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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

The Bible Never Said That Episodes
Episode 43 - Out of Context: Romans 8:28
May 18, 2022 - 19 min
"The ultimate promise is not that we would escape suffering in this life, but that God will make every one of our agonies an instrument of his mercy, to do us good in the here and now, and the hereafter." - Joni Eareckson Tada

Verses Referenced: Romans 8:28-31, Luke 22:40-44

BOOKS REFERENCED:
- Counseling Through the Psalms: https://bit.ly/3wGUE2e
- Counseling Through Bible Narratives: Old Testament: https://bit.ly/3yK9yXS
- Counseling Through the Scriptures: New Testament: https://bit.ly/3MpWGdJ
- In His Image by Jen Wilkin: https://amzn.to/3LqOpF5

ARTICLES REFERENCED:
- Here is What Every Book in the New Testament is About by Chara Donahue: https://bit.ly/3Pq4gqu
- Our Faithful Father by Joni Eareckson Tada in the ESV Women’s Study Bible: https://amzn.to/38BlcK6

PAUL TRIPP TWEET:
https://twitter.com/paultripp/status/334775782461288449?lang=en


FOLLOW CHARA:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue
Episode 42 - Out of Context: Training Up a Child (Proverbs 22:6)
May 04, 2022 - 18 min
Have you heard Proverbs 22:6 spoken as a promise, rather than using it as a principle? When we do this, we can come to some false conclusions about our parenting. We need to get clear about what our role in our relationship with our children and their own responsibilities toward God.

VERSES REFERENCED:
Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 127:4, Deuteronomy 24:16, Romans 14:12,  Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:20

ARTICLES REFERENCED:

Proverbs: How Human Wisdom Becomes Divine by Tim Mackie and Whitney Woollard: https://bibleproject.com/blog/proverbs-human-wisdom-becomes-divine/

Aiming at a True Heritage by Chara Donahue: https://www.joyofit.org/blog/aiming-at-a-true-heritage

BOOKS REFERENCED:

The Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp: https://www.paultripp.com/age-of-opportunity
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul Tripp: https://www.paultripp.com/parenting

FOLLOW CHARA:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharaDonahue
Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue
Episode 41 - Out of Context: Eye for an Eye (Exodus 21:24-25)
April 20, 2022 - 13 min
We need to take time to wrestle with these verses from the Law. The good news is, Jesus gives a great sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, to clarify the Old Testament law for his listeners.

Verses referenced: Exodus 21:22-25, Leviticus 24:17-20, Deuteronomy 19:16-21, Romans 12:19-21, Matthew 5:38-42, 1 Peter 3:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Hebrews 10:30

Books referenced:
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortland: https://amzn.to/3vPStJh

Articles referenced:
“Why did God Allow for an Eye for an Eye in the Old Testament” by Hope Bolinger: https://bit.ly/3rDwu74
“What Does an Eye for an Eye Mean” by Penny Noyes: https://bit.ly/3OsmRBC
“Eye for an Eye-Biblical Meaning and Significance” by Crosswalk.com: https://bit.ly/3xNRlIm
“What Does Eye for an Eye Mean” by Jennifer Slattery: https://bit.ly/3EyaUpq

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Episode 40: Out of Context: Matthew 7:1
April 06, 2022 - 19 min
The Bible clearly says “Judge not.” But, it also says “Judge rightly.” You can make a defense for both if you pick out individual verses, so let’s explore all of them a bit more, in context, to get a better understanding of judgment.

Articles Referenced: Judge Not, That You May Judge Well by Jon Bloom

Books Referenced: All That's Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment by Hannah Anderson

Verses Referenced: Matthew 7:1-5, Matthew 7:16-20, John 7:15, Luke 6:37-38, James 4:12, 1 Corinthians 4:3-4, John 8:3-7, John 7:16-24, 1 Corinthians 5, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, 1 Samuel 16:7

Follow Chara:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue
Episode 39: Putting Jeremiah 29:11 Back in Context
March 23, 2022 - 15 min
Episode 39: Putting Jeremiah 29:11 Back in Context

This verse is plastered in walls, coffee mugs, and diaries. But without its historical and scriptural context, we miss its original intent and, thus, its meaning for us now. Don’t despair – if this verse comforts you, it still will when we’re done.

Chara’s book recommendation this week:

The Non-Prophets Guide to the End Times by Todd Hampson: https://toddhampson.com/books/the-non-prophets-guide-to-the-bible/

Articles referenced:
Who are the Minor Prophets and Why are They Important? by Chara Donahue: https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/who-are-the-minor-prophets-and-why-are-they-important.html

Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to You? By Russell Moore: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/jeremiah-2911-apply/

Verses referenced: Jeremiah 29:11, Jeremiah 25:11-12, Lamentations 1:1-5, John 3:16
Episode 38: Don’t Take Scripture Out of Context: Psalm 91:11-12
March 09, 2022 - 19 min
We’re kicking off a new series called “Out of Context”. For the next ten episodes, we’ll look at a verse in the Bible that is commonly taken out of context. We’ll unpack it’s original meaning and figure out from there what it might really be saying to us, today.


