Teach Me Thy Statutes

Teach Me Thy Statutes Verse-by-verse group Bible study from an Orthodox Christian perspective

Start date: December 2009 77 episodes

Fr. James Early leads his Sunday-school class in a verse-by-verse study of the Scriptures; his instruction includes a generous dose of humor and life application.

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Mar 22, 2014

Feed My Sheep (John 21:15-25)

Fr. James completes his series on St. John's Gospel.

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36:17
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Mar 17, 2014

It is the Lord! (John 21.1-14)

Fr. James discusses Jesus appearing to His apostles after His resurrection.

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22:00
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Jan 14, 2014

My Lord and My God (John 20.19-31)

Fr. James continues his discussion of the Resurrection of Christ.

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31:24
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Dec 30, 2013

Why Are You Weeping? (John 20.1-18)

Fr. James begins a discussion of the Resurrection of Christ.

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26:37
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Dec 09, 2013

It is Finished (John 19.23-42)

Fr. James completes his discussion of the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of St. John.

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28:20
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Nov 18, 2013

Behold the Man! (John 19.1-22)

Fr. James discusses the crucifixion of Christ.

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26:32
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Nov 11, 2013

What is Truth? (John 18:15-18, 25-40)

Fr. James addresses the Apostle Peter's second and third denials and then continues his discussion of the arrest and trial of Jesus.

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33:51
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Oct 28, 2013

Whom Do You Seek? (John 18.1-14,19-24)

Fr. James begins a discussion of the arrest and trial of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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32:19
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Oct 14, 2013

That They May Be One (John 17:12-26)

Fr. James discusses the section of Jesus's farewell discourse in which he prays to the Father for the disciples.

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37:10
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Sep 30, 2013

This is Eternal Life (John 17:1-11)

Fr. James's discussion of the "farewell discourse" of Jesus draws to a close.

34:10
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Jul 29, 2013

I Have Overcome the World (John 16.16-33)

Fr. James addresses Christ's words about his imminent departure from his disciples.

20:16
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Jul 22, 2013

The Spirit of Truth (John 16:1-15)

Fr. James discusses Christ's words about the coming of the Holy Spirit.

23:13
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Jul 15, 2013

Love One Another (John 15:12-26)

Fr. James discusses the nature of Christ's love and the importance of extending that same sort of love to others.

24:02
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Jul 08, 2013

I Am the True Vine (John 15:1-11)

Fr. James explicates Jesus's metaphor of the vine and the branches.

31:38
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Jun 24, 2013

Peace I Leave with You (John 14:18-31)

Fr. James discusses Jesus's words after the Last Supper.

31:44
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Jun 03, 2013

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Fr. James continues his discussion of the "the farewell discourse" of Jesus, this time focusing on the importance of Jesus's claim that he is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

38:05
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Mar 26, 2013

A New Commandment (John 13:18-38)

Fr. James continues his discussion of the "the farewell discourse" of Jesus.

41:50
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Mar 18, 2013

I Have Given You an Example (John 13.1-17)

Fr. James begins discussing what's commonly called "the farewell discourse" of Jesus, which can be found in the thirteenth chapter of the Gospel according to St. John.

31:26
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Feb 04, 2013

Father, Glorify Your Name (John 12:27-50)

Fr. James discusses the moment when Jesus realized that the time of His crucifixion was drawing near.

33:45
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Jan 28, 2013

Hosanna! (John 12:1-26)

Fr. James takes us through the final few events prior to Passion Week, including Palm Sunday.

39:35
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Jan 21, 2013

Lazarus, Come Forth! (John 11:28-57)

Fr. James discusses the raising of Lazarus as the complete undoing of death and a prefigurement of the Resurrection.

30:03
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Jan 07, 2013

The Resurrection and the Life

Fr. James discusses the Raising of Lazarus.

31:38
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Dec 31, 2012

I and My Father Are One (John 10:17-42)

Fr. James explains why it was difficult for Jesus to tell people that He was the Messiah.

