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December 22, 2018

Hour 1: The Birth Narrative: Luke - Historical Issues

‚ÄčOn a special edition of Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, several friends gather around the kitchen table for a study of the birth narrative of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Chris Fabry, Eva Rydelnik, and Tricia McMillan join Michael for an in-depth look at the story of Jesus' birth. This hour focuses on the historical issues around Herod, the differences between the Matthew and Luke geneologies of Jesus, and we begin examining Zechariah's response to Gabriel's announcement of John's birth. Don't miss this special Bible study on the next Open Line.

Resource mentioned: Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ by Harold W. Hoehner

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Hour 2: The Birth Narrative: Luke - Faith Issues

Chris Fabry, Eva Rydelnik, and Tricia McMillan join Dr. Michael Rydelnik around the kitchen table for a special Open Line Bible study of the birth narrative of Jesus in Luke 1-2. This hour they study the faith issues and responses to the prophecy and birth of Jesus by Elizabeth, Mary, the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. Be sure to have your Bible and follow along with us.

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IN THIS EPISODE

Chris Fabry
Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

Eva Rydelnik
Eva Rydelnik

Eva Rydelnik

Eva Rydelnik teaches courses in Literature, Jewish Culture and Education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She also serves with Chosen People Ministries bringing the Good News of Messiah to the Jewish people. She loves books, Humphrey Bogart films, dogs, hiking (especially in the Adirondacks) and taking people to Israel. She and her husband, Michael, live in Chicago and have two adult sons.

Tricia McMillan
Tricia McMillan

Tricia McMillan

Tricia McMillan is the senior producer of Chris Fabry Live and Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. She has worked at Moody Radio since 2000 on a variety of programs. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has a Master of Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary. Tricia is married to Nate, has three children and lives in the Chicago suburbs.

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Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute and the Host/Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. He became a follower of Jesus the Messiah as a high school student and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He is the author of several books and is the co-editor of and contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary. Michael and his wife, Eva, live in Chicago and have two adult sons.

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Tricia McMillan

Tricia McMillan is the senior producer of Chris Fabry Live and Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. She has worked at Moody Radio since 2000 on a variety of programs. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has a Master of Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary. Tricia is married to Nate, has three children and lives in the Chicago suburbs.

Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik

At times, all believers have questions about the Bible, God or the spiritual life. Where can we turn when we need guidance from God's Word? Moody Radio encourages you to bring your Bible and spiritual life questions to Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik every week. In this two-hour, live Bible Q&A program, your questions are always the focus. Dr. Rydelnik will provide practical answers straight from Scripture drawing from his wealth of knowledge and experience as both a pastor and professor.