There is a reason that the Bible uses the concept of fire in association with Hell. Fire is awful, painful, and terrifying. C.S. Lewis said of hell, “There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than [hell], if it lay in my power.” But he also recognized that hell is a necessary part of God’s goodness and justice.
A skeptic or enemy of Christianity may hear that and ask, "Why would a loving God send anyone to Hell?"
Can a reality of hell be compatible with a good God? Let's study the Bible together.
Matthew 10 was an exciting time. The apostles were preparing to go preaching on a limited commission. They had miraculous abilities….they had the truth…. but Jesus spent a significant amount of time warning them about "the reality of the reaction" to the gospel being preached. Sometimes we are confused by the reality of reaction too. We assume that everyone will listen, and those who don’t agree will simply mumble, grumble, but generally tolerate in silence what we say. This was not true them and it is not true today. Consider Jesus’ teaching to help us go from fearful to fearless confessors.
What could Peter have written that would be so timeless in its ability to help Christians worldwide appreciate both the joys of salvation and the reality of suffering and submission? Listen to Jonathan and guest Jimmy Cating discuss Peter's first epistle in broad strokes. Have a pen and paper handy, you'll definitely want to write some notes down for this one!
What does a wife or husband do when their spouse isn't pulling their weight? How can I give 100% when they are doing NOTHING?!? Such questions are one of many that plague unhealthy relationships. Thankfully, the Bible provides answers. Today we'll have a chat about 1 Peter 3:1-7. Let's learn what the Bible says about submission and service even when they don't deserve it.
Aaron Boone is back on the podcast to talk about Psalm 23. One of the most popular Scriptures in the entire Bible, Psalm 23 also holds several connections to increase our faith.
Marcus Mathis and Kenneth Magwood are back as we try to make sense of some challenging questions. How should Christians engage the world and one another in regards to partiality (i.e. racism). What should be our main goal? How can we help others? What does it mean to be a fisherman? All these and more in this miniseries.
Jamie Thomson is back in the PSB studio to help us appreciate and care about the Old Testament. If you are intimidated to attempt a read through, or you have never made it through the OT, join us as we talk about why we should care about the Old Testament.
How can we be "slow to speak and swift to hear"? Let's talk about it for a little bit. The world needs good listeners, and Christians must lead the way.
If Jesus wrote a letter to your congregation...what would it say? This miniseries focuses on Revelation 2-3 and Jesus' letters to seven churches in Asia. Brother Aaron Boone joins in on a discussion of these churches, their faithfulness, their backsliding, and the takeaways that we can use for our churches today.
What would you say if the Lord publicly called you a dog? It actually happened once. And we can see the faith of a Canaanite woman who had the perfect reply to one of the Bible's most "terrible parables.
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