Psalm 1 is the “gateway to the psalms.” It is a wisdom psalm which outlines the path of righteousness vs the path of righteousness. This podcast is a Bible Study on Psalm 1.
His Pain, Your Gain [Good Friday Sermon]
We are in a covenant relationship with God. But what happens when we don’t live up to our end of the relationship? The answer has to do with why Good Friday is called “good.” This sermon and episode from Good Friday looks at John 14:15, and two of the life-changing facets of Jesus’ saving work. His pain, our gain.
Exclusive Inclusion: Is Jesus the only Way? [Sermon]
In confusing times Jesus offers a word of clarity, compassion – and controversy. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Is Jesus really the only way? That’s what this sermon explores.
Jesus prepares a place for us, is the (only) Way, and calls us to bold prayer (Growing Deeper with John 14:1-14)
This teaching by Jesus includes comfort, controversy, and a call. First, he tells his disciples that he goes ahead to prepare a place for them
Can we earn heaven? Matthew 7:21 unsettles me, please explain
In this episode I answer a question in the Q & A Forum: “What Jesus says in Matthew 7:21 unsettles me because it indicates that you can only get into heaven if you do God’s will. I thought we couldn’t earn heaven so this seems a bit confusing to me. I’m also very aware of my many faults and sins! Can you explain?”
Which Judge would you rather have? [Sermon]
People balk at having a Judge. But we do. Would you rather have one Judge who is for you, or a hundred judges who are against you? That’s what this sermon on John 5:19-29 explores, along with the question about whether we can trust that the Gospels accurately preserve Jesus’ words.
What God wants: people who worship him in spirit and truth (Growing Deeper with John 4:1-26)
God cares about HOW we worship. And no, this isn’t about style. It’s about worshiping him “in spirit and truth.” In fact God “seeks” people to do so. This episode is a Bible Study on John 4:1-26 and the Samaritan woman at the well and “living water.”
John 3:16—If I should wake before I die [Sermon]
John 3:16. It’s a world-famous summary verse of what matters most. Heaven, hell, belief, condemnation, rescue, love, faith, Jesus. This sermon mines this text and provides 6 ideas to go deeper and higher.
Can you lose your salvation?
In this podcast episode, I respond to a question at Westminster’s Q & A Forum: Can you lose your salvation?
Hades, radical reversals, mercy, and time that runs out (Growing deeper with Luke 16:19-31)
This podcast is an in-depth look at Luke 16:19-31, the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. I discuss Hades, radical reversals, mercy, and time that runs out.
Deleting words from dictionaries and other love-impoverishing things [Sermon]
The sinful woman teaches us a lot in this sermon on Luke 7:36-50. The greater you know your sin to be the greater you know your Saviour to be.
Radical gratitude and love from the soil of forgiven sin (Growing Deeper with Luke 7:36-50)
An in-depth look at this text and the intersection of Jesus, sin, gratitude, love and deleting words from dictionaries.
The Christian Gospel (Good News) [Video]
What is the Christian “gospel/good news”, anyway? This short (free) video lets you know.
Heaven & Hell, Part 3 – What is hell like? [Podcast]
Last week we asked what heaven was like. But this week I explore what is perhaps one of the most difficult questions of all: What is