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40 minutes | 14 days ago
James: A call to walk the Christian life (Part 4)
Our last episode in the series on the Book of James will have you feeling rebuked, challenged and yet so thankful for God's grace through Jesus! Cassy unpacks a few key take homes that she has been challenged with including how faith and works go together, hypocrisy and the mirror as well as taming the tongue.
31 minutes | 21 days ago
James: 3 Central Themes (Part 3)
This is Part 3 of our 4 part series on the Book of James. In this episode, Kirst unpacks 3 central themes of the book that really help understand the overall structure of James. Bear with her as she has a few clunky moments at the start as her brain gets into gear (pregnancy brain is a real thing)!
38 minutes | a month ago
James: God's Character (Part 2)
This is PART 2 of a 4 part series on the Book of James! In this episode we look at the way that James talks about WHO God is, unpacking God's character and paying careful attention to the roles of the Trinity.
37 minutes | a month ago
James - Introduction, Overview & Context
We are diving into a book of the Bible - James! We will unpack it in a 4 part series. Today's episode is all about chatting about the author, the context of the book, the history and the original intended audience. We'll also explain how the rest of the series will look! .... Your homework... go and read the book of James! Resources: https://www.gotquestions.org/Jerusalem-Council.htmlhttps://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-we-need-to-learn-from-early-church/https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-versions-and-translations/james-or-jacob-in-the-bible/ https://bibleproject.com/explore/james/ “Prose discourse” is a form of language that doesn’t have any metrical structure to it. It isn’t the fast-moving action of narrative, nor is it the metered, imaginative language of poetry. Yet when you read biblical law codes or Paul’s letters, you’re reading prose discourse. https://www.facebook.com/jointhebibleproject/posts/prose-discourse-is-a-form-of-language-that-doesnt-have-any-metrical-structure-to/1052568501613210/https://www.logos.com/product/8355/the-book-of-james
28 minutes | 2 months ago
So that's how YOU do it!
We have spoken A LOT about getting into the Bible and actually reading it... but what does that look like in a practical sense? Perhaps you are looking for some other ways of getting in and reading God's Word. In this episode, Cass and Kirst unpack 4 different methods for reading your Bible that work for them. Suggested Resources:Jen Wilkin - Women of the WordSWORD Drill - Pure Desires Ministries https://puredesire.org/podcast/sword-drill/Highly Recommended Devotionals:Tim Keller: Psalms My Rock, My RefugeTim Keller: Proverbs The Way of Wisdom Charles Spurgeon: Morning and Evening
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Ditch Your NY Resolutions!
Wether or not you're someone who loves a list or even a set of goals, New Years Resolutions seem to have a pull with everyone! In this episode we have a look at some biblical goals that Paul describes in his letter to the Philippians (in chapter 3). Paul's goals got us thinking about how easy it is for us to focus our attention, our giftings, our money - on WORLDLY goals... after all, that's what everyone else is doing, right? Paul's words in this letter are a real rebuke and challenge to modern day worldly thinking and a challenge to where our citizenship, as Christian women, really is: here or in heaven. Perfect timing as we begin a whole new year...What does the Bible say about goals? READ Philippians 3 Diagnostic: what does my life actually say about my goals?How does they way you spend your time, your talents (your gifts) and treasure (your $$) communicate about what your goals are in life? How to bring my NY goals in-line with Gospel goals…Bible reading plan: what’s your plan for your Bible reading this year? Bible in a year? Whole of the Old Testament? Whole of the NT? What’s your prayer plan? Who is your Bible reading encourager and accountability partner going to be? Who are you going to meet up with to read the Bible this year?Who am I going to commit to praying for this year? Maybe a couple of non-Christians?What are you going to put your name down for, for serving in your Church? How are you going to support the Spread of the Kingdom financially this year?
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Sex: The Heart of the Matter
This is part two of our latest series looking at the claims out there justifying sex outside of marriage. This episode we go straight to the heart of the matter. Do we really believe God knows us better than ourselves when it comes to sex? Can we trust God... even with our sex life? We also address shame & guilt. The way Jesus responds to our brokenness, our desires, and how this impacts the way we play out life and our relationships. It's all about healing & restoration. It's all about a woman and a well. The Claims:- Adam and Eve didn’t have a ceremony and didn’t sign a piece of paper to be bound together. They had sex. Therefore, premarital sex does not exist.- Sex is marriage.- End game dating = sex is okay because you’ll eventually get married/you’re treating it like marriage now. Bible Passages:John 4:1-30Resources:TGC: What is marriage according to the Bible by Ray Ortlund https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/ray-ortlund/what-is-marriage-according-to-the-bible/ Article by Tim Keller - The Gospel and Sexhttps://www.christ2rculture.com/resources/Ministry-Blog/The-Gospel-and-Sex-by-Tim-Keller.pdfTGC - Tim and Kathy Keller on why marriage is not about ushttps://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/marriage-about-us-tim-kathy-keller/Article by Glenn Stanton - What’s the Deal with Cohabitation? A Survey of This Decade’s Leading Researchhttps://media.focusonthefamily.com/topicinfo/cohabitation.pdf
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Sex + dating = ?
