Behavior Modification is Not Needed!

We all wish people would act better in society. And if we are honest, we all have a standard by which we live and could easily impose that standard on others. God has written the standard in His law, so why don’t we just start there? Well, because we can’t have people live a certain way over them actually being ALIVE!  The gospel is the most vital message, not behavior. The law and the government can deal with these things, and for the saints, church discipline.

We appreciate your listening and look forward to seeing this podcast get off the ground with great force. By the Lord’s grace, we’ll continue to provide more and more teaching on this and other pastoral subjects. 

Also, get ready to start listening to our weekly hour-long podcast “Theology Answers” that can be found over at “TheologyAnswers.com” and is a part of the Christian Podcast Community.

“Some people seem as if they would rather see people “act” like Christians than actually be Christians.”

 

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Interpreting Scripture

Well, as you know the Bible can be intimidating and at times we can read something within the pages and wonder what we have seen as if it were in another language. While this is true, I believe it stems from the error of thinking that we have to “interpret” every portion of Scripture. 

For the most part, Scripture is very simple to understand and when it becomes difficult, we can divine the meaning from the rest of the words around the foggy portions. This podcast will discuss briefly this matter and give some simple insight. Stay tuned as we launch this podcast where we will spend many hours dealing with proper interpretation and many wrongly applied passages.

Also, get ready to start listening to our weekly hour-long podcast “Theology Answers” that can be found over at “TheologyAnswers.com” and is a part of the Christian Podcast Community.

“Read the bible and stop trying to interpret everything. His name is John… that’s a simple thing to grasp.”

 

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Calling a Baby Ugly is Dangerous.

This brief podcast discusses the idea that we all have theological and religious “babies” that we love too much and often get angry when someone calls them ugly.

We appreciate your listening and look forward to seeing this podcast get off the ground with great force. By the Lord’s grace, we’ll continue to provide more and more teaching on this and other pastoral subjects. 

Also, get ready to start listening to our weekly hour-long podcast “Theology Answers” that can be found over at “TheologyAnswers.com” and is a part of the Christian Podcast Community.

“You ain’t got no ugly baby… but you may have an ugly idol.”

 

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People Get Angry When Asked…

about their testimony or the gospel. Now you may say that is normal but I’m talking about professing Christians. They get all upset and begin to belittle, moan, yell, and sometimes get physical. I’ll never understand it.  Let’s look quickly at the response that is given us on this issue from Scripture.

We appreciate your listening and look forward to seeing this podcast get off the ground with great force. By the Lord’s grace, we’ll continue to provide more and more teaching on this and other pastoral subjects. 

Also, get ready to start listening to our weekly hour-long podcast “Theology Answers” that can be found over at “TheologyAnswers.com” and is a part of the Christian Podcast Community.

“Gentleness and respect are far from most people when confronted with their faith. Let’s pay attention to this.”

 

Make sure that what they teach is contextual… Be A Berean.

This podcast supposes that people just agree with what suits their intellectual pallet and that they should begin to study and test everything they hear.

Acts 17:10–12

[10] The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. [11] Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. [12] Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. 

 

“It’s time that people learn to listen to the teaching they hear by learning and testing everything by the standard of Scripture, not traditions of man..”

Pastor James H. Tippins

 

Gospel of John
John 6:22-29


Many people followed after Christ but not because they belonged to Him or even loved Him. This text reveals to us the nature of humanity and most of all the religious of our day just as they were in the days of Jesus, so they are in these last days.

 

 

This podcast gives a quick and thought-provoking suggestion that the gospel in most minds is tainted and false and that the true basis of the gospel is the work of God in redeeming His people perfectly through Jesus Christ. Gospel truth is that God has redeemed His people particularly through the cross work of Jesus Christ.   Jesus will lose nothing that is given to Him! That is the gospel truth! That is the glorious and amazing reality of salvation; that it is the mighty work of God for His people!

John 6:35–40

[35] Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. [36] But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. [37] All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. [38] For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. [39] And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. [40] For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (ESV)

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This podcast is for the purpose of having short and regular thought-provoking engagement about the Christian faith, life and doctrine from a pastoral and applied theological perspective. Are You Listening is a ministry of GraceTruth Church and Pastor James Tippins and all thoughts and ideas are expressly his and do not necessarily attribute to the congregation as a whole. The full confession of the congregation can be found at GraceTruth.org

So what does it take to understand the Bible? A little knowledge of reading within the context of the grammatical construction. We won’t deal with that now, but I want you all to know it’s coming. Today we’ll just talk briefly about the mindset of hermeneutics. These shorter introductory podcasts will get the pump primed as we prep to tackle the laundry list of contextual matters before us.

This podcast serves several purposes. It will encourage in the faith (hopefully) and gives some thoughts about matters related to the bible. Most of all, it will keep pressing you to hear the scripture, and read it. Our larger podcasts are under production and we are happy to know you’re joining in.

A mission field is a place where the gospel is not preached and should be. The local church of American Christianity is one of the greatest mission fields in the world!