Doctrine Matters Podcast A podcast from a Reformed Baptist perspective designed to help the Church understand their faith and equip them to live out that faith. Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:09:43 +0000 en hourly 1 yes Steven Dew clean episodic Steven Dew (Steven Dew) © 2022 Doctrine Matters Podcast. All Rights Reserved. A podcast from a Reformed Baptist perspective. Doctrine Matters Podcast TV-G Weekly 165905641 Should Christians Tell Their Kids About Santa??? Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:09:37 +0000 I know everyone has a thought about Santa Clause and whether or not it is a good idea to tell their kids or not. What about Christian homes?

Should Christian parents tell their kids about Santa? Is it lying? Are we too focused on tradition rather than the pages of Scripture?

On this episode I tackle a tough subject regarding Christians and Santa Clause.

The convictions that I share are my own. I in no way shape or form discredit you as a believer if you do Santa in your home.

My only goal with this video is to get you thinking Biblically and not traditionally or culturally.

#santa #christimas #christianity

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The State of Theology: Part 3 Tue, 29 Nov 2022 22:23:39 +0000 ​ @Ligonier Ministries just put out there State of Theology survey. As usual, there are some staggering numbers when it comes to the state of theology in America.

Over the next several episodes I want to briefly look at each question in the survey and compare the answers given by American adults, as well as evangelicals, to what the Word of God truly says.

On this episode we look at the question: Should every Christian be a member of a local Church?

#theology #doctrine #preach

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An Honest Talk About Modesty Sun, 16 Oct 2022 23:59:41 +0000 Modesty is a hot button issue these days, but it is something that is not talked about near enough. I have been called many terrible names simply for promoting Biblical modesty. Maybe this is a reason we have so much sexual immorality in our culture.

#modesty #christianity #coverup

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The State of Theology: Part 2 Tue, 11 Oct 2022 19:38:03 +0000 ​ @Ligonier Ministries just put out there State of Theology survey. As usual, there are some staggering numbers when it comes to the state of theology in America.

Over the next several episodes I want to briefly look at each question in the survey and compare the answers given by American adults, as well as evangelicals, to what the Word of God truly says.

On this episode we look at the question: Is everyone born innocent?

#theology #doctrine #preach

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The State of Theology: Part 1 Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:04:33 +0000  @Ligonier Ministries  just put out there State of Theology survey. As usual, there are some staggering numbers when it comes to the state of theology in America.

Over the next several episodes I want to briefly look at each question in the survey and compare the answers given by American adults, as well as evangelicals, to what the Word of God truly says.

On this episode we look at the question: Does God Change?

#theology #doctirne #preach

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Is Christianity Declining? Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:18:13 +0000 Is Christianity in decline? According to one research center the answer is yes, but is it really? What is the leading factor involved in Christianity declining? How did they conduct this research? How do they know those that profess to be Christians are actual Christians? If Christianity declines, does that mean the Kingdom of God is in decline and He is losing the battle? What has led to this decline?

There are many questions that must be answered concerning a news article published by CBS News that looked at research done by the Pew Research Center. Take a listen as I unpack what I truly believe is driving these statistics.

#news #research #christianity

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A Real Life Purge? Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:27:35 +0000 Is there a real life Purge about to happen in America? According to a law that will begin in January of 2023, it seems like the state of Illinois is setting themselves up to have a real life purge situation on their hands.

What does this mean for future states? What does this mean for citizens of this state and any others that may adopt this law? What does it mean for Christians? How are we to respond?

On this episode I give you some information about the SAFE-T Act in Illinois, and what to do as Christians in light of such law.

#purge #politics #democrats #Jesus #doctrine #Bible #equity #gospel #christianity

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Detransitioning and the Upcoming Storm Fri, 09 Sep 2022 03:24:48 +0000 I ran across a video today of a someone named Joey Maiza who is detransistioning. Joey was born a female and transitioned to male, and is now stopping the transition. There is so much brokenness and frustration in Joey’s voice which leads me to a few thoughts about the issue and the things that will be upcoming regarding today’s youth and their transitions.

If you identify as LGBTQ+ and would like to talk to someone about the Bible, the Gospel, how to detransition or more, feel free to email me a

#lgbt #transgender #detrans #ftm #femaletomale #detransition #dysphoria #bodydysmorphia #journey #personalgrowth #trueself #selflove #selflovejourney #spirituality #spiritualjourney #healing #support #mentalhealth #woke

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When Pastors Fall Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:33:28 +0000 What do we do when leaders fall? Should we applaud, say I told you so, or should we show grace and lament?

Matt Chandler is the latest of pastors to fall publicly and this is my response to that situation.

#MattChandler #VillageChurch #celebritypastors

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Renew Your Mind Fri, 26 Aug 2022 03:34:42 +0000 There are many things as believers that we need to remind ourselves of daily. One of those things being the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are other things that we need to remind ourselves of daily, and that is from the book of Romans chapter 12.

Join me as we talk about doing hard things for the glory of God that will always be worth it.

#transformation #scripture #renew

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Are You a Good Disciple Fri, 19 Aug 2022 16:49:18 +0000 If we are honest with ourselves, at times, it is hard to be a good disciple. A disciple is simply a learner, and we should always be learning. No matter where you are on the theological ladder you can always be learning because you are commanded to make other learners (disciples). Phillip Powers: Should we read the Old Testament today?

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Christians and Politics Thu, 18 Aug 2022 19:12:33 +0000 On yesterdays episode we talked about how Christians should interact with the government in general. On today’s episode, we talk more about how Christians should respond in this current political climate.

How should Christians react, respond, and talk in light of the political sphere we find ourselves in? What should we do? Join me as I give three things we should do as Christians when it comes to the dark political realm we live in today.

