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Christmas Dinner with the Sexual Sinner

How should a Christian relate to someone in their lives who is obviously living in sexual sin, without appearing to condone this marriage? Thankfully, God does not leave us without answers. As with every other issue in life, our thinking, our words, and our actions must be shaped by and in submission to the authority of Scripture. Not public opinion. Not political agendas. Not our own personal feelings, opinions, and experiences. Scripture.

Enjoy this episode from last Christmas:

Such were some of you: Ruth’s story – Naomi’s Table interview 2015

Is it possible to be a gay Christian? – Got Questions

If homosexuality is a sin, why didn’t Jesus ever mention it?– Got Questions

Matthew Vines quietly holds private meetings with Christian leaders– Berean Research

Matthew Vines trains churchgoers to transform their churches to be inclusive – Berean Research

Pastor Voddie Baucham on Homosexuality and Transgenderism – Video

The Mailbag: Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings”?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Basic Training: Homosexuality, Gender Identity, and Other Sexual Immorality– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Christian Liberty

What is Christian liberty? On many issues, the Bible is crystal clear with no room for debate. Those are “thus saith the Lord” kinds of things. On other issues, the Bible gives us room for differing interpretations. And sometimes the Bible is virtually silent on decisions we face in our lives, and we have to use godly wisdom and draw from biblical principles to inform our consciences and prayerfully make the most God-honoring decisions we can. Michelle and Amy explore what Scripture has to say about Christian liberty.

Resources:

Have You Been Dealt the Pharisee Card?

That’s Enough! The Sufficiency of Scripture

What is the meaning of adiaphora?– Got Questions

The Mailbag: Halloween vs. Yoga– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Is Christmas Pagan?-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Santa Pause with Justin Peters

What do we tell our children about Santa Claus? Our special guest is Justin Peters, an expository teacher, author, minister, and husband to wife, Kathy. Justin’s book and video, “Santa Pause” reveals a dark and even demonic history through the ages of this carnal Christian character, and in our present time he is celebrated as a kindly and omnipresent/omniscient old man who generously gives gifts – if you are morally good, that is. Justin shares his thoughts on the effects of lying to our children, and where Christian liberty may or may not play a part in our Christmas traditions.

Resources:

Justin Peters’ books and resources

Santa Pause (video)– Justin Peters

Santa Watched My Video, and He Called Me!– Justin Peters

A Review of Justin Peters’ Do Not Hinder Them– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Marks of a Godly Husband– Justin Peters

What should we tell our kids (and grandkids) about Santa Claus?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

My kid knows the truth about Santa. What if he tells his friends who don’t?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Winter Is Coming! Are You Prepped?

No matter where you live, these winter months remind us that preparing for whatever comes our way in the freezing months ahead is a good thing.  Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in preparedness that it can become an idol. We have a God whose plans, whose providence, whose will is not going to be thwarted.

Resources:

Steven Furtick/Elevation/Elevation Music– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Holding On – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Persecution and doing the impossible – Naomi’s Table

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

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A Theology of Thanksgiving

Do you have a theology that includes thanksgiving all year long? Even in the worst circumstances or the direst of situations?

God wants His people to be thankful to Him, not just because He deserves our thanks, but because it is good for us to be thankful. It helps us fix our eyes on all He has done for us – from the greatest gift of all, giving His precious Son to save us from our sins.

Michelle and Amy wish you a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and kindness. We are thankful for each and every one of you!

Resources:

Thanks and Thanksgiving Articles– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Twisted Complementarianism

If you aren’t familiar with the term “complementarianism,” it simply means “the biblical roles of men and women in the home and in the church.” It’s also a term that has been twisted into something else. Complementarians like Michelle and Amy believe men and women are both made in the image of God, and equal in value to Him. However, we have some wonderful, ingenious differences in the way God wired and equipped us. We also have different roles in the home – the husband is responsible for leading, and the wife is responsible for being his helper and submitting to his leadership. In the church, it is the responsibility of biblically qualified men to serve as pastors, elders, and deacons, to preach and teach the Scriptures to men and any co-ed adult groups, and to fulfill positions of authority over men and co-ed adult groups.


Resources:

Speaking – (Have Amy & Michelle speak at your next women’s event!)

Rosa’s Facebook post

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

Rock Your Role FAQs– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Feminism: A Reversal of Biblical Standards – Naomi’s Table

Counter Arguments to Egalitarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

 

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That’s Enough! The Sufficiency of Scripture

Have you ever thought God was talking to you in your mind? Maybe a friend has said, “God told me such and such,” or “God showed me something” in a dream or a vision. Does God speak to people audibly today like He spoke to Moses, the prophets, and a few others in Scripture?

