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The Salt of the Land and the Light of the World
6d ago
The Salt of the Land and the Light of the World
Sermon on the Mount E8 – Why does Jesus call his followers salt and light? In the Hebrew Bible, salt is a metaphor for God’s long-lasting covenant with Israel, connected to priestly sacrifices, ritual purity, and social bonds. And the Hebrew word for light, or, shares a wordplay with torah, meaning God’s wise instruction. God’s wisdom given in the Torah is a light for Israel that they are called to share with the nations. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss the meanings of salt and light, showing how Jesus applies these covenant words to his new community of followers.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: The Meaning of Salt and Light in the Bible (0:00-9:29)Chapter 2: A Key Hebrew Wordplay Between “Light” and “Instruction” (9:29-11:49)Chapter 3: Light and God’s Torah in the Book of Isaiah (11:49-29:21)Chapter 4: Salt and Light as Metaphors for the Covenant (29:21-46:29)Referenced ResourcesMatthew 1-7: Volume 1 (International Critical Commentary) by W.D Davies, Dale C. Allison Jr., and Christopher M. Tuckett The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan T. PenningtonCheck out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsDan 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 is our audio editor and engineer, and he provided the sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Jonathan Penngington. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
What Does It Mean to Make Peace? (The Beatitudes Pt. 4)
12-02-2024
What Does It Mean to Make Peace? (The Beatitudes Pt. 4)
Sermon on the Mount E7 – What will it cost us to live like Jesus in our world? In the third and final triad of the Beatitudes, Jesus declares that the good life belongs to the peacemakers. But making peace Jesus-style will mean conflict, pain, difficulty, and even persecution. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and others explore the cultural tensions surrounding Jesus, his audience, and the four ancient groups who tried to make peace and how Jesus’ teachings created conflict with all of these groups.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: The Meaning of Peacemaking (0:00-7:18)Chapter 2: The Four Kinds of People in Jesus’ Audience (7:18-18:14)Chapter 3: Jesus Makes Peace Differently (18:14-21:12)Chapter 4: Why Peacemaking Leads to Persecution (21:12-24:27)Chapter 5: Investing in the New Creation (24:27-37:52)Chapter 6: A Musical Summary of the Beatitudes (37:52-44:10)Referenced ResourcesCheck out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsDan Gummel 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 is our audio editor and 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 Ben Tertin and Rose Mayer. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
The Type of People God Is Forming  (The Beatitudes Pt. 3)
05-02-2024
The Type of People God Is Forming (The Beatitudes Pt. 3)
Sermon on the Mount E6 – What does it look like to have our desires and actions completely aligned with God’s will? In the second triad of the Beatitudes, Jesus paints a picture of the kind of people God is forming in the Kingdom of the Skies. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and guests break down the biblical words for righteousness, justice, mercy, and purity throughout the Bible, leading up to Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: Hungering and Thirsting for Righteousness (0:00-6:32)Chapter 2: Right Relationships, Justice, and Equity (6:32-13:18)Chapter 3: Righteousness and Trust in God (13:18-24:17)Chapter 4: What Jesus Means by Mercy (24:17-32:53)Chapter 5: The Challenge of a Pure Heart (32:53-42:18)Chapter 6: Portraying Purity of Heart in Art (42:18-46:47)Referenced ResourcesMatthew 1-7: Volume 1 (International Critical Commentary), W.D Davies, Dale C. Allison Jr., and Christopher M. TuckettInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsDan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Tim Mackie is our 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 Yanii Evans 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 Ben Tertin. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
The Powerless, Grieving, and Unimportant (The Beatitudes Pt. 2)
29-01-2024
The Powerless, Grieving, and Unimportant (The Beatitudes Pt. 2)
