sketches from Scripture

paul andrew skidmore

teaching lessons and very short stories inspired by Scripture. from author and filmmaker paul andrew skidmore skidmore.substack.com

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my good friend Michael Strickland joined the livestream this evening to share with us some ideas from the Gospel of Matthew. we EASILY could have talked for two more hours (both because he and i enjoy long conversations AND there’s so much more in Matthew that i’m sure Michael could have shared), but i know you’ll enjoy this episode.and as always, i pray it encourages you to rethink every relationship in your life from a discipleship, Kingdom perspective.Michael is also a subscriber to sketches from Scripture, pictured here with his signed copy of “the darkness rolled over her”.linksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Oct 2020

57 min 24 sec

see the Holy Land with me! (virtually.) to watch the video, visit skidmore.substack.com.watch these recordings live on facebook on most Mondays and Thursdays at 7p.tonight at 7p central, i’ll be interviewing Michael Strickland, and part 2 of this series will be next Monday night at 7p. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Oct 2020

57 min 21 sec

SERIES FINALEshare this 16-part series from the Gospel of Matthew with someone who would love to hear some Great News:you can share this page with them:or they can start here with lesson 1,or they can listen/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or by copy/pasting this feed URL into your favorite podcast app.more stories and series to come. subscribe to sketches from Scripture for free, and you’ll never miss a thing:Matthew 28 : the Resurrection and Great CommissionJesus rises and sends…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansArchaeology in Action: Jesus and Archaeology with Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

51 min 26 sec

Matthew 27 : the CrucifixionJesus endures pain and shame to save us…imagesscourginghow it worked:cat-of-nine-tails feature:crucifixion nail in heel bone:books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansArchaeology in Action: Jesus and Archaeology with Craig A. EvansBible Lands Museum: Roman Crucifixion on Faithlife TVlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

53 min

Matthew 26 : Last Supper and arrestJesus gives some final teachings to His disciples before one of them betrays Him…imagesthe dungeon at Caiaphas’s houselooking down into the dungeon:looking up from the dungeon:stairs down into the dungeon (prisoners were likely dropped the rest of the way:tour group in the dungeon (for scale):books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

56 min 28 sec

i had the pleasure of chatting with my fellow CHS Class of ‘96 grad Steve Hartline on Talk 101.3 The Buzz last week. we talk about Five Coffees and a Book, “the darkness rolled over her”, and the cultural woes that reveal our need for friends for life now more than ever. you can get the ebook of “the darkness rolled over her” for free at fivecoffeesandabook.com. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

19 min 19 sec

Matthew 24-25 : Kingdom AgeJesus describes what will happen on the last day, when He returns to judge every person on earth…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

57 min 3 sec

in this bonus episode — taken from Thursday night’s informal Facebook Live stream — i discuss my short story "the darkness rolled over her" & Five Coffees and a Book, as September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.i also interview my buddy Cody Benzinger, author of The Freelanders, about his debut novel.learn more about Five Coffees and a Book at fivecoffeesandabook.com.subscribe to this podcast, read short stories, and more at skidmore.substack.com. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

21 min 11 sec

Matthew 20-23 : Kingdom AgeJesus sets up a clear division between those who are in the Kingdom and those who are not, and He warns the religious that they may not be in the group they expect…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

47 min 37 sec

Matthew 19-20 : Kingdom AgeJesus sets the context for an impending discussion of the end of the present age and the fulfillment of the Kingdom Age…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

54 min 39 sec

Matthew 18 : Kingdom ActionJesus delivers the “community regulations” discourse (4th of 5 discourses in Matthew), envisioning how the Kingdom community ought to live…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Sep 2020

57 min 39 sec

Matthew 14-17 : Kingdom ActionJesus challenges the faith of scholars and disciples, and recognizes the faith of even the lowest rungs of His society…imagesthe Jesus boat, discovered in Magdalabooks & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Aug 2020

54 min 19 sec

Matthew 13 : Kingdom parablesthe Kingdom is like…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansParables of Jesus by Daniel M. DorianilinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Aug 2020

49 min 51 sec

Matthew 11-12 : the Messiah has comeJesus reveals Himself as Messiah and shows that means more than people expect…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Aug 2020

55 min 11 sec

Matthew 10 : Missionary DiscourseJesus sends His authority…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvanslinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Aug 2020

