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Reading the Bible can be difficult not to mention understanding it. Having a disability, like blindness can be difficult too. At times a person even wonders if God is there. Nevertheless in room 4216 God shows us His path and we find we are not alone (Isaiah 42:16)Content Copyright, Dave Andrus 2… read more

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Episode 173: Lesson 172 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 9 : Exodus 20:1-17

September 22nd, 2021


We all have stuff. We all need stuff. We all want more stuff. Where is the line that wanting crosses and becomes wrong? 

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Episode 172: Lesson 172 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 8 : Exodus 20:1-17

September 4th, 2021


Most of us have learned from childhood that we should not lie but always tell the truth. Is this easier said than done? What about a white lie? And …

Episode 171: Lesson 171 : Learning to be the people of the Lord part 7 : Exodus 20:1-17

July 31st, 2021


We all have stuff. We all need stuff. We all want stuff. But what if you have stuff I don’t have, or if I have stuff you don’t have? Can I give it or take it away? It can be messy and confusing. That’s why God spoke …

Episode 170: Lesson 170 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 6 : Exodus 20:1-17

July 13th, 2021


Male female relationships have been a challenge and desire since the fall into sin. So how does a person avoid hardship and have happiness? Today’s lesson looks at this with God’s take.  

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Episode 169: Lesson 169 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 5 : Exodus 20:1-17

July 6th, 2021


Every culture and nation of the world says killing is wrong. Every culture and nation of the world has murders. What is the cause and can it be …

Episode 168: Lesson 168 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 4 : Exodus 20:1-17

June 7th, 2021


None of us like to be told what to do. And yet, there are times we not only need to be told but we really better listen. Today’s lesson touches on …

Episode 167: Lesson 167 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 3 : Exodus 20:1-17

May 28th, 2021


One thing the Lord wanted to teach his people is how to interact with him. It was to be a relationship not built on “I want. I need. Help me!” It is to be quite different.

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Episode 166: Lesson 166 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 2 : Exodus 20:1-17

May 6th, 2021


While in Egypt the Israelites learned bad habits from the Egyptian religions. The Lord especially did not like the way they interacted with and dealt with the spiritual world. And how well do we handle this?
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Episode 165: Lesson 165 : Learning to be the people of the Lord - part 1 : Exodus 20:1-17

April 15th, 2021


While in Egypt the Israelites were constantly exposed to the Egyptian religions. They learned bad habits. The Lord begins to teach them good habits; how to be His people.

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Episode 164: Lesson 164 : Learning to share : Exodus 18 and 19

March 15th, 2021


Coming out of slavery the Israelites had to learn many things. In today’s lesson we read about a twist on learning to share.

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Episode 163: Lesson 163 : A rock and a hard place : Exodus 17:1-16

February 25th, 2021


You probably have heard the phrase, between a rock and a hard place. The Israelites were not between these two but instead experienced first one and then the other. See how the rock helped them when in a hard place.

Episode 162: Lesson 162 : Bread never tasted so good : Exodus 16:1-26

February 8th, 2021


Have you ever been hungry, really really hungry? Besides the hunger pains a person doesn’t think well. Despite the Israelites not trusting God, God met their need of food and then some.

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Episode 161: Lesson 161 : The life journey has just begun : Exodus 15:1-27

January 26th, 2021


In this chapter we see the beginning of life of the Israelites, as a nation and as the people of God. They go from one extreme to another on the continuum of spiritual life. May we learn from them.

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Episode 160: Lesson 160 : Symbols of Christmas

December 20th, 2020


Many people decorate their houses for the Christmas season. The church also uses decorations to help prepare for Christmas. These decorations have meaning and purpose. Today’s show talks about these.

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Episode 159: Lesson 159 : Free at last, free at last : Exodus 14:1-31

November 29th, 2020


Pharaoh realized his slaves were gone. Who would make bricks and build him buildings? So Pharaoh went after the Israelites to bring them back. It did …

Episode 158: Lesson 158 : First things first : Exodus 13:1-22

November 18th, 2020


The ten plagues that the Lord sent demonstrated for Pharaoh that the Lord was God. Pharaoh let the people go. Now in the desert The Lord does some unique things.

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Lesson 157 : The past points to the future : Exodus 12:1-38

November 5th, 2020


Pastor Kevin, who was raised in the Jewish faith relates how the tenth plague is an echo of his Christian faith.

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Lesson 156 : Deep Darkness : Exodus 10:21-11:7

October 21st, 2020


The ninth and tenth plague were extremely hard and harsh; Deep darkness and first-born male to die. Listen in to learn about the details and how they relate to us today.

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Lesson 155 : Church and State : Matthew 22:15-21

October 11th, 2020


Throughout history Christians have lived with good and bad governments. When things are going well, it’s easy for Christians; when bad, it’s hard. So how does a person spiritually decide which it is? What does a person …

Lesson 154 : The ten Plagues Part Two : Exodus 8:20-10:20

September 16th, 2020


The Lord sent plagues on Egypt to show He was the only true God. Even with Egypt being destroyed before the Pharaoh’s eyes, he continued to refuse to let the people go.

