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Reflections

Experience the story of Jesus with Reflections, a podcast by BibleProject featuring short, guided meditations on passages of Scripture. New episodes release every Wednesday.

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God's Wisdom on Display

Why did God give his people so many rules? In this episode, we?re reflecting on the wisdom and purpose of God's commands. 

Bible Reading
Deuteronomy 4:5-9 

Reflection Questions

Wisdom and understanding is gained when we live out the knowledge we have received. Think of someone who is wise. Consider an example from the Bible or from someone in your life. What do you admire about this person?Before this person could display God?s wisdom, they first had to receive it. What do you think this person does to practically receive God?s wisdom?When God?s wisdom becomes a lifestyle, it becomes a light to the world. How have you noticed this person show God?s wisdom to the people around them?

Want to Go Deeper? 
Check out this episode's Bible study guide to watch a video and explore more detailed questions for personal study and group discussion. 

Show Credits:

Host: Cheree HayesMessage: Dr. Tim MackieProduction and Bible Reading: Dan GummelTheme music: Grant William HaroldBackground Music: Reuben Y. Cottingham

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2021-02-17
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Trusting God in the Wilderness

How does fear hold us back from experiencing God?s promises? In this episode, we reflect on God's trustworthy character and how he responds when his people fail to trust and follow him. 

Bible Reading
Numbers 13:25-33

Reflection Questions

What specific fears or doubts have held you back from trusting and obeying God?Instead of replaying your past or current fears, shift your focus to God. What comes to mind as you remember God?s trustworthy character? Jesus leads all who trust in him into an experience of God?s promises. The road isn?t easy, but it leads to life. What is one step you can take today to trust and follow him?

Want to Go Deeper? 
Check out this episode's Bible study to watch a video and explore more detailed questions for personal study and group discussion. 

Show Credits

Host: Cheree HayesMessage: Dr. Carissa QuinnProduction and Bible reading: Dan GummelTheme music: Grant William HaroldBackground music: "Washed Away" by David James Terry

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2021-02-10
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Gift of Rest

In today?s episode, we?re reflecting on the meaning and importance of rest. As we explore the biblical concept of Sabbath and the ancient festival of Jubilee, we?ll find wisdom and principles that are still relevant for us today.

Bible Reading
Leviticus 25:1-12 and 18-21

Reflection Time

Take some deep breaths to remember that every breath we take is a gift from God. While you inhale and exhale, reflect on God and your reliance on him.Invite God into an aspect of your life that feels exhausting. Tell him one thing that?s weighing on you and ask him for his provision. As you do, remember he cares for you and wants you to experience his rest. He hears you.Reflect on some of the gifts God has already given to meet your needs. What are some of the reasons you are thankful today?

Want to Go Deeper? 
Check out this episode?s Bible study to watch a video and explore more detailed questions for personal study and group discussion. 

Show Credits

Host: Cheree HayesMessage: Dr. Carissa QuinnProduction and Bible reading: Dan GummelTheme music: Grant William HaroldBackground music: "Fire, Sleeper" by Dear Gravity and We Dream of Eden

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2021-02-03
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Meaning of Sacrifice

In today?s reflection, we are exploring the biblical theme of sacrifice and atonement. It can feel strange and uncomfortable at first, but as we learn more, we?ll discover just how life-giving and powerful this biblical theme is. 

Bible Reading

Hebrews 10:11-22

Reflection Questions

God is faithful and just to forgive us when we admit our sins. So let?s take time now to be honest as we answer this question: What comes to mind when you think about how you?ve sinned against God and others?Let?s take time now to receive and rely on his forgiveness. What feelings, images, or thoughts come to mind as you invite Jesus to remove your sin?Through Jesus, God removes our sin, makes us pure, and commits to help us live out his love. What can you sacrifice for someone today to show them the love of Jesus?

Want to Go Deeper? 
View this episode's Bible study to watch a video and explore more questions for personal study and group discussion. 

Show Credits:

Host: Cheree HayesMessage: Dr. Carissa QuinnProduction and Bible Reading: Dan GummelTheme music: Grant William HaroldBackground Music: Pilgrim: Some Were at Sea

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2021-01-27
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Rescued for a Purpose

Last week, we explored how God rescues his people when they cry out to him. In today?s episode, we?re reflecting on why God rescues his people. He doesn?t only free us from corruption, he free us for restoration. His rescue is not just for us but for the restoration of the whole world.

Bible Reading:
Exodus 19:1-6

Reflection Questions: 

Choose one of the following characteristics of God to reflect on: wisdom, justice, or love. How have you specifically experienced that one characteristic of God in your life?Where do you lack an experience of one of these characteristics in your life?Let?s invite God?s Spirit of wisdom to empower our reflection of his character. Ask God how he wants to show his wisdom, justice, or love through you today. Listen for what he brings to mind.

Want to Go Deeper? 

Watch a video and explore more questions for yourself or group discussion online. View this episode's Bible study.

Show Credits

Host: Cheree HayesMessage: Dr. Carissa QuinnProduction and Bible Reading: Dan GummelTheme music: Grant William HaroldBackground Music: "Fields of Meditation" by Emmanuel Jacob

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2021-01-20
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When We Cry Out

How does God respond when his people cry out to him? In this week's episode, we invite you to contemplate the ancient Exodus story for the first time or with fresh eyes.

Interested in more? Watch a video and explore more questions for yourself or group discussion online. View this episode's Bible study.

2021-01-13
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Wrestling God

Did God really pick a fight with Jacob in the middle of the night? Are we reading this right? In this reflection, we explore a fascinating story from Genesis that shows us God?s relentless commitment to bless his people despite themselves.

Interested in more? Watch a video and explore more questions for yourself or group discussion online. View this episode's Bible study.

2021-01-06
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Why God Gave Choice

In the opening pages of the Bible, God gives the first humans a choice. But why? In this podcast, we explore the first few pages of the book of Genesis and what it means for God to give humanity choice. 

Interested in more? Watch a video and explore more questions for yourself or group discussion online. View this episode's Bible study.

2020-12-29
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Trailer: Reflections

Welcome to Reflections, a micropodcast by BibleProject. Each episode includes a short message from one of our Bible scholars, a narration of a Scripture passage, and a time to reflect and respond to a series of thoughtful questions. A new episode releases each Wednesday.

2020-12-18
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