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Good Works By Example

The Way Paul Ends His Letter to Titus Paul ends his letter to Titus by restating the theme of good works, which he repeatedly emphasizes throughout. The blunt reality of church ministry is that Christian disciples do not automatically volunteer…

Episode 97: Did Jesus Contradict Himself?

Did Jesus contradict himself? Should a believer do good things in public or not? Matthew 5:15 seems to say yes, but Matthew 6:1 seems to say no, and both statements appear in the Sermon on the Mount. How can we make sense of this? Join Pastor…

Episode 96: I Misused a Metaphor

As a college student, I preached a sermon from Matthew 5:14-16. But looking back, I now realize that I misused a metaphor! To help you be a better Bible student, I’ll show you what I mean. I’ll let you learn from my mistake, and discover…

Did Jesus Contradict Himself?

An Apparent Contradiction Did Jesus contradict himself? Should a believer do good things in public or not? Take a look at these two statements by Jesus before you answer. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good…

I Misused a Metaphor

As a college student, I preached a sermon from Matthew 5:14-16. But looking back, I now realize that I misused a metaphor! To help you be a better Bible student, I'll show you what I mean. I'll let you learn from my mistake. What is a Metaphor? First,…

Episode 29: Good Works

We know that good works do not earn favor with God or cover over your sins. But are good works an important part of the Christian life? Who should do good works and why? Consider these important questions together with Pastor Thomas Ove…