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West Franklin Talks

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Join campus and teaching pastor, Matt Pearson, as we explore practical ways to grow as a Christ follower and share about what’s happening at The Church at West Franklin
West Franklin Talks With Kiersten Thompson
West Franklin Talks is joined by Kiersten Thompson for our monthly church member interview. Matt and Dave talk with Kiersten about her faith journey, the challenge of walking into a church as an adult, her experience starting a group, and much more. There is so much laughter in this episode that you'll walk away feeling like your cheeks hurt. We hope you're as encouraged by Kiersten and her story as we are!
37:11
March 5, 2021
West Franklin Talks The Prodigal Son
On this Tuesday episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk more about Luke 15 and the parable of the prodigal son. They explore why the church often is similar to the older brother, what should we celebrate as the church, and what might have to happen to become a church that does celebrate the return of the prodigal. So get comfortable before you hit play because you might get uncomfortable during the conversation! Thanks for letting West Franklin Talks be part of your day!
21:60
March 2, 2021
West Franklin Talks Biblical Theology
How does Genesis connect to Revelation? What is the main focus of the Bible? What is Biblical Theology? Today on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave explore what is Biblical Theology and how does it help answer some important questions of our faith. So, faithful listener, grab something to take notes with and hear us say, thanks for joining us for today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
20:50
February 26, 2021
West Franklin Talks the Rich Fool
West Franklin Talks is back to explore more from the past Sunday's sermon. Matt and Dave dig further into the parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12) by talking about the difference between servant and savior, the answer to greed, and much more. If you missed this past Sunday's sermon you can listen to it at westfranklinchurch.com/sermons
27:24
February 23, 2021
West Franklin Talks Snow Day Insights
The snow is still here and so is West Franklin Talks! Matt and Dave took to Zoom and recorded from home for today's episode all so you, our faithful listener, can have something to help overcome your cabin fever. They'll talk about some ways to redeem the time you're "stuck" at home, share about our Easter plans, and clue you in to an upcoming sabbatical for one of our staff members. So take some time between playing in the snow and get ready for today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
18:54
February 19, 2021
West Franklin Talks the Good Samaritan
Matt and Dave are back to further explore this past Sunday's sermon and what we can learn from the parable of the Good Samaritan. They talk about knowing and being, awareness of opportunities, identifying our biases, praying for opportunity, and what it means to be less talk and more action. Grab some paper and a pen because there's a lot of truth nuggets and practical steps for you to take note of. So let's get to it and by it we mean today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
22:39
February 16, 2021
West Franklin Talks Some Observations
Energetic, Exciting, Active...3 words used to describe February 7 and what it felt like on The Church at West Franklin's campus. On this episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk about what they observed and the opportunities/challenges facing our campus. So be prepared for the curtain to be pulled back a little so you can see what they see and maybe you'll hear something that encourages and motivates you!
23:58
February 12, 2021
West Franklin Talks The Parable of the Sower
It's a Tuesday episode of West Franklin Talks and Matt and Dave talk more about this past Sunday's sermon on Luke 8. They explore more about what it means to listen, how to cultivate the habit of listening, and they share about some upcoming changes at The Church at West Franklin. Thanks for letting us be a part of your day!
21:46
February 9, 2021
West Franklin Talks With Bob Humphrey
Today, on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave and joined by Bob Humphrey. They talk about Bob's experiences at the Church at West Franklin, the challenge of losing a spouse, the ministries Bob is part of, and explore the possibility of a new nickname for Bob. No need for a pen and paper today but you do need to be ready to get to know Bob better!
25:18
February 5, 2021
West Franklin Talk Jesus and the Demoniac
Today, on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk about a few points that didn't make the sermon this past Sunday. They talk about isolation, the challenge of ministry where you are known, and what Matt would like wearing suspenders. They also highlight the upcoming happenings on our campus, especially all that is happening on February 7th. No matter where you are or what day or time it is, we thrilled you are letting us be a small part of your day!
19:07
February 2, 2021
West Franklin Talks Sanctity of Life
Matt and Dave are back for this Friday episode of West Franklin Talks. They'll talk about February 7th aka Super Sunday (Souper? Sooper?) and ALL that's going on West Franklin's campus on this day. You'll definitely want to hear that. They also talk about the sanctity of life, how the church's efforts may end too soon, how being made in the image of God influences our view on the sanctity of life, and much more. So be prepared to be challenged in how you approach people of all ages, races, and more as we jump into the deep end for a few minutes! As always, let us know your thoughts and suggestions by emailing us at dkruse@westfranklinchurch.com or mpearson@westfranklinchurch.com.
