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Our primary focus at Theocast is to encourage weary pilgrims to rest in Christ. We facilitate simple conversations about the Christian life from a reformed perspective through our weekly podcasts, primers, books, articles, and educational material.

Theocast - Rest In Christ Jon Moffitt & Justin Perdue

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 528 Ratings

Our primary focus at Theocast is to encourage weary pilgrims to rest in Christ. We facilitate simple conversations about the Christian life from a reformed perspective through our weekly podcasts, primers, books, articles, and educational material.

    The Law, the Gospel, and Sanctification

    The Law, the Gospel, and Sanctification

    Jon and Justin have a free and frank conversation about the law, the gospel, and sanctification. Oftentimes, the law and the gospel are confused. The law is relativized. The gospel is made to sound hard. And sanctification sounds terrible. This isn't how it should be. The guys consider the work of Christ in fulfilling the law as a covenant of works, the freedom that Christ has secured for us, and how God's law and work of sanctification are great things for the believer.
    Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin talk about good works. There are many good works emphasized in the church today that are nowhere to be found in the Scriptures. What are good works, biblically defined? What are some of the good works that are clear in Scripture that just aren't talked about in the church?
    Resources:Our episode: Your Sanctification is not for YouOur episode: Law/Gospel DistinctionOur teaching series on Covenant Theology

    • 45 min
    Why the Gospel Terrifies Christians

    Why the Gospel Terrifies Christians

    It sounds a little crazy to say that the gospel terrifies Christians. But it clearly does. Christians are prone to qualify the grace of God in Christ. Christians are prone to hedge on justification by faith alone. At times, Christians can even be unsettled by the preaching of Christ from all of Scripture. Why are these things so? Jon and Justin consider history, fear-based theology, pietism, law/gospel confusion, and Christ-centered preaching in today's episode.
    Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin continue the conversation on why the gospel is frightening for Christians. The guys answer some potential objections to a reformed understanding of the sufficiency of Christ.
    Resources:FREE EbookOur episodes on LordshipOur episodes on pietismOur episode on law/gospel

    • 51 min
    If I Knew Then What I Know Now

    If I Knew Then What I Know Now

    Today's episode is a little different than normal. Jon and Justin talk personally and autobiographically about their pilgrimage into finding rest--from a confessional and covenantal perspective. If you have been listening to Theocast for some time, we hope this encourages you. If you are newer, this will be a good and personal introduction to a number of the things we regularly discuss.
    Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin hone in on the Christian life--and how a confessional perspective is completely different than that of pietism.
    Resources:Our FREE ebook: theocast.org/primer 

    • 48 min
    This World Is a Sinking Ship

    This World Is a Sinking Ship

    We all tend to hope in things of this world that will ultimately disappoint us. Our anger and frustration and despair make this abundantly clear. Jon and Justin talk about some of these things we tend to hope in--and how the church, at points, has only encouraged us to do so. At the end of it all, peace, rest, and hope can only be found in Jesus Christ and the promises God has made to us in him.
    Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin talk more about how we tend to place our hope in things that cannot deliver. The guys also consider the theology of the cross and how we need to constantly remind one another of the hope we have in Christ.
    Resources:Our episode on the theology of the crossOur episode on Two Kingdom doctrineOur episode on the purpose of the churchOur episode on the cravings of the flesh

    • 46 min
    Christmas is Scandalous (with 1517)

    Christmas is Scandalous (with 1517)

    In today’s episode, Jon and Justin have a conversation with friends from 1517 on the scandal of Christmas. We grow accustomed to talking about God becoming a man in order to suffer and die to save his people. But that is shocking news! Who would have ever planned salvation this way? We certainly would not have. But God did. The group discusses the humanity of Jesus, the purpose of the incarnation, the struggle of the disciples to understand the mission of Christ, as well as the point of Christmas.
    Podcast: 
    30 Minutes in the New Testament - Chad Bird & Daniel Emry Price
    40 Minutes in the Old Testament - Eric Sorensen & Daniel Emry Price

    • 36 min
    Mercy for Those Who Doubt

    Mercy for Those Who Doubt

    In today's episode, Jon and Justin consider two kinds of people: the people who are arrogant in their sin and do not think they need mercy; and the people who doubt and struggle wondering if there is in fact mercy for them. The guys talk about the law and the gospel, church discipline, and the posture of God toward the weak.
    Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin talk further about observations they have made in the church regarding those who doubt and those who are arrogant in their sin. The guys get into church discipline, as well as how pastors have failed to rightly divide the law and the gospel.
    Resources:Our episode on the cravings of the fleshOur episode on law/gospelOur episode on the dark side of ChristianityOur FREE ebook on "Rest"
     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

IsaiahP2 ,

Life Changing

I, like most Christians, have struggled my entire Christian life with legalism, pietism, lack of assurance, and a collapsing of the law and gospel. Listening to these pastors over the last 2 years has changed the way I see and understand Jesus, the way I talk about Jesus, the way I read the Bible and so much more. They have truly cleared the fog from the meaning and purpose of the Church, and the work of Jesus on our behalf. Trust Christ, and calm down. I love you guys.

J David L. ,

A podcast for all people

This podcast has helped in more ways than I’m probably aware; I’m a young man who was raised Christian, yet wanting more of Christ and wanting to combat a nominal Christian life, I’ve unwittingly become hyper-introspective (pietistic).

These pastors have greatly helped shepherd me to rest in the sufficiency of the Lord Jesus, and enjoy Him more.

Also, as an aspiring pastor, it’s been beneficial to hear their focus on Christ and the Scriptures.

D. K. Potter ,

Grateful…

As a believer who has been under pietistic preaching since day one of my ten years following Christ, the Theocast podcast has been refreshment for my spirit, revelation to the eyes of my heart, relief from the burdens of a morbidly introspective, self-centered faith and rest for my weary soul. So grateful for this resource and the encouragement it provides!

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