#politics #biden #trump

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Christians and the Government Wed, 17 Aug 2022 19:32:34 +0000 There has been a lot of talk about the government lately. They are either too invasive, or take too much money from the American people.

But, how are Christians supposed to interact with the government? Are we to go along with everything they say or do? Are we to submit to the government?

On this episode I give 4 ways we as Christians are to interact with the government.

#government #christianity #bible

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What to think about sin and guilt Wed, 10 Aug 2022 03:29:14 +0000 Have you ever been weighed down by the guilt and shame of your sin?

There are some great passages of Scripture to keep at the forefront of your mind if you are in Christ.

#christian #Jesus #saved

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Roe Vs. Wade Overturned Now What? Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:18:23 +0000 What a day for unborn babies! Many will now get a chance to live, but what does this mean moving forward? Is abortion over? What do we do now? What do we do with people that disagree with this decision? How do Christians respond?

Let’s celebrate today, but realize there is work to be done.

#roevwade #abortion #womensrights #babiesrights

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Lazarus and Pride Month Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:37:37 +0000 The month of June is known as “Pride Month,” and on this episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast I break down a Progressive thinking “Pastors” thoughts on Lazarus in John chapter 11.

I also offer a challenge as to how we should respond to those caught up in the LGBTQ+ movement, and how not to respond.

#lgbtq #progressivechristianity #truth

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What this Means For Women Fri, 03 Jun 2022 17:25:43 +0000 It seems that all of the world focused their attention on the recent trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. For days, people tuned in to hear the recount of the couples lives. Recently, the verdict was in. Johnny Depp seemed to win the defamation claim, but it was Amber Heards statement afterward that was the springboard to this episode. Not only did the trial heard round the world happen.

During this trial the Southern Baptist Convention released a nearly 300 page document detailing sexual and physical abuse allegations against pastors and Church leaders. How are we to respond to women that make physical/sexual abuse allegations? How are we to respond to men that make the same type of allegations?

I believe the Bible helps us understand how to handle this type of situation. I would love to hear your comments.

Do you agree or disagree?

#amberheard #johnnydepp #abuse

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The Problem With Men Thu, 12 May 2022 22:27:13 +0000 There is a problem, and it starts with men, because men are a problem. Our culture is full of men who do not act like men. This was brought to my attention after attending an even recently. The lack of Godly men in our culture is not only sad, it’s sickening.

We need men to be men. We need Christian men to be men, to act like men, and take care of their God given duties as men, and as Christians.

On this episode I reflect on our culture full of men that act like children and the need for men to grow up not more than ever.

#men #growup #bebold #actlikemen


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Forgiveness and the Human Heart Tue, 03 May 2022 03:34:38 +0000 Forgiveness is something we all want when we fail. Whenever we sin against others we want them to forgive us, but forgiveness is not always something we want to give. Sometimes we put stipulations on granting someone forgiveness whether it’s waiting to see if the forgiveness is genuine or if they were really serious by seeking forgiveness.

The problem with this is that Jesus didn’t tell us to put stipulations on forgiveness, He simply told us to forgive. On this episode we will discuss forgiveness, the human heart, and our need to be obedient to Scripture. Our obedience, or lack thereof has major Biblical consequences.

#forgiveness #heart #depravity #obedience

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Sin is Easy, Do Hard Things Thu, 24 Feb 2022 03:54:23 +0000 On this episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast I am going to talk briefly about some things going on in the world today, and then I want to look at a passage of Scripture and the implications it has on us today.

The ultimate goal for this episode is to see all of the things in our world that is sin, and how easy it is to do these things, but how tough it seems to be to follow Christ. Regardless of how tough it is, it’s always better to do hard things when it comes to our Christian life.

#modesty #russia #canada #sin #dowork

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What Christians Should Believe: The Trinity Sat, 05 Feb 2022 03:06:29 +0000 We continue our series though what Christians should believe.

The Trinity is complex, but easy to understand in light of the Holy Scriptures.

#christianity #trinity #believe

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Throwback: False Teachers Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:06:35 +0000 Take a listen to this throwback  from three years ago! This was long before there was a Doctrine Matters Podcast or a Youtube channel.


The Gospel is important. Doctrine is important. Theology is important. We can’t compromise on any of these three things. If we do, we run the risk of serious consequences.

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What Christians Should Believe: What God Is Like Sat, 22 Jan 2022 23:46:33 +0000 As believers it is important for us to know what to believe. We need to know what we believe, and why we believe it.

On todays episode, we talk about who God is and what He is like. This is just a small list of His attributes, but hopefully this will help you begin to understand the Doctrine of God.

Listen for a free book giveaway as well!

#whoisGod #attributesofGod #Christianity


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Bob Saget: Americas Dad, Dead at 65 Wed, 12 Jan 2022 04:18:57 +0000 How should we view the deaths of celebrities? Every death is loss, and all loss is tragic. We mourn with those who mourn and weep with those who weep.

What about celebrities that die, that do not profess Christ or care anything at all about God and His Word? How do we view their death then? Do we make social media shrines? Do we say R.I.P? Or do we view their death through the lens of Scripture.

On this episode, I attempt to view these deaths through the lens of Scripture, and offer a way to truly mourn these celebrity deaths.

#BobSaget #DannyTanner #BettyWhite

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Are Affinity Based Model Churches Biblical? Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:33:00 +0000 Are Churches like Cowboy Churches and Biker Churches Biblical?

If you were to ask 50 people this very question, you will likely get at least 40 different replies. Does the Bible give us any indication that these types of Churches are ok?

On this episode I dive into the answer to the question through a Biblical lens from my point of view. Let me know your thoughts!

#affinitybased #biblicalchurches #unbiblicalchurches

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Things Christians Should Believe: The Bible Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:30:09 +0000 It’s important to know what Christians should believe about their faith. The purpose of the Doctrine Matters Podcast is to help the Church understand and live out its faith.

