ChurchSpiritual Growth

The Blessing of Peacemaking

The world needs peacemakers. Sometimes our cities look like war zones. Even when we aren’t literally on fire, digital media invites the spreading of incendiary words.

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5 Things to Remember When Your Faith Is Weak

When life is hard and trials seem to flood over us, we can easily feel like we are useless— maybe even worse than useless. Temptation loves to strike us in these moments.

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Help! I’m Struggling to Strike a Work/Life Balance

The holy grail of modern life is to achieve work/life balance. But despite millions of ‘new decade resolutions’ to that effect, the vast majority will fail miserably in 2020, making this year as miserable as last year for themselves and for those around them.

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How Can I Get My Thoughts to Match What I Believe in My Heart?

Episode 438 |  Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about anxiety over raising children to trust God, predestination, losing your salvation, the difficulty of faith, and how to make sense of Jesus' words about persecution.

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Is It Normal for Christians to Worry About Eternity?

Episode 437 |  Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about praying in the Spirit, witnessing to Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, worrying about eternity, whether we will have work in heaven, and blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

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Can a Genuine Disciple Not Have Genuine Faith?

Episode 435 |  Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about confessing sin, hell, a failed prophecy, and whether one can be a genuine believer in Jesus Christ without being a genuine disciple.

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How Do I Get Rid of My Guilt?

Episode 416 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about prophecy, backsliding, persecution, asking for anything in Jesus' name.

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What You Need to Understand about Taking Up Your Cross

Well, the most important thing here as elsewhere is to distinguish the law from the gospel. The law commands, but the gospel gives.

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Will Christians Ever See God the Father Face to Face?

Episode 404 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about looking forward to the coming of Christ without falling into extremes, God’s unconditional love in the Old Testament, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, seeing God the Father face-to-face, and if it's possible to be a Christian and addicted to alcohol.

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Help! I’m a Spiritual Fake

Very few people I know are deluded enough to say they never sin. We all know better. We betray even our own sense of right and wrong often enough to leave us convinced we have a problem.