You are gods

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.

Episode Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Previous podcast, setting the scene (John 10:22-24)
    • Jesus’ answer is quoting from Psalm 82:6
  2. Understanding Psalm 82 and God Manifestation
    • Elohim = judges (Ex. 22:8-9; Deut. 1:16-17; 2 Chr. 19:5-7)
    • Using this to better understand Psa. 82:1,6. The judges were supposed to manifest God.
    • Relating this back to Jesus’ argument in John 10:34-36
  3. Conclusion
    • This is how Jesus and the Father are one (John 10:38)
    • We too must strive to manifest God (John 17:20-22)

I and the Father are One

This is the first of a two part study on Jesus’ words in John 10:22-38. In verse 30 Jesus said, “I and the Father are one”. It’s important to understand the context of the argument Jesus is having with the Jews. Tom Colby and Tim Young spend some time unraveling the meaning of this phrase to reveal a very important Bible principle called God manifestation. This is the culmination of some of the studies we’ve been having this season. It is sure to make you appreciate the Lord Jesus Christ more and how we pray to be one with him as he is with the Father.

Episode Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Previous podcasts on God manifestation… and now we study how it relates to Jesus using John 10:22-38
    • Setting the scene (John 10:22-24)
  2. Jesus manifesting the name
    • The works I do in my Father’s name (John 10:25) cp. “I am come in my Father’s name (John 5:43-44)
    • Given a name above all names (Phil. 2:9-11)
  3. What does it mean God and Jesus are one?
    • Not the Trinity. My Father is greater than all (v. 29) seems contradictory to “I and my Father are one” (v. 30). How do we explain this?
    • Comparing to Jesus’ prayer in chapter 17
      • Jesus’ manifested the name (17:6)
      • The oneness of the Father, Jesus and all believers (17:11, 21-26)
  4. Conclusion
    • The reaction of the Jews
    • The answer of Jesus saved for the next podcast

Show Me Your Glory

In this first of a two part study on Exodus 33 and 34, Stephen Macfarlane joins Tim Young to dig deeper into the record to see how Moses sought to know God. The divine name had been revealed earlier to Moses (see this podcast) but Moses still desired to know God more intimately. These chapters serve as key studies to show us how we too should seek after God, to know him and to manifest his name.

The cover photo is from the summit of Mt. Sinai. Photo credit: Mohammed MoussaOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Talk 22 / Class 1 – The Spiritual Habits of the Saints of God (Roger Lewis)

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Talk 22 / Class 1 - The Spiritual Habits of the Saints of God (Roger Lewis)

Class 1: Grasping the Key of God Manifestation – Speaker is Roger Lewis at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Christadelphian Bible School given to a teenage audience.