All tagged Gospel

Episode 77: Doctrinally Sound Legalism

Legalism is deadly. It deceives unbelievers into thinking they can earn their salvation, but it can also enslave believers, leading them to add works, not as a condition of salvation, but as a condition of God’s continued favor and love. This type of “doctrinally sound legalism” leads to a dangerous combination of spiritual pride toward others and spiritual weakness in our own walk of faith. We do not sin so that grace may abound—may it never be! Still, we must guard against legalism even within our doctrinally sound churches.

Episode 67: Reformation Women

Luther, Calvin, Zwingli. Without these men and many others, there would not have been a Protestant Reformation. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. But the Reformation was not only impacted by men. What about the women behind those men? What about those women who were wives or sisters of the Reformers and who influenced the movement, not just by being faithful to the calling of wife or mother, but by demonstrating faithfulness through the pen and through their bold, public courage in the face of persecution? In this episode, we will meet some of these sisters in the faith from whom we can learn so much.

Episode 64: Reformation Reversal (Part 1)

A recent Pew survey reveals that many professing protestants do not actually know or understand what they believe. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, but but is it possible that there has been a steady reversal of the reformation over the years?

Episode 60: The Discipline of Grace (Part 1)

Author Jerry Bridges has noted that God disciplines by grace, not law. Yet, is this how we perceive our Christian walk? Might we be trapped unknowingly in a subtle cycle of dangerous legalism? How does it help us to “preach the gospel to ourselves everyday?”

Episode 53: Have We Left Our First Love?

At one time, the church at Ephesus was a stalwart body, sound in doctrine and intolerant of sin and error. Yet, in a sobering letter to this first-century church, Jesus Christ said these gut-wrenching words: “I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” Is it possible to be zealous for sound doctrine but lacking in love for Christ?

Episode 49: Sad Church Signs

It's unlikely that anyone actually gleans their theology from a church sign. Church signs are notoriously cheesy and oftentimes the churches that display them are theologically unsound. Erin drives by lots of church signs everyday, and finally realized that they can make a great teaching tool—of what not to believe, think, or teach. Open your Bible as we seek to debunk some of these sad church signs.

Episode 42: The Gospel of Amusement

“The mission of amusement produces no converts.” These words are starkly true, yet today’s evangelicalism sees this “gospel of amusement” spreading more rapidly day by day and year by year. What are the consequences? 

Episode 40: The Cross of Christ

It’s easy for Christians to become complacent in matters of “familiar” theology, but we must never tire of considering Christ and His work. So let’s talk about the cross. What is it, and why is it so important to Christians?

Episode 35: Equipped to Evangelize (Part 2)

Every person who has been born again is equipped to evangelize the lost. So why is it that some of us are hesitant to engage unbelievers with the gospel? Ladies, let's see what God's Word says about evangelism, and then let's be faithful to follow that Word.