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Sandy Creek Stirrings

By Joshua Gimenez
Practical, truthful, applicable, personable, humorous, helpful - that's Sandy Creek Stirrings! The goal of Sandy Creek Stirrings is to “stir up” Christians to do something great for the cause of Christ! Steeped in a heavy dose of Biblical, factual, and logical truth, you can expect practical content, personable listening, and compelling topics that lead to applicable living. You can count on every episode to give you something that you can immediately put into practice within your daily life. Welcome and thank-you for listening! To find out more, visit: www.sandycreekstirrings.com
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E119 - Consequences
In many ways, this episode can be life changing.  If you heed the warnings of this episode, remember its content, and follow its plea then this episode can literally change your life.  Will things get tough?  Sure.  Yet, it would still be better to folow the truth of this episode and begin the journey now.  If you wait any longer it will only have, as the title states, more "Consequences". Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:59
June 18, 2021
E118 - Why I'm An Onlyist
As we hold up the Word of God and preach the Word of God, saying, “This  is truth!  Follow this!”,  many come along and want to destroy the truth  we preach. In trying to tear down what we stand for, one of the big  things people point to is “Look at how many religions there are!  How  can anyone possibly know which one to believe?”  Ever heard someone say  that?  They say that we are just a bunch of "humbugs" and we are "just  causing division". They say we could experience "such great fellowship"  if we would just get off “our high horses”.  They say, “You are just a  bunch of 'onlyists'!  Only this and only that!”   The fact is friend,  there are a bunch of “onlyies” the Bible tells of.  Join me as we  examine those in this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
41:12
June 15, 2021
E117 - My Story Won't Wow You: All About St. Barths
My story won't "wow" you.  I didn't come from a life of drugs, drinking, or cigarettes.  I've never been to jail.  I've never slept on the streets.  My story, well, it just won't wow you.  But it's my story.  Everybody has a story and just like fingerprints, they are intrinsic to that individual.  In this episode, I talk all about our mission field: St. Barths! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:21
June 11, 2021
E116 - Should An Independent Baptist Watch "The Chosen"?
I recently had someone ask what my opinion of "The Chosen" was and should Christians watch it.   "The Chosen" claims to be the first multi-season show about the life of Christ and, as of March 2021, has had over 100 million views in the first season and a half.  The question is: should a Independent Baptist watch it?  Should an Independent Baptist encourage others to watch "The Chosen"?  We will answer that question, give pros, cons, and more in this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:59
June 8, 2021
E115 - Teaching Your Children Wise Money Habits
As parents, we have the responsibility to teach our children in all of areas of life, including the area of finances.  In this episode, I give 3 areas you need to address in the area of finances with your children, as well as some practical tips for daily use.  I pray that this episode will help in teaching your children to have wise money habits! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
38:31
June 4, 2021
E114 - 5 Things Wrong With Jehovah Witnesses
Welcome to the first episode in our new series entitled: “5 Things Wrong With” and you fill in the blank.  Each episode of this series will deal with a false religion, cult, or denomination.  For those concerned, these episodes will not be featured back to back.  They will be sprinkled throughout our upcoming episodes so that you’ll never really know what you’re getting when the next episode becomes available.  In this episode, we dive into some of the false doctrines believed by the Jehovah Witnesses! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
26:27
June 1, 2021
E113 - My Story Won't Wow You: The Thoughts of a Missionary Kid
My story won't "wow" you.  I didn't come from a life of drugs, drinking, or cigarettes.  I've never been to jail.  I've never slept on the streets.  My story, well, it just won't wow you.  But it's my story.  Everybody has a story and just like fingerprints, they are intrinsic to that individual.  In this episode, I share some of the thoughts I had as a missionary kid and expose some of the sacrifices a missionary makes. Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:34
May 28, 2021
E112 - Vaccines: (Part 2) Examining the Facts, Exposing the Myths, Exploring the Logic
This  is one of the most opinionated and often divisive subjects a Christian  can discuss.  If you google “should Christians support vaccines”, you  will find a plethora of articles, videos, and podcast episodes.  Some  say a Christian should not take vaccines.  Some say Christians should  take vaccines.  I personally know and love members in both camps.  I  have seen each person and family take sides, often immovably.  In this  episode, I want to be careful to remain factual and logical while  examining the evidence in a loving fashion.  Today is not going to be a  hard stance episode but a challenge to us to examine the facts and make a  wise, logical decision.  I’m not trying to get anyone to change their  stance or what camp they are in.  I simply want to expose the truth.  So  many opinions are based on click bait YouTube videos rather than the  actual facts.  Today is an opportunity to present the facts and  challenge our logic.  Submit a question for our Q&A:  https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
34:21
May 25, 2021
E111 - Vaccines:(Part 1) Examining the Facts, Exposing the Myths, & Exploring the Logic
This is one of the most opinionated and often divisive subjects a Christian can discuss.  If you google “should Christians support vaccines”, you will find a plethora of articles, videos, and podcast episodes.  Some say a Christian should not take vaccines.  Some say Christians should take vaccines.  I personally know and love members in both camps.  I have seen each person and family take sides, often immovably.  In this episode, I want to be careful to remain factual and logical while examining the evidence in a loving fashion.  Today is not going to be a hard stance episode but a challenge to us to examine the facts and make a wise, logical decision.  I’m not trying to get anyone to change their stance or what camp they are in.  I simply want to expose the truth.  So many opinions are based on click bait YouTube videos rather than the actual facts.  Today is an opportunity to present the facts and challenge our logic. Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
31:31
May 21, 2021
E110 - Q&A: Resources for Church Staff?
This episode answers a question sent in by a listener: "What are some resources you would recommend for those on church staff?"  In response, I give a list of books, websites, software, and other items that I consistently use.  These are resources that will not only be effective for church staff but for church members as well!  This is the second part of our Q&A.  Please go back to Episode 109: "Should a lady wear a head covering?" to hear the first part of our Q&A. For web design and design work in general: CANVA - https://www.canva.com/ For youth directors and their wives: YPLife - https://yplife.org/ For Junior Church directors:  "How Do I Get These Kids to Listen?" - https://www.amazon.com/How-get-these-kids-listen/dp/0873983920' "I Can't Wait Till Sunday Morning" - https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Wait-Till-Sunday-Morning/dp/0873984145 For keeping your ministry safe legally:  CCLI - https://us.ccli.com/ For photos - https://unsplash.com/ For building your Sunday School:  "The Ten Largest Sunday Schools of America and What Makes Them Grow" - https://www.amazon.com/largest-Sunday-schools-what-makes/dp/B0006CF6XI "The Hyles Sunday School Manual" - https://www.amazon.com/Hyles-Sunday-School-Manual-Jack/dp/0873983912 "Let's Build an Evangelistic Church" - https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Build-Evangelistic-Church-Hyles/dp/B0027MO0RI For continued learning and passive intake: "Fairhaven Classes" - https://www.youtube.com/c/FairhavenClasses For the Assistant to the Pastor/Second Man:  "Behind Every Great Leader" - https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Every-Great-Leader-Principles/dp/1601716559 "The Pastor: His Life and Work" - https://www.amazon.com/Pastor-His-Life-Work-Revised/dp/B0055HEHW0 "The Second Man" - https://www.amazon.com/second-man-relationships-responsibilities-member/dp/0873987489 "Serving In The Shadows"  - https://www.amazon.com/Serving-Shadows-Practical-Assistant-Ministry-ebook/dp/B07Y1G4MHG For finding sheet music:  "Bible Truth Music" - https://bibletruthmusic.com/ "Revival Song" - https://www.revivalsong.org/ "J.W. Pepper" - https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp For keeping your integrity in a sin-sick world: "Accountable2You" - https://accountable2you.com/ For printed materials:  Bulletin Shells - https://www.swordbooks.com/ North Valley Publications - https://nvpublications.org/ Remnant Ministries - https://remnantministriesonline.com/online-store
26:18
May 18, 2021
E109 - Q&A: Should A Lady Wear A Head Covering?
