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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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