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Verse/Verse Bible Podcast

73 EpisodesProduced by Justin ThomasWebsite

A walkthrough of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with pastor Justin Thomas. Grow in your understanding of the message of the Scriptures and your ability to read it for yourself. Whether you think of yourself as a student of the Bible, a Christian who just wants to know God better, or a sceptic … read more

73 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

1 Samuel 27-31

January 19th, 2022


The final chapter of Saul's life is a sad one. It is also full of tension, as David is working for the Philistines. Will Saul die at his hand after …

1 Samuel 23-26

January 12th, 2022


David's life on the lam continues. His path crosses with several colorful characters along the way. He saves the people of Keilah, but they give him …

1 Samuel 19-22

January 5th, 2022


Jonathan and David consort to determine whether or not Saul is actually trying to kill David. When certainty is assured, David flees Saul's house. On …

1 Samuel 16-18

December 29th, 2021


God directs Samuel to the household of Jesse, the Ephrathite. There, God selects everyone's last choice as His next king. David is anointed in …

1 Samuel 12-15

December 22nd, 2021


Saul's reign continues and his character begins to show patterns of self-centeredness and the fear of man. Meanwhile, Saul's son Jonathan fears no …

1 Samuel 8-11

December 15th, 2021


Samuel is frustrated when the Israelites ask for a king like the other nations. Despite his frustrations, Samuel heeds God and appoints Saul as the …

1 Samuel 4-7

December 8th, 2021


When the Philistines attack, Israel resorts to bringing out the Ark of the Covenant to strengthen their battle. At the subsequent loss, the Ark is captured and the line of Eli is decimated. In Philistine territory, God …

1 Samuel 1-3

December 1st, 2021


As we open up the book of Samuel, we see the many ways that the pattern of the book of Judges extends into this era; and yet the rare occasions where that pattern is broken. When a barren woman looks to the Lord for …

Judges 17-21

November 24th, 2021


This concluding study through Judges follows four chapters of epilogue that exhibit the depth of Israel's departure from the way of the LORD. …

Judges 12-16

November 17th, 2021


We close the book on Jephthah and read the story of Samson. A lover of riddles, Samson himself is a bit of a riddle himself. His constant back and forth with the Philistines proves him to be undisputedly the best and …

Judges 9-11

November 10th, 2021


First, we begin with the seizure of power from Gideon's son Abimelech. After witnessing his rise and fall, we meet a few more judges before the rule …

Judges 6-8

November 3rd, 2021


At a time when Israel is being plundered by a nomadic race, the Angel of the Lord appears to the youngest son of a man of Menasseh. Gideon begins as …

Judges 1-5

October 27th, 2021


After the death of Joshua, the Lord looks upon the Israelites and sees that they have turned their hearts away from Him. God delivers the Israelites up to warring nations. This passage includes the first four judges in …

Joshua 22-24

October 20th, 2021


The Israelites beyond the Jordan erect a memorial altar that nearly sparks a civil war. Joshua is ready to die and addresses the nation one last time.

Joshua 18-21

October 13th, 2021


The remaining tribes are assigned their inheritance in the land by way of casting lots. Cities of refuge and Levitical cities are also assigned throughout the promised land and Joshua is given an inheritance. Lastly, we …

Joshua 13-17

October 6th, 2021


Although not all of the battles have not yet been fought, the Israelites see the division of the land as promised to them by God. Some Israelites, like Caleb, see this as a great opportunity for God to show His …

Joshua 9-12

September 29th, 2021


As Israel's reputation for divine military prowess precedes them, the people of Gibeon trick the Israelites into a non-agression pact. The Israelites unwittingly enter into this alliance against God's direction, and yet …

Joshua 5-8

September 22nd, 2021


The nation of Israel begin their campaign into the Holy Land. In the infancy of this campaign, they meet the angelic Commander of the Lord's Army, …

Joshua 1-4

September 15th, 2021


Israel's new leader is introduced as Joshua, the Servant of the Lord. The Beginnings of this book include spies inquiring of the land, the meeting of a prostitute named Rahab, and God drying up the Jordan to let the …

Deuteronomy 31-34

September 8th, 2021


With this final sermon, we close the Pentateuch. These remaining chapters serve as appendices tying up the final exhortation Moses speaks over the nation of Israel and also narrates the events of his death.

Deuteronomy 25-30

September 1st, 2021


Moses finishes out his exposition of the law and proceeds to pronounce blessings upon Israel in the event of their obedience as well as curses in the event of their rebellion. Moses prophesies that Israel will indeed …

Deuteronomy 23-24

August 25th, 2021


In these legislation passages, we see that God's care and emphasis is always on the abject and destitute. Never will God permit greater priority on the monetary gain over the person.

