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Episode 1360

The Heart of the Calvinist-Arminian Divide

Topic: Calvinism
Both Calvinists and Arminians see grace as powerful and necessary, but not in the same way. Pastor John gets at the heart of the theological divide.
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Episode 1359

What Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Topic: The Holy Spirit
If you are a Christian, then you have the Holy Spirit. But is this the same as being baptized in the Holy Spirit? Pastor John explains the difference.
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Episode 1358

How Do I Trust God with the Eternal Destiny of My Child?

Topic: Predestination, Parenting
We know God will accomplish his purposes for good, but he doesn’t promise our children’s eternal good. How can we be satisfied in God with this unknown?
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Episode 1357

Does God Ever Soften a Heart He Has Hardened?

Topic: Salvation, The Sovereignty of God, Predestination
When we think God has hardened someone’s heart, we should not assume that the hardening is permanent. God can and does break in and save.
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Episode 1356

How Should a Husband Treat His Quarrelsome Wife?

Topic: Divorce & Remarriage, Marriage & Family
“Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.” What are readers of Scripture supposed to learn from a proverb like this?
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Episode 1355

Should My Boyfriend and I Travel Alone?

Topic: Dating & Singleness, Sexual Purity
Is it wise for a girlfriend and boyfriend to travel together and stay in the same hotel? Should they? Pastor John gives three reasons why they shouldn’t.
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Episode 1354

Do Human Technologies Ever Threaten Divine Sovereignty?

Topic: The Sovereignty of God
At any moment, God can put a complete stop to the plans of man. Rebellious human plans never threaten a sovereign God.
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Episode 1353

Was Job a Man or a Myth?

Job is a profound book on human suffering, worthy of a lifetime of study. But was Job himself a real, historical character? And does it matter?
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Episode 1352

Why Does God Discipline Some Christians with Death?

Topic: Death & Dying, The Sovereignty of God
Why would God take some of his children home as a means of discipline when he could have prevented their sin another way?
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Episode 1351

How Do I Kill My Pride?

Topic: Pride & Humility
Faith kills pride by forcing us to look away from ourselves to God to receive the gift of salvation that we could never earn on our own.
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