07/18/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34, Romans 4:14-5:2 , Ps 14:1-7, Proverbs 19:17

Today is the 18th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, making our way through the center of the week. I guess we’re pretty much close to the center of the month and we are… What? Are we at the center of the summer? I’m not sure. But we’ll center ourselves in the Scriptures as we take the next step forward. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. 1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34.

Commentary:

Okay. So in the book of Romans, Paul is indeed laying out through augment that faith preceded everything. Everything else about the Jewish people, everything that came afterward, faith is where it all started. And it was the faith of Abraham in particular that began this covenant that then became a child of promise who then had children and eventually we have the children of Israel. Everything that we’ve read through the Scriptures up to this point. This is one of Paul’s most pivotal distinctions. It goes back to the beginning of the story and realizes faith is where it all started. So faith is where everything begins. Faith is what grants us access to God, not ritual and law. When we have faith, it is credited to us as righteousness through Jesus our Lord. So Paul kind of encapsulates the posture of our everyday lives in this faith in just a her few verses at the beginning of chapter 5 of Romans when he says, Since we’ve been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that. We also rejoice in our afflictions because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. So there’s a lot here in this grid that Paul was laying out. Everything begins with faith. When we have faith in Jesus, we are declared righteous through that faith and we have peace with God through Jesus. But we don’t just have peace with God, we have access to God through this faith. Because God is gracious and extends grace and it is this grace in which we stand every single day, every single moment. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And then Paul talks about that hope. He talks about how not only do we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, but we rejoice when we struggle. We rejoice in our afflictions because we know that this isn’t purposeless. We know that this is doing something in us that is building and strengthening our faith. And if faith is where this whole thing begins, then we need as strong a faith as we can have. And so we know that affliction produces endurance, Paul says. Endurance produces proven character and proven character produces hope. And this hope will not disappoint us. And hope has been our word for the year. Hope is kind of the engine of faith. Hope lets us reach in anticipation for what we cannot see. But our faith is engaged and it can see. We all need hope on so many levels, but it’s not something that just happens. Like you don’t hope for something you have. You hope for something that you are hoping for. Which means that there is a distance between here and there, right? If you were hoping for something that you could just make happen instantly, than you just would. You wouldn’t really need hope. You wouldn’t really need faith. You would just do it. But the things that we hope in are the things that are not completed yet. And this isn’t just in terms of faith, this is in general. But it’s interesting what Paul is trying to tell us here. And that is there’s really no hope if there’s no resistance. If you didn’t have to stand firm or step out in faith you wouldn’t need hope. Hope is the thing that lets us reach out beyond the obstacles toward the goal. So let’s remember that. Let’s contemplate that today as we take inventory of our lives and the things that we are hoping in. And may our strongest hope be in Christ alone.

Prayer:

So Father, we thank You. We thank You for the book of Romans. We thank You for Paul’s ability to unpack this and for us thousands of years later to be contemplating the inner regions of our soul. And we invite Your Holy Spirit into those places. Give us hope, Lord. We put our faith in You and we acknowledge that often it’s in resistance that we grow strong. So Holy Spirit, come give us strength to navigate this day and navigate the rest of this week and the weeks ahead. I ask this expectantly, with hope, putting our faith in You and You alone. In Jesus name. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com as well. There is a link. It’s on the homepage. Thank you for those of you who have clicked that link and thrown another log on the global campfire so that it continues to burn. If you are 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 here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

I thank You dear Lord at the start of this day
for another opportunity to do things Your way
to be humble and serve You in ways that are just
faithfully filling my position of trust
still I do have problems both present and past
but with the help of Your spirit they too shall pass
Your word is my lamp and a guide for my feet
as I share the good news with all those I meet
with my mind stayed on You my problems are few
and there’s a peace that surrounds me in all that I do
for I love You dear God and though sometimes I stray
You still are my strength as I go through the day
please fill me with power and anoint me with grace
let the light from Your love shine bright on my face
and all those I meet let them see You in me
as my lips speak Your praises to all those I see
for the love of the Christ and His death on the cross
are the crux of my life all else is just ___
Lord be my strength come whatever may
for I need You every moment as I go through this day

blindtony1016@gmail.com. I’d like to give a shout out to Tito, Tito Ramirez, thanks for contacting me brother. Hope all is working itself out well. And I’d also like to give a shout out to Victoria Soldier. Good to hear your voice always. And, once again Brian, thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow. Keep flow n’ y’all. All right. Bye-bye.

Hi DAB family. Cherry Chase, thank you so much for calling me out. Girl, I am still listening but I just haven’t called in because I feel like I have nothing to say. Seriously, nothing to say. But I was upstairs and thinking to myself, you know, that’s what the devil wants me to think. I am in a place just trying to put one foot before the other. Between watching the news and just what is going on in the world it is really depressing. Between people committing suicide, terrorist attacks, just the hate and all of the mean stuff is going on. I too am working in a company with people who all they see is race. It’s the first thing they see. I’m an African-American woman living in Germany. And let me tell you, it is no different. It’s just a different game over here. But nonetheless I find myself just not wanting to watch the news. I’m just trying to strive for finding something positive in the world whether it be through my husband or watching my son grow up but wondering what world is he living in? What is there?. And the only thing that gives me comfort is we walk by faith and not by sight. We walk by faith and not by sight. While I don’t feel it, I have to believe it because when I stop believing it there is nothing else. So, I just want to tell everyone that I am still here. I’m thinking of you all. I’m praying for you all. Brian and Jill and everyone behind the scenes at DAB, thank you for continuing this family. I covet your prayers. I think many of us are in the same state of, ahhh, I don’t know what else to say but we walk by faith and not by sight. I love you all. I’m thinking of you all. Hugging you all. Cheers, Asia in Munich.

