The 7AM Bible with Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman

Start the day right with food for the soul. Join 7AM each Monday to Friday for a short meditation from God’s Word. The 7AM Bible with Paul Chapman.

Paul believes we can only be truly effective in our life pursuits when we start our day with food for the soul. Sometimes we get so busy with the cares of this life, that our daily meditation turns into a hurried prayer with no real thought for our soul's need. The 7AM Bible podcast was started to meet this need.

All Episodes

Are you a pilgrim or a citizen in this world? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's retirement in Egypt, why he and his family were considered barbarians, and why he counted himself a pilgrim in this life. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 59 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer

Oct 2020

18 min 39 sec

How would you react if a loved one who you thought was dead, is actually alive! Today's meditation looks at the change of character in Jacob's sons, Jacob's shock at hearing some good news from Egypt, and the amazing humility and honour of Judah. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 58 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer

Sep 2020

19 min 16 sec

Did you know God has His own gold refinery? Today's meditation looks at the furnace in God's refinery, what it means for you to be gold tried in the fire, and what lesson we can learn from Jacob's failing as a parent. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 57 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer

Sep 2020

18 min 4 sec

Are you like a bird in a snare when it comes to adversity? Today's meditation looks at the grief of Jacob, why prosperity is not a sign you're one of God's children, and why adversity doesn't mean you're not. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 56 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 12 The Result of Persevering Prayer

Sep 2020

17 min 30 sec

Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to innocent people? Today's meditation looks at God's work to correct Jacob's parental failures, his dreamer son Joseph, and how cruel hatred and jealousy can be. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 55 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family

Sep 2020

16 min 9 sec

Have you ever felt like your parents loved you less than your brother or sister? Today's meditation looks at a flaw in Jacob's character as a parent, how it affected his sons, and why God chastises us. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 54 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family

Sep 2020

18 min 49 sec

Did you know Jesus said that unless you hate your family you can't be His disciple? Today's meditation looks at why God hated Esau, what it means to hate your family in a Christian way, and how your choice today can make you one of God's elect.

Sep 2020

17 min 11 sec

When it comes to temptation, are you as weak as water? Today's meditation looks at the death of Jacob's wife Rachel, Rueben's crime against his father, and why Jacob and Esau said their last goodbyes? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 52 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family

Sep 2020

18 min 49 sec

Are you living for God or for yourself? Today’s meditation looks at Deborah and the weeping oak, God’s renewal of the covenant promise to Jacob, and where all the nations run. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 51 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 11 Fruit in the Family

Sep 2020

17 min 51 sec

Is possible to love something more than God, and still be a Christian? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's invitation to his family to remove all the idols from their homes, why images of God are forbidden, and what the oak tree means for us today. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 50 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home

Sep 2020

18 min 55 sec

Have you ever stood next to someone whose perfume stank? Today's episode looks at the treacherous cruelty Simeon and Levi perpetrated in avenging Dinah, what Jacob thought of it, and how we can make our life a sweet smelling perfume for God. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 49 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home

Sep 2020

18 min 1 sec

What is marriage inequality from God's point of view? Today's meditation looks at Shechem's proposal to Jacob to have Dinah as his wife, what it means to be in a covenant relationship with God, and what is marriage inequality from God's perspective.  To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 48 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home

Sep 2020

18 min 50 sec

Have you ever found yourself in sin, but had no idea how you got there?  Today's meditation looks at Dinah's fall from grace, the method Satan uses to undermine your principles, and what parents should do to protect their children from the enchanting devices of the devil that lead to sin. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 46 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home

Sep 2020

17 min 55 sec

Do you feel the tug of your non-Christian family or friends? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's new settlement in Canaan, his roaming teenage daughter Dinah, and what it means to pray, "lead me not into temptation". To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 46 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 10 Reformation in the Home

Sep 2020

17 min 38 sec

Have you ever said sorry with violence? Todays meditation looks at the judgment of God and the records of your life--your good deeds and your bad deeds--and how you can have your bad deeds blotted out, and what saying sorry with violence has to do with it all. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 45 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Sep 2020

