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[Book Study] Genesis: Matters of Creation
Does the Creation account really matter? Today we begin a new study on the book of Genesis, exploring the wonderful intimacy God has with Creation and why it is important for us to properly understand.
1:11:01
July 11, 2020
Reformed Radio: Who did Jesus die for?
Everybody believes that Jesus died for somebody, but the question, while it seems quite clear in scripture, seems to be a problem among young and old believers. Did Jesus die for all, or for many?
1:00:29
July 9, 2020
Doctrine of Grace: Unconditional Election
It is a doctrine misunderstood, it is one we rebel against. What is Unconditional Election? Does God look to the future and decide our fate?
1:04:19
July 1, 2020
Bible Questions Part 2
Bill and Byron come together to answer some questions about the Christian faith. What are the roles of Elders? How do you measure the success of a church? And more!
1:02:58
June 24, 2020
Doctrine of Grace: Total Depravity
Starting a new series, Bill and Byron discuss the doctrine of Total Depravity. Do we have the free-will to our salvation or is this all by the grace of God alone?
1:01:10
June 17, 2020
Reformed Radio: Question & Answer
Today Byron and Bill take a break from their study to begin answering some questions around the Christian faith. 
1:02:08
June 10, 2020
June 5 Podcast Announcment
Just an update why we have not published a show the past 2 weeks.
02:49
June 5, 2020
Forgiveness and Election
Bill and Byron close up their discussion of the Lord's Prayer and transition into an introduction of the Doctrine of Election.
57:33
May 20, 2020
Redemption in Prayer
As we begin to close up our study on prayer through the Lord's prayer, Bill and Byron discuss forgiveness and how it is provided, who is it provided for, and when it is received?
50:33
May 13, 2020
(Part 2) Purpose of Prayer
Continuing in their discussion on prayer, Bill and Byron share thoughts on the will of God, as well as His daily provisions.
59:35
May 6, 2020
Reformed Radio: Purpose of Prayer
As we get into a new discussion, Bill and Byron talk about the purpose of our prayers, and how we are to pray to the Father. Do we pray to recognize His holiness? Or do we pray our own desires?
56:33
April 29, 2020
Reformed Radio: Importance of Theology
Bill and Byron discuss the importance of [good] theology and tackle some modern "christian" ideas we have. Are they biblical? What could the possible hazard be behind them?
1:00:28
April 16, 2020
From the Garden to the Tomb
From the Garden to the Tomb, Jesus deals with betrayal, hatred, lies, and abandonment. Today we discuss the last hours that lead up to the death of our Savior
54:00
April 11, 2020
Reformed Radio: Pilot Episode
COVID, judgment? Modern music, and "Stay at Home Church"
57:17
April 8, 2020
[Lazarus] From Death To Life
Dealing with continuous unbelief in His believers, Jesus again is "deeply moved" which moves the Lord into performing a miracle that will be the pinnacle of His ministry. It will be the greatest event recorded to help affirm the disciples in their ongoing work.
55:55
April 3, 2020
Tears of Unbelief
Jesus wept. A beloved friend has recently died, there is much mourning over this loss. He sheds a tear of great sorrow, but these tears are not for Lazarus, for he will be raised to life.
47:47
April 1, 2020
Death Comes Glory
A friend of Jesus is dying, His sisters send word in hopes that Jesus would visit and heal their brother. Jesus waits
39:42
March 31, 2020
To the Stagnent Church
Laodicea, the Complacent Church. Unfortunately we have many of these in the ranks for Christianity all across America. Some even in our own towns. How can we spot a stagnant church like this, and what should we do about it?
58:04
March 28, 2020
The Spirit Filled Church
As we continue through Asia Minor, in our travels we come to the Church in Philadelphia. While all congregations have their struggles, there is such thing as the "Perfect Church". As Christ commends this church we ask, what does this Spiritually Alive Church look like?
1:03:34
March 27, 2020
To the Dying Church
Though a Church plant may start our strong with a passionate zeal, over time as members come and go, it can ultimately lead to a spiritually dead church, what does a Spiritually Dead Church look like and how can we avoid it?