To do this, we must understand basic beliefs that Christians must believe. On this episode, we begin with the Bible. God’s Word. We believe it to be

  1. Truth 2. Authoritative 3. Clear 4. Necessary 5. Inerrant 6. Sufficient

Join me on this episode as we discuss the first thing we need to believe as Christians, and that is God’s Word, The Bible. #ChristianBeliefs

#Bible #Christianity #DoctrineMatters #TheologyMatters

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Tornadoes, Weathermen and Christians Mon, 27 Dec 2021 04:39:37 +0000 How can we link tornadoes, weathermen and Christians? On this episode of the podcast I’ll show you where they link and how they intersect.

Join me on this episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast

#weather #severeweather #tornadoes #Christians #doctrinematters #theologymatters

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Postmodern Truth Kills Churches Sat, 25 Dec 2021 18:50:32 +0000 The Postmodern world we live in is going to kill Churches. Many Churches should have the word ICHABOD on the door post because The glory of God has departed.

In this episode I am going to talk about a Church that has embraced Post Truth, Postmodern thought and ran with it. This Church is no longer a Church. It’s lampstand has been removed. That is, if it has ever had a lampstand to begin with.

The LGBTQIA+ agenda is dangerous, and making truth what you want it to be is even more dangerous. Let’s talk about it.

#lgbtq #postmodern #dragqueen

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Let’s Go Brandon Sun, 28 Nov 2021 23:12:00 +0000 We’ve all heard it by now. The chant commonly referred to as, “Let’s Go Brandon!”

Let’s talk about it. Culture and and the Scriptures are going to meet on this episode.

#letsgobrandon #JoeBiden #Biden #chant #Bible #theology #doctrinematters

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Homosexual Pastors and the SBC Elite Sun, 28 Nov 2021 22:22:58 +0000 The downward spiral of the Southern Baptist Convention has reached a new rung on the ladder. It’s latest debacle includes James Merritt, a Pastor from Georgia, who has held several positions on SBC committees and on staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has affirmed his gay son in the ministry.

If you struggle with whether or not to leave the SBC, let me help you. Leave

#JamesMerritt #preaching #pastors #sin

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Astroworld From a Biblical Perspective Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:59:59 +0000 On this episode of the podcast I want to look at the tragic events from the Astroworld festival and look at it through a Biblical lens.

There are many things to talk about, so join me as we talk through these events and what we need now more than ever in our world.

#Astroworld #TravisScott #travis #tragedy #idols

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Furticks Fictitious Fallacy Tue, 26 Oct 2021 03:53:04 +0000 By now you have likely heard the Tweet that is the talk of evangelicalism. Yes, Steven Furtick said something else to add to his list of heresies which is an ever growing list of why people should flee from Steven Furtick and his ministry at Elevation Church.

Some may think I’m harsh, others may think I should be more harsh, but we are going to look at a short, Biblical response to the tweet heard round the world.

#stevenfurtick #falseteacher #heresy #doctrinematters #theologymatters

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False Teachers Produce More False Teachers Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:54:07 +0000 There are many people that cling to Steven Furtick, including those that desire to imitate him in the pulpit. Sadly, pastors like Steven Furtick and others are producing more false teachers which will ultimately lead to more false converts.

We need a new reformation. A reformation of pastors. A reformation of Churches. A reformation of the professing believer. We need Jesus. We need His Word, and we need to leave the fleeting messages of false teachers behind.

#stevenfurtick #falseteachers #semperreformanda #newreformation

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Sound the Alarm: Steven Furtick is a False Teacher Thu, 30 Sep 2021 14:11:54 +0000 Steven Furtick is loved by many people. Why not? After all, he is a good communicator, he’s hip, wears relevant clothing, and has a large Church with a large following. However, this isn’t always a good thing.

On this episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast we will listen together to several things that Steven Furtick has said from the “pulpit,” and see why what he has said in the name of God does not line up with the Scriptures.


Sound The Alarm: Jesse Duplantis Thu, 09 Sep 2021 03:17:08 +0000 I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but I think it is extremely important to warn everyone we know about the dangers of false teachers out there today. From Kenneth Copeland, to Creflo Dollar and everyone in between, people need to know that these men (and women) are false teachers and we must sound the alarm to keep the people we love far from them.


#jesseduplantis #falseteacher #heretic #markandavoid #notthegospel #anathema

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Sound the Alarm: Jesus Played With My Hair Sun, 22 Aug 2021 05:31:08 +0000 Have you heard about this lady from Bethel Church that said Jesus came and laid in bed with her and rubbed her hair?

Maybe Beth Moore sent her? If you haven’t heard about this, you will if you listen to this episode.

#bethelchurch #dreams #jesusplayedwithmyhair #false

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Sound The Alarm: False Teachers: Kenneth Copeland Fri, 20 Aug 2021 04:36:22 +0000 I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but I think it is extremely important to warn everyone we know about the dangers of false teachers out there today. From Kenneth Copeland, to Creflo Dollar and everyone in between, people need to know that these men (and women) are false teachers and we must sound the alarm to keep the people we love far from them.

#KennethCopeland #falseteachers #wheelchair #knockemover

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Will the Real Church in America Please Stand Up Mon, 16 Aug 2021 05:12:45 +0000
There has been a lot of change over the past couple of days in our world. The Taliban has just taken over Afghanistan and Christians living in the country will now be sought after and killed for their faith. The government in Afghanistan has now been called “Inclusive Islamic.” Of course that doesn’t include Christians and foreigners.
As many of our brothers and sisters prepare to be martyred, I have been thinking about the Church in America. Many Churches aren’t prepared to face persecution, which means we need men called by God to stand and deliver the whole counsel of God week in and week out. It’s time for the Church to stand up and be the Church.
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Are You Woke? Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:06:28 +0000 We have no doubt heard the term woke thrown around over the past few years. My question to you on this episode is, are you woke? Maybe not in the sense that the world means it, but as the Bible means it.