19 min 28 sec

Can you have an assurance today of your eternal salvation? Today's mediation looks at what happens when Jesus leaves the sanctuary in heaven, God's assurance of our salvation, and how we can have it during the coming time of God's wrath. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 44 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Sep 2020

20 min 40 sec

When Jesus told his followers Jerusalem would be destroyed, he gave them a sign of when to flee! Today's episode looks at the "abomination of desolation", that "man of sin", that will be bent on destroying God's people today. What is that power, and how can we be preserved like Jacob was, from its destruction. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 43 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Sep 2020

19 min 22 sec

Are you ready to face your life's record? Today's meditation looks at Jesus' book of life, whose names are written there, and more importantly, how you can keep your name there. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 42 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Sep 2020

19 min 43 sec

Have you heard about the time of Jacob's trouble? Today's meditation looks at the coming day of God, when God will rise up in judgment to "shake terribly the earth", and bring destruction upon the enemies of His people. Who will be delivered from that time? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 41 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 9 The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Aug 2020

17 min 31 sec

Have you ever faced an enemy, but hoped for a friend? Today's meditation looks at the first meeting of Jacob and Esau after 20 years of hatred, what happened, and some advice for husbands and fathers. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 40 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing

Aug 2020

18 min 8 sec

Is it possible for you to fight with God and win? Today's meditation looks at the all night struggle Jacob had with God, what he was fighting for and how he won. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 39 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing

Aug 2020

17 min 16 sec

When you really want God's help, how long do you pray for? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's wrestle with the Angel of the Lord, his plea for a blessing, and what it means to annoy God with your prayers. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 38 of the 7AM Bible.  The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing

Aug 2020

16 min 40 sec

Do you like Camel's milk? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's prudent gifts to appease Esau, while making God his refuge. What did Camel's milk have to do with it? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 37 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing

Aug 2020

20 min 6 sec

When in trouble, what's the first thing you pray for? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's prayer for deliverance, and what we can learn from it in praying for our own deliverance. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 36 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 8 Yearning for the Blessing

Aug 2020

18 min 36 sec

Do you feel like sometimes God is using you for target practice? That's how many feel when distressed and in despair. Today's meditation looks at Jacob's trouble and despair under the burden of sin, and God's invitation to everyone carrying a burden of guilt. What is it? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 35 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind

Aug 2020

16 min 25 sec

When faced with danger does your faith fail you? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's preparation to meet Esau, his willingness to be a servant, and his faithless fear of Esau's approaching army. What's the antidote for fear? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 34 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind

Aug 2020

17 min 48 sec

Are you fearful for the future, of someone or some situation? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's farewell to Laban; Chaldea, a land mad with idols; and God's angel army. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 33 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind

Aug 2020

18 min 15 sec

Have you ever tried to hide a secret? Today's episode looks at Jacob's integrity and abhorrence of idols, Rachel's secret sin, and Laban's peace treaty with Jacob. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 31 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind

Aug 2020

17 min 3 sec

Are you pursuing idols or God? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's secret flight from Haran and Laban's angry pursuit of him, and how God intervened to protect Jacob. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 31 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 7 Leaving the Idolater Behind

Aug 2020

14 min 47 sec

Do you hate God? Today's meditation looks at God's promise to be with Jacob, how Rachel hated God, and how we could be guilty of hating God too. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 30 or The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness

Aug 2020

18 min 33 sec

All we like sheep have gone astray! Today's meditation looks at the shepherd and what lesson we can learn from what it means to care for the sheep. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 29 or The 7AM Bible.   The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness

Aug 2020

17 min 8 sec

How do you turn a bad bargain into a good one? Today's meditation looks at how Jacob used genetics and a water trough to turn a bad bargain into a good one. What did he do? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 28 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness

Aug 2020

20 min 10 sec

Are you a leech that keeps on sucking, but never gets enough? Today's meditation looks at the envy of Rachel towards Leah. Why was she likened to a leech that keeps on sucking? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 27 of The 7AM Bible. The current series of episodes is based on The Life of Jacob: Week 6 The Evil of Covetousness

Aug 2020

19 min 17 sec

Is your cup half empty or half full? Today's meditation looks at the experience of Leah in coming to terms with a loveless relationship, and why there is always a bright side to our lives. To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 26 of The 7Am Bible.