49 min 15 sec

Listen now | Matthew 8-9 : Kingdom Authority Jesus’ authority over everything… images books & resources The Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. Evans links Discovery Bible Study Faithlife Study Bible this blog - skidmore.substack.com more Five Coffees and a Book Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Aug 2020

1 hr

Matthew 5-7 : Sermon on the MountJesus’ vision for the Kingdom…books & resourcesThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansThe Sermon on the Mount by Jonathan T. PenningtonWithholding Nothing sermon series by David M. YoungSermon on the Mount DBS series by David M. YounglinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

53 min 43 sec

Matthew 3-4 : John the Baptist, the wilderness, and the first disciplesJesus’ ministry begins…booksThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansThe Sermon on the Mount by Jonathan T. PenningtonlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

53 min 6 sec

Matthew 1:18-2:23 - birth of JesusJesus is a better Abraham, Judah, Moses, and David…booksThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansThe Sermon on the Mount by Jonathan T. PenningtonlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

37 min 24 sec

Matthew 1:1-17 - the Great News arrives…the Jewish nation had put their trust in the God of Abraham, the law of Moses, and the Kingdom of David. but by the first century, they were under Roman rule, their moral culture was eroding, and it seemed their God was hidden away behind gates and curtains.suddenly, an unknown manual laborer from a small village hits the streets with a fantastic announcement…the Gospel according to Matthew tells the story of a self-proclaimed rabbi from Nazareth who took Galilee by storm, then Judea, then Jerusalem, then Samaria, then the whole Roman world, to the entire earth.in His many teachings and stories, Rabbi Yeshua brings but one message: “your heart and life can be changed, because God, King of the Universe, is right in front of you. so follow Me!”this is Great News.booksThe Gospel of Matthew in its Jewish Context by Craig A. EvansThe Sermon on the Mount by Jonathan T. PenningtonlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

30 min 10 sec

SERIES FINALEshare this 15-part series with someone who would love to hear the story of David:you can share this page with them:or they can start here with lesson 1,or they can listen/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or by copy/pasting this feed URL into your favorite podcast app.more stories and series to come. subscribe to sketches from Scripture for free, and you’ll never miss a thing:1 Chronicles 28David urges Solomon to know God, take courage, and do the work.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

42 min 43 sec

1 Kings 2David’s last words to Solomon.pursuing God’s heart requires1 Samuel 1 - relationship1 Samuel 1-2 - trust1 Samuel 3 - listening (psalm 27)1 Samuel 4-7:2 - repentance (psalm 32)1 Samuel 8-9:11 - boldness from humility1 Samuel 12 - remembering (psalm 8)1 Samuel 13-14 - patience (psalm 40)1 Samuel 15 - obedience (psalm 86)1 Samuel 16 - vision (psalm 19)1 Samuel 17 - confidence (psalm 23)1 Samuel 19 & 24 - honor (psalm 6)2 Samuel 6 - reverence (psalm 66)2 Samuel 7 - gratitude2 Samuel 11-12 - grieving our sin (psalm 51)1 Kings 2:1-12 - redemptionbooksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

40 min 30 sec

2 Samuel 11 & 12David’s sin with Bathsheba. includes a survey of 2 Samuel 8-10 to provide the essential backdrop for this well-known story.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

51 min 17 sec

2 Samuel 7David desires to build a house for God.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

40 min 59 sec

2 Samuel 6the Ark returns.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

45 min 24 sec

1 Samuel 25 - 2 Samuel 5Saul dies, and David finally steps into the role of King, but not without opposition.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

35 min 15 sec

you can tune into the recording of these lessons on facebook live monday, tuesday, thursday, and friday nights at 8 eastern / 7 central.1 Samuel 19 & 24Saul pursues David. this lesson zooms through chapters 18 through 24, focusing on 19 and 24.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Jul 2020

43 min 14 sec

1 Samuel 16:14-17:58David battles evil spirts with his harp and evil giants with his sling.imagesbooksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.comMalcolm Gladwell’s “The Unheard Story of David and Goliath”moreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

45 min 41 sec

1 Samuel 15-16:13Saul is out. Samuel is tasked with anointing a new king, one that The Lord has seen. will Samuel see him, too?imagesbooksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

39 min

1 Samuel 13-14okay Saul was a bad choice.imagesbooksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

43 min 47 sec

1 Samuel 12Samuel retires.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

41 min 4 sec

1 Samuel 7-11Israel requests a king. God sends them Saul.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

45 min 55 sec

1 Samuel 4-7:2war — Israel versus the Philistines. the Ark of The Lord is ripped from the Tabernacle by enemies of God. those who battle against those enemies show the Ark reverence and fear. however, the two sides might not be who you think.imagesbooksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

