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The Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church
Podcast 297:  Living in Christian Community

Podcast 297: Living in Christian Community

We have unfortunately let the emerging church people hijack the term community, or fellowship, or koinōnia, and turn it into something orthodox Christianity now rejects.  And that is a shame.  Nevertheless, community is how the Lord intended us to live.  Not...

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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...

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Podcast 294:  Could We Be Wrong?

Podcast 294: Could We Be Wrong?

Could the default setting in the life of a Christian be one of expecting the Lord to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20), or is it simply living in the doldrums, in the muck and mire of a lukewarm, ordinary, less-than-average life?...

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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...

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Podcast 292:  Backsliding and the Nazi War Machine

Podcast 292: Backsliding and the Nazi War Machine

Sometimes, when it comes to living our life in Christ in a way that pleases the Lord, encouragement can come from someone whose name is not found in the Bible.  Case in point: Winston Churchill.  Consider the following: "Never give in.  Never give in.  Never, never,...

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Podcast 291:  A Fresh Look at a Familiar Face

Podcast 291: A Fresh Look at a Familiar Face

Often we only remember the bad things about someone and, when we do, that single memory eclipses whatever good a person's life might have stood for.  Case in point: the disciple Thomas.  Or, "Doubting Thomas" as we like to call him. Thomas is mentioned three times in...

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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...

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Podcast 289:  When God Seems Unloving

Podcast 289: When God Seems Unloving

Sometimes God, in His sovereignty, allows things to happen to us that are hurtful and difficult to understand.  Our fervent prayers go unanswered, our finances continue to dwindle to the point of ruin, our closest family relationships remain estranged and broken, and...

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Podcast 288:  How to Celebrate Being in Christ

Podcast 288: How to Celebrate Being in Christ

It seems that one of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is found in being "in Him" (Col. 1:15-18).  After all, Jesus has "raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:6). "Where and when did this take...

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This is a collection of the many questions I have struggled with and the answers I have found regarding the relationship between authentic faith in Christ and much of what is portrayed today as Biblical Christianity.  Especially with the coming darkness looming over all of us, including the church.

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“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.  Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Revelation 3:15-17

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