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

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

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

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@podechesis

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English


Episodes

The Ten Commandments Part 3: No Graven Images

10/17/2021
What is the big deal with “graven images?” Are images that depict Jesus bad? What are images that we worship today? What does it mean that God is a jealous God? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the second commandment. They talk about what “graven images” are, idolatry and the Image of God, and why the second commandment matters today. Along the way, Brett admits that...

Duration:01:00:29

The Ten Commandments Part 2: No Other Gods

10/4/2021
What is the first commandment and why does it matter? What does it mean to not have other gods before God? Why does God demand our complete loyalty? How do we worship God alone? How do we keep from worshipping other Gods? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Tony Miltenberger of The Reclamation Podcast and Spirit & Truth to discuss the set of questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism dealing with the first commandment (questions...

Duration:00:43:49

The Ten Commandments Part 1: The Preface

9/19/2021
Why are the Ten Commandments important? What does the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us about God and us? What is it about God’s nature that binds us to keep his commands? How is obedience the appropriate response to God’s grace? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys examine questions 43-44 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism and talk about the preface of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2), why obedience to the Lord is actually an act of...

Duration:00:52:59

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

9/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:20

On the Benefits of Death and Resurrection for Believers

8/29/2021
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...

Duration:01:02:06

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

8/22/2021
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...

Duration:01:12:45

The Benefits of Justification and Sanctification in This Life

8/8/2021
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...

Duration:00:58:45

On the Benefits of Salvation: Sanctification

7/25/2021
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...

Duration:01:05:51

On the Benefits of Salvation: Justification

7/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:56:08

On the Benefits of Salvation: An Introduction

6/27/2021
What are the benefits of salvation? What does it mean to be justified and sanctified? Is salvation a moment or a process? When does God’s grace begin to work in our lives? What is effectual calling and why did John Wesley strike it out of the catechism all together? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss questions 31 and 32 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q31-What is effectual calling? & Q 32- What benefits do those who...

Duration:00:58:04

On The Holy Spirit

6/13/2021
Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the Holy Spirit’s role in our salvation and redemption? How does the Holy Spirit apply the redemption purchased by Christ to us? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of an individual? In the life of the community? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys tackle questions 29 and 30 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q29-How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ & How does the Spirit...

Duration:00:53:16

On Jesus Christ Part 7: The Exaltation of Christ

5/30/2021
What is the exaltation of Christ? How does Jesus’ “upward turn” complete the Gospel? What is the meaning of the Harrowing of Hell, the Resurrection, The ascension, and the 2nd coming? Why does the exaltation of Jesus even matter? On this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss question 28 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q28–In what consists of Christ’s exaltation? They talk about what was happening between the crucifixion and resurrection, why...

Duration:01:04:44

On Jesus Part 6: The Humiliation of Christ

5/16/2021
What is the humiliation of Christ? What is the meaning of the incarnation? How did the Son of God participate in the sufferings of earthly life? What is the wrath of God and why does a correct understanding of God’s wrath matter today? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Jim, Allen, and Brett are joined by special guest, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Smith, Campus Minister of the Georgia Southern University Wesley Foundation to discuss question 27 John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster...

Duration:01:13:09

On Jesus Part 5: Jesus the King

5/2/2021
What is the biblical understanding of a king? How does Jesus fulfil this important office? Why does it matter that Jesus is the king? What is the Kingdom of God? Why does God’s kingdom matter? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys take on questions 26 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism—Q26: How does Christ execute the office of a king? They discuss the role of a king, being subjects of King Jesus, Jesus’ rule and authority, and his power to...

Duration:01:05:06

On Jesus Part 4: Jesus the Priest

4/19/2021
What is a priest? How does Jesus exercise the office of priest? What is a sacrifice and what is the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf? What is meant by Jesus being the eternal priest? Why do we need a priest today? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys take on questions 25 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism—Q25: How does Christ execute the office of a priest? They discuss the role of a priest, divine justice, God’s mercy, and Christ’s...

Duration:01:00:30

On Jesus Part 3: Jesus the Prophet

4/4/2021
Happy Easter Podechumens! He is risen indeed!!!!! What are the offices that Jesus executes as our redeemer? What is the office of Prophet? How does Jesus fulfill that role? How does Jesus make God’s will known to humanity? What is the spiritual gift of prophecy, and how is it connected to the office of prophet that Jesus executes? On this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss questions 23 and 24 or John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q23-What...

Duration:00:54:51

On Jesus Christ Part 2: On the Incarnation

3/21/2021
What is the incarnation? Did the second person of the Trinity really put on flesh and experience the human reality? What is meant by the creedal affirmations of conception by the Holy Spirit and Jesus being born of a virgin? Is affirmation to the virgin birth necessary to Christian faith? If Jesus was tempted as we are, did he also experience sin as we do? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss question 22 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism:...

Duration:01:04:36

On Jesus Part 1: Jesus Christ the Redeemer

3/7/2021
Who is Jesus? What does it mean that he is the redeemer? Lord? Son of God? Eternal? How is Jesus the answer to the sin problem? Does Jesus still matter today? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 21 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Who is the redeemer of God’s elect (mankind). They discuss the divinity of Jesus, his humanity, and why it is important that he was more than a great teacher and moral figure from the...

Duration:01:03:21

On Sin Part 5: On Misery and Hell

2/21/2021
What are the eternal consequences of our fallenness? What is the miserable estate in which we live? What does it mean to be separated from our creator? What is hell and does it truly exist? Does the love of God negate the idea of hell? I hell necessary? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys take on two of the questions from John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q19- What is the misery of that estate into which man fell; and Q20-Did God leave all mankind...

Duration:01:08:06

On Sin Part 4: The Fallen Nature

2/7/2021
What the difference between the sinful nature and sins committed? In what way is our nature corrupted by sin? What is original righteousness? Is it possible to not sin? What is the guilt of sin and how is it passed down? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Jim, Brett, and Allen continue their discussion on sin by looking at questions 17, Into what estate did the fall bring mankind? and 18, Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate into which man fell? of John Wesley’s Revision...

Duration:01:11:35