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 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.