Podcast Archive

This is a listing of all of our podcasts to date, most recent first. To find out about how to subscribe to our podcast on your mobile device, please see How to Listen to the Daily in Christ Podcast on Your Mobile Device.  
[Part 7 of the "Blessed Beyond Imagination" series] Have you ever been betrayed by a friend, rejected by someone who used to love you or ever had someone say, "I'm DONE with you!"? At some point, we all experience the pain and loss of broken love. On this edition we learn about the steadfast love of God that NEVER GIVES UP ON YOU: ...
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[Psalm 103:8-10, Part 6 of the series, "Blessed Beyond Imagination"]  We live in rapidly changing times. Everywhere we look, dramatic -- sometimes traumatic -- change is taking place: in our culture, in the world, at the workplace, in our schools and in our families. But there is one, sure, great constant and that is GOD HIMSELF and His Incredible STEADFAST LOVE. In this lesson we learn about: The rich Hebrew word "hesed", which means "steadfast ...
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[Psalm 103:5-7]  Because of God's incredible GOODNESS, we are blessed beyond imagination. Today, we explore the blessings of real and lasting SATISFACTION, God's justice for the oppressed and Personally knowing HIM: God and only God can bring real satisfaction. The devil flaunts the pleasures of this world at us. But the child of God finds real satisfaction from God HIMSELF. Millions all across the world suffer oppression. God blesses us with justice and righteousness, even in the face ...
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[This is Part 4 of the series, "Blessed Beyond Imagination"] Many Christians acknowledge that God is a blessing God. The extent of His blessings are truly amazing. However, they think to themselves, "Why would God bless me, with all the sin that I have done?" In this encouraging episode, we look at one of the greatest blessings of all: our redemption and what that means when it comes to God making you "blessable": What "redemption" means in the ...
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[This is Part 3 of the series, "Blessed Beyond Imagination"] We continue with a veritable feast of God's blessings & benefits, found in Psalm 103. Today, we look at: God's TOTAL forgiveness - no matter how great the iniquity or sin, God's love and grace makes possible a perfect and forever forgiveness, based on the perfection of Jesus Christ and His perfect, finished work. This teaching will truly set you free to enjoy your relationship with ...
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[This is Part 2 of the series, "Blessed Beyond Imagination"] It's amazing how FORGETFUL we can be. One moment we get a deeper, fresher glimpse of the blessing of God.... and the next, we forget that word of blessing, when we open up an unexpected bill in the mail. In this episode we learn: The blessings of God reflect His great heart of love for us. God's blessing PRECEDES anything truly good that we could ever ...
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[This is Part 1 of the "Blessed Beyond Imagination Series"] Many times, we greet each other with "How are you?" For the believer, our answer really is "Blessed beyond imagination!". In this introductory episode, you'll find out why, as we learn: That God is the source of all blessing. He blesses us because He is good. A Blessing Scripture Parade - presenting a sampling of the many wonderful scriptures about the blessing of God. Blessing: What ...
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[This is part 2 of a 2-part series]  Jesus Christ became an "object of horror" when He bore ALL of our sin, ALL of our curse, ALL of our infirmities, ALL of our sicknesses and ALL of our diseases. In this episode, we continue to examine WHY He bore all that for you and me: Why God laid on Him the iniquity of us all. The silence and submission of The Lamb. His triumph. The New Covenant as foretold in ...
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[This is Part 1 of a 2-part series]. Most Christians know that when Jesus went to the cross He died for their sins... and that is true. However, he didn't just "die for our sins", he did for SINNERS. He died for YOU. In this episode, based on prophetic scriptures in Isaiah 52 and 53 we examine: The horror of the suffering Messiah Jesus Takes it All: despised, rejected, knowing sorrow and grief firsthand. Bearing our ...
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[Part 5 of 5] While Satan's plan to keep us away from God is devious -- by distracting us with DOING to be like God -- God's REALITY for the new order of our being is INFINITELY better than DO -- it is CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of glory. In this episode we learn: That we don't live "for" Christ, but Christ HIMSELF is our life, who is IN us (1 Cor 1:27) The ...