All of those ways people think God is speaking to them are called “extra-biblical revelation” – things that God is supposedly revealing to them outside the pages of the Bible. But as Michelle and Amy share what God Himself tells us – in the Bible – that He communicates with Christians through His sufficient written Word.

Resources:

Basic Training: The Bible Is Sufficient– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Sufficiency of Scripture – Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

Social Justice is an Attack on the Sufficiency of Scripture – Berean Research

Discernment Made Easy: A List of Celebrity Christians Who Declare The Bible Insufficient – Berean Research

What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture?– Got Questions

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Celebrating Reformation Day!

Did you know that October 31 is Reformation Day? It’s a time when Christians recognize and even celebrate a huge, game-changing event in our history more than 500 years ago: Reformation Day commemorates the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Yet many Christians today are unaware of this landmark incident in their heritage which birthed the Protestant church. Michelle and Amy reprise this discussion from 2020 about the commemoration of one of the most important events since the closing of the canon of Scripture.

Resources:

The Mailbag: What is Reformation Day? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther? – Got Questions

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

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

The Five Solas of the Protestant Deformation – Berean Research

Free resources on Luther – Ligonier Ministries

Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer – Ligonier Ministries

Martin Luther (1953 movie)

Steve Lawson’s books and sermons on various Reformers

Why We’re Protestant by Nate Pickowicz

Luther: In Real Time (podcast)-  Ligonier Ministries

Reformation articles and resources, October 26-30 – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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What Would You Do?

Remember the ABC reality TV show from a few years ago called “What would you do?”Or the board game called “Scruples?” Christians can often find themselves in all sorts of sticky situations. We might try to use the world’s wisdom to figure out what we’d do in different scenarios, but a better way is to use a biblical foundation and wisdom from God. In this episode, Michelle and Amy ask each other, “What would YOU do?”
Let us know in the comments if you’ve played along with us!

Resources:

Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

The Reformation Project (Matthew Vines)

Matthew Vines quietly holds private meetings with Christian leaders – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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When Hitting the Bar Is Necessary: An Interview with the Kozars

When is it okay for Christians to “Hit the Bar?” Amy and Michelle interview two people who love the Lord, and they – unfortunately – need to hit the bar more often than they’d like! It’s not about drinking — it’s about discerning truth from error. We’re talking about Steve Kozar and his wife Paulette, hosts of their Messed Up Church YouTube ministry titled, Hit the Bar.

Resources:

The Messed Up Church (Steve’s YouTube Channel)

The Messed Up Church (Blog)

Wisconsin Life | Realist Painter | PBS

Kozar Fine Art

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From New Age to New Creation with Doreen Virtue

What is it about the New Age that enchants so many Christians, and how are New Age practices coming into the modern church? Our special guest today is Doreen Virtue, a born-again Christian who was saved out of new age deception in 2017. She is also the author of the book, Deceived No More.

Resources:

Why Me-Centered Teachings Are Dangerous– Amy Spreeman with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty

What the Bible says about Women’s Ministry- Michelle Lesley with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty

Beth Moore’s wild unbiblical teachings– Michelle Lesley with Doreen Virtue

Caitlin Englebert – Non-yoga stretching exercises

Doreen Virtue’s website

Deceived No More by Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue on YouTube

Doreen Virtue on Facebook

Doreen Virtue on Instagram

Doreen Virtue on Parler

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Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition

It’s our 100th episode here at A Word Fitly Spoken! We thought we’d touch on the big topic that’s on everybody’s minds these days because it touches so many aspects of our lives: COVID. You’ve got questions, and in this special edition of Glad You Asked, Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture to discuss vaccines, masks, mandates and lockdowns. Be sure to leave a comment below!

Resources:

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

Biblical counseling resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Dividing Line– Dr. James White has covered COVID extensively (including going more in depth on the medical details) on his podcast. Click the link and type “COVID,” “vaccine,” etc., into the search bar.

Relatable– Allie Beth Stuckey has also covered COVID extensively on her podcast – mostly from a political and social perspective. Click the link and look for episodes dealing with COVID.

Trusting Elites, Disparaging Christians on Shots – Jon Harris

Before You Get the Shot, Consider This – Jon Harris

COVID, Vaccine Passports & The Great Stereopticon – The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

Covid-19 Vaccine | Lordship of Christ, Moral Obligation & Loving Your Neighbor – The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

Church was never meant to be remote: Reuniting after COVID-19 – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Spurring each other on! COVID-19 Quarantine Encouragement – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Encouragement for the Coates Family – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

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Pull over – it’s the Tone Police

A lot of Christian women seem to have the mistaken idea that “speaking the truth in love” equates to being “nice.” We should always be smiling and sweet and never say anything that might hurt someone’s feelings or could rock the boat. But what does the Bible say about our tone? Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture and take on the “Tone Police” in this episode.

