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Glad You Asked – Summer 2022!

It’s one of our favorite features – and we hope one of yours – Glad You Asked! If you’re a new listener, Glad You Asked is our Q&A feature where we take questions from the listeners and do our best to give you biblical answers that point you to Christ, the Word, and your local church. This is Part 1 of our two-part summer 2022 series.

Resources:

Is Women Preaching a Secondary Issue?

Open Hearts in a Closed World 2022 Online Women’s Conference– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Which Bible Do You Recommend?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Resources on a literal 6-day Creation– Answers in Genesis

Searching for a new church?-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: How to Leave a Church-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

How Should Christians View Gossip– Truth Be Known Podcast

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Is Women Preaching a Secondary Issue?

What is a so-called “secondary issue in doctrine?” And does women preaching and having authority over men in the congregation fall in that category?
Hang onto your hats — in this episode, Michelle and Amy explain why Scripturally, a female “pastorix” falls into a level of apostasy in the visible Church, and not an issue Christians can simply agree to disagree on.

Resources:

What Are Essentials and Non-Essentials? – podcast – A Word Fitly Spoken

Christian Liberty– podcast – A Word Fitly Spoken

Women preaching the gospel? – podcast – A Word Fitly Spoken

Women Preaching: It’s Not a Secondary Doctrinal Issue– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Are Female Bloggers Violating Scripture by “Teaching” Men?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role FAQs (see #11)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Thinking Out Loud

Speaking truth, and sharing Christ. Amy and Michelle talk candidly about what’s been happening with each of us in the past few weeks, things going on in the Church, and about what’s ahead.

Resources:

Watch free: American Gospel ~ Christ Alone (1 Hour Version):

American Gospel (Streaming Service)

Purpose Driven: A Rick Warren White Paper – Berean Research

What You Need to Know about the New Apostolic Reformation White Paper – Berean Research

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Preventing Abuse in the Local Church

The issue of abuse in the church has been back in the spotlight recently, due in large part, again, to the Southern Baptist Convention. For the past year, the Sexual Abuse Task Force has been looking into how allegations of sexual abuse at Southern Baptist churches were handled by the SBC’s Executive Committee. In this episode, Michelle and Amy discuss ways to prevent abuse from happening in your church.

Resources:

It’s time for sound leaders to talk about abuse – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

From Victimhood to Victory: Biblically Helping Abused Women Heal– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Band-Aids vs. Chemotherapy: Why Suffering Women are Drawn to False Doctrine and 7 Things We Can do to Help Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Preventative Measures: 6 Steps SBC Churches Can Take to Prevent Sexual AbuseMichelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Womenary (Women in Seminary)

Is it biblical for women to attend seminary? If it is, what kinds of classes and degree programs should be open to women? Michelle and Amy discuss what Scripture has to say on whether it is biblical for women to attend and/or teach in seminaries.

Correction from Michelle: I misspoke in this episode. It was Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), not Southern Seminary (SBTS) that recently conferred a pastoral ministry degree upon a woman. My apologies.

Resources:

The Mailbag: Should I attend seminary?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: …Female seminary profs… (3rd section)–  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Seeing Jesus Clearly – with Elizabeth Prata – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Guest Post: A Woman in Seminary Training: A Personal Story– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Ligonier Lecture Series

Institute for Christian Leadership: Christian Living track

Institute of Public Theology

The Master’s University

Reformation Bible College

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What Would You Do?

What would you do if:

  • A man dressed as a woman comes to your ladies Bible study?
  • A friend was experiencing some kind of demonic oppression or possession?
  • The only place large enough to have your loved one’s funeral is in an unsound church?
  • A homeschool mom’s husband dies, and she is considering going back to work and putting her kids in public schools?
  • Your pro-abortion family members want to engage with you in a debate?

Michelle and Amy seek wisdom from Scripture to discuss biblical options for scenarios like these.

Resources:

Angels, Demons, Spiritual Warfare– Berean Research

Dominionism (NAR)– Berean Research

How Deliverance Ministries Lead People to Bondage– Berean Research

Sozo – a dangerous “inner healing and deliverance ministry”– Berean Research

Victims of Bill Johnson’s SOZO Ministry speak out– Berean Research

Libs of TikTok

Guess who’s coming to (the women’s ministry) dinner?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

NOW are you ready to homeschool?

Send Amy WWYD questions to ask Michelle: Bereanresearch@gmail.com

Send Michelle WWYD questions to ask Amy

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Pro Life or Abolitionist? With Brett Baggett

Did you know that there’s a big difference between being an abolitionist and being pro-life? Michelle and Amy cover – quite literally – a deadly serious topic: the abolition of abortion. In this “throwback episode,” our guest is Pastor Brett Baggett, who will help you understand the difference and also encourage you to get involved in the fight against abortion, so that you can make up your mind: Are you pro life, or do you want to abolish abortion?

