Fencepost Turtles - Episode 1: Jacob

June 21st, 2017

A pastor once said: ‘When I was a schoolboy, we would occasionally see a turtle on a fence post, and when we did, we knew someone had put him there. He didn't get there by himself.' In the Bible we come across many ‘fencepost turtles’ - one person after another who knew that his or her position of power or prominence was given to them by God. The first “fencepost turtle” we are going to look at in this series is a man called Jacob ...

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First Corinthians - Part Sixteen: The Ultimate Test of Christianity

January 30th, 2017

In the final episode of this series on First Corinthians, Brian Johnston concludes by looking at what is perhaps the strongest evidence of the reality of the Christian faith.

You can obtain Brian's book that accompanies this series, in paperback or eBook format, here:

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First Corinthians - Part Ten: A Special Kind of Warning

December 4th, 2016

In the tenth episode of this series on 1 Corinthians, Brian Johnston delves into how the apostle Paul uses "typology" to issue a strong warning to the Christians in Corinth (and us today) not to follow the behaviour of Israel in the wilderness.

You can obtain Brian's book that accompanies this series, in paperback or eBook format, here:

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First Corinthians - Part Four: Working Collectively But Individually Accountable

September 20th, 2016

In part four of this series on 1 Corinthians, Brian Johnston notes the divisive nature of the Corinthian church and emphasises the importance of working together to build for God.

You can obtain Brian's book that accompanies this series, in paperback or eBook format, here:

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First Corinthians - Part Three: God’s Deepest Secrets Revealed

September 5th, 2016

In the third part of this series on First Corinthians, Brian Johnston explores the mystery that had been hidden for so long - the wisdom of God in the cross of Jesus - which, even today, sadly remains a mystery to so many people.

You can obtain Brian's book that accompanies this series, in paperback or eBook format, here:

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Nurturing New Life in Jesus - Part Seven: How To Live Victoriously

July 19th, 2016

In the penultimate podcast of this series. Brian Johnston explains how God has made it possible for every Christian to live victoriously in Christ.

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Nurturing New Life in Jesus - Part Five: Getting Acquainted With Our Guide

June 27th, 2016

In part five of this series, Brian Johnston takes a look at someone who is vital to the life of every Christian - God the Holy Spirit.

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Nurturing New Life in Jesus - Part Four: Learning to Talk With God

June 19th, 2016

In the fourth part of this series, Brian Johnston takes a look at prayer.  Jesus' disciples once said to Him, "Teach us to pray" and it's just as vital today that we know how to!

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Nurturing New Life in Jesus - Part Two: How to be Sure It’s True

May 31st, 2016

In the second part of this series, Brian Johnston provides assurance from God's Word that it's a case of "once saved, always saved".

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Hope For Humanity - Part Sixteen: Greatly Mistaken

May 1st, 2016

In the penultimate episode of this series, Brian Johnston highlights often humorous examples of so-called experts who got it hopelessly wrong! What is vital ,though, is not to be greatly mistaken about Jesus Christ.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Fifteen: Counting Down The Commandments

April 21st, 2016

In part fifteen of this series, Brian Johnston challenges the listener about their keeping of the Ten Commandments and why each of us falls short of God's holy standard.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Fourteen: Putting Away The Decorations

April 13th, 2016

In part fourteen of this series, Brian Johnston implores us not to forget Jesus Christ for the other 51 weeks of the year!

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Hope For Humanity - Part Thirteen: Which Virgin Birth?

April 4th, 2016

In part thirteen of this apologetics series, Brian Johnston points out that those who dispute the Bible's account of the virgin birth of Jesus as an impossibility, themselves often believe that the earth came into existence through what is effectively a similar process!

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Hope For Humanity - Part Twelve: Resemblance

March 21st, 2016

In this twelfth part of the series, Brian Johnston notes that although we don't know what Jesus looked like when he lived on earth, we do know that there is a striking resemblance with His Father!

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Hope For Humanity - Part Eleven: The Biggest Decision

March 11th, 2016

In part eleven of this series, Brian Johnston deals with some of the objections often raised about whether the "Christmas story" happened as recorded in the New Testament.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Ten: A Harsh Reality

March 1st, 2016

In part ten of this series, Brian Johnston explores how Herod's harsh command to kill the young infants after Jesus' birth, could be a clue to the truth of the Christmas story.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Nine: History Shaped In Cradles

February 23rd, 2016

In the ninth part of this series, Bible teacher Brian Johnston looks at the birth of some famous people and their importance in world affairs, and compares them with the birth and life of the most important Man who ever lived - Jesus Christ!

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Hope For Humanity - Part Eight: Sacrifical Giving

February 11th, 2016

In part eight of this series, Bible teacher Brian Johnston uses a short story by O. Henry and the Bible account of Abraham and Isaac to illustrate something of the depth of God's sacrificial love for us.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Seven: Looking For The Gardener

February 1st, 2016

In part seven of this series, Brian Johnston uses a number of illustrates to remind us that although we are lost, we have the opportunity to find God or, rather, to be found by Him.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Six: The Gospel According to A.A. Milne

January 23rd, 2016

In the sixth part of this series, Brian Johnston uses a Winnie the Pooh story to illustrate the point that logic is a powerful tool to support the truth of the Christian message.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Five: Two Sights

January 15th, 2016

In the fifth episode of this series, Brian Johnston asks the searching question: ' Have you seen your own heart?' Well, God has! He knows how sick it really is - and what (or who) the cure is...

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Hope For Humanity - Part Four: Hit For Six!

