The Radical Truth

The purpose of The Radical Truth podcast is simple: we want to search out the radical nature of the truth as revealed in God’s Word, the Bible, and learn about Jesus our wonderful, loving Savior. We also want to learn on how to live out this radical faith that Jesus created. Each podcast is roughly 30 minutes and features the fiery teaching of Glenn Meldrum. At times he will debut a song written and performed by young Christian musicians. Subscribe to this podcast so you won’t miss a single episode.

The Gospel of John Part 34

In this podcast we will begin studying John chapter eleven. We will look the events that lead up to Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. He will make the bold and wonderful claim that He is the resurrection and the life. With this declaration He once again present the absolute and exclusive claim that He is the only Savior and the only way to heaven. This is a soul stirring message, so don’t miss it.

The Gospel of John Part 33

In this study we will finish chapter ten of the Gospel of John. The climatic statement in this section of Scripture is found in verse 30 where Jesus declares, “I and the Father are one.” Jesus is clearly and boldly revealing that He is God incarnate. This statement infuriated His antagonist and they once again tried to stone Him to death. But Jesus calmly continued to preach this remarkable message and then left the Temple in Jerusalem to minister where John the Baptist first began His ministry. This is a wonderful portion of Scripture to study.

The Gospel of John Part 32

In our continuing study of the Gospel of John we will look at chapter ten verses six through twenty-one. Jesus is in the midst of this wonderful teaching on His being the Good Shepherd He adds another descriptive name by calling Himself the Gate to the sheep pen. He is both the one that lovingly cares for His sheep and He is the only way of salvation. This lesson will challenge you so don’t miss it.

The Gospel of John Part 31

In this lesson in our study of the Gospel of John we will finish chapter nine and begin chapter ten. The end of chapter nine is about Jesus seeking after the blind man He healed and reveals Himself to the man. The account is very touching and reveals another facet of our Lord’s compassion. Chapter ten is actually a continuation of the events found in the ninth chapter. We will only examine the first five verses in this episode that begin Christ’s teaching that He is the Good Shepherd. This message will stir your soul.

The Gospel of John Part 30

In this lesson we will look at the majority of John chapter nine that is an account of a man who was born blind and healed by Jesus. This is an astounding story where you see the contrast between the self-righteous Pharisees and the humble blind man. It is the former blind man that comes out of this confrontation the winner, not only because he was healed by Jesus, but that he also made the Pharisees look very foolish. This is an encouraging and challenging message so don’t miss it.

The Gospel of John Part 29

In today’s podcast we will close out chapter eight of the Gospel of John and begin chapter nine. The climax of our Lord’s teaching in chapter eight is verse 58 where Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I am!” This is another bold statement where Jesus claimed to be Almighty God. In this portion of Scripture we will see the conclusion of this confrontation between Jesus and His religious, though spiritually dead antagonists. This is a very interesting account to study.

The Gospel of John Part 28

In our continuing study of the Gospel of John we will look at some of Jesus’ very radical teaching that is found in the eighth chapter. We will study verses 37 through 48. Verse 44 is the central thought of this portion of Scripture and it is where Jesus rebukes the religious people and tells them the truth that there spiritual father was the devil. This is a must listen to podcast, so don’t miss it.

The Gospel of John Part 27

The topic of today’s podcast will be Jesus’ famous statements that are found in the eighth chapter John, verses 32 and 36. These verses address the miracle of the freedom that Jesus gives to all of those who are His true followers. We will be studying verses 25 through 36 but the highlight of this message is that whosoever the Son sets free is free indeed.

The Gospel of John Part 26

John 8:12-28 is the section of Scripture we will study today. The central theme of these verses is our Lord’s bold declaration, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” We will learn what Jesus meant when He said He was the light of the world and what that means to those who are true followers of Jesus. We will also learn what it means for those who refuse to walk in the light of Jesus.

The Gospel of John Part 25

In today’s lesson we will finish up chapter seven of the Gospel of John and then begin chapter eight. Chapter eight begins with the story of the woman that was caught in the act of adultery and was brought before Jesus. What takes place with this confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over this adulteress is astounding and how Jesus deals the woman is extremely moving. Don’t miss this one.

The Gospel of John Part 24

We will be studying John 7:25-39. The centerpiece of this chapter are verses 37-39. In these verse we hear Jesus pleading with the people and now with us, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” Jesus offers us the only thing which can truly satisfy the human soul and that is Himself through the indwelling Holy Spirit. This message will stir your soul so make sure you listen to this one.

The Gospel of John Part 23

Today we will study John 7:1-24. This chapter focuses upon one event which is when Jesus goes to Jerusalem and teaches in the Temple. In this lesson we are lay the groundwork for what we will study through the rest of this chapter. We will deal with some of the historical issues that is found in this narrative and then begin to look at the teaching our Lord did in the Temple. We will close the podcast by looking at Christ’s bold statement, ““Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” This will give us the opportunity to learn the truth about judging others and I think this is a very important topic to understand and apply to our lives.

