Reunion Roadmap 1/22/2022 – Pursued to Redemption: Mark Randall’s Story, part 2

How does God reach those who have never heard the message of salvation in Messiah Yeshua, or who have no interest in hearing it? If our Redeemer has gone to the trouble of taking on all of our iniquity, then should we question His willingness and ability to reach even the most unreachable? Think about that as you listen to the next segment of Mark Randall’s story.  

Think also about what you know of prayer. That’s the topic of conversation between Barry Phillips and David Jones, as well as of the music by House of Aaron and the Aleph Tav Band. Then think about the elements of prayer in Mark’s encounter with his Creator.

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Click below to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 220122

Yakety Yak and Blah, Blah, Blah

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Daughter looking a phone and ignoring her mother. Photo by verkeorg (National Centre for the Development of Online Youth Work, Helsinki, Finland), February 19, 2016, via Flickr.

Obviously we don’t get into the Kingdom of Heaven simply by doing good works, or do we? We rightly claim that salvation is by God’s grace and mercy, but then we look down on those who stray into legalism, as we call it, by trying to do what the Bible says. Somewhere there’s a balance between saying we’re saved and not living like it, and living like we’re save, but having no peace. Maybe we find that balance by learning who we are, and Whose we are.

Exodus 18:1-20:26; Isaiah 6:1-7:5, 9:6-7; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Mark 10:17-22; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:1-6

Click here to listen to the podcast: Yakety Yak and Blah, Blah, Blah

Click here to download the transcript: Yakety Yak and Blah Blah Blah.pdf

Music: “Yakety Yak,” The Coasters, written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, Atco Records 1958.  

Weekly Bible Reading for January 23-29: Mishpatim (Ordinances)

This coming week, January 23-29 (21-27 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Mishpatim (Ordinances).

23 Jan Exodus 21:1-19 2 Kings 19:20-20:21 Luke 8:1-21 Proverbs 11:9-16
24 Jan Exodus 21:20-22:4 2 Kings 21:1-22:20 Luke 8:22-39 Proverbs 11:17-24
25 Jan Exodus 22:5-27 2 Kings 23:1-24:7 Luke 8:40-56 Proverbs 11:25-31
26 Jan Exodus 22:28-23:5 2 Kings 24:8-25:30 Luke 9:1-17 Psalm 58:1-11
27 Jan Exodus 23:6-19 1 Chronicles 1:1-54 Luke 9:18-36 Psalm 59:1-17
28 Jan Exodus 23:20-25 1 Chronicles 2:1-55 Luke 9:37-50 Psalm 60:1-12
29 Jan Exodus 23:26-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22, Luke 9:51-62 Psalm 61:1-8

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 1/15/2022 – Pursued to Redemption: Mark Randall’s Story, part 1

In a sense, we are all caught in a spiritual prison. Our hearts are incorrigible, and thus our Creator has turned us over to the consequences of our own misdeeds. That’s where we would remain had our Creator not determined to bring us out of that dark place. This is the story of redemption – we didn’t earn it, but God offers it anyway, even when we don’t realize there’s a better alternative to our current circumstances, nor understand how to find that alternative.

This is the story of Mark Randall’s life. One might say he was doomed from birth to a lawless life of darkness, but God would not leave him to that fate. How that happened is the subject of our lengthy interview with Mark. Over the next six shows, Mark explains how he exchanged the life of an incorrigible criminal to one of a redeemed servant of the Most High. 

Redemption is the motivation for the praise we will sing to our God and King when He completes His work of restoration on this earth. That’s the topic Barry and David explore in their midrash, “We Will All Worship,” and of our musical selections by Teshuva and Will Spires.

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Click below to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 220115

Faith Without Hats

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Boy Playing on Beach with Pail and Shovel. Photo by Chris McBrien, June 5, 2011, via Flickr.

What is our real motivation for following God? Do we really want to be His people, or is there some hidden motive – a motive we even hide from ourselves?

Exodus 13:17-17:16, Judges 4:4-5:31; Genesis 22:1-19; Matthew 14:22-33; Luke 18:1-8; John 6:60-70, 20:19-29; Philippians 3:17-21

Click here to listen to the podcast: Faith Without Hats

Click here to download the transcript: Faith Without Hats.pdf

Music: “Out to Sea / The Shark Cage Fugue” (From Jaws), John Williams, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, Sony Masterworks 2017.  

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