Strand Baptist Church

Strand Baptist Church

By Pieter
Podcast of Strand Baptist Church, where we discuss the Bible and how it applies to life. New episodes every weekday during the national lockdown in South Africa.
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Ep. 1 - The Majesty of God

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Ep. 47 - Open heart surgery
The lockdown has given us a unique opportunity to look at our own hearts and find out what really makes us tick. How has God used this trial to show you your need for Jesus?
09:56
June 1, 2020
Ep. 46 - The 9th century: a battle for power, the extension of the kingdom and the "heretic" Gottshalk
In the 9th century, we see the tension between the West and the East rising as the papacy claims absolute power. We find the "apostles to the Slavs" walking with "beautiful feet" and the controversial figure of Gottshalk imprisoned.
07:51
May 29, 2020
Ep. 45 - The 8th Century: Good intentions, idolatrous images and the battle over icons.
In todays episode, we look at the Eastern tradition within the church and the controversy over the use of images in worship.
06:01
May 28, 2020
Ep. 44 - The 7th century: Synods about hairstyles and the rise of nominal Christianity and Islam.
In todays episode, we note the rise of what we have come to call "nominal Christianity" coupled with the rapid spread of Islam. What was the church doing during this time? Well, interestingly, we find the synod of Whitby discussing the very "significant" issues of the time.
06:46
May 27, 2020
Ep. 43 - The 6th Century: The renewal of the Roman empire and the conversion of Scotland
In todays episode, we look at Justinian I and his great achievements in the Roman empire. We also spend a bit more time on the conversion of Scotland and the power of a gospel community as lights that shine in a dark world.
08:13
May 26, 2020
Ep. 42 - The 5th Century: Augustine, the city of God and the battle for grace
In this episode, we look at Augustine's contribution to the church in his great works on the city of God and his battle with Pelagius over the sufficiency of grace.
06:42
May 25, 2020
Ep. 41 - A conversation with Dr Paul Hartwig
In todays episode, we have Dr Paul Hartwig joining us to discuss the salvation of those who have never heard the gospel of Jesus. Is there any hope for them?
23:46
May 22, 2020
Ep. 40 - The 4th century: Christendom, creeds and the confessions
In today's episode, we delve into the 4th century. This is one of the most pivotal centuries in Christian history. Here we find the beginning of a Christian empire, a battle over the person of Christ and we witness the birth of one of the greatest minds to ever grace the church in Augustine.
06:32
May 21, 2020
Ep. 39 - The third century church: How then shall we respond?
Today we look at the third century and see how they responded to the threats of their day. Two great figures, Origen and Tertullian, help us to understand the times.
06:44
May 20, 2020
Ep. 38 - The church of martyrs and confessors
Today, we take a brief look at the second century in church history. The church faced severe opposition. Faithful Christians suffered much, such as Polycarp, who famously said these words before his death: “I have served Jesus Christ these eighty and six years. He has done me no harm; Why should I deny him now?”
07:17
May 19, 2020
Ep. 37 - The progress of the gospel in the first century
Today we learn why church history is important and we hone in on the first century to gain some perspective and hopefully some encouragement too.
07:43
May 18, 2020
Ep. 36 - Friday Q&A with Lönngren Taljaard
Today we discuss conspiracy theories. How should Christians respond to the many theories that are being spread on social media?
22:37
May 15, 2020
Ep. 35 - Fight fear with fear
There is a fear that drives out every other fear...
06:50
May 14, 2020
Ep. 34 - The gospel and joy
God has made us to delight ourselves in Him. Don’t spend yourself on a counterfeit.
06:59
May 13, 2020
Ep. 33 - Applying the Bible
The goal of interpretation is not simply to be informed by the Bible, but to be transformed by it. How do we take what we’ve learned in our interpretation and make it practical?
09:24
May 12, 2020
Ep. 32 - Solving problems
We’ve all encountered problems in our Bible reading. Who is that? What is going on? Where are we? Today we talk about how you can solve these problems and understand what you are reading.
08:19
May 11, 2020
Ep. 31 - A conversation about the church in lockdown (part 5)
Today we conclude our discussion on the church in lockdown with the topic of prayer. How has the lockdown affected our prayer life?
16:21
May 8, 2020
Ep. 30 - A conversation about the church in lockdown (part 4)
