Episode 15: Addiction

If we allow the Bible to reveal the unseen spiritual realities behind addictions, we suddenly realise that addictions are more than self-destructive behaviours. They are violations of God’s laws: his laws that call us to avoid drunkenness and immoderate self-indulgence (Romans 13:13), his law that calls us to love others (1 John 4:7), and his … Read moreEpisode 15: Addiction

Episode 14: Faith and Repentance

Repentance and faith infallibly and inseparably flow from regeneration. True repentance takes place when God enables a heart to turn away from sin. This does not mean believers will not still struggle with sin, but rather they are aware of their sin and they feel sorrow and conviction before God. Faith is more than intellectual … Read moreEpisode 14: Faith and Repentance

Episode 13: Apologetics

Christian apologetics is the science of giving a defence of the Christian faith. There are many sceptics who doubt the existence of God and/or attack belief in the God of the Bible. There are many critics who attack the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible. There are many false teachers who promote false doctrines and … Read moreEpisode 13: Apologetics

Episode 12: Trinitarianism

It is not easy to find a name that will suitably express so great an excellence, unless it is better to speak in this way: the Trinity, one God, of whom are all things, through whom are all things, in whom are all things. Thus the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and … Read moreEpisode 12: Trinitarianism

Episode 11: The Atonement

It would not have been right for the restoration of human nature to be left undone, and it could not have been done unless man paid what was owing to God for sin. But the debt was so great that, while man alone owed it, God alone could pay it, so that the same person … Read moreEpisode 11: The Atonement

Episode 10: How to Study the Bible

Many people believe that theological study holds little value. They say, “I don’t need theology; I just need to know Jesus.” Yet theology is unavoidable for every Christian. It is our attempt to understand the truth that God has revealed to us—something every Christian does. So it is not a question of whether we are … Read moreEpisode 10: How to Study the Bible

Episode 9: Biblical Discipleship

The true convert is a disciple, a person who has accepted and submitted himself to Jesus Christ, whatever that may mean or demand. The truly converted person is filled with the Holy Spirit and given a new nature that yearns to obey and worship the Lord who has saved him. Even when he is disobedient, … Read moreEpisode 9: Biblical Discipleship

Episode 8: Christ-Centred Preaching

Christ-centred preaching is the responsibility of every preacher. The preacher is responsible, before God, to preach Jesus Christ, and him crucified. Spurgeon said it well: “The best sermons are the sermons which are most full of Christ. A sermon without Christ it is an awful, a horrible thing; it is an empty well; it is … Read moreEpisode 8: Christ-Centred Preaching

Episode 6: Evangelism

Evangelism is to present Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit to sinful people, in order that they may come to put their trust in God through him, to receive him as their Saviour, and serve him as their King in the fellowship of his church. If we want to define it simply, we … Read moreEpisode 6: Evangelism