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.
March 31, 2020
Welcome to another "Glad You Asked" episode! Here are the listener questions we'll be answering this time:
- 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?
- Are Believers violating Scripture by not gathering for Sunday services and other church events during COVID-19 quarantine?
- How should I address a female "pastor" who introduces herself as "Pastor Beth or Joyce or Lisa"?
- 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!
March 24, 2020
In this final episode in our series, Michelle and Amy address three more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:
- "You’re slandering that teacher by warning against her!"
- "You’re being unkind, unloving, ungodly, hateful, self-righteous, mean, critical, etc. for calling out false teachers.
- "You're judging that teacher! The Bible says not to judge!"
Be sure to catch Episode 1 here, 2 here and 3 here.
March 17, 2020
In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:
- "That teacher may not always be right but that doesn’t mean she’s a false teacher. We all get things wrong!"
- "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.
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.
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.
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.
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.