09/22/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 39:1-41:16, Ephesians 1:1-23, Psalms 66:1-20, Proverbs 23:25-28

Today is the 22nd day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we close down another week. And we just keep moving forward, day by day, step by step. So as we close this week down, we’ll be going back into the book of Isaiah and then when we get to the New Testament, we are at the book of Ephesians. And we’ll talk about that when we get there. But first, Isaiah 39:1 - 41:16. And we’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week, which is what we’ll do today.

Introduction to the book of Ephesians:

Okay. So, like we said at the beginning, we completed the book of Galatians yesterday, which is a letter and a letter from the Apostle Paul. Which brings us to the book of Ephesians, which is also a letter from the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians. And this letter is quite a bit different than many of Paul’s other letters, including Galatians. Which leads some biblical scholars to propose that maybe Paul didn’t write this letter, but that someone else had written it in his name. But other scholars would argue that the circumstances surrounding Ephesians and the way these letters, these early letters of Paul, were passed around among the churches, have way more to do with the nuances in Ephesians than who the writer is. So, the Apostle Paul we’ve been getting to know pretty well since we began the book of Acts. Spent three years in Ephesus among the community that he’d established. At that time, the city was one of the most important in the Roman Empire. And as a thriving and cosmopolitan port city, Ephesus had become a melting pot of ideas and culture. But Paul didn’t write this letter to combat false teaching, he didn’t write it to correct misbehavior. He knew his readers. He spent a lot of time among them, which makes this letter even more compelling. Because in Ephesians, we get a sense of the big picture. The big story that’s going on in our faith. Vast mountaintop vistas lead us to consider the massive implications of what God has been and continues to do among his children. As we go through this letter, if you’ll pay attention to what is being said and the implications of what is being said, it is absolutely astounding. One of the things that makes this big picture so captivating is the environment that Paul wrote this from. So, as we learn from the book of Acts, Paul had been arrested in Jerusalem and then he was held in custody in Ceserea Maritima for two years. And then he was pressured to have his case tried in Jerusalem, but as a Roman citizen, Paul knew going back to Jerusalem was probably going to put him in a position to be assassinated since that’s what the plans had been. So, as a Roman citizen, he appealed to Caesar and then he endured this crazy journey by ship to Rome, where he was incarcerated awaiting his trial before the emperor. And it was from this imprisonment in Rome that Paul likely wrote Ephesians. Probably around 60 AD. And knowing that Paul was in captivity when he wrote this letter will make what we read all the more poignant because Paul’s imprisonment, it would have cast doubt on the validity of his message. If people are out saying, this guy, the Apostle Paul, this is what he teaches, but he’s in prison in Rome. That sort of messes with his credibility because unbelievers who are hearing this message and awakening to this message, they’re not signing up to go to prison like Paul. But this didn’t discourage Paul from writing way beyond his circumstance and detailing a spiritual awareness that cannot be altered by imprisonment and can’t be altered by any trial of life. So, Paul poured out his heart and hope in Ephesians. And there are passages in this letter that could be pondered for days. And should be pondered for days. Paul wrote from his heart and appealed to the hearts of his readers. And if we’ll approach this letter with that in mind, it can have the very effect it was intended to have on the Ephesians in our own lives. And so, we begin. Ephesians chapter 1.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week. You have been faithful. Another week that we can claim and declare that. And we can look forward into the coming week and know that You will always be faithful. And we pray, Holy Spirit, come. We want to be faithful to You as You are to us. And we confess our shortcomings and we acknowledge our need for mercy and grace every moment of everyday. And we acknowledge Your love, Your profound love for us. And we rest that You are our father and we are Your children. You will always come for us. Come Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name, we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise: 

Hey, what’s up everybody? It’s Miguel from Santa Rosa. Gentlemen, I have a word for you, especially with all the gentlemen that have been calling in lately with struggles with sexual sin and pornography. So, check this out. It was last weekend on Saturday. Today is Wednesday. I was playing some soccer and I did a slide where I probably shouldn’t of, in some pretty hard turf and I got a pretty nasty abrasion on my shin now. It’s probably about 8” x 3”. Sorry for the imagery there for those that are squeamish. But here’s the deal, is that every single day that I’ve had this thing it’s been so irritating. It’s been so painful. Man it is terrible. Every single day I got a get up and I got to put a bandage on this thing to keep it sterile, keep it safe, to allow it to heal. Every day I get home from work, I gotta take that thing off and I gotta treat it and that O go to sleep and I wake up I’ve got to put a bandage on it again. And now as I drive to work this morning I’m like, hold up, check this out. Some you guys have a wound, an irritating thorn in the flesh, I’m telling you, you need a new bandage every day. Every day. Get a word every day. Look, it doesn’t take a whole lot of Google searching to find good Bible verses to fight sexual temptation. There are so many out there. Just a quick Google search will show you a lot. Get a new one every day. Memorize it every single morning. Cause you need this. You gotta protect that thing, you gotta keep it sterile, you gotta keep it healthy. That’s the way that I see healing. See, my wound is healing day by day by day. It’s not gone yet. I’m asking for healing in Jesus’ name. He’s given me the tools to do it. So, gentlemen, get yourself a word, get yourself a bandage. Allow that thing to heal. Bless you guys.

Hi this is Lori from Bakersfield California. It’s been a while since I’ve called but I still listen every day. I just got done listening to Lisa the Encourager about Jesus saying, I am the vine and you are the branches. Thank you for that Lisa. I was blessed to hear you talk about that. My favorite reference to this is in John 15. My job in California revolves around agriculture and I want to share a practical knowledge regarding grapevines and vineyards. To produce quality fruit a branch must be raised up from the ground and pruned. Once the branch begins to produce fruit the vine has to be trained using a crossarm or __ trellis to shade the branch and fruit, particularly with table grapes. With God as the vine dresser, he prunes and trains the branches. Then Jesus, as the vine, covers and shades the branches and fruit so the branch can produce and the fruit can remain beautiful. Lisa’s comments reminded me of this and God leaned on me to share. Abide in Jesus and seek his cover. God bless you all.

Hey DAB family this is Byron out in Florida. The last few days we’ve been reading in the book of Galatians and that book has been on my heart for well over a year now. What Paul is basically saying in Galatians is, look guys, Jesus died for your sins and He paid the full cost for your salvation. So, why is that you’re trying to live out the Christian life in terms of what you do instead of what He did?. See, God has a larger life planned for each of us that is bigger, more exciting, more daring, more expansive than anything we could plan for ourselves even in our wildest dream. And as we begin to live into that life that God has for us there will be confusion and there will be pain and there will be loss as God tears apart all the old structures that we use to hold ourselves up and makes room for the larger life that He’s setting aside for us. And as we begin to receive that life we will get things. I just found out a few days ago that I got the promotion I was looking for. God gave me what I needed when I needed it. But I got more than that. From all of that God has shown me that what I have is Him, that he will provide for me and my family, promotion or no promotion, whatever the circumstances will be. And if I have that I have more than anything. And God has the same thing set aside for each of you. If you’re willing to let him tear apart your old life and stretch you into the new larger full life that He has for the __. I love you all you all and God is worthy of all glory and I’ll talk you guys another time. God bless.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible. This is Isabel from Australia again. I was so great to be able to ring up again and just be able to share with you. I love you’s all. I’ve been praying for a lot of you’s always ringing up and I’m always praying for you every time I hear the prayer requests coming again. But I still would like some more prayer for my children, for my daughter and for my son, for Priscilla and Joseph. Joseph is addicted to drugs. He was in a relationship for three years and he’s broken his relationship and he’s had a baby and my granddaughter __ the same month. He left his partner when his baby was only 11 months old and now he’s with another woman. I just feel that this has been so planned by the enemy to destroy his life. This woman is really not for him. The mother of the daughter, I believe is a woman for his life, but she has gone also through a lot of not problems herself. Her name is Chanentel my granddaughters name is Arianna. They both need a lot of prayer. So, if you can please pray for them and please pray for my son that he returns to the things of God, that he…he leaves his woman and he starts going back to…you know…his first partner with my granddaughter and that the Lord can just be with my granddaughter too because she really misses him like anything. She’s 16 months but she so clever. She really understands and she’s hurting too. And it’s just too much abuse because my ex and their father was abusive man and also her ex-partner, her father was an abusive man too. So, all these things have really affected my son. So, if you can please pray for Joseph. He really needs prayer. And just help me because I’m struggling as a mom as I’ve always had to be a mom and a father for both of my kids all the time. I’ve been sort of basically a single parent for many years. So, please pray for my kids cause I really need this prayer. Thank you Daily Audio Bible. May God bless you. I love you’s all. And thank you Brian and Jill for this amazing podcast. God bless you.

