Welcome to episode 35 of The UnSunday Show. Let’s talk about the Good Samaritan. In response to Jesus’ reminder that he was obligated to love God with all his being and to love his neighbor as himself, a lawyer, in an attempt to justify himself, asked Jesus who his neighbor was. This conversation took place in Luke chapter 10. Because the lawyer was living at the time of the Old Covenant, he was under obligation to obey these commands perfectly. But he couldn’t.
Jesus’ answer revealed the failure of the Law to empower anyone to obey it while at the same time, showing that what the Law couldn’t do, God did by sending his Son. Let’s talk…
Welcome to episode 16 of The UnSunday Show! I’m taking a short break in this episode from my interaction with Jon Zen’s book because I’m recovering from pneumonia and I don’t have much of a voice right now. So instead, I’m bringing over one last episode from my old Ekklesia Podcast and I’m calling it Bringing Moses To Church, because I think that’s what we do and in so doing, we cause a lot of confusion about how God views us, where we stand with God in any given moment, and how we view God.
In this episode I touch on some foundational topics like:
Christ’s ekklesia (or church) never existed historically until Acts 2.
Why does God look so different in the Old Testament?
The Old Covenant pointed to the New Covenant.
The Old and New Covenants cannot be mixed. They are incompatible with one another. The New Covenant has made the Old Covenant obsolete. Stop bringing Moses to church!
The Old Covenant was temporary and historically time-bound.
The Old Covenant produced a physical people where only some within it knew the Lord. The New Covenant produces a spiritual people where everyone in it knows the Lord. To be in Christ is to be in the New Covenant.