The After Easter Podcast

The After Easter Podcast

A ministry of First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse, LA featuring the weekly teachings of our Pastor, Rev. Brian Dedmon.

Episodes

May 23, 2022 35 min
The Parables of the Mustard Seed & Leaven
Matt. 13:31-33; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-22

The Context: In each Gospel account, Jesus was teaching a crowd.

The Content: A seemingly insignificant thing has a substantial impact.

The Meaning: The kingdom of God starts small but grows large.
God’s kingdom is not like what was expected.
A little faith brings about great results.

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The Parable of the Sower
Mark 4:3-9, 13-20 (Matthew 13:3-23; Luke 8:5-15)

Main idea: Those that believe will hear the truth of Jesus’s teachings.

* The sower represents God (Mark 4:3, 14).
* The seed is the Gospel.
* The soil represents people.
* The birds represent temptation (Mark 4:4, 15).
* The rocky ground represents trials (Mark 4:5-6, 16-17).
* The thorns represent worry (Mark 4:7, 18-19).
* The heart that believes is fertile soil fo...
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Atonement: The Substitution

Main idea: Jesus took our punishment for sin upon himself.


Christ is our salvation (Hebrews 9:26).

Christ is our propitiation (1 John 4:10).

Christ is our reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

Christ is our redemption (Mark 10:45).

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Atonement: The Blood
Hebrews 9:11-10:18

Main idea: The blood of Christ is the means of the atonement.

Blood is the source of life (Leviticus 17:11; Romans 6:23).
Christ’s blood is the proof of his sacrificial death (Romans 6:10).
Christ’s blood is the source of our salvation (Hebrews 9:11-10:18).

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Atonement: The Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:1-58

Main Idea: The resurrection is essential to the Gospel of Christ.

The necessity of Christ’s resurrection (15:1-4).
The reality of Christ’s resurrection (15:5-11).
The hope of Christ’s resurrection (15:12-22).
The authority of Christ’s resurrection (15:23-28).
The result of Christ’s resurrection (15:29-58).

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Atonement: The Cross
Colossians 1:15-20

Main idea: The cross is the most important event in human history.

The pain of the cross (John 19:1, 16-18).
The significance of the cross (Colossians 1:15-20).
The call of the cross (Matt. 16:24-26).

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TEN: Be Content
Exodus 20:17

Main idea: God wants us to desire his provision.

Contentedness can keep us from sin (Exodus 20:17).

Contentedness makes us more capable of serving others (Acts 20:32-35; 2 Cor. 9:6-15).

Contentedness makes us more like Christ (Philippians 4:10-14).


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TEN: Tell the Truth
Exodus 20:16

Main idea: God wants us to be honest.

We must not lie to or about others (Exodus 20:16).
We must not lie to ourselves (1 John 1:8).
We must not lie to God (Exodus 20:7).

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TEN: Value Integrity
Exodus 20:15

Main idea: God desires that we value integrity more than things.

We must not be consumed by greed (Matthew 6:19-21).
We must strive for integrity in all things (Ephesians 4:28).
We must be accountable to God (Matthew 6:24).


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TEN: Be Faithful
Exodus 20:14

Main idea: Being faithful is a mark of godliness.

We must be faithful in our affections (Matt. 5:27-28, 31-32).
We must be faithful in our conversations (Matt. 15:18).
We must be faithful in our associations (Matt. 5:29-30; Proverbs 5:8).
We must be faithful in our actions (Matt. 5:27, 32).

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TEN: Cherish Life
Exodus 20:13

Main idea: God instructs us to value all human life.


We cherish life by respecting others (Matt 5:21-22, 46-47).

We cherish life by protecting others (Luke 10:25-37; Matt. 5:43-45).

We cherish life by loving others (Matt. 22:35-40).


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TEN: With Honor
Exodus 20:12

Main idea: We honor God with obedience to the Father, as Jesus did.

The parent/child relationship is symbolic of the God/man relationship (Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:1).

Honor is given in obedience (Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:5).

Obedience carries obligations of conduct (Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:4-9).

Obedience results in God’s promised blessings (Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:2-3).

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TEN: Keep It Holy
Exodus 20:8-11

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“Sabbath” means “rest.”
Busyness is the enemy of rest (Exodus 20:8).
Rest is a necessity for everyone (Exodus 20:9-10).
Rest reminds us of who we are and who God is (Exodus 20:11).

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TEN: Raise Your Banner
Exodus 20:7

Main idea: Those who claim to belong to God but do not live obediently misuse God’s name.

We must not disrespect the name of the Lord.
We must not misrepresent the name of the Lord.
We must not unfaithfully take the name of the Lord.

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TEN: Put God First
Exodus 20:4-6

Main idea: Nothing in our lives should come before our devotion to God.

We must not worship the image of God, but God himself, in Spirit and in truth.
* Images misrepresent God.
* Worshiping images corrupts our knowledge of God.
* We must worship God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24).

We must not put anything in the place of God in our lives.
* We must not worship idols.
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TEN: God, Your God
Exodus 20:2-3; Leviticus 18:1-5

Main Idea: God has committed himself to us, so we should commit ourselves to God.

The Lord is God (20:2).

We must make God our Lord (20:3).

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The Trinity: Redemption
Ephesians 1:3-14

Main idea: The members of the Trinity served distinct roles in God’s salvific plan.


The Father is the author of redemption (1:3-10).
The Son is the mode of redemption (1:3-12).
The Spirit is the power of redemption (1:13-14).

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The Trinity: Incarnation
Matthew 3:16-17

Main idea: The members of the Trinity served distinct roles in the incarnation of Jesus.

The Father is speaking (God directs) (3:17).

The Son is submitting (3:16).

The Spirit is moving (3:16).

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The Trinity: Creation
Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-3

Main Idea: The members of the Trinity served distinct roles in creation.

The Father is the source of creation (Genesis 1:1).
The Son is the means of creation (John 1:1-3).
The Spirit is the presence of God in creation (Genesis 1:2).

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