Episode 005 – God’s Instructions For Freedom

Being intentional with God’s Word is essential to living a deep and meaningful life. In the biblical period, God’s people were called to not only dig into the Scriptures but also to have an ongoing discussion with their friends and family about them. Formany of us, our time with God’s Word often stops with reading it and we miss out on the critical responsibility of discussion. In this episode, we explore why it’s so crucial to be intentional about our relationship with the Bible so that it permeates every facet of our lives.

Discussion Questions

  • What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • How have you traditionally understood God’s “law?” Positively? Negatively?
  • Did this teaching change your perspective on God’s instructions? If so, how?
  • Are you experiencing something you thought was freedom, but today you’re recognizing is actually a form of slavery that’s hindering you?
  • Where are you walking too close to the fence? Where have you ventured past the fence?
  • What’s one step you can take in walking out the truths of this teaching this week?

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  1. Bill Black March 6, 2018 at 5:03 am - Reply

    The missing weapon in the common presentation of the “gospel” in all denominations.
    Just 10 is only cracking the door open.
    The, “I Am come that they might have life more abundantly” weapon.
    Thanks so much Brad.

  2. Roxanne Bushen March 6, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for following these teachings. Just love them.

  3. Darryl Lokers March 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Once again, thanks for sharing this teaching. I’m reminded of Jesus’ teaching to the Jews in John 8 where in verse 32 ends with “…….and the truth will set you free”.

  4. Sue Christian March 7, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    When I hear your teachings it brings me back to your trips and the joy of coming closer to Jesus through His words that you are making clearer. Great teaching about the prayer shawl and what it means. I have mine hanging over my “Quiet Time” chair like a Huppah! Was looking at it as you taught about it.

  5. Drew Webb March 11, 2018 at 1:02 am - Reply

    613 commandments!! Add it up, 6+1+3= 10 🙂

  6. Simeon Figg April 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful teaching for me to hear. Praise God, thanks Brad.

  7. Chris Decker May 1, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Roman’s 10:4 says Jesus is the culmination or in some translations says end of the law. So where does that fit into this?

    • Brad Gray May 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Haha. I chose not to answer this as I knew the Israel trip would solve this question for you. Great having you and Heidi on the trip.

  8. Winn Sammons October 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I’ve often thought that one of the primary roles of a parent is to serve as the “guardrails of life.” Meaning, I set boundaries for the behavior of my kids — not so tight as to keep them from experiencing joy and flexing their freedom muscles, but to set outer boundaries, beyond which they would plummet to great harm. The “guardrails” are not established out of a sense of punishment or kill-joying; rather, they are expressions of my love and desire to a) protect them from harm, and b) to encourage them to have fun and experiment within those boundaries. God loves us in much the same manner.

  9. Geana Goorhouse December 13, 2019 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    The talk about God walking between both of the pieces blew my mind. Truly Jesus was there at the beginning with his father and the Holy Spirit creating this world. God has a plan for his creation and he showed it to us so often and in so many ways in his word.

    • Brad Gray January 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      It’s a stunning story, and a stunning proclamation about the kind of God we get to love and serve.

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