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Episode 1146

Does God Love the Non-Elect?

Topic: Predestination
God has a special love for his adopted children, but that does not mean he has no love for those who reject him.
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Episode 1145

Do Non-Christians Ever Please God?

Topic: Justification
Can a non-Christian ever please God? If not, how should we understand the account of Cornelius in Acts 10?
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Episode 1144

What’s Wrong with Dressing Immodestly for Attention?

Topic: Women
When billboards, TV commercials, and even dolls tell women that beauty comes from tight, trim-cut clothing, how can we cultivate beauty in the heart?
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Episode 1143

To Discouraged Pastors and Their Wives

Topic: Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry
What should a pastor do if he feels discouraged, defeated, and almost ready to quit? Pastor John gives a series of diagnostic questions.
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Episode 1142

Why ‘Falling Out of Love’ Never Justifies Divorce

Topic: Divorce & Remarriage
Staying married is not first about staying in love. It’s about keeping a covenant that reflects Jesus’s own commitment to his bride — the church.
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Episode 1141

Deep Bible Reading Strategies for the Tired and Busy

Topic: Bible Reading
Deep study of Scripture yields deep payoffs, but many of us can’t engage in rigorous study every day. So how do we strike a proper balance?
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Episode 1140

A New Year, A New Bible Reading Plan

Topic: Bible Reading
We need to read large sections of Scripture and stop to meditate on short passages. Pastor John recommends a reading plan that allows you to do both.
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Episode 1139

I’m Retired and Want to Do Missions — What’s My First Step?

Topic: Retirement
Retirees, what a glorious exchange it would be to give up our golf game and bridge club for the mission field. But where should we start?
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Episode 1138

Where Is Heaven Right Now?

Topic: Heaven & Hell
We can say with confidence God does not dwell in a geographic place we could go to in a spaceship. So what can we say about the location of heaven?
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Episode 1137

Why Did Jesus Need to ‘Learn Obedience’?

Topic: The Life of Christ
Why does Hebrews tell us that Jesus needed to “learn obedience” and “be made perfect” if the Bible also says he never sinned?
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