October 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
christians, church leaders, churches, deception, evangelicals, faith, grace, home church, pastors, the law, tithing
Under a Covenant of Grace are we still bound by a 10% tithe or did that become obsolete with the fading away of the first Covenant under the Law? And what about church buildings? Are they really to be considered as being the same for us under a Covenant of Grace as the "store house" in Malachi 10 that the tithes, under the first Covenant, were to be brought into?
July 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
beatitudes, christian job description, citizenship in heaven, condition of the church, covenant of grace, deceit, deception, desolate, fear, grace, hate, herod, high priest, kingdom of god, love, perfect love, politics and the christian faith, pontius pilate, seven woes, the fall, the law, unequally yoked, worry
In Philippians 3:20 Paul tells us "Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ..." Clearly, if our citizenship is in heaven then why do we try and make our earthly citizenships' the greater priority for bringing the kingdom of God to bear? Is this Biblical?
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.
June 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
abomination that causes desolation, acts 5, acts 6, adam, church in america, deceived, deception, deliverance, denied the faith, desolation, devotional, devouring widow's houses, dr. amy sherman, eve, garden of eden, genesis 2:15, high priest, i timothy 5, ii corinthians 11:1-4, inheritance, james 1:27, jesus, marriage bed, offering, orphans, paul, redemption, restoration, sacrifice, sin, stephen, the bereaved, the church, the fatherless, to keep, to visit, unbeliever, works, worship
Based on James 1:27 the second part of this series begins by reviewing Part I in the context of worship, and then focusing on the words "undefiled, "visit" and "the fatherless." This episode concludes with an assessment made for the present condition of the church in America, and possibly around the world, and why James 1:27 is the most accurate litmus test for determining this.
June 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
abraham, adultery, deceived, deception, deeds, doers of the word, hearers of the word, hell, james 1:27, marriage, sacrifice, the devil, the fatherless, to dress, to keep, unpolluted by the world, widows, works, worship
In Episode 7, Part I, using James 1:27 as the litmus test, reveals how deceived the church, especially in America, has become and why.
May 10th, 2018 | 59 mins 58 secs
4 cups of wine, bone of my bone, bride, bride cup, communion, cup of redemption, cup of salvation, deception, deliverance, eve, first adam, first exodus, flesh of my flesh, jesus, last eve, lord's supper, marriage, passover, redemption, restoration, second adam, second covenant, second exodus, the church, theology, widow, worship
This is the 2nd episode in the series focused on the correlations between the creation of Eve through Adam and Jesus coming to redeem a bride. This episode picks up where episode one left off at the end of Genesis 2:21 and covers all of verse 22 and the first half of verse 23, "The man said, this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh." Based on the correlation with Jesus for the first part of verse 23, even our traditional views and practices for taking communion (The Lord's Supper), are called into question.
May 5th, 2018 | 58 mins 57 secs
betrothed, bride of christ, christianity, creation, deception, deliverance, first adam, jesus, last eve, office of widows, redemption, restoration, second adam, serpent, the church, theology, widows, women's roles
Through a multiple part series, the case is made that Jesus, as last Adam, came to redeem a bride. Beginning with the creation of the first Eve through the first Adam account in Genesis 2:21-25 and then presenting the correlating passages in the New Testament with the last Adam, the evidence appears to be irrefutable that the Church, Christ’s bride, is also the last Eve. What happens, though, when one half (men) of the church does not recognize or believe this is that the other half (women) of the church, by default will be regarded, and even treated, as though they have less kingdom value and worth.
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?