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We know that the Christian spiritual life can be hard to figure out. But we believe everyone should know their next step for making their spiritual life more important to them. Binmin is a resource ministry to help you discover those next steps. To find out more about Binmin and check out more episodes, videos, and resources, go to Binmin.org.
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Binmin Podcast Ep. 40: Bible Reading | Spiritual Disciplines 101
Bible intake consists of hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, meditating, and applying God’s word. We discuss & explain how to be successful in each method. SUBSCRIBE to our channel JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 - INTRO. *RECOMMENDED RESOURCE DR. DONALD WHITNEY - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE 1:13 - JESUS PRAYED IN JOHN 17:17, “SANCTIFY THEM BY THE TRUTH; YOUR WORD IS TRUTH.” THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE IS THE GOSPEL. 2:40 - DR. WHITNEY’S 6 WAYS FOR BIBLE INTAKE: HEARING READING STUDYING MEMORIZING MEDITATING APPLYING THE PURPOSE OF BIBLE INTAKE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTLIKENESS 5:11 - 1. HEARING THE BIBLE (LUKE 11:28) 6:14 - 2. READING THE BIBLE (2 TIM. 3:16) Read the Bible at the same time every day Use a Bible Reading Plan like this one 7:15 - 3. STUDYING THE BIBLE CAN USE THE “C.I.A. METHOD” IN PODCAST EP. 1A & EP. 1B 9:29 - 4. MEMORIZING THE BIBLE: Supplies spiritual power, strengthens our own faith, makes you ready to share, provides spiritual guidance, allows you to meditate anytime 12:36 - 5. MEDITATING ON THE BIBLE: fills our mind with God’s truth. Take a word or phrase and meditate on it: don’t rush through. 15:21 - 6. APPLYING THE BIBLE (John 13:17) 16:31 - SO WHAT? GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR JESUS AND THE BIBLE 17:31 - “WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?” MEMORIZE A VERSE. Psalm 119:105 - “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Extra Credit: Read Psalm 119!) 18:52 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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July 01, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 39: Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines | Spiritual Disciplines 101
Spiritual disciplines are biblically based habits that promote spiritual growth & draw us closer to God. This episode reviews the spiritual disciplines and how to succeed in pursuing them. JOIN the NEWSLETTER at https://binmin.org SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE - https://rebrand.ly/donatebinmin 0:00 - INTRO *DR. DONALD WHITNEY SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (buy now) 1:22 - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: HABITS THAT PROMOTE SPIRITUAL GROWTH, CHRISTLIKENESS AND DRAW US CLOSER TO GOD THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES ARE “EXERCISES” TO PURSUE GODLINESS (1 Tim. 4:8) 2:22 - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES INCLUDE: Devotional Bible Reading, Prayer, Fasting, Worship, Silence & solitude, Evangelism, Service. *Check out Ep. 2 What Are The Spiritual Disciplines & Ep. 36 Responsibilities of a Church Member THEY ARE FOUND IN SCRIPTURE AND MODELED BY JESUS. 1 TIMOTHY 4:7-8: “TRAIN YOURSELF FOR GODLINESS.” 6:40 - EXERCISES THAT REQUIRE A LIFELONG PURSUIT 9:33 - 3 THINGS THAT HELP US PERSEVERE IN PRACTICING SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: 10:09 - 1. THE HOLY SPIRIT 10:33 - 2. OTHER CHRISTIANS (CHURCH) 11:08 - 3. ADVERSITY ADVERSITY + ENDURANCE = STRENGTH 12:57 - SO WHAT? CHRISTLIKENESS THROUGH SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES IS A LIFELONG PURSUIT 14:11 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? STICK TO A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE 15:02 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit https://Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/binmin_org/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/binmin Twitter: https://twitter.com/Binmin_org Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/Binmin-apple-podcast Subscribe on AnchorFM: https://tinyurl.com/Binmin-AnchorFM-podcast Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/Binmin-Youtube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. (https://tinyurl.com/Binmin-apple-podcast-review) Thank you for sharing!
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June 01, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 38: Making Friends In The Church | Why Go To Church?
0:00 - INTRO 0:58 - WHY ARE FRIENDSHIPS SO IMPORTANT WITHIN THE CHURCH? Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Fellowship = creating spiritual friends 3:03 - WHAT ARE SOME WAYS FOR MAKING FRIENDS IN CHURCH? Introduce yourself to the greeter. Go to the welcome area. Attend the same Sunday worship service each week and meet those around you Introduce yourself to a new person 7:15 - WHAT GROUPS OR ACTIVITIES CAN PEOPLE JOIN TO MEET OTHERS? Small groups & Bible studies 9:03 - VOLUNTEERING/SERVING Volunteering is a great way to serve others and make friends! 10:55 - NURSERY/CHILDREN’S MINISTRY IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY! Best evangelism opportunity! Best discipleship opportunity! Easy on-ramp (don’t need special skills). And will connect you to lots of families and people in the church. 12:58 - OTHER ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL GROUPS FOR MAKING FRIENDS? Places to serve: kids in summer Vacation Bible School, teenagers in youth group, sports through the church or with other members Affinity groups:  addiction groups, financial classes, single parents, young adults Don’t only get involved with people like you! 15:45 - SO WHAT? There are many ways to create fellowship within your church: through programs and organically 16:28 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? REACH OUT: To someone new, someone you already know, or someone older 17:22 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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May 01, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 37: Different Types of Sermon Styles | Why Go To Church?
You can’t miss the sermon at your church. But are there different types of sermons? And how do they affect us differently? 0:00 - INTRO 0:55 - WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO CRAFT A SERMON? A pastor has to “preach the word” (2 Tim. 4:2) 3 most common types: 1. EXPOSITORY PREACHING (EXPOSITIONAL) 2. TEXTUAL PREACHING 3. TOPICAL PREACHING 1:46 - 1. EXPOSITORY PREACHING Seeks to “expose” the meaning of the Bible passage. Explains an entire book of the Bible: verse by verse, chapter by chapter in its historical and literal contexts. 2:29 - WHAT GOES INTO CREATING AN EXPOSITORY SERMON? CIA method for Biblical interpretation (See episodes 1a & 1b) CONTEXT: literary, historical INTERPRETATION: God’s originally intended meaning APPLICATION: Apply it to us today 3:33 - WHY IS EXPOSITORY PREACHING SO POPULAR? Shows us how to study and interpret the Bible for ourselves. Can follow the sermons each week rather than jumping around the Bible. Requires the pastor to deal with challenging texts and issues 5:23 - 2. TEXTUAL PREACHING Like expository, except the pastor only preaches through a section rather than the entire book (4-8 week “sermon series”) 6:28 - WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A TEXTUAL SERMON SERIES? Can help us in the Christian calendar: like Advent/Christmas or Easter. Can give a basic theological framework through an important section/story 7:28 - 3. TOPICAL PREACHING A single message on a single subject. Gives a broad-spectrum view of what the Bible says on a given topic or theme. 8:05 - ADVANTAGES OF TOPICAL SERMONS Can see a theme or topic through multiple books of the Bible. Helpful on special occasions (Mother’s Day) or to address needed issues 9:24 - DISADVANTAGES OF TOPICAL SERMONS Could be biblically shallow. Pastor could select only Bible verses that support the theme but miss others 10:49 - SO WHAT? All 3 types of sermons are beneficial. Expositional & Textual sermons are great for studying the Bible verse-by-verse. Topical sermons can be excellent sources of learning about one topic and getting a wide view 11:46 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? FIND OUT THE STYLE: Take notes at church and see if you can tell the sermon’s style. 12:44 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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April 15, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 36: Responsibilities of a Church Member | Why Go To Church?
0:00 - INTRO 0:48 - “What is Church Membership?” The “church” is not a building. It is an assembly of Christians. So we after we become “in Christ” we should become a part of Christ’s body. 1:49 - The Responsibilities of a Church Member “A”: ATTEND CHURCH GATHERINGS “B”: BELIEVE ESSENTIAL DOCTRINES “C”: COMMUNITY “D”: DECLARING, DISCIPLING, AND DISCIPLINING “E”: EVANGELIZING OTHERS “F”: FOLLOW CHURCH LEADERSHIP “G”: GIVE GENEROUSLY “H”: HOLINESS “I”: INCESSANTLY PRAY 2:50 - A: ATTEND CHURCH GATHERINGS Sunday worship gatherings and“not neglecting to meet together” (Heb. 10:24–25). Also, other environments (groups, classes, member meetings) 4:28 - B: BELIEVE ESSENTIAL DOCTRINES Understand basic Christian doctrines: the Trinity, the deity of Jesus, salvation by grace alone (see episodes 13-20) 5:10 - C: CREATING COMMUNITY Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35) 6:50 - D: DECLARING, DISCIPLING, AND DISCIPLINING OTHER CHURCH MEMBERS DECLARING: Voting in new members–publicly telling the world that this person is a follower of Jesus DISCIPLING: Discipled by a more mature Christians DISCIPLINING: In Matthew 18:15-18 Jesus outlines how to be reconciled to others, and that sometimes when someone refuses to repent that this can lead to removing them from church membership 9:29 - E: EVANGELIZING OTHERS Know the gospel and be able to explain it simply to others (Matt. 28:19). Be living a godly lifestyle that reflects the gospel 10:32 - F: FOLLOW CHURCH LEADERSHIP Follow, submit to, and pray for our pastors’ and leaders (Heb. 13:17). 12:32 - G: GIVE GENEROUSLY We should give of our “time, talents, and treasures” 13:13 - H: HOLINESS Why do all this? Because we want personal holiness & the holiness of the whole church family (1 Pet. 1:15) 14:14 - I: INCESSANTLY PRAYING 1 Thess. 5:17 commands us to “pray without ceasing” 15:00 - SO WHAT? Membership is the natural outcome of the gospel itself: “In Christ” then into his family. Being a church member means a commitment to believing & living central doctrines. 16:26 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? HAVE A “HOLY” CONVERSATION: Pick someone to have a spiritual conversation with ("How can I pray for you?" etc.) 17:34 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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April 01, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 35: Why Should I Become a Member of a Church | Why Go To Church?
