Matthew Vander Els and Ryan White discuss various perspectives on the Book of Esther. We had a great discussion about many of the aspects of this book that are often overlooked in discussions.
This is the very first podcast interview where Rico Cortes and myself (Ryan White) have a great discussion about the Book of Esther. We discuss the historical setting, the lack of reference to God, and much more including how this book speaks to our lives and culture today.
Recorded on 2/26/18
This is the inaugural episode where Ryan White gives an introduction and explanation of what this show is about and the vision for future episodes.
We Proclaim Messiah Crucified! A Stumbling Block to Jews and Madness to the Gentiles
Yeshua was clear with his disciples; he came to conquer the world, he came to defeat the ruler of this world. Yet this battle was to occur in a way that no one in their right mind could have ever imagined. Rather than gathering an army and launching an assault on the Roman occupiers, like all the previous would-be messiahs had attempted, he came to be crucified by the Romans. There was no other option, Yeshua made it clear that crucifixion was the way he must die. This was scandalous! This was sheer madness! Today the true impact of this idea eludes us. Very few realize the true horror and true scandal of a crucified Messiah. In this teaching we will investigate the background to crucifixion the reasons why Yeshua had to be crucified and what it means for us today.
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