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Ep. 41 | Interview with Zambo the Evangelist

November 12th, 2019

I have the opportunity to interview my friend and fellow pastor, Salomon Zambo. 

Ep. 40 | Common Pitfalls Part 2

November 5th, 2019

Empty ritualism.

Isaiah 1:1-17

Mark 7:1-23

Ep. 39 | Common Pitfalls in Our Worship, pt. 1

October 22nd, 2019

What prevents us from pure and unadulterated worship?

Examining the first pitfall that we often fall into in our worship, that of having a divided allegiance. 

Don't passively listen; take time to actively evaluate your allegiances. 

 

Ep. 38 | How the Bible Describes Worship

October 17th, 2019

There are so many expressions of "worship" that it is often hard to get a good working definition for "worship." Often, worshiped is defined by how it makes us feel or how it's supposed to make us feel. In contrast to this, the Bible defines worship in a very specific manner. It is both an attitude and an action - one cannot be present without the other for genuine worship to take place. 

Consider carefully this argument and definition, and leave me any comments or questions! 

Ep. 37 | Theological Worship

October 1st, 2019

Every man is a "worshipper" - how do we know this from Scripture?

Discussions about worship become derailed because of various definitions of worship and how it is used within the Christian community. 

Beginning to examine Jesus' definition of worship...

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Ep. 36 | On Evangelism - an interview w/John Fahrbach

September 10th, 2019

My good friend and co-pastor John Fahrbach and I sit down to discuss a Christian perspective on the culture of America; how the culture has changed from objective-based truth to subjective, and, importantly, how Christians can evangelize in a culture that rejects absolutes. 

 

Ep. 35 | Thoughts on Worship Music

September 4th, 2019

Discussion on why music is often controversial in the local church. 

The history of music throughout the Bible and why it is important to God's people. 

Key verses that discuss a Christian's responsibility to sing: Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:18-21.

How pastors and worship leaders can cultivate unity in the church through honest conversation and creating a Biblical model of singing. 

How saints can contribute to unity by being thankful instead of grumbling. 

Ep. 34 | Back to School Habits

August 28th, 2019

For many, the return to school brings structure and schedule back to families after a summer of vacations, sleeping in, and "lazing around." Here's a challenge for both parents and students to also get back to a schedule of being disciplined and intentional about spiritual growth and the process of sanctification. 

Ep. 33 | Sing! 19 Review

August 22nd, 2019

A review of what I (and 9000 others!) have been doing the last 4 days in Nashville, TN. 

Much thanks to Keith and Kristyn Getty for their vision to encourage theologically rich congregational singing and their efforts to write hymns that aim for that goal. They have challenged a new (next?) generation of believers to consider the importance of singing hymns, both in corporate worship and in worship in the home.

www.gettymusic.com

Our church has worked hard to incorporate these same ideas over the half-dozen years or so and we believe we've benefited as a local body from this renewed emphasis. You can visit us at www.gbchapel.org.  

Ep. 32 | Thoughts on Joshua Harris

August 6th, 2019

I'm on vacation this week, but I recorded this episode before I left. What the Christian community is witnessing with Joshua Harris' renunciation of Christianity produces both sorrow, frustration, fear, anger, and sadness all at the same time. Mostly, we fear for his soul, for we know that the warning passages in Hebrews indicate that one who has "tasted and seen and experienced the good gift of God" and then falls away cannot return again. 

What I intended to record was 15 minutes or so on my brief thoughts - but then...well, you know what happens to pastors!

Email me your thoughts at mrjed2007@gmail.com. May you be blessed!