123 episodes

Where Coffee, Conversation, and Theology Meet. During my 35+ years in ministry, I’ve developed an increasing burden for what I sense to be an increase in biblical illiteracy, not only among those in our churches but also in the young men and women entering the ministry. Conversely, I am hopeful, because I also sense a hunger from people to learn and know biblical truth and the things of God as revealed to us in Scripture. Our Kitchen Table Theology team has developed a list of 100 doctrinal topics which I, along with my co-host Jen Denton, will examine weekly over 15 to 20 minutes. My goal is to educate and share biblical truth on the same level as if you and I were sitting at your kitchen table with a Bible and a pot of southern pecan coffee in front of us. Welcome to the table!

Kitchen Table Theology Pastor Jeff Cranston

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 86 Ratings

Where Coffee, Conversation, and Theology Meet. During my 35+ years in ministry, I’ve developed an increasing burden for what I sense to be an increase in biblical illiteracy, not only among those in our churches but also in the young men and women entering the ministry. Conversely, I am hopeful, because I also sense a hunger from people to learn and know biblical truth and the things of God as revealed to us in Scripture. Our Kitchen Table Theology team has developed a list of 100 doctrinal topics which I, along with my co-host Jen Denton, will examine weekly over 15 to 20 minutes. My goal is to educate and share biblical truth on the same level as if you and I were sitting at your kitchen table with a Bible and a pot of southern pecan coffee in front of us. Welcome to the table!

    124 Built on the Rock, Jesus Christ

    124 Built on the Rock, Jesus Christ

    Jen Denton and Pastor Jeff Cranston discuss how salvation is based on Christ and the believer's service to Christ. Paul likens these to gold and silver and precious stones and says that there are two types of structures built on Christ- the first being built on gold silver or precious stones, which will endure and be rewarded, while the second is built on wood hay or stubble, which will suffer loss. Christians are secure in their salvation because they are building on Christ, which is the rock. Christ himself is the foundation on which the Christian stands, and on which they build their eternal life. 



    [00:01 - 06:47] Opening Segment
    Quick fun chat about the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    [06:48 - 16:52] The Believer's Foundation
    Matthew 7:24-27Corinthians 3:9-15Salvation is based upon Christ the rockService to Christ is built on the foundation of ChristPaul likens this to gold, silver, and precious stones, but says that another class of structure is built on the rock--wood hay and stubbleChrist is the foundation on which Christians stand, and on which they build their lives and eternity.

    [16:53 - 18:38] Closing Segment
    Salvation occurs instantaneously at the moment of salvation when we are placed upon Christ as a solid rock

    Quotes:


    “Christ is the foundation on which the Christian stands and on which the Christian builds.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston



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    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!



    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

    • 18 min
    123 Partakers of a Royal and Holy Priesthood

    123 Partakers of a Royal and Holy Priesthood

    In this episode, Jen and Jeff discuss the royal priesthood and its implications for Christians. They talk about how the idea of royalty and priesthood was once separated but was brought together through Christ. We as God’s followers are part of this royalty, so be sure to tune in!


    [00:01 - 05:31] Opening Segment
    Queen Elizabeth’s deathIt’s implications

    [05:32 - 11:27] Partakers of a Royal and Holy Priesthood
    We, as Christ’s followers, follow a king1 Peter 2:9Revelation 1:6Exodus 19:5-6What is a royal priesthood?The royal priesthood is oxymoronic in Jewish cultureRoyalty and priesthood were jealously separated

    [11:28 - 21:48] Jealously Separated and Royal
    Separating the royalty from the priesthoodThe concept of royal and priesthood has been combined through ChristA priesthood is a fraternity of priestsA spiritual house is a royal houseRevelation 5:10Being a member of God’s royalty is not just a privilege, but also a responsibility

    [23:42 - 23:57] Kitchen Table Theology Returns
    • We'll see you next time here at kitchen table theology.
    • Thanks for joining us.


    Quote/s:


    “Our speech, our life, our values, our actions, should cause other people who know us to ask, ‘What’s different about her/him?” - Jeff Cranston



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    We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today's episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.


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    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!



    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

    • 23 min
    122 The "Much More" Love of God

    122 The "Much More" Love of God

    Do you believe God loves you? In today’s episode, Jen Denton and Pastor Jeff Cranston explore the idea that there is a difference between knowing that God loves someone and feeling God's love. It is through experiencing God's love that we become truly aware of how much he loves us. They also discuss how God loves those who are saved more than those who are not. Once a person is in Christ, they taste the love of God in a way they have never before experienced. Furthermore, once a person is saved, they are objects of God's grace, power, faithfulness, and peace. There is a progressive aspect to God's love for those who are saved because it continues to grow as we walk in his faithfulness.


