Episode 84: How can I honor God in class discussions at my secular college?

Highlights – We are elect exiles in this world (1 Peter 1:1). – We are tasked with spreading a message that is counter-cultural (1 Peter 2:9, 3:15). – The apostles’ example was to take every opportunity to proclaim Christ (Acts). – We should expect our gospel-spreading presence to bring opposition (1 Peter 4:12-14).

Episode 83: How do I deal with an emotionally/verbally abusive father?

Episode Highlights: – All authority is to be respected. – The Bible allows for respectful confrontation of authority figures. – The strongest resource for confrontation is the Word of Christ in the hands of the Spirit of Christ spoken by the body of Christ. – Respectfully confront your dad. – Entrust yourself to the Lord.Continue reading “Episode 83: How do I deal with an emotionally/verbally abusive father?”

Episode 82: How should Christian’s consider a politician’s spiritual life when voting?

Episode Highlights: – The predominant theme of the NT pertaining to the believer’s relationship to the government is to submit to authority (Rom 14; 1 Peter 2) – The church, not the government, is God’s chosen instrument to spread the gospel (Matt 28:18-20) – Our desire should be a government that honors God and allowsContinue reading “Episode 82: How should Christian’s consider a politician’s spiritual life when voting?”

Episode 81: (RE-DO!) My child has been a victim of bullying at school. How do I help him to deal with this as a believer?

Highlights: 1. Teach them first to turn to the Lord. Psa 3, 27; Rom 8:28-30 2. Teach them to turn to the governing authorities as God’s means of dealing with wrongdoers. Rom 13:1-4 3. Teach them it is never okey to retaliate, but that in cases of physical bullying, it is permissible to defend oneself.Continue reading “Episode 81: (RE-DO!) My child has been a victim of bullying at school. How do I help him to deal with this as a believer?”

Episode 80: My husband and I disagree about how much we should save every month…

Highlights: – Submission is yielding from the heart to the will of another. – One biblical exception: when an authority commands us to do something contrary to the will of God. Acts 5:27-30 – Submission does not mean keeping your mouth shut. Eph 4:15; Rom 15:14 – Submission shows itself to be submission when thereContinue reading “Episode 80: My husband and I disagree about how much we should save every month…”

Episode 79: What’s the best way to engage outwardly moral people with the gospel? Part 2

Highlights: – Ask friendly questions about their basis for pursuing a moral life. – Show them from the Scriptures the true value of “good works” done by fallen man. – Show them from Scripture that the only good works truly pleasing to the Lord are those that result from saving faith in Jesus.

Episode 78: What’s the best way to engage outwardly moral people with the gospel? Part 1

Highlights: – Ask friendly questions about their basis for pursuing a moral life. – Show them from the Scriptures the true value of “good works” done by fallen man. – Show them from Scripture that the only good works truly pleasing to the Lord are those that result from saving faith in Jesus.

Episode 77: My child has been a victim of bullying at school. How do I help him to deal with this as a believer?

Highlights: 1. Teach them first to turn to the Lord. Psa 3, 27; Rom 8:28-30 2. Teach them to turn to the governing authorities as God’s means of dealing with wrongdoers. Rom 13:1-4 3. Teach them it is never okey to retaliate, but that in cases of physical bullying, it is permissible to defend oneself.Continue reading “Episode 77: My child has been a victim of bullying at school. How do I help him to deal with this as a believer?”

Episode 76: As a Christian there is a lot of pressure and conversation about children… A question I find myself praying about and asking others about often is birth control. The Bible clearly says children are a wonderful gift from the Lord. Also, the Bible clearly says we should lay our will down for His. With that being said, should Christians use any form of birth control or is it sinful? Should we simply let the Lord decide how many children we have?

Highlights: – We shouldn’t add prohibitions or commands to the Bible. – That something is a gift from God does not preclude our responsibility to be wise stewards of it. – Being a wise steward of our ability to procreate may entail controlling the timing and number of children we have. – God uses humanContinue reading “Episode 76: As a Christian there is a lot of pressure and conversation about children… A question I find myself praying about and asking others about often is birth control. The Bible clearly says children are a wonderful gift from the Lord. Also, the Bible clearly says we should lay our will down for His. With that being said, should Christians use any form of birth control or is it sinful? Should we simply let the Lord decide how many children we have?”

Episode 75: Can a married Christian have opposite gender friends?

Highlights: – Whenever possible, spouses should prefer one another. Phil 2:3-4; Gen 2:24 – The one-flesh relationship creates an atmosphere where jealousy is actually appropriate. – It is unwise in the extreme to have opposite sex friendships that do not closely involve your spouse. Pro 6:27-28; 7:4-5