Episode 388: Who enjoys paying taxes? More than once Jesus was asked about paying taxes. Once He paid the temple tax with money from a fish’s mouth! What does Jesus getting money from a fish’s mouth have to do with us today? Tune in as I explore a rather strange miracle which contains a key element of the mind of Christ.
Today in Church History: Jonathan Edwards preaches “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
Question of the Day: If you’ve never been baptized does that mean you won’t go to heaven?
Episode 380: A child has died. The parents are distraught. Friends & family members mourn. Then Jesus shows up & ruins the funeral. When Jesus raises the synagogue ruler Jairus’ daughter from the dead, He once again demonstrates He is Lord over life & death. Tune in as I walk through the several accounts found in Matthew, Mark, & Luke about when Jesus brought a little girl back from the dead.
Today in Church History: John Gill is ordained a Baptist pastor (1720)
Question of the Day: Can someone who has been baptized lose their salvation?
Episode 369: Many have lamented the fact that America has over 300 million citizens and yet Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two candidates put forward for President. They are the worst of both worlds. So why are we here and what do we do as Christians? Tune in as I explore these questions which may have startling answers. P.S. This will be the only episode about the election.
Today in Church History: John Gill baptized (1716)
Question of the Day: When Jesus drove the demons into the pigs, didn’t He cause loss of property & sin?
Episode 361: For a few years now philosophers and social commentators have been advocating the Benedict Option for Christians in response to the rise in secular influence and moral depravity in America. What is the Benedict Option? Tune in as I examine what this is, where it comes from, and if there is a better option for Christians in America today.
Episode 348: A Christian is one who has been born again or born from above. Unfortunately there is much confusion over what Jesus meant when He said to enter the kingdom one must be born of water & spirit. What is this new birth? Tune in as I unpack John 3.1-8 and seek to allow Christ to explain what it means to be born again.
Today in Church History: James A. Garfield, a preacher in the churches of Christ, is elected President of the United States (1880)
Question of the Day: What does “born of water” mean?
Episode 275: Did I ever tell you about the time I got kicked out of a Baptist church? I say kicked out; I was asked to not come back ever again or they’d call the police. It’s not what you think. Tune in as I tell my story and why truth matters.
Question of the Day: What’s wrong with the Baptist Church?
Episode 236: The name “Christian” is thrown around somewhat flippantly today. What does the New Testament say should characterize one who claims to follow Christ? Tune in as I explain distinguishing characteristics of a true New Testament Christian.
Episode 233: The word “Christian” is used only three (3) times in the New Testament. What can we learn about the fundamental make-up of Christians from this scant evidence? Much! Tune in as I walk us through these texts and what they mean for us as Christians.
Episode 214: The Bible, which is God’s Word, tells us plainly how to enter a saved relationship with Christ and so become a Christian. But the journey only begins with faith and baptism. Tune in as I explore what it truly means to become a Christian.
Episode 212: All good things must come to an end. This is true to the introduction to the greatest sermon ever preached by the greatest Preacher who ever lived. Tune in as I wrap-up and review the beatitudes and their significance for us and how we view Jesus.
Question of the Day: Does one need to be baptized to go to heaven?