Biblical Plotlines

Biblical Plotlines

By Kris King
The Biblical Plotlines podcast helps listeners to understand the story of each of the books within the Bible by examining the plot that runs throughout.
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Daily Encouragement: Spiritual Blessings
A short devotional through Ephesians during the corona virus outbreak to bring encouragement and blessing as we keep our eyes on Jesus.
04:57
March 27, 2020
Daily Encouragement: Grace and Peace
A short devotional through Ephesians during the corona virus outbreak to bring encouragement and blessing as we keep our eyes on Jesus.
04:05
March 26, 2020
Daily Encouragement: Faithful in Christ
A short devotional through Ephesians during the corona virus outbreak to bring encouragement and blessing as we keep our eyes on Jesus.
04:47
March 24, 2020
How to read the Old Testament
What is that strange section at the front of our bibles all about anyway? And how does the exile of Gods people help us have a better perspective for reading the Old Testament? This episode looks at how to better read the Old Testament books, which are generally viewed as difficult to understand and is greatly neglected in the church. We also look at how the laws in the book of Deuteronomy, which lays out the covenant obligations of the people of Israel, are then woven throughout the books of Israel’s history. Podcast theme music provided by: Josh Mahood listen to more of Josh at: https://soundcloud.com/joshmahood or instagram: @joshmahood
27:35
March 23, 2020
What is a Biblical Plotline anyway?
How does a plot work when reading the Bible? This episode looks at how the Biblical authors use plot devices to tell their story in the different books of the Bible so that we can better understand the message of the book we are reading. Podcast theme music provided by: Josh Mahood listen to more of Josh at: https://soundcloud.com/joshmahood or instagram: @joshmahood
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March 16, 2020
Genesis Part 2 with T.D. Alexander
In this second part of our discussion on the book of Genesis, I finish my conversation with scholar T. Desmond Alexander by examining the garden of eden as a temple and the royal/priestly role of mankind. The Blessing of the Firstborn We begin the second part of our conversation on the book of Genesis by looking at the significance of the firstborn blessing to see that God subverts expectations by continually passing over the first born and giving the blessing to another child who better reflects the qualities of one who will walk in faithfulness to God’s promises. However, even when a certain family line is given the opportunity to carry on God’s promised blessing, their failure to walk in obedience means that God will cease using that family and continue his promises through another family. God’s Royal Representatives We then look at how Genesis describes that humans are given royal authority to rule over the earth on God’s behalf, until this authority is handed over to the serpent that they were meant to rule over. This then explains why the coming of Jesus sees Satan ruling over the earth, since royal authority was given to him, and why Jesus comes as a king establishing the kingdom of God in order to reclaim humanity’s original vocation of royalty. Priestly Role of Humanity Not only were humans endowed by God as royal representatives, they were also priests who dwelt in God’s presence in the Garden. This is why the garden of Eden then becomes the first temple in the Bible and is reflected in the subsequent tabernacle and temple in Israel, which all depict garden imagery. As Jesus becomes the true temple where God’s presence dwells on earth, the book of Revelation then concludes with heaven and earth coming together and the whole earth becomes the temple as God’s presence fills creation. Further Reading by our guest: From Eden to the New Jerusalem– by T.D. Alexander The City of God and the Goal of Creation– by T.D. Alexander Podcast theme music provided by: Josh Mahood listen to more of Josh at: https://soundcloud.com/joshmahood or instagram: @joshmahood 
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January 14, 2020
Genesis Part 1 with T.D. Alexander
What is the deal with all of the genealogies and family drama in the book of Genesis? Join me in this episode where I speak with scholar T. Desmond Alexander as we unlock the narrative plot to Genesis and seek to explain why these aspects in the story have such significant meaning to the whole book. The Family line In this episode, I speak with Desmond Alexander on the significance of the family line within the book of Genesis. This concept begins with the opening story as God promises that the ‘seed’ of the woman will one day overcome the ‘seed’ of the serpent (3:15). This verse forms the basis for the plot that runs throughout the rest of the book of Genesis as we are following a line of descendants with eager expectation to see who the serpent destroying offspring is going to be. Thus, we are given lots of genealogies, not to bore us, but rather so that we will trace this line until it reaches its climax. Only then is it clear why the stories in Genesis focus on a specific family who are chosen to bring forward God’s plan of carrying on this line, with only specific children chosen as a child of this promise, while other children are rejected. It’s a fascinating study that will intrigue you and illuminate this foundational book that sets the stage for what will follow in the rest of the story that is traced throughout the Bible. The Abrahamic covenant We also speak about the covenant made with Abraham to be the one through whom God will restore his original blessing in the world as all the nations will be blessed by him. As circumcision marks the sign of this covenant, we see all of Abraham’s household circumcised to show their participation in entering into the blessing of Abraham. However, it is significant that the promise through whom the blessing comes is given only to an individual offspring. This is what Paul is referring to when he speaks of this covenant in Galatians chapter 3 to argue that the fulfilment of this promised offspring has come about in Jesus, who is the serpent destroyer that was promised in Genesis 3. Recommended reading from our guest:  ESV Study Bible: commentary on Genesis – by T.D. Alexander From Paradise to the Promised land- by T.D. Alexander
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November 14, 2019