Episode 146 – Lenses of Context Pt 3: Geographical

The Bible often uses an economy of words to convey extremely significant information. Nowhere is this more obvious or glaring than when it comes to geography. Scripture is loaded with subtle hints and references designed to show us the connection between place and purpose, but if we don’t know the geography, we completely miss out on the insight. In this episode, we explore several examples from the Bible (including why Jesus was baptized where he was – hold on to your seats for this one) to show you how important geography is when it comes to reading the Bible better. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a whole new set of questions to ask of any passage you’re reading so you don’t miss the connections between place and purpose.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching? 
  • Reflect for a moment on the connection between location and memory. What is a particular place or location that elicits strong memories in your life? 
  • Of the four examples given in the episode, which made the strongest impression on you? Why? 
  • What are some other examples/locations in the Scriptures where a previous event enhances the meaning of an event occurring in that same location at a later time?  
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?  

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5 Comments

  1. Angela Gideon February 15, 2022 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Wow!!!
    Then think of the significance of Elijah passing on his mantle to Elisha at this spot. Elijah going on to be with the Lord (decreasing in the Earth), and Elisha getting the double portion (INCREASING!!).
    This is exactly what John and Jesus do at this spot in their time!!
    Fantastic episode!!
    Thanks as always.

  2. Angela Gideon February 15, 2022 at 11:05 am - Reply

    This episode has me so excited!! Lol
    How many time have you mentioned the shmehah (sp??)
    For both sets, Elijah and Elisha
    and John and Jesus we see a transfer right here.

  3. Angela Gideon February 15, 2022 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Omg. Lol. Just listened again and didn’t you say in this very episode how Jesus connected with Elisha when raising someone to life in that same spot as Elisha did all those years ago?? The story just keeps redoubling the connection between the two sets of men
    There is no other book this amazing!!
    Ok I’m done. Lol 😁

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