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Jun 13, 2016

Welcome to the 16th episode of Pulpit To Pew. This week Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin compares and contrasts the biblical villain Jezebel, wife of King Ahab, and her legacy of vengeance, power, and possession with the ‘woman of the city’ who humbly requested Jesus to forgive her of her sin. The themes of the episode revolve around the ideas of interacting with others with an open heart and mind, allowing others to be given a new chance in life, and accepting that others are as valuable as oneself. What steps do we need to take to "become new" in the eyes of God and ourselves? What is humbling ourselves before God mean? What role does forgiveness play in becoming the "best version of ourselves?"

What You Will Hear:
> The Old Testament's Jezebel and her legacy in the Bible, culture and on our plates
> King Ahab - The weak, and whiny baby ruler of the Northern Kingdom of Isreal
> Jezebel - the enabler and schemer
> Elijah - God's police detective?
> The Beginning of the end for the Northern Kingdom of Ahab and Jezebel
> Correlation of Jezebel and Luke's "woman of the city"
> Dominance versus wholeness
> Possession, power, and vengeance
> Acceptable and unacceptable view of possession
> Marriage as a shared possession and ownership
> Open hand vs. closed fist
> Paul's transformation and possession of Christ
> Transforming but remaining you
> The process of letting go of your past
> How to be a new and better you
> Following each other in marriage
> Listening and trusting your partner
> Letting go of your own shame
> Toni Morrison - claiming your own creativity
> Giving up my sense of worthlessness
> Claiming the forgiveness that you desire
> Willingness to be forgiven
> Forgiveness of others starts with you

1 Kings 21:1-21a
Galatians 2:15-21
Luke 7:36-8:3

Pulpit To Pew is a discussion between priest (Rev. Beverly Gibson) and parishioner (Johnny Gwin) on the weekly lessons and readings. Please subscribe to the podcast on Apple iTunes, Overcast App, and of course