God is always at work, even when we can’t see it. Sometimes we can’t see it because God is moving on the other side of the world. Hearing about Gospel works occurring overseas is exciting and may teach us something new. On this episode, Jonathan Hayashi shares about his recent trip to Japan and how God is moving overseas.
A plethora of content exists today regarding purpose. Discovering one’s purpose in life can take time and requires a sacrificial amount of searching. As Christ followers, we know our purpose is to glorify God, but how focused are we really on glorifying God at all times? On this episode, we are taking a look at an article by John MacArthur, titled, “How Do I Glorify God in the Gray Areas?,” found on Grace to You.
Is anything burdening you? What tends to stress you out or cause you to worry? When it comes to spiritual matters involving our relationship with God, it’s common to lose our sense of security in Christ at times. But God is our true confidence and security! On this episode, we are highlighting a blog post by Pastor Gabe Hughes, titled, “Predestined By God.”
Another season of political discussions is here with the help of the 2020 Democratic primaries. Many Christians stay far away from politics in America; however, politics may be a useful means to bring God’s Kingdom to earth. David Closson composed an excellent article for ERLC, titled, “4 Reasons Christians Should Care About Politics,” and it’s worth unpacking together.
The Bible says a lot about money, but it’s difficult for people to give their finances over to God. Christians today should have a proper understanding of how to handle money and worship God with it. Bible Gateway published a helpful post, titled, “What Does the Bible Say about Wealth and Prosperity?,” adapted from a book by Costi W. Hinn. Let’s walk through the post together and seek the truth.
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.