186 episodes

Study the Bible with Travis Pauley and Wes McAdams. Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a new Christian, you will enjoy these Bible studies. Each week, Wes and Travis study another biblical topic, exploring the relevance Scripture has for our lives today. Though the topics vary greatly from week to week, the goal of every Bible study is the same, learn to love like Jesus. These Bible studies are brought to you by Radically Christian and the church of Christ on McDermott Road in Plano, Texas.

Bible Study Podcast Wes McAdams

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 283 Ratings

Study the Bible with Travis Pauley and Wes McAdams. Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a new Christian, you will enjoy these Bible studies. Each week, Wes and Travis study another biblical topic, exploring the relevance Scripture has for our lives today. Though the topics vary greatly from week to week, the goal of every Bible study is the same, learn to love like Jesus. These Bible studies are brought to you by Radically Christian and the church of Christ on McDermott Road in Plano, Texas.

    Will We Have Free Will in Heaven?

    Will We Have Free Will in Heaven?

    Will we have free will in heaven? Or, as one of our listeners worded it very well, “On the new earth after judgment will we still have free will? If so, would there ever be a danger of rebelling again?”







    Whether you put it in terms of “free will in heaven” or, “free will in the new heavens and new earth,” we believe this Bible study will be helpful.







    Wes and Travis discuss, what is free will? To what extent do we have free will right now? Are we really able to be and do everything we want? But they primarily discuss why people struggle with sin in the first place. Is free will the only reason we sin or is there more to it? Is it possible to have free will and not sin?







    One of the primary passages discussed in today’s Bible study is Romans 7:9-25, in which Paul discusses why people struggle with sin in the flesh. He wrote, “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.” What does this passage have to do with free will now and free will in eternity?







    We hope you enjoy this Bible study.















    Links and Resources:









    * Watch: Watch This Episode on YouTube







    * Read: What the Bible Says About Heaven (Blog Series)







    * Listen: What the Bible Says About the Flesh and the Spirit (Podcast)

    • 43 min
    Give Thanks in All Circumstances – Practicing Gratitude

    Give Thanks in All Circumstances – Practicing Gratitude

    “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). These are the words Paul wrote to the church at Thessalonica. But what does it mean to give thanks in all circumstances? What about when we are hurting or suffering? Are we really supposed to give thanks in those circumstances? Is it naive, or cruel, to expect people to give thanks in these painful circumstances?







    In today’s Bible study, Wes and Travis discuss the connection between grace and gratitude. They also discuss how gratitude was understood in the ancient world and how that perspective can help us today. Most importantly, they discuss how gratitude can help us love like Jesus.







    This Bible study is a response to a listener’s email. Peggy wrote in asking if we could talk about practicing gratitude when facing struggles. If you would like to submit a question or comment for discussion in a future Bible study, send us an e-mail.















    Links and Resources:









    * Watch: Watch this episode on YouTube







    * Read: There is no transcript available for this episode

    • 40 min
    Common Misunderstandings About Evangelism

    Common Misunderstandings About Evangelism

    In today’s Bible study, Wes McAdams visits with Jacob Hawk about evangelism. What is evangelism? What are some common misunderstandings about evangelism? What passages of Scripture should shape our thinking about evangelism?







    Jacob also shares about, “Telling the Story: Conference on Evangelism and Church Growth.” This conference is being held at the Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas on February 3-5. Some of the speakers at the conference will be:









    * Shelton Gibbs III







    * Dr. David Duncan







    * Dr. Howard Norton







    * Paul Shero







    * Dr. Bruce McLarty









    Special note, we apologize for the lack of video in today’s episode. This was due to some unforeseen technical issues.















    Links and Resources:









    * Telling the Story: Conference on Evangelism and Church Growth







    * Blog Post: What Is the Primary Goal of Evangelism?

    • 44 min
    How to Tell if Something is Biblical

    How to Tell if Something is Biblical

    What do we mean when we call something biblical? What does biblical mean? How can you tell whether or not a certain behavior is biblical?