Sermon the Mount E5 – What does it mean to be poor in spirit, mourning, and meek? Jesus uses these words in the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, and the guys examine them in biblical Greek and Hebrew, finding that a better translation may be “powerless,” “grieving,” and “unimportant.” These are the people that Jesus believes will have the “good life.” How can that be? In this episode, Jon, Tim, and guests explore the first triad of the Beatitudes, shedding light on how those at the bottom of society are actually better prepared to receive the kingdom of the skies.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: A Kingdom for the Powerless (01:25-13:50)Chapter 2: Comfort for the Grieving (13:50-21:07Chapter 3: Making Space for Grief (21:07-24:15)Chapter 4: An Inheritance for the Unimportant (24:15-35:19)Chapter 5: Portraying a Jesus-Style Revolution (35:19-40:40)Referenced ResourcesA Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew (The International Critical Commentary, Vol. 1) by Dale C. Allison Jr., Christopher M. Tuckett, Graham I. DaviesInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTSOriginal Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenShow CreditsDan Gummel 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 and Yanii Evans 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 Ben Tertin, Josh Espasandin, Rose Mayer, and Nyssa Oru. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
What Does "Blessed" Mean? (The Beatitudes Pt. 1)
22-01-2024
What Does "Blessed" Mean? (The Beatitudes Pt. 1)
Sermon on the Mount E4 – What does Jesus mean when he calls people “blessed” in the first section of the Sermon on the Mount? The Greek word translated as “blessed” is makarios, and its Hebrew equivalent is ashrey, which means “the good life.” But there’s another Hebrew word for blessing, barukh, which refers to blessings from God. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and guests unpack what it means to be blessed according to Jesus’ counterintuitive message as he ushers in the kingdom of the skies. View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: What Jesus Means by “Blessed” (00:00-13:24)Chapter 2: The Meaning of Ashrey in Other Hebrew Literature (13:24-17:55)Chapter 3: What Is the Good Life? (17:55-21:06)Chapter 4: Jesus Reframes the Good Life (21:06-33:33)Referenced ResourcesThe Wisdom of Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus) by Yeshua Ben SirachInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsDan Gummel 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 and Yanii Evans 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 Ben Tertin, Breon Gummel, and Rick McKinley. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
The Sermon on the Mount's Place in the Gospel of Matthew
15-01-2024
The Sermon on the Mount's Place in the Gospel of Matthew
Sermon on the Mount E3 – The Sermon on the Mount is one of five major speeches Jesus gives in the Gospel of Matthew, and there are many similarities between these speeches. What is Matthew doing in his gospel that is unique from the other gospels? And how does this shape his portrayal of Jesus? In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss how the Sermon on the Mount fits into the larger context of the Gospel of Matthew.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: Jesus’ Five Speeches in Matthew (00:00-14:55)Chapter 2: How Matthew 5-7 and 23-25 Work Together (14:55-18:09)Chapter 3: The Structure of the Sermon on the Mount and Conclusion (18:09-22:55)Chapter 4: A Reading of the Sermon on the Mount (22:55-40:33)Referenced ResourcesInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsDan Gummel 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. Yanii Evans and Tyler Bailey 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 Jonathan Pennington. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
The Hebrew Bible’s Connection to the Sermon on the Mount
08-01-2024
The Hebrew Bible’s Connection to the Sermon on the Mount
Sermon on the Mount E2 – As a Jewish rabbi, Jesus was immersed in the Hebrew Bible, or what Christians often call the Old Testament. The Hebrew Bible tells the story of God working with ancient Israel to bring about his Kingdom. And in the New Testament, Jesus claimed that God’s Kingdom was at long last arriving in him. In this episode, Tim and Jon walk through the three parts of the Hebrew Bible, showing how they connect to what Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount. Plus, Michelle, Dan, and Aaron go on a field trip to look at a Torah scroll to better understand how the Hebrew Bible is designed.