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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

Episode 7: Self-Pity and the Victim Mentality

The nature and depth of human pride are illuminated by comparing boasting to self-pity. Both are manifestations of pride. Boasting is the response of pride to success. Self-pity is the response of pride to suffering. Boasting says, “I deserve admiration because I have achieved so much.” Self-pity says, “I deserve admiration because I have suffered … Read more

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 more

Episode 5: Ecclesiology

A local church is a group of Christians who regularly gather in Christ’s name to officially affirm and oversee one another’s membership in Jesus Christ and his kingdom through gospel preaching and gospel ordinances. 0:00:00—Opening 0:03:55—Introducing Kenneth Mbugua 0:05:00—African-specific books 0:06:25—What is the church? 0:21:45—Hierarchy and spiritual covering 0:48:00—Deacons 0:56:00—How the church defines God’s love … Read more

Episode 4: Missions

Missions is the church’s sending out of missionaries (the sent ones) to pioneer the church among peoples who otherwise have no access of the gospel. By studying the apostles’ work in the New Testament, we learn that missionaries are focused on evangelising, planting churches, establishing elders in the churches, setting the churches in order, and … Read more

Episode 3: Biblical Parenting

Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul. 0:00:00—Opening 0:02:10—Introducing Therina Mol 0:05:48—St. Augustine and Captain Winters 0:07:50—Therina’s brief bio 0:12:20—The biblical and practical roles of fathers and mothers 0:24:40—Must husbands … Read more

Episode 2: Expository Preaching

In expository preaching, the message finds its sole source in Scripture. The message is extracted from Scripture through careful exegesis. The message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context. The message clearly explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture. The message applies the Scriptural meaning for today. 0:00:00—Opening and Belgic Confession … Read more