Saturday, August 22, 2015

Episode 33, God is Just

The Count of Monte Cristo is a stirring classic novel surrounding the adventures of Edmond Dantês. Edmond had it all. He was a man of faith, talented, and handsome. Following a long seafaring trip, Edmond is unexpectedly elevated to ship captain and is set to marry the raven-haired beauty, Mercédès. But before they could tie the knot, three unlikely, jealous, and greedy men conspire to have him thrown in jail.To maintain the secret of their betrayal, Edmond is publicized as dead but is privately locked away in the dreadful island dungeon, Chateau d'If.
Believing Edmond has been executed, Mercédès is inconsolable.She is tricked into marrying Fernand Mondego, Edmond’s best friend— the man secretly responsible for having him put away.  Hopeless, bitter, and forgotten, Edmond nearly loses his faith. He is being punished for a crime he didn’t commit, while the guilty parties go free. God seemed nowhere to be found. But Edmond ultimately escapes and, after many years, both he and the evil-doing trio get their just rewards.
Like Edmond in the Count of Monte Cristo, the Old Testament Prophet Ezekiel saw God’s people suffer what appeared to be coarse injustice. But as time unfolded, they came to realize that God is always just—even when life seems unfair.  Join us as we learn more about this important attribute of God that will help you in your spiritual maturity.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Episode 32, God is Loving

What is God Like?  If God is anything, He is "loving."  In fact, God isn't only loving-- He is "love," personified.  His being emanates love through His great kindness toward all people, because God genuinely loves us.

God's love for us is in spite of our sometimes less than ideal behaviors and inconsistency.  Take some time to learn more about God's love by learning about God's character as told originally by the Apostle John.... the "disciple Jesus loved."  After all, who would know better than the one known as "the beloved?" 

We'll springboard from learning about God's love into deeper issues related to how God manifested His love most, which has been the person of Jesus Christ.  In this podcast, we will plunge deeply into some important theological ideas to remove the mystery and maximize the majesty of the great God of the Bible.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

God is Holy

What is God like?  What is His Nature?  What is His personality?  What are His attributes? 

These are the questions we'll explore in this series "Beyond Belief."  In Session 1, we will study the idea of God's Holiness.  This includes God's moral attributes which describe the God of the Bible.  We'll learn more about theology and God's Character.  It's a deeper, yet fascinating study conducted live at Saddleback Church Irvine in August 2015. 

This study is based on my book and DVD set, Beyond Belief, published by LifeWay.  Join us for this session and the entire Beyond Belief series.  And if you like it, share it. Thanks for listening.  Find the exciting and informative slide deck for the lesson and watch along.  Download or view it at this link:

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