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BibleProject

The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com

The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com

 

#418

What Kind of Treasure Is in Heaven?

Sermon on the Mount E26 – The third section of the Sermon on the Mount's main body opens with a call to examine how we think about our stuff. Jesus makes it clear that how we relate to our money and possessions reveals how we relate to God and neighbor. He urges his listeners to not store up their treasures here on Earth but in the sky. But what is sky treasure? In this episode, Tim, Jon, and Michelle explore the differences between our earthly values and the values of God’s Kingdom in the skies. When we sacrifice our present pleasure and security to better love God and each other, we invest in the coming new creation which contains everything we’ll ever need.  [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Don’t Store Up Your Treasures (00:00-10:50) ---Chapter 2: Where Moth and Eater Can Ruin (10:50-22:25) ---Chapter 3: The Sky Treasure (22:25-34:24) ---Chapter 4: Attaining Eternal Wealth (34:24-51:03) ---Chapter 5: Love People and Love God With Your Things (51:03-1:00:17) Referenced Resources --- [A Treasury of Scripture Knowledge] (https://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Scripture-Knowledge-Hendrickson-Publishers/dp/1565638336/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GD3X10LTSQS5&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.YmxvG5oUbf0Lf6Iew4omiXHgz7iSTB_BD1dX808-llc0M7ekL8B6F1DQ3-A9sif0VJSqtXvROpSyJr5Yq3QORl5Fzgoa6XloKVpuWl9Ln-QuwO88db20fMg) by R.A Torrey --- [The Gospel of Matthew (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)] (http://amzn.to/2eKT63i) by R.T. France ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Unknwn” by Masked Man ---“Let Go (Philanthrope Remix)” by Boukas & A D M B ---“Hnstly” by Afroham & C y g n ---“30” by G Mills ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey was supervising engineer. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode. Aaron Olsen also provided our sound design and mix. Nina Simone does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Special thanks to Nyssa Oru. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

22 hrs Ago

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:17

22 hrs Ago


#417

Do Jesus’ Teachings Conflict With Old Testament Violence? - Sermon on the Mount Q+R 3

Sermon on the Mount Q+R 3 (E25) – What does Jesus mean when he describes people entering the Kingdom of the skies? Are the promises in the Beatitudes possible now, or do we need to wait for the new creation? How did Jesus respond to other perspectives on how to treat our enemies? How do we reconcile Jesus’ teachings on creative nonviolence with violence in the Old Testament narratives? Why does Jesus tell his followers to be perfect when the Bible repeatedly mentions that all humans fail? In this episode, Tim and Jon respond to your questions from episodes 15-22 in the Sermon on the Mount series. Thank you to our audience for your thoughtful questions! [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: What Do You Have to Do to Enter God’s Kingdom? (0:00-10:07) ---Chapter 2: Is It Possible to Experience the Kingdom of God Now? (10:07-18:27 ---Chapter 3: How Do Jesus’ Teachings About Nonviolence Fit With Violence in the Hebrew Bible? (18:27-27:47) ---Chapter 4: How Should Jesus’ Disciples Advance God’s Kingdom? (27:47-40:46) ---Chapter 5: Why Does Jesus Tell His Followers to be Perfect When He’s the Only Perfect Human? (40:46-53:32) Referenced Resources --- [The Great Divorce] (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Divorce-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652950/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=AUTHOR&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.l1ceuv6puCj2GpHjlS8kzEPRu7EsUCorDrVCUsEoGJI6Al7g3J3APMHdUdeuXo2yfn_a1KFmK5V0JMImEofHkG5Cc5k1MbN6fgp3VA2oc9_0n76FJYnRpCs5GN0_tPbLnB9tAl5SoXTkbtd8egDOopHa4nBgVQEtV7DQtmIHs16orlwVb0k5q1YT4udaq4uO0zUP49a-EfhDzflZIIxY1cEeDjPkDAqrQD2Jv7c1svQ.LZFHR4nqJqT-NCUSfRhRBr7uCQje5L34A104kCaiXMQ&qid=&sr=) by C.S. Lewis --- [Flood and Fury: Old Testament Violence and the Shalom of God] (https://www.amazon.com/Flood-Fury-Testament-Violence-Shalom/dp/1514004291) by Matthew J. Lynch and Helen Paynter --- [The Violence of the Biblical God: Canonical Narrative and Christian Faith] (https://amzn.to/2H6Ufjo) by L. Daniel Hawk ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Aaron Olsen edited today's episode and also provided our sound design and mix. Tyler Bailey was supervising engineer. Nina Simone does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Christopher Maier compiles our audience questions. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

