Strand Baptist Church
Strand Baptist ChurchFeb 16, 2021
Ep. 3.11 - Body, soul, and spirit?
Ep. 3.10 - Yours is the kingdom
3.9: The hall of faith continued : Charles Haddon Spurgeon
3.8: The hall of faith continued: Francis Schaeffer
Sunday special - Do not fear
Ep. 3.7 - Lead us not into temptation
Ep. 3.6 - Forgives us our debts
Sunday Special - Government and the gathering of the church
Ep. 3.5 - Our daily bread
Sunday special - Remember Jesus Christ
Ep. 3.4 - Your will be done
Ep. 3.3 - Your kingdom come
Sunday Special - Life as a pilgrim
Ep. 3.2 - Hallowed be your name
Ep. 3.1 - Our Father in heaven
Sunday special - The faithful response to answered prayer
Ep. 2.20 - The last episode (for now)
Ep-2:19: Faith as a gift of God?
Ep 2:18-The use of argument and love in evangelism.
Ep 2:17- A primer on the state and civil disobedience.
Ep. 2:16- persecution inside the church?
Ep. 2:15- Why is it that I don't delight in prayer?
Ep. 2:14- submission to God in all things
Ep. 2:13- Salvation is of the Lord and this is good news.
Ep. 2-12: What is the goal of evangelism? A lesson from the ministry of Philip.
Ep. 2.11- The Lords day as a day of worship.
Ep. 2.10- Calvin and the Lords supper as a means of grace.
Ep 2.9- Luther, Zwingli and the Lords supper.
Ep. 2.8 - What is the difference between true and false repentance?
Ep. 2.7 - Pride as a barrier to heaven
Ep. 2.6. - Joy and hope
Ep. 2.5 - God’s purposes in persecution
Ep. 2.4 - God has shown love and so should we
Ep. 2.3 - From ‘God is love’ to ‘loving our neighbor’
Ep. 2.2 - A discussion on being the church in lockdown
Ep. 2.1 - A discussion on being church
Ep. 100 - The dangers of lockdown church (complacency)
Ep. 99 - The dangers of lockdown church (confusion)
Ep. 98 - The dangers of lockdown church (consumerism)
Ep. 97 - The dangers of lockdown church (compromise)
Ep. 96 - Christianity and culture : Pornography.
Pope John Paul II
Ep. 95. Christianity and culture : Gender identity (part 2)
"transgenderism is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges"
Dr Paul Mchugh
Ep. 94. Christianity and culture : Gender identity
Ep. 93. Christianity and culture : homosexuality and gospel hope.
"The biblical teaching is consistent and unambiguous: homosexual activity is not God’s will for his people. Silence in the face of such clarity is not prudence, and hesitation in light of such frequency is not patience. The Bible says more than enough about homosexual practice for us to say something too.. "
Ep. 92. Christianity and culture : wealth, happiness and God.
"We are half hearted creature fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mudpies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. "
Ep. 91 - Friday Q&A with Pieter Pienaar
Ep. 90 - The social media mirror
Ep. 89 - The waiting game
Ep. 88 - Gospel Endurance
Ep. 87 - I know you by name
Ep. 86 - Friday Q&A with Pieter Pienaar
Ep. 85 - Praying according to God’s will
Ep. 84 - Engaging the emotions in prayer
Ep. 83 - Persevere in prayer
Ep. 82 - Prayer as discipline and intimacy
Ep. 81 - Friday Q&A with Pieter Pienaar
Ep. 80 - The language of the gospel (reconciliation)
Ep. 79 - The language of the gospel (atonement)
Ep. 78 - The language of the gospel (redemption)
Ep. 77 - The language of the gospel (regeneration)
Ep. 76: Christianity and culture : Bringing the gospel to the world.
In todays episode, we look at your part to play in the culture and provide a basic framework in order to faithfully engage this world.
Ep. 75: Christianity and culture : How to achieve success?
To answer the question, we look back in history and glean lessons from Christians who lived in nazi Germany.
