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PRAYER – EPISODE 4 IN THIS EPISODE… 01:10 We begin with an apology for being away so long. We are happy that we are together again. 01:45 – Where do we start? Prayer is something that we’ve all struggled with at some point. John talks about prayer being: An act of worship Something we’ve been given as an opportunity to come before the God of the universe. 02:48 – Some items of note and struggles with prayer are brought up such as: Does your mind wander when you pray? How do you find time to pray? 03:49 – A discussion begins about prayer is coming before the throne, and the reverant holy attitude we should have. We love all the elders at our church, and seriously, we could listen to Kevin speak all day long. John J. takes about the solitary places he has to pray, and the choices aren’t vast, or holy for that matter. However, even in those places, we live Coram Deo John J. likens his train of thought to Amtrak. John C. provides a PSA – Don’t close your eyes when you pray in the car. While you can pray about what you want, James 4 shows us that your motive are important. 07:51 Segment 2 begins Are there differences in prayer between the Old Testament and New Testament? John C. believe there is. In the Old Testament, you find God speaking audibly to people and the prophets. That doesn’t exist so much in the New Testament. James points out that our relationship with God is different. The Israelites could only go so far with God. In Christ, the barrier that existed for them is gone because of what Christ did for us. In Exodus, only Moses had that kind of access to God. We have a backstage pass. 11:00 – We begin a wonderful discussion on addressing God as Father. It was scandalous to call God Father in the Jewish culture. In the New Testament, the Pharisses call Abraham their father, not God. While we need to fear and revere the Lord, we have an intimate relationship with God expressed by the fact that we call him Father. 13:55 – The big question is asked, why do we need to pray to an all knowing God? John C. first says who is prayer for? You, God, or both? James enlightens us that Matthew 6:7-8, Christ points out that God knows what we need before we ask. God works through means. He uses prayer as one of those means. Prayer demonstrates our dependence on God. Prayer is used for our sanctification. Prayer is the starting point of conforming us to God, but we need to move towards the goal. 17:75 – What is the result? Deeper fellowship with God. John C. plumbs the depths of deeper fellowship between an awesome God and a lowly man. Ephesians 3:14. That is the result. 21:26 Segment 3 the “Nuts and Bolts” Segment begins Tripartide is not really a word. John J. admits to being an immature believer and John and James readily agree. Then we move on to the important things. Modeling prayer. Disciples should model prayer to each other. Listen to the elders of the church pray. James visited another church, and they use everything as a teaching moment and the congregants pray like the elders on Sunday. James talks about using Scripture to model prayer. In a stunning turn of events, John C. WANTS James to keep talking. We will keep you updated on whether we see flying pigs in the meantime. James uses the Lord’s prayer Matthew 6:9-13 and walks us through some parts of it as a praye...
BIBLE READING AND BIBLE STUDY – EPISODE 3 IN THIS EPISODE… 01:04 We discuss today’s topics – Bible Reading and Bible Study We start off with some assumptions we hold. As followers of Christ, we believe Scripture is: Inspired – the Holy Spirit didn’t tell the writers what to say, as He worked through the personalities and writing style of the prophets and apostles. Inerrant – Chicago Statement of Inerrancy Infallible – The Bible is incapable of teaching error. Sufficient – The episode verse of 2 Timothy 3:16-17 shows how Scripture is profitable so that the man of God may be complete. 05:07 Segment 1 begins Why do we study the Bible? Our ability to disciple is rooted in God’s Word. We want to see people grow in the image of Christ and that image comes from the Bible. Some shocking statistics are thrown out. Only 11% of Americans read the Bible daily. Only 18% of Born Again Christians read the Bible daily. 23% of Born Again Christians claim never to have read the Bible. Through experience, we notice a correlation that our ability to deal with the struggles in life is directly related to our time in the word. The team discusses that if a mark of saving faith is a love, and hunger for God’s word, can that hunger and love go away? Revelation 2:4 may give us some insight into that. If we are not diligent and don’t have encouragement we can fall away from any of the spiritual disciplines. We should force ourselves to do it even if we don’t feel like it. We try to interpret the high number of professing Born Again Christians that claim to have NEVER read the Bible. Are we distracted too much? Perhaps a lot of professing believers are not true believers. We move on to discuss why should the Bible be a priority. We focus on Scripture to give us our answers. Bible is applicable to all parts of our lives. The Word makes us pure. God’s Word strengthens us. By hearing God’s Word and acting on it, we are building a firm foundation. God’s Word points us to Jesus. When confronting sin in ourselves and others, the Bible is a sword. We discuss the difference between devotional reading and a deeper study. 