24:07
January 29, 2021
West Franklin Talks Luke 7
On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk more about this past Sunday's sermon and Luke 7. They explore the one thing Matt hoped the listener took with them, the difference of head knowledge and heart knowledge, how each type of knowledge impacts a person's faith journey, and consider that maybe studying the Bible less is the right thing to do. Intrigued? Then grab something to write down your thoughts and get to it!
17:44
January 26, 2021
West Franklin Talks New Groups
What if we are approaching groups with the wrong perspective? What if there is an old way and a new(er) way of thinking about groups? What if starting a new group is as easy as asking 2 or 3 friends to be in a group with you? What if groups weren't led by one person but each person in the group led out of their strengths and gifts? Building on the Disciples Multiplying Disciples strategy talked about in August in 2020, Matt and Dave explore what could be if we set aside the old mindset of what a group is and embrace a new way of starting groups and being part of a group.  They'll also talk about plans for bringing adult groups back on campus and much more. So get ready to be challenged (but in a good kind of way) on today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:30
January 22, 2021
West Franklin Talks Being Fisher of People
Matt and Dave jump further into Luke 5 and talk about what it means to be fisher of people. They'll explore the community aspect of it, how following Jesus will sometimes make us question, and much more. If you haven't heard last Sunday's sermon, check it out at westfranklinchurch.com/media. So grab some pen and paper and let's get ready for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
18:53
January 19, 2021
West Franklin Talks Random Questions
On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave tackle a variety of questions. Some of them are serious and hopefully will challenge/encourage you while others are silly and hopefully give you insight into who we are. No need for pen and paper today but we do hope you're inspired to answer these questions as well and come up with some questions to ask yourself and others. 
26:23
January 15, 2021
West Franklin Talks Jesus' Life Verse
On this Tuesday episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk more about Luke 4 and what Jesus calls his followers to in their faith journey. They talk about what it means to heal, what it means to respond, and reemphasize the opportunities given by our mission minister, Josh, in this past Sunday's service. 
15:33
January 12, 2021
West Franklin Talks Our Tech Ministry
There's a group of volunteers that usually aren't seen, unless something goes wrong. Then everyone starts looking for them! We're talking about our Tech Team. Today, Matt and Dave are joined by Dave Edwards, The Church at West Franklin's Tech Director, to talk about this behind the scenes ministry. They'll talk about the importance of this team, some challenges this team faces, and ways for people to serve in this ministry area. So turn it up to 11 (but don't damage your hearing) as we get to today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
30:29
January 8, 2021
West Franklin Talks Luke 3 - God Is Pleased
After a holiday break, Matt and Dave are back for the first 2021 episode of West Franklin Talks. In today's episode, they dig further into this past Sunday's sermon and explore the powerful impact of realizing God loves us and is pleased with us, even before we do anything. They also give a challenge based on the second point of the sermon. If you haven't listened to this past Sunday's sermon, you can find it at westfranklinchurch.com/media Thanks for letting us be part of your life. We look forward to what God does in 2021!
19:15
January 5, 2021
West Franklin Talks Luke 1:26-38 and Christmas Eve
On West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave dig further into this past Sunday's sermon. They talk about Mary's response and what it means for us to respond the same way, how God has purpose in all He asks people to do, and much more. You'll also hear about The Church at West Franklin's Christmas Eve service and more. Please note this is the last episode of 2020. We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!
19:51
December 22, 2020
West Franklin Talks Our Favorite Books of 2020
We've had some time on our hands in 2020! We're not sure where that came from. On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave share their favorite books they read in 2020. From books that provide historical insight to devotional encouragement to a surprise read or two, they talk about why they recommend the book. Matt will provide links to the books on his blog, mattpearsononline.com, in case you want to check one or ten of these out. As always, thanks for letting us be a small part of your life!
30:23
December 18, 2020
West Franklin Talks Luke 3: Advent and John the Baptist
How does John the Baptist connect with Advent? It doesn't seem that there is a natural connection between the two. In today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave explore how John naturally reflects the heart of Advent, talk about the tension of culture and following Christ, and more. If you didn't catch this past Sunday's sermon, you can find it at westfranklinchurch.com/media. So get ready to join us as dig further into this past Sunday's sermon. 
19:56
December 15, 2020
West Franklin Talks Our Christmas Concert
COVID has cancelled a lot of things but one thing it can't cancel is our annual Christmas Concert! But it can change how we have to do the concert this year. In today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave are joined by Brad Cleveland to share all the details about the concert. What is it? When is it? What do you need to do to attend? What to expect? And you'll hear which of us has finished our Christmas shopping and who hasn't even started. So grab some pen and paper to write down the details you need to know and get ready for this Thursday episode! *Don't forget, next week our Thursday episode moves to Friday morning. Same greatish content just a day later!
