Podcast #400: “In Christ Alone” by Keith & Kristyn Getty feat. Alison Krauss

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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.

Our God is a God who celebrates milestones. This week is a significant milestone for the podcast, and the song “In Christ Alone” celebrates an anniversary, too! Let’s celebrate by digging into God’s Word!

When was the last time you let your curiosity lead you down a path that led to greater insight? Let’s explore Scripture together.

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
    • Explore a topic
    • Consult an outside resource
    • Follow the cross-references
    • Define words
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge
  • 400 episodes – we’ve gone from 1 in 86,000 podcast in 2014 to 1 in 2,000,000 in 2021
  • A little controversy around this song – Al Mohler’s The Briefing – Part Three
  • Considering the theology behind God’s wrath being satisfied
  • Being discerning in what we take into our lives as truth
  • The various perspectives Scripture speaks about the cross of Christ
  • Wrestling through the uncomfortable ideas in Scripture – John 3:36
  • How we think about anger
  • Following the cross-reference to John 3:16-21
  • God’s wrath is shown by honoring people’s choices — allowing their inevitable destruction – Romans 1:18-25
  • This idea — “God is not content to let people sit in their own self destruction in the Bible — God is on a mission to rescue.” – Bible Project Video
  • How we are saved from God’s wrath through Christ – Romans 5:9
  • How the consequences for our sins was “satisfied” by the death of Christ – 1 John 4:10
  • Propitiation and expiation – Ligonier.org Article
  • An opposing view – Ian Paul Blog Post
  • How God will absorb the consequences for our sin if we will stop rejecting Him

Enjoy the official lyric video of our inspiration song below.

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The Week’s Challenge

There are three areas of Scripture you can sit in this week. Meditate on John 3 and all that it teaches. Slip over to Romans 1 and see how the wrath of God is displayed as handing people over to the consequences of their own decisions. Explore the fine points of the Day of Atonement prescribed in Leviticus 16. And, finally, delve into what Scripture has to say about Christ’s propitiation in 1 John. And if I’ve piqued your interest at all, consider hopping over to the show notes and exploring some of the links I used to prepare for this week.

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