53 MINS

53:33

17 Jun 2024


#416

Does God Lead Us Into Temptation? (The Lord’s Prayer Pt. 5)

Sermon on the Mount E24 –  Many of us first learned the King James translation of the final, personal request in the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” But does God actually lead us into temptation? In a motif that weaves throughout the Hebrew Bible, we see God allowing tests to strengthen his partnership with humans. When this motif picks up in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is the one experiencing testing. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and Michelle explore the theme of testing and temptation throughout the Bible and in the life of Jesus. From his own experience, Jesus teaches us to pray for protection from temptation and for rescue when it comes. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: (00:00-24:17) ---Chapter 2: (24:17-32:48) ---Chapter 3: (32:48-56:55) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode. Aaron Olsen also provided our sound design and mix. Tyler Bailey was supervising engineer. Nina Simone does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Special thanks to Brian Hall and Liz Vice. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

56 MINS

56:55

10 Jun 2024


#415

What Forgiveness Is and Isn't (The Lord's Prayer Pt. 4)

Sermon on the Mount E23 – The second half of the Lord’s prayer contains four requests on behalf of the person praying. The second personal request is for God to forgive us. But forgiveness is not just a transaction between individuals or between God and humans. Forgiveness plays a central role in the arrival of God’s Kingdom. In this episode, Jon, Tim, and Michelle explore what forgiveness is, what it isn't, and what it looks like to set each other free.  [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: A Conversation on Release, Repair, and Delivery from Sin (00:00-28:19) ---Chapter 2: Forgiveness in the Life and Teachings of Jesus (28:19-36:54) ---Chapter 3: Is There a Limit on Forgiveness? (36:54-01:05:38) Referenced Resources ---New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology in Exegesis, Moisés Silva ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode. Aaron Olsen also provided our sound design and mix. Tyler Bailey was supervising engineer. Nina Simone does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Special thanks to Brian Hall, Liz Vice, and the BibleProject Scholar Team. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:38

03 Jun 2024


#414

What Does Jesus Mean by “Daily Bread”? (The Lord’s Prayer Pt. 3)

Sermon on the Mount E22 – The first half of the Lord’s Prayer features three requests on behalf of God and his Kingdom: he is our Father in the skies, whose name we recognize as holy and whose way of life we want to see on the land. The second half of the Lord’s prayer focuses on four personal requests, where we seek to align our needs with God’s wisdom. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss the first request of “daily bread” and its connections to stories and wisdom in the Hebrew Bible.   [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Recap up to This Point (0:00-10:47) ---Chapter 2: The Meaning of “Daily Bread” in Greek (10:47-16:55) ---Chapter 3: “Daily Bread” in Exodus or Abundance in Proverbs? (16:55-34:36) ---Chapter 4: Reorienting Toward Radical Trust and Dependence (34:36-43:52) Referenced Resources --- [Jesus: A Very Short Introduction] (https://a.co/d/eZwipMo) by Richard Bauckham ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohan ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS ---“Flows” by Abnuu ---“Lost Memories (feat. Bastien Brison)” by ØDYSSEE & Ruck P Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode, and Tyler Bailey was supervising editor. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Special thanks to Brian Hall, Liz Vice, and the BibleProject Scholar Team. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

27 May 2024

43 MINS

43:52

27 May 2024


#413

What Does “Hallowed Be Thy Name” Mean? (The Lord’s Prayer Pt. 2)