20:26
December 10, 2020
West Franklin Talks Advent and Luke 3
On this Monday episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave unpack a little more from this past Sunday's sermon. They talk about what it means to give up your rights, why God is more interested in people than systems, and how we are able to endure when we know Jesus is coming back. They also clarify a point from the post-sabbatical episode and share about an upcoming change to our release schedule. If you haven't listened to the sermon yet, you can find it at www.westfranklinchurch.com/sermons
18:52
December 7, 2020
West Franklin Talks With Ronnie Williams
Today, Matt and Dave are joined by Ronnie Williams, one of our great church members. We get to know Ronnie and his family, her why they choose to be part of The Church at West Franklin and how Ronnie serves on our campus. Along with getting to one of our own, Ronnie shares about New Hope Academy and what they are doing a mile away from our doors. So buckle up or settle in as we get to this episode of West Franklin Talks! Disclaimer: we had some hardware issues and today's recording sounds a little different than normal. Still great content, just a little different sound.
27:34
December 3, 2020
West Franklin Talks Hope and Certainty
Today, on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave dig further into the sermon preached this past Sunday. They talk about Advent and how we can be certain about what Scripture tells us, the hope we have in Jesus, the tension of living in the "now" while anticipating the second coming of the King, and possibly talk about what food we enjoyed most on Thanksgiving day. Grab some pen and paper because there are some thoughts and resources you'll want to jot down. Thanks for making us part of your faith journey!
18:51
November 30, 2020
West Franklin Talks 2 Thessalonians 3
Matt and Dave are back for another Monday episode of West Franklin Talks to dig further into this past Sunday's sermon. They talk about 2 Thessalonians 3 and explore some thoughts Matt did not have enough time to fully explore. So let us join you as you prepare for Thanksgiving this coming week by providing some background noise that hopefully encourage and challenge you!  We want to say thanks for listening to West Franklin Talks and also want you to know we won't be here this Thursday due to Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
16:01
November 23, 2020
West Franklin Talks Covid Fatigue
Anyone else tired of all things Covid? If so, you're part of a large group who feels the same. Today, on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk about Covid fatigue, Brentwood Baptist's approach to offering ministry during all of this, why it's ok to feel the way you do, and some resources you can check out. So take a load off, give yourself permission to breathe, and (hopefully) enjoy today's episode.
21:09
November 19, 2020
West Franklin Talks 1 John 3
What do you invest yourself in? It's an important question for us since so many things ask for our time, our resources, our attention. In today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk more about this past Sunday's sermon on 1 John 3 and what it means to give yourself to the church. As always, let us know if you have comments or questions on this topic. Now, let's get to today's podcast!
22:19
November 16, 2020
West Franklin Talks Sabbatical Observations
Matt's back! Today on West Franklin Talks, we interview Matt to hear about his sabbatical, what he experienced while on it, what he learned on it, and any words of encouragement he has for you, our listener. So try to contain your excitement about his return as you join us for today's episode.
27:36
November 12, 2020
West Franklin Talks We Are Better Together
Dave and Josh Lynn, West Franklin's Mission Minister, dig deeper into this past Sunday's sermon. They explore 1 Peter 2:1-9 and talk about the purpose of being part of the church, share some about groups that have changed them, and issue a few challenges. So grab a pen and paper and get ready to be challenged on today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
15:47
November 9, 2020
West Franklin Talks With Sarah Cooley
It's the first Thursday of November and that means we're talking with one of our great people you should know. Dave is joined by Brad Cleveland, our worship minister, and special guest, Sarah Cooley, one of our great choir members. We talk about how Sarah got into music, some of her favorite memories of leading worship at The Church at West Franklin, what she wants to be remembered for, and much more. So get ready to know Sarah as you join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
29:35
November 5, 2020
West Franklin Talks The Gospel And Politics
Dave is joined by Brian Coates, the Associate Executive Pastor for the South Region of Brentwood Baptist Church (isn't that a title!), to dig further into this past Sunday's sermon. They explore how to keep the Gospel as our primary focus, the value of keeping unity in the body, and much more. As we head into the finale of this election season, we hope you're encouraged no matter your political views. As always, reach out to us with feedback or questions if you have any.
23:48
November 2, 2020
West Franklin Talks The Holy Spirit
It's Theology Thursday on West Franklin Talks.  In this episode, recorded before Matt went on sabbatical, Dave and Matt talk about the Holy Spirit, specifically how a person should approach a second baptism of the Spirit. This isn't an exhaustive conversation on the topic but hopefully will get you thinking on this topic. As always, if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at mpearson@westfranklinchurch.com or dkruse@westfranklinchurch.com
18:09
October 29, 2020
West Franklin Talks Generosity
Today on West Franklin Talks, Dave and Brett dig a little further into this past Sunday's sermon. They talk about generosity, why it's important for us to be generous, and ways for you to approach being generous with your resources. 