19:59 Segment 2 begins We start to put the pieces together by seeing where Bible study fits in with Discipleship. We need to encourage each other to read the Bible. It’s important to read the Bible and pray that God gives us a heart that delights in His Word. John J tells a story of Bible reading during a difficult time in his life. In difficulties the Bible helps us to reorient our thinking toward God. We then probe more deeply what Bible reading does for someone during difficult times. John J. takes a shot at Christian movies and how it seems that when people get right with God in those movies, everything starts to go right. That is not how it happens in real life. James begins a discussion on how we have wrong thinking about man in relation to God. Reading the Bible helps to correct that. We also learn from Bible study that trials that come into our life are for our good. Using the story from John J., John C. expounds upon three types of Bible readers/studiers. There are those that read the Bible all the time. Then, you have people that read the Bible when things are going badly. Finally, there are people who read the Bible when things are going well. We then try to figure out why. 33:30 Segment 3 begins The team spends time discussing how we go from just reading the Bible to doing a deeper study.
HOLINESS – SIN & SANCTIFICATION – EPISODE 2 IN THIS EPISODE… 01:19 We discuss today’s topics – Holiness: Sin and Sanctification We start by trying to flesh out a definition of holiness God is Holy, but the Old Testament ascribes Holiness to a bunch of other things like ground, bread, etc. It is decided that holiness is a set apartness. As we are to be holy, we are to be set apart, consecrated, for the service to God. Between holiness, sin, and sanctification, people and the church take some more seriously than other. People can sometimes use sanctification as an excuse. “Well, I sin, but God is still working on me.” Part of sanctification is growing in our hatred of sin. As we are more sanctified, how we respond to sin will change as we’ll grieve and mourn over our sin more as we become more holy. Holy comes from an ancient word that means cut apart or a cut above. Separate from the world as Israel was called to look different from the world. 09:31 Segment 1 begins Why are we talking about holiness in a discipleship podcast? The intentional relationship about which we talked in our first episode, the point is to grow in holiness and obedience. . We walk through Ephesians 4:17-24 to show a little about holiness. We are commanded to walk no longer as the gentiles. We are not to be futile minded and have our understanding darkened. We use a number of Scripture to help avoid the trap of being “Holier than thou”. We are not longer to supposed to walk as “those people” but also, as we once were. The only difference between them and us is we have Christ. Paul is assuming discipleship is going on. You can see that in verses 22 to 24. Here, he introduces the concept of putting off the former life and putting on the new life. This is a big reason why we need discipleship. We need to know what to put off, and then, what to put on. For instance, if you live a life marked by lying, you need to stop lying. However, that is not enough. You need to then start telling the truth. The team discusses how people today focus so much on God being love that they lose sight of His holiness. Maybe that comes from our fear of God’s holiness. We look at the story of Jesus and His disciples on a boat in the Sea of Galilee where Jesus calms the storm and how the disciples seem to be more frightened of the holiness of this man Jesus, and less afraid of the storm. 23:44 Segment 2 begins We continue looking at our flippant attitude towards sin. Discipleship is helping each other become more holy. How we will deal with sin will change as we grow. The discipleship relationship allows us to have someone of the outside looking in to help us deal with sin. We disciss the tendancy we have to focus on a single attribute of God to the determent of the rest of His attributes. John J. talks about how in an effort to balance out the world focusing on God’s love, he tries too hard to focus on God’s holiness. This makes it difficult to have the loving relationship that God wants us to have with Him. It is pointed out this is why it is important that Christians preach the gospel to themselves as well as others. In Ephesians 4:11-15, Paul talks about various gifts to equip the saints for work on ministry to build up the body of Christ. This is why it is important to use your gifts. Even if you think they are not useful, God uses these gifts to edify the body and help them conform into the likeness of Christ. So why is this important? We need to grow in holiness to keep us from being tossed to and fro by false doctrine and the cunnings on man. 36:40 Segment 3 begins The team spends time discussing sanctification and the difference between definit...