Sermon on the Mount E21 – Prayer is at the center of the center of the Sermon on the Mount. And it’s in this section of teaching that Jesus gives us a simple prayer that we can participate in. It’s only 12 lines long, but it contains a universe of ideas that center us with God. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss the first half of the prayer: “Our Father who is in the skies, may your name be recognized as holy. May your Kingdom come and your will be done as it is in the skies so also on the land.”   [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Our Father (00:00-9:38) ---Chapter 2:  In the skies (9:38-16:20) ---Chapter 3: May your name be recognized as holy (16:20-26:15) ---Chapter 4: May your kingdom come, and may your will be done (26:15-36:01) ---Chapter 5: Checking in on the Lord’s Prayer Song (36:01-40:33) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS ---“Empty” by Oddfish ---“High Beams (feat. Dotlights)” by Kreatev & 88JAY ---“And That’s Okay” by Ian Ewing ---“Stay” by Yasper Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode, Aaron Olsen mixed the episode, and Tyler Bailey was supervising editor. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Special thanks to Brian Hall, Liz Vice, and the BibleProject Scholar Team. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

20 May 2024

40 MINS

40:33

20 May 2024


#412

How Does Jesus Teach Us to Pray? (The Lord’s Prayer Pt. 1)

Sermon on the Mount E20 – We are now halfway through studying Jesus' most famous sermon, which brings us to the Lord’s Prayer. What’s the significance of a prayer being right here at the center? And what’s the purpose of regularly reciting a short prayer like this one? In this episode, Jon, Tim, and others kick off a five-part series on the Lord’s Prayer, exploring its structure, core ideas, and historical background.  For more information about writing and sharing your own Lord's Prayer song, visit our website [here] (https://bibleproject.com/singtheprayer/) . [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: A Story of the Lord’s Prayer in Jerusalem (00:00-6:23) ---Chapter 2: The Epicenter of the Sermon on the Mount (6:23-10:52) ---Chapter 3: Reading the Prayer (10:52-18:50) ---Chapter 4: The Structure of the Lord’s Prayer (18:50-22:02) ---Chapter 5: The Core Ideas of the Lord’s Prayer (22:02-25:30) ---Chapter 6: Interview About Liturgies With James K. A. Smith (25:30-36:49) ---Chapter 7: Historical and Cultural Background of the Lord’s Prayer (36:49-50:17) ---Chapter 8: How the Lord’s Prayer Shaped Jesus (50:17-52:04) ---Chapter 9: Writing a New Lord’s Prayer Song (52:04-59:12) Referenced Resources --- [You Are What You Love] (https://a.co/d/7HXcKyN) by James K. A. Smith --- [Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History] (https://a.co/d/adHtmP1) by Ismar Elbogen ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS ---“Open Wings” by Liron Meyuhas ---“From Srinager” by Guy Buttery Show Credits Stephanie Tam is the lead producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; and Colin Wilson, producer. Tyler Bailey is our audio engineer and editor, and he also provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to James K.A. Smith, Brian Hall, Liz Vice, and the BibleProject scholar team, and to Dan Gummel who commissioned and supported the production of this episode. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones, and Tim Mackie is our lead scholar. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

13 May 2024

59 MINS

59:12

13 May 2024


#411

Why Say “Kingdom of the Skies” Instead of “Kingdom of Heaven”? – Sermon on the Mount Q+R 2

Sermon on the Mount Q+R 2 (E19) – How do we reconcile Jesus’ words about the Law with other New Testament teachings? How is God’s justice with gehenna different from karma? And why does the BibleProject translation of the Sermon on the Mount refer to the Kingdom of Heaven as the Kingdom of the skies? In this episode, Tim and Jon respond to your questions on the first four case studies about righteousness (episodes 9-14) in the Sermon on the Mount series. Thank you to our audience for your incredible questions! [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Why are there so many sets of threes in the Sermon on the Mount? (1:42-8:06) ---How do we reconcile Jesus’ words about the Law with other New Testament teachings? (8:06-18:10) ---Does Jesus contradict his teaching in Matthew 5:22 when he calls the Pharisees “blind fools” in Matthew 23:17? (18:10-26:06) ---What is the difference between God’s justice with gehenna and the philosophical idea of karma? (26:06-32:19) ---Why does Jesus not mention abuse as a legitimate reason for divorce? (32:19-42:12) ---Would Jesus say not to legally swear to tell the truth with your hand on the Bible? (42:12-46:14) ---Why do you refer to the Kingdom of Heaven as the Kingdom of the skies? (46:19-53:46) Referenced Resources --- [Style and Structure in Biblical Hebrew Narrative] (https://www.amazon.com/Style-Structure-Biblical-Hebrew-Narrative/dp/0814658970/ref=sr_1_1?crid=39K313FSLR2GP&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.RQsGkAVnPV0jszZEkCfwQJ_xaxtJPhnWukoFDiOU4aU.0nsUKRgOlbPp1h09OQMaBcO2oQu2DlFSJHJOrA_ZhGM&dib_tag=se&keywords=style+and+structure+in+biblical+hebrew+narrative&qid=1713913822&sprefix=style+and+structure+of+hebrew%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-1) by Jerome T. Walsh --- [Four Views on Hell: Second Edition (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology)] (https://a.co/d/2VV0oWy) , by Zondervan and edited by Preston Sprinkle ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen  ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; and Colin Wilson, producer. Tyler Bailey is our supervising editor, and Aaron Olsen edited and mixed today’s episode. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Audience questions compiled by Christopher Maier. The hosts of today’s episode are Jon Collins and Tim Mackie. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