Deuteronomy 22

August 18th, 2021


In this portion of Deuteronomy, Moses outlines the laws that concern the respecting of human life. We see some of the most controversial laws of the …

Deuteronomy 19-21

August 11th, 2021


In this portion of Deuteronomy, Moses outlines the laws that concern the respecting of human life. We see some of the most controversial laws of the …

Deuteronomy 15-18

August 4th, 2021


As navigating through the decalogue, Moses expounds on the idea of Sabbath lifestyle and the honoring of authority. In addition, Moses places …

Deuteronomy 12-14

July 28th, 2021


Moses reminds the people of existing laws and even expounds on some of them more deeply. Ultimately, we see how God has structurally designed Israel …

Deuteronomy 8-11

July 21st, 2021


Moses exhorts the nation of Israel to remember the testimony that God has built for them in their history. He reminds them of the Golden Calf event …

Deuteronomy 4:41-7:26

July 14th, 2021


Moses addresses the succeeding generation of Israelites to reaffirm the covenant established at the foot of Mount Horeb in the generation before. Moses explains that this covenant is extended to their generation and the …

Deuteronomy 1-4:40

July 7th, 2021


Deuteronomy, the last book of the Pentateuch, has Moses addressing the people of Israel in one final exhortation. This pastoral address challenges …

Numbers 33-36

June 30th, 2021


This final passage of Numbers tackles issues of property, vengeance, and inheritance. As the penultimate installment of the Torah, this passage …

Numbers 30-32

June 23rd, 2021


This passage opens with the legislation of vow-making; particularly that of female worshippers of God. Then, we see God directing the Israelites to …

Numbers 26-29

June 16th, 2021


As Moses approaches the end of his life/ministry, God names his successor and tells him how to orchestrate his exit. Also in this passage, we see the daily, monthly, and yearly rhythms of Israel's sacrificial system.

Numbers 22-25

June 9th, 2021


In this passage we see how God's sovereign use of people has very little to do with the qualification of the people whom He uses. God uses an animal, …

Numbers 19-21

June 2nd, 2021


As the nation of Israel presses closer to entering into the land, the cracks and weaknesses continue to show. When Miriam dies, and Moses fails, it becomes more and more clear that Israel suffers from a unilateral …

Numbers 15-18

May 26th, 2021


With the nation of Israel sentenced to wander the wilderness until the generation dies out, the people are found hopeless and disgruntled. This …

Numbers 11-14

May 19th, 2021


The Israelites finally set out, but soon after complain against the Lord. From nationwide bickering to a power struggle within Moses' own family, God …

Numbers 6-10

May 12th, 2021


The departure from Sinai is even closer, but God takes further time to organize and clarify His law for His people. In this span of chapters, we learn about the Nazarite Vow, Israel's communication trumpets, and the …

Numbers 1-5

May 5th, 2021


Now that the Israelites are ready to enter into the land of Canaan, God shows them how the law He's established functions. In this passage, God numbers the able-bodied men for Israelites military and God divides the …

Leviticus 25-27

April 28th, 2021


This final sermon in Leviticus speaks on the agricultural Sabbath and the year of Jubilee and the treatment of slaves. The penultimate chapter of …

Leviticus 21-24

April 21st, 2021


This portion of Leviticus begins with the personal interactions a priest has in his normal life and continues into outlining the Hebrew calendar's appointed feasts. We see that the ministry of Jesus' life signposts …

Leviticus 16-20

April 14th, 2021


God's holiness burns into our lives like an uncontainable forest fire; it touches upon every aspect of our existence. Whether it's our personal …

Leviticus 13:47-15:33

April 7th, 2021


The qualifications of the clean and the unclean are relatively foreign to us, but we see in this passage how God's order places the focus of life in a world in the midst of decay. God's redemption is a work where …

Leviticus 11-13:46

March 31st, 2021


When looking into the Levitical diet, we can often wonder how this is relevant at all. Is it merely hygienic? Is it merely discriminatory? Is is entirely arbitrary altogether? Ultimately, we see that the division of the …

Leviticus 7-10

March 24th, 2021


This week we close the Sacrificial ordinances and continue into the narrative of dedicating and inducting the Tabernacle and Priesthood into operation. Despite several preparatory procedures, tragic failures ensue. In …

Leviticus 4-6

March 10th, 2021


We proceed through the offerings this week. We delve into the the details of the Sin offering, the Guilt offering, and the Recompense offering. We …

Leviticus 1-3

March 3rd, 2021


Leviticus opens with an index of the various offerings one can give to the LORD. This week, we look at the free will offerings, which consist of the Burnt (Ascension) Offering, the Grain (Gift) Offering, and the Peace …

Exodus 35-40

February 24th, 2021


We close the book of Exodus with a repass of all of the instructions toward the construction of the Tabernacle, only this time, the execution of those instructions. The repetition of these instructions reminds us of the …

Exodus 31-34

February 17th, 2021


Moses is up on the mountain with God and the Israelites have thus lost their access to YHVH. To fill this void, they create an idol. This creates a …

Exodus 28-30

February 10th, 2021


All works of the Priesthood were laid out as a type of the High Priest to come. We see that a reality of the rituals of the priesthood involved …

Exodus 25-27

February 3rd, 2021


The creation of the world was covered over 1 chapter, but the construction of the Tabernacle spans 13 chapters of detail-oriented instructions.The Tabernacle is clearly a matter of great importance. This portable temple …

Exodus 22-24

January 27th, 2021


We see in this extended list of property laws that God is fair. He cares for victims as well as the perpetrators. God shows loving wisdom toward restitution as well as in cases of penalties.

