Immutability and Impassibility

Tony and Jesse talk about the often confusing attributes of divine immutability and impassibility, and why they should drive us to praise

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Baptist Catechism: What is the Work of Creation? (12)

Josh, Lance, and Dale discuss the 12th question of the Baptist catechism in their ongoing series, A Pattern of Sound Words.

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The Impeccability of Christ

Tony and Jesse wrestle with more microphone issues as they discuss the incarnation and the doctrine of Christ’s impeccability.

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08 Oct, 2018

Verses We Mess Up (2)

08 Oct, 2018

https://shows.pippa.io/fastgodstuff/023-verses-we-mess-up-2

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Question Cast, Volume 9

Randy: Randy is on 288 days of scripture memorization and on question 64 of the Shorter Westminster Catechism using ScriptureTyper app. Chuck: What does it mean that the visible Church is the Kingdom of God? (Referencing WCF, Chapter 25, Article 2). Cohen: If preaching is a New Testament, New...

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Interview with Steven Wedgeworth on Two Kingdom theology

Dale interviews associate pastor Steven Wedgeworth of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver on the doctrine of Two Kingdom theology.

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Interview With Joseph Minich on His New Book “Enduring Divine Absence: The Challenge of Modern Atheism”

Dale interviews Joseph Minich on his new book “Enduring Divine Absence: The Challenge of Modern Atheism”.

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Docetism

Jesse and Tony discuss all the heresies that argue in some way that Christ isn’t fully human, which fall under the label Docetism

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25 Sep, 2018

Comfort In Life & In DEATH

25 Sep, 2018

Cary talks about how Christ can be our comfort not only in life but also in death!

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Fasting

This week, the Thieves discuss the biblical practice of fasting.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Community

In this podcast I read a short excerpt from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together.

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Baptist Catechism: What Are the Decrees of God? (10)

Lance and Dale discuss catechism # 10 in the Baptist catechism: What are the Decrees of God?

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14 Sep, 2018

What’s the Deal with Satan?

14 Sep, 2018

Satan is real and often misunderstood. We have a tendency to either over or underestimate Satan. So in this episode we cover the basics of Satan so we can know how to respond to him.

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The Fear of the Lord

Tony and Jesse discuss the fear of the Lord, and what it has to do with the Law and the Gospel

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The Catechism Cast: Heidelberg Catechism — Lord’s Day 3

Cary walks through Lord’s Day 3 of the Heidelberg Catechism.

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Preparation for Ministry

Were back! This week the guys take a look at Samuel Millers sermon, The Importance of Mature Preparatory Study for the Ministry. Is seminary required? What about people who don’t have that available to them as a resource? How do we navigate a world where it seems that everyone...

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Getting the Garden Right with Dr. Barcellos

The team chats with Dr. Richard Barcellos about his latest book, Getting the Garden Right.

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Christian Liberty

Tony and Jesse talk through Chapter 20 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, and explore what Christian Liberty is really all about. Christians and Alcohol – John MacArthur

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Jen Wilkin destroys Self-Esteem

Listen to this replay of Jen Wilkin on Ask Pastor John

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Theonomy Discussion with Brandon Adams

Lance and Dale interview Brandon Adams on the topic of Theonomy. Show Notes: Brandon’s articles on Theonomy on his blog contrast2.wordpress.com: 1689 Federalism and Theonomy Various Articles on Reformed Libertarian: General Equity Review of Joel McDurmon’s book JD Hall and Joel McDurmon Theonomy Debate Analysis Combating the Theonomist Trap

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Question Cast, Volume 8

Ronny (Raleigh, NC): What are we communicating as Reformed believers when we say that the Bible is self-authenticating? How is that different from claiming the Bible is true because I believe it is true? Jonathan (Hawaii): What can we rightly extend from federal headship to the role of men...

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Interview with Les Lanphere On His New Film, Spirit and Truth

Josh and Dale interview Les Lanphere, director and producer of Calvinist, about his upcoming new film “Spirit and Truth”, which asks the question “Is there a better and more biblical way to worship?”

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The Religion of Radical Secularism: Feminism

Cary encourages Christians to look to God’s Word for gender equality and not modern feminism.

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27 Aug, 2018

Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

27 Aug, 2018

Everyday we are bombarded with proposed answers to solve humanity’s problems, but we never stop to ask, “What are the questions we’re actually trying to answer?” So we take a moment to ask life’s biggest questions in order to find the biggest answers.

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Arianism

Tony and Jesse discuss Arianism, EFS, and other Christological heresies

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Back to School

After a short summer, this week it’s back to school. The Thieves discuss their week and masculinity (or a lack thereof) in today’s culture in the opening, and transition to a discussion on homeschooling for the main topic. What should we keep in mind when considering homeschooling? What are...

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22 Aug, 2018

The Problem Evil

22 Aug, 2018

Cary helps Christians learn how to respond to the problem of evil.

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Theophanies and the One Above All

In this episode, we talk about the “little g” god of the Marvel Universe, and Theophanies! If you are all like, “Theopha-what?” then this is the episode for you!

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The Importance of Language

Lance and Dale discuss the subject of language and how misusing it can result in the deterioration of Christian doctrine.

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Preaching and Prophesying

Tony and Jesse celebrate their 100th episode by doing nothing special. They talked about a Church hiring a transcript reader and calling him a Pastor, Amish kids playing spikeball, and what preaching is.

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Jeremiah 31: A New Covenant

A deep dive into Jeremiah 31 this week as the Thieves talk covenants. How are we to interpret this prophetic text about the New Covenant? How is it “newer” and “better” than the Old Covenant? How do we use New and Old Testament text to help with exegesis? Please...

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Baptist Catechism: How Many Persons Are There in the Godhead? (9)

Josh, Dale, and Lance discuss the 9th question of the Baptist catechism in the ongoing series, A Pattern of Sound Words.

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Grace for Everyday Devotions

This episode is from David Mathis at Desiring God. He helps us to see that God gives us grace in our everyday devotions.

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09 Aug, 2018

Spirit & Truth w/ Les Lanphere

09 Aug, 2018

Cary interviews film-maker Les Lanphere about his newest project Spirit & Truth. Learn more about Les’s podcast at http://reformedpubcast.com/ Support Les’s new film here. Watch Les’s first film for free on Amazon Prime for this month only (August 2018)! Click here. Five For Fruit is a proud member of...

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Perseverance of the Saints

Jesse and Tony discuss the doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints, and how it under-girds our assurance of salvation.

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Ants, Wasps, and Joy!

In this episode, we talk about SDCC, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and talk about what true, everlasting joy really looks like. Also, stay to the very end to hear our brand new Space Force theme song in its entirety (thanks to Conrad for being awesome!) If you enjoy this...

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Evenings With Berkhof: The Divine Decrees (6)

Josh, Lance, and Dale discuss the doctrine of the divine decrees in their ongoing series, Evenings With Berkhof.

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A Look Back….

Please rate us on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com. We welcome your feedback to twothievespodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening! Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Benjamin Banger- “… I’m Goin Pop” Ending: Andrew Gold- “Thank You for Being a...

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Question Cast, Volume 7

Dan (Minnesota): In the Reformed perspective, is faith the channel through which grace flows? How can something that is not a substance flow through a channel? How can a disposition transfer or flow through a channel? Jimmy (Philadelphia, PA): How do we avoid being practical marcionists with passages from...

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Prudential Preference and Saving Grace

According to Christ is happy to announce another ongoing series in our podcast titled “The Third Rail with Shane Morris”. In this episode, Shane and Dale discuss a very controversial blog post about men having preference for a particular set of virtues in a potential spouse. It should be...

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Christian Protest

An exciting week for the Thieves as President Trump visits our hometown.  We take the opportunity to discuss the protest culture we see in current America.  Should Christians protest?  What scriptural principles should we follow? Please rate us on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves),...

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Baptist Catechism: Are There More Gods Than One? (8)

Josh and Dale are sad to announce Drew taking an indefinite break from the show, but they are also excited to welcome the newest member of the According to Christ team, Lance Jones. On this episode, the guys discuss the 8th question of the Baptist catechism in their ongoing...

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Pelagianism

Tony and Jesse talk about Pelagianism, how it is and is not like Arminianism, and why a true monergism is our only comfort in life and death. Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at info@reformedbrotherhood.com

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2018 Beach Cast 4

Tony and Jesse reflect on rest as they close out their 2018 beach vacation.

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Can I Know God Personally?

The short answer is yes. We get to know God through His Son Jesus.

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Answering Email Question on Worship Music

Josh and Dale answer their first email question sent in by Ricardo on the subject of worship music and the lawfulness of certain practices.

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2018 Beach Cast 3

Quick update about a daily Sea Lion excursion.

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2018 Beach Cast 2

Tony and Jesse talk about the so-called Graham / Pence rule in a late night extension of their beach chat earlier in the day.

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The Catechism Cast: Heidelberg Catechism — Lord’s Day 2

Cary walks through Lord’s Day 2 of the Heidelberg Catechism.. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions or recommendations. Like the podcast’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fiveforfruit to keep up with the...

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2018 Beach Cast 1

Tony and Jesse are on vacation, but not from podcasting. They are chilling on the beach talking about their experience visiting the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod. Subscribe to the PCCC Sermon Feed.

