Why Does a Good God Allow Such Evil? [Podcast]

2 Peter 2-3

Why does a good, loving God allow such evil? And since God is all-powerful, how come He doesn’t deal with evil once and for all by this evening?

In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at these often-asked questions—so relevant to our day. The answer from God’s Word is simple and profound.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

Is the Bible Really the Word of God? [Podcast]

2 Timothy 3:14-16

Sure, the Bible is the Word of God. But how can we know that it is? And how can we explain it to those not convinced? In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at these essential questions.

And thankfully, God’s Word (and other evidence) gives us some great answers.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

Is Jesus Really the Only Way to Heaven? [Podcast]

Romans 1-3

Have you ever asked, “Is Jesus Really the Only Way to Heaven? And if He is, what about the person who has never heard of Jesus? Thankfully, we are not left to ourselves to figure out these questions. In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at the Bible’s answer to these questions. Frankly, they have greater application in our lives than any other question we could ask.

The Bible’s answer is crystal clear, and—it’s good news.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

Waiting on God with Joseph [Podcast]

Genesis 40

What can you do when the life God has promised you looks nothing like the life He has given you? Let’s ask that another way. How good are you at waiting on God?

In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at a topic relevant to all of us who walk with God— and that is the struggle of waiting on Him.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

How God Helps Us Become Who We Want to Be [Podcast]

Amos 6

Are you the person you want to be? In this episode of Live the Bible, we see how God helps us become who we want to be. And the way God helps us to be that person? You may be surprised.

The Prophet Amos travels some distance to share the news with Israel, and his words have traveled the centuries to tell us the same message.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

How God Restores What Sin Has Taken [Podcast]

Joel 2

The effects of personal compromise can leave us feeling hopeless. In this episode of Live the Bible, we see what God does when sin has made a mess of our lives. Maybe it wasn’t even our sin—or maybe it was. But God can restore what sin has taken.

How? The Prophet Joel gives us the good news.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

Good News for God’s Prodigals [Podcast]

Hosea 11

Do you know a prodigal or have a prodigal in your life? In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll see some good news for God’s prodigals from the book of Hosea. A lot of times people look at God as a mean guy with a big stick ready to clobber us when we do something wrong. Thankfully, that’s not the right picture.

Our God is a loving Father with arms outstretched ready to welcome back the repentant prodigal.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

Why God is Worthy of Our Personal Devotion [Podcast]

Daniel 6

Okay, quick question. Why should we be personally devoted to God? Huge thought, isn’t it? In this episode of Live the Bible, we discover why God is worthy of our personal devotion. The book of Daniel offers us some very clear reasons. Better still? Daniel even tells us what our devotion can look like in practical, daily terms.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »

Banias Falls—Where Your Overwhelming Despair Finds its Hope

How Jesus’ resurrection gives the solution to the despair we feel.

Sometimes despair can wash over us like a wall of water. One moment we’re dry—the next, we’re dripping with discouragement. I’m talking about an overwhelming sense that it will never get any better.

Banias Falls-Where Your Overwhelming Despair Meets its Hope

(Photo: Banias Falls. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

“What if,” to quote Jack Nicholson, “this is as good as it gets?” I don’t know about you, but despair can be one of my greatest struggles. In those moments, I travel in my mind back to Banias.

The psalmist used the waterfalls at Banias in northern Israel to express a similar question and emotion. But he also had a solution of hope we need to turn toward when we feel overwhelmed by despair.

In fact, Jesus gave us that ultimate hope in the exact same region.

Click to continue reading »

When God Does What Only God Can Do [Podcast]

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Have you ever felt you deserved God’s rejection? I sure have. It feels helpless. In this episode of Live the Bible, we see what it’s like when God does what only God can do. The Prophet Ezekiel stands in front of a valley of dry bones and watches them come to life. God can do the same work in our helpless lives as well.

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click to continue reading »