09/21/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 37:1-38:22, Galatians 6:1-18, Psalms 65:1-13 , Proverbs 23:24

Today is the 21st day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it is a pleasure and an honor to be here with you today to do our daily tradition, right? To take the next step forward in the Scriptures and just allow God’s word to wash into our lives, to wash over us to allow peace to come into our presence right now, wherever it is we are, whether we’re in car or on the train or in the shower or wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, we simply exhale. All of the things that are stressing us out can wait a few minutes. God wants to come into the center of all this, and allow His word to come and wash over us. And, so, we trust Him in that. So, we’re reading from the book of Isaiah and we’re past the halfway point in the book of Isaiah. We’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week and today we’ll read Isaiah chapter 37 verse 1 through 38 verse 22.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we concluded Paul’s letter to the Galatians today, which means we’ll be moving into another letter, the letter to the Ephesians tomorrow. But in his final chapter, Paul told us some of his final thoughts. And some of those final thoughts are immediate counsel to our lives. He said, carry one another’s burdens. In this way you will fulfill the law of Christ, right? So, that’s chapter 6 verse 2 and that one verse right there is something to meditate on, like, continually. We are to shoulder one another’s burdens, which is what we do here every day through prayer. But we’re to do this in everything. In this way we will fulfill the law of Christ. So, we can deduce that the law of Christ then is outward facing toward one another. And Paul clarifies that. For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he’s deceiving himself. So, like we were saying yesterday we’re free to deceive ourselves, we’re free to be deceived, if that’s what we want to use our freedom for. But again, deceiving ourselves, creating a false reality, and living a lie seems counterproductive. Paul goes on to say that each person can examine his own work then he can take pride in himself alone and not compare himself with someone else for everybody’s got their own load to carry on. And we need to remember that when we’re swept into this game of comparison, when we are trying to find our identity based upon how well we are doing versus how someone else is doing. It’s not helpful. It pulls us toward envy, which is deadly. It’s a poison to our souls. The way that we combat this is to keep our eyes on the path that we are walking, to keep our eyes on the road as it were, right? We’re driving in a car, we’re moving down the highway, we’re doing the speed limit, we’re watching where were going. If we start looking around at everyone, and I don’t just mean being aware. If we start looking around and comparing our car to their cars and we’re looking behind us, and we’re looking to our sides, we’re not looking where were going. It’s not going to go well. We each have a unique path. When we keep our eyes on that path while being outwardly focused and shouldering one another’s burdens of our brothers and sisters around us, then  we can truly celebrate whatever God is doing in anyone’s life because God is continuing to lead our lives forward an is doing what he needs to do in our lives and we can rejoice because were all moving toward shalom, we’re all moving toward wholeness, and we’re all being knit together as the body of Christ, one in the Spirit.

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that. It’s a constant thing. It’s continual that we are invited toward envy. Everything in our culture pulls us toward what we don’t have and what someone else might. And what we don’t have but if we did have become the magic that will make our lives work. None of those things are true. You are the author of life. You are the only one who can make life work because You created life. And we are sitting here comprehending these words of this prayer because of that fact. You have given us life and it is a gift. And when we spend that gift of life by simply comparing it with someone else’s story or our own deficits we’re missing the point. We rejoice in You and we thank You for this gift of life and we invite Your Holy Spirit to lead us on our path. Come Jesus we pray. In Your mighty name, we ask. Amen.

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09/20/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 33:14-36:L22, Galatians 5:13-26, Psalms 64:1-10, Proverbs 23:23

Today is the 20th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure, of course, every day and an honor to be here with you for lots of reasons. You’re very cool and I think it’s awesome that we can be together like this and we’re a community all over the world taking the next step forward and the very reason that we’ve come together is to do that, to allow God’s word to speak to us. So we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Isaiah chapter 33 verse 10 through 36:22 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we talked about two different paths and two different outcomes in the book of Isaiah. Yesterday and we see the same kind of thing today in the book of Galatians, two different paths and their outcomes - the path of the sinful nature the path of union with the Holy Spirit. So, Paul wrote, for the flesh desires what is against the Spirit and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh. These are  opposed to each other so that you don’t do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit you’re not under the law, right? So, two paths that are opposed to each other and are going in different directions that will end up in different places. So, we can see that we can choose the path that submits to sin, because it’s fighting for control. But how do we define that? Are there signs that reveal whether we’re choosing that path and whether we’re submitting ourselves to sin. According to Paul, there are. And in his own words. the works of the flesh are obvious - sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. So, let’s just spend just a moment. And that’s a pretty good list. And we need to process it. And we can understand how sexual morality or lustful pleasures or drunkenness and wild parties would make the list, right? We’ve probably been warned against these since we entered puberty, but what about jealousy? What about envy? What about outbursts of anger? Have we ever considered that these are walking the path of the sinful nature? And we might think well, what’s the big deal? Everybody gets mad. For Paul, the big deal was that these do not lead us into anything other than more bondage. So yeah, you’re free to become in more bondage if that’s what you want to use your freedom on. But put in those terms it’s awfully counterproductive, right? And Paul is trying to contrast and reveal a freedom in Christ Jesus that is a boundless, right? So, let’s think about it. How free have you felt when you are burning with jealousy or comparing your life with someone else’s in envy? How free does that feel? I mean, did you get like the sense of complete wholeness the last time you had an uncontrollable outburst of rage? Right? When was the last time lust gave you this deep sense of spiritual joy? According to Paul, if these behaviors dominate our lives it’s because we’ve chosen the path of the sinful nature, and he tells us where the path leads. He says, let me tell you again as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the kingdom of God. So, some stuff to think about. Thankfully, Paul didn’t say that anyone who fails in these areas is hopelessly lost. Rather, the person who lives into that way of being, the one who walks not path will not inherit the kingdom of God. So, are we walking that path? If we are then it’s not gonna probably end where we had hoped it would. But, like we said, this is a contrast, there is another path that was outlined in our reading today, the path of the Spirit. And what does that path look like? Paul said, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. So, we can see the contrast pretty starkly and we can decide which one of these paths is heading in the direction that we were hoping to end up in because we’re going to have to follow the path that leads to where it is that were trying to go, right? Otherwise, we’re not going to get there. And this is often the case with the Scripture. The Bible continually shows us that our thoughts and our words and our deeds become the path we are walking and it reveals to us where those paths are leading so that we can understand where we’re going and that our choices have outcomes. So we’ve considered the path of the sinful nature and the path of walking in the Spirit. What path are you on? What path do you want to be on? As has always been the case, the choice is ours.

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that because if we’re going to be honest we’re going to have to confess that we’re trying to walk both roads, a little of this a little of that, a little for You, Lord, and a little for us. I’ll give You my worship but I’m going to hold onto that bitterness because I think it defines me and gives me permission to lash out at other people for the deficits that I feel inside myself. This is childish behavior Lord and we confess it. You are inviting us to grow up in You, You are showing us the path that leads to life. You’ve told us in advance that it’s a narrow one and few find it. And is it any wonder that we’re so distracted? But we want to walk the path that leads to life, following Your Holy Spirit, allowing the Spirit to plant the fruit of the Spirit in our lives so that it grows up a bountiful harvest and overwhelms the weeds that we keep nurturing. And we confess we’ll never…we’ll never be able to do it in our own strength. We simply are not capable. And that’s not what You’re expecting. You’re expecting that we would surrender to the fact that we can’t do it and allow Your Holy Spirit to come and guide us. And our job isn’t to figure everything out. Our job is to be submissive and surrender to You, trusting You, knowing that You will only lead us into the truth, knowing that You would never do something that would hurt us. Everything that You would do in our lives is only for our good always and forever. We trust You Lord. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

09/19/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 30:12-33:13, Galatians 5:1-12, Psalms 63:1-11, Proverbs 23:22

