Courageous Noah and the Cruise of a Lifetime

Noah did what the Lord instructed him to do, even when it made no earthly sense, and it caused him to be mocked and ridiculed.Courageous Noah and the Cruise of a Lifetime – Episode #5

 

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, examine the character of Noah, a man who did what the Lord instructed him to do, even when it made no earthly sense, and caused him to be mocked and ridiculed.

Noah is a well-known Bible figure, known for his boat full of animals, often hailed for his faithfulness and obedience to God. Today, we would like to add another character trait, that of courageous. Courageous Noah who faithfully obeyed God, diligently working 120 years to build an ark big enough to house his family and a large number of animals. Noah knew judgment was coming and dutifully warned everyone who would listen, even though by doing so, Noah stood out in a wicked and depraved generation, but courageously Noah kept going despite the scoffing he endured from the crowd of onlookers.

Kevin and Crystal then tie it all together with three life application lessons we can apply to our lives today as believers. We know that Noah’s courageous example will inspire you to stand up for what’s right and stand out from the crowd.

Next week- Be sure to join Crystal and Kevin next week when we will explore how Abraham and Sarah’s impatience with God led to sin and a complicated mess. But, we will also see that God in His goodness, is rich in mercy and always keeps His word.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

10 Minutes to Knowing the Men & Women of the Bible by Jim George

Answers in Genesis, https://answersingenesis.org/answers/

Ark Encounter, https://arkencounter.com/

Handbook for Christian Living Biblical Answers to Life’s Tough Questions by Charles F. Stanley

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide by Gina Detwiler

The Evidence Bible with Commentary by Ray Comfort

McGuffey’s 5th Eclectic Reader, published in 1879

Scripture references:

  • Genesis chapters 6-9
  • John 14:15
  • 1 Samuel 15:22
  • Matthew 7:21
  • 1 John 5:3
  • Hebrews 11:7
  • Matthew 24:37-39
  • Philippians 1:28
  • Psalm 16:8
  • Deuteronomy 31:6

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Cain and Abel, Brotherly Rivalry Turns Tragic

Cain and Abel. Two brothers and the first murder. The devastating result of disobedience and rejecting God’s word.Cain and Abel, Brotherly Rivalry Turns Tragic – Episode #4

This week in the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, examine the story of two brothers and the first murder. The devastating result of disobedience and rejecting God’s word.

Sometime after the first man and woman were exiled from the Garden of Eden after the Fall of mankind, Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Abel was a shepherd, while Cain’s occupation was that of a farmer. Genesis chapter 4, tells of the two brothers bringing their offerings before the Lord. Cain brought some of the fruit from his field, while Abel gave the best of the firstborn of his flock. When the Lord God was pleased by Abel’s offering but not by Cain’s, Cain became angry with his brother. Luring him to a field, Cain struck and killed his brother, Abel, this the Bible records the very first murder.

Crystal and Kevin then warn of the pitfall of pride and failing to take control of our thoughts, drawing three important life application lessons that every Christian should apply to their own lives and hearts.

Next week- Be sure to tune in next week when we explore the courage of a man who obeyed God, even when it made no earthly sense, and caused him to be mocked and ridiculed. This story will inspire us to stand up for what’s right and stand out from the crowd.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Handbook for Christian Living Biblical Answers to Life’s Tough Questions by Charles F. Stanley

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide by Gina Detwiler

The Evidence Bible with Commentary by Ray Comfort

 

 

Scripture references:

  • Genesis chapter 4
  • Proverbs 3:9
  • Matthew 22:37
  • 2 Timothy 2:15
  • Proverbs 11:2
  • 1 Peter 5:6
  • Proverbs 4:23
  • Philippians 4:8

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Adam and Eve, From Bliss to Blisters

Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, talk about how humankind ended up in the mess of sin and death that we find ourselves in.Episode #3 – Adam and Eve, From Bliss to Blisters

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, talk about how humankind ended up in the mess of sin and death that we find ourselves in. To do this, first we set the scene way back at the beginning in the Garden of Eden. The Lord God had just spent the first five days creating the sun, moon, stars, plants, trees, fish of the sea and every living creature upon the earth. Then, on the sixth day, God made man and woman which was Adam and Eve.

In the Garden of Eden, everything was perfect. Pure bliss. The garden was beautiful and plentiful. There was no hunger, no sickness, no fighting, and no death. Every need was provided for by our Creator God. Plus, Adam and Eve had the added blessing of walking and talking, in person, with God Himself, enjoying sweet fellowship together. That was until the crafty and cunning serpent convinced the first man and woman to eat fruit from the one and only tree that God had made off-limits to them, promising that their eyes would be opened and they would become wise like God.

Well, the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened indeed, but to a much different kind of wisdom than they had imagined. Suddenly, they were very aware of their nakedness and felt deep shame, guilt, and grief for what they had done. Because of their sin, our holy and just God pronounced judgment upon Adam, Eve, and the serpent bringing sin and death into the story of humankind.

