Hosts Andrea Schwartz and Dr Roberts discuss how reasoned debate, rather than quarreling, is the key to influencing people's opinions, and it's crucial to master this skill and to recognize when others employ flawed reasoning that derails meaningful dialogue. Used with permission from The Chalcedon Foundation
I. How Freedom to Sin is Slavery
A. What the World calls Freedom is Slavery
B. We Have Been Set Free from Sin
II. How Slavery to Righteousness is Freedom
A. What the World calls Slavery is Freedom
B. We Have Been Set Free TO Righteousness
III. How Slavery is a Useful Illustration
A. The Reason for Illustrations
B. The Strengths and Weaknesses of THIS Illustration
IV. How Now We Shall Live
A. Just As
B. So Now
Based on the last part of chapter 1 of Paul David Tripp's primer on biblical counseling, this probing lesson considers the what sin is, what it does to us, to others, and to the world, and how Jesus Christ and the Gospel give the ONLY hope for true help.
What are the "Twin Peaks of True Christianity? What is the "Ultimate Apologetic"? And how do we bring together and uncompromised commitment to truth and the practice of observable love? You'll find the answers to all of these questions and more in this probing and practical call to display holy love to a dying world.
Chalcedon Podcast (used with permission) with Dr Charles Roberts and Andrea Schwartz. Does the doctrine of the Trinity really matter? What is the "One and the Many" problem and why is it of central importance?
The Haven, OPC begins a new chapter in its young life as a mission church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This message builds on part 1, and gives three main elements that must be part of the "spiritual bloodstream" of this congregation as it begins meeting in its new facility in Commack, NY. This sermon will also help you to know the main elements of the bloodstream of any church that seeks to be faithful to the Word of God.
In a focus on the Trinity, Pastor Stoos asks three basic questions:
1] How do we know about God's Nature?
2] What do we know about God's Nature?
3] How does God's Nature impact our Christian lives?
He reviews and answers these important questions with some help from Francis Schaeffer as well as the Athanasian Creed and St. Patrick's Breastplate!
To help us meet the challenges of our modern world Pastor Stoos reminds us that we cannot do so in our own strength and turns to a simple lesson about an encounter is the city of Nain.
Life met death at Nain and death lost!
Death lost and that truth must change how we live our lives:
Life met death that day in the city of Nain!
Jesus brings life to all corners of our lives and prepares us for the battles of our day…
Let us with this rejoicing mother and resurrected son leave our funeral processions behind, proclaiming to a watching world that "God has visited His people!"
Jesus has come and it HAS changed everything…
Let us live as those who have great faith and obedience because we believe that great Truth!
Part 1 of an interview with Dr. Alan Noble, author of DISRUPTIVE WITNESS: SPEAKING TRUTH IN A DISTRACTED AGE. You'll receive an overview of the book that won World Magazine's "Accessible Theology" award for 2018. Learn some of the challenges of bringing the Gospel to our secular age. This will whet your appetite for the book and for part 2 of this program.
If asked, how would you define the core beliefs of Christianity? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ, as revealed in the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, is the central figure. Find out that the Old Testament reveals four aspects of God that make it clear that He is the sovereign Creator of the universe and that He communicates with mankind. See the importance of redemption for fallen creatures and the role of belief. Understand that only beliefs derived from the Bible are valid and all others which are based on man's reason or human philosophies are fake religions.
Humanism has virtually killed the Christian faith in Europe, but a faithful remnant made it back into the war of the worldviews over the last two generations. Our backs are against the wall, but we are fighting back and gaining ground!
Here, Kevin Swanson points to the ten most impacting books written by Christians in the last 100 years, that represent a return to Christian thought in the war of the worldviews.
The purpose of this program is to give some honor to men who went before us in the 1900s. These are the thinkers that introduced or re-introduced the ideas of worldview, antithesis, and distinctive Christian thought while humanism was eroding the foundations, destroying the family, and fragmenting the culture in the west.
When the Galatians decided to abandon Paul's gospel to embrace the false gospel of the Judaizers, they broke fellowship with all true believers. This message examines the foundation, fruit, and focus of the fellowship, the koinonia, that we have in Christ.
When Frank Schaeffer, son of the famous evangelical thinker, Francis Schaeffer, calls his father's writings worse than Barrack Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright's rantings, evangelicals were taken back apace.
Now seen as an “agnostic,” Frank Schaeffer is leading the pack of those apostatizing from the Christian faith. He's also released a popular book that rags on his parents and his parents' faith, called “Crazy for God.”
In this segment of Generations, Kevin Swanson compares the beautiful legacy of generational faithfulness with the shameful and destructive effects coming from generational apostasy. Throughout history, the greatest men and the most infamous are often linked to a heritage of faith. But how does it happen? How do children walk away from the faith? We've seen it happen, and the results are devastating. Here are some powerful historical observations to which the prudent should take note.