[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17 – the battle of David and Goliath – is an amazing chapter of the Bible! It’s actually, in many ways, a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ did on the cross to Satan. Remember that Jesus was despised and rejected, and no one thought that He was who He said He was: the Messiah, the Son of God, the Redeemer of the World. He died a bloody death on the cross, but by doing so, he absolutely cripple … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] From Jay Carty, author of Counter Attack, Playing With Fire, Coach Wooden One-On-One, and more: This week, we wrap up our Sex in the Bible Trilogy by going back to 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, where it says,“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body… you must honor God with your body.” You see, the Bible never says anything like, “Wait and see how much you can take before you fall”. To … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] From Jay Carty, author of Counter Attack, Playing With Fire, Coach Wooden One-On-One, and more: This week, we continue talking about sex. There are two things in life that will take mastery over you like few things will. The first one is food. It’s tough for so many of us to control what we eat and keep our bodies in shape. But think of it this way: The Bible spends a verse-and-a-half talking about food and six-and-a-half verses talking about sex. In other words, if you t … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] From Jeff Allen - comedian, thinker, and author: Be forewarned: The content about to be expressed in this podcast is explicit in nature, but deals with real issues facing men and women all across the country in all aspects of life – even our pastors. Author, national speaker on the topic of sex addition and creator of the Sampson Society Nate Larkin joins us this week for An Examined Life. We start out our discussion talking about the word “worldview”. What does this weird … [Read more...]
Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sometimes It’s Sin, Sometimes It’s Not or Will I Burn If I Get the Hots?
[display_podcast] Let’s start out with some stats:On a per capita basis, the group that’s leading in increased incidents of sexually transmitted disease is the 10 to 14-year-old age group. In 1970, less than 5% of all 15-year-old girls had had sex. By 1988 that number rose to 25%. Current estimates say that 20% of our high schoolers graduate with their virginity. Of those who have had sex, 30% of them have it once and then don’t do it again. Another 30% have had four partners or more … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] The fifth chapter of 1 Samuel focuses largely on the Philistines. Now, as we study the Bible, we see the Philistines as an enemy of God’s people – a group of people God and Israel deal with on a regular basis. However, too often, 21st century Christians fall into the trap of looking at these scriptures and interpreting them to mean that the “Philistines” of today’s world are anything secular, or outside of Christianity – that “the world” are the “bad people” that need to be s … [Read more...]