DISCIPLESHIP – EPISODE 1 IN THIS EPISODE… 01:19 We discuss today’s topics – Biblical Definition of Discipleship Why should we be discipled Overcoming objections and excuses 02:14 Segment 1 begins The team discussed the definition of discipling by beginning with what is a disciple. That discussion was expanded to discipleship being a partner of evangelism and using discipleship to hedge against a growing influence of the secular world. John C. gave a viewpoint from growing up in the church as opposed to the secular childhood the others had. The team discussed the difference between discipleship and fellowship and specific markers of a discipleship relationship. James offered a working definition of discipleship as “The intentional encouragement of Christians on the basis of deliberate, loving relationships and training in God’s Word. The team began to discuss what a discipleship relationship looks like. They discuss using each of our gifts for the edification of the body of Christ, and how no one is better than anyone else. 13:32 Segment 2 begins We expand upon what a discipleship relationship looks like and begin the discussion on why discipleship is important. Three main reasons are discussed as to why we disciple: Obedience; Our own joy; and most importantly, God’s Glory. The team has a brief but fruitful discussion on potato chips. John J. messes up the name of the flavor of chips, but corrects it shortly thereafter. Sorry about the slip up Canada! 23:41 Segment 3 begins and we immediately run into a shameless plea for a 5 star rating on iTunes. You can do that by clicking below!. We spend this time trying to address objections and excuses people give why they are not in a discipleship relationship. There is a discussion on the organic nature of relationship and John J. embarrasses himself by telling a story at his failed attempt to begin a bromance. It is determined that it’s important for discipleship to be part of the church culture. Lack of time is cited as an excuse and the team discussed technology to help alleviate that. Ultimately, we make time for things that we want to do, and bringing Glory to God should be our highest want. Fear is discussed as another obstacle to discipling. 35:55 Segment 4 begins Wrapping up the podcast, the team discusses the spiritual disciplines and encouragement. We talk about praying and moving in a direction of obedience. SCRIPTURE DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW Matthew 28:18-20 Episode Verse Luke 14:25-35 – What is a Disciple Philippians 1:3-5 Discipling for our Joy Philippians 2:1-2 Discipling for our Joy Romans 16:19 Discipling for our Joy 2 John 1:4 Discipling for our Joy Acts 8:26-40 – Philip and the Eunuch RESOURCES WE MENTIONED IN THE SHOW “The Walk” by Stephen Smallman “Discipling” by Mark Dever “A Gospel Primer for Christians” by Milton Vincent “Note to Self” by Joe Thorn Visit us and give us a ‘like’ on our Facebook page! EPISODE LENGTH 43:19 Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next week for another episode when we discuss Holiness, Sin, and Sanctification!
THE INAUGURAL EPISODE IN THIS EPISODE… You meet the guys. We discuss why we have made a podcast and why you should listen to us. – Visit us and give us a ‘like’ on our Facebook page! EPISODE LENGTH 06:20 Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next week for another episode when we discuss Discipleship!
