Psalm 7 – The Oath of Innocence

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 7, one that has been a part of my prayer life. We look at the Biblical concept of the oath of innocence and the searching of motives that God performs as the true and righteous judge. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian … View More

Psalm 6 – All My Tears

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 6, the first of the penitential Psalms. I pray that whatever tears shed in your life now will last only for the night, and that joy will come anew in the morning. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording … View More

Psalm 5 – Lead the Righteous

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 5, which Spurgeon described as “not so much a prayer as a resolution.” Remember that God directs the paths of the righteous and that you are not alone in pursuing that path. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording … View More

Psalm 3 – Cracking Jaws

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 3 which introduces us to Psalms with the historical context and imprecatory language. “To be in a minority is itself a test of nerve; more so when the minority is shrinking.” – Derek Kidner Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing … View More

Psalm 2 – “Kiss the Son” with guest Rollie Hawk

This week we are joined by our first guest, Rollie Hawk. Rollie lives in Anna, Illinois where he serves as an Elder at First Christian Church. For our first church discussion we discuss Psalm 2 with the royal image of the Son and the honor due him from nations and kings. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can … View More

Psalm 1 – The Tree

Welcome back to the Firmly Planted Tree. In this episode we kick off the reading of the Psalms with Psalm 1, centering around the righteous man planted like a tree by the waters. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms at the link: https://www.briansauve.com/songs-worth-singing And please … View More

Ep. 37 – Keeping Christ in Mind

In order to follow Jesus’ example, and live sacrificially, we must keep Christ at the forefront of our mind. If we don’t keep Christ in mind, it’s easy to forget about the mission and focus on selfish goals. On this episode we looked at a great, thought-provoking tweet by Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge).

Ep. 35 – How Close Should We Be to Society?

On this episode, we are highlighting a great response from a listener named Austin. He felt led to record some thoughts of his own regarding episode #34 and sent it our way. It was too good not to share!

Ep. 34 – Being a Christian on Social Media

On this episode, we discussed how Riley has been engaging others on his personal social media accounts. Recent events have ignited many interesting conversations online, but how should we respond to them as Christians? Join the discussion!

Ep. 28 – Discovering and Guarding Our Purpose

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.

Ep. 24 – The Core of the Saving Gospel

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.

Ep. 22 – What Happened to Convincing One Another?

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.

Ep. 21 – Humbly Examine Your Calling

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. 

Ep. 20 – Seeking Truth in a ‘Post-Truth’ Culture

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.

Ep. 19 – The Whole Trinity Saves

Salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone is not a work accomplished by the Son of God alone — the entire Trinity is involved in every salvation. On this episode, we are learning from an article by Ryan McGraw, published on Tabletalk magazine, titled, “For Whom Did Christ Die.”

Ep. 17 – Reviewing ‘The Cross Worked’ by Zach Maldonado

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!

Ep. 8 – Responsible Disciples Don’t Skip Church

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.

Ep. 3 – God’s Will for Marriage and Divorce

Tim Challies composed an excellent article on the subject of marriage and divorce, titled, “10 Common but Illegitimate Reasons to Divorce.” Let’s run through the article and begin seeking the truth.