    In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and Matt Mead discuss how certain “summary texts” can help us better define what is or isn’t biblical. Matt Mead is the Family Life Minister at the church of Christ on McDermott Road.







    Some of the texts discussed in this study are









    * Matthew 22:34-40







    * Mark 12:28-34







    * Matthew 7:12







    * Galatians 5:14







    * Galatians 6:2









    We hope you enjoy this Bible study.















    Links and Resources:









    * Watch: Watch this episode on YouTube







    * Read: Transcript Not Available Yet







    * Related Podcast Episode: A Cruciform Hermeneutic

    • 48 min
    Christian Nationalism: What Is It and Is It a Problem?

    Christian Nationalism: What Is It and Is It a Problem?

    In today’s Bible study, Wes McAdams discusses Christian nationalism with special guest, Jacob Rutledge. What is Christian nationalism and is it a problem? Are Christianity and nationalism compatible or are they antithetical worldviews? What does the Bible teach us to help us navigate this issue? These are some of the questions we explore in today’s Bible study.







    Special note from Wes:







    When I recorded this conversation, I had not yet finished reading, “The Case for Christian Nationalism” by Stephen Wolfe. Now that I have completely read Wolfe’s book, I am even more strongly opposed to Christian nationalism. Stephen Wolfe believes the United States should be an Anglo-Christian nation in which only Anglo-Christian people have full citizenship. He believes violent revolution to create a Christian nation is warranted, religious heretics can be executed by the state, and people of different ethnicities should not and cannot live together well.







    One of the most important themes of the New Testament is that Jesus has created a multi-ethnic family, the church. Paul spent his entire ministry insisting that Christians of every other nationality should live TOGETHER in love and harmony. Paul did not believe people needed to share cultural or ethnic identity and customs in order to live together as family. In fact, Paul even rebuked Peter when Peter showed preferential treatment toward people of his own ethnic group (see Galatians 2:11-14).







    We hope you enjoy this Bible study and discussion.















    Links and Resources:









    * Watch: Watch This Episode on YouTube







    * Read: Transcript Not Yet Available







    * Video: Christians and Politics: Living in Community (Interview with Dr. Trey Orndorff)







    * Blog: Christian Nationalism: What Is It and Why Is It Concerning?

    • 56 min
    Gender and the Fall (Part Two)

    Gender and the Fall (Part Two)

    How should Christians think about gender roles? Are they a consequence of the fall or are they part of the created order? In today’s Bible study, Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley continue their discussion about gender roles.







    As we read in the first episode, this Bible study was prompted by a question from one of our listeners. In addition to her primary question, she also asked four follow-up questions. This study will focus primarily on these questions:









    * Why does it seem like the burden of the sin was placed on Adam even though both sinned?







    * Does this send a message that women are more vulnerable to sin or spiritually “weak” and need men to guide them into spiritual maturity?







    * Is a consequence of the Fall men lording their authority over women? Was not the original plan for both men and women to subdue the earth together, with shared responsibility?







    * In the marriage relationship, is responsibility not shared? Or do men have a greater responsibility when it comes to being spiritual?









    We hope you enjoy this Bible study.















    Links and Resources:









    * Podcast: Gender and the Fall (Part One)







    * Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube







    * Read: Transcript Not Yet Available

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

Emerging Phynix ,

What a Blessing

I started listening to this podcast a couple of days ago and it has caused me to rethink my relationship with God. I must say I have not been pursuing Him as I should nor have I given Him my heart completely. Definitely, did a lot of self reflecting as I listened to the podcast and realized I must study and not just read the word. Thank you so much for these thought provoking discussions.

Bonnie Halbert ,

So thankful

Every time I listen to an episode, I am so glad that this podcast exists. I recommend it, and specific episodes often with confidence that what you say is going to be biblically accurate.

BeepBeep354 ,

So encouraging

I can not recommend this podcast enough. I deeply appreciate Wes’ honest look at Scripture- wherever that takes him. In my opinion, he is a very needed voice in the church.

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