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The Podechesis Podcast

Three young(ish) pastors tackle foundational questions about God, life, and why what Christians believe matters.

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The Faith Once Delivered: Attributes of God: God’s Perfection, Necessity, and Simplicity
In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys continue their discussion of The Faith Once Delivered document published by the John Wesley Institute.  They talk about God’s unchanging nature, his necessity, and his simplicity. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links The Faith Once Delivered The John Wesley Institute John Wesley Institute Videos Firebrand Magazine The Daily Text Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
40:02 09/26/2022
The Faith Once Delivered: Attributes of God: Eternality and Immutability
“Revelation is the unveiling and making known God’s redemptive purpose toward humanity.”  -Thomas Oden In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys continue their discussion of The Faith Once Delivered document published by the John Wesley Institute.  They talk about God’s unchanging nature, his perfect love and goodness, and why God revealing himself matters. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links The Faith Once Delivered The John Wesley Institute John Wesley Institute Videos Firebrand Magazine The Daily Text Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC  
40:17 09/19/2022
The Faith Once Delivered: God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Allen, Brett and Jim begin their journey through The Faith Once Delivered document published by the John Wesley Institute.  They talk about the nature of God, the nature of humanity, and why what we believe about God matters. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links The Faith Once Delivered The John Wesley Institute John Wesley Institute Videos Firebrand Magazine The Daily Text Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
48:06 09/12/2022
The Faith Once Delivered (Introduction) W/Dr. Ryan Danker
In this introductory episode of the second season of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Ryan Danker, Director of The John Wesley Institute, and talk about the document, “The Faith Once Delivered” that came out of a summit of over 50 Wesleyan scholars.  This document will be the foundation of the Podechesis discussions throughout this season. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Dr. Ryan Danker Dr. Ryan N. Danker was named the Director of the John Wesley Institute in October 2021. Danker is an author, historian, and Wesley scholar committed to the Wesleyan vision. He has degrees from Northwest Nazarene University, Duke University, and Boston University. His doctoral research, overseen by David Hempton and Karen Westerfield Tucker, ultimately became his first monograph, Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism (IVP Academic, 2016). Danker edited Exploring a Wesleyan Political Theology (GBHEM, 2019) and he co-edited The Next Methodism (Seedbed, 2022). Danker is currently finishing a monograph on the context of the Evangelical Revival and the Wesley brothers’ ministry in eighteenth-century Britain. He has published articles in the Wesleyan Theological Journal, the Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, Methodist Review, and Wesleyan and Methodist Studies. His popular work has appeared in The Living Church, New Directions, and Firebrand Magazine where he is also an assistant editor. Danker has extensive work in ecumenical efforts having served on the United Methodist-Roman Catholic Dialogue and now serving on the Steering Committee of the Wesleyan Holiness Connection. Danker has served on the faculty of Greensboro College and Wesley Theological Seminary. He has taught at Trinity School for Ministry and Virginia Theological Seminary. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.   Important Links The Faith Once Delivered The John Wesley Institute John Wesley Institute Videos Firebrand Magazine The Daily Text Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
59:16 09/05/2022
On the Lord’s Prayer: The Doxology & Shorter Catechism Finale
Why was this doxological ending added to the Lord’s Prayer?  How does this last question bookend the Catechism?  Why does the Lord’s Prayer matter?  Why does catechism matter? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 107 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the concluding petition of the Lord’s Prayer.   The guys also give their concluding thoughts to Wesley’s Revision the Shorter Catechism, what this project has meant to us, and why we believe that what we believe matters. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 107 Q: What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? A: The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer (which is, “For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.”), teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him.And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:13; Daniel 9:4, 7-9, 16-19; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; 1 Corinthians 14:16; Revelation 22:20-21 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
35:22 07/18/2022
On The Lord’s Prayer: The Sixth Petition (Lead us not into temptation)
What is temptation?  Why should we ask Jesus not to lead us into temptation?  How does God keep us from temptation?  How does Jesus’ encounter with temptations model for us how we are to respond when we are tempted? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 106 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the sixth petition of the Lord’s Prayer (lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil). Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 106 Q: What do we pray for in the sixth petition? A: In the sixth petition (which is, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”), we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:13; Matthew 26:41; 2 Corinthians 12:7-8 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Glittering Vices by Rebecca DeYoung How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
43:52 07/11/2022
On The Lord’s Prayer: The Fifth Petition (Forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors)