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Lesson 153 : The ten plagues part one : Exodus 7-8:19

August 28th, 2020


Pharaoh not only did not listen to God’s demand to let his people go but doubted and defied his existence. To prove he existed and meant what he said, God sent plagues on Egypt.

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Lesson 152: The response of Pharaoh to the message of Moses: Exodus 5-6

August 10th, 2020


Moses took the message of the Lord to the land of Egypt. Pharaoh did not recognize or respect the Lord. In fact, Pharaoh punished the Israelites for this. Listen for the details and the Lord’s next steps.

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Lesson 151 : When the excuses run out : Exodus 4:13-31

July 29th, 2020


Moses ran out of excuses, but still didn’t want to do what God told him. This put Moses in trouble again. Someone intervened and rescued him. Listen …

Lesson 150 : Moses at the burning bush, part 2 : Exodus 3:16-4:12

July 12th, 2020


Through the burning bush God told Moses how he would deliver the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. Moses didn’t want to go and gave God excuses. …

Lesson 149 : Moses at the burning bush : Exodus 3:1-15

June 28th, 2020


While tending sheep Moses saw a burning bush. But it did not burn up! Then it talked! What took place then connects with us now. Listen and be encouraged.

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Lesson 148 : Moses as a youth : Exodus 2:11-25

June 7th, 2020


Moses had a mixed past. Was he Hebrew or Egyptian? As he made life decisions it brought him trouble but also created good.

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Lesson 147 : The book of Exodus : Exodus 1-2:10

May 22nd, 2020


Slavery, bondage, brutality, the people of God experienced all these things in Egypt. God would deliver them, and show through this how he would …

Lesson 146 : Outside and In : Luke 11:37-54

May 12th, 2020


When Jesus did not do the ceremonial hand washing prior to a meal, a Pharisee questioned his inaction. Jesus used this opportunity to turn things outside in. These words of Jesus can be of great help for us today.

Lesson 145 : A picture blind people can see : Luke 11:33-36

April 22nd, 2020


Jesus spoke about the eye of the body being a lamp or light to the soul. What might this mean? Don’t you wish Jesus spoke clearly to us who are …

Lesson 144 : The secondary fears brought about by the corona virus : Hebrews 13:5

April 10th, 2020


The corona virus has brought about many changes and many more fears besides our own death. Join us and see what God says.

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Lesson 143 : Contagious diseases in the Old Testament : 2 Samuel 24

March 26th, 2020


In the Bible God delivered diseases and plagues to warn or punish. After Jesus’ death and resurrection is there any evidence of this? How should we …

Lesson 142 : Sign of the times : Luke 11: 29-32

March 11th, 2020


Many were impressed by the healings Jesus did and marveled at the teachings he shared. Some however questioned it all. They wanted proof or a sign to verify he was from God. So what did Jesus say?

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Lesson 141 : How does he do it? : Luke 11: 14-28

February 23rd, 2020


Jesus had done miracles, healings and truthful common sense teachings. In response, the people were trying to give definition to the facts without …

Lesson 140 : The close is as the beginning : Luke 11:1-13

February 17th, 2020


The Lord’s Prayer closes with a threefold praise of God. In a special way, this is how the prayer began. It is fitting and good that our prayers make …

Lesson 139 : Faith in the face of evil : Luke 11:1-13

February 8th, 2020


The Lord’s Prayer ends with “deliver us from evil”. When we pray this do we understand for what we are praying? And when evil comes, what do we make of it?

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Lesson 138 : Temptations all around us : Luke 11:1-13

January 30th, 2020


People who are blind understand being led. They take an arm and follow. In the Lord’s Prayer we ask god to lead us not into temptation. So how is God …

Lesson 137 : One of the hardest things in life : Luke 11:1-13

January 18th, 2020


When we are hurt; when we are tricked by someone we trusted; when our family or friend is taken advantage of; our first reaction is usually to strike …

Lesson 136 : We all have stuff : Luke 11:1-13

December 19th, 2019


In the Lord’s Prayer we say “Give us this day our daily bread”. That sounds like the bare minimum. What if I want more than that? What if I already have more than that, what then??

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Lesson 135 : Whose will will you do : Luke 11:1-13

December 8th, 2019


In the Lord’s Prayer we say “Thy will be done”. So what does this mean, and do we mean what we pray? Today’s lesson provides some insight and encouragement.

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Lesson 134 : What is the kingdom of God : Luke 11:1-13

December 1st, 2019


In our modern society we do not have a firsthand experience of a kingdom. So what are we praying for when we ask that God’s kingdom come?

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Lesson 133 : Does God really answer prayer : Luke 11:1-13

November 19th, 2019


If God is our father and we are his children, why doesn’t he answer all of our prayers? In fact, because we are his children and he is our father, he chooses to not answer all our prayers. Listen to unravel and …

Lesson 132 : Who listens when we pray : Luke 11:1-13

November 8th, 2019


We talk about prayer a lot. In fact studies have shown that most people pray at some time or another. When you pray, to whom are you praying? What is God like?