Becoming a member of a local church helps you love God & others, evangelize others, serve others, and be a part of a sanctuary set apart from the world. SUBSCRIBE to our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpMysRRC4ftibBB4sk1tgg JOIN the NEWSLETTER at https://binmin.org SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE - https://rebrand.ly/donatebinmin 0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS 5:55 - THE CHURCH IS A COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIANS 6:30 - CHURCH MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS 7:30 - GOD COMMANDS CHRISTIANS JOIN (HEB. 10:25) & BE COMMITTED TO THEIR LOCAL CHURCH (HEB. 13:17; 1 PET. 5:1-3) 9:10 - MEMBERS WHO REFUSE TO REPENT FROM THEIR SINS CAN BE REMOVED (MATT. 18; 1 COR. 5) 10:15 - REASONS TO BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER: “L”: LOVE GOD AND OTHERS (MATT. 27:37-40) “E”: EVANGELIZE OTHERS “S”: SERVE OTHERS & USE OUR SPIRITUAL GIFT “S”: BE A PART OF A SANCTUARY SET APART FROM THE WORLD 11:20 - “L” LOVE: JESUS GAVE US 2 GREATEST COMMANDMENTS IN MATTHEW 27:37–40 12:00 - GOD GIVES US A COMMUNITY TO LIVE OUT HIS GREAT COMMAND: Pastors to help me love God Others help me grow in this love 12:35 - “E” TO EVANGELIZE: CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IS ESSENTIAL IN FULFILLING JESUS’ “GREAT COMMISSION” (MATT 28:18-20) Learn how to personally evangelize others (Phil. 1:27) Others praying for & supporting you as you evangelize Have a community to invite new believers Plant more churches & send missionaries out to the world! 14:25 - “S” SERVING & USING OUR SPIRITUAL GIFT? God gives every believer at least one spiritual gift (1 Pet. 4:10) plus their natural gifts 16:48 - “S” SANCTUARY FOR CHRISTIANS: A “holy place of rest set apart” from the fears and concerns of the world 18:50 - SO WHAT? Jesus loved his church so much that he died for her: we should also love his church. 19:20 - BEING A CHURCH MEMBER BOLSTERS ALL 3 OF YOUR KEY RELATIONSHIPS: God, Outside world, Other believers 19:45 - “WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?” BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER 21:05 - THANK YOU For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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March 15, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 34: What Are Elders, Pastors & Deacons | Why Go To Church?
Churches are led by pastors, elders, and deacons. But what do they do? In this episode, we discuss each of these leadership roles in the church. JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 – INTRODUCTIONS 3:00 - HOW THE DIFFERENT CHURCH LEADERSHIP ROLES EVOLVED 2 leadership roles: elders (Acts 14:23) & deacons (Acts 6) 4:35 - DUTIES OF AN ELDER “Elder,” “Pastor,” “Overseer,” or “Shepherd” are interchangeable titles Elders are under-shepherds to the Shepherd Jesus (1 Pet. 5:1-4) Elders are the highest office in the church 6:40 - ELDERS OR SHEPHERDS NEED TO LEAD, FEED & PROTECT THE CHURCH 7:00 - QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME AN ELDER (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9) Elders must live godly lives (1 Pet. 5:3) & have an intimate relationship with God (Titus 2:7) 7:50 - AN ELDER MUST BE: Self-controlled, Able to teach & defend the gospel, Not greedy, Have integrity & good leadership over his family 8:30 - CHURCH MEMBERS SHOULD HONOR & OBEY ELDERS 9:50 - A PASTOR IS A PAID ELDER AT THE CHURCH, PREACHES, AND LEADS MINISTRIES 12:03 - QUALIFICATIONS FOR PASTOR Same as elders. Some teach more. Some churches require pastors to have a bachelor's or master's degree 12:40 - ROLE OF THE “LEAD” PASTOR 14:00 - ADDITIONAL PASTORS HELP LEAD THE MINISTRY 14:15 - WHAT IS A DEACON? Deacon means “to serve" and is “Assistant to the Elder.” The first group of deacons were established in Acts 6:1-6 15:10 - QUALIFICATIONS OF DEACON (1 TIM 3:8-13) Not greedy, sober-minded, faithful to their wife & family 15:35 - DEACONS UNLIKE ELDERS: Can be younger in the faith Do not need to teach or defend Scripture in same ways 16:15 - DEACONS ROLE IN THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCH Humbly serve the elders. Tend to practical & logistical church needs 17:20 - SO WHAT? UNDERSTAND THE ENORMOUS RESPONSIBILITIES THESE LEADERS CARRY. 18:42 - “WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?”: PRAY FOR YOUR LEADERS Get a list of your pastors, elders, & deacons: Pick two & pray for them this week! Email them to thank them for leading & ask how you can pray for them! 19:35 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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March 01, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 33: How Does The Church Help Me Grow Spiritually | Why Go To Church?
The Christian church helps believers grow spiritually in 7 areas: worship, teaching, prayer, fellowship, discipleship, service, & soul care JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 - INTRODUCTIONS 3:30 - SPIRITUAL GROWTH: BECOMING MORE LIKE JESUS (1 COR. 11:1) 4:08 - THIS TRANSFORMATION CAN TAKE PLACE IN 2 WAYS Spiritual disciplines such as devotional Bible reading, prayer, & fasting The church acts as a catalyst for spiritual growth 5:05 – SEVEN WAYS THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH HELPS US GROW SPIRITUALLY: WORSHIP TEACHING PRAYER FELLOWSHIP DISCIPLESHIP SERVICE SOUL CARE 6:11 – 1. WORSHIP: ASCRIBES TO JESUS SUPREME WORTH THAT HE ALONE DESERVES (REV. 21:1–22:5) 7:40 - 2. PREACHING & TEACHING: SCRIPTURE PROVIDES THE CRITICAL INGREDIENTS FOR OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH (EPH. 4:14). We learn what the Bible says about Jesus, see the qualities & characteristics of God, & learn what he desires to build in our lives (Matt. 20:27–28) 9:00 - 3. PRAYER: SPIRITUAL GROWTH HAPPENS IN BOTH PRIVATE & CORPORATE PRAYER 10:10 - 4. FELLOWSHIP: INTENTIONAL SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS IN CHURCH (ACTS 2:42) 12:35 - 5. DISCIPLESHIP: BEING MENTORED TO BECOME MORE LIKE JESUS 15:15 - 6. SERVICE: WHEN WE SERVE WE LOOK MORE LIKE JESUS (MATT. 16:25) 17: 40 - EVANGELISM IS THE PRIMARY SERVICE TO THE NON-CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Jesus commands we “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19) When non-Christians see faith, kindness, & love within a community of Christians, this gives credibility to the reality of God & the truthfulness of Christianity. 19:15 - 7. SOUL CARE: TAKES GOD’S WORDS & APPLIES THEM RIGHT WHERE I AM SUFFERING OR STRUGGLING 21:00 - SO WHAT? PRACTICAL TAKEAWAYS The church provides multiple ways to grow, but you have to invest yourself  22:48 – THE CHURCH WAS NOT MADE FOR YOU… YOU WERE MADE FOR THE CHURCH! 21:50 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? TAKE NOTES: DURING THE NEXT SERMON AT CHURCH & CHANGE SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE GO SERVE SOMEBODY: IN YOUR CHURCH 23:00 - THANK YOU & WRAP UP For more info about Binmin & more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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February 15, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 32: Features of a Healthy Church | Why Go To Church?
JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 - INTRODUCTIONS 02:06 - SEVEN FEATURES OF A HEALTHY CHURCH: BELIEFS LEADERS MEMBERS WORSHIP EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP GOVERNANCE & FINANCES 03:54 - 1. BELIEFS: A STATEMENT OF BELIEFS FOR EXAMPLE: God is a Trinity Jesus is fully God & fully human & our salvation comes only through placing our faith in him. Bible is inspired & has full authority SEE BINMIN PODCAST EPISODES 13-20 05:25 - IF YOU’RE NOT SURE--HAVE SOME MORE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CHURCH’S LEADERS 05:37 - 2. LEADERSHIP: THE CHURCH LEADERS’ LIFESTYLES SHOULD BE “ABOVE REPROACH” 06:40 - LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE GENUINELY CONCERNED, LOVING, ENGAGED , & AVAILABLE. ALSO GOOD TEACHERS. 07:05 - PASTORS SHOULD BE SPIRITUALLY MATURE & HAVE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION 08:05 - LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE WILLING TO CONFRONT SIN BIBLICALLY PUBLICLY & PRIVATELY (MATT. 18:15-20; 2 TIM. 4:2; TITUS 1:9) WITH A HEART TO RESTORE. 08:40 - 3. MEMBERS: LOVE GOD, EACH OTHER & VISITORS 10:00 - ETHNIC, SOCIO-ECONOMIC, AND AGE DIVERSITY 10:15 - USING THEIR DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL GIFTS TO SERVE EACH OTHER (ROM. 12:3-8; EPH. 4:11-13). 11:00 - HAVE A HIGH REGARD FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP. Learning Praying for them Making their job “a joy” (Heb. 13:17) 12:55 - 4. WORSHIP: INSPIRES A NEARNESS TO GOD. Songs prepare your heart Sermons be based on Scripture Prayers in worship Lord’s Supper, Baptism 15:45 - 5. EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP: EVANGELISM OF NON-CHRISTIANS AND DISCIPLING OF YOUNG BELIEVERS 16:40 - SUPPORT FOR MISSIONS FINANCIALLY 17:35 - 6 & 7. CHURCH GOVERNANCE & FINANCES: CHURCH GOVERNANCE: HOW THE CHURCH GOVERNS ITSELF, INCLUDING HOW THEY MAKE DECISIONS. Different denominations govern differently 19:15 - CHURCH FINANCES: GENEROUS, REGULARLY GIVING Stable, without much debt, overseen by qualified people (even CPAs), checks & balances 21:15 - WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP? MEET A LEADER 22:33 - THANK YOU AND WRAP UP For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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February 01, 2022
Binmin Podcast Ep. 31: How To Find a Church | Why Go To Church?
