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Author: Nate Penley and Scott McGrady

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The Blue Collar Bereans Podcast has as its goal to encourage and equip the membership of North Valley Baptist Church, and everyday Christians, to search the Scriptures to know truth and apply it to their lives.
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In this episode Nate and Scott continue to discuss how to distinguish which faith/religion is true and which ones are not. Intro - 00:00; Like Our Facebook Page, Give Us a Review, or Email us - 00:42 Facebook.com/bluecollarbereans - - bluecollarbereans@gmail.com Back on topic - 2:13; Common Push Back - 2:37; Can Other Religions Stand Up to the Truth Test? - 3:22 https://carm.org/how-do-we-know-christianity-true-and-we-are-not-deceived The Uniqueness of Biblical Christianity - 5:30; Why Are There So Many Flavors of Christianity? - 7:36; What About the Books Left Out of the Bible? - 15:02 https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Revisited-Establishing-Authority-Testament/dp/1433505002/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+canon+revisited&qid=1600132120&sr=8-1 https://www.ligonier.org/store/the-new-testament-canon-dvd/ https://www.ligonier.org/store/the-question-of-canon-paperback/ How Can We Tell What Is True Christianity With All the Varieties Out There? - 24:10 https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBscIEWc9i8 Outro - 32:58
In this episode Nate and Scott begin to discuss how to distinguish which faith/religion is true and which are not.  Intro - 00:00; Apologetics - 00:44; Nate’s Personal Story - 6:39; People Innately Know - 8:21; Seeing Evidences Through Our Worldview - 13:00; Apologetics vs. Evangelism - 14:42; Why Does It Matter? - 15:39; A Biblical Worldview - 20:29; Outro - 26:51
Conflict: Part 2

Conflict: Part 2

2020-09-0223:42

In this episode Nate and Scott continue to discuss how to deal with conflicts. Intro - 00:00 Introducing the topic - 00:42; Some recap from Part 1 - 1:21 The danger of the internet - 4:29; Conflict with unbelievers - 10:33; The necessity of humility - 13:10 - Psalm 18:27 - Psalm 147:6 - Matthew 23:12 - James 4:6-10 - James 4:1-2; Should we argue publicly? - 17:24; Our goal is to be like Christ - 22:03; Outro - 23:14
Conflict: Part 1