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Marriage and Friendship

This week, the Thieves discuss the similarities and differences in marriage and friendship. Should our spouse be our best friend? Why would it be harmful to view them that way? What do the scriptures teach? Please rate us on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com. We...

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Spiritual Mountaineering

In this episode, I read a chapter out of J. Oswald Sanders book, A Spiritual Clinic. In this chapter, he retells the courageous story of Caleb, a man “wholly committed to the Lord.”

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12 Jul, 2018

Authenticity Is Key

12 Jul, 2018

Cary talks about the need for authenticity in our churches and our personal walks with the Lord. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions or recommendations. Like the podcast’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fiveforfruit to...

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Church Discipline

Tony and Jesse talk about the grave subject of Church Discipline, and how we should relate to fallen celebrity pastors who have failed to repent. Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at info@reformedbrotherhood.com  

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Interview with Pastor Doug Wilson on the Revoice Conference

Josh and Dale interview Doug Wilson on the subject of the upcoming Revoice conference whose goal is to ‘support, encourage, and empower’ those who identify as LGBT Christians.

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The Astounding Nature of God’s Spirit Living in You

Jesus is indwelt with the Spirit of God. When we are united to Christ, we too are indwelt with God’s Spirit. The magnitude and importance of this truth is beyond our wildest imagination.

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Christ as King

Topics galore on this week’s episode! We discuss everything from LAbron to Paedobaptism to missions to our topic…… Christ as King. Leave us a rating on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com. We welcome your feedback at twothievespodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!!! Music Intro: Mike B. Fort-...

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Video Game Addiction/Violence

In this episode, we talk about video game addiction and violence. It’s a heavy topic, but hopefully, we do a decent job of wrestling with the issue. If you enjoy, please like, share, and rate this episode.

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Question Cast, Volume 6

Chris (Minneapolis, MN): Is God’s choice of election potentially arbitrary? Danny (Moscow, ID): How do we deal with the emotions evoked by the heavy truth of limited atonement (especially in our dialogues with others)? Jimmy (Philadelphia, PA): How would we present the gospel (as Reformed people) that would be different from mainline...

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Baptist Catechism: What is God? (7)

The team discusses God’s incommunicable and communicable attributes as laid out in the Baptist Catechism question #7: What is God? God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

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29 Jun, 2018

Doesn’t Evil Disprove God?

29 Jun, 2018

The common objection, “doesn’t evil disprove God?” can trip a lot of people up, but it doesn’t have to. In this episode, we address what is really going on in this question.

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The Religion of Radical Secularism: Transgenderism

Cary speaks up about the new doctrine of the religion of radical secularism, transgenderism. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions or recommendations. Like the podcast’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fiveforfruit to keep up...

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Revoicing Our Concern

With the Revoice Conference happening just across the river from the Thieves this week, we center our conversation around homosexual desires vs. actions. Is same sex attraction sin? Or must you act on those desires for it to be considered a transgression? Is celibacy the best answer the church has to professing...

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Rules Without Reason, with Shane Morris

In this episode, Shane Morris, editor at Breakpoint.org, joins Dale to discuss his latest article at Patheos titled Rules Without Reason: Why the Culture Is Eating Evangelicals For Lunch.  Shane and Dale discuss the consequences of abandoning natural theology and instead adopting a radical biblicism that leaves them in a crisis of...

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Montanism

Tony and Jesse talk about Montanism, a second-century error in Pneumatology and Ecclesiology. They also field a listener question regarding Cessationism and discuss 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 and Daniel 9:24-27. Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at info@reformedbrotherhood.com | Get a T-Shirt

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Incredibles 2/Parenting/Chris Pratt?

In this episode we talk Incredibles 2, Heroic-Gospel-Centered Parenting, and Chris Pratt? If you think you have this parenting thing down 100%, then this episode may offend you. If you stink at it like we do, and are in need of God’s constant grace, then hopefully you will come...

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Immigration

As the news cycle and social media has been flooded with analysis and public opinions about the immigration issue in America, the Thieves add their input. What does the Bible say about the issue? How does it apply to us today? What should our message be to the culture?...

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21 Jun, 2018

Social Media & Social Justice

21 Jun, 2018

Cary speaks up about how Christians should speak out on social media. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any...

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Republication

Tony and Jesse talk about Republicationism and the various views. Resources OPC Report on Republication – http://opc.org/GA/republication.html Glory Cloud Podcast – http://glorycloudpodcast.libsyn.com/ Meredith Kline Resource Site – https://meredithkline.com Episode 38: Dispensationalism – https://reformedbrotherhood.com/dispensationalism/  Episode 35: Covenant Theology – https://reformedbrotherhood.com/covenant-theology/

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Worldview Week

This week, the Thieves discuss social and political current event worldview issues including: Trump and North Korea, LGBT, Abortion, and the SBC. Y Music Intro: Mike B Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Ryan Little- “Kick Push” Outro- The Gray Havens- “The Stone”

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The GREATEST Talk on Discipleship. Ever.

In this episode, Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, explains how to reproduce ourselves as disciples into the lives of others.

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The Catechism Cast: Heidelberg Catechism — Lord’s Day 1

Cary goes through Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 1. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions or recommendations. Like the podcast’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fiveforfruit to keep up with the...

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Sanctification

Tony and Jesse discuss Sanctification and how, even though we are active and must strive for holy conduct, it is a work of God’s free grace. Jim Stevenson – Sermon Audio

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Baptist Catechism: What Things Are Chiefly Contained in the Holy Scriptures (6)

Dale and Josh discuss the 6th question in the Baptist catechism about the things that are chiefly contained in the Holy Scriptures.

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Antichrists and Beasts

The Thieves take an in-depth exegetical look at the passages of scripture about Antichrists and Beasts. Topic begins at 18 minutes Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Ari de Niro- “Excellent Adventure” Benjamin Banger- “Ric Flair” Ending: Joe Day- “Christ is Risen”

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Antinomianism

Josh, Dale, and Drew discuss the error of antinomianism and make necessary distinction on how this error can manifest itself in the life of Christians.

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Living with Purpose

A life lived with purpose transforms lives. We were not created and gifted to just serve ourselves but others. Live life to the fullest by using your God-given gifts.

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07 Jun, 2018

What About the Old Testament?

07 Jun, 2018

Cary explains how Jesus taught us to read and understand the Old Testament. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions or recommendations. Like the podcast’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fiveforfruit...

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Justification

Tony and Jesse discuss Justification and why it is the hinge that our salvation turns on.

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Reckless Worship

A bit late to the party, this week the Thieves tackle the worship song that is all the rage in Christian culture, “Reckless Love”.  Also, why does Justin want to talk about Reba McEntire? Please rate us on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and...

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The Religion of Radical Secularism: Abortion

Cary introduces you to the fastest growing religion in America and beyond.

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Question Cast, Volume 5

Randy: What are our thoughts on Jesus being in heaven in a physical form?  How do we wrap our minds around this truth (cf. WCF, Chapter 8, Paragraph 2, 3)? Josh: In response to our conversation about apostasy, we seemed to claim that “no one can know if fruit...

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God Uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things

God uses ordinary people to accomplish His extraordinary tasks. But He wants us to participate and get in the game.

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Interview With AD Robles On Conversations About Social Justice and Race Relations in the Church.

We interview AD Roble on the recent controversial conversations happening in the broader Reformed Church on social justice and race relations, and how to approach those conversations for fruitful dialogue. AD Robles: YouTube Channel AD Robles Twitter: @RedeemedRutland

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The Attributes of God

A trying and difficult topic this week….. the attributes of God.  The Thieves tackle Divine Simplicity, Passibility, Aseity, and more in this weeks episode. Please rate us on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We also welcome you feedback at twothievespodcast@gmail.com. Thank...

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You are a Blessing

Find out how God uses you to be a blessing in the lives of others!

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Baptist Catechism: May All Men Make Use of the Holy Scriptures? (5)

Josh and Dale discuss the 5th Baptist catechism question and how it relates to our life practically. Subscribe to our podcast!

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The Catechism Cast: A Brief History of the Heidelberg Catechism

Cary gives you an update and introduces a new rotating series. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions or recommendations. Like the podcast’s Facebook page at facebook.com/fiveforfruit to keep up with...

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Marcionism

Jesse and Tony discuss Marcionism, a second century heresy that involves rejecting parts of the Bible. They also connect it to contemporary problems in the Church, and to a recent statement by Andy Stanley.

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Evenings With Berkhof: The Attributes of God (5)

We discuss the attributes of God from Louis Berkhof’s book, A Summary of Christian Doctrine.  We talk about the subject in the framework of his incommunicable and communicable attributes, drawing out the Creator/creature distinction and expressing how the gospel uniquely communicates to us God’s attributes.   Subscribe to our...

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Infinity War! (Part Deux)

In the second part of our Infinity War episode, we talk the Imago Dei, Thanos, the rapture, and discuss all the prior 18 Marvel films that led us to IW. Thanks for listening, and as always, like and share to help us out 🙂

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How to Answer the Fool

If you haven’t heard… The guys at Popcorn Theology did an interview with (former Christian) musician Derek Webb.  If you aren’t living under a Reformed Community rock, you’ve heard the rumblings.  This week, the Thieves apologetically analyze the conversation and talk about how we guard our hearts against apostasy....