Aug 2020

18 min 53 sec

Are your bones rotting with envy over the happiness or prosperity of another? Today's meditation looks at the cause of contention in Jacob's home, envy and jealousy, and the problem with covetousness. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 24 of the 7AM Bible.

Aug 2020

20 min 5 sec

Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's decision to marry two wives instead of one, and the vehement love that drove him to that decision? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 24 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love

Jul 2020

16 min 40 sec

Are you saving yourself for the right one? Today’s meditation looks at Jacob’s labour of love for Rachel, and the fraud Laban committed against him? What was it? To find out, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 23 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love

Jul 2020

17 min 24 sec

How long would you wait to marry the love of your life? Today's meditation looks at the love story of Rachel and Jacob and Jacob's decision to give himself in loving service for her. To find out more, join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 22 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love

Jul 2020

18 min 4 sec

Are you looking for God or is God still looking for you? Today's meditation considers the gateway to heaven and the beginning of Jacob's journey to find love . Join me, Paul Chapman, for Episode 21 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 5 Enduring Love

Jul 2020

17 min 8 sec

Are you are taker or a giver? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's vow to render to God a tenth of all he possesses to God in gratitude for what God has done for him? Why? To find out, join me for Episode 20 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel

Jul 2020

19 min 20 sec

Have you ever climbed a wobbly ladder? Today's meditation considers in depth how firmly God connects earth with heaven through Jesus, the ladder of Jacob's dream, and why that is so significant for us. To find out, join me for Episode 19 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel

Jul 2020

18 min 53 sec

Who are the angels and what do they do? Today's meditation looks at Jacob's first night alone on the run and God's dream to comfort him. What was it? To find out, join me for Episode 18 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel

Jul 2020

18 min 20 sec

Have you ever felt lonely, cast off and forsaken? Today's meditation considers the plan to find Jacob a wife for life and the isolation he feels from his sin against his father, brother and God. To find out, join me for Episode 17 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel

Jul 2020

17 min 29 sec

Have you ever had to run for your life! Today's episode looks at Esau's plan to murder Jacob and what we can learn from Rebekah's plan to save him. To find out, join me for Episode 16 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 4 Bethel

Jul 2020

15 min 56 sec

Do you want to see Jesus? Today's meditation looks at what Christian's are called to pursue to see Jesus, in contrast to people who live like Esau. To find out, join me for Episode 15 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright

Jul 2020

19 min 31 sec

To get ahead in life, do you rely on deception or faith in God? Today's meditation considers the lesson to be learnt from Jacob's deception of his father and why God is not a man? To find out, join me for Episode 14 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright

Jul 2020

18 min 40 sec

Have you ever deceived your parents! Today's episode looks at the act of Jacob that would turn the birthday blessings into a curse. What happened? To find out, join me for Episode 13 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright

Jul 2020

17 min 17 sec

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive! Today's meditation looks at the plan of Isaac to bless his wayward son and Rebekah's act to thwart him? To find out, join me for Episode 12 of the 7AM Bible. The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright

Jul 2020

18 min 56 sec

Are you following your heart for marriage happiness, without God? Today's meditation looks at the choice Esau made when it came to marriage, and why it was such a bad choice. To find out, join me for Episode 10 of the 7AM Bible.  (Long Play version: Song) The current series of meditations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 3 Seizing the Birthright

Jul 2020

18 min 55 sec

Is temptation sin? And is it your fault anyway? Today's meditation looks at what it means for lust to conceive, and why you and I don't have to. To find out, join me for Episode 10 of the 7AM Bible.   The current series of mediations are based on the Life of Jacob: Week 2 Buying the Birthright

Jul 2020

20 min