St. Irenaeus Ministries (Christianity)
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Cooperation with the will of God. The coexistence of evil and right teaching.

Direct download: Isaiah_10.mp3
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Oracles concerning the fates of Babylon, Egypt, and surrounding territories. Historical fulfillment of these prophecies.

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The rise of Babylon over Assyria. The desolation of Babylon foretold.

Direct download: Isaiah_8.mp3
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The shift of nations. The last kings of Judah and Israel, and their struggle with Assyria.

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War with Syria. The birth of Emmanuel foretold. Promises of the Messiah.

Direct download: Isaiah_6.mp3
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Early prophecies of Isaiah. Judah as a vineyard. The messianic branch.

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The kings of Judah during the life of Isaiah. Continual threat from Assyria. Corruption in the kingdom.

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The reign of King Uzziah of Judah. Themes of judgment and hope in Isaiah's prophecies.

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Points concerning received texts. The voices of the biblical authors. The purpose of prophetic revelations.

Direct download: Isaiah_2.mp3
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Chief among the written prophets. How to approach the book. The authenticity of the text.

Direct download: Isaiah_1.mp3
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Factors obscuring the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Modern teaching on miracles and their connection with the Sacraments. Dependence on the Holy Spirit at each moment.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_17.mp3
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Distinction between Baptism and Confirmation. The fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_16.mp3
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Disputes about the Spirit. The "filioque" controversy.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_15.mp3
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Disputes about the Son. The Council of Nicea. Involvement of emperors.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_14.mp3
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Insights of the Church Fathers: John the Evangelist, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Tertullian. Early creeds.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_13.mp3
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Development of Trinitarian theology. Relations between the divine Persons. The nature of doctrinal evolution.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_12.mp3
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Testing prophetic utterances. Gifts for the benefit of the whole community.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_11.mp3
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Miracles of the Spirit at key points in the history of the Church. The gift of tongues.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_10.mp3
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The Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. The appointment of deacons. Baptism with the Holy Spirit. The conversion of Paul.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_9.mp3
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The Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. Pentecost, the arrest of Peter and John, Ananias and Saphira.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_8.mp3
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Confidence, commitment, and unceasing prayer.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_7.mp3
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Life according to the Spirit or the Flesh. The Spirit makes the Law of Christ operative in us.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_6.mp3
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The influences of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit as a distinct Person. 

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_5.mp3
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A survey of quotations from the New Testament about the Holy Spirit. The Living Water discourse. The promise of the Paraclete.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_4.mp3
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The role of the Holy Spirit in daily life. Devotion to the Law. Blasphemy against the Spirit.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_3.mp3
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References to the Holy Spirit throughout the Old Testament.

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The role of the Holy Spirit. Translations from Hebrew. Progressive revelation.

Direct download: Holy_Spirit_1.mp3
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Concluding remarks and discussion.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_22.mp3
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Last words of Elisha. Prophecies of the arrows. Miracles of Elisha's bones.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_21.mp3
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Baal worship returns in the North. Israel delivered from destruction in war with Syria.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_20.mp3
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Missteps and failures of Joash. His crime against the high priest. Joash assassinated by his servants.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_19.mp3
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Athaliah slain by the palace guards. Joash crowned king. Renewal of the covenant between God, the king, and the people.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_18.mp3
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Athaliah slaughters the heirs of David. Joash rescued by Jehosheba and Jehoiada.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_17.mp3
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Jehu exterminates the priests of Baal and destroys his temple. The dangers of syncretism. The patience of God.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_16.mp3
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Death of Jezebel. Jehu slaughters the sons and allies of Ahab.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_15.mp3
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The army recognizes Jehu as king. Jehu rides to Jezreel and slays Joram and Ahaziah.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_14.mp3
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The coming overthrow of the house of Ahab. Elisha sends an emissary to anoint Jehu king.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_13.mp3
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The king of Israel meets the Shunammite woman. Hazael becomes king in Damascus. A son of Ahab rules Judah.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_12.mp3
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The report of the lepers. Elisha's prophecy fulfilled. Disbelief of the captain.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_11.mp3
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Samaria invested by the Syrian army. Conditions within the city. Elisha prophesies an end to the famine.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_10.mp3
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The kings of Syria. Their wars with Israel and Judah. Hasiel anointed king by Elijah at the direction of God. 

