Hermas II (Commands) #1 provides a concise overview of the first Gnostic book of “Visions” before moving into Hermas’ first prophecies. What is the difference between commands and similitudes? Will Yahweh bless the disobedient? Who is the Shepherd? Do Israelites have guardian angels? Several of these questions are answered in this opening sermon that continues CPM’s longest-running audio series.
Hermas I (Visions) #10 completes Hermas’ forth vision and his first Gnostic book entirely. This Covenant Gathering broadcast covers The Shepherd of Hermas 4:9-4:29 which deals mostly with persecution of the church in every era yet finally finds “the shepherd” becoming a full-fledged prophet with specific instructions to educate the elect of Yahweh. Possibly the finale to our longest-running series ever!
Hermas I (Visions) #9 continues our longest-running Gnostic series by explaining the three faces of “the holy church” and how they relate to our Christian walks. The ancient prophet Hermas was doubtful! Are you? This sermon covers The Shepherd of Hermas 3:101-4:9 which ends the third vision of the ivory tower being built and commences the fourth concerning “the great beast” leviathan and his locust armies.
Hermas I (Visions) #8 allows the “church lady” to continue explaining the final three classes of stones that are cast away from the ivory tower of her vision. This sermon in our longest-running series highlights the seven Christian virtues (which are opposite of the seven deadly sins) explaining how each is the mother of another. This lecture proves the elect are saved by faith or the grandmother of all moralities.
Parable of the Cost analyzes Yahshua’s allegory explaining the actual price of discipleship found only in Luke 14:25-35. Our Messiah clearly teaches His followers will oftentimes forsake family members (or even die) in order to obtain the ultimate prize! This detailed investigation into three “mini parables” of Christ proves salt is beneficial overall and that Christians are called to consider all angles of their walk.
Hermas I (Visions) #7 showcases each class of “stone” or person that comprises the ivory tower of the shepherd’s third vision. This sermon covers Shepherd of Hermas 3:51-72 but was regrettably recorded during a rain storm rendering sections of this lecture almost inaudible. However to withhold release of this discourse ( even with flaws ) would go against the “spirit” of this long-running gnostic CPM series.
Hermas I (Visions) #6 attempts to clarify the shepherd’s vision on the building of an ivory tower (representing the Body of Christ or “church”) by the hands of six angels. Perhaps one of the most well-known stories of this Gnostic text this lengthy sermon in our longest-running series ever attempts to show how canonized and accepted Biblical texts are mostly harmonious with the revelations bestowed upon Hermas.
Hermas I (Visions) #5 begins the shepherd’s third vision by explaining the differences between the right and left sides of Yahweh and which classes of Israelites are considered Saints. This fifth sermon in our longest-running series covers The Shepherd of Hermas 3:1-24 and the various manifestations of the womanly “church” in each era. This broadcast proves that only Yahweh God is worthy of man’s “fear.”
Hermas I (Visions) #4 finds the metaphorical “church lady” equipping Hermas with further orders to the literal church yet he mistakes her for a Sybil (or sorceress). This sermon resumes our time-delayed series examining the gnostic text and further attempts to show its similarities to so-called canonized scripture. Covering The Shepherd of Hermas 2:21-37 this broadcast warns all Christians against bitterness.