Discussion | To the Ends of the Earth

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Discussion | To the Ends of the Earth

Bradon:  Welcome to the discussion Episode for “To the Ends of the Earth.”

Jon: We read through the story of Jesus promising the disciples the Holy Spirit and the guidance that the Spirit brings. Jesus was about to leave and had prepared the disciples for this moment. Jesus reminded the disciples that they had work to do! We need to share the story of salvation with all those who have yet to hear it! A daunting but amazing task!

Bradon:  Welcome to the discussion Episode for “To the Ends of the Earth.”

Jon: We read through the story of Jesus promising the disciples the Holy Spirit and the guidance that the Spirit brings. Jesus was about to leave and had prepared the disciples for this moment. Jesus reminded the disciples that they had work to do! We need to share the story of salvation with all those who have yet to hear it! A daunting but amazing task!

To the Ends of the Earth

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To the Ends of the Earth

Bradon: Together, we have just heard the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection; we are now moving into one of my favourite books in the Bible, Acts. 

Jon: Coming up on the podcast, we will explore what happened after Jesus’ resurrection and how the disciples carried on His teachings.

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Acts 1:1-11

The Most Significant Message Ever

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The Most Significant Message Ever

Last Episode, we heard about Jesus crucified on a cross. It was a hard story to hear, and it is not over. Coming up on the Bible Story Podcast. We tell the rest of the story, which we believe contains the most significant message ever! It’s huge!

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Luke 24

Discussion | The Most Significant Message Ever

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Discussion | Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

Welcome to the discussion episode for the most significant message ever shared!

We picked up the story with Jesus having been in the tomb for two nights, and on the third day, a few women who were Jesus followers came to anoint his dead body with spices and ointments. When they got to the tomb, they saw the rock rolled away from the entrance, and two angelic beings told them that Jesus was alive. He was no longer dead. They rushed back to the 11 disciples, who did not believe the women at first. Peter ran to the tomb and checked out things for himself, and then he believed. We were challenged to find the evidence in our lives that Jesus is alive today!

Welcome to the discussion episode for the most significant message ever shared!

We picked up the story with Jesus having been in the tomb for two nights, and on the third day, a few women who were Jesus followers came to anoint his dead body with spices and ointments. When they got to the tomb, they saw the rock rolled away from the entrance, and two angelic beings told them that Jesus was alive. He was no longer dead. They rushed back to the 11 disciples, who did not believe the women at first. Peter ran to the tomb and checked out things for himself, and then he believed. We were challenged to find the evidence in our lives that Jesus is alive today!

Discussion | Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

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Discussion | Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for the Story Jesus bore the sins for many. 

Bradon: We heard the story of Jesus going from the last Passover meal where he again predicted his death than to praying at the mount of olives, was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the Romans. He had an unfair trial before the Jewish religious leaders and was sentenced to death under Pontius Pilot’s judgment. Ultimately, they killed Jesus, crucifying him on a cross. Although the disciples were ready to fight the injustice of Jesus’ sentencing, Jesus stopped any fight and accepted it even though he had done nothing to deserve death.

Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for the Story Jesus bore the sins for many. 

Bradon: We heard the story of Jesus going from the last Passover meal where he again predicted his death than to praying at the mount of olives, was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the Romans. He had an unfair trial before the Jewish religious leaders and was sentenced to death under Pontius Pilot’s judgment. Ultimately, they killed Jesus, crucifying him on a cross. Although the disciples were ready to fight the injustice of Jesus’ sentencing, Jesus stopped any fight and accepted it even though he had done nothing to deserve death.

Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

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Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

Coming up on the Bible Story Podcast will be a harrowing story to hear but is very important.

Good word, “Harrowing!”  meaning difficult, sad and disturbing – acutely distressing.

We are going to learn that Jesus bore the sins of many. And, Jesus was the only one who could do this!

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Luke 23-24

Jesus Took Our Place

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Jesus Took Our Place

Jon: Like Bradon and I, you have probably done something in the past that was wrong and were desperate to find a way out of the bad situation. 

Bradon: Coming up on the Bible Story Podcast we are going to tell you a super secret way out.

Jon: You don’t need to whisper it’s not a secret. 

Bradon: It’s for dramatic emphasis!

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Exodus 13 and Luke 22

About the Story

Bradon: I am so excited about summer camps this year! I can’t wait! Alright, let’s go over a bit of background information. Now the preview for today’s story was a little suspect. It sounded like we could get out of the consequences of our wrong actions by being sneaky. The truth is, Jesus is willing to take our place. In fact, he took our place already and paid the penalty for our sins.

Jon: We just finished up the series on Moses, and we are going to develop the story around the first Passover and introduce what is known as the Last Passover. 