January 5th, 2016

In the fourth episode of this series, Brian Johnston shares six things that Christianity claims that God wants us to know - and each helps us to answer the big questions of life.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Three: Let’s Talk About Jesus!

December 16th, 2015

In the third episode of this series, Brian Johnston takes an initial look at the solution to the problems outlined in previous episodes - Jesus Christ.
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Hope For Humanity - Part One: The Biggest Lie Ever Told

November 27th, 2015

Daily headlines remind us that this world is broken in so many ways; an honest look within ourselves reveals deep problems within as well.  This series pinpoints the same cause behind both and rejects all man-made solutions in favour of a divine one - and calls on all listeners to accept or reject it.

 

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4 Reasons To Believe - Part Four: Jesus Christ

November 23rd, 2015

As the Apostle Paul opens his Bible letter to Christians at Rome, he gives 4 robust reasons to believe in the existence of God. So robust, in fact, they are still cutting-edge today, capable of demonstrating the bankruptcy of the rantings of Dawkins et al.  In this final episode of the series, Brian looks at the fourth and most important reason - Jesus Christ.

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4 Reasons To Believe - Part Three: Communication

November 13th, 2015

As the Apostle Paul opens his Bible letter to Christians at Rome, he gives 4 robust reasons to believe in the existence of God. So robust, in fact, they are still cutting-edge today, capable of demonstrating the bankruptcy of the rantings of Dawkins et al.  In this episode, Brian looks at the third reason - communication.

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4 Reasons To Believe - Part Two: Conscience

November 4th, 2015

As the Apostle Paul opens his Bible letter to Christians at Rome, he gives 4 robust reasons to believe in the existence of God. So robust, in fact, they are still cutting-edge today, capable of demonstrating the bankruptcy of the rantings of Dawkins et al.  In this episode, Brian looks at the second reason - our conscience.

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4 Reasons To Believe - Part One: Creation

October 26th, 2015

As the Apostle Paul opens his Bible letter to Christians at Rome, he gives 4 robust reasons to believe in the existence of God. So robust, in fact, they are still cutting-edge today, capable of demonstrating the bankruptcy of the rantings of Dawkins et al.  In this episode, Brian looks at the first reason - creation.

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Answers To Listeners’ Questions - Part 10: Can We Really Be Sure Of Salvation?

July 19th, 2015

In part 10 of this series of Listener's Questions, Brian Johnston deals with a crucial question for all believers - can we really be sure of salvation?

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 8: Why Was Salvation Such A Long Time In Coming?

June 24th, 2015

In the next part of our series of answers to questions from SFT listeners, Brian Johnston tackles the conundrum of why God waited so long to send Jesus Christ to be the Saviour of the world after the fall of humanity.  If you have your own Bible questions, please do contact us using the email address given at the end of the broadcast.

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 7: Is There Any Such Place As Purgatory?

June 16th, 2015

In the next in our series of listeners' questions, Brian Johnston deals with a topic about the afterlife. Is there, as some teach, a Biblical basis for the place known as "purgatory"?

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 6: Is Christianity Exclusive?

June 11th, 2015

In a world that demands tolerance, this question from one listener is very relevant: Is Christianity exclusive?  Brian Johnston provides the Bible's answer in the sixth part of this series of questions and answers.

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 3: Do We Really Have Guardian Angels?

May 17th, 2015

Do we really have guardian angels?  This is the question that Brian Johnston addresses in the third of a ten-part series which covers questions received from Search For Truth listeners.  You can send in your questions to the address given at the end of each programme.

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 2: Why Were We Given Freewill?

May 8th, 2015

In this second in the series which attempts to answer questions from listeners, Brian Johnston tackles another topic which has been the subject of much debate over the centuries - the nature and purpose of human freewill. 'ytujkpn5'

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 1: Are There Different Resurrections?

April 30th, 2015

In this new series, Brian Johnston takes the opportunity to respond to questions received from listeners to Search For Truth.  In this first episode, Brian tackles the controversial topic of the different views held on the interpretation of the book of Revelation, including whether there are different future resurrections.  If you have any Bible questions of your own, then do contact Brian using the contact details at the end of the broadcast!

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Experiencing God in Ephesians Part 6: In The Theatre Of War

April 16th, 2015

In the concluding part of this series on the Bible book of Ephesians, Brian Johnston looks at perhaps the most famous passage of the entire book, which inspires us to put on the "whole armour of God".

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Experiencing God in Ephesians Part 5: The Difference Doctrine Makes!

April 6th, 2015

Doctrine can be a dirty word to many Christians who see it as dry and boring. But as Brian Johnston explores in Part 5 of this series on the Bible letter to the Ephesians, doctrine (or sound teaching) was very important to Paul and it should be very important to us too - because it makes a difference!

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Experiencing God in Ephesians Part 4: A Productive Detour!

March 30th, 2015

Have you ever experienced your train of thought being derailed by another thought?  That's what happened to the apostle Paul as he wrote his letter to the Church of God in Ephesus - but thankfully for us it was a very productive detour, as Brian Johnston explains in this fourth talk of six-part series on Ephesians.

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Experiencing God in Ephesians Part 2: To The Praise Of His Glorious Grace

March 17th, 2015

In this second in a six-part series on the Bible book of Ephesians, Brian moves on to look at one of the most amazing things in the whole of our Bibles - the grace of God!

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The Book of James Part 6: God And The Doctor!

March 2nd, 2015

In this final part of a six-part series on the New Testament letter written by the apostle James, Brian Johnston concludes by looking at the fifth and final chapter which includes a topic that is still of great interest today - healing.

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