise to the church in Pergamum because it shows how intimately Jesus knows us and how his rewards will be appropriate for each of us: Rev. 2:17b NLT And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it. GNT Translation notes: Rev. 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “[I am the one who is holy and true. My message to you is this://This is the message from the one who is holy and true.] [I have//He has] the key that belonged to David, and when [I open//he opens] a door, no one can close it, and when [I close a door//he closes it], no one can open it. 12 I will make those who are victorious pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never [have to] leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my new name.]]></content:encoded>
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  210. <itunes:duration>20:15</itunes:duration>
  211. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  212. <itunes:keywords />
  213. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  214. <itunes:summary>NLT readings for today:
  215. MIC.1 MIC.2 ISA.50 REV.3.1-13</itunes:summary>
  216. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  217. <itunes:episode>345</itunes:episode>
  218. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  219. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  221. <item>
  222. <title>DayStarters_123  ACT.20.1-25</title>
  223. <itunes:title>ACT.20.1-25</itunes:title>
  224. <pubDate>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  228. <description><![CDATA[This DayStarter is a re-release of the New Testament reading from episode 112 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  229. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This DayStarter is a re-release of the New Testament reading from episode 112 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  231. <itunes:duration>07:06</itunes:duration>
  232. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  233. <itunes:keywords />
  234. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.20.1-25]]></itunes:subtitle>
  235. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 20.1-25 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  236. <itunes:episode>123</itunes:episode>
  237. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  238. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  239. </item>
  240. <item>
  241. <title>GN-DBRP_344  OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29</title>
  242. <itunes:title>OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29</itunes:title>
  243. <pubDate>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  247. <description><![CDATA[OBADIAH:At the end of Amos, the clouds of judgment broke and there were wonderful promises about the restoration of Israel. God would shake the nations like a sieve and not a single kernel (child of Israel) would drop through the cracks and be lost. And Israel’s crops would be so rich and fruitful. Then, did you notice?— Isaiah said the same thing in chapter 49. Obadiah’s name means “servant of Yahweh” or “worshipper of Yahweh.”  There are 13 men who have this name in the Old Testament, and it is very possible that the writer of this book is not one of those mentioned. Only two Old Testament prophetic books lack any information about the author: Obadiah and Malachi. Obadiah refers to a time when the Edomites had gloated over a successful invasion of Jerusalem (vv. 10-14, 16), but this does not help much in dating the book, since invasions of the city happened at least seven times in Old Testament history. The Edomites lived in the inaccessible rock fortress of Petra— which is famously seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark. From our vantage point, we may see the Edomites as being symbolic of all the proud enemies of God’s people. ISAIAH 49b:In our first reading in Isaiah 49, I hope you noticed many poetic prophecies that remind us of Jesus. It is fascinating that most of these can be understood to refer to Cyrus as well! After all, Cyrus did release the captives of Israel to return again to the land of Israel. Alternatively, some of the prophecies may refer to the nation of Israel or even Isaiah, as the Lord’s servant. REVELATION 2b:Yesterday we heard the letter to the church at Ephesus— the church that lost their ‘love’ (in a literal translation). So the question is, they lost their love of who? The GNT specifies the implicit object ‘Me’ (meaning Jesus). NLT chooses another good option: It makes good sense to say that the love was for Jesus and for one another, since the two go hand in hand! Secondly we heard about the poor and persecuted church in Smyrna. Their church is exceptional because there was no word of rebuke for them. Jesus just urged them to keep on being faithful. Jesus ends each letter just like he ended his parables— which I paraphrase: “Ya’ got ears, don’t ya?! Well then pay attention …” Remember what Isaiah said about people who have grown deaf!]]></description>
  248. <content:encoded><![CDATA[OBADIAH:At the end of Amos, the clouds of judgment broke and there were wonderful promises about the restoration of Israel. God would shake the nations like a sieve and not a single kernel (child of Israel) would drop through the cracks and be lost. And Israel’s crops would be so rich and fruitful. Then, did you notice?— Isaiah said the same thing in chapter 49. Obadiah’s name means “servant of Yahweh” or “worshipper of Yahweh.”  There are 13 men who have this name in the Old Testament, and it is very possible that the writer of this book is not one of those mentioned. Only two Old Testament prophetic books lack any information about the author: Obadiah and Malachi. Obadiah refers to a time when the Edomites had gloated over a successful invasion of Jerusalem (vv. 10-14, 16), but this does not help much in dating the book, since invasions of the city happened at least seven times in Old Testament history. The Edomites lived in the inaccessible rock fortress of Petra— which is famously seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark. From our vantage point, we may see the Edomites as being symbolic of all the proud enemies of God’s people. ISAIAH 49b:In our first reading in Isaiah 49, I hope you noticed many poetic prophecies that remind us of Jesus. It is fascinating that most of these can be understood to refer to Cyrus as well! After all, Cyrus did release the captives of Israel to return again to the land of Israel. Alternatively, some of the prophecies may refer to the nation of Israel or even Isaiah, as the Lord’s servant. REVELATION 2b:Yesterday we heard the letter to the church at Ephesus— the church that lost their ‘love’ (in a literal translation). So the question is, they lost their love of who? The GNT specifies the implicit object ‘Me’ (meaning Jesus). NLT chooses another good option: It makes good sense to say that the love was for Jesus and for one another, since the two go hand in hand! Secondly we heard about the poor and persecuted church in Smyrna. Their church is exceptional because there was no word of rebuke for them. Jesus just urged them to keep on being faithful. Jesus ends each letter just like he ended his parables— which I paraphrase: “Ya’ got ears, don’t ya?! Well then pay attention …” Remember what Isaiah said about people who have grown deaf!]]></content:encoded>
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  250. <itunes:duration>19:04</itunes:duration>
  251. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  253. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29]]></itunes:subtitle>
  254. <itunes:summary>GNT readings today are
  255. OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29</itunes:summary>
  256. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  257. <itunes:episode>344</itunes:episode>
  258. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  259. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  261. <item>
  262. <title>NL-DBRP_344  OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29</title>
  263. <itunes:title>OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29</itunes:title>
  264. <pubDate>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  268. <description><![CDATA[OBADIAH:At the end of Amos, the clouds of judgment broke and there were wonderful promises about the restoration of Israel. God would shake the nations like a sieve and not a single kernel (child of Israel) would drop through the cracks and be lost. And Israel’s crops would be so rich and fruitful. Then, did you notice?— Isaiah said the same thing in chapter 49. Obadiah’s name means “servant of Yahweh” or “worshipper of Yahweh.”  There are 13 men who have this name in the Old Testament, and it is very possible that the writer of this book is not one of those mentioned. Only two Old Testament prophetic books lack any information about the author: Obadiah and Malachi. Obadiah refers to a time when the Edomites had gloated over a successful invasion of Jerusalem (vv. 10-14, 16), but this does not help much in dating the book, since invasions of the city happened at least seven times in Old Testament history. The Edomites lived in the inaccessible rock fortress of Petra— which is famously seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark. From our vantage point, we may see the Edomites as being symbolic of all the proud enemies of God’s people. ISAIAH 49b: In our first reading in Isaiah 49, I hope you noticed many poetic prophecies that remind us of Jesus. It is fascinating that most of these can be understood to refer to Cyrus as well! After all, Cyrus did release the captives of Israel to return again to the land of Israel. Alternatively, some of the prophecies may refer to the nation of Israel or even Isaiah, as the Lord’s servant. REVELATION 2b: Yesterday we heard the letter to the church at Ephesus— the church that lost their ‘love’ (in a literal translation). So the question is, they lost their love of who? The GNT specifies the implicit object ‘Me’ (meaning Jesus). NLT chooses another good option: It makes good sense to say that the love was for Jesus and for one another, since the two go hand in hand! Secondly we heard about the poor and persecuted church in Smyrna. Their church is exceptional because there was no word of rebuke for them. Jesus just urged them to keep on being faithful. Jesus ends each letter just like he ended his parables— which I paraphrase: “Ya’ got ears, don’t ya?! Well then pay attention …” Remember what Isaiah said about people who have grown deaf!]]></description>
  269. <content:encoded><![CDATA[OBADIAH:At the end of Amos, the clouds of judgment broke and there were wonderful promises about the restoration of Israel. God would shake the nations like a sieve and not a single kernel (child of Israel) would drop through the cracks and be lost. And Israel’s crops would be so rich and fruitful. Then, did you notice?— Isaiah said the same thing in chapter 49. Obadiah’s name means “servant of Yahweh” or “worshipper of Yahweh.”  There are 13 men who have this name in the Old Testament, and it is very possible that the writer of this book is not one of those mentioned. Only two Old Testament prophetic books lack any information about the author: Obadiah and Malachi. Obadiah refers to a time when the Edomites had gloated over a successful invasion of Jerusalem (vv. 10-14, 16), but this does not help much in dating the book, since invasions of the city happened at least seven times in Old Testament history. The Edomites lived in the inaccessible rock fortress of Petra— which is famously seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark. From our vantage point, we may see the Edomites as being symbolic of all the proud enemies of God’s people. ISAIAH 49b: In our first reading in Isaiah 49, I hope you noticed many poetic prophecies that remind us of Jesus. It is fascinating that most of these can be understood to refer to Cyrus as well! After all, Cyrus did release the captives of Israel to return again to the land of Israel. Alternatively, some of the prophecies may refer to the nation of Israel or even Isaiah, as the Lord’s servant. REVELATION 2b: Yesterday we heard the letter to the church at Ephesus— the church that lost their ‘love’ (in a literal translation). So the question is, they lost their love of who? The GNT specifies the implicit object ‘Me’ (meaning Jesus). NLT chooses another good option: It makes good sense to say that the love was for Jesus and for one another, since the two go hand in hand! Secondly we heard about the poor and persecuted church in Smyrna. Their church is exceptional because there was no word of rebuke for them. Jesus just urged them to keep on being faithful. Jesus ends each letter just like he ended his parables— which I paraphrase: “Ya’ got ears, don’t ya?! Well then pay attention …” Remember what Isaiah said about people who have grown deaf!]]></content:encoded>
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  271. <itunes:duration>23:05</itunes:duration>
  272. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  274. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29]]></itunes:subtitle>
  275. <itunes:summary>NLT readings today are
  276. OBA.1 ISA.49.13-26 REV.2.12-29</itunes:summary>
  277. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  278. <itunes:episode>344</itunes:episode>
  279. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  280. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  281. </item>
  282. <item>
  283. <title>DayStarters_122  ACT.19.23-41</title>
  284. <itunes:title>ACT.19.23-41</itunes:title>
  285. <pubDate>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  287. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/DayStarters_122.mp3]]></link>
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  289. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 111 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  290. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 111 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  292. <itunes:duration>05:53</itunes:duration>
  293. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  294. <itunes:keywords />
  295. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.19.23-41]]></itunes:subtitle>
  296. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 19.23-41 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  297. <itunes:episode>122</itunes:episode>
  298. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  299. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  300. </item>
  301. <item>
  302. <title>GN-DBRP_343  AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11</title>
  303. <itunes:title>AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11</itunes:title>
  304. <pubDate>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  306. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/GN-DBRP_343.mp3]]></link>
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  308. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 9:In Amos 7 we heard of how the priest of Israel’s pagan shrine, Amaziah, told Amos to go away, and Amaziah even tried to get king Jeroboam the 2nd to move against Amos. There were sad words at the end of chapter 8, which indeed happened during the 400 year inter-testamental period: Amo.  8:11 NLT “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD,“when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread or waterbut of hearing the words of the LORD.12 People will stagger from sea to seaand wander from border to bordersearching for the word of the LORD,but they will not find it. ISAIAH 49a:In Isaiah 48 God said, Is. 48:3 Long ago I told you what was going to happen.Then suddenly I took action, (past tense)and all my predictions came true. Such words may be hard to understand. There is a trait of some prophetic writings where the past tense is used instead of the future tense. Since Cyrus had not yet come, this section may well have meant in Isaiah’s time “suddenly I will take action.” Remember that all times are alike to God, and it is natural for Him to speak of future things (from our perspective) as already happening (in the present or past from HIS perspective). We see this trait also in Revelation. REVELATION 2a:The first chapter ended with Jesus’ explanation of what John saw: 20 NLT This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. The word ‘angel’ in Greek can also mean ‘messenger’. It could be that the angel for each church is the pastor, but at this time, churches did not have just one pastor. So this can be translated as the messenger (probably one of the elders) to whom the Lord gave the responsibility of conveying His message. We now come to a very special section: the letters to the seven churches in Asia. Some have tried to see church ages in these letters. It is better to see them as representative of churches at any age. Each letter has the same form. First there is a highlighting of one of the characteristics of Jesus as seen in chapter 1. Then Jesus shows that He sees and knows each church intimately. He gives whatever rebuke or commendation that is deserved. Then the Lord exhorts each church appropriately according to their condition. Finally there is a repeated warning, and a special promise appropriate to each church.]]></description>
  309. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 9:In Amos 7 we heard of how the priest of Israel’s pagan shrine, Amaziah, told Amos to go away, and Amaziah even tried to get king Jeroboam the 2nd to move against Amos. There were sad words at the end of chapter 8, which indeed happened during the 400 year inter-testamental period: Amo.  8:11 NLT “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD,“when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread or waterbut of hearing the words of the LORD.12 People will stagger from sea to seaand wander from border to bordersearching for the word of the LORD,but they will not find it. ISAIAH 49a:In Isaiah 48 God said, Is. 48:3 Long ago I told you what was going to happen.Then suddenly I took action, (past tense)and all my predictions came true. Such words may be hard to understand. There is a trait of some prophetic writings where the past tense is used instead of the future tense. Since Cyrus had not yet come, this section may well have meant in Isaiah’s time “suddenly I will take action.” Remember that all times are alike to God, and it is natural for Him to speak of future things (from our perspective) as already happening (in the present or past from HIS perspective). We see this trait also in Revelation. REVELATION 2a:The first chapter ended with Jesus’ explanation of what John saw: 20 NLT This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. The word ‘angel’ in Greek can also mean ‘messenger’. It could be that the angel for each church is the pastor, but at this time, churches did not have just one pastor. So this can be translated as the messenger (probably one of the elders) to whom the Lord gave the responsibility of conveying His message. We now come to a very special section: the letters to the seven churches in Asia. Some have tried to see church ages in these letters. It is better to see them as representative of churches at any age. Each letter has the same form. First there is a highlighting of one of the characteristics of Jesus as seen in chapter 1. Then Jesus shows that He sees and knows each church intimately. He gives whatever rebuke or commendation that is deserved. Then the Lord exhorts each church appropriately according to their condition. Finally there is a repeated warning, and a special promise appropriate to each church.]]></content:encoded>
  310. <enclosure length="12036029" type="audio/mpeg" url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/clean/dailybiblereading/GN-DBRP_343.mp3?dest-id=163121" />
  311. <itunes:duration>16:39</itunes:duration>
  312. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  313. <itunes:keywords />
  314. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11]]></itunes:subtitle>
  315. <itunes:summary>GNT readings for today:
  316. AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11
  317. </itunes:summary>
  318. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  319. <itunes:episode>343</itunes:episode>
  320. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  321. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  322. </item>
  323. <item>
  324. <title>NL-DBRP_343  AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11</title>
  325. <itunes:title>AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11</itunes:title>
  326. <pubDate>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  328. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/NL-DBRP_343.mp3]]></link>
  329. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/5/9/4/7/59472b1ccf78e4b1/2016DDd_ListenUp.png" />
  330. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 9: In Amos 7 we heard of how the priest of Israel’s pagan shrine, Amaziah, told Amos to go away, and Amaziah even tried to get king Jeroboam the 2nd to move against Amos. There were sad words at the end of chapter 8, which indeed happened during the 400 year inter-testamental period: Amo.  8:11 NLT “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from border to border searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it. ISAIAH 49a: In Isaiah 48 God said, Is. 48:3 Long ago I told you what was going to happen. Then suddenly I took action, (past tense) and all my predictions came true. Such words may be hard to understand. There is a trait of some prophetic writings where the past tense is used instead of the future tense. Since Cyrus had not yet come, this section may well have meant in Isaiah’s time “suddenly I will take action.” Remember that all times are alike to God, and it is natural for Him to speak of future things (from our perspective) as already happening (in the present or past from HIS perspective). We see this trait also in Revelation. REVELATION 2a: The first chapter ended with Jesus’ explanation of what John saw: 20 NLT This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. The word ‘angel’ in Greek can also mean ‘messenger’. It could be that the angel for each church is the pastor, but at this time, churches did not have just one pastor. So this can be translated as the messenger (probably one of the elders) to whom the Lord gave the responsibility of conveying His message. We now come to a very special section: the letters to the seven churches in Asia. Some have tried to see church ages in these letters. It is better to see them as representative of churches at any age. Each letter has the same form. First there is a highlighting of one of the characteristics of Jesus as seen in chapter 1. Then Jesus shows that He sees and knows each church intimately. He gives whatever rebuke or commendation that is deserved. Then the Lord exhorts each church appropriately according to their condition. Finally there is a repeated warning, and a special promise appropriate to each church.]]></description>
  331. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 9: In Amos 7 we heard of how the priest of Israel’s pagan shrine, Amaziah, told Amos to go away, and Amaziah even tried to get king Jeroboam the 2nd to move against Amos. There were sad words at the end of chapter 8, which indeed happened during the 400 year inter-testamental period: Amo.  8:11 NLT “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from border to border searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it. ISAIAH 49a: In Isaiah 48 God said, Is. 48:3 Long ago I told you what was going to happen. Then suddenly I took action, (past tense) and all my predictions came true. Such words may be hard to understand. There is a trait of some prophetic writings where the past tense is used instead of the future tense. Since Cyrus had not yet come, this section may well have meant in Isaiah’s time “suddenly I will take action.” Remember that all times are alike to God, and it is natural for Him to speak of future things (from our perspective) as already happening (in the present or past from HIS perspective). We see this trait also in Revelation. REVELATION 2a: The first chapter ended with Jesus’ explanation of what John saw: 20 NLT This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. The word ‘angel’ in Greek can also mean ‘messenger’. It could be that the angel for each church is the pastor, but at this time, churches did not have just one pastor. So this can be translated as the messenger (probably one of the elders) to whom the Lord gave the responsibility of conveying His message. We now come to a very special section: the letters to the seven churches in Asia. Some have tried to see church ages in these letters. It is better to see them as representative of churches at any age. Each letter has the same form. First there is a highlighting of one of the characteristics of Jesus as seen in chapter 1. Then Jesus shows that He sees and knows each church intimately. He gives whatever rebuke or commendation that is deserved. Then the Lord exhorts each church appropriately according to their condition. Finally there is a repeated warning, and a special promise appropriate to each church.]]></content:encoded>
  332. <enclosure length="13441320" type="audio/mpeg" url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/clean/dailybiblereading/NL-DBRP_343.mp3?dest-id=163121" />
  333. <itunes:duration>18:36</itunes:duration>
  334. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  335. <itunes:keywords />
  336. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11]]></itunes:subtitle>
  337. <itunes:summary>NLT readings for today:
  338. AMO.9 ISA.49.1-13 REV.2.1-11</itunes:summary>
  339. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  340. <itunes:episode>343</itunes:episode>
  341. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  342. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  343. </item>
  344. <item>
  345. <title>NE-DBRP_007C</title>
  346. <itunes:title>Comments for NE series episode 7</itunes:title>
  347. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:19:31 +0000</pubDate>
  348. <guid isPermaLink="false"><![CDATA[f7af3c14dd246fd847230dc9c1ee4068]]></guid>
  349. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/NE-DBRP_007C.mp3]]></link>
  350. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/b/c/6/6/bc66fcb21cf8dd45/2017DDd_victory.png" />
  351. <description><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 007C. The C at the end of the number stands for Comments. I hope that you have already listened to the NE-DBRP_007 podcast. If you’re not driving or doing something else with your eyes, I suggest opening the PDF file attached to the NE number 7 podcast. It would be helpful also to have a copy of the NET Bible open so you can check out the footnotes I mention. All my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. Links:https://bible.org/seriespage/6-fulfillment-abrahamic-covenant Information on the ‘derush’ Jewish sermon style: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-synagogue-sermon/ I want to use more elaborate formatting than is possible in the podcast episode notes. So I have attached a PDF with the text of this podcast. To see the podcast at the DBRP web site, click on this link. There is a PDF download link there below the podcast player. Or using our DBRP listening apps, you click on the wrapped present icon inside the episode player.  ]]></description>
  352. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 007C. The C at the end of the number stands for Comments. I hope that you have already listened to the NE-DBRP_007 podcast. If you’re not driving or doing something else with your eyes, I suggest opening the PDF file attached to the NE number 7 podcast. It would be helpful also to have a copy of the NET Bible open so you can check out the footnotes I mention. All my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. Links:https://bible.org/seriespage/6-fulfillment-abrahamic-covenant Information on the ‘derush’ Jewish sermon style: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-synagogue-sermon/ I want to use more elaborate formatting than is possible in the podcast episode notes. So I have attached a PDF with the text of this podcast. To see the podcast at the DBRP web site, click on this link. There is a PDF download link there below the podcast player. Or using our DBRP listening apps, you click on the wrapped present icon inside the episode player.  ]]></content:encoded>
  353. <enclosure length="11941960" type="audio/mpeg" url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/clean/dailybiblereading/NE-DBRP_007C.mp3?dest-id=163121" />
  354. <itunes:duration>16:31</itunes:duration>
  355. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  356. <itunes:keywords />
  357. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[Comments for NE series episode 7]]></itunes:subtitle>
  358. <itunes:summary>Digging deeper into GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20
  359. in the NET Bible.</itunes:summary>
  360. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  361. <itunes:episode>7</itunes:episode>
  362. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  363. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  364. </item>
  365. <item>
  366. <title>NE-DBRP_007  GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20</title>
  367. <itunes:title>GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20</itunes:title>
  368. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:58:29 +0000</pubDate>
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  372. <description><![CDATA[Hey! Welcome to this day number 7 in this NE series of the Digging Deeper Daily podcast. This is a series of podcasts that are based on the NET— New English Translation text, but also where I bring in insights from my 37 years of experience as a Bible translator. The NET was chosen for this series because of its thousands of scholarly footnotes and its bold translational approach. The NET translators have been bold in not always mimicking expressions found in the Kings James, like so many other traditional translations into English. I feel that the NET Bible is a great translation which every English-speaking believer should read at least once in their lifetime. The NET really fits well with the goal of the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. Anytime I’m digging into a verse of Scripture, the NET is always one of the first resources I look at. I know that you may be one of the listeners who is driving to work while listening. So I want you to know what other listeners know who have the luxury of reading along in the episode notes. Those listeners see that I have re-translated many verses in these podcasts. The tweaks I have made and will make to the text are with the goal of bringing out the meaning and even the emotional impact of each verse for listeners in clear and natural English. The meaning I seek to make plain in my translation is almost always the same as the NET translators were aiming for. Because I want to make everything very clear using more advanced formatting, the full episode notes are now attached to each of these NE podcasts in a PDF file. I want all of you to know that the modifications I have made have not been checked by another trained Bible translation consultant. So if you tend to be cautious and sceptical, it might be better to listen to someone else’s podcasts. But if you are one of those deep-digging people who love to examine how languages work and like to consider translation alternatives, I hope you will enjoy these NE podcasts. Send me feedback via the Contact link at the DBRP website or in our listening app. I’m certain in a long series like this that I will make mistakes. If you tell me about them, I will fix them for the sake of future listeners. [At least some of] The Scripture texts quoted [in this podcast] are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info. Please see the attached PDF for this episode via the wrapped present icon in the listening apps, or use the download button just below the episode player on our web site, dailybiblereading.info.]]></description>
  373. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hey! Welcome to this day number 7 in this NE series of the Digging Deeper Daily podcast. This is a series of podcasts that are based on the NET— New English Translation text, but also where I bring in insights from my 37 years of experience as a Bible translator. The NET was chosen for this series because of its thousands of scholarly footnotes and its bold translational approach. The NET translators have been bold in not always mimicking expressions found in the Kings James, like so many other traditional translations into English. I feel that the NET Bible is a great translation which every English-speaking believer should read at least once in their lifetime. The NET really fits well with the goal of the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. Anytime I’m digging into a verse of Scripture, the NET is always one of the first resources I look at. I know that you may be one of the listeners who is driving to work while listening. So I want you to know what other listeners know who have the luxury of reading along in the episode notes. Those listeners see that I have re-translated many verses in these podcasts. The tweaks I have made and will make to the text are with the goal of bringing out the meaning and even the emotional impact of each verse for listeners in clear and natural English. The meaning I seek to make plain in my translation is almost always the same as the NET translators were aiming for. Because I want to make everything very clear using more advanced formatting, the full episode notes are now attached to each of these NE podcasts in a PDF file. I want all of you to know that the modifications I have made have not been checked by another trained Bible translation consultant. So if you tend to be cautious and sceptical, it might be better to listen to someone else’s podcasts. But if you are one of those deep-digging people who love to examine how languages work and like to consider translation alternatives, I hope you will enjoy these NE podcasts. Send me feedback via the Contact link at the DBRP website or in our listening app. I’m certain in a long series like this that I will make mistakes. If you tell me about them, I will fix them for the sake of future listeners. [At least some of] The Scripture texts quoted [in this podcast] are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info. Please see the attached PDF for this episode via the wrapped present icon in the listening apps, or use the download button just below the episode player on our web site, dailybiblereading.info.]]></content:encoded>
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  378. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20]]></itunes:subtitle>
  379. <itunes:summary>Scripture readings from the NET Bible in today's episode are
  380. GEN.13 GEN.14 JOB.7 MRK.5.1-20.</itunes:summary>
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  386. <item>
  387. <title>DayStarters_121  ACT.19.1-22</title>
  388. <itunes:title>ACT.19.1-22</itunes:title>
  389. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  393. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 110 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  394. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 110 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  399. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.19.1-22]]></itunes:subtitle>
  400. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 19.1-22 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  401. <itunes:episode>121</itunes:episode>
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  403. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  406. <title>GN-DBRP_342  AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1</title>
  407. <itunes:title>AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1</itunes:title>
  408. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  412. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 7-8:Our reading in chapter 6 of Amos included these words quoted in Stephen’s speech in Acts 7 in the New Testament: 25 NLT “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel?26 No, you served your pagan gods—Sakkuth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—… This makes it sound like the Israelites never gave sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness, which we know is false. So we should understand Amos’ and Stephen’s words an exaggeration or hyperbole. ISAIAH 48:In Isaiah 47, we heard how God criticized the Babylonians just like Amos criticized the people of Judah and the Northern Kingdom for living in uncaring luxury built upon the unjust treatment of others. And God taunted the Babylonians to use their magic charms to try to charm away his coming judgment. REVELATION 1:This book is also called the Apocalypse. The apostle John clearly tells us that he is the author of this book and that he was at that time in exile on the island of Patmos. Four early church fathers affirm that John was exiled to the island of Patmos during Domitian’s reign. They wrote that the government allowed John to return to Ephesus after this emperor died. And I have seen a picture of John’s tomb at Ephesus. Domitian died in A.D. 96. Consequently many interpreters date the writing of this book near A.D. 95 or 96. Estimates vary that from 278 to 500 allusions to Old Testament verses are found in the book of Revelation. John never actually quotes from the Old Testament, but just make obvious allusions to it. The book of Revelation has the reputation of being a hard book to understand, and people have often said to me that it must be hard to translate. On the contrary, Revelation is a rather easy book to translate! And John’s main points in writing this book are not at all hard to understand. To help us understand,  here are two important points:  Remember that this book is full of symbolism and that many things are not to be taken literally. Realize that most of this book is not arranged chronologically. What we have instead is a series of visions that show the same events from different perspectives.  GNT Translation notes:Amo. 7:12 Amaziah then said to [me//Amos], “That's enough, prophet! Go on back to Judah and do your preaching there. Let them pay you for it.14 [I//Amos] answered, “I am not the kind of prophet who prophesies for pay. I am a herdsman, and I take care of fig trees.====Rev. 1:1 This book is the record of the events that Jesus Christ revealed. God gave him this revelation in order to show to his servants what must happen very soon. Christ made these things known to [me,] his servant John[,] by sending his angel to [me//him],2 and [in this book I have told all that I saw//John has told all that he has seen]. This is [my//his] report concerning the message from God and the truth revealed by Jesus Christ.]]></description>
  413. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 7-8:Our reading in chapter 6 of Amos included these words quoted in Stephen’s speech in Acts 7 in the New Testament: 25 NLT “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel?26 No, you served your pagan gods—Sakkuth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—… This makes it sound like the Israelites never gave sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness, which we know is false. So we should understand Amos’ and Stephen’s words an exaggeration or hyperbole. ISAIAH 48:In Isaiah 47, we heard how God criticized the Babylonians just like Amos criticized the people of Judah and the Northern Kingdom for living in uncaring luxury built upon the unjust treatment of others. And God taunted the Babylonians to use their magic charms to try to charm away his coming judgment. REVELATION 1:This book is also called the Apocalypse. The apostle John clearly tells us that he is the author of this book and that he was at that time in exile on the island of Patmos. Four early church fathers affirm that John was exiled to the island of Patmos during Domitian’s reign. They wrote that the government allowed John to return to Ephesus after this emperor died. And I have seen a picture of John’s tomb at Ephesus. Domitian died in A.D. 96. Consequently many interpreters date the writing of this book near A.D. 95 or 96. Estimates vary that from 278 to 500 allusions to Old Testament verses are found in the book of Revelation. John never actually quotes from the Old Testament, but just make obvious allusions to it. The book of Revelation has the reputation of being a hard book to understand, and people have often said to me that it must be hard to translate. On the contrary, Revelation is a rather easy book to translate! And John’s main points in writing this book are not at all hard to understand. To help us understand,  here are two important points:  Remember that this book is full of symbolism and that many things are not to be taken literally. Realize that most of this book is not arranged chronologically. What we have instead is a series of visions that show the same events from different perspectives.  GNT Translation notes:Amo. 7:12 Amaziah then said to [me//Amos], “That's enough, prophet! Go on back to Judah and do your preaching there. Let them pay you for it.14 [I//Amos] answered, “I am not the kind of prophet who prophesies for pay. I am a herdsman, and I take care of fig trees.====Rev. 1:1 This book is the record of the events that Jesus Christ revealed. God gave him this revelation in order to show to his servants what must happen very soon. Christ made these things known to [me,] his servant John[,] by sending his angel to [me//him],2 and [in this book I have told all that I saw//John has told all that he has seen]. This is [my//his] report concerning the message from God and the truth revealed by Jesus Christ.]]></content:encoded>
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  418. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  419. <itunes:summary>In the GNT today:
  420. AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1</itunes:summary>
  421. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  422. <itunes:episode>342</itunes:episode>
  423. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  424. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  427. <title>NL-DBRP_342  AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1</title>
  428. <itunes:title>AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1</itunes:title>
  429. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  438. <itunes:keywords />
  439. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  440. <itunes:summary>Today in the NLT:
  441. AMO.7 AMO.8 ISA.48 REV.1</itunes:summary>
  442. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  443. <itunes:episode>342</itunes:episode>
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  446. <item>
  447. <title>DayStarters_120  ACT.18</title>
  448. <itunes:title>ACT.18</itunes:title>
  449. <pubDate>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  453. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 109 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  454. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 109 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  456. <itunes:duration>07:32</itunes:duration>
  457. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  458. <itunes:keywords />
  459. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.18]]></itunes:subtitle>
  460. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 18 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  461. <itunes:episode>120</itunes:episode>
  462. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  463. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  465. <item>
  466. <title>GN-DBRP_341  AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1</title>
  467. <itunes:title>AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1</itunes:title>
  468. <pubDate>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  472. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 5-6:One device that Amos used in yesterday’s reading was rhetorical questions. He asked a whole series of them like this one: 3:4 GNT Does a lion roar in the forest unless he has found a victim? All of his rhetorical questions expect the unspoken answer, No. And they all led up to this one: Amo. 3:8 NLT The lion has roared—so who isn’t frightened?The Sovereign LORD has spoken—so who can refuse to proclaim his message? And, surprisingly, the message the Lord proclaimed next was an invitation to Israel’s enemies to come and witness Israel’s destruction. After the unforgettable denunciation against Israel’s wealthy women— whom he calls ‘cows’, he lists some of the previous acts of judgment against Israel— things like drought. And after each one are the words, “but you still would not return to me.” Chapter 4 ended with these awesome words: Amo. 4:12 GNT “So then, people of Israel, I am going to punish you. And because I am going to do this, get ready to face my judgment!”13 God is the one who made the mountainsand created the winds.He makes his thoughts known to people;he changes day into night.He walks on the heights of the earth.This is his name: the Lord God Almighty! ISAIAH 47:God continued speaking in Isaiah 46 about how He alone reveals his plans to mankind through prophecy. The section about Babylon’s idols being led off on a heavy ox cart was dripping with irony: Is. 46:1 GNT “This is the end for Babylon's gods!Bel and Nebo once were worshiped,but now they are loaded on donkeys,a burden for the backs of tired animals.2 NLT Both the idols and their owners are bowed down.The gods cannot protect the people,and the people cannot protect the gods.They go off into captivity together. 3JOHN:Thomas Constable points out that 3rd John is the shortest letter in the New Testament and it is also the most personal. Certainly 2nd Timothy, for instance, was an intensely personal letter, but at the end, Paul greeted everyone— showing that he knew his letter would be read to the church or churches. In 3rd John, the recipient seems to be Gaius alone, and this letter follows a pattern like a normal secular letter of the time— not including a ‘grace and peace’ salutation that Paul seems to have made standard for Christian letters. The time of the writing and the themes of this letter are like John’s two other letters. GNT Translation notes:3Jn. 1:3 I was so happy when some [fellow believers//Christians] arrived and told me how faithful you are to the truth—just as you always live in the truth.5 My dear friend, you are so faithful in the work you do for other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians], even when they are strangers.8 We [believers//Christians], then, must help these people, so that we may share in their work for the truth.10 When I come, then, I will bring up everything he has done: the terrible things he says about us and the lies he tells! But that is not enough for him; he will not receive the [travelling brothers who minister in the name of Christ//Christians] when they come, and even stops those who want to receive them and tries to drive them out of the church!]]></description>
  473. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 5-6:One device that Amos used in yesterday’s reading was rhetorical questions. He asked a whole series of them like this one: 3:4 GNT Does a lion roar in the forest unless he has found a victim? All of his rhetorical questions expect the unspoken answer, No. And they all led up to this one: Amo. 3:8 NLT The lion has roared—so who isn’t frightened?The Sovereign LORD has spoken—so who can refuse to proclaim his message? And, surprisingly, the message the Lord proclaimed next was an invitation to Israel’s enemies to come and witness Israel’s destruction. After the unforgettable denunciation against Israel’s wealthy women— whom he calls ‘cows’, he lists some of the previous acts of judgment against Israel— things like drought. And after each one are the words, “but you still would not return to me.” Chapter 4 ended with these awesome words: Amo. 4:12 GNT “So then, people of Israel, I am going to punish you. And because I am going to do this, get ready to face my judgment!”13 God is the one who made the mountainsand created the winds.He makes his thoughts known to people;he changes day into night.He walks on the heights of the earth.This is his name: the Lord God Almighty! ISAIAH 47:God continued speaking in Isaiah 46 about how He alone reveals his plans to mankind through prophecy. The section about Babylon’s idols being led off on a heavy ox cart was dripping with irony: Is. 46:1 GNT “This is the end for Babylon's gods!Bel and Nebo once were worshiped,but now they are loaded on donkeys,a burden for the backs of tired animals.2 NLT Both the idols and their owners are bowed down.The gods cannot protect the people,and the people cannot protect the gods.They go off into captivity together. 3JOHN:Thomas Constable points out that 3rd John is the shortest letter in the New Testament and it is also the most personal. Certainly 2nd Timothy, for instance, was an intensely personal letter, but at the end, Paul greeted everyone— showing that he knew his letter would be read to the church or churches. In 3rd John, the recipient seems to be Gaius alone, and this letter follows a pattern like a normal secular letter of the time— not including a ‘grace and peace’ salutation that Paul seems to have made standard for Christian letters. The time of the writing and the themes of this letter are like John’s two other letters. GNT Translation notes:3Jn. 1:3 I was so happy when some [fellow believers//Christians] arrived and told me how faithful you are to the truth—just as you always live in the truth.5 My dear friend, you are so faithful in the work you do for other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians], even when they are strangers.8 We [believers//Christians], then, must help these people, so that we may share in their work for the truth.10 When I come, then, I will bring up everything he has done: the terrible things he says about us and the lies he tells! But that is not enough for him; he will not receive the [travelling brothers who minister in the name of Christ//Christians] when they come, and even stops those who want to receive them and tries to drive them out of the church!]]></content:encoded>
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  478. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  479. <itunes:summary>GNT readings today:
  480. AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1</itunes:summary>
  481. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  482. <itunes:episode>341</itunes:episode>
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  484. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  488. <itunes:title>AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1</itunes:title>
  489. <pubDate>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  493. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 5-6:One device that Amos used in yesterday’s reading was rhetorical questions. He asked a whole series of them like this one: 3:4 GNT Does a lion roar in the forest unless he has found a victim? All of his rhetorical questions expect the unspoken answer, No. And they all led up to this one: Amo. 3:8 NLT The lion has roared— so who isn’t frightened? The Sovereign LORD has spoken— so who can refuse to proclaim his message? And, surprisingly, the message the Lord proclaimed next was an invitation to Israel’s enemies to come and witness Israel’s destruction. After the unforgettable denunciation against Israel’s wealthy women— whom he calls ‘cows’, he lists some of the previous acts of judgment against Israel— things like drought. And after each one are the words, “but you still would not return to me.” Chapter 4 ended with these awesome words: Amo. 4:12 GNT “So then, people of Israel, I am going to punish you. And because I am going to do this, get ready to face my judgment!” 13 God is the one who made the mountains and created the winds. He makes his thoughts known to people; he changes day into night. He walks on the heights of the earth. This is his name: the Lord God Almighty! ISAIAH 47: God continued speaking in Isaiah 46 about how He alone reveals his plans to mankind through prophecy. The section about Babylon’s idols being led off on a heavy ox cart was dripping with irony: Is. 46:1 GNT “This is the end for Babylon's gods! Bel and Nebo once were worshiped, but now they are loaded on donkeys, a burden for the backs of tired animals. 2 NLT Both the idols and their owners are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods. They go off into captivity together. 3JOHN: Thomas Constable points out that 3rd John is the shortest letter in the New Testament and it is also the most personal. Certainly 2nd Timothy, for instance, was an intensely personal letter, but at the end, Paul greeted everyone— showing that he knew his letter would be read to the church or churches. In 3rd John, the recipient seems to be Gaius alone, and this letter follows a pattern like a normal secular letter of the time— not including a ‘grace and peace’ salutation that Paul seems to have made standard for Christian letters. The time of the writing and the themes of this letter are like John’s two other letters. GNT Translation notes: 3Jn. 1:3 I was so happy when some [fellow believers//Christians] arrived and told me how faithful you are to the truth—just as you always live in the truth. 5 My dear friend, you are so faithful in the work you do for other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians], even when they are strangers. 8 We [believers//Christians], then, must help these people, so that we may share in their work for the truth. 10 When I come, then, I will bring up everything he has done: the terrible things he says about us and the lies he tells! But that is not enough for him; he will not receive the [travelling brothers who minister in the name of Christ//Christians] when they come, and even stops those who want to receive them and tries to drive them out of the church!]]></description>
  494. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 5-6:One device that Amos used in yesterday’s reading was rhetorical questions. He asked a whole series of them like this one: 3:4 GNT Does a lion roar in the forest unless he has found a victim? All of his rhetorical questions expect the unspoken answer, No. And they all led up to this one: Amo. 3:8 NLT The lion has roared— so who isn’t frightened? The Sovereign LORD has spoken— so who can refuse to proclaim his message? And, surprisingly, the message the Lord proclaimed next was an invitation to Israel’s enemies to come and witness Israel’s destruction. After the unforgettable denunciation against Israel’s wealthy women— whom he calls ‘cows’, he lists some of the previous acts of judgment against Israel— things like drought. And after each one are the words, “but you still would not return to me.” Chapter 4 ended with these awesome words: Amo. 4:12 GNT “So then, people of Israel, I am going to punish you. And because I am going to do this, get ready to face my judgment!” 13 God is the one who made the mountains and created the winds. He makes his thoughts known to people; he changes day into night. He walks on the heights of the earth. This is his name: the Lord God Almighty! ISAIAH 47: God continued speaking in Isaiah 46 about how He alone reveals his plans to mankind through prophecy. The section about Babylon’s idols being led off on a heavy ox cart was dripping with irony: Is. 46:1 GNT “This is the end for Babylon's gods! Bel and Nebo once were worshiped, but now they are loaded on donkeys, a burden for the backs of tired animals. 2 NLT Both the idols and their owners are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods. They go off into captivity together. 3JOHN: Thomas Constable points out that 3rd John is the shortest letter in the New Testament and it is also the most personal. Certainly 2nd Timothy, for instance, was an intensely personal letter, but at the end, Paul greeted everyone— showing that he knew his letter would be read to the church or churches. In 3rd John, the recipient seems to be Gaius alone, and this letter follows a pattern like a normal secular letter of the time— not including a ‘grace and peace’ salutation that Paul seems to have made standard for Christian letters. The time of the writing and the themes of this letter are like John’s two other letters. GNT Translation notes: 3Jn. 1:3 I was so happy when some [fellow believers//Christians] arrived and told me how faithful you are to the truth—just as you always live in the truth. 5 My dear friend, you are so faithful in the work you do for other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians], even when they are strangers. 8 We [believers//Christians], then, must help these people, so that we may share in their work for the truth. 10 When I come, then, I will bring up everything he has done: the terrible things he says about us and the lies he tells! But that is not enough for him; he will not receive the [travelling brothers who minister in the name of Christ//Christians] when they come, and even stops those who want to receive them and tries to drive them out of the church!]]></content:encoded>
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  499. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  500. <itunes:summary>AMO.5 AMO.6 ISA.47 3JN.1</itunes:summary>
  501. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  502. <itunes:episode>341</itunes:episode>
  503. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  504. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  506. <item>
  507. <title>DayStarters_119  ACT.17</title>
  508. <itunes:title>ACT.17</itunes:title>
  509. <pubDate>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  513. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 108 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  514. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 108 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  516. <itunes:duration>10:39</itunes:duration>
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  519. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.17]]></itunes:subtitle>
  520. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 17 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  521. <itunes:episode>119</itunes:episode>
  522. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  523. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  525. <item>
  526. <title>GN-DBRP_340  AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1</title>
  527. <itunes:title>AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1</itunes:title>
  528. <pubDate>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  532. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 3-4:As I said about Amos yesterday, he was wise in his methods. He condemned Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, and Moab before coming around to Judah and finally the northern kingdom, Israel. We also heard some of the wonderful word pictures Amos used. ISAIAH 45:22-46.Remember that in the last chapter Cyrus’ name was repeatedly mentioned. God’s motivation for making such bold predictions is clear: 19 NLT I publicly proclaim bold promises.I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner.I would not have told the people of Israel to seek meif I could not be found. I particularly like those lines. Some of the prophets the world now looks to do indeed utter obscurities and purposefully choose to keep their followers in the dark. And God refutes the contention that he is hard to find, that he has left the world and doesn’t care about humans or pay attention to us. Bear that in mind as we start today at chapter 45, verse 22. 2nd JOHN:I wish we knew if Timothy made it to Rome in time to see Paul before he died. Was Luke still there? Paul needed that warm coat as winter was approaching. And he wanted the parchment papers in particular, which were probably Old Testament Scripture. That was happening around AD 67. Things were even even worse for Christians around AD 90 when John wrote the two little letters of 2nd and 3rd John. 2nd John is written to the ‘chosen lady’, but this is a euphemism or a code word for a church. The ‘children’ of the ‘lady’ are the church members. We find several echoes from the book of 1st John in these two letters. Mears points out four basic beliefs that John keeps coming back to, which are visible in these two little letters also:  We must believe that Christ came ‘in the flesh’, meaning, with a real human body. At the same time we must believe that Christ is deity, that is, fully God. We must believe that “God is love.” This is both a major characteristic of God and the way followers of Christ must live. We must believe that Christ is our Savior. The only way to have eternal life is to know Christ personally— not just know information about Him.  GNT Translation note:2Jn. 1:4 How happy I was to [meet//find that] some of your children [who] live in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.]]></description>
  533. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 3-4:As I said about Amos yesterday, he was wise in his methods. He condemned Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, and Moab before coming around to Judah and finally the northern kingdom, Israel. We also heard some of the wonderful word pictures Amos used. ISAIAH 45:22-46.Remember that in the last chapter Cyrus’ name was repeatedly mentioned. God’s motivation for making such bold predictions is clear: 19 NLT I publicly proclaim bold promises.I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner.I would not have told the people of Israel to seek meif I could not be found. I particularly like those lines. Some of the prophets the world now looks to do indeed utter obscurities and purposefully choose to keep their followers in the dark. And God refutes the contention that he is hard to find, that he has left the world and doesn’t care about humans or pay attention to us. Bear that in mind as we start today at chapter 45, verse 22. 2nd JOHN:I wish we knew if Timothy made it to Rome in time to see Paul before he died. Was Luke still there? Paul needed that warm coat as winter was approaching. And he wanted the parchment papers in particular, which were probably Old Testament Scripture. That was happening around AD 67. Things were even even worse for Christians around AD 90 when John wrote the two little letters of 2nd and 3rd John. 2nd John is written to the ‘chosen lady’, but this is a euphemism or a code word for a church. The ‘children’ of the ‘lady’ are the church members. We find several echoes from the book of 1st John in these two letters. Mears points out four basic beliefs that John keeps coming back to, which are visible in these two little letters also:  We must believe that Christ came ‘in the flesh’, meaning, with a real human body. At the same time we must believe that Christ is deity, that is, fully God. We must believe that “God is love.” This is both a major characteristic of God and the way followers of Christ must live. We must believe that Christ is our Savior. The only way to have eternal life is to know Christ personally— not just know information about Him.  GNT Translation note:2Jn. 1:4 How happy I was to [meet//find that] some of your children [who] live in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.]]></content:encoded>
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  535. <itunes:duration>18:03</itunes:duration>
  536. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  537. <itunes:keywords />
  538. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  539. <itunes:summary>Today in the GNT:
  540. AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1</itunes:summary>
  541. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  542. <itunes:episode>340</itunes:episode>
  543. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  544. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  546. <item>
  547. <title>NL-DBRP_340  AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1</title>
  548. <itunes:title>AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1</itunes:title>
  549. <pubDate>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  551. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/NL-DBRP_340.mp3]]></link>
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  553. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 3-4: As I said about Amos yesterday, he was wise in his methods. He condemned Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, and Moab before coming around to Judah and finally the northern kingdom, Israel. We also heard some of the wonderful word pictures Amos used. ISAIAH 45:22-46. Remember that in the last chapter Cyrus’ name was repeatedly mentioned. God’s motivation for making such bold predictions is clear: 19 NLT I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me if I could not be found. I particularly like those lines. Some of the prophets the world now looks to do indeed utter obscurities and purposefully choose to keep their followers in the dark. And God refutes the contention that he is hard to find, that he has left the world and doesn’t care about humans or pay attention to us. Bear that in mind as we start today at chapter 45, verse 22. 2nd JOHN: I wish we knew if Timothy made it to Rome in time to see Paul before he died. Was Luke still there? Paul needed that warm coat as winter was approaching. And he wanted the parchment papers in particular, which were probably Old Testament Scripture. That was happening around AD 67. Things were even even worse for Christians around AD 90 when John wrote the two little letters of 2nd and 3rd John. 2nd John is written to the ‘chosen lady’, but this is a euphemism or a code word for a church. The ‘children’ of the ‘lady’ are the church members. We find several echoes from the book of 1st John in these two letters. Mears points out four basic beliefs that John keeps coming back to, which are visible in these two little letters also:  We must believe that Christ came ‘in the flesh’, meaning, with a real human body. At the same time we must believe that Christ is deity, that is, fully God. We must believe that “God is love.” This is both a major characteristic of God and the way followers of Christ must live. We must believe that Christ is our Savior. The only way to have eternal life is to know Christ personally— not just know information about Him.  GNT Translation note: 2Jn. 1:4 How happy I was to [meet//find that] some of your children [who] live in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.]]></description>
  554. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 3-4: As I said about Amos yesterday, he was wise in his methods. He condemned Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, and Moab before coming around to Judah and finally the northern kingdom, Israel. We also heard some of the wonderful word pictures Amos used. ISAIAH 45:22-46. Remember that in the last chapter Cyrus’ name was repeatedly mentioned. God’s motivation for making such bold predictions is clear: 19 NLT I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me if I could not be found. I particularly like those lines. Some of the prophets the world now looks to do indeed utter obscurities and purposefully choose to keep their followers in the dark. And God refutes the contention that he is hard to find, that he has left the world and doesn’t care about humans or pay attention to us. Bear that in mind as we start today at chapter 45, verse 22. 2nd JOHN: I wish we knew if Timothy made it to Rome in time to see Paul before he died. Was Luke still there? Paul needed that warm coat as winter was approaching. And he wanted the parchment papers in particular, which were probably Old Testament Scripture. That was happening around AD 67. Things were even even worse for Christians around AD 90 when John wrote the two little letters of 2nd and 3rd John. 2nd John is written to the ‘chosen lady’, but this is a euphemism or a code word for a church. The ‘children’ of the ‘lady’ are the church members. We find several echoes from the book of 1st John in these two letters. Mears points out four basic beliefs that John keeps coming back to, which are visible in these two little letters also:  We must believe that Christ came ‘in the flesh’, meaning, with a real human body. At the same time we must believe that Christ is deity, that is, fully God. We must believe that “God is love.” This is both a major characteristic of God and the way followers of Christ must live. We must believe that Christ is our Savior. The only way to have eternal life is to know Christ personally— not just know information about Him.  GNT Translation note: 2Jn. 1:4 How happy I was to [meet//find that] some of your children [who] live in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.]]></content:encoded>
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  556. <itunes:duration>16:26</itunes:duration>
  557. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  559. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  560. <itunes:summary>Today in the NLT:
  561. AMO.3 AMO.4 ISA.45.22-25 ISA.46 2JN.1</itunes:summary>
  562. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  563. <itunes:episode>340</itunes:episode>
  564. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  565. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  567. <item>
  568. <title>DayStarters_118  ACT.16.19-40</title>
  569. <itunes:title>ACT.16.19-40</itunes:title>
  570. <pubDate>Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  574. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 107 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  575. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 107 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  577. <itunes:duration>06:58</itunes:duration>
  578. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  579. <itunes:keywords />
  580. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.16.19-40]]></itunes:subtitle>
  581. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 16.19-40 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  582. <itunes:episode>118</itunes:episode>
  583. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  584. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  585. </item>
  586. <item>
  587. <title>GN-DBRP_339  AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4</title>
  588. <itunes:title>AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4</itunes:title>
  589. <pubDate>Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  593. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 1-2:If you are new to reading the Bible, I hope that you will remember the events and expressions that Joel used. One or two ideas were repeated by Jesus in the Gospels, and we will soon see how important Joel’s predictions are in Revelation. We turn now to Amos, whose name means ‘burden bearer’. Amos— like David and Gideon, started out as an ordinary guy going about his business as a shepherd and grower of sycamore figs. He was not a priest or a man with training as a prophet when God called him. Because of the mention of a great earthquake and king Uzziah, it is likely that Amos was working as a prophet around the year 760 BC. This makes him a contemporary of Jonah, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah. Although Amos’ home town of Tekoa is only 12 miles south of Jerusalem, Amos prophesied primarily about the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was wise in his delivery. First he prophesied judgment for Israel’s enemies before lambasting Judah and Israel themselves. Although from a humble occupation, Amos was very gifted as a writer, using very graphic and unique figures of speech. Amos would have had a difficult ministry because he prophesied horrible events that would have been unimaginable for his comfortable and prosperous listeners. The fulfillments were 50 years away, so he was quite ‘ahead of his time’. Mears quotes someone else in saying, “Amos proclaimed a message so far ahead of his time that most of the human race— and a large part of all Christendom, have not yet caught up with it.” ISAIAH 44:24-45:Because the prophecy at the end of chapter 44 is so stunning as to mention Cyrus some 150 years before his birth, skeptical scholars claim that this portion of Isaiah was not written until after the events happened and by a different author. But what then? If you say something like that, are you going to claim that Isaiah 53 was written after Christ came and died? 2TIMOTHY 4:There are more than one wonderful 3:16 verses in the Bible, and we read one of them in chapter 3 yesterday: 2Tim. 3:16 GNT All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, 17 so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. GNT Translation notes:Amo. 1:1 [I am Amos, and I was a shepherd//These are the words of Amos, a shepherd] from the town of Tekoa. Two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel, God revealed to [me//Amos] all these things about Israel.  2 [I//Amos] said, “The Lord roars from Mount Zion; his voice thunders from Jerusalem. The pastures dry up, and the grass on Mount Carmel turns brown.”====2Tim. 4:3 The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will [just] tell them what they are itching to hear. 8 [PET 8 So now the time has almost come for me to receive the victory crown which has been prepared for me. That crown will show that the just Judge, the Lord, acknowledges me as a person who has lived rightly. I long for that day of victory when I meet Him and receive that crown. And the crown of victory isn’t prepared just for me but also for everyone who longs for the day of His return.//GNT And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being [totally] put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day—and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for him to appear.]15 Be on your guard against him yourself, because he [is//was] violently opposed to our message.  21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, and Claudia send their greetings, and so do all the other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians]. NLT Translation notes:2Tim. 4:5 [Stay alert//But you should keep a clear mind] in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. And [such a/the] prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.]]></description>
  594. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 1-2:If you are new to reading the Bible, I hope that you will remember the events and expressions that Joel used. One or two ideas were repeated by Jesus in the Gospels, and we will soon see how important Joel’s predictions are in Revelation. We turn now to Amos, whose name means ‘burden bearer’. Amos— like David and Gideon, started out as an ordinary guy going about his business as a shepherd and grower of sycamore figs. He was not a priest or a man with training as a prophet when God called him. Because of the mention of a great earthquake and king Uzziah, it is likely that Amos was working as a prophet around the year 760 BC. This makes him a contemporary of Jonah, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah. Although Amos’ home town of Tekoa is only 12 miles south of Jerusalem, Amos prophesied primarily about the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was wise in his delivery. First he prophesied judgment for Israel’s enemies before lambasting Judah and Israel themselves. Although from a humble occupation, Amos was very gifted as a writer, using very graphic and unique figures of speech. Amos would have had a difficult ministry because he prophesied horrible events that would have been unimaginable for his comfortable and prosperous listeners. The fulfillments were 50 years away, so he was quite ‘ahead of his time’. Mears quotes someone else in saying, “Amos proclaimed a message so far ahead of his time that most of the human race— and a large part of all Christendom, have not yet caught up with it.” ISAIAH 44:24-45:Because the prophecy at the end of chapter 44 is so stunning as to mention Cyrus some 150 years before his birth, skeptical scholars claim that this portion of Isaiah was not written until after the events happened and by a different author. But what then? If you say something like that, are you going to claim that Isaiah 53 was written after Christ came and died? 2TIMOTHY 4:There are more than one wonderful 3:16 verses in the Bible, and we read one of them in chapter 3 yesterday: 2Tim. 3:16 GNT All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, 17 so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. GNT Translation notes:Amo. 1:1 [I am Amos, and I was a shepherd//These are the words of Amos, a shepherd] from the town of Tekoa. Two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel, God revealed to [me//Amos] all these things about Israel.  2 [I//Amos] said, “The Lord roars from Mount Zion; his voice thunders from Jerusalem. The pastures dry up, and the grass on Mount Carmel turns brown.”====2Tim. 4:3 The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will [just] tell them what they are itching to hear. 8 [PET 8 So now the time has almost come for me to receive the victory crown which has been prepared for me. That crown will show that the just Judge, the Lord, acknowledges me as a person who has lived rightly. I long for that day of victory when I meet Him and receive that crown. And the crown of victory isn’t prepared just for me but also for everyone who longs for the day of His return.//GNT And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being [totally] put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day—and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for him to appear.]15 Be on your guard against him yourself, because he [is//was] violently opposed to our message.  21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, and Claudia send their greetings, and so do all the other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians]. NLT Translation notes:2Tim. 4:5 [Stay alert//But you should keep a clear mind] in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. And [such a/the] prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.]]></content:encoded>
