The paradox of the Christian faith involves losing one's life to find it and dying to oneself to gain it (Mark 8:34-35). As citizens of heaven we work, study, l...
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Finding Your Identity in Christ and Not Your Culture
As our church grows we reach across race, creed and culture and the dynamics of doing life together may change. Does this pose a problem to us as we lead people into God’s best for them in multicultural congregations and communities?Zandi and Luke Hulley who lead the City Bowl congregation say no. They have demonstrated that leading people of different cultures into a new identity in Christ overcomes and replaces cultural differences and biases. Loving people, being devoted to one another, putting on compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience while bearing with one another creates a new culture in Christ. We will have differences but these will diminish as we devote ourselves to one another.
Gender Roles - Competing or Complementing?
In this episode we look at the pervasive rise of egalitarian theology and the push against traditional gender roles and examine what the Bible teaches about these roles and why we hold to a traditional view of male headship. We chat with our guests Dr. Cornelia Van Deventer (PhD NT Studies) and Mike Davies about how men and women flourish best within a complementarian church. We have seen and experienced God's Biblical design which is evidenced in own congregations here at Joshua Generation.
Evangelism and the Gospel
In this episode we focus on the topic of evangelism. Craig Bennet and Justin Slade, team members from Jonathan Conrathe's evangelism team, share practical steps for fulfilling the Great Commission. They give us a picture of the essence of New Testament evangelism and what effective sharing of the Gospel should look like. We see what it is and what it isn't and how ordinary believers can effectively learn to share their faith with others as they reflect the light of Christ in our fallen communities. It is going to take the whole Church to reach the whole world with the Gospel with each and every believer having a part to play in the great Great Commission.
Will Marais - A Legacy of Hope
Will Marais chats to Wayne about the journey he is on with his cancer diagnosis. After receiving the news that he has between 8 and 10 months to live, Will shares about the hope he has and the challenges he and his family have faced with this diagnosis. He explains how they have approached it with the knowledge that God can heal but whether He does or not they are full of hope and confidence that His purpose will prevail. As Paul says in Thessalonians we fall asleep as we no longer experience death if we have died with Christ.
How to Study, Interpret and Apply God's Word
In this episode Luke Hulley and Adam Hellyer give us principles on how we should read, study and interpret God's Word. They simplify two big words, hermeneutics and exegesis and explain the basics of reading and interpreting the writings in the Old and New Testaments. Getting to grips with what was written 2000 years ago and learning how to interpret and apply God's Word for us today in a very different world.
The paradox of the Christian faith involves losing one's life to find it and dying to oneself to gain it (Mark 8:34-35). As citizens of heaven we work, study, love and live here on the earth. The podcast features real conversations aimed at helping believers live for Christ while being grounded in the truth as they navigate life in this secular world. Hosted by Wayne Turner and Michael d'Offay with Joshua Generation Church.