Conflict: Part 1

2020-08-2632:10

In this episode Nate and Scott discuss how to deal with conflict with other Christians. Intro - 00:00; Big announcement - 00:34; Introducing the topic - 1:26;  Nonnegotiables (1 Cor. 15:3-5) - 1:49; Secondary things - 11:15; Tertiary things - 13:24; Romans 14 - 16:23;  Romans 14 & 1 Corinthians 8-10 - 23:05; Talk through the issue - 25:43; When we just can't agree - 28:40; Outro - 31:42
Nate and Scott continue to discuss their differences on how we should apply Romans 13 in our American context, while also continuing the discussion on the statement released by John MacArthur and the elders of Grace Community Church, in Sunny Valley, CA., on why they are defying the orders of their governor.They also look at an article by Phil Johnson to help shed light on the decision by Grace Community Church. 
Nate and Scott discuss  what they have worked through since the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown, and where they are now. Within this conversation Nate and Scott discuss the statement released by John MacArthur and the elders of Grace Community Church, in Sunny Valley, CA., on why they are defying the orders of their governor. Nate and Scott also discuss how Romans 13, and the Christians submission to the governing authorities, should be applied today.  
In this episode Nate and Scott finish the discussion on Dr. Voddie Baucham's sermon on Ephesians 2, and discuss a few points made by Dr. John MacArthur in a sermon entitled Who's to Blame for the Riots, as they continue the issue of racism in our nation.  Full sermon by Dr. Voddie Baucham - Irreconcilable Views of Reconciliation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qZdIseCkZc&t=1405s Full sermon by Dr. John MacArthur - Who’s to Blame for the Riots? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2TbhCwBbOg Introduction - 0:00; Recap - 0:51; Picking up where we left off - Christ is our peace - 2:23; It is not "them vs. us" - 6:37; the Bible is sufficient to deal with people's problems - 8:51; Dr. John MacArthur addresses the problem through a Biblical understanding of mankind - 14:03; Dr. MacArthur teaches on Romans 3 and the sinfulness of mankind - 15:14; An inconsistent sense of justice - 18:17; Whoever repents and trusts in Jesus alone will be saved - 22:50; Dr. MacArthur addresses Romans 1 - 24:09; Four restraints to combat evil - 30:08; Ending - 36:37
Today's episode talks about a sermon, on Ephesians 2, preached by Voddie Baucham, this past autumn. His sermon is on a Biblical perspective of race and reconciliation. Next week we will finish our discussion on Dr. Baucham's sermon, and also discuss a few points made from a sermon by Dr. John MacArthur.  Dr. Baucham's full message, Irreconcilable Views of Reconciliation, can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qZdIseCkZc&feature=youtu.be  Introduction - ;  Recap of the first 5 episodes before we move on - 00:48;  Introduction to this episode's topic on Voddie Baucham's message - 1:20;  Union Seminary's Response to the Dallas Statement - 5:10; What the Dallas Statement (the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel) is - 6:40; https://statementonsocialjustice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SSJG-FINAL.pdf The Problem with not holding to inerrancy - 8:40; A New Canon and Critical Theory - 13:27; Union's Statement on Sin and Salvation - 20:01; Reconciled to God and reconciled to one another - 22:37; Race is a social construct, not a Biblical concept - 25:13; The End - 32:43
This episode continues the discussion of hermeneutics, which is the art and science of interpretation.  2 Timothy 2:15/Introduction -;  Recap then the New Testament Genres - 0:34 Gospels - 1:34; Parables - 4:38; Epistles - 6:56; Revelation - 10:49; Book Summaries - 12:28; Wrap Up - 19:42; Resources - 23:38; Sources and resources Herman Who? - https://store.wretched.org/product/herman-who/herman-who Between Two Worlds by John Stott - https://www.amazon.com/Between-Two-Worlds-John-Stott/dp/0802875521/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Between+Two+Worlds&qid=1592401622&sr=8-1 How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee - https://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Bible-All-Worth/dp/0310517826/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IYPDJX2B3RHC&dchild=1&keywords=how+to+read+the+bible+for+all+its+worth&qid=1592401676&sprefix=How+to+Read+the+Bible+%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1 ESV Study Bible - https://www.amazon.com/ESV-Study-Bible-Bibles-Crossway/dp/1433502410/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Esv+Study+Bible&qid=1592401761&sr=8-3 MacArthur Study Bible - https://www.gty.org/store/products/bibles/none/1/40 Encountering the Old Testament - https://www.amazon.com/Encountering-Old-Testament-Christian-published/dp/B00E29BVN0/ref=sr_1_4?crid=39R3HJ28B8RGN&dchild=1&keywords=encountering+the+old+testament+3rd+edition&qid=1592401889&sprefix=Encountering+the+Old+%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-4 Encountering the New Testament - https://www.amazon.com/Encountering-New-Testament-Historical-Theological/dp/0801039649/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1TFW95HA64GKQ&dchild=1&keywords=encountering+the+new+testament&qid=1592997477&sprefix=Encountering+the+New%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-2 The Believer's Commentary by William MacDonald - https://www.amazon.com/Believers-Bible-Commentary-William-MacDonald/dp/0718076850/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Believer%27s+Commentary&qid=1592401956&sr=8-1 Expositor's Bible Commentary, Abridged Version Two Volume Set  - https://www.amazon.com/Expositors-Bible-Commentary-Abridged-Two/dp/0310255198/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=Expositor%27s+Bible+Commentary+on+the+Old+Testament&qid=1592402062&sr=8-8 A Survey of Church History by Robert Godfrey - https://www.ligonier.org/store/survey-of-church-history-complete-dvd-package-collection-parts-1-6/ Best Commentaries Search - https://www.challies.com/resources/best-commentaries-on-genesis/ https://www.ligonier.org/blog/top-commentaries-on-every-book-of-the-bible/ https://www.bestcommentaries.com