Today is the 19th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure and a joy and an honor to come around the global campfire together. So, yeah, threw some logs on, poured a cup of coffee. Off we go. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Isaiah 30:12-33:9 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we’re working through the book of Isaiah and we’re pretty close to the center of the book. But it’s one of the longest books in the Bible and it can seem difficult to follow Isaiah if we’re trying to understand it as a cohesive narrative like we’re used to reading in story form. Because it seems like it’s jumping all over the place and it’s so full of imagery. This is because it’s not a single narrative story. The book of Isaiah is a collection of the utterances of God through Isaiah. So, it didn’t all happen at the same time and they didn’t all happen for the same reason. And they weren’t given to the same people. But we can certainly see the arc. We certainly see trouble forecast in Isaiah’s words. But the messages eventually turn toward hope and restoration. And we experience one of those turns today. In fact, some of today’s readings from Isaiah presents us with clear paths that can be chosen right now. So, Isaiah said, Only in returning to me - this is God speaking through Isaiah. Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. Think about that. That may be exactly what you need. That may be the exact counsel you need for what you’re facing today. And Isaiah clearly advises us to calm down. To return to God and find rest. And in that rest we will again discover our strength. So, we can take a deep breath. We can let it out slow. We can consider this path. It’s very clearly in front of us. But the alternative of that is also found in the same passage. But you would have none of it- God said, again through Isaiah. You said, No. We will get our help from Egypt. They will give us swift horses for riding into battle. But the only swiftness you’re gonna see is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you. So, two paths. One leads to quiet confidence and strength in God and one that relies on our own strength. And we’ll never out run whatever it is that’s chasing us. So, if we follow the latter path, we have a clear picture of where it’s going to lead. I mean, God said exactly where it’s going to lead. He said, You will be left like a lonely flag pole on a hill. Or like a tattered banner on a distant mountaintop. So, the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. That’s Isaiah 30:17-18. Go look it up for yourself. In other words, one path is going to waste our life and energy as we attempt to use that energy to out run whatever’s chasing us because we’re feebly relying on whatever it is that we’re relying on. But whatever it is that we’re relying on in our own strengths is unstable. And we can have it. We can have exactly what we want. If that’s what we want, we can have that. God will wait for us to come to him. And however, we’re also given this picture of that former path, one that runs to God and finds rest and salvation. And according to God what that’s gonna look like is that our own ears will hear him. Right behind us a voice will say, this is the way you should go. Walk in it. Whether to the right or the left. Then you’ll destroy all the idols. You’ll destroy all your silver idols and your gold images. And you’ll throw them out like filthy rags, saying, Be gone. Good riddance. So, in other words, clarity and direction are completely available to us if we will calm down and find our strength in God. And life from this place will allow us to see the falseness of what we’ve been putting our trust in. And we’ll throw the imposters out. So,, two paths from Isaiah. Two outcomes. Very clear. Which one are we going to choose today?

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that question because it’s a penetrating one. It’s got many layers. But at the end of it all, it’s the choice of Your strength or whatever strength we can try to assemble on our own. Your strength is impenetrable. You are the almighty, sovereign God of heaven’s armies. Nothing can oppose You. Our strength, on the other hand, is significantly less. And yet we confess to our own impatience, our own chaos, our own drama and the ways in which we turn to our own strength, often before we even consider resting in You. Forgive us for this, Lord. Come, Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name, we ask. Amen.

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And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Good morning DAB family. This is Jared Pierre from Jacksonville North Carolina. Today is Sunday morning. We are still dealing with hurricane Florence’s aftermath, no electricity running. My prayer is for my fellow friends and family who are stuck here and dealing with this matter, waiting too, for a time to rebuild and get back and going with our daily life. And my condolences to the ones who have passed. My prayer request is that the Lord allows us in Jacksonville North Carolina a speedy recovery, resources be available to __ families, and that God will mend the hearts and strengthen the ones who have been hurt from the situation. I thank God for my safety that I’ve been able to maintain and I’m looking forward and excited to the recovery and helping recover my city, Jacksonville North Carolina, that every business including mine will actually grow and flourish and usher a better future. Thank you guys. Thank you DAB family.

Thank you God for giving me everything I’ve asked
you’ve freed me from my demons and my true self’s now unmasked
time is running short now as they say this too shall pass
I praise and thank you constantly there’s not much that I ask
the relationship I have with you I pray will always last
last is first and first his last a simple little verse
some men go from good to bad some from bad to worse
help me just be patient God and follow where you lead
help me not be selfish and consumed with lust and greed
wherever two are gathered I know that you’ll be there
keep my mind’s eye simple God and strip my ego bare
make me in your image God I’m flesh but still I’m clay
fill me with your spirit and renew my strength each day
one and one are usually two but you and I are one
finish God the work in me you clearly have begun

blindtony1016@gmail.com. Like to give a shout out to Drew from the Bay Area and also to Victoria Soldier. Hope you all are well. And Brian thank you once again for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow. Keep it flown’ ya’ll. All right. Bye-bye.

Hi DAB family this is Diane calling from Iowa and I recently celebrated my 10 year anniversary with the DAB. I would like to thank Brian and his family for their steadfast dedication in bringing us the word each and every day. Thank you to all those behind the scene that help make this podcast happen every day and to all those who donate to this ministry to keep it going. I would also like to say a special shout out to the individuals that write or type up the transcripts on Tumblr. I really appreciate being able to go back and read some of Brian’s commentaries every day. I’d like to request prayers for my daughters Emily and Katie. My oldest daughter Emily is a junior in college and is a music education major with hopes of becoming a high school band director. Last spring she was required to take a performance evaluation to determine whether or not she can continue on with the major and she did not pass that exam, which was very disheartening and discouraging to her but she does have the opportunity to retake that exam on September 27th. So, I would like to request prayers for her as she makes those final preparations to take that exam again. I would also like to request prayers for my younger daughter Katie who’s a senior in high school and she’s finishing up her high school career and planning on where to go to college. And I would like to request prayers for her that she would have wisdom and guidance as she makes those final decisions. Thank you family for all of your prayers. I love each and every one of you. Have a great day. Bye.

Hi this is Angelique from Linden Washington. I wanted to leave a prayer request for my son Grant. He’s  20 years old and I had called in the middle of July requesting prayer for him as he, at that time, was in a diving accident and he broke his neck. He is able to walk. It was a miracle. He’s actually headed back to school as I speak, right now. He got clearance from the doctor to go back. He does have some complications but hopefully they’ll be a reminder of it could’ve been worse. And we pray that he will come to a faith in the Lord. He went from, before the accident, he had professed to be atheist in the last two years. And today we talked to him and he…he’s…he’s saying he’s not atheist anymore, he’s agnostic. He believes that there’s a God, possibly. So, we’re praying for great faith for Grant, that God reveals Himself to him and that he will be outspoken for God and will let God use his eyes for His glory. All right. Thank you so much for your prayers. Blessings. Bye-bye.

09/18/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalms 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21

Today is the 18th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. And it’s a wonderful day to be together around this global campfire that we call our community. So it’s wonderful to be here with you today. And wonderful that we can take the next step as we move forward through the Bible on our journey this year. So we’ll head back out into the book of Isaiah where we’re working our way through. And we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Isaiah 28:14-30:11 today.

