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 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.

Gospel of Luke Part 67 – 12:32-42

In Luke 12:31 Jesus gave us the command to seek His kingdom. In the verses we are studying in this lesson, Jesus elaborated on what it means to seek Him and His kingdom above everything and everyone. What He taught is foundational to living out the Biblical faith, so it is of great importance that we know these truths.

Gospel of Luke Part 66 – 12:22-31

In this lesson we will continue studying what Jesus has to say about worry. We will also look at the Savior’s remedy to this expression to unbelief. The answer is far more obvious then we might think because we are prone to look for complicated answers to what is actually spiritual problems. You will have to listen to this lesson to learn what the remedy Jesus gives for worry.

Gospel of Luke Part 65 – 12:11-21

The two principal subjects that will be addressed in this lesson is persecution and wealth. How we respond to both issues has to do with the condition of our character. This is a challenging message that we all need to pay close attention to, so don’t miss it.

Gospel of Luke Part 64 – 12:4-10

This lesson begins with Jesus teaching the disciples to not fear those who can kill the body, but to fear God who after killing the body can cast the person into hell. Central to this thought is our need to love Jesus more than ourselves. This is necessary if we are going to live out the Biblical faith. From this subject Jesus moves on to teach what is often called the unforgiveable sin. You need to listen to this podcast to learn what that sin really is.

Gospel of Luke Part 63 – 11:47-12:3

In this lesson we will see Jesus take on the Pharisees and experts in the Mosaic Law. Afterwards He does a little teaching to the disciples on how not to become like those religious hypocrites. This is an exciting lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 62 – 11:37-47

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.

Gospel of Luke Part 61 – 11:23-26

We are going to study the teaching Jesus gave after casting out a demon and the confront this caused with the religious Jews. The topics of demon possession, Mary the earthly mother of Jesus and walking in the light are some of the subjects that will come up. This is a good lesson from Luke chapter eleven.

Gospel of Luke Part 60 – 11:11-22

In the beginning of this lesson we will finish studying our Lord’s teaching on prayer from Luke chapter 11. Then we will examine what happened after Jesus cast a demon out of a man that was unable to speak. This is an interesting lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 59 – 11:5-10

After Jesus gave an outline of what prayer should consist, He goes on to give some practical teaching on how to make prayer powerful. This is what we will study in this lesson and it is a good one.

Gospel of Luke Part 58 – 11:2-4

In Luke eleven, verses 2-4 Jesus is giving His disciples an outline on prayer. He didn’t give us this prayer to pray verbatim, but only as an synopsis to help us know what issues we are to pray about. There is some good, practical teaching in this lesson that will do you good.

Gospel of Luke Part 57 – 10:38-11:1

In this lesson we will finish Luke chapter 10 by studying the time Jesus went to the home of Martha and her sister Mary. There is are some very powerful lessons that we can learn from this event. Then we will begin examining the first verse of chapter 11 that will take us into the important subject of prayer.

Gospel of Luke Part 56 – 10:32-37

This lesson is on the Parable of the Good Samaritan, which is a very radical parable that Jesus gave to a religious man that wasn’t right with God.

Gospel of Luke Part 55 – 10:25-31

We will begin studying a new account in Luke which is about an expert in the Mosaic Law that tried to entrap Jesus. The Lord turned the table on the lawyer and forced him to answer a question Jesus presented to him. This is a challenging exchange that teaches some important truths on what it means to follow Jesus. This interaction leads into the Parable of the Good Samaritan that we will begin examining at the end of this lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 54 – 10:17-24

This lesson is about the 72 disciples returning to Jesus after a short term mission’s trip that He sent them on. They rejoiced that even demons had to obey their command to leave the demon possessed. Yet Jesus brought to them what is of true importance. Listen to this teaching to learn this powerful lesson.

Gospel of Luke Part 53 – 10:1-16

In this lesson we will examine the account where Jesus sent out 72 disciples. This contains some powerful truths that are necessary for 21st century believers to know and live out.