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Seeker's Start

Seeker's Start

By Grant Billings & Josiah Blan

This is a podcast where we study the Bible (God’s Words) to learn who God is and how we should love and worship Him rightly.

If you are a new believer in Christ, a Christian who has many unanswered questions about who God is, or someone who is curious about Christianity: this podcast is for you.
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25. Who is God? Omniscient!
25. Who is God? Omniscient!
Another attribute that makes God is amazing His omniscience. As humans, we are often reminded how much we don't know. God knows everything down to the smallest detail. Does the Bible really speak about this? If God knows everything why doesn't he stop the bad things that He knows will happen? What does it means that God foreknew who would be saved? Why should you be comforted by God knowing all things? Listen in, as we try to answer these questions! 
38:32
June 27, 2022
24. Who is God? Omnipotent! Part 2
24. Who is God? Omnipotent! Part 2
In part two of Omnipotent, we covered how learning of God's power and authority practically impacts our lives. God's power should cause us trust him. With confidence that God has sovereignly protected and preserved His Word throughout time, we should be courageous to proclaim what it says in obedience, without fear of man!
33:54
May 10, 2022
23. Who is God? Omnipotent! Part 1
23. Who is God? Omnipotent! Part 1
We often say that God is strong and mighty, and we sing about how He is the Almighty God, but what do we actually mean by these titles? In Part 1 of our focus on Omnipotence, we go through some of the relevant questions that often arise concerning God's power and control over the world. If God is all-powerful, how should we look at the bad things that happen?
30:59
May 03, 2022
22. Waiting on the Lord
22. Waiting on the Lord
Many of us have gone through times of intense uncertainty in life. In these times we should wait on the Lord. But for you that have heard this phrase before, numerous times even, it may have become some cliche that doesn't create great confidence in your heart. In this episode, we go through why waiting on the Lord should breed courage in our souls. What does it mean to wait on the Lord? What about God would make us believe He won't let us down? What are the promises of God that Christians have the privilege of clinging to every second of their lives? These are some of the questions that we attempt to answer.
47:56
March 10, 2022
21. Who is God? Merciful!
21. Who is God? Merciful!
Why would God save you? With the help of Dr. Dane Ortlund's "Gentle and Lowly," we delve into one of the most beautiful truths in the Bible. Simply put, God saves us because He is merciful. We are not saved because we are particularly lovely. God doesn't save us because He needed to. We haven't done any good work that would impress God enough to save us. However, God desires to bring us near because He is at the core of His being...merciful. Come and marvel at the mercy of God with us.
38:32
February 16, 2022
20. Who is God? Omnipresent!
20. Who is God? Omnipresent!
The omnipresence is another attribute of God that blows the minds of us created folk. Is God really everywhere? Learning about this amazing truth of God is not purposeless. This attribute brings comfort to those that trust in Christ and terror to the unbeliever. Oh, btw, is God present in hell? Tune in to find out!
35:01
February 02, 2022
19. Who is God? Holy, Holy, Holy! Ft. Despite Popular Belief
19. Who is God? Holy, Holy, Holy! Ft. Despite Popular Belief
In this episode, Grant and Josiah are joined by Stephen Lauterbach of the Despite Popular Belief podcast. The topic that is discussed is the holiness of God. What does it mean that God is holy? How do the people in the Bible react to the holiness of God? How is it possible for unholy (sinful) people to have the ability to come before a holy God with boldness? How are we to respond to the holiness of God in our culture today? The guys attempt to answer these questions and more! Make sure to check out Stephen's podcast Despite Popular Belief for other educational and encouraging content!
32:07
July 13, 2021
18. What is Repentance?
18. What is Repentance?
What is repentance, and why is it a necessary part of the Christian life? Some Christians believe that they can go throughout their lives pursuing a lifestyle that God opposes, but because they repented of their sins at a church alter many years ago, they are good with God. What role does repentance have in salvation? In this episode, Grant and Josiah explore these questions Biblically. 
26:12
June 28, 2021
17. The Beauty and Urgency of the Gospel
17. The Beauty and Urgency of the Gospel
Grant and Josiah are finally back from an event-filled month. There were many ups, but also some big downs. In this episode, the guys discuss how the Gospel was evident in the tragedies of the last month (death of grandparents), and how it was so clear in the celebrations as well (Grant's wedding). 
45:39
June 21, 2021
16. Are You Spiritually Weary? Part 2 (Lack of Discipline)
16. Are You Spiritually Weary? Part 2 (Lack of Discipline)
Grant and Josiah discuss another prevalent cause of spiritual depression in the life of a Christian: lack of discipline. Some questions that they attempt to answer are: Is there any way that this laziness-born depression is all a part of Satan's plan for your life? How do we kill this depression in our lives? Has God done anything to protect the Christian from this depressive attack?
41:28
May 11, 2021
15. Are You Spiritually Weary? Part 1 (Spiritual Monotony)
15. Are You Spiritually Weary? Part 1 (Spiritual Monotony)
In this episode, Josiah and Grant begin to tackle a topic requested by a listener: Spiritual Depression. The guys go through what spiritual depression is, what it looks like, and how Christians tend to fall into it. They also take a look at some common temptations to avoid and some wonderful cures from Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones.
