Episode 47 – 5 More Bizarre Bible Stories

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Episode 47 - 5 More Bizarre Bible Stories
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The Bible is a crazy collection of writings. And with the vast majority of it being narrative in style, what we’re left with are a lot of bizarre Bible stories.

Some Bible stories are strange to us because we don’t understand the historical or cultural context. For some, it’s because they are written either so cryptically or matter-of-factly that it leaves our head spinning with follow up questions that are simply left unanswered. Still other times, a story is both clear and descriptive, but it’s just a zany adventure in the life of whoever is advancing God’s story in that particular section of text.

So on this episode, we thought we’d dive into five more crazy Bible stories from the and what they mean. This episode is a continuation of our conversation from episode 27, where we discussed five strange stories from the Bible. But the thing about the bible is that there are so many strange stories that we will never have a shortage of ones to talk about on this podcast.

In our conversation, we dive into these 5 stories.

  • Foreskin Foot Protection (Exodus 4:18-26)
  • A Flying Talking Donkey (Numbers 22-24)
  • A Risque Sermon Illustration (Isaiah 20:1-6)
  • King Nebuchadnezzar Takes A Spiritual Retreat (Daniel 4:4-37)
  • Jesus Gets Hangry (Matthew 21:18-19)

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

The Exodus narrative prefigures what Christ came to do. Click To Tweet As God brought Israel into the land that he had promised to Abraham, he was setting them up to be a light to the nations. And eventually salvation would come to the world through the line of Israel in the person of Jesus. Click To Tweet Not even the spiritual forces of darkness could thwart the plans of God. Click To Tweet A sermon is only as good as its best sermon illustration. Maybe Isaiah's sermon illustration took it a little too far, but his saving grace is that God actually told him to do it. Click To Tweet The things that pull us away from God will never lead to our victory or healing. And yet we tend to double down on them. Click To Tweet In the story of Nebuchadnezzar, we see the king of a pagan empire give glory to the one true God. Click To Tweet It's better to humble yourself than to be humiliated. And too few of us listen to that advice. Click To Tweet Faith in Jesus results in true, transformative power. Click To Tweet The power of life and death itself is bound up in faith in Jesus. Click To Tweet

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