Increasing Our Christian Footprint - Part One: First Steps

December 6th, 2017

In this new series, Brian Johnston digs into the archaeology of Israel to explain what's below the surface of the Old Testament "Gilgals" and the events that happened there - and to encourage disciples to "put their foot down" and "possess the land" in their Christian walk!

 

 

 

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Nurturing New Life in Jesus - Part Eight: How To Stay Actively Involved

August 3rd, 2016

In the final part of this series, Brian Johnston providers some helpful pointers about being a disciple of Jesus over the long-term.

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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 Six: Enjoying Christian Fellowship

July 9th, 2016

In the sixth part of this series, aimed primarily at new Christians, Brian Johnston encourages listeners to seek out relationships with other like-minded Christians to help each other on the discipleship pathway.

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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 Three: Discovering the Bible as Life’s Manual

June 13th, 2016

In the third part of this series for new Christians, Brian Johnston provides some practical advice for accessing the tremendous value contained in God's Word, the Bible.

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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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Nurturing New Life in Jesus - Part One: The Beginning of a Relationship

May 21st, 2016

In the first part of this series aimed at new Christians, or those who seek to mentor them, Brian Johnston starts right at the very beginning - what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Hope For Humanity - Part Seventeen: Changed Lives

May 11th, 2016

In this final episode of the series, Brian Johnston looks at perhaps one of the most powerful evidences for the reality of the Christian faith - changed lives.

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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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Answers to Listeners’ Questions Part 9: What Is Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit?

July 2nd, 2015

In the ninth part of this series, Bible teacher Brian Johnston deals with a question that has often troubled believers - is it possible for a Christian to commit this unforgiveable sin?

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Answers to Listener’s Questions Part 5: Is There A Christian Way To Find A Marriage Partner?

June 1st, 2015

In episode 5 of this series, Brian Johnston tackles a more practical subject but a very important one in God's eyes - is there a Christian way to find a marriage partner?

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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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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 3: Paul’s Opening Prayer

March 24th, 2015

In this third episode of a six-part series on the book of Ephesians, Brian Johnston takes an in-depth look at one of the great prayers of the apostle Paul in which he prays that the recipients of the letter will come to experience more of God personally - that's still our prayer 2,000 years later!

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Experiencing God in Ephesians Part 1: Filling and Made Full Of

March 9th, 2015

We commence another six-part series this week and it's another New Testament letter, but this time written by Paul the Apostle to the Church of God in Ephesus.  In his first talk, Brian Johnston explores the meaning of a concept that occurs in this letter more than once - filling. 

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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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The Book of James Part 5: Believers Behaving Badly?

February 24th, 2015

In the penultimate podcast of this series of six, Bible teacher Brian Johnston takes a look at the fourth chapter of the Bible letter by James.  It's a sobering read as it forces Christians to look at their lives and whether they are distinctively different from the world! 

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The Book of James Part 4: Taming The Tongue

February 16th, 2015

In the fourth part of this six-part series, Bible teacher Brian Johnston moves into a discussion of the third chapter of the Bible book of James. In the last chapter, the focus was "idle faith" but now it turns to "idle speech" and the huge power that our tongues have, for good or for ill.

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The Book of James Part 3 - Salvation: By Faith or Works?

February 9th, 2015

In this third part of this six-part series, Bible teacher Brian Johnston focuses on the second part of James chapter two.  It contains verses that have caused controversy for centuries.  At the root of it is the key question - does salvation come through faith or by works? 

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The Book of James Part 2 - Showing Favouritism

January 28th, 2015

This episode is the second in a six part series looking at the book of James. Part two focuses on the opening verses of the second chapter of the book which deal with the tricky topic of favouritism - God does not play favourites and neither should we!

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The Book Of James Part 1 - Dealing With Tough Times

January 3rd, 2015

This week marks the beginning of a new year and the beginning of a new series as well. Today we begin a six part series looking at the book of James. Part one focuses on the first chapter of the book which is predominantly about how we deal with trials and tribulations in our lives. It's fitting that we look at how to deal with both the good times and the hard times that we may face in the year ahead on this first podcast of the year. Join with Brian now for this teaching.

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Jesus: Son Over God’s House Part 4 - The Fellow Over God’s Fellowship

November 22nd, 2014

You hear Christians talking about fellowship a lot, but what does that word really mean and why is it so important to know that we can be called fellows of Christ? Join Bible teacher, Brian Johnston as he looks into this important topic this week.

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Jesus: Son Over God’s House Part 3 - Jesus As A Royal Son of David’s Dynasty

November 15th, 2014

In part 3 of our series on Jesus as Son over God's House, Brian Johnston looks at Jesus' position in history as a descendent of David, the famous king of Israel who penned many the Psalms. 