Finding a church can be challenging. Here are some good reasons for finding a church and the ways to go about it. JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 - INTRODUCTIONS 00:48 - CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS NOT OPTIONAL FOR CHRISTIANS (HEB. 10:25) 1:12 - WRONG REASONS FOR LOOKING FOR A CHURCH: Consumer mindset rather than a servant attitude: “What will I get out of it?” or “Will services be entertaining?” “Church hopper” who only stays until they are asked to join and commit 2:46 - GOOD REASONS FOR LOOKING FOR A CHURCH? You are a new Christian! You’ve moved to a new area You need to be in a healthier church 4:39 - STEPS FOR LOOKING FOR A LOCAL CHURCH: 3 P’S: PRAY, PERUSE, & BE PATIENT 1. PRAY ASK GOD TO GIVE YOU WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT IN FINDING THE CHURCH FAMILY WHERE HE WANTS YOU TO SERVE 2. PERUSE GO ONLINE FOR CHURCHES IN PROXIMITY TO YOUR HOME. CHECK OUT THEIR “STATEMENT OF FAITH” OR “DOCTRINAL BELIEFS.” 3. BE PATIENT IT MAY TAKE MONTHS TO FIND THE RIGHT CHURCH. BE WILLING TO VISIT SEVERAL CHURCHES. 7:29 - A CHURCH’S DOCTRINAL STATEMENT (BELIEFS) MUST HAVE CERTAIN CORE PRINCIPLES See Ep. 13-20 “Putting The Fun In…” series! The supremacy of God Jesus as the resurrected Son of God and the only mediator between God and man. The Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God (without error in the original manuscripts) and the final authority for life and belief 9:50 - LISTEN TO THE SERMONS. IS THE PASTOR IS PREACHING DIRECTLY FROM THE BIBLE? 10:14 - You can check out our Statement of Faith on the “About Us” page of www.Binmin.org 10:34 - OTHER THINGS THAT COULD BE IMPORTANT: LOCATION IS IMPORTANT: LOOK FOR CHURCHES CLOSE TO YOUR HOME. WORSHIP STYLES ARE ALSO IMPORTANT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. (Check out Ep. 30!) CHURCH SIZE CAN ALSO BE IMPORTANT. 16:05 - WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU VISIT THE CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME? 1. GO TO THE PRIMARY WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS TO GAUGE FRIENDLINESS 2. SEE IF MEMBERS ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN WORSHIP 3. WAS THE BIBLE CLEARLY TAUGHT? 4. MEET PEOPLE AND LEARN ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS FOR YOU. 19:08 - THE MAIN REASON YOU GO TO CHURCH IS TO GLORIFY GOD! 20:55 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? 1. VISIT A CHURCH 2. COMMIT TO YOUR CHURCH 22:10 - THANK YOU AND WRAP UP For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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December 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 30: Worship | Why Go To Church?
Worship responds to God by putting his worth on display through our lives. Humans were created to glorify God & enjoy him forever. We discuss the elements of personal and corporate worship. JOIN the NEWSLETTER at https://binmin.org SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE - https://rebrand.ly/donatebinmin 0:00 - INTRODUCTIONS 1:01 - ONLY OUR TRIUNE GOD DESERVES OUR ULTIMATE WORSHIP. 1:46 - PERSONAL WORSHIP: The “chief end of humans is to glorify God and enjoy him forever” (Westminster Shorter Catechism) God created humans to have fellowship with him and praise him (Exod. 20:3-5) 2:31 - “CORPORATE WORSHIP” MEANS WORSHIP WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS, USUALLY IN A LOCAL CHURCH 3:06 - CHURCH WORSHIP IS WHERE GOD IS PRESENT AND REVEALED TO HIS PEOPLE. Jesus promised his permanent presence among his people through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We should have a “holy expectancy” that God is among us when we worship together. 4:01 - “OUR OUTWARD WORSHIP HELPS OUR INWARD HEART.” 4:54 - COMPONENTS OF A TYPICAL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE: 5:04 - 1. SINGING 6:51 - 2. PREACHING & TEACHING THE BIBLE 7:28 – 3. PRAYER 8:36 - 4. 2 ORDINANCES OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCH: BAPTISM & COMMUNION 9:29 - 5. GIVING (FINANCIAL OFFERINGS) 10:28 - WE NEED BOTH PERSONAL AND CORPORATE WORSHIP TO HELP US GROW & GLORIFY GOD IN OUR LIVES. 11:21 - WORSHIP AT CHURCH ON SUNDAY IS OUR WEEKLY MEETING WITH GOD AND HIS PEOPLE, DISPLAYING HIS WORTH, AND IMPACTING OTHERS’ LIVES. 12:21 - VIBRANT CORPORATE WORSHIP CAN ALSO BE A GREAT WAY TO BRING NON-CHRISTIANS TO FAITH IN JESUS. 13:09 - WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP? PREPARE FOR SUNDAY SING LOUD 14:36 - THANK YOU AND WRAP UP For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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December 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 29: What Is The Church | Why Go To Church?
The Christian church is a collection of believers. The church began 50 days after Jesus’s resurrection. Worship in the first-century church looked a lot like it does today. We explain 3 things the local church does. SUBSCRIBE to our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpMysRRC4ftibBB4sk1tgg JOIN the NEWSLETTER at https://binmin.org SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE - https://rebrand.ly/donatebinmin 00:00 - INTRODUCTIONS 0:39 - THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS A COLLECTION OF BELIEVERS 1:33 - THE CHURCH IS DIVIDED INTO UNIVERSAL & LOCAL CHURCH 1:56 - THE ONE UNIVERSAL CHURCH CONSISTS OF ONLY TRUE BELIEVERS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. 2:56 - THE “LOCAL CHURCHES” THROUGHOUT THE WORLD HAVE BOTH BELIEVERS AND NON-CHRISTIANS. 3:51 - THE CHURCH ORIGINATED 50 DAYS AFTER JESUS’S RESURRECTION (PENTECOST) WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME TO JESUS’S DISCIPLES (ACTS 2)! 5:04 - THE EARLY CHURCH 6:22 - THE LOCAL CHURCH TODAY HAS THREE PURPOSES Worshipping God Discipling fellow Christians Evangelizing & serving the world around us 7:24 - WORSHIP MEANS GIVING GOD THE SUPREME WORTH THAT HE ALONE DESERVES EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR CORPORATELY 8:04 - PRAYER 8:57 - TEACHING/ PREACHING 9:44 - DISCIPLESHIP 10:31 - THE PROTESTANT CHURCH PRACTICES TWO ORDINANCES (SACRAMENTS): BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER 11:57 - EVANGELISM 12:38 - FELLOWSHIP 13:33 - SERVING 14:31 - THE BIBLE CALLS THE CHURCH THE “BODY OF CHRIST.” 15:09 - THE “BODY OF CHRIST” HAS MANY DIFFERENT PARTS. THESE ARE THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES EVERY CHRISTIAN 16:23 - EVERY CHRISTIAN PLAYS A PART IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. YOU NEED TO ACTIVELY TEAM WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS IN THE CHURCH AS A MEMBER. 17:17 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? READ ACTS 2 ABOUT THE EARLY CHURCH OR READ 1 CORINTHIANS 12 THAT TALKS ABOUT SPIRITUAL GIFTS. BECOME A REGULAR MEMBER OF A CHURCH 19:36 THANK YOU AND CLOSE For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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November 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 28: Forgiveness | When Life Is Tough
Forgiveness means canceling a debt. Christian forgiveness differs from the world’s forgiveness. Christians have a divine mandate to forgive others who have sinned against us. In this episode, we discuss the 8 ABCs for Christian forgiveness. JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 - INTRODUCTIONS 0:46 - FORGIVENESS MEANS “CANCELING OF A DEBT” REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL 1:13 - REASONS WE NEED TO FORGIVE OTHERS? 1:54 - CHRISTIAN FORGIVENESS IS DIFFERENT 4:17 - AS CHRISTIANS, WE HAVE A DIVINE MANDATE TO FORGIVE. 4:37 - TWO RESOURCES CHRISTIANS HAVE FOR FORGIVING OTHERS: God has forgiven us because Jesus took our penalty We have the indwelling Holy Spirit 5:25 - THE ULTIMATE JUDGE IS JESUS WHEN HE RETURNS (ROM. 12:19). 6:06 - WHY ARE WE COMMANDED TO BE FORGIVING? 6:10 - FIRST, BECAUSE IT REFLECTS THE GOSPEL (COL. 3:13) 6:28 - SECOND, BECAUSE JESUS TOOK THE PUNISHMENT FOR OUR SINS! 6:46 - THIRD, WE’RE COMMANDED TO FORGIVE BECAUSE IT GLORIFIES GOD 7:31 - FOURTH, HOLDING ONTO HATE AND RESENTMENT IS TOXIC 8:35 - CONSEQUENCES IF CHRISTIANS DON’T FORGIVE 10:04 - FORGIVENESS IS A PROGRESSION: 8 ABC’S OF FORGIVENESS 10:40 - A: ACKNOWLEDGE THE HURT THAT YOU FEEL. 11:02 - B: BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL WORK THROUGH YOU WHEN YOU ARE FORGIVING AND USE IT TO DRAW YOU CLOSER TO HIM AND HEAL YOU. 11:16 - C: CHOOSE TO FORGIVE. 12:03 - D: DISCIPLINE YOUR HEART FOR FORGIVENESS USING THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES. 12:38 - E: EMPATHIZE WITH THE WRONGDOER (1 TIM. 1:15) 13:49 - F: FORGIVE THE OFFENDER 14:22 - “ALL FORGIVENESS IS SUBSTITUTIONARY” 16:14 - G: GAIN TRUST. 16:30 - H: HOLD ONTO FORGIVENESS BECAUSE SATAN WILL TRY TO STEAL YOUR PEACE. 17:52 - SO WHAT? WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL TAKEAWAYS ABOUT FORGIVING OTHERS? 18:36 - FORGIVENESS USUALLY TAKES PLACE THROUGH A CONVERSATION. 19:02 - JESUS TALKS ABOUT FORGIVENESS IN MATTHEW 5 & 18 18:55 - FORGIVENESS DOESN’T MEAN THERE AREN’T CONSEQUENCES. 20:42 – FORGIVENESS DOESN’T DISCOUNT THE SIN AGAINST US AS MEANINGLESS OR UNIMPORTANT. 20:57 - FORGIVENESS BRINGS HEALING. 21:52 - NEXT STEPS… FORGIVE SOMEONE ASK FORGIVENESS 22:49 - THANK YOU AND CLOSE For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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November 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 27: Loneliness | When Life Is Tough
JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE Loneliness is feeling alone, isolated, helpless, and cut off from others. Biblically dealing with loneliness requires focusing on our relationship with God, our Christian community, and serving others. Only a genuine relationship with Jesus cures loneliness. 00:00 - Introduction 1:04 - LONELINESS IS FEELING ALONE, ISOLATED, HELPLESS, AND CUT OFF FROM OTHERS. Everyone feels lonely at some point in their lives. GOD CREATED HUMANS IN HIS IMAGE AND TO BE IN RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND OTHER HUMANS. 1:40 - SYMPTOMS: Loneliness is marked by sadness, longing, and a yearning to be with someone. CAN LEAD TO: Anger, irritability, clinical depression, and suicidal feelings. 2:38 - LONELINESS IS NOT THE SAME AS BEING ALONE. A PERSON CAN BE ALONE WITHOUT BEING LONELY OR FEEL LONELY IN A CROWDED ROOM. FEELINGS OF LONELINESS CAN LEAD TO TEMPTATIONS. 4:50 - SOLITUDE REDUCES THE “NOISE” AND BUSYNESS OF LIFE. SOLITUDE CLARIFIES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND NOURISHES OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE. 6:34 - SEVERAL GROUPS ARE AT RISK FOR LONELINESS 10:20 - WHAT ARE SOME WRONG WAYS OF DEALING WITH LONELINESS? “Self-medicating” through: Sexual sin, purchasing “things” to give yourself an emotional lift, substance abuse 13:41 - HOW CAN WE HANDLE LONELINESS BIBLICALLY? JESUS UNDERSTANDS OUR FEELINGS OF LONELINESS (HEB. 4:15). On the cross, Jesus felt the ultimate loneliness: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46). Because of Jesus’ death, we can experience a relationship with God through the indwelling Holy Spirit! 15:48 - CAN ANY GOOD COME OUT OF OUR LONELINESS? LONELINESS FORCES US TO HAVE AN UTTER DEPENDENCY ON GOD FOR EVERYTHING. Corrie Ten Boom - “You can never learn that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have.” 17:33 - HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH LONELINESS BIBLICALLY? FOCUS ON 3 RELATIONSHIPS: 18:38 - 1. GOD: through prayer and Scripture 19:54 - 2. COMMUNITY: God made you for intimacy with other humans and a need to feel like you belong somewhere. 21:18 - 3. SERVING: Re-channels your self-focus onto others. 23:30 - MAKE A PLAN: Planning is helpful if you see times you know you will be lonely. 24:48 - SO WHAT? EMBRACE YOUR LONELINESS AS AN ELEMENT OF YOUR SPIRITUAL MATURITY. CONCENTRATE ON TODAY. Whatever the cause of loneliness, for the Christian, the cure is always the same—the comforting fellowship of Christ. 28:36 - NEXT STEP: MAKE A PLAN! 29:38 - Thank you and wrap up For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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October 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 26: Envy & Jealousy | When Life Is Tough
