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Foundations for Discipleship

Foundations for Discipleship

By Tri-City Baptist Church
These discussions will be a guide for those leading discipleship groups working through the Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth books.
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Episode 30 Stagnant Christianity
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim discuss common reasons that could lead a Christian to feel stagnant in their Christian growth. Listen in to see if you identify with any of these reasons, and what you can do to push forward in your walk with the Lord.
29:22
October 30, 2021
Episode 29 Paul, Faithful Men, and Titus
Have you ever wondered when you should stop simply being a "mentoree" and become a mentor? As we have finished the Foundations book, Allan and Pastor Tim encourage us to take what we have learned and teach others also.
28:54
October 21, 2021
Episode 28 Evangelism, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim discuss the second half of chapter 12 in Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. This chapter addresses evangelism, and Allan and Pastor Tim talk through some practical ways to bring about a gospel conversation with those you come in contact with.
29:02
October 01, 2021
Episode 27 Evangelism, Part 1
Join Allan and Pastor Tim as they talk through the first half of Chapter 12, Evangelism, in the book Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. In this episode, they discuss the responsibility the Bible gives to believers to evangelize others and some of the common roadblocks that keep us from fulfilling our responsibility.
23:49
September 24, 2021
Episode 26 Stewardship, Part 2
Listen as Allan and Pastor Tim continue the conversation about what the Bible has to say about stewardship, specifically about our responsibility in relationship to the local church. This episode follows chapter 11 in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth.
26:15
September 16, 2021
Episode 25 Stewardship Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim talk through the first half of chapter 11, Stewardship, in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Hear how they define a steward, in what areas we are stewards of, and why we should be motivated to be good stewards.
23:02
September 11, 2021
Episode 24 Sanctification from Sexual Sin
In this special episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the discussion of progressive sanctification by addressing one of the most dangerous sins of our age- sexual sin. This episode may not be suitable for younger children. Admit that you have sinned, are sinning, or will likely sin again. 1 Cor 10:12; Hebrews 12:1-2 Confess your weakness and helplessness. Eph. 4:25; James 5:16 Turn away from triggers. 1 Thess. 4:3-5; Eph. 6:11-17 Run to God. Eph. 4:30; Eph. 5:17-19 Identify thought patterns and replace them. 1 Cor. 10:4-6; Eph. 4:21-24 Give control of your body to Christ. Rom. 6:13-14; Rom. 6:19 Honestly identify situations of limited self-control. Eph. 4:25-32; Prov. 14:12; 16:25 Trust in God to restore relationships in His way. Eph. 4:32; Prov. 3:5-6
01:02:14
September 02, 2021
Episode 23 Progressive Sanctification, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the discussion of progressive sanctification, which is chapter 10 of the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Hear about the process of sanctification in a believer's life- how it is a work of God, but also what the believer's responsibility in all of it.
23:35
August 12, 2021
Episode 22 Progressive Sanctification, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim discuss the first part of chapter 10 in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Chapter 10 talks about Progressive Sanctification, the process of becoming more like Jesus Christ. 
18:40
August 06, 2021
Episode 21 The Holy Spirit, Part 2
In this episode, Allan Brace and Pastor Tim talk through the second half of Chapter 9, The Holy Spirit, in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Listen as they explain the Holy Spirit's role in the Trinity, His work in an unbeliever, and then some of the works He does in a believer.
34:27
July 30, 2021
Episode 20 The Holy Spirit, Part 1
In this episode, Allan Brace and Pastor Tim talk through the first half of Chapter 9, The Holy Spirit, in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Listen as they explain the Holy Spirit's role in the Trinity, His work in an unbeliever, and then some of the works He does in a believer. 
28:55
July 23, 2021
Episode 19 Temptation, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the discussion on temptation, which is the topic of chapter 8 in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Listen in as they talk about the sources of temptation, and the many ways we can resist or fight off temptation.
37:44
July 10, 2021
Episode 18 Temptation, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim discuss temptation- how giving into temptation affects our relationship with God, what kinds of temptations we might face, and why God allows temptation into our lives. This discussion comes from Chapter 8 in the book, Foundations: Biblical Truths for Christian Growth.
