By Terry Evans
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A wide range of messages by Terry Evans, a former professional athlete and a passionate fan of the Bible who wants to see more people interested in the Bible and fascinated by the story that it’s telling. Visit www.upi.org to learn more.
||CleanThe Beginning (PT6): The Great Flood||This episode is the sixth message in a 7-part series on Genesis 1-11. In this episode, we are going to see how this downward spiral of corruption that began in Genesis 3-4 keeps going until we get to a place where we are told that, “The Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth” Hopefully this episode will be very helpful in providing context and will give us a better understanding of Noah and the flood than many of us might have. Due to the popularity of the story and the way that it’s often portrayed in children’s book, many of us grow up with a confused idea about what Genesis is really trying to tell us in that story. So many people think of the flood story as being a result of God’s anger, but as we will see in this episode, this story actually begins with God’s sadness and grief. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn; Outro by Shai Linne||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beginning (PT5): What's Wrong with the World?||This episode is the fifth message in a 7-part series on Genesis 1-11. In this episode, we are going to explore one of the most profound questions that humans have been asking for thousands of years - What’s wrong with this world and why do I feel like it should be different? Regardless of your worldview or your beliefs, I think almost everyone is in agreement that there are things in this world that should be different. We all have this thing inside of us that seems to be telling us that this world is not what it should be. Unfortunately, the popular views of modern science cannot give us any sort of rational answers for why we feel this way nor can it offer us any real hope that these feelings are going to one day be resolved. But the Bible has its own conclusions. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn; Outro by Shai Linne||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beginning (PT4): Why Are We Here?||This episode is the fourth message in a 7-part series on Genesis 1-11. In this episode, we are going to be exploring the meaning of work and look at the answers that Genesis provides for - Why are we here and What is our purpose in life? For many of us, when we think about the Garden of Eden, we have this idea that humanity was meant to just hang out and enjoy this garden paradise with nothing else to really do except to eat, drink and enjoy the experience. And we often assume that the world was perfect until humanity ruined it and so now because of that we are forced to work to survive. But as we’ll see, this idea is not the picture that Genesis gives us about life in the garden. When we read the Genesis account, we see that not only is it offering revolutionary ideas in the ancient world about God, creation and humanity, but it is also offering what would have been a revolutionary perspective towards work and humanity’s purpose in this world. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn; Outro by Shai Linne||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beginning (PT3): Who are Human Beings?||This episode is the third message in a 7-part series on Genesis 1-11. In this episode, we will be looking at the creation account in Genesis 2 where the tone of the text changes and the focus shifts more onto the human beings and the Creator as their Lord. Regardless of our worldview or spiritual beliefs, most of us are willing to admit that there is something uniquely different about human beings that sets us apart from all other creatures, and we can sense that there is a purpose behind our existence. So in this episode, we are going to explore the answer that Genesis gives concerning what it means to be a human being, and we will identify the three basic relationships that every human being was made to embrace and experience. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn; Outro by Shai Linne||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beginning (PT2): The God of Creation||This episode is the second message in a 7-part series on Genesis 1-11. In this episode, we will be looking at the creation account in Genesis 1. When many of us read Genesis 1, we do so with a modern perception of the world that is different than the ancient perception of the original readers. And so, we need to ask ourselves whether or not the original audience of Genesis 1 would have read the creation account in the same way that we often read it today. This message might challenge some of the things we've always believed or just took for granted about Genesis 1 so I would encourage all of us to listen to this episode with an open mind and then hopefully it will at least inspire some of us to go and do some extra homework on the incredible story that Genesis 1 is telling. The very first chapter of the Bible introduces us to the Creator who brought order and meaningful life to this world and who now rests as the Sovereign God over all of creation. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn; Outro by Shai Linne||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beginning (PT1): Genesis & Science||This episode is the first message in a 7-part series on Genesis 1-11 that we did earlier this year in our Thursday morning men’s group here in Atlanta. In this series, we will discover how Genesis gives us answers to some of the most basic questions in regard to the meaning of life and our purpose here on earth. In this first episode, we’re going to dive right into the controversy of how Science has impacted how we read Genesis and whether or not Genesis and Science are in opposition to one another. We will talk about how reading the Bible is a cross-cultural experience and discover how Genesis is very similar but also profoundly different than other ancient creation stories. Genesis is not primarily addressing the questions of modern science; it is primarily confronting the beliefs of the ancient world in which it was written and revealing that the God of the Bible is the one true God over creation who has a special plan for humanity. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn; Outro by Shai Linne||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Things Above||I thought it would be good to start the podcast with a quick introduction that gives you a little bit of who I am and why I wanted to start this podcast. I also bring up the strange idea of whether or not the apostle Paul would podcast. Thanks for listening! Music: Sprites by Rosa Sharn||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is just straight forward good content. I am excited for the next ones to come. Thanks for putting this together.
Very good content. Great way to learn more in depth about the Bible! Looking forward to more episodes.