“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Heals a Deaf Man

Episode 383: In this episode we take a look at one of the weirdest miracles we have seen so far: Jesus sticks His fingers in a man’s ears, then spits, & touches the man’s tongue presumably with His spit on finger. So what in the world is going here (Mark 7.31-37) and what does it mean for us? Tune in we walk through this miracle & better understand what it says about Jesus.

Today in Church History: Michelangelo begins work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Question of the Day: How could the resurrected Jesus move through walls when He wasn’t a spirit?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Walks on Water

Episode 383: It is a familiar story about Jesus. One we teach the children in Bible school. The challenge is to read it with fresh eyes. So what does Jesus walking on water have to teach us? Tune in as I explore the miracle and the connections it has with the Old Testament in order to teach us a significant lesson about who Jesus is.

Today in Church History: Bishop Ambrose of Milan defies the Roman government (385)

Question of the Day: Why is Song of Solomon in the Bible? It reads like a romance novel.

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter

Episode 380: A child has died. The parents are distraught. Friends & family members mourn. Then Jesus shows up & ruins the funeral. When Jesus raises the synagogue ruler Jairus’ daughter from the dead, He once again demonstrates He is Lord over life & death. Tune in as I walk through the several accounts found in Matthew, Mark, & Luke about when Jesus brought a little girl back from the dead.

Today in Church History: John Gill is ordained a Baptist pastor (1720)

Question of the Day: Can someone who has been baptized lose their salvation?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Casts Demons Into Pigs

Episode 379: The kind of demon possession we read about in Matthew 8.28-33, Mark 5.1-20, & Luke 8.26-39 is perhaps the worst case of identity theft ever. What is the story about & why is there such a difference in the parallel accounts? How do we explain away the alleged contradictions that seem to be in these various accounts? Tune in & explore this miracle in depth to work through these difficulties to learn how they are actually easily explained.

Today in Church History: Polycarp faces the fires for Christ (155)

Question of the Day: Can people be demon-possessed today?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

Episode 377: Every funeral Jesus ever went to He crashed. The first funeral He crashed was in a little dusty town of no account called Nain and He walked 25 miles to do it. What does this miracle say about Jesus? Tune in as we walk through Luke 7.11-17 when Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead.

Today in Church History

John Wesley plucked as a brand from the fire (1709)

Feydor Dostoyevsky dies (1881)

Question of the Day

What happens metaphysically at resurrection?

When do we get our resurrection bodies?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Cleanses a Leper

Episode 375: Leviticus 13-14 gives the Law concerning leprosy. In the gospels, we read about a leper who disobeyed the Law in order to draw near to God. Tune in to hear the miracle in Jesus’ ministry when He extended His heart, hands, & healing when He cleansed a leper of his leprosy.

Today in Church History: Hilary of Poitiers Died (368)

Question of the Day: Why don’t preachers say the Lord’s Prayer?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Introduction, pt.2

Episode 371: What is the purpose of miracles? And how would we classify the various miracles? Tune in as I work to answer both of those questions regarding miracles as I wrap up the introduction portion of this study.

Today in Church History: Clement of Rome martyred (101)

Question of the Day: Whatever happened to miracles?

Portraits of Grace (7): Judgment & Restoration of Moab

Episode 368: God calls Moab “my washbasin,” that is, the place where He washes His feet. They were a Gentile nation, not part of God’s covenant, & prideful people. Yet God shows grace first to a widow from the washbasin in the book of Ruth, then the whole nation of washbasin dwellers in Jeremiah 48. Tune in as I explore the grace which is present even in a relentless proclamation of judgment upon the nation.

Today in Church History: Henry Dunster resigns as president of Harvard (1654)

Question of the Day: Why do my prayers not get answered?

Portraits of Grace (6): A Tale of Two Sinners

Episode 367: Genesis 38 is a chapter of the Bible we tend to steer clear of due to its mature content. There is sin in just about every verse of this chapter. Where is God’s grace in all of this? “But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.” Tune in as I take a look at this chapter & how God’s grace even reaches a man like Judah.

Today in Church History: English Parliament takes up a bill banning clergy from governmental positions (1641)

Question of the Day: How big is heaven?

Portraits of Grace (4): What Is & What Should Never Be

Episode 365: Warning: Explicit Content. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God uses graphic language to describe his broken relationship with Israel. After He tenderly nursed her, bountifully lavished her with gifts, & graciously married her, she used his gold, silver, & clothing to pay men to sleep with her. It is a grotesque portrait, yet it is a gracious picture because of how God responds after his bride’s faithlessness. Tune in to see God’s grace in Ezekiel 16.

Today in Church History: Teresa of Avila Dies (1582)

Question of the Day: Will we know our loved ones in heaven?