Members Podcast 2019

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MEMBERS – Archive Favorites: Obedience Is Not a Dirty Word

In this episode, we answer the question, "Can we disappoint God in our disobedience?" We also have a spirited discussion about quiet times and the necessity of the church.  ...

Archive Favorite: The Dark Side of Christianity Part 2 (MEMBERS)

In this episode, we discuss the darkness that resides in all of us. Should we be surprised when Christians sin--and sin heinously? What do we mean by total depravity? What do we do when we come face to face with the wickedness of our hearts? ...

MEMBERS: Q&A – Saint & Sinner, Antinomianism, Bearing Fruit and More…

More from our live event in Palmdale, CA. We consider bearing fruit in the Christian life and the question of how long a Christian can struggle with sin before they should start questioning their salvation. ...

MEMBERS: Live Q&A on Final Justification & Mark Jones

Jon and Justin continue the discussion around Mark Jones' article. We also take listener questions about the Marrow Controversy, Roman Catholicism, and when/how you would know someone is a false convert. ...

MEMBERS: Interview with Chad Bird

In this episode we interview our friend, Chad Bird. We discuss his book, "Night Driving." We cover a number of topics, including the pain we experience in this life, repentance, forgiveness, the struggle against sin, and the love of God for sinners. ...

MEMBERS: Live Q&A: Rewards in Heaven, daily resting in Christ

We cover questions concerning rewards in heaven, are all Jews saved, and how do we rest daily in Christ.  ...

MEMBERS: Perseverance of the Saints (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we talk about ways assurance is undermined. We talk pastorally about how to counsel and love struggling sinners. And, a few punchy comments are made about habitual sins. ...

MEMBERS: Irresistible Grace (Calvinism Series)

We let it rip a little bit on the inconsistencies that exist in the Calvingelical world with respect to God's grace--especially after conversion. We consider how repentance is so often turned into a work that we do and is scrutinized at every turn.
Resources:
"For Calvinism" by Michael Horton
1689 London Baptist Confession (Chapter 10)
Canons of Dort (3&4.11)
"The Five Points of Calvinism: A Study Guide" by Edwin Palmer
Scripture:
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Ezekiel 36:22-32
Deuteronomy 30:6
Matthew 16:16-17
John 3:1-8; 6:37-65; 10:24-30; 15:16
Acts 11:18; 13:48; 16:14; 26:12-18
Romans 8:29-30
1 Corinthians 2:14
Ephesians 1:3-14; 2:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 ...

MEMBERS – Hot Topic: Apostasy, Failure, and the Pastor

In the first Hot Topics episode--for our members--we discuss the recent apostasy of Joshua Harris, along with the failures of Tullian Tchividjian, Mark Driscoll, and James MacDonald. How should we think about these things? And, can a man return to ministry after a failure? ...

MEMBERS: Dazed and Confused: Hebrews 12:1-14 and Holiness

In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about a verse of Scripture that has produced much angst and confusion: Hebrews 12:14. In that verse, we read that there is a holiness without which no one will see the Lord. How should we understand this passage? ...

MEMBERS: What If I Don’t Feel Saved?

Jon and Justin consider how Calvinistic evangelicalism hasn't helped with assurance but, rather, has doubled down on pietism. ...

MEMBERS: Limited Atonement (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we talk more about limited/particular atonement and assurance. We also launch into some spirited discussion about biblicism and expositional preaching. ...

MEMBERS: Unconditional Election (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we answer the question, "How do I know if I'm elect?" We talk about the unhelpful answers that are often given in the broad, Calvinistic evangelical world. ...

MEMBERS – Calvinism: Total Depravity

In this episode, we talk about the inconsistencies that exist in the Calvinistic evangelical world when it comes to total depravity. Many claim to hold to the doctrine but functionally deny it. We also touch on how a right understanding of total depravity produces compassion. ...

MEMBERS: Dazed and Confused: John 15 and Bearing Fruit

In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about issues related to John 15 and how it so often misapplied in pietistic contexts. We touch on Lordship Salvation, total depravity, and sanctification. ...