What does it mean to be forgiven?  What does it mean to forgive?  What are our “debts” and who are our “debtors?”  How are we enabled to forgive others?  Is our ability to forgive necessary for our own forgiveness? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 105 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer (forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors). Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 105 Q: What do we pray for in the fifth petition? A: In the fifth petition (which is, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”), we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:12; Psalm 51:1-2, 7, 9; Daniel 9:17-19; Luke 11:4; Matthew 18:35 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Amish Grace by Donald Kraybill, Et. Al How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
37:18 07/05/2022
On the Lord’s Prayer: The Fourth Petition (Give us this day our daily bread)
What is our daily bread?  What is a “competent” portion of good things?  How do we enjoy God’s blessing with good things? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 103 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Give us this day our daily bread). Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 104 Q: What do we pray for in the fourth petition? A: In the fourth petition (which is, “Give us this day our daily bread”), we pray that of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life and enjoy his blessing with them. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:11; Proverbs 30:8-9; Genesis 28:20; 1 Timothy 4:4-5 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
39:50 06/13/2022
On the Lord’s Prayer: The Third Petition (Your will be don in earth, as it is in heaven)
What is God’s will?  What does it mean to respond to God’s will through our knowledge, obedience, and submission?  How does Jesus model obedience to God’s will?   On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 103 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Your will be don in earth, as it is in heaven).   Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 103 Q: What do we pray for in the third petition? A: In the third petition (which is, “Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”), we pray, that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:10; Psalm 67; Psalm 119:36; Matthew 26:39; 2 Samuel 15:25; Job 1:21; Psalm 103: 20-21 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
46:44 06/06/2022
On the Lord’s Prayer: The Second Petition (Your kingdom come)
What is the Kingdom of God?  What is the “kingdom of grace?”  What does it mean to “hasten God’s kingdom?” On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 102 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the second petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Your kingdom come).  They will discuss what God’s kingdom is and isn’t, what “satan’s kingdom” may be, and why the Kingdom of God matters. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 102 A: What do we pray for in the Second petition? Q: In the Second petition (which is, “Your kingdom come”), we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:10; Psalm 68:1, 18; Revelation 12:10-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Romans 10:1; John 17:9, 20; Revelation 22:20 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
45:00 05/30/2022
On the Lord’s Prayer: The First Petition (Hallowed be your name)
What is holy about God’s name?  What is God’s name?  How do we glorify God in our lives?  Why does God’s glory and name matter? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 101 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Hallowed be your name).  They will discuss the names of God, why honoring his name matters, and what the Lord’s Prayer can teach us about how we approach God in prayer. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 101 A: What do we pray for in the first petition? Q: In the first petition (which is, “Hallowed be your name”), we pray that God would enable us and others to glorify him in all by which he makes himself known; and that he would dispose all things to his own glory. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:9; Psalm 67:2-3; Psalm 83 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism How to Pray by Pete Greig YHWH/LORD video from Bible Project God video from Bible  Project Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
43:52 05/23/2022
On the Lord’s Prayer: Introduction
How does God’s word “direct us in prayer?”  How does the Lord’s Prayer direct our form of prayer?  What does the Lord’s Prayer teach us about prayer?  What does the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer teach us about our approach to God?   On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 99-100 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with introducing  the Lord’s Prayer.  They discuss praying the Psalms, approaching God as a loving father, and why the Lord’s Prayer still matters. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 99 A: What rule has God given for our direction in prayer? Q: The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer that Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer Scripture Proofs: 1 John 5:14; Matthew 6:9-13, compared with Luke 11:2-4 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 100 A: What does the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? Q: The preface of the Lord’s Prayer (Which is, “Our Father in heaven”) teaches us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:15; Luke 11:13; Acts 12:5; 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Heaven, Hell, and Pugatory by Jerry Walls How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC  
43:18 05/16/2022
On Prayer
What is prayer?  How do we pray?  Who can pray?  What is corporate prayer?  What is personal prayer?  Does prayer actually change anything?  Does Prayer really matter? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 98 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with prayer.  They will discuss how to pray, the power of prayer, and why prayer still matters.  Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 98 A: What is Prayer? Q: Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies. Scripture Proofs: Psalm 62:8; 1 John 5:14; John 16:23; Psalm 32:5-6; Daniel 9:4; Philippians 4:6 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Heaven, Hell, and Pugatory by Jerry Walls How to Pray by Pete Greig Lectio 365 Prayer App Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
51:36 05/09/2022
On the Sacrament of Communion
