Jesus In All Of The Bible

A Devotional Podcast

About the show

We believe the only path to transformative Bible engagement is to see Jesus and his gospel wherever you are in the story. Through this podcast we will do just that. In just a few minutes, each episode will look at what is happening in the text and how it points to Jesus.

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Episodes

  • Job 1-2: God On Trial

    January 6th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 41 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 1-2. In this passage we’re introduced to an innocent man named Job and a character called “the Accuser.” He accuses Job of only serving God to get his blessings, and he accuses God of mismanaging his universe. So God allows the Accuser to put himself on trial in the suffering of Job.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 1-3 we see that God is not transactional. And Jesus proves that true. He died while we were still sinners. Our good news is that God does not rule his universe according to strict transactions. He rules with lavish, loving, and self-giving wisdom.

  • Job 3-6: Job and Eliphaz

    January 8th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 19 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 3-6. In this passage Job wishes he had never been born. And Eliphaz, his friend, tries to explain that Job’s suffering is his fault. Suffering doesn’t happen to innocent people. He must have done something wrong.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. Job 3-6 puts our ideas about good and bad, reward and suffering on trial. God rules the universe and in Jesus he disarms philosophies that blame the victim, and shames them for the shame they cause.

  • Job 7-9: Job and Bildad

    January 11th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  3 mins 50 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 7-9. In this passage Bildad implies that Job is guilty of rejecting God and that explains why he’s suffering. But Job maintains his innocence even while he despairs that God would listen to him. So Job hopes for an arbiter, an attorney to take his case to God.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 7-9 we see that Jesus is the attorney who can give both innocent Job his day in court, but guilty people like us too!

  • Job 10-14: Job and Zophar

    January 13th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 12 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 10-14. In this passage all of Job’s friends have now argued that Job is guilty and that his suffering is deserved. But Job knows he’s innocent. So instead of blaming himself, Job begins to question God’s fairness even while he hopes for their relationship to be restored.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 10-14 we see that in Jesus, Job’s hopes for relationship come true. Not only does Jesus restore our relationship with God and call us innocent, we become intimately one with God as his Holy Spirit lives in us (John 17:21). Just as Job insisted against the accusations of Zophar, the Holy Spirit insists that our suffering can’t be a punishment for our sin because that punishment has been nailed to the cross.

  • Job 15-17: Job's Reputation

    January 15th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  3 mins 44 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 15-17. While Job’s friends continue to talk about getting back God’s rewards, Job insists that all he wants is a cleared name and a restored reputation.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 15-17, we see that unlike Job’s friends, and unlike the Accuser, Jesus did not come to blame and accuse us but to nullify every condemnation, disarm the Accuser’s power and triumph over every false judgment on the cross.

  • Job 18-21: I Know My Redeemer Lives

    January 18th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 29 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 18-21. In this passage, Job’s friends are growing increasingly frustrated with Job. And Job intensifies his language against God and his cries for someone to represent him before God. Job wants someone to prove that it’s possible to be both innocent and still suffer.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 18-21, we see that when our minds, our world, and our friends blame us for our innocent suffering, we need an advocate to remind us of our innocence. We need a redeemer to salvage our reputation, even if it’s just from a voice in our head. And that Redeemer is Jesus.

  • Job 22-27: Closing Arguments

    January 20th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 42 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 22-27. In this passage, Job’s friends give their final argument for Job’s guilt. Job then calls his friends his enemies and pronounces a long curse, predicting they will suffer like him.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 22-27, we see that Jesus, like Job, refuses to repent in the face of false accusations. When Jesus refuses to recant in his suffering, he breaks the accusations of his enemies.

  • Job 28: The Song of Wisdom

    January 22nd, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 21 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 28. Job and his friends are looking for a coherent way to understand God’s justice, our suffering, and our innocence. In short, they’re looking for wisdom. That quest for wisdom is made explicit with a song about the source of wisdom.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 28, since a coherent answer to our suffering can’t be found on the earth, God’s wisdom descends to the earth in the person of Jesus. In him, we begin to understand how innocence, suffering, and justice come together.

  • Job 29-31: Job's Ultimatum

    January 25th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 38 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 29-31. Job is done. He wants God to either affirm his innocence or kill him as a guilty man. So, Job signs his name on an oath of innocence and presents it to God.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. Job 29-31 wants us to trust God more than it tries to satisfy our deep desire for an answer to our suffering. And while that’s frustrating, it’s also our good news because it reveals that our circumstances are not the measure of God’s love for us; Jesus is.

  • Job 32-37: Young and Angry Elihu

    January 27th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 46 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 32-37. Out of nowhere, Elihu, an angry young man, speaks up. He accuses Job of self-righteousness at the expense of God’s justice. Elihu is the only character in the book of Job who attempts to defend God’s justice in light of Job’s innocent suffering.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 32-27, we see that when it comes to suffering explanations are insufficient, blaming God is a dead end, and more than anything, innocent sufferers need God to speak to them in their pain. And God does more than speak, he comes. God’s answer to suffering is to become human in the person of Jesus.

  • Job 38-40: God Speaks from the Storm

    January 29th, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 55 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Job 38-40:14. God finally speaks to Job in an angry storm. At first, God interrogates Job. He then invites Job to act like God for a moment. Job has accused him of injustice and managing his universe incorrectly, so God tells him to do a better job.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 38-40:14 we see that when Job builds a world according to his ideas of justice, Jesus’ self-sacrificial love would not be possible. In Job’s world of justice, we would only ever get only what we deserve. But when we trust God and his wise world we will always experience love we don’t deserve.

  • Job 40:15-41: Behemoth and Leviathan

    February 1st, 2021  |  Season 12  |  4 mins 59 secs
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    his Bible study devotional covers Job 40:15-41. God continues to interrogate Job by calling him to study two creatures, Behemoth and Leviathan.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Job 40:15-41, we see that no suffering is in God’s blind spot. There are no chaotic monsters more powerful than him. Jesus proves that uncontrolled chaos can’t be the reason why we suffer because God has chaos on a leash.