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Topic: Discipline

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-11
Commitment to Live the Christian Life: Is it by resolve that one learns to live the Christian life without the law (The Torah)?



2021-06-10
Rebuke in the Church: Could you give me some scriptural examples of "rebuke", as in rebuking other brothers in the church? [2 Timothy 4:2, 2 Timothy 2:24, Galatians 6:1, Galatians 2, 2 Kings 5].



2021-05-18
Changing My Evil Heart: How do I, who has backslidden and feel that evil is deeply rooted, actually change my heart? Lecture recommended lecture; Spiritual Warfare & both books, "Empire of the Risen Son". [Romans 7, Matthew 26:41].
John Owen's (Puritan): What do you think of the Puritan writer, John Owen's book, "The Mortification of Sin"?


2021-05-03
Church Discipline is Unloving: Isn't church discipline unkind and unloving to execute in today's Christian culture? [I Corinthians 5, 2 Thessalonians 3, Romans 16, I Corinthians 11, Revelation 2].



2021-03-17
Not Doing Enough for God: As a relatively new believer, I am struggling with self-condemnation regarding how much I am doing as a Christian. What do you advise? [John 3:17, I John 3:21].



2021-01-14
Critical Nature-Blessing or Curse: Can you help me sort out the blessing and curse of having a critical nature? [Ephesians 4:15, Revelation 2-3].
Worship Music & Song: What do you think about a lot of the current worship bands, music and songs, coming out now? It seems rather self-centered. [James 1:17].


2020-05-06
Hearing the Holy Spirit & His Direction: Do you have any suggestion as to how know or recognize the leading of the spirit of God? [Romans 8, Psalm 23, Colossians 3:15, John 10:27].



2020-12-18
Christadelphians: Is the Christadelphian group a cult?
The Conviction of the Holy Spirit: What do you recommend regarding taking care to not squelch the prompting and conviction of the Holy Spirit [I Corinthians 11:30-32]. (The answer is given after the break as Steve was muted.)


2020-12-02
God Punishes & Disciplines Us: Does God punish us? [Psalms 103:6-12, I Thessalonians 4:6, 2 Peter 4:13, Hebrews 12:5-12, I Corinthians 11, Proverbs 13:24].
Applying Scripture to Ourselves: How does one know how to apply the Psalms, Proverbs, etc., to oneself? [1 Corinthians 11, Psalm 103:5-6, 2 Timothy 3:16].


2020-10-20
Correcting Others: How do we offer correction correctly when we see so many people going the wrong way? [Isaiah 26:9-10, Leviticus 19:17].



2020-10-02
Suffering Guilt, Temptation, and Failure to Follow Christ in Reality: Could you help me understand the concept of "dying to myself & Christ living in me" when I don't really do or obey as I should. [Galatians 2:20].



2020-09-22
Church-Hospital for the Sick?: Should the church should be seen as a safe place, or hospital for the sick, rather than a place where church discipline would be conducted? [Matthew 18:15-17]



2020-09-17
"Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster: what do you think of the book called, "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster?



2020-09-11
Masturbation: Would you talk about masturbation and how it compares with adultery and if and how we can control it? [Matthew 23:23]



2020-09-09
Cigarettes and Jesus: Am I wrong to be smoking a cigarette while I am holding up a sign for Jesus? Am I denying the power of Christ in my life? [2 Timothy 3:5].



2020-09-03
Controlling One's Temper: Could you give me advise on how to control my temper better?
When Anger is Not Sin: If I used my anger in a positive way, then is it no longer sinful? [Isaiah 53:7, Ephesians 4:26-30].


2020-09-01
Rebroadcasts of Narrow Path Radio Program: Does the Narrow Path Ministry have to pay for additional air-time when radio stations rebroadcasts it during other parts of the day, when it's not live?
Causes to Break-off Fellowship or Church Discipline: You have said that many things are not enough to break fellowship over, so what things ARE worthy of breaking fellowship over?


2020-08-17
Disrespect for Fathers: Could you talk about the ramifications of children disrespecting their father? [Genesis 9:21].



2020-06-10
Gluttony: Would you talk about gluttony, so I can determine if I have an issue with it? [Philippians 3:19].



2020-06-03
Forgiveness Required: In light of the scripture that requires that we are to be forgiving, what does it look like to forgive in a variety of situations-great to small? [Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 23:34].



2020-05-26
Judgment at the Bema Seat: Regarding the Bema Seat and giving account of our sins, will we be judged on our works and not on our repented and forgiven sins? [I Corinthians 11:31, I John 1:9].
Living a Lazy Christian Life: Do you think that if we simply live an undisciplined or lazy Christian life, not necessarily living in flagrant sin, it will also be counted against us at the judgment? [Revelation 3:15, Matthew 13:37-38].


2020-05-11
Weaker Brothers in What Way? When Paul talks about eating various foods, etc., and the weaker brothers, what does he mean? [Romans 14, I Corinthians 8].



2020-05-11
Children Being Required to Fast: Do you think children should fast, or be required to fast, to overcome sinful behavior?
Train Up a Child: What does the verse in Proverbs mean, "train up a child in the way he should go..." [Proverbs 22:6].
Donations Through PayPal: Can people still donate through PayPal?

2020-04-13
Kingdom of God: Could you elaborate Jesus' statement in Luke 16, about the kingdom of God, pressing into it, and the fulfillment of the law? [Luke 16:16-17, Matthew 11:12, 19:23, 16:24, 5:17].
Absent Military Family Member: Can you encourage me as I struggle with my wife's absence in the military?