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Apostasy and Derek Webb

Jesse and Tony discuss a recent interview on Popcorn Theology with Derek Webb, a high profile and self-professed apostate. The Scripture has a lot to say about apostasy, and the boys look at two passages. All clips used are from episode 126 of Popcorn theology and are used with...

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The Trinitarian Nature of Christianity

Dale and Drew discuss the Trinitarian nature of the Christian faith and life.  They look at a definition of the Trinity, explain the progressive revelation of this doctrine, and look at several key Scriptures in both Old and New Testaments.

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Coram Deo

What does it look like to live before the face of God? The guys discuss what this looks like regarding sanctification as well as the enjoyment and worship of God.

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Infinity War! (Part 1)

Wowwy woh weewoo! In this episode, we wield the infinity gauntlet to bring you an action-packed two-part mega super episode about Marvel’s latest film, Avengers: Infinity War. We talk massive spoilers, characters, plot holes, and even get a little deep into deep stuff. If you enjoy this episode, then...

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Legalism

In this episode, Josh and Dale discuss what legalism is theologically and some of the more practical ways it finds its way into the life of the church.

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Two Things You Have to Do Today

Jesus was asked what the “greatest” commandment was. Listen closely to His answer because it will change your life.

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Adoption

This week Tony and Jesse talk about adoption in Christ, and how it is everything.

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The Covenant of Redemption

Wrapping up our series on Covenant Theology, this week we discuss the Covenant of Redemption with our friend and fellow podcaster Tony Arsenal.  You can find more from Tony at ReformedArsenal.com and the weekly podcast he produces with brother Jesse, The Reformed Brotherhood. Please rate us on iTunes!  You...

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18: 3 Areas of Your Life God knows Better Than You

We reach out to God. God searches our hearts and sees everything in them. Yet God still shows us mercy and grace. Unbelievable.

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Baptist Catechism: What Is the Word of God? (4)

We continue our series, “Pattern of Sound Words,” addressing the subject of the Old and New Testaments as the word of God and the only certain rule of faith and obedience. Show Notes: Canon Revisited (book by Michael Kruger)

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Addendum

Article Regarding Kevin DeYoung’s Church Leaving the RCA – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/churches-leave-as-denominations-break-their-own-rules/ RCA Church with Homosexual Pastor – https://www.trinitychurchrca.org/

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Question Cast, Volume 4

Tony and Jesse tackle more listener questions.

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Episode 88: Baptist Covenant Theology

***This interview is an edited version of the conversation.  A complete, unedited version of the interview will be released later this week*** Our brothers from the “According to Christ” podcast join us this week to discuss Covenant Theology from the Reformed Baptist perspective Please rate us on iTunes!  You...

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Ep. #26 Articulating 1689 Federalism on Two Thieves Podcast

Dale and Drew joined Justin and Brandon on Two Thieves Podcast to discuss 1689 Federalism (aka, Baptist Covenant Theology).   Subscribe to our podcast! 

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17: Jesus is the Rock

Nothing else in all of creation satisfies or saves like Jesus.

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Monergism, Regeneration, and God’s Use of Means

Tony and Jesse talk about God’s use of means, evangelism, regeneration, and sleep paralysis…

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Ep. # 25 What To Look For In a New Church

Dale and Josh discuss the essential attributes that should be present in a local church in order to discern if that church is indeed a church you should visit.   Subscribe to our podcast!     

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#59 Preach the Word

This week the guys discuss the important privilege and responsibility of preaching the word. What should preparation to preach look like? Who is called to preach? How do you pronounce Brian Chapell’s last name? We’ve got answers.

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Episode 87: The Covenant of Grace

Our (other) friend from the Reformed Outlook, Cory Byrum joins us this week to discuss the Covenant of Grace from the Presbyterian view.  You can see more of Cory’s work at reformedoutlook.com. Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), or...

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Ep. 36 – Children Are A Blessing

Cary discusses what the Bible says about children and how we should view them. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email...

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Modalism

Jesse and Tony kick off a new series exploring the heresies of the early church. First up, Modalism!

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Ep. #24 What Is God’s Will for Your Life?

We address the misguided understanding that many Christians have regarding God’s will for their lives.  The will of God is not some mystical concept that is discerned through signs and subjective feelings.  Rather, the Bible is full of principles, wisdom, and instruction regarding God’s will for us.   Subscribe...

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Ep. #23 Baptist Catechism Q3: How May We Know There Is a God?

We discuss how “the light of nature in man and the works of God plainly declare there is a God; but His word and Spirit only do it fully and effectually for the salvation of sinners.” Show Notes: Ep. #19 Baptist Catechism Q1: Who Is the First and Chiefest...

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Episode 86: The Covenant of Works

Our friend, and fellow (former) podcaster Matt Butts from the Reformed Outlook joins us this week to discuss the Old Covenant and why it’s relevant to Christian Theology today. Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We welcome...

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Taxation and Submission

Tony and Jesse talk about taxation, submission, and how it is all about serving Jesus.

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16: What if You Don't Feed Yourself Everyday

Feeding yourself spiritually is just as important as feeding yourself physically. Listen and find out why!

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Episode 85: Introduction to Covenants

This week we discuss the basics of biblical covenants, the MLK conference, and the MLB.   Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We also welcome your feedback to twothievespodcast@gmail.com.  Thank you for listening!   Music Intro:...

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Ep. 35 – Our Covenant God – Christ & Covenant Theology w/ Dr. Venema

Cary sits down with Dr. Cornelis Venema to talk about his most recent book Christ & Covenant Theology. Purchase Christ & Covenant Theology here. Learn more about Mid-America Reformed Seminary here. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary...

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#58 Ministering to Women

This week, the guys have a special guest from 20schemes in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sharon Dickens. She has been involved in women’s ministry for over 15 years. She shares some wisdom on the why, the who, and the how of ministering to women.

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Molinism and Middle Knowledge

Jesse and Tony discuss so-called middle knowledge, Molinism, and how crazy and wrong it all is.

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Episode 84: Self Defense

In light of the recent debate on gun control, this week we tackle the subject from a biblical perspective of self defense…… And we talk about self checkouts.   Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We...

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29 Mar, 2018

Weird Stories in the Bible 2

29 Mar, 2018

This episode we cover the weird Bible story of judge Ehud who encounters idolatry, a fat king & poop. One guess on what we focus on unnecessarily. Also, featuring our euro-synth hit song, “Idols are Naughty”.

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15: The Key to Forgiveness

Forgiving others is hard. So, what is the key to forgiveness? Listen and find out.

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Ep. 34 – Our Covenant God – Covenant Theology In A Nutshell

Cary puts all the pieces of covenant theology together in one episode. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com...

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#57 Biblical Eldership

This week, the guys discuss the qualifications for a church elder. What responsibilities does an elder have? What might disqualify one from eldership?

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Question Cast, Volume 3

We don’t hate the resurrection

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Ep. 34: Easter Eggs and Empty Tombs

In this episode, Heath gives a 12-93% accurate prediction for the entire plot of Avengers Infinity War! We also discuss Easter Eggs in video games and movies, talk the origins of Easter, and discuss the empty tomb and proofs for the resurrection! If you enjoy, please share with friends,...

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Episode 83: Immutability of God

This week we discuss the unchanging nature of God.  Hopefully you can put up with the prelude conversation enough to make it to the topic 🙂 Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We welcome your feedback...

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Of the Communion of Saints

Tony and Jesse talk tonight about Christian unity, and how we are obligated to our brothers and sisters.

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The Problem of Evil

Jesse and Tony get a little philosophical. Join us as we discuss the so-called problem of evil, and how it really is only a problem for those with a godless worldview.

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Episode 82: Predestination

This week, we tackle the topic of Predestination.  What are the varying views amongst believers?  Are single and double predestination both orthodox Calvinistic beliefs?  How does predestination overlap with supra and infralapsarianism?   Please rate us on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at...

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EFS Retrospective (feat. Todd Pruitt)

This week, Tony is joined by Todd Pruitt. Todd is a blogger and podcaster for Mortification of Spin. It was on a MOS blog that Liam Goligher really kicked off the EFS controversy Resources: Highlights on the Trinity Debate Is it Okay to Teach a Complementarianism Based on Eternal...

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14: What to Read in Your Bible When you Don't Know what to Read

Do you ever get stuck in your Bible reading? Not sure what to read next? In this episode I will give you a great place to start.

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018 – Verses We Mess Up

018 – Verses We Mess Up We Christians misuse verses all the time. What are some examples of this and how do we prevent it? Well… we wrote two hit songs to help you remember.

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Episode 81: SBC Follow-Up and Altar Calls

We start off this episode answering listener emails from last week’s discussion on the SBC and finish with a conversation about altar calls.  What are their purpose?  Do they violate the regulative principle of worship?  Do we agree with them as a practice?   Please leave us a rating...

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#56 Church in Hard Places – Ian Williamson

This week, Aaron is in Middlesbrough, England visiting with Ian Williamson, the pastor of New Life Church. In this episode, they discuss the spiritual culture of England and more specifically, what it is like to plant a church in an urban poor area.