06 May 2024

56 MINS

56:01

06 May 2024


#410

Jesus’ Surprising Warning About Religious Practices

Sermon on the Mount E18 – In Matthew 6, Jesus turns his attention to religious practices of his day, specifically generosity to the poor, prayer, and fasting. But Jesus gives a surprising warning about these practices: if you do religious practices to get praise from people, then you're missing the point. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss these three religious practices and reflect on the pitfalls of making religious devotion about yourself. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Honor in Jesus’ Day (00:00-6:32) ---Chapter 2: Giving to the Poor (6:32-26:00) ---Chapter 3: Prayer (26:00-34:15) ---Chapter 4: Fasting (34:15-54:14) Referenced Resources --- [Fasting: The Ancient Practices] (https://a.co/d/95Qr4RE) by Scot McKnight --- [Christianity's Surprise: A Sure and Certain Hope] (https://a.co/d/3fogbWY) by C. Kavin Rowe ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS ---“Descend” by dryhope ---“Polaroid” by Ward Wills Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey is our audio engineer and editor, and he also provided our sound design and mix. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

54 MINS

54:14

29 Apr 2024


#409

What "Hypocrite" Means to Jesus

Sermon on the Mount E17 – In Matthew 6, Jesus transitions from sharing a vision for righteousness that fulfills the Torah and Prophets to talking about how true righteousness impacts religious practices. Religious practices—like prayer, serving the poor, or generosity—are meant to align our hearts with God. But Jesus noticed that many people in his day were doing religious practices to promote their own name and status. He called this behavior hypocrisy, which meant something different to him that it does to us today. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss the original meaning of the word “hypocrite” and the differing motivations people can have for doing right by God and others. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: The Meaning of “Hypocrite” (00:00-10:06) ---Chapter 2: Seeking Reward from People or God (10:06-15:38) ---Chapter 3: A Reward of Honor (15:38-31:16) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS ---“Silk” by El Train ---“Brush Strokes” by Blue Wednesday and morningtime Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey is our audio engineer and editor, and he also provided our sound design and mix. Frank Garza and Aaron Olsen edited today's episode. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

31 MINS

31:16

22 Apr 2024


#408

Why Does Jesus Want Us to Love Our Enemies?

Sermon on the Mount E16 – In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus shares his sixth and final case study based on the wisdom of the Torah, and it may be the most challenging one yet. The first three case studies focused on treating others as sacred image-bearers of God. The fourth and fifth case studies offered guidance on how to handle conflict. And in the final case study, Jesus concludes with wisdom on how to respond to people who not only dislike us but even desire our harm. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss one of Jesus’ most famous teachings: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Recap of the Sermon so Far (00:00-11:16) ---Chapter 2: Unpacking “Love Your Neighbor and Hate Your Enemy” (11:16-20:12) ---Chapter 3: Who Is My Neighbor? (20:12-33:47) ---Chapter 4: Loving Like God and the Meaning of Teleios (33:47-51:36) Referenced Resources --- [The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament)] (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Matthew-International-Commentary-Testament/dp/080282501X/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.EYlIOLzJN_H-HGwEHoBrYmlB_tI6yQC4pALKDFdR2qE.y-XWo_IA9G-BGpXXGdDD9TYz_ijihqOMGEhd9G2bKlo&dib_tag=se&keywords=R.+T.+France%2C+The+Gospel+of+Matthew%2C+The+New+International+Commentary+on+the+New+Testament%2C&qid=1711129236&sr=8-1) by R. T. France  ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS ---“Better Days” - Evil Needle ---“Inner Glow” - Bao & Packed Rich Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey, Frank Garza, and Aaron Olsen are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