23:30
October 26, 2020
West Franklin Talks With Steve Lyons
Dave and Josh are joined by Steve Lyons on today's episode of West Franklin Talks! We interview Steve about his time as a missionary and how that translates into his efforts to reach his neighbors with the Gospel. Steve shares about growing up in another country, his approach to engaging people with the Gospel, using narration to teach Scripture, and much more. We could have talked with Steve for hours and only scratched the surface of all his experience and wisdom. We hope you're as inspired after this episode as we are!
24:43
October 22, 2020
West Franklin Talks Stewarding Your Relationships
Brad Cleveland, our Worship Minister, joins Dave to dig further into 1 Timothy 1:18-19 and what it means to steward your relationships well. We'll talk about the people who have been Timothy and Paul's in our life, having awareness of those who aren't close relationships and much more. Thanks for joining for today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:55
October 19, 2020
West Franklin Talks October 18 Discover And Family Gathering
October 18th is a big day at The Church at West Franklin. We have morning worship, we expand our on-campus ministries to include birth through 2nd grade at 9 AM, we have an in-person Discover class, and a Family Gathering that evening. Dave, Brad and Jessica talk about what to expect this coming Sunday, details you need to know for the Family Gathering (BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR!), and why people should consider going through our Discover class. We may also talk a little about the beach but the only way to figure that out is to listen to today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
15:36
October 15, 2020
West Franklin Talks Stewarding Yourself
In this episode of West Franklin Talks, Dave and Josh talk about Daniel 1 and dig into this past Sunday's sermon. They talk about the culture war happening, ways you can steward yourself, and much more. There's also information on the upcoming Discover class (westfranklinchurch.com/discover) and our Family Gathering, both happening on October 18. So strap on the seatbelt or find your favorite place to listen cause it's time for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:41
October 12, 2020
West Franklin Talks Parents As Disciplers
Today on West Franklin Talks, Dave is joined by Kelly Davenport and Brett Buckland, who serve as our Next Gen ministers. They offer encouragement, resources, and simple steps parents (and grandparents and aunts/uncles and close family friends) can utilize in their efforts to disciple the children God has placed in their lives. You'll also hear details about The Church at West Franklin's upcoming Discover class and our next Family Gathering. So let's not delay any longer and let's get to West Franklin Talks!
29:53
October 8, 2020
West Franklin Talks Groups and Going
This past Sunday, Mike Glenn, Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist, joined all of our campuses to share about the mission and vision of the church. Today, Matt and Dave talk more about the takeaways from Sunday's sermon and what that means for The Church at West Franklin. If you missed the sermon, head over to westfranklinchurch.com and head to the media tab to hear all that Mike shared. We're thrilled you've joined us for today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
15:50
October 5, 2020
West Franklin Talks To Ben Hendren
On this episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave are joined by Ben Hendren, our number 1(ish) fan and current head of our deacon body. You'll find out what book he feels everyone should read, hear of his love for Cardinal baseball (and how he feels about the Cubs fan on The Church at West Franklin staff), learn why he and his family choose to come to The Church at West Franklin, and much much more. So without further adieu, lets get to it!
22:00
October 1, 2020
West Franklin Talks Finishing Strong
Matt and Dave wrap up our Disciples Multiplying Disciples sermon series by talking about this past Sunday's sermon AND reviewing  some of the series main objectives. Thanks for joining in on this conversation of West Franklin Talks.
10:41
September 28, 2020
West Franklin Talks About Sabbatical
Today, on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk briefly about the theology of sabbath and then talk about Matt's plans for his upcoming sabbatical. Matt shares some of what he hopes to accomplish while gone. They also attempt to anticipate questions people may have and provide insight into what to expect as a church while he is on sabbatical. You won't want to miss this conversation!
19:02
September 24, 2020
West Franklin Talks Speaking The Truth
This week, Matt and Dave dig  into this past Sunday's sermon by looking at two of Matt's points to further explore what they mean for us today. We'll explore the thought that Jesus doesn't mean easy and that you can't have enough Jesus in your conversations. If you missed this past Sunday's sermon, you can find it at westfranklinchurch.com/sermons. Now let's get to another episode of West Franklin Talks!
16:45
September 21, 2020
West Franklin Talks Guest Engagement
Today on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk about the value of engaging people on our campus (and in the world around us). Believe it or not, we have new people on our campus every week and it is so important that everyone make the effort to identify and talk with these people. Why? Because we care about them! So turn the volume up a little bit more (but not too much, we want you to protect your hearing) and come join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
20:54
September 17, 2020
West Franklin Talks Time With God
On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave unpack this past Sunday's sermon. Rather than chase an idea Matt didn't have opportunity to share, they talk about how they personally study the Bible, the purpose of spending time in Scripture, and some encouragement for people who struggle to find/spend time in the Word. So let's settle in for this practical conversation and hopefully walk away encouraged!
