Romans 8 speaks of us being “in” the Spirit and setting our minds “on” the Spirit.
But what’s the difference? And how can we rightly understand what Paul meant? These were Brad’s question when he emailed us.
In this short video clip, I address Brad’s question by discussing our new spiritual location and what impact this can have on our attitudes and actions.
In the parable of the talents, the one who simply hid his talent, rather than investing and getting a return on it, ends up being punished.
Ryan called our radio program to ask about this parable and whether or not Christians should be concerned about punishment if they do not do enough works to impress God.
In this short video clip, I address Ryan’s question and discuss the parable of the talents.
In John 17, Jesus announces that He has given us His glory. Colossians 3 also says, “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
But what does it mean for Christ to have given us His glory? Is there a practical benefit to that truth right now?
This was Brenda’s question via email. In this short video clip, I address the issue of our sharing in Christ’s glory.
In Romans 13, Paul writes that love is the fulfillment of the Law. But why even mention the Law?
Paul has already told us in the same letter that believers are dead to the law and not under the law, so why would he even speak of love being the fulfillment of the Law?
This was Dan’s question when he called in to the radio program. In this short clip, I share my thoughts on why Paul said love is the fulfillment of the Law.
Some say that every Christian has guaranteed physical healing. Not experiencing it? Your faith is the problem, they say.
But is that the truth?
In this short video clip, I share the truth about physical healing and miracles.
I hope it is an encouragement to you today as you remember that planet Earth comes at you with all kinds of difficulties, but Christ is working in you, even in the midst of them.
Our hope is in Jesus Christ, not in changed circumstances!
1 John 4 says, “as He is so also are we in this world.”
But what does that mean? How are we like Jesus even now while we are in this world?
This was Mike’s question when he called into the radio program. Here are my thoughts on this powerful statement.
Vic wrote us to ask about faith and works and what James meant by “faith without works is dead.”
The examples that James gives of works reveal his true intention in stating that faith without works is dead.
I hope that you, as a believer, enjoy this clip, as it reveals that you have already met the requirement of James 2!
Matt emailed to ask about Satan and demons and their strategies.
How much should we worry about the enemy? How do we respond to accusation and temptation?
Here are my thoughts. Enjoy!
Bonnie emailed us to ask about the meaning of “falling from grace.”
In this short radio clip, I address Bonnie’s question: What does it really mean and can it happen to Christians?
When an unbeliever prays, does God hear them? And does God answer unbelievers’ prayers?
These were Betty’s questions when she phoned in to our radio broadcast.
Watch this short clip in which I discuss what happens when unbelievers pray.
There is no instruction for New Testament believers to tithe 10% of their income in any epistle.
Still, some people cite the Old Testament event in which Abraham gave a tenth to Melchizedek as an example for what we should do today.
Is this valid? This was Don’s question which I addressed on the broadcast. Here’s a short clip with my response.
James 5:15 contains the phrase “will be forgiven.”
Matty from Toronto called our radio program to ask why James would phrase it this way if Christians have once-for-all forgiveness.
In this short video clip, I share the encouraging truth about James 5:15 and the phrase “will be forgiven.”
1 Peter 3 says, “Baptism now saves you…” And many use this phrase to support the idea that a person cannot be saved without water baptism.
But what did Peter really mean?
This was John’s question when he called in to the radio program.
In this short clip, I discuss the true context of “baptism now saves you.”
Some put a great deal of confidence in the so-called “church fathers” who arrived on the scene hundreds of years after Christ.
While some of them contributed significantly to the Christian faith, many disagreed with each other and from them many errors were birthed.
So what is a healthy perspective on the so-called “church fathers”? And what about their apparent failure to believe in the eternal security of the Christian?
In this short video clip, I address these questions. Enjoy!
Zachary asked about 1 Corinthians 7:1 where Paul tells the Greek congregation to stay away from defilements of flesh and defilements of spirit.
Zachary’s question is whether or not this means that believers can have their spirits dirtied or contaminated in some way.
In this short video clip, I address his concern.
Freedom. Today is a day on which many of us celebrate the freedom of our nation.
But every single day we can also celebrate the spiritual freedom bought for us with the blood of Jesus Christ.
We can celebrate our freedom from guilt, our freedom from condemnation, and our freedom from fear.
With this in mind, I want to share a phone call we received from Michael on our broadcast. Michael’s question is important, because he essentially asks whether it is possible for a believer to lose their freedom and “backslide” into spiritual bondage.
Enjoy this short video clip as I address the popular idea of “backsliding” and then highlight why we possess real freedom from fear and a secure position in Jesus!
Those who don’t understand the message of God’s grace often accuse grace teachers of promoting “antinomianism” which is law-hating or law-bashing.
Mark called in asking for clarification on antinomianism and how what we believe and teach is different.
In this short radio clip, I address this important question!
As a teenager, I was saved but miserable. The reason this was my Christian experience was because of the lies I was believing.
Only truth sets you free, while error puts you in bondage.
In this short video clip, I discuss this litmus test for our belief systems and how we can know what God’s truth really looks like.
Does God Hate?
If God loves everyone and wants all to come to repentance, then why does Paul note that God loved Jacob and hated Esau? What does that passage even mean?
These were Ron’s questions when he called in to our radio broadcast. In this short radio clip, I share my thoughts on this difficult passage.
Dustin called in to ask about the “continue” verses in the New Testament.
Carla asked what Hebrews 10:26-31 means. Does this mean believers can lose their salvation? What does willful sinning refer to?
Henry from Illinois called in to our radio program to ask about James 3:1
as such we will incur a stricter judgment.”
Does God treat Bible teachers differently? Should pastors and teachers be concerned about undergoing a different type of judgment from God?
In this 2-minute radio clip, I address Henry’s concerns.
Why did the Apostle Paul bother to write the Corinthians about women and head coverings? Do women need to pray with a piece of cloth on their heads? if not, what did Paul really mean?
These were Eileen’s questions when she called into the radio program. Here’s a short clip on the true context of the head coverings passage.
Emily wrote in to ask, “Why does Jesus say He will spit us out if we are lukewarm?”
Cal wrote to ask if Jesus fulfills the Law through believers.
What happens when we die? Do we circle the heavenly airport for a certain period of time until we finally see God? Or are we with Him immediately after everything fades to black?
These were Dan’s questions. Listen as I address Dan’s question about life after death.
Lucy wrote in to ask, what did Paul mean when he called himself “chief of sinners” and who was James talking to when he said “wash your hands you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded”?
Brett wrote in to ask, “If I battle demonic oppression, does that mean I am not a Christian?”
Will Jesus return for us? AJ called in to the radio program to ask, since his friend was casting doubt on Christ’s return.
In this short video clip, I address AJ’s concern.