He DAB brothers and sisters. This is Byron out in Florida. It is summertime and I wanted to talk to you guys about partnering with the DAB. So, when Brian says partnering every day he’s talking about coming up off your wallet and putting some money into the pot to keep the servers spinning and keep the podcast casting out where it needs to go. And what I’ve heard, not just from religious organizations but any kind of charitable organization is that giving tends to fall off during the summer months. Now, I don’t personally understand why this is the case but apparently it is. And, so, some organizations feel a little bit of a crunch when summertime comes and we’re all relaxing. But let me put this to you. The DAB has made it very easy to be able to give on a regular basis. You can just sign up your card or your bank account or whatever and it can come out easily month in and month out. Now the amount I give is extremely modest but it comes out regularly. It doesn’t care whether it’s the dead of winter or it’s in the middle of the summer. It’s going out and it’s putting in to give to the DAB. And here’s the other thing, how much more do we put money into things without fail that don’t have nearly the life-giving potential of the DAB? If you pay your Netflix bill month in month out with regularity, how much life-giving is that giving you compared to the DAB, your cable bill or whatever else that you get. For what we get out of DAB shouldn’t we at least be giving with regularity if not in an amount competitive with some of those other things that actually take life from us? So, go onto the site today, click on the give button, it’s super easy, set up your monthly gift, your weekly gift, your daily gift, I don’t know. And God will bless you. I’ve been blessed immensely by this service, much more than I could ever put in. And it’s worth it to be able to spread that out to other people.

Good morning family. This is Cherry Chase. Hope all is well. I want to call this morning to let, just in case, besides Brian, someone didn’t tell you that they love you. I want to tell you guys I love you. I love you. I love you. You guys have a great wonderful day. I just wanted to put that across to someone. If someone did not or don’t tell you they love you. I want to tell you I love you. And you guys have a great and wonderful and marvelous day.

07/17/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11, Romans 4:1-13 , Psalms 13:1-6, Proverbs 19:15-16

Today is the 17th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure and an honor to be with you today. I’m glad we can come in out of whatever is going on, all of the cares of the world and life’s distractions. We step away from that, kind of move into another atmosphere. All that stuff will wait. We center ourselves in God’s word, allowing it to come washing into our lives and re-calibrating. So we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week and we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So in the book of Romans, I think I look forward to this day each year, although I hadn’t realized that until just now. And it’s because I get to say circumcision so many times in one sitting. Of course, circumcision…come on, this is always a trending topic. I mean, I think about it all the time. Don’t you? As funny as that might be, the people that Paul’s talking to they do think a lot about it. Because for them, at least for the males obviously, it was a sign of the covenant. Something that made them exclusive. Now, Hebrews weren’t the only ones practicing circumcision at this time. But this had been a long-standing sign of the covenant with God. What we’re watching Paul do is deconstruct and re-imagine the faith of his fellow Hebrews. And what he begins to lay out today is something that we will see over and over and over throughout Paul’s letters. So here’s the problem: Paul, a devout Pharisee, had realized and spoken out loud what everyone knew- no one could ever obey the law perfectly. Therefore, no one could ever achieve righteousness before God by their good works, by obeying that law. Because no matter how good they were, they were going to fail at some point. So Paul, being a devout Hebrew Pharisee, reasoned it out. We can’t get there from here. And what Paul wanted is to be righteous before God. That was his entire mission of his life as a Pharisee. So he goes back to the beginning of the story. And the story of the Hebrew people begins with a man named Abram who becomes Abraham, who enters into the first covenant with God. It is Abraham’s offspring who become the people of God - the Hebrew people. This is their origin story. It is the animating story that propels their culture. So no one was going to argue with Paul about that. Abraham started it all. They all knew that. But they may have not considered and what Paul was inviting them to consider was the fact that Abraham wasn’t circumcised. There was no covenant at that point. Once the covenant happened, than Abraham was circumcised.  But that didn’t make him righteous before God. It was something else that made Abraham righteous. Abraham, and I’m quoting Paul, Abraham believed God and it was credited to him for righteousness. Paul was simply quoting the book of Genesis. That right there is foundational, fundamental to what Paul was teaching. It was Abraham’s faith in God and belief in what God had promised that mattered. God considered him righteous because of that. So Paul is saying, hang on. We got a law, we gotta lot of rituals, we gotta lot of culture, we gotta lot of custom. We got all this stuff going on, but we’ve forgotten how this whole thing started. We keep trying to worship in a way this law that we cannot live up to. And that is not what started our story. Our story began with a man and his faith. Abraham. And he wasn’t circumcised when he put his faith in God. He wasn’t obeying a law because there wasn’t one to obey. So we have to consider what happened at the beginning. We’ll watch Paul lay this out over and over and over again. And it’s important because it is also a central thing to our faith obviously. Our faith is the bridge that all of our hope in Jesus drives on. And Paul will continue to pound this point home, like I said, over and over, as we’ll see.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for the gift. We thank You for the community that we get to share each and every day no matter where we are on the earth, we come together each and every day to allow Your word to minister and speak, direct and comfort us. So we thank You. Father, in light of our reading today we put our faith in You. We believe Your promises and we ask that You lead us on the path of righteousness today by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Come Jesus, we pray. In Your precious name we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here.

So, be sure to check in and check it out.

Check out the resources that are available in the Daily Audio Bible shop. Visit the prayer wall. Of course, you can do these things if you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app as well.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There’s a link on the homepage. If you’re using the 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 here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi. If this is Amy from Texas. This is the first time that I’ve called, although I’ve been listening for four years. I just have a prayer request for my husband David. He finished, recently, a year’s treatment for cancer and at our last scan of his chest, his tumor site, a couple of spots showed up in his lungs. The doctor did tell us that she was not worried about them because they were so small but the likelihood of his kind of cancer spreading would go to his lungs. He has another scan in three months just to check for if they’ve grown. So, I would just ask that you would pray that there is no cancer anywhere, that the spot’s would be nothing, that they will not even be visible on the next scan. 95% of people have spots on their lungs. So, she said the likelihood of that happening is high also. So, but of course the fear is always there for me even though I’ve seen God’s faithfulness through these last years. So, please just pray that it’s nothing and that we can put this chapter in our lives behind us. Thank you so much.

