Home Brewing Episode
- Patrick shares a strange song to start the show.
- Todd explains the process for brewing beer.
- What did Jesus do between the time he died and his resurrection?
- Patrick’s priest said in a homily that Jesus went to hell and rescued souls from there.
- The Apostles Creed contains the phrase “he (Jesus) descended into hell.”
- The statement is incorrect that this idea comes from Hebrews.
- It’s found in 1 Peter 3:19-20.
- [1Pe 3:19-20 NLT] 19 So he went and preached to the spirits in prison– 20 those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood.
- [Eph 4:8 NLT] 8 That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.”
- Do we really pay attention to what we’re saying when we recited the Apostles Creed?
- Patrick tries to pay attention to the meaning behind the liturgy in the Catholic mass.
- Eric has a history with the “Doxology” being sung as dead, empty words.
- Over at Eric’s church, the pastor presented an unusual Easter message: “God needs us.”
- God chose to create a system in which he needs us.
- It would seem that God only wants us. He doesn’t need anything.
- What would happen if the whole world quit believing in God?
- There are times in the history of Israel almost everyone quit serving God.
- They were worshiping other gods instead.
- Even when they were serving God they often had other gods on the side.
- Are we any different today? How many of us put other things alongside God.
- We spend more time thinking about our stuff than pursuing a relationship with Jesus.
- If time spent is the standard then everything is an idol.
- How do we change our default settings in life to Jesus?
- You can’t do it be being more religious.
- You can’t make yourself love God more.
- All the “Christian” religious works–prayer, Bible reading, church–won’t make you love God enough to change your heart.
- Jesus did not give the commandment to love God with all your heart, soul and strength.
- Jesus answered a question about the greatest commandment in the Old Testament law.
- Jesus didn’t say to ignore the Old Testament law.
- But the commandment Jesus gave is, “Love one another as I have loved you.”
- My role as a follower of Jesus is to let him love me more.
- Quote from the movie Ragamuffin: “When you stand before God, the question he will ask is, ‘Did you believe that I love you?'”
- The Apostles Creed is a statement of belief for Christians.
- What Jesus followers must believe is that Jesus loves me.
- Knowing Jesus loves us is what lets us enjoy the things of this world without making them into idols.
- It’s a matter of our heart. We do things for God because we want to, not from obligation.
- Religion is the opposite. We expect our good deeds to gain God’s love and favor.
- Having correct doctrine is not going to save me.
- God has corrected my doctrine often in my life.
- Things I used to believe and would fight for, God later showed me I didn’t understand it as well as I thought.
- I no longer ask whether I’m living in God’s perfect plan for my life.
- God has a plan for me. It’s to give me a future and a hope. (Jer. 29:11)
- Christians tend to think God’s plan for their life is narrow and they’re doomed if they miss it.
- Instead, God’s plan is like a twenty eight land super highway.
- He asks us to choose which lane to drive in and works in our choices to give us a future and a hope.
- Some people struggle with belief. And they’re made to feel wrong for questioning the party line of orthodoxy.
- The certainty of belief is elusive for them.
- There’s a draw to doing good works for God. Doing good works creates religious endorphins.
- Connecting to Jesus through prayer and meditation is hard for a lot of us.
- Learn how you’re wired, and connect with Jesus in ways that are meaningful to you.
- The Pharisees studied the Scripture looking for messiah. They missed Jesus because they were so bound up in their religion.
- Christians do the same. They look to the Bible as the source of life and miss the living Jesus knocking on the door, wanting a present relationship.
- Do what God has called you to do, and relate to Jesus in ways that make sense to you.
- I came to realize that my doctrine will not save me. It’s only Jesus’ love that will do that.
- I’ve chosen to believe the Bible literally. But others don’t. And they also have a loving relationship with God.
- What we must believe is that Jesus loves us.
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