Our culture is LOUD about anything to do with sex. But as Christians, we need to make sure that the Bible has LOUDEST voice. In this episode, we explore a few claims around sex and marriage, compare culture with biblical truth and ultimately unpack the design God has for marriage and sex. The Claims:- Adam and Eve didn’t have a ceremony and didn’t sign a piece of paper to be bound together. They had sex. Therefore, premarital sex does not exist.- Sex is marriage.- End game dating = sex is okay because you’ll eventually get married/you’re treating it like marriage now. Bible Passages:Genesis 2:18-251 Corinthians 6:9-20 & 7:1-2Hebrews 13:4Ephesians 5:25Colossians 3:12-13Resources:TGC: What is marriage according to the Bible by Ray Ortlund https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/ray-ortlund/what-is-marriage-according-to-the-bible/ Article by Tim Keller - The Gospel and Sexhttps://www.christ2rculture.com/resources/Ministry-Blog/The-Gospel-and-Sex-by-Tim-Keller.pdfTGC - Tim and Kathy Keller on why marriage is not about ushttps://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/marriage-about-us-tim-kathy-keller/Article by Glenn Stanton - What’s the Deal with Cohabitation? A Survey of This Decade’s Leading Researchhttps://media.focusonthefamily.com/topicinfo/cohabitation.pdfStats: https://aifs.gov.au/facts-and-figures/divorce-rates-australiaGod Shaped Brain - Timothy R Jennings
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Jesus Sleighs Santa
Why celebrate Christmas? Should we celebrate Christmas? But isn’t Christmas pagan? I mean, Santa... come on?! In this episode, we discuss all things Christmas, the claims and divisions, history and present and of course the Jesus vs Santa debate. Led by a joyful joyful jingle bell (Kirst) and a historic and self proclaimed Grinch (Cass), you will hear ultimately what it’s all about and how it can practically play out. Plus maybe hear some poorly sung Christmas renditions along the way 😆Resource Links:https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of christmas#:~:text=In%20the%20fourth%20century%2C%20church,of%20Jesus%20as%20a%20holiday.&text=First%20called%20the%20Feast%20of,all%20the%20way%20to%20Scandinavia.More likely correct are scholars such as Oscar Cullmann, who points to the uncertainty regarding the date of Jesus’ birth in the first three centuries of the Christian era and believes the traditional date was determined by the church sometime in the fourth century. The date was most likely chosen as the Christian equivalent to the Roman holiday of sol invictus (“the invincible sun god”), celebrated at the time of winter solstice, the message being that Jesus was Christians’ true invincible “sun” - Andreas Kostenberger https://www.biblicalfoundations.org/was-jesus-born-on-december-25-with-c-l-quarles/Articles on when Jesus was likely to be born: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/when-was-jesus-born-2/https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scotty-smith/day-reason-jesus-born/https://www.biblicalfoundations.org/was-jesus-born-on-december-25-with-c-l-quarles/So where does this leave Christians with celebrating Christmas?....... John Piper:https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/should-christians-celebrate-christmas1 Corinthians 8:4-13Romans 14:5
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Ladies! You may have seen the recently released documentary on Netflix called ‘The Social Dilemma’. If you haven’t, give it a watch BEFORE you listen to this episode. We have found it immensely helpful in unpacking the impacts social media is having on our psychology and on our actual behaviour (both online and offline)! Whilst there is TONNES of useful and important information in the documentary, we wanted to also address the usage of social media from a Christian perspective. This episode gets to the heart of the issue and then gives 10 practical tips on how to ensure social media isn’t:a) taking over your life and b) building YOUR kingdom instead of Jesus’.Issues brought up but not quite labelled: The root of the problem of social media is SIN… sin is the reason why ‘users’ will keep using. Genesis 6:5 Psalm 51:5 Sin ends up being the problem because of the way we don’t have any accountability… it’s me and the phone… The idea that social media and online activity is actually changing real-life social behaviours is another theme that is brought up in the documentary. And I mean, it’s not that hard to see this, look at the porn industry and the havoc it has reaped on real-life relationships. How do you see social media impacting your real-life relationships? Spiritual habits, relationships, sex life, Are we letting our minds being held captive to the world/others/social?2 Corinthians 10:5 So what are we doing when we are allowing our minds to be held captive to a social media machine? How do we make it obedient to Christ rather than entertaining lies that we have believed and FEEDING those lies? FALSE HUMILITY & VIRTUE SIGNALLING - we are called to be boasting in our weakness so that the Glory of God may prevail. False Humility - 1 Corinthians 6 Body is a temple. What are we portraying? Modest?FAKE YOU - one way or anotherVIRTUE SIGNALLINGMatthew 12:361 Peter 2: 9 Matt 25:31-46Practical Tips:Delete the profiles of social media that you dabble in but don’t really have an interest in. Have a decent break from social media.Clear out who you follow on your social media accounts. Have times in the day, where you bench your phone.Charge your phone OUT of your room.Turn off notifications on your phone.Check how much time you're spending on your apps on your phone (in settings). Don’t click on highly emotive articles.Bible before phone, every day. Change your habits around how you use your phone.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Bad Theology Hurts People | Part Two
