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Making Disciples: The Mission & Its Methods 1


Many churches in our day put a lot of emphasis on "being the church" or living missionally. Other churches focus on the worship experience, spiritual formation, or the pursuit of various social and political agendas. What is the mission of the Church? How are we to make disciples of Jesus Christ? Turning to the Great Commission itself and various passages that unpack it, this special live edition of the White Horse Inn, recorded at the Desiring God conference in Minneapolis, focuses on disciple-making through the marks of the Church that Christ himself ordained (originally aired 11-06-11).

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The New Covenant


Over five hundred years before the time of Christ, Jeremiah prophesied that the days would come when God would "make a new covenant with the house of Israel" (Jer 31:31). So how is this new covenant fulfilled in Jesus' life and sacrificial death? How is it different from the old covenant received by Moses on Mount Sinai? Is it true that before Christ the Old Testament saints were really saved by works? On this edition of the program the hosts will discuss these questions as they walk through chapters 8 through 10 of the book of Hebrews. The White Horse Inn: know what you believe and why you believe it (originally aired 09-25-11).

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The Gospel of God


If you ask contemporary Christians what they think the gospel is, you're likely to get a number of responses that focus on an individual's life and testimony. But is the gospel really about what God does for us today? Is the good news that we are called to proclaim in the Great Commission chiefly about our changed lives, or about Christ's life, death and resurrection? On this program the hosts tackle this issue as they discuss the implications Paul's comments on the "Gospel of God" in 1st Thessalonians chapter 2 (originally aired 09-18-11).

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By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone


Regardless of the denomination, most Christians would argue that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a free gift of God's grace and mercy that no one deserves. Both by his righteous life and sacrificial death, Jesus provides for us what we cannot provide for ourselves. But at this point some argue that the free gift of God's grace still has to be "accepted," and that it is on the basis of our embracing the gospel that we are saved. So what do you think? Are we saved by "choosing" to follow Christ? Is believing in Jesus the "one work" we have to do in order to get to heaven? The hosts discuss these questions and more as they interact with Ephesians chapter 2. The White Horse Inn: know what you believe and why you believe it (originally aired 09-11-11).

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Proclaiming the Gospel in an Age of Super Apostles


In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul warned his readers about various slick preachers that he referred to as the "super-apostles." Though their style was smooth and rhetorically attractive, the substance of the gospel was either being ignored, or distorted. So Paul admonishes the Corinthians church saying, "if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus…you put up with it readily enough!" On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss Paul's concerns about style over substance, especially as it relates to trends in the contemporary church (originally aired 08-28-11).

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The Embassy of Grace


It's common today to hear in various sectors of the church today that truly missional Christians are those who obey the call to participate in the redemption and reconciliation of the world. Some even say that the church is not to be the bearer of the message, but should itself be the message. Are these views consistent with Scripture? Is redemption or reconciliation something to be achieved, or rather a completed event? On this program the hosts discuss these views as they interact with Paul's message in 2nd Corinthians chapter 5 about being ambassadors for Christ (originally aired 08-21-11).

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Wisdom for Life & The Cross of Christ


One of Paul's biggest concerns about the Corinthian church was that they were being distracted from the gospel. So he wrote to them saying, "Greeks seek wisdom, and Jews seek miraculous signs, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles." On this program the hosts interact with this text and discuss the incredible popularity of "wisdom for life" style messages in Christian books and pulpits across the country. Has the gospel of Christ crucified become foolishness in the eyes of today's church? That's the focus on this edition of the White Horse Inn (originally aired 08-14-11).

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What is the Gospel?


The Great Commission calls us to preach the gospel to every creature, but just what is this gospel that we are to proclaim? Some say it's being born again or asking Jesus into your heart, while others say that it's a call for us to participate in Christ's ongoing work of reconciliation and redemption through building a more just and loving society. The hosts interact with these views and others as they seek to clarify the true meaning of the gospel of Christ (originally aired 08-07-11).

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Preaching the Word in a Culture of Narcissism


Our age is not known for it's love of the truth. Rather, some are calling it a culture of narcissism. And unfortunately, evidence of this is found not only in our secular culture, but in countless evangelical churches and bestselling Christian book titles. In his second letter to Timothy Paul warned that in the last days people would become lovers of themselves and would not endure sound teaching. With itching ears, he said, they'll raise up teachers to suit their own passions, and turn away from the truth. So what are we to do in such a time as this? On this program the hosts will walk through 2 Timothy chapters 3 and 4, to discuss Paul's advice about preaching the word in a culture of narcissism (originally aired 07-31-11).

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Seeing Christ in All of Scripture


What is the Bible principally about? Some say it's about life transformation, while others say it's a recipe book for achieving health, wealth and prosperity. But what if you had the chance to listen to Jesus himself explain the basic message of Scripture? Interestingly enough, this is exactly what we find in Luke chapter 24 as Jesus walks with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts walk through this fascinating chapter and discuss its implications for our understanding of Scripture (originally aired 07-24-11).

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Doctrine & Life


Who is Jesus, and why should he be worshipped? Was his death merely an example of self-sacrifice, or did he actually atone for the sins of the world? These are crucial doctrinal questions, yet many Christians in our time say they are not interested in theology or doctrine, but prefer instead to focus on what Jesus can do for us in our lives today. Is it possible to be a faithful Christian without being concerned about doctrine? That's the topic on this edition of the White Horse Inn (originally aired 06-11-06).

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Consumers or Disciples?


In John chapter 6, Jesus begins to attract very large crowds. But is this necessarily a good thing? Are all the people in these crowds really disciples, or merely consumers who are looking to Jesus to solve their temporal problems? How does Jesus deal with this issue, and what are the implications of all this for our own view of ministry and discipleship (originally aired 06-26-11).

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