30:04
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Dec 17, 2012

The Good Shepherd (John 10:1-15)

Fr. James continues his series on the Gospel of St. John, this time examining Christ's analogy of the shepherd and his sheep.

39:24
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Nov 05, 2012

Now I See (John 9:24-41)

Fr. James continues his discussion of St. John's account of the healing of the blind man.

24:32
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Oct 22, 2012

Who Has Sinned? (John 9:1-23)

Fr. James discusses St. John's account of the healing of the blind man.

28:17
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Oct 08, 2012

The Truth Will Set You Free (John 8:31-59)

Fr. James explains that knowing the Truth is the reward for remaining in Jesus.

28:18
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Sep 24, 2012

The Light of the World (John 8:1-30)

Among other things, Fr. James discusses Christ's response to the woman caught in adultery and the concept of Jesus as light.

31:12
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Sep 10, 2012

Rivers of Living Water (John 7:25-52)

Among other things, Fr. James explains that the quenching of thirst was a fit image for the life that Christ would supply for his followers.

26:16
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Aug 27, 2012

My Time Has Not Yet Come

Fr. James discusses John 7:1-24 wherein Jesus states that he is not yet ready to reveal himself at the Feast of the Tabernacles.

38:02
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Mar 12, 2012

The Bread of Life (John 6:27-71)

Fr. James takes us through the discussion at the synagogue after Jesus walked on water.

38:58
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Feb 28, 2012

This Is Truly the Prophet (John 6:1-26)

Fr. James discusses the feeding of the five thousand and Jesus walking on the water.

37:14
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Feb 13, 2012

As I Hear, I Judge (John 5:19-47)

Fr. James discusses Jesus's assertion that he is equal to God.

41:06
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Jan 25, 2012

Do You Want to Be Healed? (John 5:1-18)

Fr. James discusses Jesus and the paralytic.

27:35
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Jan 16, 2012

White Unto Harvest (John 4:27-54)

Fr. James concludes his discussion of Jesus and the Samaritan woman.

37:29
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Jan 04, 2012

In Spirit and in Truth (John 4:1-26)

Fr. James begins discussing Jesus and the woman of Samaria.

45:41
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Dec 26, 2011

He Must Increase (John 3:22-36)

Fr. James concludes his discussion of the ministry of St. John the Baptist.

18:48
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Dec 20, 2011

For God So Loved the World (John 3:1-21)

Fr. James examines Jesus's conversation with the Sadducee Nicodemus.

37:05
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Sep 27, 2011

Wedding, Wine, and the Temple (John 2)

Fr. James continues his new series, this time focusing on the wedding at Cana and the moneychangers in the temple.

36:49
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Sep 14, 2011

Behold the Lamb (John 1:29-51)

Fr. James continues his new series, this time focusing on Jesus's gathering together of his disciples.

34:47
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Sep 07, 2011

Grace and Truth (John 1:15-28)

Fr. James continues his series on the Gospel of John, this time focusing on John 1:15-28.

23:29
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Aug 30, 2011

The Word Become Flesh (John 1:1-14)

Fr. James begins his series on the Gospel of St. John by examining in detail the first fourteen verses.

34:18
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Aug 23, 2011

Introduction to St. John’s Gospel

Fr. James shares the objectives and parameters of his new series on the Gospel of St. John.

24:15
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May 16, 2011

The Day of the Lord

Guest speaker (and Fr. James's godson) Clint Hale finishes off II Peter (and this year's podcast) with a discussion of St. Peter's comments regarding the last days.

31:49
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May 11, 2011

Following the Way of Balaam

Fr. James discusses II Peter, chapter 2.

40:36
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May 02, 2011

Partakers of the Divine Nature

Fr. James resumes his study of the Bible. Today he begins a study in II Peter.

48:12
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Apr 14, 2011

The Sayings of Anthony the Great - Part 2

Fr. James completes his two part series on The Sayings of St. Anthony the Great.