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  596. <itunes:duration>25:19</itunes:duration>
  597. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  599. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  600. <itunes:summary>GNT readings for today:
  601. AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4
  602. </itunes:summary>
  603. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  604. <itunes:episode>339</itunes:episode>
  605. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  606. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  607. </item>
  608. <item>
  609. <title>NL-DBRP_339  AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4</title>
  610. <itunes:title>AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4</itunes:title>
  611. <pubDate>Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  615. <description><![CDATA[AMOS 1-2: If you are new to reading the Bible, I hope that you will remember the events and expressions that Joel used. One or two ideas were repeated by Jesus in the Gospels, and we will soon see how important Joel’s predictions are in Revelation. We turn now to Amos, whose name means ‘burden bearer’. Amos— like David and Gideon, started out as an ordinary guy going about his business as a shepherd and grower of sycamore figs. He was not a priest or a man with training as a prophet when God called him. Because of the mention of a great earthquake and king Uzziah, it is likely that Amos was working as a prophet around the year 760 BC. This makes him a contemporary of Jonah, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah. Although Amos’ home town of Tekoa is only 12 miles south of Jerusalem, Amos prophesied primarily about the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was wise in his delivery. First he prophesied judgment for Israel’s enemies before lambasting Judah and Israel themselves. Although from a humble occupation, Amos was very gifted as a writer, using very graphic and unique figures of speech. Amos would have had a difficult ministry because he prophesied horrible events that would have been unimaginable for his comfortable and prosperous listeners. The fulfillments were 50 years away, so he was quite ‘ahead of his time’. Mears quotes someone else in saying, “Amos proclaimed a message so far ahead of his time that most of the human race— and a large part of all Christendom, have not yet caught up with it.” ISAIAH 44:24-45:Because the prophecy at the end of chapter 44 is so stunning as to mention Cyrus some 150 years before his birth, skeptical scholars claim that this portion of Isaiah was not written until after the events happened and by a different author. But what then? If you say something like that, are you going to claim that Isaiah 53 was written after Christ came and died? 2TIMOTHY 4: There are more than one wonderful 3:16 verses in the Bible, and we read one of them in chapter 3 yesterday: 2Tim. 3:16 GNT All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, 17 so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. GNT Translation notes: Amo. 1:1 [I am Amos, and I was a shepherd//These are the words of Amos, a shepherd] from the town of Tekoa. Two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel, God revealed to [me//Amos] all these things about Israel.   2 [I//Amos] said, “The Lord roars from Mount Zion; his voice thunders from Jerusalem. The pastures dry up, and the grass on Mount Carmel turns brown.” ==== 2Tim. 4:3 The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will [just] tell them what they are itching to hear. 8 [PET 8 So now the time has almost come for me to receive the victory crown which has been prepared for me. That crown will show that the just Judge, the Lord, acknowledges me as a person who has lived rightly. I long for that day of victory when I meet Him and receive that crown. And the crown of victory isn’t prepared just for me but also for everyone who longs for the day of His return.//GNT And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being [totally] put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day—and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for him to appear.] 15 Be on your guard against him yourself, because he [is//was] violently opposed to our message.  21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, and Claudia send their greetings, and so do all the other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians]. NLT Translation notes: 2Tim. 4:5 [Stay alert//But you should keep a clear mind] in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. And [such a/the] prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.]]></description>
  616. <content:encoded><![CDATA[AMOS 1-2: If you are new to reading the Bible, I hope that you will remember the events and expressions that Joel used. One or two ideas were repeated by Jesus in the Gospels, and we will soon see how important Joel’s predictions are in Revelation. We turn now to Amos, whose name means ‘burden bearer’. Amos— like David and Gideon, started out as an ordinary guy going about his business as a shepherd and grower of sycamore figs. He was not a priest or a man with training as a prophet when God called him. Because of the mention of a great earthquake and king Uzziah, it is likely that Amos was working as a prophet around the year 760 BC. This makes him a contemporary of Jonah, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah. Although Amos’ home town of Tekoa is only 12 miles south of Jerusalem, Amos prophesied primarily about the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was wise in his delivery. First he prophesied judgment for Israel’s enemies before lambasting Judah and Israel themselves. Although from a humble occupation, Amos was very gifted as a writer, using very graphic and unique figures of speech. Amos would have had a difficult ministry because he prophesied horrible events that would have been unimaginable for his comfortable and prosperous listeners. The fulfillments were 50 years away, so he was quite ‘ahead of his time’. Mears quotes someone else in saying, “Amos proclaimed a message so far ahead of his time that most of the human race— and a large part of all Christendom, have not yet caught up with it.” ISAIAH 44:24-45:Because the prophecy at the end of chapter 44 is so stunning as to mention Cyrus some 150 years before his birth, skeptical scholars claim that this portion of Isaiah was not written until after the events happened and by a different author. But what then? If you say something like that, are you going to claim that Isaiah 53 was written after Christ came and died? 2TIMOTHY 4: There are more than one wonderful 3:16 verses in the Bible, and we read one of them in chapter 3 yesterday: 2Tim. 3:16 GNT All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, 17 so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. GNT Translation notes: Amo. 1:1 [I am Amos, and I was a shepherd//These are the words of Amos, a shepherd] from the town of Tekoa. Two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel, God revealed to [me//Amos] all these things about Israel.   2 [I//Amos] said, “The Lord roars from Mount Zion; his voice thunders from Jerusalem. The pastures dry up, and the grass on Mount Carmel turns brown.” ==== 2Tim. 4:3 The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will [just] tell them what they are itching to hear. 8 [PET 8 So now the time has almost come for me to receive the victory crown which has been prepared for me. That crown will show that the just Judge, the Lord, acknowledges me as a person who has lived rightly. I long for that day of victory when I meet Him and receive that crown. And the crown of victory isn’t prepared just for me but also for everyone who longs for the day of His return.//GNT And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being [totally] put right with God, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Day—and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for him to appear.] 15 Be on your guard against him yourself, because he [is//was] violently opposed to our message.  21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, and Claudia send their greetings, and so do all the other [brothers and sisters in Christ//Christians]. NLT Translation notes: 2Tim. 4:5 [Stay alert//But you should keep a clear mind] in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. And [such a/the] prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.]]></content:encoded>
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  618. <itunes:duration>21:32</itunes:duration>
  619. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  620. <itunes:keywords />
  621. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  622. <itunes:summary>NLT readings for today:
  623. AMO.1 AMO.2 ISA.44.24-28 ISA.45 2TI.4</itunes:summary>
  624. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  625. <itunes:episode>339</itunes:episode>
  626. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  627. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  629. <item>
  630. <title>DayStarters_117  ACT.16.1-24</title>
  631. <itunes:title>ACT.16.1-24</itunes:title>
  632. <pubDate>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  636. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 106 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  637. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 106 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  639. <itunes:duration>08:09</itunes:duration>
  640. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  641. <itunes:keywords />
  642. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.16.1-24]]></itunes:subtitle>
  643. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 16.1-24 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  644. <itunes:episode>117</itunes:episode>
  645. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  646. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  647. </item>
  648. <item>
  649. <title>GN-DBRP_338  JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3</title>
  650. <itunes:title>JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3</itunes:title>
  651. <pubDate>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  653. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/GN-DBRP_338.mp3]]></link>
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  655. <description><![CDATA[JOEL 2:28-3:An attack by an army of locusts must be so frightening! What descriptions! And even worse when God is bringing the attack as an act of judgement. Yet Joel offers hope. He encourages the people to come back to God and beg for the Lord’s help. We will pick up today re-reading the famous part of Joel 2. ISAIAH 44b:In the first part of this chapter God said: Is. 44:3 NLT For I will pour out water to quench your thirstand to irrigate your parched fields.And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants,and my blessing on your children.4 They will thrive like watered grass,like willows on a riverbank.5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the LORD.’Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’ Then God gave a lecture on the futility of idols. I love the irony in the verses we read today: Is. 44:19 NLT The person who made the idol never stops to reflect,“Why, it’s just a block of wood! 2TIMOTHY 3:We heard the wonderful encouragements to Timothy in chapter 2. Note that Paul did not explain everything to Timothy, but invited him to ponder what he had said. I urge all of us to similarly ponder and spend time meditating on what Paul said. Note what Paul says about God’s Word in contrast to his being in chains: “The word of God cannot be chained.” Yay, God! May your Word accomplish what you have sent it to do! GNT Translation notes:2Tim. 3:8 As Jannes and Jambres were opposed to Moses, so also these people are opposed to the truth—people whose minds do not function and [what they believe doesn’t even make sense//who are failures in the faith].10  But you have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life; you have observed [how I believe//my faith], my patience, my love, my endurance,15 and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through [believing//faith] in Christ Jesus. NLT Translation note:2Tim. 3:15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by [believing/trusting] in Christ Jesus.]]></description>
  656. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JOEL 2:28-3:An attack by an army of locusts must be so frightening! What descriptions! And even worse when God is bringing the attack as an act of judgement. Yet Joel offers hope. He encourages the people to come back to God and beg for the Lord’s help. We will pick up today re-reading the famous part of Joel 2. ISAIAH 44b:In the first part of this chapter God said: Is. 44:3 NLT For I will pour out water to quench your thirstand to irrigate your parched fields.And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants,and my blessing on your children.4 They will thrive like watered grass,like willows on a riverbank.5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the LORD.’Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’ Then God gave a lecture on the futility of idols. I love the irony in the verses we read today: Is. 44:19 NLT The person who made the idol never stops to reflect,“Why, it’s just a block of wood! 2TIMOTHY 3:We heard the wonderful encouragements to Timothy in chapter 2. Note that Paul did not explain everything to Timothy, but invited him to ponder what he had said. I urge all of us to similarly ponder and spend time meditating on what Paul said. Note what Paul says about God’s Word in contrast to his being in chains: “The word of God cannot be chained.” Yay, God! May your Word accomplish what you have sent it to do! GNT Translation notes:2Tim. 3:8 As Jannes and Jambres were opposed to Moses, so also these people are opposed to the truth—people whose minds do not function and [what they believe doesn’t even make sense//who are failures in the faith].10  But you have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life; you have observed [how I believe//my faith], my patience, my love, my endurance,15 and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through [believing//faith] in Christ Jesus. NLT Translation note:2Tim. 3:15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by [believing/trusting] in Christ Jesus.]]></content:encoded>
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  658. <itunes:duration>17:27</itunes:duration>
  659. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  660. <itunes:keywords />
  661. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  662. <itunes:summary>Today's readings in GNT are
  663. JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3</itunes:summary>
  664. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  665. <itunes:episode>338</itunes:episode>
  666. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  667. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  669. <item>
  670. <title>NL-DBRP_338  JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3</title>
  671. <itunes:title>JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3</itunes:title>
  672. <pubDate>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  676. <description><![CDATA[JOEL 2:28-3: An attack by an army of locusts must be so frightening! What descriptions! And even worse when God is bringing the attack as an act of judgement. Yet Joel offers hope. He encourages the people to come back to God and beg for the Lord’s help. We will pick up today re-reading the famous part of Joel 2. ISAIAH 44b: In the first part of this chapter God said: Is. 44:3 NLT For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. 4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. 5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the LORD.’ Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’ Then God gave a lecture on the futility of idols. I love the irony in the verses we read today: Is. 44:19 NLT The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, “Why, it’s just a block of wood! 2TIMOTHY 3: We heard the wonderful encouragements to Timothy in chapter 2. Note that Paul did not explain everything to Timothy, but invited him to ponder what he had said. I urge all of us to similarly ponder and spend time meditating on what Paul said. Note what Paul says about God’s Word in contrast to his being in chains: “The word of God cannot be chained.” Yay, God! May your Word accomplish what you have sent it to do! GNT Translation notes: 2Tim. 3:8 As Jannes and Jambres were opposed to Moses, so also these people are opposed to the truth—people whose minds do not function and [what they believe doesn’t even make sense//who are failures in the faith]. 10  But you have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life; you have observed [how I believe//my faith], my patience, my love, my endurance, 15 and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through [believing//faith] in Christ Jesus. NLT Translation note: 2Tim. 3:15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by [believing/trusting] in Christ Jesus.]]></description>
  677. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JOEL 2:28-3: An attack by an army of locusts must be so frightening! What descriptions! And even worse when God is bringing the attack as an act of judgement. Yet Joel offers hope. He encourages the people to come back to God and beg for the Lord’s help. We will pick up today re-reading the famous part of Joel 2. ISAIAH 44b: In the first part of this chapter God said: Is. 44:3 NLT For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. 4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. 5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the LORD.’ Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’ Then God gave a lecture on the futility of idols. I love the irony in the verses we read today: Is. 44:19 NLT The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, “Why, it’s just a block of wood! 2TIMOTHY 3: We heard the wonderful encouragements to Timothy in chapter 2. Note that Paul did not explain everything to Timothy, but invited him to ponder what he had said. I urge all of us to similarly ponder and spend time meditating on what Paul said. Note what Paul says about God’s Word in contrast to his being in chains: “The word of God cannot be chained.” Yay, God! May your Word accomplish what you have sent it to do! GNT Translation notes: 2Tim. 3:8 As Jannes and Jambres were opposed to Moses, so also these people are opposed to the truth—people whose minds do not function and [what they believe doesn’t even make sense//who are failures in the faith]. 10  But you have followed my teaching, my conduct, and my purpose in life; you have observed [how I believe//my faith], my patience, my love, my endurance, 15 and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through [believing//faith] in Christ Jesus. NLT Translation note: 2Tim. 3:15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by [believing/trusting] in Christ Jesus.]]></content:encoded>
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  679. <itunes:duration>15:59</itunes:duration>
  680. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  681. <itunes:keywords />
  682. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  683. <itunes:summary>Today's readings in NLT:
  684. JOL.2.28-32 JOL.3 ISA.44.12-28 2TI.3</itunes:summary>
  685. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  686. <itunes:episode>338</itunes:episode>
  687. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  688. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  689. </item>
  690. <item>
  691. <title>DayStarters_116  ACT.15.19-41</title>
  692. <itunes:title>ACT.15.19-41</itunes:title>
  693. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  697. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 105 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  698. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 105 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  700. <itunes:duration>07:35</itunes:duration>
  701. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  702. <itunes:keywords />
  703. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.15.19-41]]></itunes:subtitle>
  704. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 15:19-41 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  705. <itunes:episode>116</itunes:episode>
  706. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  707. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  708. </item>
  709. <item>
  710. <title>GN-DBRP_337  JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2</title>
  711. <itunes:title>JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2</itunes:title>
  712. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  716. <description><![CDATA[JOEL 1:I feel the need to comment about chapter 9 of Esther and how the Jews “got rid” of their enemies. Remember that those Jews were not Christians. (I know how silly that sounds, but it is actually a common supposition among naive Christians.) The revelation of God’s will did not come all at once, and the Jews did not have the pleasure of knowing what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount or other pertinent NT passages. They most certainly did NOT ‘get rid’ of their enemies, except in the short run. All the relatives of the enemies slain raised up succeeding generations of people who hated the Jews even more fiercely than the first enemies did. We Christians must read Esther 9 remembering how the Jews had been slaughtered and then taken away from their land by force put into slavery in Babylonia. It is just amazing to me how the cycle of ‘getting rid of enemies’ has continued, right up to Hitler (the modern Haman), and right up to the conflicts in the middle east today. The cycle will stop and real peace will only happen when the True King returns. Joel is the second book of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. We read the first one— Hosea, about two months ago. From now until the end of the year, we will start every day with a reading in the minor prophets. Joel’s name means “Yahweh is God.” It is quite possible that Joel is one of the earliest of the prophets. He is called the ‘prophet of Pentecost’, since Peter quoted from Joel in his speech in Acts 2. The occasion of Joel’s message was a devastating plague of locusts which foreshadows the ‘Day of the Lord’— a time not for comfort for God’s people, but for punishment because of their sins. ISAIAH 44a:According to the NLT, in Is. 43:14 God said, 14 “For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon,forcing the Babylonians to flee in those ships they are so proud of.” This is a very difficult verse to translate, and GNT’s translation can also be defended: 43:14 Israel's holy God, the Lord who saves you, says,“To save you, I will send an army against Babylon;I will break down the city gates,and the shouts of her people will turn into crying. God said that the people of Israel had become tired of God and tired of bringing sacrifices. God will do something new: 43:25 NLT “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sakeand will never think of them again. These frequently quoted words are from the beginning of the chapter: 43:1b NLT “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.I have called you by name; you are mine.2 When you go through deep waters,I will be with you.When you go through rivers of difficulty,you will not drown.When you walk through the fire of oppression,you will not be burned up;the flames will not consume you. 2TIMOTHY 2:What was the spiritual gift that Timothy received when Paul placed his hands on him? Paul wanted Timothy to fan that gift into flame. (2Tim. 1:6) Is there a clue to what the gift was in the next verse?— 2Tim. 1:7 NLT “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Paul says, 2Tim. 1:12 “I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.” What has Paul entrusted to the Lord? Is it a clue when Paul says, 2Tim. 1:14 “Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.” GNT Translation notes:2Tim. 2:21 Those who make themselves clean from all [the evil taught by false teachers//those evil things], will be used for special purposes, because they are dedicated and useful to their Master, ready to be used for every good deed.22 [Run away to escape from//Avoid] the passions of youth[.//, and] Strive for righteousness, [full belief//faith], love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help.26 And then they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who [0//had] caught them and made them obey his will.]]></description>
  717. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JOEL 1:I feel the need to comment about chapter 9 of Esther and how the Jews “got rid” of their enemies. Remember that those Jews were not Christians. (I know how silly that sounds, but it is actually a common supposition among naive Christians.) The revelation of God’s will did not come all at once, and the Jews did not have the pleasure of knowing what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount or other pertinent NT passages. They most certainly did NOT ‘get rid’ of their enemies, except in the short run. All the relatives of the enemies slain raised up succeeding generations of people who hated the Jews even more fiercely than the first enemies did. We Christians must read Esther 9 remembering how the Jews had been slaughtered and then taken away from their land by force put into slavery in Babylonia. It is just amazing to me how the cycle of ‘getting rid of enemies’ has continued, right up to Hitler (the modern Haman), and right up to the conflicts in the middle east today. The cycle will stop and real peace will only happen when the True King returns. Joel is the second book of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. We read the first one— Hosea, about two months ago. From now until the end of the year, we will start every day with a reading in the minor prophets. Joel’s name means “Yahweh is God.” It is quite possible that Joel is one of the earliest of the prophets. He is called the ‘prophet of Pentecost’, since Peter quoted from Joel in his speech in Acts 2. The occasion of Joel’s message was a devastating plague of locusts which foreshadows the ‘Day of the Lord’— a time not for comfort for God’s people, but for punishment because of their sins. ISAIAH 44a:According to the NLT, in Is. 43:14 God said, 14 “For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon,forcing the Babylonians to flee in those ships they are so proud of.” This is a very difficult verse to translate, and GNT’s translation can also be defended: 43:14 Israel's holy God, the Lord who saves you, says,“To save you, I will send an army against Babylon;I will break down the city gates,and the shouts of her people will turn into crying. God said that the people of Israel had become tired of God and tired of bringing sacrifices. God will do something new: 43:25 NLT “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sakeand will never think of them again. These frequently quoted words are from the beginning of the chapter: 43:1b NLT “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.I have called you by name; you are mine.2 When you go through deep waters,I will be with you.When you go through rivers of difficulty,you will not drown.When you walk through the fire of oppression,you will not be burned up;the flames will not consume you. 2TIMOTHY 2:What was the spiritual gift that Timothy received when Paul placed his hands on him? Paul wanted Timothy to fan that gift into flame. (2Tim. 1:6) Is there a clue to what the gift was in the next verse?— 2Tim. 1:7 NLT “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Paul says, 2Tim. 1:12 “I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.” What has Paul entrusted to the Lord? Is it a clue when Paul says, 2Tim. 1:14 “Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.” GNT Translation notes:2Tim. 2:21 Those who make themselves clean from all [the evil taught by false teachers//those evil things], will be used for special purposes, because they are dedicated and useful to their Master, ready to be used for every good deed.22 [Run away to escape from//Avoid] the passions of youth[.//, and] Strive for righteousness, [full belief//faith], love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help.26 And then they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who [0//had] caught them and made them obey his will.]]></content:encoded>
  718. <enclosure length="19422935" type="audio/mpeg" url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/clean/dailybiblereading/GN-DBRP_337.mp3?dest-id=163121" />
  719. <itunes:duration>26:55</itunes:duration>
  720. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  721. <itunes:keywords />
  722. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  723. <itunes:summary>GNT readings for today:
  724. JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2</itunes:summary>
  725. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  726. <itunes:episode>337</itunes:episode>
  727. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  728. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  729. </item>
  730. <item>
  731. <title>NL-DBRP_337  JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2</title>
  732. <itunes:title>JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2</itunes:title>
  733. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  737. <description><![CDATA[JOEL 1:I feel the need to comment about chapter 9 of Esther and how the Jews “got rid” of their enemies. Remember that those Jews were not Christians. (I know how silly that sounds, but it is actually a common supposition among naive Christians.) The revelation of God’s will did not come all at once, and the Jews did not have the pleasure of knowing what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount or other pertinent NT passages. They most certainly did NOT ‘get rid’ of their enemies, except in the short run. All the relatives of the enemies slain raised up succeeding generations of people who hated the Jews even more fiercely than the first enemies did. We Christians must read Esther 9 remembering how the Jews had been slaughtered and then taken away from their land by force put into slavery in Babylonia. It is just amazing to me how the cycle of ‘getting rid of enemies’ has continued, right up to Hitler (the modern Haman), and right up to the conflicts in the middle east today. The cycle will stop and real peace will only happen when the True King returns. Joel is the second book of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. We read the first one— Hosea, about two months ago. From now until the end of the year, we will start every day with a reading in the minor prophets. Joel’s name means “Yahweh is God.” It is quite possible that Joel is one of the earliest of the prophets. He is called the ‘prophet of Pentecost’, since Peter quoted from Joel in his speech in Acts 2. The occasion of Joel’s message was a devastating plague of locusts which foreshadows the ‘Day of the Lord’— a time not for comfort for God’s people, but for punishment because of their sins. ISAIAH 44a: According to the NLT, in Is. 43:14 God said, 14 “For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon, forcing the Babylonians to flee in those ships they are so proud of.” This is a very difficult verse to translate, and GNT’s translation can also be defended: 43:14 Israel's holy God, the Lord who saves you, says, “To save you, I will send an army against Babylon; I will break down the city gates, and the shouts of her people will turn into crying. God said that the people of Israel had become tired of God and tired of bringing sacrifices. God will do something new: 43:25 NLT “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. These frequently quoted words are from the beginning of the chapter: 43:1b NLT “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. 2TIMOTHY 2:What was the spiritual gift that Timothy received when Paul placed his hands on him? Paul wanted Timothy to fan that gift into flame. (2Tim. 1:6) Is there a clue to what the gift was in the next verse?— 2Tim. 1:7 NLT “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Paul says, 2Tim. 1:12 “I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.” What has Paul entrusted to the Lord? Is it a clue when Paul says, 2Tim. 1:14 “Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.” GNT Translation notes: 2Tim. 2:21 Those who make themselves clean from all [the evil taught by false teachers//those evil things], will be used for special purposes, because they are dedicated and useful to their Master, ready to be used for every good deed. 22 [Run away to escape from//Avoid] the passions of youth[.//, and] Strive for righteousness, [full belief//faith], love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help. 26 And then they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who [0//had] caught them and made them obey his will.]]></description>
  738. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JOEL 1:I feel the need to comment about chapter 9 of Esther and how the Jews “got rid” of their enemies. Remember that those Jews were not Christians. (I know how silly that sounds, but it is actually a common supposition among naive Christians.) The revelation of God’s will did not come all at once, and the Jews did not have the pleasure of knowing what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount or other pertinent NT passages. They most certainly did NOT ‘get rid’ of their enemies, except in the short run. All the relatives of the enemies slain raised up succeeding generations of people who hated the Jews even more fiercely than the first enemies did. We Christians must read Esther 9 remembering how the Jews had been slaughtered and then taken away from their land by force put into slavery in Babylonia. It is just amazing to me how the cycle of ‘getting rid of enemies’ has continued, right up to Hitler (the modern Haman), and right up to the conflicts in the middle east today. The cycle will stop and real peace will only happen when the True King returns. Joel is the second book of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. We read the first one— Hosea, about two months ago. From now until the end of the year, we will start every day with a reading in the minor prophets. Joel’s name means “Yahweh is God.” It is quite possible that Joel is one of the earliest of the prophets. He is called the ‘prophet of Pentecost’, since Peter quoted from Joel in his speech in Acts 2. The occasion of Joel’s message was a devastating plague of locusts which foreshadows the ‘Day of the Lord’— a time not for comfort for God’s people, but for punishment because of their sins. ISAIAH 44a: According to the NLT, in Is. 43:14 God said, 14 “For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon, forcing the Babylonians to flee in those ships they are so proud of.” This is a very difficult verse to translate, and GNT’s translation can also be defended: 43:14 Israel's holy God, the Lord who saves you, says, “To save you, I will send an army against Babylon; I will break down the city gates, and the shouts of her people will turn into crying. God said that the people of Israel had become tired of God and tired of bringing sacrifices. God will do something new: 43:25 NLT “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. These frequently quoted words are from the beginning of the chapter: 43:1b NLT “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. 2TIMOTHY 2:What was the spiritual gift that Timothy received when Paul placed his hands on him? Paul wanted Timothy to fan that gift into flame. (2Tim. 1:6) Is there a clue to what the gift was in the next verse?— 2Tim. 1:7 NLT “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Paul says, 2Tim. 1:12 “I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.” What has Paul entrusted to the Lord? Is it a clue when Paul says, 2Tim. 1:14 “Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.” GNT Translation notes: 2Tim. 2:21 Those who make themselves clean from all [the evil taught by false teachers//those evil things], will be used for special purposes, because they are dedicated and useful to their Master, ready to be used for every good deed. 22 [Run away to escape from//Avoid] the passions of youth[.//, and] Strive for righteousness, [full belief//faith], love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help. 26 And then they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who [0//had] caught them and made them obey his will.]]></content:encoded>
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  740. <itunes:duration>23:54</itunes:duration>
  741. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  742. <itunes:keywords />
  743. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  744. <itunes:summary>Today's NLT readings are
  745. JOL.1 JOL.2 ISA.44.1-18 2TI.2</itunes:summary>
  746. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  747. <itunes:episode>337</itunes:episode>
  748. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  749. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  751. <item>
  752. <title>DayStarters_115  ACT.15.1-21</title>
  753. <itunes:title>ACT.15.1-21</itunes:title>
  754. <pubDate>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  757. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/4/e/8/2/4e82a036b428e618/DayStarters.png" />
  758. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 104 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  759. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 104 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
  760. <enclosure length="5449701" type="audio/mpeg" url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/clean/dailybiblereading/DayStarters_115.mp3?dest-id=163121" />
  761. <itunes:duration>07:30</itunes:duration>
  762. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  763. <itunes:keywords />
  764. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.15.1-21]]></itunes:subtitle>
  765. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 15.1-21 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  766. <itunes:episode>115</itunes:episode>
  767. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  768. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  771. <title>GN-DBRP_336  EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1</title>
  772. <itunes:title>EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1</itunes:title>
  773. <pubDate>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  777. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 9-10:We have heard how Esther’s request was granted, the king and Haman came to the second banquet, where Esther revealed her identity. The eunuch Harbona just happened to have pertinent information about Haman’s plans for Mordecai, and Haman was killed and impaled/hanged on the pole he had planned to use for Mordecai. Mordecai, coming into possession of the king’s signet ring, wrote an edict that allowed for the Jews to organize and defend themselves against their enemies. ISAIAH 43:In Isaiah 42 we heard twice about ‘the servant of the Lord’. The first passage is quoted in the New Testament about Jesus. However in the second, the servant (singular) pictures the people of Israel. Before Christ came, the Jews would have read the first section understanding it also to refer to the people of Israel. This intentional vagueness is one of the ways God used to reveal his message to us in this age and conceal it before the time for revealing had come. 2 Timothy 1:This is Paul’s final letter, and it is also the last letter from Paul we will read this year. This letter includes some practical instructions for Timothy’s ministry. It also includes precious statements about the inspiration of Scripture and the Lord’s reward for obedience and endurance. I love this letter because it is so very personal. Paul was in a very different imprisonment, not under house arrest. He knew his time on earth was short. So each personal message to ‘his son’ Timothy is moving and precious. GNT Translation note:2Tim. 1:5 I remember [how sincerely you believe in Christ//the sincere faith you have], [which reminds me of how your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice believed//the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had]. I am sure that you have it also].13 [PET Hold firmly to the true teaching that I taught you[, (GNT) as the example for you to follow]. Keep believing in Christ, and live with the love we obtain because of being one with Him.//GNT Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.]]]></description>
  778. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 9-10:We have heard how Esther’s request was granted, the king and Haman came to the second banquet, where Esther revealed her identity. The eunuch Harbona just happened to have pertinent information about Haman’s plans for Mordecai, and Haman was killed and impaled/hanged on the pole he had planned to use for Mordecai. Mordecai, coming into possession of the king’s signet ring, wrote an edict that allowed for the Jews to organize and defend themselves against their enemies. ISAIAH 43:In Isaiah 42 we heard twice about ‘the servant of the Lord’. The first passage is quoted in the New Testament about Jesus. However in the second, the servant (singular) pictures the people of Israel. Before Christ came, the Jews would have read the first section understanding it also to refer to the people of Israel. This intentional vagueness is one of the ways God used to reveal his message to us in this age and conceal it before the time for revealing had come. 2 Timothy 1:This is Paul’s final letter, and it is also the last letter from Paul we will read this year. This letter includes some practical instructions for Timothy’s ministry. It also includes precious statements about the inspiration of Scripture and the Lord’s reward for obedience and endurance. I love this letter because it is so very personal. Paul was in a very different imprisonment, not under house arrest. He knew his time on earth was short. So each personal message to ‘his son’ Timothy is moving and precious. GNT Translation note:2Tim. 1:5 I remember [how sincerely you believe in Christ//the sincere faith you have], [which reminds me of how your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice believed//the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had]. I am sure that you have it also].13 [PET Hold firmly to the true teaching that I taught you[, (GNT) as the example for you to follow]. Keep believing in Christ, and live with the love we obtain because of being one with Him.//GNT Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.]]]></content:encoded>
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  780. <itunes:duration>21:21</itunes:duration>
  781. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  783. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  784. <itunes:summary>GNT readings for today:
  785. EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1</itunes:summary>
  786. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  787. <itunes:episode>336</itunes:episode>
  788. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  789. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  791. <item>
  792. <title>NL-DBRP_336  EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1</title>
  793. <itunes:title>EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1</itunes:title>
  794. <pubDate>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  798. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 9-10:We have heard how Esther’s request was granted, the king and Haman came to the second banquet, where Esther revealed her identity. The eunuch Harbona just happened to have pertinent information about Haman’s plans for Mordecai, and Haman was killed and impaled/hanged on the pole he had planned to use for Mordecai. Mordecai, coming into possession of the king’s signet ring, wrote an edict that allowed for the Jews to organize and defend themselves against their enemies. ISAIAH 43: In Isaiah 42 we heard twice about ‘the servant of the Lord’. The first passage is quoted in the New Testament about Jesus. However in the second, the servant (singular) pictures the people of Israel. Before Christ came, the Jews would have read the first section understanding it also to refer to the people of Israel. This intentional vagueness is one of the ways God used to reveal his message to us in this age and conceal it before the time for revealing had come. 2 Timothy 1: This is Paul’s final letter, and it is also the last letter from Paul we will read this year. This letter includes some practical instructions for Timothy’s ministry. It also includes precious statements about the inspiration of Scripture and the Lord’s reward for obedience and endurance. I love this letter because it is so very personal. Paul was in a very different imprisonment, not under house arrest. He knew his time on earth was short. So each personal message to ‘his son’ Timothy is moving and precious. GNT Translation note: 2Tim. 1:5 I remember [how sincerely you believe in Christ//the sincere faith you have], [which reminds me of how your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice believed//the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had]. I am sure that you have it also]. 13 [PET Hold firmly to the true teaching that I taught you[, (GNT) as the example for you to follow]. Keep believing in Christ, and live with the love we obtain because of being one with Him.//GNT Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.]]]></description>
  799. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 9-10:We have heard how Esther’s request was granted, the king and Haman came to the second banquet, where Esther revealed her identity. The eunuch Harbona just happened to have pertinent information about Haman’s plans for Mordecai, and Haman was killed and impaled/hanged on the pole he had planned to use for Mordecai. Mordecai, coming into possession of the king’s signet ring, wrote an edict that allowed for the Jews to organize and defend themselves against their enemies. ISAIAH 43: In Isaiah 42 we heard twice about ‘the servant of the Lord’. The first passage is quoted in the New Testament about Jesus. However in the second, the servant (singular) pictures the people of Israel. Before Christ came, the Jews would have read the first section understanding it also to refer to the people of Israel. This intentional vagueness is one of the ways God used to reveal his message to us in this age and conceal it before the time for revealing had come. 2 Timothy 1: This is Paul’s final letter, and it is also the last letter from Paul we will read this year. This letter includes some practical instructions for Timothy’s ministry. It also includes precious statements about the inspiration of Scripture and the Lord’s reward for obedience and endurance. I love this letter because it is so very personal. Paul was in a very different imprisonment, not under house arrest. He knew his time on earth was short. So each personal message to ‘his son’ Timothy is moving and precious. GNT Translation note: 2Tim. 1:5 I remember [how sincerely you believe in Christ//the sincere faith you have], [which reminds me of how your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice believed//the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had]. I am sure that you have it also]. 13 [PET Hold firmly to the true teaching that I taught you[, (GNT) as the example for you to follow]. Keep believing in Christ, and live with the love we obtain because of being one with Him.//GNT Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.]]]></content:encoded>
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  801. <itunes:duration>19:37</itunes:duration>
  802. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  804. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  805. <itunes:summary>Today's readings in the NLT are:
  806. EST.9 EST.10 ISA.43 2TI.1</itunes:summary>
  807. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  808. <itunes:episode>336</itunes:episode>
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  810. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  812. <item>
  813. <title>DayStarters_114  ACT.14</title>
  814. <itunes:title>ACT.14</itunes:title>
  815. <pubDate>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  819. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 103 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  820. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 103 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  822. <itunes:duration>07:33</itunes:duration>
  823. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  824. <itunes:keywords />
  825. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.14]]></itunes:subtitle>
  826. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 14 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  827. <itunes:episode>114</itunes:episode>
  828. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  829. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  831. <item>
  832. <title>GN-DBRP_335  EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3</title>
  833. <itunes:title>EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3</itunes:title>
  834. <pubDate>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  838. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 7-8:In Esther 5 Haman planned to impale Mordecai on a pole in the NLT, or just hanged in the GNT. (Given the period of time, I think that the impaling method is more likely to be right.) But on the same night that Haman planned for that murder, God caused the king to have a sleepless night and read in the annals of the kingdom about Mordecai. Haman came before the king at just the right time to get assigned the task of honoring Mordecai. ISAIAH 42:In Isaiah 41 we again heard God predict the future, and challenge Israel’s idols to prophesy or do anything at all. 2THESSALONIANS 3:The Thessalonians must have wondered how they would hear of Jesus’ return— given that Jesus would touch down so far from them at Jerusalem. We will be able to anticipate Jesus’ return by whether the ‘man of lawlessness’ has appeared, has drawn away many people by working powerful miracles, and has usurped God’s position in the temple. Note that God has not given us the order or timing of these events in relation to what was foretold in 1st Thessalonians. GNT Translation notes:2Thes. 3:8 We did not accept [food from anyone//anyone's support] without paying for it. Instead, we worked and toiled; we kept working day and night so as not to be an expense to any of you.9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to [receive such//demand our] support; we did it to be an example for you to follow.10 While we were [still] with you, we used to tell you, “Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat.”15 But do not treat them as enemies; instead, warn them as [beloved fellow] believers.]]></description>
  839. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 7-8:In Esther 5 Haman planned to impale Mordecai on a pole in the NLT, or just hanged in the GNT. (Given the period of time, I think that the impaling method is more likely to be right.) But on the same night that Haman planned for that murder, God caused the king to have a sleepless night and read in the annals of the kingdom about Mordecai. Haman came before the king at just the right time to get assigned the task of honoring Mordecai. ISAIAH 42:In Isaiah 41 we again heard God predict the future, and challenge Israel’s idols to prophesy or do anything at all. 2THESSALONIANS 3:The Thessalonians must have wondered how they would hear of Jesus’ return— given that Jesus would touch down so far from them at Jerusalem. We will be able to anticipate Jesus’ return by whether the ‘man of lawlessness’ has appeared, has drawn away many people by working powerful miracles, and has usurped God’s position in the temple. Note that God has not given us the order or timing of these events in relation to what was foretold in 1st Thessalonians. GNT Translation notes:2Thes. 3:8 We did not accept [food from anyone//anyone's support] without paying for it. Instead, we worked and toiled; we kept working day and night so as not to be an expense to any of you.9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to [receive such//demand our] support; we did it to be an example for you to follow.10 While we were [still] with you, we used to tell you, “Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat.”15 But do not treat them as enemies; instead, warn them as [beloved fellow] believers.]]></content:encoded>
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  841. <itunes:duration>18:59</itunes:duration>
  842. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  843. <itunes:keywords />
  844. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  845. <itunes:summary>Todays readings from the GNT are
  846. EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3</itunes:summary>
  847. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  848. <itunes:episode>335</itunes:episode>
  849. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  850. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  851. </item>
  852. <item>
  853. <title>NL-DBRP_335  EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3</title>
  854. <itunes:title>EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3</itunes:title>
  855. <pubDate>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  857. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/NL-DBRP_335.mp3]]></link>
  858. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/c/6/3/e/c63ee95ecf6d2342/2016DDd_standfirm.png" />
  859. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 7-8: In Esther 5 Haman planned to impale Mordecai on a pole in the NLT, or just hanged in the GNT. (Given the period of time, I think that the impaling method is more likely to be right.) But on the same night that Haman planned for that murder, God caused the king to have a sleepless night and read in the annals of the kingdom about Mordecai. Haman came before the king at just the right time to get assigned the task of honoring Mordecai. ISAIAH 42: In Isaiah 41 we again heard God predict the future, and challenge Israel’s idols to prophesy or do anything at all. 2THESSALONIANS 3: The Thessalonians must have wondered how they would hear of Jesus’ return— given that Jesus would touch down so far from them at Jerusalem. We will be able to anticipate Jesus’ return by whether the ‘man of lawlessness’ has appeared, has drawn away many people by working powerful miracles, and has usurped God’s position in the temple. Note that God has not given us the order or timing of these events in relation to what was foretold in 1st Thessalonians. GNT Translation notes: 2Thes. 3:8 We did not accept [food from anyone//anyone's support] without paying for it. Instead, we worked and toiled; we kept working day and night so as not to be an expense to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to [receive such//demand our] support; we did it to be an example for you to follow. 10 While we were [still] with you, we used to tell you, “Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat.” 15 But do not treat them as enemies; instead, warn them as [beloved fellow] believers.]]></description>
  860. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 7-8: In Esther 5 Haman planned to impale Mordecai on a pole in the NLT, or just hanged in the GNT. (Given the period of time, I think that the impaling method is more likely to be right.) But on the same night that Haman planned for that murder, God caused the king to have a sleepless night and read in the annals of the kingdom about Mordecai. Haman came before the king at just the right time to get assigned the task of honoring Mordecai. ISAIAH 42: In Isaiah 41 we again heard God predict the future, and challenge Israel’s idols to prophesy or do anything at all. 2THESSALONIANS 3: The Thessalonians must have wondered how they would hear of Jesus’ return— given that Jesus would touch down so far from them at Jerusalem. We will be able to anticipate Jesus’ return by whether the ‘man of lawlessness’ has appeared, has drawn away many people by working powerful miracles, and has usurped God’s position in the temple. Note that God has not given us the order or timing of these events in relation to what was foretold in 1st Thessalonians. GNT Translation notes: 2Thes. 3:8 We did not accept [food from anyone//anyone's support] without paying for it. Instead, we worked and toiled; we kept working day and night so as not to be an expense to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to [receive such//demand our] support; we did it to be an example for you to follow. 10 While we were [still] with you, we used to tell you, “Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat.” 15 But do not treat them as enemies; instead, warn them as [beloved fellow] believers.]]></content:encoded>
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  862. <itunes:duration>16:15</itunes:duration>
  863. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  864. <itunes:keywords />
  865. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  866. <itunes:summary>Today's readings from the NLT are
  867. EST.7 EST.8 ISA.42 2TH.3</itunes:summary>
  868. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  869. <itunes:episode>335</itunes:episode>
  870. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  871. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  873. <item>
  874. <title>DayStarters_113  ACT.13.26-52</title>
  875. <itunes:title>ACT.13.26-52</itunes:title>
  876. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  879. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/7/3/a/c/73acfdc0418cf992/DayStarters.png" />
  880. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 102 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  881. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 102 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  883. <itunes:duration>07:34</itunes:duration>
  884. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  885. <itunes:keywords />
  886. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.13.26-52]]></itunes:subtitle>
  887. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 13.26-52 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  888. <itunes:episode>113</itunes:episode>
  889. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  890. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  892. <item>
  893. <title>GN-DBRP_334  EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2</title>
  894. <itunes:title>EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2</itunes:title>
  895. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  899. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 5-6:In Esther 3-4 Haman cast lots (purim) to find out that March 7 was the lucky date to exterminate the Jews. Mordecai requested that Esther intercede directly to the king. And since she hadn’t been called for, the only way to do that would endanger Esther herself, since no one was allowed to approach the king in the inner court uninvited. ISAIAH 41b:Did you notice in yesterday’s reading, we heard a description of a king that sounded similar to one described in the book of Daniel? Is. 41:2 GNT “Who was it that brought the conqueror from the east and makes him triumphant wherever he goes? Who gives him victory over kings and nations? His sword strikes them down as if they were dust. His arrows scatter them like straw before the wind. 3 He follows in pursuit and marches safely on, so fast that he hardly touches the ground!  Who was it that made this happen?4 Who has determined the course of history? I, the Lord, was there at the beginning, and I, the Lord, will be there at the end. Because of the amazingly fast progress of this king being like the description of Alexander the Great (the male goat) in Daniel 8, I previously thought that Isaiah was also describing Alexander. But Alexander came from the west. Instead, this is the same king as mentioned in verse 25 of today’s reading, and scholars say that he is most likely Cyrus. In a few chapters he will be mentioned by name, and chapter 41 is not the only time Isaiah alludes to him without mentioning his name. 2THESSALONIANS 2:In preparing for his topic of Christ’s return, in 2Thessalonians chapter 1 Paul mentioned the punishment of people who refuse to obey the Good News about Christ. They will ‘suffer’ or ‘pay the penalty of eternal destruction’. Note that if people are going to be burned up in hell, or if God’s punishment was simply that people would cease to exist, it would not be called ‘suffer eternal destruction’. This understanding is not just a doctrine. It turns out that this gives great comfort to those who are suffering persecution, and gives a great motivation to all of us for sharing the Good News. GNT Translation notes:2Thes. 2:2 not to be so easily confused in your thinking or upset by the claim that the Day of the Lord has [already] come. Perhaps it is thought that we said this while prophesying or preaching, or [they may claim] that we wrote it in a letter.3 Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For the Day [of the Lord’s return] will not come until the final Rebellion takes place and the Wicked One appears, who is destined to hell.7 The Mysterious Wickedness is already at work, but what is going to happen will not happen until the one who [is holding//holds] it back is taken out of the way.10 and [he will] use every kind of wicked deceit on those who will perish. They will perish because they did not welcome and love the truth so as to be saved.13 We must thank God at all times for you, friends, you whom the Lord loves. For God chose you as the [very beginning//first] to be saved by [the purifying work of His Spirit//the Spirit's power to make you his holy people] and by your [belief//faith] in the truth.]]></description>
  900. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 5-6:In Esther 3-4 Haman cast lots (purim) to find out that March 7 was the lucky date to exterminate the Jews. Mordecai requested that Esther intercede directly to the king. And since she hadn’t been called for, the only way to do that would endanger Esther herself, since no one was allowed to approach the king in the inner court uninvited. ISAIAH 41b:Did you notice in yesterday’s reading, we heard a description of a king that sounded similar to one described in the book of Daniel? Is. 41:2 GNT “Who was it that brought the conqueror from the east and makes him triumphant wherever he goes? Who gives him victory over kings and nations? His sword strikes them down as if they were dust. His arrows scatter them like straw before the wind. 3 He follows in pursuit and marches safely on, so fast that he hardly touches the ground!  Who was it that made this happen?4 Who has determined the course of history? I, the Lord, was there at the beginning, and I, the Lord, will be there at the end. Because of the amazingly fast progress of this king being like the description of Alexander the Great (the male goat) in Daniel 8, I previously thought that Isaiah was also describing Alexander. But Alexander came from the west. Instead, this is the same king as mentioned in verse 25 of today’s reading, and scholars say that he is most likely Cyrus. In a few chapters he will be mentioned by name, and chapter 41 is not the only time Isaiah alludes to him without mentioning his name. 2THESSALONIANS 2:In preparing for his topic of Christ’s return, in 2Thessalonians chapter 1 Paul mentioned the punishment of people who refuse to obey the Good News about Christ. They will ‘suffer’ or ‘pay the penalty of eternal destruction’. Note that if people are going to be burned up in hell, or if God’s punishment was simply that people would cease to exist, it would not be called ‘suffer eternal destruction’. This understanding is not just a doctrine. It turns out that this gives great comfort to those who are suffering persecution, and gives a great motivation to all of us for sharing the Good News. GNT Translation notes:2Thes. 2:2 not to be so easily confused in your thinking or upset by the claim that the Day of the Lord has [already] come. Perhaps it is thought that we said this while prophesying or preaching, or [they may claim] that we wrote it in a letter.3 Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For the Day [of the Lord’s return] will not come until the final Rebellion takes place and the Wicked One appears, who is destined to hell.7 The Mysterious Wickedness is already at work, but what is going to happen will not happen until the one who [is holding//holds] it back is taken out of the way.10 and [he will] use every kind of wicked deceit on those who will perish. They will perish because they did not welcome and love the truth so as to be saved.13 We must thank God at all times for you, friends, you whom the Lord loves. For God chose you as the [very beginning//first] to be saved by [the purifying work of His Spirit//the Spirit's power to make you his holy people] and by your [belief//faith] in the truth.]]></content:encoded>
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  902. <itunes:duration>19:33</itunes:duration>
  903. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  904. <itunes:keywords />
  905. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  906. <itunes:summary>The GNT readings for today are
  907. EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2</itunes:summary>
  908. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  909. <itunes:episode>334</itunes:episode>
  910. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  911. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  913. <item>
  914. <title>NL-DBRP_334  EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2</title>
  915. <itunes:title>EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2</itunes:title>
  916. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  923. <itunes:duration>16:57</itunes:duration>
  924. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  925. <itunes:keywords />
  926. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  927. <itunes:summary>The NLT readings for today are
  928. EST.5 EST.6 ISA.41.8-29 2TH.2</itunes:summary>
  929. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  930. <itunes:episode>334</itunes:episode>
  931. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  932. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  934. <item>
  935. <title>DayStarters_112  ACT.13.1-33</title>
  936. <itunes:title>ACT.13.1-33</itunes:title>
  937. <pubDate>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  941. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 101 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  942. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 101 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  944. <itunes:duration>09:23</itunes:duration>
  945. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  946. <itunes:keywords />
  947. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.13.1-33]]></itunes:subtitle>
  948. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 13.1-33 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  949. <itunes:episode>112</itunes:episode>
  950. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  951. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  952. </item>
  953. <item>
  954. <title>GN-DBRP_333  EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1</title>
  955. <itunes:title>EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1</itunes:title>
  956. <pubDate>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  960. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 3-4:Yesterday we heard how Esther became the queen, and how she continued to keep her Jewish background a secret. We also heard how Mordecai, her uncle, was promoted to a palace official after uncovering a plot to assassinate king Xerxes. Today we are introduced to the villain of the story— Haman. The Jews always read the book of Esther in the celebration of Purim. Whenever Haman’s name is read they boo and shake rattles or noisemakers to drown out his name. ISAIAH 41a:The shift to such beautiful poetry that occurs in chapter 40 of Isaiah is one of the things that has made people think the last part of this book was authored by someone else. But that is the silly. As I have pointed out as we have gone along, Isaiah has written beautiful and memorize-able verses from the beginning of this book. And Isaiah’s amazing predictions about the Messiah are not just found in chapter 53, as we heard again yesterday. 2 THESSALONIANS 1:Did you notice yesterday that the little book of Philemon is a picture of the Gospel? Philemon is in the place of God. Paul is an advocate like Jesus. Picture yourself in the position of a runaway slave. I give a hint here for digging deeper in Philemon: There is a wonderful play of words that happens twice based on the name Onesimus. I hope that you recall that we read 1st Thessalonians several months ago. 2nd Thessalonians seems to have been written soon after the first letter, around 51 AD. Paul was evidently still at Corinth. And the letter seems to have been written to clarify a very important point about Christ’s second coming. This letter contains some of the clearest teaching about the antichrist— although Paul does not use that term. Constable’s notes say, “Paul wrote to encourage the Thessalonian believers to continue to persevere in the face of continuing persecution (1:3-10). He also wanted to clarify events preceding the day of the Lord to dispel false teaching (2:1-12). Finally, he instructed the church how to deal with lazy Christians in their midst (3:6-15).” Constable’s notes can be found at Lumina.bible.org. GNT Translation notes:Est. 4:7 NLT Mordecai told him the whole story, including the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay into the royal treasury for the destruction of the Jews.//GNT Mordecai told him everything that had happened to him and just how much money Haman had promised to put into the royal treasury if all the Jews were killed.====2Thes. 11 That is why we always pray for you. We ask our God to make you worthy of the life he has called you to live. May he fulfill by his power all your desire for goodness and complete [every good deed that you do because of your belief in Christ//your work of faith].  NLT Translation notes:2Thes. 1:3 Dear brothers and sisters,c we can’t help but thank God for you, because [you so fully believe in Christ//your faith is flourishing] and your love for one another is growing.11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your [full belief in Christ//faith] prompts you to do.]]></description>
  961. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 3-4:Yesterday we heard how Esther became the queen, and how she continued to keep her Jewish background a secret. We also heard how Mordecai, her uncle, was promoted to a palace official after uncovering a plot to assassinate king Xerxes. Today we are introduced to the villain of the story— Haman. The Jews always read the book of Esther in the celebration of Purim. Whenever Haman’s name is read they boo and shake rattles or noisemakers to drown out his name. ISAIAH 41a:The shift to such beautiful poetry that occurs in chapter 40 of Isaiah is one of the things that has made people think the last part of this book was authored by someone else. But that is the silly. As I have pointed out as we have gone along, Isaiah has written beautiful and memorize-able verses from the beginning of this book. And Isaiah’s amazing predictions about the Messiah are not just found in chapter 53, as we heard again yesterday. 2 THESSALONIANS 1:Did you notice yesterday that the little book of Philemon is a picture of the Gospel? Philemon is in the place of God. Paul is an advocate like Jesus. Picture yourself in the position of a runaway slave. I give a hint here for digging deeper in Philemon: There is a wonderful play of words that happens twice based on the name Onesimus. I hope that you recall that we read 1st Thessalonians several months ago. 2nd Thessalonians seems to have been written soon after the first letter, around 51 AD. Paul was evidently still at Corinth. And the letter seems to have been written to clarify a very important point about Christ’s second coming. This letter contains some of the clearest teaching about the antichrist— although Paul does not use that term. Constable’s notes say, “Paul wrote to encourage the Thessalonian believers to continue to persevere in the face of continuing persecution (1:3-10). He also wanted to clarify events preceding the day of the Lord to dispel false teaching (2:1-12). Finally, he instructed the church how to deal with lazy Christians in their midst (3:6-15).” Constable’s notes can be found at Lumina.bible.org. GNT Translation notes:Est. 4:7 NLT Mordecai told him the whole story, including the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay into the royal treasury for the destruction of the Jews.//GNT Mordecai told him everything that had happened to him and just how much money Haman had promised to put into the royal treasury if all the Jews were killed.====2Thes. 11 That is why we always pray for you. We ask our God to make you worthy of the life he has called you to live. May he fulfill by his power all your desire for goodness and complete [every good deed that you do because of your belief in Christ//your work of faith].  NLT Translation notes:2Thes. 1:3 Dear brothers and sisters,c we can’t help but thank God for you, because [you so fully believe in Christ//your faith is flourishing] and your love for one another is growing.11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your [full belief in Christ//faith] prompts you to do.]]></content:encoded>
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  963. <itunes:duration>19:56</itunes:duration>
  964. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  965. <itunes:keywords />
  966. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  967. <itunes:summary>The GNT readings today are
  968. EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1</itunes:summary>
  969. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  970. <itunes:episode>333</itunes:episode>
  971. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  972. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  973. </item>
  974. <item>
  975. <title>NL-DBRP_333  EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1</title>
  976. <itunes:title>EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1</itunes:title>
  977. <pubDate>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  981. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 3-4: Yesterday we heard how Esther became the queen, and how she continued to keep her Jewish background a secret. We also heard how Mordecai, her uncle, was promoted to a palace official after uncovering a plot to assassinate king Xerxes. Today we are introduced to the villain of the story— Haman. The Jews always read the book of Esther in the celebration of Purim. Whenever Haman’s name is read they boo and shake rattles or noisemakers to drown out his name. ISAIAH 41a: The shift to such beautiful poetry that occurs in chapter 40 of Isaiah is one of the things that has made people think the last part of this book was authored by someone else. But that is the silly. As I have pointed out as we have gone along, Isaiah has written beautiful and memorize-able verses from the beginning of this book. And Isaiah’s amazing predictions about the Messiah are not just found in chapter 53, as we heard again yesterday. 2 THESSALONIANS 1:Did you notice yesterday that the little book of Philemon is a picture of the Gospel? Philemon is in the place of God. Paul is an advocate like Jesus. Picture yourself in the position of a runaway slave. I give a hint here for digging deeper in Philemon: There is a wonderful play of words that happens twice based on the name Onesimus. I hope that you recall that we read 1st Thessalonians several months ago. 2nd Thessalonians seems to have been written soon after the first letter, around 51 AD. Paul was evidently still at Corinth. And the letter seems to have been written to clarify a very important point about Christ’s second coming. This letter contains some of the clearest teaching about the antichrist— although Paul does not use that term. Constable’s notes say, “Paul wrote to encourage the Thessalonian believers to continue to persevere in the face of continuing persecution (1:3-10). He also wanted to clarify events preceding the day of the Lord to dispel false teaching (2:1-12). Finally, he instructed the church how to deal with lazy Christians in their midst (3:6-15).” Constable’s notes can be found at Lumina.bible.org. GNT Translation notes: Est. 4:7 NLT Mordecai told him the whole story, including the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay into the royal treasury for the destruction of the Jews.//GNT Mordecai told him everything that had happened to him and just how much money Haman had promised to put into the royal treasury if all the Jews were killed. ==== 2Thes. 11 That is why we always pray for you. We ask our God to make you worthy of the life he has called you to live. May he fulfill by his power all your desire for goodness and complete [every good deed that you do because of your belief in Christ//your work of faith]. NLT Translation notes: 2Thes. 1:3 Dear brothers and sisters,c we can’t help but thank God for you, because [you so fully believe in Christ//your faith is flourishing] and your love for one another is growing. 11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your [full belief in Christ//faith] prompts you to do.]]></description>