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Ep. 33 – Our Covenant God – Covenant of Grace Part 5

Cary talks about how the Covenant of Grace and perseverance of the saints come together. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an...

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13: What God Thinks of You

Too often we only listen to the voices around us. We must listen to the voice of God and hear what He thinks about us. He does this through His Word and Biblical affirmations. Listen closely to hear what God thinks of you.

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Question Cast, Volume 2

Jesse and Tony tackle more listener questions

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Ep. 33: Black Panther!

In what is probably our most controversial episode of all time, we talk Black Panther, race, immigration, and toilets in space suits. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we do claim to know the One who does. If you enjoy the episode, please like and share...

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Episode 80: The SBC Divide

This week the Thieves discuss the theological tension within the SBC.  Is there a Calvinist/Anti-Calvinist divide in the younger generation?  Is it sustainable?  Should we celebrate the theological diversity within the convention?   Please leave us a rating on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves),...

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#55 Discipline, Discipleship, and Digital Culture

Alliteration reigns supreme in this episode! This week, the discussion centers around the importance of discipleship and church disciple, specifically in the local church. Are the guys taking on too much? You be the judge.

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12: Bonus: John Piper, Use Your Sin

John Piper challenges us to use our sin for the glory of God.

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Ash Wednesday

Tony and Jesse discuss Ash Wednesday, and why Christian’s ought not to observe it. Visit us at http://www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com Resources Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing Our Piety – Carl Trueman

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11: The Holy Spirit Lives in You

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that His Holy Spirit lives in you?” This rhetorical question has an unfathomable answer that will change your life forever.

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#54 To The Glory Of God

What does it mean to do something “to the glory of God”? It’s a phrase we toss around a lot, but do we really consider what that looks like. The guys discuss vocation, recreation, and the Indianapolis Colts new head coach.

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Ep. 32 – Our Covenant God – Covenant of Grace Part 4

Cary talks about how the Covenant of Grace and irresistible grace come together. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at...

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10: Holy Living Springs from Being Holy

If we are going to be able to live out the commands of God then we have to know who we are. To know who we are means to know who God has made us to be through Jesus.

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The Second Commandment

Visit us at http://www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com Tony and Jesse talk about the 2nd commandment, and why we shouldn’t accept images of Jesus for any reason.

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Ep. 32: The Friendship of Hobbits

In this episode, we carry you on our backs into the very fires of Mount Doom! Join us as we discuss friendship, hobbits, and the odd eating habits of Swedish people. If you enjoy this, then please share with your friend/friends/best friend/acquaintances.

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Episode 79: Abolition Extremism

This week we tackle the topic of abolitionism.  Is it a biblical position on abortion?  What are some of the pitfalls?  Can ending abortion become an idol?     Please leave us a rating on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast@gmail.com.  We...

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#53 Biographies

Why read biographies? The guys discuss the importance of this genre of books, and give some examples of books that have made an impact on their lives and ministries.

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Lordship Salvation

Visit us at http://www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com Tony and Jesse (let’s be honest… mostly Tony) get heated about Lordship Salvation and kicking the sheep.

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Ep. 31: Livin’ On A Prayer!

Traveling at 88 miles per hour, we are heading once more, back to the basics! In this episode, we discuss what prayer is, what the Bible says about it, and how to pray in general. We also talk Elon Musk and flamethrowers, and go over the best picture Oscar...

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017. What’s the Deal with Faith?

017. What's the Deal with Faith? We’ve all seen the word “faith” misused – leading to problems. So what is faith? Why does it matter? And how can we grow our faith?

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Episode 78: Truth

This week we discuss what truth really is…    Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We welcome your feedback to twothievespodcast@gmail.com .  Thanks for listening!   Music Intro:  Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Kings Kaleidoscope- “Instrumental”...

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#52 The Communion of Saints

This week, Aaron and Chris are joined by two of our church planting interns, Malcolm Griswold and Eric Keel. They discuss the importance of Christian fellowship, and not just church potlucks. They also cover important topics such as: personalized license plates and the Super Bowl (fly Eagles, fly!).

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Episode 31 – Our Covenant God – Covenant of Grace Part 3

Cary talks about the Covenant of Grace in the Mosaic Economy. He also touches on the controversial L of the TULIP acronym. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it...

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Question Cast, Volume 1

Visit us at http://www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com

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Ep. 30: A Balm-Badil For Your Soul

INCOMING ORC ATTACK! GONDOR CALLS FOR AID! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! If you, like the people of Gondor, have ever felt anxious, then this is the episode for you! We have the “Balm-Badil” for your soul! In this episode, we talk Tom Bombadil, anxiety, and finding rest at...

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#51 Simply Worship & Worship Simply

This week they guys discuss the importance of the simplicity of worship (Word & sacrament) and how liturgy serves this end. Enjoy!

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Prayer

Jesse and Tony talk about prayer, and how it is hard… but oh so worth it.

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Ep. 30 – Our Covenant God – Covenant of Grace Part 2

Cary talks about Abraham’s unconditional election and his place in the Covenant of Grace. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email...

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Episode 77: M.O.N.E.Y

We’re back together this week as we follow up on a topic from last week.  Our brother, Tony Arsenal from the Reformed Brotherhood Podcast, wrote a followup article in response to the lottery discussion from last episode.  This lead us to into the topic of how we should steward...

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#50 Prayer

This week the guys discuss the importance of prayer with the help of a short book by Michael Reeves called Enjoy Your Prayer Life.

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09: The Gospel of a Majestic God

God is the Creator and preserver of everything that exists. See how these gospel truths impact your daily life.

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Synergism

Tony and Jesse talk about Synergism, and why it is wrong.

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Episode 76: Love Wins

One Thief is flying solo this week! In this unique episode we cover everything from Star Wars, to gambling, to love.  Can we consider Star Wars gospel-centric movies?  Is it a sin to play the lottery?  How has secular culture defined love?  How does the New Testament define and...

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Ep. 29 – Our Covenant God – Covenant of Grace Part 1

Cary introduces the Covenant of Grace. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any encouragement, questions...

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The Seeker Sensitive Movement

Tony and Jesse talk about the Seeker Sensitive Church movement.

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#49 We’re Back!

After a long hiatus…the Confessional Collective podcast is back! Aaron and Chris spend some time catching everyone up on what has been going on and what the plans are for the future of the Confessional Collective. We hope you are looking forward to new ‘casts as much as we...

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08: Do you want to be a Shrub in the Desert

Do you really want your life to look like a shrub in the desert? Isolated, alone and without hope? If the answer is no, then listen closely.

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Episode 75: Law and Gospel

Martin Luther once said “..Whoever knows well this art of distinguishing between Law and Gospel, him place at the head and call him a doctor of Holy Scripture.” This week, we do our best to discuss and distinguish the relationship between the Law of God and the fulfilled promises...

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Ep. 28 – Our Covenant God – Covenant of Works

Cary discusses the importance of the Covenant of Works. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have...

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Top 6 Theological Issues for 2018

It’s All About God

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07: A New Year A Better You?

Can you make yourself “better”? Does what you do define who you are? Find the answers in this podcast.

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Ep. 29: The Doctrine of God

In our second episode of our back to the basics series, we discuss the Doctrine of God! We also start out this episode with a horrible musical number which we, 1) didn’t practice, 2) didn’t sing to a track, and 3) basically just winged on the spot. You’re welcome.

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Ep. 28: Man of Steel/Man of Sorrows

In this episode we talk all things Superman, and discuss the similarities between the man of steel, and the man of sorrows. If you enjoy this, please like and share with friends, family, and your arch nemesis.

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Ep. 27: The Bible!

Let’s talk Turkey, people! In this episode we discuss all things God’s Word! We also challenge our listeners to take up some positive resolutions for 2018, and to put off apathy! Don’t miss this episode, and please share with friends and family!

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Episode 74: Top Theological Topics of 2017

We’re back!! In our return episode we discuss everything from Star Wars and Cam Newton, to the passing of R.C. Sproul, Trump, and the Reformation.  2017 was a jam packed year and we discuss it all as we look forward to 2018!   Please rate us on iTunes.  You...

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The Incarnation

Jesse and Tony talk about the incarnation, and why careful distinctions in Christology should drive our wonder at Christmas.

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Ep. 26: The Last Jedi!

In this episode we talk all things, “The Last Jedi.” We discuss the movie itself (Spoiler warning!) and also talk about finding balance in the Christian life. If you loved/hated the movie, then we hope you will love/love this episode of the Nerd Gospel Podcast! Please share with friends,...

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Ep. 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We are putting off our Last Jedi episode until the new year to allow some more people to see it before we do a massive spoiler episode. Be looking for that after Christmas! If you enjoy, please like and share with friends/family/enemies. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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016. How to Make Marriage Awesome

016. How to Make Marriage Awesome In Part 2 of Marriage, we go over practical things you can do to make your marriage awesome… and sing like Creed.

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Providence

Jesse and Tony talk about hard providence, and the loss of RC Sproul

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06: Three Ways to Help You Read Your Bible Everyday

In this episode we discuss three strategies that will help you read your Bible everyday.

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The Lord’s Supper

Intinction? I barely knew her!

