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The 7AM Bible with Paul Chapman

The 7AM Bible with Paul Chapman

By Paul Chapman
Start the day right with food for the soul. Join 7AM each Monday to Friday for a short meditation from God’s Word. The 7AM Bible with Paul Chapman.

Paul believes we can only be truly effective in our life pursuits when we start our day with food for the soul. Sometimes we get so busy with the cares of this life, that our daily meditation turns into a hurried prayer with no real thought for our soul's need. The 7AM Bible podcast was started to meet this need.

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Episode 59: Barbarians in Egypt
Are you a pilgrim or a citizen in this world? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's retirement in Egypt, why he and his family were considered barbarians, and why he counted himself a pilgrim in this life. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 59 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer
18:39
October 1, 2020
Episode 58: Jacob's Heart Attack!
How would you react if a loved one who you thought was dead, is actually alive! Today's meditation looks at the change of character in Jacob's sons, Jacob's shock at hearing some good news from Egypt, and the amazing humility and honour of Judah. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 58 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer
19:17
September 25, 2020
Episode 57: God the Goldsmith
Did you know God has His own gold refinery? Today's meditation looks at the furnace in God's refinery, what it means for you to be gold tried in the fire, and what lesson we can learn from Jacob's failing as a parent. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 57 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer
18:05
September 24, 2020
Episode 56: A Bird in The Snare
Are you like a bird in a snare when it comes to adversity? Today's meditation looks at the grief of Jacob, why prosperity is not a sign you're one of God's children, and why adversity doesn't mean you're not. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 56 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer
17:31
September 23, 2020
Episode 55: Dealing with the Dreamer
Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to innocent people? Today's meditation looks at God's work to correct Jacob's parental failures, his dreamer son Joseph, and how cruel hatred and jealousy can be. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 55 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family
16:10
September 20, 2020
Episode 54: Joe Jacobson's Coat
Have you ever felt like your parents loved you less than your brother or sister? Today's meditation looks at a flaw in Jacob's character as a parent, how it affected his sons, and why God chastises us. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 54 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family
18:50
September 18, 2020
Episode 53: Who God Hates and Why
Did you know Jesus said that unless you hate your family you can't be His disciple? Today's meditation looks at why God hated Esau, what it means to hate your family in a Christian way, and how your choice today can make you one of God's elect.
17:11
September 16, 2020
Episode 52: As Weak As Water
When it comes to temptation, are you as weak as water? Today's meditation looks at the death of Jacob's wife Rachel, Rueben's crime against his father, and why Jacob and Esau said their last goodbyes? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 52 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family
18:49
September 14, 2020
Episode 51: Where All the Nations Run
Are you living for God or for yourself? Today’s meditation looks at Deborah and the weeping oak, God’s renewal of the covenant promise to Jacob, and where all the nations run. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 51 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family
17:52
September 11, 2020
Episode 50: Earrings and the Oak Tree
Is possible to love something more than God, and still be a Christian? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's invitation to his family to remove all the idols from their homes, why images of God are forbidden, and what the oak tree means for us today. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 50 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home
18:56
September 10, 2020
Episode 49: When Your Perfume Stinks
Have you ever stood next to someone whose perfume stank? Today's episode looks at the treacherous cruelty Simeon and Levi perpetrated in avenging Dinah, what Jacob thought of it, and how we can make our life a sweet smelling perfume for God. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 49 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home
18:01
September 10, 2020
Episode 48: Marriage Inequality
What is marriage inequality from God's point of view? Today's meditation looks at Shechem's proposal to Jacob to have Dinah as his wife, what it means to be in a covenant relationship with God, and what is marriage inequality from God's perspective.  To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 48 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home
18:50
September 9, 2020
Episode 47: Evil Communications Corrupt Good Manners
Have you ever found yourself in sin, but had no idea how you got there?  Today's meditation looks at Dinah's fall from grace, the method Satan uses to undermine your principles, and what parents should do to protect their children from the enchanting devices of the devil that lead to sin. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 46 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home
17:56
September 8, 2020
Episode 46: When Teenagers Roam
Do you feel the tug of your non-Christian family or friends? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's new settlement in Canaan, his roaming teenage daughter Dinah, and what it means to pray, "lead me not into temptation". To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 46 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home
17:39
September 7, 2020
Episode 45: Saying Sorry with Violence
Have you ever said sorry with violence? Todays meditation looks at the judgment of God and the records of your life--your good deeds and your bad deeds--and how you can have your bad deeds blotted out, and what saying sorry with violence has to do with it all. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 45 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
19:29
September 3, 2020
Episode 44: Assurance in the Day of Wrath
Can you have an assurance today of your eternal salvation? Today's mediation looks at what happens when Jesus leaves the sanctuary in heaven, God's assurance of our salvation, and how we can have it during the coming time of God's wrath. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 44 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