What is the Lord’s Supper?  Who can partake in it?  What is meant by the elements being Christ’s body and blood?  Why is faith necessary in receiving the elements?  Does communion still matter? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 96-97 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  They will discuss the frequency of communion, who is able to come to the table, as well as why communion should be an important part of our regular worship experience.   Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 96 A: What is the Lord’s Supper? Q: The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament in which, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’s appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace. Scripture Proofs: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 1 Corinthians 10:16 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #97 Q: What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper? A: It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body, of their faith to feed upon him, of their repentance, love, and new obedience; lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves. Scripture Proofs: 1 Corinthians 11:28-29; 2 Corinthians 13:5; 1 Corinthians 11:31; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; 1 Corinthians 11:28-29 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
48:43 04/25/2022
On the Sacrament of Baptism
What is baptism?  What is the meaning of baptism?  Who are to be baptized?  What age is appropriate for baptism?  Is baptism necessary for salvation? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 94-95 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the sacrament of baptism.  They will discuss modes of baptism, the significance of baptism in the christian life, whether infants should be baptized, and why baptism still matters. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 94 A: What is baptism? Q: baptism is a sacrament in which the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, does signify and seal our grafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Galatians 3:27 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #95 Q: To whom is baptism to be administered? A: Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till the profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are member of the visible church are to be baptized. Scripture Proofs: Acts 8:36-37; Acts 2:38-39; Genesis 17:10, compared with Colossians 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 7:14 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast God With Us (Spirit & Truth Article) by Kevin Watson Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC
53:54 04/12/2022
On the Sacraments
What are sacraments?  How are they different from Means of Grace?  How many sacraments are there?  How are the sacraments “effectual for salvation?”  Are the sacraments necessary for salvation?  Do the sacrament still matter today? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 91-93 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the sacraments in general.  They will discuss what makes a sacrament a sacrament, the role or faith in these “outward and visible signs of and inward and spiritual grace,” and why the sacraments still matter significantly in the life of the believer and the church. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for # 91 A: How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? Q: The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him who does administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them who by faith receive them. Scripture Proofs: 1 Peter 3:21; Matthew 3:11; 1 Corinthians 3:6-7; 1 Corinthians 12:13 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #92 Q: What is a sacrament? A: A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ in which, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers. Scripture Proofs: Genesis 17:7, 10; Exodus 12; 1 Corinthians 11:23, 26 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #93 Q: Which are the sacraments of the New Testament? A: The sacraments of the New Testament are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Scripture Proofs: Matthew 28:19; Matthew 26:26-28 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC  
43:26 04/04/2022
On the Word of God
What is the “Word of God?”  Can the Bible be trusted?  Is preaching important?  What do “inerrancy” mean?  Infallibility?  Inspiration of scripture?  Does the Bible even still matter? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 89-90 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism.  The guys will talk about how the Word is living and active, the power of interpretation, the necessity of preaching, and how the Bible is to be read for formation as well as information. Oh--and a deep discussion about Wordle (ha!) starts things off. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #89 A: How is the Word made effectual to salvation? Q: The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto salvation. Scripture Proofs: Nehemiah 8:8; 1 Corinthians 14:24-25; Acts 26:18; Psalm 19:8; Acts 20:32; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Romans 10:13-17; Romans 1:16 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #89 Q: How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become effectual to salvation? A: That the Word may be effectual to salvation, we must attend to it with diligence, preparation, and prayer; receive it with faith and love; lay it up in our hearts; and practice it in our lives. Scripture Proofs: Proverbs 8:34; 1 Peter 2:1-2; Psalm 119:18; Hebrews 4:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Psalm 119:11; Luke 8:15; James 1:25 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast Eat this Book by Eugene Peterson Scripture and the Life of God by David Watson Shaped by the Word by Robert Mulholland Long Story Short by Joshua McNall Invitation by Brian Russell Bible Project Can we trust the Bible: Video by Willam Mounce Episode Credits: Episode written, produced, and hosted by Brett Maddocks, Jim Morrow, and Allen cason. Post Production by Stanton Creative, LLC. About Stanton Creative Stanton Creative seeks to serve by providing inspiration & support for fellow creatives through a variety of resources including podcast and video editing. But it’s not just WHAT we do that excites us…it’s WHY. As followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to honor God in everything that we do. This includes using our creativity to ascribe glory to our Creator. But our mission doesn’t stop there! Our goal is to empower other creatives to utilize their gifts, talents, and imaginations to glorify God through their creations. Need help on your next project? Then book your consultation now! Stanton Creative LLC    
48:22 03/28/2022
On the Means of Grace