    [00:01 - 07:01] Opening Segment
    The difference between having a rational judgment about something and having a sense of it

    [07:02 - 12:16] God's Love
    Romans 5:8-10If God loves the sinners, his attitude is so much more after their reconciliationPositionally, we are in Christ and His love is unconditionalExperientially, once we are in Christ, we taste the love of God like never beforeOnce we are in Christ, we are objects of His grace

    [12:17 - 23:55] Being an Object of His Power
    God’s power is actively engaged in the support of every believerEphesians 1:19Limitless comfort is provided to those who recognize and walk in the faithfulness of GodThe story about Waldorf AstoriaJohn 14

    [23:11 - 25:38] Closing Segment
    Final words

    Quotes:


    “Do you believe God loves you? And I trust you can answer with a convincing and unqualified yes, because we have been recipients of the much more love of God.” - Jeff Cranston 


    “When we think about love in our humanness, we think about worldly love. God is not as the world gives because He is not of this world.” - Jen Denton




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    We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today's episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.


    Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. 


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    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!



    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

    • 25 min
    121 Brought Near

    121 Brought Near

    Jen and Pastor Jeff discuss how we were once far away from God, but now we have been united through the blood of Christ. This has changed our condition dramatically, from being lost and pagan to saints in Christ. Now we belong to the Lord and are under new ownership, having been transferred from darkness to light and from one kingdom to another. We are also united in Christ, meaning that we are partnered with him and are one. The cross is the instrument of reconciliation and we need to remember that it's finished the hostility and transformed us from enemies to friends.


    [00:01 - 06:09] Opening Segment
    Brought nearQuick fun chat

    [06:10 - 19:10] Remembrance
    Remembering where we were before Christ redeemed usEphesians 2:13Brought near through the blood of ChristFaithful preaching reminds us of the glory of the resurrected ChristThings are dramatically different once we receive ChristBeing united in HimAlienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promiseWe were once out of hope without GodThe cross is the instrument of reconciliation

    [19:11 - 21:06]Closing Segment
    Final words

    Quotes:


    “Shallow theology produces shallow worship. We can’t worship a god that we don’t know.” - Jen Denton


    “May we never forget, that we, through Christ’s blood, have been brought near and united to Christ.” - Jeff Cranston 




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    We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today's episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.


    Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. 


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    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!



    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

    • 21 min
    120 Delivered from the Power of Darkness

    120 Delivered from the Power of Darkness

    Darkness can be in every corner, but what does the term “darkness” really mean? In today’s episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss how darkness is portrayed in various scriptures, and what these signify in our daily lives. They also talk about how darkness can also serve as an effect of something, and how it can sway the lives of people. Tune in to learn how to be delivered from the power of darkness!


    [00:01 - 05:06] Opening Segment
    Delivered from the power of darknessGod has rescued Christians from Satan's dominionColossians 1:13

    [05:07 - 12:56] Delivering Us from the Kingdom of Darkness
    Luke 22:534 ways darkness is being used in the scriptureTo signify ignoranceDarkness favors sinSatan as the prince of darknessDarkness is eternal misery

    [12:57 - 18:47] The Power of Darkness is an Effect
    The power of darkness has life and death effects on peoplePeople who have been delivered from the power of darkness should have less and less of those effects in their livesWhen one empire overthrows another, the populace of the former is often transferred to the realm of the victor, subject to that governmentBy being freed from the power of darkness, believers gain access to God's kingdom

    [18:48 - 20:26] Closing Segment
    Final words



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    We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today's episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.


    Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. 


    Check in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston


    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

    • 20 min
    119 Translated Into The Kingdom

    119 Translated Into The Kingdom

    Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton continue their discussion on the 33 things that happen instantaneously at salvation. In this episode, they focus on the believer being given entrance into a new kingdom. This isn’t a reference to Wizard of Oz or any fantasy works but refers to when a child of God is removed, translated, and brought, from the realm and sphere of Satan’s dominion to that of the dominion of Christ. There are three main Bible verses to help us with these, so tune in!


    [00:01 - 03:58] Opening Segment
    The believer is given entrance into the new kingdomTranslated into the kingdom3 main bible verses

    [03:59 - 06:04] Colossians 1:13
    The domain is power, authority, or strengthRescuing us from the power of darknessTransforming us from the power of sin

    [06:04 - 08:58] 1 Thessalonians 2:12
    Believers have a special callingWe’re called into His kingdomThe kingdom is a sphere of behavior A divine summon

    [08:59 - 12:54] 2 Peter 1:11
    Christ is lord and saviorAmbassadors need to give credit to Christ for their successesTo have eternal life, we must be born again and submit to Jesus as our Lord and savior

    [12:55 - 15:43] Closing Segment
    Final words



    Join the Conversation


    We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today's episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.


    Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. 


    Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston


    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!



    Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

    • 15 min

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86 Ratings

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