Why Do We Need Commandments? – January 18, 2024

Bible Study: (1:54)

1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7

  • Father zooms on to look at the whole chapter of today’s reading

Mk 3:7-12

  • Why does God give us commandments? 


  • (20:32) – Father discusses the business of religion
  • (27:00) – Did Peter dismiss the idea of the hierarchy? 
  • (33:54) – Judges & disciples 

Word of the Day: Sistrum (37:46)


  • (40:36) – I understand the importance of Jesus, he’s become almost an idol. Could you explain.  
  • (47:25) – There’s a historical record of popes who descended from Peter, but are there records of lineages from the other apostles?
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