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05: How to Pray for Your Enemies

Ever wonder why or how to pray for your enemies? Me too! But I think Jesus can shed some light on this topic for us. Check it out…

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Ep. 27 – Our Covenant God – The Covenant of Redemption

Cary discusses the much debated Covenant of Redemption. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any...

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Joy

Tony and Jesse have the joy, joy, joy, joy… down in their hearts. Join them as they discuss joy. What is it? How do you get it? Is it optional?

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04: Three Gospel Truths that Propel us into Ministry

How does the gospel propel us into ministry? The truths of the gospel feed the fire of ministry and its vitally important for us to know why and how. Check it out.

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Episode 73: Signing Off… For Now

Don’t worry… We’re not saying our goodbyes.  This episode we discuss a potpourri of topics including: A follow up on a conversation Justin had this week with the Laymen’s Cup on what it means to be Reformed, Our view on New Covenant tithing, and the permissibility of various Bible...

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The Logical Order of God’s Decrees

Visit us at http://www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com Tony and Jesse dive into Supra and Infra Lapsarian discussion.

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Episode 72: Discernment

This week, we discuss spiritual discernment.  Is it a continuing spiritual gift?  What are the pitfalls of overzealous discernment?  What does proper discernment look like? Thank you for listening.  Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We also welcome your feedback at twothievespodcast@gmail.com   Music Intro:...

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Ep. 26 – Our Covenant God – A Thank-filled Introduction

Cary sits down with a very special guest to give thanks to the Covenant God. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it...

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Brotherhood Mail Call, Volume 1

Tony and Jesse answer listener emails.

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Episode 71: “Moore” Politics

This week we tackle the most prominent political conversation overtaking America today… the allegations facing Judge Roy Moore.  How should Christians view this issue?  What does the Bible have to say that could guide us through these muddy situations?  Should Christians support Moore or refuse to vote for him?...

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Ep. 25 – Defending Confessionalism Finale w/ Prof. Andrew Compton

Cary sits down with his Old Testament Professor, Reverend Andrew Compton, to talk about the value of Confessionalism. We hope you enjoy this casual conversation about the faith “once for all delivered to the saints.” You can learn more about Mid-America Reformed Seminary at midamerica.edu Five For Fruit is...

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The Federal Vision

Visit us at www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com Jesse and Tony discuss Federal Vision theology. This dangerous theology is a major error related to union with Christ and justification. Episode 61 – Higher Life Theology Episode 54 – The New Perspective on Paul...

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015. What’s the Deal with Marriage?

What’s the purpose of marriage? Why did God create marriage? And what makes a good marriage?

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02: Three Ways God's Faithfulness Strengthens Your Faith

God’s faithfulness impacts our faith. We are faithful only because God has been faithful to us through His Son Jesus.

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03: Three Questions to Ask before you do anything the Bible tells you to do

The redemptive story of the Bible has the power to motivate us to action, not just give us a bunch of rules to follow.

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Ep. 24 – Defending Confessionalism Part 5 – Unity

Cary shows how historic confessions can be used to unify believers under the banner of truth across denominational lines. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future...

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Episode 70- “Nice” Christianity

As the American church adopts more culturally acceptable customs by the day, one of the highest virtues valued seems to be the push to be “nice.”  But is this a virtue that the scriptures urge us to adopt?  What are the dangers of “nice guy Christianity”?  What does the...

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Higher Life Theology (feat. Ben LeClair)

Jesse’s good friend, Ben LeClair, joins us to discuss Higher Life Theology. This theology is prominent in the Christian Missionary Alliance, the denomination where Ben and Jesse both worship and serve.

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Episode 69: Funeral Gospel

This week we answer listener emails and discuss the funeral gospel and what it should entail Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Ari De Niro- “Freedom Drops” Ending: Shai Linne- “The Holiness of God”

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Ghosts and Personal Eschatology

Who You Gonna Call?

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Ep. 23 – Defending Confessionalism Part 4 – Instruction

Cary shows how historic confessions can be used to instruct in the things of God at home and in the church. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on...

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Episode 68: Unity

We’re back together this week as we talk about a topic spurred by an email we received this week.  What does Christian unity look like?  Across what lines can Christians have unity?  How does the Holy Spirit work to sanctify us within orthodox discussions?  We also take the time...

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Scripture Meditation

Tony and Jesse discuss practical biblical meditation, its importance, strategies, and 90s Boy Band Music. Join our ScriptureTyper group

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014. Mistakes Christians Make on Social Media (2)

Christians make a ton of mistakes on social media. So for the second time, we discuss our top mistakes: being preachy & not being discerning about our consumption of social media.

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Episode 67: Eschatology B-Sides

Unfortunately, this week the Thieves were a bit busy and didn’t have the time  to fully prepare for an episode.  Instead, we decided to release portions of our interviews with Dr. Akin, Dr. Storms, and Pastor Nate Wright, from our eschatology series that didn’t make the final cut.  We...

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Why We’re Protestant (feat. Nate Pickowicz)

Jesse and Tony welcome back to the show pastor and author Nate Pickowicz. Nate recently published a book on the history of the Reformation, and the core principles Protestant Christianity: the 5 solas. You can get the book at Amazon, and you can learn more about Nate’s Church by...

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Ep. 22 – Defending Confessionalism Part 3 – Defense

Cary shows how historic confessions can be used to protect the flock from false teaching. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an...

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Episode 66: Baptism with Cary Gephart

We’ve been avoiding this conversation for 65 episodes, but it’s finally here….. baptism.  Our friend Cary Gephart from the Five For Fruit podcast joins us to have the pedo/credo conversation.  What are the distinctions in the positions?  What similar views do we share?  How do we read scriptural passages...

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01: A Different Kind of Generosity

Has God been spiritually generous to you through Christ? How can you pass along what God has poured into you, into others? Spiritual generosity is a game changer!

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The Gospel

What is and is #NotTheGospel

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Ep. 21 – Defending Confessionalism Part 2 – Interpretation

Cary shows how historic confessions express WHAT we believe the Bible teaches. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com...

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Episode 65: Family Integrated Church

As the modern American church seeks new ways to make the Gospel more relatable for youth, we discuss the alternative.  Should youth ministry have a place in the church?  What does the sufficiency of scripture, regulative principle of worship, and homeschooling have in common?  And what are some common...

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Calvinist (feat. Les Lanphere)

What is the New Calvinism? How did it come about? Filmmaker and podcaster Les Lanphere answers all these question in his recently released film Calvinist, which released on October 2nd. Get your copy today.

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Episode 64: Listener Questions and Romans 9

This week we take a few listener questions including: How do we respond to continuationist missionaries?  Is Hell separation from God?  And what does Paul mean when we says God loved Jacob but Hated Esau?   Music Intro: Mike B Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Benjamin Banger- “I’m Goin Pop”...

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Ep. 20 – Defending Confessionalism Part 1 – Introduction

Cary sets the stage for defending the necessity of written Confessions of faith. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at...

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Eschatology

In the End… It Really, Really Matters

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Episode 63: Cessationism

The Apostolic Gifts…. Do they continue today?  This week the Thieves tackle the topic of cessationism vs. continuationism.  How do we form a consistent hermeneutic on the issue?  What biblical verses support cessationism?  Join us this week as we dive into another controversial topic!   Please leave us a...

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Ep. 19 – The catholic Church Finale w/ Tony Arsenal

Cary has Tony Arsenal on, the co-host of The Reformed Brotherhood podcast, to talk about the importance of rooting ourselves in the historic Church. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may...

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New Perspective on Paul

If It Ain’t Broke… Don’t Fix It

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Ep. 18 – The catholic Church Part 4 – The Athanasian Creed

Cary talks about the importance and helpfulness of the Athanasian Creed. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if...

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Episode 62: Sufficiency of Scripture

Following up on the feedback we received on last week’s confessionalism episode, we address the topic at a more foundational level and talk about the sufficiency of scripture.  What does the term mean?  Are the scriptures all encompassing?  How does it relate to how we rightly view the confessions? ...

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Small Groups

Artificial Intimacy is Better than Nothing

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Episode 61: Confessionalism

This week we follow up on our conversation with Tony Arsenal and address confessionalism.  As Tony mentioned, the confessions help us to keep us within orthodox Christian belief.  But how do they do this?  Why is it vital to be a confessional Christian?  What do we think about the...

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Episode 17 – The catholic Church Part 3 – The Chalcedon Formula

Cary explains the importance of the Chalcedon Formula and the hypostatic union of Christ. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email...

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Ecclesiology

Tony and Jesse field a listener question, and discuss church polity.

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013. Mistakes Christians Make on Social Media

Christians make a ton of mistakes on social media. So we discuss our top ones in an effort to help us spot areas we might need to change.

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Episode 16 – The catholic Church Part 2 – The Nicene Creed

Cary talks about the importance of the Nicene Creed to the early Church AND to the Church today. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode....

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Episode 60: Christology with Tony Arsenal

We welcome Tony Arsenal, fellow podcaster and theologian to talk about Christology this week.  Tony is the cohost of the Reformed Brotherhood podcast (reformedbrotherhood.com) along with his brother Jessie, as well as a blogger at the Reformed Arsenal (reformedarsenal.com).  As we dive in, Tony helps us answer questions such...

