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Native Exiles

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Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.New episodes every other week! For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.New episodes every other week! For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

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Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly walking the opposite direction. We want to equip you to engage the world without disengaging from Jesus.New episodes every other week! For more questions and inquiries, reach us at reachus@amcc.org or visit us on our website at nativeexiles.com.

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English


Episodes

PRAYER Ep. 1 What is Prayer?

7/12/2022
Welcome to the first episode of a five-part series we're doing on prayer. In this episode, Pastors Wyatt Martin and Steve Brooks answer the question "What is prayer?". They walk through the Lord's Prayer from Matthew, and look at it as a model of prayer. Passages referenced in this episode: Matthew 6:9-13 This series is a partnership with Crista Media and their new podcast, Purposely Equipped. Purposely Equipped is a podcast that is part of Purposely, a podcast network focused on helping...

Duration:00:22:42

Divorce: What Does the Bible Say?

6/28/2022
We know we said we were taking a break for the summer, but we had to come back just for this one special bonus episode! In this bonus episode, Pastors Wyatt and Steve talk about divorce. What does the Bible actually say about divorce? How do we reconcile two seemingly contradicting passages? There is an underlying principle to the Bible's instruction on divorce. The following passages are referenced: Matthew 5:31-32 1 Corinthians 7:15 Matthew 18 Matthew 19 Native Exiles, a podcast...

Duration:00:30:18

LGBTQ+ Q&A Continued...

6/1/2022
In this season finale, Pastors Wyatt Martin and Steve Brooks answer more questions from the event with Preston Sprinkle a few weeks ago. Biblical references from this week's episode: Romans 9 Galatians 5:19-21 As a church, we are just getting started with engaging in this very controversial and sensitive conversation. We encourage each person to continue seeking what God has to say about this topic. One of the ways you can continue learning is by checking out the following...

Duration:00:32:39

LGBTQ+ Q&A with Preston Sprinkle

5/17/2022
Listen in on our first ever live podcast episode, with our first special guest of the season! Preston Sprinkle came to Alderwood Community Church this past weekend, and gave a seminar on the transgender conversation. Pastors Wyatt Martin and Steve Brooks were able to sit down with him and host a Q&A with questions from the audience. The three talk about how to engage in this type of conversation with young children, how to love the people that God has called us to love, and so much more. As...

Duration:00:51:25

Entering the LGBTQ+ Conversation

5/3/2022
As Alderwood Community Church is about to launch a new series called "Jesus, Sex, and Gender", Pastors Wyatt Martin and Steve Brooks sit down to talk about why it's important for the church to talk about this controversial topic. They address any fears and concerns that the congregation may have leading into this series, and they also explain the theological difference between sin and temptation. Resourced mentioned in this episode: LGBTQ+ Questionnaire Preston Sprinkle, author of "People...

Duration:00:41:32

Talking About Sex in Church

4/19/2022
In preparation for Preston Sprinkle to come to Alderwood Community Church in May 2022, Pastors Wyatt and Steve discuss how the church has historically talked about sex and purity. Disclaimer, this episode does contain more sensitive and mature content than our regular episodes. Passages referenced in this episode: 1 Corinthians 6:13 Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to...

Duration:00:38:13

Embracing Exile

4/5/2022
As the church wraps up our series in Daniel, Pastors Wyatt and Steve take some time to reflect on the big idea about Daniel—living as exiles. How does seeing ourselves as exiles change the way we live? Passages referenced in this episode: Philippians 1:27-28 Daniel 1 Article referenced in this episode: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2022/02/the-three-worlds-of-evangelicalism Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the...

Duration:00:39:09

Am I Responsible For My Brother's Sins?

3/29/2022
The hot topic of today's episode is corporate responsibility. In the modern western world, it may be assumed that each person is only responsible for their own actions and their own sins. But is that what the Bible says? Take a listen as Pastors Wyatt and Steve talk about this nuanced topic. Passages referenced in this episode: Daniel 9:4-6 Deuteronomy 24:16 Exodus 34:6-7 2 Samuel 21 Joshua 7:1-26 Colossians 4 Ephesians 6:19 Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church,...

Duration:00:41:44

Prophecies About The Future

3/19/2022
The Bible is full of prophecies, many about the future. What do we do with these prophecies? Pastors Wyatt and Steve talk about what God tells us about the future, but more importantly WHY God tell us anything about the future. Some key passages referenced in this episode are: Daniel 8:27 Matthew 24:36 Acts 1:6-7 Revelation 22:20 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5 Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world...

Duration:00:35:09

Biblical Boldness

2/23/2022
What does biblical boldness look like today? As a church, Alderwood CC is going through the book of Daniel and talking about the boldness of the exiles living in Babylon. But what would that type of boldness look like for Christians today? Pastors Wyatt and Steve talk about the meaning of boldness and the positives and negatives of being "bold" as a Christian. Verses referenced in this episode: Luke 9:26 Colossians 4:2-6 2 Peter 2:10 Ephesians 6:19 Do you have a response to the...