44:55
March 26, 2020
Sin of Tolerance
Today we continue our study on the churches in Revelation with Thyatira, the Church of Tolerance, their sin was the sin they tolerated among the Christian body. When sin is in the Church, how are we to deal with it?
55:06
March 25, 2020
The Church in Compromise
We often as Christians try to conform to interests of the world in order to make the church look more attractive. But this appears to be far from what Chris would desire of His church. How can we tell when our church, or our fatih is being compromised with the world?
56:13
March 24, 2020
Blessed Suffering
We often affiliate suffering as negative. But in some cases (or most) Christ uses it as a positive outcome to the Christian. How should we respond in our times of suffering?
47:45
March 23, 2020
The Great Awakening: First Love
We are in a time of great crisis. A time when nations cry out to God for healing. What we truly need is to cry out for repentance. Today, we begin an annual series over the Seven Churchs of Revelation and dig into what Jesus truly desires not just for His church to repent of their congregational sins, but how they can be applied to the world as well.
54:56
March 21, 2020
Silent to the Blind
John 9:8-41 | When to be Silent [about your faith] For the Christian, our faith is the most important and passionate thing in our lives. We want to share it with anybody and everybody. But when should we remain silent? Is there a time we should not share our faith or the Gospel?
1:08:53
March 13, 2020
Of Sin or Glory
Why do bad things happen to good people? Is it our sin that brings calamity as punishment or just bad luck? Tonight we discuss the purpose of some of these problems mankind face.
53:06
March 7, 2020
Defender of the Weak
Her sin is exposed, she is brought to shame. What are they to do with her? Condemn her to death, or have mercy?
44:25
February 29, 2020
Religion of the Devil
Man believers are under the idea that many, or all religions are the same. Can this be true?
49:17
February 22, 2020
How to be a False Disciple (Part 2)
We meet this kind of people all the time. In some cases, it could be us. If we are to take the role of being a False Disciple, how would we go about accomplishing this? Today we cover the last 2 steps I have come up with according to John 6-7 and how we can successfully be a false disciple.
1:00:03
February 15, 2020
How to be a False Disciple (Part 1)
We meet this kind of people all the time. In some cases, it could be us. If we are to take the role of being a False Disciple, how would we go about accomplishing this? Today we cover 2 of the 4 steps I have come up with according to John 6-7 and how we can successfully be a false disciple.
45:14
February 9, 2020
Out of fear into Faith
Fear itself is a strong emotion that takes control of us in some of the most important and pivotal times of our life. As Christians, we are called to step out of fear, to not doubt and to have faith in God's sovereign power. How can we overcome these obstacles?
56:12
February 1, 2020
The Divine Thirst
Jesus leaves Judea and begins to head to Galilee. On his journey, Jesus takes a shortcut through Samaria to a town of Sychar where He encounters a woman of unfaithfulness and large community disrespect. Jesus introduces her to a "Living Water" that will cause her to never thirst again.  Jesus understands this woman's desperate hunger, speaking the truth, and satisfying her thirst. How can we apply this to our own faith walk?
53:25
January 27, 2020
The Divine Regeneration
John 3:1-5 is often affiliated with water baptism, or perhaps a birth from the womb, and spiritual birth. But there is more to this chapter Jesus emphasizes rather than just your water baptism your physical birth. Nicodemus is in a desperate need for a spiritual rebirth that can only come from the Father.
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January 19, 2020
The Divine Confrontation
There are times in our lives where how we worship does matter. 1 Samuel 15, The Lord Rejects Saul's worship, and in John 2 Jesus drives out false worship from within the temple. How do these apply to our lives today and what do we need to do to correct this?
49:43
January 18, 2020
The Divine Call
The second installment on our series of the Gospel of John. Today we discuss the divine calling Jesus places on the lives of all believers. The call to something more than what we have, more than what or who we are.
42:45
January 12, 2020
The Divine Authority | John 1:1-5
John 1:1-5 We begin a study on the gospel of John, opening up with the authority of Jesus. What authority does He have and why do we NOT follow his commands?
