Podcast #464: “I Believe It (The Life of Jesus)” by Jon Reddick

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Sometimes we know what we believe but aren’t studied enough to defend it. The chorus of Jon Reddick’s song “I Believe It (The Life of Jesus)” inspired me to search for Scriptural evidence supporting what I believe about the life of Jesus.

Join me as we use this week’s song as inspiration to search the Scriptures for why we believe what we believe.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Reader larger chunks of Scripture
    • Consider big themes
  • The Episode Guide for this week’s podcast
  • Making a case for creeds
  • The Nicene Creed
  • Combatting bad ideas with truth
  • The life of Jesus is not just a story – GotQuestions.org Article
    • He shows up in extra-biblical texts
    • His followers cataloged his life as eye-witnesses – 1 John 1:1-4
    • We are blessed in our belief – John 20:29
  • Jesus holds the keys to death and hell – Revelation 1:17-18
  • The importance of Christ’s resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15:14-26
  • Jesus is coming back again – Acts 1:9-11
    • Episode 368
    • Philippians 3:20-21
    • Titus 2:12-13
    • Matt 24:44
  • The Holy Spirit is with us and in us
    • 1 John 4:13
    • 1 Thess 4:7-8
    • 2 Timothy 1:13-14
    • Galatians 4:6
  • The Holy Spirit gives us power
    • Acts 1:8
    • Romans 8:11
    • Ephesians 3:16
    • Romans 15:13
  • Pulling it all together – Romans 1:1-6

If you think we are past all of those bad ideas that plagued the early church so that we no longer need creeds—think again.

Enjoy the official lyric video of the song below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Start by reading a large chunk of Scripture—1 John is my recommendation, but you could just stay wherever you are studying. Take the chorus of this week’s song and see if the large chunk of Scripture speaks to any of the declarations in the creed-style lyrics. You might even commit a verse or two to memory—maybe even a verse for each declaration. It’s always a good idea to hide God’s Word in your heart.

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