JOIN the NEWSLETTER at https://binmin.org SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE Envy and jealousy are rebellions against God’s provision and the opposite of love. We must transform our minds by “putting off” envy or jealousy and “putting on” being satisfied with God’s provisions for our life through three steps. *NOTE: We had some issues with Bob’s mic on this episode. Thanks for bearing with us! 00:00 - Introductions 1:20: - WHAT ARE THE DEFINITIONS OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY? -ENVY WANTS WHAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS. -JEALOUSY IS A FEAR THAT ANOTHER PERSON WILL TAKE AWAY WHAT IS YOURS. -Both are self-centered, unloving, and destructive emotional problems 2:05 - WHAT CAUSES ENVY AND JEALOUSY? Pride, comparing yourself to others, putting too much value on worldly success 3:46 - WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY? Disappointment with God’s provision, lack of contentment, resentment toward another’s success,  hatred 5:32 - WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOD’S JEALOUSY AND HUMAN JEALOUSY? -God is the creator and owner of everything. -His creations should worship and serve him alone. -God is right to be jealous when his people worship idols instead of giving him the worship that belongs to Him alone. 7:08 - ENVY IS ULTIMATELY A REBELLION AGAINST GOD’S PROVISION AND THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE. -Love rejoices over the good of another (Luke 12:15) -Envy can be overcome by choosing to celebrate another person’s good fortune and speaking of their good qualities. 8:36 - OVERCOMING ENVY AND JEALOUSY MEANS TRANSFORMING YOUR MIND. - By “putting off” envy or jealousy… -And “putting on” satisfaction with God’s provisions for your life. 9:55 - Remember: “Even the people that have something you want want something too!” 12:18 - THREE STEPS TO OVERCOME ENVY OR JEALOUSY: 1. LOVE: UNDERSTANDING GOD’S LOVE FOR US -Scripture helps us understand that God loves us, so we don’t need to seek love in other things. 14:39 - 2. CONTENTMENT If you are not content, you are questioning the sovereignty of God. DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF GRATITUDE AND WORSHIP 16:59 - 3. LOVE: LOVE OTHERS AS GOD LOVES YOU 18:24 - WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? PRAY FOR SOMEONE WHO YOU ARE JEALOUS OF! 19:37 - Thank you and wrap up. For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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October 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 25: Suffering | When Life Is Tough
Everyone suffers at some time in their lives. The correct response to suffering is turning towards God. Only Christianity adequately explains and makes sense of both the cause and cure for evil and suffering in our world. Jesus suffered to provide us with the possibility of eternal salvation. 0:00 - Introductions 1:11 - SUFFERING IS BEARING PAIN, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS, INJURY. NO OTHER RELIGION DEALS WITH SUFFERING BETTER THAN CHRISTIANITY. 1:53 - WHAT ARE SOME CAUSES FOR SUFFERING? -Our sin and failure -Other people’s sins -Forces outside of our control (“natural evil”) -Christian persecution 3:33- REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF SUFFERING, NOTHING HAPPENS OUTSIDE OF GOD’S SOVEREIGN CONTROL 3:54 – HOW DO PEOPLE RESPOND TO TRIALS? Blame, deny, self-pity, embittered. 5:08- THE CORRECT RESPONSE TO SUFFERING IS TRUSTING AND YIELDING TO GOD (JAMES 1:2-4). Asking God to walk with us (Ps. 34:18). 6:50- WHY WOULD A GOOD GOD ALLOW SUFFERING IN THE WORLD WHICH HE CREATED? CRITICS OF CHRISTIANITY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GIVING US A “BETTER” ANSWER THAN OURS. CHRISTIANITY EXPLAINS BOTH THE CAUSE AND THE CURE FOR EVIL AND SUFFERING. SUFFERING DOES NOT MEAN THAT GOD DOES NOT LOVE US! 9:25 - JESUS KNOWS SUFFERING FIRSTHAND -He was crucified for us so we can have eternal life with him. 10:46 - HOW CAN ANY “GOOD” COME FROM OUR SUFFERING?  “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain. GOD ALLOWS SUFFERING TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH AND CONFORM US TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS. 14:11 - WHAT RESOURCES DO WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SUFFERING IN OUR LIVES? 1. PRAYER: laments, confession, forgiving. 15:53 - 2. THE BIBLE: saturating your heart with the Word will help control your emotions. Memorize three verses about suffering: Romans 8:28, James 1:2–4, and 1 Peter 1:6–9 16:59 - 3. THE HOLY SPIRIT: the third Person of the Godhead. Romans 8:26, Romans 8:18. 18:56 - 4. OTHER PEOPLE (Gal. 6:2). 20:03 - 5. STORIES OF SUFFERING: other Christians have suffered well (1 Pet. 5:9-10; 4:12-13). 21:58 - SO WHAT? 1. Choose joy. 2. Have an eternal perspective. 3. The Christian God knows firsthand about suffering (Heb. 4:15). 25:19 - NEXT STEP: READ ROMANS 8. Choose one truth to pray about or share with a friend! 26:26 - Thank you and wrap-up For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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September 16, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 24: Depression | When Life Is Tough
Christians are not immune from clinical depression. A qualified healthcare professional (preferably one who practices Christian principles) should evaluate, treat and screen for suicidal thoughts. There are “4 P’s” for Christians suffering from depression. These include (1) Prayer, (2) Partners, (3) “Put-ons,” and (4) Planning. JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 00:00 - Opening 0:30 - DISCLAIMER: IF YOU SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, SEEK TREATMENT BY A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL (PREFERABLY ONE WHO PRACTICES BY BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES) 1:32 - THERE ARE 2 FORMS OF DEPRESSION: (1) REACTIVE DEPRESSION (2) CLINICAL DEPRESSION. 3:04 - HOW COMMON IS CLINICAL DEPRESSION? National Institute of Mental Health: 7% of Americans have had at least one major depressive episode. 4:15 - CAUSES OF DEPRESSION INCLUDE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL ISSUES. 7:50 - REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF OUR DEPRESSION, GOD STILL EXPECTS CHRISTIANS TO OBEY SCRIPTURE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDLESS OF HOW WE FEEL. 8:37 - CLINICAL DEPRESSION IS BEST DIAGNOSED AND TREATED BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN ASSESS THE RISK FOR SUICIDE. LOOK FOR A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL WHO PRACTICES CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES. DISCUSS YOUR DEPRESSION WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. 10:08 - SO WHAT? FOUR “P’S” FOR DEALING WITH DEPRESSION: (1) PRAYER, (2) PARTNERS, (3) PUT-ONS, (4) PLAN. 10:54 - 1. PRAYER: CULTIVATES INTIMACY WITH GOD (Ps. 34:18) 11:51 - 2. PARTNERS: WE NEED COMMUNITY AND PARTNERS WHEN WE’RE STRUGGLING (Gal. 6:2) 13:05 - 3. “PUT-ON’S” (Eph. 4:21-24): A DISCIPLINED MIND. TRIAL AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH (JAS 1:2-4) AND OUR GOOD (ROM. 8:28-29) 14:58 - 4. PLAN: HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN IN PLACE. -IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS SUICIDAL THOUGHTS. PLEASE SEEK HELP! 16:56 - WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP? 1. REACH OUT TO SOMEONE. 2. GET A PARTNER. 17:58 - Thank you and wrap up For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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September 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 23: Decision Making | When Life Is Tough
Knowing God’s will is based on an intimate relationship with him. The acronym “D.E.C.I.D.E” is 6 practical steps for making godly decisions. JOIN the NEWSLETTER SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE 0:00 - Opening 1:22 - SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT: KNOWING GOD’S BASED ON HAVING AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM 1:54 - WHY DOESN’T GOD JUST LAY OUT EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES ONCE WE GET SAVED? God has given each of us a spiritual gift to use (1 Cor. 12, Rom. 12). God is more interested in creating an intimate relationship with us. 3:11 - INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD: INCREASING FAITH IN GOD RELIANCE ON THE WORD SUBMISSION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT 4:30 - 4 RESOURCES FOR MAKING DECISIONS AS CHRISTIANS: 1. BIBLE 2. HOLY SPIRIT 3. PRAYER 4. LIVING A GODLY LIFESTYLE 5:07 - 1. BIBLE: Be in step with God’s thoughts and able to hear his voice more clearly. 6:40 – 2. THE HOLY SPIRIT: The “Spirit of truth” (John 16:13) who illuminates the Bible and informs our decisions 9:34 - 3. PRAYER: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5). 11:32 - 3. LIVING A GODLY LIFESTYLE: The more you follow Jesus in your lifestyle, the more confident you become in future decisions. - Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Part of this testing means “actually testing it out.” 14:20 - SO WHAT? 6 STEPS FOR MAKING DECISIONS: “D.E.C.I.D.E.” 14:55 - D: DEFINE THE ISSUE: Know the issue, the available options, and discard options outside God’s will. 15:10 - E: EVERYONE IS ASKED:  Seek godly counsel (Prov. 15:22) from mature Christians. 16:47 -C: CHRIST FIRST: Confess any sin that would desensitize you to God’s leading and commit this decision to Jesus. 17:14 - I: “IN GOD’S TIME” (BE PATIENT): It may take time for the Lord to make his will clear to us. 18:52 - D: DECIDE TO TRUST THE LORD WITH YOUR DECISION 19:17 - E: EXALT GOD FOR YOUR SUCCESS 19:42 - HOW DO I KNOW IF I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION? 1. It is consistent with the Bible 2. It glorifies God 22:09 - WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP IN MAKING DECISIONS? -PRAY BEFORE -ASSESS AFTER: Ask yourself, “Was God pleased as best I knew how? 22:48 - Thank you and wrap up For more info about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast is helping you make your spiritual life more important to you, help share it by leaving an Apple podcast review in the “Ratings & Reviews” section at the bottom of the podcast’s page. Thank you for sharing!
