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The Acts Initiative Podcast

The Acts Initiative Podcast

By Acts Initiative

These podcasts are thoughts and teachings by Acts Initiative. Much of our content can also be found on our Youtube channel, in our books, and throughout our other online resources at ActsInitiative.com.
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Ep. 26 - Proof That God Cares More About The Poor Than We Do
Ep. 26 - Proof That God Cares More About The Poor Than We Do
If you're like me, you'll be surprised just how many Bible verses talk about the the poor, needy, orphans, widows... Old and New Testament alike. If God cares so much, we should too.
01:07:55
October 05, 2020
Ep. 25 - So... Now What?
Ep. 25 - So... Now What?
Wrapping up the Dead Church series...
13:11
October 05, 2020
Ep. 24 - Why Did Paul Say to Avoid People?
Ep. 24 - Why Did Paul Say to Avoid People?
Paul said something harsh that we overlook. Why did he say it, and what does it mean?
01:23:10
October 05, 2020
Ep. 23 - Jesus vs. Paul? Do We Judge the Church or Not?
Ep. 23 - Jesus vs. Paul? Do We Judge the Church or Not?
Jesus said not to judge, and Paul said to judge. What did they mean? Were they contradicting each other? Or do we just not understand what they meant?
01:07:12
October 05, 2020
Ep. 22 - Spiritual Milk, Solid Food, Wisdom... We've Got It All Wrong!
Ep. 22 - Spiritual Milk, Solid Food, Wisdom... We've Got It All Wrong!
What if you found out you had a bunch of assumptions and misunderstandings about all of these topics? Most of the Church does...
01:01:51
October 05, 2020
Ep. 21 - "Spiritual Blessings" - What Did Paul Mean?
Ep. 21 - "Spiritual Blessings" - What Did Paul Mean?
We're familiar with this phrase, but do we really understand it?! What was Paul actually saying?
01:02:13
October 05, 2020
Ep. 20 - Why Don't My Prayers Get Answered?
Ep. 20 - Why Don't My Prayers Get Answered?
Tired of ignoring the fact that your prayers don't get answered? Is it really just because you didn't believe hard enough, or is there a lot more to it that doesn't get preached?
01:05:12
October 05, 2020
Ep. 19 - Why Does My Life Look Nothing Like The Bible (Part 2 of 2)
Ep. 19 - Why Does My Life Look Nothing Like The Bible (Part 2 of 2)
Not every promise in the Bible is for everyone... contrary to what we've been taught. Here, we look at many conditional promises, and how the conditions are usually overlooked.
01:10:40
October 05, 2020
Ep. 18 - Why Does My Life Look Nothing Like The Bible? (Part 1 of 2)
Ep. 18 - Why Does My Life Look Nothing Like The Bible? (Part 1 of 2)
Do you read the book of Acts and wonder why the Christianity you've experienced looks nothing like it? Here's why.
23:26
October 05, 2020
Ep. 17 - The Narrow Road - Is It Worth It?
Ep. 17 - The Narrow Road - Is It Worth It?
God gives so many amazing promises to those that seek first the kingdom!
16:51
October 05, 2020
Ep. 16 - Lies Christians Believe About Their Calling
Ep. 16 - Lies Christians Believe About Their Calling
There are so many ideas about what we’re called to as Christians... are you right, and how do you know for sure?
01:16:58
October 05, 2020
Ep. 15 - Lies Christians Believe About Family And Marriage
Ep. 15 - Lies Christians Believe About Family And Marriage
We are taught so many things about Christian families and good marriages... but if you were asked what Jesus himself said about it, would your answer be right?
51:56
October 05, 2020
Ep. 14 - Lies Christians Believe About Financial Wisdom
Ep. 14 - Lies Christians Believe About Financial Wisdom
How is Christian financial wisdom different from the world's financial planning?
57:30
October 05, 2020
Ep. 13 - Lies Christians Believe About The Narrow Road
Ep. 13 - Lies Christians Believe About The Narrow Road
What makes you on the "narrow road"? What did Jesus mean?
19:52
October 05, 2020
Ep. 12 - Lies Christians Believe About Worldliness
Ep. 12 - Lies Christians Believe About Worldliness
What's the REAL difference between being "in the world" and "of the world"?
49:18
October 05, 2020
Ep. 11 - Lies Christians Believe About Holiness
Ep. 11 - Lies Christians Believe About Holiness
We've got a wrong definition of "Holiness", and it affects everything about our lives.
28:53
October 05, 2020
Ep. 10 - Lies Christians Believe About The Kingdom of God
Ep. 10 - Lies Christians Believe About The Kingdom of God
"Love God and love your neighbor" isn't just a New Testament thing - it's been the point all along! We've missed the point...