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Lesson 131 : Service is not so obvious : Luke 10:25-42

October 24th, 2019


In today’s lesson we hear two different stories about service. We find out however, that the stories are not just about serving people but speak about the kingdom of God.

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Lesson 130 : The Message Moves Forward : Luke 10:1-24

September 22nd, 2019


Jesus gave marching orders to the 72 and then sent them into villages ahead of him. Their message met with good results. What happened for those who …

Lesson 129 : From the mountain tops to the valley depths : Luke 9:38-62

September 7th, 2019


We speak of mountain top experiences as super, wonderful and beyond belief. We speak of valleys as those times of discouragement despair and …

Lesson 128 : The rally cry of the king : Luke 9:10-37

August 18th, 2019


Years ago just before a battle the king would speak and motivate the troops. In today’s lesson Jesus gave a rally cry but it was different than one …

Lesson 127 : Sent to speak the Word of God: Luke 9:1-9

August 3rd, 2019


We heard in the last lesson, how Jesus word had power and authority. In today’s lesson, Jesus sends out before him the 12 disciples to speak the Word of god. “Who is this Jesus?” people are now asking.

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Lesson 126 : The Word of God is greater : Luke 8:22-56

July 26th, 2019


In today’s lesson we hear how the Word of god controls a storm, demons, a woman’s bleeding and a dead girl. We also will learn how this impacts our …

Lesson 125 : Teaching about the Word of God : Luke 8:4-21

July 8th, 2019


As humans we use words all the day long: good words, bad words, nonsensical words. By definition God is almighty. It follows then, that the words of …

Lesson 124 : The Gospel is universal : Luke 7:18-8:3

June 24th, 2019


One of the people groups pushed aside by society in Bible times were women. In today’s study we read how Jesus accepted and used women in his ministry. Jesus accepts and uses us too.

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Lesson 123 : Words move into action : Luke 6:43-7:17

June 11th, 2019


Jesus finished the sermon on the plain by noting the inner heart is more important to God than the outward actions of people. Jesus then demonstrated through his actions that he love people; even those pushed aside by …

Lesson 122 : The sermon on the plain : Luke 6:15-42

May 29th, 2019


Hyperbole makes exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally. This is what some believe Jesus was doing when teaching the crowd. But then …

Lesson 121 : The apostles Philip and Bartholomew : Luke 6:14

May 19th, 2019


The story of these two men is similar and yet different. They both loved Jesus and were led by him. The path of life took each man in different directions with different situations. Both men can inspire us today to …

Lesson 120 : The apostles Thomas and Matthew : Luke 6:14

May 1st, 2019


Doubting Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; each of these men had a reputation added to their name. Once Jesus touched their lives however, these …

Lesson 119 : The apostle Judas : Luke 6:14

April 17th, 2019


Most know Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus. Do you know the possible reasons why he might have? Do you know why 30 pieces of silver was the cost? Listen to find out these answers and more.

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Lesson 118 : The apostle John : Luke 6:14

April 8th, 2019


The Apostle John was called the beloved, a son of thunder, but also the son of Mary. Not only was this the longest living apostle, but also the most …

Lesson 117 : The apostles Simon and Jude : Luke 6:14

March 25th, 2019


Before Simon and Jude were apostles, they were part of an extreme militaristic group. Once they met Jesus, Simon and Jude remained full of zeal but …

Lesson 116 : The apostles Peter, Andrew, James and James : Luke 6:14

March 15th, 2019


We finish our look at Peter and then consider three more apostles; Andrew James the lesser and James the greater These are four different people with four different personalities. Even so they all served Jesus with …

Lesson 115 : The apostle Peter : Luke 6:14

March 6th, 2019


Jesus chose 12 men from the disciples to be apostles. So who is Peter? What did he do? How does his life help my life?

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Lesson 114 : Over thinking the topic : Luke 6:1-16

February 20th, 2019


Jesus ministry was not just about miracles and healings. In fact these point to and supported his teachings. Today’s teaching reminds us not to institutionalize religion. When we do we forget the real point of religion; …

Lesson 113 : Considering all sides of baptism : Luke 3:21

February 8th, 2019


At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry he was baptized. At the end of Jesus’ ministry he commanded his followers to baptize those who became his …

Lesson 112 : Childhood into adulthood : Luke 2:42-3:38

January 22nd, 2019


It is those amazing or surprising events that are remembered and recorded. Every day things often go unnoticed. So it was with Jesus. Today’s lesson …

Lesson 111 : What comes after Christmas : Luke 2:21-42

January 10th, 2019


The spiritual world announced the birth of Jesus as savior by the angels speaking to shepherds. Did you know that there were three earthly events that also pointed to and proclaimed Jesus as the savior? Today’s lesson …

Lesson 110 : Christmas holiday and traditions : Luke 2:10-11

December 23rd, 2018


The savior is born in Bethlehem. This is the Christmas story. People and cultures celebrate this in many different ways. We asked you, the listener, …