Hola DAB family. God bless you Brian, Jill, and all who are working behind the scenes. This is Viv from Canada and it’s been so long that I’m getting called out by my brother Sean 316. It is always been a pleasure to hear you call in Sean. I remember how much I laughed when you called in that little imitation piece of our fellow DABbers. Anyway, thank you for the shout out. That was very sweet. I too have been wondering about our sister Sherry. I hope she’s doing well. I miss her sweet voice singing for us. Ut it does get busy. You know, so, I hope she’s really doing well. And here’s my request today. Whenever you are wondering about a regular caller who has not called in for a while, just say a prayer for them because you never know what’s going on in their lives. Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and my friend Darla and the loss of her brother. We definitely felt your prayers. So, thanks. And Asia, thank you so much for the sweet message. It is truly appreciated. What an awesome community this is. The love and care that we all show for each other is amazing and can only be from God. So, Father God, thank You for the vision that you gave to Brian and Jill so many years ago and the wisdom that You have bestowed upon them, enabling them to continue Your work. We pray Father for Your continued blessings of provision, for health and super strength for Brian. And as he reads every day the Lord, as he reads the word fresh every day, I pray that Yo will continue to anoint him with Your Holy Spirit. We pray that You continue to bless all who give financially to this ministry, that Your store baskets may never be empty. We pray this all in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. And family, if you remember when you pray, I’m learning a new language, Spanish. It is a lot of fun but it’s taking a bit of effort to grasp. So, I just might have to call Pastor Gene for some lessons. Anyways, thanks for listening and praying with me.

Hi family. This is Melody Faith from Canada. I want to thank all of you, including Victoria Soldier, Pastor Gene, and Lee from New Jersey for praying for Jared regarding addiction, his court date, and needing a haircut. He did get a haircut and the court appearance resulted in a reasonable sentence. Regarding the addiction, well, let’s just say my husband and I can certainly feel out little boat rocking the storm. I will call in with another request when I figure out just how to word it. As I join with each of you in your everyday, I find myself praying for each of your needs and applying the word of God. Many of you are in crisis and I hear the desperation in your voices. I ran across a quote today that caught my attention and I’d like to share it with you. “Next time you’re walking through something and you’re not sure what to do, do this. Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light. Have faith in God. Don’t believe the lie that God doesn’t see you there. So often we take our cues was going on around us. Instead, grab a hold of the word of God. God is on the throne. He hasn’t changed.” I need to remind thyself of that too. Often, I have to remind myself of that. Hebrews 6 verse 19 says, we have this hope for an anchor for our soul, firm and secure. So, if your boat is rocking, throw down the anchor of faith and trust Him today. I hope these words encourage you. I love family. Thank you DAB. Have a great day.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Dan from Arkansas. I just wanted to call in and let Scott know that we’re praying for his family and his son Joel. It’s a horrible time they’ve been going through and it just weighed super heavy on my heart and I just wanted to call in and let him know that we are all with you brother and, you know, we may not understand what you’re going through but all of us have felt loss and felt pain and we’re just praying for Joel and we just pray that the Lord just takes that issue that’s going on with the water on his brain away and just heals him completely. And so, I’d like to pray for you now. Dear Lord, I thank You for this day Lord. I think You for my Daily Audio Bible family Lord. I thank You for Scott and his calling in and letting us know was going on in his life Lord. And I pray for his son Joel Lord. I pray that You put Your hands upon him Lord and that You heal this boy and let him just be well Lord. I thank all the rest of the Daily Audio Bible family for always being so uplifting. And I love you guys and I pray for you guys every day and I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

07/16/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32, Romans 3:9-31 , Psalms 12:1-8, Proverbs 19:13-14

Today is the 16th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. And I know I say that most every day, but we all need somebody who thinks it’s great to see us, right? And it’s great to see you. It’s good to be together around the global campfire as we take the next step forward, which will take us back into the book of 1 Chronicles and back into the life of King David. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. 1 Chronicles 22 and 23.

Commentary:

Okay. So now that we are in Paul’s letters, and as I’ve said, we’ll kind of be camping out in Paul’s letters for a little while. And in spending time in those letters, we’ll understand exactly what it was that Paul was teaching. And what we’ll find is that it is the core of the Christian faith. So for example, in our reading from today, Paul took us right to the bedrock of the faith that in the essence of it all. And that was simply this - no one is perfect. And we all know that. But then the problem comes in that we are trying to be in a relationship with a perfect, righteous, holy God. So how do we get beyond our inability to become perfect as we pursue this relationship with perfection? So as we’ve been working our way through the Old Testament, we see that the law of Moses was given and the Hebrew people believed that if they could obey the law fully, that if they could do it with all of their heart, wholly and unimpeded, then they could become righteous before God. The problem was that no one could do it. So Paul’s point that he was making was that the law was to reveal sin and to reveal that no one could become perfect and righteous on their own. So in Paul’s own words from our reading today, “Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are subject to the law so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgement. For no one will be justified in his sight by the works of the law because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.” So for Paul as a religious Jew who was a Pharisee, devoutly trying to obey to the letter of the law everything in the law as best as he could, he realized even when you apply yourself completely, you’re still gonna fail. So on the one hand, that’s kind of a hopeless situation. Everything you are trying to apply yourself to do to become righteous before God is, in the end, not going to succeed. So what can a person do? How is the unachievable achieved? As Paul began to look at Jesus, he began to see how this could work. And I’m quoting him from our reading. “But now apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, attested by the law and the prophets. The righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe, since there is no distinction. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” That is an essential bedrock core truth of the Christian faith. And thank goodness. Because we’re not in a hopeless situation. We can never make ourselves righteous before God. It was a hopeless situation. We would never be able to get there, would never be able to come into God’s presence and say, I deserve to be in your presence because I have made myself righteous like you are, right? That’s not going to happen. So hopeless situation. But as we look at what Paul is saying hope comes springing forth. Yes, all have sinned. All have fallen short of the glory of God. But God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight and he did this through Jesus when he freed us from the penalty of our sins. Which means that we are made righteous, that we are perfected before God because of his grace. So we can’t go into God’s presence and say, I deserve to be here because I am righteous and I have made myself righteous, but we can go into God’s presence boldly as our Father and say, I deserve to be here because you’ve accepted me through Jesus. I haven’t earned this. I in myself don’t deserve this. But you came for me. This is the good news of the gospel. And may we rejoice in it today.

Prayer:

Father, we do. We certainly do today and every day. Because there will never be a day that we have achieved righteousness on our own and deserve to be in Your presence. And yet You welcome us into Your presence every day because of Jesus. And so we’re thankful. Jesus, we thank You. We were hopelessly lost and You rescued us and we didn’t deserve it. And we still fall short and You still are merciful. So we are grateful today. We invite Your Holy Spirit to lead us to be grateful and to concentrate and contemplate and meditate upon the grand good news that You have offered to the world. We ask, Father, that You would help us share the good news. All are welcome. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here.