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August 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 22: Anxiety | When Life Is Tough
Anxiety can vary from healthy to crippling. Christians can overcome anxiety by following a 4-Step Method. 0:00 - Opening 0:40 - Disclaimer to series 1:27 – Definition: Anxiety is a feeling of being threatened, sometimes with no clear justification 2:18 - What are healthy forms of anxiety? 4:21 - Anxiety is different from fear. Fear is a response to a clear and actual danger affecting a person’s safety. 4:40 – Causes of Anxiety 6:05 - We should not be anxious. James 1:2-4. 7:18 - Dealing with anxiety means you need a godly perspective. 10:12 - How Should We as Christians Deal with Anxiety?  10:51 - 4-Step Basic Plan for Overcoming Anxiety: P.T.S.D. -P: Pray, T: Think Biblically, S: Speak Biblically, and D: Depend on God as You Act 11:51 - P: Pray: Use the A.C.T.S. method: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. 13:10 - T: Think Biblically: Ephesians 4 - “Put off” old thinking pattern of self-focus. - “Putting on” means (1) finding biblical solutions (2) looking at the situation realistically. For example, ask yourself: “What’s the worst that can happen?”(3) Be patient 15:27 - S: Speak Biblically: “Sometimes God allows your lips to say what your ears need to hear.” 17:55 - D: Depend on God as You Act: No matter how we feel, eventually, we will have to act. 20:00 - So What? -Remind yourself of the gospel. - Phil. 4:6-7: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 22:20 - Focus on embodying the gospel. Focus on loving and giving to others. 23:13 - If you struggle with crippling anxiety, find a qualified healthcare professional 23:56 - What’s Your Next Step? (1) Remind yourself of the gospel and memorize Philippians 4:6-7. (2) Find someone to love to get your focus off of your worries. 24:54 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing! SUPPORT Binmin with a tax-deductible gift HERE - https://rebrand.ly/donatebinmin
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August 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 21: Anger | When Life Is Tough
Anger is God-given energy that can help us solve problems and show compassion. Believers are to be angry when God is dishonored or we witness injustice and wicked acts.  Unhealthy anger violates Scripture or doesn't honor God. James 1:19 gives us an outline for handling anger: be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. And we can follow four rules of communication: Be honest, stay current, attack problem not the person, act don't react. 0:00 - Opening 0:13 - Introduction to When Life is Hard series 1:32 - Definition of anger 2:10 - Healthy Anger: Example of Jesus's anger in Temple (John 2:13-17) 4:55 - Sinful Anger, "the anger of man, does not produce the righteousness of God." (James 1:20) 6:08 - Causes of sinful anger 7:04 - Handling sinful anger (James 1:19). 8:36 - Quick to hear: listen carefully 10:33 - Slow to speak involves the "Four Rules of Communication" from Ephesians 4:25-32 11:03 - Rule 1: Be Honest (Eph. 4:25) 11:29 - Rule 2: Stay Current (Eph. 4:26-27) 12:02 - Rule 3: Attack the Problem Not the Person (Eph. 4:29-30) 12:46 - Rule 4: Act, Don’t React (Eph. 4:31–32) 14:05 - Be slow to anger: express your anger in a healthy way.  15:24 - Have a contingency plan when you feel sinful anger rising 17:25 - So What? What are our practical takeaways from this episode? 17:48 - Remove yourself from situations and places that bring temptation to become angry. 19:19 - Learn to ignore petty disagreements.  20:17 - Stay away from habitually angry people 21:30 - If you are in a violent or dangerous context with someone. GET OUT and get safe. 22:14 - Next Step This week: (1) Attack the problem and not the person. (2) Ask forgiveness. 23:28 - Thank you and wrap up *We’re indebted to Faith Church of Lafayette, Indiana for pointing out the “Four Rules of Communication” For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing!
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July 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 20: Inspiration | Putting the Fun In...
The inspiration of the Bible is the last topic of our eight-part series entitled “Putting the Fun in…”. We have put fun into the fundamentals or essential doctrines of Christianity. “Inspiration” refers to the Holy Spirit carrying along the authors to write the very words of God. 0:00 - Welcome 1:02 - Inspiration refers to Scripture being God-breathed “All Scripture is breathed out by God…” (2 Tim 316). 2:01 - Inspiration is a mystery. But we know the Holy Spirit “carried along” each author (2 Pet.1:21). 3:00 - It is the words themselves that are inspired. Each biblical book has two authors, God, and a human author. 4:00 - Is there any proof that the Bible is Inspired? 4:15 - The Old Testament is inspired according to the authors. 4:50 - Jesus also confirmed the Old Testament inspiration when he said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4:4). 5:14 - Jesus promised the New Testament’s inspiration through the Holy Spirit when he said “[T]he Holy Spirit … will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14: 26). 6:04 - New Testament writers also confirm its inspiration. Peter writes, “[O]ur beloved brother Paul also wrote to you … as he does in all his letters … There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.” (2 Peter 3:15-16). 8:27 - The Bible’s unity points to inspiration spanning 1500 years. 11:25 - Fulfilled prophecy is evidence of inspiration. 12:25 - There are more than 300 fulfilled prophecies about Jesus. 16:03 - So What? Turn to the Bible as the only trustworthy, reliable and errorless source to live a contented and godly life. 18:18 - Wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the “Reviews” section, and leave a star rating or click on “Write a review” to share something you’ve gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
19:10
July 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 19: Second Coming | Putting the Fun In...
Jesus’s Second Coming is the seventh topic in our eight-part series on “Putting the Fun In…” the fundamentals or essential doctrines of Christianity. At some unknown time in the future, Jesus will return to earth. His Second Coming will be a lightning-like descent in the clouds with his angels and glorified saints for all to see. The Second Coming initiates Christ’s judgment of everyone. It also ushers in the new heavens and new earth. The Second Coming reminds us the end could be at any time and for Christians to pursue God-honoring lives. 0:00 - Welcome 2:00 - The Second Coming refers to Christ’s return to earth. Several parties promised Jesus’s Second Coming: 1. Jesus said,  “[Y]ou will see the Son of Man … coming with the clouds of heaven” (Mark 14:62) 2. Two angels at Christ’s ascension said, “Jesus … will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11) 3. Several New Testament authors. 3:30 - What’s the big deal about the Second Coming? The Second Coming’s date is unknown, but it will be physical, personal, and sudden. 4:45 - 2 Purposes for Second Coming: 1. To resurrect and transform everyone for judgment. Jesus will judge and reward each Christian based on how we have lived our Christian lives. The unsaved will be cast into hell. 2. Jesus will also restore new heavens and new earth (Rev 21:4). 6:50 - So what? How should we respond when no one knows when Christ will return (Matt. 24:36). 7:08 - Non-Christians should consider God’s offer of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Embrace the Judge as your Savior. 8:39 - Christ’s judgment of believers should motivate us to Godly lives. Christ rewards us based on what we have done with the gifts and opportunities he has given us. Am I suffering for Jesus? 13:19 - Wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the “Reviews” section, and leave a star rating or click on “Write a review” to share something you’ve gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
13:59
June 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 18: Ascension | Putting the Fun In...
Christ’s ascension is the sixth topic in our eight-part series, “Putting the Fun in…” the fundamentals (or essential doctrines) of Christianity. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared at least eleven times over forty days to more than 500 witnesses, and then he ascended to heaven (Acts 1:9) in the disciples’ presence (Acts 1:10-11). The ascension marked the end of his ministry on earth. But he has several heavenly roles while we await his second coming. 0:00 - Welcome 1:41 - The events before Christ’s ascension: Crucifixion, Resurrection and Post-resurrection appearances of Jesus 2:30 - There were at least 11 appearances of Jesus post-resurrection to more than 500 witnesses (1 Cor.15:6). 4:07 - Why are Christ’s appearances important? 4:12 - 1. They proved his physical resurrected (John 20:27) 5:24 - 2. Taught his disciples how to interpret Scriptures correctly (Luke 24:27) 6:36 - 3. He promised the Holy Spirit’s coming to empower them (Acts 1:8). 7:22 - Forty days after his resurrection, he ascended to heaven in the presence of the disciples.  (Acts 1:9-11). 7:49 - Why is the ascension important? 8:16 - 1. Marks the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry (Heb. 10:12) 8:59 - 2. Beginning of Jesus heavenly roles: Our King (Phil. 2:9-10), High Priest (Heb. 4:140), Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5), and Advocate (1 John 2:1) 9:55 - 3. Christ sends the Holy Spirit to empower disciples 10:13 - 4. Initiates Jesus’s role as Head over the Church (Rom. 12:5). 11:15 - 5. Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven (John 14:3). 11:24 - 6. It confirms Christ’s Second Coming. 12:09 - So What? We can have confidence before God because Jesus is our heavenly “sympathetic High Priest” (Heb 4:16) 14:49 - Wrap-up. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the “Reviews” section, and leave a star rating or click on “Write a review” to share something you’ve gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
15:23
June 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 17: Resurrection | Putting the Fun In...