  982. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 3-4: Yesterday we heard how Esther became the queen, and how she continued to keep her Jewish background a secret. We also heard how Mordecai, her uncle, was promoted to a palace official after uncovering a plot to assassinate king Xerxes. Today we are introduced to the villain of the story— Haman. The Jews always read the book of Esther in the celebration of Purim. Whenever Haman’s name is read they boo and shake rattles or noisemakers to drown out his name. ISAIAH 41a: The shift to such beautiful poetry that occurs in chapter 40 of Isaiah is one of the things that has made people think the last part of this book was authored by someone else. But that is the silly. As I have pointed out as we have gone along, Isaiah has written beautiful and memorize-able verses from the beginning of this book. And Isaiah’s amazing predictions about the Messiah are not just found in chapter 53, as we heard again yesterday. 2 THESSALONIANS 1:Did you notice yesterday that the little book of Philemon is a picture of the Gospel? Philemon is in the place of God. Paul is an advocate like Jesus. Picture yourself in the position of a runaway slave. I give a hint here for digging deeper in Philemon: There is a wonderful play of words that happens twice based on the name Onesimus. I hope that you recall that we read 1st Thessalonians several months ago. 2nd Thessalonians seems to have been written soon after the first letter, around 51 AD. Paul was evidently still at Corinth. And the letter seems to have been written to clarify a very important point about Christ’s second coming. This letter contains some of the clearest teaching about the antichrist— although Paul does not use that term. Constable’s notes say, “Paul wrote to encourage the Thessalonian believers to continue to persevere in the face of continuing persecution (1:3-10). He also wanted to clarify events preceding the day of the Lord to dispel false teaching (2:1-12). Finally, he instructed the church how to deal with lazy Christians in their midst (3:6-15).” Constable’s notes can be found at Lumina.bible.org. GNT Translation notes: Est. 4:7 NLT Mordecai told him the whole story, including the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay into the royal treasury for the destruction of the Jews.//GNT Mordecai told him everything that had happened to him and just how much money Haman had promised to put into the royal treasury if all the Jews were killed. ==== 2Thes. 11 That is why we always pray for you. We ask our God to make you worthy of the life he has called you to live. May he fulfill by his power all your desire for goodness and complete [every good deed that you do because of your belief in Christ//your work of faith]. NLT Translation notes: 2Thes. 1:3 Dear brothers and sisters,c we can’t help but thank God for you, because [you so fully believe in Christ//your faith is flourishing] and your love for one another is growing. 11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your [full belief in Christ//faith] prompts you to do.]]></content:encoded>
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  984. <itunes:duration>16:59</itunes:duration>
  985. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  986. <itunes:keywords />
  987. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  988. <itunes:summary>The NLT readings for today are
  989. EST.3 EST.4 ISA.41.1-20 2TH.1</itunes:summary>
  990. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  991. <itunes:episode>333</itunes:episode>
  992. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  993. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  995. <item>
  996. <title>DayStarters_111  ACT.12</title>
  997. <itunes:title>ACT.12</itunes:title>
  998. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1000. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/DayStarters_111.mp3]]></link>
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  1002. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 100 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1003. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 100 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1005. <itunes:duration>09:29</itunes:duration>
  1006. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1007. <itunes:keywords />
  1008. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.12]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1009. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 12 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1010. <itunes:episode>111</itunes:episode>
  1011. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1012. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1014. <item>
  1015. <title>GN-DBRP_332  EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1</title>
  1016. <itunes:title>EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1</itunes:title>
  1017. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1021. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 1-2:In the final two chapters of Nehemiah, we heard of the culmination of Nehemiah’s work— the ceremony for the dedication of the wall. The people proved that the wall could stand up to more than just a fox walking on it. Then Nehemiah went back to Babylon. When he came back to Jerusalem, he needed to right several wrongs, as the people had allowed a deterioration in the temple worship. We now turn to the book of Esther, which may have been written by Mordecai (a major character in the book), or by Ezra or Nehemiah, who would have known this story. The king Xerxes was defeated in a famous naval battle against Greece. From the historian Herodotus we find that the feast mentioned in the first chapter of Esther was the occasion for planning that battle. Esther has been compared to Joseph and David. She also started out as just an ordinary person, but God planned something great for her. ISAIAH 40b:The three memorable musical compositions in Handel’s Messiah that quote from this chapter are taken from just verses 1-11. We will find more memorable verses in today’s reading. PHILEMON:In chapter 4 of Colossians we heard Paul encourage alertness in prayer and making the most of every opportunity to share the Good News. Our speech should be— when literally translated, ‘seasoned with salt’. NLT does a nice job translating that meaningfully as ‘attractive’, and GNT also get’s right to the point with ‘interesting’. Along with other people, Onesimus was mentioned at the end of Colossians. He was the slave of Philemon. It is likely that the letter Paul mentioned “from Laodicea” at the end of Colossians was the letter that we will read now! I wish that we knew if Onesimus was so attracted to the Gospel after over-hearing Paul speak at Philemon’s house that he ran away to search for Paul during the time when he was under house arrest in Rome. Or did Onesimus just run away as any ordinary slave might do and just ‘happen’ to ‘end up’ in prison with Paul in Rome? Each story would be fascinating! GNT Translation notes:Est. 1:3 In the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his officials and administrators. The [military commanders//armies] of Persia and Media were present, as well as the governors and noblemen of the provinces.====5 For I hear of your love for all of God's people and [your full belief//the faith you have] in the Lord Jesus. NLT Translation notes:Phm. 4 I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, 5 because I keep hearing about your [fully believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. 6 And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your [believing/faith] as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in [believing the Good News about Jesus//the faith] while here in prison.25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with [each of you spiritually//all of your spirits//your spirit].[The shift to plural-you indicates that Paul is closing with a greeting to all the people mentioned at the first of the letter, not just Philemon. It is amazing to me that many English translations fail to make this clear.]]]></description>
  1022. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 1-2:In the final two chapters of Nehemiah, we heard of the culmination of Nehemiah’s work— the ceremony for the dedication of the wall. The people proved that the wall could stand up to more than just a fox walking on it. Then Nehemiah went back to Babylon. When he came back to Jerusalem, he needed to right several wrongs, as the people had allowed a deterioration in the temple worship. We now turn to the book of Esther, which may have been written by Mordecai (a major character in the book), or by Ezra or Nehemiah, who would have known this story. The king Xerxes was defeated in a famous naval battle against Greece. From the historian Herodotus we find that the feast mentioned in the first chapter of Esther was the occasion for planning that battle. Esther has been compared to Joseph and David. She also started out as just an ordinary person, but God planned something great for her. ISAIAH 40b:The three memorable musical compositions in Handel’s Messiah that quote from this chapter are taken from just verses 1-11. We will find more memorable verses in today’s reading. PHILEMON:In chapter 4 of Colossians we heard Paul encourage alertness in prayer and making the most of every opportunity to share the Good News. Our speech should be— when literally translated, ‘seasoned with salt’. NLT does a nice job translating that meaningfully as ‘attractive’, and GNT also get’s right to the point with ‘interesting’. Along with other people, Onesimus was mentioned at the end of Colossians. He was the slave of Philemon. It is likely that the letter Paul mentioned “from Laodicea” at the end of Colossians was the letter that we will read now! I wish that we knew if Onesimus was so attracted to the Gospel after over-hearing Paul speak at Philemon’s house that he ran away to search for Paul during the time when he was under house arrest in Rome. Or did Onesimus just run away as any ordinary slave might do and just ‘happen’ to ‘end up’ in prison with Paul in Rome? Each story would be fascinating! GNT Translation notes:Est. 1:3 In the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his officials and administrators. The [military commanders//armies] of Persia and Media were present, as well as the governors and noblemen of the provinces.====5 For I hear of your love for all of God's people and [your full belief//the faith you have] in the Lord Jesus. NLT Translation notes:Phm. 4 I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, 5 because I keep hearing about your [fully believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. 6 And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your [believing/faith] as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in [believing the Good News about Jesus//the faith] while here in prison.25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with [each of you spiritually//all of your spirits//your spirit].[The shift to plural-you indicates that Paul is closing with a greeting to all the people mentioned at the first of the letter, not just Philemon. It is amazing to me that many English translations fail to make this clear.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1027. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1028. <itunes:summary>Today's readings from the GNT are
  1029. EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1</itunes:summary>
  1030. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1031. <itunes:episode>332</itunes:episode>
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  1033. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1035. <item>
  1036. <title>NL-DBRP_332  EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1</title>
  1037. <itunes:title>EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1</itunes:title>
  1038. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1042. <description><![CDATA[ESTHER 1-2:In the final two chapters of Nehemiah, we heard of the culmination of Nehemiah’s work— the ceremony for the dedication of the wall. The people proved that the wall could stand up to more than just a fox walking on it. Then Nehemiah went back to Babylon. When he came back to Jerusalem, he needed to right several wrongs, as the people had allowed a deterioration in the temple worship. We now turn to the book of Esther, which may have been written by Mordecai (a major character in the book), or by Ezra or Nehemiah, who would have known this story. The king Xerxes was defeated in a famous naval battle against Greece. From the historian Herodotus we find that the feast mentioned in the first chapter of Esther was the occasion for planning that battle. Esther has been compared to Joseph and David. She also started out as just an ordinary person, but God planned something great for her. ISAIAH 40b: The three memorable musical compositions in Handel’s Messiah that quote from this chapter are taken from just verses 1-11. We will find more memorable verses in today’s reading. PHILEMON: In chapter 4 of Colossians we heard Paul encourage alertness in prayer and making the most of every opportunity to share the Good News. Our speech should be— when literally translated, ‘seasoned with salt’. NLT does a nice job translating that meaningfully as ‘attractive’, and GNT also get’s right to the point with ‘interesting’. Along with other people, Onesimus was mentioned at the end of Colossians. He was the slave of Philemon. It is likely that the letter Paul mentioned “from Laodicea” at the end of Colossians was the letter that we will read now! I wish that we knew if Onesimus was so attracted to the Gospel after over-hearing Paul speak at Philemon’s house that he ran away to search for Paul during the time when he was under house arrest in Rome. Or did Onesimus just run away as any ordinary slave might do and just ‘happen’ to ‘end up’ in prison with Paul in Rome? Each story would be fascinating! GNT Translation notes: Est. 1:3 In the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his officials and administrators. The [military commanders//armies] of Persia and Media were present, as well as the governors and noblemen of the provinces. ==== 5 For I hear of your love for all of God's people and [your full belief//the faith you have] in the Lord Jesus. NLT Translation notes: Phm. 4 I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, 5 because I keep hearing about your [fully believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. 6 And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your [believing/faith] as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. 10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in [believing the Good News about Jesus//the faith] while here in prison. 25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with [each of you spiritually//all of your spirits//your spirit]. [The shift to plural-you indicates that Paul is closing with a greeting to all the people mentioned at the first of the letter, not just Philemon. It is amazing to me that many English translations fail to make this clear.]]]></description>
  1043. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ESTHER 1-2:In the final two chapters of Nehemiah, we heard of the culmination of Nehemiah’s work— the ceremony for the dedication of the wall. The people proved that the wall could stand up to more than just a fox walking on it. Then Nehemiah went back to Babylon. When he came back to Jerusalem, he needed to right several wrongs, as the people had allowed a deterioration in the temple worship. We now turn to the book of Esther, which may have been written by Mordecai (a major character in the book), or by Ezra or Nehemiah, who would have known this story. The king Xerxes was defeated in a famous naval battle against Greece. From the historian Herodotus we find that the feast mentioned in the first chapter of Esther was the occasion for planning that battle. Esther has been compared to Joseph and David. She also started out as just an ordinary person, but God planned something great for her. ISAIAH 40b: The three memorable musical compositions in Handel’s Messiah that quote from this chapter are taken from just verses 1-11. We will find more memorable verses in today’s reading. PHILEMON: In chapter 4 of Colossians we heard Paul encourage alertness in prayer and making the most of every opportunity to share the Good News. Our speech should be— when literally translated, ‘seasoned with salt’. NLT does a nice job translating that meaningfully as ‘attractive’, and GNT also get’s right to the point with ‘interesting’. Along with other people, Onesimus was mentioned at the end of Colossians. He was the slave of Philemon. It is likely that the letter Paul mentioned “from Laodicea” at the end of Colossians was the letter that we will read now! I wish that we knew if Onesimus was so attracted to the Gospel after over-hearing Paul speak at Philemon’s house that he ran away to search for Paul during the time when he was under house arrest in Rome. Or did Onesimus just run away as any ordinary slave might do and just ‘happen’ to ‘end up’ in prison with Paul in Rome? Each story would be fascinating! GNT Translation notes: Est. 1:3 In the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his officials and administrators. The [military commanders//armies] of Persia and Media were present, as well as the governors and noblemen of the provinces. ==== 5 For I hear of your love for all of God's people and [your full belief//the faith you have] in the Lord Jesus. NLT Translation notes: Phm. 4 I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, 5 because I keep hearing about your [fully believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. 6 And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your [believing/faith] as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. 10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in [believing the Good News about Jesus//the faith] while here in prison. 25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with [each of you spiritually//all of your spirits//your spirit]. [The shift to plural-you indicates that Paul is closing with a greeting to all the people mentioned at the first of the letter, not just Philemon. It is amazing to me that many English translations fail to make this clear.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1046. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1047. <itunes:keywords />
  1048. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1049. <itunes:summary>NLT readings for today are
  1050. EST.1 EST.2 ISA.40.15-31 PHM.1</itunes:summary>
  1051. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1052. <itunes:episode>332</itunes:episode>
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  1056. <item>
  1057. <title>DayStarters_110  ACT.11</title>
  1058. <itunes:title>ACT.11</itunes:title>
  1059. <pubDate>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1063. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 99 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1064. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 99 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1067. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1068. <itunes:keywords />
  1069. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.11]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1070. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 11 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1071. <itunes:episode>110</itunes:episode>
  1072. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1073. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1075. <item>
  1076. <title>GN-DBRP_331  NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4</title>
  1077. <itunes:title>NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4</itunes:title>
  1078. <pubDate>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1082. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 12-13In yesterday’s chapters in Nehemiah, we heard the names of the various religious and civil leaders who signed the statement of commitment to follow Moses’ Law, which was almost certainly penned by Ezra. Then there was a listing of the various leaders and clans that volunteered or were chosen by lot to live in Jerusalem. ISAIAH 40a:I am always very disappointed with Hezekiah when he does not pray and ask the Lord to not allow Jerusalem to be conquered by Babylon and not to allow his sons to become eunuchs in Babylon’s palace. God had already responded amazingly to him in answering his prayers. The New Testament teaches us to be alert in prayer, and I think that includes being alert to what to pray for. Today we start the glorious final section of Isaiah, with favorite words set to music in Handel’s Messiah. COLOSSIANS 4:Our resurrection to a new life because of being one with Christ, is not just being raised from death to live again on this earth. We get raised right to heaven. Our true spiritual life is found in our unity with Christ who is in heaven at God’s side. Literally Paul expressed this as ‘your life is hidden with Christ in (unity with) God’. The picture continues with our bodies and evil desires being pictured like clothes. We put off the old life like old clothes and put on the new life like new clothes. Yesterday’s chapter ended with instructions for wives, husbands, children, fathers, and slaves. Today’s chapter continues with the instruction to masters. GNT Translation notes:Neh. 12:26 These people lived during the time of Joiakim, the son of Joshua and grandson of Jehozadak, and [during my time as//the time of Nehemiah the] governor, and the time of Ezra, the priest who was a scholar of the Law.====Col. 4:12 Greetings from Epaphras, another member of your group and a servant of Christ Jesus. He always prays fervently for you, asking God to make you stand firm, as mature and fully convinced [believers//Christians], in complete obedience to God's will.]]></description>
  1083. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 12-13In yesterday’s chapters in Nehemiah, we heard the names of the various religious and civil leaders who signed the statement of commitment to follow Moses’ Law, which was almost certainly penned by Ezra. Then there was a listing of the various leaders and clans that volunteered or were chosen by lot to live in Jerusalem. ISAIAH 40a:I am always very disappointed with Hezekiah when he does not pray and ask the Lord to not allow Jerusalem to be conquered by Babylon and not to allow his sons to become eunuchs in Babylon’s palace. God had already responded amazingly to him in answering his prayers. The New Testament teaches us to be alert in prayer, and I think that includes being alert to what to pray for. Today we start the glorious final section of Isaiah, with favorite words set to music in Handel’s Messiah. COLOSSIANS 4:Our resurrection to a new life because of being one with Christ, is not just being raised from death to live again on this earth. We get raised right to heaven. Our true spiritual life is found in our unity with Christ who is in heaven at God’s side. Literally Paul expressed this as ‘your life is hidden with Christ in (unity with) God’. The picture continues with our bodies and evil desires being pictured like clothes. We put off the old life like old clothes and put on the new life like new clothes. Yesterday’s chapter ended with instructions for wives, husbands, children, fathers, and slaves. Today’s chapter continues with the instruction to masters. GNT Translation notes:Neh. 12:26 These people lived during the time of Joiakim, the son of Joshua and grandson of Jehozadak, and [during my time as//the time of Nehemiah the] governor, and the time of Ezra, the priest who was a scholar of the Law.====Col. 4:12 Greetings from Epaphras, another member of your group and a servant of Christ Jesus. He always prays fervently for you, asking God to make you stand firm, as mature and fully convinced [believers//Christians], in complete obedience to God's will.]]></content:encoded>
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  1086. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1087. <itunes:keywords />
  1088. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1089. <itunes:summary>Readings from the GNT for today are
  1090. NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4</itunes:summary>
  1091. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1092. <itunes:episode>331</itunes:episode>
  1093. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1094. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1096. <item>
  1097. <title>NL-DBRP_331  NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4</title>
  1098. <itunes:title>NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4</itunes:title>
  1099. <pubDate>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1103. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 12-13 In yesterday’s chapters in Nehemiah, we heard the names of the various religious and civil leaders who signed the statement of commitment to follow Moses’ Law, which was almost certainly penned by Ezra. Then there was a listing of the various leaders and clans that volunteered or were chosen by lot to live in Jerusalem. ISAIAH 40a: I am always very disappointed with Hezekiah when he does not pray and ask the Lord to not allow Jerusalem to be conquered by Babylon and not to allow his sons to become eunuchs in Babylon’s palace. God had already responded amazingly to him in answering his prayers. The New Testament teaches us to be alert in prayer, and I think that includes being alert to what to pray for. Today we start the glorious final section of Isaiah, with favorite words set to music in Handel’s Messiah. COLOSSIANS 4:Our resurrection to a new life because of being one with Christ, is not just being raised from death to live again on this earth. We get raised right to heaven. Our true spiritual life is found in our unity with Christ who is in heaven at God’s side. Literally Paul expressed this as ‘your life is hidden with Christ in (unity with) God’. The picture continues with our bodies and evil desires being pictured like clothes. We put off the old life like old clothes and put on the new life like new clothes. Yesterday’s chapter ended with instructions for wives, husbands, children, fathers, and slaves. Today’s chapter continues with the instruction to masters. GNT Translation notes: Neh. 12:26 These people lived during the time of Joiakim, the son of Joshua and grandson of Jehozadak, and [during my time as//the time of Nehemiah the] governor, and the time of Ezra, the priest who was a scholar of the Law. ==== Col. 4:12 Greetings from Epaphras, another member of your group and a servant of Christ Jesus. He always prays fervently for you, asking God to make you stand firm, as mature and fully convinced [believers//Christians], in complete obedience to God's will.]]></description>
  1104. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 12-13 In yesterday’s chapters in Nehemiah, we heard the names of the various religious and civil leaders who signed the statement of commitment to follow Moses’ Law, which was almost certainly penned by Ezra. Then there was a listing of the various leaders and clans that volunteered or were chosen by lot to live in Jerusalem. ISAIAH 40a: I am always very disappointed with Hezekiah when he does not pray and ask the Lord to not allow Jerusalem to be conquered by Babylon and not to allow his sons to become eunuchs in Babylon’s palace. God had already responded amazingly to him in answering his prayers. The New Testament teaches us to be alert in prayer, and I think that includes being alert to what to pray for. Today we start the glorious final section of Isaiah, with favorite words set to music in Handel’s Messiah. COLOSSIANS 4:Our resurrection to a new life because of being one with Christ, is not just being raised from death to live again on this earth. We get raised right to heaven. Our true spiritual life is found in our unity with Christ who is in heaven at God’s side. Literally Paul expressed this as ‘your life is hidden with Christ in (unity with) God’. The picture continues with our bodies and evil desires being pictured like clothes. We put off the old life like old clothes and put on the new life like new clothes. Yesterday’s chapter ended with instructions for wives, husbands, children, fathers, and slaves. Today’s chapter continues with the instruction to masters. GNT Translation notes: Neh. 12:26 These people lived during the time of Joiakim, the son of Joshua and grandson of Jehozadak, and [during my time as//the time of Nehemiah the] governor, and the time of Ezra, the priest who was a scholar of the Law. ==== Col. 4:12 Greetings from Epaphras, another member of your group and a servant of Christ Jesus. He always prays fervently for you, asking God to make you stand firm, as mature and fully convinced [believers//Christians], in complete obedience to God's will.]]></content:encoded>
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  1107. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1109. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1110. <itunes:summary>The NLT readings for today are
  1111. NEH.12 NEH.13 ISA.40.1-17 COL.4</itunes:summary>
  1112. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1113. <itunes:episode>331</itunes:episode>
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  1118. <title>DayStarters_109  ACT.10.21-48</title>
  1119. <itunes:title>ACT.10.21-48</itunes:title>
  1120. <pubDate>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1124. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 98 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1125. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 98 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1127. <itunes:duration>08:01</itunes:duration>
  1128. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1129. <itunes:keywords />
  1130. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.10.21-48]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1131. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 10.21-48 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1132. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1133. <itunes:episode>109</itunes:episode>
  1134. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1135. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1138. <title>GN-DBRP_330  NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3</title>
  1139. <itunes:title>NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3</itunes:title>
  1140. <pubDate>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1144. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 10-11:The returned exiles showed how sincere they were in following the Lord! They gathered together for the express purpose of hearing the Law. By this time their language had changed so much that they needed 13 Levites to explain what was said in the readings. The people wept because they realized how far they were from obeying the Law of Moses, and also for joy in hearing it. One month later, the leaders gathered to explore the Law in more detail, and they found that Israel had always neglected celebrating the Festival of Shelters. They did that for the prescribed week with great joy. Ezra read the Law to the people every day. Then afterward, there was a meeting for confessing their sins including the long prayer in chapter 9. This seems to have been an extra event, about one week after the Festival of Shelters was over. After that prayer, Neh. 9:38 NLT The people responded, “In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests.” ISAIAH 39:After the prophet Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die, in 2nd King’s 20 we are told that Isaiah only managed to get to the middle courtyard when the Lord’s message came answering Hezekiah’s prayer. Fifteen years were added to Hezekiah’s life, and he received the promise that the Assyrian king would not conquer Jerusalem. In his poem of thanks, Hezekiah said: Is. 38:15 NLT But what could I say?For [God/he] himself sent this sickness.Now I will walk humbly throughout my yearsbecause of this anguish I have felt. COLOSSIANS 3:Note the distinction about old Jewish religious laws that Paul made in chapter 2, comparing them with the right standing true believers obtain by union with Christ. We’re not in a religion anymore, we’re in a new relationship with God through Christ. Those old religious regulations had no ability to help one conquer our persistent evil desires. Following the teachings in the New Testament does indeed allow us to be freed from bondage to evil desires. One important way this deliverance happens when we understand, believe, and meditate upon spiritual realities such as those found in 2:13-15, and 20-23. We read other keys recently in Philippians 3-4. And if you are interested in more on this topic, I encourage you to follow the reading plan I posted in Youversion/Bible.com called Buckling the Belt of Truth. GNT Translation notes:Neh. 10:1 [I, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah, was the first to sign,//The first to sign was the governor, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah,] and then Zedekiah signed. The following also signed:====Col. 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what [is appropriate for you who live in union with Christ.//you should do as Christians.]20 Children, [0//it is your Christian duty to] obey your parents [in everything they tell you//always], for that is what pleases [the Lord//God].]]></description>
  1145. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 10-11:The returned exiles showed how sincere they were in following the Lord! They gathered together for the express purpose of hearing the Law. By this time their language had changed so much that they needed 13 Levites to explain what was said in the readings. The people wept because they realized how far they were from obeying the Law of Moses, and also for joy in hearing it. One month later, the leaders gathered to explore the Law in more detail, and they found that Israel had always neglected celebrating the Festival of Shelters. They did that for the prescribed week with great joy. Ezra read the Law to the people every day. Then afterward, there was a meeting for confessing their sins including the long prayer in chapter 9. This seems to have been an extra event, about one week after the Festival of Shelters was over. After that prayer, Neh. 9:38 NLT The people responded, “In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests.” ISAIAH 39:After the prophet Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die, in 2nd King’s 20 we are told that Isaiah only managed to get to the middle courtyard when the Lord’s message came answering Hezekiah’s prayer. Fifteen years were added to Hezekiah’s life, and he received the promise that the Assyrian king would not conquer Jerusalem. In his poem of thanks, Hezekiah said: Is. 38:15 NLT But what could I say?For [God/he] himself sent this sickness.Now I will walk humbly throughout my yearsbecause of this anguish I have felt. COLOSSIANS 3:Note the distinction about old Jewish religious laws that Paul made in chapter 2, comparing them with the right standing true believers obtain by union with Christ. We’re not in a religion anymore, we’re in a new relationship with God through Christ. Those old religious regulations had no ability to help one conquer our persistent evil desires. Following the teachings in the New Testament does indeed allow us to be freed from bondage to evil desires. One important way this deliverance happens when we understand, believe, and meditate upon spiritual realities such as those found in 2:13-15, and 20-23. We read other keys recently in Philippians 3-4. And if you are interested in more on this topic, I encourage you to follow the reading plan I posted in Youversion/Bible.com called Buckling the Belt of Truth. GNT Translation notes:Neh. 10:1 [I, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah, was the first to sign,//The first to sign was the governor, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah,] and then Zedekiah signed. The following also signed:====Col. 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what [is appropriate for you who live in union with Christ.//you should do as Christians.]20 Children, [0//it is your Christian duty to] obey your parents [in everything they tell you//always], for that is what pleases [the Lord//God].]]></content:encoded>
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  1150. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1151. <itunes:summary>GNT readings for today are:
  1152. NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3</itunes:summary>
  1153. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1154. <itunes:episode>330</itunes:episode>
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  1156. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1158. <item>
  1159. <title>NL-DBRP_330 NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3</title>
  1160. <itunes:title>NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3</itunes:title>
  1161. <pubDate>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1165. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 10-11: The returned exiles showed how sincere they were in following the Lord! They gathered together for the express purpose of hearing the Law. By this time their language had changed so much that they needed 13 Levites to explain what was said in the readings. The people wept because they realized how far they were from obeying the Law of Moses, and also for joy in hearing it. One month later, the leaders gathered to explore the Law in more detail, and they found that Israel had always neglected celebrating the Festival of Shelters. They did that for the prescribed week with great joy. Ezra read the Law to the people every day. Then afterward, there was a meeting for confessing their sins including the long prayer in chapter 9. This seems to have been an extra event, about one week after the Festival of Shelters was over. After that prayer, Neh. 9:38 NLT The people responded, “In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests.” ISAIAH 39: After the prophet Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die, in 2nd King’s 20 we are told that Isaiah only managed to get to the middle courtyard when the Lord’s message came answering Hezekiah’s prayer. Fifteen years were added to Hezekiah’s life, and he received the promise that the Assyrian king would not conquer Jerusalem. In his poem of thanks, Hezekiah said: Is. 38:15 NLT But what could I say? For [God/he] himself sent this sickness. Now I will walk humbly throughout my years because of this anguish I have felt. COLOSSIANS 3: Note the distinction about old Jewish religious laws that Paul made in chapter 2, comparing them with the right standing true believers obtain by union with Christ. We’re not in a religion anymore, we’re in a new relationship with God through Christ. Those old religious regulations had no ability to help one conquer our persistent evil desires. Following the teachings in the New Testament does indeed allow us to be freed from bondage to evil desires. One important way this deliverance happens when we understand, believe, and meditate upon spiritual realities such as those found in 2:13-15, and 20-23. We read other keys recently in Philippians 3-4. And if you are interested in more on this topic, I encourage you to follow the reading plan I posted in Youversion/Bible.com called Buckling the Belt of Truth. GNT Translation notes: Neh. 10:1 [I, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah, was the first to sign,//The first to sign was the governor, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah,] and then Zedekiah signed. The following also signed: ==== Col. 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what [is appropriate for you who live in union with Christ.//you should do as Christians.] 20 Children, [0//it is your Christian duty to] obey your parents [in everything they tell you//always], for that is what pleases [the Lord//God].]]></description>
  1166. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 10-11: The returned exiles showed how sincere they were in following the Lord! They gathered together for the express purpose of hearing the Law. By this time their language had changed so much that they needed 13 Levites to explain what was said in the readings. The people wept because they realized how far they were from obeying the Law of Moses, and also for joy in hearing it. One month later, the leaders gathered to explore the Law in more detail, and they found that Israel had always neglected celebrating the Festival of Shelters. They did that for the prescribed week with great joy. Ezra read the Law to the people every day. Then afterward, there was a meeting for confessing their sins including the long prayer in chapter 9. This seems to have been an extra event, about one week after the Festival of Shelters was over. After that prayer, Neh. 9:38 NLT The people responded, “In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests.” ISAIAH 39: After the prophet Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die, in 2nd King’s 20 we are told that Isaiah only managed to get to the middle courtyard when the Lord’s message came answering Hezekiah’s prayer. Fifteen years were added to Hezekiah’s life, and he received the promise that the Assyrian king would not conquer Jerusalem. In his poem of thanks, Hezekiah said: Is. 38:15 NLT But what could I say? For [God/he] himself sent this sickness. Now I will walk humbly throughout my years because of this anguish I have felt. COLOSSIANS 3: Note the distinction about old Jewish religious laws that Paul made in chapter 2, comparing them with the right standing true believers obtain by union with Christ. We’re not in a religion anymore, we’re in a new relationship with God through Christ. Those old religious regulations had no ability to help one conquer our persistent evil desires. Following the teachings in the New Testament does indeed allow us to be freed from bondage to evil desires. One important way this deliverance happens when we understand, believe, and meditate upon spiritual realities such as those found in 2:13-15, and 20-23. We read other keys recently in Philippians 3-4. And if you are interested in more on this topic, I encourage you to follow the reading plan I posted in Youversion/Bible.com called Buckling the Belt of Truth. GNT Translation notes: Neh. 10:1 [I, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah, was the first to sign,//The first to sign was the governor, Nehemiah son of Hacaliah,] and then Zedekiah signed. The following also signed: ==== Col. 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what [is appropriate for you who live in union with Christ.//you should do as Christians.] 20 Children, [0//it is your Christian duty to] obey your parents [in everything they tell you//always], for that is what pleases [the Lord//God].]]></content:encoded>
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  1169. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1171. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1172. <itunes:summary>The NLT readings for today are:
  1173. NEH.10 NEH.11 ISA.39 COL.2.13-23 COL.3</itunes:summary>
  1174. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1175. <itunes:episode>330</itunes:episode>
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  1177. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1179. <item>
  1180. <title>NE-DBRP_006  GEN.11 GEN.12 JOB.6 MRK.4.21-41</title>
  1181. <itunes:title>GEN.11 GEN.12 JOB.6 MRK.4.21-41</itunes:title>
  1182. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1186. <description><![CDATA[Hey! Welcome to this day number 6 in this series of the Digging Deeper podcast where we are reading from the NET. I hope you have already looked around our web site at dailybiblereading.info. If you are new to listening to these podcasts, I hope you will look at the blog posts page. There are just a small number of posts there, and I recommend every listener read these two:   DBRP categories explained. This helps you to understand the Categories that you can see at our web site and our free DBRP listening app. If you are using some other way to listen, the information in that blog post will help you search and find what you are wanting.  Let’s make it convenient to listen to the DBRP! This blog post tells you how to listen on almost any smart device. If you are listening using Facebook or Youtube, the episodes there are incomplete.  Please see the attached PDF for this episode via the wrapped present icon in the listening apps, or use the download button just below the episode player on our web site, dailybiblereading.info.]]></description>
  1187. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hey! Welcome to this day number 6 in this series of the Digging Deeper podcast where we are reading from the NET. I hope you have already looked around our web site at dailybiblereading.info. If you are new to listening to these podcasts, I hope you will look at the blog posts page. There are just a small number of posts there, and I recommend every listener read these two:   DBRP categories explained. This helps you to understand the Categories that you can see at our web site and our free DBRP listening app. If you are using some other way to listen, the information in that blog post will help you search and find what you are wanting.  Let’s make it convenient to listen to the DBRP! This blog post tells you how to listen on almost any smart device. If you are listening using Facebook or Youtube, the episodes there are incomplete.  Please see the attached PDF for this episode via the wrapped present icon in the listening apps, or use the download button just below the episode player on our web site, dailybiblereading.info.]]></content:encoded>
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  1189. <itunes:duration>23:49</itunes:duration>
  1190. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1192. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[GEN.11 GEN.12 JOB.6 MRK.4.21-41]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1193. <itunes:summary>Scripture readings from the NET Bible in today's episode are
  1194. GEN.11 GEN.12 JOB.6 MRK.4.21-41.</itunes:summary>
  1195. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1196. <itunes:episode>6</itunes:episode>
  1197. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1198. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1200. <item>
  1201. <title>NE-DBRP_006C</title>
  1202. <itunes:title>Comments for NE series episode 6.</itunes:title>
  1203. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1207. <description><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 006C. The C at the end of the number stands for Comments. I hope that you have already listened to the NE-DBRP_006 podcast. If you’re not driving or doing something else with your eyes, I suggest opening the PDF file attached to the NE number 6 podcast. It would be helpful also to have a copy of the NET Bible open so you can check out the footnotes I mention. All my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. If you are using a tablet or computer, the site lumina.bible.org makes it easy to see the footnotes in the NET Bible, plus good tools for looking at the source language Biblical text, and more. The NET’s footnotes can also be seen in the Youversion Bible reading app if you have activated Notes in that app’s settings. I want to use more elaborate formatting than is possible in the podcast episode notes. So I have attached a PDF with the text of this podcast. To see the podcast at the DBRP web site, click on this link. There is a PDF download link there below the podcast player. Or using our DBRP listening apps, you click on the wrapped present icon inside the episode player.]]></description>
  1208. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 006C. The C at the end of the number stands for Comments. I hope that you have already listened to the NE-DBRP_006 podcast. If you’re not driving or doing something else with your eyes, I suggest opening the PDF file attached to the NE number 6 podcast. It would be helpful also to have a copy of the NET Bible open so you can check out the footnotes I mention. All my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. If you are using a tablet or computer, the site lumina.bible.org makes it easy to see the footnotes in the NET Bible, plus good tools for looking at the source language Biblical text, and more. The NET’s footnotes can also be seen in the Youversion Bible reading app if you have activated Notes in that app’s settings. I want to use more elaborate formatting than is possible in the podcast episode notes. So I have attached a PDF with the text of this podcast. To see the podcast at the DBRP web site, click on this link. There is a PDF download link there below the podcast player. Or using our DBRP listening apps, you click on the wrapped present icon inside the episode player.]]></content:encoded>
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  1210. <itunes:duration>17:29</itunes:duration>
  1211. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1213. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[Comments for NE series episode 6.]]></itunes:subtitle>
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  1217. <title>DayStarters_108  ACT.10.1-29</title>
  1218. <itunes:title>ACT.10.1-29</itunes:title>
  1219. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1223. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 97 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1224. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 97 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1226. <itunes:duration>07:14</itunes:duration>
  1227. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1228. <itunes:keywords />
  1229. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.10.1-29]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1230. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 10.1-29 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1231. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1232. <itunes:episode>108</itunes:episode>
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  1234. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1237. <title>GN-DBRP_329  NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2</title>
  1238. <itunes:title>NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2</itunes:title>
  1239. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1243. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 8-9:Nehemiah 7 dealt with listing the various families and temple workers who came back after exile. The last verse in that chapter is the transition to the next events. It is so much of a transition that NLT has verse 73 end with an incomplete sentence. Here is that transition verse in the GNT: 73 The priests, the Levites, the Temple guards, the musicians, many of the ordinary people, the Temple workers—all the people of Israel—settled in the towns and cities of Judah. ISAIAH 38:In chapter 37 yesterday, we heard of Hezekiah’s triumph through his prayer. As we have seen before in Isaiah (and not just in Isaiah’s message to the king), this defeat was prophesied, and we heard the fulfillment yesterday. COLOSSIANS 2:After that wonderful poem in Colossians chapter 1— which I can barely resist reading to you a second time, Paul says these things: 21 At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought.  22 But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence. Then in talking about the revelation of the Good News, he says, 26 NLT This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people.27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. GNT Translation notes:Neh. 8:9 When the people heard what the Law required, they were so moved that they began to cry. So [I,] Nehemiah, [0//who was] the governor, Ezra, the priest and scholar of the Law, and the Levites who were explaining the Law told all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God, so you are not to mourn or cry.====Col.2:7 Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and [keep on becoming//become] stronger in your [belief in in Jesus//faith], as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.12 For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ through your [belief//faith] in the active power of God, who raised him from death.21 “Don't handle this,” “Don't taste that,” “Don't touch [that other thing//the other]”? NLT Translation notes:Col. 2:7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then [you will grow strong in your beief of//your faith will grow strong in] the truth [just as/0] you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you [fully believed in/trusted] the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.]]></description>
  1244. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 8-9:Nehemiah 7 dealt with listing the various families and temple workers who came back after exile. The last verse in that chapter is the transition to the next events. It is so much of a transition that NLT has verse 73 end with an incomplete sentence. Here is that transition verse in the GNT: 73 The priests, the Levites, the Temple guards, the musicians, many of the ordinary people, the Temple workers—all the people of Israel—settled in the towns and cities of Judah. ISAIAH 38:In chapter 37 yesterday, we heard of Hezekiah’s triumph through his prayer. As we have seen before in Isaiah (and not just in Isaiah’s message to the king), this defeat was prophesied, and we heard the fulfillment yesterday. COLOSSIANS 2:After that wonderful poem in Colossians chapter 1— which I can barely resist reading to you a second time, Paul says these things: 21 At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought.  22 But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence. Then in talking about the revelation of the Good News, he says, 26 NLT This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people.27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. GNT Translation notes:Neh. 8:9 When the people heard what the Law required, they were so moved that they began to cry. So [I,] Nehemiah, [0//who was] the governor, Ezra, the priest and scholar of the Law, and the Levites who were explaining the Law told all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God, so you are not to mourn or cry.====Col.2:7 Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and [keep on becoming//become] stronger in your [belief in in Jesus//faith], as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.12 For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ through your [belief//faith] in the active power of God, who raised him from death.21 “Don't handle this,” “Don't taste that,” “Don't touch [that other thing//the other]”? NLT Translation notes:Col. 2:7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then [you will grow strong in your beief of//your faith will grow strong in] the truth [just as/0] you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you [fully believed in/trusted] the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.]]></content:encoded>
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  1247. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1249. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1250. <itunes:summary>Today we read these passages from the GNT:
  1251. NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2</itunes:summary>
  1252. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1253. <itunes:episode>329</itunes:episode>
  1254. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1255. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1257. <item>
  1258. <title>NL-DBRP_329  NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2</title>
  1259. <itunes:title>NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2</itunes:title>
  1260. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1264. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 8-9: Nehemiah 7 dealt with listing the various families and temple workers who came back after exile. The last verse in that chapter is the transition to the next events. It is so much of a transition that NLT has verse 73 end with an incomplete sentence. Here is that transition verse in the GNT: 73 The priests, the Levites, the Temple guards, the musicians, many of the ordinary people, the Temple workers—all the people of Israel—settled in the towns and cities of Judah. ISAIAH 38: In chapter 37 yesterday, we heard of Hezekiah’s triumph through his prayer. As we have seen before in Isaiah (and not just in Isaiah’s message to the king), this defeat was prophesied, and we heard the fulfillment yesterday. COLOSSIANS 2: After that wonderful poem in Colossians chapter 1— which I can barely resist reading to you a second time, Paul says these things: 21 At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought. 22 But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence. Then in talking about the revelation of the Good News, he says, 26 NLT This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. 27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. GNT Translation notes: Neh. 8:9 When the people heard what the Law required, they were so moved that they began to cry. So [I,] Nehemiah, [0//who was] the governor, Ezra, the priest and scholar of the Law, and the Levites who were explaining the Law told all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God, so you are not to mourn or cry. ==== Col.2:7 Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and [keep on becoming//become] stronger in your [belief in in Jesus//faith], as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. 12 For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ through your [belief//faith] in the active power of God, who raised him from death. 21 “Don't handle this,” “Don't taste that,” “Don't touch [that other thing//the other]”? NLT Translation notes: Col. 2:7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then [you will grow strong in your beief of//your faith will grow strong in] the truth [just as/0] you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you [fully believed in/trusted] the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.]]></description>
  1265. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 8-9: Nehemiah 7 dealt with listing the various families and temple workers who came back after exile. The last verse in that chapter is the transition to the next events. It is so much of a transition that NLT has verse 73 end with an incomplete sentence. Here is that transition verse in the GNT: 73 The priests, the Levites, the Temple guards, the musicians, many of the ordinary people, the Temple workers—all the people of Israel—settled in the towns and cities of Judah. ISAIAH 38: In chapter 37 yesterday, we heard of Hezekiah’s triumph through his prayer. As we have seen before in Isaiah (and not just in Isaiah’s message to the king), this defeat was prophesied, and we heard the fulfillment yesterday. COLOSSIANS 2: After that wonderful poem in Colossians chapter 1— which I can barely resist reading to you a second time, Paul says these things: 21 At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought. 22 But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence. Then in talking about the revelation of the Good News, he says, 26 NLT This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. 27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. GNT Translation notes: Neh. 8:9 When the people heard what the Law required, they were so moved that they began to cry. So [I,] Nehemiah, [0//who was] the governor, Ezra, the priest and scholar of the Law, and the Levites who were explaining the Law told all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God, so you are not to mourn or cry. ==== Col.2:7 Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and [keep on becoming//become] stronger in your [belief in in Jesus//faith], as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. 12 For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ through your [belief//faith] in the active power of God, who raised him from death. 21 “Don't handle this,” “Don't taste that,” “Don't touch [that other thing//the other]”? NLT Translation notes: Col. 2:7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then [you will grow strong in your beief of//your faith will grow strong in] the truth [just as/0] you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you [fully believed in/trusted] the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.]]></content:encoded>
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  1268. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1269. <itunes:keywords />
  1270. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1271. <itunes:summary>Today's readings from the NLT are
  1272. NEH.8 NEH.9 ISA.38 COL.2</itunes:summary>
  1273. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1274. <itunes:episode>329</itunes:episode>
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  1276. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1278. <item>
  1279. <title>JoySightings_045</title>
  1280. <itunes:title>Three more parables by Safed the Sage</itunes:title>
  1281. <pubDate>Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:36:51 +0000</pubDate>
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  1284. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/2/d/5/6/2d5685f30b78166e/2017DDd_joySightings.png" />
  1285. <description><![CDATA[Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:  Parable of the Shore Dinner Heaven and the Steamboat Hollyhocks I Transplanted]]></description>
  1286. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:  Parable of the Shore Dinner Heaven and the Steamboat Hollyhocks I Transplanted]]></content:encoded>
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  1288. <itunes:duration>11:17</itunes:duration>
  1289. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1290. <itunes:keywords />
  1291. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[Parable of the Shore Dinner; Heaven and the Steamboat; Hollyhocks I Transplanted]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1292. <itunes:summary>Parables in this episode:
  1293. Parable of the Shore Dinner
  1294. Heaven and the Steamboat
  1295. Hollyhocks I Transplanted
  1296. </itunes:summary>
  1297. <itunes:episode>45</itunes:episode>
  1298. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1299. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1300. </item>
  1301. <item>
  1302. <title>DayStarters_107  ACT.9.17-43</title>
  1303. <itunes:title>ACT.9.17-43</itunes:title>
  1304. <pubDate>Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1308. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 96 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1309. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 96 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1311. <itunes:duration>08:20</itunes:duration>
  1312. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1313. <itunes:keywords />
  1314. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.9.17-43]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1315. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 9.17-43 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1316. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1317. <itunes:episode>107</itunes:episode>
  1318. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1319. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1321. <item>
  1322. <title>GN-DBRP_328  NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1</title>
  1323. <itunes:title>NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1</itunes:title>
  1324. <pubDate>Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1328. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 7:Yesterday we read how Nehemiah stood up for all the common people in their financial difficulty. The nobles were rich, but everyone else was suffering— some even having no option but to sell their own children into slavery. Amazingly, he succeeded in convincing the nobles to forgive debts, and forced them take a solemn oath about that. The wall was finished in just 52 days, but Nehemiah was getting more and more threats from Sanballat and his cronies. ISAIAH 37:We heard the challenge and mocking of the Assyrian chief of staff— who brought the Assyrian King’s message to Jerusalem with a huge show of force. The challenge was shouted out in Hebrew for all the people to hear. (I always wonder how it was that the Assyrian commander was fluent in Hebrew!) What a thing to happen to a king that 2Kings 18 praises with these words: 2Kings 18:5 [NLT] Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. COLOSSIANS 1:We finished the wonderful book of Philippians yesterday. I count three great promises in that 4th chapter. But note: This time I feel that all of them are really conditional promises— even the last one. If we are going to have God’s peace guarding our hearts and minds, and if we want God to supply our needs, then we must give attention to how Paul told the Philippians to live and how they were giving to support Paul’s mission. I encourage everyone to spend more time looking at the treasures of Philippians, and the same goes for the book we start today— Colossians. Colossians was written around the same time as Philippians, and Philemon was a member of this church. This letter has another wonderful poetic portion in chapter one exalting Christ. In most of my presentations in Indonesian seminaries, I introduce our translation by reading Colossians 2. The things Indonesians don’t understand in their Bibles— and the things I hope you will understand in the GNT or NLT, are spiritual realities. These are things that are true of us spiritually which cannot be seen with physical eyes. If you understand spiritual realities, you get the opportunity to believe them. If you believe them, meditate on them. If you meditate on them, you will find them working powerfully in your life to transform you and release you from sinful desires. GNT Translation notes:Col. 1:4 For we have heard of your [belief//faith] in Christ Jesus and of your love for all God's people. 5 When the true message, the Good News, first came to you, you heard about the hope it offers. So your [belief//faith] and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in heaven.]]></description>
  1329. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 7:Yesterday we read how Nehemiah stood up for all the common people in their financial difficulty. The nobles were rich, but everyone else was suffering— some even having no option but to sell their own children into slavery. Amazingly, he succeeded in convincing the nobles to forgive debts, and forced them take a solemn oath about that. The wall was finished in just 52 days, but Nehemiah was getting more and more threats from Sanballat and his cronies. ISAIAH 37:We heard the challenge and mocking of the Assyrian chief of staff— who brought the Assyrian King’s message to Jerusalem with a huge show of force. The challenge was shouted out in Hebrew for all the people to hear. (I always wonder how it was that the Assyrian commander was fluent in Hebrew!) What a thing to happen to a king that 2Kings 18 praises with these words: 2Kings 18:5 [NLT] Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. COLOSSIANS 1:We finished the wonderful book of Philippians yesterday. I count three great promises in that 4th chapter. But note: This time I feel that all of them are really conditional promises— even the last one. If we are going to have God’s peace guarding our hearts and minds, and if we want God to supply our needs, then we must give attention to how Paul told the Philippians to live and how they were giving to support Paul’s mission. I encourage everyone to spend more time looking at the treasures of Philippians, and the same goes for the book we start today— Colossians. Colossians was written around the same time as Philippians, and Philemon was a member of this church. This letter has another wonderful poetic portion in chapter one exalting Christ. In most of my presentations in Indonesian seminaries, I introduce our translation by reading Colossians 2. The things Indonesians don’t understand in their Bibles— and the things I hope you will understand in the GNT or NLT, are spiritual realities. These are things that are true of us spiritually which cannot be seen with physical eyes. If you understand spiritual realities, you get the opportunity to believe them. If you believe them, meditate on them. If you meditate on them, you will find them working powerfully in your life to transform you and release you from sinful desires. GNT Translation notes:Col. 1:4 For we have heard of your [belief//faith] in Christ Jesus and of your love for all God's people. 5 When the true message, the Good News, first came to you, you heard about the hope it offers. So your [belief//faith] and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in heaven.]]></content:encoded>
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  1334. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1335. <itunes:summary>The readings from the GNT for this day are
  1336. NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1</itunes:summary>
  1337. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1338. <itunes:episode>328</itunes:episode>
  1339. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1340. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1342. <item>
  1343. <title>NL-DBRP_328  NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1</title>
  1344. <itunes:title>NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1</itunes:title>
  1345. <pubDate>Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1349. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 7:Yesterday we read how Nehemiah stood up for all the common people in their financial difficulty. The nobles were rich, but everyone else was suffering— some even having no option but to sell their own children into slavery. Amazingly, he succeeded in convincing the nobles to forgive debts, and forced them take a solemn oath about that. The wall was finished in just 52 days, but Nehemiah was getting more and more threats from Sanballat and his cronies. ISAIAH 37: We heard the challenge and mocking of the Assyrian chief of staff— who brought the Assyrian King’s message to Jerusalem with a huge show of force. The challenge was shouted out in Hebrew for all the people to hear. (I always wonder how it was that the Assyrian commander was fluent in Hebrew!) What a thing to happen to a king that 2Kings 18 praises with these words: 2Kings 18:5 [NLT] Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. COLOSSIANS 1: We finished the wonderful book of Philippians yesterday. I count three great promises in that 4th chapter. But note: This time I feel that all of them are really conditional promises— even the last one. If we are going to have God’s peace guarding our hearts and minds, and if we want God to supply our needs, then we must give attention to how Paul told the Philippians to live and how they were giving to support Paul’s mission. I encourage everyone to spend more time looking at the treasures of Philippians, and the same goes for the book we start today— Colossians. Colossians was written around the same time as Philippians, and Philemon was a member of this church. This letter has another wonderful poetic portion in chapter one exalting Christ. In most of my presentations in Indonesian seminaries, I introduce our translation by reading Colossians 2. The things Indonesians don’t understand in their Bibles— and the things I hope you will understand in the GNT or NLT, are spiritual realities. These are things that are true of us spiritually which cannot be seen with physical eyes. If you understand spiritual realities, you get the opportunity to believe them. If you believe them, meditate on them. If you meditate on them, you will find them working powerfully in your life to transform you and release you from sinful desires. GNT Translation notes: Col. 1:4 For we have heard of your [belief//faith] in Christ Jesus and of your love for all God's people. 5 When the true message, the Good News, first came to you, you heard about the hope it offers. So your [belief//faith] and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in heaven.]]></description>
  1350. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 7:Yesterday we read how Nehemiah stood up for all the common people in their financial difficulty. The nobles were rich, but everyone else was suffering— some even having no option but to sell their own children into slavery. Amazingly, he succeeded in convincing the nobles to forgive debts, and forced them take a solemn oath about that. The wall was finished in just 52 days, but Nehemiah was getting more and more threats from Sanballat and his cronies. ISAIAH 37: We heard the challenge and mocking of the Assyrian chief of staff— who brought the Assyrian King’s message to Jerusalem with a huge show of force. The challenge was shouted out in Hebrew for all the people to hear. (I always wonder how it was that the Assyrian commander was fluent in Hebrew!) What a thing to happen to a king that 2Kings 18 praises with these words: 2Kings 18:5 [NLT] Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. COLOSSIANS 1: We finished the wonderful book of Philippians yesterday. I count three great promises in that 4th chapter. But note: This time I feel that all of them are really conditional promises— even the last one. If we are going to have God’s peace guarding our hearts and minds, and if we want God to supply our needs, then we must give attention to how Paul told the Philippians to live and how they were giving to support Paul’s mission. I encourage everyone to spend more time looking at the treasures of Philippians, and the same goes for the book we start today— Colossians. Colossians was written around the same time as Philippians, and Philemon was a member of this church. This letter has another wonderful poetic portion in chapter one exalting Christ. In most of my presentations in Indonesian seminaries, I introduce our translation by reading Colossians 2. The things Indonesians don’t understand in their Bibles— and the things I hope you will understand in the GNT or NLT, are spiritual realities. These are things that are true of us spiritually which cannot be seen with physical eyes. If you understand spiritual realities, you get the opportunity to believe them. If you believe them, meditate on them. If you meditate on them, you will find them working powerfully in your life to transform you and release you from sinful desires. GNT Translation notes: Col. 1:4 For we have heard of your [belief//faith] in Christ Jesus and of your love for all God's people. 5 When the true message, the Good News, first came to you, you heard about the hope it offers. So your [belief//faith] and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in heaven.]]></content:encoded>
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  1355. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1356. <itunes:summary>The readings from the NLT for this day are
  1357. NEH.7 ISA.37 COL.1</itunes:summary>
  1358. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1359. <itunes:episode>328</itunes:episode>
  1360. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1361. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1363. <item>
  1364. <title>DayStarters_106  ACT.9.1-21</title>
  1365. <itunes:title>ACT.9.1-21</itunes:title>
  1366. <pubDate>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1370. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 95 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1371. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 95 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1373. <itunes:duration>07:04</itunes:duration>
  1374. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1375. <itunes:keywords />
  1376. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.9.1-21]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1377. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 9.1-21 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1378. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1379. <itunes:episode>106</itunes:episode>
  1380. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1381. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1382. </item>
  1383. <item>
  1384. <title>GN-DBRP_327  NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4</title>
  1385. <itunes:title>NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4</itunes:title>