22:42
September 14, 2020
West Franklin Talks About What's Happening In September
What's happening on our campus? A whole lot! Today, Matt and Dave talk about our upcoming Family Gathering (9/13), the food drive we're doing for Grace Works, our Student Ministry resuming Wednesday night gatherings (outside and social distanced, of course!), and maybe we talk a little about Matt's disappointing cup of coffee. So get to work on all those little things you've been putting off while joining us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
16:36
September 10, 2020
West Franklin Talks Groups That Protect
Today, on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk about one of the many benefits that come from being part of a group, specifically how Groups help protect people from false teaching. We dig further into this past Sunday's sermon and explore 4 phrases that concern Matt. So grab your coffee or tea and some paper and pen and let's get into another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:03
September 7, 2020
West Franklin Talk Introduces Our New Student Minister
We've been teasing your for weeks that we might have an announcement and it's FINALLY announcement day! WE HAVE A NEW STUDENT MINISTER!! Today, Matt and Dave welcome Brett to our team and give him a chance to let you get to know him. So let's lean back and thank God for Brett and him family but also lean in at the same time as we embark on another adventure we call, West Franklin Talks!
22:52
September 3, 2020
West Franklin Talks Disciples Destroying Disciples
Matt and Dave dig into this past Sunday sermon and talk about the antithesis of Disciples Making Disciples. We explore Disciples Who Destroy Disciples and three traits of these type of groups. We explore the difference between meaning and application of Biblical truth, why we struggle to call people on their sin, and much more. We are thrilled you're joining us for today's episode of West Franklin Talks. We know you may have some questions so feel free to reach out to us - Matt (mpearson@westfranklinchurch.com) or Dave (dkruse@westfranklinchurch.com)
20:12
August 31, 2020
West Franklin Talks Why Finding A Group Is Hard
Matt and Dave continue the dialogue from this past Sunday's sermon and explore more about the difficulties of being in a group. We also share about some upcoming events that we want the church to know about. So grab some sweet tea and a biscuit (or a food and drink of your choosing) and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
25:10
August 24, 2020
West Franklin Talks Finding a Group
Disciples Multiplying Disciples, it's what we are talking about today on West Franklin Talks! Matt and Dave dig further into the sermon and talk about why people NEED to be in a group, how to get into a group, and much more. So get ready for a challenge and, hopefully, a laugh or two as you join for for today's episode!
20:31
August 17, 2020
West Franklin Talks Clarity For Our Fall Semester
Pastor Matt recently sent a letter out, titled Clarity, to explain what to expect this coming semester. In this special episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave dig a little further into our Fall semester plans. They give some thoughts of how our church should approach these plans, share some of their initial emotions caused by the plan, and a silver lining because of these plans. It's a shorter episode but one that we hope will bring clarity as start our Fall semester. As always, we welcome feedback by email Matt at mpearson@westfranklinchurch.com or Dave at dkruse@westfranklinchurch.com
16:32
August 14, 2020
West Franklin Talks Being a Paul, Being a Timothy
We are back! Matt and Dave explain what we mean by this phrase and jump into talking more about this past Sunday's sermon. We started a new sermon series, Disciples Multiplying Disciples, and it's going to be a great series for our church! Today, we talk about finding a group, why this is important, challenge you to begin praying for a group if you don't have one, and laugh at ourselves as we try to figure out a way to mash up Paul and Timothy's names. So get ready to be challenged as you join us for this episode of West Franklin Talks!
28:32
August 10, 2020
West Franklin Talks Psalm 50
Matt and Dave wrap up our summer series, God is the Question, while digging further into this past Sunday's sermon. We talk about our purpose in light of God not needing us, The Church at West Franklin's next sermon series, and Matt shares one thing he hopes happens while he's on vacation. Thanks for joining us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
19:38
August 3, 2020
West Franklin Talks Questioning God
Matt and Dave continue unpacking this past Sunday's sermon. We look at Job and the questions posed by God, the challenge of not knowing the "why" to some of life's challenges, and how to approach someone who is going through hard times. In the midst of recording, a GIANT thunderstorm made itself known and added some fun sound effects throughout. We're glad you're joining us for today's episode of West Franklin Talks!
26:24
July 27, 2020
West Franklin Talks 1 Kings 18
This past Sunday, Matt continued our summer series, God is the Question, by looking at the question God asked Elijah in 1 Kings 18. Today on West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave continue the conversation on this passage and talk about depression, healthy ways to address it, and much more. Grab your pen and paper cause you'll want to write some of these thoughts down or maybe just doodle while you listen. No matter how you use that pen, we're glad you've chosen to join us for West Franklin Talks!