Jesus’s resurrection is the fifth episode in an eight-part series entitled “Putting the Fun in…” the fundamentals (or essential doctrines) of Christianity. Four indisputable facts prove the resurrection without any valid arguments against it. 0:25 - Introduction 1:23 - Resurrection: Jesus came back to life in a glorified physical body, never to die again (1 Cor. 15:1-4). 2:59 - Why is the resurrection important? 3:10 - 1. Proves Jesus is God. 3:28 - 2. God accepted Christ’s death as a sin offering. 3:38 - 3. It promises future resurrections for all Christians (Rom. 6:4–5) 4:20 - Historical evidence: Four indisputable facts prove the resurrection. 4:30 - 1. Jesus lived and died. 5:00 - 2. Transformed disciples preached in Jerusalem. The only explanation is that they had seen the risen Jesus. 6:00 - 3. Jewish leaders could not disprove the disciple’s message (Acts 4:1-22). 6:35 - 4. The disciples died for their belief (Acts 7:57–60)! 7:18 - “You could die for something false… but you’re not gonna die for something you know is false.” 7:56 - Five arguments against the resurrection 8:56 - 1. First, the disciples did not go to the wrong tomb. Opponents could go to the right tomb and produce Jesus’s dead body. 9:21 - 2. Second, the disciples did not steal Christ’s body (Matt. 28:13) and then die for what they knew was a lie. 10:45 - 3. Third, Jesus did not pass out! This idea is inconsistent with Roman flogging, crucifixion, and spear wound into his side (John 19:32–34). 11:31 - 4. Fourth, mass hallucinations are impossible. Jesus appeared to more than 500 witnesses at one time (1 Cor. 15:6) 12:16 - 5. Fifth, the resurrection cannot be a myth. Myths take more than two generations and geographical isolation. Neither is applicable here. 14:07 - So what? The resurrection is worth praising God for (1 Pet. 1:3-4)! 15:03 - Use this information to talk with others. 15:51 - Wrap up Reference Habermas, G. R. (1996). The historical Jesus: ancient evidence for the life of Christ (ch. 7). Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review!
16:28
May 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 16: Substitutionary Atonement | Putting the Fun In...
Substitutionary atonement is the fourth in our eight-part series, “Putting The Fun In...” where we are discussing Christianity’s “fundamentals” (or essentials). Substitutionary atonement is what happened when Jesus died on the cross. He was our substitute, enduring God the Father’s hatred of sin and taking our punishment for our sins. Christ substituted himself for us. And his death atoned or covered our sins. Our accepting him as our Lord leads to salvation. 0:00 - Introductions 2:50 - “Substitutionary” means taking the place of someone else. “Atonement” is the idea of covering—specifically the covering of sin. 4:10 - Atonement involves an innocent party taking on the punishment that was due to a guilty party. 4:25 - Jesus’ death on the cross accomplished three things: Sacrifice, Substitution, and Atonement. 1. Sacrifice: Jesus chose to die to take the sins of humankind “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). As a shepherd, Jesus sacrifices his life for his sheep (John 10:11) to pay for our sins. 6:14 - 2. Substitution: Christ died as our substitute. In the “Great Exchange,” he took our sins, and we received his righteousness. “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) 9:35 - 3. Atonement: Jesus blood covers us. Now when God looks at Christians, instead of seeing enemies, he only sees the righteousness of Jesus (2 Cor. 5:21). 10:40 - So What? The substitutionary atonement makes me sick of my sin. God hates sin but also loves humans. When I look at the cross, I see my sins causing Christ’s suffering. I never have to second-guess God’s love again. 14:15 - Thank you and Close For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing!
14:51
May 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 15: Virgin Birth | Putting the Fun In...
The virgin birth is the third in an eight-part series entitled, “Putting the Fun in...” on the Christian faith’s essentials or fundamentals that all Jesus followers believe. This doctrine is also called the incarnation or virgin conception. The miracle of the virgin conception is an actual historical event. The first chapters of Matthew and Luke’s Gospels describe the miracle. The virgin conception was necessary so Jesus could be born fully God and fully man. And for doubters, there is convincing evidence that it occurred. 0:00 - Welcome and introductions. 2:50 - Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38 present the virgin conception and birth narrative. 3:34 - The virgin conception (or birth) is a miracle. God the Father sent God the Holy Spirit to conceive Jesus in the womb of a virgin named Mary. 5:07 - The Holy Spirit supernaturally conceived Jesus so he would not inherit a sinful human nature. Jesus is one divine person with divine nature and perfect human nature (Phil. 2:6–7). 8:26 - Multiple pieces of evidence prove that the virgin conception occurred. 1. Joseph’s reaction to divorce Mary after hearing the news. 2. The accusation that Jesus was illegitimate or “born of sexual immorality” (John 8:41) 3. The fulfilled prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 of the virgin conception (Matt. 1:22-23). 4. Matthew and Luke had access to Mary (Luke 1:46-55) and his half-brothers James and Jude (Matt.13:55). 5. “Why Make It Up?” No devout Jews would not make up such an irreverent story of God conceiving a child if it wasn’t’ true. 15:50 - The virgin conception is the start of the gospel that I need to be sharing with others! 16:43 - Prophecies made 500 years before Jesus’ birth prove God keeps his promises. 17:25 - Thank you and wrap up
17:56
April 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 14: Jesus's Two Natures | Putting the Fun In...
The deity of Jesus is the second in an eight-part series. The deity of Jesus is a uniquely Christian doctrine. It refers to Jesus being fully God and fully human. Jesus needed to be a perfect human to sacrifice himself in our place. That way, he could take our sins and God’s anger at those sins. He also had to be God to have the power to save us. The deity of Christ is a mystery that finite human minds cannot understand. The more you know about the deity of Christ, the more you appreciate how much God loves every one of us (John 3:16) 0:00 - Introduction and welcome 0:30 - Jesus has two distinct natures. He is both fully God and fully human 1:25 - “Deity” means “having the nature of God.” Christians believe Jesus is “God the Son,” the Second person of the Trinity. 3:26 - But Jesus is completely God (Col 2:9) and fully human. This doctrine is a “mystery.” 6:48 - Jesus is God with his divine nature. When the Holy Spirit miraculously conceived Jesus (virgin conception), Christ took on a second perfect human nature (cf. Phil. 2:5-8). 9:14 - Because Christ has two natures, one question about him is two questions! One refers to Christ’s human (limited) nature and the other to His divine (unlimited) nature. 14:35 - Jesus needed to be fully human and sinless to be our substitute and suffer for humans. He had to be fully God to have the power to save us! 15:57 - So what? We know that Christ’s sacrifice is enough to save us. We also have a sympathetic God who hears and understands us (Heb 4:15), and he has the power to help. 17:37 - Thank you and wrap up. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing!
18:03
April 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 13: Trinity | Putting the Fun In...
Our topic today is the Trinity. This topic is the first in an eight-part series entitled “Putting the Fun in…”. We want to have some fun in understanding the “fundamentals” or “essentials” of the Christian faith. How we understand God profoundly impacts our everyday lives. And Christianity believes in one God, who exists as a Trinity. The Trinity is three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). And these three Persons share one divine nature. The Trinity is a genuine mystery. It is beyond our ability to comprehend completely. But by using analogies like a triangle, we can apprehend enough to know that it is not contradictory. 0:00 - Opening, Welcome and introduction 1:23 - Christianity believes in only one God (monotheism) (Deut 6:4; Mark 12:29). But our one God exists as a Trinity. 2:37 - “Trinity” or “Tri-Unity” means “Three-in-One” and is a mystery beyond our finite understanding. 3:19 - God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the members of the Trinity. Some passages mention all three together (Matt. 3:16-18; 28:18-20) 4:35 - We cannot comprehend the Trinity altogether. But we can “apprehend” enough through analogies to show it is not contradictory. 5:05 - While no analogy is perfect, a triangle is illustrative. 7:17 - So What? The Trinity is supremely relational. The three Persons have been in community eternally. But that same God invites us into that relationship! 8:34 - The Trinity should radically change how we worship & pray. We are praying to God our Father--who cares for us and knows his plan for our lives Through the Son--That’s why we often end prayers “In Jesus’ name” because Jesus is the one who stands before God for us And by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:26) 10:10 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! Thank you for sharing!