49 min 12 sec

1 Samuel 3Samuel serves The Lord as an assistant to Eli. late one night, The Lord ends decades of silence by speaking to young Samuel, and a new chapter begins for Israel’s story.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

56 min 53 sec

1 Samuel 1-2Hannah is barren. she prays for a son, promising him to The Lord. Israel is spiritually barren and needs new leadership. God gifts both with a newborn child — Samuel.at the end of the Book of Judges, the author writes,“In those days there was no king in Israel.Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”— Judges 21:25Israel was a nation, but not a kingdom. the spiritual leaders were corrupt and aloof. and the nation wandered far from God.thanks to the desperate prayer of a woman named Hannah, her son, the prophet Samuel, became the leader, priest, and judge of Israel. and God called him to anoint a King — one who believed, acted, and ruled after God’s own heart.will a King unify an adulterous nation and bring them back to The Lord?this is the story of The Book of Samuel.booksA Son to Me : An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel by Peter J. LeithartThe David Story : A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoreFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidesites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

40 min 10 sec

stop merely reading the Bible, and start discovering God through the Bible.the reason we read the Bible is not just for knowledge or insight or practical application. we engage with the Bible in order to deeply experience the Father who loves us, the Son who saves us, and the Spirit that empowers us. we dive into Scripture so we may better trust and follow Christ, better love our God and our neighbor. if you want to learn to devour your Bible, this short two-part series is for you.follow along as we learn about Discovery Bible Study, an extremely simple tool that take your time with God’s Word to the next level. Discovery Bible Study was originally developed by Final Command Ministries, and you can learn more about it at northboulevard.com/dbs.what are you thankful for?what challenges do you see?did you accomplish what you committed to?what’s this passage say about God?what’s it say about people?what am i going to do about it?who am i going to tell about it?how can we help each other?if you can answer these eight simple questions, you can turn the world upside down the way Jesus intended — by reading Scripture with others and obeying what you read.it really is that simple. get ready to DEVOUR YOUR BIBLE with Discovery Bible Study. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

50 min 26 sec

stop merely reading the Bible, and start discovering God through the Bible.the reason we read the Bible is not just for knowledge or insight or practical application. we engage with the Bible in order to deeply experience the Father who loves us, the Son who saves us, and the Spirit that empowers us. we dive into Scripture so we may better trust and follow Christ, better love our God and our neighbor. if you want to learn to devour your Bible, this short two-part series is for you.follow along as we learn about Discovery Bible Study, an extremely simple tool that take your time with God’s Word to the next level. Discovery Bible Study was originally developed by Final Command Ministries, and you can learn more about it at northboulevard.com/dbs.what are you thankful for?what challenges do you see?did you accomplish what you committed to?what’s this passage say about God?what’s it say about people?what am i going to do about it?who am i going to tell about it?how can we help each other?if you can answer these eight simple questions, you can turn the world upside down the way Jesus intended — by reading Scripture with others and obeying what you read.it really is that simple. get ready to DEVOUR YOUR BIBLE with Discovery Bible Study. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

48 min 37 sec

if you are part of a church, you may have heard the term “disciple” or “discipleship” before, but what does it mean? what is a discipleship group? is being a disciple a strictly Christian thing? what’s the difference in being a student and being a disciple? how does one become a disciple? what does it look like? what are our responsibilities? is it for everyone? how important is it?this four-part series will cover the basics of being a disciple of Christ — what it means to trust and follow Jesus. we’ll standardize an extensive vocabulary, envision a fully-mature disciple, and talk through the process of growing spiritually as a disciple and parenting others. the information we’ll discuss is largely taken from North Boulevard Church of Christ’s Discipling Handbook, which can be downloaded for free at northboulevard.com/dbs. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

50 min 31 sec

if you are part of a church, you may have heard the term “disciple” or “discipleship” before, but what does it mean? what is a discipleship group? is being a disciple a strictly Christian thing? what’s the difference in being a student and being a disciple? how does one become a disciple? what does it look like? what are our responsibilities? is it for everyone? how important is it?this four-part series will cover the basics of being a disciple of Christ — what it means to trust and follow Jesus. we’ll standardize an extensive vocabulary, envision a fully-mature disciple, and talk through the process of growing spiritually as a disciple and parenting others. the information we’ll discuss is largely taken from North Boulevard Church of Christ’s Discipling Handbook, which can be downloaded for free at northboulevard.com/dbs. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