Commentary:

Aright. So we spent a lot of time delving into the religious and theological challenges of Paul’s time in order to better understand where he was coming from, not only in his letter to the Galatians but in all of his writings. And we’ve looked at what made his views so controversial to the religious Jews and even Jewish people who had begun to follow Jesus. And this is the inclusion of the Gentiles and how that all works. So we sort of understand the challenges. And as modern followers of Jesus who are not dealing with those kinds of issues, we don’t understand how big of a deal it was for them to get their minds around. And we can wonder why these old arguments and problems have anything to do with us. Paul’s views made it into the Bible. It’s been a long time ago and it’s been a long time since these issues were life threatening for any of us. But if we put ourselves in Paul’s time and as one of his hearers, it can be mind blowing. So today Paul said, the law was our guardian until Christ came. And that law protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. And now that the way of faith has come, we don’t need the law anymore as our guardian. So from a modern perspective, using modern ears, we can think, Awesome. I don’t have to live under the law. The Mosaic law isn’t something I have to deal with. Thank God. God sees me as righteous before him because of my faith. However, when Paul referred to law, he was essentially referring to Torah, what would been understood to a Jewish person as scripture. So if we were to read the passage again and replace the word law with the word Bible, we would immediately see the challenge. Check it out. The Bible was our guardian until Christ came that protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. And now that the way of faith has come, we don’t need the Bible any more as our guardian. Right? That’s mind bending stuff. And we have to remember that the Bible we have, the Bible as we know it, did not exist when Paul wrote this letter. There were no Gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were not yet written. The New Testament was in no way formed. Nothing from Matthew to Revelation could have been referred to when Paul wrote Galatians. There might have been some letters floating around from Paul, but if there were a Bible in this context it would have been the Torah. So we see why these people had such a difficult time accepting the good news. And we can read from two thousand years later and go, This has all been established. This is the good news. I am free through my faith. I don’t have to obey the law. This has nothing to do with what I do and everything to do with God’s grace and mercy poured out on me. It is a gift. I cannot earn it. And yet, we are still doing the same things that they were. So let’s talk about it. Exactly what is the Bible? What is this that we’re reading everyday? Is it God’s holy word that instructs us on how to live our lives? We probably agree with that. We’d probably go for that. However, what if we obeyed everything the Bible says? Would following everything that the Bible…. Let’s just take the New Testament. What if we obeyed everything the New Testament says. Would following those rules make us right with God? You see that that’s what we’re trying to do? And that’s the measure that we’re judging everyone else as they’re trying to do it or not do it? So if this isn’t disruptive enough, let’s take this further. Paul wrote this today, speaking of our reality. You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, just like putting on new clothes. There’s no longer Jew or Gentile, there’s no longer slave or free, male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs. And God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. That’s huge. But just reading those words, you just listening to those words, that doesn’t do anything. Having faith in those words and in the reality that those words describe, that changes everything. Which, in part, has been Paul’s point. It’s not adhering to a set of rules. Or joining a specific church that is going to save us. Actually, it’s not even the Bible that can save us. Rather, it’s the Bible that points the way to the God who can. So if we’re only processing words and obeying commands, we’ve missed the point. There is a God that is behind the Bible. And the Bible constantly points us to God. But if we don’t reach out in faith, we’re not gonna find God. We’re just gonna keep reading words about God. And throughout Paul’s letters that we’ve come to so far and throughout the rest of them that we will read, this is gonna be Paul’s point. Faith is the key. That if we don’t step beyond what we think we know and into a relationship with God by faith, than we haven’t gone anywhere. Which makes us finally consider the journey that we’re on, this faith journey that we are walking with our lives. Are we worshipping and defending the Bible? Or has its pages revealed God to us? A God with whom we’ve fallen in love? Do we read words that tell us that we can die to who we once were without Jesus? Or, by faith, have we actually died to the person we once were and that person doesn’t exist any more? So often, what we try to do is to attempt to obey the rules so that God will even notice us. Cause if we’re obeying the commands and following the rules, then we can call out to God with an expectation that he’s gonna answer us and do what we ask him to do. Paul, though. Paul spent his life trying to reveal the God behind it all. The God who has adopted us into his own family as children. Now, I don’t want any nasty e-mails from anyone saying I’m somehow denigrating the Bible. Seriously. I’ve been at this seven days a week for thirteen years. I love the Bible and I love studying the Bible and I love theology. I love it. However, tweaking it and continuing to study everything that we can possibility study about the Bible isn’t going to get us to God by default. It’s going to be faith in the promise of what the Bible tells us. And this is the crux of Paul’s entire doctrine. The whole thing started with a guy named Abraham. And the whole thing started with a promise that God gave to this guy named Abraham. And Abraham believed that promise and put his faith in that God. And that God, our God, thee God, the only God, counted that faith as righteousness. It was not about obeying rules. It was about believing and trusting in a promise and entering into a covenantal relationship with God that set the whole story in motion. And according to Paul, that’s what sets our story in motion as well.

Prayer:

And so Father, we invite You into that shaking, that disruption. That thing that takes it back out of our control. Because so often we’re just trying to get everything straight. Just tell me what to do to make this work. And that’s not how a relationship is shaped. And You have invited us into a covenantal relationship with Yourself that we receive and participate in through faith, through believing You, through trusting You. And we do. And we acknowledge we’re not capable of following all the rules, not on our own. But we are capable of trusting You. And we do trust You. Come Holy Spirit. Lead us into all truth. You have promised You will do this and we have put our faith in that promise. And so we trust You when we can’t trust anything else around us. When nothing else is making sense, even our own constructs. Even the ways to which we try to relate to You. Even when those stop working, we trust You and You alone. You are the sovereign God. There is no other place to put our hope. All of our hope is in You. So come Holy Spirit. We believe You will lead us into all truth. We ask this expectantly. In Jesus name. Amen.

Announcements:

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible in our journey and in our mission as a community to continue to bring the spoken word of God fresh everyday to anyone who will listen to it anywhere on our planet anytime of day or night and to keep this rhythm going and build community around this rhythm so that as we are on this journey of faith, we know that we are not alone, if that is a meaningful thing to you and into your life, than thank you for your partnership. There’s a link on the homepage of dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Hi everybody this is Barbie from Janixsmith Pennsylvania. It is Saturday, September 15th and I just finished listening to today’s message and prayers. Micah I wanted to let you know that I’m praying for you. I have a couple friends that have been in the exact situation except on the other side as the woman. I’m praying for you that God will give you the wisdom to know what he’s asking you to fast from and that there will be forgiveness and redemption in your relationship with your fiancé. Taking that step of faith and being so honest with her is gonna show her a lot and there’s a lot of room for the two of you to grow through this, for Christ to deepen your relationship together and to give you a testimony that He can move mountains. I’m glad that you shared this with us so that we can pray with you and know that we’re with you. And let us know how your doing as the next couple of months pass by. I do also…would love to ask for some prayer from myself as well. This week I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom and now that I’m doing that I feel vastly underprepared for the task at hand but I know that it is absolutely the right place to be. So, if you would please keep me in your prayers for that I would be thankful. I have a wonderful two year old little boy and he’s just making up and I’m off to take care of him but I love this community, I love you all. Thank you for everything you are in my life.

Hey fellow DABbers this is Joe the Protector from Georgia. It’s September 15th I believe, yup, and 7:47 in the morning. Just finished listening to the prayer line and the podcast for the 15th and wanted to call in about one of my brothers that had a request and about any other brother. It was Micah that we called in about his struggle with pornography and going through the fast before his marriage, a 53 day fast. So, Micah, here’s what I would have to say to you about that as a fellow brother who struggled with that before. It’s good if you are clean from it now but through your fast you made the statement that you want to hear from God and you want to know what he’s got to tell you and show you and how to reveal how to get away from it. Through your fast you need to make sure that you find true quiet times, not small quiet times, such as 5, 10 minutes. You need to spend…you need to find time to spend 30+ minutes in quiet time with God in worship, in meditation, in praise or however you feel most connected to God. And through that time and during those times throughout the 53 days period God will reveal Himself to you and He will give you the tools and the resources to battle and to actually endure and win…

Hello family this is Wonderful Counselor, referring to Jesus as our wonderful counselor and I am a first time caller from New England. I’m calling today in response to the lady who called in around mid-August about her broken family with issues of suicide, porn, and broken marriages. I want you to know that I’m praying for you and would love to connect with you. I’m also responding to the young man who’s engaged and confessed about porn to his fiancé. I’m praying for you too. And thank you Jesus that you are able to come clean to your fiancé and to this community. I would love to connect you to support for both you and your fiancé as you walk through this together. I am really passionate about healing through Jesus for porn and broken families because years ago my husband was enslaved to porn and sexual affairs and we could not find help. I believe this addiction to his __ at 35 leaving me to raise our six children alone but now I do know that there’s help and total freedom through Jesus. Please contact me if you’re struggling with any of these issues, both men and women. Please find me at wonderfulounselor101@gmail.com. I would also appreciate your prayers as I and some friends that have been delivered from porn and sexual abuse give presentations to churches in order to fight ignorance and offer hope and freedom. As you know, there’s much spiritual warfare involved in this work. I would love to connect with like-minded warriors against these bondages. Please find me at wonderfulcounselor101@gmail.com. Thank you and God bless you all.

