Jesus repeatedly, publicly denounced one kind of person. In the first century, they were usually the Pharisees – devout students and teachers of the Bible with one problem: a bad habit of self righteousness and a knack for contemptuous pride. How does “Phariseeism” creep into our lives in ways we never intended, and how do we lovingly help put it to death in ourselves and our church communities?
Every Christian church agrees that sharing the gospel is important. But what’s the best way to do that: getting people from the world into the church, or getting Church people out into the world? Maybe it’s not one over the other; what are the strengths and weaknesses of both, and what do we feel called to do?
Is the Christmas Story we hear every year really what happened? Why were some things added to the story? (Scripture: Proverbs 30:6, Matthew 25:23)
It shouldn’t be surprising that Christians are among the most likely to adopt, and many are passionate about foster care. After all, God chose to bring us into His family. Adoption and fostering are some of the best pictures we have of God’s love for us, but – just like our relationship with our Heavenly Father – the road isn’t always easy. Merri and Becki share from their families’ own tough but life-changing experiences with adoption and fostering.
What does it mean to be wise? Is it about knowing a lot of facts? Is there more to it than that? Peter and Kimberly are about to find out! (Scripture: Proverbs 18:15, Ephesians 5:15, Matthew 7:24, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 17:10)
Does having doubt make you a bad Christian? Is experiencing doubt always a bad thing? What does a Christian do in a season where God may seem distant or the beliefs of the faith feel unclear? Tim, Trinity and Mike discuss this sometimes-scary topic from a relatable perspective.
If That Makes Sense is back for season two with more conversations about the real experiences, struggles and joys of following Jesus as young adults! Growing up in a Christian home is a huge blessing, but it’s not without its unique challenges. Maybe you knew all about Jesus from childhood before you knew him as your personal Savior? If you’ve ever felt like you don’t have an “exciting” testimony, felt like you weren’t saved from any “big” sins, or if Veggie Tales just makes you nostalgic, have we got an episode for you!