Lectio: Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber

Lectio: Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber

10 Episodes

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"New Life in Christ"
At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven "for us men and for our salvation." But what does "salvation" mean? In this remarkable 10-part video series, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer.

Lectio: Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber
  • Episode 1: Not Self-Help

    Episode 1

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    Jesus came to earth to save us! We affirm that truth every time we say the Nicene Creed at Mass: he came down from Heaven "for our salvation." But what does that mean? In this first episode, Dr. Michael Barber explains why every Catholic should understand the ...

  • Episode 2: Not Just Fire Insurance

    Episode 2

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    “Salvation as self-help” is only the first of many common misunderstandings that can become pitfalls in the way we understand and live our faith. In this session, Dr. Barber addresses the common misconception that salvation is like “fire insurance”: that it’s ...

  • Episode 3: Not without Cost

    Episode 3

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    In the last session, we saw that salvation means more than just avoiding Hell and is, in fact, about having abundant life and knowing God’s love. This raises the question: why the Cross? What do life and love have to do with suffering and death? To find the a...

  • Episode 4: Not Just Personal

    Episode 4

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    Salvation is not without cost, as we saw in the last session. We were not only “bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:20), but we were ransomed for a purpose—communion with the Most Holy Trinity. But that communion is not merely a personal relationship between...

  • Episode 5: Not Just a Legal Transaction

    Episode 5

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    After the Fall, each person is born not only with the stain of sin on their soul but also with a fallen human nature. Thanks be to God that his gift of salvation not only frees us from Original Sin but also transforms us from the inside out, healing the root o...

  • Episode 6: Not a Spectator Sport

    Episode 6

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    As we continue our study, we look at how grace moves us to cooperate and participate in the work God is doing in us. This brings us to the question of the role good works play in our standing with God and our transformation as his sons and daughters. Relying h...

  • Episode 7: Not Simply a Moment

    Episode 7

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    We can talk about salvation in many different ways. We can speak of it in terms of whether or not we will go to Heaven—something that is a future reality. We can also speak of a past time when we turned from a life of sin and began living for Christ, or the da...

  • Episode 8: Not Inevitable

    Episode 8

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    In an earlier session, Dr. Barber spoke about the misunderstanding of salvation as just “getting out of Hell.” He discussed that salvation is so much more than “fire insurance.” Why then is it necessary to speak of Hell in a discussion of salvation? While Jes...

  • Episode 9: Not Just for Other People

    Episode 9

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    In this session, we will look at one of the biggest obstacles in the spiritual life: ourselves. God is eager to forgive us of our sins and give his grace to conform us into the image of his Son, but in order to receive forgiveness, we must repent! Repenting of...

  • Episode 10: Not Only About the Future

    Episode 10

    Lectio: Salvation
    New Life in Christ
    Why is it so hard to avoid temptation? In this session, we’ll look at Scripture passages that remind us we are not alone (since all creation is struggling) and that give us remedies to strengthen us to win the battle against temptation. The new creation is not...