On this episode, I will walk through what I believe is Biblical Wokeness, and the need for every believer to be woke.

#woke #getwoke #wokechurch

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Thoughts on The Southern Baptist Convention 2021 Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:54:06 +0000 It has been a few weeks now since the Southern Baptist Convention ended in Nashville, Tennessee, but the talk is just getting started. There are plenty of people talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly that went down at the annual convention. I have given my thoughts on what I saw take place on the floor of the Music City Center.

With this being my first convention I didn’t know what to expect. I had an idea, but I never expected it to go the way it did. Let me know what you think. You may agree or disagree, and that is ok. I’d love to hear from you.

Dana Hall McCain on the resolution to abolish abortion

Ed Litton Sermongate

Justin Peters on Ed Litton


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A Day at an Abortion Mill Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:57:53 +0000 For the first time ever I visited a Planned Parenthood, and to be honest, it was the first abortion mill I’ve ever visited, Planned Parenthood or other. What I saw was heartbreaking, the things I heard was heartbreaking, and the babies that were murdered in just a short amount of time was heartbreaking.

We have to join the fight to end abortion. We can no longer sit and share Facebook posts about ending abortion, we have to actively be doing something. I give three ways we can all help in this fight.

Will you join?

#endabortionnow #moderndayholocaust #abortion


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Providence Understood Fri, 04 Jun 2021 23:11:08 +0000 Providence is “To see beforehand, or foresight.” How do we, as believers, understand the Providence moving forward?

In this Episode, I will help build a case as to how we are to understand God’s providence, and how to trust in it moving forward.

#providence #foresight #doctrine

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The Future of the Church Wed, 12 May 2021 14:37:34 +0000 What is the future of the Church in a Post Covid era? Will the Church look like it did before Covid, or will it look completely different?

Should it look different? Let’s talk about it.

#covid #church #postpandemic #online #inperson

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Do you want to see the Lord? Fri, 07 May 2021 02:41:45 +0000 There’s an old song that says, “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.” The truth is, we are all going to die, and we will one day stand before our Lord.

To be able to stand before the Lord and be welcomed into Heaven for eternity there must be some things present in our lives on this side of Heaven. Join me as I briefly discuss justification, sanctification and holiness.

#holiness #eternitymatters #justification #sanctification


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Discipleship Matters Tue, 04 May 2021 15:18:45 +0000 How many of you have ever been truly discipled as a believer?

Sadly, many people have not been truly discipled and have no clue how to live a Christian life in this sinful world. On this episode, I talk about the need for discipleship and what we can do as believers to being the process of making disciples, and not just seeing people as a number on a salvation/baptism role.


#discipleship #church #makedisciples #learn #follow #beanexample #dowork #christianity #doctrine

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It didn’t even take 24 Hours Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:20:18 +0000 Within 24 hours, people that profess Christ have had some very negative things to say regarding Derek Chauvin and the verdict that was released yesterday. In my previous episode, I mentioned we have to point to Christ with our language when we speak about things that we agree or disagree on.

Today, I have seen many people that profess Christ at odds with one another over the verdict. Christ has not been honored, and God has not been glorified in many conversations.

On top of all this, another officer involved shooting has taken place. This time in Ohio with a 16 year old girl losing her life. The woke mob has already started speaking. We will discuss both of these things on this episode.

#shootings #officerinvolved #christianresponse #wokemob #christisking

The Verdict Is In Wed, 21 Apr 2021 02:54:04 +0000 For over a year we watched the footage of Derek Chauvin leaning on the neck of George Floyd. We watched the nearly 10 minute video that sparked riots across the country, the burning of Minneapolis, and calls to defund the police were heard for miles and miles around the United States.

Did the new found wokeness of America win the day with a guilty verdict on three different accounts? Did Derek Chauvin have a fair trial? Was justice served? There are many questions surrounding the outcome of this trial. There are many thoughts and comments surrounding the outcome of this trial. Thoughts that will stir debates around the country. So, lets talk about it.

#derekchauvin #georgefloyd #verdict #justice #fairtrial

Voddie Baucham on Social Justice


The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

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You can’t fence the Gospel Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:05:59 +0000 Recently Pastor James Coates was released from prison for continuing to open his Church in the middle of a pandemic. Although released, he wasn’t going to be preaching at the normal Church building. Health officials put a fence around the building forcing the congregation to find a place to worship, essentially in hiding. Is this persecution? I will discuss my thoughts on this episode. #jamescoates #pandemic #gospel #fence #hiding #persecution

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The Praise is Greater Than the Worry Fri, 19 Mar 2021 04:13:09 +0000 What happens when things don’t go the way we want them to in our lives? How do we respond as Christians? What do we say?

What do we do when our kids are sick ? When scans don’t come back clear?

On this episode I want to talk through worry, fear, trials, and our response while talking through a story of a friend of mine who heard the words, “The praise is greater than the worry,” from a doctor at St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee. #church #trials #worry #stjude #brokenness #fear #praise

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Fathers, Character, and Kirk Franklin Tue, 16 Mar 2021 03:46:11 +0000 Over the weekend the son of Kirk Franklin released an audio recording of a phone call that included Kirk Franklin using profanity, taking the Lords name in vain, and saying he will break his sons neck.

Kirk Franklin is a well known Gospel artist, but is this the type of behavior that should come from those that profess to be Christians? Is this the type of behavior fathers are to bestow on their children?

Join me as I discuss this issue from a Biblical perspective, as well as look at Kirk Franklins apology. #kirkfranklin #franklin #gospel #doctrinematters #controversy #character

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The Church Has A Black Eye Mon, 08 Mar 2021 03:39:27 +0000 With so much going on in the world today, the Church has a black eye. There is a watching world. A world that is watching the Churches moral failures, arguments, disunity and more.