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Brotherhood Musings, Volume 4

Tony and Jesse discuss some random thoughts about the decline of authentic Christian spirituality in North America, the sinfulness of sin, and how Game of Thrones is for pagans.

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Episode 15 – The catholic Church Part 1 – The Apostle’s Creed

Cary discusses the importance of confessing the “core teachings” of the New Covenant people. Here’s the link to the video you hear at the beginning from the Village Church in Texas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3olfvXqFJnw Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave...

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An Examination of Eschatology: Premillennialism with Dr. Danny Akin

Episode 4 of our eschatology series featuring our interview with Dr. Danny Akin from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary   Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Eschat Intro- “End of the World As We Know It”   Speaker Credits: John MacArthur, Bryan Chapell, Stephen Sizer

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Theology of Podcasting (feat. Conrad Tolosa)

In this very special 50th episode of the Reformed Brotherhood, we welcome Conrad Tolosa from Fast God Stuff to have a discussion about what we have learned about Podcasting. We discuss a theology of podcasting, where we’ve come from, and where we hope we’re going.

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Episode 58: American Exceptionalism

After our talk about “God Bless America” and Mere Christianity last week, we couldn’t seem to escape their realities this week.  We follow back up on these phenomenon’s as we discuss the events in Charlottesville and how Christians should feel about exceptionalism.  We also discuss a recent sermon we...

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Scripture and the EFS Controversy

Tony and Jesse respond to some listener questions regarding the EFS controversy and discuss the main Scripture passages which EFS advocates use.

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012. Is the Force Anything Like God?

The Force from Star Wars seems to have many divine attributes, but does it? Put your Jedi robes on because it gets geeky, but also put your thinking caps on because discussing divine attributes gets deep really quick.

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Episode 57: Mere Christianity

This is what it sounds like when the Thieves travel together….. and forget their microphones.  Nevertheless, we press on and tackle a movement that has taken American Christianity by storm:  Mere Christianity.  What is it?  Why should we be concerned?  What are the 5 signs of mere Christianity and...

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Episode 14 – The Five Solas Finale w/ Nate Pickowicz

Cary talks to pastor and author Nate Pickowicz about his new book Why We’re Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation. Purchase the book here. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at...

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Ordo Saludis

This week on the show, Jesse and Tony discuss the order of salvation and how variation in this order is one of the major differences between Christian traditions.

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Episode 13 – Five Solas Part 5 – Soli Deo Gloria

Cary explains why it’s all about the glory of God. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you...

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Episode 56: Two Kingdom Theology

Every time an election rolls around Christians seem to find themselves in the same conundrum of deciding how they should interact in politics.  What is the Christians duty to interact in a secular culture?  Does God reign the same over the ‘world’ as he does the church?  What did...

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The Eternal Functional Subordination Controversy

The Eternal Submission of the Son, Eternal Functional Submission, or Eternal Relationships of Authority and Submission position is a major problem that has been facing the Church for decades. Figures like Bruce Ware, Wayne Grudem, and Doug Wilson have been teaching this and propagating this dangerous theology for years....

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Episode 12 – Five Solas Part 4 – Solus Christus

Cary explains why Christ must always stand alone as the perfect Savior. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com...

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Episode 55: Lordship Salvation

What is required for a person to be saved?  This seemingly simple question has been the center of much debate in the evangelical church.  This week we tackle the soteriological topic of Lordship Salvation.  How is one saved?  Is merely belief required?  Or must sanctification and works follow?  Is...

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What Does it Mean to Be Reformed?

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Episode 54: Game of Thrones, Worship, and Calvinism

The Thieves take on a few current event topics that have been prevalent throughout the past week.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the cultural phenomenon known as the Game of Thrones.  But should Christians be watching this show?  Does it glorify God and his...

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Episode 11 – Five Solas Part 3 – Sola Fide

Cary explains the importance of justification by faith alone. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have...

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The Genuine Humanity of Christ

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Episode 53: Christian Hedonism

During a break from our eschatology series this week, we explore John Piper’s theory of Christian Hedonism.  What is it?  Do the scriptures support it?  Can these two terms even be realistically combined?  Please rate and subscribe to us on iTunes.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter...

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The Life of a Pastor’s Wife (feat. Heather Schwamb)

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Episode 10 – Five Solas Part 2 – Sola Gratia

Cary tells you what Sola Gratia really means. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098 and he may use it on a future episode. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com if you have any...

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An Examination of Eschatology: Postmillennialism with Nate Wright

Episode 3 of our eschatology series including our interview with Pastor Nate Wright of the Rebel Alliance podcast Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Eschat Intro- “End of the World As We Know It” Speaker Credits:  Jeff Durbin, Nate and Doug Wilson, Moving Works

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The Doctrine of Sin

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Episode 9 – Five Solas Part 1 – Sola Scriptura

Cary attempts to explain what Sola Scriptura really means. Five For Fruit is a proud member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters. Visit reformedpodcasts.com for more info. Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com. Visit the podcast website to read articles and listen to...

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011. Good and Bad Ways to Share Christ

We all want to share Christ, but we’ve all seen some Christians do this in some bad ways. So today we go over two terrible ways and contrast it to the proper ways of sharing Christ.

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Episode 51: Divorce and Remarriage

This week we tackle the sensitive and often debated topics of divorce and remarriage.  We seek to answer:  How does Jesus address the topic?  How does it compare to what Paul says?  Is remarriage permitted under all circumstances?  We realize this is a difficult subject to discuss and pray...

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Musical Worship and Singing

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Episode 8 – What Does It Mean to be Reformed?

Cary lays the groundwork for a future series about the distinctive’s of being a Reformed Christian by answering the question “What does it mean to be Reformed?” Leave Cary a voicemail at 708-740-0098. Drop him an email at info@fiveforfruit.com Visit the podcast website to read articles and listen to...

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Episode 50: Biblical Manhood

This week the Thieves talk about their interpretation of how the scriptures outline manhood.  Please rate us on iTunes.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and twothievespodcast.com Thanks for listening!

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Evangelism and Gospel Proclamation

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Episode 7 – Is Christ the Only Way?

Bernie Sanders seems a little upset that Christians like Russel Vought believe Christ is the only way to heaven, but should he be? Cary examines this recent event in light of God’s Word. Visit the podcast website to read article and listen to past episodes at fiveforfruit.com and like...

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010. Hardest Commands in the Bible to Follow

The Bible is simple to read, but often times hard to obey. So in this episode, we discuss practical solutions for the hardest commands.

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An Examination of Eschatology: Amillennialism with Sam Storms

Episode 2 of our eschatology series including our interview with Pastor Sam Storms Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Eschat. Intro: R.E.M.- “End of the World As We Know It”   Speaker Credits: Pastor Sam Storms, Voddie Baucham, “Pastor Wagner”

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Anthropology

This time the Older Brother is the Prodigal

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Episode 6 – Should the Bible be Taken Literally?

Should the Bible be taken literally? Now that is a question that takes at least five minutes to answer. Cary gives some instruction on the proper and most helpful way to study the Bible. Two thumbs up for the historical-grammatical method of hermeneutics!!! Visit the podcast website to read...

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Creation, Part 2

The Curious Case of the Missing Brother, Part 2

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An Examination of Eschatology: Introduction

This week we begin our eschatology series with a brief overview of what’s to come.  We also outline why eschatology is important, how our reformed hermeneutic affects our interpretations, and where all Christians can agree on such a debated topic.   Credits: Intro: Mike B. Fort- “Otherside” Eschat. Intro: ...

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Creation, Part 1

The Curious Case of the Missing Brother, Part 1

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Episode 5 – Is Everyone a Child of God?

Cary explains how everyone is a child of God, but not everyone is a child of God in the same way. So which one are you? A child of wrath or a child of God by faith in Christ? Visit the podcast website to read articles and listen to...

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Episode 47: What Does It Mean to be Reformed?

Are you reformed?  This week we analyze the question.  How is being Reformed different from merely being a Calvinist?  What role do confessions, creeds, and covenants play? How does this theology affect how we view the Law?  Stick around for the end of the episode to catch a sneek...

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Dispensationalism

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Episode 4 – Do We Really Need Theology?

Cary talks about the importance of theology and how true Christians should be passionate about knowing God more and knowing God rightly.

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009. Why Do I Suffer?

Suffering is a reality all Christians face, but many don’t know why. In this episode, we explain the reasons for our suffering.

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#48 Repentance

This week the guys look at repentance. It is a necessary part of the Christian life, but what does it look like? What is the balance between being crushed by guilt and presuming on the grace of God? We hope this is encouraging and helpful!

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Episode 46: The Regulative Principle of Worship

Building off of the recent 2CV conversation that’s been going on, this week we take a look at the Regulative Principle of worship.  What is it?  Is it the correct approach?  How does it compare to the Normative Principle?  Thank you to all who have rated us on iTunes! ...

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Seminary and Vocation (feat. Matt Butts)

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Episode 3 – Church History Smurch History

Cary gives a brief overview of the various views held amongst Christian denominations on the authority and importance of Church History, ranging from its outright rejection to its undiscerned acceptance, and how the Reformers fought for the best of both worlds.