10:51
March 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 12: End | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
*NOTE: We had some issues with the audio for this episode. Thanks for bearing with us. What happens to us when we die? What is our ultimate destiny? This episode concludes our series on the Christian worldview by considering where we end up after this life. The Bible teaches Christians go to heaven. Non-Christians’ are forever quarantined from God’s presence in hell through their own choice. 1:24 – Definition of a worldview 1:44 – “GO HOME” 2:25 – Christian perspective of our destiny or what happens after we die. 3:45 – At Christ’s Second Coming (Acts 1:10–11), Christians will receive new bodies reunited to our souls (1 Cor. 15:20-23, Col. 1:18) the same way Jesus resurrected from the dead with a glorified body. 4:39 – Glorified physical bodies (1 Cor. 15). 6:02 – Non-Christians resurrected and judged by Jesus (Rev. 20:11-15) 6:26 - There are two judgments at Christ’s Second Coming. 9:30 - There are two eternal destinies 11:52 – Tragically, everyone in hell is separated from God’s light, love, joy, and peace for eternity. 13:13 – So What? Passionately share the gospel. 14:54 – As Christians, our actions affect future rewards in heaven. Everything we do for God’s glory, he will reward. 15:58 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
16:33
March 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 11: Meaning | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
Everyone wants their life to have meaning. But how do we accomplish this? The Bible states every human life is created in God’s image and is of infinite value. Therefore, our “meaning” results from us cultivating an intimate relationship with God based on knowing, serving, and worshipping him. 0:00 - Binmin introduction 2:20 - Worldview: how you perceive the world: how you take in the data of life, interpret it, think about it, make decisions and act. 2:40 - A worldview answers six important topics: “G.O. H.O.M.E.” G is for God O is for Origin H is for Humanity O is for “Ought” (Morality) M is for Meaning E is for End (Destiny) 3:44 - Many people seek meaning in appearance, jobs, money, sexual conquests, power. 4:26 - King Solomon, summed up: “Vanity of vanities...all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). 4:55 - Even selfless efforts for caring for others or bringing justice don’t fully accomplish our purpose! 5:24 - God created humans in his image (Gen. 1:26-28). We find our greatest joy in life by knowing, serving, and worshipping him. 5:52 - Since Adam and Eve’s sin, we don’t naturally want to worship him. 6:55 - Our meaning is knowing, serving, and worshipping God. 7:00 - Saint Augustine: “Our hearts are restless until they rest in You” because “You have made us for Yourself.” 7:25 - Loving God with all our hearts, souls, and minds and our neighbors as ourselves--that’s how Jesus sums up the whole law and our purpose (Matt. 22:37-39). 8:12 - Blaise Pascal wrote about a God-shaped vacuum (an “infinite abyss”)  in our hearts (Pensees, sec. 148). 10:33 - Technology and entertainment continually distract us. 11:47 - Two extremes: distraction or despair. 12:46 - Romans 12:1-3 on “knowing, serving, and worshiping God.” 13:36 - We get to “test out” how good God’s will is for us is by doing it every day! 14:28 - Knowing God: an intimate love-relationship with Him (John 17:3) 17:22 - Serving God: being like Jesus, who “came not to be served but to serve” (Mark 10:45). 18:22 - Worshiping God: Sunday worship and also responding to God’s worth with “all of our hearts, souls and minds” (Matt. 22:37). 20:08 - So what?: Know: Extra time this week reading his Word. Serve: Find someone to pray for this week. Worship: Before a task, tell God: “God, I am going to worship you as I do this” 21:57 - Bob’s story reading 1 John 2:17 23:57 - Thank you Check out www.Binmin.org Instagram: Binmin Linkedin: Binmin Twitter: Binmin YouTube: Binmin Questions: info@binmin.org
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February 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 10: Ought | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
How do you know what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil? What standard do you use to determine what you “ought” to do or what you ought to value? Morality is an integral part of your worldview. And every worldview must answer this and other important questions remembered by the mnemonic “GO HOME.” These correspond to God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (Morality), Meaning, and End (Destiny). This episode concentrates on Ought (or Morality). What standard do we base our moral decisions? Is it an absolute standard established in the character and nature of God revealed in the Bible? Or do we make ethical decisions based on ever-changing guidelines? 0:00 - Binmin introduction 0:14 - Welcome and introductions 1:23 - How do we determine right from wrong? How do you respond to people who disagree with you? 2:18 - The definition of a worldview is how you perceive the world around you. It’s how you take in the data of life, interpret it, think about it, make decisions and then act. 2:41 - “GO HOME” mnemonic for remembering important worldview topics. G is for God: O is for Origin: H is for Humanity: O is for “Ought” (Morality) M is for Meaning E is for End (Destiny) 3:37 - Morality is how you decide between what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil. The question is whether the standard for making moral choices is absolute or relative. 4:03 - People who believe in relativism believe that morality depends on an ever-changing standard. Their moral decisions have no fixed basis. They base their moral actions on ever-changing standards based on culture or people, or situations. 4:18 - Christians believe there is an absolute standard for what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil (i.e., morality). An absolute standard means permanent values and duties built into the world that spans all places and all people. 4:30 - God is the ultimate source of what is right vs. wrong or good vs. evil. The absolute standard for the moral law is grounded in God’s character and nature revealed in Scripture. An “absolute” moral law applies to all people at all times, in all places, and under all circumstances, whether we like it or not! And these laws are evidenced in the Bible. For example, in the Old Testament, we have the Ten Commandments (Exod. 20) and Christ’s teaching of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5:1-12) 5:51 - The Bible is sufficient for living out the Christian life and obedience to God (2 Pet. 1:3). And situations not covered in Scripture, taking time to study usually yields us the answer. 7:26 - DISCLAIMER: WE LOVE TACO BELL, BUT TACO BELL DID NOT SPONSOR THIS EPISODE! 7:49 - How can we follow God’s absolute moral standard in our lives? By recognizing we come up short (Matt 22:37-40), and because we fail to keep God’s laws come up short. That is why Jesus took on our sins when he died for us. And now, if we place our faith in Christ, we are counted as having his obedience. 9:03 - When you become a Jesus follower, you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live a more Christ-like life if we choose. 10:24 - God has given us several tools to be able to follow his moral law. They include the Bible, prayer (Jas 1:5), and Godly counselors. 12:49 - As Christians, we cannot check our morals at the door. Every action in public life reflects on God. 14:21 - Our lives as Christians should be marked by real love, including those who can be challenging. 15:16 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org
15:50
February 01, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 9: Humanity | What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?
A worldview is a fundamental way you view the world and affects every decision you make. Your worldview covers at least six essential topics: God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (Morality), Meaning, End (Destiny), or "GO HOME." Today's topic is Humanity. What is the role of humans in the universe? Are we special? If we are unique, why is that? Only Christianity provides realistic answers to these substantive questions. God created humans in his image (Gen 1:27), which explains our unique role in the universe. And despite broken fellowship with him in the Garden of Eden, God has provided a way for every person to experience what it means to be fully human through accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:14 - Welcome and introductions 1:10 - Definition of a worldview. How you perceive the world around you. 1:45 - Mnemonic Acronym that covers six topics of a worldview: "GO HOME"… God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (Morality), Meaning, End (Destiny). 2:20 - Humanity deals with "What are humans and their place in the universe." 2:53 - Humans were specially created by God and made in His image (Gen 1:27). 4:04 - By bearing God's image, all human life, regardless of age or stage of life, ethnicity, or gender, has deep intrinsic value. 4:42 - But sin afflicts all creation introduced by Adam and Eve's rebellion and spreading to every human since. Sin brought death and separation from God into the world. But God is holy and just and cannot be in the presence of evil, so sinners must be quarantined from God eternally. 5:36 - What's the answer? Only God could solve the problem. He did this by sending Jesus to earth as a perfect human who willingly died as a sacrifice on the cross. As our substitute, Jesus took on our sins and punishment and paid our sin debt to God. So by accepting Christ as our Savior, we can spend eternity with God. 7:21 - Jesus is the one who rescues the image of God in us! By accepting Christ as our Savior, we can become more fully human. 7:58 - So what? Why does a proper understanding of humanity matter at all? First, we are not a random collection of atoms bumping into each other until we decay and die. Since humans are created in God's image, all humans should be valued, loved, and respected. 8:58 - Everyone needs the Gospel. We can only rescue the image of God within us by accepting Jesus. God alone transforms us. And across the world, we see God manifest among fellow believers until, in his eternal kingdom, God's glory is everywhere. 10:08 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review!
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January 15, 2021
Binmin Podcast Ep. 8: God & Origins: "What Questions Should I Ask About My Faith?"
A worldview is the fundamental way you view the world and affects every decision you make. Your worldview answers at least six questions about topics that affect the way you take in data, process it, make decisions, and then act. Today’s episode discusses God and Origins. A worldview is like a pair of eyeglasses putting the world around us into focus. The proper prescription helps us see everything clearly, the wrong prescription of scratched or marred lenses distorts the world and can give us the wrong information. A worldview asks six questions remembered by the mnemonic “GO HOME”. Today we are going to discuss the first two questions relating to God and Origins (where do we come from). 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:14 - Welcome and introductions 0:57 - A worldview is the fundamental way you perceive the world around you. 1:27 - Analogy of eyeglasses helps understand a worldview. Only one prescription is correct, and any other prescription is wrong. Similarly, only theism and specifically Christianity is the one correct worldview to view the world around you. 2:18 - Every worldview must address six topics: “GO HOME”: God, Origins, Humanity, Ought (i.e., morality), Meaning, End (i.e., destiny). 3:52 - God: God’s existence and attributes determine the seven worldviews: theism, atheism, pantheism, polytheism, finite godism, panentheism, and deism. Only theism’s Christianity is true. 4: 36 - Christians believe in one God (monotheism) who exists as a Trinity (Father, Son-Jesus, and Holy Spirit). And we believe Jesus is fully God and fully human. These distinguishing beliefs are mysteries beyond our “comprehension.” But through analogies, we can “apprehend” them sufficiently to show that they are not contradictions. 8:00 - What are God’s attributes? An attribute is an inherent characteristic of a person or Being. We only know God’s attributes because of the Bible. God is an uncaused, self-existent Being (Ex. 3:14). He is an invisible Spirit (John 4:24) who is eternal (Rev. 1:8, 17), omnipresent (Psa 139:7-12), omniscient (Job 38:39; Rom. 11:33–36), and omnipotent (Job 42:2). God is also sovereign (Exod. 20:2-3) and absolutely perfect. The only Being worthy of being worshipped. 11:10 - Origins “Where did the universe and humans come from?" 11:29 - There are only four possibilities for the existence of the universe.  12:16 - Problems arise in discussions about the origin of the universe. 12:30 - The universe logically could not be caused by nothing or “self-caused” because these choices are contradictory. 13:03 - But some worldviews believe in a universe that has existed for an infinite number of moments. 13:26 - An infinitely old universe is impossible because of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. 14:22 - An infinitely old universe is mathematically impossible. In a real physical universe, an infinite number of moments cannot be traversed. 15:04 - The only answer to our universe’s origin is that it was caused (created) by an eternal and uncaused Creator God. And that is what the Bible says is true. 15:45 - So what? Why is it important that Christians believe in these concepts about God and Origins? 16:02 - A Christian God can give us confidence and security  17:01 - The eternal communion within the Trinity and Jesus being fully God and fully human means that our God desires a personal relationship with humans. Christ’s love for us and willingness to die for our salvation is unlike any other religion.
