In the first pages of the Bible, weâre introduced to God and humans as the main characters. But thereâs also a whole cast of spiritual beings who play an important role throughout the Bible, though theyâre often in the background. In this video, we begin to explore these beings and how they fit into the unified storyline of the Bible.
In the final video in our Acts series, we trace Paulâs final journey to Jerusalem and then into a Roman prison. But paradoxically, Paulâs suffering leads him into the heart of the Roman empire where he gets to announce Godâs Kingdom over the nations.
The books of the Old Testament prophets are packed with dense poetry and wild imagery. If youâve tried to read them, odds are you were both intrigued and confused. In this video, weâll learn how these books contribute to the storyline of the Bible and why itâs worth learning how to read them more attentively.
If you thought âChristâ was Jesusâ last name or the title he gave himself, think again! The title Jesus most often used for himself is the "Son of Man.â In this video, weâll explore the meaning of this fascinating phrase and see how it invites us into the larger biblical story.
What was it like for the apostle Paul to travel around the Roman Empire announcing the good news about the risen Jesus? What drove him to plant new Jesus communities in city after city, and how did people respond to his message? In our third video on the book of Acts, weâll explore all of this and more!
The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this video weâll explore the design shape and main themes of this marvelous book, which was crafted to be read from beginning to end. The Psalms are an invitation to a literary temple where you can meet with God and hear the entire biblical storyline retold in poetic form.
If followers of Jesus are to give their total allegiance to Godâs Kingdom, how should they relate to the governments and power structures of their own day? In this video, weâll see how the experience of Daniel and his friends in Babylonian exile offers wisdom for navigating this tension. Following Jesus in the 21st century means learning the way of the exile.
The God portrayed in the Bible isnât easy to understand, but what if we could better understand what it is that we canât understand? In this video, we will explore the complex identity of God displayed in the storyline of the Bible, and (surprise!) it all leads to Jesus.
Understanding how metaphors are used in the Bible is an essential tool for reading biblical poetry. Anytime someone describes one thing to describe another thing, they are using metaphorical thinking whether they realize it or not. Metaphors are everywhere in the Bible and in our everyday speech. In this video, weâll explore this crucial aspect of biblical language.
Iniquity is a biblical word that very few people use anymore, and even fewer people know what it means! In this video, weâll explore the significance of this word in ancient Hebrew, and discover a whole new way to think about our selfish decisions and their consequences.
Our new video on Acts Ch. 8-12 explores how Godâs Spirit transformed Jesusâ followers from a small collective of messianic Jews in Jerusalem, into a multi-ethnic movement that quickly spread throughout the nations.
Presence of GodAmber Dillon
The Spirit coming and inhabiting Godâs people in Acts 2 is the fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures and the culmination of a pattern of the presence of God coming in a physical way among the people of God....