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_9.mp3
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The King of Syria attacks Elisha's city. His army miraculously stricken blind.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_8.mp3
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Naaman afflicted with leprosy. His encounter with Elisha. Fate of Elisha's servant Gehazi.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_7.mp3
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The wealthy woman of Shunnam. Her son and his miraculous restoration. Death in the pot.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_6.mp3
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The family of Obadiah. Miracle of the oil pot. God provides for those who trust in Him.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_5.mp3
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Prophecy of Elisha. Miraculous water in the desert. Sack of Moab.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_4.mp3
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Anointing and early career of Elisha. League against Moab.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_3.mp3
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History of the kingdom of Israel. Revolt of the northern tribes. Appearance of Elijah at a moment of crisis.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_2.mp3
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Elijah and Elisha as prophets with the same mission. Unique stature of Elijah among the prophets. Elisha as his chief heir.

Direct download: Elisha_Lecture_1.mp3
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Elisha recognized as the successor of Elijah. His first miracles. The shared ministry of Elijah and Elisha.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_16.mp3
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Elijah taken up into heaven by a whirlwind. Comparison with similar figures such as Enoch and Mary.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_15.mp3
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Elijah commanded to prophesy the death of Ahaziah. Fate of the soldiers sent to arrest him.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_14.mp3
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The sin of Jehoshaphat. Ahaziah, injured, prays to Beelzebub.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_13.mp3
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Battle at Ramoth-Gilead. Disguise and death of Ahab. Vessels of wrath.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_12.mp3
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Jehoshaphat and Ahab summon prophets before battle. Oracles and arrest of Micaiah.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_11.mp3
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Elijah sent to accuse Ahab. Ahab's gesture of repentance. League against Assyria.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_10.mp3
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The plot against Naboth. Jezebel's involvement. Corruption of the judicial process.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_9.mp3
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The second Syrian campaign. Ahab's pride. The plans of God.

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Ben-Hadad attacks Samaria. Israel's victory.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_7.mp3
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Encounter with God atop the mountain. Elijah's new mission. Investiture of Elisha. 

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_6.mp3
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God's concern for the rebels and Gentiles. Jezebel's threat. Elijah's flight to the desert.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_5.mp3
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Elijah's prayer. Fate of the prophets of Baal. Elijah races a chariot.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_4.mp3
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The faith of Obadiah. Meeting with Ahab. The prophets of Baal.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_3.mp3
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Appearance of Elijah. The widow at Zarephath. Parallels in the Gospel.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_2.mp3
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Origins and mission of Elijah. The divided kingdom. Embrace of paganism by Israel.

Direct download: Elijah_Lecture_1.mp3
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Laws concerning inheritance by marriage. Continual rebellion of the people. The kindness of God.

Direct download: NumbersLecture28.mp3
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Religion and practices of the Canaanites. The boundaries of the Promised Land. Cities of refuge.

Direct download: NumbersLecture27.mp3
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A recap of the Midianite extermination, and the preparations for battling into the Promised Land.

Direct download: Numbers7a-Thurs_-_USE_THIS_-_Lecture_26.mp3
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A description of Moses' final required act from God. The process and reasoning surrounding the extermination of the midianites.

Direct download: Numbers7a-Thurs_-_USE_THIS_-_Lecture_25.mp3
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The plan of the book. Free-will offerings. General features of Jewish law.

Direct download: NumbersLecture24.mp3
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The daily, weekly, monthly, and holy-day sacrifices. Each feast has a covenantal and agricultural meaning, as well as a New Testament fulfillment. 

Direct download: NumbersLecture23.mp3
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A discusiion on inheritance and what it took to keep the family line alive in ancient times. As well as the transition of leadership from Moses to Joshua.

Direct download: Numbers6aThurs__corrected_USE_THIS_Lecture_22.mp3
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A description of the second census and how it impacted all of the tribes (military participation, land allotment, etc).

Direct download: Numbers6aThurs__corrected_USE_THIS_Lecture_21.mp3
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Further efforts by Balaam. The faith of Phinehas. Danger of false prophets and teachers.