MEMBERS: Obedience Is Not a Dirty Word

In this episode, we answer the question, "Can we disappoint God in our disobedience?" We also have a spirited discussion about quiet times and the necessity of the church.  ...

MEMBERS: Footnoting Grace

Maybe you've noticed that the grace of God in Christ is so often qualified? As soon as the gospel is heralded, immediately comes the "Yeah, but..." In this episode, we talk about the tendency to footnote grace and hedge on sola fide. Where does this come from, and why does it happen? ...

MEMBERS: Spiritual Weariness

Episode Description: In this episode, we discuss the reality of weariness. It's common. We consider how the church is supposed to be a haven for sinners, but sadly, the church has often only piled it on the weary Christian. ...

The Dark Side of Christianity (Part 2) (MEMBERS)

In this episode, we discuss the darkness that resides in all of us. Should we be surprised when Christians sin--and sin heinously? What do we mean by total depravity? What do we do when we come face to face with the wickedness of our hearts? ...

UNFILTERED The Callings of Christ

How should we understand the callings of Christ? "Come follow me, take up your cross, forsake all, and hate yourself?" Are these law passages or gospel? Should these callings be a burden on the Christian or comfort? How does the theology of glory vs the theology of the cross help our interpretation of these passages?
Special Update: Jon, Jimmy, and Justin give a special update in the intro! ...

UNFILTERED #179 How the Covenant of Grace Brings Assurance

One more from the old crew! We will be launching our new podcast with our new hosts at the end of August. You can learn more by visiting theocast.org.
Today the Boys discuss the believer's assurance. This is a constant question we receive from our listeners. One of the great truths of the covenant of grace is God's faithfulness to His promises. It is there we find our rest and not in our own faithfulness. What about our obedience? Does this factor into our assurance? We hope you enjoy! ...

UNFILTERED #178 Jesus in the book of Judges?

UPDATE: We are excited to be launching our new podcast with TWO new hosts joining Jon Moffitt in August. More information will be coming soon!

Episode: How should we understand and apply the book of Judges from a Christ-centered perspective? What about the heroes such as Gideon and Samson?

UNFILTERED: We answer some great questions. Where do babies go when they die? Can you preach grace so much that it leads to sin? ...

UNFILTERED #177 David Zahl on “Seculosity”

Jon interviews David Zahl on his new book, "Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It. Helpful conversation on self-justification in our culture and how it contrasts the reality of the gospel.

UNFILTERED: Jon asks some fun and interesting questions about David you will not want to miss. ...

UNFILTERED #176 The Providence of God

Today the Boys wrestle with the topic of divine providence! If God is in complete control of all that happens in the universe, how is there sin? Is God the primary cause of everything that happens in the world? What are secondary causes? If God is in control, how can we be held accountable for sin? How does God use divine providence to bring about redemption? 

UNFILTERED: How does God use our own sinful failures to cause us to have a greater dependence upon him? ...

UNFILTERED #175: Levels of Legalism

What is legalism? Is there levels of legalism? Can you be so protective of your Christian liberties that you become a legalist? ...

UNFILTERED #174 The Book of Joshua

Today the Boys explain how to read Old Testament books like Joshua from a redemptive-historical perspective. How do you distinguish between Law and Gospel in the narrative of the book? How should we understand the faithfulness of characters like Joshua and Rahab? UNFILTERED: We discuss the foreshadowing of Christ in the Book of Joshua, and we add some quick thoughts on the Lordship Salvation debate. ...

UNFILTERED #173 Q&A: Lordship Salvation, Evidence of Salvation, and Dating

1) What is the Lordship Salvation debate and how do we view it? 2) What are the evidences of Salvation? Should we be looking for these? 3) How should we handle theological differences when dating? UNFILTERED: What is the biblical view of dating?
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UNFILTERED #172: Taking The Lord’s Table

The Boys answer another great question concerning the form and function of the Lord's Table. How often should a church partake? Should we pass the elements or be served? Can women serve communion?
UNFILTERED: What does Paul mean by “partake unworthily” in 1 Corinthians? ...