20:40
September 2, 2020
Episode 43: The Abomination of Desolation and the Book of Life
When Jesus told his followers Jerusalem would be destroyed, he gave them a sign of when to flee! Today's episode looks at the "abomination of desolation", that "man of sin", that will be bent on destroying God's people today. What is that power, and how can we be preserved like Jacob was, from its destruction. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 43 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
19:23
September 2, 2020
Episode 42: Your Name and Jesus' Book of Life
Are you ready to face your life's record? Today's meditation looks at Jesus' book of life, whose names are written there, and more importantly, how you can keep your name there. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 42 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
19:43
September 1, 2020
Episode 41: Deliverance in the Day of God
Have you heard about the time of Jacob's trouble? Today's meditation looks at the coming day of God, when God will rise up in judgment to "shake terribly the earth", and bring destruction upon the enemies of His people. Who will be delivered from that time? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 41 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
17:32
August 31, 2020
Episode 40: When God Turned the Heart
Have you ever faced an enemy, but hoped for a friend? Today's meditation looks at the first meeting of Jacob and Esau after 20 years of hatred, what happened, and some advice for husbands and fathers. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 40 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing
18:09
August 24, 2020
Episode 39: Fighting with God
Is it possible for you to fight with God and win? Today's meditation looks at the all night struggle Jacob had with God, what he was fighting for and how he won. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 39 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing
17:16
August 21, 2020
Episode 38: Annoy God with Your Prayers
When you really want God's help, how long do you pray for? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's wrestle with the Angel of the Lord, his plea for a blessing, and what it means to annoy God with your prayers. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 38 of the 7AM Bible.  The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing
16:40
August 20, 2020
Episode 37: Camel's Milk and Prayer
Do you like Camel's milk? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's prudent gifts to appease Esau, while making God his refuge. What did Camel's milk have to do with it? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 37 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing
20:07
August 19, 2020
Episode 36: Praying for Deliverance
When in trouble, what's the first thing you pray for? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's prayer for deliverance, and what we can learn from it in praying for our own deliverance. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 36 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing
18:37
August 17, 2020
Episode 35: Target Practice
Do you feel like sometimes God is using you for target practice? That's how many feel when distressed and in despair. Today's meditation looks at Jacob's trouble and despair under the burden of sin, and God's invitation to everyone carrying a burden of guilt. What is it? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 35 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind
16:26
August 16, 2020
Episode 34: Facing Your Fears
When faced with danger does your faith fail you? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's preparation to meet Esau, his willingness to be a servant, and his faithless fear of Esau's approaching army. What's the antidote for fear? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 34 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind
17:49
August 14, 2020
Episode 33: Angel Armies and The Land of Idols
Are you fearful for the future, of someone or some situation? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's farewell to Laban; Chaldea, a land mad with idols; and God's angel army. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 33 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind
18:15
August 14, 2020
Episode 32: No Secrets
Have you ever tried to hide a secret? Today's episode looks at Jacob's integrity and abhorrence of idols, Rachel's secret sin, and Laban's peace treaty with Jacob. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 31 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind
17:03
August 13, 2020
Episode 31: In Pursuit of Idols
Are you pursuing idols or God? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's secret flight from Haran and Laban's angry pursuit of him, and how God intervened to protect Jacob. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 31 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind
14:48
August 12, 2020
Episode 30: Haran Idol
Do you hate God? Today's meditation looks at God's promise to be with Jacob, how Rachel hated God, and how we could be guilty of hating God too. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 30 or The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness
18:33
August 10, 2020
Episode 29: The LORD is My Shepherd
All we like sheep have gone astray! Today's meditation looks at the shepherd and what lesson we can learn from what it means to care for the sheep. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 29 or The 7AM Bible.   The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness
17:09
August 9, 2020
Episode 28: A Gene Pool and A Water Trough
How do you turn a bad bargain into a good one? Today's meditation looks at how Jacob used genetics and a water trough to turn a bad bargain into a good one. What did he do? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 28 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness
20:10
August 7, 2020
Episode 27: Leeches and Love Plants
Are you a leech that keeps on sucking, but never gets enough? Today's meditation looks at the envy of Rachel towards Leah. Why was she likened to a leech that keeps on sucking? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 27 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness
19:17
August 5, 2020
Episode 26: A Cup Half Full
Is your cup half empty or half full? Today's meditation looks at the experience of Leah in coming to terms with a loveless relationship, and why there is always a bright side to our lives. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 26 of The 7Am Bible.