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[Part 4 of 5] If Satan's #1 strategy to keep us AWAY FROM God is to have us believe that we must DO to be LIKE GOD... then what is GOD's way and plan for us? In this episode we explore God's brilliant plan in the new creation: not "just you", but the NEW YOU in union (one) with Christ: We examine the reality of Christ's oneness with His Father in John 17. This is ...
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[Part 3 of 5] Satan's #1 goal is to keep us away from God, at all costs. And his #1 tactic to achieve that goal is so subtle, seemingly so good, that we miss it entirely: He tries to get us to be LIKE GOD WITHOUT GOD, by having us believe that we become like God because of what WE DO. In this episode we look at The Perfect Son of God and Son of Man, ...
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[Part 2 of 5] On the surface it looks so good. But in reality, it's the deadly, cunningly deceptive scheme of Satan to keep us away from God: focusing on trying to be like God by means of our doing. In this episode, we examine Origin #2 of this diabolical scheme: the fall of our first parent's Adam & Eve, and what that has to do with us today: How Satan managed to get Adam and Eve to ...
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[Part 1 of 5]  Satan's #1 goal in our lives is to keep us away from God at all costs. How does he achieve that goal? What is his master strategy to keep us away from God? The way that Satan frequently works in our lives is by hiding inside something that on the outside looks good, but is in fact deadly. In this episode, we expose Satan's Master Scheme. In this study, we explore: Satan's prime ...
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[John 14:1-6] Many people say they "believe in God".... but do you believe IN JESUS? Many Christians say they believe in Jesus and yet they burn themselves out trying to be "more like Jesus". God is not interested in you "trying to be more like Jesus".... He's got a better way, and that way IS Jesus. In this lesson we discover: Even though God made man in His image and according to His likeness (Gen 1:26), Adam and Eve ...
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[Hebrews 13:8-24]  Jesus Christ is not only prominent in the scripture, He is also preeminent. In the midst of verses that appear to be a "Christian To Do list", Hebrews 13:8 triumphantly declares, "Jesus Christ, is the same yesterday, today and forever." This is no accident: it is the Holy Spirit reminding us yet again of the absolute prominence and preeminence of The Lord Jesus Christ. In this final lesson we examine: The center of our ...
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[Hebrews 12:25-13:6] In all of the scripture, no one is more prominent than The Lord Jesus Christ. No work is greater than His finished work. If we refuse Him, we refuse The Father. Having Him, we have all. In this lesson we learn: How vitally important it is to not refuse The Father who is speaking through His son. The eternally fatal error of believing that somehow we are righteous and good enough. And the ...
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[Gal 4:21-31]  Many Christians struggle and continue to live in bondage, because they mix together two TOTALLY DIFFERENT covenants, the Old Covenant of Law and the New Covenant of grace. In this lesson, we'll examine yet another striking contrast between the Old Covenant (law) and the New Covenant (grace), as portrayed in Galatians 4 by a bondwoman (Hagar) and a free woman (Sarah): The one, law, produces bondage. The other, grace, sets people free to enjoy ...
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[Hebrews 12:22-24] Many Christians live with a sense of condemnation and fear of God's judgment. They believe that because they have failed to be good enough, righteousness enough or faithful enough, God is somehow displeased with them -- or worse -- condemning them. In this episode, will see the great news of God's grace in the New Covenant! We'll explore: The rich meaning of Mount Zion throughout The Bible and how it expresses so many things ...
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[Hebrews 12:18-21]  Most Christians think that God is impressed with their efforts to please Him by what they DO. In this episode, we'll see that the focus on OUR "do for God" is actually self-righteous, contrary to faith and evokes the terror of the Lord. Also: Why it is that when Israel said to God, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do" (Ex 19:8) it was one of the more arrogant, self righteous statements in all ...
