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Topic: Family Relationships

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-14
Light & Good Works for Evangelism: Does my light (life) and good works have a part in the salvation of others? [Titus 2:14, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2021-06-09
John MacArthur & the Free Masons: Caller talks about John MacArthur and his family connection to the Masons, and his giving credit to them for the spiritual blessing on his ministry today.
John MacArthur Accusing Other of Anti-Semitism: Is it not reason to question John MacArthur's trustworthiness if he has said that if ones sees the church as Israel, they are anti-Semitic?


2021-06-09
Ruling One's Home as a Home: Regarding the qualifications for elders, what is meant by "ruling one's home", and when should a pastor (or elder) step down if his home is out of control in some measure? [I Timothy 3:4].
"Right in Their Own Eyes": Regarding the concept of being, "right in one's own eyes", I always thought it was a bad thing, are you saying it is a good thing? [Judges 17:6].


2021-06-03
Finding a Good Church? What should I look for in finding a good church?



2021-05-27
"Jesus" is God Not in the Bible: Could you help me understand what you meant when you said that the Bible does not say that "Jesus is God"?
Unsaved Adult Children: What can I do to help my adult children become saved?


2021-05-13
Living with Those Dramatically Opposed to Christ: Caller looks for counsel regarding living with a spouse that reacts dramatically again the name of Christ.



2021-04-23
"Household Salvation": Would you discuss "household salvation? [Acts 16:31, Matthew 10:21, Matthew 18:34-36].



2021-03-23
Family Hierarchy: Do you think that it is better for husband and wives to make mutual decisions, rather than as scripture directs men to be the head of his household? [Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 5:32].
Christ Submitted to the Church: Is it correct to say that Christ submitted Himself to the church? [John 13:14].


2021-03-22
Family Roles-Wives Submitting, Men Loving: Are the roles played in the family, such as a wife submitting to her husband, and man loving his wife, simply a cultural directive? [Ephesians 5:22-33, Colossians 3:18, I Peter 3:1-6].



2021-02-19
Provoking Our Children: What does it mean to not provoke our children to wrath? [Ephesians 6:4].
Family Not Attending Church Together: What should one do if one's spouse or children do not want to attend church with you?


2021-01-29
Steve's Parents & His Christian Faith: How did your parents help you shape your decision to follow Christ?



2021-01-28
The "Sins of the Father": Could you help me understand the concept of "the sins of the father" being visited upon one's children? [Ezekiel 18, Numbers 14:18, Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 24:15].



2021-01-25
Caring for One's Parents & Liquidating Assets: What do you think if I sense that the Father wants me to liquidate my assets to care for my parents, before He is willing to take me home? [Philippians 1:22, I Timothy 5:4, Matthew 15, Mark 7].



2021-01-20
Home Church Fellowship & Community: I am not sure how to think about going back to the more traditional church, as this time of community meetings seems better. Before we tolerated sinfulness in the church, but now we interact more. Can you help? [Matthew 13:24-30, Matthew 18:17, I Corinthians 5:12-13].



2020-12-29
Giving One's Tithe to Needy Family Members: What do you think about giving to one's own family members that are in need, over giving to the local church? [I Timothy 5, Matthew 15].



2020-12-28
Decision Making About Where to Go: I am getting some resistance from my children who don't seem to want me to move closer to them?



2020-10-22
Christian in Name only: How do I deal with Christian who seem to only have a form of godliness but still live a life of sin? [1 Corinthians 5]
Judging Others: When I tell them we shouldn't be doing our old life anymore, I get ostracized & told that I shouldn't judge. [1 Peter 4]


2020-09-25
The Many "James" in the New Testament: Could you help me sort out the various "James" (the less, Adelphos, brother of Jesus, etc.) in the New Testament, and the relationships of His cousins or brothers? [Genesis 13:8, Luke 2:7, Matthew 1:27].



2020-08-25
You Whole Household Will be Saved: What do you think about Christians believing their whole household will be saved? [Acts 16:31].



2020-08-20
Unbelieving Sister to Marry Wrong Guy: What do I do for my unbelieving sister who is planning to marry someone that seems far too into horror movies.



