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Mar 28, 2016

In this week’s episode, Reverend Beverly Gibson and co-host Johnny Gwin discuss the themes of expressing love, perseverance, and the awareness of Christ’s gifts. The conversation explores many aspects of this week’s (Week 5 of Lent) readings and lessons. What is the significance of Mary’s actions while anointing Jesus’s feet (John 12:1-8)? What does Isaiah mean by “I am about to do a new thing? (Isaiah 43-16-21)” And what is Paul’s message of “pressing on for the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3-4b-14).” Johnny manages to compare Lazarus to Jesus’s “smoking gun” of prophetic messianic proof and Reverend Gibson explains to her co-host her idea and significance of “In doing you achieve by being.”

Daily Takeaway: Press on through a painful journey that you know has a reward for its conclusion. And to commit to love (like Mary) by engaging in a deeper relationship with Christ and imagining Jesus’s physical experience during Holy Week.

What You Will Hear:
> The life and significance of Lazarus
> Mary anointing the feet of Jesus at Bethany
> Mary’s act of love vs. Judas’s words of concern
> Proof texting
> The gifts of Christ’s death & resurrection
> Clarification of the fragrance of death
> What is Isaiah’s “new thing”?
> What is Paul’s hope for his own resurrection
> Jesus as a disruptor and the effect on Paul
> Jesus leading by example
> Pressing on and perseverance
> What is the “heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus?”

{Producer’s Notes: sorry we had some technical difficulties with the recording this week and there are a few pops in the playback.}

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