Radio Highlights

Submit to Church Leaders – Always?

Roger from Michigan called in to ask about submission to church leaders and how far that goes.

In this short video clip, I share with Roger that there are times when we need to listen to God rather than man when the two conflict.

Hate Father and Mother?

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)

Hate your father and mother? Hate your own children? What does Jesus mean here?

Wes called into the radio program to ask about this perplexing passage. In this short video clip, I address Wes’s question and the context and meaning of this verse.

Sex before Marriage

Kyle called in with a question about sex before marriage.

In this short video clip, I share my thoughts with him.

Enjoy!

So Many Different Beliefs!

David has only been a believer for about one year. But already he has noticed all the different beliefs and opinions among Christians.

His question is: If the Holy Spirit is teaching every believer, why are there so many different (and opposing!) beliefs out there?

In this short video clip, I offer David my thoughts.

Consider It All Joy?

The book of James tells us to “consider it all joy” when we encounter trials.

Anthony called in with back pain and Lymes disease, wondering how to apply this passage to his own life.

In this short video clip, I discuss how we can give thanks in the midst of horrible circumstances, without faking it.

Hope this encourages you today!

Total Surrender?

Am I really dedicated to God? Would I drop everything in a moment to serve Him? Am I totally surrendered to His cause? Because, if not, maybe I’m not even saved!

This was Neil’s concern when he called in from North Carolina. In this short video clip, I address Neil’s fear and highlight the truth that will set us free from that type of accusation.

When We Experience Loss

Loss of job. Loss of financial security. Loss of home. Where is God in all of it? And what are His promises?

These were Robert’s questions as he inquired about the “perfect love” described in 1 John 4.

In this short video clip, I address Robert’s concerns. I discuss the unrealistic expectations we often have for God and then what His true promise really is, no matter what may come our way.

“Why Do You Believe?”

Dennis recently asked his mother why she believes Jesus is the one true way to God. Her answer: “I don’t know, I just always believed that way.”

Dennis was not satisfied with that answer, so he called in to our program to ask me the same question!

Why do I believe Jesus is the one true way to God? Why do I believe Christianity is the truth when there are so many religions in the world?

In this short video clip, I offer Dennis my thoughts. Enjoy!

Our Thoughts and Feelings

Emotions are a God-given human experience. But where do feelings fit in God’s plan for our lives?

We know we shouldn’t squash our emotions. Also, we know they shouldn’t run the show. So, as believers, what is our healthy focus each day as we wake up and live life?

This was Phil’s question, and in this short video clip, I address this important issue of thoughts and feelings in the Christian life.

Righteous By (New) Birth, Not Behavior!

Jonathan called in to ask about the difference between our righteous actions and our righteousness as people.

His question spurred me to share several important thoughts on righteousness.

In this short video clip, I distinguish the inspiring truth from some of the misconceptions we hear today.

How Do I “Get Back” to God?

Have I repented enough? Can I get back in God’s favor? Will God hear my prayers?

 

These were Clint’s questions as he nearly broke down in tears asking me about his past and his concern of being distant from God.

 

Don’t miss this one! It is truly heartwarming!

A Definition of Grace

What is grace? This was Herman’s question when he called into our radio program.

In this short video clip, I offer Herman my view of God’s grace. Some of it may surprise you.

How to Respond to Temptation

Do we fight sin? Does God do all the fighting? Is there anything we are supposed to do in confronting temptation?

This was Jerod’s question when he called in from Canada to our Radio program. In this short video clip, I respond to Jerod and discuss what our role is in response to the temptation of sin.

I hope this is clarifying and helpful as you confront enemy ideas in your thought life.

A Hundredfold Return?

Mark 10 speaks of a hundredfold return for those who believe the gospel.

But what does Jesus mean? Does He refer to a cash return or something spiritual?

This was Anthony’s question when he called into our radio broadcast. And here are my thoughts on this challenging passage.

God Speaks

How does God speak today? And how do we know that we’re hearing from Him?

Mike from California called in to ask this practical question.

In this short video clip, I address Mike’s question and discuss what it means to “hear from God.”

Enjoy!

Church Attendance

What role does gathering together play? How important is it? Why?

This was Becky’s question when she called in to our radio program.

Check out this short video clip in which I address the topic of church attendance.

Enjoy!

Was Jesus Really Tempted?