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



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?

2020-05-11
Avoiding Making One's Wife Jealous: Should a young Christian man share the gospel with young women, if it could potentially make my wife jealous?



2020-04-21
Obligation to Adulterous Wife: Am I obligated to continue my relationship with my wife, who committed adultery, even if she has repented? I have forgiven her, but find it difficult to continue with her.



2020-04-20
Knowing One Another in Heaven: Is there an explicit place in the Bible that says we will know our loved ones in heaven? [I Corinthians 13:12].



2020-04-20
Financial Planning for Difficult & Unpredictable Times: In light of recent economic losses with the pandemic, though I remain fairly confident in the Lord's ability to provide, my family is not on the same page - how do I plan for what the uncertain future may be? [I Timothy 6:8-9,17, Proverbs 30:25, Genesis 41:46-57].



2020-04-10
The Movie, "The Family": Have you seen the movie "The Family" about Christian leadership? - would like to have your comments.



2020-04-02
Abortion Stand Causing Family Division: I stood my ground on the issue of not supporting abortion, by telling my family, including my own parents, that I don't want them around my own children, since they support it. Did I go too far?



2020-03-30
Plea the Blood of Jesus: Is it wrong to "plea the blood of Jesus" over your house or other goods?
Plea the Blood of Jesus: Is is wrong to "plea the blood of Jesus" over your house or other goods? [Revelation 12:11].
Distancing Oneself from One's Family Member: Is is wrong to distance myself from my brother, if I don't think he is a good influence around my family?

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?



2019-11-06
Visiting Gay Friends & Family Members: Is it acceptable for a Christian to attend a gay family member or friend's festivities?



2019-10-31
Family Issues: Caller is a little unclear, but is asking about her family situation.



2019-10-28
Believing Children Involved in Homosexuality: How do you deal with believing children who are actively living a homosexual lifestyle? [Mark 7, Matthew 15, 19:1-9, 7:21-23, Galatians 5:19-21, I Corinthians 6:9-11].



2019-08-19
Loved Ones in Heaven: Are we going to love everyone the same amount when we get to heaven, or will we still be more affectionate and attached to our love ones?



2019-08-15
Jacob, Laban & The Spotted Sheep: Would you talk about when Jacob (Israel) made a deal with Laban about the spotted sheep, particularly in regard to the brew he created to control the spots on sheep? [Genesis 30:25-43, 31:10].



2019-07-10
"Mansions" & "House of the Lord": What do you think of paralleling the John 14 verse to Psalm 23? Is the "mansions" or "house" really our lives in relationship with family? [John 14:2, Psalms 23:6, Ephesians 2:19, Psalm 27:4].



2019-07-01
Forgiveness of a Repetitive Offender: What obligation do we have to continue to accept unacceptable behavior and lack of responsibility of a sibling?



2019-04-24
Nimrod: Did he marry his mother?
Easter: Are there pagan roots when celebrating Easter with eggs?


2019-04-04
Healing: What should we do about friends & family that need healing? [Peter 2:24, Luke 10:30-37, John 11:1-44, Philippians 4:6, I Corinthians 12:30].



2019-03-11
Incest: Didn't Adam & Eve's children have incestuous relationships?
Polygamy: Where does the Bible indicate that we should not practice polygamy? [Ephesians 5:22-32, Matthew 19].


2019-03-08
Adam & Eve: Were Adam & Eve the only people on the planet when they were created? Where did the children get their spouses? [Genesis 5:4]



2019-02-26
Daughter's lack of zeal for the Lord: I;m concerned that my daughter doesn't seem to have a desire for God & wondering if you could give me advice



2019-02-05
Eating & Drinking Jesus: Is eating Jesus' flesh & drinking His blood literal or symbolic? Do people think about this because of the word, "in"? [John 6]
Testimony: How do you share a testimony, my conversion experience, w/out affecting some close people to me who were involved w/ why I had the problems in the first place?


