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 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 4: Did Christ Descend To Sheol?

May 26th, 2015

"Did Jesus descend to Sheol?" asks one Search For Truth Listener.  As Brian points out in the next episode of this series that answers some of the questions of listeners, the answer really depends on correctly determining the Biblical meaning of Sheol, one of a number of words translated as "hell" in our English translations of the Bible.

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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 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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Jesus: Son Over God’s House Part 6 - The Splendour Of The Architect

December 30th, 2014

Anyone can build a house, but it takes a special kind of person to plan out a really good design for a house. Famous buildings are often known best by the name of the architect who designed them and never by those who worked on constructing it. Join Brian as he finishes off this series about Jesus and Son over God's house by looking at how Jesus is worthy of so much honour because of His role as the architect of God's House.

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Jesus: Son Over God’s House Part 5 - The Greatest Ever Example Of Faithfulness

November 29th, 2014

Why is it important that there be someone who is faithful in a position over God's house? Consider how many fatherless houses there are today and how big an impact that has on the children. Jesus must be more faithful than that, right? Join us as we look at just how faithful Jesus is a the Son over God's House.

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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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Jesus: Son Over God’s House Part 2 - The Exulted Purifier of Sins

November 8th, 2014

The subject for part 2 of our series about Jesus as Son over God's house is taken from Hebrews 1:3 where it says that Jesus sat down at God's right hand in heaven after He had made purification for sins. Today we are looking at that idea of Jesus as being the one who not only purified our sins, but also now occupies a uniquely exalted position in heaven. 

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Jesus: Son Over God’s House Part 1 - The Difference Between Servants and Sons

November 1st, 2014

This is the beginning of a new series by Brian Johnston about Jesus' unique position as Son over God's house. The series will look at what Jesus being God's Son house means to us as Christians and can mean to anyone who believes in Him for their salvation. Today's episode looks at the difference between a servant in a house and the son of the head of the house. 

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Who Am I Part 5 - Eternally Loved

October 25th, 2014

This is the last week in our five part series on the topic of Who Am I, a series exploring our identity from God's perspective. Today we round off our study by exploring the idea that only an infinite and eternal God could be capable of loving His creation with an eternal love - and that's just how God loves us: eternally. Join us as Brian Johnston shows God's love for you as laid out in scripture.

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Who Am I Part 4 - Greatly Blessed

October 18th, 2014

Because we are fully forgiven, as we looked at last week, we are given some amazing promises by God. This week Brian looks at exactly what blessings some of those promises give those who have believed in the Lord Jesus for their salvation. Join us for this week's exciting look at the bountiful blessings of an infinite God on His people.

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Who Am I Part 3 - Fully Forgiven

October 11th, 2014

Last week we looked at how God sees us as being not just broken by sin but actually spiritually dead because of it. What a sad world we would live in if that was the only message of the Bible! Thankfully, this week are able to explore the idea that despite being dead in our sins, we can be fully forgiven of them and made alive! Join Brian Johnston as we look at how you can receive God's forgiveness together.

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Who Am I Part 2 - Deeply Fallen

October 3rd, 2014

Today we are looking at the idea that sin causes God to see us as being not just broken, but actually dead. This idea that we are a fallen creation is vital in understanding our position before God and our relationship to Him. Join us as we look at this important subject.

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Who Am I Part 1 - Wonderfully Made

September 27th, 2014

Join Brian Johnston as he begins a new, five part series exploring how God thinks about us as not only humans, but as His creations. Over the next six weeks we will be placing our identity in reference to God's perspective because it is only when we know how God sees us that we can really answer the question: "Who am I?"

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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 4 - A love that’s real

March 23rd, 2014

Gold, silver and diamonds can be tested to see if they're truly real, but what about love? Can love be tested to be found true and pure?

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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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No Compromise Part 2 - Conformed to the World

March 2nd, 2014

Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a Christian behaviour in day to day life. We as Christians need to strive to become like Paul, never conforming to the world, always looking to Christ as our example.

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God’s 5 Loves Part 5 - God’s Conditional Love

February 16th, 2014

We always hear that God's love is "unconditional" but is this really true? Brian answers this difficult question in the final segment of God's 5 Loves.

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God’s 5 Loves Part 4 - God’s Love For His Children

January 19th, 2014

We know that God loves his children very much but what does it take to be a child of God? And does God really love everybody in the world equally? Find out as Brian investigates this in the penultimate episode of God's Five Loves.