Hi this is Mike I’m just calling for my wife Lindsay. She’s having a really hard time with her family. I kind of want to say there not really Christians, you know, but they are giving her a lot of grief because we chose to put our children in Christian Academy this year and it’s really weighing on her a lot and thus it’s weighing on me a lot so I thought I’d reach out to you guys who will pray a lot. And I appreciate you guys. God bless. Have a great week. Thanks so much. Bye.

09/17/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Ps 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18

Today is the 17th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. I hope you’re doing well and that you are as excited as I am for what the scriptures will bring into our lives today and throughout this week as we continue our journey together forward. And that journey forward will take us back into the book of Isaiah. And we’re working our way through Isaiah now and we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Isaiah 25:1 - 28:13 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, as we get our week going today, we come to an important doctrine in the Christian faith that is found in this letter to the Galatians. Have you ever heard the term justification by faith? This is how we get here. So, Paul says, Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us because it is written, Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. The purpose was that the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus so that we could receive the promised Spirit through faith. So,, those two verses from Galatians today pretty much encapsulate the crux of Paul’s theological position for presenting the gospel to his fellow Hebrews and the hope that he had for the Gentiles. And it outlines what we just said. It outlines the doctrine of justification through faith. So, since Paul ended up dying for his convictions, we know that he fully believed that Jesus had given him this revelation personally. And because we know Paul was trained in the mosaic law as a Pharisee,  we can surmise the spiritual disruption this revelation brought to his personal life way before he ever became a controversial figure in the early days of the church. So, before Paul became a disruptive figure, he had to first be disrupted. Paul’s experiences with Jesus definitely disrupted him and flew in the face of what he thought he knew about God. Because, remember, Paul was trying to stamp out, wipe the name of Jesus from the lips of anyone who would speak it. So, he was disrupted, not only in what he  thought he knew about God but also in his theological training. Which forced Paul to go back through the whole story of the Hebrew people, which were his own people. Forced him to deeply consider Moses because mosaic law was the centerpiece of their entire religious experience. So, Paul had to think this whole thing through. And he came to some conclusions. So, it was Moses who led God’s people out of Egyptian slavery. And it was through Moses that the law was given. But Paul wanted to know the story before the story. And he looked to what happened long before Moses for the answers, which brought him to Abraham where the whole thing began. God made a promise to raise up a people through Abraham through which all the nations of the world would be blessed. So, for Paul, all the nations of the world being blessed explicitly must have been referring to non-Jewish people as well, right? Gentiles. And he realized that the whole story, the whole Hebrew story, began with a promise and not a law. This is a big deal for Paul. It would have been a big deal for any Pharisee or any Sadducee. So, Abraham believed the promise through faith. And God considered him righteous, not because he obeyed a rule, but because he trusted God. He put his faith in God and in God’s promise. So, in thinking that through, Paul realized when that promise was made and Abraham believed that promise, there was no law to obey. That law wouldn’t come for 430 more years. So, if we follow the logic, the law couldn’t be the means by which a person could be made right with God because Abraham and everybody who believed the promise after Abraham, including Moses, they didn’t have a law to obey in the first place. And this is what made Paul a controversial figure, right? Because it sounded heretical. It even sounded blasphemous. People tried to kill him over this. And he was simply trying to tell his fellow Hebrews their own story and revealing how Jesus intersects and is a part of that story. He’s just trying to help them to understand that the law was never the thing designed to make them right before God. It was faith in a promise. And so Paul summarized it by saying, Is the law, therefore, contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not. For if the law had been granted with the ability to give life, than righteousness would certainly be on the basis of the law. But the scripture imprisoned everything under sin’s power so that the promise might be given on the basis of faith in Jesus Christ to those who believe. And this is how we arrive at the doctrine of justification by faith that has been passed on through the generations.

Prayer:

And so Father, we put our faith and our hope in the promise. And You have promised that You will never leave us or forsake us. We put our faith and hope in Your promises. And we invite Your Holy Spirit to increase our faith and lead us into all truth. And we ask this, knowing that You will answer. And we put our faith and hope in You and You alone. Come Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website. It’s home base. And it’s certainly where you can keep up with what’s going on around here.

The prayer wall lives there. The resources in the Daily Audio Bible shop are there. Ways to connect with others are there. All these things are also in the Daily Audio Bible app. So stay connected to each other as we stay connected to this journey that we’re on, making our way through the whole Bible this year.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if what’s happening here in taking this journey through the Scriptures together is meaningful and life-giving to you and God is using it in your life, than thank you for being a life-giving source so that it can continue to burn on. There is a link on the homepage of dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the give button in the upper right-hand corner, or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996,  Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Good morning fellow DABbers. This is Joanne and Marie from Southern California. Today is Thursday, September 13th and I’m calling for prayer for wisdom, for discernment. I have been anxious for a couple of months cause I foolishly went off my meds and I’ve been back on them for two weeks; however, my anxiety is peaked! My psychiatrist has retired and I am trying to get into a psychiatrist, but the soonest I can get there is October. So, I am on the waiting list. And, so, my prayer is that I please get on…get to a psychiatrist sooner so I can get my meds straightened out. Right now I am on a leave of absence to take care of my dad who has dementia. And I’m sure that is why my anxiety is spiked. So, there you have it my friends. Again, my name is Joanne and Marie. I do covet your prayers and I thank you very much. God bless you and have a fabulous day. Thank you.

Hello family. This is Verna from Gainesville Florida. I am GG’s mom. I hardly ever call but I listen and keep up with DAB friends on Facebook. I’m calling today because I just heard Annette Allison mentioned Nana Jones. When she said that name my ears pricked up as I recently __ I was still on the DAB. Nana, the last time you call you were feeling discouraged about your daughter Tiffany who was working as an exotic dancer. I called and told you I was putting Tiffany on my list of people I pray an expanded version of the Lord’s prayer over. It’s a little different every day but it covers all the primary bases. It’d be great to hear an update on your daughter and also how your granddaughter’s is doing. I imagine she’s in school now. I’ve had and still have some rebel children, so those like Tiffany and Elizabeth Joy have a special place in my heart. I love this community and I look forward to meeting each of you one day. Thank you for your prayers for our family. The Lord is good. Bye-bye.

Hi you guys this is Chris calling from Canada and I just wanted to take a minute to pray for those affected with the North Carolina and the Florence hurricane and that Lord You would just keep those people safe there and that Lord You would just keep Your hand and Your love upon all of them. So, hope those who are affected are safe and we hear about your stories on the DAB. Thanks. God bless.

Hey, this is Janet from Georgia, hopefully soon to be Alabama. Today is 14th September. I can’t believe I’m actually calling but I wanted to reach out to Candice from Oregon regarding her son Micah. I absolutely love the way that you worded the prayer for your son to come to God and I need to write it down and start praying that for my son. He also struggles with addiction and with doubts about God. But anyway, I just really love the way you worded that and I pray for your son and his court date. And yes, I love this podcast and I love this group. It’s the safest group that I know of where I can share myself and I think Brian and Jill get a lot of the credit for that. Thanks everybody. Bye-bye.

09/16/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 22:1-24:23, Galatians 2:17-3:9 , Psalms 60:1-12 , Proverbs 23:15-16

Today is the 16th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it is a pleasure to be here with you and we’re turning the knob, as it were, together and opening the door and walking into a brand-new week together. So, I’m excited that we can step into this new week together and enjoy the journey as we move forward into the Scriptures and into our lives. We’ll read from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Of course, we’re picking up where we left off, Isaiah chapter 22 verse 1 through 24 verse 23 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for this new week to walk into, moving ourselves into the back half of another month. And as we so often say, we come to these moments and we come to them on purpose, and we mention them on purpose because they allow us to look back over the last week, over the last month, and since the beginning of the year, and into our past. You have been faithful. You have brought us here. And, so, we are assured you will lead us forward and we are grateful for that and we are grateful for the gift of your word because it is so important in that guidance. So, come Holy Spirit, plant your word in our lives we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website which is home base and it’s where you find out what’s going on in the community, what’s up in the global campfire. So, check that out.

