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Welcome to Iso-chats: Theology. I’m Lionel Windsor, New Testament Lecturer at Moore Theological College, Sydney. During the Covid-19 Isolation, I chatted with lots of my friends and colleagues here at Moore about theology, Christian life and ministry. It’s the kind of discussion we’d normally have over morning tea, but the topics are highly relevant to life in a changing world, so I wanted to let you listen in. Enjoy!
 
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Celebrating Easter. He Is Risen Digging Into the Word: Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8. How many people in total were eyewitnesses to Jesus' resurrection? How were those eyewitnesses changed by what they saw? Why is the resurrection so important to the Christian faith? Other Key Bible Passages About the Ressurection: Matthew 28, Luke 24, and John 20-21. …
 
Preparing our hearts for Easter. What Kind of King is This? (Palm Sunday) Biblical Symbolism in the Triumphal Entry: Jesus borrows an animal - something a king is authorized to do. Jesus rides a colt - fulfilling a Zechariah 9:9 prophecy that the Messianic king will enter Jerusalem on a colt. (A young donkey.) Jesus rides an unbroken colt - symboli…
 
Preparing our hearts for Easter. What Kind of King is This? (Palm Sunday) Biblical Symbolism in the Triumphal Entry: Jesus borrows an animal - something a king is authorized to do. Jesus rides a colt - fulfilling a Zechariah 9:9 prophecy that the Messianic king will enter Jerusalem on a colt. (A young donkey.) Jesus rides an unbroken colt - symboli…
 
Preparing our hearts for Easter. Just Watch Jesus Where Is It Written? Read Matthew 20:17-19. What do you notice in Jesus' statement? Read Matthew 20:20-28. What did the mother ask for? Why? How did Jesus answer? What does this tell us about His priorities? Read Matthew 20:29-34 What did the crowd try to do to the two blind men - why? What did Jesu…
 
Preparing Our Hearts for Easter. Where Is It Written? Read Matthew 20:17-19. What do you notice in Jesus' statement? Read Matthew 20:20-28. What did the mother ask for? Why? How did Jesus answer? What does this tell us about His priorities? Read Matthew 20:29-34 What did the crowd try to do to the two blind men - why? What did Jesus do? Why? What d…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. I Give Up: Self-Suffiency Where Is It Written? Read Matthew 4:1-4. Who led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted/ tested? How is testing part of God's training? What need was Jesus experiencing when the devil came to Him? Could Jesus have turned stones into bread? Why didn't He? Who did Jesus choose to be dependa…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. I Give Up: Self-Suffiency Where Is It Written? Read Matthew 4:1-4. Who led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted/ tested? How is testing part of God's training? What need was Jesus experiencing when the devil came to Him? Could Jesus have turned stones into bread? Why didn't He? Who did Jesus choose to be dependa…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. Where Is It Written: Read Matthew 3:1-12. What was John's central message? (Compare this with Jesus' message in Matthew 4:17.) What did John eat and wear? What did John do? As you read his words, what tone do you imagine for his voice? Read Matthew 11:1-11. Why do you think John was looking for additional clarifica…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. Where Is It Written: Read Matthew 3:1-12. What was John's central message? (Compare this with Jesus' message in Matthew 4:17.) What did John eat and wear? What did John do? As you read his words, what tone do you imagine for his voice? Read Matthew 11:1-11. Why do you think John was looking for additional clarifica…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. I Give Up: Isolation Where Is It Written: Read 1 Kings 18:16 - 19:1-19. What brave "contest" has Elijah just participated in? (18:16-40) What happened in the contest? What do you think Elijah thought should happen in the hearts of Isreal's leaders as a result? What actually happened? Why did Elijah flee to Horeb? (…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. I Give Up: Isolation Where Is It Written: Read 1 Kings 18:16 - 19:1-19. What brave "contest" has Elijah just participated in? (18:16-40) What happened in the contest? What do you think Elijah thought should happen in the hearts of Isreal's leaders as a result? What actually happened? Why did Elijah flee to Horeb? (…
 
Life lessons from the wilderness. I Give Up: Being Stuck in Past Habits Where Is It Written: Read Exodus 16:1-8. How long had the Israelites been in the wilderness? What had they left behind in Egypt? What immediate crisis were they facing? How did the crisis cause them to remember their past? How did God respond to their need? What new pattern was…
 
Life Lessons from the wilderness. Where Is It Written: Read Exodus 16:1-8. How long had the Israelites been in the wilderness? What had they left behind in Egypt? What immediate crisis were they facing? How did the crisis cause them to remember their past? How did God respond to their need? What new pattern was God trying to build in them? How Goes…
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Where is it Written? Read Revelation 21-22. What do you notice as you read/ listen? How large is the New Jerusalem? What are its attributes? What parallels do you see between this passage and Genesis 1&2? Other Key Verses about the new Heaven and new Earth: The world as God intended: Genesis 1:1. Revelation 21:1 A …
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Where is it Written? Read Revelation 21-22. What do you notice as you read/ listen? How large is the New Jerusalem? What are its attributes? What parallels do you see between this passage and Genesis 1&2? Other Key Verses about the new Heaven and new Earth: The world as God intended: Genesis 1:1. Revelation 21:1 A …
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Where is it written? Read Daniel 7:10-12, Matthew 5:31-46, John 5:24, Romans 14:10, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, 2 Timothy 4:1-8, James 1:12, 1 Peter 1:17, Revelation 3:5; 11:18. * What do these passages tell us about Jesus judging the earth? Read Daniel 7:10; 12:1, Luke 10:20, Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8. * What do these …
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Where is it written? Read Daniel 7:10-12, Matthew 5:31-46, John 5:24, Romans 14:10, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, 2 Timothy 4:1-8, James 1:12, 1 Peter 1:17, Revelation 3:5; 11:18. * What do these passages tell us about Jesus judging the earth? Read Daniel 7:10; 12:1, Luke 10:20, Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8. * What do these …
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Where is it written? Read Chapter 15. How is this a passage about worship? Read Chapter 16. What do verses 5-7 tell us about God's justice? How do the remaining people respond to God's actions? (vs. 10-11) Read Chapter 17. What does verse 17 tell us about God's ability to direct history? Read Chapter 18. What happe…
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Where is it written? Read Chapter 15. How is this a passage about worship? Read Chapter 16. What do verses 5-7 tell us about God's justice? How do the remaining people respond to God's actions? (vs. 10-11) Read Chapter 17. What does verse 17 tell us about God's ability to direct history? Read Chapter 18. What happe…
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Discuss: Where is it written? Review Chapter 12. What happens earlier in the vision? Read 13:1-9. What is happening? What was the beast allowed to do? (Read 17:7-14 for interpretation of what the heads represent.) Read 13:10. How are Christians called to respond to this threat? Read 13:11-18. What does the 2nd beas…
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Discuss: Where is it written? Review Chapter 12. What happens earlier in the vision? Read 13:1-9. What is happening? What was the beast allowed to do? (Read 17:7-14 for interpretation of what the heads represent.) Read 13:10. How are Christians called to respond to this threat? Read 13:11-18. What does the 2nd beas…
 
Certain hope for uncertain times. Discussion Questions: Where is it written? Read Revelation 8:1-5. Why was there silence in heaven? What does this passage teach us about the power of prayer? Read Revelation 8:6-13. What happens as the first four trumpets are sounded? Read Revelation 9:1-21. What happens after the fifth trumpet is blown? What happe…
 
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