In our previous episode on this topic, we explored the various ways experience, reasoning, & tradition/religion impact the way we read the word. In this episode Cass more looks into the WHY/HOW & WHAT NEXT to sorting out the bad theology to the good. Why is ‘bad theology hurtful?’ Ultimately, it damages our view of God & our relationship with him. Cass gets personal, sharing three main theological views she took on and how God, through time, community, and most importantly Scripture, has pulled her out of those damaging beliefs. Leading you through Matthew 7 you will see Jesus warning on false teachers and the subtle errors out there and how to practically discern what is good and true and how to move forward in pursuing solid teaching. A lifelong journey for sure, but always a good check-in!Episode Notes;Instagram account my.journey.with.jesusJen Wilkin - Women of the WordSUBSCRIBE to us. Please leave a review, we would love to hear from you xFollow us:Instagram @hertheologyFacebook @hertheologypodcastEmail email@example.com
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Bad Theology Hurts People | Part One
This episode is dedicated to Greg Peisley, the late Senior Pastor of Pitt Town Anglican Community Church. He went home to be with Jesus on the 14th of September 2020, at 59 years of age, after a 14 month battle with brain cancer. He was a trustworthy handler of the Bible who cared deeply about the souls of his flock and therefore about sound doctrine. In Paul’s writing throughout the Epistles, he encourages his readers to be trustworthy recipients of the truth of the Word of God and then to go on entrusting this Word, the Bible, to others. As someone who has been privileged to sit under a pastor (for pretty well all of my life), who cared deeply about teaching biblical truth, I have grown in my understanding of just how important this is. I wanted to encourage you all to be avid readers of God’s Word and to CARE DEEPLY about the things you read in His Word, building up your skills in spiritual discernment so that you are able to recognise Satan’s subtle (or not so subtle) pulls for your attention. Kirst xxEpisode Notes:Women of the Word - Jen Wilkinhttps://www.desiringgod.org/articles/why-sound-doctrine-leads-to-effective-action-for-goodhttp://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/2735/TheWesleyanQuadrilateral.pdfFolllow us at facebook/hertheologypodcastInstagram @hertheologyemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Reformed & Charismatic?
Not sure what we are talking about? We are discussing the gifts of the Holy Spirit! A topic that seems to be divisive in the church. So we wanted to tackle it head-on with a tonne of grace and love, because, as far as we can see, there is a lot of misunderstanding when scripture is very clear on this topic.We tackle some of the most prominent questions like;* What are the gifts?* What is cessationism & continuationism?* How do we faithfully & carefully test the legitimacy of various gifts in action (prophecy & tongues largely discussed)• How our experiences DO NOT define truth, Scripture does 😉• How the Holy Spirit never contradicts scripture or himself!• and a bit of Cass's personal testimony throughout as she has been growing, testing, studying and seeking scripture for the truth on this matter. As always, if you have questions or would like to discuss further please reach out to us on our social media pages @hertheology or at email@example.com
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Fear That Will Destroy
Have you felt a bit of fear creeping in of late? Worried about the future? About your health? About your family? Fearful of what is ahead and the unknown? What about the current world issues and controversies that are rearing their ugly head every single day? We live in a world that makes millions of dollars off your fear. It drives the journalism industry. Fear sells and they are relying on you to fall prey to it. But what are we called to as Christians? We might know the answer but are we actively pursuing the truth and living it out? How are we addressing fear in our lives and those around us? Join us we explore what drives fear, who we really should fear and how this all plays out in our day-to-day! We promise, at the end of the episode, you hopefully will feel a whole lot of calm and a little more direction in handling all the bad news out there.
