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.

Gospel of Luke Part 91 – 19:28-48

We are now at the point where Christ’s ministry changes from ministering to the people outside of Jerusalem to the final days of His life where He ministers in Jerusalem. The two events we will examine are His triumphal entry into Jerusalem and His cleansing of the Temple by driving out those who were getting rich off the faith by exploiting the people. This is a good lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 90 – 19:12-27

We find Jesus still in the home of Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector. Zac had repented of his sin and vowed to give half of his wealth to the poor. After this Jesus gave The Parable of the Ten Minas, which is what we will study in this lesson. This parable contains some important truths that are essential to all those who want to make heaven their eternal home.

Gospel of Luke Part 89 – 19:1-11

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.

Gospel of Luke Part 88 – 18:31-42

This lesson begins by looking at what Jesus said to the apostles about what would happen to Him when He went to Jerusalem. The second half of this study focuses upon Bart, a blind beggar that Jesus healed. There are some very valuable truths in this account that will surely be a blessing to you.

Gospel of Luke Part 87 – 18:20-30

We will finish studying in this lesson the account of Jesus talking to a rich, young ruler. We will touch on some sensitive points that are important to most everyone. This is a good lesson that could help you walk a little nearer to Jesus.

Gospel of Luke Part 86 – 18:15-19

This lesson begins with Jesus blessing some babies and little children. This in turn caused the Lord to do some teaching on the absolute necessity to be like little children if we want to enter the Kingdom of God. After this account we will begin digging into the true story of a rich young ruler that sought after Jesus because he wanted to know how to inherit the Kingdom of God. This is a great lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 85 – 18:9-14

The parable of The Pharisee and the Tax Collector is the focus of this lesson. The actual theme of this parable may be very different than what you thought. It’s a powerful teaching Jesus gave that contains some very important truths that are relevant to what it means to be saved.

Gospel of Luke Part 84 – 18:1-8

Luke chapter 18 begins with the powerful parable of The Persistent Widow and this will be the focus of our study. This is a necessary lesson for anyone that wants to be faithful to the end.

Gospel of Luke Part 83 – 17:20-37

The final verses of Luke chapter 17 that we will examine in this lesson deals with two subjects. The first is a warning about false prophets and messiahs and the second is about Christ’s soon return. This is a stirring episode.

Gospel of Luke Part 82 – 17:11-19

We will examine in this lesson the wonderful account of Jesus healing 10 lepers. There are some powerful and profound truths that this story reveals. They have the potential to revolutionize your life.

Gospel of Luke Part 81 – 17:1-10

The first four verses of Luke 17 addresses the serious subject of stumbling people, which is to lead them to sin. This is followed by Jesus answering the important request the disciples made to Him to increase their faith. What follows is some really practical teaching on how we are to grow our faith.

Gospel of Luke Part 80 – 16:22-31

We will finish studying the account of Lazarus and the rich man. This story is challenging, but it offers a the opportunity to study the reality of death and how people will either spend an eternity in heaven or hell. This is a lesson you don’t want to miss.

Gospel of Luke Part 79 – 16:13-21

Jesus is preaching at the self-righteous Pharisees who had been mocking Him. He did this out of genuine love for them that they might repent and be saved. The Lord brings out some powerful truths that will stir your soul and challenge your mind. At the end of the lesson we will begin looking at the account of Lazarus and the rich man, their death and judgment.

Christmas Devotional 2022 – God is Faithful

Merry Christmas 2022!!! God is faithful! This wonderful message comes shining through the Christmas story. Listen and be encouraged.

Gospel of Luke Part 78 – 16:1-13

We are beginning Luke chapter 16. It starts with the Parable of the Unjust Steward that’s a challenging parable to understand. Yet if we pay close attention to what Jesus is teaching, and how it relates to the parable, all of a sudden it becomes easier to understand. What Jesus is teaching here is very radical so don’t miss this lesson and the good it can do you.

Gospel of Luke Part 77 – 15:22-32

We will finish studying the Parable of the Prodigal Son and chapter 15 in this lesson. This will include the father’s response to his prodigal son’s repentance, which had some profound meanings. Then we dig into the elder brother’s reaction to learning that his wayward brother had returned home after living a wild life. The elder brother wasn’t happy that the father put on a celebration for this young rebel. There are some powerful truths to glean from this message.

Gospel of Luke Part 76 – 15:14-21

This lesson is on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. We began looking at it in our last lesson and are now immersed in it. We will see some of the cultural dynamics that are central to this parable. This will help us understanding more clearly what Jesus was teaching.

Gospel of Luke Part 75 – 14:35-15:13

We turn our attention to Luke 15 in this lesson. In this chapter are three parables and we will look at the first two–The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin.
These pave the way for longer parable of The Prodigal Son. We will only have time to begin looking at this third parable before the podcast ends. We will continue digging into the parable of The Prodigal Son in our next lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 74 – 14:25-35

We will study in this lesson some Christ’s most radical teachings on true discipleship. The standard for those who want to be His true followers hasn’t changed since He originally spoke those words. The question has always been and still is, do we really want to be a disciple of Christ? This is a powerful message, so don’t miss it.

Gospel of Luke Part 73 – 14:15-24

In this lesson we find that Jesus is still eating at a prominent Pharisee’s house. He gives a very challenging parable that teaches who will and will not enter the Kingdom of God. This is a very important teaching, is also very radical.

Gospel of Luke Part 72 – 13:31-14:14

There are two events that we will examine in this lesson. The first is when some Pharisees warned Jesus that Herod wanted to kill Him. The second is a dinner Jesus attended at a prominent Pharisee’s home where the Lord healed a man with dropsy and taught on humility. There are some very challenging truths that will be dealt with in this study.

Gospel of Luke Part 71 – 13:24-30

In this lesson we will examine what Jesus meant when He told us to make every effort to enter the Kingdom of God. We will also search out the meaning of what Jesus said about many will try to enter, but will not be able to. This is a very interesting lesson so don’t miss it.

Gospel of Luke Part 70 – 13:6-24

There are two principal topics in this lesson. The first is on the necessity of repentance being an integral part of a genuine Christian’s life. The second is about the account where Jesus heals a demon possessed woman and the persecution that comes against Him as a result. This is a great lesson so don’t miss it.

Gospel of Luke Part 69 – 12:54-13:5

As we end our study in Luke chapter 12 we will begin digging into chapter 13. In the 11 verses we will examine, there are 3 important topics that are addressed. The first is about understanding the times, the second is our need to agree with our adversary and finally, unless we repent, we won’t enter the Kingdom of God. This is a challenging message.

Gospel of Luke Part 68 – 12:43-53

As we are nearing the end of our study in Luke chapter 12, Jesus warns us that there is a day of judgment. He did this out of love; for true love warns of the dangers we face. The Lord goes on to talk about His coming suffering and of the radical nature of the true faith. Jesus said in verse 49, “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” This is the heart of God for His people, so it would be good for us to learn what this means. Don’t miss this lesson.