Pray for your brothers and sisters at the prayer wall. Visit the Daily Audio Bible shop. There are resources that are available there for the journey and stay connected through social media. You can find all those links in the community section of the website. So, check that out. Of course, you can check all these things out on the app as well.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, couldn’t possibly thsnk you more humbly, then I feel every day. Thank you that the fire burns on and each day we take a step forward. We keep taking these steps forward and they keep transforming our lives. So, thank you for your partnership and allowing that to continue. There is a link that is on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or comment 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

That’s it for today. I’m Brian. I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Yes. Good morning Daily Audio Bible community. This is Diane Olive Brown calling from Newburgh Indiana on September 13th, I believe…the 12th…September 12th, 2018. Shalom, shalom, nothing is missing and nothing is broken. I finally got made up, not with everything but with the prayer…the readings. I’m gonna have to go back and catch up on the community prayers but I got all caught up and I’m up to date to read the Daily Audio Bible. And because I had to read so many in a day, five or six each day just to catch up, the word was really speaking to me in Job and in the following. Now realize that when I was…I’m a lot like Job, thinking that I’m all righteous and everything is fine, not listening to what this Lord is trying to tell me. So…so in the end there when God finally spoke, he listened to those guys for many chapters and in the very end of Job he says, I have something to say. Job said, I put my hand over my mouth and I’m sorry. So, one thing I really got and I want to rejoice about is the understanding of repentance and that it’s so important to come low before the Lord and to come to him in a contrite heart no matter how right you think you are with Him to take time to listen to Him to tell you what you’re doing wrong and repent and then pray for all those…

Hey DAB family. I am new to the podcast. My name is Mariana from Atlanta Georgia. I wanted to know if you all’d keep me in prayer. I’ve been doing __ but it seems like the worst and the temptation just keep coming. Could you guys pray, pray that I have clarity and understanding and __ sees it and that I would just say yes to whatever it is that God wants me to do and that I would just __ totally __. And can you also pray for my sister Natasha. She is __ but she also is __ addiction. Thank you so much DAB family. God bless.

Hello my amazing friends and my family in Christ. This is Candace from Oregon. I just listened to the September 13 broadcast and it was just, again, once again filled with encouragement and very specific encouragement to the anguish and difficulties that I am in right now. My son is definitely in crisis and since he’s 35 years old I might not have been updated yet because I’ve been praying so faithfully for him and believing God that he might be in really good shape by now and not have told me yet. It’s partly because it’s because its 2…I’ve been praying since 2 o’clock in the morning. It’s 4 o’clock in the morning now. This call is to thank you because, Brian, your reading that day, September 13, your commentary and then each person that called into pray, there was just one nugget after another of encouragement and wisdom and strength to bring into this chaos that I am involved with, to bring into it a sound mind of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is blessing me through you and I need to thank you. Thank you Brian and thank you everyone who called in. Lord, I thank you.

Hi this is Sonja calling from Tampa and I want to pray for my family. Lord I ask that You look upon my DAB family. Father, You know their petitions my savior and King and I know that Your mercies are new every day. I know that You are God and that there is nothing too difficult for You. There is absolutely nothing that You can’t do if we choose to trust You. I pray that today will be a day of revelation, a day of complete trust in You Lord so that we can be reassured that You are God Jehovah the great one, the Almighty one, the God of second chances and new opportunities. I declare that today we choose to trust You Lord. Today we stand on Your word and we choose You. No matter what we’re going through we choose to trust You. Maybe see Your glory prevail merciful and mighty God. Today we trust in our healing and our new jobs, trust You and our deliverance for our children and family, trust You in our finances. Today we choose to trust You in everything Lord. Father, I pray that we continue to trust You no matter what the circumstances are and I believe that we will see the windows of heaven open and we will see You move in our lives. Holy Spirit continue to help us in every area of our lives and teach us every day to trust You Lord. Lord, today we put on the full armor of God, the helmet of salvation, the breast plate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the sword of the spirit, the belt of truth, and the shoes for the preparation of the gospel of peace. I declare that we are mighty warriors in Christ and that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Amen.

09/15/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 19:1-21:17, Galatians 2:1-16 , Psalms 59:1-17, Proverbs 23:13-14

Today is the 15th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. And we’re ending another week. I think this puts us directly in the middle of the month of September. So, we continue to move forward. And we’ve been reading from the New International Version all this week, which is what we’ll do today. And we’ll go back out into the book of Isaiah and read chapters 19-21 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for another week in Your word. We thank You for bringing us through here to the center of another month. And as we contemplate the time we’ve spent together in Your word this year, we see the mighty work that You have done in our hearts and lives. The way that You subtly, and yet forcefully,  change the way we look at things as You change us from the inside out. And we’re grateful. We’re grateful for all of Your leading and all of Your guidance because You will only lead us into the truth. This is Your promise. So come, Holy Spirit.  Lead us into all truth, we pray. In Jesus name, we ask. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. That’s it for this week. Well done! I’m Brian. I love you and we’ll start it all over with a brand new week tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Hi, this is Ashley from Nottingham I’m a first time caller. I’m just asking for prayer from the community because for several years now I’ve had a keloid scar on my chest that’s been growing. And it’s really hard to treat. And every treatment I’ve tried hasn’t worked. Every time I just get much more insecure about how I look and I’ve just been praying for healing but I feel like God hasn’t answered. And I just want everyone to pray for increased faith to just plea that God can heal, if not through a miracle then just conventional medical care. But also just to not be affected by the work done at the __, to really know who Christ is. I am. I truly believe that regardless of anything that may happen that with y physical health. I thank you all for praying and for everything that you do. God bless.

Hi my name is Micah. I’m a first time caller. I don’t have…I don’t have a __ name right now I but I have been really enjoying the Daily Audio Bible since the beginning of this year and it’s been wonderful. My church actually encourages all of us to listen to it. So, you know, if there’s any redemption offers here, __. But…okay…the reason I’m calling…they told me in the little thing I should get to it pretty quickly. I am getting married in November, so about two months from now and I couldn’t be more excited or more terrified to be doing that. She’s an amazing woman and God has blessed me beyond belief to be able to marry her. But I recently confessed a struggle to her, a struggle that I’ve had for most, if not all of my life, with pornography. And…I don’t know where to be with this whole struggle. I don’t know how to fight it. So, I’m…I’m asking for prayer that God would just continue to lead me. I believe that He is leading me into a time of fasting in the 53 some odd days that I have left before I get married and I just don’t know what to fast from. I know obviously, porn. But I would love your prayers for God to reveal to me how I can best be focused on Him in this. And, yeah, I love hearing all your prayer requests. You’re an amazing group of people and I’m happy to be a part of this community. I love you all. Bye.

Yeah, this is David in South Carolina. There’s something really sad that… On the Daily Audio Bible in the Psalm 51, where David confesses to __ ask God to get created in him a clean heart. Also in the chronological it was Ezekiel 39 and 37 and part of that was where God was gonna to take the dried up bones in the valley and re-create life so that… Well it’s been…I’ve been wanting to tell you that’s awesome. And my son that I’ve been, he…he has managed to get into a 180 day rehab with the Salvation Army in Charlotte South Carolina. And that’s the day I took him up there and left him. And that’s kinda what I gave him when he went into rehab instead of really trying to do what I normally do, which is not very good. I just said son, __ I would __ that Psalm 51 is my confession and read the Bible verses about __ the dry bones as the promise and see what God can do for you. So, I just want to ask that we just lift up my son Tim to you guys for prayer, that’s the main thing. He’s gonna be there for six months. I mean I hope he doesn’t bail out. I don’t know where he is but he seems to be in a different place than where he’s been before when he was trying to play the system but that’s really between him and God. And I’m just asking for prayer. Thank you. And you guys are really doing a great job. Just keep up the good work. Thank you very much.

Good day everyone on the Daily Audio Bible app. This is Kurt calling from Massachusetts. Today is September 12th. I traveled yesterday by plane and obviously was moved by the remembrance of what happened September 11th. And I wanted to pray for all those affected, pray for our country, and also I want to pray for all of those who are in the path of the hurricane that’s about to hit the Carolinas. Probably by the time this is played you’ll be in the thick of it. So, I pray that you’ve had the opportunity to get out, find shelter, and that you’re home and will be saved and your lives will be saved and everything will be okay. Last, I want to pray for this ministry and to those of you that have made a donation and part of the daily audio Bible, of course, we all applaud you. For those who haven’t, I’d encourage you to consider it because I know I personally depend on the Daily Audio Bible, not every day but most days, to help me get through the week, persevere, and succeed. And that’s worth something. So, hopefully you’ll consider making a donation today. Thank you everyone. Have a great week. Be safe. Bye-bye.