25:44
July 02, 2021
Episode 17 The Local Church, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the discussion on the local church. They talk through local church authority, how each member gets involved, why it is important to continue to gather as a congregation, and why small groups cannot replace the local church.
34:21
June 25, 2021
Episode 16 The Local Church, Part 1
In this episode, Allan Brace and Pastor Tim talk through the first half of chapter 7 of Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. This chapter is on the local church- how the Bible uses the word, church, and the imagery it uses to describe how the local church functions as part of the universal church of Christ.
22:31
June 18, 2021
Episode 15 Prayer Part 2
In this episode, Allan Brace and Pastor Tim continue the discussion of prayer in Chapter 6 of Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. This portion of the chapter highlights the names of God and why it is important for believers to acknowledge and use these names in our prayers, as well as discovering what each section of the Lord's Prayer means and how we should model it in our own prayer life.
26:35
June 11, 2021
Episode 14 Prayer, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim begin the discussion on Chapter 6 of Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. This chapter addresses prayer- what it is, why it is important, and how we should pray.
21:19
June 03, 2021
Episode 13 The Word of God, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim finish addressing the importance of the Bible to a believer. This topic is discussed in Chapter 5 of Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth.
36:10
May 30, 2021
Episode 12 The Word of God, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim discuss the first part of Chapter 5 in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Hear why the Bible is so important to a Christian and what sets it apart from any other book ever written.
22:29
May 21, 2021
Episode 11 The Beginnings of Foundations, Part 2
In this episode, we pick back up with special guests, Pastor Allen Probus and Pastor Tim Potter. We will learn how the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth got its start and the long-term impact of the discipleship relationship between Pastor Potter and Pastor Probus.
27:57
May 14, 2021
Episode 10 The Beginnings of Foundations, Part 1
In this special episode, we have guests Pastor Allen Probus and Pastor Tim Potter, author of Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Pastor Allen and Pastor Potter developed a discipleship relationship while Pastor Allen was attending grad school in Cleveland, OH and attending Grace Church of Mentor. Listen as Pastor Allen describes his church experiences and what led him to Grace Church, and a life-changing conversation with Pastor Potter on how to view local church ministry and discipleship.
18:58
May 07, 2021
Episode 9 Baptism & Communion, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the discussion of the ordinances of the Christian faith, specifically communion. Listen as they describe what communion is, why it is important for us today, and some of the common misconceptions and wrong teachings of communion.
19:16
April 30, 2021
Episode 8 Baptism and Communion, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim talk through the first part of chapter 4 in the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Listen to them discuss why baptism is important in the life of a believer, what biblical baptism looks life, and what are some of the common misconceptions about baptism.
21:40
April 22, 2021
Episode 7: Confession of Sin, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the conversation about the role of sin in a Christian's life, how it can harm our fellowship with God, and what we can do about it.
24:58
April 16, 2021
Episode 6 Confession of Sin, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim begin the conversation of how believers deal with sin. This topic is addressed in Chapter 3 of the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth.
21:59
April 09, 2021
Episode 5 Eternal Security, Part 2
In this episode, guest speaker John Veres continues to discuss with Allan and Pastor Tim what it means to be eternally secure in Christ. They also discuss how to talk with someone who is in doubt of their salvation and what assurances the Bible offers to those who have put their faith and trust in Christ.
28:41
April 05, 2021
Episode 4 Eternal Security, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim are joined by John Veres to discuss the issue of eternal security. Listen as they talk about issues that can cause salvation to a believer after salvation such as the difference between feelings and faith, the difference between relationship with God and fellowship with God, and others. 
17:38
March 28, 2021
Episode 3 Salvation, Part 2
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim continue the discussion of salvation, particularly what you are looking to hear from the one you are mentoring as indicators of understanding. They also stress the importance of scripture memory and ways to encourage that in your student.
17:14
March 20, 2021
Episode 2 Salvation, Part 1
In this episode, Allan and Pastor Tim talk through the first chapter of the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth. Chapter 1 deals with salvation and is an essential starting point for anyone being mentored.
16:31
March 12, 2021
Episode 1 Why Discipleship?
This episode introduces the members of Tri-City Baptist Church to the process of discipleship. Allan and Pastor Tim are introducing the book, Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth.
09:46
March 05, 2021