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Isn’t the Gospel enough?

Isn’t the Gospel enough?

April 7, 2020

Christians believe the Word of God is inerrant; that it's true, and that it is without error. But do you believe it is sufficient? Or are you looking for something more? More exciting, perhaps? Did you know that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service? The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith.In this episode Amy and Michelle explain why this doctrine is so important to understand and embrace.

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Glad You Asked! Sarah lied?, COVID-19 & church, and more!

Glad You Asked! Sarah lied?, COVID-19 & church, and more!

March 31, 2020

Welcome to another "Glad You Asked" episode! Here are the listener questions we'll be answering this time:

  1.  Since Sarah is held up to us as a woman we should strive to emulate, was she right to follow Abraham's instructions to lie about their relationship to Pharaoh and Abimelech?
  2.  Are Believers violating Scripture by not gathering for Sunday services and other church events during COVID-19 quarantine?
  3.  How should I address a female "pastor" who introduces herself as "Pastor Beth or Joyce or Lisa"?
  4. God is bringing me out of New Apostolic Reformation heresy, but my husband is still deeply entrenched in it. How can I cope and minister to him?

We're always collecting questions for the next Glad You Asked episode, so drop us an e-mail or social media private message with your questions any time!

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“You’re slandering that teacher!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 4

“You’re slandering that teacher!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 4

March 24, 2020

In this final episode in our series, Michelle and Amy address three more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. "You’re slandering that teacher by warning against her!"
  2. "You’re being unkind, unloving, ungodly, hateful, self-righteous, mean, critical, etc. for calling out false teachers.
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  3. "You're judging that teacher! The Bible says not to judge!"

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here,  2 here and 3 here.

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“Just chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 3

“Just chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 3

March 17, 2020

In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. "That teacher may not always be right but that doesn’t mean she’s a false teacher. We all get things wrong!"
  2. "Maybe this teacher says some things that are wrong, biblically, but she says some good things, too. I just 'chew up the meat and spit out the bones.'"

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here, and 2 here.

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“You’re creating division and disunity!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 2

“You’re creating division and disunity!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 2

March 10, 2020

 

In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. "But look how many people this teacher is helping! I’ve grown so much in my relationship with the Lord because of her!"
  2. "You’re creating division and disunity by speaking out against that teacher."
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    Scriptures mentioned in this episode

  4. Let’s stop petting the wolves - Amy Spreeman Archives

    Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

    Women and False Teachers: Why Men Don’t Get It, and Why It’s Imperative That They Do- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

    Discernment Hysteria and the God Who Wins- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

“But you’re a girl!” Addressing Objections to Discernment - Part 1

“But you’re a girl!” Addressing Objections to Discernment - Part 1

March 3, 2020

Some common objections we hear when we warn women about false teachers:

"You say that this female Bible teacher is in disobedience to Scripture because she preaches to men. You’re just as guilty because you have a blog and social media pages that men can read!"

In this episode, Michelle and Amy take on a common objection to naming false teachers, and that is the idea that women ought not do podcasts, blogs or post on social media if their content has Scripture. Nonsense! Tune in and find out why.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit (1 Timothy 2:11-12)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

“But did you go to him in private?” A look at Matthew 18

“But did you go to him in private?” A look at Matthew 18

February 27, 2020

Have you ever had to confront a brother or sister in Christ about their sin against you? In this episode we are going to examine a section of the book of Matthew, in chapter 18: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” But does this apply in every situation? Nope. One of the biggest misunderstandings of applying this particular scripture to how we are to talk and warn about teachings that are not biblical is the idea that we need to go to the teacher first, in private.

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6 Ways Pastors Can Protect Their Churches from False Doctrine

6 Ways Pastors Can Protect Their Churches from False Doctrine

February 19, 2020

When Christians build a church building, we don’t usually erect a wall around it, but there’s a very real enemy we need to keep out and protect ourselves from - false doctrine. There’s a huge need for this in the church today, and unfortunately, some churches have left themselves vulnerable to attack, and the enemy has already infiltrated and taken over. In this episode Michelle and Amy discuss some foundational ways pastors can build a wall - an invisible, spiritual wall - around their churches to keep false doctrine out and to protect their congregations from being attacked by this vicious enemy. 

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A patriotic Gospel? Putting politics in perspective

A patriotic Gospel? Putting politics in perspective

February 11, 2020

This episode is going to get political, but not in the way you might think. We are just at the beginning phase of the election season, a time when our country here in the United States is in a frenzy over who ought to be our next president For many Christians, it’s a time when politics and pundits eclipse everything else.  The trap that we can fall into is that we can become so busy reclaiming America that we forget we’re here to proclaim Christ.  Amy and Michelle go to Scripture to put politics and patriotism in perspective.

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Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

February 5, 2020

Are there too many persnickety old people in your church?
Do you long to reshuffle the congregational deck and get some young blood in the pews? Is
your church dying because there just aren’t enough millennials making your church hip
and cool? Recently a church in Minnesota made national news headlines for doing just that - and even secular media took notice! In this episode, Amy and Michelle discuss why this is not only a bad idea, it's unbiblical.

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