25:03
July 20, 2020
West Franklin Talks Anger
On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave dig further into this past Sunday's sermon and talk about the topic of anger and what we can learn from our anger. They also talk with Jessica, the new Administrative Assistant at The Church at West Franklin, and give you the chance to get to know her a little bit. We're glad you've chosen to include us in a little bit of your day as you join us for West Franklin Talks!
24:04
July 13, 2020
West Franklin Talks Where You're Going
West Franklin Talks continues digging into the sermon from this past Sunday. Josh Lynn, our Missons Minister, joins Dave to share a few thoughts that warrant further exploration or that didn't make his sermon. So let's go! Cause it's time for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:12
July 6, 2020
West Franklin Talks Wisdom
Matt and Dave continue to dig into this past Sunday's sermon and talk about wisdom They explore if wisdom is available for everyone or just a select few, ways to have wisdom in your life, and give some homework for those who want it. We're glad you've chosen to join us for another conversation so make sure your safety harness is tight and get ready for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
22:18
June 29, 2020
West Franklin Talks God's First Question
We started a new sermon series, God Is The Question, on June 21 and today Matt and Dave dig a little deeper into the passage and what encouragement and hope it gives us today. We talk the text, cease and desist letters, and give a shout out to Mike Washington and Thad Champlin as they bike across the U.S. for a great cause. So let's get to it cause another episode of West Franklin Talks is waiting for you!
18:05
June 22, 2020
West Franklin Talks A Variety Of Topics
On this episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave talk about a lot of different topics that relate to The Church at West Franklin. New sermon series, summer plans, some jokes, and much more are what you'll hear on this episode. So grab your headphones and get working on that project you've put off long enough as you join us for another West Franklin Talks!
21:43
June 18, 2020
West Franklin Talks Foundations and the End of the Sermon on the Mount
On today's episode, Matt and Dave finish unpacking the Sermon on the Mount. We talk about foundations, the challenge of hearing and not doing, and a WHOLE lot more. So grab your keys and get ready to listen while you drive around time cause it's time for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:15
June 15, 2020
West Franklin Talks VBS 2020
Covid-19 has cancelled a lot of things this summer but Vacation Bible School is NOT one of them! In today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Kelly Davenport, our Preschool & Children's Minister, joins Matt and Dave to talk about what VBS looks like this year. We also share about Camp+ for our Middle and High School students. So get ready to hear about a new approach to VBS and Summer Camp as you join us for another West Franklin Talks!
23:23
June 11, 2020
West Franklin Talks The Golden Rule
In this episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave continue talking about the Sermon On The Mount and what it means for us. Matt takes a different approach to a familiar passage and challenges all of us to consider Matthew 7:7-14 in light of Jesus' previous teachings. So if you're ready, grab a pen and paper, find a good place to listen, and come join us for another West Franklin Talks!
20:39
June 8, 2020
West Franklin Talks A New Mindset
Can you believe we've been away from our campus for almost 3 months? On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave share some thoughts of what will be different when we resume with all our ministries. They're not talking about entry plans or what's open and closed rather they talk about the focus and heart of the church. So if you're interested in the heart and direction of The Church at West Franklin, grab a pencil and some paper cause you might have an idea or question you want to capture and come join us for another West Franklin Talks!
22:53
June 4, 2020
West Franklin Talks Judging
As Matt and Dave continue unpacking this past Sunday's sermon, they are joined by special guest, SETH PEARSON! These three guys look at Matthew 7:1-6 and talk about why we tend to judge others, what we can do to address our own hearts, and how this leads us to engage others when they have a sin issue in their life. So find a great place to listen and know that we're glad you've joined us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:56
June 1, 2020
West Franklin Talks Details for Re-Entry on June 7th
We resume gathering on June 7! But it's going to look a little different... On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Dave and Matt share a lot of details about resuming worship services. So grab some paper to jot down some notes and try to contain your excitement as they share what to expect! Now let's jump into another episode of West Franklin Talks!
24:09
May 28, 2020
West Franklin Talks Anxiety
West Franklin Talks continues to unpack the previous Sunday's sermon. Today, Matt and Dave talk about anxiety, Jesus' words on trusting God, and consider some next steps if you struggle with anxiety. So get comfortable and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
30:56
May 25, 2020
West Franklin Talks Brentwood Baptist's Response to Covid-19
On today's episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave interview Brian Coates. Brian is the Associate Executive Pastor of the South Region (which our campus is part of) and on Brentwood Baptist's Corona Task Force. Brian talks about how Brentwood has approached this unique time, considerations as we move towards resuming gatherings, why our church follows government guidelines, and a whole lot more. There's a lot in this episode so find a great place to listen and be prepared to hit the back button several times so you don't miss anything!
