Essential Bible Studies

Essential Bible Studies

The Essential Bible Studies podcast is an introductory discussion around Biblical first principles. The Bible is a complex book. It’s easy to misunderstand and get off track if you don’t grasp its basic teachings. The show engages in key passages and unpacks them in a lively conversation to reveal how they touch on our core beliefs. Your hosts bring with them years of experience as presenters from the Learn to Read the Bible Seminars. Hosted by the Book Road Christadelphians.

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August 8, 2022 41 min

Recently my good friends Peter and Larry asked me to join them on their very first episode of a new podcast called “Come to Life”. I jumped at the chance. As the name suggests it’s a podcast that deals with a lot of the issues of life like how to pray or coping with grief or overcoming addictions. They interview all sorts of fascinating personalities. It’s a very interesting mix of subjects.

The foundation of it all is the word of ...

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Frank Abel joins Tim Young to finish off Season 4 with his testimony and reflections on his life.

Episode's of the TV show Great News for the World with footage of preaching at Allan Gardens in Toronto are on the Christadelphian TV channel on YouTube.

Ron Abel's book Wrested Scripture can be purchased as a book in the UK or the US and found on a website.

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Our study of God’s providence continues this time with a focus on how God works among the nations. The Bible gives us key insights on God’s view of the kingdoms of men and how he is ultimately in control to bring about his kingdom on earth. Join Dan and Tim as they grapple with difficult questions about how God’s rules in the Kingdoms of men, how these rulers are still responsible to God and what this means for the believer’s invol...

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For the first time we have Dan from the Bible Basics Webinar (www.biblebasicswebinar.com) here to talk with us about the providence of God. This is an essential Bible study because it gets at the heart of how we perceive the circumstances of our life. Are events just by chance or can God manipulate them for his purpose? This question leads us to consider many examples from the Bible of how God works behind the scenes in the lives o...

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March 28, 2022 30 min

In conjunction with last week’s podcast from John 1:1, Jay and Tim consider the context and the importance of verse 14, “the Word was made flesh”. What is it about Jesus being flesh that is so crucial to his sacrifice? Does it contradict the doctrine of the Trinity? How are we to understand this glory that was seen? The scriptures lead us to the wonderful conclusion that we will all eventually share in the divine nature, Jesus bein...

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March 21, 2022 33 min

John starts off his gospel by saying “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. This is a key verse for what many refer to as the Trinity. Jay and Tim discuss an attempt at a simple definition of the Trinity and whether this verse supports it. They then get into looking at what John is truly saying about the Word and Jesus by his use of the principle of personification found in other scripture...

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March 14, 2022 35 min

Knowing Jesus better starts with his miraculous birth, born of a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesse rejoins Tim to expand on studies from Genesis 3:15 to see how this prophecy/promise sets the stage. We delve into some wonderful verses in Isaiah predicted that Jesus would be born of a virgin. The Scriptures then lead us to the fulfillment in the Lord Jesus Christ and what it ultimately means that he was both the Son of G...

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March 7, 2022 31 min

With all this talk about sin on the podcast lately, it’s about time we discuss some practical matters on how to overcome temptation. Stephen joins Tim to discuss the Biblical definition of temptation and provide examples and stories to help us in our fight against sin. Find out what it means to “not pack a snack for the flesh”.

Key Verse:

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted wit...

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February 28, 2022 40 min

After the fall of man, God pronounces a curse upon the serpent which includes an enigmatic statement concerning a future enmity. Jesse joins Tim for the first time to discuss this earliest of prophecies about the Lord Jesus Christ and how he would crush the head of the serpent. Listen in as we break down each of the characters and what the allegory all means.

Key Verse: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your...

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February 21, 2022 29 min

In this episode, Rob and Tim read through and discuss the Bible's record of the very first sin in Genesis 2 and 3. Why was there a tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Why did God command Adam not to eat of it? What is up with the serpent? What lessons can we learn about temptation and sin? It’s all here in this episode.

Key Verse: “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so dea...

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February 14, 2022 32 min

From Genesis to Revelation, sin is a major topic. One could even say it is a subject of life and death. Rob joins Tim to get a grasp on five verses that define sin. They are all very similar, yet each has its own nuance. The more we get into this study the more we get a sense of the seriousness of sin and letting God define it for us.

Key Verse:

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesu...

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February 7, 2022 42 min

Could there be any more beautifully expressed words then Paul's exposition on love in 1 Corinthians 13? Join Brian and Tim and as they talk about the Greek words for love to get a better understanding of how to love like Christ. They then go on to explore each phrase and consider what it means for us in our life of discipleship.

Key Verse:

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 C...

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The discussion on man being in the image of God continues in this episode where it focuses on Jesus Christ. How is he described as being in God's image and what is the implication for us? The conclusion to this study is a beautiful realization that our hope is to made into the image of the heavenly after the pattern of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Key verse:

2 Cor. 3:18  "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the...

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What does it mean for man to be created in the image and likeness of God? Is it a physical image or something else? Frank and Tim start a discussion on this topic taken from Genesis 1:26. It turns into a really interesting study taking the show to unexpected passages in Scripture looking for answers.

Key Verse:

Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish o...

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January 17, 2022 35 min

Jesus said the greatest commandment of all was “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." and that there was a second like it "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." This was so important that he said, "on these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 22:37-40)

Tim and Aaron explore the importance of love as an essential of essentia...

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December 27, 2021 7 min

The next season of the Essential Bible Studies Podcasts starts on January 17th, 2022. Listen to some of the highlights coming up. It's going to be a great season of engaging Bible study and discovery. Don't miss it!

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December 6, 2021 3 min

Season 4 of the Essential Bible Studies Podcast drops on January 17th, 2022. Listen in to find out what is coming!

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This is the second part to our season three testimony. Stan Isbell continues the amazing story of how God has worked in his life. Stan recalls considering ending his life before one conversation would change everything. Along the way Stan relates lessons learned through the years and how we can more effectively preach the word of God to others.

The chart of God's 7000 Year Plan that changed Stan's life can be found here.

Th...

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For our season three testimony we welcome Stan Isbell to share his story of how God has worked in his life. Stan recalls his early life in Texas, the experiences that led him to drug addiction, and to thoughts of ending his life before God stepped in and brought him back from the abyss. The is the first of a two part series because it is so amazing.
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March 22, 2021 25 min

This is the second of a two part study on Jesus' words in John 10:22-38. In response to the Jews accusing Jesus of making himself equal with God, Jesus quoted Psalm 82:6 "I said, you are gods." What did Jesus mean by this and how did it help to answer his antagonists? Tim Young and Tom Colby find the answer in the context of Psalm 82. Follow this lead and you'll see the wonder and beauty of Jesus' response.

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