  1386. <pubDate>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1390. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 5-6:Yesterday Nehemiah gave a listing of the people who rebuilt the wall. This included Shallum and his daughters, and two named goldsmiths, merchants, priests and Levites. The residents of the land opposed to the construction were threatening violence, so the people armed themselves and had men on guard at all times. Nehemiah and his men stayed fully armed at all times, and in the last verse of chapter 4 NLT says ‘even when they went for water’— which I take as a euphemism for going potty. That little phrase is very obscure in Hebrew, and GNT translates it in a different way. ISAIAH 36:It was interesting to find this verse near the beginning of Isaiah’s beautiful chapter 35: 3 Give strength to hands that are tiredand to knees that tremble with weakness. This verse was probably in the mind of the writer of Hebrews in chapter 13. And in fact, the Holy Highway and its destination is very much like the ‘place’ we ‘come to’ in Hebrews 13! Today we start on the prose portion of Isaiah from chapters 36-39. PHILIPPIANS 4:I have found deep meaning and great spiritual help from the portion around verse 13 in chapter 3. And I am certainly not alone in that. Here are some of the most quoted verses in this letter: Php. 3:13 NLT No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.15 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things... I would like to point out that twice in this chapter Paul points us to heaven. One is in the verses I just quoted, and the other in verse 20, where he says, “We are citizens of heaven.” Note that he calls all of us to keep our focus forward and lengthen our stride as we run toward heaven. All of us! There is no other destination for believers ever mentioned in the Bible. Wherever Jesus is, that’s where we’ll be. And that’s why Paul says repeatedly, dying is better and would simply bring him nearer Christ. If as Revelation portrays, the New Jerusalem comes down to earth, then that is heaven and that’s where we will be. There is no such thing as a Purgatory. And neither is there a separation of believers, where the really holy ones get to go to heaven and the not so good ones stay on earth. There is only hell and heaven. And if you are a believer in Christ, you are a citizen of heaven and you will be right where Jesus is.]]></description>
  1391. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 5-6:Yesterday Nehemiah gave a listing of the people who rebuilt the wall. This included Shallum and his daughters, and two named goldsmiths, merchants, priests and Levites. The residents of the land opposed to the construction were threatening violence, so the people armed themselves and had men on guard at all times. Nehemiah and his men stayed fully armed at all times, and in the last verse of chapter 4 NLT says ‘even when they went for water’— which I take as a euphemism for going potty. That little phrase is very obscure in Hebrew, and GNT translates it in a different way. ISAIAH 36:It was interesting to find this verse near the beginning of Isaiah’s beautiful chapter 35: 3 Give strength to hands that are tiredand to knees that tremble with weakness. This verse was probably in the mind of the writer of Hebrews in chapter 13. And in fact, the Holy Highway and its destination is very much like the ‘place’ we ‘come to’ in Hebrews 13! Today we start on the prose portion of Isaiah from chapters 36-39. PHILIPPIANS 4:I have found deep meaning and great spiritual help from the portion around verse 13 in chapter 3. And I am certainly not alone in that. Here are some of the most quoted verses in this letter: Php. 3:13 NLT No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.15 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things... I would like to point out that twice in this chapter Paul points us to heaven. One is in the verses I just quoted, and the other in verse 20, where he says, “We are citizens of heaven.” Note that he calls all of us to keep our focus forward and lengthen our stride as we run toward heaven. All of us! There is no other destination for believers ever mentioned in the Bible. Wherever Jesus is, that’s where we’ll be. And that’s why Paul says repeatedly, dying is better and would simply bring him nearer Christ. If as Revelation portrays, the New Jerusalem comes down to earth, then that is heaven and that’s where we will be. There is no such thing as a Purgatory. And neither is there a separation of believers, where the really holy ones get to go to heaven and the not so good ones stay on earth. There is only hell and heaven. And if you are a believer in Christ, you are a citizen of heaven and you will be right where Jesus is.]]></content:encoded>
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  1396. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1397. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1398. NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4</itunes:summary>
  1399. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1400. <itunes:episode>327</itunes:episode>
  1401. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1402. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1404. <item>
  1405. <title>NL-DBRP_327  NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4</title>
  1406. <itunes:title>NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4</itunes:title>
  1407. <pubDate>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1411. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 5-6: Yesterday Nehemiah gave a listing of the people who rebuilt the wall. This included Shallum and his daughters, and two named goldsmiths, merchants, priests and Levites. The residents of the land opposed to the construction were threatening violence, so the people armed themselves and had men on guard at all times. Nehemiah and his men stayed fully armed at all times, and in the last verse of chapter 4 NLT says ‘even when they went for water’— which I take as a euphemism for going potty. That little phrase is very obscure in Hebrew, and GNT translates it in a different way. ISAIAH 36: It was interesting to find this verse near the beginning of Isaiah’s beautiful chapter 35: 3 Give strength to hands that are tired and to knees that tremble with weakness. This verse was probably in the mind of the writer of Hebrews in chapter 13. And in fact, the Holy Highway and its destination is very much like the ‘place’ we ‘come to’ in Hebrews 13! Today we start on the prose portion of Isaiah from chapters 36-39. PHILIPPIANS 4: I have found deep meaning and great spiritual help from the portion around verse 13 in chapter 3. And I am certainly not alone in that. Here are some of the most quoted verses in this letter: Php. 3:13 NLT No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. 15 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things... I would like to point out that twice in this chapter Paul points us to heaven. One is in the verses I just quoted, and the other in verse 20, where he says, “We are citizens of heaven.” Note that he calls all of us to keep our focus forward and lengthen our stride as we run toward heaven. All of us! There is no other destination for believers ever mentioned in the Bible. Wherever Jesus is, that’s where we’ll be. And that’s why Paul says repeatedly, dying is better and would simply bring him nearer Christ. If as Revelation portrays, the New Jerusalem comes down to earth, then that is heaven and that’s where we will be. There is no such thing as a Purgatory. And neither is there a separation of believers, where the really holy ones get to go to heaven and the not so good ones stay on earth. There is only hell and heaven. And if you are a believer in Christ, you are a citizen of heaven and you will be right where Jesus is.]]></description>
  1412. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 5-6: Yesterday Nehemiah gave a listing of the people who rebuilt the wall. This included Shallum and his daughters, and two named goldsmiths, merchants, priests and Levites. The residents of the land opposed to the construction were threatening violence, so the people armed themselves and had men on guard at all times. Nehemiah and his men stayed fully armed at all times, and in the last verse of chapter 4 NLT says ‘even when they went for water’— which I take as a euphemism for going potty. That little phrase is very obscure in Hebrew, and GNT translates it in a different way. ISAIAH 36: It was interesting to find this verse near the beginning of Isaiah’s beautiful chapter 35: 3 Give strength to hands that are tired and to knees that tremble with weakness. This verse was probably in the mind of the writer of Hebrews in chapter 13. And in fact, the Holy Highway and its destination is very much like the ‘place’ we ‘come to’ in Hebrews 13! Today we start on the prose portion of Isaiah from chapters 36-39. PHILIPPIANS 4: I have found deep meaning and great spiritual help from the portion around verse 13 in chapter 3. And I am certainly not alone in that. Here are some of the most quoted verses in this letter: Php. 3:13 NLT No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. 15 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things... I would like to point out that twice in this chapter Paul points us to heaven. One is in the verses I just quoted, and the other in verse 20, where he says, “We are citizens of heaven.” Note that he calls all of us to keep our focus forward and lengthen our stride as we run toward heaven. All of us! There is no other destination for believers ever mentioned in the Bible. Wherever Jesus is, that’s where we’ll be. And that’s why Paul says repeatedly, dying is better and would simply bring him nearer Christ. If as Revelation portrays, the New Jerusalem comes down to earth, then that is heaven and that’s where we will be. There is no such thing as a Purgatory. And neither is there a separation of believers, where the really holy ones get to go to heaven and the not so good ones stay on earth. There is only hell and heaven. And if you are a believer in Christ, you are a citizen of heaven and you will be right where Jesus is.]]></content:encoded>
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  1415. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1416. <itunes:keywords />
  1417. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1418. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1419. NEH.5 NEH.6 ISA.36 PHP.4</itunes:summary>
  1420. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1421. <itunes:episode>327</itunes:episode>
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  1424. <item>
  1425. <title>DayStarters_105  ACT.8.25-40</title>
  1426. <itunes:title>ACT.8.25-40</itunes:title>
  1427. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1431. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 94 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1432. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 94 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1434. <itunes:duration>07:02</itunes:duration>
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  1436. <itunes:keywords />
  1437. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.8.25-40]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1438. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 8.25-40 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1439. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1440. <itunes:episode>105</itunes:episode>
  1441. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1442. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1443. </item>
  1444. <item>
  1445. <title>GN-DBRP_326  NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3</title>
  1446. <itunes:title>NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3</itunes:title>
  1447. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1451. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 3-4:After Nehemiah’s wonderful prayer for Jerusalem, more than three months went by before the king noticed him looking sad. He says he had never before looked sad, so he must have waited. God must have been in the timing, because the king wonderfully agreed to help Nehemiah in every way. And the leaders in Jerusalem also were enthusiastic in their acceptance of his proposal to rebuild the walls. ISAIAH 35:Yesterday we heard that the land of Edom would become an eternal wasteland and a home for owls and other creatures. The land of Edom is in modern-day Jordan, and GoogleMaps shows almost nothing green in that whole area. PHILIPPIANS 3:Yesterday we heard Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about Christ’s humility and subsequent exaltation to the highest place. And we heard this promise:Php. 2:13 GNT because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose. GNT Translation note:9 [PET And I just want to remain joined as one with Him. The way I’m made right before God is not based my efforts to obey the Law. Instead I am made right in God’s sight only because of Christ! I fully believe in what Christ has done, and through that belief alone I am made right in God's sight.//GNT and be completely united with him. I no longer have a righteousness of my own, the kind that is gained by obeying the Law. I now have the righteousness that is given through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God and is based on faith.] NLT Translation notes:Php. 3:1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your [fully believing//faith].13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.]]></description>
  1452. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 3-4:After Nehemiah’s wonderful prayer for Jerusalem, more than three months went by before the king noticed him looking sad. He says he had never before looked sad, so he must have waited. God must have been in the timing, because the king wonderfully agreed to help Nehemiah in every way. And the leaders in Jerusalem also were enthusiastic in their acceptance of his proposal to rebuild the walls. ISAIAH 35:Yesterday we heard that the land of Edom would become an eternal wasteland and a home for owls and other creatures. The land of Edom is in modern-day Jordan, and GoogleMaps shows almost nothing green in that whole area. PHILIPPIANS 3:Yesterday we heard Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about Christ’s humility and subsequent exaltation to the highest place. And we heard this promise:Php. 2:13 GNT because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose. GNT Translation note:9 [PET And I just want to remain joined as one with Him. The way I’m made right before God is not based my efforts to obey the Law. Instead I am made right in God’s sight only because of Christ! I fully believe in what Christ has done, and through that belief alone I am made right in God's sight.//GNT and be completely united with him. I no longer have a righteousness of my own, the kind that is gained by obeying the Law. I now have the righteousness that is given through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God and is based on faith.] NLT Translation notes:Php. 3:1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your [fully believing//faith].13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.]]></content:encoded>
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  1454. <itunes:duration>23:04</itunes:duration>
  1455. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1456. <itunes:keywords />
  1457. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1458. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1459. NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3</itunes:summary>
  1460. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1461. <itunes:episode>326</itunes:episode>
  1462. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1463. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1465. <item>
  1466. <title>NL-DBRP_326  NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3</title>
  1467. <itunes:title>NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3</itunes:title>
  1468. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1472. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 3-4:After Nehemiah’s wonderful prayer for Jerusalem, more than three months went by before the king noticed him looking sad. He says he had never before looked sad, so he must have waited. God must have been in the timing, because the king wonderfully agreed to help Nehemiah in every way. And the leaders in Jerusalem also were enthusiastic in their acceptance of his proposal to rebuild the walls. ISAIAH 35:Yesterday we heard that the land of Edom would become an eternal wasteland and a home for owls and other creatures. The land of Edom is in modern-day Jordan, and GoogleMaps shows almost nothing green in that whole area. PHILIPPIANS 3:Yesterday we heard Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about Christ’s humility and subsequent exaltation to the highest place. And we heard this promise: Php. 2:13 GNT because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose. GNT Translation note: 9 [PET And I just want to remain joined as one with Him. The way I’m made right before God is not based my efforts to obey the Law. Instead I am made right in God’s sight only because of Christ! I fully believe in what Christ has done, and through that belief alone I am made right in God's sight.//GNT and be completely united with him. I no longer have a righteousness of my own, the kind that is gained by obeying the Law. I now have the righteousness that is given through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God and is based on faith.] NLT Translation notes: Php. 3:1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your [fully believing//faith]. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.]]></description>
  1473. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 3-4:After Nehemiah’s wonderful prayer for Jerusalem, more than three months went by before the king noticed him looking sad. He says he had never before looked sad, so he must have waited. God must have been in the timing, because the king wonderfully agreed to help Nehemiah in every way. And the leaders in Jerusalem also were enthusiastic in their acceptance of his proposal to rebuild the walls. ISAIAH 35:Yesterday we heard that the land of Edom would become an eternal wasteland and a home for owls and other creatures. The land of Edom is in modern-day Jordan, and GoogleMaps shows almost nothing green in that whole area. PHILIPPIANS 3:Yesterday we heard Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about Christ’s humility and subsequent exaltation to the highest place. And we heard this promise: Php. 2:13 GNT because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose. GNT Translation note: 9 [PET And I just want to remain joined as one with Him. The way I’m made right before God is not based my efforts to obey the Law. Instead I am made right in God’s sight only because of Christ! I fully believe in what Christ has done, and through that belief alone I am made right in God's sight.//GNT and be completely united with him. I no longer have a righteousness of my own, the kind that is gained by obeying the Law. I now have the righteousness that is given through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God and is based on faith.] NLT Translation notes: Php. 3:1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your [fully believing//faith]. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection//it], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.]]></content:encoded>
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  1475. <itunes:duration>20:30</itunes:duration>
  1476. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1477. <itunes:keywords />
  1478. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1479. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1480. NEH.3 NEH.4 ISA.35 PHP.3</itunes:summary>
  1481. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1482. <itunes:episode>326</itunes:episode>
  1483. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1484. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1486. <item>
  1487. <title>DayStarters_104  ACT.8.1-25</title>
  1488. <itunes:title>ACT.8.1-25</itunes:title>
  1489. <pubDate>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1493. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 93 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1494. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 93 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1496. <itunes:duration>07:30</itunes:duration>
  1497. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1498. <itunes:keywords />
  1499. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.8.1-25]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1500. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 8.1-25 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1501. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1502. <itunes:episode>104</itunes:episode>
  1503. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1504. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1506. <item>
  1507. <title>GN-DBRP_325  NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2</title>
  1508. <itunes:title>NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2</itunes:title>
  1509. <pubDate>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1513. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 1:Yesterday we heard how the returned exiles responded to Ezra’s shock and demonstration of his sorrow, and his prayer of repentance. The book ended with the names of those who were found guilty of forbidden marriages. Note that these are not just names of the guilty, but names of those who repented and sacrificed to God. They are the names of the forgiven. In some ways— and not all, this shows the kind of seriousness with which church discipline spoken of in the New Testament should be conducted. (Matthew 18, 1 & 2 Corinthians) As I said just a few days ago, the book of Nehemiah was— according to Jewish tradition, written by Ezra, and this book was originally bundled with the book of Ezra. Nehemiah and Ezra had to have been close friends. If Ezra wrote the book of Nehemiah, he did so as one writing Nehemiah’s testimony, since Nehemiah speaks in the first person throughout the book. Nehemiah is a wonderful example of a man living in prayerful trust of the Lord, and a man willing to take on huge tasks because of his full belief in God. He is a wonderful example of a leader who does not take advantage of his position to enrich himself, but works for the good of all the people. ISAIAH 34:Yesterday, amid the statements of judgment for Assyria in chapter 33, we still heard amazing prophecies in Isaiah. Here are two of them: 17 GNT Once again you will see a king ruling in splendor over a land that stretches in all directions.24 No one who lives in our land will ever again complain of being sick, and all sins will be forgiven. PHILIPPIANS 2:Here is a promise to claim from the first chapter of Philippians: Php. 1:6 GNT And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus. GNT Translation notes:7 [PET But He humbled Himself and left everything.Then He took the lowliest status of a servant to serve us,and came to this world as a normal human being.And as a human being,//GNT Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.]17 [PET You fully believe in Him, and so you sacrifice your lives to serve God. So even if I have to give my own blood along with your sacrifice— meaning if I’m killed in the fight to maintain our belief in Christ,* I’ll still rejoice. And I want you also to feel that joy along with me.//GNT Perhaps my life's blood is to be poured out like an offering on the sacrifice that your faith offers to God. If that is so, I am glad and share my joy with you all.]18 [PET Yes, join in being happy with me and be full of joy with me!// GNT In the same way, you too must be glad and share your joy with me.] NLT Translation note:Php. 2:9 Therefore, God elevated [has] him to the place of highest honorand [has given//gave] him the name above all other names,]]></description>
  1514. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 1:Yesterday we heard how the returned exiles responded to Ezra’s shock and demonstration of his sorrow, and his prayer of repentance. The book ended with the names of those who were found guilty of forbidden marriages. Note that these are not just names of the guilty, but names of those who repented and sacrificed to God. They are the names of the forgiven. In some ways— and not all, this shows the kind of seriousness with which church discipline spoken of in the New Testament should be conducted. (Matthew 18, 1 & 2 Corinthians) As I said just a few days ago, the book of Nehemiah was— according to Jewish tradition, written by Ezra, and this book was originally bundled with the book of Ezra. Nehemiah and Ezra had to have been close friends. If Ezra wrote the book of Nehemiah, he did so as one writing Nehemiah’s testimony, since Nehemiah speaks in the first person throughout the book. Nehemiah is a wonderful example of a man living in prayerful trust of the Lord, and a man willing to take on huge tasks because of his full belief in God. He is a wonderful example of a leader who does not take advantage of his position to enrich himself, but works for the good of all the people. ISAIAH 34:Yesterday, amid the statements of judgment for Assyria in chapter 33, we still heard amazing prophecies in Isaiah. Here are two of them: 17 GNT Once again you will see a king ruling in splendor over a land that stretches in all directions.24 No one who lives in our land will ever again complain of being sick, and all sins will be forgiven. PHILIPPIANS 2:Here is a promise to claim from the first chapter of Philippians: Php. 1:6 GNT And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus. GNT Translation notes:7 [PET But He humbled Himself and left everything.Then He took the lowliest status of a servant to serve us,and came to this world as a normal human being.And as a human being,//GNT Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.]17 [PET You fully believe in Him, and so you sacrifice your lives to serve God. So even if I have to give my own blood along with your sacrifice— meaning if I’m killed in the fight to maintain our belief in Christ,* I’ll still rejoice. And I want you also to feel that joy along with me.//GNT Perhaps my life's blood is to be poured out like an offering on the sacrifice that your faith offers to God. If that is so, I am glad and share my joy with you all.]18 [PET Yes, join in being happy with me and be full of joy with me!// GNT In the same way, you too must be glad and share your joy with me.] NLT Translation note:Php. 2:9 Therefore, God elevated [has] him to the place of highest honorand [has given//gave] him the name above all other names,]]></content:encoded>
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  1519. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1520. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1521. NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2</itunes:summary>
  1522. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1523. <itunes:episode>325</itunes:episode>
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  1527. <title>NL-DBRP_325  NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2</title>
  1528. <itunes:title>NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2</itunes:title>
  1529. <pubDate>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1533. <description><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 1:Yesterday we heard how the returned exiles responded to Ezra’s shock and demonstration of his sorrow, and his prayer of repentance. The book ended with the names of those who were found guilty of forbidden marriages. Note that these are not just names of the guilty, but names of those who repented and sacrificed to God. They are the names of the forgiven. In some ways— and not all, this shows the kind of seriousness with which church discipline spoken of in the New Testament should be conducted. (Matthew 18, 1 & 2 Corinthians) As I said just a few days ago, the book of Nehemiah was— according to Jewish tradition, written by Ezra, and this book was originally bundled with the book of Ezra. Nehemiah and Ezra had to have been close friends. If Ezra wrote the book of Nehemiah, he did so as one writing Nehemiah’s testimony, since Nehemiah speaks in the first person throughout the book. Nehemiah is a wonderful example of a man living in prayerful trust of the Lord, and a man willing to take on huge tasks because of his full belief in God. He is a wonderful example of a leader who does not take advantage of his position to enrich himself, but works for the good of all the people. ISAIAH 34: Yesterday, amid the statements of judgment for Assyria in chapter 33, we still heard amazing prophecies in Isaiah. Here are two of them: 17 GNT Once again you will see a king ruling in splendor over a land that stretches in all directions. 24 No one who lives in our land will ever again complain of being sick, and all sins will be forgiven. PHILIPPIANS 2:Here is a promise to claim from the first chapter of Philippians: Php. 1:6 GNT And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus. GNT Translation notes: 7 [PET But He humbled Himself and left everything. Then He took the lowliest status of a servant to serve us, and came to this world as a normal human being. And as a human being,//GNT Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.] 17 [PET You fully believe in Him, and so you sacrifice your lives to serve God. So even if I have to give my own blood along with your sacrifice— meaning if I’m killed in the fight to maintain our belief in Christ,* I’ll still rejoice. And I want you also to feel that joy along with me.//GNT Perhaps my life's blood is to be poured out like an offering on the sacrifice that your faith offers to God. If that is so, I am glad and share my joy with you all.] 18 [PET Yes, join in being happy with me and be full of joy with me!// GNT In the same way, you too must be glad and share your joy with me.] NLT Translation note: Php. 2:9 Therefore, God elevated [has] him to the place of highest honor and [has given//gave] him the name above all other names,]]></description>
  1534. <content:encoded><![CDATA[NEHEMIAH 1:Yesterday we heard how the returned exiles responded to Ezra’s shock and demonstration of his sorrow, and his prayer of repentance. The book ended with the names of those who were found guilty of forbidden marriages. Note that these are not just names of the guilty, but names of those who repented and sacrificed to God. They are the names of the forgiven. In some ways— and not all, this shows the kind of seriousness with which church discipline spoken of in the New Testament should be conducted. (Matthew 18, 1 & 2 Corinthians) As I said just a few days ago, the book of Nehemiah was— according to Jewish tradition, written by Ezra, and this book was originally bundled with the book of Ezra. Nehemiah and Ezra had to have been close friends. If Ezra wrote the book of Nehemiah, he did so as one writing Nehemiah’s testimony, since Nehemiah speaks in the first person throughout the book. Nehemiah is a wonderful example of a man living in prayerful trust of the Lord, and a man willing to take on huge tasks because of his full belief in God. He is a wonderful example of a leader who does not take advantage of his position to enrich himself, but works for the good of all the people. ISAIAH 34: Yesterday, amid the statements of judgment for Assyria in chapter 33, we still heard amazing prophecies in Isaiah. Here are two of them: 17 GNT Once again you will see a king ruling in splendor over a land that stretches in all directions. 24 No one who lives in our land will ever again complain of being sick, and all sins will be forgiven. PHILIPPIANS 2:Here is a promise to claim from the first chapter of Philippians: Php. 1:6 GNT And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus. GNT Translation notes: 7 [PET But He humbled Himself and left everything. Then He took the lowliest status of a servant to serve us, and came to this world as a normal human being. And as a human being,//GNT Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.] 17 [PET You fully believe in Him, and so you sacrifice your lives to serve God. So even if I have to give my own blood along with your sacrifice— meaning if I’m killed in the fight to maintain our belief in Christ,* I’ll still rejoice. And I want you also to feel that joy along with me.//GNT Perhaps my life's blood is to be poured out like an offering on the sacrifice that your faith offers to God. If that is so, I am glad and share my joy with you all.] 18 [PET Yes, join in being happy with me and be full of joy with me!// GNT In the same way, you too must be glad and share your joy with me.] NLT Translation note: Php. 2:9 Therefore, God elevated [has] him to the place of highest honor and [has given//gave] him the name above all other names,]]></content:encoded>
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  1536. <itunes:duration>19:12</itunes:duration>
  1537. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1538. <itunes:keywords />
  1539. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1540. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1541. NEH.1 NEH.2 ISA.34 PHP.2</itunes:summary>
  1542. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1543. <itunes:episode>325</itunes:episode>
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  1546. <item>
  1547. <title>DayStarters_103  ACT.7.30-60</title>
  1548. <itunes:title>ACT.7.30-60</itunes:title>
  1549. <pubDate>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1553. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 92 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1554. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 92 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1556. <itunes:duration>09:28</itunes:duration>
  1557. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1558. <itunes:keywords />
  1559. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.7.30-60]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1560. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 7.30-60 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1561. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1562. <itunes:episode>103</itunes:episode>
  1563. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1564. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1565. </item>
  1566. <item>
  1567. <title>GN-DBRP_324  EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1</title>
  1568. <itunes:title>EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1</itunes:title>
  1569. <pubDate>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1573. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 9-10:Yesterday we heard how Ezra introduced himself. Note that he spoke of himself in the 3rd person, but finally resorted to ‘I’. King Artaxerxes was certainly impressed by Ezra! Ezra was given  everything he could have wanted, guaranteeing full government support of the temple worship in every way. Note how methodical Ezra was, making sure that he took Levites and temple servants along. His total party must have been at least 1,000 men. So with women and children, it would have been quite a group. And evidently others were coming back separately as well. ISAIAH 33:Having eyes to see and ears to hear is a theme in Isaiah, and remember what Jesus always said, “You got ears, don’t ya? Well then use them!” (My translation.) So this part of yesterday’s reading bears repeating: Is. 32:1 NLT Look, a righteous king is coming!And honest princes will rule under him.2 Each one will be like a shelter from the windand a refuge from the storm,like streams of water in the desertand the shadow of a great rock in a parched land.3 Then everyone who has eyes will be able to see the truth,and everyone who has ears will be able to hear it. PHILIPPIANS 1:Remember how Paul in 2nd Corinthians showed clearly that he loved the Corinthian believers. Now in Philippians, written around the year 61 when Paul was under house arrest in Rome, we have a love letter to the Philippian church. However unlike 2nd Corinthians, in this letter there is no scolding. This is a prison letter. Paul has suffered so much! Yet there is such a tone of joy in this letter from beginning to end. One is reminded that it was in Philippi where Paul and Silas were unjustly beaten and put in the lowest dungeon, but were singing praises in the middle of the night. This letter includes Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about the humility of Christ and the final outcome of his self-sacrifice. And Paul exhorts us to imitate Christ in his humility. This also means that we should forgive one another and strive for unity. Note the example of the Euodia and Syntyche in chapter 4. And this letter of Philippians holds some of the most precious promises in Scripture. Let’s find them and claim them! GNT Translation notes:Php. 1:15 Of course [there are some people who//some of them] preach Christ because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine good will.16 [Those in that last group//These] do so from love, because they know that God has given me the work of defending the gospel.17 The others[, however,] do not proclaim Christ sincerely, but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me while I am in prison.25 I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and joy in [fully believing in Christ//the faith],27 Now, the important thing is that your way of life should be as the gospel of Christ requires, so that, whether or not I am able to go and see you, I will hear that you are standing firm with one common purpose and that with only one desire you are fighting together for [belief in the gospel of Christ//the faith of the gospel].NLT Translation notes:Php. 1:7 [So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. [You are partners with me in the ministry that was given to me because of the grace of God. And you have shared with me//You share with me the special favor of God,] both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News.//PET 7 It's proper for me to think like that about you, of course, because I feel that you have a place in my heart. That's because you've become my coworkers in the task that God has given me. That task was given to me only because of His kindness. My task is to defend and maintain the Good News from God, whether I'm in prison or not. And God Himself knows that I really long for all of you with the love that comes from Christ Jesus.]25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. 27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for [what we fully believe//the faith], which is the Good News.]]></description>
  1574. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 9-10:Yesterday we heard how Ezra introduced himself. Note that he spoke of himself in the 3rd person, but finally resorted to ‘I’. King Artaxerxes was certainly impressed by Ezra! Ezra was given  everything he could have wanted, guaranteeing full government support of the temple worship in every way. Note how methodical Ezra was, making sure that he took Levites and temple servants along. His total party must have been at least 1,000 men. So with women and children, it would have been quite a group. And evidently others were coming back separately as well. ISAIAH 33:Having eyes to see and ears to hear is a theme in Isaiah, and remember what Jesus always said, “You got ears, don’t ya? Well then use them!” (My translation.) So this part of yesterday’s reading bears repeating: Is. 32:1 NLT Look, a righteous king is coming!And honest princes will rule under him.2 Each one will be like a shelter from the windand a refuge from the storm,like streams of water in the desertand the shadow of a great rock in a parched land.3 Then everyone who has eyes will be able to see the truth,and everyone who has ears will be able to hear it. PHILIPPIANS 1:Remember how Paul in 2nd Corinthians showed clearly that he loved the Corinthian believers. Now in Philippians, written around the year 61 when Paul was under house arrest in Rome, we have a love letter to the Philippian church. However unlike 2nd Corinthians, in this letter there is no scolding. This is a prison letter. Paul has suffered so much! Yet there is such a tone of joy in this letter from beginning to end. One is reminded that it was in Philippi where Paul and Silas were unjustly beaten and put in the lowest dungeon, but were singing praises in the middle of the night. This letter includes Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about the humility of Christ and the final outcome of his self-sacrifice. And Paul exhorts us to imitate Christ in his humility. This also means that we should forgive one another and strive for unity. Note the example of the Euodia and Syntyche in chapter 4. And this letter of Philippians holds some of the most precious promises in Scripture. Let’s find them and claim them! GNT Translation notes:Php. 1:15 Of course [there are some people who//some of them] preach Christ because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine good will.16 [Those in that last group//These] do so from love, because they know that God has given me the work of defending the gospel.17 The others[, however,] do not proclaim Christ sincerely, but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me while I am in prison.25 I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and joy in [fully believing in Christ//the faith],27 Now, the important thing is that your way of life should be as the gospel of Christ requires, so that, whether or not I am able to go and see you, I will hear that you are standing firm with one common purpose and that with only one desire you are fighting together for [belief in the gospel of Christ//the faith of the gospel].NLT Translation notes:Php. 1:7 [So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. [You are partners with me in the ministry that was given to me because of the grace of God. And you have shared with me//You share with me the special favor of God,] both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News.//PET 7 It's proper for me to think like that about you, of course, because I feel that you have a place in my heart. That's because you've become my coworkers in the task that God has given me. That task was given to me only because of His kindness. My task is to defend and maintain the Good News from God, whether I'm in prison or not. And God Himself knows that I really long for all of you with the love that comes from Christ Jesus.]25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. 27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for [what we fully believe//the faith], which is the Good News.]]></content:encoded>
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  1576. <itunes:duration>27:39</itunes:duration>
  1577. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1579. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1580. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1581. EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1</itunes:summary>
  1582. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1583. <itunes:episode>324</itunes:episode>
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  1585. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1588. <title>NL-DBRP_324  EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1</title>
  1589. <itunes:title>EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1</itunes:title>
  1590. <pubDate>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1594. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 9-10: Yesterday we heard how Ezra introduced himself. Note that he spoke of himself in the 3rd person, but finally resorted to ‘I’. King Artaxerxes was certainly impressed by Ezra! Ezra was given  everything he could have wanted, guaranteeing full government support of the temple worship in every way. Note how methodical Ezra was, making sure that he took Levites and temple servants along. His total party must have been at least 1,000 men. So with women and children, it would have been quite a group. And evidently others were coming back separately as well. ISAIAH 33: Having eyes to see and ears to hear is a theme in Isaiah, and remember what Jesus always said, “You got ears, don’t ya? Well then use them!” (My translation.) So this part of yesterday’s reading bears repeating: Is. 32:1 NLT Look, a righteous king is coming! And honest princes will rule under him. 2 Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land. 3 Then everyone who has eyes will be able to see the truth, and everyone who has ears will be able to hear it. PHILIPPIANS 1: Remember how Paul in 2nd Corinthians showed clearly that he loved the Corinthian believers. Now in Philippians, written around the year 61 when Paul was under house arrest in Rome, we have a love letter to the Philippian church. However unlike 2nd Corinthians, in this letter there is no scolding. This is a prison letter. Paul has suffered so much! Yet there is such a tone of joy in this letter from beginning to end. One is reminded that it was in Philippi where Paul and Silas were unjustly beaten and put in the lowest dungeon, but were singing praises in the middle of the night. This letter includes Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about the humility of Christ and the final outcome of his self-sacrifice. And Paul exhorts us to imitate Christ in his humility. This also means that we should forgive one another and strive for unity. Note the example of the Euodia and Syntyche in chapter 4. And this letter of Philippians holds some of the most precious promises in Scripture. Let’s find them and claim them! GNT Translation notes: Php. 1:15 Of course [there are some people who//some of them] preach Christ because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine good will. 16 [Those in that last group//These] do so from love, because they know that God has given me the work of defending the gospel. 17 The others[, however,] do not proclaim Christ sincerely, but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me while I am in prison. 25 I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and joy in [fully believing in Christ//the faith], 27 Now, the important thing is that your way of life should be as the gospel of Christ requires, so that, whether or not I am able to go and see you, I will hear that you are standing firm with one common purpose and that with only one desire you are fighting together for [belief in the gospel of Christ//the faith of the gospel].  NLT Translation notes: Php. 1:7 [So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. [You are partners with me in the ministry that was given to me because of the grace of God. And you have shared with me//You share with me the special favor of God,] both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. //PET 7 It's proper for me to think like that about you, of course, because I feel that you have a place in my heart. That's because you've become my coworkers in the task that God has given me. That task was given to me only because of His kindness. My task is to defend and maintain the Good News from God, whether I'm in prison or not. And God Himself knows that I really long for all of you with the love that comes from Christ Jesus.] 25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. 27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for [what we fully believe//the faith], which is the Good News.]]></description>
  1595. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 9-10: Yesterday we heard how Ezra introduced himself. Note that he spoke of himself in the 3rd person, but finally resorted to ‘I’. King Artaxerxes was certainly impressed by Ezra! Ezra was given  everything he could have wanted, guaranteeing full government support of the temple worship in every way. Note how methodical Ezra was, making sure that he took Levites and temple servants along. His total party must have been at least 1,000 men. So with women and children, it would have been quite a group. And evidently others were coming back separately as well. ISAIAH 33: Having eyes to see and ears to hear is a theme in Isaiah, and remember what Jesus always said, “You got ears, don’t ya? Well then use them!” (My translation.) So this part of yesterday’s reading bears repeating: Is. 32:1 NLT Look, a righteous king is coming! And honest princes will rule under him. 2 Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land. 3 Then everyone who has eyes will be able to see the truth, and everyone who has ears will be able to hear it. PHILIPPIANS 1: Remember how Paul in 2nd Corinthians showed clearly that he loved the Corinthian believers. Now in Philippians, written around the year 61 when Paul was under house arrest in Rome, we have a love letter to the Philippian church. However unlike 2nd Corinthians, in this letter there is no scolding. This is a prison letter. Paul has suffered so much! Yet there is such a tone of joy in this letter from beginning to end. One is reminded that it was in Philippi where Paul and Silas were unjustly beaten and put in the lowest dungeon, but were singing praises in the middle of the night. This letter includes Paul’s wonderful poem of praise about the humility of Christ and the final outcome of his self-sacrifice. And Paul exhorts us to imitate Christ in his humility. This also means that we should forgive one another and strive for unity. Note the example of the Euodia and Syntyche in chapter 4. And this letter of Philippians holds some of the most precious promises in Scripture. Let’s find them and claim them! GNT Translation notes: Php. 1:15 Of course [there are some people who//some of them] preach Christ because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine good will. 16 [Those in that last group//These] do so from love, because they know that God has given me the work of defending the gospel. 17 The others[, however,] do not proclaim Christ sincerely, but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me while I am in prison. 25 I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and joy in [fully believing in Christ//the faith], 27 Now, the important thing is that your way of life should be as the gospel of Christ requires, so that, whether or not I am able to go and see you, I will hear that you are standing firm with one common purpose and that with only one desire you are fighting together for [belief in the gospel of Christ//the faith of the gospel].  NLT Translation notes: Php. 1:7 [So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. [You are partners with me in the ministry that was given to me because of the grace of God. And you have shared with me//You share with me the special favor of God,] both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. //PET 7 It's proper for me to think like that about you, of course, because I feel that you have a place in my heart. That's because you've become my coworkers in the task that God has given me. That task was given to me only because of His kindness. My task is to defend and maintain the Good News from God, whether I'm in prison or not. And God Himself knows that I really long for all of you with the love that comes from Christ Jesus.] 25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your [fully believing in Christ//faith]. 27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for [what we fully believe//the faith], which is the Good News.]]></content:encoded>
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  1598. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1600. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1601. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are:
  1602. EZR.9 EZR.10 ISA.33 PHP.1</itunes:summary>
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  1608. <title>DayStarters_102  ACT.7.1-39</title>
  1609. <itunes:title>ACT.7.1-39</itunes:title>
  1610. <pubDate>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1614. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 91 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1615. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 91 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1617. <itunes:duration>09:25</itunes:duration>
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  1620. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.7.1-39]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1621. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 7:1-39 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1622. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1623. <itunes:episode>102</itunes:episode>
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  1625. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1627. <item>
  1628. <title>GN-DBRP_323  EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13</title>
  1629. <itunes:title>EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13</itunes:title>
  1630. <pubDate>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1634. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 7-8:Yesterday we read of how King Darius completely sided with the Israelites seeking to reestablish the temple worship. Note that the letter to Darius from the government officials was rather complementary and not threatening loss to the king’s interests as the letter from the earlier officials. Remember also that this King Darius is the one who was duped into putting Daniel into the lions’ den, and who then issued a decree that everyone must respect Daniel’s God. ISAIAH 32:Isaiah’s prophecy in yesterday’s reading certainly came true! Is. 31:8 NLT “The Assyrians will be destroyed,but not by the swords of men.The sword of God will strike them,and they will panic and flee. That happened on the night recorded in 2Kings 19 where the Lord put to death 185,000 men. Quote, “When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.” 2CORINTHIANS 13:Yesterday we read the reasons why Paul boasted about his weaknesses— something that is utterly unintuitive for worldly people to understand. Then Paul continued to speak about what he hoped NOT to find on his upcoming visit to the Corinthian believers. Chapter 13 is another good place to tout the virtues of a good meaning based translation. Paul uses the word ‘test’ in three different senses in this chapter. This makes several verses hard to understand in a literal translation. The NLT and the GNT have done a good job helping the reader understand the different senses in which Paul used that word. Let’s continue from the last paragraph of chapter 12. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 13:4 For even though it was in weakness that he was put to death on the cross, it is by God's power that he lives. In union with him we also are weak; but in our relations with you we shall share God's power in [Christ’s//his] life.5  Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in [full belief in Christ//faith]. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you[, don’t you?]— unless you [completely fail in that test of belief.//have completely failed.]6 I trust you will know that we are not failures [in proving apostolic power//as apostles of Christ//0]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves to see if [you really fully believe//your faith is genuine]. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of [fully believing in Christ//genuine faith].]]></description>
  1635. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 7-8:Yesterday we read of how King Darius completely sided with the Israelites seeking to reestablish the temple worship. Note that the letter to Darius from the government officials was rather complementary and not threatening loss to the king’s interests as the letter from the earlier officials. Remember also that this King Darius is the one who was duped into putting Daniel into the lions’ den, and who then issued a decree that everyone must respect Daniel’s God. ISAIAH 32:Isaiah’s prophecy in yesterday’s reading certainly came true! Is. 31:8 NLT “The Assyrians will be destroyed,but not by the swords of men.The sword of God will strike them,and they will panic and flee. That happened on the night recorded in 2Kings 19 where the Lord put to death 185,000 men. Quote, “When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.” 2CORINTHIANS 13:Yesterday we read the reasons why Paul boasted about his weaknesses— something that is utterly unintuitive for worldly people to understand. Then Paul continued to speak about what he hoped NOT to find on his upcoming visit to the Corinthian believers. Chapter 13 is another good place to tout the virtues of a good meaning based translation. Paul uses the word ‘test’ in three different senses in this chapter. This makes several verses hard to understand in a literal translation. The NLT and the GNT have done a good job helping the reader understand the different senses in which Paul used that word. Let’s continue from the last paragraph of chapter 12. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 13:4 For even though it was in weakness that he was put to death on the cross, it is by God's power that he lives. In union with him we also are weak; but in our relations with you we shall share God's power in [Christ’s//his] life.5  Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in [full belief in Christ//faith]. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you[, don’t you?]— unless you [completely fail in that test of belief.//have completely failed.]6 I trust you will know that we are not failures [in proving apostolic power//as apostles of Christ//0]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves to see if [you really fully believe//your faith is genuine]. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of [fully believing in Christ//genuine faith].]]></content:encoded>
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  1637. <itunes:duration>24:44</itunes:duration>
  1638. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1640. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1641. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are: EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13</itunes:summary>
  1642. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1643. <itunes:episode>323</itunes:episode>
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  1645. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1647. <item>
  1648. <title>NL-DBRP_323  EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13</title>
  1649. <itunes:title>EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13</itunes:title>
  1650. <pubDate>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1654. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 7-8: Yesterday we read of how King Darius completely sided with the Israelites seeking to reestablish the temple worship. Note that the letter to Darius from the government officials was rather complementary and not threatening loss to the king’s interests as the letter from the earlier officials. Remember also that this King Darius is the one who was duped into putting Daniel into the lions’ den, and who then issued a decree that everyone must respect Daniel’s God. ISAIAH 32: Isaiah’s prophecy in yesterday’s reading certainly came true! Is. 31:8 NLT “The Assyrians will be destroyed, but not by the swords of men. The sword of God will strike them, and they will panic and flee. That happened on the night recorded in 2Kings 19 where the Lord put to death 185,000 men. Quote, “When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.” 2CORINTHIANS 13: Yesterday we read the reasons why Paul boasted about his weaknesses— something that is utterly unintuitive for worldly people to understand. Then Paul continued to speak about what he hoped NOT to find on his upcoming visit to the Corinthian believers. Chapter 13 is another good place to tout the virtues of a good meaning based translation. Paul uses the word ‘test’ in three different senses in this chapter. This makes several verses hard to understand in a literal translation. The NLT and the GNT have done a good job helping the reader understand the different senses in which Paul used that word. Let’s continue from the last paragraph of chapter 12. GNT Translation notes: 2Cor. 13:4 For even though it was in weakness that he was put to death on the cross, it is by God's power that he lives. In union with him we also are weak; but in our relations with you we shall share God's power in [Christ’s//his] life. 5  Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in [full belief in Christ//faith]. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you[, don’t you?]— unless you [completely fail in that test of belief.//have completely failed.] 6 I trust you will know that we are not failures [in proving apostolic power//as apostles of Christ//0]. NLT Translation notes: 2Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves to see if [you really fully believe//your faith is genuine]. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of [fully believing in Christ//genuine faith].]]></description>
  1655. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 7-8: Yesterday we read of how King Darius completely sided with the Israelites seeking to reestablish the temple worship. Note that the letter to Darius from the government officials was rather complementary and not threatening loss to the king’s interests as the letter from the earlier officials. Remember also that this King Darius is the one who was duped into putting Daniel into the lions’ den, and who then issued a decree that everyone must respect Daniel’s God. ISAIAH 32: Isaiah’s prophecy in yesterday’s reading certainly came true! Is. 31:8 NLT “The Assyrians will be destroyed, but not by the swords of men. The sword of God will strike them, and they will panic and flee. That happened on the night recorded in 2Kings 19 where the Lord put to death 185,000 men. Quote, “When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.” 2CORINTHIANS 13: Yesterday we read the reasons why Paul boasted about his weaknesses— something that is utterly unintuitive for worldly people to understand. Then Paul continued to speak about what he hoped NOT to find on his upcoming visit to the Corinthian believers. Chapter 13 is another good place to tout the virtues of a good meaning based translation. Paul uses the word ‘test’ in three different senses in this chapter. This makes several verses hard to understand in a literal translation. The NLT and the GNT have done a good job helping the reader understand the different senses in which Paul used that word. Let’s continue from the last paragraph of chapter 12. GNT Translation notes: 2Cor. 13:4 For even though it was in weakness that he was put to death on the cross, it is by God's power that he lives. In union with him we also are weak; but in our relations with you we shall share God's power in [Christ’s//his] life. 5  Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in [full belief in Christ//faith]. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you[, don’t you?]— unless you [completely fail in that test of belief.//have completely failed.] 6 I trust you will know that we are not failures [in proving apostolic power//as apostles of Christ//0]. NLT Translation notes: 2Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves to see if [you really fully believe//your faith is genuine]. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of [fully believing in Christ//genuine faith].]]></content:encoded>
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  1660. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1661. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EZR.7 EZR.8 ISA.32 2CO.12.19-21 2CO.13</itunes:summary>
  1662. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
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  1667. <title>DayStarters_101  ACT.6</title>
  1668. <itunes:title>ACT.6</itunes:title>
  1669. <pubDate>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1673. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 90 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1674. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 90 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1676. <itunes:duration>05:23</itunes:duration>
  1677. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1678. <itunes:keywords />
  1679. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.6]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1680. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 6 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1681. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1682. <itunes:episode>101</itunes:episode>
  1683. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1684. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1686. <item>
  1687. <title>GN-DBRP_322  EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12</title>
  1688. <itunes:title>EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12</itunes:title>
  1689. <pubDate>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1693. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 5-6:When the Israelites returned from exile, they were determined to get worship started again, and they made great progress, not waiting for the temple to be repaired in order to start sacrifices on an altar built upon the old location. They made a fast start to building too. But then opposition developed, and several Persian kings later the progress was halted. ISAIAH 31:One of the great verses from yesterday’s reading was this: Is. 30:15 GNT The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” But you refuse to do it. And here is a good summary verse: Is. 30:18 GNT And yet the Lord is waiting to be merciful to you. He is ready to take pity on you because he always does what is right. Happy are those who put their trust in the Lord. 2CORINTHIANS 11:30—12:Paul took his gloves off yesterday and was forced to talk like a madman. I like how some of Paul’s statements drip with irony in that section. And you gotta believe that is hard to translate! The part we are about to read about Paul’s weakness is one of my favorites. We’ll start with re-reading the last four verses from chapter 11. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 12:2 I know a certain [fellow believer in Christ//Christian man] who fourteen years ago was snatched up to the highest heaven (I do not know whether this actually happened or whether he had a vision—only God knows).]]></description>
  1694. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 5-6:When the Israelites returned from exile, they were determined to get worship started again, and they made great progress, not waiting for the temple to be repaired in order to start sacrifices on an altar built upon the old location. They made a fast start to building too. But then opposition developed, and several Persian kings later the progress was halted. ISAIAH 31:One of the great verses from yesterday’s reading was this: Is. 30:15 GNT The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” But you refuse to do it. And here is a good summary verse: Is. 30:18 GNT And yet the Lord is waiting to be merciful to you. He is ready to take pity on you because he always does what is right. Happy are those who put their trust in the Lord. 2CORINTHIANS 11:30—12:Paul took his gloves off yesterday and was forced to talk like a madman. I like how some of Paul’s statements drip with irony in that section. And you gotta believe that is hard to translate! The part we are about to read about Paul’s weakness is one of my favorites. We’ll start with re-reading the last four verses from chapter 11. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 12:2 I know a certain [fellow believer in Christ//Christian man] who fourteen years ago was snatched up to the highest heaven (I do not know whether this actually happened or whether he had a vision—only God knows).]]></content:encoded>
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  1696. <itunes:duration>21:37</itunes:duration>
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  1699. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1700. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are: EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12</itunes:summary>
  1701. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1702. <itunes:episode>322</itunes:episode>
  1703. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1704. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1706. <item>
  1707. <title>NL-DBRP_322  EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12</title>
  1708. <itunes:title>EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12</itunes:title>
  1709. <pubDate>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1713. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 5-6:When the Israelites returned from exile, they were determined to get worship started again, and they made great progress, not waiting for the temple to be repaired in order to start sacrifices on an altar built upon the old location. They made a fast start to building too. But then opposition developed, and several Persian kings later the progress was halted. ISAIAH 31: One of the great verses from yesterday’s reading was this: Is. 30:15 GNT The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” But you refuse to do it. And here is a good summary verse: Is. 30:18 GNT And yet the Lord is waiting to be merciful to you. He is ready to take pity on you because he always does what is right. Happy are those who put their trust in the Lord. 2CORINTHIANS 11:30—12: Paul took his gloves off yesterday and was forced to talk like a madman. I like how some of Paul’s statements drip with irony in that section. And you gotta believe that is hard to translate! The part we are about to read about Paul’s weakness is one of my favorites. We’ll start with re-reading the last four verses from chapter 11. GNT Translation note: 2Cor. 12:2 I know a certain [fellow believer in Christ//Christian man] who fourteen years ago was snatched up to the highest heaven (I do not know whether this actually happened or whether he had a vision—only God knows).]]></description>
  1714. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 5-6:When the Israelites returned from exile, they were determined to get worship started again, and they made great progress, not waiting for the temple to be repaired in order to start sacrifices on an altar built upon the old location. They made a fast start to building too. But then opposition developed, and several Persian kings later the progress was halted. ISAIAH 31: One of the great verses from yesterday’s reading was this: Is. 30:15 GNT The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” But you refuse to do it. And here is a good summary verse: Is. 30:18 GNT And yet the Lord is waiting to be merciful to you. He is ready to take pity on you because he always does what is right. Happy are those who put their trust in the Lord. 2CORINTHIANS 11:30—12: Paul took his gloves off yesterday and was forced to talk like a madman. I like how some of Paul’s statements drip with irony in that section. And you gotta believe that is hard to translate! The part we are about to read about Paul’s weakness is one of my favorites. We’ll start with re-reading the last four verses from chapter 11. GNT Translation note: 2Cor. 12:2 I know a certain [fellow believer in Christ//Christian man] who fourteen years ago was snatched up to the highest heaven (I do not know whether this actually happened or whether he had a vision—only God knows).]]></content:encoded>
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  1716. <itunes:duration>19:15</itunes:duration>
  1717. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1719. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1720. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EZR.5 EZR.6 ISA.31 2CO.11.30-33 2CO.12</itunes:summary>
  1721. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1722. <itunes:episode>322</itunes:episode>
  1723. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1724. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1726. <item>
  1727. <title>DayStarters_100  ACT.5.17-42</title>
  1728. <itunes:title>ACT.5.17-42</itunes:title>
  1729. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1731. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/DayStarters_100.mp3]]></link>
  1732. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/0/c/8/5/0c85cd32eb9eb0b4/DayStarters.png" />
  1733. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 89 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1734. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 89 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1736. <itunes:duration>07:57</itunes:duration>
  1737. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1738. <itunes:keywords />
  1739. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.5.17-42]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1740. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 5.17-42 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1741. <itunes:season>3</itunes:season>
  1742. <itunes:episode>100</itunes:episode>
  1743. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1744. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1745. </item>
  1746. <item>
  1747. <title>GN-DBRP_321  EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11</title>
  1748. <itunes:title>EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11</itunes:title>
  1749. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1751. <link><![CDATA[http://traffic.libsyn.com/dailybiblereading/GN-DBRP_321.mp3]]></link>
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  1753. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 3-4:Ezra, a scribe and priest, doesn’t start speaking about himself until chapter 7. Ancient copies of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were written on the same scroll, and Jewish tradition holds that Ezra wrote both of them. The dates of writing are somewhere between 458 and 420 BC. I kind of doubt that Ezra was the author for both books, because the writer of Nehemiah starts out right away using the first person pronoun ‘I’. The two book deal with two periods of time: Ezra deals with the rebuilding of the temple, and Nehemiah deals with the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Yesterday in Ezra we heard about Cyrus’ decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, the return of the temple treasures that were taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, and the first large wave of returning exiles and their gifts to God. ISAIAH 30:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah 29 included several verses quoted in the New Testament about Israel’s hypocrisy. Then at the end, did you catch who Isaiah was talking about? 18 NLT In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book,and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness.20 The scoffer will be gone,the arrogant will disappear, Isaiah was NOT talking about the healing of just any ordinary deaf and blind people, but those people previously mentioned: The Israelites who refused to open their ears or open their eyes— who refused to read a book given to them, and yet were arrogant scoffers. If you are NOT reading a good meaning-based translation, then it is very likely that you will misunderstand today reading in Isaiah 30 verse 7. The Rahab mentioned is NOT the woman that received Joshua’s spies! 2CORINTHIANS 11:Up to yesterday’s reading, Paul has been more reserved in criticising the men who have come masquerading as apostles. Those men have been more forceful speakers than Paul, and it has seemed that Paul is only bold in his letters. He said, 12 NLT Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But we will see that Paul takes his gloves off as we go forward. Yet, what he boasts about follows that verse he quoted from Jeremiah: 17 NLT As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.” NLT Translation notes:8 I “robbed” [— so to speak,] other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost.19 After all, [0/you think] you are so wise[ that//, but] you enjoy putting up with fools!]]></description>
  1754. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 3-4:Ezra, a scribe and priest, doesn’t start speaking about himself until chapter 7. Ancient copies of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were written on the same scroll, and Jewish tradition holds that Ezra wrote both of them. The dates of writing are somewhere between 458 and 420 BC. I kind of doubt that Ezra was the author for both books, because the writer of Nehemiah starts out right away using the first person pronoun ‘I’. The two book deal with two periods of time: Ezra deals with the rebuilding of the temple, and Nehemiah deals with the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Yesterday in Ezra we heard about Cyrus’ decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, the return of the temple treasures that were taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, and the first large wave of returning exiles and their gifts to God. ISAIAH 30:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah 29 included several verses quoted in the New Testament about Israel’s hypocrisy. Then at the end, did you catch who Isaiah was talking about? 18 NLT In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book,and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness.20 The scoffer will be gone,the arrogant will disappear, Isaiah was NOT talking about the healing of just any ordinary deaf and blind people, but those people previously mentioned: The Israelites who refused to open their ears or open their eyes— who refused to read a book given to them, and yet were arrogant scoffers. If you are NOT reading a good meaning-based translation, then it is very likely that you will misunderstand today reading in Isaiah 30 verse 7. The Rahab mentioned is NOT the woman that received Joshua’s spies! 2CORINTHIANS 11:Up to yesterday’s reading, Paul has been more reserved in criticising the men who have come masquerading as apostles. Those men have been more forceful speakers than Paul, and it has seemed that Paul is only bold in his letters. He said, 12 NLT Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But we will see that Paul takes his gloves off as we go forward. Yet, what he boasts about follows that verse he quoted from Jeremiah: 17 NLT As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.” NLT Translation notes:8 I “robbed” [— so to speak,] other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost.19 After all, [0/you think] you are so wise[ that//, but] you enjoy putting up with fools!]]></content:encoded>
