http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/NoWayDude-Charlie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (5.7MB) | EmbedWhen we fail to stress that we should be putting off the old man and putting on the new or live lives of self-discipline, we deny that we are indeed deeply loved, treasured and desired by the Father. For sin is the disbelief of what God says. A flexible, bendable softened standard of law will never be demanding enough to push us back to the well
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/SitReflectThenWalk-Bob.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.8MB) | EmbedYou know, often when we ourselves or someone else is not living right, the first thing we start thinking is, I need to start telling myself what to do, let me find a book on ten steps to a better you name it, let me listen to preacher X so that he can get me fired up again. I need to start telling myself what to
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/MeasureingStick-Charlie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.7MB) | EmbedThe greater one’s awareness of one’s eternal standing increases, the result will always be a life changed. A heart that yearns to confess and repent and enjoy the joy that comes from living in the fellowship of one’s “ABBBA.”
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/SelfPromotion-AUniversalEpidemic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (5.3MB) | EmbedAll men and women are interested in making a name for themselves. All are passionate about their own self-promotion. However, when one encounters Jesus Christ and his Gospel, the desire for self-praise diminishes and the desire for Savior-praise increases. When our eyes are opened and we see the magnificence of our Glorious Lover, our natural tendency to promote self decreases, and we find ourselves more like
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/ServiceOrSabbath.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (5.2MB) | EmbedThere is certainly a time for us to sacrifice, labor, toil, work, serve, or minister. God gives all of us spiritual and temporal gifts, and he expects us to steward and spend them for his glory and our neighbor’s good. Yes, it is good for us to work as did Moses, labor as did disciples, minister as did Paul, and serve as did Mary. There are
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/Joe-WeGlorifyHimAndHeGlorifiesUs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.8MB) | EmbedWe all know we exist to glorify God, but do we know that God promises to glorify us? This is a phenomenal truth presented to us by the Apostle Paul in Romans 8. From the beginning of time, God has had his glory and your glory on his mind.
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/Joe-ThereAreLeadersWhoSacrifice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.1MB) | EmbedThere are leaders who sacrifice, and then there are leaders who sacrifice. What sort of leader are you? David Mathis?wrote the following, “Mark this, husbands and dads, pastors and presidents, the very essence and heart of leadership is taking initiative we otherwise wouldn’t take and making sacrifices we otherwise wouldn’t make, to guide our people somewhere good they otherwise would not have gone. We embrace short-term
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/Joe-LawAndGospel-DistinctAndNeverDivorced.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.4MB) | EmbedIn the bible, there is Law and there is Gospel. One has to do with our duty to perform, and the other has to do with God’s promise to perform. In order to properly understand theology, one must clearly define these two concepts. In doing theology and thinking biblically, one must always distinguish between the two, and they must never be divorced.
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/Joe-HeySaintLiveSaintly.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.4MB) | EmbedSinclair Ferguson writes, “In the New Testament, every Christian is a saint, a holy one. This does not express the idea of a progressive development towards a condition of holiness, but rather suggests a present enjoyed status of holiness.” (Sinclair Ferguson, The Christian Life, 133) That being the case, ought not we who are called saints endeavor to live saintly?
http://www.worldprayr.org/GraceThatsTight/podcast/Joe-HeEncouragesUs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.7MB) | EmbedPaul writes, “If there be any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy ….” (Philippians 2:1) Paul wants to remind his readers of that which they have in Christ Jesus, and this is the goal of this podcast as well. Listen, learn, and be encouraged. Jesus loves you such much!