Today we focus on the Lord’s Table. Some churches have ‘virtual communion’ while others wait for the lockdown to be over. How do we approach the Lord’s Table during lockdown?
20:08
May 7, 2020
Ep. 29 - A conversation about the church in lockdown (part 3)
In this part of our discussion on the church in lockdown we focus on fellowship. What is fellowship and how do we maintain it during lockdown?
12:24
May 6, 2020
Ep. 28 - A conversation about the church in lockdown (part 2)
This is part 2 of a 5 part discussion about the church in lockdown. Today we talk about the teaching ministry of the church.
09:57
May 5, 2020
Ep. 27 - A conversation about the church in lockdown (part 1)
Join us for a discussion on how the lockdown has affected the church. This is part 1 of our discussion and we focus on the gathering of the church.
10:50
May 4, 2020
Ep. 26 - Reading genres
Do the genres of the Bible make a difference in how we read and understand it?
06:41
May 1, 2020
Ep. 25 - The Bible and genre
Not every book of the Bible is the same. We have many different genres in the Bible. Knowing what those genres are will help you in your Bible reading.
07:05
April 30, 2020
Ep. 24 - Historical context
In today’s episode Matthew helps us understand the importance of history and how to bring the world of the Bible to life.
07:58
April 29, 2020
Ep. 23 - The text in context
Context is king and without it we are bound to misinterpret the Bible. Today we look at the importance of literary context.
06:52
April 28, 2020
Ep. 22 - The power of observation
If we want to grow in our understanding of God’s Word, we must develop our powers of observation.
06:07
April 27, 2020
Ep. 21 - Friday Q&A with Pieter Pienaar
Today we answer a question that was submitted by one of our listeners.
07:29
April 24, 2020
Ep. 20 - Understanding God’s Word
Do we need to interpret the Bible? If so, how should we do it?
06:40
April 23, 2020
Ep. 19 - The authority of God’s Word
Why should we take the Bible seriously? Because it is God’s Word and as such carries his authority.
04:59
April 22, 2020
Ep. 18 - The Trustworthy Word
Why do we believe the Bible? Today we look at the inspiration, infallibility and inerrancy of God’s Word.
05:22
April 21, 2020
Ep. 17 - The Written Word
Why has God given is a written revelation of himself? Join us as we explore the importance of God’s written Word.
05:09
April 20, 2020
Ep. 16 - Friday Q&A with Dr Paul Hartwig
It’s Friday and time to answer another question submitted by one of our listeners. Today we focus on the timing of Christ’s death and resurrection.
14:13
April 17, 2020
Ep. 15 - Giving thanks always
We return to Ephesians 5:15-20 and explore how Christians should make the best use of the time.
06:07
April 16, 2020
Ep. 14 - Redeeming the time
We take a brief look at Ephesians 5:15-20 and what it teaches us about redeeming the time.
06:33
April 15, 2020
Ep. 13 - The wisdom of God
We need wisdom, but we often go looking in all the wrong places. Today we go to the Author of wisdom: the all-wise God.
07:12
April 14, 2020
Ep. 12 - God’s independence
God is completely self-sufficient, but that doesn’t mean we don’t matter to him. Join us as we explore the independence of God.
06:05
April 13, 2020
Ep. 11 - Friday Q&A with Matthew Damonze
Today we answer a question about the fear of the Lord. To help us out we’ve invited Matthew Damonze, pastoral intern at SBC, to join us.
11:54
April 10, 2020
Ep. 10 - The faithfulness of God
God is true, trustworthy and faithful. Join us as we explore how God’s faithfulness inspires trust and obedience.
05:09
April 9, 2020
Ep. 9 - The righteousness of God
Have you ever thought of God’s righteousness and justice as something to be celebrated? Join us as we explore this glorious attribute of God.
06:31
April 8, 2020
Ep. 8 - The grace, mercy and patience of God
Taking Psalm 103:8 as our starting point, we explore the goodness of God and how it relates to us.
07:03
April 7, 2020
Ep. 7 - The love of God
We spend time in Psalm 107 as we reflect on the love of God.
06:13
April 6, 2020
Ep. 6 - Friday Q&A with Dr. Paul Hartwig
Today we have a special guest, Dr. Paul Hartwig, to help us answer a listener’s question. “How did God speak to the saints of the Old Testament?”
08:17
April 3, 2020
Ep. 5 - The Holiness of God
Join us as we explore God’s holiness revealed in Isaiah 6.
06:41
April 2, 2020
Ep. 4 - The God who can
Today we discuss God’s omnipotence.
06:22
April 1, 2020
Ep. 3 - The God who is near
Today we’ll talk about God’s omnipresence.
06:48
March 31, 2020
Ep. 2 - The God who knows
Today we’re talking about God’s omniscience.
07:23
March 30, 2020
Ep. 1 - The Majesty of God
Lockdown is a great time to meditate on the majesty of God.
04:27
March 27, 2020