03 Apr 2021

TOPIC: Easter Special—Why Is the Resurrection of Christ Unique and Important?

2021-04-03T07:36:03-05:00Apr 03, 2021|

GUEST: GREG GILBERT, senior pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church

Nearly 2000 years ago, the most important three days in history took place when Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross on Friday, buried in a tomb, and then rose from the dead three days later on Sunday, after which he appeared to hundreds of eyewitnesses.

The reason these events are so consequential is that Jesus was prophesied […]

19 Dec 2020

TOPIC: How One Story Is Far Bigger Than Three That Dominated 2020

2020-12-19T21:08:10-06:00Dec 19, 2020|

And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

Three news stories dominated the headlines in 2020:

  1. The spread and response to COVID-19
  2. Social unrest and violence over “systemic racism”
  3. The Presidential election […]
26 Sep 2020

TOPIC: Three Fundamentals Driving the Division

2020-10-01T17:52:58-05:00Sep 26, 2020|

“And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind…” Romans 1:28

While all that is taking place right now seems complex—unrelenting unrest and violence over “social injustice”, government mandates and shutdowns due to the Chinese-originated coronavirus, a national election, filling the Supreme Court vacancy, etc.—the humanistic worldview demanding societal “transformation” is clear and based on […]

19 Sep 2020

TOPIC: What’s the Good in the Midst of the Bad?

2020-09-19T17:06:53-05:00Sep 19, 2020|

One of the most well-known (and most misused) passages in Scripture is Romans 8:28. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

In a nutshell, the apostle is saying under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that God uses everything in life—hard things, good things, and everything in between—for good purposes in the life of the believer.

It’s […]

18 Jul 2020

TOPIC: Is the Blessed Life of the Beatitudes What You Really Want? Part 2 of 2

2020-07-22T14:13:39-05:00Jul 18, 2020|

GUEST: TROY DOBBS, pastor and author, The Blessed Life

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. –Jesus (Matthew 5:10)

The American Dream says the “blessed” life is one where you own a nice home, have a well-paying job, send your kids to reputable schools, and retire with plenty of money and time to spend […]

11 Jul 2020

TOPIC: Is the Blessed Life of the Beatitudes What You Really Want? Part 1 of 2

2020-07-14T23:52:38-05:00Jul 11, 2020|

GUEST: TROY DOBBS, pastor and author, The Blessed Life

“When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying…” Matt 5:1-2

The Sermon on the Mount, as it is known, is Jesus’ most well-known sermon. It is found in Matthew 5-7 with a more condensed version […]

20 Jun 2020

TOPIC: Why God-Defined Family and Morality are the Targets of the Revolution

2020-06-24T10:35:22-05:00Jun 20, 2020|

GUESTS: BRUCE AND MARY JANE WHEATON, host David Wheaton’s parents

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3

While it may appear that ending “racism” is the purpose behind the protests and violence taking place in our country, the real intent is the destruction of God-defined family and morality, as is made clear on the website of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the organization at the […]

13 Jun 2020

TOPIC: “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 2 of 2)

2020-06-16T21:00:07-05:00Jun 13, 2020|

GUESTS: DARRELL HARRISON and VIRGIL WALKER, hosts, Just Thinking podcast

For there is no partiality with God. Romans 2:11

Last week in part 1 of our conversation, Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker, hosts of the Just Thinking podcast, talked about the widely-accepted false assertion and animating worldview behind the protests, destruction, and criminal acts taking place, that our nation is “systemically racist” against blacks.

This […]

06 Jun 2020

TOPIC: “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 1 of 2)

2020-06-30T13:23:27-05:00Jun 06, 2020|

GUESTS: DARRELL HARRISON and VIRGIL WALKER, hosts, Just Thinking Podcast

Following the death of a black man named George Floyd under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin, widespread protests and violence continue to shake our nation.

The narrative that is most frequently and loudly being repeated—by the mainstream media, Democrat politicians (and some Republicans), “woke” corporations, celebrities, people of all ethnicities, […]

11 Apr 2020

TOPIC: Easter Special – Why Did Jesus Have to Die to “Take Away the Sins of the World”?

2020-04-17T14:36:34-05:00Apr 11, 2020|

GUEST: Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church

One positive result of the coronavirus is that health, family, church, helping others, access to food, and having a job are being re-prioritized as important over the usual trivial pursuits, such as buying things, recreation, and entertainment.

And yet even these important aspects and others—government, political leadership, education, economics—pale in comparison to what took place this weekend about 2000 […]