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  1756. <itunes:duration>28:08</itunes:duration>
  1757. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1758. <itunes:keywords />
  1759. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1760. <itunes:summary>The GNT Bible readings for this episode are: EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11</itunes:summary>
  1761. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1762. <itunes:episode>321</itunes:episode>
  1763. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1764. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1765. </item>
  1766. <item>
  1767. <title>NL-DBRP_321  EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11</title>
  1768. <itunes:title>EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11</itunes:title>
  1769. <pubDate>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1772. <itunes:image href="http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/5/3/8/9/5389423073f1902e/2016DDd_trust.png" />
  1773. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 3-4:Ezra, a scribe and priest, doesn’t start speaking about himself until chapter 7. Ancient copies of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were written on the same scroll, and Jewish tradition holds that Ezra wrote both of them. The dates of writing are somewhere between 458 and 420 BC. I kind of doubt that Ezra was the author for both books, because the writer of Nehemiah starts out right away using the first person pronoun ‘I’. The two book deal with two periods of time: Ezra deals with the rebuilding of the temple, and Nehemiah deals with the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Yesterday in Ezra we heard about Cyrus’ decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, the return of the temple treasures that were taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, and the first large wave of returning exiles and their gifts to God. ISAIAH 30:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah 29 included several verses quoted in the New Testament about Israel’s hypocrisy. Then at the end, did you catch who Isaiah was talking about? 18 NLT In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness. 20 The scoffer will be gone, the arrogant will disappear, Isaiah was NOT talking about the healing of just any ordinary deaf and blind people, but those people previously mentioned: The Israelites who refused to open their ears or open their eyes— who refused to read a book given to them, and yet were arrogant scoffers. If you are NOT reading a good meaning-based translation, then it is very likely that you will misunderstand today reading in Isaiah 30 verse 7. The Rahab mentioned is NOT the woman that received Joshua’s spies! 2CORINTHIANS 11: Up to yesterday’s reading, Paul has been more reserved in criticising the men who have come masquerading as apostles. Those men have been more forceful speakers than Paul, and it has seemed that Paul is only bold in his letters. He said, 12 NLT Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But we will see that Paul takes his gloves off as we go forward. Yet, what he boasts about follows that verse he quoted from Jeremiah: 17 NLT As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.” NLT Translation notes: 8 I “robbed” [— so to speak,] other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost. 19 After all, [0/you think] you are so wise[ that//, but] you enjoy putting up with fools!]]></description>
  1774. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 3-4:Ezra, a scribe and priest, doesn’t start speaking about himself until chapter 7. Ancient copies of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were written on the same scroll, and Jewish tradition holds that Ezra wrote both of them. The dates of writing are somewhere between 458 and 420 BC. I kind of doubt that Ezra was the author for both books, because the writer of Nehemiah starts out right away using the first person pronoun ‘I’. The two book deal with two periods of time: Ezra deals with the rebuilding of the temple, and Nehemiah deals with the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Yesterday in Ezra we heard about Cyrus’ decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, the return of the temple treasures that were taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, and the first large wave of returning exiles and their gifts to God. ISAIAH 30:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah 29 included several verses quoted in the New Testament about Israel’s hypocrisy. Then at the end, did you catch who Isaiah was talking about? 18 NLT In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness. 20 The scoffer will be gone, the arrogant will disappear, Isaiah was NOT talking about the healing of just any ordinary deaf and blind people, but those people previously mentioned: The Israelites who refused to open their ears or open their eyes— who refused to read a book given to them, and yet were arrogant scoffers. If you are NOT reading a good meaning-based translation, then it is very likely that you will misunderstand today reading in Isaiah 30 verse 7. The Rahab mentioned is NOT the woman that received Joshua’s spies! 2CORINTHIANS 11: Up to yesterday’s reading, Paul has been more reserved in criticising the men who have come masquerading as apostles. Those men have been more forceful speakers than Paul, and it has seemed that Paul is only bold in his letters. He said, 12 NLT Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But we will see that Paul takes his gloves off as we go forward. Yet, what he boasts about follows that verse he quoted from Jeremiah: 17 NLT As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.” NLT Translation notes: 8 I “robbed” [— so to speak,] other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost. 19 After all, [0/you think] you are so wise[ that//, but] you enjoy putting up with fools!]]></content:encoded>
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  1777. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1778. <itunes:keywords />
  1779. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1780. <itunes:summary>The NLT Bible readings for this episode are: EZR.3 EZR.4 ISA.30 2CO.11</itunes:summary>
  1781. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1782. <itunes:episode>321</itunes:episode>
  1783. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1784. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1786. <item>
  1787. <title>DayStarters_099  ACT.5.1-21</title>
  1788. <itunes:title>ACT.5.1-21</itunes:title>
  1789. <pubDate>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1793. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 88 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1794. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 88 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1796. <itunes:duration>06:23</itunes:duration>
  1797. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1798. <itunes:keywords />
  1799. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.5.1-21]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1800. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 5.1-21 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1801. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1802. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1804. <item>
  1805. <title>GN-DBRP_320  EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10</title>
  1806. <itunes:title>EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10</itunes:title>
  1807. <pubDate>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1809. <link><![CDATA[http://dailybiblereading.libsyn.com/gn-dbrp_320-ezr1-ezr2-isa29-2co10]]></link>
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  1811. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 1:Before going to Ezra, I want to say that one can do a whole lot of digging deeper in the last two chapters of Daniel. History tells about those kings, and we know from what Jesus said and what is written in Revelation, that God plans for history to repeat itself. The main ‘take-away’ points are clear, just as they are in Revelation: Blessed are those who endure and live wise and holy lives. It is a great time now to return to those three small remaining books of history remaining for us to read this year: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. These books allow us to see the fulfilment of prophecies we have read about. King Cyrus was one of the kings served by Daniel and alluded to in his prophetic visions. Now, in Ezra, we will read Cyrus’ proclamation, which is in accordance with Jeremiah’s prophecy about the 70 year duration of the exile in Babylonia. And we haven’t read it yet, but Isaiah specifically names Cyrus twice— writing about him some 150 to 200 years before Cyrus was born. ISAIAH 29:The advantage of reading a meaning based translation like the GNT/NLT is that you readers and listeners had the pleasure of understanding the mocking of Isaiah (or God, in the NLT) by the people of Israel, and Isaiah and God’s mocking response (28:7-13). Then in that context, it is shocking to find the famous verses quoted in the New Testament: Is. 28:16 NLT Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says:“Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem,a firm and tested stone.It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on.Whoever believes need never be shaken. The New Testament quotes this verse three times. In all three, the last line has the object “believes in him” (Jesus) because Paul and Peter quoted from the Septuagint, the ancient translation of the OT into Greek. 2CORINTHIANS 10:The heart of what Paul was teaching about in chapter 9 about the practice of Christian charity is this: 2Cor. 9:6 GNTRemember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.8 And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.15 Let us thank God for his priceless gift! Just like Philippians 4, it should never be forgotten that the promise of God providing (such as v.8) is found in the context of people who are unselfishly supporting God’s work. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 10:3 It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight [with worldly motives or methods//from worldly motives].]]></description>
  1812. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 1:Before going to Ezra, I want to say that one can do a whole lot of digging deeper in the last two chapters of Daniel. History tells about those kings, and we know from what Jesus said and what is written in Revelation, that God plans for history to repeat itself. The main ‘take-away’ points are clear, just as they are in Revelation: Blessed are those who endure and live wise and holy lives. It is a great time now to return to those three small remaining books of history remaining for us to read this year: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. These books allow us to see the fulfilment of prophecies we have read about. King Cyrus was one of the kings served by Daniel and alluded to in his prophetic visions. Now, in Ezra, we will read Cyrus’ proclamation, which is in accordance with Jeremiah’s prophecy about the 70 year duration of the exile in Babylonia. And we haven’t read it yet, but Isaiah specifically names Cyrus twice— writing about him some 150 to 200 years before Cyrus was born. ISAIAH 29:The advantage of reading a meaning based translation like the GNT/NLT is that you readers and listeners had the pleasure of understanding the mocking of Isaiah (or God, in the NLT) by the people of Israel, and Isaiah and God’s mocking response (28:7-13). Then in that context, it is shocking to find the famous verses quoted in the New Testament: Is. 28:16 NLT Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says:“Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem,a firm and tested stone.It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on.Whoever believes need never be shaken. The New Testament quotes this verse three times. In all three, the last line has the object “believes in him” (Jesus) because Paul and Peter quoted from the Septuagint, the ancient translation of the OT into Greek. 2CORINTHIANS 10:The heart of what Paul was teaching about in chapter 9 about the practice of Christian charity is this: 2Cor. 9:6 GNTRemember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.8 And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.15 Let us thank God for his priceless gift! Just like Philippians 4, it should never be forgotten that the promise of God providing (such as v.8) is found in the context of people who are unselfishly supporting God’s work. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 10:3 It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight [with worldly motives or methods//from worldly motives].]]></content:encoded>
  1813. <enclosure length="18679699" type="audio/mpeg" url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/clean/dailybiblereading/GN-DBRP_320.mp3?dest-id=163121" />
  1814. <itunes:duration>25:53</itunes:duration>
  1815. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
  1816. <itunes:keywords />
  1817. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1818. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10</itunes:summary>
  1819. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1820. <itunes:episode>320</itunes:episode>
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  1822. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1825. <title>NL-DBRP_320  EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10</title>
  1826. <itunes:title>EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10</itunes:title>
  1827. <pubDate>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1829. <link><![CDATA[http://dailybiblereading.libsyn.com/nl-dbrp_320-ezr1-ezr2-isa29-2co10]]></link>
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  1831. <description><![CDATA[EZRA 1:Before going to Ezra, I want to say that one can do a whole lot of digging deeper in the last two chapters of Daniel. History tells about those kings, and we know from what Jesus said and what is written in Revelation, that God plans for history to repeat itself. The main ‘take-away’ points are clear, just as they are in Revelation: Blessed are those who endure and live wise and holy lives. It is a great time now to return to those three small remaining books of history remaining for us to read this year: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. These books allow us to see the fulfilment of prophecies we have read about. King Cyrus was one of the kings served by Daniel and alluded to in his prophetic visions. Now, in Ezra, we will read Cyrus’ proclamation, which is in accordance with Jeremiah’s prophecy about the 70 year duration of the exile in Babylonia. And we haven’t read it yet, but Isaiah specifically names Cyrus twice— writing about him some 150 to 200 years before Cyrus was born. ISAIAH 29:The advantage of reading a meaning based translation like the GNT/NLT is that you readers and listeners had the pleasure of understanding the mocking of Isaiah (or God, in the NLT) by the people of Israel, and Isaiah and God’s mocking response (28:7-13). Then in that context, it is shocking to find the famous verses quoted in the New Testament: Is. 28:16 NLT Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says:“Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem,a firm and tested stone.It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on.Whoever believes need never be shaken. The New Testament quotes this verse three times. In all three, the last line has the object “believes in him” (Jesus) because Paul and Peter quoted from the Septuagint, the ancient translation of the OT into Greek. 2CORINTHIANS 10:The heart of what Paul was teaching about in chapter 9 about the practice of Christian charity is this: 2Cor. 9:6 GNTRemember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.8 And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.15 Let us thank God for his priceless gift! Just like Philippians 4, it should never be forgotten that the promise of God providing (such as v.8) is found in the context of people who are unselfishly supporting God’s work. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 10:3 It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight [with worldly motives or methods//from worldly motives].]]></description>
  1832. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZRA 1:Before going to Ezra, I want to say that one can do a whole lot of digging deeper in the last two chapters of Daniel. History tells about those kings, and we know from what Jesus said and what is written in Revelation, that God plans for history to repeat itself. The main ‘take-away’ points are clear, just as they are in Revelation: Blessed are those who endure and live wise and holy lives. It is a great time now to return to those three small remaining books of history remaining for us to read this year: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. These books allow us to see the fulfilment of prophecies we have read about. King Cyrus was one of the kings served by Daniel and alluded to in his prophetic visions. Now, in Ezra, we will read Cyrus’ proclamation, which is in accordance with Jeremiah’s prophecy about the 70 year duration of the exile in Babylonia. And we haven’t read it yet, but Isaiah specifically names Cyrus twice— writing about him some 150 to 200 years before Cyrus was born. ISAIAH 29:The advantage of reading a meaning based translation like the GNT/NLT is that you readers and listeners had the pleasure of understanding the mocking of Isaiah (or God, in the NLT) by the people of Israel, and Isaiah and God’s mocking response (28:7-13). Then in that context, it is shocking to find the famous verses quoted in the New Testament: Is. 28:16 NLT Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says:“Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem,a firm and tested stone.It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on.Whoever believes need never be shaken. The New Testament quotes this verse three times. In all three, the last line has the object “believes in him” (Jesus) because Paul and Peter quoted from the Septuagint, the ancient translation of the OT into Greek. 2CORINTHIANS 10:The heart of what Paul was teaching about in chapter 9 about the practice of Christian charity is this: 2Cor. 9:6 GNTRemember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.8 And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.15 Let us thank God for his priceless gift! Just like Philippians 4, it should never be forgotten that the promise of God providing (such as v.8) is found in the context of people who are unselfishly supporting God’s work. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 10:3 It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight [with worldly motives or methods//from worldly motives].]]></content:encoded>
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  1834. <itunes:duration>22:35</itunes:duration>
  1835. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1837. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1838. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZR.1 EZR.2 ISA.29 2CO.10</itunes:summary>
  1839. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1840. <itunes:episode>320</itunes:episode>
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  1842. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1844. <item>
  1845. <title>DayStarters_098  ACT.4.19-37</title>
  1846. <itunes:title>ACT.4.19-37</itunes:title>
  1847. <pubDate>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1851. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 87 in GN podcast series.]]></description>
  1852. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from edition 87 in GN podcast series.]]></content:encoded>
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  1854. <itunes:duration>06:15</itunes:duration>
  1855. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1857. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.4.19-37]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1858. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 4:19-37 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1859. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1860. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
  1861. </item>
  1862. <item>
  1863. <title>GN-DBRP_319  DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9</title>
  1864. <itunes:title>DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9</itunes:title>
  1865. <pubDate>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1869. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 10:20—12:In yesterday’s reading, we heard Daniel’s sincere prayer. Note that he had been seeking the Lord with limited fasting for 3 weeks. Then the angel Gabriel is again sent with a message for Daniel. Note that the phrase ‘anoint the Most Holy Place’ is probably referring to what we read about in Hebrews recently— that which our High Priest Jesus did in heaven. Gabriel’s message about seventy sets of seven, or seventy weeks and 62 weeks, are both a difficult translational problem and a prophetic mystery. If we could solve the prophetic mystery, then we would know how to translate it. Then in chapter 10, Daniel saw the awesome angel, and Daniel was so overcome that he needed to be strengthened in order to hear and understand the angel’s message. Note that the angel knew that Daniel’s prayers and humbling himself through fasting and other means were for the purpose of gaining understanding. ISAIAH 28:Yesterday’s chapter was again full of contrasts. Israel is God’s fruitful vine, and he slays the great sea serpent (which pictures Satan) for his vine. But then God also calls Israel a stupid nation and vows that they will not escape the punishment they deserve. 2CORINTHIANS 9:Today we read the second of two chapters encouraging the Corinthian church to participate in the monetary help that Paul and his friends were proposing for the believers back in Judea. In chapter 8 Paul used the example of the Macedonian believers to spur the Corinthian church on. He also praised the Corinthians for being the first to think of this project. Now he urges them to do what they planned. Then he showed how this gift would be faithfully administered, and simultaneously put pressure on the Corinthian church with the arrival of men who were designated to be responsible for delivering the gifts. Verse 9 is a major motivation for giving generously to any cause the glorifies Christ: 2Cor. 8:9 GNT You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; rich as he was, he made himself poor for your sake, in order to make you rich by means of his poverty. GNT Translation notes: Is. 28:16 This, now, is what the Sovereign Lord says: “I am placing in Zion a foundation that is firm and strong. In it I am putting a solid cornerstone on which are written the words, ‘[Belief//Faith] that is firm is also patient.’ [This important phrase is also translated as: NIV84 the one who trusts will never be dismayed. HCSB the one who believes will be unshakable. If you noticed the omission of the object ‘in Him’, the reason the NT has that is because this verse is always quoted from the Greek translation called the Septuagint.]====2Cor. 9:16 … ‘[Belief//Faith] that is firm is also patient.’HCSB the one who believes will be unshakable.[The object “in Him” is added because of the Greek in the New Testament, because it is quoted from the Greek Septuagint translation.]]]></description>
  1870. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 10:20—12:In yesterday’s reading, we heard Daniel’s sincere prayer. Note that he had been seeking the Lord with limited fasting for 3 weeks. Then the angel Gabriel is again sent with a message for Daniel. Note that the phrase ‘anoint the Most Holy Place’ is probably referring to what we read about in Hebrews recently— that which our High Priest Jesus did in heaven. Gabriel’s message about seventy sets of seven, or seventy weeks and 62 weeks, are both a difficult translational problem and a prophetic mystery. If we could solve the prophetic mystery, then we would know how to translate it. Then in chapter 10, Daniel saw the awesome angel, and Daniel was so overcome that he needed to be strengthened in order to hear and understand the angel’s message. Note that the angel knew that Daniel’s prayers and humbling himself through fasting and other means were for the purpose of gaining understanding. ISAIAH 28:Yesterday’s chapter was again full of contrasts. Israel is God’s fruitful vine, and he slays the great sea serpent (which pictures Satan) for his vine. But then God also calls Israel a stupid nation and vows that they will not escape the punishment they deserve. 2CORINTHIANS 9:Today we read the second of two chapters encouraging the Corinthian church to participate in the monetary help that Paul and his friends were proposing for the believers back in Judea. In chapter 8 Paul used the example of the Macedonian believers to spur the Corinthian church on. He also praised the Corinthians for being the first to think of this project. Now he urges them to do what they planned. Then he showed how this gift would be faithfully administered, and simultaneously put pressure on the Corinthian church with the arrival of men who were designated to be responsible for delivering the gifts. Verse 9 is a major motivation for giving generously to any cause the glorifies Christ: 2Cor. 8:9 GNT You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; rich as he was, he made himself poor for your sake, in order to make you rich by means of his poverty. GNT Translation notes: Is. 28:16 This, now, is what the Sovereign Lord says: “I am placing in Zion a foundation that is firm and strong. In it I am putting a solid cornerstone on which are written the words, ‘[Belief//Faith] that is firm is also patient.’ [This important phrase is also translated as: NIV84 the one who trusts will never be dismayed. HCSB the one who believes will be unshakable. If you noticed the omission of the object ‘in Him’, the reason the NT has that is because this verse is always quoted from the Greek translation called the Septuagint.]====2Cor. 9:16 … ‘[Belief//Faith] that is firm is also patient.’HCSB the one who believes will be unshakable.[The object “in Him” is added because of the Greek in the New Testament, because it is quoted from the Greek Septuagint translation.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1875. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1876. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9</itunes:summary>
  1877. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  1878. <itunes:episode>319</itunes:episode>
  1879. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1880. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1882. <item>
  1883. <title>NL-DBRP_319  DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9</title>
  1884. <itunes:title>DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9</itunes:title>
  1885. <pubDate>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1889. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 10:20—12:In yesterday’s reading, we heard Daniel’s sincere prayer. Note that he had been seeking the Lord with limited fasting for 3 weeks. Then the angel Gabriel is again sent with a message for Daniel. Note that the phrase ‘anoint the Most Holy Place’ is probably referring to what we read about in Hebrews recently— that which our High Priest Jesus did in heaven. Gabriel’s message about seventy sets of seven, or seventy weeks and 62 weeks, are both a difficult translational problem and a prophetic mystery. If we could solve the prophetic mystery, then we would know how to translate it. Then in chapter 10, Daniel saw the awesome angel, and Daniel was so overcome that he needed to be strengthened in order to hear and understand the angel’s message. Note that the angel knew that Daniel’s prayers and humbling himself through fasting and other means were for the purpose of gaining understanding. ISAIAH 28:Yesterday’s chapter was again full of contrasts. Israel is God’s fruitful vine, and he slays the great sea serpent (which pictures Satan) for his vine. But then God also calls Israel a stupid nation and vows that they will not escape the punishment they deserve. 2CORINTHIANS 9:Today we read the second of two chapters encouraging the Corinthian church to participate in the monetary help that Paul and his friends were proposing for the believers back in Judea. In chapter 8 Paul used the example of the Macedonian believers to spur the Corinthian church on. He also praised the Corinthians for being the first to think of this project. Now he urges them to do what they planned. Then he showed how this gift would be faithfully administered, and simultaneously put pressure on the Corinthian church with the arrival of men who were designated to be responsible for delivering the gifts. Verse 9 is a major motivation for giving generously to any cause the glorifies Christ: 2Cor. 8:9 GNT You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; rich as he was, he made himself poor for your sake, in order to make you rich by means of his poverty. GNT Translation notes:Is. 28:16 This, now, is what the Sovereign Lord says: “I am placing in Zion a foundation that is firm and strong. In it I am putting a solid cornerstone on which are written the words, ‘[Belief//Faith] that is firm is also patient.’[This important phrase is also translated as:NIV84 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.HCSB the one who believes will be unshakable.If you noticed the omission of the object ‘in Him’, the reason the NT has that is because this verse is always quoted from the Greek translation called the Septuagint.]]]></description>
  1890. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 10:20—12:In yesterday’s reading, we heard Daniel’s sincere prayer. Note that he had been seeking the Lord with limited fasting for 3 weeks. Then the angel Gabriel is again sent with a message for Daniel. Note that the phrase ‘anoint the Most Holy Place’ is probably referring to what we read about in Hebrews recently— that which our High Priest Jesus did in heaven. Gabriel’s message about seventy sets of seven, or seventy weeks and 62 weeks, are both a difficult translational problem and a prophetic mystery. If we could solve the prophetic mystery, then we would know how to translate it. Then in chapter 10, Daniel saw the awesome angel, and Daniel was so overcome that he needed to be strengthened in order to hear and understand the angel’s message. Note that the angel knew that Daniel’s prayers and humbling himself through fasting and other means were for the purpose of gaining understanding. ISAIAH 28:Yesterday’s chapter was again full of contrasts. Israel is God’s fruitful vine, and he slays the great sea serpent (which pictures Satan) for his vine. But then God also calls Israel a stupid nation and vows that they will not escape the punishment they deserve. 2CORINTHIANS 9:Today we read the second of two chapters encouraging the Corinthian church to participate in the monetary help that Paul and his friends were proposing for the believers back in Judea. In chapter 8 Paul used the example of the Macedonian believers to spur the Corinthian church on. He also praised the Corinthians for being the first to think of this project. Now he urges them to do what they planned. Then he showed how this gift would be faithfully administered, and simultaneously put pressure on the Corinthian church with the arrival of men who were designated to be responsible for delivering the gifts. Verse 9 is a major motivation for giving generously to any cause the glorifies Christ: 2Cor. 8:9 GNT You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; rich as he was, he made himself poor for your sake, in order to make you rich by means of his poverty. GNT Translation notes:Is. 28:16 This, now, is what the Sovereign Lord says: “I am placing in Zion a foundation that is firm and strong. In it I am putting a solid cornerstone on which are written the words, ‘[Belief//Faith] that is firm is also patient.’[This important phrase is also translated as:NIV84 the one who trusts will never be dismayed.HCSB the one who believes will be unshakable.If you noticed the omission of the object ‘in Him’, the reason the NT has that is because this verse is always quoted from the Greek translation called the Septuagint.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1893. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  1895. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1896. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.10.20-21 DAN.11 DAN.12 ISA.28 2CO.9</itunes:summary>
  1897. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  1898. <itunes:episode>319</itunes:episode>
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  1900. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1902. <item>
  1903. <title>DayStarters_097  ACT.4.1-22</title>
  1904. <itunes:title>ACT.4.1-22</itunes:title>
  1905. <pubDate>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1909. <description><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from the GN series edition 86.]]></description>
  1910. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This episode is a re-release of the New Testament reading from the GN series edition 86.]]></content:encoded>
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  1914. <itunes:keywords />
  1915. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.4.1-22]]></itunes:subtitle>
  1916. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 4:1-22 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  1917. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  1918. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1920. <item>
  1921. <title>GN-DBRP_318  DAN.9 DAN.10 ISA.26.20-21 ISA.27 2CO.8</title>
  1922. <itunes:title>DAN.9 DAN.10 ISA.26.20-21 ISA.27 2CO.8</itunes:title>
  1923. <pubDate>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1927. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 9-10:Yesterday in Daniel, we heard of the vision of four beasts representing four kingdoms. After the fourth would be the start of the rule of One whose kingdom would last forever. This vision was explained, then Daniel had a second and more detailed vision. It is a major amazing sign of God’s sovereignty over human governments that Alexander the Great is so clearly portrayed, and then the iron kingdom of Rome. Just as certain as these things happened, our Savior’s reign will one day come to earth. And I have been referring to Daniel 7 all year, to the section where a man came who looked like a ‘human being’ (in the GNT) surrounded by clouds. The words ‘human being’ are literally in Hebrew ‘son of man’, an expression which simply means a normal-looking human being. It is the same title God so frequently used for Ezekiel and which was translated as ‘Mortal man.’ Listen again about this unique Son of Man: 7:14 GNT “He was given authority, honor, and royal power, so that people of all nations, races, and languages would serve him. His authority would last forever and his kingdom would never end.” ISAIAH 26:20—27:There were beautiful verses in yesterday’s reading, too many to review. I choose to highlight verses 2-4: Is. 26:2 GNT Open the city gates and let the faithful nation enter,  the nation whose people do what is right.  3 You, Lord, give perfect peace  to those who keep their purpose firm  and put their trust in you.  4 Trust in the Lord forever;  he will always protect us. I found it interesting that Israel’s suffering was compared to a woman in childbirth, but unlike a childbirth, Israel produced nothing: Is. 26:18 GNT We were in pain and agony, but we gave birth to nothing. We have won no victory for our land; we have accomplished nothing. Israel was supposed to share the knowledge of the Lord with other peoples, but they neglected to do that. 2CORINTHIANS 8:Yesterday we heard of the terrible time of suffering Paul and his companions faced in Macedonia, where he had gone to find Titus. But when Titus came, it brought wonderful joy, because he brought such encouraging news about the Corinthian believers. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 8:7 You are so rich in all you have: in [your full belief in Christ//faith], speech, and knowledge, in your eagerness to help and in your love for us. And so we want you to be generous also in this service of love. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 9:10 We have not obeyed [you, O//the] LORD our God, for we have not followed the instructions [you/he] gave us through his servants the prophets. (Similarly in 13-14.)13 Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from [you, O//the] LORD our God by turning from our sins and recognizing [your/his] truth.14 Therefore, [you, Lord have//the LORD has] brought upon us the disaster [you/he] prepared. [You Lord have been//The LORD our God was] right to do all of these things, for we did not obey [you/him].19 “O Lord, [please hear us//hear]. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, [please] listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”10:1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, [I] Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. [I/He] understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship.====2Cor. 8:20 We are [going to be] traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift.]]></description>
  1928. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 9-10:Yesterday in Daniel, we heard of the vision of four beasts representing four kingdoms. After the fourth would be the start of the rule of One whose kingdom would last forever. This vision was explained, then Daniel had a second and more detailed vision. It is a major amazing sign of God’s sovereignty over human governments that Alexander the Great is so clearly portrayed, and then the iron kingdom of Rome. Just as certain as these things happened, our Savior’s reign will one day come to earth. And I have been referring to Daniel 7 all year, to the section where a man came who looked like a ‘human being’ (in the GNT) surrounded by clouds. The words ‘human being’ are literally in Hebrew ‘son of man’, an expression which simply means a normal-looking human being. It is the same title God so frequently used for Ezekiel and which was translated as ‘Mortal man.’ Listen again about this unique Son of Man: 7:14 GNT “He was given authority, honor, and royal power, so that people of all nations, races, and languages would serve him. His authority would last forever and his kingdom would never end.” ISAIAH 26:20—27:There were beautiful verses in yesterday’s reading, too many to review. I choose to highlight verses 2-4: Is. 26:2 GNT Open the city gates and let the faithful nation enter,  the nation whose people do what is right.  3 You, Lord, give perfect peace  to those who keep their purpose firm  and put their trust in you.  4 Trust in the Lord forever;  he will always protect us. I found it interesting that Israel’s suffering was compared to a woman in childbirth, but unlike a childbirth, Israel produced nothing: Is. 26:18 GNT We were in pain and agony, but we gave birth to nothing. We have won no victory for our land; we have accomplished nothing. Israel was supposed to share the knowledge of the Lord with other peoples, but they neglected to do that. 2CORINTHIANS 8:Yesterday we heard of the terrible time of suffering Paul and his companions faced in Macedonia, where he had gone to find Titus. But when Titus came, it brought wonderful joy, because he brought such encouraging news about the Corinthian believers. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 8:7 You are so rich in all you have: in [your full belief in Christ//faith], speech, and knowledge, in your eagerness to help and in your love for us. And so we want you to be generous also in this service of love. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 9:10 We have not obeyed [you, O//the] LORD our God, for we have not followed the instructions [you/he] gave us through his servants the prophets. (Similarly in 13-14.)13 Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from [you, O//the] LORD our God by turning from our sins and recognizing [your/his] truth.14 Therefore, [you, Lord have//the LORD has] brought upon us the disaster [you/he] prepared. [You Lord have been//The LORD our God was] right to do all of these things, for we did not obey [you/him].19 “O Lord, [please hear us//hear]. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, [please] listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”10:1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, [I] Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. [I/He] understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship.====2Cor. 8:20 We are [going to be] traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift.]]></content:encoded>
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  1942. <itunes:title>DAN.9 DAN.10 ISA.26.20-21 ISA.27 2CO.8</itunes:title>
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  1947. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 9-10:Yesterday in Daniel, we heard of the vision of four beasts representing four kingdoms. After the fourth would be the start of the rule of One whose kingdom would last forever. This vision was explained, then Daniel had a second and more detailed vision. It is a major amazing sign of God’s sovereignty over human governments that Alexander the Great is so clearly portrayed, and then the iron kingdom of Rome. Just as certain as these things happened, our Savior’s reign will one day come to earth. And I have been referring to Daniel 7 all year, to the section where a man came who looked like a ‘human being’ (in the GNT) surrounded by clouds. The words ‘human being’ are literally in Hebrew ‘son of man’, an expression which simply means a normal-looking human being. It is the same title God so frequently used for Ezekiel and which was translated as ‘Mortal man.’ Listen again about this unique Son of Man: 7:14 GNT “He was given authority, honor, and royal power, so that people of all nations, races, and languages would serve him. His authority would last forever and his kingdom would never end.” ISAIAH 26:20—27:There were beautiful verses in yesterday’s reading, too many to review. I choose to highlight verses 2-4: Is. 26:2 GNT Open the city gates and let the faithful nation enter, the nation whose people do what is right. 3 You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. 4 Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us. I found it interesting that Israel’s suffering was compared to a woman in childbirth, but unlike a childbirth, Israel produced nothing: Is. 26:18 GNT We were in pain and agony, but we gave birth to nothing. We have won no victory for our land; we have accomplished nothing. Israel was supposed to share the knowledge of the Lord with other peoples, but they neglected to do that. 2CORINTHIANS 8:Yesterday we heard of the terrible time of suffering Paul and his companions faced in Macedonia, where he had gone to find Titus. But when Titus came, it brought wonderful joy, because he brought such encouraging news about the Corinthian believers. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 8:7 You are so rich in all you have: in [your full belief in Christ//faith], speech, and knowledge, in your eagerness to help and in your love for us. And so we want you to be generous also in this service of love. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 9:10 We have not obeyed [you, O//the] LORD our God, for we have not followed the instructions [you/he] gave us through his servants the prophets. (Similarly in 13-14.)13 Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from [you, O//the] LORD our God by turning from our sins and recognizing [your/his] truth.14 Therefore, [you, Lord have//the LORD has] brought upon us the disaster [you/he] prepared. [You Lord have been//The LORD our God was] right to do all of these things, for we did not obey [you/him].19 “O Lord, [please hear us//hear]. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, [please] listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”10:1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, [I] Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. [I/He] understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship.====2Cor. 8:20 We are [going to be] traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift.]]></description>
  1948. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 9-10:Yesterday in Daniel, we heard of the vision of four beasts representing four kingdoms. After the fourth would be the start of the rule of One whose kingdom would last forever. This vision was explained, then Daniel had a second and more detailed vision. It is a major amazing sign of God’s sovereignty over human governments that Alexander the Great is so clearly portrayed, and then the iron kingdom of Rome. Just as certain as these things happened, our Savior’s reign will one day come to earth. And I have been referring to Daniel 7 all year, to the section where a man came who looked like a ‘human being’ (in the GNT) surrounded by clouds. The words ‘human being’ are literally in Hebrew ‘son of man’, an expression which simply means a normal-looking human being. It is the same title God so frequently used for Ezekiel and which was translated as ‘Mortal man.’ Listen again about this unique Son of Man: 7:14 GNT “He was given authority, honor, and royal power, so that people of all nations, races, and languages would serve him. His authority would last forever and his kingdom would never end.” ISAIAH 26:20—27:There were beautiful verses in yesterday’s reading, too many to review. I choose to highlight verses 2-4: Is. 26:2 GNT Open the city gates and let the faithful nation enter, the nation whose people do what is right. 3 You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. 4 Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us. I found it interesting that Israel’s suffering was compared to a woman in childbirth, but unlike a childbirth, Israel produced nothing: Is. 26:18 GNT We were in pain and agony, but we gave birth to nothing. We have won no victory for our land; we have accomplished nothing. Israel was supposed to share the knowledge of the Lord with other peoples, but they neglected to do that. 2CORINTHIANS 8:Yesterday we heard of the terrible time of suffering Paul and his companions faced in Macedonia, where he had gone to find Titus. But when Titus came, it brought wonderful joy, because he brought such encouraging news about the Corinthian believers. GNT Translation note:2Cor. 8:7 You are so rich in all you have: in [your full belief in Christ//faith], speech, and knowledge, in your eagerness to help and in your love for us. And so we want you to be generous also in this service of love. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 9:10 We have not obeyed [you, O//the] LORD our God, for we have not followed the instructions [you/he] gave us through his servants the prophets. (Similarly in 13-14.)13 Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from [you, O//the] LORD our God by turning from our sins and recognizing [your/his] truth.14 Therefore, [you, Lord have//the LORD has] brought upon us the disaster [you/he] prepared. [You Lord have been//The LORD our God was] right to do all of these things, for we did not obey [you/him].19 “O Lord, [please hear us//hear]. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, [please] listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”10:1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, [I] Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. [I/He] understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship.====2Cor. 8:20 We are [going to be] traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift.]]></content:encoded>
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  1961. <title>DayStarters_096  ACT.3</title>
  1962. <itunes:title>ACT.3</itunes:title>
  1963. <pubDate>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1967. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 85.]]></description>
  1968. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 85.]]></content:encoded>
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  1974. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 3 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
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  1976. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  1979. <title>GN-DBRP_317  DAN.7 DAN.8 ISA.26 2CO.6.11-18 2CO.7</title>
  1980. <itunes:title>DAN.7 DAN.8 ISA.26 2CO.6.11-18 2CO.7</itunes:title>
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  1985. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 7-8:In Daniel yesterday, we heard the famous ‘writing on the wall’ chapter. That is where that idiom in English comes from! While that was happening with King Belshazzar, the Medes and Persians were outside the wall and the prophecies of Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah all happened. Daniel was to be proclaimed the third ruler because Belshazzar was in fact the second ruler under his absentee father, Nabonidus. Then under King Darius, Daniel was thrown to the lions. I am estimating that Daniel would have been around 70 years old at that time. ISAIAH 26:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was not primarily dark with the sun piercing the darkness momentarily, but was a sunny psalm of praise. We heard even of the marriage supper of the Lamb, and there were glorious verses like this: Is. 25:4 NLT But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD,a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.You are a refuge from the stormand a shelter from the heat. But at the end of yesterday’s chapter, gloomy clouds blew in with a word about the nation of Moab. 2CORINTHIANS 6:11—7:In our first reading in chapter 6 we have already heard what it meant practically for Paul and his fellow apostles to be led as ‘captives’ or ‘prisoners’ in Christ’s victory parade. 2Cor. 2:14 GNT But thanks be to God! For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ's victory procession. … The Greek does not actually have a word that corresponds to ‘prisoner’, but that seems to be Paul’s meaning when one factors in what Paul said in chapter 6. So being in this parade doesn’t mean a life of ease. Even though in chapter 5 he says they are Christ’s ambassadors, they are ambassadors that carry precious treasure in earthen vessels— very aware that the earthly tent (their bodies) could be destroyed at any time. It cost them so much to deliver this message: 2Cor. 6:1 NLT As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it.  2 For God says,“At just the right time, I heard you.On the day of salvation, I helped you.”Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.]]></description>
  1986. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 7-8:In Daniel yesterday, we heard the famous ‘writing on the wall’ chapter. That is where that idiom in English comes from! While that was happening with King Belshazzar, the Medes and Persians were outside the wall and the prophecies of Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah all happened. Daniel was to be proclaimed the third ruler because Belshazzar was in fact the second ruler under his absentee father, Nabonidus. Then under King Darius, Daniel was thrown to the lions. I am estimating that Daniel would have been around 70 years old at that time. ISAIAH 26:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was not primarily dark with the sun piercing the darkness momentarily, but was a sunny psalm of praise. We heard even of the marriage supper of the Lamb, and there were glorious verses like this: Is. 25:4 NLT But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD,a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.You are a refuge from the stormand a shelter from the heat. But at the end of yesterday’s chapter, gloomy clouds blew in with a word about the nation of Moab. 2CORINTHIANS 6:11—7:In our first reading in chapter 6 we have already heard what it meant practically for Paul and his fellow apostles to be led as ‘captives’ or ‘prisoners’ in Christ’s victory parade. 2Cor. 2:14 GNT But thanks be to God! For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ's victory procession. … The Greek does not actually have a word that corresponds to ‘prisoner’, but that seems to be Paul’s meaning when one factors in what Paul said in chapter 6. So being in this parade doesn’t mean a life of ease. Even though in chapter 5 he says they are Christ’s ambassadors, they are ambassadors that carry precious treasure in earthen vessels— very aware that the earthly tent (their bodies) could be destroyed at any time. It cost them so much to deliver this message: 2Cor. 6:1 NLT As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it.  2 For God says,“At just the right time, I heard you.On the day of salvation, I helped you.”Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.]]></content:encoded>
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  1992. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.7 DAN.8 ISA.26 2CO.6.11-18 2CO.7</itunes:summary>
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  2000. <itunes:title>DAN.7 DAN.8 ISA.26 2CO.6.11-18 2CO.7</itunes:title>
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  2005. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 7-8:In Daniel yesterday, we heard the famous ‘writing on the wall’ chapter. That is where that idiom in English comes from! While that was happening with King Belshazzar, the Medes and Persians were outside the wall and the prophecies of Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah all happened. Daniel was to be proclaimed the third ruler because Belshazzar was in fact the second ruler under his absentee father, Nabonidus. Then under King Darius, Daniel was thrown to the lions. I am estimating that Daniel would have been around 70 years old at that time. ISAIAH 26:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was not primarily dark with the sun piercing the darkness momentarily, but was a sunny psalm of praise. We heard even of the marriage supper of the Lamb, and there were glorious verses like this: Is. 25:4 NLT But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD,a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.You are a refuge from the stormand a shelter from the heat. But at the end of yesterday’s chapter, gloomy clouds blew in with a word about the nation of Moab. 2CORINTHIANS 6:11—7:In our first reading in chapter 6 we have already heard what it meant practically for Paul and his fellow apostles to be led as ‘captives’ or ‘prisoners’ in Christ’s victory parade. 2Cor. 2:14 GNT But thanks be to God! For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ's victory procession. … The Greek does not actually have a word that corresponds to ‘prisoner’, but that seems to be Paul’s meaning when one factors in what Paul said in chapter 6. So being in this parade doesn’t mean a life of ease. Even though in chapter 5 he says they are Christ’s ambassadors, they are ambassadors that carry precious treasure in earthen vessels— very aware that the earthly tent (their bodies) could be destroyed at any time. It cost them so much to deliver this message: 2Cor. 6:1 NLT As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. 2 For God says,“At just the right time, I heard you.On the day of salvation, I helped you.”Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.]]></description>
  2006. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 7-8:In Daniel yesterday, we heard the famous ‘writing on the wall’ chapter. That is where that idiom in English comes from! While that was happening with King Belshazzar, the Medes and Persians were outside the wall and the prophecies of Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah all happened. Daniel was to be proclaimed the third ruler because Belshazzar was in fact the second ruler under his absentee father, Nabonidus. Then under King Darius, Daniel was thrown to the lions. I am estimating that Daniel would have been around 70 years old at that time. ISAIAH 26:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was not primarily dark with the sun piercing the darkness momentarily, but was a sunny psalm of praise. We heard even of the marriage supper of the Lamb, and there were glorious verses like this: Is. 25:4 NLT But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD,a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.You are a refuge from the stormand a shelter from the heat. But at the end of yesterday’s chapter, gloomy clouds blew in with a word about the nation of Moab. 2CORINTHIANS 6:11—7:In our first reading in chapter 6 we have already heard what it meant practically for Paul and his fellow apostles to be led as ‘captives’ or ‘prisoners’ in Christ’s victory parade. 2Cor. 2:14 GNT But thanks be to God! For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ's victory procession. … The Greek does not actually have a word that corresponds to ‘prisoner’, but that seems to be Paul’s meaning when one factors in what Paul said in chapter 6. So being in this parade doesn’t mean a life of ease. Even though in chapter 5 he says they are Christ’s ambassadors, they are ambassadors that carry precious treasure in earthen vessels— very aware that the earthly tent (their bodies) could be destroyed at any time. It cost them so much to deliver this message: 2Cor. 6:1 NLT As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. 2 For God says,“At just the right time, I heard you.On the day of salvation, I helped you.”Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.]]></content:encoded>
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  2019. <title>DayStarters_095  ACT.2.16-47</title>
  2020. <itunes:title>ACT.2.16-47</itunes:title>
  2021. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:47:10 +0000</pubDate>
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  2025. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 84.]]></description>
  2026. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 84.]]></content:encoded>
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  2028. <itunes:duration>09:27</itunes:duration>
  2029. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  2031. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.2.16-47]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2032. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 2.16-47 from the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  2033. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  2034. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2036. <item>
  2037. <title>GN-DBRP_316  DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13</title>
  2038. <itunes:title>DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13</itunes:title>
  2039. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2043. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 5-6:Yesterday we heard two stories: That of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue of gold and the exciting way God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And the second story was Nebuchadnezzar himself sharing about his dream and how he was later humbled. ISAIAH 25:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah talked of the destruction of the whole earth, but here again as typical in Isaiah, the sun was allowed to break through the clouds. We look forward to a city where God himself will outshine the sun. 2CORINTHIANS 5:14—6:13:Here is part of Paul’s discussion about the earthly tents/bodies we all have, and heavenly bodies we will one day have: 2Cor. 5:6 GNT So we are always full of courage. We know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord's home. 7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight]. 8 We are full of courage and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and be at home with the Lord. 9 More than anything else, however, we want to please him, whether in our home here or there. Paul returns to his theme about the the apostolic ministry that God has given to him and his companions, and especially now their commission to share the message of reconciliation with God. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:18 [PET And the source of all of those life-changes is God Himself— who by Christ’s mediation has made us at peace with Him again. Then He sent us out to tell about that offer of peace.//GNT All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.]19 [PET What we tell is that God— through the death of Christ, has opened the way for each person in this world to be at peace with Himself. For those of us who are joined in union with Christ, God no longer counts our sins and wrongdoings against us. That’s the news of restored peace that God entrusted to us!//Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.]20 [PET It means that we’ve become messengers of Christ— our King. Through us God is inviting and calling each of you to listen to this message: In Christ Jesus’ name be restored to peace with God!//GNT Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ's behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends!][I decided to use our Plain English Translation for the three verses above. In verse 18, using the words ‘making others his friends’ sounds a bit like Paul and the apostles would be twisting people’s arms. But verse 19 makes the reconciliation that God offers sound like universal salvation to all human beings. (This means that everyone would be saved without the need for repentance and following Christ. This heresy is still around in the world, and that is not what Paul meant here.)] 2Cor. 6:9 [We are treated] as unknown, yet we are known by all; [people act] as though we were dead, but, as you see, we live on. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if [it seems] we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person [/, one might even say a new creation]. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!2Cor. 6:8 We serve God whether people honor us or despiseus, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they [still] call us impostors. 6:12 There is no lack of love on our part, but you have [been] withheld your love from us.]]></description>
  2044. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 5-6:Yesterday we heard two stories: That of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue of gold and the exciting way God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And the second story was Nebuchadnezzar himself sharing about his dream and how he was later humbled. ISAIAH 25:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah talked of the destruction of the whole earth, but here again as typical in Isaiah, the sun was allowed to break through the clouds. We look forward to a city where God himself will outshine the sun. 2CORINTHIANS 5:14—6:13:Here is part of Paul’s discussion about the earthly tents/bodies we all have, and heavenly bodies we will one day have: 2Cor. 5:6 GNT So we are always full of courage. We know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord's home. 7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight]. 8 We are full of courage and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and be at home with the Lord. 9 More than anything else, however, we want to please him, whether in our home here or there. Paul returns to his theme about the the apostolic ministry that God has given to him and his companions, and especially now their commission to share the message of reconciliation with God. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:18 [PET And the source of all of those life-changes is God Himself— who by Christ’s mediation has made us at peace with Him again. Then He sent us out to tell about that offer of peace.//GNT All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.]19 [PET What we tell is that God— through the death of Christ, has opened the way for each person in this world to be at peace with Himself. For those of us who are joined in union with Christ, God no longer counts our sins and wrongdoings against us. That’s the news of restored peace that God entrusted to us!//Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.]20 [PET It means that we’ve become messengers of Christ— our King. Through us God is inviting and calling each of you to listen to this message: In Christ Jesus’ name be restored to peace with God!//GNT Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ's behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends!][I decided to use our Plain English Translation for the three verses above. In verse 18, using the words ‘making others his friends’ sounds a bit like Paul and the apostles would be twisting people’s arms. But verse 19 makes the reconciliation that God offers sound like universal salvation to all human beings. (This means that everyone would be saved without the need for repentance and following Christ. This heresy is still around in the world, and that is not what Paul meant here.)] 2Cor. 6:9 [We are treated] as unknown, yet we are known by all; [people act] as though we were dead, but, as you see, we live on. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if [it seems] we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person [/, one might even say a new creation]. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!2Cor. 6:8 We serve God whether people honor us or despiseus, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they [still] call us impostors. 6:12 There is no lack of love on our part, but you have [been] withheld your love from us.]]></content:encoded>
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  2046. <itunes:duration>25:01</itunes:duration>
  2047. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  2049. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2050. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13</itunes:summary>
  2051. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  2052. <itunes:episode>316</itunes:episode>
  2053. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  2054. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2056. <item>
  2057. <title>NL-DBRP_316  DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13</title>
  2058. <itunes:title>DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13</itunes:title>
  2059. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2063. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 5-6:Yesterday we heard two stories: That of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue of gold and the exciting way God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And the second story was Nebuchadnezzar himself sharing about his dream and how he was later humbled. ISAIAH 25:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah talked of the destruction of the whole earth, but here again as typical in Isaiah, the sun was allowed to break through the clouds. We look forward to a city where God himself will outshine the sun. 2CORINTHIANS 5:14—6:13:Here is part of Paul’s discussion about the earthly tents/bodies we all have, and heavenly bodies we will one day have: 2Cor. 5:6 GNT So we are always full of courage. We know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord's home.7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight].8 We are full of courage and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and be at home with the Lord.9 More than anything else, however, we want to please him, whether in our home here or there. Paul returns to his theme about the the apostolic ministry that God has given to him and his companions, and especially now their commission to share the message of reconciliation with God. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:18 [PET And the source of all of those life-changes is God Himself— who by Christ’s mediation has made us at peace with Him again. Then He sent us out to tell about that offer of peace.//GNT All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.]19 [PET What we tell is that God— through the death of Christ, has opened the way for each person in this world to be at peace with Himself. For those of us who are joined in union with Christ, God no longer counts our sins and wrongdoings against us. That’s the news of restored peace that God entrusted to us!//Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.]20 [PET It means that we’ve become messengers of Christ— our King. Through us God is inviting and calling each of you to listen to this message: In Christ Jesus’ name be restored to peace with God!//GNT Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ's behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends!][I decided to use our Plain English Translation for the three verses above. In verse 18, using the words ‘making others his friends’ sounds a bit like Paul and the apostles would be twisting people’s arms. But verse 19 makes the reconciliation that God offers sound like universal salvation to all human beings. (This means that everyone would be saved without the need for repentance and following Christ. This heresy is still around in the world, and that is not what Paul meant here.)]2Cor. 6:9 [We are treated] as unknown, yet we are known by all; [people act] as though we were dead, but, as you see, we live on. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if [it seems] we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person [/, one might even say a new creation]. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!2Cor. 6:8 We serve God whether people honor us or despiseus, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they [still] call us impostors.6:12 There is no lack of love on our part, but you have [been] withheld your love from us.]]></description>
  2064. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 5-6:Yesterday we heard two stories: That of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue of gold and the exciting way God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And the second story was Nebuchadnezzar himself sharing about his dream and how he was later humbled. ISAIAH 25:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah talked of the destruction of the whole earth, but here again as typical in Isaiah, the sun was allowed to break through the clouds. We look forward to a city where God himself will outshine the sun. 2CORINTHIANS 5:14—6:13:Here is part of Paul’s discussion about the earthly tents/bodies we all have, and heavenly bodies we will one day have: 2Cor. 5:6 GNT So we are always full of courage. We know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord's home.7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight].8 We are full of courage and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and be at home with the Lord.9 More than anything else, however, we want to please him, whether in our home here or there. Paul returns to his theme about the the apostolic ministry that God has given to him and his companions, and especially now their commission to share the message of reconciliation with God. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:18 [PET And the source of all of those life-changes is God Himself— who by Christ’s mediation has made us at peace with Him again. Then He sent us out to tell about that offer of peace.//GNT All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.]19 [PET What we tell is that God— through the death of Christ, has opened the way for each person in this world to be at peace with Himself. For those of us who are joined in union with Christ, God no longer counts our sins and wrongdoings against us. That’s the news of restored peace that God entrusted to us!//Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ. God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.]20 [PET It means that we’ve become messengers of Christ— our King. Through us God is inviting and calling each of you to listen to this message: In Christ Jesus’ name be restored to peace with God!//GNT Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ's behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends!][I decided to use our Plain English Translation for the three verses above. In verse 18, using the words ‘making others his friends’ sounds a bit like Paul and the apostles would be twisting people’s arms. But verse 19 makes the reconciliation that God offers sound like universal salvation to all human beings. (This means that everyone would be saved without the need for repentance and following Christ. This heresy is still around in the world, and that is not what Paul meant here.)]2Cor. 6:9 [We are treated] as unknown, yet we are known by all; [people act] as though we were dead, but, as you see, we live on. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 5:13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if [it seems] we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person [/, one might even say a new creation]. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!2Cor. 6:8 We serve God whether people honor us or despiseus, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they [still] call us impostors.6:12 There is no lack of love on our part, but you have [been] withheld your love from us.]]></content:encoded>
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  2066. <itunes:duration>23:25</itunes:duration>
  2067. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  2069. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2070. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.5 DAN.6 ISA.25 2CO.5.14-21 2CO.6.1-13</itunes:summary>
  2071. <itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
  2072. <itunes:episode>316</itunes:episode>
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  2074. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2076. <item>
  2077. <title>DayStarters_094  ACT.2.1-24</title>
  2078. <itunes:title>ACT.2.1-24</itunes:title>
  2079. <pubDate>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2083. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 83.]]></description>
  2084. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 83.]]></content:encoded>
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  2086. <itunes:duration>07:38</itunes:duration>
  2087. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  2089. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.2.1-24]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2090. <itunes:summary>Today we read Acts 2:1-24 in the GNT.</itunes:summary>
  2091. <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
  2092. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2095. <title>GN-DBRP_315  DAN.3 DAN.4 ISA.24 2CO.4.10-18 2CO.5.1-15</title>
  2096. <itunes:title>DAN.3 DAN.4 ISA.24 2CO.4.10-18 2CO.5.1-15</itunes:title>
  2097. <pubDate>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2101. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 3-4:Matthew Henry describes the parts of the statue in Daniel 2: 1. The head of gold signified the Chaldean empire, then in being. 2. The breast and arms of silver signified the empire of the Medes and Persians. 3. The belly and thighs of brass signified the Grecian empire, founded by Alexander. 4. The legs and feet of iron signified the Roman empire. The Roman empire branched into ten kingdoms, as the toes of [the//these] feet [of the statue]. Some were weak as clay, others strong as iron. Endeavours [were made] to unite them, for strengthening the empire, but in vain. The stone cut out without hands, represented the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, which [will//should] be set up in the kingdoms of the world, upon the ruins of Satan's kingdom in them. This was the Stone which the builders refused, because it was not cut out by their hands, but it is become the head stone of the corner. Of the increase of Christ's government and peace there shall be no end. The Lord shall reign, not only to the end of time, but when time and days shall be no more. As far as events have gone, the fulfilling this prophetic vision has been most exact and undeniable; future ages shall witness this Stone destroying the image, and filling the whole earth. ISAIAH 24:Yesterday we heard the oracle against the proud seafaring city-state of Tyre. 2CORINTHIANS 4:10—5:15:In chapter 4, Paul uses the pronoun ‘we’ to mean ‘we apostles’. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, Paul uses ‘we’ meaning everyone. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. One of the hard things about 2 Corinthians for a translator is that ‘we’ in Greek is just like ‘we’ in English. The two languages do not distinguish between ‘we-speakers-excluding-listeners’ and ‘we-inclusive-of-listeners’. So which is it in places like this? Well, primarily in chapter 4, I think that Paul is talking about ‘we apostles’ in this section. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, I believe Paul’s use of ‘we’ is inclusive of his hearers. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. GNT Translation notes:Dan. 3:17 [NLT If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.//GNT If the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will. [And see the footnote in the GNT.]====2Cor. 5:7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight].13 Are we really insane? [If so,] It is for God's sake. Or are we sane? Then it is for your sake. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 3:5 When you hear the sound of the [band, including the] horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue. 7 So  at the sound of the [band//musical instruments], all the people, whatever their race or nation or language, bowed to the ground and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.19 “Upon hearing this, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) was overcome for a time, frightened by the meaning of the dream. Then the king said to him, ‘Belteshazzar, don’t be alarmed by the dream and what it means.’[So I answered//Belteshazzar replied], “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries!]]></description>
