Bible Savvy Podcast | S2 Episode 37: The ‘No Episode’ Episode

Happy summer! Pastors Eric, Clayton, and Nikki are taking a week off this week. There’s no new episode but they left a short message just for you (yah, you). See ya next week.

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Bible Savvy Podcast | S2 Episode 36: 2 Kings 17

“Time-Ambiguous Banter” continues to be the silliest segment in podcasting. Do you like to sit in the sun in the shade? Can you pronounce Arnold Palmer? Pastors Eric, Clayton, and Nikki talk about all of that and then dig into the destruction of Israel.

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Bible Savvy Podcast | S2 Episode 35: 2 Kings 13

Would you rather be able to dodge anything or to get answers to three questions of your choice? In answering, the podcast team somehow creates a new superhero tandem. They then dig into 2 Kings 13 which continues through Israel’s succession of kings.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 34: 2 Kings 10

Pastors Eric and Clayton welcome back third-time guest “raw-spaghetti-noodle-eating Streamwood Campus Pastor” Cory Shumate. They talk vacation vs. staycation and beach vs. mountain before diving into 2 Kings 10.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 33: 2 Kings 2

Pastors Eric, Nikki, and Clayton dive into 2 Kings 2. As they begin this new book of the Bible, they focus on how to start a new book of the Bible and the role of prophets. They also struggle with enunciating Elijah and Elisha clearly.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 32: 1 Kings 22

What is the scariest or weirdest dream you’ve ever had? Pastors Eric, Nikki, and Clayton share some doozies. And then, they dive into the weirdness of 1 Kings 22.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 31: 1 Kings 15

Pastors Eric and Clayton accuse returning guest Pastor Lindsey of trying to pocket five million pretend dollars. They then read 1 Kings 15 playing the game, “Good King or Bad King?”

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 30: Psalms 72

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton celebrate graduation season by sharing the popular songs when they graduated from high school. And then they dig into Psalms 72, written by King Solomon.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 29: 1 Kings 8:1-21

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton share listener feedback (and sarcasm) and continue reading the story of God’s temple in 1 Kings.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 28: 1 Kings 2:1-12


Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton start reading in 1 Kings and tell the story of King David’s passing.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 27: Luke 21:5-36

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton discuss Luke 21:5-36, the destruction of the temple and signs of the end times.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 26: Luke 12

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton continue reading in Luke and discuss a parables and the power of stories.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 25: Luke 12:35-48

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton continue reading in Luke 12 and talk about the parable of the faithful and wise servant.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 24: Luke 9:57-62

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton continue reading in Luke 9 and discuss the cost of following Jesus.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 23: Luke 7:1-10

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton continue reading in Luke 7, the passage where Jesus heals a Centurion’s son.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 22: Luke 4:14-30

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton continue reading Luke 4 and take a look at the passage when Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 21: Luke 1

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton discuss prophecies and coming of a new King in Luke 1.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 20: 2 Samuel 15

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton discuss the passage of King David and his son Absalom.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 20: 2 Samuel 12

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton examine 2 Samuel 12 and discuss. the sins of King David.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 19: Psalm 60

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton dive into the weekend passage of Psalm 60.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 18: 1 Samuel 28:7-25

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton dive into the strange passage of 1 Samuel 28:3-25 as Saul goes to the witch of Endor to consult the now-dead prophet Samuel.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 17: 1 Samuel 22:6-23

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton take a look at 1 Samuel 22:6-23 where Saul kills the priests that have supported David and done God’s will.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 16: 1 Samuel & Psalm 57

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they look at the connection between 1 Samuel and Psalm 57 as the Israelites cry out for an earthly king to rule them.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 15: 1 Samuel 8:1-22

Special guest Ben Chambers joins Clayton and Eric as they use the COMMA method to dig into the story of Samuel. Pastor Ben runs our Community Impact team and connecting volunteers with our partner organizations in our local community.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 14: James

In this mini-episode, Pastors Nikki and Clayton discuss our current reading in the book of James. Full-length episodes will resume January 10.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 13: James

In this mini-episode, Pastors Nikki and Clayton discuss our current reading in the book of James. Full-length episodes will resume January 10.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 12: Book of Ruth

Pastors Eric and Clayton host guest Community Groups Pastor Lindsey Jodts as they go through the book of Ruth and the powerful story of redemption.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 11: Judges 17-18

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they look at Judges 17-18 and the cycle of regret, cries for help, and God’s saving power. Start the Bible Savvy reading plan yourself at any time – biblesavvy.com.

Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 10: Judges 8

Pastors Nikki, Eric, Clayton and return guest Josh Haight continue in the book of Judges. They use the COMMA method to dig into chapter 8 and the story of Gideon.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 9: Judges 2

Pastors Nikki, Eric, Clayton and return guest Cory Shumate dive into the new book of Judges. Join them as they use the COMMA method to dig into the passage and make sense of the history of this book.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 8: John 20:24

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and return guest Kelsey Schrader discuss the topic of doubting Thomas. Join them as they use the COMMA study method to dig into John 20.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 7: John 15:6-16

Follow along as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA study method to dig into John 15, where Jesus discusses leaving his disciples and sending the Holy Spirit to them.

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Bible Savvy Podcast: S2 Episode 6: John 13

Follow along as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA study method to dig into John 13, where Jesus performs a servant act during the last days of his life.

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Bible Savvy Podcast – Bonus Episode!

Pastors Clayton Keenon and Eric Ferris host a special bonus episode with two surprise guests and examine the passage of John 10.

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Bible Savvy Podcast S2 Episode 5: John 9:1-41

Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss John 9:1-41. They explore the story of how Jesus made the blind man see.

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Bible Savvy Podcast S2 Episode 4: John 8:31-47

Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss John 8:31-47 during our weekend services as a live podcast recording. They are discussing the topic of true believers in conclusion of our teaching series “Comma, Pausing in God’s Word.”

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Bible Savvy Podcast S2 Episode 3: John 6

Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss John 6 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast S2 Episode 2: John 3

We all know the passage John 3:16, but today we’re diving deep into this chapter. Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss John 3 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast S2 Episode 1: Joshua 18

Follow along as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA study method to dig into Joshua 18.

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1 Year of Podcasts Celebration Episode!

Celebratory noises, listener feedback, awards, and more! Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Bible Savvy Podcast with Nikki, Clayton, and Eric. This episode we have fun looking back and also looking ahead to this next season.

Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 51: Joshua 5

This week we start the new book of Joshua in our reading plan. Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss a particularly difficult passage to apply in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 50: Romans 12

What does love in action really mean. Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss Romans 12 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 49: Romans 10:1-17

Does redemption mean something different for the Jews and the gentiles? Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss Romans 10:1-17 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 48: Deuteronomy 27:1-28:68

What do the curses and blessings in Deuteronomy mean for us today? Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss Deuteronomy 27 & 28 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 47: Romans 6:1-23

What does the new law and the extension of God’s grace mean to us in how we live our daily lives? Join Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they discuss Romans 6:1-23 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 46: Romans 3:9-20

What’s your problem? It turns out it’s the same as my problem.

Pastors Nikki, Eric, and Clayton discuss Romans 3:9-10 in this week’s episode of the Bible Savvy Podcast.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 45: Deuteronomy 17:14-20

What are the rules for appointing a good leader in the new land? Nikki, Eric, and Clayton apply the COMMA method to this passage of Deuteronomy.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 44: Romans 1:1-17

Romans is a challenging but important book in learning about how we relate to God. Special guest Pastor Cory Shumate joins Nikki and Clayton as they try to unpack the first part of this letter from Paul.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 43: Ephesians 5:1-20

What does it mean to live as God’s dearly loved children? Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to unpack this passage of Ephesians which sets up how to live and walk in the way of love.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 42: Deuteronomy 7:1-11

What does it mean when God says to the Israelites to drive out the nations currently occupying the chosen land? Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to dig into this passage in Deuteronomy.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 41: Ephesians 2:11-22

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to jump into the New Testament book of Ephesians and look at the reconciliation of both Jews and Gentiles through Christ.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 40: Numbers 32:1-22

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to look at the two tribes that decided not to settle in the promised land.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 39: Numbers 30:1-31:54

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to look at how God encourages the Israelites to war against the Midianites in Numbers.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 38: Numbers 23:1-24:25

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to look at the messages of Balaam in Numbers.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 37: Numbers 21:1-35

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to look at the story of God’s judgement and how he uses a symbol of a bronze snake as a way to represent healing.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 36: Numbers 20:1-13

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they ask what do we learn from Moses not entering the promised land?

