Podcast 295:  Just How Holy is Holy?

Podcast 295: Just How Holy is Holy?

When the Scriptures speak of you and I being called “saints” (Col. 1:2), and when we later discover that the word “saint” actually means “holy” or “holy ones”— the question that screams to be answered is this:  Just how holy is holy?  Or, just how holy does the Lord see us as His “saints” and how holy does He expect us to live?

The answer will shock you.

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:13-16).

Want to know more?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study on Colossians 1:1-2 and the meaning of being called a saint.

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Podcast 293:  Credibility and Character

Podcast 293: Credibility and Character

What’s the big deal with pastors today calling themselves apostles?  Why are they doing that and how can that be justified from Scripture?

Or, better yet, what are the qualifications for the office of apostle?  And, once we determine the qualifications, do any of these pastors meet them?  Can anyone meet them today?  Anyone?

The lesson to be learned in all of this is that credibility is not communicated by titles or degrees. Credibility is communicated by character.  True, God-like character.  And the fact we have men calling themselves apostles today shows us how much we still need to learn as a church, doesn’t it?

The following is a study on Colossians 1:1-2.

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Podcast 290:  Write Your Living Epitaph

Podcast 290: Write Your Living Epitaph

In Colossians we are introduced to a man named Epaphras who was someone Paul proudly called a fellow bondservant (doulos) or fellow slave of Christ.  His name is mentioned only three times in Scripture: Colossians 1:7, 4:12, and Philemon 1:23.  But in those three verses, in less than 70 words, Epaphras is described as:

“our dear fellow servant”
“faithful minister of Christ”
“bondservant of Christ”
“always laboring for you in prayers”
“my fellow prisoner”

What would the Lord write about your life if He mentioned you three times in His Word?  Would you be considered a “faithful minister of Christ”?  Would you be found “alwaying laboring in prayers” for others?  If not, that can change today.  You can begin right now writing a new chapter in your life.  To discover more about Epaphras, keep listening.

The following is a study on Colossians 1:7; 4:12-13.

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