The Gospel of John Part 22

Today we will finish up studying the sixth chapter of John where Jesus will finish the discourse on His being the Bread of Life. Within this study we will look at why many of His disciples forsook Him, which is very disturbing. We will also examine what Jesus meant by His statement that “The Spirit gives life; the flesh profits nothing.” Jesus is teaching some very radical truths here so make sure you listen and apply them to your life. You will not be sorry!

The Gospel of John Part 21

Our topic today comes out of John six and is on Jesus on being the Bread of Life (vss. 41-56). What Jesus taught here is extremely radical and it has to do with what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesus. This study will disturb you, but that is good if you want to know how to be a true Christian in this day and age.

The Gospel of John Part 20

In this podcast we will study verses 27-40 of the Gospel of John. This is the beginning of our Lord’s discourse on Him being the Bread of Life. He is confronting the same multitude that the day before ate of the miraculous meal that Jesus created from five small loaves and two small fish. The people only wanted Jesus to satisfy their natural desires, they did not want Him. The lesson here is powerful and reaches right into our present day.

The Gospel of John Part 19

In our lesson today we will study the account of Jesus walking on the water as is found in John chapter 6. There are some very powerful and profound truths that can be gleaned out of this historical event. You will certainly be challenged by this lesson and stirred deep down in your soul.

The Gospel of John Part 18

In this podcast we begin studying chapter six of the Gospel of John. We will focus upon verses one through fifteen that tell the story of Jesus multiplying five small loaves of bread and two small fish to feed a huge multitude. Some of the lessons in this historical account are very powerful so don’t miss it.

The Gospel of John Part 17

Today in our continuing study of the Gospel of John we will begin with verse 28 and go through the end of the chapter. This section of Scripture is still focusing upon the confrontation Jesus had with religious people over healing a man that was invalid for 38 years. In this portion of the debate Jesus is on the offensive by revealing the terrible corruption that filled the hearts and minds of these religious people. It is very important that we see the practical application of what Jesus taught as it relates to our day and age.

The Gospel of John Part 16

We are still studying the event in John chapter five where Jesus healed a lame man and the confrontation with the religious Jews that broke out as a result. We will begin in verse 17 and end with verse 27. The focus of these verses are on who Jesus is and what comes out very powerfully is that Jesus is God. We see in these verses the trinity and how salvation comes through Christ alone. This lesson is packed full of sound, Biblical information that also contains some very challenging truths, so don’t miss it.

The Gospel of John Part 15

We will look at two stories today on our study of the Gospel of John. The first is at the end of chapter four which is about a nobleman that asks Jesus to heal his son. The second takes up all of chapter five, but we will only get through verse sixteen today. This is about Jesus healing a man who was lame for 38 years and the confrontation with the religious Jews that comes out of this miracle. This is a very interesting lesson and there will be some points to challenge your faith.

The Gospel of John Part 14

This is part two of the story about the woman at the well that is found in chapter four of the Gospel of John. We will be studying verses 25-42 where we will see the Samaritan woman be shocked by Jesus’ bold confession that He was the long anticipated Messiah. By reaching out to one woman Jesus was able to reach a whole town as authentic revival swept through the area. We will also deal with some very radical teaching Jesus presents to His disciples that takes place in the middle of His ministry to the Samaritans. This message will definitely stir you.

The Gospel of John Part 13

In today’s study we will dig into John 4:1-24. In these verses we will listen in on Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. This is a soul-stirring story that contains some very powerful and challenging truths. So you don’t want to miss this one for sure.

The Gospel of John Part 12

In today’s podcast we will study John 3:22-36. As we look at John the Baptist in this setting we will see his response to Jesus whose ministry has quickly risen to prominence. The godly character of John shines through as he sees his ministry being eclipsed by Jesus. He also makes some profound statements about Jesus that could only have been known through divine revelation. There are some very challenging ideas that are presented here so don’t miss this one.

The Gospel of John Part 11

In this podcast we will study the Gospel of John 3:14-21. Central to this portion of Scripture is the famous verse Jn. 3:16. To rightly understand this wonderful verse we need to grasp what Jesus had to say that leads into this verse and then what follows. When these verses are studied together we get a full picture of the Gospel that deals with salvation and judgment. You don’t want to miss this one.

The Gospel of John Part 10

In our continuing study of the Gospel of John we will examine today verses four through thirteen of the third chapter. This is a portion of the dialogue Jesus has the Nicodemus. What Jesus has to teach the Pharisee is powerful and profound and is of such importance that our eternity rests upon it. Through these verses Jesus will unfold a little more the radical nature of true salvation and how that comes about.