2018-12-18
Fellowshipping with Mormons: I have family members who have just switched over to Mormonism/LDS, what do I do, & I was wondering if you could tell me about 2 John? [2 John 1:10-11]



2018-12-11
Steve's Financial Needs: If you don't take money from donations, how do you make your living?
A Prodigal Son: I have a prodigal son situation, should I fellowship with him or keep my distance from him?


2018-10-19
Calvinism & the Sovereignty of God: The Calvinist definition of God's sovereignty discussion.
Lectures on Relationships: Where can I find your lectures on Relationships?


2018-09-14
Dead Loved Ones: Is it possible our dead loved ones are speaking to us in dreams?



2018-09-13
My Parents stopping having Children before Me: If my parents had stopped having children before I was born, would I have possibly been born somewhere else?
Aborted Babies: Do aborted babies have souls?


2018-08-08
Sharing the Gospel: What is the most effective way to share the Gospel to lost loved ones?



2018-06-22
Quality time with Dad: Daugther goes between parents, wants quality time w/ her father instead of watching movies with him. Wants some advise from Steve.



2018-06-21
Steve Gregg's Children: What does Steve Gregg do to try to reconcile his children & get them back in the faith?



2018-05-25
Allegiance: War is about to break out, some are inevitably going to die, so who do you give your allegiance to first? Family, Country or your Faith?



2018-05-02
John the Apostle's Mom & Mary, & John the Baptist's Mother Cousins: Elizabeth & John the Apostle's Mother & Mary are all cousins. How do we deduce this because I can't seem to find it in the Bible?



2018-01-25
Losing interest in Christianity: Daughter gave her life to Christ as a child, but at 13 seems to have departed from Christian activity, is she still saved?



2017-12-28
Husband/Father not Involved with Family: Husband doesn't engage with the family but is attached to computer, phone & TV, & it's just as if it's not a real marriage & wondering what to do.



2017-12-01
Earthly Father & Heavenly Father: New believer had a bad relationship w/ father, trying to resolve her gut feelings about her father in contrast to the Heavenly Father.



2017-09-15
Marriage or not: Wondering if a couple should get married or not because of legal issues



2017-08-30
Associating with a Vile Family Member: What do you do about a family member who has vile behavior?



2017-08-24
Marrying 1st Cousin: Is it legal or morally wrong to marry your first cousin?



2017-08-21
Rejected by Family for Christianity: I'm trying to handle being rejected by own family because I'm a believer. Trying to figure out how to deal with it.



2017-06-27
Leaving an Inheritance: How to help children follow the Lord, & leaving an inheritance for disobedient children.



2017-05-26
Jews First, Gentiles Secondary: Jesus really went to the Jews first & then the Gentiles?
Family Symbolic of Trinity: Would the family be a good explanation, analogy, for the Trinity?


2017-05-24
Catholic Relatives: My parents are in the catholic church & so are concerned about some siblings who died who weren't in it are lost, but they believed you have to do the rosary & so on.



2017-05-16
Family Reconciliation: People eating together with no reconciliation.
Eating with Unbelievers or Different Doctrine: What about letting people associate w/ you, dine w/ you, who you [2 John]


2017-05-16
Not Keeping Company, No Fellowship: How far do I take this, especially of a family member? [1 Corinthians 5:9-13, Ephesians 5:11]



2017-03-03
Remembering Loved Ones who didn't make it: Will we be grieved on the other side of glory for people who didn't make it?



2017-03-01
Prophets without Honor in Their Own Country: Prophets not respected in their own country, why did Jesus say that? [Mark 6:4-6]
Evangelizing Your Own Family: How do you evangelize your own family? [Matthew 10:14]


2016-03-08
Meeting Family in Heaven: Is there anything biblical about us meeting family in heaven?



2016-02-10
Reunited with Loved Ones: Is there any biblical evidence that we may be reunited with loved ones when we die or not until the other side of glory?



2015-12-03
Praying: How do you pray for the same person over & over every day w/ out saying the same words every time because there's not many words to choose from, & being concerned, for example, about Jesus' admonition of "vain repetitions"? [Matthew 6:7-13, Luke 11:1-4, Luke 18:1-5]



2015-11-09
Homosexuality: What do I do about relatives who profess Christianity but live in a fornication/homosexual lifestyle? [1 Corinthians 5:11-12]
Love but not Approve: Jesus loves us, & we are to love others, but He didn't, & we don't have to, approve their behavior.