  2102. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 3-4:Matthew Henry describes the parts of the statue in Daniel 2: 1. The head of gold signified the Chaldean empire, then in being. 2. The breast and arms of silver signified the empire of the Medes and Persians. 3. The belly and thighs of brass signified the Grecian empire, founded by Alexander. 4. The legs and feet of iron signified the Roman empire. The Roman empire branched into ten kingdoms, as the toes of [the//these] feet [of the statue]. Some were weak as clay, others strong as iron. Endeavours [were made] to unite them, for strengthening the empire, but in vain. The stone cut out without hands, represented the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, which [will//should] be set up in the kingdoms of the world, upon the ruins of Satan's kingdom in them. This was the Stone which the builders refused, because it was not cut out by their hands, but it is become the head stone of the corner. Of the increase of Christ's government and peace there shall be no end. The Lord shall reign, not only to the end of time, but when time and days shall be no more. As far as events have gone, the fulfilling this prophetic vision has been most exact and undeniable; future ages shall witness this Stone destroying the image, and filling the whole earth. ISAIAH 24:Yesterday we heard the oracle against the proud seafaring city-state of Tyre. 2CORINTHIANS 4:10—5:15:In chapter 4, Paul uses the pronoun ‘we’ to mean ‘we apostles’. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, Paul uses ‘we’ meaning everyone. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. One of the hard things about 2 Corinthians for a translator is that ‘we’ in Greek is just like ‘we’ in English. The two languages do not distinguish between ‘we-speakers-excluding-listeners’ and ‘we-inclusive-of-listeners’. So which is it in places like this? Well, primarily in chapter 4, I think that Paul is talking about ‘we apostles’ in this section. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, I believe Paul’s use of ‘we’ is inclusive of his hearers. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. GNT Translation notes:Dan. 3:17 [NLT If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.//GNT If the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will. [And see the footnote in the GNT.]====2Cor. 5:7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight].13 Are we really insane? [If so,] It is for God's sake. Or are we sane? Then it is for your sake. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 3:5 When you hear the sound of the [band, including the] horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue. 7 So  at the sound of the [band//musical instruments], all the people, whatever their race or nation or language, bowed to the ground and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.19 “Upon hearing this, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) was overcome for a time, frightened by the meaning of the dream. Then the king said to him, ‘Belteshazzar, don’t be alarmed by the dream and what it means.’[So I answered//Belteshazzar replied], “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries!]]></content:encoded>
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  2108. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.3 DAN.4 ISA.24 2CO.4.10-18 2CO.5.1-15</itunes:summary>
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  2115. <title>NL-DBRP_315  DAN.3 DAN.4 ISA.24 2CO.4.10-18 2CO.5.1-15</title>
  2116. <itunes:title>DAN.3 DAN.4 ISA.24 2CO.4.10-18 2CO.5.1-15</itunes:title>
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  2121. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 3-4:Matthew Henry describes the parts of the statue in Daniel 2: 1. The head of gold signified the Chaldean empire, then in being. 2. The breast and arms of silver signified the empire of the Medes and Persians. 3. The belly and thighs of brass signified the Grecian empire, founded by Alexander. 4. The legs and feet of iron signified the Roman empire. The Roman empire branched into ten kingdoms, as the toes of [the//these] feet [of the statue]. Some were weak as clay, others strong as iron. Endeavours [were made] to unite them, for strengthening the empire, but in vain. The stone cut out without hands, represented the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, which [will//should] be set up in the kingdoms of the world, upon the ruins of Satan's kingdom in them. This was the Stone which the builders refused, because it was not cut out by their hands, but it is become the head stone of the corner. Of the increase of Christ's government and peace there shall be no end. The Lord shall reign, not only to the end of time, but when time and days shall be no more. As far as events have gone, the fulfilling this prophetic vision has been most exact and undeniable; future ages shall witness this Stone destroying the image, and filling the whole earth. ISAIAH 24:Yesterday we heard the oracle against the proud seafaring city-state of Tyre. 2CORINTHIANS 4:10—5:15:In chapter 4, Paul uses the pronoun ‘we’ to mean ‘we apostles’. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, Paul uses ‘we’ meaning everyone. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. One of the hard things about 2 Corinthians for a translator is that ‘we’ in Greek is just like ‘we’ in English. The two languages do not distinguish between ‘we-speakers-excluding-listeners’ and ‘we-inclusive-of-listeners’. So which is it in places like this? Well, primarily in chapter 4, I think that Paul is talking about ‘we apostles’ in this section. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, I believe Paul’s use of ‘we’ is inclusive of his hearers. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. GNT Translation notes:Dan. 3:17 [NLT If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.//GNT If the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will. [And see the footnote in the GNT.]====2Cor. 5:7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight].13 Are we really insane? [If so,] It is for God's sake. Or are we sane? Then it is for your sake. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 3:5 When you hear the sound of the [band, including the] horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue.7 So  at the sound of the [band//musical instruments], all the people, whatever their race or nation or language, bowed to the ground and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.19 “Upon hearing this, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) was overcome for a time, frightened by the meaning of the dream. Then the king said to him, ‘Belteshazzar, don’t be alarmed by the dream and what it means.’[So I answered//Belteshazzar replied], “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries!]]></description>
  2122. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 3-4:Matthew Henry describes the parts of the statue in Daniel 2: 1. The head of gold signified the Chaldean empire, then in being. 2. The breast and arms of silver signified the empire of the Medes and Persians. 3. The belly and thighs of brass signified the Grecian empire, founded by Alexander. 4. The legs and feet of iron signified the Roman empire. The Roman empire branched into ten kingdoms, as the toes of [the//these] feet [of the statue]. Some were weak as clay, others strong as iron. Endeavours [were made] to unite them, for strengthening the empire, but in vain. The stone cut out without hands, represented the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, which [will//should] be set up in the kingdoms of the world, upon the ruins of Satan's kingdom in them. This was the Stone which the builders refused, because it was not cut out by their hands, but it is become the head stone of the corner. Of the increase of Christ's government and peace there shall be no end. The Lord shall reign, not only to the end of time, but when time and days shall be no more. As far as events have gone, the fulfilling this prophetic vision has been most exact and undeniable; future ages shall witness this Stone destroying the image, and filling the whole earth. ISAIAH 24:Yesterday we heard the oracle against the proud seafaring city-state of Tyre. 2CORINTHIANS 4:10—5:15:In chapter 4, Paul uses the pronoun ‘we’ to mean ‘we apostles’. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, Paul uses ‘we’ meaning everyone. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. One of the hard things about 2 Corinthians for a translator is that ‘we’ in Greek is just like ‘we’ in English. The two languages do not distinguish between ‘we-speakers-excluding-listeners’ and ‘we-inclusive-of-listeners’. So which is it in places like this? Well, primarily in chapter 4, I think that Paul is talking about ‘we apostles’ in this section. (Notice how the ‘we’ contrasts with ‘you/your’ in verses 12 and 15.) Note that analyzing Paul’s meaning that way does not mean that we can’t take what Paul says about himself and his friends and apply it to us as our ideal. Let’s determine to be like Paul in things like “fixing our gaze on things we cannot see.” But in chapter 5, I believe Paul’s use of ‘we’ is inclusive of his hearers. We all have bodies that Paul pictures as our ‘earthly tent’. GNT Translation notes:Dan. 3:17 [NLT If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.//GNT If the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will. [And see the footnote in the GNT.]====2Cor. 5:7 For our life is a matter of [believing//faith], not of [seeing//sight].13 Are we really insane? [If so,] It is for God's sake. Or are we sane? Then it is for your sake. NLT Translation notes:Dan. 3:5 When you hear the sound of the [band, including the] horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue.7 So  at the sound of the [band//musical instruments], all the people, whatever their race or nation or language, bowed to the ground and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.19 “Upon hearing this, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) was overcome for a time, frightened by the meaning of the dream. Then the king said to him, ‘Belteshazzar, don’t be alarmed by the dream and what it means.’[So I answered//Belteshazzar replied], “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries!]]></content:encoded>
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  2128. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.3 DAN.4 ISA.24 2CO.4.10-18 2CO.5.1-15</itunes:summary>
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  2135. <title>DayStarters_093  ACT.1</title>
  2136. <itunes:title>ACT.1</itunes:title>
  2137. <pubDate>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:08:16 +0000</pubDate>
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  2141. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 82.]]></description>
  2142. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 82.]]></content:encoded>
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  2147. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ACT.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2148. <itunes:summary>ACT.1</itunes:summary>
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  2150. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2153. <title>GN-DBRP_314  DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4</title>
  2154. <itunes:title>DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4</itunes:title>
  2155. <pubDate>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2159. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 2:In the first chapter of Daniel, we heard how Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were faithful to God in not wanting to be defiled by the king’s food, and later they were found better than their companions and chosen for service to King Nebuchadnezzar. ISAIAH 23:Yesterday we heard two dramatic messages. One was about the failure of Jerusalem to appropriately respond to God’s impending judgment (which was remarkably like Nero fiddling while Rome burned). Then there was the message to Shebna, the palace administrator. Eliakim would take his place and be like a nail firmly driven in a wall, and the holder of the key to David’s house. He can be understood as a figure of Christ. 2CORINTHIANS 3:12—4:We’ll start reading today by reviewing the greater glory of the new covenant Paul spoke of at the end of chapter 3. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:14 Their minds, indeed, were closed; and to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined [in union with//to] Christ.4:12 This means that death is at work in us [apostles], but life is at work in you. 13 The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of [belief//faith] we also speak because we believe. NLT Translation  notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.] 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, [it is as if] their hearts are [still] covered with that veil, and they do not understand.]]></description>
  2160. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 2:In the first chapter of Daniel, we heard how Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were faithful to God in not wanting to be defiled by the king’s food, and later they were found better than their companions and chosen for service to King Nebuchadnezzar. ISAIAH 23:Yesterday we heard two dramatic messages. One was about the failure of Jerusalem to appropriately respond to God’s impending judgment (which was remarkably like Nero fiddling while Rome burned). Then there was the message to Shebna, the palace administrator. Eliakim would take his place and be like a nail firmly driven in a wall, and the holder of the key to David’s house. He can be understood as a figure of Christ. 2CORINTHIANS 3:12—4:We’ll start reading today by reviewing the greater glory of the new covenant Paul spoke of at the end of chapter 3. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:14 Their minds, indeed, were closed; and to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined [in union with//to] Christ.4:12 This means that death is at work in us [apostles], but life is at work in you. 13 The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of [belief//faith] we also speak because we believe. NLT Translation  notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.] 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, [it is as if] their hearts are [still] covered with that veil, and they do not understand.]]></content:encoded>
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  2166. <itunes:summary>Today's readings in the GNT are
  2167. DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4.</itunes:summary>
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  2174. <title>NL-DBRP_314  DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4</title>
  2175. <itunes:title>DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4</itunes:title>
  2176. <pubDate>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2180. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 2:In the first chapter of Daniel, we heard how Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were faithful to God in not wanting to be defiled by the king’s food, and later they were found better than their companions and chosen for service to King Nebuchadnezzar. ISAIAH 23:Yesterday we heard two dramatic messages. One was about the failure of Jerusalem to appropriately respond to God’s impending judgment (which was remarkably like Nero fiddling while Rome burned). Then there was the message to Shebna, the palace administrator. Eliakim would take his place and be like a nail firmly driven in a wall, and the holder of the key to David’s house. He can be understood as a figure of Christ. 2CORINTHIANS 3:12—4:We’ll start reading today by reviewing the greater glory of the new covenant Paul spoke of at the end of chapter 3. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:14 Their minds, indeed, were closed; and to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined [in union with//to] Christ.4:12 This means that death is at work in us [apostles], but life is at work in you.13 The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of [belief//faith] we also speak because we believe. NLT Translation  notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.] 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, [it is as if] their hearts are [still] covered with that veil, and they do not understand.]]></description>
  2181. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 2:In the first chapter of Daniel, we heard how Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were faithful to God in not wanting to be defiled by the king’s food, and later they were found better than their companions and chosen for service to King Nebuchadnezzar. ISAIAH 23:Yesterday we heard two dramatic messages. One was about the failure of Jerusalem to appropriately respond to God’s impending judgment (which was remarkably like Nero fiddling while Rome burned). Then there was the message to Shebna, the palace administrator. Eliakim would take his place and be like a nail firmly driven in a wall, and the holder of the key to David’s house. He can be understood as a figure of Christ. 2CORINTHIANS 3:12—4:We’ll start reading today by reviewing the greater glory of the new covenant Paul spoke of at the end of chapter 3. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:14 Their minds, indeed, were closed; and to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined [in union with//to] Christ.4:12 This means that death is at work in us [apostles], but life is at work in you.13 The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of [belief//faith] we also speak because we believe. NLT Translation  notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.] 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, [it is as if] their hearts are [still] covered with that veil, and they do not understand.]]></content:encoded>
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  2186. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2187. <itunes:summary>Today's readings in the NLT are
  2188. DAN.2 ISA.23 2CO.3.12-18 2CO.4.</itunes:summary>
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  2190. <itunes:episode>314</itunes:episode>
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  2192. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2194. <item>
  2195. <title>GN-DBRP_313  DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3</title>
  2196. <itunes:title>DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3</itunes:title>
  2197. <pubDate>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2201. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 1:Yesterday in Ezekiel, the land was divided in horizontal bands across the entire width of Israel. We will see the 12 gates of the New Jerusalem again in Revelation. We start the little but immensely important book of Daniel today. Daniel wrote this sometime between 540 and 530 BC. As Daniel will relate, he was an exile to Babylon starting from 605 BC. For comparison, Ezekiel tells us that he was deported to Babylonia in 597 (and his location beside the Chebar river might have been 75 miles southeast of Babylon). So Daniel would have come to Babylon only 8 years earlier. Daniel is a wonderful example of what God can do with someone completely surrendered to the Lord. Note Daniel’s devotional habits and how he and his friends completely trusted in God. The book has two clear sections. The first narrates history, and contains the famous stories we all love. The second is prophecy and revelation. Again, like Ezekiel, much of Daniel reappears in the book of Revelation. And as for the question if Daniel was a real prophet, note that Jesus thought he was! ISAIAH 22:Yesterday’s prophecies dealt with Babylon, Edom, and Arabia. 2CORINTHIANS 2:14—3:I want to emphasize the precious verses from the end of chapter 2, and these verses are important for understanding the beginning of chapter 3. GNT Translation note:Dan. 1:2 The Lord let him capture King Jehoiakim and seize some of the Temple treasures. He took some prisoners back with him to the temple of his gods in Babylon, and put the captured treasures in the temple storerooms [there in Babylon]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.] 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ.]]></description>
  2202. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 1:Yesterday in Ezekiel, the land was divided in horizontal bands across the entire width of Israel. We will see the 12 gates of the New Jerusalem again in Revelation. We start the little but immensely important book of Daniel today. Daniel wrote this sometime between 540 and 530 BC. As Daniel will relate, he was an exile to Babylon starting from 605 BC. For comparison, Ezekiel tells us that he was deported to Babylonia in 597 (and his location beside the Chebar river might have been 75 miles southeast of Babylon). So Daniel would have come to Babylon only 8 years earlier. Daniel is a wonderful example of what God can do with someone completely surrendered to the Lord. Note Daniel’s devotional habits and how he and his friends completely trusted in God. The book has two clear sections. The first narrates history, and contains the famous stories we all love. The second is prophecy and revelation. Again, like Ezekiel, much of Daniel reappears in the book of Revelation. And as for the question if Daniel was a real prophet, note that Jesus thought he was! ISAIAH 22:Yesterday’s prophecies dealt with Babylon, Edom, and Arabia. 2CORINTHIANS 2:14—3:I want to emphasize the precious verses from the end of chapter 2, and these verses are important for understanding the beginning of chapter 3. GNT Translation note:Dan. 1:2 The Lord let him capture King Jehoiakim and seize some of the Temple treasures. He took some prisoners back with him to the temple of his gods in Babylon, and put the captured treasures in the temple storerooms [there in Babylon]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.] 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ.]]></content:encoded>
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  2208. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3</itunes:summary>
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  2215. <title>NL-DBRP_313  DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3</title>
  2216. <itunes:title>DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3</itunes:title>
  2217. <pubDate>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2221. <description><![CDATA[DANIEL 1:Yesterday in Ezekiel, the land was divided in horizontal bands across the entire width of Israel. We will see the 12 gates of the New Jerusalem again in Revelation. We start the little but immensely important book of Daniel today. Daniel wrote this sometime between 540 and 530 BC. As Daniel will relate, he was an exile to Babylon starting from 605 BC. For comparison, Ezekiel tells us that he was deported to Babylonia in 597 (and his location beside the Chebar river might have been 75 miles southeast of Babylon). So Daniel would have come to Babylon only 8 years earlier. Daniel is a wonderful example of what God can do with someone completely surrendered to the Lord. Note Daniel’s devotional habits and how he and his friends completely trusted in God. The book has two clear sections. The first narrates history, and contains the famous stories we all love. The second is prophecy and revelation. Again, like Ezekiel, much of Daniel reappears in the book of Revelation. And as for the question if Daniel was a real prophet, note that Jesus thought he was! ISAIAH 22:Yesterday’s prophecies dealt with Babylon, Edom, and Arabia. 2CORINTHIANS 2:14—3:I want to emphasize the precious verses from the end of chapter 2, and these verses are important for understanding the beginning of chapter 3. GNT Translation note:Dan. 1:2 The Lord let him capture King Jehoiakim and seize some of the Temple treasures. He took some prisoners back with him to the temple of his gods in Babylon, and put the captured treasures in the temple storerooms [there in Babylon]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.]14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ.]]></description>
  2222. <content:encoded><![CDATA[DANIEL 1:Yesterday in Ezekiel, the land was divided in horizontal bands across the entire width of Israel. We will see the 12 gates of the New Jerusalem again in Revelation. We start the little but immensely important book of Daniel today. Daniel wrote this sometime between 540 and 530 BC. As Daniel will relate, he was an exile to Babylon starting from 605 BC. For comparison, Ezekiel tells us that he was deported to Babylonia in 597 (and his location beside the Chebar river might have been 75 miles southeast of Babylon). So Daniel would have come to Babylon only 8 years earlier. Daniel is a wonderful example of what God can do with someone completely surrendered to the Lord. Note Daniel’s devotional habits and how he and his friends completely trusted in God. The book has two clear sections. The first narrates history, and contains the famous stories we all love. The second is prophecy and revelation. Again, like Ezekiel, much of Daniel reappears in the book of Revelation. And as for the question if Daniel was a real prophet, note that Jesus thought he was! ISAIAH 22:Yesterday’s prophecies dealt with Babylon, Edom, and Arabia. 2CORINTHIANS 2:14—3:I want to emphasize the precious verses from the end of chapter 2, and these verses are important for understanding the beginning of chapter 3. GNT Translation note:Dan. 1:2 The Lord let him capture King Jehoiakim and seize some of the Temple treasures. He took some prisoners back with him to the temple of his gods in Babylon, and put the captured treasures in the temple storerooms [there in Babylon]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 3:13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory [reflected there was continually fading away//, even though it was destined to fade away.]14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is [0/being] read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. [That veil is//And this veil can be] removed only by believing in Christ.]]></content:encoded>
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  2225. <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
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  2227. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2228. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  DAN.1 ISA.22 2CO.2.14-17 2CO.3</itunes:summary>
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  2235. <title>GN-DBRP_312  EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2</title>
  2236. <itunes:title>EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2</itunes:title>
  2237. <pubDate>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2241. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 48:In the chapters from Ezekiel yesterday, we heard more rules for the prince’s worship and about temple kitchens and a beginning part about the division of the land. Very fascinating in that is the part about the river that comes out from the east side of the temple, including trees that are for healing, bearing fruit every month. We will soon hear about this river and the trees of life in Revelation. ISAIAH 21:Yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah was only six verses long. It always seems very unfair to me that Isaiah had to go about naked as a sign about two countries that were not even his own. Surely it was a sign for the people of Israel’s benefit as well. I wonder if Isaiah’s being ‘naked’ was really what we call stark naked. In some cultures, if a man is wearing a loin cloth, he is still called naked. Just as the description states, a person in a loin cloth will have their buttocks exposed. 2CORINTHIANS 2:At the beginning of chapter 2, Paul is still telling about his change of plans and showing why he doesn’t want to be misunderstood in his motives concerning that. I will read 23 in the NLT and 24 in the PET: 23 (NLT) Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke.   24 (PET) My purpose and that of the other apostles of Christ isn’t to command how each of you in the Corinthian church live out your beliefs. We are certain that each of you will keep standing firm in your belief. We just want to work with you so that your joy keeps on increasing because of living according to your beliefs. GNT Translation notes:Ez. 48:30-34 There are twelve entrances to the city of Jerusalem. Each of the four walls measures 2,520 yards and [each wall has three gates//has three gates in it], each named for one of the tribes. …====2Cor. 2:4 I wrote you with a greatly troubled and distressed heart and with many tears; my purpose was not to make you sad, but to make you realize how much I love [all of you//you all]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 2:13 But I had no peace of mind because my dear brother Titus hadn’t yet arrived with a report [about/from] you. So I said good-bye and went on to Macedonia to find him.14 But thank God! [God/He] has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.]]></description>
  2242. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 48:In the chapters from Ezekiel yesterday, we heard more rules for the prince’s worship and about temple kitchens and a beginning part about the division of the land. Very fascinating in that is the part about the river that comes out from the east side of the temple, including trees that are for healing, bearing fruit every month. We will soon hear about this river and the trees of life in Revelation. ISAIAH 21:Yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah was only six verses long. It always seems very unfair to me that Isaiah had to go about naked as a sign about two countries that were not even his own. Surely it was a sign for the people of Israel’s benefit as well. I wonder if Isaiah’s being ‘naked’ was really what we call stark naked. In some cultures, if a man is wearing a loin cloth, he is still called naked. Just as the description states, a person in a loin cloth will have their buttocks exposed. 2CORINTHIANS 2:At the beginning of chapter 2, Paul is still telling about his change of plans and showing why he doesn’t want to be misunderstood in his motives concerning that. I will read 23 in the NLT and 24 in the PET: 23 (NLT) Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke.   24 (PET) My purpose and that of the other apostles of Christ isn’t to command how each of you in the Corinthian church live out your beliefs. We are certain that each of you will keep standing firm in your belief. We just want to work with you so that your joy keeps on increasing because of living according to your beliefs. GNT Translation notes:Ez. 48:30-34 There are twelve entrances to the city of Jerusalem. Each of the four walls measures 2,520 yards and [each wall has three gates//has three gates in it], each named for one of the tribes. …====2Cor. 2:4 I wrote you with a greatly troubled and distressed heart and with many tears; my purpose was not to make you sad, but to make you realize how much I love [all of you//you all]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 2:13 But I had no peace of mind because my dear brother Titus hadn’t yet arrived with a report [about/from] you. So I said good-bye and went on to Macedonia to find him.14 But thank God! [God/He] has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.]]></content:encoded>
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  2247. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2248. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2</itunes:summary>
  2249. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  2250. <itunes:episode>312</itunes:episode>
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  2252. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2255. <title>NL-DBRP_312  EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2</title>
  2256. <itunes:title>EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2</itunes:title>
  2257. <pubDate>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2261. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 48:In the chapters from Ezekiel yesterday, we heard more rules for the prince’s worship and about temple kitchens and a beginning part about the division of the land. Very fascinating in that is the part about the river that comes out from the east side of the temple, including trees that are for healing, bearing fruit every month. We will soon hear about this river and the trees of life in Revelation. ISAIAH 21:Yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah was only six verses long. It always seems very unfair to me that Isaiah had to go about naked as a sign about two countries that were not even his own. Surely it was a sign for the people of Israel’s benefit as well. I wonder if Isaiah’s being ‘naked’ was really what we call stark naked. In some cultures, if a man is wearing a loin cloth, he is still called naked. Just as the description states, a person in a loin cloth will have their buttocks exposed. 2CORINTHIANS 2:At the beginning of chapter 2, Paul is still telling about his change of plans and showing why he doesn’t want to be misunderstood in his motives concerning that. I will read 23 in the NLT and 24 in the PET: 23 (NLT) Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke. 24 (PET) My purpose and that of the other apostles of Christ isn’t to command how each of you in the Corinthian church live out your beliefs. We are certain that each of you will keep standing firm in your belief. We just want to work with you so that your joy keeps on increasing because of living according to your beliefs. GNT Translation notes:Ez. 48:30-34 There are twelve entrances to the city of Jerusalem. Each of the four walls measures 2,520 yards and [each wall has three gates//has three gates in it], each named for one of the tribes. …====2Cor. 2:4 I wrote you with a greatly troubled and distressed heart and with many tears; my purpose was not to make you sad, but to make you realize how much I love [all of you//you all]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 2:13 But I had no peace of mind because my dear brother Titus hadn’t yet arrived with a report [about/from] you. So I said good-bye and went on to Macedonia to find him.14 But thank God! [God/He] has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.]]></description>
  2262. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 48:In the chapters from Ezekiel yesterday, we heard more rules for the prince’s worship and about temple kitchens and a beginning part about the division of the land. Very fascinating in that is the part about the river that comes out from the east side of the temple, including trees that are for healing, bearing fruit every month. We will soon hear about this river and the trees of life in Revelation. ISAIAH 21:Yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah was only six verses long. It always seems very unfair to me that Isaiah had to go about naked as a sign about two countries that were not even his own. Surely it was a sign for the people of Israel’s benefit as well. I wonder if Isaiah’s being ‘naked’ was really what we call stark naked. In some cultures, if a man is wearing a loin cloth, he is still called naked. Just as the description states, a person in a loin cloth will have their buttocks exposed. 2CORINTHIANS 2:At the beginning of chapter 2, Paul is still telling about his change of plans and showing why he doesn’t want to be misunderstood in his motives concerning that. I will read 23 in the NLT and 24 in the PET: 23 (NLT) Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke. 24 (PET) My purpose and that of the other apostles of Christ isn’t to command how each of you in the Corinthian church live out your beliefs. We are certain that each of you will keep standing firm in your belief. We just want to work with you so that your joy keeps on increasing because of living according to your beliefs. GNT Translation notes:Ez. 48:30-34 There are twelve entrances to the city of Jerusalem. Each of the four walls measures 2,520 yards and [each wall has three gates//has three gates in it], each named for one of the tribes. …====2Cor. 2:4 I wrote you with a greatly troubled and distressed heart and with many tears; my purpose was not to make you sad, but to make you realize how much I love [all of you//you all]. NLT Translation notes:2Cor. 2:13 But I had no peace of mind because my dear brother Titus hadn’t yet arrived with a report [about/from] you. So I said good-bye and went on to Macedonia to find him.14 But thank God! [God/He] has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.]]></content:encoded>
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  2268. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.48 ISA.21 2CO.1.23-24 2CO.2</itunes:summary>
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  2272. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2275. <title>GN-DBRP_311  EZK.46 EZK.47 ISA.20 2CO.1</title>
  2276. <itunes:title>EZK.46 EZK.47 ISA.20 2CO.1</itunes:title>
  2277. <pubDate>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2281. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 46-47:Yesterday we heard regulations for the priests and Levites, about foreigners, and about the prince of Israel. Also there was the fascinating detail about the eastern gate, which must remain shut. ISAIAH 20:Yesterday we heard the prophecy against Egypt, but again it ends with a note of hope for Egypt. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:Yesterday we finished the book of Hebrews. I would encourage anyone to camp out for a longer time in the 12th and 13th chapters. There is deep insight hidden there. Here at the end of the year, we will be touring through some of the deepest writing of the New Testament— like what we experienced in Hebrews. 2nd Corinthians is such a letter. It is actually called “Paul’s hard letter.” And from a Bible translator’s experience, it is the hardest book in the New Testament to translate. This is because Paul shares his feelings deeply and in doing so he often draws fine distinctions— not wanting to be misunderstood. It is those fine shades of feelings that are so hard to translate. 2nd Corinthians is a book where Paul shares in an intensely personal way. First he shares about ministry setbacks and discouragement. In sharing these things, Paul also gives us golden keys to unlock comfort and encouragement in our lives. Then Paul shares several personal stories because he feels forced to. That is, because of comparisons drawn between him and false teachers, the Corinthian church needs to know information about Paul’s apostleship and relationship with Christ that Paul would prefer not to boast about. Paul also urges the Corinthian church to complete their desire to minister financially to the needy fellow believers in Jerusalem. In teaching about ministering with Christian kindness, Paul gives valuable examples to us about the proper motivation for Christian charitable work and appropriate fund raising. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 1:21 It is God himself who makes us, together with you, sure of our life in union with Christ; it is God himself who has [anointed us (with his Spirit to make us capable to serve Him),//set us apart,] 24 We are not trying to dictate to you what you must believe; we know that you stand firm in [our true beliefs//the faith]. Instead, we are working with you for your own happiness. NLT Translation note:2Cor. 1:21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has [anointed//commissioned] us,  24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your [beliefs//faith] into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own [fully believing//faith] that you stand firm.]]></description>
  2282. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 46-47:Yesterday we heard regulations for the priests and Levites, about foreigners, and about the prince of Israel. Also there was the fascinating detail about the eastern gate, which must remain shut. ISAIAH 20:Yesterday we heard the prophecy against Egypt, but again it ends with a note of hope for Egypt. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:Yesterday we finished the book of Hebrews. I would encourage anyone to camp out for a longer time in the 12th and 13th chapters. There is deep insight hidden there. Here at the end of the year, we will be touring through some of the deepest writing of the New Testament— like what we experienced in Hebrews. 2nd Corinthians is such a letter. It is actually called “Paul’s hard letter.” And from a Bible translator’s experience, it is the hardest book in the New Testament to translate. This is because Paul shares his feelings deeply and in doing so he often draws fine distinctions— not wanting to be misunderstood. It is those fine shades of feelings that are so hard to translate. 2nd Corinthians is a book where Paul shares in an intensely personal way. First he shares about ministry setbacks and discouragement. In sharing these things, Paul also gives us golden keys to unlock comfort and encouragement in our lives. Then Paul shares several personal stories because he feels forced to. That is, because of comparisons drawn between him and false teachers, the Corinthian church needs to know information about Paul’s apostleship and relationship with Christ that Paul would prefer not to boast about. Paul also urges the Corinthian church to complete their desire to minister financially to the needy fellow believers in Jerusalem. In teaching about ministering with Christian kindness, Paul gives valuable examples to us about the proper motivation for Christian charitable work and appropriate fund raising. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 1:21 It is God himself who makes us, together with you, sure of our life in union with Christ; it is God himself who has [anointed us (with his Spirit to make us capable to serve Him),//set us apart,] 24 We are not trying to dictate to you what you must believe; we know that you stand firm in [our true beliefs//the faith]. Instead, we are working with you for your own happiness. NLT Translation note:2Cor. 1:21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has [anointed//commissioned] us,  24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your [beliefs//faith] into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own [fully believing//faith] that you stand firm.]]></content:encoded>
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  2287. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.46 EZK.47 ISA.20 2CO.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2288. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.46 EZK.47 ISA.20 2CO.1</itunes:summary>
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  2296. <itunes:title>EZK.46 EZK.47 ISA.20 2CO.1</itunes:title>
  2297. <pubDate>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2301. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 46-47:Yesterday we heard regulations for the priests and Levites, about foreigners, and about the prince of Israel. Also there was the fascinating detail about the eastern gate, which must remain shut. ISAIAH 20:Yesterday we heard the prophecy against Egypt, but again it ends with a note of hope for Egypt. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:Yesterday we finished the book of Hebrews. I would encourage anyone to camp out for a longer time in the 12th and 13th chapters. There is deep insight hidden there. Here at the end of the year, we will be touring through some of the deepest writing of the New Testament— like what we experienced in Hebrews. 2nd Corinthians is such a letter. It is actually called “Paul’s hard letter.” And from a Bible translator’s experience, it is the hardest book in the New Testament to translate. This is because Paul shares his feelings deeply and in doing so he often draws fine distinctions— not wanting to be misunderstood. It is those fine shades of feelings that are so hard to translate. 2nd Corinthians is a book where Paul shares in an intensely personal way. First he shares about ministry setbacks and discouragement. In sharing these things, Paul also gives us golden keys to unlock comfort and encouragement in our lives. Then Paul shares several personal stories because he feels forced to. That is, because of comparisons drawn between him and false teachers, the Corinthian church needs to know information about Paul’s apostleship and relationship with Christ that Paul would prefer not to boast about. Paul also urges the Corinthian church to complete their desire to minister financially to the needy fellow believers in Jerusalem. In teaching about ministering with Christian kindness, Paul gives valuable examples to us about the proper motivation for Christian charitable work and appropriate fund raising. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 1:21 It is God himself who makes us, together with you, sure of our life in union with Christ; it is God himself who has [anointed us (with his Spirit to make us capable to serve Him),//set us apart,]24 We are not trying to dictate to you what you must believe; we know that you stand firm in [our true beliefs//the faith]. Instead, we are working with you for your own happiness. NLT Translation note:2Cor. 1:21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has [anointed//commissioned] us, 24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your [beliefs//faith] into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own [fully believing//faith] that you stand firm.]]></description>
  2302. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 46-47:Yesterday we heard regulations for the priests and Levites, about foreigners, and about the prince of Israel. Also there was the fascinating detail about the eastern gate, which must remain shut. ISAIAH 20:Yesterday we heard the prophecy against Egypt, but again it ends with a note of hope for Egypt. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:Yesterday we finished the book of Hebrews. I would encourage anyone to camp out for a longer time in the 12th and 13th chapters. There is deep insight hidden there. Here at the end of the year, we will be touring through some of the deepest writing of the New Testament— like what we experienced in Hebrews. 2nd Corinthians is such a letter. It is actually called “Paul’s hard letter.” And from a Bible translator’s experience, it is the hardest book in the New Testament to translate. This is because Paul shares his feelings deeply and in doing so he often draws fine distinctions— not wanting to be misunderstood. It is those fine shades of feelings that are so hard to translate. 2nd Corinthians is a book where Paul shares in an intensely personal way. First he shares about ministry setbacks and discouragement. In sharing these things, Paul also gives us golden keys to unlock comfort and encouragement in our lives. Then Paul shares several personal stories because he feels forced to. That is, because of comparisons drawn between him and false teachers, the Corinthian church needs to know information about Paul’s apostleship and relationship with Christ that Paul would prefer not to boast about. Paul also urges the Corinthian church to complete their desire to minister financially to the needy fellow believers in Jerusalem. In teaching about ministering with Christian kindness, Paul gives valuable examples to us about the proper motivation for Christian charitable work and appropriate fund raising. GNT Translation notes:2Cor. 1:21 It is God himself who makes us, together with you, sure of our life in union with Christ; it is God himself who has [anointed us (with his Spirit to make us capable to serve Him),//set us apart,]24 We are not trying to dictate to you what you must believe; we know that you stand firm in [our true beliefs//the faith]. Instead, we are working with you for your own happiness. NLT Translation note:2Cor. 1:21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has [anointed//commissioned] us, 24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your [beliefs//faith] into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own [fully believing//faith] that you stand firm.]]></content:encoded>
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  2308. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.46 EZK.47 ISA.20 2CO.1</itunes:summary>
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  2315. <title>GN-DBRP_310  EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13</title>
  2316. <itunes:title>EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13</itunes:title>
  2317. <pubDate>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2321. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 44-45:In the vision of the ideal temple yesterday, we heard of the buildings of rooms for the priests and offerings, the altar, the glory of God coming to this temple, and the reason for this vision. ISAIAH 19:Yesterday in Isaiah we heard the prophecy about the defeat of the Ethiopians, and at the end of that message, there was a note of hope for that nation. HEBREWS 13:Yesterday (and even the day before) we returned to the place of rest which was the theme of chapters 3-4. Did you notice?! Compare the last verse of chapter 4 with the place where we ‘have come’ to in 10:22-24. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 13:1 Keep on loving one another as [brothers and sisters in the Lord//Christians].7 Remember your former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate [the way they lived out their beliefs//their faith]. 8 [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  [The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The order is reversed in v.21 also.]9 Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way. It is good to receive inner strength from [appreciating God’s gracious kindness//God's grace], and not by obeying rules about foods; those who obey these rules have not been helped by them. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 13:7 Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of [the way they lived out their beliefs.//their faith.]8 [Christ Jesus/Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.9 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.[The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name.]15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to [Him//his name].  21 may he equip you with all you need for doing his will.May he produce in you,through the power of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ],every good thing that is pleasing to him.All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.]]></description>
  2322. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 44-45:In the vision of the ideal temple yesterday, we heard of the buildings of rooms for the priests and offerings, the altar, the glory of God coming to this temple, and the reason for this vision. ISAIAH 19:Yesterday in Isaiah we heard the prophecy about the defeat of the Ethiopians, and at the end of that message, there was a note of hope for that nation. HEBREWS 13:Yesterday (and even the day before) we returned to the place of rest which was the theme of chapters 3-4. Did you notice?! Compare the last verse of chapter 4 with the place where we ‘have come’ to in 10:22-24. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 13:1 Keep on loving one another as [brothers and sisters in the Lord//Christians].7 Remember your former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate [the way they lived out their beliefs//their faith]. 8 [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  [The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The order is reversed in v.21 also.]9 Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way. It is good to receive inner strength from [appreciating God’s gracious kindness//God's grace], and not by obeying rules about foods; those who obey these rules have not been helped by them. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 13:7 Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of [the way they lived out their beliefs.//their faith.]8 [Christ Jesus/Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.9 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.[The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name.]15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to [Him//his name].  21 may he equip you with all you need for doing his will.May he produce in you,through the power of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ],every good thing that is pleasing to him.All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.]]></content:encoded>
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  2327. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2328. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13</itunes:summary>
  2329. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  2330. <itunes:episode>310</itunes:episode>
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  2332. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2335. <title>NL-DBRP_310  EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13</title>
  2336. <itunes:title>EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13</itunes:title>
  2337. <pubDate>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2341. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 44-45:In the vision of the ideal temple yesterday, we heard of the buildings of rooms for the priests and offerings, the altar, the glory of God coming to this temple, and the reason for this vision. ISAIAH 19:Yesterday in Isaiah we heard the prophecy about the defeat of the Ethiopians, and at the end of that message, there was a note of hope for that nation. HEBREWS 13:Yesterday (and even the day before) we returned to the place of rest which was the theme of chapters 3-4. Did you notice?! Compare the last verse of chapter 4 with the place where we ‘have come’ to in 10:22-24. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 13:1 Keep on loving one another as [brothers and sisters in the Lord//Christians].7 Remember your former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate [the way they lived out their beliefs//their faith]. 8 [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever. [The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The order is reversed in v.21 also.]9 Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way. It is good to receive inner strength from [appreciating God’s gracious kindness//God's grace], and not by obeying rules about foods; those who obey these rules have not been helped by them. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 13:7 Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of [the way they lived out their beliefs.//their faith.]8 [Christ Jesus/Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.9 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.[The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name.]15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to [Him//his name]. 21 may he equip you with all you need for doing his will.May he produce in you,through the power of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ],every good thing that is pleasing to him.All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.]]></description>
  2342. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 44-45:In the vision of the ideal temple yesterday, we heard of the buildings of rooms for the priests and offerings, the altar, the glory of God coming to this temple, and the reason for this vision. ISAIAH 19:Yesterday in Isaiah we heard the prophecy about the defeat of the Ethiopians, and at the end of that message, there was a note of hope for that nation. HEBREWS 13:Yesterday (and even the day before) we returned to the place of rest which was the theme of chapters 3-4. Did you notice?! Compare the last verse of chapter 4 with the place where we ‘have come’ to in 10:22-24. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 13:1 Keep on loving one another as [brothers and sisters in the Lord//Christians].7 Remember your former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate [the way they lived out their beliefs//their faith]. 8 [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever. [The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The order is reversed in v.21 also.]9 Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way. It is good to receive inner strength from [appreciating God’s gracious kindness//God's grace], and not by obeying rules about foods; those who obey these rules have not been helped by them. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 13:7 Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of [the way they lived out their beliefs.//their faith.]8 [Christ Jesus/Jesus Christ] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.9 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.[The correct order is ‘title’ then ‘name’ in English. We always say words like ‘president’, ‘senator’, and ‘doctor’ before a person’s name in that role. Greek can do the order either way. This is important because there are people in the world that think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name.]15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to [Him//his name]. 21 may he equip you with all you need for doing his will.May he produce in you,through the power of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ],every good thing that is pleasing to him.All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.]]></content:encoded>
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  2347. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2348. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.44 EZK.45 ISA.19 HEB.13</itunes:summary>
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  2350. <itunes:episode>310</itunes:episode>
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  2355. <title>JoySightings_044</title>
  2356. <itunes:title>Three more parables by Safed the Sage</itunes:title>
  2357. <pubDate>Sun, 05 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2361. <description><![CDATA[Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:  On Duty Half Done The Easter Bonnet Hollyhocks I Did Not Plant]]></description>
  2362. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Three more parables from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage:  On Duty Half Done The Easter Bonnet Hollyhocks I Did Not Plant]]></content:encoded>
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  2367. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[On Duty Half Done; The Easter Bonnet; Hollyhocks I Did Not Plant]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2368. <itunes:summary>Parables in this episode:
  2369. On Duty Half Done; The Easter Bonnet; Hollyhocks I Did Not Plant</itunes:summary>
  2370. <itunes:episode>44</itunes:episode>
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  2372. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2375. <title>GN-DBRP_309  EZK.42 EZK.43 ISA.18 HEB.12</title>
  2376. <itunes:title>EZK.42 EZK.43 ISA.18 HEB.12</itunes:title>
  2377. <pubDate>Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2381. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 42-43:In yesterday’s tour of the ideal temple we viewed the sanctuary and Most Holy Place. ISAIAH 18:Yesterday we heard of Damascus and Syria and Israel. HEBREWS 12:After recounting the more victorious heroes of faithful believing, the author spoke about all those unnamed people who victoriously suffered because of fully believing. The Faith Chapter ends with this: Heb. 11:39 NLT All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised.   40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. GNT Translation note:Heb. 12:2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our [believing//faith] depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of [fully believing//faith], let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who [initiated/initiates] and perfects our [way of believing//faith]. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.  3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. 4 After all, you have not yet given [up] your lives in your struggle against sin.]]></description>
  2382. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 42-43:In yesterday’s tour of the ideal temple we viewed the sanctuary and Most Holy Place. ISAIAH 18:Yesterday we heard of Damascus and Syria and Israel. HEBREWS 12:After recounting the more victorious heroes of faithful believing, the author spoke about all those unnamed people who victoriously suffered because of fully believing. The Faith Chapter ends with this: Heb. 11:39 NLT All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised.   40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. GNT Translation note:Heb. 12:2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our [believing//faith] depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of [fully believing//faith], let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who [initiated/initiates] and perfects our [way of believing//faith]. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.  3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. 4 After all, you have not yet given [up] your lives in your struggle against sin.]]></content:encoded>
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  2388. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.42 EZK.43 ISA.18 HEB.12</itunes:summary>
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  2401. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 42-43:In yesterday’s tour of the ideal temple we viewed the sanctuary and Most Holy Place. ISAIAH 18:Yesterday we heard of Damascus and Syria and Israel. HEBREWS 12:After recounting the more victorious heroes of faithful believing, the author spoke about all those unnamed people who victoriously suffered because of fully believing. The Faith Chapter ends with this: Heb. 11:39 NLT All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. GNT Translation note:Heb. 12:2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our [believing//faith] depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of [fully believing//faith], let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who [initiated/initiates] and perfects our [way of believing//faith]. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. 4 After all, you have not yet given [up] your lives in your struggle against sin.]]></description>
  2402. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 42-43:In yesterday’s tour of the ideal temple we viewed the sanctuary and Most Holy Place. ISAIAH 18:Yesterday we heard of Damascus and Syria and Israel. HEBREWS 12:After recounting the more victorious heroes of faithful believing, the author spoke about all those unnamed people who victoriously suffered because of fully believing. The Faith Chapter ends with this: Heb. 11:39 NLT All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. GNT Translation note:Heb. 12:2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our [believing//faith] depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of [fully believing//faith], let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who [initiated/initiates] and perfects our [way of believing//faith]. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. 4 After all, you have not yet given [up] your lives in your struggle against sin.]]></content:encoded>
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  2421. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 41:Yesterday we started Ezekiel’s account of his long vision about the future and ideal temple of God, and this is another vision that is referred to in the book of Revelation. The reason for this vision is given in chapter 43: Ez. 43:10 NLT “Son of man, describe to the people of Israel the Temple I have shown you, so they will be ashamed of all their sins. Let them study its plan,   11 and they will be ashamed of what they have done. ISAIAH 17:Yesterday we finished the two chapter oracle concerning Moab. It was really not so much a prophecy of condemnation, but a lament for the people. HEBREWS 11b:The Faith Chapter of Hebrews is an exposition of the verse quoted from Habbakuk 2: Heb. 10:38 NLT And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith].But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” It is unfortunate that the King James Version of the first verse of Hebrews 11 doesn’t make good sense but is still so often quoted as the definition of faith. The KJV says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for …” But how can I use that idea of ‘substance’? This became the definition that is quoted, but no one can figure out what to do with it after quoting it. No one can— so to speak, put their finger on that ‘substance’. The Greek word translated as ‘substance’ can also be translated ‘confidence’. And using that word, our definition makes sense. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 11:17 It was [Abraham’s belief in God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice.13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.20 [It was Isaac’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to promise//It was faith that made Isaac promise] blessings for the future to Jacob and Esau.21 [It was Jacob’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Jacob] bless each of the sons of Joseph just before he died. He leaned on the top of his walking stick and worshiped God.22 [It was Joseph’s belief in God’s promises that moved him— when he was about to die, to//It was faith that made Joseph, when he was about to die,] speak of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, and leave instructions about what should be done with his body.23 [Moses’ parents believed in God’s promises. And that is what moved them to hide//It was faith that made the parents of Moses hide] him for three months after he was born. They saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king's order.24 [When Moses had grown up, it was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Moses, when he had grown up,] refuse to be called the son of the king's daughter.27 [It was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to lead the people of Israel out of//It was faith that made Moses leave] Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to turn back. 28 [The same beliefs moved him to//It was faith that made him] establish the Passover and order the blood to be sprinkled on the doors, so that the Angel of Death would not kill the first-born sons of the Israelites.29 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that enabled them//It was faith that made the Israelites able] to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land; when the Egyptians tried to do it, the water swallowed them up.30 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that//It was faith that] made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days. 31 [It was Rahab’s belief in God that kept her//It was faith that kept the prostitute Rahab] from being killed with those who disobeyed God, for she gave the Israelite spies a friendly welcome.33 [Their belief in God enabled them to be overthrow other kingdoms.//Through faith they fought whole countries and won.] They did what was right and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions,   34 put out fierce fires, [and] escaped being killed by the sword. They were weak, but became strong; they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners.  35 [By means of their full belief in God,//faith] women received their dead relatives raised back to life.Others, refusing to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life.  39 What a record all of these have won by [means of their full belief in God and his promises!//their faith!] Yet they did not receive what God had promised, NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:32 How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of [how these people fully believed://the faith of] Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. 33 By [fully believing//faith] these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions,   34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.   35 Women received their loved ones back again from death.39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised.  40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.]]></description>
  2422. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 41:Yesterday we started Ezekiel’s account of his long vision about the future and ideal temple of God, and this is another vision that is referred to in the book of Revelation. The reason for this vision is given in chapter 43: Ez. 43:10 NLT “Son of man, describe to the people of Israel the Temple I have shown you, so they will be ashamed of all their sins. Let them study its plan,   11 and they will be ashamed of what they have done. ISAIAH 17:Yesterday we finished the two chapter oracle concerning Moab. It was really not so much a prophecy of condemnation, but a lament for the people. HEBREWS 11b:The Faith Chapter of Hebrews is an exposition of the verse quoted from Habbakuk 2: Heb. 10:38 NLT And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith].But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” It is unfortunate that the King James Version of the first verse of Hebrews 11 doesn’t make good sense but is still so often quoted as the definition of faith. The KJV says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for …” But how can I use that idea of ‘substance’? This became the definition that is quoted, but no one can figure out what to do with it after quoting it. No one can— so to speak, put their finger on that ‘substance’. The Greek word translated as ‘substance’ can also be translated ‘confidence’. And using that word, our definition makes sense. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 11:17 It was [Abraham’s belief in God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice.13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.20 [It was Isaac’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to promise//It was faith that made Isaac promise] blessings for the future to Jacob and Esau.21 [It was Jacob’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Jacob] bless each of the sons of Joseph just before he died. He leaned on the top of his walking stick and worshiped God.22 [It was Joseph’s belief in God’s promises that moved him— when he was about to die, to//It was faith that made Joseph, when he was about to die,] speak of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, and leave instructions about what should be done with his body.23 [Moses’ parents believed in God’s promises. And that is what moved them to hide//It was faith that made the parents of Moses hide] him for three months after he was born. They saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king's order.24 [When Moses had grown up, it was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Moses, when he had grown up,] refuse to be called the son of the king's daughter.27 [It was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to lead the people of Israel out of//It was faith that made Moses leave] Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to turn back. 28 [The same beliefs moved him to//It was faith that made him] establish the Passover and order the blood to be sprinkled on the doors, so that the Angel of Death would not kill the first-born sons of the Israelites.29 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that enabled them//It was faith that made the Israelites able] to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land; when the Egyptians tried to do it, the water swallowed them up.30 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that//It was faith that] made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days. 31 [It was Rahab’s belief in God that kept her//It was faith that kept the prostitute Rahab] from being killed with those who disobeyed God, for she gave the Israelite spies a friendly welcome.33 [Their belief in God enabled them to be overthrow other kingdoms.//Through faith they fought whole countries and won.] They did what was right and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions,   34 put out fierce fires, [and] escaped being killed by the sword. They were weak, but became strong; they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners.  35 [By means of their full belief in God,//faith] women received their dead relatives raised back to life.Others, refusing to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life.  39 What a record all of these have won by [means of their full belief in God and his promises!//their faith!] Yet they did not receive what God had promised, NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:32 How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of [how these people fully believed://the faith of] Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. 33 By [fully believing//faith] these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions,   34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.   35 Women received their loved ones back again from death.39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised.  40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.]]></content:encoded>
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  2441. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 41:Yesterday we started Ezekiel’s account of his long vision about the future and ideal temple of God, and this is another vision that is referred to in the book of Revelation. The reason for this vision is given in chapter 43: Ez. 43:10 NLT “Son of man, describe to the people of Israel the Temple I have shown you, so they will be ashamed of all their sins. Let them study its plan, 11 and they will be ashamed of what they have done. ISAIAH 17:Yesterday we finished the two chapter oracle concerning Moab. It was really not so much a prophecy of condemnation, but a lament for the people. HEBREWS 11b:The Faith Chapter of Hebrews is an exposition of the verse quoted from Habbakuk 2: Heb. 10:38 NLT And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith].But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” It is unfortunate that the King James Version of the first verse of Hebrews 11 doesn’t make good sense but is still so often quoted as the definition of faith. The KJV says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for …” But how can I use that idea of ‘substance’? This became the definition that is quoted, but no one can figure out what to do with it after quoting it. No one can— so to speak, put their finger on that ‘substance’. The Greek word translated as ‘substance’ can also be translated ‘confidence’. And using that word, our definition makes sense. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 11:17 It was [Abraham’s belief in God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice.13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.20 [It was Isaac’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to promise//It was faith that made Isaac promise] blessings for the future to Jacob and Esau.21 [It was Jacob’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Jacob] bless each of the sons of Joseph just before he died. He leaned on the top of his walking stick and worshiped God.22 [It was Joseph’s belief in God’s promises that moved him— when he was about to die, to//It was faith that made Joseph, when he was about to die,] speak of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, and leave instructions about what should be done with his body.23 [Moses’ parents believed in God’s promises. And that is what moved them to hide//It was faith that made the parents of Moses hide] him for three months after he was born. They saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king's order.24 [When Moses had grown up, it was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Moses, when he had grown up,] refuse to be called the son of the king's daughter.27 [It was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to lead the people of Israel out of//It was faith that made Moses leave] Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to turn back. 28 [The same beliefs moved him to//It was faith that made him] establish the Passover and order the blood to be sprinkled on the doors, so that the Angel of Death would not kill the first-born sons of the Israelites.29 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that enabled them//It was faith that made the Israelites able] to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land; when the Egyptians tried to do it, the water swallowed them up.30 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that//It was faith that] made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days. 31 [It was Rahab’s belief in God that kept her//It was faith that kept the prostitute Rahab] from being killed with those who disobeyed God, for she gave the Israelite spies a friendly welcome.33 [Their belief in God enabled them to be overthrow other kingdoms.//Through faith they fought whole countries and won.] They did what was right and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 put out fierce fires, [and] escaped being killed by the sword. They were weak, but became strong; they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners. 35 [By means of their full belief in God,//faith] women received their dead relatives raised back to life.Others, refusing to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life. 39 What a record all of these have won by [means of their full belief in God and his promises!//their faith!] Yet they did not receive what God had promised, NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:32 How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of [how these people fully believed://the faith of] Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. 33 By [fully believing//faith] these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. 35 Women received their loved ones back again from death.39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.]]></description>
