Podcast #391: “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” by TobyMac

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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.

Throughout the ages, people have scoffed at God and His ways. Some claim He isn’t powerful enough, or close enough, or real enough. These scoffers think they have it all figured out and don’t believe that Jesus is relevant, much less coming back. TobyMac’s song “Help Is On The Way” inspired me to sit in a letter from Peter. I think you’ll see a lot of similarities between scoffers in Peter’s day and our own.

Join me as we explore Scripture to gain perspective and marching orders as we continue to await God’s perfect plan for the future.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Read in context
    • Read repetitively
    • Listen to an audio version of the text
    • Follow the cross-references
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge
  • The Lord is not late and he stands by what He claims – 2 Peter 3:8
  • Using BITEs to create habits of consistency in your Bible time – download a free resource as a guide to help you this week
  • How developing habits OVER TIME will produce spiritual health
  • An overview of 2 Peter – Bible Project
  • What the scoffers INSIDE THE CHURCH in Peter’s day were claiming
    • You made this up
    • There won’t be any consequences
    • Jesus isn’t coming back
  • How the Old Testament is relevant for pointing to New Testament realities – 2 Peter 3:1-3
  • Following the cross-reference about Christ’s return to a parable – 2 Peter 3:4 and Matthew 25:1-13
  • Recognizing the power of God’s Word – 2 Peter 3:5-7
  • Following the cross-reference to a psalm of Moses – 2 Peter 3:8-9 and Psalm 90
  • How God isn’t slow, He’s patient – 2 Peter 3:9
  • How we should live in light of God’s patient, but imminent return – 2 Peter 3:14-15 and 2 Peter 3:17-18

Enjoy the official music video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time 2 Peter this week. If you want a guide to walk you through this letter, go to michellenezat.com/391download, and I’ll send you suggestions for 7 days of interacting with 2 Peter. Build consistency in your time in God’s Word. And remember, don’t lose your balance. The patience of the Lord should bring you peace and stability as you continue to grow in the knowledge and grace of Jesus.

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