I have subscribed to many podcasts over time, and most of them fail to enlighten significantly. However, a few have stood the test of time, and I enjoy them regularly. You’ll note that most of them are weekly rather than daily – because less often usually means better content.
Last Updated: 11.14.12
- Lightsource.com – a vcast site for Christian ministries (I don’t vcast much, but there you go)
- Oneplace.com – this site is a clearing house for podcasts for thousands of popular ministries. Want to find your favorite radio preacher or show? Try here.
I love the whole debate scene, and I have listened to a lot of Christian and non-Christian news podcasts, and narrowed down my favorites to Guide: Favorite Podcasts for Christians. Now, I want to venture out into the land of my ideological opponents. Here’s my list so far. Most of these I got from the list at Podcast Alley.
Last Update: 06.07.12
Fourth in the series, this sermon was the most positively received in the series, and covers the following points:
- The Power of Desire
- The Priority of Desire
- The Problem of Desire
- The Transformation of Desire
- The Pursuit of Desire
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Here’s the complete sermon outline:
A. Good Teacher
The Mistake: Jesus is denying his deity
The Truth: Jesus is challenging the man’s idea of ‘good’
The Problem: The man is a self-made success and now wants to excel in spiritual matters.
Here is my sermon from 12/06/09 entitled At the Bottom. Based on Mark 12:41-44, it covers these main points.
- Turn towards God, not away
- Do not worry
- God is doing something new
- Put God first
- Give what you have
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In this sermon, I examined Pilate’s exasperated exclamation, “What is truth?” I discussed three serious objections to the existence of God from this passage, including:
- Religious hypocrisy
- Injustice and suffering
- Personal limitations and failure
I apologize for the background noise, and the places where I had to dub in missing words – the original audio file had some dropouts.
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This sermon, based on the example of God the Father in the Baptism of Jesus (), includes the following points:
- Acceptance: I know you
- Affection: I love you
- Approval: believe in you
For you hardliners, don’t worry, I cover DISCIPLINE in the second part.
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Many of my friends, including my pastor, think that this is the best sermon I’ve preached so far. I think the delivery could have been better, but I loved the content. This sermon was inspired by a neighbor who, when discovering that I was a pastor, got quickly defensive, saying “I’m a spiritual person.” That reaction got me thinking, and this exposition of John 15. It includes these main points:
- Intro: False Vines
- Starting the Journey
- Experiencing God
- Knowing God
- The Obedience of Love
- Loving Others
- Being Prepared to Suffer for what is right
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This sermon, delivered over the July 4th weekend, covers a portion of John 10, explaining the different characters in Jesus’ allegory of himself as ‘the Good Shepherd.’ It explores what a good pastor looks like, as well as describing the characteristics of a hireling, wolf, and the sheep.
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Jesus had a major smackdown with the Pharisees, in which they exchange insults. It escalates to a point where Jesus finally just replies “I AM that I AM” – meaning that He is claiming to be the God who spoke to Moses (Exodus 3:14).
In the middle of that exchange, Jesus addresses those who have come to believe in Him during this discussion. He says “If you continue in My word, you are my disciples indeed. And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
This sermon explores what it means to “continue in My word.”
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What good is another sermon on HOW to pray if no one is praying in the first place? How do we, then, motivate ourselves to pray, which is a central Christian discipline? The key to maintaining discipline is to maintain desire, and the key to maintaining desire is maintaining an motivating vision. Based on the story of Elijah in the desert (1 Kings 19), I discuss the characteristics of prayer, including:
- REST for our souls
- REGURGITATION of grievances
- RENEWAL of our perspective
- REFOCUSING of our plans for the future
- RUNNING the race
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In this fun message, I cover some surprising myths and truths, including:
- Jesus probably didn’t have blond hair
- Jesus was probably NOT born in December
- The Magi were NOT Kings
- God led the Magi to Christ using PAGAN ASTROLOGY
- How should Christians view astrology?
- Why learning about God from primarily from nature and astrology are risky and unreliable
- The Star of Bethlehem was probably NOT amazing
- The Star probably DID lead the Magi (retrograde motion and stationing of Jupiter)
- The Magi probably visited Jesus from 4 months to 2 years AFTER his birth
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This sermon is broken up a little with humor while having technical problems, but the content is some of my best so far.
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Fifth in the series, this is the last sermon in the series. It covers
- The Revealing of God’s Call
- The Re-education of God’s Call
- The Renewal of God’s Call
It helps us see why God’s process involves development of character through failure, difficulty, and outward success that often shows up only at the end of the path, but not in the beginning.
It also discusses why it is never too late to pursue God’s plan.
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In this third part in the Finding God’s Call series, I am endeavoring to remove one of the most significant misunderstandings in the Christian church regarding how we find our way – the role of the created self, and how we are, as good stewards, to embrace, invest in, develop, and then give away our natural gifts and talents. We will learn that healthy self-love is not selfish, it’s required stewardship.
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In Part I of this series, we learned some general things about the call of God based on the call of Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1. In this second part, we look at how God wants us to build a proper foundation of character before focusing on developing our gifts and talents, so that when we do have success, we don’t lose it through lack of virtue.
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