How does Christ communicate to us the benefits of redemption?  What is an “ordinance?”  What is the Word?  Sacrament?  Prayer?  Do the “Means of Grace” still matter today? On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 88 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism.  The guys will discuss why God “communicates” with us, the ways in which God reveals himself to us, and will begin a discussion on Word, Sacrament, and Prayer that will fleshed out in later episodes. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #88 Q: What are the outward means by which Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption? A: The outward and ordinary means by which Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption are his ordinances, especially the Word, sacrament, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salvation. Scripture Proof: Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42, 46-47 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast  
39:04 03/14/2022
On Faith and Repentance
How do we escape the punishment of sin and disobedience to God?  What does it mean to have faith in Christ?  What is faith?  What is repentance?  How does one repent of their sins? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 85-87 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. These questions concern what it means to have faith in Christ and to repent of our sins.   Brett, Allen, and Jim will discuss what faith is, why it is necessary, what repentance is and why it is vital to our relationship with God.  They will also talk about salvation, the role of Jesus, and what it means to be “saved." Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #85 Q: What does God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin? A: To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin, God requires of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with the diligent use of all the outward means by which Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption. Scripture Proof: Acts 20:21; Provers 2:1-5; Proverbs 8:33-36; Isaiah 55:3 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #86 Q: What is faith in Jesus Christ? A: Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, by which we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel. Scripture Proof: Hebrews 10:39; John 1:12; Isaiah 26:3-4; Philippians 3:9; Galatians 2:16 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #87 Q: What is Repentance unto life? A: Repentance unto life is a saving grace, by which a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, does, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience. Scripture Proof: Acts 11:18; Acts 2:37-38; Joel 2:12; Jeremiah 3:22; Jeremiah 31:18-19; Ezekiel 36:31; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Isaiah 1:16-17 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast
40:46 03/07/2022
The Consequences of Sin
Can any person, in their own strength and power, keep the commands of God?  What are the consequences of breaking those commands?  Are all sins equal in the sight of God?  What are the wages, or earnings, of sin? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 82-84 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. These questions concern the consequences of breaking the commands of God.  Brett, Allen, and Jim will discuss whether certain sins are worse than others, why a loving God would have consequences in the first place, and how grace and mercy fit into the picture. Also, Jim finally tells us his story about meeting Capt. Jean Luc Picard (AKA. Patrick Stewart).  It’s the story that just keeps on giving over and over.   Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #82 Q: Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? A: No mere man since the fall is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them in thought, word, and deed Scripture Proof: None Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #83 Q: Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? A: Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. Scripture Proof: Ezekiel 8:6, 13, 15; 1 John 5:16; Psalm 78:17,32, 56 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #84 Q: What does every sin deserve? A: Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come. Scripture Proof: Ephesians 5:6; Galatians 3:10; Lamentations 3:39; Matthew 25:41 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism On Sin in Believers (Sermon) by John Wesley Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith by Phil Tallon Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way by Phil Talon and Justus Hunter Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast
39:32 02/28/2022
Special Episode w/Dr. Timothy Tennent
On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary.  They talk about Dr. Tennent’s new book, Foundations of the Christian Faith (Seedbed), the future of Methodism, and all things catechism. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Foundations of the Christian Faith by Dr. Timothy Tennent For the Body by Dr. Timothy Tennent Dr. Tennent’s Website Twitter--@timtennent
51:34 02/14/2022
The Ten Commandments Part 11: On Not Coveting
What does it mean to covet your neighbor’s things?  What is the meaning of true contentment?  Is there ever a time when it is ok not to be happy with one’s station in life?  Does the tenth commandment still matter today? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 10th commandment (On not coveting).  They discuss what it means to be content in one’s life.  They also discuss what it means to have a “right and charitable frame of spirit toward one’s neighbor." The guys also take time to thank our listeners for continued support and talk briefly about what they have learned over the last year and a half of doing the podcast. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #79 Q: Which is the tenth commandment? A: The ninth commandment is, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor’s” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:17 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #80 Q: What is required in the tenth commandment? A: The tenth commandment requires full contentment with our own condition, with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, and all that is his. Scripture Proof: Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:6; Job 31:29; Romans 12:15; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #81 Q: What is forbidden in the tenth commandment? A: The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his. Scripture Proof: 1 Kings 21:4; Esther 5:13; 1 Corinthians 10:10; Galatians 5:26; James 3:14, 16; Romans 7:7-8; Romans 13:9; Deuteronomy 5:21 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast
35:28 02/07/2022
The Ten Commandments Part 10: On Not Bearing False Witness
What is truth and why is it important?  Why is truth-telling a part of the Ten Commandments?  How does not bearing false witness impact our “neighbor?”  Does the ninth commandment even matter today? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 9th commandment (On not bearing false witness).  They discuss the role of truth in our relationships, why truth-telling is important, and even discuss if there ever a time it is ok to lie. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #76 Q: Which is the ninth commandment? A: The ninth commandment is, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:16 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #77 Q: What is required in the ninth commandment? A: The ninth commandment requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially in witness-bearing. Scripture Proof: Zechariah 8:16; 3 John 12; Proverbs 14:5, 25 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #78 Q: What is forbidden in the ninth commandment? A: The ninth commandment forbids whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own neighbor’s good name. Scripture Proof: 1 Samuel 17:28; Leviticus 19:16; Psalm 15:3 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism A Church Called TOV by Scot McKnight Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast
37:24 01/31/2022
The Ten Commandments Part 9: On Not Stealing
What is the big deal about “stealing?”  Why is theft part of the prohibitions in the Ten Commandments?  What are the implications that this commandment puts on how we live faithful lives?  What does this commandment have to say in how we treat our neighbors? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 8th commandment (On not stealing).  They will talk about the nuances of the commandment as well as its implications in how we live moral and ethical lives.  They will also discuss the role of wealth and riches in the Christian faith Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #73 Q: Which is the eighth commandment? A: The eighth commandment is, “You shall not steal.” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:15 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #74 Q: What is required in the eighth commandment? A: The eighth commandment requires the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others. Scripture Proof: Genesis 30:30; 1 Timothy 5:8; Leviticus 25:35; Deuteronomy 22:1-5; Exodus 23:4-5; Genesis 47:14, 20 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #75 Q: What is forbidden in the eighth commandment? A: The eighth commandment forbids whatsoever does or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor’s wealth or outward estate. Scripture Proof: Proverbs 21:17; Proverbs 23:20-21; Proverbs 28:19; Ephesians 4:28 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Resurrecting Wounds by Shelly Rambo Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikertt “On Riches” Sermon by John Wesley Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast  
55:40 01/24/2022
The Ten Commandments Part 8: On Not Committing Adultery
What is adultery?  In what ways does adultery manifest in our lives?  What role do we have in “preserving our own AND our neighbor’s chastity?”  How do things like “thoughts” and “words” contribute to adultery? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 7th commandment (On not committing adultery).  They will talk about the nuances of the commandment as well as its implications in how we live moral and ethical lives.  They will also discuss the teachings of the Lord Jesus on this issue and the wider implications of His teachings. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #70 Q: Which is the seventh commandment? A: The seventh commandment is, “You shall not commit adultery.” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:14 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #71 Q: What is required in the seventh commandment? A: The seventh commandment requires the preservation of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart [thought], speech, and behavior. Scripture Proof: 1 Corinthians 7:2-3, 5, 34, 36; Colossians 4:6; 1 Peter 3:2 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #72 Q: What is forbidden in the seventh commandment? A: The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism The Band Meeting by Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker Covenant Eyes Screen Accountability Strive 21 Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast  
43:46 01/17/2022
The Ten Commandments Part 7: On No Killing/Murder/Taking Life
What does it meant to not kill/murder/take a life?  What does it mean to preserve one’s life and/or the lives of others?  Are there just means in taking a life?  How does the sixth commandment speak to wider issues of life like: euthanasia, capital punishment, when life begins, poverty, education, etc.? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 6th commandment (On not killing).  They will talk about the nuances of the commandment as well as its wider implications to how we live moral and ethical lives.   Along the way, Jim is back, Allen is insightful, and Brett wonders if he is inconsistent.   Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #67 Q: Which is the sixth commandment? A: The sixth commandment is, “You shall not kill.” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:13 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #68 Q: What is required in the sixth commandment? A: The sixth commandment requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others. Scripture Proof: Ephesians 5:28-29; 1 Kings 18:4 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #69 Q: What is forbidden in the sixth commandment? A: The sixth commandment forbids the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor unjustly, or whatsoever tends unto it. Scripture Proof: Acts 16:28; Genesis 9:6 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration.   Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast Reclamation Podcast National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
40:28 01/10/2022
Special Episode w/ Dr. Kevin Watson
On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Kevin Watson, Acting Director of Wesley House of Studies at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and Pastor of Discipleship at First United Methodist Church in Waco, TX.  They talk about Kevin’s new book, Perfect Love (Seedbed), the power of small groups, and how recovering the doctrine of sanctification can change the church. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 17-19, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Perfect Love by Kevin Watson  
