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3 Reasons to Study the Trinity

The Trinity is hard to understand and even harder to explain to others, so we tend to spend little time thinking or talking about it. As we meditate on the reality that our God is triune, we should be moved to worship God for who he is. 

Why Study the Books of Joel, Amos, and Obadiah?

It’s difficult to read through the Old Testament prophetic books: the images are either confusing or graphic, the geographical and cultural references are unfamiliar, and even the language and poetry can feel jumbled, confusing, and inaccessible.

By the Spirit, We See the Cross

In an ocularcentric culture like ours, is it even appropriate to bring the unseen cross into our conversation? Can the cross be a spectacle for us today? None of us saw it. We now only read about it.

Why You Can Lift Your Eyes to the One Enthroned

Have you been eagerly watching for the next update from your local or State officials? I confess, it’s hard to miss a news conference these days. Here in California the question is, “What phase are we in? How long will it last? Who can open up?”

Bible

Good People Don’t Go to Heaven

Most people today think that in order to go to heaven, you have to be a good person. We have an inner instinct that says bad people deserve punishment and good people deserve reward.

Life

Why You Should Want to Pray for Your City

Why Christians have an obligation to pray for their cities.

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Is Heaven Our Happy Home Or A Temporary Hotel?

Episode 505 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about whether one can lose their faith, the truthfulness of Christianity, women in the church, what happens when we die, and the ending of Mark.

Is the Trinity Like an Egg?

Episode 504 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about whether Jesus visits us in our dreams, life as an introvert, how to think about the Trinity, and making progress in sanctification.

Are Miracles the Mark of a True Christian?

Episode 503 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about the book of Revelation, forgiveness and future sins, the accusation that Jesus was a drunkard, and whether miracles are a mark of a true Christian.

Jesus, Gender, and the Gospel in the Modern World

Episode 502 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about the new birth in the Old Testament, addiction to pornography, and gender pronouns.