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

Eternal Judgment

In Hebrews 6:2, one of the essential bible studies listed is that of “eternal judgment”. Frank Abel joins Tim Young to discuss the subject of the coming judgment. It is important for us to understand the Bible’s teaching on this as it says we will all have to stand before the “judgment seat of Christ”. Will you be ready?

Passage discussed:

  • Romans 14:10-12 – Key verse: Everyone to give an account at the judgment seat of Christ
  • Mark 16:15-16 – The gospel preaching to all the world is the basis of responsibility
  • Acts 10:40-48 – Jesus will be the judge
  • 2 Timothy 4:1 – The judgment will be at Christ’s appearing and kingdom
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10-11 – The basis of judgment to come
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 – The dead rise first, then the living
  • Acts 24:14-15 – A resurrection of the just and unjust that causes Felix to tremble
  • Romans 2:3-11,16 – A whole chapter on the judgment day
  • Matthew 22:11-14 – Final thoughts on many called, but few chosen

The Coming of the King (Part 2)

This is the second part of our study on the Coming of the King in 1 Thessalonians. Paul encouraged the Thessalonians in their hope of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven. This is our hope too. Tim and Stephen converse on the importance of making this a reality and living our lives as if we were already in the Kingdom of God.

The music at the end is “Crown of Rejoicing” from the “Even So, Come” CD. Used by permission.

Overheads with “the royal triplet” can be found here.

You can listen to the full set of classes on Thessalonians by podcast or online

The Coming of the King (Part 1)

This episode is broadcast from a special place, the Manitoulin Island Christadelphian Bible Camp with a special guest. You’ll have to listen in to find out who it is. He shares with us his studies in Paul’s epistles to the Thessalonians with its emphasis on the coming of the King, the Lord Jesus Christ. The word “coming” is the Greek parousia and has a special cultural and historical significance. Our guest also shares with us an essential Bible study concerning faith, hope, and love, which he calls “the royal triplet”. This is part 1 of 2.

Overheads with “the royal triplet” can be found here.

You can listen to the full set of classes on Thessalonians by podcast or online