Category Archives: Evangelism

#72-Headlines

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Headlines IconThis week, we’re stepping away from the world of audio books to look at the timeless word of spiritual ideas.  Let me start with a question: Are you afraid?  Do you look at the headlines or hear the stories on TV news and quake from fear?  How do you cope with that fear?

Some people want to spend a lot of time and money and effort in extreme preparation.  So, we have shows on TV, like “Doomsday Preppers” from National Geograhic.  “A show dedicated to ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it.”  Some people may be paralyzed by fear.  Others may just put it out of their minds.

What should be a Christian’s response to the headlines and news stories we see and hear?  Should we be preppers?  Or hide from it?  Or ignore it?  Do we realize that fear is Satan’s greatest weapon among people of faith?

This week, I want to share a lesson from the preacher at my congregation, Clear Creek Church of Christ, as he discusses what God’s Word has to say about times like these.

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#42-The Story of Christmas

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birth-of-jesusIt’s two days before Christmas as I write this.  The season of giving, receiving, family, friends, fellowship, and food is upon us.  But, will we take time to remember the reason for this season?  Will we take time – individually and corporately – to celebrate, to contemplate, to remember the One who gave us the most important gift of all?  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.  And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.  God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was.  He came to help, to put the world right again.” (John 3:16, The Message)  This podcast celebrates this gift in words and music.  Enjoy!

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#34-What is the Gospel’s response to sexual immorality

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FAQ #5-Sexual immoralityThis week, we examine the fifth and final Frequently Asked Question – questions that people ask about God by looking at the Gospel’s response to sexual immorality.  This answer may surprise you!  But, you’ll never know without listening!

 

The scriptures and links referred to in this podcast are listed below:

John 1:1, 14

John 4:23

Leviticus 18:4

Leviticus 18:6, 8-18

Leviticus 18:20; 20:10

Leviticus 18:21

Leviticus 18:22; 20:18

Leviticus 18:23

Leviticus 18:24-25

1 Corinthians 6:16-20

John 8:2-6

John 8:6-8

Romans 3:23

Romans 6:23

1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 11

John 8:9-10

John 8:11

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#33-FAQ: How can I be certain that my decisions reflect God’s will for my life?

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FAQ #4-God's willWe continue looking at the five tough questions people ask about God.  This week is a more internal question than the others: How can I be certain that my decisions reflect God’s will for my life?  Again, I feature the teaching of Joey Davis from the Clear Creek Church of Christ on this topic.  Your comments are always welcome.

Here are links to the scriptures referred to in this lesson:

1 Timothy 2:3-4

Ephesians 5:15-17

Micah 6:1-4; 6-8

Numbers 13

James 4:8

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#31-FAQ: On God and Suffering

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FAQ #2-Just GodWe continue our look at five tough questions which are asked about God when Christians begin to share their faith outside of the church building’s walls.  This week’s question: If God is loving and just, why does he allow suffering and injustice?  Listen for some answers.

Scriptures referenced in this podcast are:

2 Peter 3:9

1 Peter 1:6-9

Daniel 3:24-25

Isaiah 43:1-3

Matthew 27:46

Psalm 22

2 Corinthians 5:21

1 Peter 1:3-5

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

#30-FAQ: How Can I Know that God Exists?

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FAQ #1-God ExistLast week’s  podcast challenged us to be a BLESS-ing by sharing how Jesus’ intersects our story.  When we rise to that challenge, we’ll hear questions.  Some easy.  Some hard.  Beginning with this episode, we examine five hard questions that people may ask you about God.  How should you answer?  Listen for some help with this question.

Scriptures referenced in this podcast are:

Romans 1:20-21

Colossians 1:15

Romans 3:23

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