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 35: Matthew 21:1-22

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to dig into three short stories in Matthew 21, depicting the last week in Jesus’ life.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 34: Matthew 20:1-16

Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to explore the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. Are we envious because God is generous?

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 33: Numbers 9:15-23

In Numbers 9 the presence of God joined the Israelites in a cloud over the tabernacle. Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to investigate this passage as well as it’s ties to Matthew and the passages we’ve been reading there.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 32: Numbers 5:11-31

Sometimes Old Testament passages are hard to understand in our modern world. Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to unpack the passage of Numbers that discusses a test for an unfaithful wife.

WARNING – The passage in this episode contains mature themes. Kids, please talk to an adult before listening.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 31: Matthew 15:1-20

What matters more — actions or the heart behind them? Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to dig into the passage of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus talks to the Pharisees about what truly defiles.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 30: Matthew 12:22-37

Is there an unforgivable sin? How do you know if you committed it? Join Nikki, Eric, and guest host Josh Haight as they use the COMMA method to dig into the passage of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus mentions the unforgivable sin.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 29: Matthew 7:13-29

Is life just one big game of “Would You Rather?” Nikki, Eric, and Clayton dig into a passage in the book of Matthew and use the COMMA method to learn from one of Jesus’ teachings where he presents some either/or questions.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 28: Matthew 1:1-17

Yet another genealogy, or is it?! Listen as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric read the genealogy of Jesus and use the COMMA method to get some great applications out of it.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 27: Leviticus 27:1-8

Have you ever made a deal with God and then wanted to go back on it? Nikki, Eric, and Clayton finish up the book of Leviticus and read the laws to the Israelites about how to purchase back from God things they vowed to Him. Congratulations on making it through the book of Leviticus with us!!

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 26: Leviticus 25:1-24

Celebratory noises! This episode is all about the Year of Jubilee, when debts were forgiven and slaves were freed. Does this ancient practice have any relevance for us today? Join Nikki, Clayton, and Eric as they study another passage in the book of Leviticus and use the COMMA method in order to figure out how to apply it to their lives.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 25: Leviticus 20:7-24

Why does it feel like God is so harsh when He lays out certain laws in the book of Leviticus? Listen as Nikki, Eric, and Clayton try to answer this question while using the COMMA method on the section of Leviticus that talks about sexual boundaries.

WARNING – The passage in this episode contains mature themes. Kids, please talk to an adult before listening.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 24: Leviticus 19

Does the Bible say that tattoos are a sin? Special guest Chris Baker from Ink180 joins the conversation with Nikki, Clayton, and Eric to see if Leviticus can answer that question.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 23: Leviticus 13:1-11

Can the rules about defiling skin diseases actually give us insight into our lives today? Hear from Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they use the COMMA method to study the book of Leviticus and have a discussion about Biblical social distancing.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 22: Leviticus 9:1-10:11

Jump into this week’s reading with the help of Nikki, Clayton, and Eric as they use the COMMA method to study the beginning of the priest’s ministry in the tabernacle.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 21: Exodus 40:34-38

What does it mean to be in the presence of God? In just 4 verses of scripture Nikki, Clayton, and Eric read about the cloud that covered the tabernacle and use the COMMA method to ask really good questions about how we can experience God’s presence today.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 20: Exodus 28:1-30

Garments and ephod and breastpiece, oh my! Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they try to get some applications out of this very detailed section of Exodus.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 19: Exodus 23: 1-19

Can we learn anything for the OT laws? Clayton, Nikki, and Eric read a portion of Exodus that cover various laws and they use the COMMA method to see what can actually be learned from these passages of scripture. 

