Category: Understanding My Bible

What Did Jesus Say About Anger and Lust?

Jesus pulls no punches in His Sermon on the Mount. He directly addresses the ways we tend to drift from His way of life. In this episode, Whit, Blake, and Casey explore Matthew 5:17-30, what it means for Jesus to fulfill the law, and the pitfalls of anger and lust. Check it Out: We often…

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The Beatitudes: Aligning Your Motives & Actions

In this episode, Casey and Whit talk about the last four beatitudes which urge us to be merciful, pure of heart, a peacemaker, and to expect opposition. What does it look like to live this out in 2024? Check it Out: One of the most important things about Christianity is that it’s more than an…

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Beatitudes: An Invitation to Live Different in 2024

In the first four beatitudes, Jesus invites you to be poor in spirit, to mourn, to be meek, and to hunger and thirst for righteousness, which may leave you thinking, wait, what? But we can explain. In this episode, Whit and Casey explore meme culture, Old Testament references, and the qualities of a Kingdom seeker.…

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How to Thrive: Lessons From the Sermon on the Mount

Every community has a set of rules and values to live by: this is what it means to be us. That’s what Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is. In this episode, Whit and Casey explore how the Sermon on the Mount should be understood and applied and what it means to truly thrive. Check it…

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Missio Dei: Partnering with God's Grand Mission

Have you ever read a Bible story and thought, "okay, but why?" Some people avoid the "why" questions: Why did God create mankind? What's God's end game here? But they're necessary to get to the deeper truth. In this episode, Whit and Lyndsey talk about the concept of Missio Dei, what God is up to…

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Finding Peace in the Fixed Future of Revelation

How often do you think about the future? For many, thoughts of the future bring uncertainty and anxiety. But Revelation gives us a picture of the future, and (spoiler alert) God’s ultimate plan is fulfilled. This view of the future changes the way we live in the present. In this episode, Whit and Casey talk…

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The Good News About God’s Wrath

By Blake Zimmerman   If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times: “Why does Jesus seem nicer than the God of the Old Testament?” Have you heard this before? Or maybe said it yourself? When I get asked that question, I typically respond by pointing out that the God we read about…

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Revelation: The Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast

For many, the Antichrist is a figure that resides in the world of horror movies and fiction. But when we delve deeper into Revelation and look at history, we find that the idea of a charismatic and corrupt leader is not confined to the realms of fantasy. So, who is this Antichrist, and what’s his…

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Revelation: Suffering, Judgment, and the Call to Endure

Revelation 6-8 takes us into the heart of a profound and often challenging aspect of the Bible. These chapters introduce us to the seven seals that contain divine judgment, and in doing so, they raise fundamental questions about God. In this episode, Whit and Casey explore how we endure in the face of suffering, God’s…

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St George and the Dragon, c. 1502

The Lamb and the Dragon: Revelation’s Plot & Main Characters

By Blake Zimmerman Warning: This blog is a deep dive and not for the faint of heart. We’re going to talk about Genesis, the beasts, Babylon, Frozen, and the new creation. Are you ready? Here we go. In the last post, we explored the nature of Revelation as the conclusion to the grand drama of the…

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