41:08
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Apr 05, 2011

The Sayings of St. Anthony the Great

Fr. James takes a break from his usual format and discusses The Sayings of St. Anthony the Great, inspiration for our Lenten journey.

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Mar 29, 2011

I Can Do All Things

Fr. James completes his series on Philippians. He begins this week's study with chapter 4, verse 8.

28:24
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Mar 25, 2011

Think on These Things

Fr. James returns to his study in Philippians, beginning with chapter 3, verse 17.

37:05
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Feb 23, 2011

That I May Know Him

Fr. James continues his study of Philippians. This week he begins chapter 3.

34:18
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Feb 17, 2011

Work Out Your Salvation

Fr. James urges us to work out our salvation and take on our responsibilities without complaint.

42:24
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Feb 02, 2011

Let This Mind Be In You

Fr. James continues his study in Philippians. This week he begins chapter 2.

55:58
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Jan 27, 2011

To Live is Christ

Fr. James continues his study in Philippians. This week he completes chapter one.

49:10
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Jan 19, 2011

Christ is Preached

Fr. James continues his study of Philippians, this week addressing Phil 1:9-18.

39:40
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Jan 04, 2011

Introduction to Philippians

Fr. James begins a new study on Paul's letter to the Philippians.

54:21
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Dec 15, 2010

Be Sober, Be Alert

Fr. James concludes his study of I Peter with a discussion of I Peter 5:5-14.

45:42
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Dec 01, 2010

Rejoice in Your Suffering

Fr. James addresses the importance of suffering in his examination of I Peter 4:12 - 5:5.

48:00
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Nov 24, 2010

He Who Has Suffered

Fr. James returns to AFR, continuing his study in I Peter. This week he teaches on I Peter 4:1-11.

45:37
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Jun 08, 2010

Christ’s Suffering and Ours

Fr. James concludes his study of I Peter. This week he addresses I Peter 3:8-22.

49:17
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Jun 02, 2010

The Incorruptible Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Spirit

Fr. James continues his study of I Peter. This week he discusses I Peter 3:1-7.

43:35
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May 19, 2010

Sojourners and Pilgrims

Fr. James continues his study of I Peter. This week he addresses I Peter 2:11-25.

46:09
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May 11, 2010

A Living Stone

Fr. James continues his study in I Peter. This week he delves into chapter 2.

49:19
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May 03, 2010

Gird Up the Loins of Your Mind - I Peter 1:13-25

Fr. James continues his study of I Peter.

38:02
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May 03, 2010

A Heavenly Inheritance - I Peter 1:3-12

Fr. James continues his study of I Peter.

44:54
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Apr 19, 2010

The Epistle of St. Peter: An Introduction

Fr. James begins his study of the Epistle of St. Peter.

37:16
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Feb 12, 2010

The Prayer of a Righteous Man

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 5:12-20.

43:26
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Feb 05, 2010

You Also Be Patient

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 4:13-5:11.

41:23
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Jan 29, 2010

The Wisdom That Is from Above

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 3:13-4:12.

40:06
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Jan 22, 2010

No Man Can Tame the Tongue

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 3:1-12.

37:37
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Jan 15, 2010

Not by Faith Alone

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 2:14-16.

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Jan 08, 2010

If You Show Partiality

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 2:1-13.

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Jan 01, 2010

Be Doers of the Word

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 1:19-27.

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Dec 25, 2009

Temptations and Their Source

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 1:9-18.

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Dec 18, 2009

Count It All Joy

Fr. James takes his class through the Epistle of St. James 1:1-8.

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Dec 11, 2009

Introduction to the Epistle of St. James

Fr. James provides a broad overview of the Epistle of St. James, beginning with authorship.

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Dec 04, 2009

Introduction to the Catholic Epistles

Fr. James begins his class with an introduction to the “Catholic Epistles.” This will be a helpful preparation for his upcoming verse-by-verse study of the Epistle of James.

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