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 18: Exodus 21:1-11

Does the Bible really condone slavery? Listen as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA method to study the section of Exodus that talks about the laws that dealt with Hebrew servants.Start the Bible Savvy reading plan yourself at any time – biblesavvy.com

Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 17: Psalm 13

What is a Psalm and how do we read them? Join Nikki, Clayton, and Eric as they welcome guest Petey Crowley, one of our campus worship pastors, to the conversation about using COMMA to read Psalm 13.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 16: Exodus 1:1-22, 2:23-25

Does God care about injustice and how should we respond? Follow along as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric start the book of Exodus where they use the COMMA method to find out how God responded to the injustice of the Israelites being held captive in Egypt.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 15: 3 John 1-14

What does it mean to be living in a pandemic while striving to have more hospitality? Join Nikki, Eric, and Clayton as they read the book of 3 John and discover how God is calling us to use our gifts of hospitality.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 14: 1 John 2:28-3:10

We know that when Christ appears,we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA method to dive into the new book of 1 John and study what it means to be called a child of God.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 13: Genesis 46:28-47:31

Can things get so bad that we forget about God’s promise to us? Join Nikki, and Eric as they have special guest Kelsey Schrader on to answer that question. The three of them use the COMMA method to wrap up the story of Joseph and the book of Genesis.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 12: Genesis 41:1-57

God uses dreams to fulfill his plan. Listen as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA method to gain insight from the life of Joseph as he goes from being in jail to becoming second in command.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 11: Genesis 38:1-30

Why are some stories even in the Bible? Special guest Eric Hanson joins Nikki, Clayton, and Eric as they try to answer that exact question while they dig into the story of Judah in the book of Genesis.

WARNING – The passage in this episode contains mature themes. Kids, please talk to an adult before listening.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 10: Genesis 29:31-30:24

Where do you look to find your value? Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA method to dive into the messy love triangle of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel in order to answer that exact question. There may or not be a discussion around mandrakes that you don’t want to miss.

WARNING – The passage in this episode contains mature themes. Kids, please talk to an adult before listening.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 9: Genesis 21:8-21

When we are hurting, does God even see us? The answer to that question is found in the story of Hagar and Ishmael. Using the COMMA method, Nikki, Eric, and Clayton discuss what happens when we try to do things our own way instead of God’s way and how, in spite of the problems it creates, God still takes care of those that are in need.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 8: Genesis 19:1-29

Nikki, Clayton, and Eric discuss the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. They use the COMMA method to figure out what parts of this story are prescriptive versus what parts are merely descriptive.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 7: Genesis 11:10-32

Don’t skip the genealogy! Nikki, Eric, and Clayton apply the COMMA method to one of the genealogies in the book of Genesis. Why is this even in the Bible? What can we actually learn from reading a list of names? Listen to their conversation to get answers to these questions and more! 

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 6: Genesis 4:1-16

Special guest Dave Gwynne joins Nikki, Clayton, and Eric as they use the COMMA method to discuss the difficult story of Cain and Abel. Dave runs the children’s midweek program at Christ Community Church called EPIC, which uses a form of the Bible Savvy reading schedule. Listen to hear Dave share insights on how to read and study tough passages of the Bible with kids.

Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 5: Mark 16:1-8

Nikki, Eric, and Clayton are back to jump into the resurrection story of Jesus in the book of Mark. Using the COMMA method they model for us what it looks like to study even a short couple of verses in the Bible.

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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 4: Mark 14:1-10

Join Nikki, Clayton, and Eric as they read the story of the woman who uses her very expensive perfume on Jesus. Hear how our hosts use the COMMA method to understand and apply the scripture.
 
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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 3: Mark 9:14-29

Nikki, Eric, and Clayton read the passage of Scripture where Jesus drives out an evil spirit from a boy. Listen along as they discuss hard to tackle sections of the Bible.
 
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Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 2: Mark 5:21-43

Follow along as Nikki, Clayton, and Eric use the COMMA study method to dig into the story of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead and healing a woman who was sick.Start the Bible Savvy reading plan yourself at any time – biblesavvy.com

Bible Savvy Podcast Episode 1: Mark 4:26-29

Nikki, Clayton, and Eric introduce the Bible Savvy reading schedule and explain the COMMA method. Follow along as they then use the COMMA method to study Jesus’ teaching of the parable of the growing seed in Mark 4.
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