We have to guard our hearts and strive together for the sake of the glory of God, the exaltation of Christ, the building up of one another, and for the sake of the Gospel.

The Church has to do better.

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Ravi, Carl, Johnny Mac and the Roys Report Tue, 23 Feb 2021 04:30:41 +0000 There is so much going on right now in the life of Christianity. Moral failures, allegations, lavish lifestyles and more are pounding on the head of Christianity.

What can we learn from all of this as believers? How can we get better? How can we love better?

Steven suggests a few things from Psalm 119 chapter 1 that we could all do to be better as believers.

Also, if you feel compelled to give to Voddie Baucham for his medical treatment, you can find that link here

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A Generation Away Wed, 10 Feb 2021 03:53:22 +0000 I recently had a gentlemen ask me a question. The question he asked struck me. He said, “We are just one generation from Christianity being no more aren’t we?” What a question to think about.

Are we one generation away from the Church being extinct? Will there always be a Church?

Join me on this episode as we think through the question of Christianity being no more.

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How Should We Treat Unbelievers? Sat, 30 Jan 2021 05:46:39 +0000 Many people have questions, and the Bible has answers. From practical questions and answers, to more in depth questions and answers, we can look at the Bible to understand what God has said.

Join us over the next few episodes for a time of questions and answers.

If you have questions send them to and we will answer them on the podcast.

On this episode, we look at the practical way to treat unbelievers.

Soli Deo Gloria

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So Long 2020, Hello 2021 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:44:55 +0000 Everyone was ready for 2020 to be gone, but 2021 proved in the first few days to be not much different. With so much chaos in the world, it’s time for believers to stop saying God is Sovereign and start believing that God is Sovereign.

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New Years Resolutions Wed, 30 Dec 2020 05:21:26 +0000 Do you make New Years Resolutions? Are they Biblical? Should we make them? These are just a few questions discovered on this brief episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast to round out 2020.

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I Hate Your Theology!! Wed, 16 Dec 2020 04:26:57 +0000 Has anyone ever disagreed with you on what you believe from the Scriptures? Have they taken an angry approach with you? Called you a heretic? Told you that you were in a cult? Told you that you are not saved simply by believing what the Bible teaches?

We all find ourselves in disagreements every now and then, but how should we respond? Do we match the intensity? Do we call them names, and proudly stand on our beliefs while mocking the other person?

In this episode, I describe an encounter I had with someone in my area over my theology and how it all went down. I talk about what to do, and what not to do if you find yourself in this same type of disagreement.

Soli Deo Gloria

Prosperity or Persecution Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:19:02 +0000 Many people want prosperity, but how many people want persecution? The Bible tells us that true believers will receive persecution.

“The Church in America has experienced prosperity and is growing weaker. The Church in China has experienced persecution and is growing stronger.”

Are we ready for persecution?

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Where have all the cowboys gone? Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:09:36 +0000 There is a saying that cowboys are the last of a dying breed. In 2020 it seems that men in general are the last of a dying breed. The postmodern progressive agenda has enslaved many men to it’s dangerous philosophies and methodologies. Finding real men is becoming harder and harder. It’s become even harder to find Biblical Men!!!

In this episode I talk about men and the fight against the progressive movement.

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Election Hangover Wed, 04 Nov 2020 15:28:41 +0000 The election has not been decided. Neither candidate has won and many of you stayed up late late to hear a winner declared. With so much controversy now surrounding the election how are we as Christians supposed to respond? What do we do now? What do we do while we wait?

Join us on this episode as Pastor Steven discusses the response for every believer amidst the chaos.

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Election Madness and God’s Sovereignty Fri, 30 Oct 2020 05:56:25 +0000 There is so much going on concerning the election. So many nasty things circulating, so much sadness in our nation. With election night looming, how should we react as believers? How should we feel?

How do we reconcile all of this with the Sovereignty of God? Take a listen as I bring truth from the Word that will bring us peace.

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The Sovereignty of God Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:31:08 +0000 The Sovereignty of God should bring us all comfort. What does it mean? Join me in this episode of the podcast to look briefly at the Sovereignty of God.

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The Spirituality of God Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:45:15 +0000 We continue the character or attributes of God this week as we look briefly at the Spirituality of God.

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Who is God: Self Existence (Aseity) Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:59:20 +0000 Over the next several episodes we will look at who God is. We will look at the character of God. There are many Pastors teaching a man centered theology that is void of who God truly is.

The goal is to briefly dive in to each attribute of God that is easy to understand and help promote further study and turn the direction from man to God.

Today’s episode is centered on the Self  Existence of God, also known as the Aseity of God.

Fell free to send any comments or questions to

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How Far We’ve Fallen Wed, 16 Sep 2020 04:27:03 +0000 Remember after 9/11/2001 when all of the Churches were filled for a few weeks? What happened? How far have we fallen, and why?

What must we do? Listen to the latest episode as we remember 9/11 and look to the future.

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Sex and the American Church Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:26:39 +0000 Many of us have heard about the Netflix documentary called, “Cuties.” Many of us have seen the swift push to normalize pedophilia. We see sex everywhere we look.


How did we get here? Can the Church have some blame for this? On this episode I talk about what I believe was the start of a new sexual revolution in America and look at the Churches response over time. I hope you are challenge and encouraged by this episode.

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Until He Makes All Things New Thu, 10 Sep 2020 05:25:58 +0000 Our world is in complete and utter chaos. Things are happening every single day, and they seem to be piling up one on top of the other.

On this episode I talk about what we do as believers until Jesus Christ comes back and God makes all things new.

