19 Sep

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Trinitarian Nature of the Church

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In this episode, Micah gives some helpful insight into the nature and function of the church of the Lord Jesus.  The New Testament gives us several images that illustrate who the church is and what the church has been called to do, and this discussion helps us see how the identity of the church reflects the beauty of the Trinity.  The church is the people of God, chosen by and commissioned by Him.  The church is also the body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit.  Join Matt and Micah for this informative discussion.

12 Sep

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Navigating the Sexual Revolution

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Matt and Micah tackle part 2 of their discussion of the recent release of the Nashville Statement, which provided a biblical response to same sex and transgender issues. This discussion is part of a developing sexual revolution in our culture, which deserves careful thought and gracious response. Listen as Matt and Micah navigate this discussion by talking through the Bible’s presentation of human sexuality and sin’s affect upon it, and also how to relate to those struggling with these issues in their own lives or the lives of those they know and love.

Several links were mentioned in the episode, so here you go:

Rosaria Butterfield, “Why I Signed the Nashville Statement” (affirmation)
Preston Sprinkle, “My Nashville Statement” (critique)
Sam Allberry, Is God Anti-Gay (book)

05 Sep

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The Nashville Statement: Addressing biblical and cultural issues of sexual identity

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Matt and Micah analyze and react to the recent release of The Nashville Statement, which offers 14 articles related to biblical and cultural issues regarding human sexuality. What does the Bible say about these issues? How should we respond to the changing cultural landscape on sexual identity, especially homosexuality and transgenderism? Join Matt and Micah as they attempt to wrestle through these questions.

29 Aug

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Preaching

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Matt and Micah and joined by Dr. Lee Brand, pastor of Beth-el Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, MS.  He offers some helpful insight into the art and science of the task of preaching.  He also helps us understand what goes into a pastor’s preparation time as he gets ready to stand before God’s people each week.

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22 Aug

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Racial Reconciliation

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Matt and Micah are joined by special guest Dr. Lee Brand Jr.  Lee is the pastor of Beth-el Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, MS where he has served for 15 years.  He joins the podcast today to talk about some of the issues surrounding the subject of racial reconciliation.  What does racial reconciliation look like?  Is racial reconciliation a social issue or a gospel issue?

15 Aug

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Discipleship: How can we become and grow better disciples?

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Matt and Micah are joined by Greg Spencer, pastor of First Baptist Church, New Albany, MS to discuss the topic of discipleship.  Greg has studied discipleship in depth and has led his own church to develop a model of discipleship that can be helpful for the rest of us.  What is a disciple?  How can we become more effective in making disciples?  What are some good resources for church members and pastors?

08 Aug

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5 Issues Facing the Contemporary Church

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Matt and Micah are joined by special guest Mark Marshall to discuss a number of important issues that are facing the church today.   Mark is a seasoned pastor and denominational leader who gives insight into the present trajectory of the church and how the church needs to move forward.

25 Jul

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Inerrancy: Can we be sure the Bible is the Word of God?

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Matt and Micah tackle the subject of inerrancy and give some great information about how the Bible was inspired, transmitted, and translated.  The body of Christ needs to be confident that the Bible she hold in her hands is the Word of God.

18 Jul

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5 Truths about Death

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What happens when a person dies?  What does the Bible say about death and can we face it with security?  Matt and Micah give some helpful insight into a subject that many misunderstand or choose to avoid.  Listen in as they discuss the reality of death and some specific biblical truths about what happens on the other side.