Keep the Fires Burning is a Bible Study series of the minor characters of the Bible that can teach us major lessons. Each episode will introduce you to a new character and help you understand why they are mentioned. You might have met some of these characters in your life recently. You might find that you have a lot more in common with these characters in your own walk of faith.
Introduction | 23 min
Boaz (Session 1) | 55 min
In this episode we get to meet Boaz from the book of Ruth. Thumbnail Photo by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, National Gallery, London, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=536505. Stock Music provided by mv_production, from Pond5
Bartimaeus (Session 2) | 43 min
We find Bartimaeus on the road from Jericho to Jerusalem blind and pleading with Jesus to heal him. Most won’t remember him outside of this short encounter with Jesus, but there is a lot we can learn from him. Thumbnail painting by Jan van’t Hoff from Gospel Images, https://www.gospelimages.com/paintings/34/a-blind-beggar-receives-his-sight. Stock Music provided by mv_production, from Pond5
Jude (Session 3) | 28 min
Jude, the author of the book of Jude in our New Testament, was likely a half-brother of Jesus. In his short book he addresses the readers with urgency about salvation and the problem created by the Gnostics who were perverting grace. Thumbnail photo by Nowshad Arefin on Unsplash. Stock Music provided by mv_production, from Pond5
The Young Armor Bearer (Session 4) | 29 min
This week’s character doesn’t even have a name, but he plays an important role in our lesson. An armor bearer carries additional weapons for their commander or king. What made this armor bearer different to be mentioned? Thumbnail photo by Nik Shuliahin 💛💙 on Unsplash. Stock Music provided by mv_production, from Pond5
Shamgar (Session 5) | 38 min
Before the age of Kings in Israel was the time of the Judges. Shamgar is a forgotten hero who defeated 600 Philistines and saved Israel according to the book of Judges. Most would expect Israel’s Judges to be Hebrews but Shamgar’s background is quite unusual. This lesson is from our series Keep the Fires Burning. Thumbnail photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash. Stock Music provided by mv_production, from Pond5
The Oracle of Philippi (Session 6) | 41 min
An oracle in ancient Greece and Rome was a message from the gods. It was also the name of the person giving the message. Paul and Silas meet such an oracle in Philippi as a young slave girl. She follows the men around but Paul decides to cast out the demon from her and pays for it. Thumbnail photo by John Collier, Public Domain. Music provided by mv_production, from Pond5.