51 MINS

51:36

15 Apr 2024


#407

What Jesus Means by “Turn the Other Cheek”

Sermon on the Mount E15 – In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus offers wisdom from the Torah about retaliation, justice, and nonviolent resistance to injustice. He references a series of laws in Exodus 21, Leviticus 24, and Deuteronomy 19, all of which contain the familiar language of “eye for eye, tooth for tooth.” Jesus reveals the surprising wisdom within these laws, using real-life scenarios that would have been familiar to oppressed Israelites living under Roman occupation: turning the other cheek, giving your cloak, and going the extra mile. In this episode, Jon, Tim, and Michelle discuss how these actions can open up our imaginations for boldly standing against injustice in creative, nonviolent ways. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Cultural Background of “Eye for Eye” (00:00-20:45) ---Chapter 2: The Meaning of “Do Not Resist” (20:45-28:13) ---Chapter 3: Turn the Other Cheek (28:13-39:20) ---Chapter 4: Give Up Your Coat (39:20-45:30) ---Chapter 5: Go the Extra Mile (45:30-01:01:00) Referenced Resources --- [The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary] (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Matthew-Socio-Rhetorical-Commentary/dp/0802864988) by Craig S. Keener --- [The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus] (https://www.amazon.com/JPS-Torah-Commentary-Exodus/dp/0827603274) by Nahum M. Sarna --- [Romeo and Juliet] (https://www.amazon.com/Romeo-Juliet-Folger-Shakespeare-Library/dp/0743477111/ref=sr_1_1?crid=5BYVOXWDV1Y0&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.OnvbwIMEBsva5oLoPIxIHFItfMLmydF6GwuybNldOrwH8ylkxmGdxsy28_Kde5pI_k_zdmTlAH1nJE_oBwdLCuW9riWfM9A6FzcpZRHrblvjDWAWWP-n3xBkHlUmq7EDmIrh) by William Shakespeare --- [Strength to Love] (https://www.amazon.com/Strength-Love-Martin-Luther-King/dp/0800697405/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=se&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.yAMdSLDRou-rxC-FryH4uOR8At2z4SWVq4GLjOwRO80Q12M8Wa7ePbhjkEc5M2-1C4ieVVoRbq7XbtX2sd82VLCCreHAgjeIr8xoz-wtoFnNk0n8Th2NBOib36-kg9qT5rdDSgdVfOiS4IWkS4X5nA.jouxFHm85jBOa7zSMUFygzHEEYexdbk8-k5TRSxOn7Q&qid=1710266255&sr=1-1) by Martin Luther King Jr. ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey, Frank Garza, and Aaron Olsen are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:00

08 Apr 2024


#406

Why Does Jesus Say Not to Swear Oaths?

Sermon on the Mount E14 – In Matthew 5:33-48, Jesus offers three case studies about how people can work together in spite of conflict. The first case study focuses on the ancient practice of oath keeping. By the time of Jesus, ancient Israelites no longer spoke the divine name of Yahweh out of respect, but they would still swear oaths by things closely related to God—like the sky, land, temple, etc. Some people used these oaths as a loophole because they felt less serious to break (“I only swore by the temple!”). In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss Jesus’ teaching on oaths, which demonstrates God’s wisdom on the integrity of our words and the danger of even small deceptions. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: The Historical Background of Oaths (00:00-13:22) ---Chapter 2: The Heart Beneath Oaths (13:22-30:44) ---Chapter 3: Oaths From the Evil One (30:44-46:15) Referenced Resources --- [The Divine Conspiracy] (https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Conspiracy-Rediscovering-Hidden-Life/dp/0060693339/ref=sr_1_5?crid=255CRQ156CUMJ&keywords=dallas+willard&qid=1707162066&sprefix=dallas+will%2Caps%2C132&sr=8-5) by Dallas Willard ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---Additional music by UpsiDown ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey, Frank Garza, and Aaron Olsen are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he also provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

