Episode 377: Every funeral Jesus ever went to He crashed. The first funeral He crashed was in a little dusty town of no account called Nain and He walked 25 miles to do it. What does this miracle say about Jesus? Tune in as we walk through Luke 7.11-17 when Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead.
Today in Church History
John Wesley plucked as a brand from the fire (1709)
Episode 375: Leviticus 13-14 gives the Law concerning leprosy. In the gospels, we read about a leper who disobeyed the Law in order to draw near to God. Tune in to hear the miracle in Jesus’ ministry when He extended His heart, hands, & healing when He cleansed a leper of his leprosy.
Today in Church History: Hilary of Poitiers Died (368)
Question of the Day: Why don’t preachers say the Lord’s Prayer?
Episode 371: What is the purpose of miracles? And how would we classify the various miracles? Tune in as I work to answer both of those questions regarding miracles as I wrap up the introduction portion of this study.
Today in Church History: Clement of Rome martyred (101)
Question of the Day: Whatever happened to miracles?
Episode 368: God calls Moab “my washbasin,” that is, the place where He washes His feet. They were a Gentile nation, not part of God’s covenant, & prideful people. Yet God shows grace first to a widow from the washbasin in the book of Ruth, then the whole nation of washbasin dwellers in Jeremiah 48. Tune in as I explore the grace which is present even in a relentless proclamation of judgment upon the nation.
Today in Church History: Henry Dunster resigns as president of Harvard (1654)
Question of the Day: Why do my prayers not get answered?
Episode 367: Genesis 38 is a chapter of the Bible we tend to steer clear of due to its mature content. There is sin in just about every verse of this chapter. Where is God’s grace in all of this? “But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.” Tune in as I take a look at this chapter & how God’s grace even reaches a man like Judah.
Today in Church History: English Parliament takes up a bill banning clergy from governmental positions (1641)
Episode 365: Warning: Explicit Content. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God uses graphic language to describe his broken relationship with Israel. After He tenderly nursed her, bountifully lavished her with gifts, & graciously married her, she used his gold, silver, & clothing to pay men to sleep with her. It is a grotesque portrait, yet it is a gracious picture because of how God responds after his bride’s faithlessness. Tune in to see God’s grace in Ezekiel 16.
Today in Church History: Teresa of Avila Dies (1582)
Question of the Day: Will we know our loved ones in heaven?
Episode 364: The story of Hosea is the tragedy of a broken marriage, both of the prophet of God & of God Himself. How can there be grace in such a sad, sordid story? Tune in as we find the grace of God behind the scenes & in the shadows of a loving husband’s actions toward an unloving wife.
Today in Church History: George Whitefield preaches his last sermon (1770)
Question of the Day: Are there degrees of punishment in hell?
Episode 363: As we continue our stroll through the gallery of grace which is the Old Testament, we come upon one of the more tragic figures: Samson. Of course, we typically do not think Samson as tragic; he’s a character we teach the children about with his incredible feats of strength. He reads more like a superhero than a sad story. Yet it is true. Samson’s story is a sad one. How is God’s grace on display in the life of Samson? Tune in as I explore how can use someone as flawed even as Samson.
Today in Church History: C.S. Lewis comes to believe in Jesus (1931)
Question of the Day: Are there degrees of reward in heaven?
Episode 362: When God chooses to disclose Himself & reveal His nature, He chooses grace as one of the primary, if not the primary, characteristic. Grace is a New Testament word, but it has Old Testament roots. In this episode, I explore those roots as we begin to stroll through the gallery of grace which is the Old Testament. We will also see from a very common story the gracious nature of God.
Today in Church History: Cyprian Beheaded (258)
Question of the Day: Do we go straight to heaven or wait for judgment when we die?
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.