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: Repentance in the Sermon on the Mount (00:00-12:35)Chapter 2: Exploring a Hebrew Bible Scroll (12:35-17:57)Chapter 3: How Jesus Interprets the Torah (17:57-25:00)Chapter 4: The Hebrew Bible’s Differing Book Order—Including the Prophets (25:00-27:38)Chapter 5: The Sermon on the Mount as the Fulfillment of Prophetic Hope (27:38-35:21)Chapter 6: The Last Book of the Hebrew Bible and the Writings (Ketuvim) (35:21-37:22)Chapter 7: The Sermon on the Mount as Wisdom Literature (37:22-40:43)Chapter 8: How the Hebrew Bible’s Structure Provides Context for the Sermon on the Mount (40:43-43:54)Referenced ResourcesSermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom by Amy Jill LevineInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsDan Gummel 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. Yanii Evans and Tyler Bailey are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer and provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Aaron Shaw. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Kicking Off a Year With Sermon on the Mount
01-01-2024
Kicking Off a Year With Sermon on the Mount
Most of us have probably heard sayings from Jesus’ famous teaching, commonly called the Sermon on the Mount. It's only 100 verses, but the sermon has created an enduring legacy that has shaped countless lives throughout history. In this first episode of a yearlong series on the Sermon on the Mount, Tim and Jon introduce some new voices and share stories of influential people who were inspired by Jesus’ words. Then the team lays out the basic facts of the Sermon on the Mount and the different ways it’s been interpreted over 2,000 years.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Chapter 1: Meet the Team and Hear Stories (00:00-18:08)Chapter 2: The Basics of the Sermon (18:08-32:22)Chapter 3: Interview with The Chosen Creator, Dallas Jenkins (32:22-44:15)Chapter 4: Domestication Strategies for the Sermon Throughout History (44:15-56:21)Referenced Resources“Letter from the Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich BonhoefferThe Hiding Place by Corrie Ten BoomThe Sermon on the Mount, Utopia or Program for Action? by Pinchas E. LapideInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie KohenBibleProject theme song by TENTSShow CreditsStephanie 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. Brad 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.
Can We Be Agents of Chaos With Good Intentions? – Chaos Dragon Q+R 2
18-12-2023
Can We Be Agents of Chaos With Good Intentions? – Chaos Dragon Q+R 2
Does the dragon always deceive humans into sinning? Can we become agents of chaos even when our intentions are good? What does it mean that Satan “entered into” Judas at the last supper? In this episode, Tim and Jon respond to your questions from the second half of the Chaos Dragon series. Thank you to our audience for your thoughtful questions!View more resources on our website →Timestamps Does the Dragon Always Deceive Humans Into Sin? (00:00-7:36)Are the Scales in Paul’s Eyes a Reference to the Dragon? (7:36-14:22)Are the Dragon Rahab and Rakhab in Jeremiah Connected? (14:22-21:22)Was the Chaos Dragon Created To Be Evil? (21:22-26:55)Can We Become Agents of Chaos Even With Good Intentions? (26:55-32:03)What Does It Mean That Satan “Entered” Judas? (32:03-47:45)Referenced ResourcesLiddell and Scott's Greek-English LexiconThe New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, James StrongKilling a Messiah: A Novel, Adam WinnInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTSShow produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Audience questions compiled by Christopher Maier.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Does the Dragon Sometimes Win? – Chaos Dragon E13
30-10-2023
Does the Dragon Sometimes Win? – Chaos Dragon E13
In the story of the Bible, the dragon is a recurring symbol of chaos, death, and destruction. The good news is, Yahweh is the dragon slayer, and he gives humans power over the dragon too. But in the Bible—and in our own lives—we can encounter stories like Job’s. The scroll of Job explores what happens when a righteous person, someone who should be experiencing God's Eden blessing, gets their life co-opted by the dragon instead. In this episode, join Tim and Jon as they explore the story of Job.View more resources on our website →Timestamps Part one (00:00-14:13)Part two (14:13-20:05)Part three (20:05-29:56)Part four (29:56-37:55)Part five (37:55-46:28)Part six (46:28-59:31)Referenced ResourcesPiercing Leviathan: God's Defeat of Evil in the Book of Job (New Studies in Biblical Theology, Volume 56), Eric OrtlundPlaying With Dragons: Living With Suffering and God, Andrew R. AngelInterested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTSAdditional sound design by the BibleProject teamShow produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Transcript edited by Grace Vang. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo.Powered and distributed by Simplecast.