44:42
May 03, 2021
14. Who is God? Self-sufficient!
14. Who is God? Self-sufficient!
In this episode Grant and Josiah discuss God's self-sufficiency. Is there anything that assists God in His survival? Does God rely on people for boosted self-esteem? Can human beings give God something that He didn't already own and already give as a gift? With the aid of A.W. Tozer's "The Knowledge of the Holy" the guys seek to answer these questions simply.  READ ME: https://www.monergism.com/self-sufficiency-god
36:50
April 05, 2021
13. Why Seek Discipleship? Ft. Chris Bennett
13. Why Seek Discipleship? Ft. Chris Bennett
What is discipleship? Who is a disciple? When and where does discipleship happen? Why should you seek it? In this episode, Grant and Josiah interview Chris Bennett (AKA Max Volume) in an attempt to answer these questions simply and thoughtfully. 
48:45
April 01, 2021
12. Who Is God? Eternal!
12. Who Is God? Eternal!
On this episode, Grant and Josiah continue their series, Who Is God? They dive in to God's eternality and explore what some other religions believe about their gods, mainly concerning eternality and how their gods came to be.  Be sure to follow, share, and leave a review!
55:17
February 22, 2021
11. Primary, Secondary, and Doubtful Things
11. Primary, Secondary, and Doubtful Things
Josiah and Grant bring on the guys from Do Theology, Jeremy Howard and Kenn Chipchase (Not Kip), to talk about a chart they had made while they were in bible college. This chart goes over what primary doctrine is, what secondary doctrine is, and some issues of the Christian conscience. Check it out here. Be sure to check out their podcast as well: Do Theology.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mUDcbmSkWSps6bDweFyWbYojC-qRQ7R4/view?fbclid=IwAR21Zl-n4V_0VlTyAmKe3ONQPNaQAUv63VOyQR3T5aQWBazYVf8rAFGN50w
26:03
February 10, 2021
10. How Do We Deal With Death?
10. How Do We Deal With Death?
Josiah and Grant discuss how we, as Christians, should deal with loss of loved ones as they both had recently lost someone in their lives. They talk about the mourning process and how we should respond to the mourning. They also discuss how to grieve with those who are grieving and what that looks like. 
34:44
February 03, 2021
9. Who Is God? Trinity! Ft. Steady Anchor Podcast
9. Who Is God? Trinity! Ft. Steady Anchor Podcast
Grant and Josiah bring on Luke Schmeltzer from Steady Anchor Podcast to talk about the doctrine of the Trinity. Though it can confuse us as individuals, the guys talk about where the word comes from, and why it is so vitally important for Christians to study it. 
40:54
January 11, 2021
8. Growing Pains/2021
8. Growing Pains/2021
Josiah and Grant share their 2021 resolutions and why it may be difficult to study theology. They talk about why it is important and who it is for as well. Be sure to stay tuned for their continued study of "Who Is God?"
33:33
January 04, 2021
7. Who is God? Incomprehensible!
7. Who is God? Incomprehensible!
In this episode, Grant and Josiah bring on Caleb Poulin to discuss the beginning of our series, Who is God? The guys dive in to God's incomprehensibility and what that actually means. They also touch on many of God's attributes that they will dive in as this series continues. Be sure to like Seeker's Start on Instagram and Facebook and share with those around you!
35:30
December 14, 2020
6. Why Should We Study Theology? w/ Dr. Barry J. Gibson
6. Why Should We Study Theology? w/ Dr. Barry J. Gibson
Josiah and Grant interview professor of education and pastor, Dr. Barry J. Gibson. Pastor Barry answers the questions as to what theology is, why should we study it, and who all has theological views?  Be sure to share this with those around you and to follow us on our social media platforms!
35:06
December 07, 2020
5. Why Is Church Boring?
5. Why Is Church Boring?
In our entertainment driven world, Grant and Josiah discuss how church can be boring because we are not entertained, how we can be not bored during church, and what the purpose of church is in the first place. Be sure to follow us on social media, leave us a review on Apple Podcast, and to reach out with any questions or concerns you might have for us!
39:14
November 30, 2020
4. Can We Enjoy The World?
4. Can We Enjoy The World?
Josiah and Grant discuss how and if we, as Christians, can enjoy the things of the world, how to avoid idolatry, and why the answer is yes.  Check us out on social media and be sure to subscribe and leave a review!!
37:40
November 23, 2020
3. How Can We Enjoy the Bible?
3. How Can We Enjoy the Bible?
Josiah and Grant walk through how we can enjoy reading our Bibles. Many times we view it as a chore or a checklist item we have to complete before we leave for work/school, but there is so much that God has shown us through His Word. Be sure to check out Seeker's Start on social media and give us a like!
34:55
November 16, 2020
2. Can We Enjoy God?
2. Can We Enjoy God?
Grant and Josiah explain on this episode that we were created to enjoy God. Many Christians and Non-Christians often see God as just a man in the sky with a giant rule book that Christians must follow perfectly, but it is simply not true. Give this episode a listen to see what they have to say about it and what Scripture has to say about it.  Be sure to share and subscribe!
29:54
November 09, 2020
1. What is a Seeker?
1. What is a Seeker?
In the first episode, Grant and Josiah discuss what it means to be a seeker. Who can seek God? What does that look like? Why should we seek God?
26:18
November 02, 2020
Welcome to Seekers Start
Welcome to Seekers Start
This is Seekers Start! Welcome to our podcast where we are striving to reach new and young believers who aren't too sure how to learn about the Scriptures or who God is. If you or someone you know isn't sure where to begin in your Christian walk, we hope we can be a help in that! 
01:25
October 29, 2020