Talmidim: Living Into The Story of Jesus

Talmidim: Living Into The Story of Jesus

By Rob Touchstone
Talmidim is the Hebrew word for disciples. This podcast is designed as a journey through a story. We'll study the gospel of Luke together but it's not about information. We'll talk about theology but it's not about indoctrination. This journey is about transformation. It's an invitation to watch what Jesus does, hear what he teaches, and be inspired by who he loves and how he loves. In a world of much heartache, uncertainty, and tension I pray this journey can invite you into hope. Not by pointing you to an other-worldly spirituality but by looking at what Jesus offers here and near.
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Two Daughters & Twelve Years (Luke 8:40-56)
A twelve year old girl on the verge of death. A woman who has been sick for twelve years. Jesus brings life to both. And restores their role in His story as beloved daughters.
51:22
July 31, 2020
The Other Side (Luke 8:16-39)
Before meeting Jesus the first disciples never dared to venture to the "other side" of the Sea of Galilee. This is a Jesus who not only loves those on the margins but invites the marginalized to play a vital role in his story. If you find yourself on the margins, this message is for you. If you need courage to go with Jesus to the margins, you just might find it here.
53:14
July 20, 2020
Cultivate (Luke 8:1-15)
Jesus says our hearts are like a field.  God provides the seed and produces the growth. In the midst of rocks and thorns, what is our role? Cultivate. 
30:29
July 15, 2020
Amazing Faith (Luke 7)
Have you ever noticed what seems to impress Jesus most? Faith. Faith that transcends logic or circumstances. Luke 7 offers us an incredible glimpse of faith from 4 very different perspectives. A Roman centurion. A widow. John the Baptist from his jail cell. And a woman who is simply described as having lived a "sinful life." What do they all have in common? Amazing faith.
58:27
July 13, 2020
Flash Forward Bonus Episode: The Rising Son
For this "flash forward" bonus episode I have written a short fictional monologue to help us enter the story of Jesus from what might strangely feel like both a very different perspective and yet a very familiar one. It is the story of Barabbas. In a continued season of challenge, may you discover hope through a man we know very little about who stood on trial next to Jesus. As you listen, it will be helpful to know that the Hebrew word “bar” means son and “abba” means father. Maybe on a Sunday sunrise Barabbas (son of a father) can help us discover bar Abba (Son of Father God) as the Son rises.
10:05
July 9, 2020
Right-Side Up (Luke 6)
The kingdom ethic that Jesus offers in Luke 6 turns the religious order upside down. What kind of ethic would ask us to love our enemies? To lend to those who can't repay us? To see what we think on the surface is a blessing as actually being a potential "woe." This ethic was shocking then. It is equally shocking today. What would happen if followers of Jesus actually embraced it? Maybe this upside down ethic would help turn the world right-side up. 
1:00:56
July 7, 2020
Net Work (Luke 5)
A paralyzed man is lowered through a roof and a net is lowered into a lake and both are symbols of what Jesus has come to do in turning the world right-side up.
1:05:26
July 3, 2020
Freedom (Luke 4)
The Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness where he overcomes temptation. A deeper contextual look just might surprise us when we see what and how Jesus is resisting. Jesus then travels to Nazareth where he pulls back the veil on his Messiahship by declaring Jubilee in the synagogue. It's good news for ALL!  But the kind of good news Jesus reveals nearly gets him thrown over a cliff by those who can't comprehend its radical inclusivity.  
1:02:35
June 29, 2020
Engage (Luke 3)
John has a message in the wilderness to prepare the way for Jesus.  The Spirit hovers. God speaks. New creation bursts forth.
50:14
June 28, 2020
Arrival (Luke 1:46-2:52)
Listen to the songs of Mary and Zechariah and witness the story of God arriving with skin in the game.
1:04:38
June 26, 2020
On Speaking Terms (Luke 1:1-45)
In this episode we begin our dive into the Gospel of Luke as God speaks hope to Israel.
57:52
June 24, 2020
Roots and Rabbis
To best understand the story of Jesus we begin with an understanding of his Hebrew roots, Jewish context, rabbinic school system,  the rabbi/disciple model, and the teaching methods of rabbis.
38:01
June 24, 2020
Hagah
Welcome to the first episode of the brand new Talmidim Podcast!
15:40
June 24, 2020