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Three young(ish) pastors tackle foundational questions about God, life, and why what Christians believe matters.

The Podechesis Podcast Brett Maddocks, Allen Cason, Jim Morrow

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Three young(ish) pastors tackle foundational questions about God, life, and why what Christians believe matters.

    What is Required of Humanity: An Introduction of the Ten Commandments

    What is Required of Humanity: An Introduction of the Ten Commandments

    What is the obligation of all believers?  How are Christians to know what that obligation is?  What is the moral law?  What are the Ten Commandments and do they still matter today?  


     


    In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys examine Questions 39-42 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism and discuss Christian duty, the reason that obedience is key to faithful living, and why untethering from the Old Testament may not be the best idea.  


     


    Along the way, Jim is rude, Allen is offended, and Brett just tries to keep the peace.


     


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    Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs


     


    Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #39


    Q: What is the duty that God Requires of man?


    A:  The duty that God requires of man is obedience to his revealed will.


    Scripture Proof: Micah 6:8; 1 Samuel 15:22


     


    Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #40


    Q: What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?


    A:  The rule that God at first revealed to man for his obedience was the moral law.


    Scripture Proof: Romans 2:14-15; Romans 10:5


     


    Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #41


    Q: Where is the moral law summarily comprehended?


    A:  The moral law is summarily comprehended in the Ten Commandments.


    Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 10:4; Matthew 19:17


     


    Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #42


    Q: What is the sum of the Ten Commandments?


    A:  The sum of the Ten Commandments is: to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.


    Scripture Proof: Matthew 22:37-40


     


    Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)


     


    Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism


     


    Daily Text by Seedbed.com


     


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    On the Benefits of Death and Resurrection for Believers

    On the Benefits of Death and Resurrection for Believers

    What happens to believers when they die?  What does it mean to “rest in their graves until the resurrection?  What is the resurrection of the dead?  Do we immediately meet Jesus upon our death or is there a “waiting” time?  Why does death and resurrection matter?


     


    In this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss the benefits of death and resurrection for believers.  They will talk about what happens to believers when they pass away, what is meant by eternity, and even chat about Christian funerals. 


     


    Along the way, Allen gets serious, Jim is surprised by Allen’s seriousness, and Brett tries out his chops in the hip-hop world.


     


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    Scripture Proofs for Question 37


    Romans 5:1-2, 5; Romans 14:17; Proverbs 4:18; 1 John 5:13; 1 Peter 1:5Hebrews 12:23; 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6, 8; Philippians 1:23; Luke 23:43; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Isaiah 57:2; Job 19:26-27


     


    Scripture Proofs for Question 38


    1 Corinthians 15:43; Matthew 25:23; Matthew 10:32; John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18


     


    Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)


     


    Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism


     


    Interesting discussion on heaven, hell, and purgatory by Dr. Jerry Walls here.


     


    Daily Text by Seedbed.com


     


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    Special Edition featuring Dr. Brian Russell: On Centering Prayer and Spiritual Practices

    Special Edition featuring Dr. Brian Russell: On Centering Prayer and Spiritual Practices

    On this very special edition, The Podechesis Podcast  takes a break from our regularly scheduled catechetical dive into what Christians believe and why it matters to bring you a special episode featuring biblical studies professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, pastor, spiritual coach, author, and friend of the show Dr. Brian Russell.


      


    Dr. Russell talks about his new book, Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence can Change Your Life (Paraclete), the need for spiritual disciplines, and how God continues to redeem us even in the darkest times of our lives.


     


    Centering Prayer will be out on September 14th. You can pre-order your copy here.


     


    Check out Dr. Russell’s YouTube Channel and Podcast


     


    Dr. Russell’s Bio


     


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Benefits of Justification and Sanctification in This Life

    The Benefits of Justification and Sanctification in This Life

    What benefits does salvation bring in this life? Why does justification and sanctification matter?  Can we be assured of God’s love for us and be confident in our salvation?  Can we truly live in joy and peace in this life?


     


    In this episode of the Podechesis podcast, the guys discuss question 36 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q36-What are the benefits that in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?  They talk about the transformational power of God’s love, the ability to know that one is a child of God, and how God’s grace allows for us to persevere even in the midst of the hardest of trials.


     


    Along the way, Allen resurrects his singing career, Jim steals from his children, and Brett finally makes it to the ‘90s.


