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The Eric Roseberry Podcast
29 minutes | 6 days ago
The Joy of Scripture Memorization
On this special mid-week episode of the Eric Roseberry Podcast, Eric is joined by Dr. Radu Gheorghita. Dr. Gheorghita is a professor of biblical studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. One of the great passions of Dr. Gheorghita's life is scripture memorization. In this episode, he addresses why Christians should memorize scripture, how they can memorize large portions of scripture, and the joy one experiences when the scriptures are known at this level.You can find the handouts mentioned by Dr. Gheorghita at the bottom of the page here: https://ericroseberry.com/2020/11/24/the-joy-of-scripture-memorization/
31 minutes | 7 days ago
Wisdom Is Better
Our culture is swimming in a sea of information. However, for all of the data available to us, we still have trouble answering some fundamental questions about life. This is why we need wisdom. Wisdom helps us make sense of the world and live in a God-honoring way. How can we become wise people? Check out my latest message for more.
30 minutes | 14 days ago
Eat, Drink, Enjoy
There are moments when life makes sense. However, so much of what we experience can feel unexpected and undeserved. Suffering is all around us, and all of us will suffer personally at some point. So what hope do we have when life is hard? Yes, we have to remember that God is on his throne and he's in control. but, Solomon also reminds us that we have to be able to find joy in the simple pleasures of this life. Sometimes, the most spiritual thing we can do to endure a difficult season is have a good meal, spend time with people we love, put in a hard day of work, and thank God for the blessings he's given us.Check out my latest sermon from Ecclesiastes for more.
32 minutes | 21 days ago
Worship Over Worry
Few things breed fear and anxiety like uncertainty. However, 2020 has been full of uncertainty. From political races to COVID to the personal fallout from these issues, this year has produced deep unhappiness in many Americans. So where can we go to find security? Often we're tempted to look in the wrong places, but Daniel 2 reminds us that what most of us need is a fresh picture and vision of God.
36 minutes | a month ago
Love God. Love Your Neighbor. Vote.
As we draw closer to the 2020 election, it is clear that Christians have differing opinions on how to vote. Part of the problem is that the New Testament never gives us direct instructions on how to think through a political election. However, that doesn't mean that God has left us without any guidance on this subject. If Christians are called to be people who love God and love their neighbors, then how can these commands help us make a wise decision on election day?
39 minutes | a month ago
Sojourners & Exiles
Our country is more divided than it has been in a long time. The upcoming election has only exacerbated these issues. How should Christians think about, interact with, and engage the political institutions of our day? How can we best glorify Jesus in the coming days and months ahead? Check out my first sermon in our new series: The Donkey, the Elephant, and the Lamb.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
The Death of Death
Human beings have solved plenty of problems over the years, but we've never been able to overcome death. Rather, we spend most of our lives pushing death to the margins of society. We want to distract ourselves from the thought, and we want to push it as far away as we can from us. However, is it possible in our efforts to ignore death, we're actually missing a tool that God has given us for our good? In this sermon, Pastor Eric looks at how remembering our death can be one of the most spiritually beneficial things we can do.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
The Fear of the Lord
Many today have dismissed the idea that God is a being we need to fear in any sense. However, the author of Ecclesiastes 5 encourages us to approach God with proper respect, awe, and fear. How can we begin to reembrace the fear of the Lord, and what does it mean to fear God if he has given us grace through Jesus's life, death, and resurrection? Check out my latest sermon from Ecclesiastes 5 to discover why the fear of the Lord might just be one of the most comforting doctrines we can recover.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
I Have Called You Friends
We were made for relationships. However, if you talk to most people, they struggle to find a deep connection with family and friends. Why are meaningful friendships so difficult to find, how can we begin to pursue them, and what can Jesus teach us about friendship? Check out my latest sermon from Ecclesiastes, "I Have Called You Friends."
34 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Study the Bible
Many people want to start reading the Bible, but they are not sure where to begin. On this special mid-week episode of the Eric Roseberry Podcast, Eric sits down with Jeff Brewer (Pastor of Hope Fellowship in Lombard, IL) to answer the question, "How can I start reading the Bible on my own?"
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Jesus is Better
Everyone wants to be happy. We spend most of our lives believing if we can find the right amount of success, wealth, or love, then we'll finally be satisfied. However, at the end of all of our searching, we can finally discover that Jesus stands ready and willing to give us everything we've been looking for.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Gifts Make Bad Gods
There are plenty of ways we can try and find meaning and purpose in this life. In Ecclesiastes 2, Solomon looked for these things in entertainment, food, drink, art, beauty, wealth, and sex. Ultimately, he discovered that they could never satisfy him. However, when he stopped expecting these things to do for him what only God could do and rather received them as good gifts, he found the ability to find joy in both the gift and the giver.Check out more from my latest sermon in Ecclesiastes.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
All is Vanity
What is the meaning of life? This is a difficult question, and human beings have spent thousands of years trying to discover the answer. For some, meaning and purpose can be found in what we can accomplish. If we can acquire enough fame, wealth, and accomplishments, then we will be satisfied. But what happens when we realize those things can't make us happy? Join us as we start our journey through the book of Ecclesiastes.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Living a Life of Significance
Everyone wants their life to matter. We often try and find meaning in success, relationships, and accomplishments. While none of these things are wrong, they can't provide our lives with full meaning and purpose. What can? Check out my latest sermon for more.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Resurrection & Feasting
Everyone believes something at the core of who they are that impacts everything. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul reminds the church that the truth driving followers of Jesus should be that Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead. The resurrection gives us the hope that God is preparing something good for us in the future, and that hope can help us remain steadfast in the Christian faith when life gets difficult.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Christ Has Been Raised
Paul makes clear that the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important truth of the Christian faith. Did Jesus raise from the dead, and if so, why does it matter? Check out my latest sermon from 1 Corinthians 15.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Hearing Hard Scriptures
How should Christians respond when they encounter texts in the Bible that are difficult? Join us for Pastor Eric's latest sermon from 1 Corinthians 14.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Does God Still Speak?
Almost all Christians agree that God has spoken to humanity through prophets, scripture, and ultimately Jesus. But does God still speak today? Should Christians expect to hear from God, and if they do, what should they do with those messages? Join us for my latest sermon from 1 Corinthians. In this message, we look at the spiritual gift of prophecy.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Speaking in Tongues
In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul describes the use of two "charismatic" gifts in the church. What does it mean to speak in tongues, and how can that gift benefit the body of Christ? Check out my latest sermon from 1 Corinthians 14.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
A New Identity
How does God see us? This is a crucial question for us to answer because our identity ultimately drives our behavior. In order for us to become the people God created us to be, we must first see ourselves as God sees us. This is easier said than done, but in Ephesians 1:1-2, Paul helps us answer this question.
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