Crystal and Kevin then wrap it up with three important life application lessons that can be learned and applied to our own lives. Then, they encourage further study into the foreshadowing of Christ in the very first sacrifice made by God Himself before Adam and Eve were exiled from their blissful garden home.

Next week- Now that sin has entered into the history of mankind, next week we will examine the story of two brothers and the first murder. The devastating result of disobedience and rejecting God’s word.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Handbook for Christian Living Biblical Answers to Life’s Tough Questions by Charles F. Stanley

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide by Gina Detwiler

The Evidence Bible with Commentary by Ray Comfort

Scripture references:

  • Genesis chapters 1-3, 5
  • Luke 4:1-11
  • Psalm 119:11
  • James 4:7

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Put on Your Biblical Glasses

Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, talk about the most loved, most hated, most read, and most censored book in history- the Bible.Episode #2: Put on Your Biblical Glasses

 

This week on the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, talk about the most loved, most hated, most read, and most censored book in history- the Bible. Be sure to listen in as we discuss the importance of seeing the world, others, and ourselves through the lens of God’s Word.

 

We kick off this episode by learning some great facts about the Bible. For example, did you know the Bible has a total of 66 books by 40 authors? With 40 authors the Bible has been written on 3 continents- Asia, Africa, Europe! Then, we learn the purpose of the Bible, in a nutshell, is that it is the story of God’s redemptive plan to rescue humankind and restore His creation, taking place over six major acts. Throughout the ages, the Bible has shown itself to be trustworthy and reliable. Archeologists and historians told of the works of ancient writers such as Caesar, Tacitus, and Josephus to name a few. Undeniable scientific accuracy of the Bible. In the end, a lot of boils also down to faith,  “Apart from faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6).

 

In light of the accuracy and reliability of the Bible, we should put on our Biblical glasses to view history, and everything else, through the eyes of our Creator, the  All-knowing, All-seeing, Almighty, infinite, eternal God.

 

Next week- We go back to the beginning to find out how humankind ended up in the mess of sin and death by exploring the lives of the very first man and woman.

 

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Handbook for Christian Living Biblical Answers to Life’s Tough Questions by Charles F. Stanley

27 Fun Facts About The Bible at ThinkAboutSuchThings.com

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide by Gina Detwiler

The Evidence Bible with Commentary by Ray Comfort

 

Scripture references:

  • Luke 1:1-4
  • 2 Timothy 3:14-17
  • Matthew 7:24-27
  • 1 Timothy 4:12-16
  • 1 Timothy 4
  • 2 Timothy 3
  • Genesis 8:21
  • Isaiah 64:6
  • Romans 3:23

 

 

 

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Episode #1: Introduction to History for Christian Teens Podcast

Episode #1: Introduction to History for Christian Teens Podcast: Today, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, introduce themselves.Episode #1: Introduction to History for Christian Teens Podcast

Today, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, introduce themselves, share their love of history, and talk about the purpose of our new podcast, designed specifically for middle school and high school students, but parents and others are welcome to listen in, too!

History is so much more than boring facts about obscure topics and time periods! Learning about the past can be insightful, dramatic, and even fun! Not to mention the treasure trove of wisdom that is ours for the taking when we study history using the thoroughly accurate and truly reliable source for knowledge- the Bible- as our guide to understanding the deeper reasons behind it all.

Kevin introduces our core basic beliefs, which will be evident in each podcast:

  • We believe in the inerrancy of scripture and it was written by divinely inspired men. (2Tim 3:15-17)
  • We believe that God created man in His image. (Gen 1:26-30)
  • We believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, (Luke 1:35) Jesus was crucified, died, buried, and rose again on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.  (Acts 4:10) (Eph 1:20)
  • After Jesus’ ascension into Heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost to establish the Christian Church to convict of sin, the need for a savior, and lead others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:1-4)
  • We believe that Jesus will return to earth to establish his kingdom and will judge both those still alive and those who have died. (Rev 21-22)
  • We believe in the trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit three persons but one God. (Rom 15-16-18)
  • We believe that through the fall of Adam man separated himself from God and it is only through Jesus Christ and accepting him and acknowledging him as Lord is salvation and the reconciliation with God achieved. (1 Cor 15:22-45)(Gal 1:13-22)

Each week we will highlight a person, place, or event from history. Then we will discuss what it all means in light of the Scripture, our measuring stick for all truth and knowledge, followed by how we, as Christians, can use our newfound wisdom and apply it to our own lives. Crystal invites listeners to not just take their word for the topics and life applications being taught in each podcast, but to study for themselves and draw their own conclusions, using the resources given as a springboard to further research. Our prayer is that you will learn more than historical facts and Bible references, but that you will grow in your personal relationship with Christ as a result.

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