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

  • 1 Samuel 1-2:11: Hannah's Song

    August 4th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  4 mins 17 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 1-2:11. In this passage, an infertile woman named Hannah prays for a child and is given one by God. She praises God for his faithfulness and the victory he won in her dead womb.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 1-2:11, we see that like Samuel’s birth to a barren woman signaled the dawning of Israel’s first king, Jesus’ birth to a virgin proclaimed the dawning of Israel’s final king–Jesus.

  • 1 Samuel 2:12-4: Samuel vs Eli

    August 6th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  4 mins 18 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers Samuel 2:12-4. In this passage, we learn that Eli has disqualified himself from being Israel’s prophet and that Samuel will one day take his place.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 2:12-4, we see Jesus as the ultimate Prophet, who not only communicates God’s words but is God’s Word in the flesh.

  • 1 Samuel 5-7: Tumors, Rats, and God's Presence

    August 9th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  4 mins 54 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 5-7. In this passage, God’s ark is passed between five Philistine cities, to disastrous results. The Philistines were using God as a trophy, but God will not be manipulated.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 5-7, we see that there is no one who has manipulated God so much that he is unwilling to forgive and save.

  • 1 Samuel 8-12: Israel Demand a King

    August 11th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  5 mins 13 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 8-12. In this passage, Israel wants to do away with God’s system of tribal leadership and become more like the monarchies they see around them. Ultimately this is a rejection not of a form of government, but of God’s leadership.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 8-12 we see that even in our rejection of God as King, God still acts like one. Jesus takes the throne, even when it means being crowned with thorns. Just like Saul’s coronation, Jesus’ cross is both our rejection of God as King and the moment we are rescued from our enemies.

  • 1 Samuel 13-15: God Rejects Saul

    August 13th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  4 mins 46 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 13-15. This passage answers the question, “Why did God reject Saul as king?” The simplest answer is that God rejected Saul because Saul rejected God. More specifically, Saul rejected God’s word delivered by Samuel, God’s prophet.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 13-15, we see that while Saul rejected God’s word, Jesus was God’s word perfectly lived. And as such, God has not rejected him. He rules forever as King, and when we accept King Jesus, we will gain a Kingdom that lasts forever.

  • 1 Samuel 16-17: David and Goliath

    August 16th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  5 mins 21 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 16-16. This passage marks the beginning of both Saul’s fall and David’s rise to power. David is anointed and proves that God is with him by defeating Goliath. While Saul proves God has left him when he hides in his tent, tortured by evil spirits.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 16-17 we see the type of Savior and salvation we need. There was nothing impressive about Jesus’ physical appearance, but he bravely went to battle against the rulers, principalities, and powers, trusting God even when it meant his life. Filled with God’s Spirit and dressed in grave clothes rather than armor, Jesus battles death and wins.

  • 1 Samuel 18-20: God Is With David

    August 18th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  5 mins 27 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 18-20. In this passage, God’s Spirit has left Saul and filled David instead, and everybody in Israel and Saul’s family sees this clearly. But Saul refuses to humble himself before God’s new chosen king and instead conspires to kill him.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 18-20, Saul’s opposition to David is a lot like the Pharisees' conspiracy against Jesus. Everyone in Israel seems to see Jesus as God’s chosen King—except those too blinded by their pride and thirst for power. But while David escapes Saul’s conspiracies, Jesus doesn’t. Jesus proves he’s not only more powerful than conspiracies but death.

  • 1 Samuel 21-23: David in Exile

    August 20th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  5 mins 7 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 21-23. In this passage, Saul and David are in conflict for the throne of Israel. God has chosen David to be the next king, but Saul will stop at nothing to kill him before that happens. But this tension is all part of God’s slow plan to establish David as the true king of Israel.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 21-23, we see that just as God used the sinful actions of Saul and the Philistines to fulfill his promises to David, God also used the sinful plans of Pilate and the Pharisees to crown Jesus as King and place us on a throne with him.

  • 1 Samuel 24-26: David Spares Saul's Life

    August 23rd, 2021  |  Season 19  |  5 mins 4 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 24-26. In this passage, David has three opportunities to take revenge on his enemies through stealth or force, but in each case, he doesn’t. David doesn’t need to resort to the tactics Saul used against him.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 24-26, we see that when Jesus waited on God’s justice and timing, he ascended to his throne and made a place for us at his right hand, forever.

  • 1 Samuel 27-31: The Witch of Endor

    August 25th, 2021  |  Season 19  |  4 mins 55 secs
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    This Bible study devotional covers 1 Samuel 27-31. In this passage, While David continues to act like a king, Saul devolves into an even more pitiful ruler. God refuses to speak to him. Desperate, he seeks help from an outlawed witch and asks her to summon the dead prophet Samuel for help.

    As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In 1 Samuel 27-31, we see that while we are desperate for answers from anywhere other than God, God’s word comes to us in Jesus. Divine life and guidance aren’t found in tea leaves or divination but in hearing God’s words and keeping them.