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[Hebrews 12:12-17] In this lesson, we look at: The real reason behind the trials of life that a believer will face and why they happen. The powerful results of the grace of God in our lives to move us beyond discouragement to pursue peace with all people and holiness. The benefits of resting and relying on the grace of God and the great harm if we don't ...
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[Hebrews 12:3-11] After having dealt with the common misconceptions about Hebrews 12:3-11 in our last episode, in this lesson we focus on what these verses are really all about: the child training of our Loving Father. We look into: The word "chasten" and "chastening" appear repeatedly throughout these verses. The Greek words translated "chasten" and "chastening" literally mean "child training", as opposed to punishment. This "child training" is meant to train us -- the "just ...
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[Hebrews 12:3-6] Does God send terrible things like cancer, tragic accidents and the death of loved ones to make us more like Jesus? Does God punish His children, even with severe scourging? In this episode, we deal head-on and scripturally with common -- and harmful -- misconceptions about the discipline of God. We elaborate on the reasons why the claim that God does such things to punish His children is wrong: Reason #1: it completely disregards all of Hebrews, ...
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[Hebrews 11:33-12-2] In this concluding lesson in our The Just Shalt Live by Faith series, we dig into: More on overcoming faith Overcoming faith, even in the midst of severe persecution and death What God's grace through faith in Christ accomplishes The importance of a faith that steadfastly looks to Jesus, the Source of all ...
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[Hebrews 11:30-33a] In this episode, we continue to look at OVERCOMING FAITH: Joshua and the Conquest The leadership of God's people BY FAITH and its effects. They were ordinary people OF FAITH who trusted in an EXTRAORDINARY GOD! God is the one who is great, The Hero, and HE does mighty things through those who have FAITH IN HIM ...
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[Hebrews 11:23-29]  In this episode, we look at the faith of Moses, the man of God who was called of God to forsake Egypt and bring deliverance to God's people from the hand of Pharaoh. Over and over again we see that by living by faith, Moses: Had a godly response, despite fearful situations. Identified with God and His people, not the world. Kept steadfast, even in the face of persecution. Had the forward look ...
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[Hebrews 11:13-22]  How did they do it? How did those memorialized in Hebrews Chapter 11 live in such a way that God selected them and their story as examples of faith? The answer: they lived by faith. In this episode we: Remember the important context of Hebrews 11 -- the full book of Hebrews, centered on CHRIST and His finished work. How knowing the promises of God and embracing them gives us great assurance that leads ...
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[Romans 3:21-26] The great reformer Martin Luther once said, "This one and firm rock, which we call the doctrine of justification, is the chief article of the whole Christian doctrine, which comprehends the understanding of all godliness." He also called this doctrine the "article of the standing and falling of the church …if this article stands, the Church stands; if it falls, the Church falls." Justification also finds supreme importance in the Bible itself. That's what ...
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Many Christians are crippled in their walk with the Lord, because they wrongly believe that God is relating to them on the basis of their righteousness, instead of on the righteousness of JESUS CHRIST. But the truth is, we could never, in a billion-trillion years come even close to being "good enough" for God. If we could, then WE would have to get the glory, not God. Recently, I preached a message at my home ...
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[Romans 4:13-25]. In this episode we discover FAITH GROUND ZERO. This is the epicenter of faith -- true, saving faith, the righteousness of faith. The Bible points to Abraham as the prime example of one who demonstrates "the just shall live by faith". We'll see that real faith is focused on God Himself, rests on grace, strengthened by glorifying God and convinced by the ability of Almighty God Himself ...
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[Romans 3:27-4:12]  Who are the people God blesses? The biblical answer will probably surprise you. In this episode we dive into the key scriptures on the righteous OF FAITH and NOT by the works of the law. God is always and ever the SOURCE, the MEANS and the GREAT END of all that is good (Romans 11:36). The only person that God considers righteousness is the one who DOES NOT WORK, but believes on Him ...