Lesson 109 : Old verses new : Luke 5:27-39

December 12th, 2018


Old cars, old furniture, old coins, are desired and liked by collectors. New phones, new clothes, new songs, are preferred and looked for by most …

Lesson 108 : It's not the miracle I want : Luke 5:1-26

November 29th, 2018


In the Bible stories we read today, Jesus did several miraculous things. It did not please all the people then. Certainly this does connect to us …

Lesson 107 : Face to face with the dark side : Luke 4:31-44

November 18th, 2018


People were not always pleased with Jesus as he threatened their comfortable lives. So who did he please? In today’s lesson we read about Jesus coming face to face with the demons and the dark world. Yes he won the …

Lesson 106 : More than a local wonder : Luke 4:14-30

November 9th, 2018


In today’s lesson we read about Jesus coming home. The town’s people knew Jesus and his family. They saw him grow up. More than likely, they were proud of this local boy. This homecoming didn’t turn out very well. Join …

Lesson 105 : Who is Luke anyway : Luke 1:1-4

October 28th, 2018


Do we know much about Luke, the writer of the Gospel? And if we do, does this help us understand better what he was writing? And why did he write this book anyway?

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Lesson 104 : Listener questions about The great commission : Luke 5:27-32

October 16th, 2018


Listeners sent in letters with challenging questions about the great commission. “With the declining state of churches why would we want to invite …

Lesson 103 : The great commission : Matthew 28:19-21

October 2nd, 2018


Jesus gave his followers “The great commission”. A commission is a command to act in a prescribed manner or to perform prescribed acts with the …

Lesson 102 : Looking back it makes sense : Genesis 45-50

September 7th, 2018


Joseph’s actions as governor in Egypt were planned out with a purpose. Today we learn what this plan was. We also learn that our lives are one part of God’s larger plan and purpose.

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Lesson 101 : Hunger for food revenge or something else : Genesis 42-44

August 20th, 2018


Hunger drives people to do things they really don’t want to do. The quest for food becomes consuming. Today we read about Joseph who came to power and is consumed with something; but what?

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Lesson 100 : Dreams do come true : Genesis 40-41

August 13th, 2018


Today’s lesson is more than “poor boy makes it good”. It is true that Joseph went from prison to the palace. Yet there is much more. Listen to learn how the story relates to you.

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Lesson 99 : Life’s compass : Genesis 37-39

August 7th, 2018


Hardship and suffering is part of life. Whether rich or poor, young or old, knowledgeable or simple, morally good or bad, difficulties will come. If …

Lesson 98 : The children of Jacob have not learned : Genesis 34-38

July 28th, 2018


In the midst of many sinful people we have read how Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had faith in God. We have also read how sinful people impacted them to …

Lesson 97 : Does God really exist : Hebrews 1:1-2

July 16th, 2018


How do we know there is a God? We can’t know him through our five senses can we? If not how then? Today’s show walks us through how we know there is a God along with why there is evil in our world.

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Lesson 96 : The three great battles of Jacob : Genesis 32-33

July 4th, 2018


When a person reads the Bible it is sometimes hard to figure out just what is happening. Is it just a moral story? Is it a story of good over bad? Is there a difference between the earthly and spiritual story? Today’s …

Lesson 95 : The trickster is tricked for the last time : Genesis 31

June 12th, 2018


Jacob before he left home was deceptive and a trickster. He learned to be honest. And when someone kept tricking him, Jacob decided to ... well listen and find out what happened.

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Lesson 94 : A tale of two sisters : Genesis 29-30

May 28th, 2018


The brothers, Esau and Jacob, had their problems. It was their sinning against each other that found Jacob leaving home to save his life. Today we hear about two sisters whose envy created many problems as well. And God …

Lesson 93 : Ah for the good old days : Genesis 28-29

May 18th, 2018


Once in a while you may hear someone longing for the good old days. In their mind things were better back then, than they are now. Today’s Bible …

Lesson 92 : Scheming is a recipe for disaster : Genesis 27-28

May 7th, 2018


Most people have heard the phrase; “The end does not justify the means”. When a person experiences this first hand, it becomes more than a statement. It becomes real.

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Lesson 91 : Isaac in conflict making choices : Genesis 26

April 27th, 2018


Like it or not, life is full of conflict. Because of this we make choices. Can we learn from Isaac how to make good choices; God pleasing choices?

Lesson 90 : Finding a mate the Biblical way : Genesis 23-25

April 18th, 2018


Would you marry someone sight unseen; hearing unheard? Probably not. In today’s lesson we hear that this happened. And yet more went into this …

Lesson 89 : When the facts are learned : John 20:1-18, Luke 24:13-35

April 10th, 2018


The Empty tomb is the first fact placed in evidence. The day’s events provide many more facts and a few surprises. Consider and see. Please join us.

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Lesson 88 : The tomb is empty. What can this mean? : Luke 24:1-12

April 1st, 2018


It is a historical accepted fact that the tomb was empty and Jesus was not found there. What actually took place that first Easter morning? Did he really die and rise again? If so, how does this impact my life today? …

Lesson 87 : Abraham the father of faith : Genesis 21-22

March 19th, 2018


Abraham is spoken of as the father of faith. Today’s lesson goes into the reasons why as well as to challenge our faith, as God’s children.