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Rolling Back the Reformed Lingo Thu, 03 Sep 2020 20:50:45 +0000 Can too much of a good thing actually be a bad thing? On this episode of the podcast I talk about the reality of talking too much about being reformed in our theology, or the Reformation, or the reformers.

If we aren’t careful we could be a stumbling block to our community as well as some of our own members.

Take a listen to the podcast and let me know your thoughts.

Feel free to email your thoughts, questions, or concerns to

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Sovereign in the Chaos Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:54:27 +0000 There is so much chaos in our world today. Although it seems confusing, God is not the author of this confusion and He remains sovereign through it all.

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The Reality of Public School and Home Schooling Tue, 25 Aug 2020 03:36:22 +0000 Public School is part of the arm of the government. Many public schools are told what to teach. There are many questions to ponder. Are they trying to indoctrinate our kids? Are their faithful teachers? Should you home-school? These are just a few questions we must answer.

On this episode I help walk through some of the issues and offer my own families struggle with public school and moving to home-school our kids. This will eventually be a controversial issue, but for now, take a listen and let me know what you think by emailing

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John MacArthur is Ready to Go to Jail Wed, 19 Aug 2020 20:24:09 +0000 Dr Steven Lawson was with Dr. Macarthur several days ago. Yesterday he said at our conference “John is ready to go to jail”. The American church has difficult but amazing times ahead.

I don’t think these officials know that of all the preachers they could have went after they picked the wrong guy. Macarthur is a warrior. You may not agree with him on every point of theology but he is a lion.

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Persecution, Judgement, and the Remnant Sat, 15 Aug 2020 05:34:17 +0000 This episode comes to you from the road in Conway, Arkansas after a lecture from Dr. James White at Grace Bible Church and Grace Bible Theological Seminary.

Dr. White talked about a coming persecution which should make us think about what we, as believers, will do when this persecution happens. Will we stand firm, or will we bow the knee to the culture and society?

Along with persecution, God will judge the Unites States of America for murdering babies and it’s rampant sin on a daily basis. Will we remain faithful in the face of judgement?


Dr. Whites lecture from Grace Bible Church will be here soon.

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Lets talk about Francis Chan and Todd White Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:26:21 +0000 Both Francis Chan and Todd White have said some things lately. Let’s take a look at what each of them have said and how we should respond.

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Pastors, Pandemics, and Repentance Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:58:03 +0000 Many pastors are continuing to make decisions in the midst of a pandemic. How will you support your pastor, elders, and leadership during this difficult time?

Todd White has also claimed to repent. What should our response be as believers? Find out on this episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast.


Todd White Repenting:

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Christ Not Caesar Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:23:31 +0000 A large Church in Southern California defied the governors orders to not gather as the Church. Were they right or wrong? What would you do?

On this episode we get into gathering as the Church during a pandemic, as well as our response to Churches like Grace Community as well as others in our own city.


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While We Wait Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:43:15 +0000 What a time to be alive! With so much happening in our world what do we do while we wait?


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You go to that Church!?!? Tue, 14 Jul 2020 05:46:05 +0000 Have you ever had anyone ask you what Church you go to, and when you tell them they gasp and then tell you why you shouldn’t be there? There are so many Churches in our world that people need to stay away from. But what about those God honoring, Christ exalting, Biblical Churches? When someone says to stay away from one of those Churches, it’s usually because the teaching is different from the way they were raised.

How do we respond? How do we deal with the constant attacks from people in our community?

We must back up our beliefs with Scripture.


On this episode I dive a little deeper into some of our Churches critiques, and how God has responded. I also announce that I will be diving into what Reformed Theology actually is Biblically.

Every Tuesday will be a new episode on Reformed Theology!

Feel free to send in questions you  may have about reformed theology.

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Should the Church take a Stance Thu, 09 Jul 2020 04:14:47 +0000 With everything that is happening in our world today, should Churches take a stance? Should the Church let the congregation and the community know where it stands on the issues in our culture today? Regardless of what side of the fence each Church finds itself on, I believe it’s important to convey that message to a watching world.

On this episode, I talk briefly about taking a stance and making a statement to the community. I also read an example of what our Church has put out as far as a statement on the issues. You can see the video we put out across our social media platforms by clicking the youtube link below.

I’d love to hear from you. Reach out by way of one of the links provided and let me know if you disagree or agree with releasing an official statement on where the Church stands. If your Church has released a statement I wold love to read it.

Thanks for listening (Our Churches Statement)


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Abortion and Adoption Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:00:35 +0000 In this episode I talk about abortion and adoption. I begin with stating my position on abortion and move to challenging the Church to speak up. The topic will then shift to adoption and one of the most sobering quotes from this episode is, “It is easier to abort a baby in this country than it is to adopt one.”

Take a listen as I encourage and challenge the Church to step up for the unborn and to value all children from the womb, to the ones in your Churches each week.

I’d love to interact with you concerning these two topics. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me at

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The Divided States of America Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:12:28 +0000 Our country is more divided now more than ever. Every single day we hear something new that adds to the ever growing list of concerns that we have for our country. Whether it be debates over a flag, masks, protests, or racism, the country is not united. As Christians we must be careful not to add to the division by promoting anything over the God of the Bible. Everything we talk about, debate, or discuss should be done so from a Biblical Worldview while giving God glory, exalting Christ, and encouraging one another.

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Church Growth Thu, 25 Jun 2020 04:24:52 +0000 Every Church wants to grow, but not all Churches want to grow the right way. With so many Churches using gimmicks to lure people in, sadly the depth of God’s Word lacks and the whole counsel of God is almost never preached. How should a Biblical Church seek growth the right way? What comes first, spiritual or numerical growth?

On this episode I take a look at the futility of entertainment driven Church models that seek numerical growth and quickly compare them to the Word of God. Biblical Churches should seek spiritual growth and let God add to their number.