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"Faith Ground Zero" [Hebrews 11:11-12, Romans 3:10-26]. Abraham faced an impossible situation: fathering a child when he was 100 and Sarah was 91. Yet, there was something remarkable about the nature of their faith. In fact, the Bible identifies their faith as "the righteousness of faith". Through faith in Christ, they were supernaturally enabled by God to bear a son, the child of promise. What was it about their faith that was so effective? To find that answer, ...
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[Hebrews 11:7-10] The ancients -- people like Abel, Enoch, Noah and Abraham -- didn't have Bibles, churches, Christian books, CD's or podcasts. But they had the living God. Their faith looked to Him and His righteousness. In this episode, we examine the faith of godly Noah who, even though in a wicked generation, built the ark because of godly reverence. We begin to look at Abraham who learned to walk by faith, even though he had failed many ...
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[This message was preached by Mark VanOuse at Transforming Lives Through Christ Ministries on Sunday August 24, 2014] It's a simple, yet amazing truth: God is glorified most by the grace He gives. In this message preached on a Sunday morning at his home church, Mark takes us through the scriptures visiting some of the great high points of the praise and glory of God. Strikingly, right there at the peak glory of God, we also see ...
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[Hebrews 11:3-6] The Bible declares it: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. In this panoramic episode, we see what living BY FAITH can accomplish: We take a sweeping view of all of Hebrews 11, extracting out of every "by faith" or "through faith" verse what living by faith accomplishes. In Hebrews 11:3 we dig into the great significance of understanding BY FAITH that God is the creator of all. In Hebrews 11:4 we find out ...
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[Hebrews 11:1-2. This episode continues the mini series "The Just Shall Live by Faith", within our ongoing Hebrews series.] In this episode, we learn: God in His grace, through Jesus, has supplied ALL. Therefore, we have all NOW. Faith takes and personally appropriates what God has already richly supplied. What faith is NOT. Faith is the substance -- ground of confidence, guarantee -- of things hoped for. Faith is the EVIDENCE of things not seen. Hebrews ...
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[Hebrews 11 intro, Heb 10:38-39] What IS faith? That's a very important question to answer, since the Bible is clear that "the just shall live by faith" (Hab 2:4, Rom 1:17, Gal 3:11, Heb 10:38). In this episode we dig into this question and discover that there are two aspects of faith: First, faith looks to the PERSON of the living Lord Jesus Christ: Christ IN US the hope of glory and we IN CHRIST, giving ...
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[This episode is part 1 of a mini-series called, "The Just Shall Live By Faith". It is also a continuation of the "Hebrews: The Glory of the New Covenant" series. Note, this podcast is based on our article, "The Necessity of The Just Shall Live By Faith", found on the www.DailyInChrist.org website.] "The just shall live by faith". Six powerful and vital words that are often neglected by the vast majority of Christians. Living by faith is ...
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[Hebrews 10:32-37] It can be tough walking in a world where the majority of those around us walk by sight and not by faith, by the flesh and not by the Spirit. In this episode we look at: The importance of remembering the fullness of Jesus Christ, the perfection of His finished work and that we are 100% complete in Him. The supernatural effect of the illumination of Christ, His finished work, our completeness in Him and ...
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[Hebrews 10:15-31]. Too many Christians experience a "Christian" life that is more like a roller coaster ride: ups and downs, with more down than up. The reason for such inconsistency is that they try to live their Christian lives based on their inconsistent performance. The Epistle to the Hebrews repeatedly proves that real Christian living is based on CHRIST and His perfect finished work. In this episode we explore: A second recitation of the New ...
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[Text: Hebrews 10:11-15] Hebrews 10:14 (NASB) declares, "For by ONE offering He HAS PERFECTED for all time those who ARE sanctified." Those are revolutionary, life changing words. In this episode we learn how Christ's perfect, once for all time finished work makes us as perfectly complete as He is. This 100% completeness is not because of us, but because the believer is IN CHRIST. This is not what some wrongly call "positional truth" (no such concept exists in the Bible). We ...