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December 30, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 7b: "What is Cultural Engagement?” Part 2 of 2
This podcast is the second in a two-part series on Christians navigating the seven cultural streams of family, church, workplace, community, politics, and the arts. In an ever-increasingly polarized and anti-Christian society, how can we best reflect Christ? Every genuine Christian needs to be seeking to live a Christ-like life. But how do we do that in the various areas of our lives? How do we raise healthy families? What is our role in the church? How can we honor Jesus in the spheres of work, community, public arena, politics, and education? What friends should you have? What kind of arts and entertainment are appropriate for our families and us? 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 1:00 - What is cultural engagement as it relates to the seven streams of cultural influence? 1:54 - Christianity’s impact on family relationships 5:17 - What is the role of the church in the life of a believer? Worship is paramount for believers. 7:20 - What is lifestyle evangelism, and why is it essential in the workplace. 10:03 - Believers should be involved in community activities, creating genuine friendships and transparent conversations 13:55 - Christians should exercise the right to vote. When participating in politics and government, we should remain civil and have reasonable expectations. 17:54 - Believers attending public schools and universities will have their faith challenged eventually. Seek academic excellence with humility while maintaining convictions. And spend time learning some basic apologetics 22:37 - Christians and the arts. Are we creating things that are good, true, and beautiful? 23:43 - So what? Don’t be discouraged if you are struggling. Every one of us has a “next step.” 29:15 - Look for opportunities to create genuine friendships and respectful relationships humbly and prayerfully. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org! CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 7a: "What is Cultural Engagement?” Part 1 of 2
As Christians, we spend most of our lives around people who don’t share our faith. How can we reflect Jesus in every area of our public and private lives? Or should we only manifest our beliefs in private and remain agnostic in public? In this first podcast of a two-part series discussing cultural engagement, we will discuss how Christians can live out their spiritual lives within our broader culture profoundly affected by secularization. Christians regularly interact in seven cultural streams. These include family, church, workplace, community, government, education, and the arts. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 1:20 - Cultural Engagement is giving, creating, and speaking to influence the world around us for good by honoring God. 4:01 - List the “7 Streams of Cultural Engagement” 5:44 - The unhealthy ways to interact with the broader culture 10:28 - What are the healthy ways to interact with the world around us? 14:15 - Why is it necessary to engage with culture? 16:45 - So what? Living in the real world with non-Christians allows us to show a better way to live because God has changed us. The best thing we can offer others is Christ. 18:50 - Take time this week to look around and see where God has us. Find one way God can use you to give, create, or speak to point others to God. 19:27 - Thank you and wrap-up References Lewis, C.S., The Weight of Glory: And Other Essays (1949; San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2001), 140. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit www.Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 6: "What is Evangelism?”
Does talking about your faith or Jesus make you nervous around non-Christians? Many Christians struggle with evangelism or sharing the gospel with others. This episode discusses how to talk about the “good news” and effective ways to evangelize others. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 0:58  - Evangelism is telling people the good news about Jesus 1:26 - When did all the problems with humans begin? 3:32 - God sent Jesus to save humans 4:58 - Jesus death took our punishment and covered our sins 5:26 - Jesus’ resurrection proved He is God 6:00 - How do I take advantage of this good news if you are not a Christian 9:40 - So What? Use 5P’s for effective evangelism: Prepare, Personal, Proclaim, Provide, Persistence 10:17 - Prepare: Prayer, be sensitive to Holy Spirit and memorize Scripture: John 3:16, Rom 3:23; 6:23 11:25 - Personal: Lifestyle evangelism 12:47 - Proclaim the “Good News” of the Gospel understandably with a conversation. 13:39 - Provide and invitation for the non-Christian to accept Jesus as Lord 15:02 - Persistence of creating genuine relationships that will open future opportunities to provide invitation or answer more questions about your faith. 15:56 - Thank you and wrap up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 5: "What is Apologetics (Pre-Evangelism)?”
Christianity has defended its claims against criticisms for more than 2000 years. And there are better reasons for believing in Christianity than any other belief system. This podcast introduces apologetics or pre-evangelism, the discipline that rationally defends Christianity against critics and provides reasons to place your faith in it. Have you ever faced challenging questions about Christianity? Have others wanted to know why you believe Christianity is the only true religion? Apologetics or pre-evangelism removes obstacles for people struggling with questions about Christianity. It answers the hard questions and provides reasonable answers to why Christianity is true and other worldviews are not. It is not the same as evangelism, although the two often work together. This episode introduces apologetics and discusses its relationship to evangelism. 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 0:45 - Defining apologetics 3:19 - Explaining the relationship between apologetics and evangelism 6:50 - Apologetics removes obstacles. It defends Christianity from critics and offers reasons to believe. But it is always wedded to evangelism. 9:32  - There several essential characteristics of a good apologist 13:25 - Dangers of pre-evangelism including pride and distraction 17:20 - So what? Apologetics allows us to enter spiritual conversations, removes obstacles, and it shapes culture 22:25 - Learning apologetics strengthens our Christian faith 22:57 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 4: "What is Soul Care?”
The soul is the most critical part of you. Soul care maintains a healthy soul and heals wounded ones. Only Christianity offers the right prescription for both. Only Christianity offers the right prescription for both. Join us in this episode to discuss one of the most overlooked dimensions of growing spiritually, caring for our souls. We discuss what the soul is, how to maintain a well-balanced spiritual life. We also dive deep into reasons and solutions for hurting fellow believers. 0:00 - Binmin Intro 0:13 - Welcome and Introduction. 1:13 - What is the soul? 1:59 - Definition of soul care. 2:21 - A healthy soul is saturated with the Holy Spirit (the third Person of the Holy Trinity) and exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) 4:43 - Cultivating a healthy soul within the church community. 6:40  - Causes of an unhealthy soul. (“Flipping the train”-- the caboose becomes the engine!) 10:58 - Manifestations of an unhealthy soul 14:35 - Helping hurting Christians: God’s word is the only reliable resource we have that will help us deal with spiritual problems—look there first. Goal to have a deeper relationship with God. 16:38 - So what? For most situations being a faithful and listening friend pointing hurting friends back to God can be huge. But in dangerous situations, more intensive attention is required. 19:50 - Thank you and wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 3: "What is Discipleship?”
Who do you most want to emulate? Is it a parent, teacher, friend, or celebrity? Christian discipleship means living like Jesus. If that seems either daunting or uninteresting, you need to listen to this podcast.   Being a disciple of Christ is the most exciting lifestyle for any human being. This episode examines the definition of discipleship, how to be a Christian disciple, and how to disciple others. 0:00 - Binmin Intro  0:13 - Welcome and introduction   0:52 - What does it mean to be a disciple?   2:28 - Discipleship isn’t a “self-improvement” program. It but living a Gospel-centered life and evangelizing others (“Multiplicative”: Word of the Day!)   5:02  - There are three ways to disciple fellow Christians   5:25 - Disciplining in 1-on-1 interactions can go up-down or down-up.    7:07 - Discipling peer-to-peer friendships for accountability and live life together (Prov 27:17)    8:18 - Discipling as a mentor to newer believers    10:04 - Discipling in small groups or bible studies   12:00 - Discipleship in the local church   13:35 - So What? You need to count the cost of discipleship in your life.    15:37  - So What? To disciple others, I need to be more Christ-like daily*   17:01 - Thank you and wrap-up   References  Bonhoeffer, D (1979) Cost of Discipleship. New York, McMillan, p. 99. For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 2: "What are the Spiritual Disciplines?”
Would you like to have a closer, more intimate relationship with God? Spiritual disciplines are specific practices intended to bring us into a closer relationship with our Lord. Devotional Bible reading and prayer are two examples of spiritual disciplines that we discuss in this episode. We apologize for the Pop’s low audio quality for this episode … 0:00 - Binmin intro 0:13 - Welcome and introduction 1:30 - What are spiritual disciplines? 2:57 - Why do we need the spiritual disciplines? 4:08 - Devotional Bible reading is drawing closer to God through meditation on Scripture 08:47 - Praying using Origen’s ACTS method is very effective 11:11 - “A” is for Adoration or God, starting with praising who God is 12:25 - “C” is for Confessing my sins towards God and others. 14:09 - “T” is for Thanksgiving on how God has provided for me 16:22 - “S” is for supplication or asking God for my needs or the needs of others 18:35 - So What? Spiritual disciplines make it harder to live in sin 21:16 - Spiritual disciplines strengthen our faith and make us better witnesses 23:00 - Thank you and wrap up. REFERENCES Origen, On Prayer, 23.1 For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 1b What is Bible Knowledge Part 2 of 2
Would you like to make Bible reading more enjoyable, understandable, and applicable? Our two-part Bible study series on using the CIA method concludes with Interpretation and Application. The CIA method of Bible study includes Context-Interpretation-Application. In part one, we discussed the literary and historical context. In this episode, we are learning about "Interpretation" and "Application." Many people are surprised to learn that there is only one interpretation of a particular verse or passage. And that is the author's intended meaning for his original audience. Once this is known, we seek the underlying universal principle or eternal truth and apply it to our lives today. 0:00 - Binmin Intro 0:13  - Welcome and introductions 1:00 - Biblical hermeneutics/ exegesis CIA: Context-Interpretation-Application in that order 1:36 - Review of both Literary and Historical Contexts 2:11 - Interpreting Scripture: the only interpretation is the author's intended meaning to the original audience. Not, "What does this passage mean to me?" 5:13 - Application of Scripture is finding the underlying universal or eternal message to apply to us today 8:45 - So What? Scripture gives us direction 10:11 - So What? Scripture protects us from false beliefs and sinning 10:44 - So What? Scripture stokes love for God and others 13:14 - Thank you and wrap up REFERENCES To see the first podcast in this series, visit this link! For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW If this podcast has helped you find your next steps for making your spiritual life more important to you, you can help share it by leaving an Apple Podcasts review! You can visit Apple Podcasts, go to the "Reviews" section, and leave a star rating or click on "Write a review" to share something you've gotten out of this podcast. Thank you for sharing!
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December 09, 2020
Binmin Podcast Ep. 1a: "What is Bible Knowledge?" Part 1 of 2
What kind of book is the Bible? How am I supposed to read it? Why is that even important for my spiritual life? In this two-part launch episode, Pops, Dave, and Bob begin the exploration of seven areas of the spiritual life, starting with Bible knowledge. This episode overviews the Bible as a library of sixty-six books and introduces the “CIA” (Context-Interpretation-Application) method of studying the Bible. The two forms of context are literary and historical. 0:00 - Welcome and  Introductions 0:30 - Pops’ frustrating history of studying the Bible 1:18 - An overview of the Bible as a collection of 66 books 2:22 - Start by reading just one book at a time in a slow and focused way 4:14 - Introduction of the CIA method for focused Scripture reading 5:03 - Two types of Context 5:23 - Literary Context: Looking around at words, passages, and books 8:32 - Literary Context: Genre 10:48 - Historical Context: Who, what, when & where of each book. As well as the social, economic, and political-cultural influences. 14:55 - So What? Next steps to take 17:16 - Thank you and Wrap-up For further information about Binmin and more resources for your spiritual life, visit Binmin.org CONNECT WITH THE BINMIN TEAM Instagram: Binmin Instagram Linkedin: Binmin Linkedin Twitter: Binmin Twitter Ask Questions: info@binmin.org PODCAST RESOURCES More from Binmin: Binmin.org Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on AnchorFM Subscribe on YouTube
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December 09, 2020