The portion of Acts chapter 9 that we will be studying will bring us to the point where Saul, whom we know by his Greek name Paul, is brought to the brink of salvation. This is an exciting story and a powerful example of the work of the Holy Spirit that we need in the church today.
The final verses involved in choosing the first deacons is one point we will focus on in this podcast. This leads into the account of Stephen, who was one of those first deacons, and his life, testimony and martyrdom. We will only have time to dig into the opening thoughts of this account and the catalyst that led to his murder. This is a much needed message today.
We are beginning a new study from the New Testament – The Book of Acts. This lesson is the introduction to Acts and its author. There is a lot of interesting information that will help us understand this very important historical book that reveals the life of the early church. But Acts is much more than an excellent history book, it’s also an account of the work of the Holy Spirit in birthing and growing the early church. This is a great lesson that’s a good beginning to a soul stirring study.
The first account in Luke chapter 19 is about the conversion of Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector. In this true story we see clear evidence that salvation broke into his life by the repentance that was clearly demonstrated. This is the story of the rich man who said “Yes” to Jesus.
Jesus ate dinner at a Pharisee’s house and the intense discussion that took place is the topic of this lesson. This is an exciting podcast that revolves around an exciting confrontation between Jesus and some religious people.
What Jesus said about John the Baptist is a major portion of this lesson. What made John a man of God will do the same for any that are willing to follow Jesus as the Bible teaches. After this we will begin looking at the account of a sinner woman that seeks after Jesus who was eating at Simon the Pharisees house.
This lesson comes out of First John 4:19-5:1. John continues his discourse on love and presses home what it means to be a genuine follower of Jesus. One key evidence that we have truly been born again is that we begin to love others like Jesus loves us, which is selflessly and sacrificially. This is a good and timely message.
In 1 John 1:1-4 we will investigate the apostle’s eyewitness account of Jesus. By tying together the beginning of First John with the opening verses of John’s Gospel and that of Genesis one we will see how Jesus is God. We will also examine what it means that Jesus is the Son of God. There is some really good stuff in this teaching so don’t miss it.
In part two of Becoming Radical Christians we will focus on what it means to be Christlike. The more like Jesus we become, the more radical we will be according to the world and a lukewarm church, but the more normal we will be according to God. This message will stir your soul.
This lesson on Ephesians 6:12 presents the truth that there is a real devil with his demon hordes that every person must contend with. Either we find victory through Christ or we are defeated slaves of the devil. This is a challenging message so don’t miss it.
In Ephesians 5:1-2 Paul told us how we are to live, which is to imitate Christ. Verses three and four from the fifth chapter of Ephesians will define this lesson. These two verses are about what Christians should not do and how they must not live. We need to know both how to live and how not to live if we want to be authentic followers of Jesus.
James 2:1-4 are the verses we will study in this lesson. The subject is on favoritism and we will see some of the ways this is played out in the church today. The principle reason why we are not to show favoritism is because we are called to be Christlike and Jesus never showed favoritism. This podcast has some very challenging thoughts so grab your Bible and a cup of coffee and give a listen.
In this lesson we will focus on James 1:19-20 that addresses the subject of anger. We live in a very angry world. Many people are angry and they don’t even know why. James gives us some good insight on the issue and we will go through many Scriptures to see what the Word of God teaches on this extremely important subject. This is a lesson you don’t want to miss.
This lesson on Jn. 20:1-18 are the beginning verses on Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The first disciples Jesus showed Himself to were women and we will look at the reasons for this and what this means for us today. We will also see the basic timeline of the events concerning His resurrection. This is an encouraging and convicting message that you don’t want to miss.
In our continuing study of the Gospel of John we will dig into the story of Mary anointing Jesus with pure spikenard. The account is found in John 12:1-8 and is one of the most wonderful expressions of worship in the Bible. Mary’s extravagant devotion is an example to inspire anyone that wants to be a true follower of Jesus. This study is sure to challenge your faith and devotion to Jesus.
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.
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.
John chapter three verses one through three are the focus of this study. We will meet Nicodemus and begin listening to the dialog between this prominent Pharisee and Jesus. The main topic of this lesson is on what it means to be born again. We will look at the radical nature of Christ’s teaching on this all important issue. If you want to make heaven your home then you do not want to miss this podcast.
In today’s lesson we will study the remainder of the first chapter of the Gospel of John. Verses 35-39 are about two of John the Baptist’s disciples that end up following Jesus. In verses 40 to 51 we will see how Simon, Philip and Nathanael came to follow Jesus. There are some wonderful truths that can be gleaned from this portion of Scripture so don’t miss it.
In this podcast we will study Jn. 1:15-34. A couple of the topics we will look at has to do with John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus and about himself. We will close out this lesson by bringing some practical application and this is always important. It is one thing to teach what God’s Word says and another to see how it applies to our lives in the world in which we live. So take a listen and grow. You will not be disappointed.
Today we are beginning a new series on the Gospel of John. The content of the first lesson in this series is the introduction to the Gospel. Though today’s study is not earthshaking or soul-inspiring it is very interesting and you will enjoy it. We will examine who wrote the book, when it was written, to whom it was written and why it was written. All this lays a foundation for what we will be studying in the weeks and months to come so don’t miss it.
This week in our continuing study on First Peter we will examine verses 16-17 of chapter four. In these two verses we will deal with the very challenging subjects of not being ashamed of Jesus, especially during times of persecution, and that judgment must begin with the family of God. This is a very needed lesson for all true followers of Jesus.