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[Passage: Hebrews 10:1-10]. On the cross, Jesus very last word was "Tetelestai!" (John 19:30). That powerful Greek word means, "It is FINISHED" or "all is ACCOMPLISHED". In this lesson we dive into one of the greatest chapters in all the Bible, Hebrews chapter 10. We'll learn: Just what it was that Jesus perfectly accomplished on the cross. The vital principle that a perfect sacrifice never needs to be repeated and gives us perfect purification, no sin ...
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In this study, we take up the second half of Hebrews 9, verses 16-28. We talk about: Wills, testaments and covenants: what they are, what they have to do with Jesus and what they have to do with YOU. The vast difference between the Old Covenant/Testament of law, which left us in sin, defeat, incompleteness, and condemnation and the NEW Covenant/Testament, leading us to the remission of sins, completeness, victory, closeness with God and God's ...
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Jesus is our Great High Priest. He served in the heavenly tabernacle, He entered the Holiest of All with His perfect blood. In this lesson we dig deep into the the eternal difference His perfect priesthood makes to throw open the way for us to enjoy closeness with God The Father ...
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In this lesson we continue to look into God's mercy and total forgiveness, as promised -- and given -- in the New Covenant, Hebrews 8:12. We talk about why it is so important that we understand that God's forgiveness is as total, perfect and complete as the perfection of Jesus and His finished work. That perfect, finished work means that the Covenant of Law (the Old Covenant) is obsolete. We are no longer under the ...
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In Hebrews 8:12, God promises, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” In this lesson, we focus on the vastness of God's mercy, total forgiveness and complete removal of our sins. Most Christians hold to a dubious theology of forgiveness based on only one verse, 1 John 1:9. They believe in what amounts to a temporary forgiveness, meaning they are forgiven UNTIL they sin, ...
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It's the greatest treasure of all: intimately and personally knowing the living God. Not an impersonal "know about" God, but a relational reality. In this episode, we continue our focus on the specifics of the New Covenant, as presented in Hebrews 8:10-12. In this lesson, we dive into verse 11, where the Lord promises, "None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the ...
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Belonging. We all long for it. God has made it a wonderful reality through His New Covenant promise in Hebrews 8:10, "I will be their God, and they shall be My people". In this episode we explore: God as truly our God, being His people, a part of His family, as sons we are rightful and joint heirs with Jesus Christ and a member of Christ's true church. We belong to Him in His family ...
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It's the great secret of the Christian life: GOD alive and IN us, as promised in Ezekiel 36:27, the parallel to Hebrews 8:10. God says: “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them." You'll learn about this most important part of the New Covenant and God's brilliant design for success in Him! ...
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True of false: a Christian's heart is "deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked". The biblical answer is: definitely false. In the New Covenant God promises -- and gives -- a new heart that is good. In this eye-opening episode you'll find out about your new, good heart given to you by God in the new creation ...
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Ask the average Christian exactly what the New Covenant is and you are likely to get bewildered stares, or wild guesses. How tragic it is that the majority of Christians have no idea what the New Covenant is! Yet Jesus bled and died to institute it. In this episode, we introduce Hebrews 8:11-13, the I WILL's of God of the New Covenant. We discuss: The huge difference between law (the Old Covenant) and grace (the New ...
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Hebrews 8:6 declares, "But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises." In this study of Hebrews 8:1-9, we see even more vividly how the New Covenant -- the covenant of grace -- is as infinitely better than the Old Covenant of law, as Jesus Himself is. We'll examine: The SO MUCH BETTER of the High Priestly service of ...
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Why do we need a new High Priest and a new Priesthood? What difference does that new High Priest and priesthood really make for us? In this episode we continue our study in Hebrews chapter 7, digging into verses 11-28. We see the many ways that the High Priesthood of Jesus is infinitely superior to the weak, failing, sinful priests under the Law/Old Covenant. What this means is that GOD will not fail with you! ...