In this episode, we answer some more questions that were sent in by our listeners: "Should a lady wear a head covering?" and "How do you give the truth to Jews, Buddhists, Mormons etc?".  This is the first part of this Q&A - the second part is Episode #110 where we answer a question concerning resources for staff members! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
18:34
May 18, 2021
E108 - My Story Won't Wow You: Miracles and Culture Shock
In this episode, we continue the series entitled "My Story Won't Wow You".  I start off by telling one of the most incredible financial miracles I have ever seen as well as the realities of culture shock.  Cultures shock is something real that my family experienced when we went to Quebec, Canada for language school.  I pray and hope this episode encourages you to share your story with others! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:25
May 14, 2021
E107 - Proving Jesus Is God
Is Jesus God?  This is one of the common questions asked concerning Jesus Christ.  It's a question revolving around the deity of Christ - one of the principal doctrines of our faith.  In this episode, we take a look at how to prove that Jesus is God from the Bible.  The Bible is very clear on this issue and the Christian should be too! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
34:09
May 11, 2021
E106 - All About Jesus: Answering Common Questions About Christ
In this episode, we answer some of the most common questions about Christ.  Questions like: Did Jesus have long hair?  What color was Jesus?  What did Jesus look like?  Did Jesus burn in hell during His time in the grave?  All these are answered Biblically, factually, and logically so all may understand!  We also introduce the question: Is Jesus God and how can we prove it? Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
35:05
May 7, 2021
105 - 10 Mistakes Church Planters Should Not Make - Part 2
Join us for part 2 of our series entitled "10 Mistakes Church Planters Should Not Make"!  These episodes are extremely practical for church planter, pastors, missionaries, and laymen alike!  We continue down the list of mistakes with our guest, veteran church planter: Pastor Patrick Gimenez.  Not only do we hear the final 7 mistakes, but we also hear the miraculous story of how Victory Springs Independent Baptist Church payed off 6 acres in a short amount of time.  You won't want to miss it! Let us know if you enjoyed the episode: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
58:55
May 4, 2021
E104 - 10 Mistakes Church Planters Should Not Make: Part 1
For this 2 part series, I am joined by veteran church planter: Pastor Patrick Gimenez.  In this episode (Part 1), Pastor Gimenez gives the story of what led him into planting Victory Springs Independent Baptist Church and the first 6 mistakes a church planter should not make.  Whether you are a church planter, missionary, pastor, in full-time ministry, or even a lay person - you will find these truths to be applicable and practical in your life! Let us know if you enjoyed this episode: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
47:54
April 30, 2021
E103 - Win at Work: How To Lead Your Co-workers To The Lord
Your workplace is one of the biggest built in mission fields available to you.  Each and every single day, you have the opportunity to work right beside those who need the Savior.  How can you win them to the Lord?  How can you start a conversation with them?  What about the restrictions and company policies?  Find out effective and practical ways to win at work in this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
36:15
April 27, 2021
E102 - Practical and Productive Finances: Part 3
As we finish the last part of our "Practical and Productive Finances" series, we end with wise principles for spending.  Everyone like to spend money in some regards.  Whether it be needs or wants, examine the wise spending habits in this episode.  We also finish with 5 critical pieces of your financial framework to have success in areas of finance.  You won't want to miss this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
36:32
April 23, 2021
E101 - 5 Life Changing Messages Every Person Needs To Hear
The Bible says in Proverbs 22:28, "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."  Our spiritual fathers - the spiritual giants of old - have left behind some landmarks for us to follow through the preaching of God's Word.  Today, I want to share with you 5 messages, all preached before the year 2000, that will literally change your life.  Links for these messages, preached by great men of God, can be found below!  (Click the message title and it will take you to the message!) 1: "God's 3 Deadlines" by Dr. J. Harold Smith  2: "Things That Are Different Are Not The Same" by Dr. Curtis Hutson  3: "Preach the Word" by Dr. Harold Sightler 4: "That's My King" by Dr. S.M. Lockridge 5: "If My People" by Dr. David Gibbs Jr.  (Unfortunately, I cannot find a link anywhere online for this exact message from 1996.  There are some other messages on YouTube with the same title but are not the same message as the one we are referring to in this episode.  Send me an email (joshua@sandycreekstirrings.com) and I can email you the mp3 file! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:19
April 20, 2021
E100 - The 100TH Episode!
Join me for this exciting celebration of our 100th episode!  In this episode, we discuss the many different countries and states our listeners tune in from, our top 5 most listened to episodes, the thoughts of listeners concerning the podcast, as well as the drawing of our t-shirt giveaway!  To finish the episode off, I give you 5 things that Sandy Creek Stirrings IS NOT.  Thank you for being a listener! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
31:37
April 16, 2021
E99 - My Top 10 CD's On Youtube
Have you ever looked for new music to listen to?  You have your favorites but need to add some other good, godly music to your playlist collection?  Then today's episode is for you!  In today's episode, I give you my top 10 favorite music cd's to listen to on youtube.  Each CD stands true to the Biblical principles and standards we discussed in our "The Truth About Music" series.  I hope you enjoy these CD's as much as I do!  Links below (click titles to go to Youtube page):  - "The King Is Coming" by Golden State Baptist College - "Faithful to the Cross" by Caleb & Katie Garraway - "Someone Is Praying For Me" by Dr. Scott Caudill - "My Saviour Goes With Me" by The Nichols Family - "We Need The Church" by The Raynes Family - "That's My God" by Calvary Baptist Bible College - "Smoky Mountain Hymns"  - "What A Wonderful Savior Is Mine" by Alvin Martinez - "New Manna Baptist Church Teen Camp Choir 2014" - "God Makes A Way" by Commonwealth Baptist College - "I Go To Jesus" by Hyles-Anderson College - "I Can Pray" by The Hylander Singing Men Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
35:21
April 13, 2021
E98 - Practical and Productive Finances: Part 2
As we continue our mini-series on finances, let's talk about savings.  After discussing the principles of stewardship and the priority of giving in part 1, we must understand the Biblical precept of saving.  Saving is Biblical!  In this episode, we show you why you should save, how to save, and 3 areas you should be saving for as well!  The Dave Ramsey Show: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/ Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
34:55
April 9, 2021
E97 - Practical & Productive Finances: Part 1
Finances are a key part of our lives and today we begin part 1 of a mini-series on finances.  They are how we buy and sell, how we live, how we give, and how we prepare for the future.  Preparing a practical and producing finances should not be overlooked in the life of a Christian.  Some may say, “What?   No way, we aren’t supposed to worry about tomorrow!"  They would be exactly right – we aren’t supposed to WORRY about tomorrow. We aren’t supposed to have fear of the future because of the events of today. Our faith is in God and worry doesn’t fair well with faith. But the Bible has a lot to say about preparing our finances for the days ahead – having practical and producing finances! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:02
April 6, 2021
E96 - My Story Won't Wow You: RV Livin'
My story won't "wow" you.  I didn't come from a life of drugs, drinking,  or cigarettes.  I've never been to jail.  I've never slept on the  streets.  My story, well, it just won't wow you.  But it's my story.   Everybody has a story and just like fingerprints, they are intrinsic to  that individual.  Today, I share a couple comical and miraculous stories from our time living on the road in the RV! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:12
April 2, 2021
E95 - First Q&A
This episode is our very first Q&A episode!  We are so excited when our listeners send in questions!  In this episode, we answer the following questions:  1: "Why do some passages say "Christ Jesus" and others say "Jesus Christ"?  (Starts at 2:50) 2: "What is the 'unclean thing' in 2 Corinthians 6:17?" (Starts at 9:08) 3: "What does it mean to 'live below your means' and how do you do that?"  (Starts at 15:39) Thank you to the listeners who sent in these great questions!   Remember, you can always submit a question, comment, or feedback at: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:48
March 30, 2021
E94 - Judge Not!
