Study+ is an occasional podcast where we supplement Pastor Mike's weekly Wednesday night Bible studies at Calvary Chapel by exploring different topics to which particular texts of scripture speak. If we don't cover it on a Wednesday night, you might find a discussion about it here…
Mike and Brian sit down to discuss 2 Corinthians 5 and how it informs our understanding of what is often called "The Intermediate State," which is the time in between Christ's ascension and his return, including the time a believer personally experiences after they die, but before Christ returns.
On this episode of Study+, Mike and Brian discuss 2 Corinthians 3:12-16 as it relates to the Biblical status of the people of Israel as God's chosen people, what that means in the plan of God, and how it affects the need of individuals within Israel for salvation through Christ.
On this episode, Are the Spiritual gifts Paul writes about in 1 Corinthians for today? Should we "desire" them and "seek" them? Mike and Brian discuss the arguments in favor of both "Cessationism" (the view that these spiritual gifts have "ceased") and "Continuationism" (the view that spiritual gifts "continue" through the entire Church Age).
On this episode of Study+, Mike and Brian discuss how Paul’s teaching on head coverings in 1 Corinthians can help us understand the different ways commands in the New Testament can apply to Christians today.
On this episode of Study+ Pastor Mike and Pastor Brian discuss how 1 Corinthian 11:1-11 helps us understand the various ways we can read the Old Testament stories and find application to our lives, as well as the implications for how we teach the Old Testament in church.
On this episode of Study+, Mike and Brian discuss how 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 speaks to the issue of homosexuality, and explore issues which affect both church doctrine and church practice.
On this episode of Study+, Mike and Brian discuss how 1 Corinthians 1 and 2 address the topic of "relevance" as it relates to church ministry.