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What Christians Should Know Dr. C. H. E. Sadaphal

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

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    Political Revolution in the Reformed Tradition, Part I (Romans 13:1-7)

    Political Revolution in the Reformed Tradition, Part I (Romans 13:1-7)

    In this episode, Dr. Sadaphal equips Christians to think and act biblically when is comes to living amidst the tension of two kingdoms: of God and of the world. Specifically, he uses Dr. Sam Waldron's book, Political Revolution in the Reformed Tradition, as a foundation and guide to develop answers to five critical questions:(1) Where does the government come from?(2) What is a civil authority called to do?(3) Does the Bible support or prohibit political revolution?(4) What is the relationship between subordination to civil magistrates and obedience to the same authorities?(5) Does Romans 13 call us to obey the government blindly in all situations?Gain crucial perspectives for both the Church and the individual Christian as they navigate through the perplexing ethical and societal questions that have recently emerged that have put Christ and compliance in opposition. Get Political Revolution: https://amzn.to/3T94J1Z (https://amzn.to/3T94J1Z)

    • 40 min
    Live By Faith, Not By Sight (II Corinthians 5:7)

    Live By Faith, Not By Sight (II Corinthians 5:7)

    The Christian is saved by faith and then lives by faith, which is distinguished from the life of sight. Of course, the life of “sight” is not limited to literal eyesight but refers to what is natural and earthly. Sight is a gift the Lord has provided to all human beings regardless of their election. Sight is not therefore to be rejected, but a man of faith understands that his decisive trust is not in an earthly gift. By contrast, natural men are content to live a life of sight without God. They live like practical atheists and ultimately trust what they think, experience, sense or feel. Indeed, they may have faith, but that faith is in something natural: their sight. In contrast, the Christian lives by his faith in Christ.In this episode, learn three practical applications of what it means to live by faith in distinction to living by sight.

    • 17 min
    Joy's Crucial Ingredients (Colossians 1:9-12)

    Joy's Crucial Ingredients (Colossians 1:9-12)

    Joy is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and one of the many gifts that the Holy Spirit graces to us through sanctification. So how does a Christian improve their joy? Well, because joy is a fruit of the Spirit, the source of joy is God. No one can fake joy or produce it by themselves.  Still, Colossians 1:11–12 tells us something interesting: that joy has specific ingredients. Yes, joy is a fruit, but the tree that produces the fruit of joy takes root in particular soil. That soil has two crucial ingredients: perseverance and patience. So you can’t have joy without its crucial ingredients. In this episode get a clear biblical understanding what joy is, how God cultivates it, and how faith is the instrument by which God strengthens us with joy.

    • 17 min
    The Power of the Promises (II Peter 1:1-4)

    The Power of the Promises (II Peter 1:1-4)

    John Owen once wrote, "Be killing sin or sin will be killing you." So, every true Christian will be killing sin. But how? How does a Christian kill sin according to the Scriptures? These are the questions Dr. Sadaphal will provide answers for in this episode. The hope for any child of God is that after Yahweh saves a person, He does not leave them alone. He stays with them and perseveres them until the end. Some of the wonderful treasures the Lord has provided for your sanctification are the promises of God. The Holy Spirit works through the divine promises and cooperatively enables and empowers you to mortify sin. Hence, a crucial key to a believer’s sanctification are the promises of God. The power of the promises are made manifest when a Christian trusts the promise-Maker, God, who has sent the Holy Spirit who work in and on us to fulfill those promises, making us more like Jesus.Our Scripture focus will be II Peter 1:4.

    • 29 min
    Ahab and Jezebel (I Kings 21:1-17)

    Ahab and Jezebel (I Kings 21:1-17)

    King Ahab and Queen Jezebel are two historical monarchs who appear in the narratives of the Old Testament. Ahab is best known for his failure to lead and his open endorsement of idolatry. Jezebel is best known for her bad behavior unbecoming of a queen, so much so that calling a woman a “Jezebel” is equivalent to using profanity in Christian circles.Now, why is it important for us to study Bible characters who have been dead for thousands of years? Because the spirits of Ahab and Jezebel are alive and well today whenever we see power acting with an arrogant, presumptuous security in which it treads beneath its feet all divine and human rights.In this episode gain a biblical understanding of these two spirits and how this wisdom applies to your everyday life in the family, in the world, and in the church.

    • 16 min
    The Beautiful Love of God, Part Two (Genesis 3:1-5)

    The Beautiful Love of God, Part Two (Genesis 3:1-5)

    The serpent tempted our first parents (Adam and Eve) by nudging them to doubt the love of God. Satan overthrow all of humankind in Adam, and he continues to try and overthrow you one by one. What is one way to resist? Do not doubt the love of God. No one loves humanity like the Lord, and no one will care for His children like our Heavenly Father. God is good, gracious, tender, kind and loving to His children.

    • 9 min

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33 Ratings

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Encouraging

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Enlightening

Best explanation of the Scriptures you can find.

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