This episode discusses principles of hermeneutics which is the art and science of interpretation. Intro; What Did the original author intend to say - 1:53; Four Principles - 2:40; Written for us, but not to us - 10:17; Considering the Genre of each book - 11:59; Historical Narrative - 13:27; The Law - 15:16; Poetry/Psalms - 20:38; Proverbs - 21:43; Prophesy - 24:19; Wrap Up of Part 1 - 25:52; Sources and resources  Herman Who? - https://store.wretched.org/product/herman-who/herman-who Between Two Worlds by John Stott - https://www.amazon.com/Between-Two-Worlds-John-Stott/dp/0802875521/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Between+Two+Worlds&qid=1592401622&sr=8-1 How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee - https://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Bible-All-Worth/dp/0310517826/ref=sr_1_1 crid=3IYPDJX2B3RHC&dchild=1&keywords=how+to+read+the+bible+for+all+its+worth&qid=1592401676&sprefix=How+to+Read+the+Bible+%2Caps%2C160&sr=8-1 ESV Study Bible - https://www.amazon.com/ESV-Study-Bible-Bibles-Crossway/dp/1433502410/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Esv+Study+Bible&qid=1592401761&sr=8-3 MacArthur Study Bible - https://www.gty.org/store/products/bibles/none/1/40 Encountering the Old Testament - https://www.amazon.com/Encountering-Old-Testament-Christian-published/dp/B00E29BVN0/ref=sr_1_4?crid=39R3HJ28B8RGN&dchild=1&keywords=encountering+the+old+testament+3rd+edition&qid=1592401889&sprefix=Encountering+the+Old+%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-4 The Believer's Commentary by William MacDonald - https://www.amazon.com/Believers-Bible-Commentary-William-MacDonald/dp/0718076850/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Believer%27s+Commentary&qid=1592401956&sr=8-1 Expositor's Bible Commentary, Abridged Version - https://www.amazon.com/Expositors-Bible-Commentary-Abridged-Two/dp/0310255198/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=Expositor%27s+Bible+Commentary+on+the+Old+Testament&qid=1592402062&sr=8-8 A Survey of Church History by Robert Godfrey - https://www.ligonier.org/store/survey-of-church-history-complete-dvd-package-collection-parts-1-6/ Best Commentaries Search - https://www.challies.com/resources/best-commentaries-on-genesis/ https://www.ligonier.org/blog/top-commentaries-on-every-book-of-the-bible/ https://www.bestcommentaries.com
In part 2, of this two part episode, we address the question, “Can we trust our Bibles?” As we discuss the manuscript history, Scripture’s testimony of historical facts, the English translations, and the supernatural nature of the Bible, we conclude that, yes, we can trust the Bible. It is the very Word of God! Resources used for this episode: New Testament Reliability - by Wretched.org and Dr. James Whitehttps://store.wretched.org/product/new-testament-reliability-digital-download/new-testament-reliability-digital-download Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Bible-9Marks-Greg-Gilbert/dp/143354346X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589643434&sr=8-1 The Books and the Parchments by F.F. Bruce https://www.amazon.com/Books-Parchments-Original-Languages-Transmission-ebook/dp/B07F3JL14F/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3BSIS6U5GUTE2&dchild=1&keywords=the+books+and+the+parchments+ff+bruce&qid=1589643651&s=books&sprefix=The+Books+and+the+Parchments%2Cstripbooks%2C154&sr=1-1 The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable by F.F. Bruce (Scott mistakenly said "The Reliability of the New Testament") https://www.amazon.com/New-Testament-Documents-They-Reliable/dp/148370274X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=the+new+testament+documents+are+they+reliable+by+f.+f.+bruce&qid=1589644000&s=books&sr=1-3   The New Testament Cannon by Michael Kruger https://www.ligonier.org/store/the-new-testament-canon-dvd/   The Cannon Revisited by Michael Kruger https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Revisited-Establishing-Authority-Testament-dp-1433505002/dp/1433505002/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1589644533   Why Believe the Bible? by John MacArthur https://www.gty.org/store/books/451009   Why I Choose to Believe the Bible by Voddie Baucham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbkqLKqTEp8
In part 1, of this two part episode, we address the question, “Can we trust the Bible?” As we discuss the manuscript history, Scripture’s testimony of historical facts, the English translations, and the supernatural nature of the Bible, we conclude that, yes, we can trust the Bible. It is the very Word of God! Resources used for this episode: New Testament Reliability - by Wretched.org and Dr. James Whitehttps://store.wretched.org/product/new-testament-reliability-digital-download/new-testament-reliability-digital-download Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Bible-9Marks-Greg-Gilbert/dp/143354346X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589643434&sr=8-1 The Books and the Parchments by F.F. Bruce https://www.amazon.com/Books-Parchments-Original-Languages-Transmission-ebook/dp/B07F3JL14F/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3BSIS6U5GUTE2&dchild=1&keywords=the+books+and+the+parchments+ff+bruce&qid=1589643651&s=books&sprefix=The+Books+and+the+Parchments%2Cstripbooks%2C154&sr=1-1 The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable by F.F. Bruce (Scott mistakenly said "The Reliability of the New Testament") https://www.amazon.com/New-Testament-Documents-They-Reliable/dp/148370274X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=the+new+testament+documents+are+they+reliable+by+f.+f.+bruce&qid=1589644000&s=books&sr=1-3   The New Testament Cannon by Michael Kruger https://www.ligonier.org/store/the-new-testament-canon-dvd/   The Cannon Revisited by Michael Kruger https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Revisited-Establishing-Authority-Testament-dp-1433505002/dp/1433505002/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1589644533   Why Believe the Bible? by John MacArthur https://www.gty.org/store/books/451009   Why I Choose to Believe the Bible by Voddie Baucham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbkqLKqTEp8
In episode 1 (recorded on April 9, 2020) we introduce the Blue Collar Bereans. Then we discussed how our gathering for worship looks different during this season of quarantine and how we, as the church, should not get comfortable with live streaming sermons, because the church was designed to gather. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Acts 17:11 Genesis 1-2 Romans 13:1-7 1 Peter 4 Ephesians 4 Romans 12 1 Corinthians 12 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 1 Peter 2:4-5
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