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42 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Ephesians Bible Study Part 5: Finding Unity in Our identity
Unity is an abused term in the church today. Yes, we need unity but never at the cost of purity. We must fight for both. Today, pastor Dale Partridge looks to Ephesians 4:1-6 to extract a biblical definition of unity. But more than that, this passage of Scripture presents the grounds for our earthly unity—our unified bond with Christ.
47 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Ephesians Bible Study Part 4: The Boldest Prayer Ever Prayed
How are we to pray when our hearts are troubled? When we lose hope and fear takes hold of us, how are we to come to God in petition? In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge looks to Ephesians 3:14-21 to exposit what has been called by many theologians “the boldest prayer ever prayed.” Together, Dale will take you verse by verse to extract the theological meaning and application for the modern Christian.
47 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Ephesians Bible Study Part 3: How to Cherish the Grace of God
God wants us to know the immeasurable riches of His grace. He wants us to know the magnificence of Christ. However, we cannot grasp these realities until we grasp the darkness of our story. One theologian said, “The worse we realize we are, the greater we realize God’s grace is.” That is the essence behind this episode. Dale Partridge looks to Ephesians 2:1-7 in an effort to understand who we were before Christ.
59 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Ephesians Bible Study Part 2: Our Identity in Christ
In a generation of Christians who struggle with identity and value, Ephesians chapter one offers the believer a treasure of truth. In this study, pastor Dale Partridge looks to verses 1:3-6 and unpacks the rich blessings given to Christians in Christ.
46 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Ephesians Bible Study Part 1: The Treasury of the Saints
Ephesians is known as “The Bank of the Believer” or the “Treasury of the Saints” because of it’s dense population of promises for the Christian. In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge starts an eight-week study through the book of Ephesians in hopes to bring believers deep into hope we have in Christ.
33 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
The Kind of Men the Church Needs
The current political climate has revealed the character of many men in the church. It has shown the courageous and the cowards, the bold and the blind. Fortunately, trials, persecution, and cultural hostility tend to make the dividing lines more clear. That is, we can see clearly who stands with the world and who stands with Christ. But what has also been clarified is how few true, biblical, faithful ministers are out there. We have been made aware of the great need for more mission-minded, Gospel-focused, and Bible-committed men. In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge calls for these type of men in his commencement speech delivered at the 2021 graduation for Reformation Seminary.
18 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Standing For Truth at Holiday Gatherings
It has been said that two topics are not permitted at holiday family gatherings: Religion and politics. But is this a biblical perspective? Should Christians refrain from these often emotionally charged topics at holiday gatherings? In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge explains why he believes silence is not an option and how Christians have a duty to speak the truth in love.
33 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
What is Biblical House Church? (2021 Edition)
As we begin to see an increase in cultural hostility against the evangelical church, more Christians are searching for alternative but biblical expressions to the traditional corporate church. In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge talks about the biblical house church and how it might be just the right solution for this next generation of Christians. Listen to Dale answer five common questions about house church and see if gathering in homes is right for you.
36 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
A Christian Defense for the Celebration of Christmas
For some, it may be shocking to find out that some Christians refuse to celebrate Christmas. It’s true. Some Christians believe that Christmas is rooted in paganism and have chosen to abstain as an act of personal holiness. While we celebrate the freedom we have in Christ to make such a choice, we also believe in the call to reason with one another in love. In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge looks at the Doctrine of Days, the history of the church, and the Bible to present three reasons Christians should continue to celebrate and commemorate the incarnation of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
37 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Spiritual Death, Spiritual Life, and the Need to be Born-Again
Soteriology is the study of salvation in Scripture. Unfortunately, most Christians don’t have a robust comprehension of how they were saved. That is, they don’t understand the biblical process of lost and found or spiritually dead and spiritually alive. In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge takes listeners through a systematic study of what it truly means to be born-again.
31 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Why Does God Allow Evil in the World?
It’s not secret, we live in a sinful and evil world. People all around us are suffering. The world is filled with pain and hatred and violence. In addition, we also have disease, sickness, and failing bodies. In short, we live on a sin saturated planet. But if God is truly loving, all-powerful, and good, why does He allow such evil to remain? In other words, what’s the purpose of evil? In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge turns to the Scriptures to examine these questions and respond with answered backed by the Bible.
37 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
7 Ways to Prepare Your Children for the Spiritual War that Awaits Them.
The spiritual preparation parents received as children is not sufficient for the next generation of children. The changing political landscape and increasing hostility toward biblical principles will make life more difficult for future Christians. As parents, we must equip our children to remain faithful in the face of adversity. In this episode of real Christianity, Pastor Dale Partridge offers parents seven actions that will prepare children for the spiritual war that awaits them.
30 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Each year thousands of Christians and churches celebrate Halloween by dressing up and eating tasty treats. However, many other Christians have reservations about Halloween claiming it to be a holiday of spiritual darkness. In today’s episode, pastor Dale Partridge not only offers listeners the history of Halloween but also looks at the Scriptures to locate helpful principles for Christians looking to better understand the spiritual implications of this holiday.
27 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Conquering Anxiety Through Gospel Promises
The past two years have introduced a greater pace of change, pain, and brokenness to our world. There is no shortage of issues to be concerned. But how should Christians conduct themselves during such tumultuous times? How can we fight against the tendency to well up worry and fear about the future? In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge exposits Matthew 6:25-34 in an attempt to clarify Jesus’ teaching on the issues of anxiety.
35 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
A Biblical Argument Against Vaccine Passports for the Local Church
In last week’s episode, Pastor Dale Partridge offered a biblical argument against vaccine mandates. This week, Dale refutes the growing idea of requiring vaccine passports for entrance
42 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
A Biblical Case Against Vaccine Mandates
How are Christians to think about government-sanctioned vaccination mandates? What does the Bible say about the body of a Christian? Do we have biblical grounds to deny a forced vaccinations? In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridges tackles these questions with Scripture and offers three principles to support Christians in their examination of the vaccination issue.
29 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Sustaining Hope in the Growing Darkness of our World.
The world is growing darker and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to exude love and joy when everything seems to be in rebellion against our God. In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge offers both explanation and encouragement for believers living in these perilous times.
19 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
How To Drag Your Hidden Sin To The Light
We all, at times, find ourselves struggling to conquer a particular sin. The Bible, however, does not leave us in the dark on how to harness the power of the light. In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge shares the process laid out in Scripture for confession of sin.
25 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
The Duty to Forgive—No Matter How Difficult
Forgiveness is at the core of our relationship with God and our relationship with others. The Bible speaks firmly about the Christian’s duty to forgive, but how far does this duty extend? Are we to forgive any and all sins committed against us? If so, why? Pastor Dale Partridge unpacks this issue by looking at a parable shared in the Gospel of Matthew.
21 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
An Example Presentation of the Gospel.
Many of us will have the opportunity to present the Gospel. But the Gospel can be presented in one minute or five hours. Therefore, which version of the Gospel is most common to conversational evangelism? In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge shares a 15-20 minute version of the Gospel he used in a conversation several months ago.
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