In this episode Jeremiah talks about the voice of God. The hypothesis is that communications from God maintain certain qualities that help us recognize them as being genuinely divine in nature. The experiment is to review recent revelations or spiritual experiences to ensure that they were, indeed, from God, by the Holy Spirit.
Jeremiah talks about our self-conception. The hypothesis is that we should not take for granted that our current sense of identity is, in fact, God’s current definition of who we are. The experiment is to tell the Heavenly Father what you think about yourself, and ask Him to speak to you anew.
Jeremiah talks about the beatitudes in Matthew 5. The hypothesis is that the beatitudes are meant to be understood relationally. The experiment is to meditate on the beatitudes to cultivate our own humility, and thereby allow God to bless us in His own way.
Jeremiah talks with his friend Phil about the ancient Greek concept of happiness, particularly as it applies to the biblical worldview. They explore the ideas that true happiness is about long-term fulfillment and growth, that God does not expect humans to be perfect, and that to remain happy we must exercise forgiveness and grace.
Jeremiah reads chapters 7 & 8 of the Gospel of John, and responds in an extemporaneous manner.
Jeremiah talks about the importance of listening to our own advice. The hypothesis is that the advice we give to others is often just as applicable to ourselves. The experiment is to pay attention to the advice you give others and reflect upon how you should follow that advice today.
Jeremiah talks about the spiritual importance of friendship relationships. The hypothesis is that Jesus wants a deep friendship with you. The experiment is to find practical ways in which to relate to God as a friend.
The hypothesis of this episode that in times of difficulty, we might intentionally distract ourselves from taking an honest look at our current state of being. The experiment is to become aware of when we are engaging in coping behavior and determine to go boldly to the heavenly Father’s throne of grace.
Jeremiah talks about changing our attitude about repentance. The hypothesis is that repentance in a relationship with God should be fun. The experiment is to recognize the Father’s own joy in receiving his lost sons and daughters.
Jeremiah reads chapters 5 & 6 from the Gospel of John, and responds extemporaneously.