I must admit, I never imagined that a conversation about Paul and the Temple of Artemis could end with an alter call, but that’s what you get when you spend time with Tim Catchim.

We are so excited for you to get to join Tim in the new 5Qcast. In this episode, we build a bridge from Paul’s letter to the Romans to Ephesians, and find the liberating grace that enables us to fully be who are, who we were created to be in Christ.

We cover so much ground in this episode you’re going to need AAA. The episode runs about 40mins, so double your commute and enjoy!

Romans 15:4, “May the God of endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude toward each other, similar to Christ Jesus’ attitude.”

Some bits to look forward to:

“The Apostle Paul not only ‘redeploys’ the Scriptures for the purposes of the Church, but he does the same with culture, framing it to benefit the faith of the Body of Christ.”

How does Diana/Artemis play in to Paul’s letter to instruct the Christians in Ephesus?

“We shouldn’t be surprised when start reading through Ephesians to start seeing some points of correlation where Paul starts talking about things that have a mirror correlation to the Temple of Artemis/Diana.”

What does ‘he descended to the lower regions’ mean? And what does it have to do with a comma?

Preachers. Here’s your next sermon – Eph 4:8-11, the Artemisian graveyard procession imagery and the Gospel that saves!

How do we dialogue about APEST when Granville Sharp‘s rule is brought up and dallied about like a rapier? Are there actually only four gifts: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd-Teachers? Tim explains how to disarm the doubters.

Seeing all five gifts in every person and activating latent potential for the purpose of equipping the whole body of Christ.

In Ephesians 4:11, Paul is giving words to the church to liberate and activate us.

Each gift equips the body to do what it does best. An Apostle will equip the body with prophetic skills and sensibilities. A prophet will equip the body with prophetic skills and sensibilities…and so on.

We discuss the deep meaning of diakonia. What we have always thought it meant, might not be accurate. Could it be that what we always thought of as ‘servant’ means more of a ‘boundary crosser’? (Oh, and what Hermes has to do with that.)

How does that change the way we read Ephesians 2:14? 2 Cor 3:5?

And we end up with the one question that will change your ministry. Seriously! Not even kidding.

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