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Power and Providence Tue, 23 Jun 2020 03:20:47 +0000 Our world seems to be in utter chaos. However, God is not a God of confusion and chaos, but a God of order. Although things seem chaotic we must understand that God in His providence and power is allowing all things to work out according to His perfect plan.

How should Christians respond? On this episode I lay out exactly how we should live in this world from a Biblical perspective.

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Renew Your Mind Fri, 19 Jun 2020 04:08:13 +0000 There are so many things in this world that want our attention. When something gets our attention we have a decision to make. Do we follow our thoughts on what has captivated us and conform to the patterns of the world around us? The Bible teaches us that we should not conform to the pattern of this world, instead we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds. What does it mean to renew our minds? As believers we must be careful to guard our minds so we don’t become like the world. 

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Woke Baptist Church Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:34:11 +0000 Are you tired of everything going on in the world today? Are you tired of the “woke” rhetoric? What is going on in the world today, especially within the Southern Baptist Convention that seems to be becoming more and more “woke” as the days go on. How do we respond to this? Is the Gospel sufficient? Is the Gospel the only thing we should use in the fight against sin?

In this episode we look specifically at racism, sex trafficking, and abortions. Is the Gospel sufficient for these things? We will break down an evangelical leaders comments about these issues on this episode and point all things back to the glory of God, the exaltation of Christ and the building up of others.

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Murder, Riots, and Cancellations Fri, 12 Jun 2020 16:54:19 +0000 As a result of the murder of George Floyd we have seen peaceful protests lead to riots, that have led to more injuries and murder, only to lead to cancellations of TV shows plus a neighborhood in Seattle taken over by Antifa. As believers, what are we supposed to do with all of this chaos in our world? Take a listen as we uncover exactly what we should be doing in the midst of a world that has gone mad. 

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Joy In Depression Wed, 10 Jun 2020 03:13:29 +0000 Depression is real, and it hurts, but can we have true joy in the midst of depression? If so, where do we find it? Are we to look for joy? Take a listen to the latest episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast to hear a few practical ways for us to have joy, even in the midst of depression.


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Depression and Suicide Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:01:17 +0000 Anxiety and depression are real issues in our world today. Sometimes depression leads to suicide. In this episode Steven unpacks ways that we can hopefully and prayerfully overcome bouts of depression at the same time escaping the temptation to take our own life. This is a very hard subject to talk through but we can talk about it from a Christian worldview to help men and women overcome depression and anxiety in Christ alone. 

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Black Out Tuesday Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:02:22 +0000 Today is a day of protest on social media. The idea is to blackout your social media account for a day in protest to the oppression that black people feel and have felt for years and years. Today is a day where you are encouraged to do your own research as to why their is oppression in the black community. Is this the  best course of action to begin reconciliation? Should we trust everything we research on our own? Or should we open up a dialogue or a conversation with someone? Take a listen to this special episode concerning black out Tuesday. 

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State of the Union Tue, 02 Jun 2020 06:13:41 +0000 What is the remedy for the state of our union? Everywhere we look we see sin and frustration. Our nation seems to be in distress and we clearly need something that works. What works? Listen as we break down the most recent frustrations in our nation today and what needs to be done about it. 

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Assemble and be Destroyed Wed, 27 May 2020 04:48:17 +0000 What is going on in our world today? From a Mayor saying she would destroy Church buildings to cops potentially killing someone captured on a cell phone video, to a potential racist phone call made to the police. Should Christians be silent through all of this? Should we sit by and watch it all happen having nothing to do with the brokenness in our world? Take a listen to Pastor Steven unpack a few stories along with a call to action (again) for believers everywhere. 

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Separation of Church and State? Sat, 23 May 2020 23:03:00 +0000 Is the Church and State separate? It is supposed to be, but I don’t think it is. During this interesting time it seems the state in many locations has waged war against the Church. Could this be persecution? The beginning of what could end in violent persecution? What can we do as the Church? 

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Total Depravity and the Gospel Fri, 08 May 2020 03:13:22 +0000 Everywhere you look you will see fallen man. Sin is everywhere. Sin seems to be taking over our news, our social media, our lives! We are consumed by it. We see total depravity on full display, but what is the cure? The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Listen to this episode to hear a few things in the media today that point to the depravity of man and what we as Christians need to be doing about it. 

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How to Handle Disagreements in The Church Mon, 04 May 2020 05:22:23 +0000 Have you ever had a disagreement with someone in your Church? Has someone ever had a disagreement with you? How did you handle it? How should you handle it? In this episode I lay out a few things that must be brought to the table for any disagreements within the Church. With these few things, divisions should be minimized, all glory to God, and Christ be exalted. 

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The Wicked in Our Nation Wed, 29 Apr 2020 05:42:01 +0000 There is no doubt that there are wicked men and women living in our nation today. What should we think about that? What should we do? Should we hope the wicked come to ruin? Absolutely not. We pray. Take a listen to the latest episode to see how believers should engage the wicked of this nation. 

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Revival and the Holy Spirit Sun, 26 Apr 2020 04:27:14 +0000 Can a revival happen because it’s been put on a calendar? Can we make revival happen? Where does the Holy Spirit fit in revival? In this episode I discuss revival and the importance of the Holy Spirit to bring forth a revival and rekindle a passion for the things of the Lord in the hearts of unbelievers as well as save unbelievers.

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Can the virtual gathering replace the physical gathering of the Church? Sat, 18 Apr 2020 04:45:14 +0000 In this episode I talk with Pastor T.J. Francis about the virtual Church we find ourselves in amidst the pandemic and if this virtual Church can replace the physical gathering of the Church. 

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God’s Glory From a Boys Perspective Thu, 09 Apr 2020 22:34:57 +0000 In this episode I have a special guest, my 11 year old son Micah. We talk about school, the Corona Virus, but ultimately God’s glory. 

