Episode 48: Through Gates of Splendor

On 8 January, 1956, five Christian missionaries were martyred by members of the Huaorani people as they sought to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Ecuadorian rain forest. Elisabeth Elliot, wife of Jim, one of the martyred missionaries, tells the story in her book Through Gates of Splendor. In this episode of … Read more Episode 48: Through Gates of Splendor

Episode 46: Church Leadership

Jesus Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. To love Christ means to love his church. A part of loving the church is understanding the way in which God has designed the church to work. A part of the way the church works is through God-appointed leaders. In this episode of Table Talk, … Read more Episode 46: Church Leadership

Episode 44: World Evangelisation

After his resurrection, and before he ascended to heaven, Jesus left his disciples, and the church, with one Great Commission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ in all nations (Matthew 28:18–20). By the power of the Spirit, the gospel has reached to all corners of the globe, yet much work remains to be done. The … Read more Episode 44: World Evangelisation

Episode 41: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

In July 1741, American pastor, Jonathan Edwards, famously preached a sermon titled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” He preached it first at his own church in Northampton, Massachusetts and then later, by request, to a church in Enfield, Connecticut, which had been largely unaffected by the Great Awakening. Edwards preached with the … Read more Episode 41: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Episode 40: Know Your Creed

It’s a throwback to Episode 1 of Table Talk as Lance Laughton, area co-ordinator of the Baptist Northern Association, rejoins Tyrell on the show. Lance and Tyrell discuss the importance of churches and believers knowing what they believe, what they don’t believe, and why. Doctrine is more than merely theoretical, and while creeds and confessions … Read more Episode 40: Know Your Creed

Episode 39: Public Bible Reading

In this episode, Tyrell sits down again with Mark Penrith, pastor-teacher of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, South Africa. Mark and Tyrell discuss the significance of Bible reading—and particularly public Bible reading in corporate worship. Paul commanded the public reading of Scripture for corporate worship (1 Timothy 4:13). This practice dates all the way … Read more Episode 39: Public Bible Reading

Episode 38: The Epistle of James

In this episode, Tyrell sits down once again with Mark Penrith, pastor-teacher of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, South Africa. Mark and Tyrell discuss the New Testament epistle of James and its relevance to 21st-century South African Christians. James is an intensely practical letter. The author leaves us in no doubt as to the … Read more Episode 38: The Epistle of James