44:41
January 1, 2020
Birth of Jesus According to Luke 2
There is so much we have in this section, its more than just a child being born in a manger. It is a King glorified, a mother in marvel, shepherds and prophets in awe. Take a moment to listen to this podcast over the birth of Jesus
39:21
December 24, 2019
Imitating Christ
What does it look like to be Christ-like? It comes through humility, finding joy in all circumstances.
41:19
December 15, 2019
Christ in vain & the Afterlife
If Christ had not died and has not risen from the dead. All of our efforts would be in vain. They are not. For those who are in Jesus, there is a hope for a future in which we will one day be free from our sinful bodies and be raised into our glorified immortal bodies.
47:55
December 8, 2019
Description of Love
We all know that we are to love one another, but even the pagans can do that. What does true godly love for another look like? In this episode, I hope to explain how this agape love can look different from phileo, and from the worlds.
42:57
November 30, 2019
Story for a king | Act 26
Paul gives his testimony to King Agrippa II, testifying to the power of God to raise a Man from the dead in hopes to see Agrippa become a Christian.
43:49
November 3, 2019
(P2) Scenes of Missonary | Acts 17
We continue our study in Acts 17, Paul has reached Athens and no confronts a very intellectual and religious people. The city is filled with false gods and idols. Now Paul must find a way to use this to introduce Jesus as the Christ into the heart of the people.
1:03:04
October 29, 2019
Scenes of Missionary (P1) | Acts 17
Acts 17 Part 1. Today Bernard and Bill discuss Paul's journey through Thessalonica and Berea. Its been about 2 years since Paul spoke with the Jerusalem Council (Apostles) and he is on a mission to deliver the Gospel. First, he is hated for his words, then tested by some noble believers. We are faced with a challenge but yet, a command and mission as Christians. Regardless of the audience, we must be willing to not only stand up and speak the Word of God but willing to also test others (including ministers) against it to find them to be true.
55:38
October 20, 2019
Jailbreak (P2)
The Jailbreak (Part 2) | Acts 16 In our second half of Acts 16 we discuss the events of Lydia and her conversion, Paul's experience exorcising a demon out of a little girl, his time in prison and fellowship with the newly converted jailer who almost sacrificed his own life.
1:08:37
October 13, 2019
The Jailbreak 1/2 | Acts 16
2.1 The Jailbreak | Acts 16 Today Bill and Bernard began discussing the significance and purpose of OT circumcision, as well as how we should respond when obstacles are in our path when it comes to serving the Lord in our ministry fields.
59:12
October 6, 2019
Conversion P2 | Acts 9
Today we cover the second have of Pauls conversion. He has been ministering the Word of God, Pauls struggle was to be accepted by the Church. It has taken 14 years before they finally welcome him into the fellowship. What do we do when we feel unaccepted, or how do we respond when our faith claim is challenged?
56:57
September 29, 2019
P1 Conversion of Paul
In this video we discuss just how ruthless Paul was in his trek to destroy the Christian church and how God transformed him. In our walks, we may sometimes feel like our past makes us unworthy of God's sovereign mercy, but even our darkest secrets can be forgiven by the Lord.
59:46
September 22, 2019
TS:E1 | Importance of Studying the Word of God
In our first broadcast together, Bill and Bernard discuss one of the most important questions we can have as believers. Why is it so important for us to study the Word of God?
58:44
August 28, 2019
The Complacent Church
If there is anything more dangerous in the church it could be called Complacency, Jesus makes a clear yet stern warning in the book of Revelation to the church at Laodicea for their sins. and warns them of the precautions. What does this look like? How can we avoid it?
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August 25, 2019
Spiritually Alive Church
 There is no such thing as the perfect church, at least by the world's standards. But to Jesus the Messiah, Philadelphia is a beautiful and spiritually alive church. What did this look like? What was Philadelphia doing that we lack today? 
42:35
August 18, 2019
The Dead Church
The Dead Church. It is sad to see that many churches these days could fit under this category. Many claim to be faithful to Jesus, others claim that the church wouldn't exist if God was not a part of it. Others claim the Holy Spirit is moving (Evidence is usually the cause of an emotional response to worship music). The list could go on. Sardis is this church. They have become to engulfed with the world, that though they are established and still stand, they are spiritually dead. While there may be a remnant of true believers, the core of the church is that the Spirit of the Lord does not dwell within this church.
