In the Members podcast, we cover preaching about sin and obedience in light of the gospel. We also discuss Christ-centered preaching–what it is and what it isn’t.
In this episode, Jon and Justin discuss preaching [about] the gospel. It’s been our observation that guys will get fired up about preaching the gospel, they will give the facts of the gospel, and talk a lot about the gospel–without ever offering Jesus to sinners and heralding the grace of God in Christ.
The guys continue the conversation about suffering and the Christian life. We blow up some unhelpful things we’ve seen being posted on social media and elsewhere
We are all being tremendously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, the guys have a conversation about trials, suffering, and the steadfast love of God.
Jon and Justin talk about implications for preaching in light of our struggle against sin. We also consider church discipline as a tool given to us by God for the restoration of sinners.
In this episode, the guys talk about feelings. Yes, that’s right. At a prominent evangelical conference, John Piper said that it is futile to try to define saving faith apart from feelings (link). We consider whether that is correct and the fallout of that perspective as it relates to assurance.
Sometimes we think we have understood the gospel and maybe have even gotten to the bottom of it–only to have God blow up our hearts and minds with the wonder of the gospel anew. In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about the comfort of the work of Christ.
Today on Theocast, Jon and I talk about the fact that sometimes as Christians we think that we have understood the gospel, foolishly thinking we have reached the bottom and that there’s not a lot left for us to understand. Then God comes in, graciously and lovingly, and explodes our hearts and minds with the wonder, truth, mercy, and grace of the gospel.
We talk today about comforts from the Cross; the fact that when Jesus died and said that it is finished, that he had accomplished redemption and that his glory, righteousness, merits, and life were counted to wretched sinners like us. We talk about that and its implications in the church.
In the members podcast, we consider self-righteousness and how bad it is in the church, and how if we understand the gospel rightly then it should promote love and unity because we understand that we all have the same righteousness – namely the righteousness of Christ. We hope that this conversation is encouraging to you.