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Lesson 86 : Odds and ends - digging deeper : Genesis 16-19

March 12th, 2018


A baby boy, circumcision, a prayer, sleeping in the city square, being blinded and a pillar of salt; these are the items discussed in today's lesson and connected to the story of Abraham.

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Lesson 85 : The blessings received : Genesis 13-21

March 5th, 2018


We read that God gave Abram a six fold blessing. In today's lesson we read that Abram and his wife doubted the blessings would ever happen. God, …

Lesson 84 : Home is where the heart is : Genesis 12

February 15th, 2018


When on a trip, there usually comes a point when most people can't wait to go home. There is comfort in the familiar. Perhaps this is why we do and say bad things instinctively, because there is comfort in the familiar. …

Lesson 83 : Many languages : Genesis 10-11

February 4th, 2018


Being in a group that speaks an unfamiliar language can be amazing or frightening. It is at this point one realizes that communication is part of being human. Communication brings about cooperation and achievement. So …

Lesson 82 : A really big thing : Genesis 9:18-29

January 27th, 2018


God sent the flood to destroy the evil that man had created. The flood was a really big thing. Noah and his family came out of the ark and started the world anew, or did they. Another really big thing took place.

Lesson 81 : All ashore that are going ashore : Genesis 9

January 18th, 2018


The flood waters went down and the ark came to rest. All came out and what did they find? And there was a rainbow. What’s up with that? Finally, there is a connection to us today, centuries later.

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Lesson 80 : Keeping hope afloat : Genesis 7 and 8

January 8th, 2018


Flood waters came. The world was destroyed. Those in the ark were saved. There is more to this narrative than that. It speaks to us today. It speaks …

Lesson 79 : Celebrations mean guests and gifts : Luke 2:8-20 and Matthew 2:1-12

December 27th, 2017


At birthday parties, there are guests and gifts. True as this is today, so it was 2,000 years ago at Jesus’ birth. True as this was 2,000 years ago, so it is today as we bring gifts to celebrate our God coming to save …

Lesson 78 : Bringing the Christmas Story to life : Luke 1-2:7

December 21st, 2017


More than likely you have heard or read the Christmas story. But it’s not a story! It’s about real people with hurts and struggles just like you. Just as it gave meaning and purpose to their lives back then, it can do …

Lesson 77: A flood and a way to be saved : Genesis 6:8-22

December 11th, 2017


The flood story is found in every culture and people group. But could it really have happened? Could a giant boat, an ark really be constructed to …

Lesson 76 : More than a list of names : Genesis 5-6:8

December 4th, 2017


Genealogies and giants; that’s what today’s lesson is all about. There is importance behind the names. Yes, giant people existed and had sinful …

Lesson 75 : Rest for the restless : Genesis 4

November 27th, 2017


Chapter 4 of the book of Genesis is rough as we read about the results of sin in the lives of Cane and his children. Sin has entered the world and …

Lesson 74 : On second thought, many questions : Genesis 3

November 6th, 2017


The Garden of Eden is the story of how sin entered the world. Some of the things mentioned can be surprising, confusing and raise questions. Today’s lesson deals with these hard questions as well as the significance …

Lesson 73 : Amidst the beauty comes pain : Genesis 3

October 29th, 2017


It doesn’t take much to identify or experience hurt and pain in our lives. Today’s lesson takes a look at its origin as well as how to deal with it.

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Lesson 72 : Another look, more surprises : Genesis 2:5-25

October 22nd, 2017


Today’s lesson gives us another look at creation. This time God’s work is viewed from mans' point of view. This brings out the value as well as the challenges of the human race made up of male and female.

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Lesson 71 : Saving the best for last : Genesis 1:20-31

October 16th, 2017


In the first four days of creation God brought the physical world into existence and gave it form. On the following two days of creation he brought …

Lesson 70 : Making something from nothing : Genesis 1:1-19

October 8th, 2017


A book has a first page. A race has a starting line. A vacation begins somewhere. A human is born. Everything seems to have a beginning, including the universe. So what does the first page of God’s book say about this?

Lesson 69 : More than words and a story : 2 Tim 3:14-17

September 19th, 2017


The Bible is a pretty big book, with lots of words and a story. We believe they are God’s words and Gods story. And how can we be sure? Listen and find out.

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Lesson 68 : Words to live by : Jude 14-25

September 8th, 2017


Jude concludes his letter with a wonderful blessing. Just prior to this he also gives some simple, very simple but important direction to our lives.

Lesson 66 : Contender or pretender : Jude 8-10

August 24th, 2017


Jude challenges his readers to contend for the faith. What does this all entail? Some in his day were pretenders. How do you spot them?