09/14/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 15:1-18:7, Galatians 1:1-24, Psalms 58:1-11, Proverbs 23:12

Today is the 14th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we do what we do every day, take the next step forward in the journey that were on to take a complete revolution through the Bible, as we take a complete revolution around the sun, all in one year. And hopefully it creates a revolution in our lives. So, we’ll take the next step forward, which is to pick up where we left off yesterday, which will be in the book of Isaiah. When we get to the New Testament we’ll be moving into some new territory, a new letter from the apostle Paul. But first, from the New International Version this week, Isaiah chapter 15 verse 1 through 18 verse 7.

Introduction to the book of Galatians:

Okay. So, as I mentioned at the beginning, we’re beginning a new letter from the apostle Paul today, the letter to the Galatians. So, let’s talk about that a little bit. Galatia at the time of Paul was a province of the Roman Empire, but that area is in modern-day Turkey now. Previously, the Galatians were known as Gauls or Celts before becoming part of the Roman Empire. And, so, we know about five different churches in Galatia that were established during Paul’s first missionary journey because he mentions them. The churches in Placentia, Antioch, Encomium, Lysistrata, and Derby. And since Paul addressed this particular letter that we’re about to read to the churches in Galatia we can safely assume these were the churches that he was writing to, at least those churches. So, we’ll see why this letter is revered as we go through it, why it’s such an important document in New Testament theology. But we’re gonna also notice that the issues Paul was dealing with in second Corinthians, the letter we just finished, these were also issues in Galatia. People had visited these churches behind Paul after he had come and establish them and they taught what Paul considered to be a different gospel. Specifically, the Galatians were being told that they needed to obey Jewish customs and practices in order to follow Jesus. And this included everything, including male circumcision, and the adherence to the Mosaic law, which is something Paul opposed. He was staunchly against this because in Paul’s view Jesus had fulfilled the law and a new covenant had been initiated. So, Paul uses letter to the Galatians as a way to passionately dispel what he considered to be inaccuracies. Ironically, this problem was one of the earliest theological issues that the church had to navigate, period. So, the book of acts records the outcome of the Jerusalem Council. And of course, we’ve already traveled through that territory, but the Jerusalem Council was a meeting that was initiated to arrive at a consensus over exactly this. What was required for a Gentile to become a believer in Jesus? And if you want to revisit that territory, that’s Acts chapter 15. So. We’re not clear whether Paul wrote Galatians before this Jerusalem Council or after the Jerusalem Council. He doesn’t refer to the Jerusalem Council explicitly in the letter. So, some scholars hold the view that Paul wrote this letter before the Council, or maybe even on his way to the Council. If this is the case, visitors to the Galatian churches were undermining Paul’s message and an attempt to align the teachings of Paul with those of the Jerusalem church before they had the chance to wrestle with the issue. And Paul, Paul wasn’t happy about it. And we find that a lot of times, through references in his letters, he’s not happy about these people who come in behind him and try to change what he’s taught. And if all of this is the case, Galatians would be one of the very earliest Christian writings. And it may be Paul’s first letter to any church. But if Paul wrote Galatians after this Council then Paul was using this letter to completely and forcefully reiterate what the Council had decided, right? This would mean that people had come in after the Council behind Paul and were trying to change things around. But alas, that’s the problem about dating some of these documents. We don’t know for sure. We just know in general. But the argument Paul’s gonna layout and Galatians for us and all of those issues that we just talked about, that prompted him to write, these were very weighty issues at the time. Judaism was an exclusive religion for Jews. So, allowing faith in Jesus without the cover of Judaism opened up salvation through Jesus Christ to everyone in the world. This is a very different mindset for a Hebrew person who has been told they were chosen and set apart and were a part of something very exclusive. So, when the church got together to talk about Gentiles, and they were only talking about Gentiles because the Holy Spirit was falling upon Gentiles and people were following Jesus, first, everyone assumed this was a Jewish only thing. But the Holy Spirit revealed clearly otherwise. So, once they got together and made this decision, it clearly separated what we would call Christianity today from Judaism, which ultimately brought persecution from the Jews and the Romans alike. And…I mean…as we continue through the New Testament we’re gonna find the backdrop of persecution because of what we’re talking about right now to be a theme. So, this is the backdrop for the writing of Galatians, but the content of Galatians is foundational in New Testament theology, right? Things like the gospel of freedom and grace, justification through faith. These are all outlined in this little letter. So, off we go into the wild frontier and into some new territory. Galatians chapter 1.

Prayer:

Father we thank you for your word. We thank you for new territory that were moving into as we move into this letter of Galatians and we invite your Holy Spirit to speak the truths of our faith to us, reigniting us, and reconnecting us with our reality in You. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

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And the fires are always burning at the prayer wall, conversations are continually happening using social media, so stay connected.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that dailyaudiobible.com as well. There’s a link on the homepage. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial. 

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for here is tomorrow. 

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Hey DAB family this is Josh from Indiana. I just want to take a moment and thank God for this community. One thing I hate in churches is when our denominations separate. And one thing I love about the DAB family is I never hear anything about one way versus the other and I just love that about this community. God just put on my heart to call in and say something about that. Love you all.

Beautiful family, this is Pastor Gene from Bradenton Florida. I love you so much. Please join me in prayer. Father, we thank You so much for Your work in our life and we thank You for this community. We thank You for Brian. We thank You for Jill. Father, we lift up our brother __ from Ohio. We pray for Your mighty hand of deliverance over his life. Father, in the name of Jesus we also pray for our sister Prophetic Intercessor. We pray that You will encourage her, that You will help her, that You will lift her up. We pray for our sister Joanne Ray who is feeling very scared and she was about to have issues with her dad. Father, in the name of Jesus we pray for open doors for care for her dad and we pray Father that Your mighty hand will be upon her sister and that all that anxiety will be replaced by peace that surpasses all understanding. Father, we pray for our brother Darrell from __ and his encouragement to thank those that have led us to the Lord. I did that after listening to my brother’s call and I know it was a blessing for the ladies at church, invited my mom to church 41 years ago. So, thank You brother Darrell. Thank You for that powerful testimony. Thank You oh God for our brother Will from Bozeman Montana. Continue oh God working in his marriage. Continue Father the work that You have started. You are more than faithful to complete it. And thank You, thank You so much Father for delivering our brother Terry, the truck driver from death. And we pray for special comfort in his life over the death of his pet. God…our sister B’s mom is experiencing health issues. We pray for Your healing touch upon her life. And I pray for all my brothers and sisters and bless them in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Pastor Gene from Bradenton Florida.

Hi Daily Audio Bible this is Emily of Houston of Jim and Emily. And first of all, I want to thank you Brian and Jill are the amazing gathering and everyone involved. I’m just still favoring it and the sweetness of the communion and meeting everybody. So wonderful. Thank you. And a praise report, I did finish my book along the way. Now I need prayer just to get the rest of it done, the next steps. But the main reason I’m calling for prayer is that this weekend on Friday I’m going to Orange County California for a memorial service for a family friend. You know those family friends you called uncle, and aunt, and go to their house for holidays, at least my family did while immigrant. Well, he passed away and I don’t know if they were believers or not, they weren’t when I was kids. But…so…and my sister’s going to be there with my 12-year-old nephew and they are total atheists. So, I just ask you guys to pray that the Lord would use me not only to bring comfort but to shine the love Jesus and that the Lord would give divine appointments and openings for me to pray for people and to shower them with the love of the one true God. I love you guys and I appreciate your prayers, I covet your prayers. Continue to pray for Emily and Jim as we continue to pray for you. Thank you and bless you. Bye.

Dear amazing friends this is Candace from Oregon thanking you for your prayers for my son Micah. He is not drinking, not at least this week. And he is having really long talks with me, mostly about his dad who, many of you know, we lost on March 11, 2017. Would you pray with him for me right now? Dear Lord, as Micha’s court date approaches he will very likely lose his driver’s license on…at this court date September 24. Come what may, I pray that You continue to work in his heart. At this point he continues to say that he is not sure that you are real. So, Lord, would you reveal yourself to him unmistakably and help him by Your Holy Spirit to come to trust you with his entire life, with everything that he is? Thank you that he dreams of being a dad. He’s 35 years old and would really like to meet that…that right person to have a family with and make a lifetime commitment. This is a good dream and Lord I pray that you bless him in Jesus name.

