Avenue for Faith

The Gospel Project: Reading the Bible Through the Lens of the Gospel (w/Dr. Scott Adair) | Episode 9

March 07, 2021 Nathan Guy Season 1 Episode 9
Avenue for Faith
The Gospel Project: Reading the Bible Through the Lens of the Gospel (w/Dr. Scott Adair) | Episode 9
Chapters
0:00
Scott: Introductory Quote
0:38
Nathan: Introducing the Episode
1:09
Nathan: Introducing Scott
1:40
The Gospel Before the New Testament
3:52
Reading Scripture Through the Lens of the Gospel
5:10
'Word of God' Before the New Testament
6:14
What is the New Testament?
6:41
Seeing the Gospel Proclaimed and Enacted in Baptism
7:50
Divine Mnemonic Devices: Baptism & Lord's Supper
8:56
Finding A Theology IN Baptism (Not Simply OF Baptism)
10:43
Don't Miss the Gospel: What the Core Tenets of the Christian Faith Are
12:13
Tenet #1: Jesus is Lord (Thumb)
14:07
Tenet #2: There is One God: Father, Son & Spirit (Index Finger)
16:25
Tenet #3: The Death, Burial, & Resurrection of Christ (Peace Sign)
18:03
Tenet #4: The Church--the One Body--as the Bride of Christ (Ring Finger)
21:17
Tenet #5: Humans are Weak and Sinful, in Need of God's Grace (Pinky)
24:00
Tenet #6: We Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit (Palm Out)
26:16
Tenet #7: The Hope of Resurrection and New Life (Palm Raised)
28:16
Once You See These, You Find Them Everywhere in Scripture!
29:23
The Challenge of the Gospel Project: Not Left or Right, But Deeper
30:54
Introducing The Next Episode: Transformational
Avenue for Faith
The Gospel Project: Reading the Bible Through the Lens of the Gospel (w/Dr. Scott Adair) | Episode 9
Mar 07, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
Nathan Guy

What are the essentials of the faith? How do we teach our members and remember them ourselves? We can look at the recurring themes in the speeches in Acts, or the 7 ones of Ephesians 4, or the basic elements laid out in the early Christian creeds. But what if those same basic elements are displayed dramatically in our baptism? In this ninth episode (and part 2 of our "theologically grounded" discussion), we explore the gospel which defines the essence of our faith, and learn how to read Scripture through the lens of that central message, confessed by every believer in the act of baptism itself.

My featured guest today is Dr. Scott Adair. Scott is a professor of theology, Bible, and ministry at Harding University (Searcy, AR). In his speeches at lectureships, youth ministry conferences, in academic papers, and in a recent book, Dr. Adair is promoting his gospel project--which includes a very "handy" exercise which helps you teach anyone--at any age--the truths of the gospel that define our faith.

In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:

  • Was there a "gospel" or even a "word of God" before the New Testament?  (1:40)
  • How does our baptism ceremony proclaim and enact the gospel? (6:41)
  • What is the theology IN baptism (not OF baptism)? (8:56)
  • What are the core tenets of the Christian faith? (10:43)
  • "Fingers of Faith": What is a handy way to remember the 7 core tenets? (12:13-28:16)
  • How does the gospel project move us neither left nor right, but deeper? (29:33)
  • And lots, lots more!


Connect with Dr. Adair:


 And if you want more tips and guidance, visit  us at avenueforfaith.org. Here you can sign up to our weekly substack email/newslettersign up for a zoom class or an online ministry course, or download free curriculum.
 
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What are the essentials of the faith? How do we teach our members and remember them ourselves? We can look at the recurring themes in the speeches in Acts, or the 7 ones of Ephesians 4, or the basic elements laid out in the early Christian creeds. But what if those same basic elements are displayed dramatically in our baptism? In this ninth episode (and part 2 of our "theologically grounded" discussion), we explore the gospel which defines the essence of our faith, and learn how to read Scripture through the lens of that central message, confessed by every believer in the act of baptism itself.

My featured guest today is Dr. Scott Adair. Scott is a professor of theology, Bible, and ministry at Harding University (Searcy, AR). In his speeches at lectureships, youth ministry conferences, in academic papers, and in a recent book, Dr. Adair is promoting his gospel project--which includes a very "handy" exercise which helps you teach anyone--at any age--the truths of the gospel that define our faith.

In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:

  • Was there a "gospel" or even a "word of God" before the New Testament?  (1:40)
  • How does our baptism ceremony proclaim and enact the gospel? (6:41)
  • What is the theology IN baptism (not OF baptism)? (8:56)
  • What are the core tenets of the Christian faith? (10:43)
  • "Fingers of Faith": What is a handy way to remember the 7 core tenets? (12:13-28:16)
  • How does the gospel project move us neither left nor right, but deeper? (29:33)
  • And lots, lots more!


Connect with Dr. Adair:


 And if you want more tips and guidance, visit  us at avenueforfaith.org. Here you can sign up to our weekly substack email/newslettersign up for a zoom class or an online ministry course, or download free curriculum.
 
---
 
In partnership with:

Scott: Introductory Quote
Nathan: Introducing the Episode
Nathan: Introducing Scott
The Gospel Before the New Testament
Reading Scripture Through the Lens of the Gospel
'Word of God' Before the New Testament
What is the New Testament?
Seeing the Gospel Proclaimed and Enacted in Baptism
Divine Mnemonic Devices: Baptism & Lord's Supper
Finding A Theology IN Baptism (Not Simply OF Baptism)
Don't Miss the Gospel: What the Core Tenets of the Christian Faith Are
Tenet #1: Jesus is Lord (Thumb)
Tenet #2: There is One God: Father, Son & Spirit (Index Finger)
Tenet #3: The Death, Burial, & Resurrection of Christ (Peace Sign)
Tenet #4: The Church--the One Body--as the Bride of Christ (Ring Finger)
Tenet #5: Humans are Weak and Sinful, in Need of God's Grace (Pinky)
Tenet #6: We Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit (Palm Out)
Tenet #7: The Hope of Resurrection and New Life (Palm Raised)
Once You See These, You Find Them Everywhere in Scripture!
The Challenge of the Gospel Project: Not Left or Right, But Deeper
Introducing The Next Episode: Transformational