UNFILTERED #171 Six Day Creation?

How important is our view of creation? How is the creation account related to the Gospel? What is the difference between a presuppositional vs an evidentialist apologetic understanding of the Bible? How does this change the way we see and use the Creation account in our evangelism? ...

UNFILTERED #170: Decrees of God

Does God choose people according to their own will? Is there such a thing as free will? Is God responsible for evil? The Boys answer all of these questions from the 1689 London Baptist Confession. UNFILTERED: How do the doctrines of grace (Calvinism) influence the way you preach and do ministry? Hope you enjoy! ...

UNFILTERED #169: The Enemy

On this episode, the Boys tackle the question: What role does Satan play in the life of a believer? How should we understand the warning passages about Satan? In the UNFILTERED: what does Paul mean in Ephesians by “grieving the spirit”? ...

UNFILTERED #168 Q&A: The Beatdown of Sin, Thoughts on Tullian, and Striving in Sanctification

The Boys answer a number of your questions this week. How do we deal with sin in our lives and not beat ourselves up over it? How can the believer find assurance if we are not sure whom God has elected? What do the Boys think about the sanctification debate with Tullian? In the UNFILTERED, are we required to put in personal effort toward our sanctification? ...

UNFILTERED #167 Hebrews: Answering Common Questions

The Boys walk through the book of Hebrews demonstrating how the entire Bible is pointing us to Jesus Christ and his redemption of sinners. They also dive into several of the "problem" passages and provide simple yet helpful answers. Their greatest goal in this episode is to lead you to trust in Christ. ...

UNFILTERED #166: How Do We Daily Rest In Christ?

The Boys take a real practical approach in answering some common questions about what it looks like to rest in Christ daily as a parent, pastor, and sinner. In the UNFILTERED we respond to one of our listener's questions, "Is Lordship another Gospel?"
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UNFILTERED #165 The Reformed Approach to Parenting and Preporationism

Jon and Ryan answer the question: How does the move from pietism to confessionalism impact your parenting? In the UNFILTERED, they talk about the historic teaching called Preporationism. ...

UNFILTERED #164: Reformed Perspective of God and of the Holy Trinity

Is the doctrine of the Trinity really that important? The Boys discuss how your view of the Triune God impacts your ability to rest in Christ. This discussion is taken from chapter two of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.v ...

UNFILTERED #163 Book of James

The Boys do a 30,000-foot view of one of the most controversial books in the Bible, the book of James. The Boys spend most of the time answering some common questions: Was Abraham justified by works? How do we reconcile James and Paul? Can we even find the gospel in the book of James? In the UNFILTERED they cover the famous passage on healing with oil. ...

UNFILTERED #162 Q&A Paul Washer, Calvinism, and Reformed Theology

Today on the podcast the Boys are answering your questions! You asked us to comment on Paul Washer, Reformed Theology, Calvinism, and whether ties are an important aspect of worship. We hope you enjoy the discussion. ...

UNFILTERED #161 Of Holy Scriptures

Today on the podcast The Boys are talking about the Bible. Particularly, what the 1689 LBC has to say about it. After briefly discussing how we should approach the confessions we turn our discussion towards the relationship a believer should have with the Bible. ...

UNFILTERED #160 The Hope of Heaven

Does Heaven seem stale and distant to you? The Boys unfold the joy of the hope of Heaven and how this reality can strength the believer's faith. ...

UNFILTERED #159 New Year’s Resolutions

Today on the podcast The Boys are talking about new year Resolutions. Should believers commit to New Year's Resolutions? Are they anti-gospel? Is there a place for them in life? And in the Unfiltered section, the Boys discuss if the presence of sin and addiction is due to a lack of resolve in the life of a believer. ...

UNFILTERED #158: The Third Use Of The Law

Third Use Of The Law: Are believers still under the Law? What is the Law's role? Are we obligated to obey the Law? ...

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