So, be sure to check it out.

Check out the prayer wall. Check out the resources that are available in the Daily Audio Bible shop.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There is a link. It lives on the homepage. Thank you profoundly for those of you who have clicked that link over the years. Thank you for your partnership as we move through the summertime. 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 Hll, 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 tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello my beautiful DAB family. This is Tulu calling from Canada. I haven’t called since 2014. So, this is a big step for me. I’ve been a listener since 2007. Just want to thank you all. I love you guys so much. I listen to your calls and all your prayers, prayer requests, praise re-ports, and advice - really bless me. I just had to call today when I heard Jeff from Syracuse call. I’m so sorry about your loss Jeff. This is why we are here and I just pray that the Lord will hold you that this time and comfort you. And for everyone else who’s mourning a loss at this time, I pray the same prayer for you, that that hole, that void that has been left by your loved one, the Lord is the only one who can fill it and I pray that you just feel His comfort and His love and feel His warm embrace and hear him speak His words of comfort, His words that are the word for this season of your life. And I pray that you would just know His comfort and blessing. Family, I know that these are perilous times and this DAB community isn’t a coincidence and it’s not a mistake. And God has brought us all together for such a time as this we are so much is happening in the world and sometimes it’s like some things are being called home. And those of us who are here have a mission to carry the name of Jesus and to be His hands and feet and spread His love. And I pray that the Lord will just give us the grace and the courage and the strength to do that. I love you guys. I will call another day. I hope, soon. Giving you big hugs and kisses. Love to everyone. Thanks Brian, Jill, thanks Sarah Jane. Thanks all the team. Love you all. God bless

Hi family this is Kim from Eastern Kentucky and it’s Thursday, July 12th and I was just calling in because Standing Firm had called in and saying he hadn’t been standing firm. And a Scripture came to me when you started talking, and it’s Proverbs 24:16, for a righteous man falls seven times and rises again. And, the only way we stand firm is in the strength of our Savior. And James tells us that when we confess our sins, our faults, where we missed the mark, we confess them one to another and then the Lord hears our prayers and we get healed. And, so, Standing Firm, I appreciate you calling in and I know you’re still a righteous man and you are going to rise again, that’s what you’ve done. And you ask about people with depression and loneliness, praying for them. And my son is 20 years old and he struggles with that and his name is Josiah and I ask that you would remember him. And Jeff called in saying he had lost his wife, 55 years old. I’m 56, Jeff. I lost my husband 20 years ago to a brain tumor and it was rough in the beginning, very rough. But God is faithful and I know He will be faithful to you as well. So, prayers for everyone, I love you all, I love the podcast Brian and Jill. God bless you. Listening always. Bye.

Hi this is Victoria Soldier calling to pray for Stanley. He’s the young man from Greenville South Carolina. He was suffering depression and loneliness and I really want to pray for you because God loves you and He __. He doesn’t want you to be alone. And I just want to pray for you that whatever the challenges that God will provide. God is able to do exceedingly my brother. You continue to be strong in Him and let Him give you the joy of your heart in the name of Jesus. I want to also pray for the brother, he says that his brother’s wife is having some mental problems so they need to get the daughters. I want to pray for them. And I also want to pray for the baby who has water on the head. And I want to pray for him to live and not die. And I also want to pray for Jeff and that he said his wife died at 55. That’s a horrible thing and that you wanted to be with your wife. And God has an answer for you. We don’t know what it is. But we know that it’s always good. Lord, in the name of Jesus, You touch these people Lord. You know everything about them. You know the hairs on the head. Oh Lord You are a God that can do anything but fail. Lord You help them to understand. You bless them, fill eel that spot in their heart, in their mind, in their lives. You heal that body Lord. You heal that baby Lord. You direct Lord. You keep them Lord and You work there miracles Father in the name of Jesus. You Have Your Way, Lord. You are a present help in the time of trouble. You never leave them nor forsake them. Lord continue to bless, continue to bless Your people. They’re going through loneliness, their going through depression. Lord, bless them to find each other __that would love them, that they would love, that they can __…

Hi DAB family. This is nobody gets left behind in Colorado. I don’t call…I probably have only called maybe four times in the eight years that I’ve listened but I did want to make that a goal, something I start doing more and I just felt God pressing on my heart today to call in and just tell you all about a little story about something that happened yesterday. So, I have a brother Jeremy and he’s been in prison for 16 years. And he’s gotten more like a father to me and a brother and a best friend. And he’s just, these last, probably three years, he’s been getting stronger in his faith. And I love to just bounce Bible scriptures and we could talk for hours about the DAB and what we’re listening to and what God is doing in our lives and stuff like that. Anyway, I hadn’t heard from him in a couple weeks and I was really worried about him. The systems are down for the messaging in the prison that he is at and everything. So, I was really just praying every single day. I got a call from him yesterday. My brother had a breakthrough. My sister who has dropped contact with him for a long time, she sent him a quick little note and said I love you brother. And my brother, it just did something amazing to him. And he asked me to find this song and it’s called “your love defends me” __ . And, so, I played it on my husband’s phone so he could hear it on my phone and he let the song play through it I just had, I was just envisioning him on the other end crying and just worshiping God and if you knew my brother you would understand how powerful this is. He’s a shot caller, he’s a gangster like…

07/15/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:24-3:8 , Psalms 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12

Today is the 15th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. And here we are. This seems to happen every seven days. I don’t know what’s going on but here we are at the threshold of a shiny, sparkly, new week. And what else can we do but step through the threshold together with great anticipation about what God will speak to us this week. Now as we move into a new week we’ll read from a new translation, the Christian Standard Bible, which is an update to the Holman Christian Standard Bible that we’ve read from for years. So, let’s dive in, pick up where we left off yesterday. 1 Chronicles chapter 19:20 and 21 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and we are excited and anticipating all that You will speak to us in this new week as we continue to take the steps forward that lead us through the Scriptures. We need Your Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth as we continue forward every day. we need Your Holy Spirit’s comfort and guidance to navigate life. And, so, Father we worship You, and we invite Your Holy Spirit to come into this week and lead us forward. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here.

