Episode 004 – Kids, Lions, and Scriptures. Oh my!

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Welcome to another episode of the Frequent Apostolic Questions podcast. My name Dakota Sutcliffe and this is the podcast about getting answers to your bible questions.

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Grab Bag
Wide Open Word

Next week we will go over the definition which will be posted sometime this coming week.

Grab Bag Segment

First 7/20/11

Was Jonah really in the belly of a whale?
Matthew 12:40
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Absolutely, for 3 days and 3 nights even!

Did Paul fall from a horse?

Acts 9:3-4
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Acts 22:6-7
6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Acts 26:14-15
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

It doesn’t say whether or not he was on a horse. We just know he fell to the earth/ground, on the road to Damascus.

Who with the Spirit of the Lord rent a young lion?

Judges 14:5-6
5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.
6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.

Second Week 7/26/11

When it comes to doing what the Bible says, why do you believe that you have to do what’s in the Old Testament? The Old Testament was for the Israelites. The main things we (as Gentiles) are to live by are in the New Testament because that’s where Jesus gave the instructions and the example. -Olive

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Why? For doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. :) Thanks for the good question Olive!

The old testament is what the Israelites/Jewish people went through. I wouldn’t say it’s for the Israelites, though the law part was for them, when it was given to Moses. However, there is still doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness in the old testament.

One thing to keep in mind is the type and shadows from the old testament. The new testament is actually hidden in the old testament with things like Genesis 22:8 “God will provide himself a lamb”. Or with Isaiah 28:11 “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to his people.”

I hope that was a clear enough answer.

How many foxes did Samson catch?
Judges 15:4
4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.

He caught 300 foxes. That… is a lot of foxes to “catch”. I would like to see how that was done!

What did Elisha pick up after Elijah was taken up in a whirlwind?

2 Kings 2:13
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

He took up the mantle. It was part of his portion.

Wide Open Word Segment

Genesis 22:1-13
1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

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