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God’s 5 Loves Part 3 - Hating sin yet loving the sinner

January 12th, 2014

We've heard it said that God hates sin but loves the sinner, however is this true? Brian looks into the bible to decipher the answer of another aspect of God's amazing and powerful love.

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God’s 5 Loves Part 2 - Love, sweet love

December 29th, 2013

It's easy to take a sentimental view on God's love nowadays, however Brian takes us back to the bible to help us see God's great, holy great love for us.

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Christmas Special 2013 - Part 3

December 22nd, 2013

Join Brian as he talks to us from the Scriptures about things that are often on our minds during the Christmas season.

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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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God’s 5 Loves Part 1 - A Two Way Street

November 23rd, 2013

Join Brian as he takes on the challenge of exploring God's vast and unimaginable love for us.

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Seven Ideas That Changed The World Part 5 - You Can’t Work Your Way To Heaven

July 29th, 2013

Every current and past religion except Christianity teaches that you can be saved by doing or saying certain things. If those religions were true, what a terrible situation they would put us in! Listen is as Brian explains why no amount of good deeds could ever be enough to satisfy God and the good news that only Jesus can offer.

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Seven Ideas That Changed The World Part 4 - Christianity Explains The Universe Better Than Atheism

July 20th, 2013

For many years atheist have been trying to convince the world that in order to be a Christian you have to be willing to check your brain at the door because no rational person could seriously believe in the truth claims that it makes. If the claims of these atheists are true then there is no meaning in the universe. This idea runs contrary to the intuition of every single one of us. We all feel as though there must be some greater meaning in our lives. Listen in as Brian explains why our lives DO have a meaning and that meaning can only be understood in light of the Christian worldview.

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Seven Ideas That Changed The World Part 3 - The Cosmos Had A Beginning And Was Fine Tuned

July 13th, 2013

Where did we come from? Where did the cosmos come from? Has it always been there or did it have a beginning? Why does it seem like the world was designed to meet our every need? These are questions that man has asked for millennia - ever since we first looked up at the night sky and were amazed at its beauty. The questions might be ancient, but can we know the answers today? Join Brian Johnston as he endeavours to bring some clarity to the discussion on our origins.

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Seven Ideas That Changed The World Part 2 - God Once Lived Among Us

July 6th, 2013

In part two of our series on ideas that have changed the world we are looking at the idea that God once lived among us. Jesus is the only religious leader in history that claimed to be deity. Some prominent skeptics have claimed that there is enough evidence to say that Jesus was not a real historical person, let alone that He was God incarnate. To make that kind of statement is to ignore the mountains of evidence to the contrary. When evaluating the idea of whether Jesus is God or not you must first cut out your presuppositions and come to the question ready to openly and honestly weigh the evidence. Join Brian as he examines the question of whether or not Jesus truly existed and if so, whether He was who He claimed to be.

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Seven Ideas That Changed The World Part 1 - Death Is Not The End

June 29th, 2013

Today marks the beginning of a new seven part series with our Bible teacher Brian Johnston called "Seven Ideas That Changed The World". These are ideas that it might be easy to dismiss today without actually considering them too closely, but if you seriously consider them you will find them just as revolutionary and life changing as they were when they were first introduced. 


Our first installment is on the idea that death is not the end. Our lives are not merely fleeting, transitory snapshots in the history of the cosmos, but are actually eternal in nature. Join us as Brian works out the logical consequences of the this idea.
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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 (6 of 9)

June 1st, 2013

Part 6 of our series on Christian Faithfulness is titled "A Piece of Brass". Join Brian Johnston as he looks at events from many years ago when Moses was leading the people out of Egypt to the land that God had promised to them through their forefather, Abraham. But what can a sculpture of a snake on a pole lifted high above the dessert several thousand years ago have to do with remaining faithful as Christians today? Listen now to find out!

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The Kingdom of God - Part 4

January 24th, 2013

In this four-part series, Brian Johnston explores the important Bible concept of the Kingdom of God - what is it and who is in it? Part 4 of 4.

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The Kingdom of God - Part 3

January 24th, 2013

In this four-part series, Brian Johnston explores the important Bible concept of the Kingdom of God - what is it and who is in it? Part 3 of 4.

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