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Lesson 67 : What makes God happy and angry : Jude 11-13

August 24th, 2017


Jude relates the lives of three Old Testament people that we might understand what sin can do. He then uses earthly examples to demonstrate sin’s …

Lesson 65 : Hold on for your life : Jude 1-7

July 25th, 2017


After introducing himself Jude challenges his readers to contend for the faith. What is this faith and why is it so important to fight for it?

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Lesson 64 : Learning the land by using your hand : Obadiah 15-21

July 10th, 2017


It’s hard enough getting around in your own city and state. Learning where cities are elsewhere is really hard. And why are all these cities mentioned anyway? Today’s lesson covers this and a deadly drink.

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Lesson 63 : The back side of revenge : Obadiah 8-14

July 1st, 2017


Most people know that taking revenge is wrong. Just because we are hurt or harmed is not a reason to strike back. The book of Obadiah talks about the back side of revenge. God likes it even less.

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Lesson 62 : The wing of an eagle : Obadiah 1-7

June 23rd, 2017


The book of Obadiah was written during one of the darkest days that God’s people experienced. Not only were they being dragged away as slaves by the mighty enemy but their blood kin were laughing at them and adding to …

Lesson 61 : Content even when discontent : Philippians 4:12-23

June 13th, 2017


In this final lesson in the book of Philippians Paul again talks about rejoicing. He give the secret of being content. Join us.

Lesson 60 : Hard to be joyful when arguing : Philippians 4:1-9

May 28th, 2017


Christians know they are to be joyful. The Lord has done so many good things for us. Yet, can you, when arguing with someone? Paul gives us several …

Lesson 59 : On your mark, get set : Philippians 3:12-21

May 21st, 2017


Running a race can be difficult and challenging. It takes physical effort and mental discipline. To win the race, even more is involved. Life is like …

Lesson 58 : Rags to Riches : Philippians 3:4-11

May 11th, 2017


We like stories where a person’s situation changes from extreme poverty to great wealth. It’s even better when it happens all at once. It’s the best when it happens to us! In today’s lesson we learn this type of story …

Lesson 57 : Worship is more than you may think : Philippians 3:3

April 30th, 2017


Paul mentioned worship. People in the Old Testament did worship, but is it the same as New Testament worship for Christians? Today’s lesson helps us …

Lesson 56 : Old Habits die hard : Philippians 3:1-3

April 25th, 2017


Whether sports or a job that requires repetitive action, it is hard to break or change bad or poor habits. The same can be said about actions toward …

Lesson 55 : The days and words of Holy week : John 19

April 11th, 2017


We call the seven days while Jesus was in Jerusalem Holy Week. We do not know every event or word of these days but many of them are known. Can …

Lesson 54 : Twinkle twinkle little star : Philippians 2:12-19

April 2nd, 2017


It’s easy to do bad and hard to do good. Even with this said, it can be even harder to view this in action. Paul helps us by pointing to the stars. …

Lesson 53 : A full look at Jesus : Philippians 2:5-11

March 27th, 2017


History clearly demonstrates that Jesus was a man. The Bible clearly states that Jesus is God. So how does this work out? Through these verses, often called a “first century hymn” we begin to understand not only the how …

Room 4216 Lesson 52 : The cross shows up again : Philippians 2:1-4

March 20th, 2017


“Love your neighbor as yourself”. These words are found in the Old and New Testament. So is it any easier to do today than it was centuries ago?

Copyright, Dave Andrus 2017

Lesson 51 : Questions you always wanted to ask : Philippians 1:21-30

March 13th, 2017


When a question is answered, it can bring up many more questions. In today’s lesson we work at answering these many many questions.

Lesson 50.1 : Supplement Motion behind the Scenes

March 4th, 2017


All people have dreams and desires for their lives. To reach these they set goals of all kinds. When the goals are not met, when the goals slip away, when the goals are crushed by life’s circumstances what then? How …

Lesson 50 : Christians are always in motion even when not moving : Philippians 1:21-26

March 4th, 2017


There are times in everyone’s life that one will be doing nothing, nothing at all. Some people choose this, like when on vacation. Other times it is not a choice. In-activity is placed upon us, like it or not. Yet in …

Lesson 49 : Making the best of things : Philippians 1:12-26

February 21st, 2017


No matter what a person does or says, things don’t always work out well. So what does a person do then? Also, when people you thought you could count …

Lesson 48 : Rough beginning, how will it end? : Philippians 1:3-11

February 12th, 2017


Paul’s experience at Philippi was not good. He was whipped and thrown into jail. Yet he remembers the people and Thanks God for them. In today’s …

Lesson 47 : A Great Greeting : Philippians 1:1-2

February 4th, 2017


In most letters the writer starts out with an introduction and greeting. Paul who wrote to the Philippians was no different. Paul’s greeting and …

Lesson 46 : Small beginnings big results : Philippians 1:1-2

January 29th, 2017


Jesus commanded his disciples to take the message of salvation into all the world. The church in the city of Philippi was the first church in Europe. It had a rough beginning. How did it survive or do?

Lesson 45 : What are the limits? : Job 42:10-17

January 16th, 2017


As we finish the book of Job the question of God’s and Satan’s power comes up. Is the power of either limited and what are these limits? How does this impact our lives? We invite you to listen and be comforted.