Resources:

Brett Baggett on Twitter

A Storm Comes Rolling Down the Plain – Website – Watch for Free on YouTube

Rescue Those

Free the States

Basic Training – Abortion- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Why We Won’t Stay Silent

In recent times many women who speak truth are told they need to be silent, and not “criticize” anointed teachers who “occasionally” teach something opposite of what Scripture says. Amy and Michelle have both been sounding the alarm for a number of years about wolves in sheep’s clothing, and we’ve been pointing to God’s Word as the only source of truth by which all teachings must be measured. We do it because so many people have come from abusive, apostate churches and need to hear. In this episode, we discuss why we can not – MUST NOT – stay silent.

Resources:

Titus 2: Teach What is Good?

Berean Research – Amy Spreeman

Naomi’s Table – Amy Spreeman

Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discipling Younger Women in the 21st Century– Michelle Lesley

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Titus 2: Teach What is Good?

Does Titus 2: 3-5 really say that women should not be teaching doctrine to – or sharing the Gospel with – other women?

Michelle and Amy were guests this week on Voice of Reason, a podcast by Chris Honholz and Richard Story, to discuss what seems to be a new twisting of Scripture: a wave of legalism that seems to be gaining momentum, especially in Reformed circles.

It tells us that women are not to be teaching other women anything about holiness or doctrine, and that any woman teaching another woman Scripture – whether it’s one-on-one over coffee, in a women’s Bible study or at a women’s conference – is being disobedient to God and in danger of becoming a feminist.

Resources:

Voice of Reason Radio at The Christian Podcast Community

Voice of Reason Radio on Facebook and Twitter

What is the Good News of Jesus Christ?

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Change the Direction – With SBC Presidential Nominee, Tom Ascol

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), has its share of challenges, as some of its member churches and even some of its leaders have embraced women preachers, critical race theory, and more. Can this ship be turned around in the right direction?

In this episode, Michelle and Amy interview Tom Ascol, the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida. You may know him better as the head of Founders Ministries, and as an anticipated nominee for president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Resources:

Founders Ministries

Follow Tom Ascol on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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Twisted Scripture – Part 3

We are continuing our episode series called Twisted Scripture, and this is the third and final in our series. Michelle and Amy will take some of those popular twisted verses, straighten them out, and put them back where they belong – in context – so we can see what they really mean.

(If you missed it, check out Twisted Scripture Part 1, and Twisted Scripture part 2.)

Resources:

“But did you go to him in private?” A look at Matthew 18

What your pastor needs to know about the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation – Amy Spreeman -Berean Research

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Twisted Scripture – Part 2

We are continuing our episode series called Twisted Scripture. Michelle and Amy will take some of those popular twisted verses, straighten them out, and put them back where they belong – in context – so we can see what they really mean.

(If you missed it, check out Twisted Scripture Part 1.)

Resources:

Does the Bible really say we’re not to judge?-Amy Spreeman -Berean Research

Rock Your Role: All Things Being Equal (Galatians 3:28)Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

To Tithe or Not to Tithe…– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore

“But did you go to him in private?” A look at Matthew 18

What your pastor needs to know about the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation – Amy Spreeman -Berean Research

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Twisted Scripture – Part 1

We’re starting a new episode series called Twisted Scriptures. You’ve probably seen people using popular Bible verses out of context on social media, on Christian T-shirts, or maybe even in church or your Bible study class. Over the course of this series, Michelle and Amy will take some of those popular twisted verses, straighten them out, and put them back where they belong – in context – so we can see what they really mean.

Resources:

Touch Not My Anointed?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What your pastor needs to know about the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation – Amy Spreeman -Berean Research

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What could be wrong with learning to “hear God’s voice”? – Berean Research

“Where is it written that God doesn’t speak audibly anymore?” – Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

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Glad You Asked! March 2022 Part 2

It’s time for another Glad You Asked episode! This is the second of our two-part episode and we’re digging into Scripture to answer these questions from our listeners:

  • How do I handle a church leader’s criticism of something I post on my Facebook account?
  • How should I pray for my husband’s anger issues?
  • My Catholic friend is dying. Should I share your podcast episode, Mass Confusion, with her?
  • Should I attend a Family Life marriage event, knowing that they partner with CRU?
  • And More!

Resources:

Glad You Asked! March 2022 Part 1 – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

FBC Orlando’s Shocking Capitulation –  YouTube video, Justin Peters Ministries

(CRU) Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ – Wokepedia – Enemies Within

Critical Race Theory Video Series, Parts 1-6– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
(Video 4 is the one with extensive CRT clips from Cru.)

Social Justice is a Liar – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Spiritual Formation – Berean Research

Contemplative Prayer – Berean Research

Contemplative Prayer or the Holy Spirit – It Can’t Be Both – Berean Research

How to talk to your church leaders about false teachers – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Roman Catholicism: Mass Confusion – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Truth and Love – with Mike Gendron – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
(See 2nd paragraph of this article for links to questions on specific doctrines)

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Glad You Asked! March 2022 Part 1

It’s time for another Glad You Asked episode! This is the first of a two-part episode and we’re digging into Scripture to answer these questions from our listeners:

  • Should we ask a lady who insists on following false teachers to leave our online prayer group?
  • Was Jesus a practicing Jew?
  • How do we handle modesty issues at church?
  • What is Pietism?
  • What are your thoughts on the Passion Conference?