2020-04-09
Adult Son Sleeping In: Could you advise me as to how to hand my objections to my adult son sleeping in too late in the morning, and it is causing difficulties between my husband and I?



2020-04-03
Drawing Closer to God: Do you have advice on how to draw closer to God during this time of quarantine?



2020-03-25
Medical Pandemic-Coronavirus: How do you handle those in your own household that are not being careful and help reduce the threat of the pandemic threat of Coronavirus?



2020-02-07
Provoke Not your Children: How do I deal with a difficult teen, when we are not to provoke our children to wrath? [Ephesians 6:4].



2019-08-08
Bible Reading Discipline: How does one get more disciplined about Bible reading, especially during the difficult times? [I Corinthians 13].



2019-05-16
Disciplining Children Biblically: What does the Bible teach about disciplining children? [Proverbs 22:15, I Kings 1:6, Ecclesiastes 8:11].



2019-04-09
Church Leadership: What should be done when it may be that the leadership needs discipline, rather than the attendees?



2019-04-09
Church Discipline: How long does someone have to be disciplined ("marked", or disfellowshipped), before they are reinstated?



2019-02-25
Church Discipline: A preacher is upset that someone won't support his child because she partnered w/ the catholic church on a missions trip & so the person not supporting her cites a passage of Scripture on why he can't support her. [2 John 1:9-11]



2018-11-16
Capital Punishment: Spare the rod, spoil the child, what does this mean? [Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 23:13-14, Proverbs 22:15]



2018-07-03
Chastisement of the Lord: What is the chastisement of the Lord?



2018-03-14
Rebuking a Brother: When is the best opportunity to rebuke a brother?



2018-01-29
Unequally Yoked: There's a situation in our church were an unequally yoked couple got married, a believer to an unbeliever, & what should be done in that situation? [2 Corinthians 6:14-18]



2017-08-21
Church Discipline Needs to be Implemented: Church discipline needs happen because of appropriate behavior by a pastor, but they are wondering what to do?



2017-08-21
Commenting on Atheist Listeners: The caller appreciated the information about the atheists.
Jesus Rebuking but Being for Christians: "I have this against you," Jesus said to several churches in Revelation, but then Jesus says He's for us. [Revelation 2, Romans 8:31]


2017-06-09
Parenting: Shouldn't parents correct their child? What about parents who don't care about disciplining their children? [Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 23:13-14]



2017-03-08
God Disciplines those He Loves: God chastens those that He loves, so is that why He allows suffering & trials? [Hebrews 12]



2015-09-01
The person Job Getting a New Wife: Did Job get a new wife at the end of his latter days?
Chastised by the Lord or Being Attacked by Enemy: How can we know if we are being chastening by the Lord or being attacked by the Devil? [Hebrews 12]


2015-08-31
New Home Church: Look for a New Home Church & wondering about Calvary Chapel, but there seems to be some lack of Church Discipline, &, there's a Moses Model church hierarchy there, where ONE person is in charge, & can't be held accountable by anyone else.



2015-07-21
Whistle Blowing at Work: What obligation does an employee has to tell on somebody who is hurting the company?



2015-07-20
Connecting w/ New Believer: Caller is concerned about why it would take 9 months for caller right before her to connect w/ this person he's concerned about, waiting until he was baptized?



2015-07-06
Church Discipline: "Treat them as Heathen or Tax Collectors", "Expel them", "Turn Away from them", "Don't Associate w/ them", "Have Nothing To Do w/ them". Is there a difference between what Jesus mentions, & Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 5, about expelling a person, as opposed to "have nothing to do with them", which means a more personal relationship? [Matthew 18:17, 1 Corinthians 5:13, Romans 16:17, 2 Thessalonians 3:14, Titus 3:11]



2015-04-21
Prayer for a Homeless Person: Caller wants prayer for somebody who has recently found themselves homeless.
Advantage Being Raised Solidly: Being raised correctly, having a solid, well-adjusted family gives you more of an advantage over some who had a troubled life. [Proverbs 22:6]


2014-06-25
God Sovereign & Unchanging: How can God be claimed to be Sovereign & Unchanging when you see major differences from the Old Testament to the New Testament?
Discipling Children: What is the Biblical way to disciplining your children? [Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 22:15, Proverbs 23:13-14, Proverbs 22:6]


2014-06-03
God Punishing or Disciplining: Is God Punishing or Disciplining sinners? [Hebrews 12, Ephesians 6:1-4, Proverbs 22:6, 13:24]



2014-05-27
The Rod & the Staff: Is there a difference between the rod & the staff? We aren't supposed to be beating our children w/ a rod, but it does say to use it, "he who spares the rod, hates his child". However, it's hard to punish your children biblically in this day & age. [Proverbs 13:4, 23:13]



2014-04-24
Israel being a part of Church: What are the main Scriptures you'd use in Romans & Galatians & elsewhere where it says that Israel is not separate, but incorporated w/ the church now? [Romans 9-11, Galatians 3:26-29]
Richard Foster & Christian Disciplines: What do you think about Richard Foster & his disciplines such as prayer, fasting, meditation, simplicity, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship & guidance?


2014-02-18
Corporate Punishment (Spanking): What do you think about spanking your child? [Proverbs 13:24, Psalms 24:4]



2014-02-11
Paying for our sins NOW by Suffering: Even though Jesus paid the penalty on the cross for our sins, is it possible that sometimes we have to pay our own debt w/ suffering in the present time before the other side of glory? [1 Corinthians 3:10, 2 Corinthians 1:8-9]


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