Lesson 44 : The 12 Days of Christmas : Matthew 2:1-11

January 9th, 2017


Most people in the United States are familiar with the song “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It seems to be about a wealthy man who gave a lot of birds to …

Lesson 43 : Christmas through word and song

December 31st, 2016


In the middle of winter Christmas is a welcome break for many people. The holiday shares hope, friendship and generosity. Christmas is, or can be, …

Lesson 42 : Is seeing always believing? : Job 41-42

December 25th, 2016


In the midst of his suffering, Job could not see God’s presence. The so-called friends of Job said god was distant because of wrong doing. Job …

Lesson 41 : have you ever experienced a tornado? : Job 38-41

December 17th, 2016


Job demanded a court date and God appeared. Job was surprised at what happened. If you listen you also may be surprised. We invite you to join us.

Lesson 40 : When you do not understand ask for help : Job 3-41

December 9th, 2016


Reading the Bible can be difficult, let alone understanding it. For this reason we have Bible studies. For this reason pastors go to school. And when …

Lesson 39 : A Special Thanksgiving program

November 24th, 2016


Sometimes we do a tradition or holiday so many times that we forget why it began and what made it significant or special. Could Thanksgiving be that …

Lesson 38 : With friends like this who needs enemies? : Job 3-6

November 20th, 2016


In the midst of Job’s hardships, three friends show up. They try to comfort Job by giving him advice. The advice, however . . . Well, listen and find out.

Lesson 37 : Throwing mud at God, giving Job 1-2 another look

November 12th, 2016


God created everything, right? What about turmoil and evil? Did he do that too? The answer changes everything.

Lesson 36 : More than just a bad hair day : Job 1-2

October 31st, 2016


No one likes to suffer. Even so it comes. We all have had bad days, even weeks. Job experienced even more than that. He had it all, family, friends, earthly health and wealth. Then he lost it all. The story of Job is …

Lesson 35 : Church and State, past and present : Matthew 22:15-21

October 22nd, 2016


Throughout history Christians have lived with good and bad governments. When things are going well for Christians, it’s easy; when bad, it’s hard. So how does a person spiritually decide which it is? What does a person …

Lesson 34 : Prayer, healing and health : James 5:13-20

October 16th, 2016


James concludes his book with encouragement to pray for many things. The question will be; do we trust God or our prayers?

Lesson 33 : A dream and a prayer : James 5:1-12

October 2nd, 2016


To be human is to have dreams, hopes and goals. To be human with a relationship with God is to also have prayers. Do prayers and dreams ever meet, …

Lesson 32 : I don't like this game can we start over? : James 4:13-17

September 24th, 2016


I’m guessing we all have played a game and when we see we are losing we want to quit or start over. There is a way to continue to play and still win.

Lesson 31 : Sometimes being on top means you are on the bottom : James 4:1-12

September 17th, 2016


History is strewn with leaders who did anything to get to the top and remain there. Surprisingly this type of activity shows up in our lives when we least expect it. James writes about this in chapter 4.

Lesson 30 : Even though it’s right, it is not obvious : James 3:13-18

September 5th, 2016


The truth of the matter may be clear and yet it is often overlooked ignored or misunderstood. Such is the case with wisdom.

Lesson 29 : More power than you think : James 3:1-12

August 27th, 2016


Did you know that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body? That is probably because it is used so much. It is not only the strongest muscle …

Lesson 28 : A picture can say a thousand words : James 2:23

August 20th, 2016


You may have read, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 (NIV). An oral culture does use words, but does …

Lesson 27 : Which came first, the seed or the apple? : James 2:14-26

August 13th, 2016


Faith and good works; the discussion has gone round and round for centuries. Perhaps the answer is found in an apple.

Lesson 26 : I like you better : James 2:1-13

July 30th, 2016


God shows no partiality. He treats us all the same. Yet we know families where parents played favorites. How about you?

Lesson 25 : The constant that does not change : James 1:13-27

July 24th, 2016


Fishing hook, fresh peach, shadow at dusk, and a mirror. How do all these things fit together? James in his first chapter uses these items to help us avoid temptations and live a good life pleasing to God. Listen and …

Lesson 24 : The wisdom of prayer : James 1:5-12

July 17th, 2016


We all know it's good to pray. Often though we wonder if it is heard or works. This lesson provides some direction on prayer.

Lesson 23 : Joy when suffering : James 1:2-4

July 13th, 2016


Not many years after Jesus ascended into heaven, Christians found themselves hated, persecuted, and mistreated. James words help Christians focus on something other than the suffering.

Lesson 22 : A servant of Jesus Christ : The book of James

July 4th, 2016


The writer of this book introduces himself as a servant. What is and is not a servant? When we are a follower of Jesus we too are servants of him. So …

Lesson 21 : Face to face with death and loss : Topical study

June 25th, 2016


When there is a death of a close family member, pet or friend we go through many stages of grief. This study provides understanding, acceptance and help as we or someone we know faces a major loss.

