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 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 4 – Listen Here

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 4 which charges us to place ourselves in proper dependence on God. 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 Please make sure to check out https://themajestysmen.com/ and support the HNR.GD network for other … 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. 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. 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. 16 – Concerns with Roman Catholicism

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.

Ep. 4 – What Americans Believe Today

Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research partnered to provide an excellent resource for the Church. Ligonier’s 2018 State of Theology survey has been published and there’s a lot to unpack from it.

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.

Ep. 2 – Saved by Faith Alone, or Not?

Are we saved by faith alone? Greg Morse, a Content Strategist at Desiring God, published an article relating to the topic, titled, “How to Train Your Dragons.” It was a thought-proviking piece that got many people thinking.

Joining a Bible Study? A Few Tips to Survive and Thrive

Whether for new or seasoned believers, a Bible study offers key elements that make up a believer’s walk on earth from the fellowship to the study of the Scriptures. Here are vital pointers from one guy to another to help you get out of the way and make the most of your time.

Ministry Minded

Ministry Minded Episode 11 with David Brady

David Brady joins the show to talk with Brad to talk about life and God’s leading, especially in the difficult decision of leaving a ministry. How does one navigate the transition from one ministry to the next? How honest is too honest for pastors? And how is ministry different from what we think it is? This and more is touched on in this week’s show.

Jonathan Edwards on the Knowledge of God and Self

R.C. Sproul once said that Jonathan Edwards’ monumental Freedom of the Will (1754) stands as “the most important theological work ever published in America.” Such high praise is indicative of Edwards’ genius and his ability to speak with relevance to the church.

Ministry Minded

Ministry Minded Episode 7 with Bill Brimer

In this week’s episode, Brad talks with Bill Brimer about Lutheranism, the beauty of liturgy, and the surreal experience of leading music in a worship service. Bill also shares his story behind his new album.

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Are We Explaining And Sharing The Gospel Well, Or Even Correctly?

Although evangelism is commonly discussed by many church leaders, there is reason for concern if you pay close attention to how many are explaining it. Let’s look at three of the most common and crucial mistakes as seen by how so many well-meaning Christians actually share the gospel message.