"Don't judge me!  The Bible says judge not!"   Have you ever had someone respond to you that way before?  Have you ever had someone throw out “Judge not”?  Out of all passages of Scripture, that the world seems to have memorized, “Judge not” seems to be one of the most prominent.  Most people don’t even know where to locate the verse, but they sure do know the first two words.  Typically, you might have just pointed out something that is wrong to someone…and they blow up.  “Don’t judge me!”  Today, I’m here to defend truth.  I’m here to defend what the Bible actually says.  What does the Bible actually saying about “judging”? Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:28
March 26, 2021
E93 - How To Know God's Will
God’s will can often be viewed as a dark, ominous, and often mystical legendary lore that cannot be found.  This simply is not true.  You can know the will of God for your life.  You can know what God wants you to do with your life!  In fact, in our Bible passage today, He talks about us understanding what His will is.  Everything in our life is to be done in the will of God!  You can know it!  You can find the will of God for your life.  Find out how to know His will today! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
42:21
March 23, 2021
E92 - My Story Won't Wow You: Mississippi, Florida, and Where???
My story won't "wow" you.  I didn't come from a life of drugs, drinking, or cigarettes.  I've never been to jail.  I've never slept on the streets.  My story, well, it just won't wow you.  But it's my story.  Everybody has a story and just like fingerprints, they are intrinsic to that individual.  In this episode, we continue "my story" - Mississippi, Florida, and Where??? Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
31:16
March 19, 2021
E91 - The Biblical Approach To Finding A Spouse
The biggest decision you will ever make, besides your salvation, is who you will spend the rest of your life with - your spouse.  This decision can literally make or break your future.  Knowing that the world has never come up with a successful system for anything, what is God's plan for finding a spouse?  In this episode, we break down the detailed plan for how a single Christian should go about finding their future spouse! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
41:22
March 16, 2021
E90 - "Are You Renting or Buying?" with Evangelist Dave Sommerdorf
In a critical point of my life, a man of God stood in a pulpit and preached a critical truth.  The message was entitled, "Are You Renting or Buying?"  The man who preached that great message was Evangelist Dave Sommerdorf, who we interviewed in episode #82.  When that message was preached, I was confronted with the truth of my situation and the reality of who I was.  It was then, I made a 180 degree turn and arrived where I am today.  I pray that this message, that so impacted my life, will impact yours as well! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
44:16
March 12, 2021
E89 - 10 Simple Ways To Get More Scripture In Your Home
In this episode, I am briefly joined by my three year old daughter, Liberty, and she starts off the episode quoting 2 verses that she has memorized this year.  As the father of our home, it is my responsibility to make sure that we get the Scripture into the life our little ones and the home that we live in.  Having been raised in a Christian home, I have found both effective and ineffective ways to get more Scripture into our daily lives.  Listen today to hear 10 of the simplest, easiest, practical ways to get more Scripture into your home!  They are battle tested for the American family so implement them today! Songs for your kids: http://nashpublications.com/downloads/ Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:40
March 9, 2021
E88 - My Story Won't Wow You: Two Births
My story won't "wow" you.  I didn't come from a life of drugs, drinking, or cigarettes.  I've never been to jail.  I've never slept on the streets.  My story, well, it just won't wow you.  But it's my story.  Everybody has a story and just like fingerprints, they are intrinsic to that individual.  Tune it to this episode to hear the beginning of my story! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:49
March 5, 2021
E87 - Parent Like Amram and Jochebed
In this episode, I encourage you to be a parent like Amram and Jochebed.  They raised a trio of children that God wanted to use and God even included in the Hall of Faith.  They were very successful and we can follow the steps they took to raise godly children.  Learn those principles in today's episode! Submit a question, comment, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
37:50
March 2, 2021
E86 - How To Lose Every Single Time
Do you like to lose?  I would be hard pressed to find someone who enjoys losing.  We don't like to lose.  We like to win!  Sadly, many people are losing in life.  They are replicating four key steps - steps that we list in today's episode - and those steps cause them to lose in parenting, in their marriages, in their churches, in their work places, and so much more.  Learn the lesson today so you won't lose every single time. Submit a comment, question, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:04
February 26, 2021
E85 - How To Make A Decision and Keep It
Have you ever made a decision before only to not keep it just a week or two later?  Have you ever knelt at an altar and said, "God, I'm going to give this up!", only to be doing the same thing in less than a month?  I've been there.  I've done that.  I'm ashamed to say more times than one.  The 5 steps I give in this episode changed my life in the area of making decisions and keeping them too! Submit a question, topic, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:21
February 23, 2021
E84 - What Is An Assistant to the Pastor?
A listener asked, "What is an Assistant to the Pastor and what does he do?"  What a wonderful question!  I appreciate those who wish to learn about their church staff and find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at their church.  In today's episode, I give you a "run-down" of the responsibilities, roles, and requirements of an Assistant to the Pastor! Submit a question, topic, or feedback: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
31:20
February 19, 2021
E83 - A Parent's Response
Parent, how's your response?  Taken directly from a passage in 2 Kings, we examine the effect of a parent's response on the life of our children.  We see two responses: that of a disinterested parent and that of a committed parent.  Our desire is to replicate the response of the committed parent, but how can we?   What are the keys?  Find out in today's episode!