Exodus 20:1-21:36

January 20th, 2021


Here in Exodus, we see the introduction of the Law to the people and their God. We see that the Nation is given a law that exceeds their ability that they may operate as a nation dependent on their God.

Exodus 17:8-19:25

January 13th, 2021


As the Israelite continue to wander through the wilderness, God uses opposing nations and in laws to continue to train His people (and even begin to raise up a successor to Moses). When the people arrive at the foot of …

Exodus 14:1-17:7

January 6th, 2021


The pivotal moment of the Red Sea crossing is just the beginning of a host of uncanny miracles God performs for the preservation of Israel. We see in this passage how God's generous slew of miracles was granted with the …

Exodus 11-13

December 30th, 2020


In the telling of the inaugural Passover and the Death of the Firstborn (the 10th plague), we see striking parallels to the Crucifixion. We come to …

Exodus 7:8-10:29

December 23rd, 2020


In this passage of Exodus, we see God's divine judgment poured out on the land of Egypt because of one man's stubbornness. In the tension of man's …

Exodus 4:1-7:7

December 16th, 2020


This week, we close the 7 chapter section of Exodus that is the Prologue. By the end of this section, we will see tensions high and the game set. We …

Exodus 1-3

December 9th, 2020


Exodus begins right where Genesis left off. This sequel, contingent upon the message of its predecessor, shows the wiles of tyrannical men undermined …

Genesis 47-51

December 2nd, 2020


As we close the book of Genesis, we find that the book was not about Joseph, neither was it about Jacob, and not even about Judah. We see that the …

Genesis 42-46

November 25th, 2020


In the second year of the famine, Jacob sends his sons to the land of Egypt, where it is rumored that there are storehouses of grain. Unbeknownst to ten sons of Jacob, they are seeking grain from the very brother they …

Genesis 37-41

November 18th, 2020


Despite Joseph's outstanding character, it seems the worst continues to befall him. How can horrible things happening to a good man possibly be God's plan? Is this story even about Joseph at all?

Genesis 30:25-36:43

November 11th, 2020


Jacob's fourteen years owed to Laban are up and he's finally ready to head off on his own along with his two wives, two concubines and (at least) twelve children. After much divine provision, Jacob still insists upon …

Genesis 27:1-29:26

November 4th, 2020


Thus far unique to Jacob, his testimony is one of reluctant surrender to God's will. Jacob (along with the rest of the figures in this passage) is always seeking to provide for himself whenever opportunity arises. In …

Genesis 24:1-26:35

October 28th, 2020


Isaac inherits the covenant God made to Abraham. We see that along with the faith of his father, Isaac also shares in some of Abraham's faults. We …

Genesis 20:1-23:20

October 21st, 2020


As we begin to close the book of Abraham's life, we see Abraham falling into the same erroneous sins of his path, but we also see him pass God's final test of faith. Isaac upon Moriah inherently looks forward to a …

Genesis 16:1-19:38

October 14th, 2020


Twenty-Four years have passed since God has promised to make Abram into a great nation. In that time, the barren Sarai has now passed into a postmenopausal age and the promise no longer seems attainable. Despite Sarai's …

Genesis 12:1-15:20

October 7th, 2020


God's redemptive plan hones in on one man, Abram of Mesopotamia. Abram (soon to be Abraham) is often hailed as a perfect man, but we begin to see that his faith, much like ours, develops progressively after failures as …

Genesis 9:18-11:32

September 30th, 2020


As Noah's family repopulates the world, we find that sin has not been washed away in the flood. Man's pride increases on a global scale uniting …

Genesis 6:9-9:17

September 23rd, 2020


This week, we navigate the flood narrative. Genesis 6:9 through 9:17 bear the motif of rest, remembering, and covenant. Knowing the justice of God's wrath, what manner of person ought we to be?

Genesis 4:1-6:8

September 16th, 2020


As Adam's legacy of sin prevails, the same defect is shown inherent in his children. Depravity deepens and death does not relent. With the curse of sin and death upon mankind, we're left to wonder: "if sin is crouching …

Genesis 2:4-3:25

September 9th, 2020


The first man, the first woman, the first sin, the first curse. In this installment of Verse/Verse, we zero in on the consequences of sin and God's proclamation of the first Gospel.

Genesis 1:1-2:3

September 2nd, 2020


"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth". So begins the revelation of God to mankind. This first installment of Verse/Verse explores some fundamental principles including God's triune nature and Man …

Episode 0: Introducing Justin and our Format

August 17th, 2020


We will kick of in Genesis Wednesday September 2nd. Here in Episode Zero, Justin introduces himself and the thinking that lays behind the Verse/Verse Bible Podcast. 

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