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Practicing your faith isn't always easy these days, and making sense of the Bible can feel like rocket science. Veteran professor, pastor, and author Bill Giovannetti blows the cobwebs off the Bible, punches legalism in the gut, and kicks biblical illiteracy in the face as he explores important truths of faith and life. Whether you're a Bible-study rookie or seasoned pro, Bill and his guests will make you laugh, think, and maybe even shout at your smartphone as they smash your misconceptions about God, and unfold God-Stuff you might have never seen before.

God Stuff Bill Giovannetti

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Practicing your faith isn't always easy these days, and making sense of the Bible can feel like rocket science. Veteran professor, pastor, and author Bill Giovannetti blows the cobwebs off the Bible, punches legalism in the gut, and kicks biblical illiteracy in the face as he explores important truths of faith and life. Whether you're a Bible-study rookie or seasoned pro, Bill and his guests will make you laugh, think, and maybe even shout at your smartphone as they smash your misconceptions about God, and unfold God-Stuff you might have never seen before.

    6 Cliches that Wreck the Gospel (072)

    6 Cliches that Wreck the Gospel (072)

    Six Cliches that Wreck the GospelIn Episode 69, we talked about how to tie the knot or how to lead a friend to Christ. Today, we’re going the other way as we talk about how not to mislead someone to Christ.We're going to touch on the six cliches that wreck the gospel. There are a lot of cliches that have crept into Christian vocabulary, most of which distort the truth. In fact, there are particular ones that twist the way of salvation and the gospel.We've all used them. We've all heard them. They muddy the waters of the gospel of grace.It is necessary for us to have a conversation about these 6 destructive cliches so we can, once and for all, put an end to using them in spreading the word of God.Let’s go bigger, better, and deeper !If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the Godstuff podcast so you're always first to know when a new episode is released.Episode Highlights:* Introduction [0:00]* Cliché #1: “Ask Jesus into your heart or life.” [3:48]* Cliché #2: “Give your life (or your heart) to Christ.” [6:26]* Cliché #3: “Commit your life to Christ” [10:01]* Cliché #4: “Make Jesus your Lord and/or master” [12:42]* Cliché #5: “Surrender your life to God or give Him anything.” [14:21]* Cliché #6: “Follow Jesus.” [21:37]Biblical References:* 1 Corinthians 15* Ephesians 1:13* John 3:36* 1 Timothy 2:3* 1 Timothy 2:4* Revelation 22:2* Galatians 3:16* The Book of Exodus* 1 John 3:15* Deuteronomy 23:13* Deuteronomy 23:14About Our Host:Bill Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor at Pathway Church, Redding, California — an experienced senior pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry. He also teaches ministry related college classes at Simpson University and the A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary. Bill has always had a passion to bring the deep things of God’s word to the everyday people of God.Resources:* Veritas School Online Theological School https://www.veritasschool.life/ (https://www.veritasschool.life/)Connect with Bill Giovannetti:* Visit the website: https://www.veritasschool.life/ (https://www.veritasschool.life/)* Subscribe to the podcast: https://maxgrace.com/category/podcasts/ (https://maxgrace.com/category/podcasts/)* Follow Bill on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.giovannetti (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giovannetti)* Follow Bill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillGiovannetti (https://twitter.com/BillGiovannetti)* Follow Bill on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billgiovannetti/ (https://www.instagram.com/billgiovannetti/)Thanks for tuning in! Please don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! 

    • 21 min
    Federal Headship (071)

    Federal Headship (071)

    Federal Headship
    For today’s episode, I want to talk about one of the most important but least taught bits of theology and scripture, the Doctrine of Federal Headship which is

    • 31 min
    9 Rules of Biblical Interpretation (070)

    9 Rules of Biblical Interpretation (070)

    9 Rules of Biblical Interpretation
    For today’s episode, I’m going to talk about the nine rules of biblical interpretation to help you better evaluate how preachers are operating when you hear them teach...

