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Episode 1106

Is Anyone Born a Racist? Or Is It Learned?

Topic: Ethnic Harmony
Racism, hate, and anger have all erupted in fresh ways this last year. Are we born with these ethnic prejudices, or do we learn them?
Episode 1105

Is Knowing God’s Sovereignty Important to My Daily Life?

Topic: The Sovereignty of God
The Bible not only recognizes that God controls everything. It also demands that we build our lives around that truth.
Episode 1104

God Is Holy and Righteous — Are Those the Same?

Topic: The Holiness of God, Sanctification & Growth
What is the difference between God’s holiness and his righteousness? And what does that mean for us?
Episode 1103

Ephesians 1:18: Who Will Receive the Riches of Heaven?

Topic: Heaven & Hell
Is Ephesians 1:18 about God inheriting believers, or is it about believers inheriting God’s glory? Pastor John offers a few defenses for his view.
Episode 1102

Confronting Emotional and Verbal Abuse in the Home

Topic: Church Discipline, Marriage & Family
God did not design marriage for outbursts, verbal putdowns, or raised voices. If this describes your marriage, here’s some advice from Pastor John.
Episode 1101

Is It Harmful to Date in High School?

Topic: Dating & Singleness
Falling in love is a wonderful gift, but for most the maturity to handle a relationship of that depth doesn’t come in high school.
Episode 1100

The Great Marriage Killer

Topic: Marriage, Friendship
Anger destroys relationships, but the Bible has a category for righteous anger. So what’s the difference between the good version and the deadly one?
Episode 1099

Reading Is Agonizing for Me — How Can I Study the Bible in Small Bits?

Topic: Bible Reading
Hearing the word of God is not a mere discipline — it is a matter of life and death. But how can we take in God’s word when reading feels like a chore?
Episode 1098

The Lord’s Supper — Somber or Cheerful?

Topic: The Lord’s Supper
Communion calls to mind the most tragic event in the history of the world and the greatest hope ever offered. Only mature believers can set that tone.
Episode 1097

What Does It Mean to ‘Abide in Christ’?

Topic: Perseverance of the Saints
Jesus is clear that abiding in him is not optional. But what does it actually mean to daily remain attached to him?