Resources:

Words with Friends: How to contend with loved ones – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Modesty, parts 1-3

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
(See 2nd paragraph of this article for links to questions on specific doctrines)

Leaving Louie Giglio: A Passion City Story – Berean Research

Passion Conference: A Pastor’s Perspective on The Importance Of Truth and Standing Against Apostasy -Berean Research

The Servanthood Survey– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Alt-her-ing Scripture-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

How to talk to your church leaders about false teachers – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Pietism– Monergism

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Turning Your Eyes Upon Jesus

It can be so easy to get discouraged by the bad news around us today, the rottenness of sin, the disappointment of loved ones who let us down. These past several years have shown us a world that is growing increasingly dark.  But God offers hope through the promises of His Truth!

Scripture Verses for Encouragement
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Philippians 4:13 Deuteronomy 31:6 Isaiah 40:31 1 Corinthians 10:13
Exodus 15:2 Ephesians 6:10 Deuteronomy 20:4 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Joshua 1:9 2 Timothy 1:7 Isaiah 12:2 Isaiah 40:29 Psalm 27:1 Psalm 31:24
Psalm 73:26 2 Corinthians 12:9 Mark 12:30 Psalm 46:1 Psalm 29:11
John 16:33 Matthew 6:33 Psalm 23:4 Psalm 118:14 Psalm 34:4
1 Peter 1:6-7 Romans 8:18 Matthew 5:10-12 1 Cor. 15:58
Romans 15:13 Psalm 56:3 Isaiah 41:9b-10 Psalm 121

More Resources:

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus– The Living Stones Quartet

Encouragement for the Coates Family

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Truth and Love – with Mike Gendron

Our special guest Mike Gendron joins Amy and Michelle to help us understand Catholicism and how to share the gospel with our friends and loved ones who are Catholic. As a former Catholic himself, Mike’s apologetics and evangelism ministry, “Proclaiming the Gospel,” is a must-bookmark resource.  Mike is the author of two books, Preparing for Eternity and Contending for the Gospel, and has published 7 Gospel tracts and a set of Gospel Cards to reach those who are perishing.

Resources:

Roman Catholicism: Mass Confusion – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Catholicism– Berean Research White Paper (Includes RCC Catechism reference paragraphs)

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Catholic Questions – Got Questions

Roman Catholicism – CARM

Is Roman Catholicism Biblical? – Grace to You

Why We’re Protestant by Nate Pickowicz

Proclaiming the Gospel – Mike Gendron

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Roman Catholicism: Mass Confusion

Do you have loved ones who are Roman Catholic? Many of us wonder how we can talk about our differences with our dear ones in love and truth. Amy and Michelle cover eight different theological areas of Roman Catholicism that – when we hold these teachings and practices up to the light of Scripture – we run into big, deep problems.  We also share how some celebrity pastors and conference speakers and authors are actually encouraging their churches to partner with the Catholic Church in unity, and why this mustn’t be.

Resources:

Catholicism– Berean Research White Paper (Includes RCC Catechism reference paragraphs)

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Why do we celebrate Reformation Day?– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Betrayed with a kiss: Azusa Now’s One World Religion– Berean Research

Reformation 500: Can Roman Catholicism be Considered Christianity? – Berean Research

Protestant and Catholic: What’s the Difference? – Berean Research

Catholic Questions – Got Questions

Roman Catholicism – CARM

Is Roman Catholicism Biblical? – Grace to You

Why We’re Protestant by Nate Pickowicz

Proclaiming the Gospel – Mike Gendron

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Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent are all traditions that are connected. But are they biblical? Michelle and Amy dig deep into Scripture to explain why sweet treats and parades are fun, the theology behind these traditions are far from biblical truth.

Resources:

What is the meaning of Lent? – Got Questions

What is Lent? 40 Acts

What is Ash Wednesday? – Got Questions

Ash Wednesday Catholic Online

Ash Wednesday – About Catholics

Shrove Tuesday – Got Questions

What is the origin of Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras? – Got Questions

Mardi Gras History Mardi Gras New Orleans

The Mailbag: Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and Lent– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

White Paper: Roman Catholicism (RCC) – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Christian Liberty – Podcast: A Word Fitly Spoken

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All the Single Ladies

What does God’s Word have to say about being single? A lot! A Christian woman who is single, regardless of whether she never married, has been divorced, is widowed, etc., can honor God in her daily life just as any married woman can. Unfortunately many single church members say they are treated as second-class citizens by their church families.

Resources:

The Beauty of Single Sainthood (Excerpted from Imperishable Beauty Bible study)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What does the Bible say about a Christian staying single?– Got Questions?

Consider Staying Single – G3 Ministries

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