48:47
August 11, 2019
Thyatira: Tolerance
 What would happen if we as a church began to tolerate certain issues? What if false doctrine was permitted to grow within the church? What would Jesus have to say about this? Today we talk about the church in Thyatira, a church that was plagues by pagan sexual immorality, and worship of false gods.
43:28
August 3, 2019
Ministry Talk: Pilot
Leonard and I discuss some of our concerns with the Christian faith, and our vision for the collective ministry as well as future shows.
44:26
July 29, 2019
Pergamum: Church of Comrpomise
 Pergamum: The Church of Compromise.  Much like today, Pergamum was a church that welcomed/accepted false doctrines among their people. The Lord Himself is writing (through John) warning the people to correct this concern, otherwise the Lord Jesus will come with the sword of His mouth, judgement.
39:13
July 27, 2019
Smyrna: The Suffering Church
 Smyrna, the suffering church. This is part 2/7 of this series. Smyrna is the first of 2 churches in which Jesus does not rebuke. In fact all Jesus has to say for these people is to be faithful, even until the end. 
41:19
July 20, 2019
Ephesus: The Lost Love
Ephesus was a well established church. Paul plants, and Timothy oversees, but over time they have lost sight of their first love. Christ calls this established church to repent or risk having their lamp-stand removed. How can we evaluate this in the church today? Is your church guilty of the sins at Ephesus?
51:26
July 13, 2019
Signs of a Firm Foundation
How do we know what to look for in a church? What are some things I need to look for? Today we will be going over some key points to look for within a church. Starting with its foundations, structure, functions, environment. Have you still not found a church? If you're local, we have a good recommendation at the end of this episode.
48:57
June 30, 2019
Entertainment Driven Church
 While entertainment is not inherently sinful. When this becomes the focal point of a ministry, we have shown signs that we have already strayed away from God. What does this entertainment-driven church look like, and why is it a spiritual danger? 
54:31
June 24, 2019
The Condition of Forgiveness
We usually think of forgiveness as something that is to be done for our own condition. In past decade of so this has become the normal idea. That forgiveness is an emotion or feeling. There is no biblical indication of that. So this raises the question, What does forgiveness look like? What does it mean "Father, forgive them"? And can we withhold forgiveness from others?
54:22
June 19, 2019
Pardon of Sin
Matthew 18:21-35 | The Parable of the unforgiving servant is one we all know by a heart. Or do we? We may be able to recall a summarized version about it and use it to teach the importance of forgiveness in this passage. But just what else are we missing? What does this forgiveness look like?
49:42
June 19, 2019
Restoring a Believer
Matthew 18:15-20 | When someone sins against us, we usually want to use that at means to justify their wrongs. In the Christian community it may even be a means to justify that the offending party is not really a Christian. What does Jesus tell us to do when someone sins against us? And when does enough, become enough?
43:14
June 16, 2019
Sheep that go Astray
Often times when someone leaves the church, we may feel as if its not really their thing. But what if someone within the church was the reason for them to walk away? In this episode we go over the importance of chasing after that one sheep that runs off and hope to bring them back into the flock.
27:48
June 10, 2019
Greatness of a Child
 Redemption, this is an important part of the Christian life. The believers in Christ have all been restored into righteousness under the blood of Jesus. So the question stands, how do we go about restoring a brother who has sins? What if we have sinned against them? 
50:10
June 8, 2019
Sovereign Election - P1
It can be really hard to grasp the idea of being "Chosen" by God, we as humans don't like the idea of giving up control. But according to Paul, in Romans 9, that is a different story. Why is the doctrine of Election so important?
53:11
May 25, 2019
Doctrine Police & Traits of False Teachers
Why the Christian community needs "Doctrine Police" and how to identify false teachers
57:06
May 18, 2019
No Condemnation in Life
Romans 8:1-11 | Regardless of what others say, life in the Spirit brings no condemnation. We have been JUSTIFIED through Christ and continue to be SANCTIFIED by Him 
38:19
May 10, 2019
Need for New Birth
 Need for a New Birth | John 3:1-21 Some would argue this passage is about a regeneration, about being a spiritual Christian over a Carnal Christian. But this is not at all the case. Join us today as we dig into the purpose of Jesus conversation with Nicodemus. 
