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 10, 2021 35 min
The Humanity of Christ
Hebrews 2:5-18

Jesus humbled himself to be with us (2:5-9).
Jesus identified with humanity by experiencing suffering (2:10-13).
Jesus became man so the he could defeat death and Satan (2:14).
Jesus became man so that he could become the high priest, the mediator (2:15-17).
The atonement was made possible by Jesus’s faithfulness to willingly experience temptation, suffering, and death (2:18).
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The Way of Christ
Hebrews 2:1-4

Do not stray from Christ’s way (2:1)
There is no salvation apart from Christ’s way (2:2-3a).
Christ’s way is confirmed by those who heard it (2:3b).
Christ is confirmed by the supernatural (2:4).

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The Superiority of Christ
Hebrews 1:4-14

Jesus is the Son (4-5).
Jesus has superior dignity (6-7).
Jesus has a superior role (8-9).
Jesus is unchanging (10-12).
Jesus has a superior authority (13-14).
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The Greatness of Christ
Hebrews 1:1-4

God has used prophets to communicate with his people (1).
Jesus is the superior prophet (2a).
Jesus is the means of creation (2b).
Jesus is the expression of God’s nature (3a).
Jesus was humiliated and then exalted (3b).
Jesus is greater than all created beings (4).

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God’s Servant
Isaiah 49:1-7

The servant is called to declare God’s word to the people (1-3).
The servant’s reward is not in this life (4-5).
The servant’s example is servant leadership (6).
The servant’s legacy is a life lived for God (7).
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Guest speaker Dr. Jeffrey Riley

Title: Don't Lose Heart
Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:1-2
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Two Criminals, One Savior
Luke 23:32-43

Jesus became one of the guilty (Luke 23:32-38).
Jesus must be either rejected or accepted (Luke 23:39-42).
Jesus is able to save us out of our most desperate situations (Luke 23:32, 43).
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Observance of the Lord’s Supper
1 Corinthians 11:17-34

We desire unity in the body (11:17-22, 27-34).
We commemorate the sacrifice of Christ (11:23-25).
We proclaim Christ's return (11:26).
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The Lord’s Supper
Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:14-20

• We share in fellowship (Matt 26:26-27; Mark 14:22-23; Luke 22:14-17).
• We share in remembrance (Luke 22:19).
• We share in participation (Matt. 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20).
• We share in anticipation (Matt. 26:29; Mark 14:25; Luke 22:18).
• We share in worship (Matt. 26:26; Mark 14:26).

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Live for God
Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:14

* We must live venturously (11:1-7).
* We must live gratefully (11:7-10).
* We must live intentionally (12:1-12).
* We must live fearfully and obediently (12:13-14).
* We must choose: a life lived for God or a life of futility.

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Wisdom vs Folly
Ecclesiastes 9:1-10:20

Wisdom is limited (9:1-10).
Wisdom is not appreciated (9:11-16).
Wisdom is easily thwarted (9:17-10:20).
Wisdom can be an idol (9:1b).

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Knowledge vs Wisdom
Ecclesiastes 8:1-17

* The harsh reality of this world (2-4, 7-9, 10-11).
* Wisdom changes a person (1, 5-6, 12-13, 15-17).
* Wisdom reflects the teachings of Jesus.

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Act Now
Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:29

* Act now, or forever have regret (6:10-12).
* Act now, life is not lived in vain (7:1-22).
* Act now, for wisdom is greater than folly (7:23-29).

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Greed and its Folly
Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9

Greed fuels corruption (5:8-17).
Contentment leads to joy (18-20).
Money can not buy contentment (6:1-9).

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Our Place in Worship
Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

* God deserves our obedience (5:1)
* God deserve our submission (5:2-3).
* God deserves our devotion (5:4-7).

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The Mystery of God's Will
Ephesians 1:1-14

• Attempting to find God's will or seek God's will is un-Christian and paganistic.
• 6 Ways to know God's will:
- Read the Bible.
- Develop a heart for God.
- Seek wise counsel.
- Look for God's providence
- Use good judgement.
- Divine intervention.
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Our Place In God’s Order
Ecclesiastes 4:4-16

We are made for service (4-5).
We are instructed to rest (6).
We are meant for community (7-16).
* The benefits of companionship:
* Accountability (8).
* Help (9).
* Support (10).
* Comfort (11).
* Defense (12).

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Experience Vs Faith
Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:3

Our faith is not based upon our own experience.
* (3:16-17) There is no justice, only corruption.
* (3:18-21) We are no different from the animals.
* (3:22) There is no life after death.
* (4:1-3) There is no hope for the oppressed.

Our faith is based on God.
* (3:16-17) There is no justice, only corruption without God.
* (3:18-21) We are no different from the animals without God.
* (3:22) There i...
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Everything In Its Time
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

• (God’s) Timing is everything (1-8).
• We are limited in our comprehension (9-11a).
• We have an intrinsic desire for the everlasting (11b-15).
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Can life have meaning?
Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:26

Life has no meaning (1:1-18).
Living is futile (2:1-23).
* The experience of pleasure is futile (2:1-3).
* The accumulation of possessions is futile (2:4-11).
* The pursuit of knowledge is futile (2:12-17).
* Work and accomplishment are futile (2:18-23).
Life has no meaning without God (2:24-26).
* Living is futile apart from God.
* The experience of pleasu...
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