Resources:

Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Tone– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: What’s Love Got to Do with It?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Love, in context, is not “playing nice” – Naomi’s Table

A Comment to the Snowflake Society: Breathe in, breathe out, move on – Berean Research

To warn is to love – Berean Research

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Why Aren’t Mormons Christians? with Pastor Travis McNeely

You may have noticed that Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, believe that they should be considered “Christians” just like their Christian friends. However, there are stark differences in theology; differences that put Mormons – as kind as they are – in the heretical category. In this episode, Michelle and Amy interview Pastor Travis McNeely about what Mormons believe and teach.

Resources:

LDS Evangelism video series by Travis McNeely

Stand to Reason App

Mormonism or LDS Research – Berean Research White Paper

Expository Apologetics by Voddie Baucham

Engaging Mormons by Corey Miller

Leaving Mormonism by Corey Miller

The Saints of Zion by Travis Kerns

SharingTheGospelWithLDS on Instagram

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Evangelical Pet Peeves – Part 2: Your Turn!

In part two of our episode of “pet peeves” in evangelicalism – things Christians, churches, and ministries do that can irritate – Amy and Michelle share what our listeners had to say.


Resources:

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

The Mailbag: Potpourri (Was John a prophet? … Christianese … Kendrick brothers movies … Confronting immodest nursing…)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

“Just chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 3

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Six Cliches Christians Could Can (Or at Least Re-think)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Evangelical Pet Peeves – Part 1

Michelle and Amy discuss some “pet peeves” in evangelicalism – things Christians, churches, and ministries do that can irritate. Little things. Maybe funny things. Maybe not so funny, big things.  And not just because they’re irritating, but because they’re unbiblical, unwise, or they’re a hindrance to others in their walk with the Lord.

Resources:

Churchmanship 101: Training Your Child to Behave in Church– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Yes Sir! That’s My Baby!– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Cussing, Profanity, and OMG

Let’s stop supersizing “our dreams” – Berean Research

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Have you been dealt the Pharisee Card?

Has someone ever called you a Pharisee just because of your faithfulness to Scripture? That’s called “Playing the Pharisee Card,” and it is usually dealt by someone whose deck is full of deceit – and for these dealers, truth is hard to hear. It’s easier just to shut down the truth teller. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the irony of the Pharisee Card, and what you can do if someone plays that card on you.

Resources:

Playing the Pharisee Card – Amy Spreeman

What Does It Mean to “Play the Pharisee Card”? – Michelle Lesley

The dangers of dismissing “discernment ministries” – Amy Spreeman

To Warn Is Love – Berean Research

Discernment Challenge: If you see something, say something! – Berean Research

How Jesus Called Out False Teachers and Deadly Doctrine – Berean Research

Heresy Hunter is a pejorative for “troublemaker”– Naomi’s Table

Bible Studies – Michelle Lesley

Bible Studies – Naomi’s Table

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Your thoughts about “The Chosen” – Part 3

Is The Chosen biblical? Following our review of this globally popular television series by Dallas Jenkins, we asked our listeners to weigh in on their thoughts about The Chosen, and share anything we may have missed covering in Part 1 and Part 2 of our podcast episodes.

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A Review of “The Chosen” – Part 2

Is The Chosen biblical? In Part 2 of our review of the popular hit series, we examine the “red-flag” content of the episodes in the first two seasons, and compare those scenes in the show to the Bible.

Resources:

What is Mormonism/Latter-Day Saints? – Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

The Mailbag: Overview/Review of “The Chosen” (An Online TV Series on the Ministry of Jesus)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Is God really the one behind ‘The Chosen,’ as the creator of the series declares? by Marsha West

What is Arianism?– GotQuestions

What is Docetism?– GotQuestions

What is the Hypostatic Union?– GotQuestions

The Chosen & The Shift– Famine in the Land

A Candid Conversation with Dallas Jenkins, Director of The Chosen– Melissa Dougherty

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A Review of “The Chosen” – Part 1

Many of our listeners have asked us what we think of the popular hit series, The Chosen, or whether we’d recommend or avoid it. In this first of our three-part podcast episodes, we review both seasons 1 and 2, and compare the scenes in the show to the Bible. In this first episode, we focus on the beliefs and also the affiliations of the show’s writer/producer/director, Dallas Jenkins.

Resources:

What is Mormonism/Latter-Day Saints? – Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

Nativity Scenes and the Second Commandment– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Overview/Review of “The Chosen” (An Online TV Series on the Ministry of Jesus)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Mail Call: What do you think of the TV series “The Chosen”– Elizabeth Prata

A Brief Reality Check About The Chosen– Chris Rosebrough

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