28:36
May 21, 2020
West Franklin Talks Treasures And Your Heart
Matt and Dave continue to unpack the previous Sunday's sermon. Today we talk about treasures in Heaven, how we should approach money, and more. So grab your wallet, find a comfortable place to get uncomfortable, and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
25:03
May 18, 2020
West Franklin Talks Young Adults
On this episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave are joined by four young adults who are part of our church. We explore why they choose to come to West Franklin, what our church can do to better engage young adults, how they are handling social distancing, and more. The energy and laughter from this group is amazing so get ready to smile and learn from this group. Now find your favorite chair, grab your favorite Oreo, and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
38:27
May 14, 2020
West Franklin Talks Matthew 6
This week on the early episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave continue unpacking the passage from the previous Sunday. We talk about Matthew 6:1-18, what it means to be a hypocrite, finding your prayer room, and Matt plays the game "Let's Stump Dave". We hope you're challenged and encouraged through this and say thanks for letting us be part of your day!
28:36
May 11, 2020
West Franklin Talks Marriage
Recently Matt came across an article on marriage and divorce that didn't sit well with him. On today's episode, Matt and Dave talk about marriage  and how to strengthen it, wrestle with the thought is surviving or divorce the only options for people, and much more. If you find this episode helpful, we encourage you to share it or link to it for others. Now, find a comfortable place to listen and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
28:55
May 7, 2020
West Franklin Talks Loving Your Enemy
On the 20th episdoe of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave celebrate hitting this small milestone and point out some funny habits they have. They also continue digging into the Sermon on the Mount. They talk about Matthew 5:38-48 and what it means to love our enemies, turn the other cheek, and go the extra mile. So grab your notebook, find a good place to listen, and come join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:50
May 4, 2020
West Franklin Talks About Stewardship
Furloughs, layoff, salary cuts...these are happening a lot during the pandemic. In today's episode, Ken Schafer, a member at The Church at West Franklin and an Account Executive with Ramsey Solutions, joins Matt and Dave. Ken shares great wisdom about stewardship through this time, shares some considerations for the future, encourages being generous now, and a lot more. So grab your coffee or tea, find a comfortable seat and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
29:07
April 30, 2020
West Franklin Talks Light, Lust, and a Whole Lot More
Matt continues preaching through the Sermon on the Mount and West Franklin Talks continues to unpack the parts he couldn't cover. Today, Matt and Dave look at Matthew 5:13-37 and a wide variety of topics which all come back to a person's heart condition. So we hope you'll grab something to take some notes and be challenged in your relationship with Jesus. Now, find a comfortable place to listen and join the conversation on West Franklin Talks!
29:48
April 27, 2020
West Franklin Talks With Mike Glenn
Mike Glenn, the Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church, joins West Franklin Talks for a conversation about how the pandemic might impact the church moving forward. Matt and Mike talk about a wide range of topics so grab a pen and paper to take some notes, find your favorite spot to listen, and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
23:21
April 23, 2020
West Franklin Talks the Beatitudes
The Church at West Franklin started a new sermon series focused on the Sermon on the Mount. Pastor Matt had a great sermon on Matthew 5:1-12 but we didn't have time to talk about each Beatitude. Today, Matt and Dave explore the Beatitudes and what they mean for us as followers of Christ. Along with this, you'll get some quality Dave and Matt banter and learn about one of Dave's pet peeves. So grab your headphones or turn up your speakers and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
30:32
April 20, 2020
West Franklin Talks Marriage And Family
Covid-19 means many of us are home with our family way more than we usually are. How do you make the most of the time you have at home with your spouse and your kids? Today, Matt and Dave are joined by Linc Taylor, Next Gen and Family Minister on our Brentwood campus, to talk about how we can use this time to strengthen our marriages, parent well, and thrive with little to no space to escape. So find a comfortable place to listen, invite your spouse and kids to gather with you, and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
31:39
April 16, 2020
West Franklin Talks Social Media
Being at home a lot more means you could find yourself spending a lot more time on social media. Today Matt and Dave talk with Morgan Comer, Brentwood Baptist's Digital Content Manager, about positive ways we can use social media. So get comfortable, invite your kids to join you, and join us for another West Franklin Talks.
20:15
April 13, 2020
West Franklin Talks the East Nashville Tornado
About a week before the Coronavirus craziness started, East Nashville was hit by a devastating tornado. One of our sister campuses, The Church at Lockeland Springs, was damaged along with many other homes and businesses. Today, Matt and Dave are joined by David Hannah, the campus and teaching pastor at Lockeland Springs, to hear from him about that day and how their campus is responding to their community. Grab your coffee, find a comfortable place and join us for another episode of West Franklin Talks!