  2442. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 41:Yesterday we started Ezekiel’s account of his long vision about the future and ideal temple of God, and this is another vision that is referred to in the book of Revelation. The reason for this vision is given in chapter 43: Ez. 43:10 NLT “Son of man, describe to the people of Israel the Temple I have shown you, so they will be ashamed of all their sins. Let them study its plan, 11 and they will be ashamed of what they have done. ISAIAH 17:Yesterday we finished the two chapter oracle concerning Moab. It was really not so much a prophecy of condemnation, but a lament for the people. HEBREWS 11b:The Faith Chapter of Hebrews is an exposition of the verse quoted from Habbakuk 2: Heb. 10:38 NLT And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith].But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” It is unfortunate that the King James Version of the first verse of Hebrews 11 doesn’t make good sense but is still so often quoted as the definition of faith. The KJV says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for …” But how can I use that idea of ‘substance’? This became the definition that is quoted, but no one can figure out what to do with it after quoting it. No one can— so to speak, put their finger on that ‘substance’. The Greek word translated as ‘substance’ can also be translated ‘confidence’. And using that word, our definition makes sense. GNT Translation notes:Heb. 11:17 It was [Abraham’s belief in God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice.13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.20 [It was Isaac’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to promise//It was faith that made Isaac promise] blessings for the future to Jacob and Esau.21 [It was Jacob’s belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Jacob] bless each of the sons of Joseph just before he died. He leaned on the top of his walking stick and worshiped God.22 [It was Joseph’s belief in God’s promises that moved him— when he was about to die, to//It was faith that made Joseph, when he was about to die,] speak of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, and leave instructions about what should be done with his body.23 [Moses’ parents believed in God’s promises. And that is what moved them to hide//It was faith that made the parents of Moses hide] him for three months after he was born. They saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king's order.24 [When Moses had grown up, it was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to//It was faith that made Moses, when he had grown up,] refuse to be called the son of the king's daughter.27 [It was his belief in God’s promises that moved him to lead the people of Israel out of//It was faith that made Moses leave] Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to turn back. 28 [The same beliefs moved him to//It was faith that made him] establish the Passover and order the blood to be sprinkled on the doors, so that the Angel of Death would not kill the first-born sons of the Israelites.29 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that enabled them//It was faith that made the Israelites able] to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land; when the Egyptians tried to do it, the water swallowed them up.30 [It was the Israelites’ belief in God that//It was faith that] made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days. 31 [It was Rahab’s belief in God that kept her//It was faith that kept the prostitute Rahab] from being killed with those who disobeyed God, for she gave the Israelite spies a friendly welcome.33 [Their belief in God enabled them to be overthrow other kingdoms.//Through faith they fought whole countries and won.] They did what was right and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 put out fierce fires, [and] escaped being killed by the sword. They were weak, but became strong; they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners. 35 [By means of their full belief in God,//faith] women received their dead relatives raised back to life.Others, refusing to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life. 39 What a record all of these have won by [means of their full belief in God and his promises!//their faith!] Yet they did not receive what God had promised, NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:32 How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of [how these people fully believed://the faith of] Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. 33 By [fully believing//faith] these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. 35 Women received their loved ones back again from death.39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their [fully believing//faith], yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.]]></content:encoded>
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  2448. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.41 ISA.17 HEB.11.17-40</itunes:summary>
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  2455. <title>GN-DBRP_307  EZK.40 ISA.16 HEB.10.35-39 HEB.11.1-23</title>
  2456. <itunes:title>EZK.40 ISA.16 HEB.10.35-39 HEB.11.1-23</itunes:title>
  2457. <pubDate>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2461. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 40:In chapter 38-39 we heard of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog, which point to future kingdoms in the north. Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog also refer to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear of them again in Revelation chapter 20. And today we begin hearing of something else that appears in Revelation. ISAIAH 16:Today’s chapter is the continuation of the prophecy against Moab. HEBREWS 10:35—11a:As I have told you again and again this year, because of a quirk in English, the tight connection between the noun ‘faith’ and the verb ‘believe’ has been broken. These two words have the same root in Greek. It would have been better had English preserved the connection such as between ‘confidence’ and ‘confident’. The reason I mention that again here is because this is the famous ‘faith chapter’ of Hebrews. Note that this chapter is actually expounding on a quote from the end of chapter 10, so that’s where we begin today. GNT Translation notes:Heb 10:39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved.11:1 To [believe means//have faith is] to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.  2 It was by their [believing//faith] that people of ancient times won God's approval.  3 [By means of our believing//It is by faith] that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.  4 It was [Abel’s believing//faith] that [moved him to//made Abel] offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. [It was by means of his believing that//Through his faith] he won God's approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his [believing//faith] Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.[and etc.]13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.17 It was [Abraham’s believing God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:1 [‘Fully believing’ means that we are confident//Faith is the confidence] that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their [fully believing//faith], the people in days of old earned a good reputation.5 It was by [fully believing//faith] that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without [ believing//faith]. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.]]></description>
  2462. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 40:In chapter 38-39 we heard of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog, which point to future kingdoms in the north. Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog also refer to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear of them again in Revelation chapter 20. And today we begin hearing of something else that appears in Revelation. ISAIAH 16:Today’s chapter is the continuation of the prophecy against Moab. HEBREWS 10:35—11a:As I have told you again and again this year, because of a quirk in English, the tight connection between the noun ‘faith’ and the verb ‘believe’ has been broken. These two words have the same root in Greek. It would have been better had English preserved the connection such as between ‘confidence’ and ‘confident’. The reason I mention that again here is because this is the famous ‘faith chapter’ of Hebrews. Note that this chapter is actually expounding on a quote from the end of chapter 10, so that’s where we begin today. GNT Translation notes:Heb 10:39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved.11:1 To [believe means//have faith is] to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.  2 It was by their [believing//faith] that people of ancient times won God's approval.  3 [By means of our believing//It is by faith] that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.  4 It was [Abel’s believing//faith] that [moved him to//made Abel] offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. [It was by means of his believing that//Through his faith] he won God's approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his [believing//faith] Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.[and etc.]13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.17 It was [Abraham’s believing God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:1 [‘Fully believing’ means that we are confident//Faith is the confidence] that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their [fully believing//faith], the people in days of old earned a good reputation.5 It was by [fully believing//faith] that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without [ believing//faith]. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.]]></content:encoded>
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  2468. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.40 ISA.16 HEB.10.35-39 HEB.11.1-23</itunes:summary>
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  2476. <itunes:title>EZK.40 ISA.16 HEB.10.35-39 HEB.11.1-23</itunes:title>
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  2481. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 40:In chapter 38-39 we heard of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog, which point to future kingdoms in the north. Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog also refer to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear of them again in Revelation chapter 20. And today we begin hearing of something else that appears in Revelation. ISAIAH 16:Today’s chapter is the continuation of the prophecy against Moab. HEBREWS 10:35—11a:As I have told you again and again this year, because of a quirk in English, the tight connection between the noun ‘faith’ and the verb ‘believe’ has been broken. These two words have the same root in Greek. It would have been better had English preserved the connection such as between ‘confidence’ and ‘confident’. The reason I mention that again here is because this is the famous ‘faith chapter’ of Hebrews. Note that this chapter is actually expounding on a quote from the end of chapter 10, so that’s where we begin today. GNT Translation notes:Heb 10:39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved.11:1 To [believe means//have faith is] to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. 2 It was by their [believing//faith] that people of ancient times won God's approval. 3 [By means of our believing//It is by faith] that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.  4 It was [Abel’s believing//faith] that [moved him to//made Abel] offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. [It was by means of his believing that//Through his faith] he won God's approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his [believing//faith] Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.[and etc.]13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.17 It was [Abraham’s believing God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:1 [‘Fully believing’ means that we are confident//Faith is the confidence] that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their [fully believing//faith], the people in days of old earned a good reputation.5 It was by [fully believing//faith] that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without [ believing//faith]. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.]]></description>
  2482. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 40:In chapter 38-39 we heard of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog, which point to future kingdoms in the north. Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog also refer to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear of them again in Revelation chapter 20. And today we begin hearing of something else that appears in Revelation. ISAIAH 16:Today’s chapter is the continuation of the prophecy against Moab. HEBREWS 10:35—11a:As I have told you again and again this year, because of a quirk in English, the tight connection between the noun ‘faith’ and the verb ‘believe’ has been broken. These two words have the same root in Greek. It would have been better had English preserved the connection such as between ‘confidence’ and ‘confident’. The reason I mention that again here is because this is the famous ‘faith chapter’ of Hebrews. Note that this chapter is actually expounding on a quote from the end of chapter 10, so that’s where we begin today. GNT Translation notes:Heb 10:39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved.11:1 To [believe means//have faith is] to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. 2 It was by their [believing//faith] that people of ancient times won God's approval. 3 [By means of our believing//It is by faith] that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.  4 It was [Abel’s believing//faith] that [moved him to//made Abel] offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. [It was by means of his believing that//Through his faith] he won God's approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his [believing//faith] Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.[and etc.]13 [All these people kept on fully believing until they died.//It was in faith that all these persons died.] They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.17 It was [Abraham’s believing God’s promise//faith] that [moved him to//made Abraham] offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice. NLT Translation notes:Heb. 11:1 [‘Fully believing’ means that we are confident//Faith is the confidence] that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their [fully believing//faith], the people in days of old earned a good reputation.5 It was by [fully believing//faith] that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without [ believing//faith]. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.]]></content:encoded>
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  2488. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.40 ISA.16 HEB.10.35-39 HEB.11.1-23</itunes:summary>
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  2495. <title>GN-DBRP_306  EZK.38 EZK.39 ISA.15 HEB.10.12-39</title>
  2496. <itunes:title>EZK.38 EZK.39 ISA.15 HEB.10.12-39</itunes:title>
  2497. <pubDate>Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2501. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 38-39:Yesterday we heard the famous ‘dry bones’ chapter of Ezekiel. Again the prophecy is that David will rule over the nation of Israel, which is like a nation of bones brought back to life. The references to David of course point to his heir, Christ. Starting in this chapter we hear of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog. These names point to future kingdoms in the north (in Turkey or farther north). Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog point to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear those names coming up again in Revelation. I doubt that these names pointed to a specific kingdom in Ezekiel’s day, but if they did, the knowledge about that is lost. ISAIAH 15:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah started out like Ezekiel, talking of Israel’s return from exile and slavery. Then we heard another portion where the king of Babylon is clearly portraying Satan. That section starts with these words: Is. 14:12 NLT “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!You have been thrown down to the earth,you who destroyed the nations of the world.13 For you said to yourself,‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.… HEBREWS 10b:In the first part of chapter 10, the writer is still speaking of the advantages and greater glory of the new covenant, proving this with a reference to Psalm 40 and returning to the extended quote from Jeremiah 31. GNT Translation notes:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved. NLT translation notes:37 “For  in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. 38 And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith]. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”39 But  we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the [fully believing//faithful] ones, whose souls will be saved.]]></description>
  2502. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 38-39:Yesterday we heard the famous ‘dry bones’ chapter of Ezekiel. Again the prophecy is that David will rule over the nation of Israel, which is like a nation of bones brought back to life. The references to David of course point to his heir, Christ. Starting in this chapter we hear of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog. These names point to future kingdoms in the north (in Turkey or farther north). Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog point to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear those names coming up again in Revelation. I doubt that these names pointed to a specific kingdom in Ezekiel’s day, but if they did, the knowledge about that is lost. ISAIAH 15:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah started out like Ezekiel, talking of Israel’s return from exile and slavery. Then we heard another portion where the king of Babylon is clearly portraying Satan. That section starts with these words: Is. 14:12 NLT “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!You have been thrown down to the earth,you who destroyed the nations of the world.13 For you said to yourself,‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.… HEBREWS 10b:In the first part of chapter 10, the writer is still speaking of the advantages and greater glory of the new covenant, proving this with a reference to Psalm 40 and returning to the extended quote from Jeremiah 31. GNT Translation notes:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved. NLT translation notes:37 “For  in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. 38 And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith]. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”39 But  we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the [fully believing//faithful] ones, whose souls will be saved.]]></content:encoded>
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  2508. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.38 EZK.39 ISA.15 HEB.10.12-39</itunes:summary>
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  2516. <itunes:title>EZK.38 EZK.39 ISA.15 HEB.10.12-39</itunes:title>
  2517. <pubDate>Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2521. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 38-39:Yesterday we heard the famous ‘dry bones’ chapter of Ezekiel. Again the prophecy is that David will rule over the nation of Israel, which is like a nation of bones brought back to life. The references to David of course point to his heir, Christ. Starting in this chapter we hear of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog. These names point to future kingdoms in the north (in Turkey or farther north). Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog point to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear those names coming up again in Revelation. I doubt that these names pointed to a specific kingdom in Ezekiel’s day, but if they did, the knowledge about that is lost. ISAIAH 15:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah started out like Ezekiel, talking of Israel’s return from exile and slavery. Then we heard another portion where the king of Babylon is clearly portraying Satan. That section starts with these words: Is. 14:12 NLT “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!You have been thrown down to the earth,you who destroyed the nations of the world.13 For you said to yourself,‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.… HEBREWS 10b:In the first part of chapter 10, the writer is still speaking of the advantages and greater glory of the new covenant, proving this with a reference to Psalm 40 and returning to the extended quote from Jeremiah 31. GNT Translation notes:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved. NLT translation notes:37 “For  in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. 38 And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith]. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”39 But  we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the [fully believing//faithful] ones, whose souls will be saved.]]></description>
  2522. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 38-39:Yesterday we heard the famous ‘dry bones’ chapter of Ezekiel. Again the prophecy is that David will rule over the nation of Israel, which is like a nation of bones brought back to life. The references to David of course point to his heir, Christ. Starting in this chapter we hear of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog. These names point to future kingdoms in the north (in Turkey or farther north). Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog point to spiritual entities beyond this world, and we will hear those names coming up again in Revelation. I doubt that these names pointed to a specific kingdom in Ezekiel’s day, but if they did, the knowledge about that is lost. ISAIAH 15:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah started out like Ezekiel, talking of Israel’s return from exile and slavery. Then we heard another portion where the king of Babylon is clearly portraying Satan. That section starts with these words: Is. 14:12 NLT “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!You have been thrown down to the earth,you who destroyed the nations of the world.13 For you said to yourself,‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.… HEBREWS 10b:In the first part of chapter 10, the writer is still speaking of the advantages and greater glory of the new covenant, proving this with a reference to Psalm 40 and returning to the extended quote from Jeremiah 31. GNT Translation notes:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water39 We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we [are those people who keep or believing//have faith] and are saved. NLT translation notes:37 “For  in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. 38 And my righteous ones will live by [fully believing in Me//faith]. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”39 But  we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the [fully believing//faithful] ones, whose souls will be saved.]]></content:encoded>
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  2528. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.38 EZK.39 ISA.15 HEB.10.12-39</itunes:summary>
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  2536. <itunes:title>EZK.36 EZK.37 ISA.14 HEB.10.1-22</itunes:title>
  2537. <pubDate>Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2541. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 36-37:In chapter 34, we heard the passage that many Jews would have thought of when they heard Jesus say, “I am the good shepherd. I give my life for the sheep.” The Lord promised to take away corrupt shepherds and to shepherd the flock himself. ISAIAH 14:Like we heard in Ezekiel and in Isaiah, and will hear in Revelation, Babylon will be judged. That kingdom was God’s tool to execute judgment, but they themselves will feel God’s judgment. HEBREWS 10a:In chapter 9 of Hebrews, details about rituals under the first covenant were given. The writer was showing by contrast how Jesus entered a greater, permanent, holy, divinely made Most Holy Place with the one-time-only sacrifice of his own blood. In our time, I think the details also show us the impossibility of our ever rebuilding a system like the Mosaic covenant. I take this opportunity to share my opinion— which I recognize will not be shared by all listeners. But here it is: Those who want to add old covenant observances to our Christian faith just add accretions of man-made ritual. It is better to study and understand how much better the new covenant is, rather than to add empty and powerless ritual and symbolism from the old to the new. GNT Translation note:Heb. 10:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water.]]></description>
  2542. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 36-37:In chapter 34, we heard the passage that many Jews would have thought of when they heard Jesus say, “I am the good shepherd. I give my life for the sheep.” The Lord promised to take away corrupt shepherds and to shepherd the flock himself. ISAIAH 14:Like we heard in Ezekiel and in Isaiah, and will hear in Revelation, Babylon will be judged. That kingdom was God’s tool to execute judgment, but they themselves will feel God’s judgment. HEBREWS 10a:In chapter 9 of Hebrews, details about rituals under the first covenant were given. The writer was showing by contrast how Jesus entered a greater, permanent, holy, divinely made Most Holy Place with the one-time-only sacrifice of his own blood. In our time, I think the details also show us the impossibility of our ever rebuilding a system like the Mosaic covenant. I take this opportunity to share my opinion— which I recognize will not be shared by all listeners. But here it is: Those who want to add old covenant observances to our Christian faith just add accretions of man-made ritual. It is better to study and understand how much better the new covenant is, rather than to add empty and powerless ritual and symbolism from the old to the new. GNT Translation note:Heb. 10:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water.]]></content:encoded>
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  2548. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.36 EZK.37 ISA.14 HEB.10.1-22</itunes:summary>
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  2561. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 36-37:In chapter 34, we heard the passage that many Jews would have thought of when they heard Jesus say, “I am the good shepherd. I give my life for the sheep.” The Lord promised to take away corrupt shepherds and to shepherd the flock himself. ISAIAH 14:Like we heard in Ezekiel and in Isaiah, and will hear in Revelation, Babylon will be judged. That kingdom was God’s tool to execute judgment, but they themselves will feel God’s judgment. HEBREWS 10a:In chapter 9 of Hebrews, details about rituals under the first covenant were given. The writer was showing by contrast how Jesus entered a greater, permanent, holy, divinely made Most Holy Place with the one-time-only sacrifice of his own blood. In our time, I think the details also show us the impossibility of our ever rebuilding a system like the Mosaic covenant. I take this opportunity to share my opinion— which I recognize will not be shared by all listeners. But here it is: Those who want to add old covenant observances to our Christian faith just add accretions of man-made ritual. It is better to study and understand how much better the new covenant is, rather than to add empty and powerless ritual and symbolism from the old to the new. GNT Translation note:Heb. 10:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water.]]></description>
  2562. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 36-37:In chapter 34, we heard the passage that many Jews would have thought of when they heard Jesus say, “I am the good shepherd. I give my life for the sheep.” The Lord promised to take away corrupt shepherds and to shepherd the flock himself. ISAIAH 14:Like we heard in Ezekiel and in Isaiah, and will hear in Revelation, Babylon will be judged. That kingdom was God’s tool to execute judgment, but they themselves will feel God’s judgment. HEBREWS 10a:In chapter 9 of Hebrews, details about rituals under the first covenant were given. The writer was showing by contrast how Jesus entered a greater, permanent, holy, divinely made Most Holy Place with the one-time-only sacrifice of his own blood. In our time, I think the details also show us the impossibility of our ever rebuilding a system like the Mosaic covenant. I take this opportunity to share my opinion— which I recognize will not be shared by all listeners. But here it is: Those who want to add old covenant observances to our Christian faith just add accretions of man-made ritual. It is better to study and understand how much better the new covenant is, rather than to add empty and powerless ritual and symbolism from the old to the new. GNT Translation note:Heb. 10:22 So let us come near to God with a sincere heart[, with full belief, and// and a sure faith,] with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water.]]></content:encoded>
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  2568. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.36 EZK.37 ISA.14 HEB.10.1-22</itunes:summary>
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  2591. <itunes:title>from Phil: back home</itunes:title>
  2592. <pubDate>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:39:51 +0000</pubDate>
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  2596. <description><![CDATA[LINKS:  Please rate the DBRP or give a review at iTunes. This will help others to find it. Here is the  Link to the iTunes DBRP page. Click this  link to see the pictures   [NOTE: To keep the pictures from causing problems with search strings at the DBRP site, the pictures in this post have been removed, but you can see them in the PDF attached to this podcast.]  If you saw me, I’m sure you’d say, “Welcome back! How did it go?” And I would say, “Great,” and then be tongue tied. I’ve been back 6 days now, and it’s high time I figured out what to say. One thing for this group: I have made the firm decision never ever again to promise that I would post in the Digging Deeper Facebook page while I’m there. For those who looked for news, I’m sorry. If you prayed for me, Thanks ever so much! A big change for me is to have Hannah, Brandon, and our three grandkids in Jakarta. So Hannah would say, “When are you coming over, Dad?” And I always want to come. It’s a rather long trip to get to where Hannah lives from where my humble third story apartment is. Hannah’s upscale apartment complex has about 30 floors, and it’s in an area full of shopping malls and some of the worst traffic in Jakarta. So instead of taking a taxi for 1 hour and 15 minutes, I would hop on the back of one of the Uber-style motorcycles, and be there in 45 minutes instead. Most of the time the motorcycle ride seems quite safe, because we can only crawl along in the hot and smelly traffic. It’s always wonderful to see Hannah’s family! Their apartment building has a beautiful open air play park and swimming pool. So we had fun play times together. Brandon’s job is as a manager for a learning center for families of middle-eastern refugees stuck in Jakarta for processing, and that seems a perfect fit for his talents and training. He daily has opportunities for meaningful relations with the refugees who are being served. The little Bible translation organization I started to support the publishing of our Plain Indonesian Scripture is no longer so little. Albata (The OurLanguage Bible org) has grown to having 10 people on our translation staff. We have gone from two full time employees to 5  full-timers. We have grown from having one project (the translation of the Plain Indonesian OT) to having three projects, with two more on the wings. So it was clear that I would have to let go of several things and give others the responsibility of managing those things. If you visit the dailybiblereading.info site, you can see pictures of them:  One of our most talented translators, Paula, is now managing the Bible translation course we offer on-line. There are 14 active students in the course right now. A new member of our translation team is Awek from the province of Papua. Awek is his new name and identity. Previously his birth name was Wakinus, which in his language means either ‘dangerous bad guy’ or ‘murderer’. He is now spiritually, very much Awake. It was my pleasure to spend time mentoring him on this visit. In addition to working as a translator for our OT, he is managing a special project to revise a 30-year old New Testament for the Berik people. Berik is not his tribal language. Currently he is helping the team members to take our on-line translation course. Then he will help guide the members in revising their NT. And this is all with the goal that their NT can be recorded. Please pray for Awek, as this responsibility is by no means an easy one. Fenny, in Jakarta, is one of our Bible translators, but she volunteered to become our treasurer. We have now made her full-time, in recognition of the amazing work she is doing. She is one of those moms who can stir a pot, change a diaper, and work on a spreadsheet— all at the same time. She still is one of our most productive translation team members. Mr. J. is a new employee. He finished our Bible translation course a year ago, but I could not hire him back then. His two main jobs now are to manage the comprehension testing of our OT drafts, and to manage the adaptation of our NT for a different audience in Indonesia. Another side job for Mr. J. is that I hope that he will start representing Albata in seminaries and churches. The adaptation project I mentioned is being done by Mr. E., whom I have informally adopted as my son, because his own family disowned him. The adaptation is for people with his background who have become followers of Isa (the Arabic name for Jesus). This project has the potential to help millions of people in this country, and it is also a project that could cause negative publicity or worse problems for Albata. I ask you to pray for this project and for Mr. J. and Mr. E. who are directly involved. We anticipate that this adaptation of our Plain Indonesian NT could be ready to publish in six months. Balazi is our translation coordinator, and doing a fantastic job. He informed me that we are 53% through drafting the OT. His priority now is to help the team get everything edited and revised, and ready for Mr. J. to send out for testing. Daniel, our office manager, is kind of the glue that holds everything together. He makes sure our organization runs in a thoroughly legal way. He coordinates prayer groups praying for Albata. He is an expert at networking, so information and all sorts of requests come to him. Let me give an example: A church planting organization is having success in a previously closed and resistant area in central Sumatra. Could Albata provide 50 New Testaments?  In various family news:  Balazi and his wife have a beautiful baby girl, who is their first child. I didn’t get to see her this time. Mr. J. and his fiancee are planning their wedding to happen during my next trip to Indonesia. Daniel and his fiancee won’t be far behind. After a nine year long wait, Mr. E. and his wife have been blessed with their first child, a baby boy, Yotham, whom I will meet next time I am in Indonesia.  Our translation team plus a few other friends So what do I think about all this?! Why do I get tongue-tied? It’s like, “I’m not cut out for this!” In all my work experience, no one ever tapped me to become a leader of anything. “Lord, what are you doing?!” Please pray for wisdom for me, and for all those who are now leading various parts of Albata. Please pray that the Lord will keep us from making mistakes, such as growing too big too quickly. In September when I arrived in Indonesia, I had $700 which had been donated specifically for giving away New Testaments. But it wasn’t nearly enough. I made five presentations in 3 seminaries or Bible colleges to a total of 1200 students. But there were events I didn’t attend. So we either gave away or will deliver a total of 2000 NTs. The NTs we give in Bible schools will be used all over Indonesia as these students take on ministries outside of their schools/seminaries. I love giving presentations in such seminaries and Bible schools. The students get excited about having a Bible they can understand. One of the first things I do in my presentation is to ask, “Who of you heard about the Plain Indonesian NT before this seminar was announced?” This time, almost no one in the three schools had heard about Albata or our NT. That saddens me. But the next question saddens me even more: I ask them to close their eyes, then say, “If you have read the whole Bible in an ordered way, both Old and New Testaments, raise your hand.” It saddens me when in a group of 300 seminary students only three raise their hands. After  that question, I’ve got them! At that point, they are all ready to admit that Indonesia needs an easier to understand NT!— and one that God’s people would enjoy reading. Some of you may remember the prayer request about selling 9000 New Testaments at subsidized prices. I gave the prayer request that the subsidized amount would be all sold by mid-September. That didn’t happen. But the subsidized amount will probably be sold out by Christmas. Please pray that the donor who gave the subsidy program will want to extend the program, or that God will bring another donor for that. I would like to see Albata distributing 400 New Testaments for free every month. If you would like to help Albata give New Testaments for free or provide them at subsidized prices, there are specific ways to donate for that if you are in the USA, and other ways if you are in other countries. So if you would like to help with New Testament distribution, please write to me using the Contact link at dailybiblereading.info, and tell me where you are located. I will send you the list of different options. Now a few pieces of news about the Daily Bible Reading Podcast: The DayStarters series was put on-line to help Hannah, who is home-schooling Ava and Joel. She wanted a seven minute reading to start their school day. This series is just a republishing of the NT portion from the GNT podcast series. It turns out the DayStarters series has been more popular than the full-Bible series using the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. But I have not been intending to expand this series much beyond mid-December, or about half of the NT. So I would be very interested in hearing from you listeners. Should I add some OT readings? Should I publish the whole NT in this way? Note: The issues released this year will continue to be live. The GN and NL series re-released this year will also continue to be live next year and indefinitely in the future. But next year I won’t re-release them. Using a large number of podcast apps, anyone— beginning on any day, can start that series at episode zero zero one and continue on through a year. (The best ways to listen are NOT Youtube and Facebook.) Next year I will focus on releasing the NET series. This will be on an occasional basis and I expect it will take me several years to complete the series. If you have listened to the DBRP this year, I recommend you do something else next year. But I invite you to keep coming back to listen to the NET series. November and December are the best months to promote the DBRP. The main way that the DBRP is promoted is by YOU, each individual listener. Here are some things you could do:  Very few people have rated the DBRP at iTunes. You will help people to find the DBRP if you go to the link in the episode notes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-bible-reading-podcast/id755647888) and give a rating. Please share an episode of the DBRP in social media. I will release an invitation podcast for 2018 in December. Please send a link to that episode to your friends with a word of recommendation. The Holy Spirit is the One who led you to become a listener this year. So most importantly: Please pray for the Holy Spirit to use the DBRP podcasts in a way that most glorifies Christ in the life of each listener.  Our daughter, Rachel, is back from Tanzania. Our main prayer request for her is that doctors will find better treatments for her symptoms, some of which have changed. At this point, she is not able to travel around in order to discover the needed financial support which God will supply for her future ministry with Pioneer Bible Translators based in Dallas. Gale’s sister Mary Jo came to visit while I was in Indonesia. They did amazing things together (way beyond Gale’s normal limits, but ya gotta push past the pain sometimes). Then Gale went back home with Mary Jo so that Gale could visit their parents. Then finally, Gale went for a short visit to see her 98 year old aunt near Rochester NY. So when I came home, Gale had only just two days before returned from NY, and she is still recovering from all that she did. Many thanks for praying for me and Gale, and our family. Thanks for listening, and may the Lord bless you ‘real good’!  ]]></description>
  2597. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LINKS:  Please rate the DBRP or give a review at iTunes. This will help others to find it. Here is the  Link to the iTunes DBRP page. Click this  link to see the pictures   [NOTE: To keep the pictures from causing problems with search strings at the DBRP site, the pictures in this post have been removed, but you can see them in the PDF attached to this podcast.]  If you saw me, I’m sure you’d say, “Welcome back! How did it go?” And I would say, “Great,” and then be tongue tied. I’ve been back 6 days now, and it’s high time I figured out what to say. One thing for this group: I have made the firm decision never ever again to promise that I would post in the Digging Deeper Facebook page while I’m there. For those who looked for news, I’m sorry. If you prayed for me, Thanks ever so much! A big change for me is to have Hannah, Brandon, and our three grandkids in Jakarta. So Hannah would say, “When are you coming over, Dad?” And I always want to come. It’s a rather long trip to get to where Hannah lives from where my humble third story apartment is. Hannah’s upscale apartment complex has about 30 floors, and it’s in an area full of shopping malls and some of the worst traffic in Jakarta. So instead of taking a taxi for 1 hour and 15 minutes, I would hop on the back of one of the Uber-style motorcycles, and be there in 45 minutes instead. Most of the time the motorcycle ride seems quite safe, because we can only crawl along in the hot and smelly traffic. It’s always wonderful to see Hannah’s family! Their apartment building has a beautiful open air play park and swimming pool. So we had fun play times together. Brandon’s job is as a manager for a learning center for families of middle-eastern refugees stuck in Jakarta for processing, and that seems a perfect fit for his talents and training. He daily has opportunities for meaningful relations with the refugees who are being served. The little Bible translation organization I started to support the publishing of our Plain Indonesian Scripture is no longer so little. Albata (The OurLanguage Bible org) has grown to having 10 people on our translation staff. We have gone from two full time employees to 5  full-timers. We have grown from having one project (the translation of the Plain Indonesian OT) to having three projects, with two more on the wings. So it was clear that I would have to let go of several things and give others the responsibility of managing those things. If you visit the dailybiblereading.info site, you can see pictures of them:  One of our most talented translators, Paula, is now managing the Bible translation course we offer on-line. There are 14 active students in the course right now. A new member of our translation team is Awek from the province of Papua. Awek is his new name and identity. Previously his birth name was Wakinus, which in his language means either ‘dangerous bad guy’ or ‘murderer’. He is now spiritually, very much Awake. It was my pleasure to spend time mentoring him on this visit. In addition to working as a translator for our OT, he is managing a special project to revise a 30-year old New Testament for the Berik people. Berik is not his tribal language. Currently he is helping the team members to take our on-line translation course. Then he will help guide the members in revising their NT. And this is all with the goal that their NT can be recorded. Please pray for Awek, as this responsibility is by no means an easy one. Fenny, in Jakarta, is one of our Bible translators, but she volunteered to become our treasurer. We have now made her full-time, in recognition of the amazing work she is doing. She is one of those moms who can stir a pot, change a diaper, and work on a spreadsheet— all at the same time. She still is one of our most productive translation team members. Mr. J. is a new employee. He finished our Bible translation course a year ago, but I could not hire him back then. His two main jobs now are to manage the comprehension testing of our OT drafts, and to manage the adaptation of our NT for a different audience in Indonesia. Another side job for Mr. J. is that I hope that he will start representing Albata in seminaries and churches. The adaptation project I mentioned is being done by Mr. E., whom I have informally adopted as my son, because his own family disowned him. The adaptation is for people with his background who have become followers of Isa (the Arabic name for Jesus). This project has the potential to help millions of people in this country, and it is also a project that could cause negative publicity or worse problems for Albata. I ask you to pray for this project and for Mr. J. and Mr. E. who are directly involved. We anticipate that this adaptation of our Plain Indonesian NT could be ready to publish in six months. Balazi is our translation coordinator, and doing a fantastic job. He informed me that we are 53% through drafting the OT. His priority now is to help the team get everything edited and revised, and ready for Mr. J. to send out for testing. Daniel, our office manager, is kind of the glue that holds everything together. He makes sure our organization runs in a thoroughly legal way. He coordinates prayer groups praying for Albata. He is an expert at networking, so information and all sorts of requests come to him. Let me give an example: A church planting organization is having success in a previously closed and resistant area in central Sumatra. Could Albata provide 50 New Testaments?  In various family news:  Balazi and his wife have a beautiful baby girl, who is their first child. I didn’t get to see her this time. Mr. J. and his fiancee are planning their wedding to happen during my next trip to Indonesia. Daniel and his fiancee won’t be far behind. After a nine year long wait, Mr. E. and his wife have been blessed with their first child, a baby boy, Yotham, whom I will meet next time I am in Indonesia.  Our translation team plus a few other friends So what do I think about all this?! Why do I get tongue-tied? It’s like, “I’m not cut out for this!” In all my work experience, no one ever tapped me to become a leader of anything. “Lord, what are you doing?!” Please pray for wisdom for me, and for all those who are now leading various parts of Albata. Please pray that the Lord will keep us from making mistakes, such as growing too big too quickly. In September when I arrived in Indonesia, I had $700 which had been donated specifically for giving away New Testaments. But it wasn’t nearly enough. I made five presentations in 3 seminaries or Bible colleges to a total of 1200 students. But there were events I didn’t attend. So we either gave away or will deliver a total of 2000 NTs. The NTs we give in Bible schools will be used all over Indonesia as these students take on ministries outside of their schools/seminaries. I love giving presentations in such seminaries and Bible schools. The students get excited about having a Bible they can understand. One of the first things I do in my presentation is to ask, “Who of you heard about the Plain Indonesian NT before this seminar was announced?” This time, almost no one in the three schools had heard about Albata or our NT. That saddens me. But the next question saddens me even more: I ask them to close their eyes, then say, “If you have read the whole Bible in an ordered way, both Old and New Testaments, raise your hand.” It saddens me when in a group of 300 seminary students only three raise their hands. After  that question, I’ve got them! At that point, they are all ready to admit that Indonesia needs an easier to understand NT!— and one that God’s people would enjoy reading. Some of you may remember the prayer request about selling 9000 New Testaments at subsidized prices. I gave the prayer request that the subsidized amount would be all sold by mid-September. That didn’t happen. But the subsidized amount will probably be sold out by Christmas. Please pray that the donor who gave the subsidy program will want to extend the program, or that God will bring another donor for that. I would like to see Albata distributing 400 New Testaments for free every month. If you would like to help Albata give New Testaments for free or provide them at subsidized prices, there are specific ways to donate for that if you are in the USA, and other ways if you are in other countries. So if you would like to help with New Testament distribution, please write to me using the Contact link at dailybiblereading.info, and tell me where you are located. I will send you the list of different options. Now a few pieces of news about the Daily Bible Reading Podcast: The DayStarters series was put on-line to help Hannah, who is home-schooling Ava and Joel. She wanted a seven minute reading to start their school day. This series is just a republishing of the NT portion from the GNT podcast series. It turns out the DayStarters series has been more popular than the full-Bible series using the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. But I have not been intending to expand this series much beyond mid-December, or about half of the NT. So I would be very interested in hearing from you listeners. Should I add some OT readings? Should I publish the whole NT in this way? Note: The issues released this year will continue to be live. The GN and NL series re-released this year will also continue to be live next year and indefinitely in the future. But next year I won’t re-release them. Using a large number of podcast apps, anyone— beginning on any day, can start that series at episode zero zero one and continue on through a year. (The best ways to listen are NOT Youtube and Facebook.) Next year I will focus on releasing the NET series. This will be on an occasional basis and I expect it will take me several years to complete the series. If you have listened to the DBRP this year, I recommend you do something else next year. But I invite you to keep coming back to listen to the NET series. November and December are the best months to promote the DBRP. The main way that the DBRP is promoted is by YOU, each individual listener. Here are some things you could do:  Very few people have rated the DBRP at iTunes. You will help people to find the DBRP if you go to the link in the episode notes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-bible-reading-podcast/id755647888) and give a rating. Please share an episode of the DBRP in social media. I will release an invitation podcast for 2018 in December. Please send a link to that episode to your friends with a word of recommendation. The Holy Spirit is the One who led you to become a listener this year. So most importantly: Please pray for the Holy Spirit to use the DBRP podcasts in a way that most glorifies Christ in the life of each listener.  Our daughter, Rachel, is back from Tanzania. Our main prayer request for her is that doctors will find better treatments for her symptoms, some of which have changed. At this point, she is not able to travel around in order to discover the needed financial support which God will supply for her future ministry with Pioneer Bible Translators based in Dallas. Gale’s sister Mary Jo came to visit while I was in Indonesia. They did amazing things together (way beyond Gale’s normal limits, but ya gotta push past the pain sometimes). Then Gale went back home with Mary Jo so that Gale could visit their parents. Then finally, Gale went for a short visit to see her 98 year old aunt near Rochester NY. So when I came home, Gale had only just two days before returned from NY, and she is still recovering from all that she did. Many thanks for praying for me and Gale, and our family. Thanks for listening, and may the Lord bless you ‘real good’!  ]]></content:encoded>
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  2608. <title>GN-DBRP_304  EZK.34 EZK.35 ISA.13 HEB.9</title>
  2609. <itunes:title>EZK.34 EZK.35 ISA.13 HEB.9</itunes:title>
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  2614. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 34-35:In Ezekiel yesterday, we heard of how Pharaoh was to be mocked in the world of the dead. Then we heard of God’s justice, which he showed by the illustration of Ezekiel as a watchman for a city. ISAIAH 13:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was a psalm of praise including these poetic lines (which I am quoting from the NLT): Is. 12:2 The LORD GOD is my strength and my song;he has given me victory.”3 With joy you will drink deeplyfrom the fountain of salvation!…Tell the nations what he has done.Let them know how mighty he is! HEBREWS 9:Important conclusions from yesterday’s reading include: Heb. 8:6 GNT But now, Jesus has been given priestly work which is superior to theirs, just as the covenant which he arranged between God and his people is a better one, because it is based on promises of better things.13 By speaking of a new covenant, God has made the first one old; and anything that becomes old and worn out will soon disappear.]]></description>
  2615. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 34-35:In Ezekiel yesterday, we heard of how Pharaoh was to be mocked in the world of the dead. Then we heard of God’s justice, which he showed by the illustration of Ezekiel as a watchman for a city. ISAIAH 13:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was a psalm of praise including these poetic lines (which I am quoting from the NLT): Is. 12:2 The LORD GOD is my strength and my song;he has given me victory.”3 With joy you will drink deeplyfrom the fountain of salvation!…Tell the nations what he has done.Let them know how mighty he is! HEBREWS 9:Important conclusions from yesterday’s reading include: Heb. 8:6 GNT But now, Jesus has been given priestly work which is superior to theirs, just as the covenant which he arranged between God and his people is a better one, because it is based on promises of better things.13 By speaking of a new covenant, God has made the first one old; and anything that becomes old and worn out will soon disappear.]]></content:encoded>
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  2621. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.34 EZK.35 ISA.13 HEB.9</itunes:summary>
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  2634. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 34-35:In Ezekiel yesterday, we heard of how Pharaoh was to be mocked in the world of the dead. Then we heard of God’s justice, which he showed by the illustration of Ezekiel as a watchman for a city. ISAIAH 13:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was a psalm of praise including these poetic lines (which I am quoting from the NLT): Is. 12:2 The LORD GOD is my strength and my song;he has given me victory.”3 With joy you will drink deeplyfrom the fountain of salvation!…Tell the nations what he has done.Let them know how mighty he is! HEBREWS 9:Important conclusions from yesterday’s reading include: Heb. 8:6 GNT But now, Jesus has been given priestly work which is superior to theirs, just as the covenant which he arranged between God and his people is a better one, because it is based on promises of better things.13 By speaking of a new covenant, God has made the first one old; and anything that becomes old and worn out will soon disappear.]]></description>
  2635. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 34-35:In Ezekiel yesterday, we heard of how Pharaoh was to be mocked in the world of the dead. Then we heard of God’s justice, which he showed by the illustration of Ezekiel as a watchman for a city. ISAIAH 13:Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was a psalm of praise including these poetic lines (which I am quoting from the NLT): Is. 12:2 The LORD GOD is my strength and my song;he has given me victory.”3 With joy you will drink deeplyfrom the fountain of salvation!…Tell the nations what he has done.Let them know how mighty he is! HEBREWS 9:Important conclusions from yesterday’s reading include: Heb. 8:6 GNT But now, Jesus has been given priestly work which is superior to theirs, just as the covenant which he arranged between God and his people is a better one, because it is based on promises of better things.13 By speaking of a new covenant, God has made the first one old; and anything that becomes old and worn out will soon disappear.]]></content:encoded>
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  2641. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.34 EZK.35 ISA.13 HEB.9</itunes:summary>
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  2648. <title>DayStarters_091  LUK.24.1-34</title>
  2649. <pubDate>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2653. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 80.]]></description>
  2654. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 80.]]></content:encoded>
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  2663. <title>GN-DBRP_303  EZK.32 EZK.33 ISA.12 HEB.8</title>
  2664. <itunes:title>EZK.32 EZK.33 ISA.12 HEB.8</itunes:title>
  2665. <pubDate>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2669. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 32-33:Again, as seen in the messages to Tyre and to Egypt, God was not just speaking to one king or about one kingdom, but was also speaking against the kingdom/city of Man or the world system under the rulership of Satan. ISAIAH 12:In yesterday’s reading we again heard of the righteous Branch, a shoot growing from David’s root. And we heard these famous words which I give here from the NLT: Is. 11:2 NLT And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,the Spirit of counsel and might,the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.3 He will delight in obeying the LORD.He will not judge by appearancenor make a decision based on hearsay.4 He will give justice to the poorand make fair decisions for the exploited.The earth will shake at the force of his word,and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.5 He will wear righteousness like a beltand truth like an undergarment. HEBREWS 8:In yesterday’s reading, the writer of Hebrews showed many similarities between Melchizedek and Christ, including that they are kings of righteousness and peace, they live forever, and are higher in position and better than Abraham and Moses. Christ is also better than the Levitical priests because he received his priesthood by an oath from God and because he holds his office as priest forever. These things are amazingly confirmed by that prophetic verse in Psalm 110. And very significantly, Jesus thus being our High Priest signifies a change in the Law— something that the original Jewish audience would have found surprising and controversial. Note how skillfully the writer wove in that controversial topic— which he brings to a conclusion in today’s chapter.]]></description>
  2670. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 32-33:Again, as seen in the messages to Tyre and to Egypt, God was not just speaking to one king or about one kingdom, but was also speaking against the kingdom/city of Man or the world system under the rulership of Satan. ISAIAH 12:In yesterday’s reading we again heard of the righteous Branch, a shoot growing from David’s root. And we heard these famous words which I give here from the NLT: Is. 11:2 NLT And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,the Spirit of counsel and might,the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.3 He will delight in obeying the LORD.He will not judge by appearancenor make a decision based on hearsay.4 He will give justice to the poorand make fair decisions for the exploited.The earth will shake at the force of his word,and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.5 He will wear righteousness like a beltand truth like an undergarment. HEBREWS 8:In yesterday’s reading, the writer of Hebrews showed many similarities between Melchizedek and Christ, including that they are kings of righteousness and peace, they live forever, and are higher in position and better than Abraham and Moses. Christ is also better than the Levitical priests because he received his priesthood by an oath from God and because he holds his office as priest forever. These things are amazingly confirmed by that prophetic verse in Psalm 110. And very significantly, Jesus thus being our High Priest signifies a change in the Law— something that the original Jewish audience would have found surprising and controversial. Note how skillfully the writer wove in that controversial topic— which he brings to a conclusion in today’s chapter.]]></content:encoded>
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  2676. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.32 EZK.33 ISA.12 HEB.8</itunes:summary>
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  2684. <itunes:title>EZK.32 EZK.33 ISA.12 HEB.8</itunes:title>
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  2689. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 32-33:Again, as seen in the messages to Tyre and to Egypt, God was not just speaking to one king or about one kingdom, but was also speaking against the kingdom/city of Man or the world system under the rulership of Satan. ISAIAH 12:In yesterday’s reading we again heard of the righteous Branch, a shoot growing from David’s root. And we heard these famous words which I give here from the NLT: Is. 11:2 NLT And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,the Spirit of counsel and might,the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.3 He will delight in obeying the LORD.He will not judge by appearancenor make a decision based on hearsay.4 He will give justice to the poorand make fair decisions for the exploited.The earth will shake at the force of his word,and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.5 He will wear righteousness like a beltand truth like an undergarment. HEBREWS 8:In yesterday’s reading, the writer of Hebrews showed many similarities between Melchizedek and Christ, including that they are kings of righteousness and peace, they live forever, and are higher in position and better than Abraham and Moses. Christ is also better than the Levitical priests because he received his priesthood by an oath from God and because he holds his office as priest forever. These things are amazingly confirmed by that prophetic verse in Psalm 110. And very significantly, Jesus thus being our High Priest signifies a change in the Law— something that the original Jewish audience would have found surprising and controversial. Note how skillfully the writer wove in that controversial topic— which he brings to a conclusion in today’s chapter.]]></description>
  2690. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 32-33:Again, as seen in the messages to Tyre and to Egypt, God was not just speaking to one king or about one kingdom, but was also speaking against the kingdom/city of Man or the world system under the rulership of Satan. ISAIAH 12:In yesterday’s reading we again heard of the righteous Branch, a shoot growing from David’s root. And we heard these famous words which I give here from the NLT: Is. 11:2 NLT And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,the Spirit of counsel and might,the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.3 He will delight in obeying the LORD.He will not judge by appearancenor make a decision based on hearsay.4 He will give justice to the poorand make fair decisions for the exploited.The earth will shake at the force of his word,and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.5 He will wear righteousness like a beltand truth like an undergarment. HEBREWS 8:In yesterday’s reading, the writer of Hebrews showed many similarities between Melchizedek and Christ, including that they are kings of righteousness and peace, they live forever, and are higher in position and better than Abraham and Moses. Christ is also better than the Levitical priests because he received his priesthood by an oath from God and because he holds his office as priest forever. These things are amazingly confirmed by that prophetic verse in Psalm 110. And very significantly, Jesus thus being our High Priest signifies a change in the Law— something that the original Jewish audience would have found surprising and controversial. Note how skillfully the writer wove in that controversial topic— which he brings to a conclusion in today’s chapter.]]></content:encoded>
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  2696. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.32 EZK.33 ISA.12 HEB.8</itunes:summary>
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  2719. <itunes:title>EZK.30 EZK.31 ISA.11 HEB.7</itunes:title>
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  2724. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 30-31:As the Lord was pronouncing doom upon the Prince of Tyre in Ezekiel 28, did you notice how the language shifted to talking about things that the human prince could not have done. The spirit-world ruler behind the prince of Tyre is really in mind— that is, Satan. The tirade against the King of Egypt could also be similarly interpreted. ISAIAH 11:Isaiah recorded in yesterday’s portion that Assyria’s army would come to Judah, but that Judah would be different from the other nations that Assyria conquered. And it did indeed happen like that! HEBREWS 7:Yesterday the author of Hebrews reminded us of Abraham and Melchizedek. We ought to have great confidence in our hope, because the God— who cannot lie, has given us both a promise and an oath. The last verse of Hebrews 6 introduces again the topic of Melchizedek: Heb. 6:20 On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us (that is, into the heavenly sanctuary) and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek. NLT Translation note:Heb. 7:3 There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. [It appears that] He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.]]></description>
  2725. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 30-31:As the Lord was pronouncing doom upon the Prince of Tyre in Ezekiel 28, did you notice how the language shifted to talking about things that the human prince could not have done. The spirit-world ruler behind the prince of Tyre is really in mind— that is, Satan. The tirade against the King of Egypt could also be similarly interpreted. ISAIAH 11:Isaiah recorded in yesterday’s portion that Assyria’s army would come to Judah, but that Judah would be different from the other nations that Assyria conquered. And it did indeed happen like that! HEBREWS 7:Yesterday the author of Hebrews reminded us of Abraham and Melchizedek. We ought to have great confidence in our hope, because the God— who cannot lie, has given us both a promise and an oath. The last verse of Hebrews 6 introduces again the topic of Melchizedek: Heb. 6:20 On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us (that is, into the heavenly sanctuary) and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek. NLT Translation note:Heb. 7:3 There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. [It appears that] He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.]]></content:encoded>
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  2731. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.30 EZK.31 ISA.11 HEB.7</itunes:summary>
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  2744. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 30-31:As the Lord was pronouncing doom upon the Prince of Tyre in Ezekiel 28, did you notice how the language shifted to talking about things that the human prince could not have done. The spirit-world ruler behind the prince of Tyre is really in mind— that is, Satan. The tirade against the King of Egypt could also be similarly interpreted. ISAIAH 11:Isaiah recorded in yesterday’s portion that Assyria’s army would come to Judah, but that Judah would be different from the other nations that Assyria conquered. And it did indeed happen like that! HEBREWS 7:Yesterday the author of Hebrews reminded us of Abraham and Melchizedek. We ought to have great confidence in our hope, because the God— who cannot lie, has given us both a promise and an oath. The last verse of Hebrews 6 introduces again the topic of Melchizedek: Heb. 6:20 On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us (that is, into the heavenly sanctuary) and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek. NLT Translation note:Heb. 7:3 There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. [It appears that] He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.]]></description>
  2745. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 30-31:As the Lord was pronouncing doom upon the Prince of Tyre in Ezekiel 28, did you notice how the language shifted to talking about things that the human prince could not have done. The spirit-world ruler behind the prince of Tyre is really in mind— that is, Satan. The tirade against the King of Egypt could also be similarly interpreted. ISAIAH 11:Isaiah recorded in yesterday’s portion that Assyria’s army would come to Judah, but that Judah would be different from the other nations that Assyria conquered. And it did indeed happen like that! HEBREWS 7:Yesterday the author of Hebrews reminded us of Abraham and Melchizedek. We ought to have great confidence in our hope, because the God— who cannot lie, has given us both a promise and an oath. The last verse of Hebrews 6 introduces again the topic of Melchizedek: Heb. 6:20 On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us (that is, into the heavenly sanctuary) and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek. NLT Translation note:Heb. 7:3 There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. [It appears that] He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.]]></content:encoded>
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  2751. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.30 EZK.31 ISA.11 HEB.7</itunes:summary>
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  2773. <title>GN-DBRP_301  EZK.28 EZK.29 ISA.10 HEB.6</title>
  2774. <itunes:title>EZK.28 EZK.29 ISA.10 HEB.6</itunes:title>
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  2779. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 28-29:So why were there two whole chapters against the city-state of Tyre in yesterday’s reading, plus one more today?! I think we see the answer in Revelation. Tyre is very like the picture of Babylon (which in that book is a picture of Rome). All the way through the Bible— starting with the Tower of Babel, we see a contrast between the ‘city of man’ and the ‘city of God’. The world powers will be utterly defeated, along with all the wealth of commerce that supports them now. In Ezekiel 14:15 and 20 and 28:3, GNT followed the liberal side of Biblical scholarship in identifying Daniel the prophet as Danel, the Ugaritic mythical hero. Daniel was a contemporary of Ezekiel who arrived in Babylon only 8 years before Ezekiel was in exile at the Chebar river. Even so, I think it very plausible that Daniel’s miraculous deeds (publicized even in the king’s proclamations) would have made him famous in that day. And the remote Ugaritic figure named Danel was not famed to be wise, as would be necessary in today’s passage. See these articles for more information.  Article: Did Ezekiel know Daniel? Wallace: Who is Ezekiel’s Daniel? ISAIAH 10:Yesterday’s reading included wonderful prophecies concerning Jesus that are quoted in the Gospels and in Handel’s Messiah: Is. 9:2 NLT The people who walk in darknesswill see a great light.For those who live in a land of deep darkness,a light will shine.and 6 For a child is born to us,a son is given to us.The government will rest on his shoulders.And he will be called:Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  HEBREWS 6:Jesus is our High Priest, not in the order of Aaron, but Melchizedek. This chapter picks up where the last left off. Yesterday’s chapter ended with the call for spiritual maturity: 12b NLT “You are like babies who need milk and cannot [yet] eat solid food.” GNT Translation notes:Heb. 6:1 NLT [So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and [believing in God//placing our faith in God].//GNT Let us go forward, then, to mature teaching and leave behind us the first lessons of the Christian message. We should not lay again the foundation of turning away from useless works and believing in God;]4 For how can those who abandon their [beliefs//faith] be brought back to repent again? They were once in God's light; they tasted heaven's gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit;6 And then they abandoned their [beliefs//faith]! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.10 God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other [of God’s holy people//believers//Christians]. NLT Translation note:Heb. 6:12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith [— that is their full belief,] and endurance.]]></description>
  2780. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 28-29:So why were there two whole chapters against the city-state of Tyre in yesterday’s reading, plus one more today?! I think we see the answer in Revelation. Tyre is very like the picture of Babylon (which in that book is a picture of Rome). All the way through the Bible— starting with the Tower of Babel, we see a contrast between the ‘city of man’ and the ‘city of God’. The world powers will be utterly defeated, along with all the wealth of commerce that supports them now. In Ezekiel 14:15 and 20 and 28:3, GNT followed the liberal side of Biblical scholarship in identifying Daniel the prophet as Danel, the Ugaritic mythical hero. Daniel was a contemporary of Ezekiel who arrived in Babylon only 8 years before Ezekiel was in exile at the Chebar river. Even so, I think it very plausible that Daniel’s miraculous deeds (publicized even in the king’s proclamations) would have made him famous in that day. And the remote Ugaritic figure named Danel was not famed to be wise, as would be necessary in today’s passage. See these articles for more information.  Article: Did Ezekiel know Daniel? Wallace: Who is Ezekiel’s Daniel? ISAIAH 10:Yesterday’s reading included wonderful prophecies concerning Jesus that are quoted in the Gospels and in Handel’s Messiah: Is. 9:2 NLT The people who walk in darknesswill see a great light.For those who live in a land of deep darkness,a light will shine.and 6 For a child is born to us,a son is given to us.The government will rest on his shoulders.And he will be called:Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  HEBREWS 6:Jesus is our High Priest, not in the order of Aaron, but Melchizedek. This chapter picks up where the last left off. Yesterday’s chapter ended with the call for spiritual maturity: 12b NLT “You are like babies who need milk and cannot [yet] eat solid food.” GNT Translation notes:Heb. 6:1 NLT [So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and [believing in God//placing our faith in God].//GNT Let us go forward, then, to mature teaching and leave behind us the first lessons of the Christian message. We should not lay again the foundation of turning away from useless works and believing in God;]4 For how can those who abandon their [beliefs//faith] be brought back to repent again? They were once in God's light; they tasted heaven's gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit;6 And then they abandoned their [beliefs//faith]! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.10 God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other [of God’s holy people//believers//Christians]. NLT Translation note:Heb. 6:12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith [— that is their full belief,] and endurance.]]></content:encoded>