40:42
February 16, 2021
E82 - Interview with Evangelist Dave Sommerdorf
Join me as I sit down with Evangelist Dave Sommerdorf for an interview episode!  We discuss many topics, such as: being a Christian in the military, keys for a lasting marriage, how to rise through the ranks at your workplace, how to get your kids involved in the music ministry, and so much more!  Make sure to listen to this phenomenal episode and hear the story of Evangelist Dave Sommerdorf! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
54:08
February 12, 2021
E81 - Baptist History Lesson #23 - Filling God's House
This is the very last episode of our Baptist History series.  In this episode, you will hear how the Baptists of the 1800s and 1900s filled the house of God.  See how they impacted the world for Christ and be touched by their faithful service.  How can we continue the cause?  The answer will be given today!  Also, be listening for an important announcement regarding the future of Thursdays here on Sandy Creek Stirrings. Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:12
February 11, 2021
E80 - There's A Wicked King!
"There's a wicked king!"  That's the cry of today.  Many Christians are concerned with who is in power and the looming of the future.  How can we continue to keep standing and be strong Christians?  How can we live for Christ in such a wicked day?  Is it even possible? Today is the episode to help you keep standing in a practical and applicable way! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
35:05
February 9, 2021
E79 - All Your Teen's Problems
I think most godly parents realize that, in general, we have a big problem with the youth of America.  The next generation simply isn’t rising to the standards we need them to.  The next generation is failing across the board and the next generation of American’s won’t see this country rebound and grow as it needs to.  Join me as I give you the 6 biggest problems with today's youth and practical tips on how to solve them! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
43:16
February 5, 2021
E78 - Baptist History Lesson #22: The Gospel to America and the World
The Constitution and Bill of Rights are in place giving religious freedom to America.  What will the Baptists do with this opportunity?  Hear the stories of Baptists as they take the Gospel to other states and preach Jesus loud and clear.  Included in today's episode, you will also hear the beginning of the modern missionary movement and the origination of the Southern Baptist Convention. Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
40:56
February 4, 2021
E77 - The Duel of the S's - Sabbath vs. Sunday
Sabbath vs. Sunday.  Why do we meet on Sunday instead of the Sabbath?  Didn't God command for us to meet on the Sabbath?  Why was the Sabbath even instituted?  Is one day more important than the other?  All these questions are valid and deserve an answer.  Listen today to find out why we meet on Sunday instead of the Sabbath!
30:34
February 2, 2021
E76 - Chivalrous?
Are you chivalrous?  Are you courteous and kind - a gentleman?  In a world of boys who have never grown up, we need to be the type of men who understand how to behave and act.  Prepare for an extremely practical episode that is pointed and geared toward the men.  At the end, you'll walk away with practical tips on being a true gentleman. Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
37:21
January 29, 2021
E75 - Baptist History Lesson #22: Baptists and the American Constitution
Would we have the Constitution today if it were not for the Baptists?  Why was John Leland so important to the foundation of our nation?  Where did the Bill of Right and religious freedom come from?  Was George Washington baptized as a Baptist?  The Baptists had an amazing influence within the production of the Bill of Rights and religious freedom.  You will not want to miss this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
36:02
January 28, 2021
E74 - The Jibberish of the Church - Tongues
What does the Bible say about "tongues"?  Are they still something the church should practice today?  Why is there such a big disagreement on tongues?  What is an "unknown tongue"?  Join us today as we give a Biblical and logical look at an area that the Bible is so clear on!  God wants you to know and He has told us so.  Find out today! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
25:40
January 26, 2021
E73 - God's Key To Conquering Sorrow
Sorrow is no respecter of persons.  Everyone will, at some point in their life, go through a time of sorrow...but why do some people make it out of sorrow stronger and others never come out of it?  How can you make it through sorrow?  What is God's key to conquering sorrow?  Learn this vital lesson, a pivotal truth, in today's episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
34:45
January 22, 2021
E72 - Baptist History Lesson #21 - Baptists and The War for Independence
Find out how the Baptists were involved in The War for Independence!  Baptists of old didn't sit on the sideline, they fought right along side our patriot hero's.  We will discuss the importance of the Baptist chaplains, how they supplied provisions, and how they helped to liberate America!  Hear their stories today, as well as the impact of Baptist Chaplains on George Washington and the Continental Army! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:31
January 21, 2021
E71 - The No-So-Golden Ticket: Gambling
Millions of people play the lottery each year and each person claims to be the owner of the "Golden Ticket".  The reality is, when the numbers are called, those same millions find their ticket to not be so golden.  On a subject that you don't hear much about, I pose this question: should Christians gamble?  What about the lottery?  Should Christians buy lottery tickets?  What does God have to say about this subject?   We answer those questions, give the facts, and more in this episode! Send a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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January 19, 2021
E70 - The Most Important Thing You Can Do: Part 2
In Part 2 of "The Most Important Thing You Can Do", we take the content and message of soul-winning and practically apply them to actual scenarios.  We also do a legitimate walk through on how to win souls from the knock on the door to getting them to church!  This will be an episode that will help you to grow as a Christian, encourage you to reach the lost, and be an effective participant in the Great Commission! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
37:33
January 15, 2021
E69 - Baptist History Lesson #20 - The Persecution Before the Revolution
Discover how Patrick Henry was involved in defending the rights of the Baptists and how Isaac Backus stood before the Continental Congress.  Learn what the Baptist faced - persecution from the colonies - just before the American War for Independence.  This critical time would show many the need for true religious liberty.  Hear all this, plus stories of persecution and more, in today's episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:33
January 14, 2021
E68 - The 50% Marriage Stat: Divorce in the Bible
Divorce - what does God have to say about it?  Divorce is a real issue in this world and God has something to say about marriage and divorce.  Some say there are reasons to get a divorce, others say you should never get a divorce.  When asked about the topic, how did Jesus respond?  What did He say?  That is what you and I must know when developing our beliefs on the issue of divorce! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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January 12, 2021
E67 - The Most Important Thing You Can Do: Part 1
Do you want to be a soul-winner?  You should be!  God left us here on earth to win souls for Him by sharing the Gospel with other people.  In this first part of a two part mini-series, I give you the substance of soul-winning - the critical pieces you need to be a soul-winner.  Next week, in part two, I will give you the "how to" on how to put these methods and messages into practice! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:55
January 8, 2021
E66 - Baptist History Lesson #19: Shubal Stearns and the Sandy Creek Baptist Church
This Baptist History contains, in my opinion, the most influential and impactful figure in all of Baptist History.  Join me as we discuss the impact of Shubal Stearns, Daniel Marshall, and the Sandy Creek Baptist Church as they blaze a trail in the south for God.  God is going to do something incredible through these men in our narrative and I pray that you will be stirred up for Christ through their story! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
