The Heart of the Matter podcast is a discussion on Christian theology, scripture and current events. Three unique but like-minded individuals are at varying stages in life and ministry, but all wish to confront issues, ideas and views that often get swept under the rug in our culture. We believe that these discussions will be helpful to both Christians and non-Christians alike who might have questions or doubts, who might wish to open a dialogue with someone they know who is a Christian.
You’re Worth It
There are many times we feel unqualified or unprepared to live our lives completely for Christ. In today’s episode we talk about how Christ loved us so much He died to allow us the gift of His presence. Special guest: James Jonas.
Identity In Christ: Sainthood
When we think of sainthood we often think about regulations and great acts of God, or at least what we would think constitutes a great work of God. Does scripture really point to a process of become a saint? In today's episode we talk about sainthood and what that looks like to the body of Christ.
Identity in Christ: No Longer Under the Curse of the Law
Sometimes we tend to over complicate what God made simple; obey my commands, live in the Spirit, love God first and foremost. We think if we don’t measure up to God we are under condemnation but we must heed Paul’s warning and not lose of gift of grace. Today believers in Christ live in the Spirit for He has fulfilled the whole law. It’s time we embrace that Spirit and live fully for God for we no longer live under condemnation!
Special: The Resurrection Story
In today's special episode we take a look at the Resurrection and its importance to the Christian faith. We also discuss some of the connections to parts of story and what they might possibly mean.
Identity In Christ: Justified by Faith
There are many times we wonder if we are saved. The world especially other Christians like to debate what constitutes salvation which can lead to some feeling as if they don’t belong to God or aren’t pleasing Him. In today’s podcast we discuss how we are justified through faith alone and how works are naturally born out of a loving relationship with Jesus.
Special: Prayer is a Weapon
The world tells us we need to do more than prayer; however prayer is going before the Creator of the universe and asking for His help and resources to solve issues. As Christians we can sometimes put all work in our hands when we are supposed to lay it down in submission to the authority of Christ. In today’s episode we talk about the war between Russia and Ukraine. We also talk on how celebrities will use their insincerity about faith and Christianity as a smoke screen for their disbelief in the power of prayer.