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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

The Valley of Dry Bones

host Adriel Sanchez aired January 15, 2021

Episode 621 Show Notes 

From the Show

We have to recognize the genre of scripture we are looking at. Oftentimes in prophetic literature there are visions that are given to us that are symbolic of something else. You see this throughout Revelation. What are the Seven Lampstands in Revelation? They’re seven churches. In prophetic literature you have symbols and stories that are meant to demonstrate a greater reality.

——Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. I am a family man and a faithful member at my church. However, I have lingering feelings of discontentment in my life. Because of this I then find myself feeling guilty that I am not always fully and completely satisfied with the blessings I have–I want to be grateful and thank the Lord for every good blessing, but it really seems difficult for me. How should I think about contentment and my everyday life?

2. What role does repentance play in our salvation? 

3. How do I apply 2 Corinthians 5:21 in my day to day life knowing that I am forgiven but I still sin? How does God view me?

4. I am wondering if Ezekiel’s vision of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37 is literal or something that is figurative?

5. When Jesus came into Jerusalem and the crowd was cheering and singing “Hosanna in the highest” what exactly did they understand about Jesus when they were singing this?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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