31:34
January 7, 2021
E65 - On-Demand Murder: Abortion
Abortion.  Say the word and a dividing line appears.  Each group takes sides and the arguments for each can become vicious at points.  Sadly, like many debates and hot topics the argument can boil down to shouting match of emotions between the two parties.  But what is the truth?  What does the Bible say about Abortion and how can a Christian best articulate their side Biblically, factually, and logically? Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
42:15
January 4, 2021
E64 - Interview with Dr. Dave McCoy
Join me as I sit down with Dr. Dave McCoy, the pastor of People's Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.  We sit down and discuss a multitude of topics from his salvation testimony, to taking care of your pastor, to the story of how one of his member's killed a state record buck, and on to having joy in physical trials.  It is a phenomenal episode that will be a blessing to you! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
45:38
January 1, 2021
E63 - Let Us Go On
Let us determine to do as the author of Hebrews says in chapter 6 and verse 1, "...let us go on...".  If I can encourage you this new year, let me encourage you to keep moving forward for the cause of Christ.  Join me as we discuss setting goals, one of my personal goals, and some areas you should focus on this year! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:00
December 31, 2020
E62 - Count Your Blessings
As 2020 is coming to a close, I encourage you to sit down with your family, a pen, and a piece of paper and review God's blessings from 2020.  As the song says, "Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done."  2020 has been a year with many ups and downs but let's not forget to give God thanks for all the things He has done for us! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:55
December 29, 2020
E61 - A Christmas Piano Playlist
Merry Christmas to you!  Here is a Christmas piano playlist for you to enjoy on your Christmas day.  May God bless you and yours as you celebrate the glorious gift of the birth of our Messiah - Jesus Christ!  May you continue to live for Him as we press toward the new year of 2021! Featured CD's of Episode #61 (used with permission):  - O Holy Night: Piano Solos by Caleb Galvan (https://nvpublications.org/o-holy-night/)  - The Sounds of Christmas: Piano Solos by David Webster (https://nvpublications.org/the-sounds-of-christmas/)
30:44
December 25, 2020
E60 - The Story Behind The Carols
Merry Christmas Eve!  This is the perfect episode for light listening throughout the day of Christmas Eve. Predominately a "musical" episode, I share the story behind some of the most famous Christmas carols, songs, and hymns and then play them for you.  I'm sure this episode will be both festive and intriguing as Christmas Day approaches! Episode #60's Featured CD's (used with permission):  - A Christ Centered Christmas by Dr. Scott Caudill (https://www.drscottcaudill.com/online-store/)  - O Holy Night: Piano Solos by Caleb Galvan (https://nvpublications.org/o-holy-night/)  - The Sounds of Christmas: Piano Solos by David Webster (https://nvpublications.org/the-sounds-of-christmas/)
53:41
December 24, 2020
E59 - Mary Pondered All These Things
During this Christmas week of 2020, I wanted to discuss the phrase "And Mary Pondered All These Things".  You will find the phrase of Mary pondered a few different times in Scripture.  What was Mary, the mother of Christ, pondering?  What was she doing?  Find out in today's episode! Episode #59's Featured CD: "O Holy Night - Piano Solos by Caleb Galvan" (https://nvpublications.org/o-holy-night/)
41:51
December 21, 2020
E58 - 3 Newlywed Focal Points - Part 2
Join  my wife Tabitha and I as we sit down and share 3 key areas newlyweds  need to be prepared for.  We start off with a short intro into how we  met and then dive into the first of 3 critical areas of any marriage.  Prepare for an  episode that is filled with practical, applicable, and humorous  content.   Episode 58's Featured CD: "O Holy Night - Piano Solos by Caleb Galvan" (https://nvpublications.org/o-holy-night/)
35:32
December 18, 2020
E57 - Baptist History Lesson #18 - The Great Awakening, George Whitefield, and Isaac Backus
Have you ever heard of the Great Awakening?  It was a revival that lasted from the 1730's through the 1740's and it shook this New World for the cause of Christ.   Learn more about those glorious days in this episode.  We also talk about the voice of the Great Awakening, George Whitefield, and one of his converts: Isaac Backus. Episode 57's Featured CD: "A Christ Centered Christmas by Dr. Scott Caudill" (https://www.drscottcaudill.com/online-store/)
39:53
December 17, 2020
E56 - Why Should I Live A Godly Life After Salvation?
"Well, I'm on my way to Heaven, now I can live however I want!"  Have you ever heard someone say something similar to that? I hear it all too often.  It's a mentality that is a sad response to the work and salvation of God.  Join me today as we discuss why everyone should live for God after accepting Him as their Savior.  We also discuss heavenly rewards you can lay up in Heaven while living here on earth! Episode 56's Featured CD: "O Holy Night - Piano Solos by Caleb Galvan" (https://nvpublications.org/o-holy-night/)
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December 15, 2020
E55 - 3 Newlywed Focal Points: Part 1
Join my wife Tabitha and I, for Part 1 of "3 Newlywed Focal Points", where we sit down and share 3 key areas newlyweds need to be prepared for.  We start off with a short intro into how we met and then dive into the first critical area of any marriage.  Prepare for an episode that is filled with practical and applicable,  yet humorous content. Episode 55's Featured CD: "The Sounds of Christ - Piano Solos by David Webster" (https://nvpublications.org/the-sounds-of-christmas/)
35:07
December 11, 2020
E54 - Baptist History Lesson #17 - The Boston Baptists and The Wightman Family
What will be the fate of the Boston Baptist Church after the passing of the "Fighting Baptist" Thomas Gould?  What will happen to them?  Learn this and more, including the Act of Toleration and the faithful testimony of the Wightman family in Conneticut, in today's episode!  Episode 54's Featured CD: "O Holy Night - Piano Solos by Caleb Galvan" (https://nvpublications.org/o-holy-night/)
34:33
December 10, 2020
E53 - The Gap Theory
The Gap Theory: True or False?  Is there really a gap of millions of years between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2?  Is it a viable belief from Scripture?  Can it possibly be true?  Join me today as we discuss the Gap Theory and answer these questions. Episode 53's Featured Christmas CD: "A Christ Centered Christmas"  (https://www.drscottcaudill.com/online-store/)
54:53
December 8, 2020
E52 - How To Listen To Preaching
So, how do you listen to preaching?  What is the most effective tips to get the most of the preaching time at your church?  In this episode, we discuss the most practical tips for how you can get more out of the preaching of God's Word.  I also answer a listener's question on "taking notes".  Make sure to listen to the end for another Christmas song at the end of the episode!
40:05
December 4, 2020
E51 - Baptist History Lesson #16: Baptists in the New World Part 4
Today, we learn about a man by the name of Henry Dunster: the first president of Harvard Universtiy and a Baptist of old.  What a great man!  We talk about his influence on Thomas Gould and the Boston Baptist Church.  We also make mention of the fourth Baptist Church in the New World, pastored by John Miles.  At the end of the episode, we finish with another Christmas song!  Listen to the end to hear that song and Merry Christmas from Sandy Creek Stirrings!
39:43
December 3, 2020
E50 - The Truth About Music: Part 3
In the final episode of our mini-series "The Truth About Music", we discuss the Contemporary Christian Movement.  Learn the dangers of CCM and how to identify those who are involved in this movement.  Hear from the artists themselves and what they have to say about their own movement!  To finish with a note of encouragement, there are plenty of options for good, Christ-honoring music and we play a Christmas selection at the end of today's episode!
51:31
December 1, 2020
E49 - Holiday Traditions
Merry Christmas to you!  Do you have traditions for the holiday season?  Are there certain special things you do each year?  Well, there is something really, really important that I don't want you to forget.  In this episode, I discuss the 2 most important things you need to remember during this Christmas season!  Make sure to listen to the VERY END of this episode for a special treat!  