On this episode of #GWT, we interview Richard Whirley of ShootingStrategies.com. Richard Discussed his background in Martial Arts and his MMA and Self-Defense theories. We discuss the Dos and Dont's of with Firearms training. We also discuss what one needs to carry on them and in the car when traveling. We also talk about Force Multipliers and their use in an active shooter situation. We spend time discussing how churches are vulnerable to active shooters. We look at statistics of what happens when there is an active shooter with and without the presence of someone with a weapon present. When then discuss yesterday's Active Shooter situations in Virginia and California. Questions from the DOJO discusses the upcoming Fight between Mayweather and McGregor and concealed weapons in NYC. http://shootingstrategies.com http://Deusfightcompany.com http://strivingforeternity.org http://biblethumpingwingnut.com http://trainwithmamma.com http://www.judgenotconference.org/
SRR #47 Interview with & Apology to Andrew Rappaport | Sanctification Clash & Monergistic Synergism | NCT & the Law Join Carlos, Tim, and special guest Andrew Rappaport as we formally apologize to brother Andrew for misrepresenting him on our previous episode, and ask him about apologetics and dialoguing with others; Carlos and Tim then discuss Andrew’s recent Clashing of Theologies episode on Sanctification and give historical, theological, and definitional criticisms of Pastor Paul Kaiser’s Synergistic view of Conversion and his claim that it’s the “true” Reformed view; and discuss New Covenant Theology, the moral law, and sanctification…and David Gay. Questions? Comments? Feedback? Find us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rate and Review us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bible%E2%80%A6t/id901586827?mt Articles by Semper Reformanda Radio: http://biblethumpingwingnut.com/semper-reformanda-radio/ Resources (Recommended ones noted with a '+'): + Check out Carlos’ interactions with BTWN hosts, including Pastor Paul Kaiser of CFTP, on Andrew’s Sanctification | Clashing of Theology | SFE | BTWN @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0APHlh8vpI + Get Andrew Rappaport’s What Do They Believe? http://strivingforeternity.org/product/what-do-they-believe-book/ + Semper Reformanda Radio’s New Covenant Theology Playlist and Resources, http://biblethumpingwingnut.com/2017/03/22/semper-reformanda-radio-new-covenant-theology-playlist-resources/ + Sam Waldron & Richard Barcellos, A Reformed Baptist Manifesto: The New Covenant Constitution of the Church, http://www.rbap.net/our-books/a-reformed-baptist-manifesto-the-new-covenant-constitution-of-the-church-by-sam-waldron-richard-bacellos/ + shortercatechism.com + http://www.chapellibrary.org/ + Puritan Homeschool Curriculum, http://www.puritans.net/curriculum/ + John Robbins, “An Introduction to Gordon H. Clark,” http://www.trinityfoundation.org/journal.php?id=192 + Gordon H. Clark, “God and Logic,” http://www.trinityfoundation.org/journal.php?id=16 Books by Gordon Clark @ http://www.trinitylectures.org/books-c-21.html + Gordon Clark, What Is Saving Faith? http://www.trinitylectures.org/what-is-saving-faith-p-60.html + Gordon Clark, Signature Series, Volume 4: Christian Philosophy, http://www.trinitylectures.org/christian-philosophy-the-works-of-gordon-haddon-clark-volume-paperback-p-145.html + Gordon Clark, God & Evil: The Problem Solved, http://www.trinitylectures.org/god-and-evil-the-problem-solved-p-86.html + Gordon H. Clark, "Introduction to Theology," https://douglasdouma.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/introduction-to-theology-by-gordon-h-clark-introduction-and-table-of-contents/ + Gordon Clark Facebook Groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ghc.discussions/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/568173876667424/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1450409248526249/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/706816492675447/ Public Service Announcements In 2008 Obama declared June as LGBT month (http://exministries.tv/lgbt-month-ex-ministries-discuss-the-homosexual-manifesto/). Google is wasting no time spreading its antichrist agenda with vile parades and recently released a free kids movie, A Stork’s Journey, that promotes LGBT and was Family approved by the Dove Foundation, which claims to promote Judeo-Christian values: http://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=WdBwD2tFobA&pcampaignid=my_movies ADDENDUM (6/12/2017): I, Carlos Montijo,
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