Month: June 2015

NewLSFB298: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Colossians 3 and 4

The main verse that just caused me to almost stand up and cheer was chapter 3, verse 2. Here it is again: “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Remember, yesterday I spent the entire day writing and producing an episode of the Lifespring! podcast dealing with the SCOTUS decision…

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Lifespring!213 “How Does the SCOTUS Decision On Same Sex Marriage Affect Every U.S. Citizen?”

Hey there. Welcome to a special edition of the Lifespring! show. These days my time is such that I rarely produce an episode of this show, so I guess they’re all special editions, right? The reason for today’s show is to give my response to the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United…

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NewLSFB297: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Samuel 18

Ok, so because of the culture in which we live and the recent decision by the Supreme Court and same sex marriage, I’ll go ahead and tackle the subject of David and Jonathan’s friendship. It’s quite a coincidence that this reading came up the same day I just spent writing my response to happenings in…

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NewLSFB296: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 1

Let’s talk for just a minute about the background of the book of Job, which is unique. There is no other book like it in the Bible, but we do know that it belongs here and it is a factual book, because 1) it is quoted in other parts of scripture (namely James 5:11 and…

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NewLSFB295: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Colossians 1 and 2

Before we begin, I thought you might like to know a bit of background. It’s always good to know the context, right? This is one of the letters that Paul wrote from the Roman prison. Colosse seems to have been an important city in what would now be the southwest corner of modern-day Turkey. Only…

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NewLSFB294: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Samuel 17

First, let me say that this translation disagrees with most other translations in regards to Goliath’s height. In our translation today, the number given was “close to seven feet tall”. Most others say it was six cubits and a span. So what is a cubit, and what is a span? Before mankind had agreed on…

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NewLSFB293: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Song of Solomon 7 and 8

As we’ve already discussed on a previous episode, this book can be seen as an allegory about the relationship between Jesus as the bridegroom and the church as the bride. Obviously, discussing all the imagery is far beyond the scope of this podcast, but I do suggest that you make it a point to get…

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NewLSFB292: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Philippians 3 and 4

Would you agree with me that we live in turbulent, troubled times? Every few weeks we hear about people being murdered, either because of their race or religion. We hear about supposed man-made climate change. About a looming economic crisis. About all kinds of injustices around the world. We worry about the direction our culture…

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NewLSFB291: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – 1 Samuel 15 and 16

There’s a popular meme today that you’ve probably heard. “You had just one job…” Saul was given just one job. Completely wipe out the Amalekites. Kill all the men, women, children, infants, oxen, sheep, camels, and donkeys, and destroy everything they have. But for various reasons, none of them good, Saul failed to do what…

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NewLSFB290: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Song of Solomon 4-6

As you probably know, this book can be read from at least two levels: As just an account of a bride and groom from the purely human level, or as an allegory of the love of Christ for the church. Both interpretations are beautiful, and both have merit. As I was studying it again, in…

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