So, be sure to check in and check it out course.

Of course, as I mention often, the Prayer Wall is there, which can also be seen in the Daily Audio Bible app as well. So, certainly check in and pray for your brothers and sisters.

Check out the Daily Audio Bible shop for resources that are there to accompany you through the journey.

And if you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There’s a link on the homepage. Thank you. Thank you for your partnership as we move through the summer time. 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 tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey DABber’s this is Slave of Jesus from North Carolina. All right, so Holy Spirit let’s roll. So, here I am halfway around the world and I’m asking God, okay, what am I doing here? What am I doing here for you? I know what doing here for my country but today I am walking home after a 13 hour day and I see someone like dragging a whole bunch of packages along in a kids cart and, I’m kinda hey, can I help you with that? And I find out he’s walking to the post office. Now, the post office is like a mile away through a bunch of different stuff. And I’m like, oh, I’ll help you get through that. And I’m like oh I’m cutting through this area that’s where I was actually going. So, I get to the other end and there’s usually cabs out there. It’s an American. And I say, you know what, I feel that I am supposed to pay for you to take a taxi for the rest of the way. And they’re like no, no, no, no, no. But as soon as I come around the corner, there’s no taxis there. And they’re always there. So, I’m like okay God I guess you’ve got another plan. So, I said, well, I’m gonna help you get over the bridge. And, you know, they were kind of saying no, no, no. And this is the way, when the Holy Spirit tells us to do something you just do it. So, he was like, oh, so you’re a Christian. And I said well yeah __ I’m a Christian. Oh what made you change? So we started the conversation and walked in the 95° hot. That’s how it is over there. But they were telling me about their marital problems. And how they’d kind of gotten away from God. And just recently had gotten back in and started doing devotionals and stuff. And I was able to kinda let them talk a little and again __ __ give them a Daily Audio Bible thing. And I told them that would…is how I really got __ with them and even gave them a __. Call this prayer line and get tens of thousands of Christians around the world praying for you. So, __ . __ connected back to God because, you know, a lot of times having family that are very religious can be a downfall. So, love you all. I hope y’all have a great day.

Good morning DABber family. This is Walta, The Burning Bush that will not be Devoured for the Glory of Our God and King. I want to praise God for another year. Celebrated my birthday yesterday or the day before. I forget what day it is. Anyway, I miss you guys. I was just listening to the request today. I am reminded of how important it is to listen to the prayer requests. I confess, this year has been off. It’s been an off year for me. I’ve been listening to the readings and then just before I listen to the requests I’m like at work or I switch over to something else. So, I have been listening to it but how hopeful my heart feels just listening to the voices. I feel like the prayer request line is a huge lifeline. It’s a huge part of this family and I believe I’m probably preaching to the choir if you’re listening to this. But I just also want to encourage you all to please continue to call in. Because you just never know, there’s somebody out there who is looking forward to hearing your voice. You are an inspiration to somebody and you just never know until you stop calling and then we miss you. I love you all. Pastor Gene, love you so much. And Viola, I’m thinking about you too today. I love you all. God bless. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible community family. This is Keisha just calling completely overwhelmed with the love, kindness, and prayer requests that everyone spoke for me. I just wanted to say I love you all and thank you so very much. I’m a couple weeks behind on my Daily Audio Bible podcasts so I’m just now hearing the outpour of response and I am so grateful and I am so humbled. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. God bless you all. Dan, I am praying for you. You said that you and your wife relocated and things did not work out the way you thought they would work out. I can totally, totally, totally relate to that. My husband and I, we went through the same thing last year. But trust God’s plan. Just because it did not work out the way you thought it would that doesn’t mean that that was not God’s will. You know, God has blessed my husband with a phenomenal job. So, just keep trusting him in the place that he called you to. And I’m praying with you and believing that it’s going to work out. And guys, I joined a local gym and a weight loss program. I’m not weighing myself. I’m just focusing on changing my habits. And I’m praying, I’m praying constantly, which is a new thing for me because God has blessed me in ways. And for some reason I thought I did need God to help me in this. I could take care of it. And he’s teaching me and humbling me that I have to seek him at all things.

Hello, good morning Daily Audio Bible. This is Kadian from Missisaugua calling with a praise report and an update. I’d like to thank everyone who prayed for me and my delivery. I had my son on July 5th, that was last week, a week ago. I am asking now for prayers for him. At week 37 in pregnancy my sons heart started skipping beats. Nobody could tell me why his heart was skipping beats. After birth they were hoping it would be gone. After birth it is still here. He’s seeing a pediatric cardiologist who ordered some tests and we have some further testing to do. Praise God, he is healthy. He is healthy apart from his heart skipping beats but you can just imagine that, even though he’s healthy, when his heart skipping beats it just feels like, okay, there’s something missing in the background that we don’t know. We’re asking you to continue to pray for us. He has another follow-up test next week, Friday. And that’s when they’re hoping that this should go away. And if it doesn’t then we are going to have to continue to do further testing. So, please, please pray for us. It’s somewhat of a get difficult time for us. And most definitely, I continue to pray for every single prayer request that comes in. I’m in the background listening. I find Daily Audio Bible to be my comfort during these times when I am home with our little one. So, thank you all so much and have a pleasant day.

07/14/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17, Romans 2:1-23 , Psalms 10:16-18, Proverbs 19:8-9

Today is the 14th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. And it’s great to be here with you today as we finish another week, close the books and move forward, which is the only way to go. And we’ve been moving forward in the New International Version this week. So that’s what we’ll do to finish out the week. 1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week in Your word. And here we find ourselves again in the middle of a month. And time just moves. It feels like we just started this month. And yet You have been faithful every step of the way. You have instructed us and guided us by the power of Your Holy Spirit and the gift of the scriptures. So, we ask Lord, that You seal the things that we’ve considered this week in our hearts. We love You. We worship You. And we look forward to all that You will reveal to us in the coming days, weeks and months. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here. So, like I say most every day, be sure to check it out.

The Prayer Wall is there. Of course, if you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can access the Prayer Wall right from the app as well.