The book of James tells us that God is not tempted by sin. However, Hebrews says that Jesus was tempted in every way.

At first glance, this may seem like a real contradiction, so Chris from Akron, Ohio called in to ask about it.

In this short video clip, I address Chris’s concern and discuss the temptations that Jesus faced.

I hope this is an encouraging reminder that we have a Savior who empathizes with our weaknesses.

The Bride of Christ

What does it mean to be the bride of Christ? Is it true of every believer or just an elite group?

In this short video clip, I get fired up with passion and enthusiasm as I address Deb’s question.

Enjoy!

Your New Design

In this short video clip, I talk about the connection between identity and behavior, highlighting your new design and how good works are a perfect fit.

Enjoy!

The Believer’s Heart

Tony from Cleveland called in to ask about the believer’s heart and how Jesus’ words in Matthew 5 fits in.

This is such an important question, because it highlights the difference between the heart before and after salvation.

I hope this is an encouragement to you to continue living from your heart where Christ lives!

What Is the Law of Christ?

We believers are dead to the Law. We’re not under the Law. And Christ is the end of the Law for all those who believe.

But the New Testament speaks of something called “the law of Christ.” So what is the law of Christ and how is it different from Old Testament law?

In this short video clip, I address this important question. I hope it’s both clarifying and freeing for you.

Enjoy!

Just Think Positive?

Grace is currently grieving the loss of someone close to her. But she has been told by others to “just think positive.” And it’s not working.

So Grace called in to our radio program to ask about the concept of positive thinking and to get a biblical perspective on it.

How do we grieve? Does God grieve with us? Is it okay to feel “negative” things? It is these questions and more that are addressed in this short video.

I hope it encourages you today!

Psychology and the Gospel

Randall from California called in to our radio program to ask about the potential role of psychology in the life of a believer.

Does psychology offer helpful insights? If so, of what type? And where does the Gospel come into play given what psychology might say about us?

In this short video clip, I address Randall’s question and offer a perspective on psychology and the Gospel message.

Saved! Now, What About Prayer?

Linda spent many decades in the Catholic church. Then, three years ago, she began listening to our radio broadcast. She received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

In this clip, Linda calls in to ask about prayer and a leftover habit from her Catholic days.

It was a treat to speak with her, and I hope this is encouraging to all who support, love, and pray for our ministry.

Enjoy!

Grace and Obedience

“You talk a lot about grace, but where does obedience fit in? Don’t we need to be obedient to be blessed by God?”

Sometimes I’m asked questions like these, and this was what was on Mike’s mind when he called in.

In this short video clip, I address obedience in light of God’s grace. I hope you’re encouraged and inspired. This is one that you don’t want to miss!

The Great Commission

“Go and make disciples of all nations” – that’s what Jesus said to the eleven disciples who were with Him.

Two thousand years later, many believers suffer from a guilt complex as they worry they are not evangelizing enough.

Jason from Pennsylvania called in to ask about “The Great Commission” and how to view it in a healthy way in light of God’s grace.

In this short video clip, I address Jason’s concerns and talk about evangelism from a grace perspective.

Enjoy!

Is the Spirit Leading You?

Is God always active in leading us? Or do we sometimes push Him away to a point that He no longer initiates His leading?

Rosemary called in to ask this important question. In this short video clip, I address Rosemary’s concerns and highlight the activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Enjoy!

When We’ve Sinned

We are totally forgiven for all our sins- past, present, and future. And we don’t have to ask for forgiveness for each sin, wondering if God will answer our request.

So what is a healthy response when we’ve committed a sin? In this short video clip, I address this practical question.

I hope this serves as a beautiful reminder of the finished work of Christ and the new desires He has given us.

Enjoy!

Your Human Spirit

Todd called in to our radio program to ask about the inner man. What is the inner man and how should we understand the concept in relation to the Holy Spirit?

In this short video clip, I address Todd’s question. This is a topic that is dear to my heart, because it reminds me that I am compatible with Jesus and that I am free to be myself and express Him at the same time.

I hope it’s an encouragement to you today!

Disappointment in Heaven?

Wendy from Boston called in to tell me that she has been taught that some believers will be disappointed in Heaven, because they won’t get as many rewards as other Christians.

Is this true? Will there be disappointment in Heaven? And what about the idea of differing quantities of rewards?

In this brief video, I address Wendy’s fears and highlight the truth. I hope this is an encouragement to you.