Matthew 6:5-15 - Prayer
In this episode of People in Exile, we discuss Matthew 6:5-15. Specifically, we discuss the element of corporate prayer, and why corporate prayer is important in the life of a believer.
June 21st, 2021
Matthew 5:33-37 - Oaths and Vows
In this episode of the People in Exile Podcast, we discuss the next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:33-37, where Jesus tells us to "let what you say be simply 'yes' and 'no'; anything more than this comes from evil."
Sermon on the Mount - Divorce
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris continue their study through the Sermon on the Mount. In this episode, we look at Matthew 5:31-32. Was this law given to protect women? How had the scribes and Pharisees distorted this law?
Church and Business
Who is ... Jeff Dye?
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris have a conversation with Pastor Jeff Dye of Northcliffe Church in Spring Hill, Florida. Jeff talks about how he came to faith in Christ and about his calling into full-time vocational Christian ministry.
In this episode of the People in Exile podcast, Andrew Chamberlin, Ben Ellis, and Chris Chambers discuss the second example Jesus gives after proclaiming that He has come to fulfill the Law and the prophets and that the righteousness of anyone in the kingdom of heaven must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. In this example, Jesus points to the 7th (you shall not commit adultery) and 10th Commandments (you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, etc...) and explains how the scribes and Pharisees have misinterpreted these commands.
"You have heard it said" (Part 1)
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris continue their discussion of the Sermon on the Mount, In this episode, they look at Matthew 5:21-26. Jesus has just stated that He did not come to abolish the law of the prophets (not even a jot or tittle), but to fulfill them. He then goes through six (6) examples of how the scribes and Pharisees have misinterpreted the law, and then Jesus goes on to properly interpret this law in which He authored. Also, notice that Jesus says that the righteousness of those in the kingdom of heaven must exceed that of the scribes and the Pharisees. Also, notice in Matthew 5:48, Jesus says that those in the kingdom of heaven must be perfect as His Father in heaven is perfect. Do not miss the point that this perfect righteousness only comes by imputation from Christ in our salvation (justification, sanctification, and glorification to come).
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris continue in their discussion of the Sermon on the Mount. This episodes looks at Matthew 5:17-20 and what Jesus meant when he stated that He cam to FULFILL the Law and the Prophets.
Salt and Light
In this episode of People in Exile podcast, Andrew, Ben, and Chris discuss Matthew 5:13-16 of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
What does it mean when Jesus says, "You are the salt of the earth" and "you are the light of the world"? How does this section of the Sermon logically follow from the Beatitudes?
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris discuss the idea of making resolutions. Is it a good idea? Is it a bad idea? Is there a difference between a goal and a resolution?
Ben Ellis - Ellis Papers
Intro to the Screwtape Letters by ellispapers | Ben Ellis | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris have a brief conversation about J.I. Packer's classic book, "Knowing God." Is there a difference between knowing about God and know God? What are some traits or characteristics of a person who truly knows God as opposed to merely knows about God?
Answering Random Questions
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris answer several random questions. Also, at the end of the episode Ben and Chris discuss CS Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters," and Ben's upcoming 31 day devotional surrounding these letters.
In this episode of the People in Exile Podcast, AOC, BAE, and CSC have a conversation abut the final two Beatitudes:
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God, and
Bless are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Christmastime is Here!
In this episode of the People in Exile podcast, Actually (comma) Andrew, THE Ben Ellis, and Chris have a conversation about Christmas movies and Christmastime, in general.
What Birthdays Can Tell Us About God
The Beatitudes - The Turn
Why Worldview Matters
The Vertical Beatitudes (1-4)
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris discuss the first four Beatitudes. How can we understand the Beatitudes? What do we mean when we say, "vertical beatitudes" and "horizontal beatitudes"?
1. Poor in Spirit,
4. Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness.
A. Theirs is the kingdom of heaven,
B. They shall be comforted,
C. They shall inherit the earth,
D. They shall be satisfied.
Describe Jesus in Five Keywords ...
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris discuss this question, "What are FIVE Keywords you would use to to describe who Jesus is?"
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris compare and contrast Matthew 5 with Luke 6.
Is this the same sermon? If so, is it contradictory? If not, how do we best understand these two texts together?
Blessed are the poor in spirit
Blessed are those who mourn
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are the poor
Blessed are those who mourn now
Blessed are those who hunger now
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris discuss the "UN-Beatitudes" or the "anti-beatitudes." In an effort to gain more clarity and understanding of this Scripture, they discuss the opposites of the Beatitudes.
The Beatitudes reads: "Bless are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."
The UN-Beatitude would read: "Wretched are the merciless, for they shall not receive mercy."
In this episode of People in Exile, Andrew, Ben, and Chris continue their discussion of the Sermon on the Mount. Specifically, they discuss five different interpretations of the Beatitudes, and whether or not they agree with any of these interpretations. Finally, they walk through how we see the gospel in the Beatitudes.
Sermon on the Mount: Introduction
In this episode of People in Exile Podcast, Andrew, Ben, and Chris discuss the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). We discuss: (1) Who wrote it, (2) Who spoke it, (3) Why Matthew's gospel was written, (4) Matthew 5:1, and (5) Why Bible Study is so important for the Church!
Welcome Back!! Andrew Chamberlin, Ben Ellis, and Chris Chambers are back recording after about a five (5) months break due in large part to COVID. We are hopeful that we will be able to record weekly moving forward. In this episode we discuss (1) Our COVID experiences personally, (2) Our faith through COVID, (3) Our ministry through COVID, (4) What we've learned through COVID, and (5) Moving forward beyond COVID.