46 minutes | 6 months ago
Forgiveness Day to Day | Part Two
This is our second and final episode in our forgiveness mini series. In this episode we chat through the practicalities of everyday forgiveness and mull over Scripture that explicitly commands this type of living. This is something that all Christians could be working on. We hope you feel encouraged, yet challenged - we certainly are! Day to Day forgiveness: Reasons why we hurt other people (reasons why we sin): - as a reaction to our situation (to feel a bit of control or power?) - because we are selfish and want what we think is best for ourselves and we don’t care what it takes or who it hurts for us to get itMatthew 18:21-35 New International Version (NIV)The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[a]23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[b] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” This passage shows us that God has shown us such a magnitude of mercy that our only reposes should be to show mercy to others. Jesus says in Luke 6, “Be merciful, just as you Father is merciful.” Yet this is not what we encounter from the forgiven slave in this parable. The debt of the second man was not insignificant, but compared to the first it is so minimal! The first man was greedy and almost unbelievably oblivious to the implications of his own forgiveness that he just received. When the fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, it should have reminded him of his recent circumstances, but still was unmoved. Jesus is trying to make the point here that the servant who owed much did not see the weight of his debt he had against the king. Those who fail to see how much they have been forgiven, will also fail to extend forgiveness to others. He was forgiven much and the grace he received should have easily led him to extend forgiveness to his fellow servant. And so it should be with us. - The reality is that when we truly understand what it is that we have been forgiven of and from Whom we have been granted forgiveness, then day to day forgiveness should become a&
44 minutes | 6 months ago
Forgiveness & Deep Wounds | Part One
We are mega excited to be releasing a 2 part series on forgiveness. Part 1 will look at the deeper wounds, the wounds that we carry around with us for years. Part 2 will look at the day to day stuff. Forgiveness is HARD. But just because something is hard does not mean that we avoid it. In fact, it should actually make us work harder at it. In this episode, we chat about how to practically move forward with the deeper wounds we carry. And not just move forward carrying them, but actually start to unpack them and move toward forgiveness. This will be hard for a lot of us to hear as it may bring up past trauma or issues that you may be trying to deal with. But that is all the more reason to listen! Come as you are. resources:Unpacking Forgiveness Chris Brauns
44 minutes | 6 months ago
Sola Deo Gloria - Glory to God alone
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. - John PiperThis is our last episode on the 5 Solas! And it’s all about the importance of giving the Glory to God - which is our whole purpose - to give God glory in all that we do. We explore what scripture says about this how it plays out in our day to day and faith walk. We have really enjoyed digging into these fundamental truths of Christianity. We hope you have as well! Episode Noteshttps://bpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/d-scatechism.pdf“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” – sermon “The Weight of Glory” June 8, 1942.American Gospel - Christ Alone via Youtube/Vimeo and now Netflix https://www.acts29.com/soli-deo-gloria/https://www.olivetree.com/blog/the-five-solas-gods-glory-alone/Look What God Has Done: Ghostship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLmrYxYzINk
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Solus Christus - In Christ Alone
Jesus is the only WAY. So what does that actually mean and what do we believe about Him? Plus microfibre clothes, paddle pop sticks and prophecies. Join us as we chat through what it means that Jesus is the only means to salvation and why Christ Alone is part of the 5 Solas!Episode Notes:https://glimpseofinfinity.com/my-case-for-god-my-case-for-christ/the-prophecies-about-jesus/https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/where-is-jesus-in-the-old-testament
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Sola Fida - Faith Alone
This episode is next in line from our mini-series on the Five Solas. In this episode, we will unpack what faith is and what it isn’t, focusing on the generosity of God giving faith to His people freely. We explore Justification, Sanctification, Salvation, and more. It's just jam-packed with all the goodness.https://au.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/mark-thompson/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGNwyijVWW0
40 minutes | 7 months ago
Sola Gratia - Grace Alone
The doctrine of grace is important for protecting God’s initiative - He reaches out to us and gives us everything we need to respond to Him. Everything Christ is and did was sufficient to pay for sin and human inability in salvation. There is nothing any human can do to earn salvation at all. Ever. Grace: It is primarily described as being ‘in Christ’ and ‘through faith’.Episode Notes:https://www.catholic.com/tract/grace-what-it-is-and-what-it-does (Fair warning - we reference this article because its wrong)Luke 15:11–32 - Prodigal Son ParableTim Keller The Prodigal GodGrace Alone - Kings Kaleidoscope **** CORRECTION - originally written by Dustin Kensrue
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