34:27
November 27, 2020
E48 - A Testimony of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope each and every single one of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As you do, here is a message that has been a personal blessing to my life as I studied it out and preached it a few years ago: "A Testimony of Thanksgiving - An Interview with Moses".  And again, "Happy Thanksgiving" to you!
34:41
November 26, 2020
E47 - The Truth About Music: Part 2
Join me for the second part of our mini-series entitled: "The Truth About Music".  In this episode, we discuss the standards we should judge our music by and test them against some practical examples!  This episode will allow you to go and look at your music collection and playlists and evaluate your music through the lens of the Word of God.  That should be our goal: to make sure our music is pleasing to God! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
39:04
November 24, 2020
E46 - Interview with Pastor Patrick Gimenez
Join me for an interview episode with Pastor Patrick Gimenez!  In this episode, we discuss many different topics, such as:   - His salvation testimony from Catholicism, to the Vatican, and eventually to Christ.    - Dealing with miscarriages.   - Making it as a Christian in the military.    - Knowing God's will for your life.    - What it's like to be an overseas missionary.    - How to be the best spouse to a spouse that is going through a medical trial.    - How to raise children that love the Lord.    - How to be the best help to your pastor.   - And so much more!  Pastor Gimenez has been the most influential man of God to ever come into my life and I am excited for you to receive a multitude of applicable nuggets of wisdom throughout the episode!  
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November 20, 2020
E45 - Baptist History Lesson #15: Obadiah Holmes and the Early Colonies
The story of Obadiah Holmes.  If you have never heard the story of Obadiah Holmes, you have missed out on a key and influential figure in Baptist History.  In my personal opinion, he is in the top 5 of my favorite people in Baptist History.  It's a phenomenal story and we will tell it in today's episode.  At the end, I'm sure you will share my feeling of eternal indebtedness and gratitude to this Baptist hero! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
38:20
November 19, 2020
E44 - The Truth About Music: Part 1
In this mini-series, we talk about how we should evaluate our music.  Music is a big part of our lives as humans and is an important subject we should discuss more often.   Join me today as we answer questions regarding our music standards and learn how to defend godly, Christ-honoring music.   In this first part, we answer the question "Is music morally neutral?" Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
47:40
November 17, 2020
E43 - Consistencies of Great Christians
As  I have come across great Christians, they always seem to have something  in common.  They all seem to share some vital aspects of godly living  that you and I should desire to have within our lives.  Look with me in  this episode as we discuss some consistencies that I see in some great  Christians I have known! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
40:20
November 13, 2020
E42 - Baptist History Lesson #14 - Baptists In The New World Part 2
What happens to Roger Williams? Who laid the foundation for Religious Liberty in America?  Who was John Clarke?  What laws were the governments of the colonies passing concerning the Baptists?  Who is Thomas Painter and why was he lashed for his beliefs?  Find out this and more in today's episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:30
November 12, 2020
E41 - Tithing: Should Christians Tithe?
Should Christians Tithe?  Isn't tithing just part of the Old Testament law?  Is tithing even mentioned in the New Testament?  Is tithing still a requirement today?  We will answer those questions and more in today's podcast episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:12
November 10, 2020
E40 - Transform Your TV
Join in the episode today as I ask you to transform your TV.  TV has gotten out of hand.  The average American spends 28 hours a week watching TV.  What are some standards a Christian should have in regards to TV? Is a little profanity OK with God?  Find out today! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
39:03
November 6, 2020
E39 - Baptist History Lesson #13 - Baptists in the New World Part 1
In today's Baptist History lesson, we begin our journey into the New World.  Learn how religious freedom wasn't real in the New World and the persecution the Baptists faced in the colonies.  A man will appear in our narrative for the first time: Roger Williams.  See what faced the Baptists in the New World when they arrived in Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:37
November 5, 2020
E38 - Alcohol and the Christian
What does the Bible have to say about alcohol?  Is God "ok" with the Christian who partakes of alcohol?  What does "wine" mean in the Bible?  Is ok if I only have 1 drink?  We answers these questions and more in today's episode: Alcohol and the Christian! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:40
November 3, 2020
E37 - Why You Should Avoid The Car Payment
Today's podcast deals with a subject that some might consider a "hot take" but is something that I believe to be wise.  For the teen's just starting out in life, the graduated college student, or the person who just wants to be wise with their finances - this is the episode for you!  It is my desire to not come across harsh or convicting but in a spirit that only desires to impart wisdom to those just starting out in handling and managing their finances!  Helpful links:  The Truth About Car Payments: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/the-truth-about-car-payments Turn Your Car Payment Into Millions: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/turn-your-car-payment-into-million-dollar-retirement Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:57
October 30, 2020
E36 - Baptist History Lesson #12
In today's lesson on Baptist History, we continue through the 16th century by studying the lives of two men: Michael Sattler and Menno Simons!  See the stand they took and what they suffered for their faith.   May their lives encourage you to stand for your faith and live for God! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:31
October 29, 2020
E35 - Halloween: A Christian's Response
If you knew something dangerous was knocking on your door, would you open the door?  Many would not open the physical door, but sadly, many Christians open the spiritual door to spiritual danger.  What should a Christian do in regards to Halloween?  Is it something a Christian should have a part in?  Isn't it just an innocent children's holiday?  Find out the history and more of Halloween in this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:05
October 27, 2020
E34 - Help Your Pastor Through Church Etiquette
Your Pastor has a very important responsibility : according to 1 Peter 5, he is in charge of feeding the flock of God.  That is not an easy job.  How can you be a help to your Pastor?  Church etiquette can be a great way to enable your Pastor to better feed the flock of God!  How do you accomplish and acquire good church etiquette? Find out in this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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October 23, 2020
E33 - Baptist History Lesson #11
Join me today as we talk about the Church of England and its involvement in the Protestant Reformation.  We will also discuss when Baptists began taking on the name "Baptist", breakdown the denominations that come out of the Protestant Reformation, and introduce you to a Baptist Hero by the name of Balthasar Hubmaier!  You don't want to miss this compelling episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:05
October 22, 2020
E32 - Witchcraft: In the Bible, In Today, & In Your Home
In this episode, we talk about witchcraft in the Bible, witchcraft today, and witchcraft in your home.  One of the things that Satan wants you to be comfortable with is the presence of witchcraft in your home.  Learn the #1 way Satan tries to get witchcraft in your home and how to guard against the influences of the demonic and satanic realm.  Be very careful, witchcraft is dangerous! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:57
October 20, 2020
E31 - What You Should Bring To The Next Church Potluck
Have a church potluck or a church fellowship coming up?  Unsure of what to bring?  Join me, as I give you 10 fresh and new ideas for you to take, as well as the MOST IMPORTANT thing you can bring to ANY church fellowship.  Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:54
October 16, 2020
E30 - Baptist History Lesson #10
In this episode, we begin to discuss that time in history known as the "Protestant Reformation".  We look at the lives of Luther, Calvin, Knox, and Zwingli and see how God in His sovereignty would use this for His good.  The Baptists, on the other hand, would face great persecution during this time period.  Join me for this introduction to the "Protestant Reformation"! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