2015-11-06
Sexual Immorality - Homosexuality: What does it mean putting them "out of fellowship"? Does that include family members? [1 Corinthians 5:11-12]



2015-10-26
Encouraging Scripture: i'd like some Scripture to encourage a niece who is a very weak Christian who's going to be alone.



2015-08-06
Jack Gregg: Are you related to a Jack Gregg who I worked for for 20 years?
Jesus Becoming Aware of who He was: When did Jesus become aware that He was the Son of God?


2015-06-12
Dementia: Is it possible the caller's sister is still there, in the spirit, even though she has dementia? He's hoping she started going in God's direction before she started having dementia.



2015-05-26
Spirit vs the Brain: Even if the caller's sister has dementia, no cognitive reasoning, the spirit still knows what is happening, doesn't it?



2015-04-21
Friends & Relatives Who Die Lost: How do we deal w/ the thought of people we know who have died who were not followers of Christ?



2015-04-20
Adam & Eve's Children & Incest: How did Adam & Eve's children not be incestuous relationship when they got married, had children?
You do to the Least of These: When Jesus said, "When you've helped the least of My Brethren, you have helped Me", who was He talking to, fellow Christians? [Matthew 25:40]


2015-03-30
Recognizing each other in Heaven: Will we know each other on the other side of glory?



2015-03-20
Dishonoring a parent (Father): Would it be considered dishonoring their father if caller's children testify against him for the way he treats them?



2015-03-06
The Book of Nehemiah & Joy: How do you apply "the Joy of Lord is my strength", we get strength from His joy? [Nehemiah 8:10]
Manasseh killed Isaiah: Is it true Manasseh killed Isaiah? [Isaiah 9:21, 2 Chronicles 33:13]
Not loving Jesus most: Where is it in the Bible where Jesus says if people love their mother or father more than Him, is not worthy of Him? [Matthew 10:34-38]

2015-03-03
Dispute w/ sibling re: Inheritance: Caller has a dispute w/ his sister & wondering how to resolve it. [Luke 12:13-15]



2015-02-13
Pastor's Family: Should the entire family (wife, children) of the Pastor be saved, or can they be reckless, just as long as he's saved? [1 Timothy 3:1-7]



2015-02-10
Pastor Father & Son Relationship: Caller feels very alone, that he can't even talk to his father who is a pastor, & trying to figure out why.



2015-01-30
Recognizing Relatives in Heaven: Will we know our relatives in Heaven? What age will be appear in Heaven? Will we be speaking the same language in Heaven?



2014-06-23
Angry & Bitter Woman: Wants to know what to do about a relative who is Bitter & Angry, who, even though she is married for the 3rd time, thinks you shouldn't get married again once you're divorced.
Cutting off Ties: Should she cut off ties from friendship w/ her, even though she's a relative?


2014-06-23
Relatives in Hell: How can you possibly be happy at ALL if you have ANY remembrance of someone you know burning in hell for eternity?



2014-05-28
An alcoholic & drug addicted Dad: How am I supposed to honour my father who is drunk all the time & addicted with drugs?



2014-05-13
My way or the Highway: How do I deal w/ a family member who thinks i'm wrong for investigating & searching for what truth is?
Losing Religion: A friend says he's losing his religion but still has faith in God. What do I say to that?
Pastor Steve: How come you don't want to be a pastor?

2014-04-30
A Know-it-all: What do I do about a family member that just think they know it all, are always right, & I have to bridge the gap of our relationship in the end? [Luke 17:4]



2014-04-21
Daughter & Son-in-Law Divorce: Sad situation about daughter & son-in-law getting a divorce.



2014-04-16
Son has Fallen Away: My son, who seemed very spiritual when he was young, seems to be throwing it out, going in the opposite direction. I want to turn him back to the Lord.



2013-01-14
Sister's Depression & Bitterness: I'm not sure what to do about helping my sister who seems rather Depressed & Bitterness.


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