A summary of this success is stated by Hans Scholl who said "should one go off and build a little house with flowers outside the windows and a garden outside the door and extol and thank God and turn one's back on the world and its filth? Isn't seclusion a form of treachery - of desertion?... I'm weak and puny, but I want to do what is right "
Ep. 74: Christianity and culture : How culture works and its vast influence.
Today, we cover quite a lot ranging from colorful skinny jeans to bell-bottoms.
We get somewhat technical as we look as sociological terms to make sense of how dynamic culture is.
Finally, we note that ideas have consequences. Ideas shape culture. Culture shapes us. Cultural influence can be summarized by stating that culture is most effective in what it presents as normal.
Ep. 73: Christianity and culture :why even bother?
Perhaps your antennas have already gone off alerting you to the dangers of such such language. Maybe certain questions like: "Aren't Christians supposed to simply preach the gospel?" and "What does culture have to do with it all?" have come into your mind.
Well, today we look at what culture is, and whether Christians should engage the culture or not.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them.
Ep. 72- The 20th century : The age of paradoxes.
Ep. 71- The language of the gospel (sanctification ).
Perhaps you've heard this word from the pulpit countless times and you just aren't sure what is meant by it.
What is sanctification?
Is sanctification necessary to be saved?
How do I pursue sanctification?
In todays episode, I attempt to answer these questions.
Ep. 70- The language of the gospel (union with Christ).
Very often, when it comes to our gospel vocabulary, the phrase "union with christ" is skipped over as a mysterious, confusing and awkward phrase.
This was not always the case. Our union with christ is the very reason we have life, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Union with Christ is an essential element of Christian life since all gospel blessings flow from it.
Ep. 69 - The language of the gospel (part 3)
Ep. 68 - The language of the gospel (part 2)
Ep. 67 - The language of the gospel (part 1)
Ep. 66 - Worship as a family (Testimonies)
Ep. 65 - Worship as a family (Commitment)
Ep. 64 - Worship as a family (Prayer)
Ep. 63 - Worship as a family (Reading)
Ep. 62 - Worship as a family (Singing)
Ep. 61 - The 18th century: modern theology and missionaries aplenty
In today's episode we look the the beginnings of modern theology and the two German philosophers who greatly influenced this theology: Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Schleiermacher. Although very different people, they came to similar conclusions. In the midst of this modernizing of theology, God's gospel was still going forth into the nations as the power of God unto salvation. Great missionaries were raised up such as William Carey, Henry Martyn, David Livingstone, Hudson Taylor and others. This century also saw the ministry of Charles Spurgeon rise to prominence along with the great Princeton scholars such as Charles Hodge.
Ep. 60 - The 18th century: The Great Awakening
In today's episode we look at revival and in particular the revival known as the "Great Awakening". This revival came at a time that no one could have expected. The church was in spiritual darkness as the ideals of the enlightenment were embraced and reason was accepted by many as the ultimate authority. The Great Awakening brought many to faith and the leaders of this revival are remembered to this day as an inspiration and source of encouragement for many Christians. They include Howell Harris, George Whitefield, the Wesley Brothers, the Moravians and Jonathan Edwards. What can we learn from this great movement of God?
Ep. 59 - The 17th century: The Reformation comes to England
In today's episode we look at the Reformation in England. The Reformation in England is a tale of political and religious strife. Yes, the reformation was a revival, but no revival is without its hurdles. And in England, there were plenty of hurdles. The Puritans come to the fore in the 17th century as they zealously sought for a pure reformed church. However, their desire for a reformed national church was not granted. When the Book of Common Prayer was forced upon the church, the Scottish Presbyterians and the English Puritans were determined to resist such tyranny. This resulted in a civil war. Eventually, the puritans were jailed as criminals.
Ep. 58 - The 16th century: The Protestant Reformation
In today's episode, we look at the birth of the protestant reformation and its chief figures in the 16th century. When we speak about the reformation, we have to speak about Martin Luther. We look at the circumstances which led him to nail his objections to the church door. The reformation never stood still. It spread throughout Europe. The reformation influenced John Calvin and his work of reform in France. Calvin's work was vast and some have said that "Calvin wielded greater influence over our history and culture than any other individual in the last millennium or since the close of the New Testament Canon".