Lesson 20 : Hope in the midst of disaster : Ruth 4

June 19th, 2016


Because we are flawed humans, our best efforts and plans sometimes work, and other times fall apart. We all have bad days caused by this reason or that. What then? Today’s study provides hope in the midst of disaster.

Lesson 19 : A reasonable plan or a sketchy scheme? : Ruth 3

June 11th, 2016


There is a lot of talk these days about what is an “ethical strategy”. Is it a Godly plan or an evil scheme? Naomi in today’s Bible Study may help us understand the difference between these two.

Lesson 18 : Circumstances and the least likely people : Ruth 2

May 29th, 2016


God doesn’t map out all events. If he did God would be involved with sin. God does, however, step in and bring good when there seems to be only bad. …

Lesson 17: What happens when you lose it all? : Ruth 1

May 22nd, 2016


The story is repeated many times in many ways. Life is going good. Everything is coming your way. And then the bottom falls out! This happens to God’s people as well. Today we begin looking at one such family. How do …

Lesson 16 : The past to the present : Isaiah 42:16

May 16th, 2016


The title of this lesson has two meanings. First, we are re-running parts of lesson 1 as there are many new listeners. Second, God spoke his word to people long ago. In this lesson these words are brought and given …

Lesson 15 : Overlooked or over emphasized : Acts 21:1-11

May 6th, 2016


In the church we celebrate many special events. Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is today’s topic. Who is this Holy Spirit? Why was he …

Lesson 14: It's a major thing! : Acts 1:9-11

April 25th, 2016


In the church we celebrate many special events. One event, however, is often overlooked and not celebrated; the Ascension of our Lord. Why is it important? Today’s lesson gives seven good reasons to celebrate it.

Lesson 13 : Facts, opinions and concrete conclusions : Luke 24 and John 20-21

April 18th, 2016


Science looks at something and then through experimentation goes about to prove certain facts. There are some situations, however, that cannot be replicated. What then? Even in these situations information can be …

Lesson 12 : When the facts are learned : John 20:1-18, Luke 24:13-35

April 6th, 2016


The Empty tomb is the first fact placed in evidence. The day’s events provide many more surprises. Please join us. Consider and see.

Lesson 11 : The tomb is empty. What can this mean? : Luke 24:1-12

March 28th, 2016


What took place that first Easter morning? Jesus is not there. How does this affect my life today? Join us and enjoy.

Lesson 10 : The days and words of Holy week, speaking to our days and hearts : John 19

March 20th, 2016


We call the seven days while Jesus was in Jerusalem Holy Week. We do not know every event or word of these days but many of them are known. Can …

Lesson 9 : Not just your average Saturday : Luke 18:31 19:27

March 12th, 2016


In this podcast we look at several events and Words of Jesus, the day before entering Jerusalem. Jesus demonstrates his acceptance of people with physical disabilities and how we all have value and purpose.

Lesson 8 : Fear, Evil, Rejection : Luke 13, 15 and 20

March 5th, 2016


In this lesson of Room 4216 we consider several topics of life. Fear of harm, family divisions, rejection. They are unpleasant but real. They are unpleasant but there is hope. We are not alone.

Lesson 7 : Temptations, forgiveness and ways to resist doing wrong : Luke 4:1-13

February 20th, 2016


During the next few lessons in Room 4216 we consider “Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem”. Its the church season of Lent. Jesus as a man was tempted just like us. Is giving into a sin all that bad? If I want to not give in to …

Lesson 6 : Nineveh responds, Jonah prays : Jonah 3-4

February 15th, 2016


Jonah finally got the message from God and went to Nineveh. The people got the message from God and repented. Rather than being happy or excited, Jonah is upset, prays and wishes to die. What?

Come join us.

Lesson 5 : The prayer of Jonah : Jonah 2

February 7th, 2016


In chapter 2, while in the belly of the fish, Jonah prays. It’s an unusual prayer, and at first read a confusing unclear prayer. And yet when one unpacks the prayer, it can help us when we feel trapped and alone. It …

Lesson 4 : The life of Jonah : Jonah 1

January 24th, 2016


At the mention of Jonah, many people do think of the man thrown into the sea and swallowed by a large fish. In short people think the book of Jonah is about a man who disobeyed God, but whom God rescued. True as this …

Lesson 3: The Guests Arrive : Luke 2:8-20 and Matthew 2:1-12

January 4th, 2016


The coming of Jesus, quiet as it was, humble as it was, did not go unnoticed. Many came to visit him. As we reflect upon these events we visit him too. What shall we give him or take away from this?

Lesson 2: The people of the Christmas Story : Luke 1-2:7

December 24th, 2015


More than likely you have heard or read the Christmas story. But it’s not a story! It’s about real people with hurts and struggles just like you. Listen and find out more.

Lesson 1: Remodeling your spiritual house : Isaiah 42:16

December 22nd, 2015


It’s not your father’s Bible study anymore. Pastor Dave and Cecilia invite you to room 4216. They built it just for you. And it’s not just them talking to you. Listen and find out.
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