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Weekly commentary keyed to the One Year Bible readings.  Help with interpretation and application.  Created for those reading through the entire Bible for the first time starting in Genesis and finishing with Revelation.  Includes devotions and emphasis on Psalms and Proverbs. Weekly podcasts are keyed to the days of the week as are the One Year Bible readings.
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Nov 9, 2018

It's difficult when bad things happen.  But can you give thanks to God when good things happen?


Heb. 13:15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

 

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Nov 9, 2018
 
Spiritual Rants: Faith That Works
 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 46 (Nov. 12-18) 

Ezekiel 24:1-38:23

Hebrews 11:1-James 2:17

Ps. 110:1-117:2

Proverbs 27:14-28:1

Should church members "carry" guns?

What does it mean to have a "new heart and a new spirit"?

What is the heart of Christian marriage?

How do "works" and "faith" work together like a horse and carriage?

 

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Nov 3, 2018

Are you going to the polls?  Can you give thanks no matter whoever is elected?

Ps. 105:1-4;  1 Timothy 2:1-3


Psa. 105:1-4   Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.  2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.  3 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.  4 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually


1Tim. 2:1-3   I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 

 

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Nov 2, 2018
 
Spiritual Rants: New!
 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 45 (Nov. 5-11) 

Ezekiel  12:1-23:49 (24)

Hebrews 7:1-10:39 (11)

Ps. 105:37-109:31 (110)

Proverbs 27:3-13

What does the new covenant mean for us today?

Would you like to have a new heart and a new spirit?

Should you ever help anyone with a loan?

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Oct 26, 2018

How can we give thanks even if the worst things happen?

Colossians 3:17 "Whatever you do in word or deed,  [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."

 

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Oct 26, 2018
Spiritual Rants: Sci-Fi in the Old Testament
 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 44 (Oct. 29-Nov. 4) 

Lamentations 1:1 - Ezekiel  11:25 (12)

(Titus) Philemon-Hebrews 6:20 (7)

Ps. 101:1-105:36 (37)

Proverbs 26:20-27:2

 
Science fiction in the Old Testament?

Why Christianity is superior to any other belief system

When life is the pits

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Oct 19, 2018

Thanks, too  Podcast #43

How can we give thanks even if the worse happens?

Ephesians 5:20

Eph. 5:15   Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 

16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 

17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 

18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 

19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 

20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 

21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

 

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Oct 19, 2018
 
Spiritual Rants: Pastor-ized:  Do you have a good pastor?

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 43 (Oct. 22-28) 

Jer. 39:1-52:34

2 Tim. 1:1-Titus 3:15

Ps. 90:1-100:5

Proverbs 26:1-19

 
Why didn't anyone listen to Jeremiah?

What does the Bible say about a good church?  Or a good pastor?

Does Proverbs contradict itself within two adjacent verses?

 

The general layout of the book of Jeremiah:

Outline

I. Call of Jeremiah during Reign of Josiah, Chapter 1

II.  Prophecies to Judah and Jerusalem before Zedekiah’s Reign, Chapters 2–20 

III. Prophecies during Reign of Zedekiah, Chapters 21–29 

 

IV.  Prophecies regarding the Twelve Tribes and The Southern Kingdom's Near Miss, Chapters 30–39 

 

V.  The Remnant warned, Chapters 40–42

 

VI.  Jeremiah’s Last Days, Chapters 43–51

 

VII.  Jerusalem's Future and Finish, Chapter 52

Oct 12, 2018

Thinking Positive! . . . 

1 Thess. 5:16-20

 

16 Rejoice always; 

17 pray without ceasing; 

18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

19 Do not quench the Spirit; 

20 do not despise prophetic utterances.

also, Prov. 18:22; 1 Cor.11:19; Matt. 5:43; John 6:11; 1 Pet. 3:7

 

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Oct 12, 2018
Spiritual Rants: No One Listened To Jeremiah

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible

 

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 42 (Oct. 15-21) 

Jer. 26:1-38:28

2 Thes. 3:1-1 Tim. 6:21

Ps. 85:1-89:52

Proverbs 25:16-25:28

 
Why didn't anyone listen to Jeremiah?

Paul tried to minister to the new converts in Thessalonica

How to treat enemies from Proverbs

 

The general layout of the book of Jeremiah:

Outline

I. Call of Jeremiah during Reign of Josiah, Chapter 1

II.  Prophecies to Judah and Jerusalem before Zedekiah’s Reign, Chapters 2–20

A.  Condemnation of the southern kingdom, Chapters 2–3:5 

 

B. Backsliding during Josiah's reign, Chapters 3:6–6

C. Warningate, Chapters 7–10

D. Israel broken Covenant 

E.  Wilderness, Chapters 11–12

F. Linen diaper, Chapter 13

G. Judgment of Drought and Famine, Chapters 14–15

H.  Jeremiah to remain single, Chapters 16–17:18

I. Kingsgate, Chapters 17:19–27

J. Pot not smoked, Chapters 18–19

Jeremiah’s Abuse, Chapter 20

 