Direct download: NumbersLecture20.mp3
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The final oracle of Balaam. First prophecy of a Hebrew King. Fates of the surrounding nations.

Direct download: NumbersLecture19.mp3
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A discussion on Numbers Chapter 22 which includes a detailed account of Balaam the ancient prophet/sorcerer/shaman.

Direct download: Numbers_5a_Lecture_18.mp3
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A discussion on Numbers Chapter 21 which includes territorial disputes, an introduction to Balaam, and fiery serpents and their connection to Christ.

Direct download: Numbers_5a_Lecture_17.mp3
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Unfaithfulness of Moses at Meribah. Negotiations with Edom. Succession of Eleazar. God's unchanging standards.

Direct download: NumbersLecture16.mp3
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The sign of the rods. God reaffirms Aaron's authority. The law of the red heifer.

Direct download: NumbersLecture15.mp3
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A discussion/explanation of priestly vestments and their connection to Christ. As well as the dramatic narrative of Moses Aaron and Korah.

Direct download: Numbers_4a_Lecture_14.mp3
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The Hebrews experiencing the wilderness, and a description of the offers made to God.

Direct download: Numbers_4a_Lecture_13.mp3
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The mission of the spies. Revolt at Kadesh Barnea. Banishment of the Hebrews to the wilderness.

Direct download: NumbersLecture12.mp3
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The punishment of quails. Discontent of Miriam and Aaron.

Direct download: NumbersLecture11.mp3
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The morale of the Hebrews and their relationship with God and Moses.

Direct download: Numbers_3_-_Lecture_10.mp3
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The marching order of the tribes, and a description of their situation and attitude.

Direct download: Numbers_3_-__Lecture_9.mp3
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Celebrating Passover in the desert. God leads the nation. Demands of holiness in the modern Church.

Direct download: NumbersLecture8.mp3
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Sacrifices made for the dedication. Connection to modern sacrifices and offerings.

Direct download: NumbersLecture7.mp3
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A discussion on marriage, Nazirites, blessings, and a continuation of the theme of redemption.

Direct download: Numbers_2_Lecture_6.mp3
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A discussion on the laws found in the book of Numbers. The true meaning behind the sign of peace. A continuation of the theme of redemption.

Direct download: Numbers_2_Lecture_5.mp3
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Census of the adult Levites. The role of priests and rabbis. Redemption as the theme of Numbers.

Direct download: NumbersLecture4.mp3
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Geography of the Sinai peninsula. Census of the infant Levites.

Direct download: NumbersLecture3.mp3
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A discussion on the population of Israel, the Levites, and the ancient logistics of moving two million people.

Direct download: Numbers1a_Lecture_2.mp3
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This is an introduction into the book of Numbers. The discussion revolves around the importance of the book, and the many fascinating treasures it contains.

Direct download: Numbers1a_Lecture_33.mp3
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Teaching on vows in Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes, and the Gospels. Conclusion to the book of Leviticus. God's commands open the way of life to us.

Direct download: LeviticusLecture32.mp3
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Laws concerning the voluntary dedication of persons, animals, houses, and land to God. The means of redeeming a dedicated thing.

Direct download: LeviticusLecture31.mp3
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A continuation of the discussion of Leviticus Chapter 26:

1. Blessings from keeping God's law.

2. Penalties/Curses as consequences of disobedience (the discipline of a loving God).

3. Assurance and restoration.

Direct download: Leviticus_9a_Lecture_30_Final.mp3
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A discussion of Leviticus Chapter 26:

1. Blessings from keeping God's law.

2. Penalties/Curses as consequences of disobedience (the discipline of a loving God).

3. Assurance and restoration.

Direct download: Leviticus9a_-_Lecture_29_Final.mp3
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The institution of the Sabbath year for the land. The Jubilee year.

Direct download: LeviticusLecture28.mp3
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Laws concerning the maintenance of the altar. Jesus's citation of David consuming the priests' bread. Limitations on vengeance.

Direct download: LeviticusLecture27.mp3
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Keeping the Sabbath and holy days. Israelite feasts and their connection to the New Testament.

Direct download: Leviticus_8a_Lecture_26_Final.mp3
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