While you’re at the website, you can visit the Shop. You can visit the Shop with the Daily Audio Bible app as well. There are resources there that are meant to accompany you on the journey as you take the journey day by day all the way through the scriptures, so check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com as well. There’s a link. It’s right on the homepage. And you can do that from within the app as well by pushing 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 here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning DAB. God bless you all. It’s July 11th and am in a hotel room with my two beautiful daughters that the Lord has gifted me with, 27 and 29. I’ve been listening to the podcast today. For Mary and Scott who have called in __ today I’ve heard it. You referred to your 25-year-old son loss and your dad and now it’s still for your soon to be 27-year-old son with brain cancer. I cannot, I cannot imagine what you’re going through and it brings me to my knees because I’m a mom who loves my kids. There are many of us who love our children. Know that I’m praying for you in the name of Jesus I’m praying for healing for the losses that you’ve already endured. I’m praying for healing of the illness of Joel and we’re binding that in the name of Jesus. We’re believing in God and praying for wisdom in this servant and peace that surpasses all understanding. And know that I’m going to be standing in the gap for you. Every single day, every single day I’m going to be standing in the gap. As I pray for many of you over and over again. I may not call that often but know that I listen every day and I pray alongside you each and every day. This is Esther from Flushing Queens. May God bless you and keep you. May he make His face should be gracious to you. I love you.

Hey family this is Malisa from Abbeville Alabama. Let’s pray. Father, in the name of Jesus, maker and creator of all things. Lord we thank You for all that You’ve done, all that You’re going to do the Lord. Lord, we ask You today to come alongside of Scott. Lord, he lost one son, he lost his daddy, now his other son, Joel, has a brain tumor. Lord, You said if we ask anything in Your name Lord You would do it and were asking You Lord to eradicate this cancer from this Young man. Lord, heal him from the crown of his head to the sole of his feet God. Have mercy on him Lord. Scott’s been through so much Lord. He needs You right now Jesus. Be with his whole family Lord. When he’s leaning and about to fall, hold him up Jesus. Lord, Your word says that You defined yesterday, today, and forever. Lord, if You healed, if You raised up Lazarus four days dead in the grave God You can heal Joel Lord. And Lord, not only Joel Lord, Jillian’s been on my mind Lord with a brain tumor. God I don’t know what state she’s in right now but God I know You’re able to heal her also Lord, so many with cancer, so many sick, so many strung out on drugs. God have mercy. Jesus we love You so much Lord and we’ll be careful to give You all the praise in Jesus name. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible. This is Blue Butterfly from Daytona Beach calling. First I like to give a shout out to Pelham. I’m praying for you still. This is Daniel, thank you for your encouraging words all the time. Blind Tony, I love, love, love all that you do and really appreciate them. But most especially, Terry the truck driver, I pray for you often. My father’s name was Terry and he died because he was an alcoholic most of his life. He’s been gone for 15 years and you have a special place in my heart. He died in my home. My daughter at the time was 12 years old and I remember he was in the hospital a week before he passed away and she gave him a card and when he opened it it said “please Papa don’t die please, please.” And I’ll never forget that. So, I hope that when you’re faced with drugs or alcohol that you just remember that there’s people out there that don’t want you to die even though you will live with the Lord once you do die on this earth. They don’t want you to die now. They need you. So, I pray for you so often. Every time I think of my father I pray for you. I’m asking for prayer request for my granddaughter Emmaline who turned 1 on July 4th, the same day as Jill. She went for her one year checkup…

Hey DAB this is Curtis from Calli. Been a very long time since I’ve called in. I was listening to the prayer line and I wanted to pray for Scott and for his son Joel. Yeah man, I just listen to it and I…and I…and I stopped the prayer line and just called right in, but Scott I just want you to know that I’m praying for you, that all believers that I’m around, that I will encourage them to pray for you and your son. I can hear it in your voice at the end of your prayer request you were choking up of over your boy. And you’ve got me choking up. Awe man. So, Scott, know that your boy is in our prayers. Let God for the healing over this young man, put healing over this family that’s been through so much recently, and have faith, have belief that’ll come to fruition Scott. So, we love you and we are all praying for you. My family will dedicate prayers to you every night. __.

07/13/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 15:1-16:13, Romans 1:18-32 , Psalms 10:1-15, Proverbs 19:6-7

Today is the 13th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian as has been the case every day for a while now and it’s great to be here with you today for the next step forward in life and in the Scriptures. So, in the Old Testament we are reading through the book 1 Chronicles and the reign of David and in the New Testament, we’ve just begun the first of the letters of Paul, the book of Romans. So, we’re reading from the New International version this week. First Chronicles chapter 15 verse 1 through 16, verse 36.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we’re just getting going in the book of Romans. And as we’ve said several times, this is the first of Paul’s letters. And we’ll be journeying through Paul’s letters for a while now. So, we’ve moved past the greetings and why this letter is being written and Paul’s desire to come to Rome and all of that and he’s kind of launched into what he has to say today. And he’s not speaking to the Romans, in particular in what he’s saying. He’s speaking about all of humanity in what he’s saying today. He’s kind of starting at the beginning. And if you go back and read the passage today that we just read, you know, like if you had to boil it all down, distill it all down to what is being said here, it is that humanity has no excuse for not knowing God. God has always been a part of the story and He created the world we live in and He created our species of humanity. So, all you have to do is look around to know there’s a God. Like, it’s everywhere. The evidence of God is everywhere you look, but essentially what Paul is saying is, but humanity has forgotten who it is. And just let me quote Paul, “for although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal human beings and birds and animals and reptiles.” So, Paul’s starting at the beginning of our story and saying, effectively, here is how things became the way that they are. People abandoned who God was and then they forgot who they were. And then according to Paul, and I’m quoting again, “God gave them over”, which is essentially saying, God let them go the way that they were choosing to go. And where they went, according to Paul, and quoting Paul, is that “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised.” Amen. So, now that we know Paul is doing, sort of starting at the beginning of the story and going all the way through the story explaining why things are the way that they are and what can be done about it, we get some understanding about the territory that we’re walking into. And some of the territory that we’re walking into is so good that it’s too good to be true. And one of the things that we will get out of the book of Romans and out of the letters of Paul is, if all of this is really available to me why am I living less than this. And we should keep that in mind, because it’s a question we should ask ourselves often as we consider the implications of what Paul will tell us over time. But we’re just getting going and Paul is starting at the beginning of the story and working his way forward.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for that. We thank You for the book of Romans. We thank You for the opportunity to start at the beginning and work our way forward and find ourselves in all of this. And we certainly invite Your Holy Spirit at every step of the way to show us the ways in which we are living less than You have called us to live, the ways in which we are settling for things that we don’t even want anyway when such a glorious adventure is what we are invited into. Come Holy Spirit, we pray. Plant the words deep into our hearts. Cultivate the fruit of the Spirit within us. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, its home base, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here.