III. Prophecies during Reign of Zedekiah, Chapters 21–29 

 

IV.  Prophecies regarding the Twelve Tribes and The Southern Kingdom's Near Miss, Chapters 30–39 

 

V.  The Remnant warned, Chapters 40–42

 

VI.  Jeremiah’s Last Days, Chapters 43–51

 

VII.  Jerusalem's Future and Finish, Chapter 52

Oct 5, 2018

The Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

1. Isa. 41:10 

2. James 1:5   

3. 1 Pet. 5:7 

4. Phil. 4:13 

6. Phil. 4:19

7. Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be [granted] you.   also 2 Cor. 5:21

8.  Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

9.  Josh. 1:8-9 “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. 9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

10. Ps. 71:20-21 You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. 21 May You increase my greatness And turn [to] comfort me.

11.  Matt. 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

13.  Zeph. 3:17 “The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

Honorable mention:

Isa. 30:15For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said,  “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing,

Eph. 2:8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves,  [it is] the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Rev. 3:20  ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

1 John 5:13  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 

Jer. 10:23   I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.  RSV

Jer. 32:17  ‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,


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Oct 5, 2018

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible

 

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 41 (Oct. 8-14) 

Jer. 10:1-25:38

Col. 3:18-2 Thes. 2:17

Ps. 78:56-84:12

Proverbs 24:28-25:15

 

 
Are Christmas trees biblical?

My call to ministry.  

The weird theology floating around since the first century

Is Jesus Superman?

 

The general layout of the book of Jeremiah:

Outline

I. Call of Jeremiah during Reign of Josiah, Chapter 1

II.  Prophecies to Judah and Jerusalem before Zedekiah’s Reign, Chapters 2–20

A.  Condemnation of the southern kingdom, Chapters 2–3:5 

 

B. Backsliding during Josiah's reign, Chapters 3:6–6

C. Warningate, Chapters 7–10

D. Israel broken Covenant 

E.  Wilderness, Chapters 11–12

F. Linen diaper, Chapter 13

G. Judgment of Drought and Famine, Chapters 14–15

H.  Jeremiah to remain single, Chapters 16–17:18

I. Kingsgate, Chapters 17:19–27

J. Pot not smoked, Chapters 18–19

Jeremiah’s Abuse, Chapter 20

 

III. Prophecies during Reign of Zedekiah, Chapters 21–29 

 

IV.  Prophecies regarding the Twelve Tribes and The Southern Kingdom's Near Miss, Chapters 30–39 

 

V.  The Remnant warned, Chapters 40–42

 

VI.  Jeremiah’s Last Days, Chapters 43–51

 

VII.  Jerusalem's Future and Finish, Chapter 52

Sep 28, 2018

Review of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

1. Isa. 41:10 

2. James 1:5   

3. 1 Pet. 5:7 

4. Phil. 4:13 

6. Phil. 4:19

7. Mark 11:24  “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be [granted] you.   also 2 Cor. 5:21

8.  Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

9.  Josh. 1:8-9  “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. 9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

10. Ps. 71:20-21 You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. 21 May You increase my greatness And turn [to] comfort me.

11.  Matt. 6:33  “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

13.  Zeph. 3:17  “The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

How can you think positively if your flight is delayed, your latte isn't made right and the cat poops on the floor?


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Sep 28, 2018
Spiritual Rants: Paradise On Earth

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible


Read accompanying spiritualrants.com blog for September 8:

http://jerryrothauser.com/majoring-prophecy-one-year-bible-reading-september-8/

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 40 (Oct. 1-7) 

Isa. 62:6-Jer. 9:26

Phil. 2:19-Col. 3:17

Ps. 73:1-78:55

Proverbs 24:13-27

 

 
Could Paradise be on earth in the future?

Was Jeremiah a whiner?

Read Eph. 6:10-18 to learn how to stand when attacked by Satan

Check out Phil. 1:6, 21; 2:3-15; 3:1-14, 18-21; 4:1-13, 19

 

layout of the chapters in this week's readings from Jeremiah:

I. Jeremiah's Call during the reign of Josiah, Chapter 1

II.  Jeremiah warned Judah and Jerusalem before Zedekiah’s Reign, Chapters 2–20

 

A.  Twofold Condemnation of Judah, Chapters 2–3:5 

   1. They Rejected Yahweh 

   2. They Worshipped Their Own Gods

B. They backslid during the reign of Josiah, Chapters 3:6–6

C.  Warnings by Jeremiah in Chapters 7–10

 

Sep 21, 2018
Spiritual Rants podcast offers a devotion from Scripture to get you through the week . . .

 

Review of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

1. Isa. 41:10 

2. James 1:5   

3. 1 Pet. 5:7 

4. Phil. 4:13 

6. Phil. 4:19

How can you think positively if your flight is delayed, your latte isn't made right and the cat poops on the floor?

 


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Sep 21, 2018

Spiritual Rants: What Are Dispensations?