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Why do we need a Great High Priest? Four chapters in Hebrews are dedicated to this important subject. The Bible is full of talk about priests. But what does this have to do with us? Everything! In this podcast: We identify our greatest needs and how they are fully met by Jesus, our Great High Priest. We learn about the significance of Melchizedek, the Priest King and how this one identified as "King of Righteousness" ...
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In this podcast, we take up the question, "So what does the incarnation have to do with me"? This question is answered by taking up the reasons for the incarnation that we discussed last time and then connecting the dots to understand the great many benefits Christ's incarnation give us for the victorious life. (Part 2 of 2) ...
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The incarnation -- literally, God "in flesh" -- is the greatest thing that ever happened for you. Jesus, The Son of God (fully God), was begotten the Son of Man (human) to accomplish incredible things for you. In the first of this two-part teaching, we explore: What is the incarnation? We explore the powerful meaning of this great reality. Why the incarnation? It's one thing to know the "what" of the incarnation, but when we ...
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How is that so many Christians either think they can "lose their salvation" or have doubts about the future? Often, it's because they base their Christian life on their own performance (up and down), rather than on God Himself, His faithfulness and His performance for us. In this podcast, our study of Hebrews continues in Hebrews 6:13-20. We learn: The basis of our triumphant faith: God HIMSELF and HIS faithfulness! How God gives us strong ...
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Many Christians are afraid that they may lose their salvation. They believe that the warning verses in Hebrews 6:4-8 and 10:26-31 are aimed at Christians. Is Hebrews really about losing your salvation? Can a Christian's sin be more powerful than Christ's finished work, thus negating that work on his behalf? In this podcast, we deal with these questions head on: We need to remember to whom this epistle was written Who is the type of person being warned ...
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Our Hebrews series continues in chapter 5:12 through 6:3. We answer the questions: Why would a person be considered a "spiritual babe"? What is the "word of Righteousness?" What's the big deal about "righteousness"? The subject of righteousness is huge in the Bible. Most Christians -- even pastors -- are confused about what it really means. Most Christians are loaded down with a sin consciousness, instead of realizing the JOY of being made righteous and the ...
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In this episode, we take some time to step back and see the great context not only of the book of Hebrews, but the entire Bible: The Father's Love. Some of the topics covered: The all-important context of the Father and His love, bringing His children home. The Father's love expressed Why sonship and the repeated references to "son" are so important We have received the Spirit of God's Son in our hearts and the ...
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Hebrews, in so many ways proves that Jesus is fully qualified to our perfect High Priest. This is vitally important, as if He fails on one point, we are lost. We learn that: Qualifications for high priest Jesus is qualified and called to be our High Priest The problem of dullness of hearing and how it hinders our ability to fully understand the greatness of Jesus and His finished work ...
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In this edition, we talk about: What "keeping the rest" (cease from work) means as it applies to dead works versus life in the Spirit. The great salvation of the Bible vs. the myopic salvation of the modern church Jesus our compassionate High Priest and beginning the discussion on why Jesus is fully qualified to be our high priest ...
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Because we are already in God's rest -- since He has already finished His work, God calls us to "keep the Sabbath" by ceasing from our works. That Sabbath is TODAY, always now. We always are in God's rest, ceasing from our work, because God has finished all in Christ. That's what Hebrews is all about. Topics covered: What "Sabbath keeping" really means for the believer For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased ...
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This is a very powerful, life-changing lesson. Many Christians are somewhat familiar with the fact that Hebrews talks about "rest" a lot. But few understand the revolutionary truth that the "rest" spoken of is God's rest. And He is resting because He has completely finished His work. Topics covered: It's about God's rest, not yours. Why God would rest What God's rest meant at the creation (Genesis 2) What God's rest meant to Israel under ...
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In this podcast we take a different direction than our verse-by-verse study of Hebrews. Many people hold to the belief that the believer "entering God's rest" is something that happens sometime in the future. Some even believe it happens after we die and leave this life! But as you'll find out in this clarifying podcast, the believer ALREADY has entered God's rest -- at the very moment he was born again ...
