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Gospel Rant

with Dr. Bill Senyard

Gospel Rant Episodes
Special 8-Part Series: 1 Thessalonians (pt 1)
September 7, 2022 - 41 min
Ranters, I am headed to Greece soon as part of a tour to visit the places Paul walked in this second missionary journey. Before I go, I wanted to get into Paul's head. What was he thinking? What was he feeling? How was he adapting his strategy from the previous journey as he was going into a very different environment, far from supporters and benefactors? What were the signs of the Spirit moving?
I figured that since I was doing all of this research for myself, I might as well share it with my rant family. It is a four part series. In the fourth podcast, I will review for you my expanded translation of 1 Thessalonians. It is in my opinion, the most transparent, humble and naked of all of Paul's letters. It badly needs an editor. It is as if Paul is speaking off the cuff, pouring out his heart, sharing his anxiety, fears, doubts and joys with these new converts who he thought would have turned their backs on him. Great stuff. Hope you enjoy it.
We are also staying on our journey through the Sermon on the Mount.
Divorce: Jesus Said What? (SOM 40 pt. 2)
September 4, 2022 - 33 min
Going through separation or divorce--or maybe you are already divorced and it is affecting your current relationships--welcome. We have some tips for you--shame free, we promise.

If you go to ten churches you will get 15 thoughts on divorce, very confusing. What does the gospel offer truly hurting couples who for a myriad of reasons now hate each other? You may be surprised. In the podcast and the next we will look at ways that dead relationships can be resurrected—without giving up healing, justice and honor.
Divorce: Jesus Said What? (SOM 39 pt. 1)
August 28, 2022 - 38 min
If you go to ten churches you will get 15 thoughts on divorce, very confusing. What does the gospel offer truly hurting couples who for a myriad of reasons now hate each other? You may be surprised. In the podcast and the next we will look at ways that dead relationships can be resurrected—without giving up healing, justice and honor.
Don't Lust Anymore! ...Really?? (SOM 38 pt. 2)
August 21, 2022 - 27 min
In this Gospel Rant podcast and the next we are looking at Jesus' command that we should not ever lust—but honestly—how do we pull that off? It is very much like the previous command, don’t be angry, don’t belittle anyone with your words or actions, or even a nasty look. Sure, we agree, but how? That condemns us all. And the suggestion that if you feel lust, you should remove an eye? Is he being literal? Is hell really at stake? Is he ramping the law up that high? Or, is he being wonderfully satirical???? And somehow we stopped getting the joke. Let’s see. Come all who struggle with lust or porn. Good news.
NEW BEATITUDES SMALL GROUP STUDY—HOT OFF THE PRESS!
August 14, 2022 - 43 min
Our new small group study is now published and ready to go. You can get "Jesus Said What?” at Amazon or our website www.gospel-app.com/engage. Pack discounts available at our site. In today’s podcast, you get to hear our trailer and the entire first lesson. Can’t wait to hear what you think.
Don't Lust Anymore! ...Really?? (SOM 37 pt. 1)
August 7, 2022 - 34 min
In this Gospel Rant podcast and the next we are looking at Jesus' command that we should not ever lust—but honestly—how do we pull that off? It is very much like the previous command, don’t be angry, don’t belittle anyone with your words or actions, or even a nasty look. Sure, we agree, but how? That condemns us all. And the suggestion that if you feel lust, you should remove an eye? Is he being literal? Is hell really at stake? Is he ramping the law up that high? Or, is he being wonderfully satirical???? And somehow we stopped getting the joke. Let’s see. Come all who struggle with lust or porn. Good news.
Don't Be Angry Anymore! ...Really??? (SOM 36 pt. 2)
July 31, 2022 - 29 min
Welcome to Gospel Rant. Dr. Bill is continuing on this eye-opening radical journey through the Sermon on the Mount (not a sermon or a mount). We are at Matthew 5:21-26. This is the second part of the podcast about the “New” command to not be angry or to speak destructively to others. But, here’s the joke, we all do it. What is Jesus referring to? What is he brilliantly teaching? Check it out.
Don't Be Angry Anymore! ...Really??? (SOM 35 pt. 1)
July 24, 2022 - 31 min
Dr Bill is taking us on an informative and provocative journey through the Sermon on the Mount. It is the capstone of the entire gospel message of Jesus. If we don’t understand what Jesus is saying and means to say, it will affect our experience of Him and His Spirit. We think that your life will be changed as you wrestle with us on this path.

About it, Frederick Bruner writes, “I think something actually happens to listening people when Jesus’ Beatitudes are passed on to them…The Beatitudes are concentrated Gospel…The person for whom the experience of impoverishment is a spiritual crisis, who groans in his or her spirit under the poverty, who is on the way down and who cries out—to this person Jesus announces, “Look up! I am here, taking your part, and the Kingdom I bring is especially for you!” (160)

Welcome to the Sermon on the Mount.
The Sermon on the Mount 34: The Law versus Jesus (pt 4)
July 17, 2022 - 23 min
Welcome to Gospel Rant. Dr. Bill is continuing on this eye-opening radical journey through the Sermon on the Mount (not a sermon or a mount). We are at Matthew 5:17-20. What did Jesus--and what are we today to make of the Law? There is a lot of misunderstanding related to Jesus and his view of the Law. Jesus loved the Law. He wrote it. Jesus' view of the Law is wildly sophisticated. The problem is that what he did was too good to believe. You will see what we mean.
The Sermon on the Mount 33: The Law versus Jesus (pt 3)
July 10, 2022 - 22 min
Welcome to Gospel Rant. Dr. Bill is continuing on this eye-opening radical journey through the Sermon on the Mount (not a sermon or a mount). We are at Matthew 5:17-20. What did Jesus--and what are we today to make of the Law? There is a lot of misunderstanding related to Jesus and his view of the Law. Jesus loved the Law. He wrote it. Jesus' view of the Law is wildly sophisticated. The problem is that what he did was too good to believe. You will see what we mean.
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