     


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    Important Links For This Episode


     


    Scripture Proofs: 


    Scripture Proofs for Question 36


    Romans 5:1-2, 5; Romans 14:17; Proverbs 4:18; 1 John 5:13; 1 Peter 1:5


     


    Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)


     


    Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism


     


    Perfect Love by Kevin Watson


     


    The Class Meeting by Kevin Watson


     


    The Band Meeting by Scott Kisker and Kevin Watson


     


    Daily Text by Seedbed.com


     


    Reclamation Podcast Episode with Rob Ulmer


     


    Firebrand Magazine

    • 58 min
    On the Benefits of Salvation: Sanctification

    On the Benefits of Salvation: Sanctification

    What is sanctification?  What is Christian perfection?  Is entire sanctification in this life possible?  How does the promise of salvation continue beyond the “altar experience?”


     


    In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Scott Kisker, professor of church history at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH to discuss Question 35 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q35-What is sanctification?  Dr. Kisker adds his voice to and important discussion about holiness, the Christian life, and recovering the “great depositum” of Methodism–Sanctification.


     


    Along the way, Jim dreams of Olympic glory, Brett disappears unexpectedly, and Allen states that all he really wants is a cookie.


     


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    Bio For Rev. Dr. Scott Kisker


    Scott Kisker is an elder in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, having served as Senior Pastor of Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, IA. Prior to coming to United Theological Seminary as professor of Church History and Associate Dean for Masters Programs, he was Professor of History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary and Director of the Course of Study Program for the Northeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Kisker also served as Director of the Charles Wesley Heritage Centre in Bristol, UK and as Associate Pastor for the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany.  His education includes a B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Drew University. 


     


    Scott’s publications include The Band Meeting: Rediscovering Relational Discipleship in Transformational Community, co-authored with Kevin M. Watson ( Franklin, TN: Seedbed, 2017), Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, co-authored with Elaine Heath (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010), Mainline or Methodist? Recovering Our Evangelistic Mission (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2008), and Foundation for Revival: Anthony Horneck, the Religious Societies, and the Rise of an Anglican Pietism (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007). Dr. Kisker is also one of the host of the podcast, Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast and he also is currently pastoring McKendree UMC in Troy, OH. His academic interests include Pietist and Wesleyan Methodist history and theology, Wesleyan discipleship and small group formation, and evangelism.  Scott is married to Roberta Willison Kisker. They have five children: Maria, Susanna, Isaac, Tabitha, and Naomi.


     


    Dr. Kisker can be reached at stkisker@united.edu.


     


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    Important Links For This Episode


     


    Scripture Proofs: 


     


    Scripture Proofs for Question 35


    2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 4:23-24; Romans 6:4, 6


     


    Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)


     


    Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism


     


    Wesley For Armchair Theologians by William Abraham


     


    Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way by Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter


     


    Sermon: Scripture Way of Salvation by John Wesley


     


    Perfect Love by Kevin Watson


     


    Daily Text by Seedbed.com


     


    Firebrand Magazine


     


    Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast



     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    On the Benefits of Salvation: Justification

    On the Benefits of Salvation: Justification

    The Podechesis Podcast (Episode 27): On the Benefits of Salvation: Justification
     



    What is justification?  What about regeneration?  What sort of change does God work in us at the moment of our salvation?  What is salvation and why does it matter?


     


    In this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys tackle questions 33 and 34 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q33-What is justification & Q 34- What is adoption? They discuss the process and moment of salvation, the relative and real change that Jesus’ offers without a price, and why the moment of our salvation, while most important, is not all there is. They will also talk about being adopted as children of God and why Wesley throughly believed in adoption even though he struck out the question.


     


    Along the way, Jim starts a barbershop quartet with just three people, Allen proposes that the Podechesis crew shoot a music video, and Brett preps his autotune skills.


     


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    Important Links For This Episode


     


    Scripture Proofs: 


     


    Scripture Proofs for Question 33


    Romans 3:24-25; Romans 4:6-8; 2 Corinthians 5:19, 21; Romans 5:17-19; Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9


     


    Scripture Proofs for Question 34: None


     


    Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)


     


    Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism


     


    Wesley For Armchair Theologians by William Abraham


     


    Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way by Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter


     


    Sermon: Scripture Way of Salvation by John Wesley


     


    Reading Romans Backwards by Scot McKnight


     


    Daily Text by Seedbed.com


     


    Firebrand Magazine



     

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Robby Paulk ,

For All Christians

These guys do an awesome job of talking about the deep theology behind the basic teachings of the catechism. They do it in a way that is accessible to Bible students at all levels. And their funny on top of that. It is a great listen and I highly recommend it.

DTMorrow ,

God the best

God is good is God is good is God is good is God

Jethro Bubba Tate ,

A Real Masters Level Course in UMC Theology

I’ve enjoyed learning new things about Methodist theology and learning more about what I thought I understood. The Podechesis team is bringing us a deep understanding of the UMC perspective on theological issues.

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