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Episode 32: The True Light

Today's episode is a study on Matthew 4:12–17 where we see Jesus begin His public ministry after John the Baptist is put in prison and Jesus begins preaching the gospel in Capernaum.


Episode 31: The Molech State

The Molech state, which is generally a divine kingship or in other words the king as god or the god as the king. Of course, this is not in favorable terms. The god in a Molek state is, in fact, a false God. And it’s important we realize what God has to say about such a state of affairs.


Episode 30: History of Grace

Today, we’re going to unpack a few principles from the preface of the Law where God reminds Israel of His grace in delivering them out of bondage. We’ll also see an aspect of Shema again found in Exodus 20, the giving of the ten commandments.


Episode 29: Worship God Only

Jesus rebukes Satan for his request of worship in exchange for all the kingdoms of the world. We are reminded that we must only worship the one true God alone.


Episode 28: The First Commandment

In today's episode, we'll talk about the Shema, the first commandment of God. I'll explain seven principles of the first commandment and why it is the greatest.


Episode 27: Don't Test God

Today we are going to talk about why we have to rely upon God’s protection and provision. We have to trust in Him to provide, even when it looks like we are in need. Also, we’ll talk about the importance of knowing the Word of God, not only knowing the Word but understanding it. We have to let God’s Word lead our lives, be a light to our path a lamp to our feet.


Episode 26: Validity of the Law of God

In this episode, we’ll be talking about the validity of the Law of God. Why is it important? Well, the Law reflects the nature of God. Paul writes that the law is holy righteous of good. Most importantly, it's how we love Jesus. Jesus said if we love, keep His commandments.


Episode 25: Temptation of Jesus

Today's podcast episode is a sermon on Matthew 4:1–4 which is where Jesus is lead by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Jesus reminds us that man does not live on bread alone, but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.


Episode 24: The Baptism of Jesus

In today's episode, we will be studying Matthew 3:13–17 and seeing the significance of the baptism of Jesus. Amazingly we will also see the manifestation of the Trinity, we see God the Son being baptized in obedience to the will of God the Father, who declares His pleasure in His only begotten Son. And we see the God the Holy Spirit descending out of Heaven like a dove and resting upon Jesus, anointing Him for His public ministry. Join the community for early access and bonus content


Episode 23: The Clarity of the Word of God

In this episode, we’ll be talking about the clarity or perspicuity of Scripture. The topic came up when I was talking about tattoos and how they are part of the ceremonials law, which are no longer binding because their substance is Christ and how they're the same as the food, drink, and clothing laws. But it was brought up that many Christians have a varying interpretation of the texts, but I was adamant about the perspicuity of Scripture. So, we'll see why this doctrine is...


Episode 22: Tried by Fire

Today we are going to be talking about baptism, in particular, we are going to look at the difference between the baptism of John and that of Jesus. We are gonna see how water baptism is the lesser of the greater baptism by the Holy Spirit by fire. I hope by the end of this episode you will have a new understanding of the spiritual significance of baptism and how water baptism is an illustration of the inward baptism by the Holy Spirit. We must look within ourselves to make sure that we are...


Episode 21: Bridle Your Tongue

This episode, we’ll be talking about bridling and taming the tongue. We’re gonna be looking at James 3:1–3 to see what James has to say about our tongue. I’m going to be focusing on one of the three analogies James uses in regards to the tongue: one about a horse found in verse 3. By the end of this episode, you’ll be able to see why our tongue is one of the most dangerous aspects to our Christian life (if we’re not careful).


Episode 20: The Fruit of Repentance

Today's podcast is a sermon on Matthew 3:4–10 where John the Baptist begins to baptize in the Jordan River. I'll be talking about 4 topics: 1. How our outward appearance must reflect our inner self, 2. Good trees can’t make bad fruit, 3. God’s wrath is poured out on the hypocrites, 4. You must repent to be forgiven, 5. Our sins must be washed away


Episode 19: Fall of Man and the Mind

This episode, we’ll be talking about the fall of man and the mind. We’re going to look at the fall of man and talk about how it has affected our reasoning and intellect. We’re going to be answering three questions: 1. How did God originally make us? When God created Adam and Eve, what kind of knowledge did we have? 2. How has sin affected our mind? What effect did the fall of man have on our intellect and reasoning power? These are called the noetic effects of sin. 3. How are we...


Episode 18: The Highway of Holiness

John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, he cried out a call to repent and announced the arrival of God’s kingdom. Today we’re gonna talk about 3 things: Following the path of Jesus, the rule and Lordship of Jesus, and how we should follow John’s example in his preaching of the truth and pointing to Jesus.


Episode 17: What Does it Mean To Be Reformed?

In today's episode, I talk about what it means to be reformed. I also go over two of the most influential reformers Martin Luther and John Calvin, as well as go over some of our most important beliefs as Reformed Christians. Join the Community for Early Access and Bonus Content


Episode 16: Importance of Christian Ethics

Today's episode is on why Christian ethics are so important, find out how Christian ethics are related to our understanding of God as revealed in Scripture. Join the community for early access and bonus content


Episode 15: The Attributes of God

Today's episode is on the attributes of God. We will begin by looking at how we categorize the properties of God into incommunicable and communicable. Then, I'll explain four of God's attributes: His independence, immutability, infinity, and unity. Join the community for early access and bonus content


Episode 14: Allegations of Corruption in Scripture

In today’s episode of Bible Thumping with Roland Saenz, you’ll learn how to deal with false allegations of corruption in Scripture. I go over some of the most common misunderstandings with regards to both how we got the bible and what modern translations actually are. You’ll also find out how we actually got the bible via a trustworthy manuscript tradition. Lastly, I’ll explain why we can trust the Scriptures as Christians because God has preserved His Word to accomplish His...


Episode 13: What is the Canon of Scripture?

In today's episode, I talk about the canon of Scripture. Listen to learn about the foundation of the canon and the nature and purpose of Scripture, which is why the canon is so important.