46 min 12 sec

if you are part of a church, you may have heard the term “disciple” or “discipleship” before, but what does it mean? what is a discipleship group? is being a disciple a strictly Christian thing? what’s the difference in being a student and being a disciple? how does one become a disciple? what does it look like? what are our responsibilities? is it for everyone? how important is it?this four-part series will cover the basics of being a disciple of Christ — what it means to trust and follow Jesus. we’ll standardize an extensive vocabulary, envision a fully-mature disciple, and talk through the process of growing spiritually as a disciple and parenting others. the information we’ll discuss is largely taken from North Boulevard Church of Christ’s Discipling Handbook, which can be downloaded for free at northboulevard.com/dbs. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

47 min 13 sec

if you are part of a church, you may have heard the term “disciple” or “discipleship” before, but what does it mean? what is a discipleship group? is being a disciple a strictly Christian thing? what’s the difference in being a student and being a disciple? how does one become a disciple? what does it look like? what are our responsibilities? is it for everyone? how important is it?this four-part series will cover the basics of being a disciple of Christ — what it means to trust and follow Jesus. we’ll standardize an extensive vocabulary, envision a fully-mature disciple, and talk through the process of growing spiritually as a disciple and parenting others. the information we’ll discuss is largely taken from North Boulevard Church of Christ’s Discipling Handbook, which can be downloaded for free at northboulevard.com/dbs. Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

44 min 30 sec

SERIES FINALEshare this 15-part series with someone who would love to hear the story of Numbers:you can share this page with them:or they can start here with lesson 1,or they can listen/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or by copy/pasting this feed URL into your favorite podcast app.more stories and series to come. subscribe to sketches from Scripture for free, and you’ll never miss a thing:lesson 15 ends our series by looking at Moses’ final admonition to the people of Israel.booksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyDiscipling Handbook by North BoulevardFaithlife Study BibleThinking You’re Naked by Jon AcuffFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

40 min 29 sec

lesson 14 seeks out how to finish well.booksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyDiscipling Handbook by North BoulevardFaithlife Study BibleFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

41 min 27 sec

lesson 13 introduces the idea of spiritual growth. the chart below comes from North Boulevard’s Discipling Handbook.imagesbooksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study BibleFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

45 min 57 sec

lesson 12 is the second census in Numbers, the counting of the new generation that has risen up after the first generation has passed away. will they be more faithful than their fathers?imagesbooksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromShaped by the Cross : Meditations on the Sufferings of Jesus by Ken GirelinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study BibleFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

36 min 5 sec

lesson 11 is the hilarious tale of Balaam’s donkey. oh, and Balaam.imagesbooksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study BibleBook of Balaam inscription on bible.caFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

45 min 30 sec

lesson 10 looks at the story of the fiery serpents and the brass serpent.imagesbooksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblewikipedia article on AvarisFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

44 min 24 sec

lesson 9 sees Moses take matters into his own hands as he strikes a rock rather than speaking to it. but is there more to Moses’ sin than we may have been taught in Sunday School? imagesin the map below, the red route is what i am proposing (based on the info from bible.ca) is a more accurate Exodus route, with the red stars along the route representing actual Sinai (Mt. Lawz, or Jabal al-Lawz in modern-day Saudi Arabia) and Kadesh-Barnea (near modern-day Petra in Jordan, close to where Moab would have been just east of the Dead Sea). the yellow stars mark the traditional sites of Sinai and Kadesh-Barnea.booksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study Biblewikipedia article on AvarisFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

May 2020

45 min 40 sec

lesson 8 finds rebellion and mutiny in the camp, but The Lord shows who is His.booksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyDiscipling Handbook from North BoulevardFaithlife Study Biblewikipedia article on AvarisFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Apr 2020

42 min 17 sec

lesson 7 find the spies headed into Canaan, and we find out who trusts The Lord.booksFive Books of Moses : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterHebrew Bible : Translation & Commentary by Robert AlterThe JPS Torah Commentary : Numbers by Jacob MilgromlinksDiscovery Bible StudyFaithlife Study BibleBabylon Bee articleOpen Doors USA Monthly Prayer CalendarFive Coffees and a Book - FREE ebook and discussion guidethis blog - skidmore.substack.commoresites, social media, and more Get full access to sketches from Scripture at skidmore.substack.com/subscribe

Apr 2020

42 min 6 sec