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  2786. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.28 EZK.29 ISA.10 HEB.6</itunes:summary>
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  2799. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 28-29:So why were there two whole chapters against the city-state of Tyre in yesterday’s reading, plus one more today?! I think we see the answer in Revelation. Tyre is very like the picture of Babylon (which in that book is a picture of Rome). All the way through the Bible— starting with the Tower of Babel, we see a contrast between the ‘city of man’ and the ‘city of God’. The world powers will be utterly defeated, along with all the wealth of commerce that supports them now. In Ezekiel 14:15 and 20 and 28:3, GNT followed the liberal side of Biblical scholarship in identifying Daniel the prophet as Danel, the Ugaritic mythical hero. Daniel was a contemporary of Ezekiel who arrived in Babylon only 8 years before Ezekiel was in exile at the Chebar river. Even so, I think it very plausible that Daniel’s miraculous deeds (publicized even in the king’s proclamations) would have made him famous in that day. And the remote Ugaritic figure named Danel was not famed to be wise, as would be necessary in today’s passage. See these articles for more information.  Article: Did Ezekiel know Daniel? Wallace: Who is Ezekiel’s Daniel? ISAIAH 10:Yesterday’s reading included wonderful prophecies concerning Jesus that are quoted in the Gospels and in Handel’s Messiah: Is. 9:2 NLT The people who walk in darknesswill see a great light.For those who live in a land of deep darkness,a light will shine.and6 For a child is born to us,a son is given to us.The government will rest on his shoulders.And he will be called:Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. HEBREWS 6:Jesus is our High Priest, not in the order of Aaron, but Melchizedek. This chapter picks up where the last left off. Yesterday’s chapter ended with the call for spiritual maturity: 12b NLT “You are like babies who need milk and cannot [yet] eat solid food.” GNT Translation notes:Heb. 6:1 NLT [So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and [believing in God//placing our faith in God].//GNT Let us go forward, then, to mature teaching and leave behind us the first lessons of the Christian message. We should not lay again the foundation of turning away from useless works and believing in God;]4 For how can those who abandon their [beliefs//faith] be brought back to repent again? They were once in God's light; they tasted heaven's gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit;6 And then they abandoned their [beliefs//faith]! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.10 God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other [of God’s holy people//believers//Christians]. NLT Translation note:Heb. 6:12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith [— that is their full belief,] and endurance.]]></description>
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  2834. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 26-27:Yesterday we heard a second word picture of Jerusalem as a cooking pot. This was not good news. Then Ezekiel received word that his treasure— his wife, would die. And he was commanded not to mourn as a sign of what the people would do when they heard about the slaughter in Jerusalem. Then there were messages of punishment for the nations of Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia. ISAIAH 9:In yesterday’s reading, God gave Isaiah the name of his son, which pictures the conquest of Judah by the Assyrian army. Then there was a wonderful and often quoted part that in the New Testament identifies Jesus as the stumbling stone: Is. 8:12 GNT “Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. 13 Remember that I, the Lord Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear. 14 Because of my awesome holiness I am like a stone that people stumble over; I am like a trap that will catch the people of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel and the people of Jerusalem. 15 Many will stumble; they will fall and be crushed. They will be caught in a trap.” HEBREWS 5: Chapter 4 contains the wonderful verse about God’s word being living and active, and the encouragement to come boldly with our prayers before the throne of God. The Greek for 4:9 literally says, “There remains a sabatismos for the people of God.” GNT translated that word as “‘a rest like God's resting on the seventh day.” Sabatismos— a word evidently coined by the writer, could mean God resting on the 7th day or the Sabbath day observance, or both. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made the concept of a ‘place/land of rest’ clear in Indonesian: Heb. 4:9 PET So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day. NLT Translation note:Heb. 5:7 While  Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, [crying loudly and with tears//with a loud cry and tears], to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.]]></description>
  2835. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 26-27:Yesterday we heard a second word picture of Jerusalem as a cooking pot. This was not good news. Then Ezekiel received word that his treasure— his wife, would die. And he was commanded not to mourn as a sign of what the people would do when they heard about the slaughter in Jerusalem. Then there were messages of punishment for the nations of Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia. ISAIAH 9:In yesterday’s reading, God gave Isaiah the name of his son, which pictures the conquest of Judah by the Assyrian army. Then there was a wonderful and often quoted part that in the New Testament identifies Jesus as the stumbling stone: Is. 8:12 GNT “Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. 13 Remember that I, the Lord Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear. 14 Because of my awesome holiness I am like a stone that people stumble over; I am like a trap that will catch the people of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel and the people of Jerusalem. 15 Many will stumble; they will fall and be crushed. They will be caught in a trap.” HEBREWS 5: Chapter 4 contains the wonderful verse about God’s word being living and active, and the encouragement to come boldly with our prayers before the throne of God. The Greek for 4:9 literally says, “There remains a sabatismos for the people of God.” GNT translated that word as “‘a rest like God's resting on the seventh day.” Sabatismos— a word evidently coined by the writer, could mean God resting on the 7th day or the Sabbath day observance, or both. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made the concept of a ‘place/land of rest’ clear in Indonesian: Heb. 4:9 PET So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day. NLT Translation note:Heb. 5:7 While  Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, [crying loudly and with tears//with a loud cry and tears], to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.]]></content:encoded>
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  2840. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.26 EZK.27 ISA.8.21-22 ISA.9 HEB.5]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2841. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.26 EZK.27 ISA.8.21-22 ISA.9 HEB.5</itunes:summary>
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  2848. <title>NL-DBRP_300  EZK.26 EZK.27 ISA.8.21-22 ISA.9 HEB.5</title>
  2849. <itunes:title>EZK.26 EZK.27 ISA.8.21-22 ISA.9 HEB.5</itunes:title>
  2850. <pubDate>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2854. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 26-27:Yesterday we heard a second word picture of Jerusalem as a cooking pot. This was not good news. Then Ezekiel received word that his treasure— his wife, would die. And he was commanded not to mourn as a sign of what the people would do when they heard about the slaughter in Jerusalem. Then there were messages of punishment for the nations of Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia. ISAIAH 9:In yesterday’s reading, God gave Isaiah the name of his son, which pictures the conquest of Judah by the Assyrian army. Then there was a wonderful and often quoted part that in the New Testament identifies Jesus as the stumbling stone: Is. 8:12 GNT “Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. 13 Remember that I, the Lord Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear. 14 Because of my awesome holiness I am like a stone that people stumble over; I am like a trap that will catch the people of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel and the people of Jerusalem. 15 Many will stumble; they will fall and be crushed. They will be caught in a trap.” HEBREWS 5: Chapter 4 contains the wonderful verse about God’s word being living and active, and the encouragement to come boldly with our prayers before the throne of God. The Greek for 4:9 literally says, “There remains a sabatismos for the people of God.” GNT translated that word as “‘a rest like God's resting on the seventh day.” Sabatismos— a word evidently coined by the writer, could mean God resting on the 7th day or the Sabbath day observance, or both. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made the concept of a ‘place/land of rest’ clear in Indonesian: Heb. 4:9 PET So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day. NLT Translation note:Heb. 5:7 While  Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, [crying loudly and with tears//with a loud cry and tears], to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.]]></description>
  2855. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 26-27:Yesterday we heard a second word picture of Jerusalem as a cooking pot. This was not good news. Then Ezekiel received word that his treasure— his wife, would die. And he was commanded not to mourn as a sign of what the people would do when they heard about the slaughter in Jerusalem. Then there were messages of punishment for the nations of Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia. ISAIAH 9:In yesterday’s reading, God gave Isaiah the name of his son, which pictures the conquest of Judah by the Assyrian army. Then there was a wonderful and often quoted part that in the New Testament identifies Jesus as the stumbling stone: Is. 8:12 GNT “Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. 13 Remember that I, the Lord Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear. 14 Because of my awesome holiness I am like a stone that people stumble over; I am like a trap that will catch the people of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel and the people of Jerusalem. 15 Many will stumble; they will fall and be crushed. They will be caught in a trap.” HEBREWS 5: Chapter 4 contains the wonderful verse about God’s word being living and active, and the encouragement to come boldly with our prayers before the throne of God. The Greek for 4:9 literally says, “There remains a sabatismos for the people of God.” GNT translated that word as “‘a rest like God's resting on the seventh day.” Sabatismos— a word evidently coined by the writer, could mean God resting on the 7th day or the Sabbath day observance, or both. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made the concept of a ‘place/land of rest’ clear in Indonesian: Heb. 4:9 PET So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day. NLT Translation note:Heb. 5:7 While  Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, [crying loudly and with tears//with a loud cry and tears], to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.]]></content:encoded>
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  2860. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.26 EZK.27 ISA.8.21-22 ISA.9 HEB.5]]></itunes:subtitle>
  2861. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.26 EZK.27 ISA.8.21-22 ISA.9 HEB.5</itunes:summary>
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  2868. <title>DayStarters_087  LUK.22.1-38</title>
  2869. <pubDate>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2873. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 76.]]></description>
  2874. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 76.]]></content:encoded>
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  2883. <title>GN-DBRP_299  EZK.24 EZK.25 ISA.8 HEB.4</title>
  2884. <itunes:title>EZK.24 EZK.25 ISA.8 HEB.4</itunes:title>
  2885. <pubDate>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2889. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 24-25:Yesterday in Ezekiel we heard the shockingly graphic story of the two adulterous sisters, which were really the cities of Samaria and Jerusalem. ISAIAH 8:In yesterday’s reading, Isaiah was sent to Ahaz, and the message to the king contains a prophecy that probably had two fulfillments— one in King Ahaz’ time and another at Jesus’ birth: “The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” Had the New Testament not explicitly stated that Jesus’ birth was a fulfillment of this verse, the similarity would be considered just an interesting coincidence. HEBREWS 4:In chapter 3 we read about God promising another day for the fulfillment of giving Israel a place of rest. And that other day is called ‘today’! GNT Translation notes:Heb. 4:2 For we have heard the Good News, just as they did. They heard the message, but it did them no good, because when they heard it, they did not [fully believe it//accept it with faith].[In our Plain English Translation, we gave the full meaning of the coined word ‘sabatismos’ found in verse 9.  The word is coined by the writer from the word for Sabbath. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made this concept clear in Indonesian:]9 So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day.11 Let us, then, do our best to receive that rest, so that no one of us will fail as they did because of their lack of [belief//faith].]]></description>
  2890. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 24-25:Yesterday in Ezekiel we heard the shockingly graphic story of the two adulterous sisters, which were really the cities of Samaria and Jerusalem. ISAIAH 8:In yesterday’s reading, Isaiah was sent to Ahaz, and the message to the king contains a prophecy that probably had two fulfillments— one in King Ahaz’ time and another at Jesus’ birth: “The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” Had the New Testament not explicitly stated that Jesus’ birth was a fulfillment of this verse, the similarity would be considered just an interesting coincidence. HEBREWS 4:In chapter 3 we read about God promising another day for the fulfillment of giving Israel a place of rest. And that other day is called ‘today’! GNT Translation notes:Heb. 4:2 For we have heard the Good News, just as they did. They heard the message, but it did them no good, because when they heard it, they did not [fully believe it//accept it with faith].[In our Plain English Translation, we gave the full meaning of the coined word ‘sabatismos’ found in verse 9.  The word is coined by the writer from the word for Sabbath. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made this concept clear in Indonesian:]9 So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day.11 Let us, then, do our best to receive that rest, so that no one of us will fail as they did because of their lack of [belief//faith].]]></content:encoded>
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  2896. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.24 EZK.25 ISA.8 HEB.4</itunes:summary>
  2897. <itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
  2898. <itunes:episode>299</itunes:episode>
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  2900. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  2903. <title>NL-DBRP_299  EZK.24 EZK.25 ISA.8 HEB.4</title>
  2904. <itunes:title>EZK.24 EZK.25 ISA.8 HEB.4</itunes:title>
  2905. <pubDate>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2909. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 24-25:Yesterday in Ezekiel we heard the shockingly graphic story of the two adulterous sisters, which were really the cities of Samaria and Jerusalem. ISAIAH 8:In yesterday’s reading, Isaiah was sent to Ahaz, and the message to the king contains a prophecy that probably had two fulfillments— one in King Ahaz’ time and another at Jesus’ birth: “The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” Had the New Testament not explicitly stated that Jesus’ birth was a fulfillment of this verse, the similarity would be considered just an interesting coincidence. HEBREWS 4:In chapter 3 we read about God promising another day for the fulfillment of giving Israel a place of rest. And that other day is called ‘today’! GNT Translation notes:Heb. 4:2 For we have heard the Good News, just as they did. They heard the message, but it did them no good, because when they heard it, they did not [fully believe it//accept it with faith].[In our Plain English Translation, we gave the full meaning of the coined word ‘sabatismos’ found in verse 9.  The word is coined by the writer from the word for Sabbath. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made this concept clear in Indonesian:]9 So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day.11 Let us, then, do our best to receive that rest, so that no one of us will fail as they did because of their lack of [belief//faith].]]></description>
  2910. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 24-25:Yesterday in Ezekiel we heard the shockingly graphic story of the two adulterous sisters, which were really the cities of Samaria and Jerusalem. ISAIAH 8:In yesterday’s reading, Isaiah was sent to Ahaz, and the message to the king contains a prophecy that probably had two fulfillments— one in King Ahaz’ time and another at Jesus’ birth: “The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” Had the New Testament not explicitly stated that Jesus’ birth was a fulfillment of this verse, the similarity would be considered just an interesting coincidence. HEBREWS 4:In chapter 3 we read about God promising another day for the fulfillment of giving Israel a place of rest. And that other day is called ‘today’! GNT Translation notes:Heb. 4:2 For we have heard the Good News, just as they did. They heard the message, but it did them no good, because when they heard it, they did not [fully believe it//accept it with faith].[In our Plain English Translation, we gave the full meaning of the coined word ‘sabatismos’ found in verse 9.  The word is coined by the writer from the word for Sabbath. Here is verse 9 in our PET translation, which shows how we made this concept clear in Indonesian:]9 So this shows that there is still an opportunity for us— the people of God, to enter God’s ‘land of rest’— which is a spiritual calmness that can be pictured as like stopping work on the Sabbath Day.11 Let us, then, do our best to receive that rest, so that no one of us will fail as they did because of their lack of [belief//faith].]]></content:encoded>
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  2916. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.24 EZK.25 ISA.8 HEB.4</itunes:summary>
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  2928. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 75.]]></description>
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  2938. <title>GN-DBRP_298   EZK.23 ISA.7 HEB.3</title>
  2939. <itunes:title>EZK.23 ISA.7 HEB.3</itunes:title>
  2940. <pubDate>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2944. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 23:In yesterday’s reading, we heard the Lord promise that he would refine Israel as purifying silver in a crucible. And then we heard the famous and poignant words: Ez. 23:30 GNT I looked for someone who could build a wall, who could stand in the places where the walls have crumbled and defend the land when my anger is about to destroy it, but I could find no one. //NLT “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. ISAIAH 7:Yesterday we heard the story of Isaiah’s vision of the glory of the Lord in the temple. Isaiah’s lips were purified with a coal from the altar. Then after hearing the Lord’s call, he said the famous words, “Here I am. Send me!” And the Lord revealed that his messages would not be received. Rereading HEBREWS 3:Yesterday we heard the quote from Ps. 95 that forms the basis for this section. It is because I want the quoted content of this chapter firmly in our minds that I scheduled this chapter to be read twice. The failure of the Israelites was their refusal to believe in the Lord and what He told them. Believing is a volitional act. GNT Translation notes:Is. 7:3 The Lord said to [me//Isaiah], “Take your son Shear Jashub, and go to meet King Ahaz. You will find him on the road where the cloth makers work, at the end of the ditch that brings water from the upper pool.13 To that [I//Isaiah] replied, “Listen, now, descendants of King David. It's bad enough for you to wear out the patience of people—do you have to wear out God's patience too?====  Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says, “[When//If] you hear [the Lord’s//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.|19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb. 3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></description>
  2945. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 23:In yesterday’s reading, we heard the Lord promise that he would refine Israel as purifying silver in a crucible. And then we heard the famous and poignant words: Ez. 23:30 GNT I looked for someone who could build a wall, who could stand in the places where the walls have crumbled and defend the land when my anger is about to destroy it, but I could find no one. //NLT “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. ISAIAH 7:Yesterday we heard the story of Isaiah’s vision of the glory of the Lord in the temple. Isaiah’s lips were purified with a coal from the altar. Then after hearing the Lord’s call, he said the famous words, “Here I am. Send me!” And the Lord revealed that his messages would not be received. Rereading HEBREWS 3:Yesterday we heard the quote from Ps. 95 that forms the basis for this section. It is because I want the quoted content of this chapter firmly in our minds that I scheduled this chapter to be read twice. The failure of the Israelites was their refusal to believe in the Lord and what He told them. Believing is a volitional act. GNT Translation notes:Is. 7:3 The Lord said to [me//Isaiah], “Take your son Shear Jashub, and go to meet King Ahaz. You will find him on the road where the cloth makers work, at the end of the ditch that brings water from the upper pool.13 To that [I//Isaiah] replied, “Listen, now, descendants of King David. It's bad enough for you to wear out the patience of people—do you have to wear out God's patience too?====  Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says, “[When//If] you hear [the Lord’s//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.|19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb. 3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2964. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 23:In yesterday’s reading, we heard the Lord promise that he would refine Israel as purifying silver in a crucible. And then we heard the famous and poignant words: Ez. 23:30 GNT I looked for someone who could build a wall, who could stand in the places where the walls have crumbled and defend the land when my anger is about to destroy it, but I could find no one. //NLT “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. ISAIAH 7:Yesterday we heard the story of Isaiah’s vision of the glory of the Lord in the temple. Isaiah’s lips were purified with a coal from the altar. Then after hearing the Lord’s call, he said the famous words, “Here I am. Send me!” And the Lord revealed that his messages would not be received. Rereading HEBREWS 3:Yesterday we heard the quote from Ps. 95 that forms the basis for this section. It is because I want the quoted content of this chapter firmly in our minds that I scheduled this chapter to be read twice. The failure of the Israelites was their refusal to believe in the Lord and what He told them. Believing is a volitional act. GNT Translation notes:Is. 7:3 The Lord said to [me//Isaiah], “Take your son Shear Jashub, and go to meet King Ahaz. You will find him on the road where the cloth makers work, at the end of the ditch that brings water from the upper pool.13 To that [I//Isaiah] replied, “Listen, now, descendants of King David. It's bad enough for you to wear out the patience of people—do you have to wear out God's patience too?====  Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says, “[When//If] you hear [the Lord’s//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.|19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb. 3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></description>
  2965. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 23:In yesterday’s reading, we heard the Lord promise that he would refine Israel as purifying silver in a crucible. And then we heard the famous and poignant words: Ez. 23:30 GNT I looked for someone who could build a wall, who could stand in the places where the walls have crumbled and defend the land when my anger is about to destroy it, but I could find no one. //NLT “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. ISAIAH 7:Yesterday we heard the story of Isaiah’s vision of the glory of the Lord in the temple. Isaiah’s lips were purified with a coal from the altar. Then after hearing the Lord’s call, he said the famous words, “Here I am. Send me!” And the Lord revealed that his messages would not be received. Rereading HEBREWS 3:Yesterday we heard the quote from Ps. 95 that forms the basis for this section. It is because I want the quoted content of this chapter firmly in our minds that I scheduled this chapter to be read twice. The failure of the Israelites was their refusal to believe in the Lord and what He told them. Believing is a volitional act. GNT Translation notes:Is. 7:3 The Lord said to [me//Isaiah], “Take your son Shear Jashub, and go to meet King Ahaz. You will find him on the road where the cloth makers work, at the end of the ditch that brings water from the upper pool.13 To that [I//Isaiah] replied, “Listen, now, descendants of King David. It's bad enough for you to wear out the patience of people—do you have to wear out God's patience too?====  Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says, “[When//If] you hear [the Lord’s//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.|19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb. 3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></content:encoded>
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  2978. <title>DayStarters_085  LUK.21.1-19</title>
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  2994. <itunes:title>EZK.22 ISA.6 HEB.3</itunes:title>
  2995. <pubDate>Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  2999. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 22:Yesterday we heard of the sword of the Lord, which was to come to Jerusalem, actually in the form of the army of the king of Babylon. And there would be punishment also for the Ammonites. ISAIAH 6:In yesterday’s reading, we heard one of the famous chapters that relate to Israel as the Lord’s vine. This would have been in the minds of those who listened to Jesus when he gave his teaching about the vine bearing fruit in John 15. God said yesterday, “They will go into exile because they do not know me.” HEBREWS 3:In Hebrews 2 we heard the first of the writer’s warnings. The writer’s increasingly strong warnings are a persistent theme in this book. And for the first time we heard that Jesus is our perfect High Priest. Jesus is perfect for that position because he fully shared our human existence, and he suffered and defeated the devil’s power over death. GNT Translation note:Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says [quoting God’s words], “If you hear [my//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb.3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></description>
  3000. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 22:Yesterday we heard of the sword of the Lord, which was to come to Jerusalem, actually in the form of the army of the king of Babylon. And there would be punishment also for the Ammonites. ISAIAH 6:In yesterday’s reading, we heard one of the famous chapters that relate to Israel as the Lord’s vine. This would have been in the minds of those who listened to Jesus when he gave his teaching about the vine bearing fruit in John 15. God said yesterday, “They will go into exile because they do not know me.” HEBREWS 3:In Hebrews 2 we heard the first of the writer’s warnings. The writer’s increasingly strong warnings are a persistent theme in this book. And for the first time we heard that Jesus is our perfect High Priest. Jesus is perfect for that position because he fully shared our human existence, and he suffered and defeated the devil’s power over death. GNT Translation note:Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says [quoting God’s words], “If you hear [my//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb.3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></content:encoded>
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  3013. <title>NL-DBRP_297  EZK.22 ISA.6 HEB.3</title>
  3014. <itunes:title>EZK.22 ISA.6 HEB.3</itunes:title>
  3015. <pubDate>Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3019. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 22:Yesterday we heard of the sword of the Lord, which was to come to Jerusalem, actually in the form of the army of the king of Babylon. And there would be punishment also for the Ammonites. ISAIAH 6:In yesterday’s reading, we heard one of the famous chapters that relate to Israel as the Lord’s vine. This would have been in the minds of those who listened to Jesus when he gave his teaching about the vine bearing fruit in John 15. God said yesterday, “They will go into exile because they do not know me.” HEBREWS 3:In Hebrews 2 we heard the first of the writer’s warnings. The writer’s increasingly strong warnings are a persistent theme in this book. And for the first time we heard that Jesus is our perfect High Priest. Jesus is perfect for that position because he fully shared our human existence, and he suffered and defeated the devil’s power over death. GNT Translation note:Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says [quoting God’s words], “If you hear [my//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb.3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></description>
  3020. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 22:Yesterday we heard of the sword of the Lord, which was to come to Jerusalem, actually in the form of the army of the king of Babylon. And there would be punishment also for the Ammonites. ISAIAH 6:In yesterday’s reading, we heard one of the famous chapters that relate to Israel as the Lord’s vine. This would have been in the minds of those who listened to Jesus when he gave his teaching about the vine bearing fruit in John 15. God said yesterday, “They will go into exile because they do not know me.” HEBREWS 3:In Hebrews 2 we heard the first of the writer’s warnings. The writer’s increasingly strong warnings are a persistent theme in this book. And for the first time we heard that Jesus is our perfect High Priest. Jesus is perfect for that position because he fully shared our human existence, and he suffered and defeated the devil’s power over death. GNT Translation note:Heb. 3:1 My [dear fellow believers//Christian friends], who also have been called by God! Think of Jesus, whom God sent [as his representative, and whom we profess as our High Priest// to be the High Priest of the faith we profess].7 So then, as the Holy Spirit says [quoting God’s words], “If you hear [my//God's] voice today, 8 do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against [me//God], as they were that day in the desert when they put [me//him] to the test.19 We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they [refused to//did not] believe. NLT Translation note:Heb.3:19 So we see that [they were unable to enter his rest because they refused to believe him.// because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.]]]></content:encoded>
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  3048. <title>GN-DBRP_296  EZK.21 ISA.5 HEB.2</title>
  3049. <itunes:title>EZK.21 ISA.5 HEB.2</itunes:title>
  3050. <pubDate>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3054. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 21:Yesterday we saw that the Lord was quite offended when unrighteous leaders of Israel came to ask for a message from the Lord! And Ezekiel begged to not have to give a highly figurative message because the people complained that he was always speaking in riddles. ISAIAH 5:Yesterday there was a temporary break in the clouds in Isaiah, and we heard the first hint about the Righteous Branch who was to come. HEBREWS 2:Yesterday we heard the amazing prologue in the first chapter of Hebrews. Angels are nowhere approaching the majesty of Jesus. And Jesus was given many glorious promises. GNT/NLT Translation notes:[Heb. 2:5 is one of the most frequently misunderstood verses in this book! (To show the misunderstanding, I quote the NLT below. The GNT fixes the problem for both readers and listeners.) People are so used to understanding the title ‘the Son of Man’ as referring to Jesus, that they they don’t realize that that is NOT the meaning here! I believe that this is the only place in the New Testament where the main Hebrew meaning of ‘son of man’ is used— which simply means ‘an ordinary human’ (or ‘mortal man’ as God calls Ezekiel in the GNT). In this chapter, the author was highlighting the difference between us and angelic beings.]5 NLT And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about. 6 For in one place the Scriptures say,“What are mere mortals that you should think about them,or a son of man [— an ordinary human,] that you should care for him?[Note that NLT has ‘son of man’ without capitals. But only one actually viewing the text can see the capitals. Listeners can’t see them.]7 GNT Yet you made them [— humans,] only a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.8 You gave them authority over all things…”Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under [the authority of mankind//their authority].]]></description>
  3055. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 21:Yesterday we saw that the Lord was quite offended when unrighteous leaders of Israel came to ask for a message from the Lord! And Ezekiel begged to not have to give a highly figurative message because the people complained that he was always speaking in riddles. ISAIAH 5:Yesterday there was a temporary break in the clouds in Isaiah, and we heard the first hint about the Righteous Branch who was to come. HEBREWS 2:Yesterday we heard the amazing prologue in the first chapter of Hebrews. Angels are nowhere approaching the majesty of Jesus. And Jesus was given many glorious promises. GNT/NLT Translation notes:[Heb. 2:5 is one of the most frequently misunderstood verses in this book! (To show the misunderstanding, I quote the NLT below. The GNT fixes the problem for both readers and listeners.) People are so used to understanding the title ‘the Son of Man’ as referring to Jesus, that they they don’t realize that that is NOT the meaning here! I believe that this is the only place in the New Testament where the main Hebrew meaning of ‘son of man’ is used— which simply means ‘an ordinary human’ (or ‘mortal man’ as God calls Ezekiel in the GNT). In this chapter, the author was highlighting the difference between us and angelic beings.]5 NLT And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about. 6 For in one place the Scriptures say,“What are mere mortals that you should think about them,or a son of man [— an ordinary human,] that you should care for him?[Note that NLT has ‘son of man’ without capitals. But only one actually viewing the text can see the capitals. Listeners can’t see them.]7 GNT Yet you made them [— humans,] only a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.8 You gave them authority over all things…”Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under [the authority of mankind//their authority].]]></content:encoded>
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  3061. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.21 ISA.5 HEB.2</itunes:summary>
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  3068. <title>NL-DBRP_296  EZK.21 ISA.5 HEB.2</title>
  3069. <itunes:title>EZK.21 ISA.5 HEB.2</itunes:title>
  3070. <pubDate>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3074. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 21:Yesterday we saw that the Lord was quite offended when unrighteous leaders of Israel came to ask for a message from the Lord! And Ezekiel begged to not have to give a highly figurative message because the people complained that he was always speaking in riddles. ISAIAH 5:Yesterday there was a temporary break in the clouds in Isaiah, and we heard the first hint about the Righteous Branch who was to come. HEBREWS 2:Yesterday we heard the amazing prologue in the first chapter of Hebrews. Angels are nowhere approaching the majesty of Jesus. And Jesus was given many glorious promises. GNT/NLT Translation notes:[Heb. 2:5 is one of the most frequently misunderstood verses in this book! (To show the misunderstanding, I quote the NLT below. The GNT fixes the problem for both readers and listeners.) People are so used to understanding the title ‘the Son of Man’ as referring to Jesus, that they they don’t realize that that is NOT the meaning here! I believe that this is the only place in the New Testament where the main Hebrew meaning of ‘son of man’ is used— which simply means ‘an ordinary human’ (or ‘mortal man’ as God calls Ezekiel in the GNT). In this chapter, the author was highlighting the difference between us and angelic beings.]5 NLT And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about. 6 For in one place the Scriptures say,“What are mere mortals that you should think about them,or a son of man [— an ordinary human,] that you should care for him?[Note that NLT has ‘son of man’ without capitals. But only one actually viewing the text can see the capitals. Listeners can’t see them.]7 GNT Yet you made them [— humans,] only a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.8 You gave them authority over all things…”Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under [the authority of mankind//their authority].]]></description>
  3075. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 21:Yesterday we saw that the Lord was quite offended when unrighteous leaders of Israel came to ask for a message from the Lord! And Ezekiel begged to not have to give a highly figurative message because the people complained that he was always speaking in riddles. ISAIAH 5:Yesterday there was a temporary break in the clouds in Isaiah, and we heard the first hint about the Righteous Branch who was to come. HEBREWS 2:Yesterday we heard the amazing prologue in the first chapter of Hebrews. Angels are nowhere approaching the majesty of Jesus. And Jesus was given many glorious promises. GNT/NLT Translation notes:[Heb. 2:5 is one of the most frequently misunderstood verses in this book! (To show the misunderstanding, I quote the NLT below. The GNT fixes the problem for both readers and listeners.) People are so used to understanding the title ‘the Son of Man’ as referring to Jesus, that they they don’t realize that that is NOT the meaning here! I believe that this is the only place in the New Testament where the main Hebrew meaning of ‘son of man’ is used— which simply means ‘an ordinary human’ (or ‘mortal man’ as God calls Ezekiel in the GNT). In this chapter, the author was highlighting the difference between us and angelic beings.]5 NLT And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about. 6 For in one place the Scriptures say,“What are mere mortals that you should think about them,or a son of man [— an ordinary human,] that you should care for him?[Note that NLT has ‘son of man’ without capitals. But only one actually viewing the text can see the capitals. Listeners can’t see them.]7 GNT Yet you made them [— humans,] only a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.8 You gave them authority over all things…”Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under [the authority of mankind//their authority].]]></content:encoded>
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  3081. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.21 ISA.5 HEB.2</itunes:summary>
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  3088. <title>DayStarters_083  LUK.20.1-26</title>
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  3093. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 72.]]></description>
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  3103. <title>GN-DBRP_295  EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1</title>
  3104. <itunes:title>EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1</itunes:title>
  3105. <pubDate>Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3109. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 20:In yesterday’s reading in Ezekiel, the Lord refuted the saying that the Israelite’s were using, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker at the taste.” And then Ezekiel conveyed two poems about the kings of Judah, spoken of symbolically as two lion cubs and like a vine. ISAIAH 3:24—4:Isaiah, like Ezekiel, also spoke of Israel like a vine, and in yesterday’s reading the Lord and Isaiah characterized Israel as a pampered, vain, and spoiled woman. HEBREWS 1:In heaven, I hope to find out who it was who wrote the book of Hebrews. The book doesn’t show signs of Pauline authorship. Important in this, there is no salutation like in all of Paul’s letters. Also, the writer does not claim to have been an eyewitness of Christ (2:3), as Paul claimed. The letter was probably written somewhat before AD 70, because even though the author talks much of the temple, he never mentions its destruction. Mears points out that the word ‘better’ occurs 10 times, signalling a theme that Christians have been given a better way. In the first chapter the theme is that Christ is supreme and far superior to angels. For many years I wondered why the writer did not return to his theme of our ‘place of rest’, which he gives in chapters 3-4. Now I think that he does in fact return to that theme! See if you can find it as we read through! And here’s a hint: Note that Israel’s ancestors failed to enter the place of rest because of their refusal to believe God. Hebrews 11 (which is called the Faith Chapter) shows that we enter that place of rest through fully believing God. (That is what faith is!) NLT Translation note:Heb. 1:2And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God [has] promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.]]></description>
  3110. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 20:In yesterday’s reading in Ezekiel, the Lord refuted the saying that the Israelite’s were using, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker at the taste.” And then Ezekiel conveyed two poems about the kings of Judah, spoken of symbolically as two lion cubs and like a vine. ISAIAH 3:24—4:Isaiah, like Ezekiel, also spoke of Israel like a vine, and in yesterday’s reading the Lord and Isaiah characterized Israel as a pampered, vain, and spoiled woman. HEBREWS 1:In heaven, I hope to find out who it was who wrote the book of Hebrews. The book doesn’t show signs of Pauline authorship. Important in this, there is no salutation like in all of Paul’s letters. Also, the writer does not claim to have been an eyewitness of Christ (2:3), as Paul claimed. The letter was probably written somewhat before AD 70, because even though the author talks much of the temple, he never mentions its destruction. Mears points out that the word ‘better’ occurs 10 times, signalling a theme that Christians have been given a better way. In the first chapter the theme is that Christ is supreme and far superior to angels. For many years I wondered why the writer did not return to his theme of our ‘place of rest’, which he gives in chapters 3-4. Now I think that he does in fact return to that theme! See if you can find it as we read through! And here’s a hint: Note that Israel’s ancestors failed to enter the place of rest because of their refusal to believe God. Hebrews 11 (which is called the Faith Chapter) shows that we enter that place of rest through fully believing God. (That is what faith is!) NLT Translation note:Heb. 1:2And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God [has] promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.]]></content:encoded>
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  3116. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1</itunes:summary>
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  3123. <title>NL-DBRP_295  EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1</title>
  3124. <itunes:title>EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1</itunes:title>
  3125. <pubDate>Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3129. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 20:In yesterday’s reading in Ezekiel, the Lord refuted the saying that the Israelite’s were using, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker at the taste.” And then Ezekiel conveyed two poems about the kings of Judah, spoken of symbolically as two lion cubs and like a vine. ISAIAH 3:24—4:Isaiah, like Ezekiel, also spoke of Israel like a vine, and in yesterday’s reading the Lord and Isaiah characterized Israel as a pampered, vain, and spoiled woman. HEBREWS 1:In heaven, I hope to find out who it was who wrote the book of Hebrews. The book doesn’t show signs of Pauline authorship. Important in this, there is no salutation like in all of Paul’s letters. Also, the writer does not claim to have been an eyewitness of Christ (2:3), as Paul claimed. The letter was probably written somewhat before AD 70, because even though the author talks much of the temple, he never mentions its destruction. Mears points out that the word ‘better’ occurs 10 times, signalling a theme that Christians have been given a better way. In the first chapter the theme is that Christ is supreme and far superior to angels. For many years I wondered why the writer did not return to his theme of our ‘place of rest’, which he gives in chapters 3-4. Now I think that he does in fact return to that theme! See if you can find it as we read through! And here’s a hint: Note that Israel’s ancestors failed to enter the place of rest because of their refusal to believe God. Hebrews 11 (which is called the Faith Chapter) shows that we enter that place of rest through fully believing God. (That is what faith is!) NLT Translation note:Heb. 1:2And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God [has] promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.]]></description>
  3130. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 20:In yesterday’s reading in Ezekiel, the Lord refuted the saying that the Israelite’s were using, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker at the taste.” And then Ezekiel conveyed two poems about the kings of Judah, spoken of symbolically as two lion cubs and like a vine. ISAIAH 3:24—4:Isaiah, like Ezekiel, also spoke of Israel like a vine, and in yesterday’s reading the Lord and Isaiah characterized Israel as a pampered, vain, and spoiled woman. HEBREWS 1:In heaven, I hope to find out who it was who wrote the book of Hebrews. The book doesn’t show signs of Pauline authorship. Important in this, there is no salutation like in all of Paul’s letters. Also, the writer does not claim to have been an eyewitness of Christ (2:3), as Paul claimed. The letter was probably written somewhat before AD 70, because even though the author talks much of the temple, he never mentions its destruction. Mears points out that the word ‘better’ occurs 10 times, signalling a theme that Christians have been given a better way. In the first chapter the theme is that Christ is supreme and far superior to angels. For many years I wondered why the writer did not return to his theme of our ‘place of rest’, which he gives in chapters 3-4. Now I think that he does in fact return to that theme! See if you can find it as we read through! And here’s a hint: Note that Israel’s ancestors failed to enter the place of rest because of their refusal to believe God. Hebrews 11 (which is called the Faith Chapter) shows that we enter that place of rest through fully believing God. (That is what faith is!) NLT Translation note:Heb. 1:2And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God [has] promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.]]></content:encoded>
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  3135. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1]]></itunes:subtitle>
  3136. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.20 ISA.3.24-26 ISA.4 HEB.1</itunes:summary>
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  3148. <description><![CDATA[Re-release of the New Testament reading from GN series edition 71.]]></description>
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  3158. <title>GN-DBRP_294  EZK.18 EZK.19 ISA.3 JUD.1</title>
  3159. <itunes:title>EZK.18 EZK.19 ISA.3 JUD.1</itunes:title>
  3160. <pubDate>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3164. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 18-19:Yesterday in Ezekiel we read the riddle of the two eagles, portraying Israel’s king breaking his sworn covenant with Babylon. There is a lesson here for us. Normally Babylon would be considered the enemy, and getting free from the enemy would be considered a good thing. But NOT SO if the country has made a promise of loyalty sealed by a vow taken in God’s name! Faithfulness to oaths and promises in God’s name take precedence over ‘business as usual’. ISAIAH 3:These famous words from yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah bear repeating today: Is. 2:2 GNT In days to come the mountain where the Temple standswill be the highest one of all,towering above all the hills.Many nations will come streaming to it,3 and their people will say,“Let us go up the hill of the Lord,to the Temple of Israel's God.He will teach us what he wants us to do;we will walk in the paths he has chosen.For the Lord's teaching comes from Jerusalem;from Zion he speaks to his people.”4 He will settle disputes among great nations.They will hammer their swords into plowsand their spears into pruning knives.Nations will never again go to war,never prepare for battle again. JUDE:We come today to the little epistle from Jude, the brother of Jesus. But, significantly, he doesn’t call himself Jesus’ half-brother. He calls himself the Slave of Christ Jesus. Jude wrote his letter around the same time as 2 Peter, sometime around AD 60-80. I think that Peter borrowed material from Jude, rather than the other way around. One thing that makes me think this is that Jude uses more material from extra-biblical sources than Peter does in 2 Peter 2. Jude and Peter were writing in a very difficult time for Christians, and Jude calls us to contend for the ‘faith’— the teachings that God has given to us to fully believe. GNT Translation notes:Jud. 3 My dear friends, I was doing my best to write to you about the salvation we share in common, when I felt the need of writing at once to encourage you to fight on for [our beliefs— the true teachings//the faith] which once and for all God has given to his people.20 [PET But my beloved Brothers and Sisters, each of you should strengthen one another so that you continue to fully believe in the holy teachings you have received. Keep on praying with the help of the Holy Spirit.//GNT But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred [beliefs//faith]. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,] NLT Translation notes:Jud. 1This letter is from Jude, a slave of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and a brother of James.I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.20 But  you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,[Footnote: Faith = belief. Holy beliefs can be summarized as the content of the Gospel and all of God’s Word. These are the ‘healthy teachings’ that Paul spoke about in Titus and his other books.]]]></description>
  3165. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 18-19:Yesterday in Ezekiel we read the riddle of the two eagles, portraying Israel’s king breaking his sworn covenant with Babylon. There is a lesson here for us. Normally Babylon would be considered the enemy, and getting free from the enemy would be considered a good thing. But NOT SO if the country has made a promise of loyalty sealed by a vow taken in God’s name! Faithfulness to oaths and promises in God’s name take precedence over ‘business as usual’. ISAIAH 3:These famous words from yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah bear repeating today: Is. 2:2 GNT In days to come the mountain where the Temple standswill be the highest one of all,towering above all the hills.Many nations will come streaming to it,3 and their people will say,“Let us go up the hill of the Lord,to the Temple of Israel's God.He will teach us what he wants us to do;we will walk in the paths he has chosen.For the Lord's teaching comes from Jerusalem;from Zion he speaks to his people.”4 He will settle disputes among great nations.They will hammer their swords into plowsand their spears into pruning knives.Nations will never again go to war,never prepare for battle again. JUDE:We come today to the little epistle from Jude, the brother of Jesus. But, significantly, he doesn’t call himself Jesus’ half-brother. He calls himself the Slave of Christ Jesus. Jude wrote his letter around the same time as 2 Peter, sometime around AD 60-80. I think that Peter borrowed material from Jude, rather than the other way around. One thing that makes me think this is that Jude uses more material from extra-biblical sources than Peter does in 2 Peter 2. Jude and Peter were writing in a very difficult time for Christians, and Jude calls us to contend for the ‘faith’— the teachings that God has given to us to fully believe. GNT Translation notes:Jud. 3 My dear friends, I was doing my best to write to you about the salvation we share in common, when I felt the need of writing at once to encourage you to fight on for [our beliefs— the true teachings//the faith] which once and for all God has given to his people.20 [PET But my beloved Brothers and Sisters, each of you should strengthen one another so that you continue to fully believe in the holy teachings you have received. Keep on praying with the help of the Holy Spirit.//GNT But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred [beliefs//faith]. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,] NLT Translation notes:Jud. 1This letter is from Jude, a slave of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and a brother of James.I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.20 But  you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,[Footnote: Faith = belief. Holy beliefs can be summarized as the content of the Gospel and all of God’s Word. These are the ‘healthy teachings’ that Paul spoke about in Titus and his other books.]]]></content:encoded>
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  3184. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 18-19:Yesterday in Ezekiel we read the riddle of the two eagles, portraying Israel’s king breaking his sworn covenant with Babylon. There is a lesson here for us. Normally Babylon would be considered the enemy, and getting free from the enemy would be considered a good thing. But NOT SO if the country has made a promise of loyalty sealed by a vow taken in God’s name! Faithfulness to oaths and promises in God’s name take precedence over ‘business as usual’. ISAIAH 3:These famous words from yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah bear repeating today: Is. 2:2 GNT In days to come the mountain where the Temple standswill be the highest one of all,towering above all the hills.Many nations will come streaming to it,3 and their people will say,“Let us go up the hill of the Lord,to the Temple of Israel's God.He will teach us what he wants us to do;we will walk in the paths he has chosen.For the Lord's teaching comes from Jerusalem;from Zion he speaks to his people.”4 He will settle disputes among great nations.They will hammer their swords into plowsand their spears into pruning knives.Nations will never again go to war,never prepare for battle again. JUDE:We come today to the little epistle from Jude, the brother of Jesus. But, significantly, he doesn’t call himself Jesus’ half-brother. He calls himself the Slave of Christ Jesus. Jude wrote his letter around the same time as 2 Peter, sometime around AD 60-80. I think that Peter borrowed material from Jude, rather than the other way around. One thing that makes me think this is that Jude uses more material from extra-biblical sources than Peter does in 2 Peter 2. Jude and Peter were writing in a very difficult time for Christians, and Jude calls us to contend for the ‘faith’— the teachings that God has given to us to fully believe. GNT Translation notes:Jud. 3 My dear friends, I was doing my best to write to you about the salvation we share in common, when I felt the need of writing at once to encourage you to fight on for [our beliefs— the true teachings//the faith] which once and for all God has given to his people.20 [PET But my beloved Brothers and Sisters, each of you should strengthen one another so that you continue to fully believe in the holy teachings you have received. Keep on praying with the help of the Holy Spirit.//GNT But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred [beliefs//faith]. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,] NLT Translation notes:Jud. 1This letter is from Jude, a slave of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and a brother of James.I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.20 But  you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,[Footnote: Faith = belief. Holy beliefs can be summarized as the content of the Gospel and all of God’s Word. These are the ‘healthy teachings’ that Paul spoke about in Titus and his other books.]]]></description>
  3185. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 18-19:Yesterday in Ezekiel we read the riddle of the two eagles, portraying Israel’s king breaking his sworn covenant with Babylon. There is a lesson here for us. Normally Babylon would be considered the enemy, and getting free from the enemy would be considered a good thing. But NOT SO if the country has made a promise of loyalty sealed by a vow taken in God’s name! Faithfulness to oaths and promises in God’s name take precedence over ‘business as usual’. ISAIAH 3:These famous words from yesterday’s chapter in Isaiah bear repeating today: Is. 2:2 GNT In days to come the mountain where the Temple standswill be the highest one of all,towering above all the hills.Many nations will come streaming to it,3 and their people will say,“Let us go up the hill of the Lord,to the Temple of Israel's God.He will teach us what he wants us to do;we will walk in the paths he has chosen.For the Lord's teaching comes from Jerusalem;from Zion he speaks to his people.”4 He will settle disputes among great nations.They will hammer their swords into plowsand their spears into pruning knives.Nations will never again go to war,never prepare for battle again. JUDE:We come today to the little epistle from Jude, the brother of Jesus. But, significantly, he doesn’t call himself Jesus’ half-brother. He calls himself the Slave of Christ Jesus. Jude wrote his letter around the same time as 2 Peter, sometime around AD 60-80. I think that Peter borrowed material from Jude, rather than the other way around. One thing that makes me think this is that Jude uses more material from extra-biblical sources than Peter does in 2 Peter 2. Jude and Peter were writing in a very difficult time for Christians, and Jude calls us to contend for the ‘faith’— the teachings that God has given to us to fully believe. GNT Translation notes:Jud. 3 My dear friends, I was doing my best to write to you about the salvation we share in common, when I felt the need of writing at once to encourage you to fight on for [our beliefs— the true teachings//the faith] which once and for all God has given to his people.20 [PET But my beloved Brothers and Sisters, each of you should strengthen one another so that you continue to fully believe in the holy teachings you have received. Keep on praying with the help of the Holy Spirit.//GNT But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred [beliefs//faith]. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,] NLT Translation notes:Jud. 1This letter is from Jude, a slave of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] and a brother of James.I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.20 But  you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,[Footnote: Faith = belief. Holy beliefs can be summarized as the content of the Gospel and all of God’s Word. These are the ‘healthy teachings’ that Paul spoke about in Titus and his other books.]]]></content:encoded>
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  3191. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.18 EZK.19 ISA.3 JUD.1</itunes:summary>
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  3214. <itunes:title>EZK.17 ISA.2 MAT.28</itunes:title>
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  3219. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 17:Yesterday’s chapter graphically portrayed how God considers idolatry like the adultery of a faithless wife. Jerusalem (as Judah’s capital) was compared— in a very unflattering way, to her two sister cities, Samaria and Sodom. ISAIAH 2:In the first chapter of Isaiah, we heard the Lord compare Israel to Sodom and Gomorrah. And we heard how the Lord hates false religious rituals, including the sacrifices that were specified in the Law. If these are done without a corresponding attempt to live in God’s will, they are a stench to Him. MATTHEW 28:Yesterday’s reading ended with Jesus’s body wrapped in a shroud and laid in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. The tomb was sealed and Roman soldiers were standing guard. GNT Translation note:Mat. 28:1 After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary[— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. NLT Translation notes:Mat. 28:1 Early  on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary [from the village of] Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.15 So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell [that story//it] today.]]></description>
  3220. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 17:Yesterday’s chapter graphically portrayed how God considers idolatry like the adultery of a faithless wife. Jerusalem (as Judah’s capital) was compared— in a very unflattering way, to her two sister cities, Samaria and Sodom. ISAIAH 2:In the first chapter of Isaiah, we heard the Lord compare Israel to Sodom and Gomorrah. And we heard how the Lord hates false religious rituals, including the sacrifices that were specified in the Law. If these are done without a corresponding attempt to live in God’s will, they are a stench to Him. MATTHEW 28:Yesterday’s reading ended with Jesus’s body wrapped in a shroud and laid in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. The tomb was sealed and Roman soldiers were standing guard. GNT Translation note:Mat. 28:1 After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary[— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. NLT Translation notes:Mat. 28:1 Early  on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary [from the village of] Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.15 So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell [that story//it] today.]]></content:encoded>
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  3226. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.17 ISA.2 MAT.28</itunes:summary>
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  3234. <itunes:title>EZK.17 ISA.2 MAT.28</itunes:title>
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  3239. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 17:Yesterday’s chapter graphically portrayed how God considers idolatry like the adultery of a faithless wife. Jerusalem (as Judah’s capital) was compared— in a very unflattering way, to her two sister cities, Samaria and Sodom. ISAIAH 2:In the first chapter of Isaiah, we heard the Lord compare Israel to Sodom and Gomorrah. And we heard how the Lord hates false religious rituals, including the sacrifices that were specified in the Law. If these are done without a corresponding attempt to live in God’s will, they are a stench to Him. MATTHEW 28:Yesterday’s reading ended with Jesus’s body wrapped in a shroud and laid in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. The tomb was sealed and Roman soldiers were standing guard. GNT Translation note:Mat. 28:1 After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary[— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. NLT Translation notes:Mat. 28:1 Early  on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary [from the village of] Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.15 So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell [that story//it] today.]]></description>
  3240. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 17:Yesterday’s chapter graphically portrayed how God considers idolatry like the adultery of a faithless wife. Jerusalem (as Judah’s capital) was compared— in a very unflattering way, to her two sister cities, Samaria and Sodom. ISAIAH 2:In the first chapter of Isaiah, we heard the Lord compare Israel to Sodom and Gomorrah. And we heard how the Lord hates false religious rituals, including the sacrifices that were specified in the Law. If these are done without a corresponding attempt to live in God’s will, they are a stench to Him. MATTHEW 28:Yesterday’s reading ended with Jesus’s body wrapped in a shroud and laid in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. The tomb was sealed and Roman soldiers were standing guard. GNT Translation note:Mat. 28:1 After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary[— the one from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. NLT Translation notes:Mat. 28:1 Early  on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary [from the village of] Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.15 So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell [that story//it] today.]]></content:encoded>
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  3246. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.17 ISA.2 MAT.28</itunes:summary>
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  3270. <pubDate>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:30:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3274. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 16:This book should make modern day ‘prophets’ reconsider what they do in the Lord’s name. In this book we have heard again and again that the Lord will punish those who prophesy falsely. And in the part about the wood of a vine being useless in yesterday’s reading, there is only one useful thing a grape vine does, and this is bear grapes. And God was saying that since Israel did not bear the proper fruit, He would judge them, and do this without delay. The complaints become even more graphic in today’s reading. ISAIAH 1:For a number of years now, Isaiah has marked the end of my year. We will be reading Isaiah in our poetry portions until day number 365. Since I start my readings anew every January 1st, I always enjoy the preparation Isaiah gives for Christmas, and also the correspondences with Revelation in the New Testament, which we also will read at the end of our reading calendar. Isaiah was written between 739 and 681 BC. I am of the opinion that the break in material at chapter 40 does not signal a different author. Isaiah simply was older and the Lord gave him different messages at the end of his life. Isaiah was a man of royal blood and of high standing. In the New Testament, Isaiah is the most frequently quoted OT book. Isaiah has 66 chapters and the Bible has 66 books. Further, Isaiah dIvides just where the testaments break, with 40 corresponding to Matthew in the NT. The first part of Isaiah deals with God’s judgment on Judah and on other nations. The senselessness of idolatry is preached against all the way through Isaiah. In Isaiah we can also see two comings for Christ, with Isaiah giving the wonderful 53rd chapter about the suffering Servant (Christ), and his coming in power is spoken about in chapter 34. MATTHEW 27b:Today we hear the second half of the crucifixion events. GNT Translation note:Ez. 16:23 The Sovereign Lord [says//said], “You are doomed! Doomed! You did all that evil, and then====Mat. 27:40 “You were going to tear down the Temple and build it back up in three days! [Go on and] Save yourself if you are God's Son! Come on down from the cross!”56 Among them were Mary  [from the village of Magdala//Magdalene], Mary the mother of James and Joseph ([who were Jesus’ half-brothers//0]), and the wife of Zebedee. NLT Translation note:Mat. 27:56 Among them were Mary [from the village of Magdala//Magdalene], Mary (the mother of James and Joseph ([who were Jesus’ half-brothers//0]), and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee.]]></description>
  3275. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 16:This book should make modern day ‘prophets’ reconsider what they do in the Lord’s name. In this book we have heard again and again that the Lord will punish those who prophesy falsely. And in the part about the wood of a vine being useless in yesterday’s reading, there is only one useful thing a grape vine does, and this is bear grapes. And God was saying that since Israel did not bear the proper fruit, He would judge them, and do this without delay. The complaints become even more graphic in today’s reading. ISAIAH 1:For a number of years now, Isaiah has marked the end of my year. We will be reading Isaiah in our poetry portions until day number 365. Since I start my readings anew every January 1st, I always enjoy the preparation Isaiah gives for Christmas, and also the correspondences with Revelation in the New Testament, which we also will read at the end of our reading calendar. Isaiah was written between 739 and 681 BC. I am of the opinion that the break in material at chapter 40 does not signal a different author. Isaiah simply was older and the Lord gave him different messages at the end of his life. Isaiah was a man of royal blood and of high standing. In the New Testament, Isaiah is the most frequently quoted OT book. Isaiah has 66 chapters and the Bible has 66 books. Further, Isaiah dIvides just where the testaments break, with 40 corresponding to Matthew in the NT. The first part of Isaiah deals with God’s judgment on Judah and on other nations. The senselessness of idolatry is preached against all the way through Isaiah. In Isaiah we can also see two comings for Christ, with Isaiah giving the wonderful 53rd chapter about the suffering Servant (Christ), and his coming in power is spoken about in chapter 34. MATTHEW 27b:Today we hear the second half of the crucifixion events. GNT Translation note:Ez. 16:23 The Sovereign Lord [says//said], “You are doomed! Doomed! You did all that evil, and then====Mat. 27:40 “You were going to tear down the Temple and build it back up in three days! [Go on and] Save yourself if you are God's Son! Come on down from the cross!”56 Among them were Mary  [from the village of Magdala//Magdalene], Mary the mother of James and Joseph ([who were Jesus’ half-brothers//0]), and the wife of Zebedee. NLT Translation note:Mat. 27:56 Among them were Mary [from the village of Magdala//Magdalene], Mary (the mother of James and Joseph ([who were Jesus’ half-brothers//0]), and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee.]]></content:encoded>
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  3280. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[EZK.16 ISA.1 MAT.27.35-66]]></itunes:subtitle>
  3281. <itunes:summary>The Bible readings for this episode are:  EZK.16 ISA.1 MAT.27.35-66</itunes:summary>
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  3283. <itunes:episode>292</itunes:episode>
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  3285. <itunes:author>Phil Fields</itunes:author>
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  3288. <title>NL-DBRP_292  EZK.16 ISA.1 MAT.27.35-66</title>
  3289. <itunes:title>EZK.16 ISA.1 MAT.27.35-66</itunes:title>
  3290. <pubDate>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  3294. <description><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 16:This book should make modern day ‘prophets’ reconsider what they do in the Lord’s name. In this book we have heard again and again that the Lord will punish those who prophesy falsely. And in the part about the wood of a vine being useless in yesterday’s reading, there is only one useful thing a grape vine does, and this is bear grapes. And God was saying that since Israel did not bear the proper fruit, He would judge them, and do this without delay. The complaints become even more graphic in today’s reading. ISAIAH 1:For a number of years now, Isaiah has marked the end of my year. We will be reading Isaiah in our poetry portions until day number 365. Since I start my readings anew every January 1st, I always enjoy the preparation Isaiah gives for Christmas, and also the correspondences with Revelation in the New Testament, which we also will read at the end of our reading calendar. Isaiah was written between 739 and 681 BC. I am of the opinion that the break in material at chapter 40 does not signal a different author. Isaiah simply was older and the Lord gave him different messages at the end of his life. Isaiah was a man of royal blood and of high standing. In the New Testament, Isaiah is the most frequently quoted OT book. Isaiah has 66 chapters and the Bible has 66 books. Further, Isaiah dIvides just where the testaments break, with 40 corresponding to Matthew in the NT. The first part of Isaiah deals with God’s judgment on Judah and on other nations. The senselessness of idolatry is preached against all the way through Isaiah. In Isaiah we can also see two comings for Christ, with Isaiah giving the wonderful 53rd chapter about the suffering Servant (Christ), and his coming in power is spoken about in chapter 34. MATTHEW 27b:Today we hear the second half of the crucifixion events. GNT Translation note:Ez. 16:23 The Sovereign Lord [says//said], “You are doomed! Doomed! You did all that evil, and then====Mat. 27:40 “You were going to tear down the Temple and build it back up in three days! [Go on and] Save yourself if you are God's Son! Come on down from the cross!”56 Among them were Mary  [from the village of Magdala//Magdalene], Mary the mother of James and Joseph ([who were Jesus’ half-brothers//0]), and the wife of Zebedee. NLT Translation note:Mat. 27:56 Among them were Mary [from the village of Magdala//Magdalene], Mary (the mother of James and Joseph ([who were Jesus’ half-brothers//0]), and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee.]]></description>
  3295. <content:encoded><![CDATA[EZEKIEL 16:This book should make modern day ‘prophets’ reconsider what they do in the Lord’s name. In this book we have heard again and again that the Lord will punish those who prophesy falsely. And in the part about the wood of a vine being useless in yesterday’s reading, there is only one useful thing a grape vine does, and this is bear grapes. And God was saying that since Israel did not bear the proper fruit, He would judge them, and do this without delay. The complaints become even more graphic in today’s reading. ISAIAH 1:For a number of years now, Isaiah has marked the end of my year. We will be reading Isaiah in our poetry portions until day number 365. Since I start my readings anew every January 1st, I always enjoy the preparation Isaiah gives for Christmas, and also the correspondences with Revelation in the New Testament, which we also will read