About This Show
Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check everything against the bible to see how it measures up. Restitutio is also the home of Off Script, where Daniel Fitzsimmons and Rose Rider join Sean Finnegan to discuss how cultural forces are quietly molding us and how we can resist the pressure to conform to this age and follow Christ authentically in our complicated and confusing time. If you are looking for biblical unitarian resources, information about the kingdom of God, or teachings about conditional immortality, Restitutio is the Christian podcast for you.
Most Recent Episode
Off Script 27: Worshiping God
3 days ago
Now that we’ve worked through several counterfeit gods, including love, money, success, and power, it’s time to dig in a little deeper. Do you understand your own heart? Can you discern where you are tempted to idolize something or someone? In order to figure this out, ask yourself these four questions:
What do you daydream about?
What do you spend your money on?
What happens when you don’t get an answer to prayer?
What instigates the most uncontrollable emotions within you?
Asking these kinds of questions can help you discover your own counterfeit gods. However, even once you’ve identified and uprooted them, you still have to put God on the throne. One of the best ways to do this is to recognize the incredible worth and value of God. To that end, here are ten reasons why God is is worthy of worship.
10 Reasons Why God Is Awesome
Creation (dna, clouds, gravity)
God calls the underdog (Saul, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Peter)
The cross shows God’s love
In the resurrection God defeats death
When the kingdom comes, he plans to make everything wrong with the world right
God’s love, compassion, grace (kings of Judah)
Power (10 plagues)
His eye is on the sparrow (Matthew 10)
Ultimately, we need to cultivate our relationship with God. Worshiping him takes work and diligence, but it is grounded in God’s unfathomable love shown to us through the cross.
Notes and Links:
Episodes in this series on Counterfeit Gods:
Check out Kim Walker’s exhortation in the middle of this song on YouTube.
For an excellent overview of this topic, listen to Tim Keller’s talk on
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Date published: 2016-08-03