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Did Jesus Die With Covid-19? Fri, 03 Apr 2020 03:17:14 +0000 In this episode I discuss if Jesus died with the Covid-19 virus so we don’t have to? If it sounds crazy, it’s because it is. Take a listen and heed the warnings!

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A New Normal: Zoom Bible Study Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:08:19 +0000 This episode is free. This is our Wednesday evening Bible Study from April 1st, 2020. How is your Church doing Bible study? 

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The Church Has Left The Building Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:58:01 +0000 The Church may have left the physical buildings where she meets, but is that going to be the new normal even after this virus is over? Should it be the new normal? With many governing officials saying social distancing will be the new normal, should Church online remain at a social distance level? 

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Can’t Gather? Now What? Sat, 21 Mar 2020 04:11:30 +0000 With many Churches moving their worship gatherings online in light of Covid-19, pastors are scrambling to get online to begin a livestream for their congregations. What if there was another alternative? Listen to this episode to hear another alternative during this difficult time. 

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When to Cancel Church Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:17:55 +0000 With the unsettling pandemic gripping the world, the question that has been highly debated is whether or not to cancel Church. Some say yes, some say no, some say modify. I don’t offer any concrete answers, but hopefully I you will walk away with a little more insight from a pastors perspective when wondering what you should do for your Church. 

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A Christian’s Response to the New Norm Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:59:16 +0000 How are we, as believers, going to respond to be the new normal in our society? When a new sickness hits, things close, panic and fears arise. But what about those in Christ? What should our response be? Take a listen to see how we should respond in this time of uncertainty.

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Social Justice and the Church Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:50:43 +0000 Should Social Justice enter the Church? Should the agendas from outside of the Church have a place inside the Church? Should we ask forgiveness from others for what happened in the past? Take a listen to this episode of the Doctrine Matters Podcast to hear my thoughts on the issue as it relates to the Church.

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Random Thoughts and a Call to Action! Tue, 10 Mar 2020 03:41:00 +0000 It’s Monday evening and there is so much taking over news feeds, social media feeds, and television. All of them take our eyes off of Jesus. On this episode we talk about a few of those things, and we challenge you to act. What are you going to do about the culture that seems to be dominating the Church, and in many cases has seeped into the Church. It’s time true believers stand and act! 

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What are you singing in your Churches? Fri, 06 Mar 2020 04:52:14 +0000 Doctrine matters, and so does what we sing. What are you singing in your Churches? 

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Pandemics and Fear Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:58:03 +0000 What do you fear? God, pandemics, anything the media says? What should you fear? 

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Will you sacrifice drive time for a Biblical Church? Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:34:52 +0000 In this episode we talk about how the modern Church has lost it’s way. It’s time for Christ’s Church in modern America to repent and reform. We discuss the reality that we drive 45 minutes or more to all sorts of things, so we should be able to drive 45 minutes to a Biblical Church. What about you? Will you make a sacrifice to attend a solid, Biblical church with the Word of God at the center of everything it does? 

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Pastoral Ministry and Sheep that Bite Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:29:13 +0000 In this episode we talk about sheep that bite. In particular people that can’t accept doctrine/theology from a new pastor, or even change. We talk about the reason new pastors are run out of the pulpit and out of the Church by potentially unregenerate Church members. We talk about real life scenarios and how to combat the ongoing issue of sheep, sheeping the shepherd instead of the Shepherd shepherding the sheep. 

Soli Deo Gloria 

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Super Bowl Halftime Show (Initial Thoughts) Mon, 03 Feb 2020 05:05:53 +0000 An hour after the game, I had a few initial thoughts regarding the Super Bowl halftime show. There will be more to come in the next few days, but for now, here is my gut reaction and comments regarding the sexually charged, halftime show of the 2020 Super Bowl. 

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To Choose or Not to Choose: God and Salvation Sun, 02 Feb 2020 02:44:55 +0000 What role does God and man play in salvation? On this episode Zach Davis and Travis Drum join me to discuss salvation from a Biblical perspective. There is a free book giveaway associated with this episode. Listen closely. 

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Buses, Helicopters, and Life Thu, 30 Jan 2020 04:15:02 +0000 What do buses, helicopters and life have to do with one another? Take a listen and find out on this episode of the podcast. 

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Has God predetermined everything? Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:10:54 +0000 In this episode we will talk about the Decrees of God. Has God predetermined everything that has happened and will happen in this world? This is one heavily debated topic because it involves salvation, which we will talk more about in the next episode. Take a listen to this episode to see if you agree or disagree with the decrees of God. 

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G3 Conference: Worship Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:19:04 +0000 In this episode I have a few friends to help us understand worship. We are currently attending the G3 conference in Atlanta, Ga. We unpack some of the highlights from the conference that deal with worship in our Churches, and in our own lives. 

Jordan Long, Jeremiah Nortier, Travis Drum, and Zach Davis join me for this episode. 

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The Gospel and the American Church Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:44:51 +0000 Today’s episode is going to focus on the Gospel and the American Church. Moralism is not the same as the Gospel. 

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The Solitariness of God: He reigns alone Sun, 29 Dec 2019 04:41:28 +0000 clean 9254 Doctrine is Important and Doctrine Divides Tue, 24 Dec 2019 20:28:33 +0000 Sound Biblical Doctrine is of utmost importance in the life of a believer. Doctrine also divides, but we must remain faithful to the Bible, faithful to the Lord, and give Him glory and exalt Christ in all things. 

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Why another podcast about doctrine? Mon, 23 Dec 2019 21:20:07 +0000  

The Doctrine Matters Podcast is a small tool to help believers rediscover true Biblical Doctrine to help us understand our faith, and to understand what God wants from his people. We will begin with core doctrines and expand into secondary and tertiary doctrines. I hope you will join me as we discover the truth of God’s Word, one doctrine at a time.


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