Ep. 57 - The 15th century: The European Renaissance and the forerunners of the reformation
In today's episode, we look at the importance of the European Renaissance under the banner "ad fontes" (back to the sources). It was this truth which spurred men to look at the Bible in its original languages (back to the source) instead of the received Latin translation. In the shadow of this Renaissance, we look at men like Jan Hus, and Savoranola. We find that once the gospel is discovered, nothing can had hold it back.
Ep. 56 - The 14th century: the church as Babylon? Two popes? The morning star of the reformation?
The 14th century was eventful. We see the that the church has ignored the attempts of early reform in order to pursue worldly power which eventually results in what is called "the great schism" where you have two popes reigning simultaneously in both Avignon (France) and in Rome. While the battle of the popes raged on, John Wycliffe was pursuing reformation. He has rightly been called "the morning star of the reformation."
Ep. 55 - The 13th century: St Francis of Assisi and "the dumb ox"
In today's episode, we find the church preaching a theology of bloodshed to defend the "sacred" places of the Christian faith. In light of this, there were attempts at reformation which culminate and the famous and influential Francis of Assisi. Another important figure which rose to prominence in the 13th century was a man named Thomas Aquinas, who was also known as "the dumb ox" . We look at his contribution to the church.
Ep. 54 - The 12th century: The crusades - what's the church's mission again?
In today's episode, we look at at one of the most controversial armies in history - the crusades. As Islam militantly made ground in the world, the church was ready and willing to respond. How? By assembling an army for battle whilst forgetting the very mission of the church. We also look at the noteworthy figures of Peter Lombard and Peter Waldo.
Ep. 53 - The 11th century: The Great schism and the great Anselm
In today's episode, we look at at one of the most significant events in church history known as "the great schism", which divided the visible church. Although darkness was still within the church, God raised up Anselm of Canterbury who stood out as the great light of the 11th century. We briefly look at his theological contribution.
Ep. 52 - The 10th century: "The dark ages"
In today's episode, we look at the the dark ages and note the similarities to our own day and age. As many have said, "history repeats itself".
Ep. 51 - Friday Q&A with Pieter Pienaar
Ep. 50 - An inconvenient faith
Ep. 49 - A reason to hold on
Ep. 48 - Peril and prayer
Ep. 47 - Open heart surgery
Ep. 46 - The 9th century: a battle for power, the extension of the kingdom and the "heretic" Gottshalk
In the 9th century, we see the tension between the West and the East rising as the papacy claims absolute power. We find the "apostles to the Slavs" walking with "beautiful feet" and the controversial figure of Gottshalk imprisoned.
Ep. 45 - The 8th Century: Good intentions, idolatrous images and the battle over icons.
In todays episode, we look at the Eastern tradition within the church and the controversy over the use of images in worship.
Ep. 44 - The 7th century: Synods about hairstyles and the rise of nominal Christianity and Islam.
Ep. 43 - The 6th Century: The renewal of the Roman empire and the conversion of Scotland
In todays episode, we look at Justinian I and his great achievements in the Roman empire. We also spend a bit more time on the conversion of Scotland and the power of a gospel community as lights that shine in a dark world.
Ep. 42 - The 5th Century: Augustine, the city of God and the battle for grace
In this episode, we look at Augustine's contribution to the church in his great works on the city of God and his battle with Pelagius over the sufficiency of grace.
Ep. 41 - A conversation with Dr Paul Hartwig
Ep. 40 - The 4th century: Christendom, creeds and the confessions
In today's episode, we delve into the 4th century. This is one of the most pivotal centuries in Christian history. Here we find the beginning of a Christian empire, a battle over the person of Christ and we witness the birth of one of the greatest minds to ever grace the church in Augustine.
Ep. 39 - The third century church: How then shall we respond?
Today we look at the third century and see how they responded to the threats of their day. Two great figures, Origen and Tertullian, help us to understand the times.