49:30 01/02/2022
The Ten Commandments Part 6: On Honoring our Parents
What does it mean to honor our parents?  What is purpose behind the 5th commandment?  Why do our relationships, especially between us and our parents, matter in our relationship with God?  What does this commandment say about relationships in general? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 5th commandment (On Honoring our Parents).  They talk about why relationships matter, how the fifth commandment has a pivotal role in the whole of the Ten Commandments, and how parents should want to be honorable in our actions toward our children. Along the way Jim, Allen, and Brett wish you all a very merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer.   Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬   Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #63 Q: Which is the fifth commandment? A: The fifth commandment is, “Honor your father and your mother; that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you.” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:12 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #64 Q: What is required in the fifth commandment? A: The fifth commandment requires preserving the honor, and performing the duties, belonging to everyone in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals. Scripture Proof: Ephesians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:17; Romans 12:10 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #65 Q: What is forbidden in the fifth commandment? A: The fifth commandment forbids the neglecting of , or doing anything against, the honor and duty that belongs to everyone in their several places and relations. Scripture Proof: Matthew 15:4-6; Ezekiel 34:2-4; Romans 13:8 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #66 Q: What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment? A: The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all who keep this commandment. Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 5:16; Ephesians 6:2-3   Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration.   Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast  
46:04 12/20/2021
Special Episode w/ Dr. Ken Collins
On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast the guys are joined by Dr. Ken Collins, Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.  They talk about Ken’s new book, Jesus the Stranger (Seedbed), the beauty of historical theology, and why running is good for drawing closer to God. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Jesus the Stranger by Ken Collins Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast
43:56 12/06/2021
The Ten Commandments Part 5: On the Sabbath
What is the Sabbath?  Why is a day of “rest” so important that it is included in the Ten Commandments?  Is it really a big deal if we work on Sundays (or whenever the sabbath is)?  Does sabbath even matter today? In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Maggie Ulmer of Spirit & Truth, Firebrand Magazine, and Plain Truth: A Holy Spirited Podcast to talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 4th commandment (On Sabbath).  They will discuss why sabbath is important, our sometimes troubled relationship with time and work, and how Jesus is the Lord of the sabbath. Along the way, Jim and Brett try to pick on Allen...and are successful. Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple (Leave a 5-Star Review!!!), Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Google, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Listen Notes, and Deezer. Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail. questions@podechesis.com Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬ Shorter Catechism Questions, Answers and Scripture Proofs Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #57 Q: Which is the fourth commandment? A: The fourth commandment is, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God, in it you shall not do any work—you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:8-11 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #58 Q: What is required in the fourth commandment? A: The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy Sabbath to himself. Scripture Proof: Deuteronomy 5:12-14 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #59 Q: Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly Sabbath? A: From the beginning of the world to [Till] the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian Sabbath. Scripture Proof: Genesis 2:2-3; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Acts 20:7 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #60 Q: How is the Sabbath to be sanctified? A: The Sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy. Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:8, 10; Exodus 16:25-28; Nehemiah 13:15-19, 21-22; Luke 4:16; Acts 20:7; Psalm 92; Isaiah 66:23; Matthew 12:1-31 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #61 Q: What is forbidden in the fourth commandment? A: The fourth commandment forbids the omission or careless performance of the duties required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations. Scripture Proof: Ezekiel 22:26; Amos 8:5; Malachi 1:13; Acts 20:7, 9; Ezekiel 23:38; Jeremiah 17:24-26; Isaiah 58:13 Question, Answer, Scripture Proof for #62 Q: What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment? A: The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are God’s allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the Sabbath day. Scripture Proof: Exodus 20:9, 11 Spirit & Truth The Podechesis Podcast is a proud member of the Spirit & Truth Podcast Network. Spirit & Truth is a movement of Wesleyan-minded Christians seeking to awaken and equip the 21st century church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to share the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We long to see a new movement of Christians who are empowered by the Spirit, rooted in the truth, and mobilized for the mission. For more information and resources visit www.spiritandtruth.life Spirit and Truth Conference  March 15-17, 2022 in Dayton, OH Register at https://www.spiritandtruth.life/conference Use the promo code “Podechesis” at checkout to save $20 off registration. Important Links Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com) Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism Daily Text by Seedbed.com Firebrand Magazine Plain Truth Podcast  
73:30 11/15/2021