33:44
April 9, 2020
West Franklin Talks Mental Health During Covid-19
Recently Ken Corr, Congregational Care Minister at the Brentwood campus, shared with all of Brentwood Baptist's staff some ideas for managing anxiety and depression while we face new circumstances. It was such good information, we want to share it with our West Franklin family. After Ken shares, Matt and Dave discuss how they are using Ken's information and ways they know they are struggling. So grab some headphones, your favorite drink, find a comfy place to listen and let's talk!
24:36
April 6, 2020
West Franklin Talks Recommends
We continue to stay at home which means you might have a little extra time on your hands and aren't sure what to do with it. On this episode of West Franklin Talks, Matt and Dave share about the books they are currently reading, the books they have found useful over the years, and a few books they hope to read in the near future. Along with our recommendations, Matt shares one funny (maybe, gross) story from his stint as a youth minister. We are thankful you're taking some time to join us on West Franklin Talks!
24:49
April 2, 2020
Some Change in the Student Ministry
We are providing more content during our time of isolation to help you pass the time! West Franklin Talks is posting 2 episodes a week starting today.  On this episode, Matt and Dave take a few minutes to share about a staff change at our campus, how we are approaching this change, and what you can expect. As always, feel free to spend us an email with your thoughts and episode suggestions or leave us a message using the following link.
16:50
March 30, 2020
Let's Talk About What a Gospel Conversation Isn't
This week, Matt and Dave continue the Gospel Conversation conversation and explore what a Gospel Conversation isn't. We explore several types of conversations that don't exactly fit the definition of a Gospel Conversation. Feel free to leave us a message about this topic or other topics you'd like us to consider for future episodes using the link at the end of this description. Now settle in and let's talk!
21:04
March 26, 2020
What is a Gospel Conversation?
If you're part of the Brentwood Baptist family, you've heard us talk a lot about Gospel Conversations. Maybe you have questions about what a Gospel Conversation is, or possibly, have never heard us talk about it at all. This week, Matt and Dave explore what is a Gospel Conversation by giving a definition and looking at the three parts of a Gospel Conversation. Grab something to take notes with because you'll want to write down the definition and any thoughts that grab your attention. As always, if you have questions, feel free to email us (podcast@westfranklinchurch.com) or leave us a message using the message button that follows.
20:04
March 19, 2020
Redeeming the time in light of COVID-19
In light of COVID-19's impact on society and our church, Matt and Dave though a special episode of West Franklin Talks was  spend a few minutes encouraging people with ways to engage culture, redeem the time, and more. We will be back Thursday with our regular weekly episode.
17:45
March 16, 2020
Let's Talk (With Our Kids)
Kelly Davenport join us for a conversation about having Gospel Conversations with our kids. We share how you can register for VBS (or volunteer!) and talk a little about some adjustments to this coming Sunday's on campus happenings. We're glad you're taking time to listen! Now grab your coffee (or grip the steering wheel) and let's enjoy another episode of West Franklin Talks!
26:22
March 12, 2020
Do I Really Have To Share?
West Franklin Talks is joined by Josh Lynn, our missions minister! In our conversation, we will talk about why all followers of Christ are called to share Jesus, how to overcome our challenges and fears, and let you know about some resources that will help you tell others about Jesus. Along with this great conversation, we talk about an upcoming event at The Church at West Franklin and ways you can respond to help with disaster relief in Nashville. We're excited you're joining us for this conversation! So settle in and let's go!
29:20
March 5, 2020
More Than A Song
Brad Cleveland joins West Franklin Talks to explore the spiritual discipline of worship. Along with our conversation with Brad, we share details of how YOU can be part of our Holy Week episode. So settle in and join us for this week's episode of West Franklin Talks!
28:33
February 27, 2020
Your PLACE And Why It Matters
This week, Matt and Dave welcome Lindsay Gordon to West Franklin Talks! Lindsay joins us to talk about Discover, why PLACE helps us understand more about how God created us, and why membership matters. So grab your coffee or get comfortable in your car as we jump into this great conversation with Lindsay. As always, email us your thoughts at podcast@westfranklinchurch.com OR leave us a message using the link at the end of this sentence
19:38
February 20, 2020
West Franklin Talks: Spiritual Disciplines - Prayer
In this week's episode, Matt and Dave discuss how to have develop a healthy prayer life, share about upcoming events, and have a laugh or two. 
21:50
February 13, 2020
West Franklin Talks: Spiritual Disciplines - Bible Reading
On our first episode, we talk about why we are doing this podcast and explore the discipline of reading our Bible.
21:58
February 4, 2020