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In this installment we dig into Hebrews 3:1-12. Here are the topics covered: Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith and why that makes a difference. The difference between Real Christianity and Religion. The Faithfulness of a Slave vs. the Faithfulness of a SON. A warning to non-believers not to harden their hearts against Jesus. The Faithfulness of a Slave vs. the Faithfulness of a SON ...
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Our podcast study, "Hebrews: the Glory of the New Covenant" continues with chapter 2. In this podcast, we cover the second part of the chapter, exploring: 6 reasons why Jesus, by the grace of God, had to taste death for everyone. Of the many things that Jesus accomplished by His perfect person, life, work, sacrifice and death is making us son (heirs) of God. Sons that He is not ashamed of! ...
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Our podcast study, "Hebrews: the Glory of the New Covenant" continues into chapter 2. In this podcast, we cover the first part of the chapter, examining: The problem of neglect and drifting away. This isn't about bad news: it is great news: we have so great a salvation! Jesus was made lower so that He might taste death for everyone The reasons why the grace of God required Jesus to taste death for everyone ...
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In this podcast, we study Hebrews chapter 1. We discover: God Himself is the start of Hebrews, just like Genesis 1:1 God is a speaking God and now speaks through His Son, Jesus. Jesus is the full and perfect expression of the Father The "so much" better of the New Covenant described in Hebrews begins. The greatness and excellence of the Son. Here in Hebrews 1 is some of the clearest teaching in all the ...
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This is the first installment in our Hebrews the Glory of the New Covenant series. In this introduction, we cover: Hebrews has a lot to do with covenants. What is a covenant? Why would God make a covenant when He has perfect and infinite integrity? The Old Covenant: the covenant of law. Based on man's performance and proves man to be a sinner and a failure. The New Covenant: the covenant of grace. Hebrews is ...
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When most Christians think of Romans 7, they think that this chapter deals chiefly with struggling with sin. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this podcast, we take a close look at the entire chapter, particularly the theological verses of 1 through 13. When we take a look at this chapter in its full context, the real meaning of the "struggle" verses of 14 through 24 becomes crystal clear. The results will surprise ...
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This is part 6 and the conclusion of our series, "Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification". In this lesson we continue answering the question, "So why do I do the sinful things I do?" as we delve into the following topics: Another of Satan's key tactics: to attack who you really are in Christ. God is the only "I AM" Our "I am" is out His "I AM" The Christian life is a walk ...
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This is part 5 of our series, "Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification". In this lesson we delve into the following topics: Do Christians have a "sinful nature"? What the difference is between the "sinful nature" and the "flesh". How that a sinner sins because they have a sinful nature versus the fact that a saint sins, contrary to their god-given holy nature, because they are deceived. A saint sins because they are trying ...
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This is part 4 of our series, "Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification". This installment deals head-on with the extreme danger of thinking that you, as one in Christ, are bad or a part of you is bad (i.e., you still have a sinful nature).  This is proven to be false on scriptural grounds.  The topics covered: Why it is so dangerous to think that either you or a part of you is bad ...
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This is part 3 of our series, "Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification". The topics covered: A challenge and a word of clarification. More about the fact that we have perfect sanctification now because of the perfection of Jesus and His finished work. We now have perfect sanctification, just like we now have perfect justification. The admonitions are spoken to a people already perfectly and forever sanctified in Christ. It is a "walk according ...
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This is part 2 of our series, "Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification". The truth in this lesson is very powerful and life changing.  The topics covered: One of the most important verses in all the Bible on sanctification, 1 Corinthians 1:28 Perfect sanctification, like everything else given in "such a great salvation" (Heb 2:3) is entirely based on the finished, perfect work of Christ Jesus. There are many verses in the New Testament ...
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Here is part one of a new teaching series titled, "Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification".   In this lesson we cover: The importance of relying on God's Word, not human (carnal) wisdom. Much of the teaching on the subject of sanctification today is at odds with what the Bible has to say about the subject. The word "sanctification" is a Bible word, so we must be careful to define it in the context of ...
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