46 MINS

46:16

01 Apr 2024


#405

How Jesus Responded to the Divorce Debate

Sermon on the Mount E13 – In Matthew 5:31-32, Jesus offers a quote from the Torah about when it is lawful to divorce, and then he shares his perspective. But what is the context of these words, and how would Jesus’ original audience have heard them? It’s easy for modern readers to miss, but Jesus is entering a longstanding debate concerning a passage about divorce in Deuteronomy 24—and his take is surprising. In this episode, Jon, Tim, and special guest Jeannine Brown discuss the story surrounding divorce in ancient Israel, the Bible’s ideal of covenant loyalty, and the wisdom we can find in Scripture to navigate divorce in our culture today. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: The Context of Jesus’ Words on Divorce (00:00-11:51) ---Chapter 2: Divorce in Ancient Jewish Culture (11:51-23:06) ---Chapter 3: Divorce Compared to the Genesis 1-2 Ideal (23:06-42:49) Referenced Resources --- [Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series)] (https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Jesus-Gospels-IVP-Bible/dp/0830824561) by Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, Nicholas Perrin --- [The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament)] (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Matthew-International-Commentary-Testament/dp/080282501X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3378UV8C1RIYR&keywords=R.+T.+France+commentary+on+Matthew&qid=1705963989&s=books&sprefix=r.+t.+france+commentary+on+matthew%2Cstripbooks%2C394&sr=1-1) by R.T. France --- [The Gospel of Matthew (New International Greek Testament Commentary)] (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Matthew-International-Testament-Commentary/dp/0802823890) by John Nolland  ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen  ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey, Frank Garza, and Aaron Olse are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Jeannine Brown. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

45 MINS

45:00

25 Mar 2024


#404

Jesus' Vision for Sex and Desire

Sermon on the Mount E12 – In Matthew 5:27-30, Jesus references the Torah’s command to not commit adultery (Exod. 20:14), going on to say that any man who lusts (or “goes on looking”) at a woman commits adultery with her in his heart. So what is his solution to avoid lust? Cut off a hand and gouge out an eye! Whoa—what is Jesus talking about? In this episode, Jon, Tim, and special guest Lucy Peppiatt discuss the meaning and impact of lust, the Bible’s original ideal for men and women, and Jesus’ countercultural vision for sex and marriage in the Kingdom of the skies. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: The Impact of Lust and a Solution to the Problem (0:00-24:40) ---Chapter 2: The Genesis 1 Ideal for Men and Women and How It Falls Apart (24:40-34:30) ---Chapter 3: The Revolutionary Christian Vision for Marriage and Sex (34:30-47:39) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---If you’d like to learn more from our guest Lucy Peppiatt, you can take her [1 Corinthians Class in BibleProject Classroom] (https://bibleproject.com/classroom/overview/1-corinthians/) . ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza are our audio editors, and Tyler Bailey also provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Lucy Peppiatt. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

47 MINS

47:39

18 Mar 2024


#403

Why Do the Beatitudes Matter for the Overworked and Hopeless? – Sermon on the Mount Q+R 1

Why do we not find the Sermon on the Mount in the gospels of Mark or John? Why is “blessed” not a good translation of the word makarios? And if Jesus says that mourning, powerlessness, and poverty are the key to the good life, should we pursue those things? In this episode, Tim and Jon respond to your questions from the first seven episodes of the Sermon on the Mount series. Thank you to our audience for your incredible questions! [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Why do we not find the Sermon on the Mount in the gospels of Mark or John? (1:05) ---Why is “blessed" not a good translation of makarios? (9:43) ---Why does Matthew 5:3 matter to people who feel overworked, crushed, oppressed, domesticated, complacent, powerless, and hopeless? (19:25) ---Should we pursue mourning, powerlessness, and poverty if that is the good life? (27:34) ---Is there something I should be doing to attain the blessings in the Beatitudes? (27:58) ---How can we “bless the Lord?” (37:27) ---Isn’t there more to righteousness than right relationships with others? (46:18) ---Is the meekness Jesus describes the same as Moses’ meekness in Numbers 12:3? (52:24) ---Are there techniques early Christians used that could help us today to remember and reflect on the sermon? (60:17) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; and Colin Wilson, producer. Tyler Bailey is our audio engineer and editor, and he provided the sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s host is Jon Collins. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:07

11 Mar 2024


#402

How Is Anger the Same as Murder?