29:27
October 15, 2020
E29 - Why & How Christians Should Vote
Should Christians vote?  Should Christians stay out of politics?  Should Christians avoid having a say in our government?  In this episode, we talk about why Christians have a responsibility to vote and how a Christian should vote in the upcoming and future elections.  May this episode encourage you to go out and vote in this crucial election! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
34:22
October 13, 2020
E28 - Interview with Dr. Scott Caudill
Join me as I sit down with the President and Director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions and one of my hero's: Dr. Scott Caudill!  In this episode, we discuss many exciting topics and I am thrilled to present this episode to you.  Stay tuned to the very end to listen to a song entitled "Someone, Somewhere Needs To Hear" written and sung by Dr. Caudill! Episode Links:  - Macedonia World Baptist Missions : https://www.mwbm.org/ - Dr. Caudill's Website: https://www.drscottcaudill.com/ - Dr. Caudill's Music CD's : https://www.drscottcaudill.com/online-store/ - Dr. Caudill's Book: http://www.mwbm.org/online-store/ - Macedonia World Baptist Radio: http://www.macedoniaradio.org/ - Macedonia Institute of World Evangelism: http://mwbminstitute.org/ Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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October 9, 2020
E27 - Baptist History Lesson #9
In today's episode, we talk about the rise of the English Bible, the life of John Wycliffe, and the persecution of the Baptist Lollards.  Will you stand for your faith even if death is the consequence?  Will you stand when no one else stands?  Would you be willing to risk your life simply to help others have a piece of God's Word?  All of these were answered with a heart "YES" by the men and women of today's episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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October 8, 2020
E26 - The Faithful Failure Too Many Christians Make
Today's episode is something that needs to be addressed in our churches across the nation.  It is a crucial part of our faith and something we need to rally behind and defend.  A pastor recently said that he has never seen anyone "stay right with God" when they failed in this area.  It's vital.  It's important.  It's needed.  For some, this topic will be hard to swallow, but as always, we will present the argument for this truth Biblically, logically, and factually.  Let me encourage you to enter this episode with a heart that is intent on seeking Biblical truth and a mind set on following God's Word! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
43:44
October 6, 2020
E25 - Why Have To Spit Out The Bones?
Why do we only recommend the preaching and teaching of those who teach the same as we do?  It's a good question and one that should be answered.  In today's episode, we will answer that question and give a Biblical and logical view on what our approach should be in recommending preachers and teachers to others.  I ask you this question: Why have to spit out the bones? Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
39:25
October 2, 2020
E24 - Baptist History Lesson #8
Lesson #8 of Baptist History covers the Preparation for the Reformation: Part 2.  In this episode, we talk about the other things that set the stage for the Protestant Reformation: the Printing Press, the Renaissance, Exploration, God's Sovereignty, and the rise of the Vernacular Bible.  What does "vernacular" even mean?  Find out in this episode! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:22
October 1, 2020
E23 - Bible Versions Part 3
In the final part of Bible Versions, we discuss specifically, almost exclusively, the King James Bible.  We discuss several topics and how we can defend and answer the critics of the KJB.  Join me, as we talk about the "old words", the authors of the books, and so much more! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
32:18
September 29, 2020
E22 - The Necessity of Devotions: Family Time
In our final episode on "The Necessity of Devotions", we discuss a vital, but often forgotten, necessity in our devotions: Family Devotions.  Do you and your family meet together daily and spend time with God? Do you have a set aside time to pray and read God's Word together?  Join me as we talk about some methods of family devotions and practical tips for implementing them into your daily life and walk with God - as a family! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:05
September 25, 2020
E21 - Baptist History Lesson #7
In this segment of Baptist History, we discuss the preparation for the Protestant Reformation.  We start by examining the first step towards the Reformation: The corruption of the Roman Catholic Church.  Join me as we discuss the Catholic Inquisition, the Crusades, the wicked lives of the pope and priests, and more! Make sure to stick to the end as we answer that question: "Are Baptists protestants?" Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
31:35
September 24, 2020
E20 - Bible Version Part 2
In Bible Versions Part 2, we discuss that vital belief of “not  taking away from or adding to the Words of God”.   Take a look with me  as we examine the facts behind the truth of this vital subject.  Here is  a bit of truth for you: All modern Bible versions use or consult the  faulty Critical Text for their translations.  Did the NKJV and MEV  translators tell the truth when they said they only “updated the KJV”  and “used only the Textus Receptus”?  Join me as we answer these  important questions! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
36:47
September 22, 2020
E19 - The Necessity of Devotions: Prayer Time
As  we continue our mini-series entitled "The Necessity of Devotions", we  examine our Prayer Time.  In this portion, we discuss the importance of  prayer time in your daily devotions and hope to help make your prayer  time come alive again with helpful insights.  I will also give you the  greatest tool you have available for prayer and a system that can  increase the length of your time spent in prayer, without even noticing!   Let's get back to being a people of prayer! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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September 18, 2020
E18 - Baptist History Lesson #6
As  we continue talking about early Baptists, hear the stories of the  Paulician's and the Waldensian's in today's episode! They suffered persecution but  they stood up for their faith.  They were executed but  they spread the gospel anyway.   They were told to not serve God but they continued just the same. May we have the  same fighting spirit for our faith today as they did back then.   Join  me for their inspiring story! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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September 17, 2020
E17 - Bible Versions Part 1
Have  you heard questions regarding what Bible version to use?  Does it even  matter?  Are there really any differences between them?  In part 1 of  our Bible Versions episodes, we discuss the hundreds of English translation with an interesting twist: When you look at the  hundreds of English translations, you really don't see hundreds - you see two.  Join me as we discuss the manuscripts, origins, history, and  other facts regarding the texts of the Bible versions. Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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September 15, 2020
E16 - The Necessity of Devotions: Bible Time
In this episode, we begin the first part of a mini-series entitled "The Necessity of Devotions".  In this first part, we start out by talking about our Bible Time - how to hit refresh and make our Bible time come alive.  Our Bible Time is so vital and important to our spiritual lives, but it's something so many struggle with.  Gain some practical tips and wisdom needed to get back to a great Bible time with the Lord! Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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September 11, 2020
E15 - Baptist History Lesson #5
Where did the name "Baptist" begin?  Why don't we just call ourselves "Christians" and just leave it at that?  Why is there a need to define who and what we are?  As we dive into today's episode, take a look with me at one of the early Baptist groups known as the "Donatist's".  Let's examine together the struggle and persecution they, Baptists, faced in early history.   Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
28:35
September 10, 2020
E14 - Is Christ In The Old Testament?
I sat there shocked.  A Baptist preacher had just told me that Christ is not in the Old Testament.  I had heard Jehovah Witnesses say that.  I had heard other religions say that.  But, to that day, I had never heard a Baptist say that before.  The question is: was he right?  Does Christ appear bodily in the Old Testament?  Was the "Christ that would be crucified" in the Old Testament?  Find out the answer and learn how to prove it in this episode. Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:47
September 8, 2020
E13 - What Does My Social Media Say About Me?
