August 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
abraham, christian, deeds, end times, enmity, ephesians, flesh, galatians, gentiles, grace, high priest, holy of holies, israel, jerusalem, jews, judah, law, matthew 5, middle east, new covenant, obsolete, offspring, old covenant, pharisee, righteousness, romans, sacrifice, sacrifices, salvation, sanctuary, seed, shadow and copy, spiritual israel, superior ministry, tabernacle, the promise, unequally yoked, works, worship
In Matthew 5:13 Jesus says “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. The lines between the law and grace, not unlike 2000 years ago when Paul addressed this in his letter to the Galatians, may be equally as blurred, if not more so, for much of the church today, thus creating a hybrid Christian faith, if you will, that has become dangerously close to losing its saltiness.
July 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
2 greatest commandments, apostasy, bride, church, civil rights, compassion, covenant of grace, deacons, deliverance, do unto others, donkey, elders, faith, golden rule, good samaritan, gospel, inn, inn keeper, jericho road, jerusalem, levite, love your neighbor, marriage, mercy, parable of the good samaritan, pastors, priest, racism, redemption, restoration, robbers, salvation, serve, serve and not be served, thieves, worship, worship service
Based on the parable of "The Good Samaritan" this is a companion episode to "Racism, Faith and Worship, Oh My!" If Jesus were giving this parable today who would he have passing by on the other side of the road? Who would he have representing himself, instead of the Samaritan? According to this parable much of who we think of, today, as being the "evangelical church and her leadership, is really not all that different than Israel's leadership was when Jesus first recited this parable to the "expert in the law."
June 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
christ, christian faith, church, civil rights, conditions of the heart, deception, disciples, discrimination, divorced, empty vessel, eternal life, evangelism, eve, faith, false teachings, first adam, first covenant, grace, jesus, living water, love, messiah, minorities, politics, pure and undefiled worship, racism, righteousness, rule of law, salvation, samaria, samaritan woman, second adam, second covenant, segregation, sin, skin color, suffering, the deceived, the spirit and in truth, true worshipers god desires, truth, unclean, widows, woman caught in adultery, worship, worship service, worship through service
The text for this episode is John 4:3-42, Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. This passage reveals so much to us, especially about worship, and what it actually looks likes and means to worship God in "the spirit and in truth," and why this has nothing to do with a worship service and everything to do with what we do outside of a worship service.
April 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 mins
christ's bride, christianity, condition of the church, deception, desolation, eve, james 1:27, jesus, last adam, salvation, widows, worship
This first broadcast of "Pleading the Case" begins by posing the question: Is it possible to have the right Jesus for salvation and yet the wrong Jesus for living it out? If you have never considered this as a possibility, then the answer might surprise you, especially for what it reveals to us about our present condition as the Church, Christ’s bride?