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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Episode 1350

Do I Need to Love Myself More?

Topic: Life Issues, Identity in Christ
Jesus said we should love our neighbors as ourselves. How is this kind of self-love different from the mantra we hear in advertising and social media?