42:09
May 5, 2019
The Battle Within
Romans 7:14-25 The live of a Christian is not an easy one, one issue in particular is the struggle of sin. We as believers have been set free from sin, so why do we continue to fall? 
50:15
April 26, 2019
Catholicism verse Christianity
 What does the Roman Catholic Church believe today? Are they truly a Christian denomination or something worse? LINKS: Catechism of Catholicism Jesuit Oath
50:04
April 20, 2019
Slaves to Rightouesness
Romans 6:15-23 | Some times we think, that because we are saved by the grace of God, that should be enough to merit the sin we chase after. God will forgive us right? But digging deeper into this idea, we need to realize that first and foremost, we are to be Slaves to His righteousness.
49:31
April 20, 2019
Evidence: Text and Discoveries
We live in a world where people are skeptic by nature. We have some many against the bible, or even questioning the validity. How do we know the bible today as we know it can be trusted? What proof do we have?
45:11
April 13, 2019
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
Romans 6:1-14 | We have died to sin and now live in Christ. We must now live our lives as holy. Consider ourselves dead to sin, and Present ourselves to God as one who was brought from death into life.
54:14
April 13, 2019
Why Theology Matters
 Why our Theology Really does matter "Don't get lost in theology; just get into a close personal relationship with Jesus. is this a valid argument?
42:03
April 6, 2019
Jesus of Many Faces
We have all heard it said, " it doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you focus on Jesus" But what does this really mean? Why is this phrase something that is dangerous to speak? Is it true, or does it really matter?
52:29
April 6, 2019
Justified by Faith
Romans 4:1-8 | In the early cultures, as well as even in some religions today, we see the concept of works based righteousness. Today we explain how even Abrahams righteousness was not based on works, but that our righteousness is by faith alone.
49:29
March 30, 2019
From Sinner to Saint
Romans 3:21-26 | Beginning a new segment that discusses the justification provided by God's righteousness, we now get into the idea of being called Saints. A royal priesthood, one guilty criminals now called innocent and holy.
51:56
March 22, 2019
None Are Worthy, Not One
 We often assume that by our own doing we have accepted Gods forgiveness, by some miracle it was our good deed(s) that is merit. The bible is clear that there is not one who is righteous or "good enough" apart from Gods work in them. 
49:24
March 16, 2019
Hypocrisy of False Converts
Romans 2:17-24 - We are bound to come across them, especially in the church we call home. Sometimes its the believer in the pews, but how dangerous could this be if it was the shepherd to the flock?
47:26
March 9, 2019
Goodness of Gods Judgment
Romans 2:1-5 Why does God judge and punish others? How is this loving to do? Today in this episode we look into the purpose of Gods judgment as well as how we see in a righteous standard how it can be defined as "good"
48:22
March 2, 2019
Reasons of Wrath
Romans 1:19-23 The Wrath of God is the reality of His divine nature. Why would a loving God still produce wrath? What is the cause?
53:47
February 17, 2019
Wrath of God
(Part One) Romans 1:18 What does the bible have to teach those who are a part from Gods Children? Are we still under grace or subject to His wrath? Why don't we talk about this in church anymore?
38:15
February 10, 2019
Not Ashamed
(Part 1) Romans 1:16-17, why exactly should the Christian not be ashamed of the gospel?
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February 4, 2019
Identity in Christ
Answering the Call
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January 27, 2019
P3: Identity in Righteousness
 Righteousness is more than just a prideful mindset, righteousness is given to the Christian upon their repentance and rebirth as a Child of God, as well as an ongoing process into righteousness (Sanctification) through the works of the Spirit within us. But what are some attributes of a Righteous person? 
1:06:11
January 20, 2019
Identifying Wickedness
In this episode we go over some attributes of a wicked person. How can we identify them?
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January 13, 2019
E:1 Convictions and Resolutions
The very first episode of Christian Cornerstone!
1:00:52
January 7, 2019