18:53
August 4, 2020
Episode 25: Covetousness, Envy and Jealousy
Are your bones rotting with envy over the happiness or prosperity of another? Today's meditation looks at the cause of contention in Jacob's home, envy and jealousy, and the problem with covetousness. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 24 of the 7AM Bible.
20:05
August 4, 2020
Episode 24: Love as Strong as Death
Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's decision to marry two wives instead of one, and the vehement love that drove him to that decision? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 24 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love
16:41
July 31, 2020
Episode 23: Cheated for a Labour of Love!
Are you saving yourself for the right one? Today’s meditation looks at Jacob’s labour of love for Rachel, and the fraud Laban committed against him? What was it? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 23 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love
17:25
July 29, 2020
Episode 22: Patient in Love
How long would you wait to marry the love of your life? Today's meditation looks at the love story of Rachel and Jacob and Jacob's decision to give himself in loving service for her. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 22 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love
18:04
July 27, 2020
Episode 21: Gateway to Heaven
Are you looking for God or is God still looking for you? Today's meditation considers the gateway to heaven and the beginning of Jacob's journey to find love . Join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 21 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love
17:08
July 27, 2020
Episode 20: Takers or Givers?
Are you are taker or a giver? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's vow to render to God a tenth of all he possesses to God in gratitude for what God has done for him? Why? To find out, join me for Episode 20 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel
19:21
July 23, 2020
Episode 19: Jacob's Ladder to Heaven
Have you ever climbed a wobbly ladder? Today's meditation considers in depth how firmly God connects earth with heaven through Jesus, the ladder of Jacob's dream, and why that is so significant for us. To find out, join me for Episode 19 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel
18:54
July 22, 2020
Episode 18: Angels and A Ladder
Who are the angels and what do they do? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's first night alone on the run and God's dream to comfort him. What was it? To find out, join me for Episode 18 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel
18:21
July 21, 2020
Episode 17 - Away from Home Alone
Have you ever felt lonely, cast off and forsaken? Today's meditation considers the plan to find Jacob a wife for life and the isolation he feels from his sin against his father, brother and God. To find out, join me for Episode 17 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel
17:30
July 20, 2020
Episode 16: Run for Your Life!
Have you ever had to run for your life! Today's episode looks at Esau's plan to murder Jacob and what we can learn from Rebekah's plan to save him. To find out, join me for Episode 16 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel
15:56
July 19, 2020
Episode 15: To See Jesus, Do This!
Do you want to see Jesus? Today's meditation looks at what Christian's are called to pursue to see Jesus, in contrast to people who live like Esau. To find out, join me for Episode 15 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright
19:31
July 17, 2020
Episode 14: A Time To Deceive or A Time to Believe?