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No Compromise Part 5 - Doing right when nobody is watching

April 13th, 2014

Will you hold yourself accountable even if nobody is watching? Will you do right no matter what? Brian gives us an invigorating talk on this difficult subject.

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No Compromise Part 3 - What would you do for $10,000,000

March 17th, 2014

Some people would be willing to do almost anything for the right amount of money. But if somebody offered you $10,000,000, would you hold firm to your convictions? Or would you compromise your principles to become a multimillionaire?

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Christmas Special 2013 - Part 2

December 8th, 2013

Join Brian as he continues in the 2013 Christmas special, discussing things our minds often turn to around Christmas time.

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Christmas Special 2013 - Part 1

December 4th, 2013

Join Brian as he discusses truths from the bible that we often think about as Christmas draws close.

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Christian Faithfulness (9 of 9)

June 22nd, 2013

We come to the end of our nine part series on Christian Faithfulness this week. Have you been following along with us? While each episode makes good sense on its own, I strongly encourage you to go back and listen to the whole series if you haven't already. Doing so will give you a much better sense of what it means to remain faithful to the teachings and work of the Lord Jesus in your life. Our Bible teacher Brian Johnston concludes this series with an episode entitled "Love For The World".  The apostle Paul gives us a glimpse into what it means to live a life of Christian faithfulness when he tells us that Demas had fallen away because of his love for the world. Listen in as Brian ties the whole series together.

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Christian Faithfulness (8 of 9)

June 15th, 2013

This is the eighth episode in our series on Christian Faithfulness. Brian has called this episode "The Bleating Of Sheep". Today we examine the danger in adding our own ideas, habits and traditions to God's commands for the Christian life both individually and corporately in a church setting. Brian explains that our adherence to the commands of God concerning our service must only come from a place of love. Listen in to find out how these themes tie in with the title "The Bleating Of Sheep".

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Christian Faithfulness (7 of 9)

June 13th, 2013

The seventh installment in our series on Christian Faithfulness is entitled "Seven Locks of Hair". Very mysterious, isn't it? What could locks of hair have to do with remaining true to the Christian faith? I'll give you a clue: Samson. Yes, the strongest man in the Bible. Join us as Brian explains just what is to be learned from the life and experiences of Samson.

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Christian Faithfulness (5 of 9)

May 25th, 2013

Gideon's Ephod: Gideon was a very humble man who God powerfully used to vanquish the enemies of the Jews. He turned down the offer of being made Israel's king, but instead he requested a golden ephod. What was the big deal about Gideon getting his own ephod similar to the ones worn by the high priest at Shiloh? The answer to that question and how this Bible story applies to our own faithfulness to the Christian faith can be fund in this week's podcast.

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Christian Faithfulness (4 of 9)

May 18th, 2013

Episode 4 - A Different Kind of Fire: in a world of law and ritual, two men stand alone. They are the sons of Aaron, priests to the God of their forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They bring sacrifices to appease their God. There are specific instructions for making their offerings, but surely what kind of fire they use makes no difference, right?

Bible teacher Brian Johnston looks at the nature of the fire these priests brought before God and what significance it has to us in our Christian walk today.

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Christian Faithfulness (3 of 9)

May 11th, 2013

In part three of our series on Christian Faithfulness Brian Johnston looks at our responsibility to hold firm to the truth that you know from scripture. Some may think that there might be clemency in the eyes of God for those who have been led astray by bad teaching. Listen to this episode to find out why God cannot show leniency for deviation from the pattern for discipleship and worship laid forth in scripture.

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Christian Faithfulness (2 of 9)

May 7th, 2013

In part two of the series on Christian faithfulness, Brian Johnston looks at the issues surrounding our allegiance to the Christian faith and the Lord's teaching for His disciples. What do you do when you have been convicted of some truth from God's word, but it requires you to act contrary to your worldly obligations? Listen now to find out!

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Christian Faithfulness (1 of 9)

April 27th, 2013

Join Brian Johnston as he begins a new series looking at the need for Christians to remain faithful to the teaching and will of the Lord Jesus. Part 1 begins with the story of when Jesus asked His disciples one day, "Would you also go away?" Many people had stopped following Jesus because of the difficulty they had with some of His teaching. Jesus wanted to know if His disciples would follow Him completely. Here Brian examines the extent to which we must follow the Lord.

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Christian Friendship - Part 1

April 11th, 2013

Brian Johnston explores the concept of friendship in the Bible. Part 1 of 7.

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