    Tying The Knot (069)

    Tying The Knot (069)

    Today’s episode is all about showing somebody the way to Christ.
    For Christians, multiplying believers in the Lord Jesus Christ is the equivalent of giving CPR. So in this episode, I want to give you a simple three-part framework for leading someone to God.
    A conversation on this is important and will be very useful for us in fulfilling our mission of spreading the Christian faith. This will help us obtain the blessing of an eternal life - the biggest deal out of all deals in a person's life.
    Be enlightened, and serve God by rightly delivering His gospel. In today's episode, we'll show you how. So go ahead and spread the Word!
    Episode Highlights:


    Introduction [0:00]


    The question of what must be done to be saved [2:38]


    Five key benefits of salvation [4:13]


    The Gospel of Christ dying for our sins [8:16]


    The ABC of Salvation [10:20]



    Admitting that there is a need to tie the knot [11:35]


    Believing in Jesus and His saving work [19:55]


    Choosing Jesus as your Savior and only hope for time and eternity [26:55]



    Tying the knot through the ABC prayer [31:04]


    Some post-spiritual conversation gems [33:43]


    Biblical References:


    2 Corinthians 5:20 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205%3A20-21&version=ESV)


    1 John 5:11-12


    Romans 5:1


    2 Corinthians 5: (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205%3A20-21&version=ESV)17


    1 Corinthians 15:3-4


    Acts 4


    John 1:29


    Isaiah 53:6




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    • 36 min
    Which "Kingdom" Are You Talking About? (068)

    Which "Kingdom" Are You Talking About? (068)

    Today’s episode is all about having a deeper understanding of the Word of God.
    Most Christians, nowadays, keep talking about the Kingdom but do not even know what Kingdom really means. So in this episode, I tackle t...

    • 28 min
    Philosophies of Bible Translation (067)

    Philosophies of Bible Translation (067)

    Today’s episode is all about having a better understanding of God’s word.
    When you enter a Christian bookstore, and you’re looking for a Bible, you’ll surely be welcomed by a dizzying array of Bibles and might have a hard time picking which one is right for you.
    So, let me tell you about the different philosophies of Bible translations — which is more accurate, and which is more readable.
    If you’d like to have a better understanding of Bibles and want to pick out the best version for you. Go ahead and listen to today’s podcast episode. I hope you enjoy it!
    Episode Highlights:


    Introduction [0:00]


    What’s our topic for today? [2:59]


    First theory of translation: Formal Equivalence [5:01]


    The benefits of a formal equivalence translation [6:16]


    The trade-off of a formal equivalence translation [10:20]


    Second theory of translation: Dynamic Equivalence [11:04]


    The goal of dynamic equivalence translation [12:06]


    The drawback of dynamic equivalence [12:52]


    Third theory of translation: Complete equivalence [16:05]


    What Bible does Bill recommend for daily use? [17:56]


    What Bible does Bill recommend for studying? [19:11]



    Bibles using Formal Equivalence Translation:


    NASB, NASB, ESV, RSV



    Bibles using Dynamic Equivalence Translation:

    * NIV, GNT, NLT, CEV, VOICE, MSG


    Bibles using Complete Equivalence Translation:


    NKJV


    Biblical References:


    Matthew 6:19



    About Our Host:

    Dr. Bill Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor of Pathway Church in Redding, California and the founder of Veritas School of Biblical Ministry, offering online theological training for everyday Christians. Bill has always had a passion to bring the deep things of God’s Word to the everyday people of God
    Resources:


    Veritas School Online Theological School https://www.veritasschool.life/


    Connect with Bill Giovannetti:

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

LSM GUY ,

God Stuff

This is a fantastic way to read and learn The Bible. I believe Bill should do one on the Trinity as suggested by Bill in an earlier Podcast; I believe it was in the “Jesus is God” podcast! Love this Podcast!

The Trinity Podcast knocked it out of the park! Listened to it no less than 3 times and likely will listen again!! Bill truly is a gifted speaker/teacher/pastor!!

jjshell22 ,

Know your stuff!

It won’t take you long to realize that Pastor Bill knows his stuff! He is extremely versed and educated, and comes at Biblical topics in a way that allows you to not only come away with a deeper understanding of Biblical truths, but a deeper knowledge of them as well, so you’ll know your stuff, too! Listening to Bills podcasts and teachings will no doubt change the way you convey the gospel to your friends and family, give you a daily hunger for Biblical truth in your life, and answer the question, “how do I apply Biblical teachings to my life today?”

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The good stuff

Love this podcast. Hits a lot of different topics that never fail to interest. In depth, biblical, and thought provoking. Keep up the good work

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