To get ahead in life, do you rely on deception or faith in God? Today's meditation considers the lesson to be learnt from Jacob's deception of his father and why God is not a man? To find out, join me for Episode 14 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright
18:40
July 15, 2020
Episode 13: A Cursed Blessing, A Tearful Mess
Have you ever deceived your parents! Today's episode looks at the act of Jacob that would turn the birthday blessings into a curse. What happened? To find out, join me for Episode 13 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright
17:17
July 14, 2020
Episode 12: What a Tangled Web We Weave
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive! Today's meditation looks at the plan of Isaac to bless his wayward son and Rebekah's act to thwart him? To find out, join me for Episode 12 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright
18:56
July 13, 2020
Episode 11: Marriage Happiness, Don't Follow the Heart
Are you following your heart for marriage happiness, without God? Today's meditation looks at the choice Esau made when it came to marriage, and why it was such a bad choice. To find out, join me for Episode 10 of the 7AM Bible.  (Long Play version: Song) The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright
18:55
July 12, 2020
Episode 10: The Fish Under a Rock, Victory over Temptation
Is temptation sin? And is it your fault anyway? Today's meditation looks at what it means for lust to conceive, and why you and I don't have to. To find out, join me for Episode 10 of the 7AM Bible.   The current series of mediations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 2 Buying the Birthright
20:00
July 9, 2020
Episode 9: Birthright, Appetite, and Jesus!
Six weeks without food! How hungry would you be? Today's meditation looks at the lesson to be learned from selling your birthright to satisfy appetite, and why it matters to Jesus. To find out, join me for Episode 9 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of mediations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 2 Buying the Birthright
19:03
July 9, 2020
Episode 8: Birthright Bargain! A Bowl of Lentils
Would you trade your inheritance for a bowl of soup? This morning's meditation looks at the cost of the birthright and why God hated Esau, even before he was born. To find out, join me for Episode 8 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of mediations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 2 Buying the Birthright
19:20
July 7, 2020
Episode 7: Carpe Diem! Seize the Day God's Way
Why do we do the things we don't want to do? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's scheme to steal the birthright from his brother. What happened? To find out join me for Episode 7 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of mediations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 2 Buying the Birthright
18:08
July 6, 2020
Episode 6: Be Patient, God's Mill Grinds Slow Yet Small
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you'll do anything to get it? Today’s meditation looks at the dilemma Jacob faced in desiring something good, but making the same mistake his grandfather made? To find out what it was, join me for Episode 6 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of mediations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 2 Buying the Birthright
16:36
July 5, 2020
Episode 5: A Mad World and Water Brooks
Are you too busy chasing the dream, that you miss the Unseen? Today's meditation looks at what motivated Jacob to make God's promises his priority. To find out, join me for Episode 5 of The 7AM Bible. This is the fifth in Series of Bible Meditations on the Life of Jacob: Week 1 The Early Years
20:38
July 2, 2020
Episode 4: Birthday Blessings, Who Gets Them?
Have you ever received a birthday gift when it is not your birthday? Today's meditation looks at Esau and Jacob in the light of who God gives His birthday blessings to and why? To find out, join me for Episode 4 of The 7AM Bible. The fourth in a Series of Bible Meditations on the Life of Jacob: Week 1 The Early Years
18:12
July 2, 2020
Episode 3: Parental Favourites, A Dilemma of Desires
Isaac and Rebekah loved their boys -- well kind of. Today's meditation looks at the character of Jacob and the development of parental favourites. Why did that happen? To find out, join me for Episode 3 of The 7AM Bible. The third in a Series of Bible Meditations on the Life of Jacob: Week 1 The Early Years  
19:48
June 30, 2020
Episode 2 - Married No Kids, The Trials of Life
Twenty years married, but no kids. Today's meditation follows Isaac and Rebekah's experience in establishing a family. How did it work out? To find out, join me for Episode 2 of The 7AM Bible. The second in a Series of Bible Meditations on the Life of Jacob: Week 1 The Early Years Based on Sabbath Bible Lessons published quarterly by the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement General Conference. 
20:16
June 29, 2020
Episode 1 - Married At First Sight, God's Way
Would you marry someone you've never met? Today's mediation introduces us to a woman who did just that. Rebekah, Jacob's mother. How did it work out? To find out, join me for Episode 1 of The 7AM Bible. The first in a Series of Bible Meditations on the Life of Jacob: Week 1 The Early Years Based on Sabbath Bible Lessons published quarterly by the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement General Conference.
26:13
June 29, 2020