Episode 1334

I Want Jesus to Be My Treasure — Is the Wanting Enough?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
Our satisfaction in God will be in measure, not in fullness, until the day we see him face-to-face.
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Episode 1333

My Joy Is So Short-Lived — How Do I Make It Last?

Topic: Joy, Corporate Worship
God promises lasting joy. But what should we do when we feel full on Sunday but empty by Monday?
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Episode 1332

What’s the Significance of Simon Carrying Jesus’s Cross?

Topic: The Death of Christ
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell us that Simon of Cyrene helped carry Jesus’s cross. What’s the significance of this story?
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Episode 1331

Where Was the Holy Spirit on Good Friday?

Topic: The Holy Spirit, The Death of Christ
At the cross, the triune God was at work, securing our redemption. But what role did the Holy Spirit play in Jesus’s crucifixion?
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Episode 1330

Is There Any Place for Fear in the Christian Life?

Topic: God
Fear does not govern the Christian life. But we have a skewed view of the Christian life if we exclude fear.
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Episode 1329

How Does God Answer Today’s Skeptics?

Topic: Worldview, Apologetics
Many of today’s skeptics ask questions that God himself has already addressed. Sometimes, we just need to hear how God responds to his critics.
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Episode 1328

How Do Christians Survive in Middle-Class America?

Topic: Money, Bible Reading
“Woe to you who are rich. Woe to you who are full now. Woe to you who laugh.” What do Jesus’s woes mean for middle-class Americans?
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Episode 1327

What Is the Sovereignty of God?

Topic: The Sovereignty of God
God’s sovereignty over all creation is one of the grandest themes in the Bible. Pastor John overviews some of the basics.
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Episode 1326

Why Have Kids If They Might End Up in Hell?

Topic: Predestination, Marriage & Family, Parenting
Every child is an eternal being, someone who will live forever. So if our children may end up in hell, would we be better off not having kids?
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Episode 1325

I’m Eager to Pastor Now — Should I Skip Seminary?

Topic: Study & Scholarship, Education & Ministry
With so many urgent spiritual needs in the world, is it wise to spend years of life in a seminary classroom? If someone is eager for ministry, why wait?
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