01:26:32
October 05, 2020
Ep. 9 - Lies Christians Believe About Loving One Another
Ep. 9 - Lies Christians Believe About Loving One Another
The Bible talks a lot about love, but it's time to stop defining love in our own terms and understand how the Bible defines it!
01:03:12
October 05, 2020
Ep. 8 - Lies Christians Believe About The Christian Life
Ep. 8 - Lies Christians Believe About The Christian Life
Our list of Christian activities vs. the Bible’s list... the difference is shocking.
48:11
October 05, 2020
Ep. 7 - Lies Christians Believe About Condemnation
Ep. 7 - Lies Christians Believe About Condemnation
Christians talk a lot about "condemnation" or "feeling condemned"... but most of the popular ideas about condemnation aren't even Biblical. Here, we'll explain why.
40:17
October 05, 2020
Ep. 6 - Lies Christians Believe About Legalism
Ep. 6 - Lies Christians Believe About Legalism
Were the Pharisees legalists? Here, we look at how "legalism" is or isn't used in the Bible, and how most Christians have just believed what they've been taught about it.
41:01
October 02, 2020
Ep. 5 - The Protestant Gospel vs. The New Testament Gospel
Ep. 5 - The Protestant Gospel vs. The New Testament Gospel
Why is our Western gospel message so much different than the Apostles'? Do we REALLY know what the Gospel is?
01:00:57
October 02, 2020
Ep. 4 - Faith Doesn't Mean Belief
Ep. 4 - Faith Doesn't Mean Belief
Did you know that FAITH is one of the most misunderstood and mistranslated words in our English Bibles? It’s crucial that we understand the truth.
01:05:36
October 02, 2020
Ep. 3 - What Must I Do To Be Saved? Most "Christians" Don't Know
Ep. 3 - What Must I Do To Be Saved? Most "Christians" Don't Know
One of the biggest problems in the Church today is that we've made up what "repent" means... We must understand what "repent" means to understand a lot of Bible passages that have become cliché, misquoted, and misused in Christianity today!
01:02:27
October 02, 2020
Ep. 2 - We've Become Christian Pharisees
Ep. 2 - We've Become Christian Pharisees
What happens when the blind lead the blind… for centuries? It’s about time we re-examine why we believe what we believe about church and Christianity, and why we blindly follow our teachers.
01:51:04
October 02, 2020
Ep. 1 - The Apostasy of the American Church
Ep. 1 - The Apostasy of the American Church
Jesus warned the Church in Sardis that they had the reputation that they were alive, but they were actually dead. He warned them to repent before it was too late. By saying this, Jesus made it clear that it is possible to think you're alive when you're actually dead - to think you're a Christian when really you're not. It is important for Christians today to recognize this and ask, "what does it mean to really be a Christian, and how do I know I'm not like the Church in Sardis? How do I know my reputation of being a Christian is really how God sees me?"
43:18
October 02, 2020
Dead Church Trailer - Modern Christianity Isn't Christianity At All
Dead Church Trailer - Modern Christianity Isn't Christianity At All
Jesus and all the apostles warned us that the majority of Christians would fall away from the faith and be deceived. Like the Church of Sardis in the book of Revelation, these people would think they're alive, but really they would be dead.   This is a warning many Christians don't even realize exists, and even fewer Christians take seriously... yet it is the single biggest warning in the New Testament! Our series, Dead Church, looks at this warning in the context of what Scripture also says about apostasy, false teaching, and how Jesus defined Christianity.   On the surface, the Western Church seems alive and well - there are churches on every corner, billions of Christians worldwide, and almost everyone has heard the name of Jesus. But Dead Church proves that the apostles' warnings have come true, and at its core, the Church is dead. It challenges popular beliefs, traditions, and theologies which Christians have accepted but are not biblical. It challenges Christians to put fresh eyes on Bible verses they think they already know. It challenges Christians to re-think the Modern Church's answer to the question, "What must I do to be saved?" It challenges people who have walked away from Christianity to consider whether the religion they walked away from is really Christianity at all.
04:23
October 02, 2020