Verses referenced:
John 2:13–16, Psalm 91:11-12, Luke 4:1:13, Revelation 22:12, Matthew 24:35-36

Articles referenced:

7 Steps to a Deeper Understanding of the Bible by Chara Donahue: https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/steps-to-a-deeper-understanding-of-the-bible.html

Adolf Hitler Speech of April 12,1921: https://history.hanover.edu/courses/excerpts/111hit1.html

Quoting Scripture Contrary to its Purpose is Devilish by Ryan Higginbottom: https://www.knowableword.com/2020/01/06/quoting-scripture-contrary-to-its-purpose-is-devilish/

Follow Chara:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharaDonahue

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue
Episode 37: Why it Is Important to Know What the Bible Never Says
February 23, 2022 - 11 min
Before we start our new series, we’re going to remind ourselves why it is so important to know what the Bible never says.


Verses Referenced:
Revelation 19:11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Colossians 4:5-6, 2 Samuel 7:28, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:18, Psalm 12:6, Psalm 119:89, Matthew 24:35 

Articles Referenced:
1. The Inerrancy of Scripture-Chapter 5 by  Wayne Grudem: https://truthstory.org/blog/the-inerrancy-of-scripture-chapter-5/

2. Revelation and Interpretation by J.I. Packer: https://www.cslewisinstitute.org/webfm_send/583

3. Infallibility and Inerrancy by R.C. Sproul: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/infallibility-and-inerrancy


Follow Chara:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharaDonahue

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charadonahue
Episode 36: “New Year, New You”
January 05, 2022 - 18 min
A lot of upbeat, positive, motivational sayings pop up around this time of year. Today, we are going to discuss one that I appreciate for its attempts at offering hope, but bristle at its limitations. Today, let’s unpack the ideas behind “New Year, New You.”

The good news is, a new you is never limited to a specific date or time of year. Christ can make anyone new, at any time. But what does it mean that we are made new in Christ, and how does that jive with the world’s idea of “new year, new you.”

Article Referenced:
New Year’s Resolution Statistics (Updated 2021) by Discover Healthy Habits: https://discoverhappyhabits.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

10 Steps to Help You Think through Your Goals for the New Year by Chara Donahue: https://www.ibelieve.com/slideshows/10-steps-to-help-you-think-through-your-goals-for-the-new-year.html

Verses Referenced:
2 Corinthians 5:17; Lamentations 3:22-23; Isaiah 43:18-19; Luke 19:1-10; Philippians 2:3-4; Proverbs 3:5-6; Hebrews 12:11; Psalm 34:14

Episode Image Credit: Getty/HAKINMHAN
Episode 35: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
December 15, 2021 - 18 min
Will our troubles really be "out of sight" next Christmas? The Bible doesn't say that. We are those who live knowing that "in this world you will have trouble..." Thankfully, the end of this Bible verse ends with a firm promise - "but take heart! I have overcome the world."

In this episode, Chara discusses how our hearts can be light this Christmas while not denying that trouble will surely come.

Verses referenced: John 16:33; John 14:3; Luke 2:10-11; Matthew 1:23; Psalm 34:18; Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 23; Isaiah 9:6

Articles referenced:
Christmas Mourning by Chara Donahue: https://bit.ly/3m67NNA
When Peace on Earth Seems Impossible by Chara Donahue: https://bit.ly/320hc2j
Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: https://poets.org/poem/christmas-bells
The Original Lyrics to ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ Weren’t Very Merry at All by Maddy Shaw Roberts: https://bit.ly/326fM61

Songs referenced: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bsy9Sl4Z6U

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You can find Chara at:
https://anchoredvoices.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CharaDonahue/
https://twitter.com/CharaDonahue/

Episode Image Credit: Getty/sabelskaya
Episode 34: "The Little Drummer Boy"
December 01, 2021 - 20 min
Scriptures Referenced: Luke 1:34-38; John 6: 5-13; Luke 2:4-21; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Psalm 126:1, Philippians 4:8

Songs Referenced: Carol of the Drum by The Trapp Family Singers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwBSy3dVAKo

Articles Referenced:

A Wise Imagination by Chara Donahue: https://www.joyofit.org/blog/a-wise-imagination

How the ‘Little Drummer Boy’ Came to Be by Epsie Estrella: https://www.liveabout.com/little-drummer-boy-history-2456078

Enriching Our Imagination: An Interview With Karen Swallow Prior by Beth Felker Jones: https://firebrandmag.com/articles/enriching-our-imagination-an-interview-with-karen-swallow-prior

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You can find Chara at:
https://anchoredvoices.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CharaDonahue/
https://twitter.com/CharaDonahue/

Episode Image Credit: Getty/sabelskaya
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