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Episode 2 – The True Gospel?

Pastor Cary takes a moment to explain the true gospel of Jesus Christ while also warning against the dangers of a gospel which is not really good news at all.

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Episode 1 – What is Five For Fruit?

Pastor Cary takes a moment to explain what Five For Fruit is all about.

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#47 Faith

This week the guys discuss faith. Specifically, saving faith in Christ, the object of our faith, as well as faith in the truth of the Word of God. They discuss the ordinary means of grace and the obedience that springs from faith in Christ.

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Hypocrisy

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Episode 45- Current Event Q&A: 2CV, Abortion, Racism, Drake, and More…

Fresh off of vacation, we tackle all of the relevant subjects we encountered during the past few weeks. Where do we each fall on the 2CV controversy?  What do we think about artificial wombs and embryo necklaces?  What about Trump speaking at Liberty University?  And why does Justin like...

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008. Annoying Things Christians Do

We Christians regularly do annoying things. So this episode we poke fun at ourselves a bit.

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Covenant Theology

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Episode 44: ‘Best Of’ Guest Interviews

This week the Thieves are on summer vacation.  Because we won’t be recording a new episode, we decided to put together an episode highlighting the top moments from our best interviews.  Join us as we interview Justin Peters, John Samson, Rusty Thomas, Tony Costa, and Douglas Wilson.  Thanks for...

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Episode 43: Trump’s First 100

 This week we follow up our “Theology Trumps Politics” episode with an overview of President Trump’s first 100 days.  We seek to answer questions such as:  How should we judge Trump based on biblical standards?  How does Two Kingdom Theology affect our judgement of leaders?  Is it possible to...

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#46 Sanctification

This week they guys discuss the vital but often misunderstood doctrine of sanctification. What does sanctification actually mean? How do we avoid both legalism and license? What are the practical effects and outworkings of sanctification?

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Brotherhood Musings, Volume 3

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007. How to Answer ‘Does God Exist?’

Explaining the existence of God is actually kinda easy once you get the logical basics down. This episode we unpack two of the most common logical arguments to prove the existence of God.

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#45 Adoption

This week the guys discuss the doctrine of adoption. Not only are we justified and made legally right before God, we are invited into his family as sons of God and co-heirs with Christ. We hope the discussion on this very important doctrine is beneficial.

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Christ the Fountain of Life (feat. Nate Pickowicz)

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Episode 42- Isaiah 65: New Heavens and New Earth

Answering important questions about eschatology and the gospel this week:  What is Isaiah 65 referring to when he speaks of the New Heavens and Earth?  How does ‘this age’ and ‘the age to come’ relate to the covenants?  What eschatological points do we all agree on?  And is the...

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#44 Justification

Justification by faith alone is a vital doctrine of the Christian faith, but where do people misunderstand it? What do we mean by the passive and active obedience of Christ? How does our justification impact mission?

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Baptism

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Episode 41: End Times and the Olivet Discourse

We follow up last week’s discussion on Just War with a talk about Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse.  With the recent military aggression overseas, many have been quoting the “wars and rumors of war” found in the discourse.  So what is Jesus teaching his disciples in chapter 24? ...

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006. What Does a Joel Osteen Sermon Sound Like?

Many Christians correctly stay away from Joel Osteen, but this prevents from interacting intelligently with those who have fallen for the prosperity gospel. So in this episode, we walk you through the audio of a Joel Osteen ‘sermon’ so you can hear him in his words. We analyze his...

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#43 Effectual Calling

This week is about the “I” in TULIP; effectual calling. The guys discuss the irresistible grace given to the elect and the common push back against this doctrine. They also handle what the confessions have to say about the delicate topic of what happens to those who die in infancy.

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Episode 40: The Theology of War

Last week, the U.S. struck Syria with tomahawk missiles in retaliation for the chemical attacks on its citizens.  We take a look at such acts through the lens of scriptures and attempt to answer questions such as:  What is Just War Theory?  What can we take from scripture pertaining...

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Good Friday and Easter

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#42 Free Will

This week the guys tackle free will along with the many questions that come up regularly in the discussion. Are we really free to make our own choices? If God is sovereign does that mean he is the author of sin? Why evangelize?

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Doctrine of Scripture

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Episode 39: Reformed Parenting and Discipline

After a 2 week detour, we continue our discussions on the family.  After speaking about gender roles, complementarianism, and homeschooling, this week we look at discipline and discipleship of children.  How should we understand and approach our children’s sinful nature?  What does scripture have to say directly on these...

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Spoiler Warning

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005. Weird Stories in the Bible

The Bible has some weird stories. Some of them can be pretty funny if you have the maturity level of eight-year-olds like us.

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#41 Church Planting Philosopher

Chris and Zac were unavailable for this week’s podcast, so Aaron sits down with a previous guest, Luke Potter. Luke is a church planter and professor at the University of Notre Dame. They discuss philosophy in relation to apologetics as well as the Lord’s Supper.

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Episode 38: BMN TULIP Series: Wrap-Up

As we look to wrap up the TULIP series this week, our brothers Matt and Wes at the Reformed Outlook join us to talk how Calvinism applies to day to day life.  We discuss what doctrines caused us to examine Reformed soteriology, how Calvinism differs from Reformed theology, and...

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Preparing for Worship

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#40 Christ the Mediator

This week the guys discuss Christ’s role as mediator. The topic takes us into necessary discussion about the nature of Christ and who Christ is the mediator for (the elect), as well as his continuing roles as prophet, priest, and king.

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Entertainment and the Christian Life

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Episode 37: BMN Tulip Series: Limited Atonement

Doing our part this week to knock out the “L” in TULIP.  We’re diving in to the scope and purpose of the atonement of Jesus and answering questions such as:  Who did Christ die for?  What scriptures do we use to justify our understanding?  What scriptures seemingly rebut limited...

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004. Is Joel Osteen Wrong?

Joel Osteen and the ‘prosperity gospel’ are popular in some Christian circles. What might they be getting wrong?

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#39 Covenant Part 2

This week the guys finish their discussion on covenants. They discuss both baptism and the Lord’s supper and how covenant theology effects how we understand and participate in them.

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Gifts of the Spirit

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Episode 36: Hyper-Charismatic Christianity with Justin Peters

Justin Peters of Justin Peters Ministries joins us this week as we discuss the hyper-charismatic and word of faith movements.  You may know Justin from the Strange Fire conference or from his Clouds Without Water conferences.  In this episode, we listen to clips from prominent false teachers such as...

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003. Top Movies with Christian Themes

Everyone has a worldview that defines the ideas that they convey. All movies and TV shows do the same.Many times these worldviews unknowingly borrow from universal Christian truths. As Christians we should be able to compare and contrast what art and and culture says verses the Biblical Christian worldview.

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#38 Covenant Part 1

This week the guys begin to dig into covenant theology. They discuss the unity between the various reformed confessions as well as the differences. We are encouraged by the fact that though we differ in some respects (Baptists, Presbyterians, Dutch Reformed, etc.) we can meet in the hallways of our...

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Pneumatology

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Episode 35: Homeschooling

As the culture becomes more secular and the state its God, homeschooling is becoming the education of choice for more and more Christian parents.  So how should Christians feel about the homeschool vs. public/private school debate?  Of course we can’t answer the question for all parents, but in this...

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002. What is My Ministry?

What is ministry? And how do we figure out what our own personal ministry is?

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001. Top Mistakes Christians Make

We Christians make many mistakes, the worst of which are the ones we don’t know we’re making. We go over some of the top mistakes we see Christians making.

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#37 The Fall

This week the guys deal with the fall. How has Adam’s sin effected us? How far has mankind truly fallen? The confessions have a lot to say on the topic, so does the world’s culture. The two are diametrically opposed and dealing with the way they collide is important and...

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Forgiveness and the Christian Life

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Episode 34- Sexual Agnosticism and Gender Roles

A follow up to last week’s episode, we continue to tackle gender.  This week WNBA star Candice Wiggins opened up about discrimination she faced in the league for being straight.  We talk about her story and use it as a springboard to discuss gender roles in culture.  We also...

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Episode 33- You Complete Me: Complementarianism

This week we dive into gender roles in marriage.  More specifically, Egalitarianism vs. Complementarianism.  What is the biblical call of men and women inside and outside of marriage?  Are men and women equal in every way?  Or has the bible called them to play separate, distinct roles?  Most importantly,...

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#36 Providence

This week the guys discuss God’s decree through acts of providence. They talk about how they have personally experienced God’s providential care in their own lives. Scripture tells us that God is active and involved in His creation, working out His perfect plan. This gives us an incredible amount of peace...

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Brotherhood Musings, Volume 2

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Church Membership

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Episode 32: Booze Cruise

After 4 weeks of amazing guests, this week we unwind and debrief.  Not only do we highlight our favorite moments over the past few weeks, we also talk about everything from Christians and alcohol, immigration, the NBA, and Trump’s latest LGBT flub.  Even though this is a laid back...

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#35 Creation

This week the guys discuss creation. Questions about creation abound, and most of us have spent time thinking or discussing the topic. But which are the most important things to know? What does the Bible clearly tell us? Why did God create the world? How did he create the world?...