09/13/2018 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 12:1-14:32, 2 Corinthians 13:1-14 , Psalms 57:1-11 , Proverbs 23:9-11

Today is the 13th day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure and a joy and an honor to be here with you today. How? We’re getting pretty close to the middle of the month, the middle of another month, but we’re not there so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We are here, September 13th and this week we’ve been reading from the New International Version. So, we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. Isaiah, chapter 12 verse 1 through 14 verse 32 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, when we finish the letters found in the Bible, often w’ll find a closing benediction. And, ya know, it feels just like it’s a just a word of encouragement, a little pat on the back, a little blessing, but these benedictions are so rich and so full of instruction for life that we shouldn’t blow by them. We should actually receive them, allow the words to wash over us as a blessing because they will speak volumes into our lives. So, for example, the closing benediction to second Corinthians is, “brothers and sisters, rejoice. Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All God’s people here send their greetings. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” Doesn’t that just lift you inside, that blessing pronounced thousands of years ago, washing across history, and encouraging us today. Paul, of course, was blessing the congregation at Corinth and inviting them to be together in unity. So, it’s certainly an encouragement for us to do the same in our faith communities, but also in all of our communities, including the community of our home, including the community of our marriage. So, think of this blessing from the perspective of your marriage. Brothers and sisters, rejoice strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. You see, follow that today and tomorrow and into next week consistently and watch what happens because you might bear witness to the miraculous in some of your relationships.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, we invite you into that. We have just taken this through our minds and it is seeping into our hearts but we need you to cultivate and plant it in our lives so that it may be the fruit of the Spirit within us. Come, we’re listening, and we see, wow, here it is in black and white, very very simple to understand, things that can practically change the atmosphere in our relationships. Come Holy Spirit we pray. Lead us into all truth. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, its where you find out what’s going on around here. So, like always, be sure to check in and check it out.

Check out the resources that are available in the Daily Audio Bible shop for the journey through the Scriptures this year. Visit the Prayer Wall and pray for your brothers and sisters encouraging them in the same way that we were encouraged by the apostle Paul today. Shoulder one another’s burdens and stay connected.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible in the mission that we all share to bring God’s spoken word fresh every day to anyone who will listen anywhere on this planet any time of day or night, and to continue to build community around it so that this rhythm isn’t a solitary one so we know that we’re in this together with the thousands and thousands and thousands of our brothers and sisters around the world, we’re in this together, encouraging one another, striving for full restoration, encouraging one another, being of one mind, living in peace so that the God of love and peace will be with us all. If that brings light and life into your life then thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial. 

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for here is tomorrow. 

Community Prayer and Praise: 

Hey everybody it’s Margo from Australia. I’m afraid I have another break from my 30 day challenge of paying for mental health today. So, I would really love it if you could pray for me and my husband. I’m just…well…I want to be a bit real with you for a moment. Every now and then I think about going to Liberia next year and just have a little bit of a freak out…cause I’m just normal…I’m human. Sometimes I get a little bit scared. And I couldn’t sleep last night. Laying in bed awake. What if this? What if that? What if I hate it?  What if I can’t do any good? What if I don’t bring anyone to Jesus? What if, what if, what if? Anyway, I woke up this morning and texted a few people and my dad texted back and said, well, on the other hand, what if you didn’t go and you missed out on God’s best? So, that was some pretty good advice. I forgot to put my timer for this call. So, I’ll just have to guess. But I would love it if you would keep praying for us but there’s no doubt in our mind about what we’re doing. Certainly, would never question what we’re doing but some days it’s a little bit scary and it’s a bit scary to leave everything we know and all our friends and family and kind of think, oh my goodness, what if I hate over there? And I have to keep reminding myself…well…the happiest and safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. Anyway, thank you so much for your prayers. It’s so lovely to be able to reach out to you guys and know that you’re praying. Have a great day everyone. Bye.

This is Stephanie from Maryland and North Carolina. Long time DAB listener. I want to encourage those who are going through family challenges. Prayer changes family situations. Keep praying and standing on God’s promises. This year I witnessed restoration and healing in my family and members came back to the Lord. I want to pray for those who are grieving and mourning. And in Jesus’ name, I lift up all who have lost loved ones, whose fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, aunts, cousins, and friends have transitioned. I pray in Jesus’ name that you will send people to come alongside them, give them hugs, give them words of encouragement, that you would send Your love and demonstrate the love of God. Jesus understands our mourning and because He wept when His friend Lazarus died, but our hope and expectation is in Jesus and He will heal our broken hearts. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Shalom, and thanks for the Hardin family and to the DAB team and to my family and friends in Lawana. Shalom. This is Stephanie from Maryland and North Carolina.

Hi neighbors its Lisa the encourager. I hope you all are doing great. I just wanted to share with you something that I learned this past Sunday. And I just thought it was very…it was just a great thing that really sunk into my soul. And I just wanted to share with each one of you. It’s from John 15. It’s John 15:5 and a verse that we’re very familiar with but I…it was really talking to be at different ways. So, I just wanted to share that with you. It’s, I am the vine and you are the branches if you remain in me and I and you, you’ll bear much fruit and apart for me you can do nothing. And, so, we know that Jesus gave this message and that He was the vine and we were the branches and how each one of us are to be commended. So, I want to tell you all that you’re doing exactly what Jesus commanded you to do because you’re listening to the Daily Audio Bible. So, you are the branch that is sucking everything you can out of that vine because you’re listening to the Daily Audio Bible every day and trying to get the nutrients that you need. And it says, if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done to you. The gospel says if you keep My commands you will remain in My love just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love. And just like we learned not too long ago that Jesus is praying for each and every one of us. I just thought this was so beautiful because I want to say to every one of you, great job, good job. And, you know, give yourself a pat on the back. And you know we always say that things we’re doing wrong, all the things that we haven’t done, and all the times that we screw up but you know what, you’re doing something great because you’re listening to the Bible every day. So, God loves that and you’re making Him smile and He is pleased with you. And I love you all….

Hi it’s Gloria from New York City. It’s just a few minutes after I called but I hope this gets played cause I hung up and I continued to listening to the community prayer line and the first call I heard after I just hung up after the last call to you guys was Kathy from Kentucky. And…oh Kathy…I also…I know Terry lost his dog a few weeks ago as well. Kathy, I heard you…and…it just made me think about how it’s tied into, you know, how many of us are lonely. You know, I’m still trying to go to sleep at night and I just say often to God, I’m just so lonely Lord. I’m just…I’m so lonely. I have a couple…three cats right now actually. But I’m so sad for you and am I’m praying for you tonight and I’m going to keep you in my prayers. So sweet and so special to have these wonderful pets that we get to have as companions. I believe that you did do the right thing. I had a puppy that got very sick once and I tried to save her and I regretted not actually putting her down sooner. And she suffered so much. It was so sad. I am praying for you that you will find companionship but mostly that you’ll feel comfort in all of your brothers and sisters out here, that the Lord has provided us. And I just want to and with…I don’t say thank you enough. I don’t thank Brian and Jill and your whole family and everybody who’s working on the Daily Audio Bible. It’s amazing, amazing, amazing that we get to do this, that you do this every single day. Thank you so much.

Good morning DABbers. I am a Burning Bush that will not be Devoured for the Glory of Our God and King. This is Walda calling from Charlotte. I am heading north this morning, it’s Sunday funday. Oh family, I need prayer for myself. I have been experiencing some anxiety over the past…I’d say…a week now. I’m not sure why. I know that God did not give us a spirit of fear but a spirit of love, boldness, and of a sound mind and I pray that over myself and anyone else that struggling with anxiety, that we do not have to believe everything we think. Family, please pray for my son Emmanuel. He lives in Wilmington and he’s trying to escape the storm. Please pray that he makes it home before the storm hits. Praise God for his journey, his sobriety. And he’s is tugging and tugging since his overdose last spring actually…he’s been sober for over six months now…praise the Lord. Pray for all those who are struggling with addiction problems __ and the list is long and I pray for deliverance in Jesus’ name and I praise God for just holding onto them until they reach what God has assigned them to reach. Well anyway, I am babbling. I love you all. I love you all. Brian thank you so much. God bless you and your family. I will be in touch. Bye.