Sermon on the Mount E10 – In Matthew 5:21-48, Jesus reveals the divine wisdom of Israel’s Old Testament laws through six case studies. In the first case study, he expounds on one of the Ten Commandments, “Do not murder” (Exod. 20:13). After acknowledging this command, Jesus takes it further by saying that anyone who is angry with his brother or publicly shames someone is also guilty of murder. What does he mean? In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss Matthew 5:21-32, exploring key concepts—such as murder, contempt, and divine justice—and what they tell us about the value of human beings. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: What Jesus Is Doing in These Case Studies (0:00-8:45) ---Chapter 2: Overview of Matthew 5:21-32 (8:45-18:09) ---Chapter 3: Insults, Contempt, and the Value of Human Beings (18:09-26:11) ---Chapter 4: The Paradox of the Crime and the Punishment (26:11-32:07) ---Chapter 5: The Meaning of the Word Gehenna (32:07-56:15) Referenced Resources --- [The Divine Conspiracy] (https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Conspiracy-Rediscovering-Hidden-Life/dp/0060693339/ref=sr_1_5?crid=255CRQ156CUMJ&keywords=dallas+willard&qid=1707162066&sprefix=dallas+will%2Caps%2C132&sr=8-5) by Dallas Willard --- [The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing] (https://www.amazon.com/Sermon-Mount-Human-Flourishing-Theological/dp/1540960641/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1707162441&sr=8-1) by Jonathan T. Pennington --- [The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament)] (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Matthew-International-Commentary-Testament/dp/080282501X/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3VXCXKCR7V349&keywords=france+matthew+commentary&qid=1707163214&sprefix=france+matthew%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-3) by R.T. France --- [The Geography of Hell in the Teaching of Jesus] (https://www.amazon.com/Geography-Hell-Teaching-Jesus-Darkness-ebook/dp/B08X7KYLPP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2NH1MK7KR9RY9&keywords=The+Geography+of+Hell+and+the+Teaching+of+Jesus&qid=1707169887&sprefix=the+geography+of+hell+and+the+teaching+of+jesus%2Caps%2C269&sr=8-1) by Kim Papaioannou --- [The Fate of the Dead] (https://www.amazon.com/Fate-Dead-Apocalypses-Supplements-Testamentum/dp/1589832884/ref=sr_1_1?crid=EK8YLVN8FKVU&keywords=richard+bauckham+fate+of+the+dead&qid=1707170948&sprefix=richard+bauckham+fate+of+the+dead%2Caps%2C132&sr=8-1) by Richard Bauckham ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen  ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Jon Collins is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey is our audio engineer and editor, and he provided the sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

56 MINS

56:24

04 Mar 2024


#401

What Does Jesus Think of Old Testament Laws?

Sermon on the Mount E9 – What did Jesus mean when he said he came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets? In Jesus’ day, the laws from the Torah were over a thousand years old. And the Jewish people under Roman occupation weren’t able to follow all of the laws perfectly, leading to countless interpretations of how the people could observe the Torah. So what made this rabbi from Nazareth’s approach to the law any different? In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss Matthew 5:17-20, unpacking its historical context, most perplexing phrases, and the greater righteousness that Jesus is introducing to his listeners. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Short Recap of the Sermon So Far (0:00-3:03) ---Chapter 2: Interpreting the Torah in Jesus’ Day (3:03-16:03) ---Chapter 3: The Sky and Land, the Least and the Greatest (16:03-28:14) ---Chapter 4: Jesus Differs from the Pharisees on Righteousness (28:14-34:27) ---Chapter 5:  Righteousness in Matthew’s Gospel Compared to Paul’s Letters (34:27-40:17) ---Chapter 6: Introducing Jesus’ Idea of the Greater Righteousness (40:17-47:18) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen  ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey and Aaron Olsen are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided the sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

47 MINS

47:18

26 Feb 2024