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Episode 1120

How Do I Process Personal Criticism?

Topic: Sanctification & Growth, Pride & Humility
Aim to be humble rather than defensive when it comes to criticism. Only then will we be able to listen to their words and change if we’re wrong.
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Episode 1119

Why Does Gossip Feel So Good?

Topic: Speech
Spreading damaging reports about others feels so good and comes so naturally. But why is this impulse so natural? And how do we fight it?
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Episode 1118

Am I Wrong to Prepare for a Nuclear Doomsday?

Topic: War
Under the threat of nuclear war, we could easily start preparing for the worst by stocking up on food and building a bomb shelter. But should we?
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Episode 1117

Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious and Others Apathetic?

Topic: The Sovereignty of God
Why do some hear of God’s sovereignty and run into the mission field with confidence, while others passively say, “What will be will be”?
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Episode 1116

How Do I Love God More Than My Entertainment?

Topic: The Unwasted Life, Technology
What should we do if the thrills of TV, movies, video games, and sports feel more interesting than spending time with God?
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Episode 1115

The Dignity of Those with Dementia

Topic: Disease & Sickness
Dementia may turn God’s people into frail shadows of their former self, but these saints are sitting on the brink of a glory and power we can’t imagine.
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Episode 1114

Six Common Ways Preachers Dishonor God’s Word

Topic: Preaching & Teaching
The stakes are high when pastors do not root their points plainly from the text in front of them. Here are six consequences.
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Episode 1113

How Do I Know If I’m Loving My Wife Well?

Topic: Marriage
The Bible calls husbands to lead their wives. But where should you go for help if you’ve never seen anyone model Christlike leadership in the home?
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Episode 1112

Church Membership Has Left Me Relationally Jaded

Topic: Church Membership
Even the best churches and friendships can leave us feeling relationally jaded. So how can we persevere in love when others disappoint us so much?
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Episode 1111

Is God a Megalomaniac?

Topic: The Glory of God
God seeks our worship, not because it meets his need, but because it meets ours. God is the only one beautiful enough to satisfy us forever.
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