Monthly Archives: April 2014

2014 Session 14: The Obedience of Faith

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally opens with a postscript on recent archeological discoveries in Jerusalem. Though not formally announced yet., the Israel Archeological Authority’s Eli Shukron has discovered a cut stone from the time of Herod. What makes the discovery so interesting is how it syncs with the words of Christ in Matthew 21:24, Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’” Following a brief discussion of this discovery, the conversation turns to Romans 16:19, and an emphasis on the interconnection of faith with obedience. “Obedience to the Lord requires that we continue providing witness, until the His return.”

Romans 16:19; 1:5-8; 10:18;15:18-19; 16:26; Acts 2:5; 17:6; 28:22; Colossians 1:6; 1:22; Matthew 24:14.  

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2014 Session 13 :  Roman Resurrection   

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally considers the resurrection message that figures so prominently in the book of Romans. Christ is validated by His rising from the dead: “He is who He said He was.”  Returning again and again to this theme, Paul underscores the single event that distinguishes Christ’s earthly ministry. As we considered Paul’s emphasis, we engaged a discussion of the archeology surrounding Christ’s burial. While the Church of the Holy Sepulcher satisfies all the historical/biblical references, the Garden Tomb (Gordon’s Calvary) captures the pastoral setting of Christ’s burial chamber. While there’s a great debate with respect to which site is the actual place where Jesus was buried. Dr. Nunnally made the point that if you could cut and paste the Garden Tomb into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher — you’d have the best of both worlds. “The most important point in either case is, both tombs are empty.

Romans 1:4;2:22; 6:4-9; 7:4; 8:11, 10:9

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2014 Session 12 : Recent Archeological Discoveries in Israel

In this session, we explore some of the more recent archeological findings in Israel. Archeologist Eli Shukron, who works with the Israel Antiquities Authority, has made several important discoveries in the last few years. From the recovery of a small golden bell (worn by the priests), to the Pool of Siloam, Mr. Shukron’s work is our principle topic of discussion.

Luke 2:22; Acts 21:26; 24:18; Exodus 2833-34; 39:25; Numbers 15:3; John 9:1; 2 Samuel 5:3, Judges 7.

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2014 Session 11: Expecting Death

Substituting for Dr. Nunnally, Steve Pulis leads a discussion, focused on what to expect as we follow Christ. In the gospels Christ didn’t pull any punches: suffering for righteousness is inevitable. In the end, though, suffering is endurable. We can make it through whatever falls across our path through the power of the cross. Even so, this is not an easy message to accept. Our “expectations” may produce great damage to our faith.

Luke 9:18,20, 22, 23, 44; 13:31 – 33; 17:25; 18:31 – 34; 20: 9-19; 24:6 – 8; 21: 12 – 19 

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2014 Session 10: Human Trafficking — Sex Trade

Substituting for Dr. Nunnally, Grady Smalling provides a stark update on human trafficking around the world. Having worked extensively in Europe and South America, Smalling is now actively engaged in finding solutions to one of the darkest practices on the planet. Be forewarned, the content presented here is for mature audiences. The live presentation was enhanced through the use of video clips. While the videos are not included in this post, their soundtracks are. Below, please find additional resources and links.

Psalms 82:3-4

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ADDITIONAL SUBJECT RESOURCES

compassion4europe.com

grady.smalling@agmd.org

A Prayer Guide for Victims of Sex Trafficking, published by Salvation Army

www. icapglobal.org www.ungift.org www. shariakenkoord.ni

www.breakingchainsnetwork.com www.last.net www.thea21campaign.org

www.beyondthestreets.org.uk www.nurturehope.com www.projectrescue.com

Barry, K (1995). The prostitution of sexuality. New York University Press.

Farley, M (Ed.), Prostitution, trafficking and traumatic stress. The Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press.

Freed, W. (2003). “From duty to despair: brothel prostitution in Cambodia.” IN M. Farley (Ed.), Prostitution, trafficking and traumatic stress (p.141). Binghamton, NY: The Hayworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press.

Friedlin, J. (2004, April 14). “Debate Roars Over Anti-Trafficking Funds,” Womens eNews (quoting Dr. Donna M. Hughes).