The Prayer Wall is, of course, there. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can get to the Prayer Wall through the up as well. But we are a community that reaches out to one another in prayer. And, so, that’s a great place to go and pray for your brothers and sisters.

Check out the resources that are available in the Daily Audio Bible shop for the journey through the Bible this year.

And if you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible. If what’s happening here is life-giving to you then thank you for your partnership in keeping what we do as a community alive and happening each and every day. There’s a link on the homepage of dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the 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 tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello everybody. Hey, this is Annette from Oklahoma City. SarahJane, you are the woman. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is God ordained. Thank you in so many ways I couldn’t even list. Hey everybody, I, because of the nature of my job and the things that I’ve been involved in lately, some things went wrong, I had nothing to do with it but unfortunately I got caught up in it. I didn’t do anything wrong. Thank you. But I had to go in front of, kind of like I board, and I hate to call it testifying because it wasn’t that formal but it was really scary and I kind of knew that was going to come but I didn’t know is that it was going to come today and Candace from Oregon, my sister, I’m a little bit behind on Saturdays community prayer and today is the 10th which is my DAB birthday. Woo hoo. So, anyways, but Candace, when I walked into the meeting, I heard your song, [singing], no, never alone, Annette you’re never alone [singing ends]. Hey, I just wanted to thank you and that really touched me and obviously it was timely. But I just wanted to thank you guys and keeping me in prayer and hopefully this all will just get straightened out and everything is okay. I’m fine. It’s no big deal. Just the companies trying to be pushy and things are…they’re just trying to avoid the system. That’s all it is. So, I love you. I will see you in Tennessee. Woo hoo. I can’t wait. Have a great day. Bye-bye.

Hi there. My name is Melissa and I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible since the beginning of the year. My husband Anthony and I are in need of direction from the Lord regarding where we should move our family and I was wondering if you guys could all pray for us. I’ve really appreciate the show and just moving forward in God’s word has truly been refreshing for me. We have three small children and it’s been a huge gift to me as I listen to it when I’m driving in the car. And, thank you Ali. I am so grateful for your prayer. Bye.

Father God, thank You so much for where You have placed us. Thank You for our homes and our villages, towns, and cities that we live in. Thank You for our workplace, Lord. Thank You for the place we volunteer at. Thank You for that community group we go along too. Thank You for our church. Lord, I want to lift up our workplaces, especially to You and pray a blessing on those places. Lord, these are our places where we’ve got the opportunity to shine and to be Jesus to people who don’t know You and who probably won’t come across or probably won’t walk into a church. Lord, help us be salt and light, help us be love, and please Lord, keep a strong especially as we face opposition and come up against the enemy and just the hate that is around. Help us be above that Lord. Lord, we also lift up our bosses and the boards of trustees, the boards of directors, and the council boards, that You’d be giving them wisdom on how best to bless the workplace on what decisions they need to make. If there’s any cuts that need to happen Lord, that they would do that the Right Way. Lord, in this time of uncertainty when many workplaces have…are going through cuts…budget cuts and things like that Lord, I pray that You’d be a comfort to the employees. Lord, thank You for our brothers and sisters in that situation. And I pray Lord, that You would be a comfort to them in that. In this time of uncertainty, I pray that You’d be our strength and our security and __. In Jesus’ Holy and precious name. Amen. Good morning guys. This is Michaela from Gloucester in the UK also known as Beloved by Him. Hope you have good and blessed day wherever you are.

Good morning family. This is Cherry Chase. I was going to say Cherry Pie but we’ve got another Cherry Pie on the line now. So, I’m just going to stay with Cherry Chase. I’m calling for Beautiful in California. I think that’s what you said your name was. I just want to let you know that I am covering you on your job. I do understand where you are and where you’re coming from. I myself am going through the same and have been on my job for years and going with new people that I’ve never worked with. I’ve worked for the same people for like 15 years and now getting ready to a whole new set of people. You know the routine. I’ve already been praying for my own job. So, I’m definitely covering you on your job and asking for peace and favor in your direction. I also wanted to pray for Cherry Pie. I am lifting you up as well as God continues to cover you as well. And I want to say hello to Asia. I haven’t heard from you in a while. Hope all is well. Hope everybody’s doing well and is blessed. I’m going to continue to pray for everyone and you all guys continue to pray for me and keep lifting me up on my job and covering me as well. You guys have a great and wonderful and marvelous and blessed day because I am.

07/12/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 12:19-14:17, Romans 1:1-17 , Psalms 9:13-20, Proverbs 19:4-5

Today is the 12th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today as we take the next step forward in our journey through the Scriptures. And the journey, when we get to the New Testament, will bring us into a new book. We finished the book of Acts yesterday. But before we get there, 1 Chronicles chapter 12 verse 19 to 14 verse 17.

Introduction to the book of Romans:

Okay. So, we finished the book of Acts yesterday, which brings us to the book of Romans, which is the first letter of the apostle Paul that appears in the New Testament. And most biblical scholars would say this is Paul’s crowning jewel. This is his greatest work in outlining in written form what he had been traveling around preaching - the good news of the gospel. And one of the things that we have to understand about the letters of Paul is that they were written before the Gospels were written and before the book of Acts was written, obviously not before the things written in the Gospels in the book of acts happened but before they were written down. So, Paul’s traveling around evangelizing, preaching the good news of Jesus. So he’s educated and he’s literate and he writes letters back to the churches that have been formed to further instruct them because there was no New Testament for them to refer to. And these letters were treasured by the churches and copied and passed around to the other churches. So, the letters of the apostle Paul are some of the earliest Christian writings that we have. So, Paul probably wrote this letter to the Romans from the city of Corinth, where some of his greatest missionary work and been accomplished. And it’s probably written in the mid-50s. And when Paul finished this letter he sent Phoebe, probably from the church in Contraya, which is just outside of Corinth to hand deliver the letter and make an introduction to the apostle Paul. Of course, Paul was a Roman citizen and he had a passion for his people. We’ve been learning about the apostle Paul in the book of Acts. He couldn’t wait to visit Rome but he had other business to attend to before he could go there, the first thing being a trip to Jerusalem where, unfortunately, his plans took a turn and he was arrested and kept in captivity for several years. And Paul does make his way to Rome as we know from the book of Acts. Like, we just went through this great shipwreck, getting him to Rome, but he makes his first trip to Rome as a prisoner. And the church in Rome was implanted by Paul. And we don’t actually know who brought the gospel of Jesus to Rome, but if we’re going to speculate, it was probably someone or a group of people who were in the upper room maybe, or around the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, who likely carried the gospel back to Rome and established the church there. But of course that’s speculation. The central theme that we’ll find in the book of Romans is righteousness, our need for righteousness, the righteousness that the work of Christ offers us and our obligation to live into that righteousness, to be transformed, that our nature is actually changed so that we can live as righteous people. And the book shows who God is, the work of Jesus, and it shines a mirror in our faces and shows us who we are without Christ. No matter how good we think we are, no matter how benevolent we’ve been, no matter how loving we think we are, without Jesus it’s all filthy rags. So, let’s enjoy our time in the book of Romans. It’s one of the greatest doctrinal works we have in all of Christianity. So, let’s drink deep from one of the earliest documents we have in the faith. Romans chapter 1 verse 1 through 17.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. And as we turn the page in the New Testament and move, not into a new era, but into some new territory where we will be working our way through the letters of the apostle Paul, we invite Your Holy Spirit. We invite Your Holy Spirit to give us context, to give us history, to give us wisdom, and to apply all of these things into our lives and into our faith that we might grow, that we might mature, and that we might be become fully grown, mature people, Your people on this earth representing You, and announcing the renewal of all things. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is Standing Firm. I have not called in in a while and frankly I have not been Standing Firm. I’ve been living in the Greenville South Carolina area and I’m going to pray and ask for forgiveness and pray for all of you. Dear Father, I thank You so much for Your kindness, Your mercy and Your grace. And Lord You know everything that’s going on in my life - depression and loneliness. Thank You just for the times that I just fail and fall and ask You to forgive me for that and not just __ You but for the strength that You provide, a strength that You can always give and that the cross is right there for my taking and You have given back to us freely. Lord, I thank You for the cross Lord. I thank You for forgiveness. I thank You for being the one and only way to heaven and there is no other God. You are all there is. Father, I thank You for all these friends that one day I will see, which will be a glorious reunion. Thank You so much. I pray for all those out there struggling with depression and loneliness. Just keep Your head up. Look to the cross. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is One Out of the Shell from Central Florida. And I have a couple of requests and I want to agree in prayer for some of our family members that have called in. First, my brother has a child, two girls and he lives in Nevada and he’s trying to get custody of his two-year-old daughter because the mother is having a lot of serious mental challenges right now and it’s come to the point of being dangerous for my little niece. So, please lift up that situation in agreement with me that she’ll be able to be with her father and her brother in a safe environment. Pray for him as well please. They’re are going to court this week, I believe it’s within the week if not this week. The other situation I’m asking prepare for is, my daughter called that in about a week or so ago. Her name is Danielle. I’ve seen some progress. We have a whole lot more to go…so. And then finally, we have a business opportunity that looks very promising that we believe the Lord brought to us that I really know in my heart there some things that my husband and I need to address and I need the Lord to really confirm this to me because it means quitting my regular full-time job. So, be in agreement with me about that please. Cherry Pie, I hear you honey and I want to pray for you right now along with all of the single bonds. Been there done that. Father God, we just thank You for this dear sweet sister and all the other sisters and brothers that are going through the same thing. Bring them peace, wisdom, guidance…

Hi Daily Audio Bible family. This is Adam in Chiga Heights Ohio. I’ve been listening for a long time and actually have never called then a prayer request but I have an important prayer request for my sister-in-law’s son, so my nephew in Stockholm Sweden. He has water on his brain. His head is…he’s eight months old…and his head has been growing. And the doctors really haven’t been doing much over there in Sweden. And, so, we’ve been a little bit frustrated. And, so, finally he had an MRI, took an MRI. They’re going to find out the results of it. But they said last week when they took the MRI if its just normal water on the brain we are going to do surgery in August / September. But if it’s something severe like a tumor or potential cancer we’re going to do surgery right away. Now, they called in today and said they’re going to do surgery right away. So, naturally they’re extremely worried, extremely scared. They are not…not…my brother-in-law’s not a Christian, but God’s been really working on his heart. So, pray for him. He’s really prayerful but I know God’s going to do a miracle here. And his name is William. He’s eight months old and if you could really pray that God would…my prayer is that he would live and not die and proclaim God’s good works. If you could join with me in prayer for William, I’d really appreciate that. Thank you. Bye.

Hey Brian. It’s Jeff from Syracuse calling. It’s been a couple of months since I touched base with you. Going through some tough times. My wife who I called in about in the past, she did go home to be with Jesus, 55 years old. Just a wonderful creature that loved God with her whole heart. Horrible, horrible ovarian cancer. Hard but God knows what He’s doing. Very difficult being alone. Being in this world without your help mate that you basically lived your entire life around and were looking to tend to the golden years together and see things and do things together. But Brian, I’m so glad for your program because, quite frankly, you put us in touch with the heart of God and there is nothing that is going to provide that intimacy with our Creator, especially during time of horrible grief like this, then being with Jesus Christ at the essence of that. And I just love your program Brian because you emphasize, you emphasize caring that comes from Jesus, the love that emanates, the godly love that emanates from him. And it’s just so refreshing to come in to hear that when you’ve been out in the world where there really isn’t any love. There’s just faults, idols, and distractions, and everything else. That Satan’s game. But Brian, you’ve got us into God’s game which is, I love you my children, I want you. Come back to me I’m your good Shepherd. Thanks so much Brian. I love it when you say at the end, I’m Brian and I love you. And it just means so much to me. God bless you. Bye-bye