Our discussion today centered around a tweet sent by Mark Dever. The Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church wrote, “I recently heard someone say ‘The core of the Gospel is God’s commitment to protect the vulnerable.’ What do you think?” What is at the core of the gospel message? What exactly is meant by the term vulnerable? Watch the episode and let’s seek the truth together.
On this episode, we walked through three sections of a great post found on Focus on the Family, titled, “Seeking God in Prayer.” If you’re new to praying, this episode will give you a great starting point. If you know someone who is new to praying, this can be a beneficial resource to share with them. If you’re already a prayer warrior, you’ll find great reminders here.
In order to move forward together, we need to create a healthier environment for dialogue. We shouldn’t retreat to those who agree with us and shame those who disagree. We should seek to convince and persuade everyone. Blake Long composed a new article on his blog — Theology & Life — titled, “The New Intolerance,” where he explains how the Left is redefining intolerance and how Christians ought to respond.
A discussion about God’s “calling” can provide beneficial guidance for us as we seek to follow Christ. Many look to pillars of the faith, such as the Apostle Paul, and wonder when their own special calling from God is going to come. Is Paul’s calling experience the standard? Greg Handley composed an article for IMB, titled, “Let’s Rethink Our Language of ‘Calling’,” where he provides wise counsel about God’s calling.
The culture and Christ seem to collide often. Many today operate with a postmodern mindset. Do we get to determine what truth is? Can something be true for me, yet false for others? Owen Strachan wrote an article for Reformanda Ministries, titled, “Why So Sensitive? Ministry in a Post-Truth Culture,” and it provides much insight regarding a “post-truth” culture.
An important keyword we keep in mind on episodes of Discern Daily is abide. Learning to abide in Christ is a must for every Christian. The Cross Worked by Zach Maldonado is a great resource that encourages its readers to rest in the gospel of Jesus Christ. On this episode, we are reviewing a portion of The Cross Worked and giving away a free copy!
Doctrines within the Roman Catholic Church have sparked numerous conversations through the centuries, which are still very much alive today. Can devout Roman Catholics be genuine Christians? That is the type of question John Piper fielded from a listener on Desiring God. On this episode, we are taking a look at an interview with John Piper on Desiring God, titled, “Can a Devout Roman Catholic Be Genuinely Born Again?,” and discussing important concerns with Roman Catholicism. Let’s seek the truth together.
Healthy relationships involve good communication. It’s no different in our relationship with God. Many Christians have different convictions on whether or not God still speaks directly to people today, and if God does still speak, how does he speak? We are spending an episode on this subject and discussing poll results. Let’s seek the truth!
Abortion is arguably the hottest topic to discuss today, and rightfully so. Two videos went viral recently about the new abortion-related laws in New York and Virginia, and they deserve some discussion. On this episode, we looked at an article by Josh Wester for ERLC, titled, “Another Abortion Video Goes Viral: Virginia and the Repeal Act,” which summarizes what’s going on today regarding new abortion laws.
Facebook continues to be the primary platform users prefer to connect with others online. The statistics for this social media platform use are shocking. On this episode, we looked at an article by Gordon Donnelly for WordStream, titled, “75 Super-Useful Facebook Statistics for 2018” with special guest Josh Kilsch. Let’s seek the truth together.
There’s a surprising number of people who aren’t afraid to withhold honor towards those in authority. From the presidency to the pulpit, Christians are called to show honor, even to those who don’t deserve it. On this episode, we also looked at an article by Dr. Roger Barrier for Crosswalk, titled, “Should I Honor a Parent Who Doesn’t Deserve It?” Let’s dive into the discussion and seek the truth together.
Jesus launched his earthly ministry when he was thirty years old, but how old were the twelve disciples who followed him? Does the Bible say? Are there indicators from church history? On this episode, we discussed how old the disciples might have been, while looking at an article by David Paul Kirkpatrick, titled, “Jesus’ Bachelors – The Disciples Were Most Likely Under The Age of 18.”
It’s true—not everyone’s repentance is true. There is a difference between hating sin and hating the consequences of sin. On this episode, we dove into an article by Adriel Sanchez for Core Christianity, titled, “True vs. False Repentance: What’s the Difference?” Watch the episode and join the discussion.
Faithful disciples of Christ should not regularly skip church for a number of important reasons. On this episode of Discern Daily, we took a look at an article written by Nathan Rose, titled, “5 Spiritual Dangers of Skipping Church,” published on For The Church. Let’s take a look at the piece and seek the truth.
On this episode of Discern Daily, we walked through Shai Linne’s new article for The Gospel Coalition, titled, “6 Ways to Show Your Child God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity.” Discussions about race and skin color flood social media. Shai Linne’s article touches on some important lessons we must teach our children on the matter. Check out the episode and let’s seek the truth.