What Makes a Good Testimony?

What Makes a Good Testimony? I answer that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. A good testimony is one that is true.
  2. The most powerful testimony you have is the testimony of your life.
  3. A good testimony glorifies Jesus, not your sin.
  4. A good testimony describes the new life you have in Christ.
  5. A good testimony doesn’t deny or celebrate past sin.
  6. A good testimony makes the Gospel clear.
  7. A good testimony makes Jesus the hero and makes it clear that He saved you from an old way of life for a new life with Him.
  8. Some of the most powerful testimonies are of people that have walked in grace their entire lives.
  9. A good testimony is true, Christ-exalting, and shared.

Helpful Resources:

  1. What Does It Mean To Have A Relationship With God?
  2. What is The Gospel?
  3. How Do I Know If I Am Saved?
  4. Read stories of life change at watermark.org/stories

 

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What Are Altar Calls, and Are They Biblical?

What Are Altar Calls, and Are They Biblical? I answer that question on this week’s episode.

Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. Altar calls are not unbiblical, nor are they a required biblical act.
  2. Don’t measure the effectiveness of your preaching by the immediate emotional response of the people.
    • Matthew 13:5-6
    • Matthew 13:7,22
    • Matthew 4:18-19
    • Matthew 16:13-17
  3. If someone can convince you of something, somebody else can convince you differently.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:1-4
  4. Good preaching is faithful to the text and tells people the truth about who they are, who Jesus is, and the necessity to respond to Him.
    • Galatians 5:19-20
    • Galatians 5:22-23
    • Acts 2:36-38
    • Romans 10:9-10
    • John 16:8
  5. Pastors are called to make disciples who then identify with Christ through baptism, and to teach disciples everything that Jesus commanded.
  6. You aren’t saved because you come to an altar call, you are saved by a deep, heartfelt belief in who Jesus is and His provision for sin.

Helpful Resources:

1. Can I Lose My Salvation?
2. Can I Believe In Jesus and Not Be Saved?
3. How Do I Know If I am Saved?
4. (SERMON) Salvation

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How Can I Find A Mentor?

How Can I Find A Mentor? I answered that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

  1. How Can the Church Reach the Next Generation?
  2. Is It Okay For A Christian To Go To A Counselor?
  3. How Do I Disciple Someone?
  4. (SERMON) Discipleship

 

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Is the Enneagram Helpful, Harmless, or Heresy?

Is the Enneagram Helpful, Harmless, or Heresy? I answer that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

 

1. Is There a Biblical “Right and Wrong” On Everything?
2. How Do I know If I Have the Holy Spirit in Me?
3. What is The Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

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What Was the First Threat to the Gospel?

What Was the First Threat to the Gospel? I answer that question on this week’s episode.

 

 

Show Notes:

1. What is The Gospel?
2. Can I Believe in Jesus and Not Be Saved?
3. What is The Reformation and Why Does It Matter?
4. (Sermon) Philippians: To Live is Christ

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How Can I Talk To My Children About LGBTQ Issues?

How Can I Talk To My Children About LGBTQ Issues? Sam Allberry and I answer that question on this week’s episode.

Show Notes:

  1. Has The Church Failed The LGBTQ Community?
  2. Is God Anti-Gay?
  3. Can You Be A Gay Christian?
  4. (Resources) 10 Resources To Help You Talk About Transgender/Homosexuality, Biblically.

 

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What Is “Join The Journey”?

What Is “Join The Journey”? I answer that question in this week’s episode.

Show Notes:

1. Is It A Sin Not To Read Your Bible?

2. What Book of The Bible Should I Read First?

3. What’s The Best Bible Translation?

4. The Bible (SERMON)

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What Are The Top 5 Episodes Of 2018?

What Are The Top 5 Episodes Of 2018? I answer that question in this week’s episode.

Show Notes:

1. Can I Believe in Jesus and Not Be Saved?
2. Why Does Paul Say “Those Who Have Wives Should Live as Though They Have None”? 
3. How Do I Know If I Am Saved?
4. Why Did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree in Mark 11?
5. What Should I Do If I Find Myself in a Sexless Marriage?
6. Is God Anti-Gay?

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Why Did Jesus Despise Christmas and All That It Led To?

Why Did Jesus Despise Christmas and All That It Led To? I answer that question in this week’s episode.

Show Notes

1. What Does the Bible Say About Christmas?

2. Philippians 3 Sermon Clip: Count it as Rubbish

3. (Sermon) Contentment, Longing, and Christmas

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Shouldn’t a Woman Have the Right to Control Her Own Body?

Shouldn’t a Woman Have the Right to Control Her Own Body? I answer that question in this week’s episode.

Show Notes

1. Should An Aborted Fetus Be Buried?

2. Can You Give Me A Compelling Way To Talk With Others About The Difficult Issue Of Abortion?

3. Why Should Christians Care About Abortion?

4. (SERMON) The Pursuit of Happiness #4: Aborting Your Silence and Dealing With the Shame of Abortion

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