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.
In today’s lesson we will accomplish two things. First, we will finish studying the seven last sayings of Jesus from the cross and will mainly focus upon the seventh which is, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Second, we will finish studying John chapter 19:31-42. In these verses we will see Jesus pierced with a Roman spear to prove He was dead and to fulfill prophecy. Then we will see two members of the Sanhedrin Council that condemned Jesus actually burying of Him in a very respectful manner.
In our study of the Gospel of John we are in chapter 19, In our last lesson we looked at three of the last seven sayings Jesus spoke from the cross. I decided it would be good to study these seven last sayings so that is what we will do. Today we will examine the first four and I recommend that you don’t miss this lesson because this is a very powerful.
In John 19:26-30 we will look at a portion of Christ’s crucifixion. There are three points that we will examine–our Lord’s interaction with His mother, His cry “I thirst” and his declaration, “It is finished.” This is a powerful portion of Scripture that we need to clearly understand.
John 19:10-25 focus upon the final events of Jesus trial before Pilate and His being crucified. In John’s account of Christ’s crucifixion he isn’t trying to repeat everything the other Gospels teach, but is supplementing the account so that putting them all together we have a full picture of what happened. The truths we learn in this portion of Scripture are a necessary part of what true followers of Jesus must know.
John 18:1-9 are the verses we are studying in this podcast. We will look at Christ’s scourging and a portion of His trial before Pilate. I think what Pilate said to the crowd is a very good summery of this lesson. He said, “Behold the man” and that is what we will do in this study. We will look at Jesus and a portion of His suffering as He is on His way to Calvary for our sake and salvation.
This study comes out of John 18:19-38. In these verses we will examine the illegal trial that condemned Jesus to death. But we must never forget that Jesus willingly laid down His life as the Lamb of God so that we could be forgiven and redeemed. There are some truths in this section of Scripture that every true believer should know or those who are seeking the truth.
John 18:1-18 is about Jesus’ arrest while in the Garden of Gethsemane. Of course, we will be looking at the wonderful Savior and the majestic and courageous way that He deals with His arrest. Every Christian needs to know these truths that will come out in this episode because they are part of the foundation of what our faith is all about.
John 17:20-26 are the verses we are studying today. These are Christ’s final statements in His High Priestly Prayer before He goes to the Garden of Gethsemane and is arrested. The deep love Jesus has for the disciples comes out in a wonderful way in these verses and the victory He offers us is clearly seen as well. This is a profound portion of Scripture that is worth taking the time to study, so don’t miss it.
Jn. 17:9-19 are the verses we are looking at in this study. Jesus is praying for the disciples. Though He is touching on many different subjects in these few verses what Jesus is praying is of tremendous value for Christians of all eras and nations. His prayer is moving towards the subject of sanctification, which is being set apart from the world to be set apart unto God. This is a message we are in desperate need of today.
In this podcast we will study John 17:1-8. This is Christ’s High Priestly Prayer where He intercedes to the Father for the disciples. In the first five verses Jesus prays for Himself, but they are very selfless prayers that the Father would be glorified in the Son. In verse six Jesus begins praying for the disciples. There are some powerful lessons in this portion of Scripture so be sure to listen.
In this podcast we will study John 16 verses 23 to the end of the chapter. This portion of Scripture is Christ’s final admonishments to the disciples before He is crucified. The two primary subjects of this section of the Bible is prayer and victory over the world. Both are an integral part of living the victorious Christian life. Because Jesus was and is the absolute victor we can pray to the Father in His name and walk in the victory He owns by right as Creator and Redeemer.
John 16:8-22 are the verses we are studying in this podcast. The principle subject we will examine is some of Christ’s teaching on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. This is some very necessary truths that Christians need to understand so don’t miss this one.
In this lesson we will study John 16:1-8. Jesus addresses two subjects in these verses and they are interwoven with each other–they are persecution and the Holy Spirit. Jesus did this on purpose because the Holy Spirit is needed in the life of every true believer, but He is uniquely needed in the lives of those who are persecuted for Christ. This is a soul-stirring message.
The principle subject of today’s lesson is Christ’s teaching on the persecution His followers would face. The section of Scripture will we be studying is John 15:17-27. Jesus taught much on persecution because if the world hated Him it most certainly will hate His followers. This is a very important subject for us to understand today so don’t miss it.
In our continuing study of the Gospel of John we will examine verses 14-16 of the 15th chapter. There are some wonderful promises in these three verse, such as our being given the privilege to be literal friends of Jesus if we will live a life of loving obedience to Him. There are some very challenging truths that we will dig into so don’t miss this lesson.
The Gospel of John 15:7-13 are the verses we will study today. This is a continuation of Jesus’ discourse on what it means to abide in Him. What Jesus is teaching on abiding is extremely radical if we understand what He is teaching. All those who truly love Jesus will love His teaching on abiding. So listen, be blessed and grow in Christ.
This lesson takes us into the first four verses of John chapter 14. The first verse Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” In these verses we will learn a little about what it means to abide in Christ. To teach this principle Jesus gave us the parable that He is the Vine and we are the branches. This reveals to a small degree the relationship Christ has with His true disciples.
In this lesson we will finish chapter 14 of the Gospel of John and study His closing thoughts in this discourse. Central to these verses is the wonderful promise Jesus gives to His followers of every era and nation. It is found in verse 27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” This is actually a very challenging promise, but you will have to listen to the podcast to get the answer.
In our continuing study on the Gospel of John we will examine verses 18-24 of the fourteenth chapter. Central to these verses is the wonderful promise Jesus first gave those early disciples and now us, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” It is of great value to learn what Jesus was teaching about this promise and how it applies to our lives, so don’t miss this lesson.
We will study the rich lessons Jesus gave us in John 14:13-17. Prayer is the central theme of this portion of Scripture, but it has a unique emphasis that is on the disciples operating through the power of the Holy Spirit to perform miracles. We will learn about the four conditions Jesus gave so our prayers will be answered. This message will help you grow in your prayer life and challenge you to let the Lord do greater things in and through you.
John 14:2-12 are the verses we will be studying today. Jesus will teach us a little of what is in store for His disciples and what it means that He is preparing a place for us. We will then examine Christ’s famous declaration, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” and see His exclusive claim for salvation. Finally we will look at the phenomenal promise that if we will have faith in Jesus then we will do the miracles He did.
In this study we begin looking at John 13:35, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This very challenging verse presents to us the mark of a true follower of Jesus and we will learn what this means. Then we will move on to chapter 14:1-3 and dig into what Jesus meant by His statement, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” Then we will close out the podcast highlighting the theme of verses two and three that are about a longing for heaven. This is a very moving lesson, so don’t miss it.
John 13:26-38 are the verses we will study in this lesson. We will touch on such subjects as prayer, gossip, betrayal and love. We will close the lesson with Jesus’ famous statement in verse 34, “”A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” This is a soul-stirring message.
This lesson is on John 13:12-26 that begins with Christ’s explanation of the foot washing that is recorded in the first eleven verses. A couple of the subjects that come out of this event is our Lord’s teaching on servanthood and servant-leadership. We will also examine where Jesus shares about His coming betrayal by Judas. The final point is on the depth of love John had for the Lord and what we can learn from such devotion.
This lesson is on the account of Jesus washing the disciple’s feet that is found in John chapter 13. The Biblical faith is all about being like Jesus and in this story we can see Jesus a little more clearly so we know a little better of what it means to be one of His followers.