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#34 The Decree of God

This week the guys discuss the decree of God. They approach it both theologically and pastorally, addressing questions that are commonly asked when people deal with the sovereignty of God such as: If God is sovereign, why evangelize? What about man’s responsibility? Enjoy!

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Episode 31: Islam with Dr. Tony Costa

This week we tackle the Islamic faith with Dr. Tony Costa.  Dr. Costa is a renowned apologist who has engaged in many debates with Muslims.  In this episode, he gives us an overview of the Islamic religion and answers such questions as: Who is Jesus in Islam?  How do...

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Atonement

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Episode 30: Engaging Culture with Doug Wilson

No introduction needed this week.  We had the privilege of speaking with Pastor Doug Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and best known for his movie Collison where he debates Christopher Hitchens, his many books, and extensive work in Christian ministry.  We took this opportunity to speak...

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#33 Knowing God (Part 2)

This week we continue our discussion of the doctrine of God. What does it mean that God is a Spirit? What attributes does God share with us and which belong only to Him? We also discuss some current events and what they say about how the culture views God....

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Time Management and Balance (feat. Matt Butts)

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#32 Knowing God (Part 1)

This week we begin our discussion on the doctrine of God. Is God truly knowable? If so, what can we know about him? It is a huge topic and we’re just scratching the surface. Hopefully it will spark some thought, reflection, and worship in light of who God is.

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The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

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Episode 29: Abortion and the Gospel with Rusty Thomas

This week we had an opportunity to speak with Reverend Rusty Thomas, Director of Elijah Ministries and Operation Save America.  Rev. Thomas is a national leader in the fight to biblically end abortion in the U.S.  Rusty shared with us his testimony of how he began in this ministry,...

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#31 Scripturally Speaking

In our first episode with a new format, our hosts discuss the importance of Scripture. Why is Scripture dealt with so early on in each of the reformed confessions and what challenges do we face in our culture regarding the authority of Scripture today?

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Reformed New England 2017

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Episode 28- The Reformation and Word of Faith with Pastor John Samson

Pastor John Samson (Kings Church, Arizona and effectualgrace.com) was gracious enough to join us this week to talk Reformation and Word of Faith theology.  This is an episode you absolutely do not want to miss as Pastor Samson discusses the early church figures and driving forces behind the Reformation. ...

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Christology

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Episode 27- Reformed Talking Points

Happy 2017!  This week we had the opportunity to discuss the Doctrines of Grace with someone in sharp disagreement.  This gave us the chance to reexamine a few of the most common misrepresentations of Calvinism.  Though you may have come across these arguments many times before, we thought this...

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Pastoral Ministry (feat. Kevin Schwamb)

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Episode 26- Top Theological Issues of 2016

We wrap up our first year (kind of…) reviewing some of the hottest theological issues of 2016.  Narrowing it down to the top 5, we discuss pastoral attrition, the trinity debate, church authority, bathroom wars, and the Donald.  We can’t thank each and every one of you enough for...

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Family and the Church (feat. Heather Schwamb)

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Episode 25- Open Handed Issues with Laymen’s Cup

We hope you all are as excited to listen to this episode as we are to share it! This week we talked with the guys over at the Laymen’s Cup about a potpourri of gospel centered issues.  This was by far our favorite episode to date to record and we hope...

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Fast God Stuff (feat. Conrad Tolosa)

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Episode 24- Conversations with Atheists

This past Saturday we were back at the abortion mill to spread the gospel, but this week was a bit different.  This time, there were 2 men there who were attempting to thwart our efforts.  We spoke to both of these men about their worldviews, and on this episode...

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Saint Nicholas of Myra

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Episode 23- The SBC, Calvinism, and “Problem” Texts

If you’re an active Calvinist that follows the underground Reformed movement, you’re already aware of the sermons of Rick Patrick and Paige Patterson that deemed Calvinism a “Trojan Horse.”  This week we share our thoughts on what they had to say and follow up with a discussion on the...

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Trinity

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The Abortion Mill

Abortion is to blame for the deaths of over 6 million innocent children in America.  Contrary to the current narrative, it’s not solely a political issue.  It’s a Gospel issue.  This week we stood outside the abortion mill in our city to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those on...

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Advent

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Racial Reconciliation

This week we handle one of the lightning rod issues of our current culture: race.  As our nation is faced with attempting to unify races, many within the church are calling for the same action.  But is there truly a systemic racial divide within the bride of Christ?  What’s the...

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

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Brotherhood Musings, Volume 1

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Repentance for the Redeemed

This week:  the doctrine of repentance.  The most basic teaching of the man who was sent to make way for Christ is unfortunately glazed over far too often in the modern American church.  A command not just for the lost, but for the redeemed in Christ all the more.  At such...

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A Different Type of Election

Yep… We’re going to be those annoying Calvinists who keep reminding you that all political elections pale in comparison to the true, eternal election of God the Father.  If you’re sick of hearing about The Donald, exit polls, and the electoral college, join us as we tackle what may...

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Paterology (Theology Proper)

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Theology ‘Trumps’ Politics

Fortunately for all of us, we’re only one week away from quite possibly the most divisive election is U.S. history.  For the most part we’ve stayed silent on the issue.  But as we’ve discussed politics more and more we’ve come to see how someone’s theology affects their political approach. ...

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Halloween, Christians, and Generosity

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Reformation Day 2016

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Gold Dust and Angel Feathers

Maybe you’ve heard of it, churches claiming supernatural occurrences of gold dust and feathers falling from the ceiling and precious stones appearing during church services.  The most notable place of occurrence being Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  Since we have no direct reference for any of this in the...

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Christians and Technology

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Sola Fide: Justified by Faith Alone

Our first episode on the Five Solas begins with Sola Fide and the concept of justification by faith alone.  We skim the surface of the Protestant Reformation and then dive head first into the need and means of justification by faith.  How does this concept differ from that of...

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Mortification

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Christian Liberty in Entertainment

This week the Thieves are digging in to music, movies, and sports!  As Christians it’s incredibly easy to get sucked in to entertainment that panders to a broken culture.  The fight to be in, but not of the world is a daily battle (John 17).  In living a life...

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Politics and Voting

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Apologetics Series Episode 3: Gay and Christian?

We wrap up our series on Christian apologetics with one of the most prevalent issues in America today. What was once a well established doctrine in the church as a whole has suddenly been questioned and reversed by many denominations in our culture who are disputing the sinfulness of homosexuality.  So,...

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Worship and the Regulative Principle

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Apologetics Series Episode 2: Relative Atheism

A bit of a late release this week as we follow up our introductory episode on Christian apologetics.  This episode we refute a presentation on atheism given by Dan Barker, a well known former pastor turned secular materialist. Dan Barker has debated the likes of James White, Doug Wilson, and Todd...

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Satan and Demons

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Apologetics Series: Our Romans 1 Culture

This week we begin a series on apologetics, or how to defend our Christian faith.  We transition into our topic by taking a look at an article that follows up on our “Shallow Oceans” episode.  We stumbled upon an interview with the director of an upcoming documentary about the...

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Vocation and Calling

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Ask Pastor Ben: The Marks of a Gospel-Centered Church

No clever titles this week, just straight Gospel talk.  This week we welcome our first guest:  our Pastor Ben Ritz.  If you’ve listened to our first 10 episodes (THANK YOU!!) this is a great culmination to the topics we’ve discussed.  We sought Ben’s opinion on various topics related to...

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Introducing the Reformed Brotherhood

Visit us at http://www.reformedbrotherhood.com | Call us at 607-444-2767 | email us at reformedbrotherhood@gmail.com When you join the Church, you join a family. Families have brothers. Tony and Jesse are two such brothers, who are also brothers-in-law. Join them each Wednesday as they discuss faith, family, Reformed theology, and...

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A ‘Pot’pourri: Medical Marijuana, Hypostatic Union, and The Ramp

This week we embraced the help of a few listeners to fuel this week’s episode.  In the past week we’ve been confronted with a few issues that we thought were important to address: Medical Marijuana:  We received a listener email asking about the usage of medical marijuana for the...

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Hillsong, Bethel Church, and a “Wealth” of Discernment

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves  –Matthew 7:15  Unfortunately, many Christians have fallen victim to the “anything Jesus” culture; that any person or church proclaiming the name of Jesus is automatically righteous.  This has led to some of the...

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Greatest Hits Jam!

Want to catch up on our first 7 episodes?  Or maybe just want a refresher?  Check out some highlighted quotes from the thieves set to the tune of “The Holiness of God” by Shai Linne in this “Podcast Jam!”  Let us know what you think….  Thanks for listening!!

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The Gospel Abortion Tangent

The word tangent has two meanings:  1)A line, curve, or surface meeting but not intersecting another and 2)Diverging from an original purpose or course…  In Episode 8, we exercise both.  We start off this jam packed episode with a look back at our first 7 episodes and a couple...

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Shallow Oceans

If you’re a fan of contemporary Christian music you’ve heard it:  the hit song “Oceans” by Hillsong.  In the past year it has dominated Christian radio as well as congregational worship sets.  It was so popular that it was even sung on the show “The Voice.”  This week we...

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Putting the Holy Spirit in a Box (The Bible): Part 2

31 Jul, 2016