Bradon: The first Passover was a celebration of things to come. God promised to rescue Israel from Egypt. He also promised a final plague on Egypt, the death of first-born males within each Egyptian home and their livestock. 

Jon: To celebrate the Passover, each Israelite family chose a lamb or young goat to sacrifice to prepare as a meal. If they were a small family, they could share one with another family in the neighbourhood. They were to take special care of this animal until it was time to slaughter the animal and prepare it for the Passover meal. 

Bradon: They were to select a male lamb or young goat that was a year old without defects. They then waited until twilight to slaughter the animal and then smeared the blood on the door frame, which starts to sound bizarre. They were to eat the meal that night, fully dressed and ready to leave Egypt!

Jon: Exodus 12:12-13 gives a good explanation of why they smeared blood on the doorposts. This is God speaking to Moses. “On that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgement against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.”

Yeah, we have to learn that Jesus is our sacrificial lamb. The price has been paid for our sins, and we can live in a growing relationship with God as a result. Jesus took our place, and that is a huge deal!

Bradon

Application

Bradon: Yeah, we have to learn that Jesus is our sacrificial lamb. The price has been paid for our sins, and we can live in a growing relationship with God as a result. Jesus took our place, and that is a huge deal!

Jon: Bradon, I am what many of our campers at Covenant Bay Bible Camp would describe as old; truth be told, I am roughly the same age as their parents – 41 years old. Every year I seem to understand a little more, with my heart, this story. 

Bradon: You mean the reality of Jesus taking your place hits home and your emotional response is more significant. 

Jon: Yeah, I mean, he took my place. On the one hand, I celebrate and am so excited and on the other hand, knowing the price he paid for me brings me to tears. 

Bradon: Which says a lot because you are not one to cry normally. I think what you are saying is really important. It’s one thing to understand the concept that Jesus took our place, but it needs to be understood with the heart as much as it does with our minds.

Discussion | Jesus Took Our Place

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Discussion | Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for the Story Jesus bore the sins for many. 

Bradon: We heard the story of Jesus going from the last Passover meal where he again predicted his death than to praying at the mount of olives, was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the Romans. He had an unfair trial before the Jewish religious leaders and was sentenced to death under Pontius Pilot’s judgment. Ultimately, they killed Jesus, crucifying him on a cross. Although the disciples were ready to fight the injustice of Jesus’ sentencing, Jesus stopped any fight and accepted it even though he had done nothing to deserve death.

Story Episode

Luke 23-24

Lesson

Jesus Bore the Sins of Many

Questions

  1. This story makes the reader or listener feel a lot of emotions. What were some of your feelings as you listened to the story? 
  2. In a world where everyone is fighting for their rights, ‘Instead, (Jesus) gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.’ That was Philippians 2:7-8. Here is my question for you. Jesus never fought for his rights; instead, he worked to give a new life to others through grace. How can you join in helping others discover this new life?
  3. Last week, we learned that Jesus was like a sacrificial lamb and took our place and the penalty for sin. We think everyone should acknowledge the price Jesus paid for our sins and commit their lives to him. Talk with your group about what it means to be forgiven and a follower of Christ. 

Growth Tip

Jon: Bradon, with Easter coming up around the corner in which we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. I think it would be appropriate for us to sit in this story. 

Bradon: Totally, the four books categorized as the gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each of them recorded this story. I think we should read all four accounts of this story or at least a couple of them. 

Jon: Matthew chapters 26 and 27, Mark 14 and 15, Luke chapters 22 and 23, and John 18 and 19 are where you can find this story in each book. 

Bradon: Sit and as you read the story, let God work in your heart. Keep your heart soft toward him. 

Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

God Fights for His People

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God Fights for His People

I am not sure about you, but more than ever, I need God to show up. While we don’t get to dictate when or how God will rescue us, we can be sure that God fights for his people!

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Exodus 13 – 15:21

Discussion | God Fights for His People

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Discussion | God Fights for His People

Today, in the story, “God Fights for His People,” we heard God was grieving Pharaoh’s stubborn response and the death of Egypt’s firstborn. Pharaoh learned of Israel’s location near the Red Sea and wanted to get them back as slaves, so he sent his entire army to get them back! Moses raised his hand, and God split the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground. Once on the other side, Moses raised his hand, and the walls of seawater came crashing down on the Egyptian army. It was an incredible display of power. God was fighting for Israel and rescued them.

Today, in the story, “God Fights for His People,” we heard God was grieving Pharaoh’s stubborn response and the death of Egypt’s firstborn. Pharaoh learned of Israel’s location near the Red Sea and wanted to get them back as slaves, so he sent his entire army to get them back! Moses raised his hand, and God split the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground. Once on the other side, Moses raised his hand, and the walls of seawater came crashing down on the Egyptian army. It was an incredible display of power. God was fighting for Israel and rescued them.