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through a year

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible


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This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 39 (Sept. 24-30) 

Isa. 43:14-62:5

Eph. 3:1-Phil. 2:18

Ps. 68-72

Proverbs 24:1-12

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How to interpret the Bible

What is the Millennium?

The portrait of Christ in the Old Testament

The book Of Ephesians and The Church

Jews And The Church

 

Sep 14, 2018
Spiritual Rants podcast offers a devotion from Scripture to get you through the week . . .

 

One of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

 

Matthew 6:34  Lucky verse #13  September 12

[Matt. 6:33  “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.]

 

Matt. 6:34    “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 

Do you have to worry about anything?

What is the "minimalism"?

Who is the most consequential "minimalist"?


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Sep 14, 2018

Spiritual Rants: Isaiah and Galatians

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through a year

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible


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This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 38 (Sept. 17-23) 

Isa. 25:1-43:13

Gal. 3:10-Eph. 2:22

Ps. 61-67

Proverbs 23:17-35


How to read and make sense of Isaiah

How does Galatians lead to liberty?

What is the spiritual life?

Assyria: modern northern Iraq, northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey and the northwestern fringes of Iran

Read more on Isaiah at http://jerryrothauser.com/majoring-prophecy-one-year-bible-reading-september-8/

Sep 7, 2018
 

Spiritual Rants podcast offers a devotion from Scripture to get you through the week . . .

 

One of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

 

Zephaniah 3:17  Lucky verse #12  September 7

Zephaniah 3:17  “The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy."

 

God is a mighty warrior pulling for us.


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Sep 7, 2018
Spiritual Rants: Do you realize we are in the middle of a cosmic war between God and Satan?

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through 

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible


Read accompanying spiritualrants.com blog for September 8:

http://jerryrothauser.com/majoring-prophecy-one-year-bible-reading-september-8/

 

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 37 (Sept. 10-16) 

Isa. 6:1-24:23

2 Cor. 11:16-Gal. 3:9

Ps. 54-60

Proverbs 23:1-16

 

 
Isaiah and Peter both got their mouths cleaned

Will the lion and lamb lay down together in Millennium?

Is Satan in Isaiah?

How to be strong and free from Paul

Boundaries and spanking again in Proverbs

 

The movie mentioned was "Zookeeper's Wife" not "Zookeeper's Friend" (Barkeeper's Friend is a cleaner!)

layout of the chapters in this week's readings from Isaiah:

Chaps. 1-12:  Sins denounced

1-6:  Personal sins of Israel denounced

7-12  National sins denounced

Chaps. 13-23:  Gentile nations judged

Chaps. 24-27:  Songs of Hope describing the future kingdom

 

Being Spiritual:  Four commands/Spirit

Eph. 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit

Gal. 5:16   But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.  Gal. 5:25   If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 

Eph. 4:30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 

1Th. 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit

Sep 3, 2018

Spiritual Rants: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through a year

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible


Read more at http://jerryrothauser.com

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 36 (Sept. 3-9) 

Eccles. 4:1-Isa. 5:30 

2 Cor. 6:14-11:15

Ps. 47:1-53:6

Proverbs 22:16-29

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What is the meaning of life?

How can we enjoy life?

What does God think about sex?

Should Christians tithe?

Boundaries in life

 

Sep 1, 2018

Spiritual Rants podcast offers a devotion from Scripture to get you through the week . . .

 

One of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

 

Ps. 71:20-21 Lucky verse #11  August 31

Ps. 71:20-21 "You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. May You increase my greatness And turn [to] comfort me."

 

The story of my six bypasses and how I was revived.


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Aug 24, 2018

Spiritual Rants: Inside Job

 

Spiritual Rants is a podcast to guide first-time Bible readers through a year

1) the most sensational portions of the Bible

2)  the most important theological sections and

3)  the most difficult passages in the Bible


Read more at http://jerryrothauser.com

This week's podcast are based on the One Year Readings for Week 35 (Aug. 27-Sept. 2) 

Job 23:1-Eccles. 3:22

2 Cor. 1:12-6:13

Ps. 41:1-46:11

Proverbs 22:5-15

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Is there a Cosmic War going on?

What do we learn from the book of Job?

What is the meaning of life?

What is the value of suffering?

The Apostleship of Paul

Are Christians new creations?

Applying the board of education to the seat of learning

Aug 22, 2018
Aug 22, 2018

Spiritual Rants podcast offers a devotion from Scripture to get you through the week . . .

 

One of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

 

Joshua 1:9  Lucky verse #10  August 22

Josh. 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 Cor. 15:58   Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not [in] vain in the Lord.

Are you afraid?  Do you need strength?  This verse is for you!


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Aug 17, 2018

Spiritual Rants podcast offers a devotion from Scripture to get you through the week . . .

 

One of our Lucky Thirteen Scriptures  . . . 

 

Joshua 1:8  Lucky verse #9  August 17

Joshua 1:8  “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success."

Ezra 7:10  'For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.'

 What is true prosperity?  What is true happiness?

 


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