Duration:00:39:28

Should Christians Care About Legislation?

2/9/2022
We're continuing the conversation from our previous episode on the church's response to abortion. In the last episode, Pastors Wyatt and Steve refuted the phrase "You can't legislate morality" to explain their position against abortion. But how does this concept impact the rest of the way the church should view government and legislation? What is the posture that Christians should take with government? How involved should we be, and to what extent do we want (or not want) Christian morals to...

Duration:00:37:31

Abortion: The Church's Response

1/25/2022
Is abortion really wrong? What does the answer to that question mean for the church? There may have been a time where the answer to those questions was assumed within the church, but Pastors Wyatt and Steve recognize that this cannot be the case any longer. In this episode, the pastors walk through the Biblical argument for why the church holds a pro-life stance on abortion, and also how the church should respond. One of the tangible ways you can participate in this conversation around...

Duration:00:44:09

Revisiting the Past Two Years

1/18/2022
Welcome to the new year! We've got great plans for this podcast in 2022, but unfortunately our year has been off to a rough start with people from our team getting sick. We thought it would be a good time to revisit a topic we discussed earlier this season—what has our church learned from the past two years during the pandemic? This will be a great refresher as our church starts our new sermon series in Daniel, learning what it means to follow Jesus in exile. Native Exiles, a podcast from...

Duration:00:38:29

Answering Your Questions

12/15/2021
Merry Christmas! This is our last episode of the year 2021, so we decided to change things up a bit. Pastors Wyatt and Steve are joined by Tovi, the show's producer, to answer some of your questions! We had lots of fun with this episode, and we hope you enjoy it. Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a world that is seemingly...

Duration:00:35:01

Does Evil Disprove God's Goodness?

11/30/2021
In this week’s episode, Pastors Wyatt and Steve talk about a heavy topic—the problem of evil. A common question that arises with this topic is, “How can God be both all-powerful and all good if evil things still happen?”. How can we continue to trust in God’s goodness in a world of evil? Wyatt and Steve walk us through the problem of evil, the mistakes the church has made when talking about evil, and then finally propose some solutions to how we can continue to wrestle with the problem of...

Duration:00:41:55

Surviving In A World Of Deconstruction

11/16/2021
In the previous episode, we talked about what to do with our questions and doubts. In this episode, we continue the conversation about deconstruction, or the process of taking apart our faith. Maybe you're going through this, or someone you know is going through this. Whatever it may be, how do we live as followers of Jesus in this world of deconstruction? Pastor Wyatt and Steve walk through 1 Thessalonians 5:14 and discuss how we should encourage the disheartened, help the weak, and warn...

Duration:00:43:52

What Do We Do With Our Questions and Doubts?

11/2/2021
Doubting what you believe can be scary, but we've all gone through it. So what do we do when those questions come up? In this week's episode, Pastors Wyatt and Steve talk about deconstruction, and what to do with the questions and doubts we have with our faith. Pastor Wyatt shares his story of when he had to make his faith personal and rebuilt the "LEGOs" of his faith. Submit your questions and topics to http://alderwood.cc/stories and we'll feature it in future episodes. Native Exiles, a...

Duration:00:37:47

Certainty and Assurance of Our Salvation

10/19/2021
How do we have certainty about our salvation? How do we know that the Holy Spirit dwells within us? Struggling with the assurance of your salvation can be scary, but you're not alone. In this episode, Pastor Steve shares his journey with doubts about his faith. If you want to read the passage referenced in this episode, click here: https://bit.ly/3BYhRhI Submit your questions and topics to http://alderwood.cc/stories and we'll feature it in future episodes. Native Exiles, a podcast from...

Duration:00:43:27

Certainty and Assurance of Our Salvation

10/19/2021
How do we have certainty about our salvation? How do we know that the Holy Spirit dwells within us? Struggling with the assurance of your salvation can be scary, but you're not alone. In this episode, Pastor Steve shares his journey with doubts about his faith. If you want to read the passage referenced in this episode, click here: https://bit.ly/3BYhRhI Submit your questions and topics to http://alderwood.cc/stories and we'll feature it in future episodes. Native Exiles, a podcast from...

Duration:00:52:43

COVID and the Church (Part 2)

10/5/2021
Welcome back to Native Exiles! Pastors Wyatt and Steve continue the conversation about what COVID has revealed to the church. They talk about politics, idols, and mental health. Submit your questions and topics to http://alderwood.cc/stories and we'll feature it in future episodes. Native Exiles, a podcast from Alderwood Community Church, where we talk about following Jesus in the tension of being in the world but not of it. We want to help you think through how to walk with Jesus in a...

Duration:00:44:31