Do  you realize that your social media contributes to your testimony as a  Christian?  Whether good or bad, the things you post, follow, like,  share, tweet, or "story about" all affect how people look at you and  your testimony in Christ.  Together, let's examine Biblical principles  and wise rules for our social media and how we can make sure we use them  for the glory of God.  Social Media is a tool, but we must learn to use  it God's honor and glory! Contact us or submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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September 4, 2020
E12 - Baptist History Lesson #4
To properly understand the history of the Baptists, we must get to know a little bit about those who attacked and persecuted the Baptist people for over 1500 years.  We entitle this portion of Baptist History - "The Rise of the Roman Catholic church".  Did the "RCC" really start with Peter?  Was Peter really the first pope?  When did the Catholic church truly come into existence?  And so, so much more.  Tune in for a brief overview of the religion that arose to prominence but has many things that would shock its very followers.  Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Contact us or submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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September 3, 2020
E11 - Calvinism Part 2
In Part 2 of our episodes on Calvinism, we breakdown the final 3 of the 5 main tenets of Calvinism: Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.  Join me as we arrive at a logical, Biblical conclusion about the errors of Calvinism.  Listen to the end as we mention some Calvinistic "preachers/teachers" to be careful of, and finally, we will answer the question: Does Romans 8:28-30 really teach Calvinistic doctrine? Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
33:47
September 1, 2020
E10 - My Coffee Pot Is Magic, Right?
A seasoned man of God once told me, "Every time you see something good  in the Bible, dig deep to find the cause."  In this episode, we discuss  the principles of cause and effect and how to learn from anyone and  everyone!  Do you see someone being successful in something and you  desire the same?  Learn how to examine the example and testimony of  those around you and experience the same success in your life as well! Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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August 28, 2020
E9 - Baptist History Lesson #3
Baptist History Lesson #3 - The Apostle Paul gives two warnings to the early churches about some things that are going to happen, both inside and outside the church.  Tune in as we discuss those 2 things and look at some men who began to come into the churches and propagate their false doctrines within them.  These men would come to be called "Church Fathers" by Catholics...but are they really men we should look up to and be inspired by?  What did they teach?  What did they believe?  Find this out and more in Baptist History Lesson #3! Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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August 27, 2020
E8 - Calvinism Part 1
In today's apologetics episode, we discuss the belief system of "Calvinism", sometimes also called "Reformed Theology".   In part 1, we breakdown the first 2 of the 5 major tenets of Calvinism: Total Depravity and Unconditional Election.  We will also discuss the following questions:  -  Who is John Calvin and what kind of man was he?  - Did God pick who will go to Heaven and Hell before the foundation of the world?   - Does Ephesians 1 really teach calvinistic doctrines?  Join me as we breakdown these topics and questions and give a logical, Biblical answer to the theories of Calvinism.  Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Have a question for our Q&A?  Submit it here: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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August 25, 2020
E7 - MY Bible
In  this episode, we talk about how to make your Bible YOUR Bible.  To start off, we answer our first question submitted for our Q&A.  After that, we get into the main topic for the day: MY Bible.  We talk  about practical tips for personalizing your Bible, thoughts on Bible  tools, tips for study time, and other valuable insights.  If you are in the market for a new Bible, I give my personal recommendation and there is a link below for that Bible. Last, but not  least, we finish up with the #1 key to becoming a long lasting Christian  and it truly comes down to that thought - MY Bible. My recommended Bible: https://www.bpsmilford.org/store/Wide-Margin-Bible-p2509897 Contact us or submit a question for the Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
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August 21, 2020
E6 - Baptist History Lesson 2
What is the significance of denominational titles?  What do the names "Baptist", "Catholic", "Presbyterian", or "Methodist" really mean?  In this episode, we discuss the 11 core beliefs that a denomination must have in order to be truly Christian.  Without these essential 11 doctrines, the name "Christian" cannot be applied.  These doctrines, as clearly outlined in Scripture, are essential to the foundation of your faith and vital to every aspect of God's church! Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Contact us or submit a question for the Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
35:18
August 20, 2020
E5 - What Is Biblical Salvation?
"If you died today, are you 100% sure you would go to Heaven?"  This is the most important question anyone can ever answer.  Sadly, the more I ask that question to those around me, the more I realize how many truly don't know.  Is it a process?  Is it based on works?  Can I lose my salvation?  Can you really even know for sure? What really is "salvation"?  What does it mean to be "born again"?  Listen as we discuss these questions and talk about how you can know for sure if Heaven is your future home!   Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Contact us or submit a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/
30:42
August 18, 2020
E4 - Hold Your Nose and Help Your Leader
Want to hear an embarrassing blunder I made during our journey as missionaries?  Then this is the episode for you!  Not only do I share my personal story but we also discuss practical tips for being a help to your authority, a blessing to your pastor, a testimony to your boss, and a good follower to any leader you may have.  The best leaders start out by being the best followers.  We live in a world that lacks the old fashioned respect that the positions of authority should hold.  Let that never be said of you and I!  May it be said that we were Christ-like in our response to those who lead us! Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Have a question for our Q&A? Then visit: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/ *We were able to work out a better a "podcast setup" in Episode 5, so until then, forgive the audio quality and enjoy!
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August 14, 2020
E3 - Baptist History Lesson #1
In our very first episode on Baptist History, we answer two very important questions:   1: Who started the New Testament church?  Christ or Peter?  2: When was the New Testament church started?  During the time of Christ or at Pentecost?     We examine the Biblical answer to both of these questions and talk about the importance of the Biblical foundation of the New Testament church and the foundation of our Baptist heritage.  How sad it is that true, Christian history is being erased before our very eyes.  Accurate church history will one day be lost and it's important we know the story of our Baptist forefathers...before it's too late! Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Contact us or send us a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/ *Please forgive the audio quality as we worked with what we had until we were able to get a better "podcast setup" in episode 5.  Until then, enjoy!
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August 13, 2020
E2 - Intro to Apologetics
"Apologetics" simply means "the defense of the faith".  The question is: should we defend our faith?  Should Christians make a public stand for the Biblical beliefs?  Is it right or should we just be a "cheek turning door mat" as some might say?  In this episode, we discuss the why, when, how, and outcome of standing up for your beliefs!   Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Contact us or send in a question for our Q&A: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/contact/ *This is actually the first episode that was ever recorded for Sandy Creek Stirrings!  Forgive the audio as our original setup wasn't the best, but it was all that was available at the current time.  We were able to work out a better "podcast setup" in Episode 5.  Until then, enjoy! 
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August 11, 2020
E1 - Welcome to Sandy Creek Stirrings
Welcome to Sandy Creek Stirrings!  I am honored that you would take the time to join me!  In this very first episode, we talk about the purpose, the format, the name, and the host of the podcast.  I hope it is a blessing to you and an excitement for the journey ahead.  May this be something that truly stirs you up for the cause of Christ! Our first, true episode will be released on August 11th and I am so excited for our release date.  While you are waiting, make sure to visit our website and read about the podcast.  You can also go to our facebook page and give us a like or share the podcast with your friends.  Until then, keep looking up and keep stirred up for the cause of Christ! Visit our website: https://sandycreekstirrings.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandycreekstirrings
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July 25, 2020