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Ask Me Anything, hosted by Pastor J.D. Greear, gives quick answers to some of your toughest theological, ethical, and leadership questions. For both mature and new believers alike, Ask Me Anything will help listeners grow in their understanding of a topic and point them to helpful resources to continue learning on their own. For more information, visit JDGreear.com.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 478 Ratings

Ask Me Anything, hosted by Pastor J.D. Greear, gives quick answers to some of your toughest theological, ethical, and leadership questions. For both mature and new believers alike, Ask Me Anything will help listeners grow in their understanding of a topic and point them to helpful resources to continue learning on their own. For more information, visit JDGreear.com.

    If a Child Wanders From the Faith, Is It the Parents’ Fault?

    If a Child Wanders From the Faith, Is It the Parents’ Fault?

    Show Notes:



    * We should be as intentional with our families as we are with our jobs.

    * There is a sense that, on one level, I as a parent affect the faith journey of my kids.

    * But on another level, there is a limit to the responsibility parents have for the choices our kids make. God has made them as individuals. A lot of godly parents will have a child who wanders. And it's not because they did something wrong.

    * Think about it: God was a perfect Father. And the only two humans he "fathered" directly (Adam and Eve) both rebelled. It wasn't because of deficiencies in God's parenting.

    * There are decisions only our kids can make. Even under the best of circumstances, they can decide to pursue things that are contrary to what God would have for them.

    * Pray for your kids. Speak truth to them. But ultimately, know that God wants us to lean into his grace.



    God cares more for our kids than we do and he can pursue our kids in ways that we can't.



    Lean not on your ability as a parent; lean on God's grace as the hope for your child.



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    • 14 min
    What’s the Deal With Nicolas Cage?

    What’s the Deal With Nicolas Cage?

    If you've heard Pastor J.D. preach, you've probably heard him talk about Nicolas Cage. So, what's the deal? Does he really think Nicolas Cage is the greatest actor of all time? Find out in this light-hearted episode!

    • 5 min
    How Should We Live in the World but Not of the World?

    How Should We Live in the World but Not of the World?

    Show Notes:



    * Who do you feel the closest kinship with? Who do you spend most of your time with? The lesson from Lot's life is that you have to make up your mind from the beginning: Who do you really want to be? If it's with the world, go there 100%. If it's with God, go with him 100%.

    * What do you love? What does that say about what your heart really desires?

    * Are you trying to get as close to the world as you can without becoming it?

    * So how can I be around "Sodom" but not make the mistake Lot did? It has to do with who you choose to make your close friends and your community. Those are the ones you become like—just like Proverbs 13:20 tells us.



    The most miserable person in the world is the half-committed Christian.



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    • 12 min
    Can a Christian Be Possessed by a Demon?

    Can a Christian Be Possessed by a Demon?

    Show Notes:



    * It depends on what you mean by "demon possessed." It's never used in the Greek language that I know of, and it's not in the Bible. The word in the Bible is "demonized," which actually broadens it a little bit.

    * So, if you mean, "Can a demon so overtake a Christian so that they have no will left and no ability to choose right from wrong," the answer is definitely no.

    * But if you mean, can a demon influence us or afflict us, Scripture I think indicates yes. But their entry into our lives comes from listening to the lies Satan tells us.



    We've got to "talk back" to Satan's lies with the truths of Scripture and the gospel.



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    • 11 min
    Do You Partner in Ministry With People You Disagree With?

    Do You Partner in Ministry With People You Disagree With?

    Show Notes:



    * A theologian named Michael Byrd breaks down theological truths into three primary categories.

    * First, there are matters essential for salvation. On these matters, we have to have agreement. These include the person of Christ, the way of salvation, etc. These are things absolutely worth dividing over, and I would not partner with someone in ministry in an area like this where we disagree.

    * Second, there are matters that are important to the faith and the church but not matters of salvation. These things are also things where you need a relative amount of unity. They're almost always spelled out in Scripture.

    * Third, there are matters of indifference. Those are non-essentials, debatable things, preferences, opinions, etc.

    * You've got to know what category different truths go into. Romans 14 says we are not to divide over inconsequential, disputed matters.



    Wisdom is knowing what to unite around and what things are worth dividing over.



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    • 10 min
    What Is an “Idol?”

    What Is an “Idol?”

    Show Notes:



    * When we think "idol," we oftentimes think of a statue that you bow down to. But there's more to it than that, and idolatry actually occupies the first two of the ten commandments, so you know it's important.

    * We often have a "root idol" that controls a lot of the way we live our lives, whether that's power, control, comfort, or approval.

    * In order to stop looking to these idols to meet our needs, we have to give God the ultimate weight in our lives.



    Idols are not usually bad things, they're often good things that we've given God-sized weight in our lives.



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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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478 Ratings

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So beneficial!

This podcast has been so encouraging! I started listening to the oldest episodes available, and I have been working my way forward ever sense. I’m in the second season now and every episode brings a new blessing. The most encouraging part has been hearing Pastor J.D. give answers that align with how I would want to answer the questions though he is far more articulate than I am. This podcast is very beneficial to any believer who listens to it whether they are a Southern Baptist or not.

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