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Ep. 410 How Can I Know a Person, Place, or Thing Won’t Disappoint Me?

p. 411 How to Know a Person, Place, or Thing Won't Disappoint You

Shows Main Idea – Fear is our number one temptation. We are afraid of so many things, and making a mistake is probably at the top of most people’s “I don’t want this to happen” lists. How can you know with certainty that the person… Continue Reading …

Ep. 401 Living Well Requires a Transcendent View of Suffering

Ep. 401 Living Well Requires a Transcendent View of Suffering

Shows Main Idea – A theology of suffering is a theoretical reality with life-transforming implications if we can live it out robustly and practically, with God’s fame and the benefit of the community in view. Of course, the saying is true: “It’s easier said than… Continue Reading …

Ep. 380 Webinar: Connecting the Gospel to Everyday Life

Ep. 380 Webinar Connecting the Gospel to Everyday Life

Show Main Idea: Our attitudes, words, and actions generate in our hearts. There should not be a discontinuity between who we are internally and our external selves. If we are ontologically affected by the gospel, the things we think, say, and do will have a… Continue Reading …

Ep. 379 Hope in God Does Not Change Your Circumstances

Ep. 379 Hope In God Does Not Change Your Circumstances

Shows Main Idea – Hope in God is like a telescope that has a practical, eschatological application. It does not change your circumstances, but it gives you a perspective that buoys you while in your trouble. David talked about the hope he had in God… Continue Reading …

Ep. 369 Webinar: How to Dismantle Self-Reliance and Overcome Unbelief

Ep. 369 Webinar How to Dismantle Self-Reliance and Overcome Unbelief

Show Main Idea: Self-reliance is the self-deceiving and isolating process of trying to be stronger and stronger while resisting the help of other people, especially help from the Lord. It is a sinful desire to build a lifestyle and reputation that releases a person from… Continue Reading …

Ep. 329 Webinar: Persevering When Life Turns You Upside Down

Ep. 329 Webinar Persevering When Life Turns You Upside Down

Shows Main Idea – Have you ever been discouraged? Silly question, I know. You are human, and you have battled our discouraging foe. Finite people living in an uncontrollable, infinite world creates a formula that leads to despair. Throw sin into the mix, and discouragement… Continue Reading …

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Shows Main Idea – Understanding someone is more in-depth than understanding what is happening to a person. Too often, hurt people only want someone to understand them so that they feel affirmation and validation. This critical need is one of six things that make up… Continue Reading …

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked me for advice on helping someone who has gone through some deep hurts in her life. The horrific events were patterns, not an isolated episode. When assisting a hurting person, you must marshall many biblical helpers because of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 258 Suffering and Leadership, the Gifts You Need

Ep. 258 Suffering and Leadership, the Gifts You Need

Have you ever thought about how suffering is a leadership gift? Meaning, if you suffer without leading yourself through it, you may not suffer well. When a person is suffering, they must know how to lead themselves through it or become victims of their suffering.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 236 When Is It Right and Wrong to Disobey the Government?

Ep. 236 When Is It Right and Wrong to Disobey the Government?

Shows Main Idea – It’s an age-old question that has not lost relevance, even in our post-modern culture. The tension that each Christian has to wrestle with is, should we obey God or the state? When is it right or wrong to disobey the government? The… Continue Reading …